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Gamescom 2015: Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Xbox One Chatpad Announced

Get Chatty!

Gamescom 2015 is in full swing following Microsoft's press conference in Cologne and there were plenty of hardware announcements alongside those about games. One such announcement was that Microsoft are bringing a Chatpad to market for use with the Xbox One controller. A stable part of Xbox 360, the Chatpad affords players a much easier...

News: Gears of War Gets Its Own Xbox One Bundle

Gears of War Gets Its Own Xbox One Bundle

Can now be pre-ordered

When Gears of War: Ultimate Edition releases next month, consumers can choose to buy the standard edition or pick up an Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition console bundle. Compared to past bundles, this one doesn't seem like a ton of work went into it. Contents inside include an Xbox One console with 500GB of storage, an...

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...