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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: FCC Listing Hints at New Xbox One Model - Potentially Set for Stealth E3 Launch?

FCC Listing Hints at New Xbox One Model - Potentially Set for Stealth E3 Launch?

1.5? Slim? Elite?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent US organizaton that regulates radio, television, wire and satellite. Where this fits into games is that, typically, wireless adapters and devices for consoles are filed for approval well ahead of release. A recent FCC listing has revealed something called "Model 1683."...

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: Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Microsoft Announces UK Pricing for Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle and Lunar White Controller

Sterling style

Yesterday, we told you about Microsoft's new Xbox One Elite Edition Bundle, which comes with an Xbox One Elite Controller and a 1TB SSHD Hybrid drive. At the time, Microsoft had only announced US pricing, but details of the UK release have now been passed to us. The bundle will launch in the UK from November (no specific date has...

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...

News: GAME Puts Halo and FIFA Hardware, Tomb Raider Special Edition on Locke-down in UK

GAME Puts Halo and FIFA Hardware, Tomb Raider Special Edition on Locke-down in UK

Well, we didn't see that coming

GAME UK have confirmed that the only place you'll be able to buy a lot of the limited edition items announced at Gamescom last week is in their stores or via their website in the UK. Their announcement confirms that the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle will be available from 20th October for...

News: Update: Xbox One DVR Will Require Users to Have a Dedicated External HDD

Update: Xbox One DVR Will Require Users to Have a Dedicated External HDD

Bait, meet switch.

During this year's packed Microsoft conference at Gamescom 2015, it was announced that the Xbox One will soon support DVR for Free-to-Air TV. Today, Microsoft have confirmed that the DVR functionality will require users to have a dedicated external HDD connected as TV footage will not record to the console's internal hard drive as...

News: Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Will Include Metal Earth Guardian Model

Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Bundle Will Include Metal Earth Guardian Model

Cat's out of the bag, chief

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that they'll be releasing a Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One bundle, complete with fancy graphics, new console sounds, and a gorgeous looking controller. More details have been confirmed now, with the Redmond giant confirming that not only will the bundle consist of the...

News: Xbox One Chatpad Priced and Dated

Xbox One Chatpad Priced and Dated

Let your fingers do the walking

The Xbox One Chatpad that was detailed during Microsoft's Gamescom briefing has been given a price and date in the US. Microsoft have confirmed that the device - which plugs into the bottom of your Xbox One controller and comes complete with two programmable keys (one of which you'll undoubtedly set to capture...

Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Announces Somewhat Disappointing Xbox-Branded Seagate External HDD

Microsoft Announces Somewhat Disappointing Xbox-Branded Seagate External HDD

Not an ideal solution

Microsoft has partnered with hardware manufacturer Seagate to release an Xbox-branded external hard drive, it has been confirmed. The Seagate Game Drive is designed exclusively for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and will hold 2TB of data. It plugs directly into the USB port of your console (as with any other drive) and doesn't need...