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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'...

News: Microsoft is Also Looking At Streaming From the PC to the Xbox One

Microsoft is Also Looking At Streaming From the PC to the Xbox One

"it's something that we're really looking at"

During yesterday's Windows 10 event, Microsoft showed and confirmed that Xbox One games could be streamed to a Windows 10 PC or tablet over the same Wi-Fi network. But what about the other way around? It would seem that Microsoft is, in fact, looking into this functionality. Following the event...

News: Microsoft Announces $50 Xbox One Price Cut in US

Microsoft Announces $50 Xbox One Price Cut in US

Up and down, up and down

Towards the back end of last year, Microsoft cut the price of the Xbox One hardware by $50, only for it to rise again to the $399 price point when the promotion ended a few days ago. Now though, following on from a successful Holiday season, Microsoft has announced that they're slashing the price again, starting on January...

News: Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Microsoft Forms New Xbox Team Focused on Kinect

Kinect may not be dead after all

A new development team within the Xbox Division has been recently formed, according to a new job posting on the Microsoft Careers page. The job is for a new Senior Software Development Engineer, who will work closely with a team whose purpose is to "to push the envelope of today’s and tomorrow’s technology." The...

News: AMD Develops Smaller, Cheaper Xbox One Processor - Potential for Xbox One "Slim" Down the Line

AMD Develops Smaller, Cheaper Xbox One Processor - Potential for Xbox One "Slim" Down the Line

Shaving NMs

Chip manufacturer AMD has completed work on a smaller, cheaper, and cooler version of the Xbox One's main APU, it has been revealed. The current Xbox One processor uses 28nm technology (so each transistor is 28 thousand-millionths of a meter) but the new chip uses 20nm technology, so is smaller in stature, cheaper to make and - most...

News: Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Launches in UK

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner Launches in UK

£25 to you

Microsoft has confirmed that they have released the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, in the UK at least. The device is scheduled to launch in all the usual stores on Friday, but is available to order from the UK Microsoft Store now. It's expected to be released in other European territories very shortly. The tuner connects via USB, and...