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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...

News: New Xbox One Controller Seemingly In the Works

New Xbox One Controller Seemingly In the Works

Probably on show at E3

Microsoft are set to release a new Xbox One controller, if now-removed documents found on the company's support site are anything to go by. The site showed the Xbox One controller as it is now but as well as the Expansion Port on the base of the device, a 3.5mm headphone jack was shown. Since being found, the image has been...

News: Limited Edition White Xbox One Master Chief Collection Hardware Bundle Announced for US

Limited Edition White Xbox One Master Chief Collection Hardware Bundle Announced for US

No word of a worldwide release

Microsoft have announced that they'll be releasing a limited edition Xbox One hardware bundle, complete with a "Cirrus White" Xbox One console and Halo: The Master Chief Collection in the US later this month. The bundle will only be available via selected participating retailers and only while supplies last. The...

News: New Third-Party Xbox One Controller Battery Charges Quickly, Provides...Parental Controls?

New Third-Party Xbox One Controller Battery Charges Quickly, Provides...Parental Controls?

Well, this is interesting...

A new Kickstarter from Brook Design LLC has been launched, focusing on a new type of battery for your Xbox One controller. The "Super Battery" can charge for 90 minutes of play in just 90 seconds, claims the company. Batteries will charge 500,000 times before needing replacement, is environmentally friendly, and most...

News: April NPDs: Xbox One Outsells PS4 in US

April NPDs: Xbox One Outsells PS4 in US

Big month, more to come

April's NPD figures are in, and Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US across the course of the month. Xbox Marketing Corporate VP Mike Nichols, said that the console had seen an increase in sales of 63% compared to last April, with Xbox Live user numbers up 24% compared to April last year. Hardware sales in general...

Rumour: 1TB Basic Xbox One Set for Launch in June?

1TB Basic Xbox One Set for Launch in June?

Could be...

With E3 just around the corner, everyone's talking about the potential for Microsoft to shake things up hardware-wise in the form of providing new bundles at retail. Well, it seems that's looking likely, if Spanish retailer Lamee Software is to be believed. They've just listed a 1TB basic Xbox One bundle, complete with official-looking...

Accessory Review: My Passport X Portable Hard Drive for Xbox One

My Passport X Portable Hard Drive for Xbox One

Increasing the Storage Capacity

There are a lot of great games available on the Xbox One, and the always-increasing size of each game means less room available on the console's hard drive for storing them. Because of that, gamers end up deleting many games. They also end up downloading the same games they previously deleted. You get the point...

News: Xbox Support to Launch on Reddit in March

Xbox Support to Launch on Reddit in March

Ok, then.

Microsoft has confirmed that as well as being able to get hardware, software, and services support from the official Xbox Support channels on Twitter and via Xbox.com, a new method will be available from March. Indeed, Xbox Support will be launching a dedicated service on Reddit. Users will be able to post questions to the user...

News: Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles Over the Holiday Season

Microsoft Ships 6.6 Million Xbox Consoles Over the Holiday Season

Xbox sales down from last year

Imbedded in their Q2 earnings statement today, Microsoft has revealed that it shipped 6.6 million Xbox consoles during the holiday season while making a revenue of $26.5 billion and a net income of $5.86 billion. While revenue was indeed up for the Redmond-based company, Xbox sales were, in fact, down from last years'...