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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,

Hands On: Xbox One Controller

Xbox One Controller

Stunning.

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,

Hands On: Kinect for Xbox One

Kinect for Xbox One

Believe in it.

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,

News: Xbox One Designed to be Always-On for A Decade

Xbox One Designed to be Always-On for A Decade

Power companies brace themselves.

Those hard-working folks over at Eurogamer's Digital Foundry have been digging a little deeper into the Xbox One hardware this afternoon, trying to find a few snippets of information that have otherwise been glossed over. A "highly placed source" at Microsoft has confirmed to them that the Xbox One system was...

Review: Razer Atrox Arcade Stick

Razer Atrox Arcade Stick

A pro stick for pro players.

When it comes to tournament-grade arcade sticks, the choices for Xbox 360 gamers are pretty limited. Then again, they’ve been limited for most consoles over the years. Many have tried to emulate the arcade experience, but few have even come close, generally coming up with cheaply made (but expensively sold) rectangular...

E3 2013: Sony Unveils PS4 Design

Sony Unveils PS4 Design

Seeing double?

At their E3 2013 press conference, Sony marked their entry into the next generation by unveiling the PlayStation 4 hardware design. Initial comments on the social networks suggest that it looks a tad like the Xbox One design that people don't appear to be particularly fond of. Others have rushed to the system's defence. A sort of...

News: Pachter Predicts Xbox One Will Sell Out at Launch

Pachter Predicts Xbox One Will Sell Out at Launch

Also shares thoughts on pricing

As we inch nearer and nearer to this year’s E3, speculation regarding the launch prices of next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony seem to be a hot topic amongst gamers and industry analysts – and for good reason. With both systems expected to release around the same time this year, many would assume that a...

News: Your New Xbox One Controller Will Last a Decade

Your New Xbox One Controller Will Last a Decade

Possibly even longer.

In an interview with PocketLint, Microsoft's accessories and hardware manager Bob Brown has been giving details of the sorts of testing that new controller designs go through. The new Xbox One controller has been in testing for some six months, in order to ensure that it can stand up to the rigours of day-to-day gaming. "Each...

News: Xbox One HDD Size Confirmed

Xbox One HDD Size Confirmed

Non-removable, but you can add more.

Engadget are reporting this morning that Microsoft's Albert Penello has confirmed some of the specifications of the storage contained within the Xbox One. The system will ship with a non-removable, non-replaceable 500GB HDD, although external storage devices can be added via one of the machine's three USB 3.0...

News: Xbox One Will Not Support Xbox 360 Controllers

Xbox One Will Not Support Xbox 360 Controllers

Or anything else, for that matter.

It's hardly show-stopping stuff, but Microsoft has confirmed that although the new Xbox One controller looks very similar to those that you'd use with your Xbox 360, you won't be able to use Xbox 360 wireless peripherals with the new device. An official Microsoft statement says:- Xbox One was designed from the...

Review: Elgato Game Capture HD

Elgato Game Capture HD

The captain of capture.

Back in the days before everyone had a “Vlog” about their favourite types of pasta, and before the entire world was in a launch-day race to fire up a “Let’s Play” video of the hottest new gaming title, capturing video from games consoles was a total pain. Even up until recently, that could still be said. Devices...