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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...

News: Could Rumoured Microsoft Smartwatch Work with Xbox One?

Could Rumoured Microsoft Smartwatch Work with Xbox One?

We shall soon see, apparently...

Microsoft are apparently incredibly close to unveiling a new smartwatch that will more closely resemble a fitness band than a standard timepiece, sources are claiming. There's very little known about the device as yet, but Forbes and other sources are claiming that the new toy will work with "multiple devices." We'd...

News: Microsoft Confirms Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Bundles

Microsoft Confirms Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One Bundles

Fantastic deal

We reported on it earlier in the week, but Microsoft has now confirmed that an Assassin's Creed: Unity Xbox One bundle will be available at retailers from November 2nd in the US, and November 4th in the UK. The bundle will be available in all territories where Xbox One is sold, barring Japan. The bundle is available in two flavours,...

News: Microsoft Sets Xbox One China Release Date to September 29th

Microsoft Sets Xbox One China Release Date to September 29th

Not as big a delay as we thought

Microsoft has set the Xbox One's Chinese release date to September 29th, it was confirmed today. Previously, the system was stated to ship today, September 23rd, but the company ran into trouble with the Chinese government regarding an investigation into whether or not the co-branding deal between Microsoft and...

News: This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

This Xbox One Laptop is a Thing of Beauty

Don't get caught playing Angry Birds Star Wars on this, okay?

For the majority of players, the Xbox One is a stay-at-home console. It's most likely living right below your TV looking pretty, and it may even be your central media device for your living room. Sometimes, we wish we could take our Xbox One's with us during the day but naturally, the...

News: No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

No Need to Worry, Microsoft Will Replace Your Noisy Xbox One

Play it loud

Is your Xbox One making a lot of noise? Particularly a loud whirring sound each time you're on the dashboard? If so, Microsoft has pledged to replace the unit for a new one. Most likely spurred by the Xbox One now available in 29 new countries, an Xbox Support forum thread has gained enough entries from concerned console owners about...

Accessory Review: Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset

Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset

Jack of all trades, master of none

Reviewing a set of headphones is usually an easy task. You examine a set bunch of expected features and comment on whether they do things better than the other options that are available, taking into consideration the price. The Klipsch KG-200 Pro Audio Wired Gaming Headset though, is somewhat more complicated than...

News: The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

The Latest Xbox One SDK Makes Sunset Overdrive Even Better

More characters and particles on screen

Just like many of you, our anticipation for Insomniac's totally insane action shooter, Sunset Overdrive is at an all-time high. It wowed us when we saw the first trailer in May and its presence during Microsoft's E3 conference cemented it as the must-play Xbox One exclusive when it arrives on October 28th. And...

E3 2014: HORI to Show New Xbox One Arcade Stick, Wheel, and Pad

HORI to Show New Xbox One Arcade Stick, Wheel, and Pad

Accessorize!

Not much is usually written about hardware at E3, outside of new console announcements and the like, but peripherals manufacturer HORI will be showing off three new controllers for the Xbox One at this year's show. The HORI Xbox One Racing Wheel will come with foot pedals and paddle shifters, and will be fully programmable. Also, it'll...