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News: This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

Don't get caught playing Angry Birds Star Wars on this, okay?

For the majority of players, the Xbox One is a stay-at-home console. It's most likely living right below your TV looking pretty, and it may even be your central media device for your living room. Sometimes, we wish we could take our Xbox One's with us during the day but naturally, the...

News: No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

Play it loud

Is your Xbox One making a lot of noise? Particularly a loud whirring sound each time you're on the dashboard? If so, Microsoft has pledged to replace the unit for a new one. Most likely spurred by the Xbox One now available in 29 new countries, an Xbox Support forum thread has gained enough entries from concerned console owners about...

Review: Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset

Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset

Jack of all trades, master of none

Reviewing a set of headphones is usually an easy task. You examine a set bunch of expected features and comment on whether they do things better than the other options that are available, taking into consideration the price. The Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset though, is somewhat more complicated than...

News: The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

More characters and particles on screen

Just like many of you, our anticipation for Insomniac's totally insane action shooter, Sunset Overdrive is at an all-time high. It wowed us when we saw the first trailer in May and its presence during Microsoft's E3 conference cemented it as the must-play Xbox One exclusive when it arrives on October 28th. And...

E3 2014: HORI to Show New Xbox One Arcade Stick, Wheel, and Pad

HORI to Show New Xbox One Arcade Stick, Wheel, and Pad

Accessorize!

Not much is usually written about hardware at E3, outside of new console announcements and the like, but peripherals manufacturer HORI will be showing off three new controllers for the Xbox One at this year's show. The HORI Xbox One Racing Wheel will come with foot pedals and paddle shifters, and will be fully programmable. Also, it'll...

News: Xbox One External Storage Allows for Two Devices At Once

Xbox One External Storage Allows for Two Devices At Once

Surely, that should be enough?

Major Nelson has confirmed another wee detail about the forthcoming Xbox One external drive support that will be a part of the June Xbox One System Update. We knew that any drives connected would need to be USB 3.0 compliant, and be at least 256GB in size. What we didn't know, is that you can plug two of them in at...

News: You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

If only we could buy one

Wishing your Xbox One controller had a little more of a Nintendo flair to it? Yeah, we didn't think so either but after looking at this amazing paint job, it's pretty hard to look at our controllers the same way. Heavily inspired by Nintendo's classic NES system, reddit user alechere gave their Xbox One controller a whole...

News: Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Who says console gaming is dead?

The next-gen console race is most certainly underway. According to the latest December NPD Group figures, the Xbox One sold 908,000 consoles in the United States, effectively taking the lead over the PlayStation 4 for the month. Sony's latest black box took home the silver crown, while the Xbox 360 landed in third,...

Hardware: ORB Kinect Camera TV Clip & Wall Mount

ORB Kinect Camera TV Clip & Wall Mount

Not so upstanding.

It might seem a little bit strange to be reviewing something as simplistic and perfunctory as a clip that sits on top of your TV (or on your wall) and holds your shiny new Kinect sensor in place, but when we realised that such a device costs upwards of £10, we thought it would be interesting to cover it. This clip is also of...

News: Cross-Platform Play Between Xbox One and PC Could Become a Reality

Cross-Platform Play Between Xbox One and PC Could Become a Reality

One step closer

When it comes to multiplayer gaming, cross-platform play between consoles and platforms has always been something gamers have been hoping for. The idea of playing Call of Duty on your Xbox 360 against friends who own a PS3 is becoming less and less of a possibility, even as we enter a new console generation. Things may be looking...

News: Vertical Orientation Not Supported on Xbox One, Could Damage Console

Vertical Orientation Not Supported on Xbox One, Could Damage Console

Cites slot loading drive as a factor

If you've been wondering why we haven't seen any pictures of the Xbox One vertically since it's reveal back in May — and you may want to sit down for this — the truth is that the new console won't be supporting it. The news broke during the Tokyo Game Show when Albert Panello, the senior director of product...

News: The Xbox 360 Will Still Live On Until 2016

The Xbox 360 Will Still Live On Until 2016

Continued support for aging console with over 100 games

Yesterday, we finally got the released date locked down for the Xbox One and it's crunch time for Microsoft on making sure each of the 13 confirmed markets have enough shipments on day one. You can read our in-depth thoughts on the November 22nd date right here. But what about those people who...

News: Xbox One Will Allow Remote Downloads

Xbox One Will Allow Remote Downloads

Handy as you like.

Following on from Sony's announcement that the PS4 will allow you to remotely download content, Microsoft have come out and re-confirmed that this is also the case with the Xbox One. Thanks to the console's "Low Power" mode, users can go and buy a game on the Xbox Games Store while they're at work, for example, and come home to...

Hands On: Xbox One

Xbox One

Up close and personal.

At a small building in London’s Waterloo area on a bright and sunny Wednesday, Microsoft decided to give the UK press their first taste of the Xbox One. Spread across three floors, the event showcased Kinect, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct,