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News: Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Sterling style

Yesterday, we told you about Microsoft's new Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle, which comes with an Xbox One Elite Controller and a 1TB SSHD Hybrid drive. At the time, Microsoft had only announced US pricing, but details of the UK release have now been passed to us. The bundle will launch in the UK from November (no specific date has...

News: Xbox One DVR Will Only Launch in Three Countries Initially

Xbox One DVR Will Only Launch in Three Countries Initially

Well if that doesn't just put the old top hat on it...

Microsoft has confirmed that the DVR functionality that they announced for the Xbox One on stage at Gamescom will only initially launch in three countries. The system will debut in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2016, with other countries to follow at a later date. On stage, Microsoft failed to...

News: GAME Puts Halo and FIFA Hardware, Tomb Raider Special Edition on Locke-down in UK

GAME Puts Halo and FIFA Hardware, Tomb Raider Special Edition on Locke-down in UK

Well, we didn't see that coming

GAME UK have confirmed that the only place you'll be able to buy a lot of the limited edition items announced at Gamescom last week is in their stores or via their website in the UK. Their announcement confirms that the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle will be available from 20th October for...

News: Update: Xbox One DVR Will Require Users to Have a Dedicated External HDD

Update: Xbox One DVR Will Require Users to Have a Dedicated External HDD

Bait, meet switch.

During this year's packed Microsoft conference at Gamescom 2015, it was announced that the Xbox One will soon support DVR for Free-to-Air TV. Today, Microsoft have confirmed that the DVR functionality will require users to have a dedicated external HDD connected as TV footage will not record to the console's internal hard drive as...

News: Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Will Include Metal Earth Guardian Model

Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Will Include Metal Earth Guardian Model

Cat's out of the bag, chief

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that they'll be releasing a Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One bundle, complete with fancy graphics, new console sounds, and a gorgeous looking controller. More details have been confirmed now, with the Redmond giant confirming that not only will the bundle consist of the...

News: Xbox One Chatpad Priced and Dated

Xbox One Chatpad Priced and Dated

Let your fingers do the walking

The Xbox One Chatpad that was detailed during Microsoft's Gamescom briefing has been given a price and date in the US. Microsoft have confirmed that the device - which plugs into the bottom of your Xbox One controller and comes complete with two programmable keys (one of which you'll undoubtedly set to capture...

Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Announces Somewhat Disappointing Xbox-Branded Seagate External HDD

Microsoft Announces Somewhat Disappointing Xbox-Branded Seagate External HDD

Not an ideal solution

Microsoft has partnered with hardware manufacturer Seagate to release an Xbox-branded external hard drive, it has been confirmed. The Seagate Game Drive is designed exclusively for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and will hold 2TB of data. It plugs directly into the USB port of your console (as with any other drive) and doesn't need...

Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Getting DVR for Free-to-Air TV

Xbox One Getting DVR for Free-to-Air TV

Fancy stuff

Microsoft's Gamescom press event was jam-packed full of announcements and information, but one of the things that will get swept under the carpet a little is that after many requests, the Xbox One will soon support DVR for Free-to-Air TV. What this means is that you'll be able to use your Xbox One hard drive to record TV shows via the...

Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Get Chatty!

Gamescom 2015 is in full swing following Microsoft's press conference in Cologne and there were plenty of hardware announcements alongside those about games. One such announcement was that Microsoft are bringing a Chatpad to market for use with the Xbox One controller. A stable part of Xbox 360, the Chatpad affords players a much easier...

News: Gears of War Gets Its Own Xbox One Bundle

Gears of War Gets Its Own Xbox One Bundle

Can now be pre-ordered

When Gears of War: Ultimate Edition releases next month, consumers can choose to buy the standard edition or pick up an Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition console bundle. Compared to past bundles, this one doesn't seem like a ton of work went into it. Contents inside include an Xbox One console with 500GB of storage, an...

E3 2015: 1TB Xbox One With New Controller Spotted

1TB Xbox One With New Controller Spotted

Bundled up

Amazon.com may have jumped the gun a bit by listing a new Xbox One hardware bundle that includes an upgraded hard drive. The new bundle sees the Kinect-free Xbox One system being listed with a 1TB hard drive and the new controller with the built-in 3.5mm headset jack. Also, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is listed as being included,...

News: Microsoft Australia Lines Up Indie-Centric Hardware Bundle With New Controller

Microsoft Australia Lines Up Indie-Centric Hardware Bundle With New Controller

Bundled up

Microsoft Australia has announced that it'll release a limited edition Independent Developers Pack Xbox One bundle in the country soon. The bundle comes complete with the Kinect-free Xbox One, and copies of Hand of Fate, Threes!, #IDARB, The Jackbox Party Pack and Never Alone. Also included are a handful of paid DLC add-ons for Warframe...