Category Archives: Microsoft
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 21:58 BST
A few developers have weighed in on the Xbox One reveal, with many citing confusion over why we have to have Kinect 2 enabled all the time, and why the main focus was on the television aspect of the console – and not the games.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 21:27 BST
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 20:41 BST
Microsoft has unlocked Netflix this Memorial Day weekend to XBL Silver members, meaning if you are a Netflix subscriber you won’t have to also be a Gold member to use the service. The offer is available to those in the US, Canada, U.K., Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Chile, Colombia and Argentina. More though Xbox Wire.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 20:13 BST
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 20:05 BST
An Xbox One patent filed by Microsoft could see the firm implementing Achievements for watching certain TV programs using the new system.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 20:16 BST
Xbox One will not only use Kinect for voice commands, but the camera will also talk to you and let you know if there is someone in the room it doesn’t recognize, and will ask the person to identify themselves.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 16:22 BST
Capcom has released a trailer showing Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara’s Dwarf class. The character has high hit points, high constitution, and loads of strength. They can also wield an ax and shield, making them a typically resplendent tank. Check it out below. Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is due in June on PSN, Xbox Live Wii U e-Shop, and PC for $14.99.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 15:25 BST
A six-person committee formed by the International Trade Commission has ruled that Xbox 360 doesn’t violate a patent owned by Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 12:45 BST
Xbox One is not a US-centric console, Microsoft Games Studio’s vice-president Phil Spencer has stressed, and has called Europe ‘critical’ to the company’s success moving forward.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:59 BST
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2′s third and fourth DLC map packs may be coming to Xbox Live in July and August, according to source code found among the bowels of Call of Duty: Elite.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:49 BST
Call of Duty: Ghosts will support Kinect voice commands on Xbox One, Activision’s Eric Hirshberg has confirmed. It’s not yet clear if you can ‘bark’ orders at the dog, but we can hope.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:37 BST
Destiny developer Bungie has assured PC gamers that it is looking at the format and that it is also considering the possibility of cross-platform saves for its MMO shooter. Don’t get too excited, as nothing is concrete yet.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 11:24 BST
Microsoft’s senior vice president of Interactive Entertainment Business Yusuf Mehdi has stated that given the broad multimedia focus of Xbox One, there’s no reason why it can’t shift between 400 million and 1 billion consoles in its lifetime. He said the company is also angling for 100 million Xbox 360 console sales in the next five years.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 19:52 BST
Xbox One will come bundled with Microsoft’s new Kinect sensor bar, and a new patent filed by the company suggests the device will impose certain DRM restrictions based on who it sees in the room, and more.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 12:56 BST
Battlefield 4 will get a deluxe edition on PS3 and Xbox 360, UK retailer GAME has confirmed. It’s getting a limited run and comes with bonus goodies inside.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 21:30 BST
Xbox One has already caused a deal of confusion surrounding the use of pre-owned games, and on top of having to pay a fee to play used games, it seems that Microsoft and publishers will get a cut of each used sale at retail too.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 10:25 BST
GRID 2 developer Codemasters has unveiled a one-off ‘Mono Edition’ for its incoming racer. It costs £125,000, includes a copy of the game and, well, an actual honest-to-god car.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 09:52 BST
GRID 2 developer Codemasters has release more gameplay footage for its incoming racer. This time the clip shows a high-speed ‘Face-Off’ event in Okutama. The game hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 across North America from May 28, and across Europe from May 31.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 08:40 BST
Forza Motorsport 5′s pack-art has been revealed by Microsoft, and with it, the design of Xbox One’s packaging. Check out the shot here.
Fri, May 24, 2013 | 14:13 BST
Dark Souls 2′s very existence has Stace Harman rather delighted, but he questions whether making the game more accessible might rob it of its appeal.