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News: Xbox One Hardware Prices Dropped Worldwide

Xbox One Hardware Prices Dropped Worldwide

Saving those dollars

Microsoft has quietly announced that they're dropping the price of the Xbox One worldwide from today, just two weeks before E3. In the US, the price for a standard 500GB console drops to $299, with 1TB console bundles going to $319. In Europe, the standard price comes down to €299 and in the UK, you'll be able to get your...

Review: Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

Elgato Game Capture HD60 S

The missing link?

It's been some three years since we last took a look at a new device from gaming capture and streaming specialists Elgato, with the Elgato Game Capture HDearning high praise back in 2013. Here in 2016, the company have released a new "plug and play" device to make broadcasting and capturing from current consoles easier, the Elgato...

Rumour: Xbox NeXt Leaked via Linkedin?

Xbox NeXt Leaked via Linkedin?

"Next Generation"

Linkedin is a peculiar site. You advertise your wares to the world in the hope that someone will pluck you from the grind of your 9-5. One such person to do this is Microsoft's David Gardner,who has been with the company since 2006 in a variety of roles. David is currently the Visual Design Lead for all strands of the Xbox...

News: Is Microsoft Looking To Break The Console Cycle?

Is Microsoft Looking To Break The Console Cycle?

Keep Rollin, Rollin

During Microsoft's Spring Showcase, there was a slew of Xbox related news but arguably the most interesting news was Phil Spencer discussing the further unification of the Xbox and Windows Gaming platform. Internally, Microsoft has worked on collaboratively bringing together their Xbox and Windows 10 platforms under what they...

Rumour: Smaller, Cheaper Xbox One to Be Released in 2016

Smaller, Cheaper Xbox One to Be Released in 2016

Will compete with the Apple TV

Microsoft is considering releasing a slimmer, cheaper, and scaled back version of the Xbox One in late 2016 in order to compete with the Apple TV, according to a report from Business Insider. We'd advise not to get your hopes up though as this is still very much unconfirmed. The information -- which comes from...

News: Fully Charge Your Xbox One Controller in 60 Seconds With This New "Super Charger"

Fully Charge Your Xbox One Controller in 60 Seconds With This New "Super Charger"

A first for the video game industry

One of the main inconveniences still plaguing gamers this generation is the need to recharge your controller batteries during long play sessions. If a new accessory from Performance Designed Products (PDP) is any indication, then we finally may be able to put this issue aside. It's being called the Super Charger...

Review: BenQ RL2755HM Professional Console Gaming Monitor

BenQ RL2755HM Professional Console Gaming Monitor

Just for you

When it comes to screens, manufacturers tend to veer one of two ways. Either they put together massive televisions that could illuminate an entire street, or they launch (generally much smaller) monitors with a billion and one different options that most people will likely never need. When BenQ came to us to say that they were aiming...

News: Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Still a Possibility But 'Very Challenging'

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One Still a Possibility But 'Very Challenging'

Don't rule it out entirely

An update on whether the Xbox One will be able to play original Xbox games has come from Microsoft today, noting that it is a "very challenging" process and to not expect this feature anytime soon. "We're not looking at original Xbox games on Xbox One yet," said Mike Ybarra, Xbox's main engineering boss on the latest The...

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...