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News: Gifting and Loaning Digital Games May Be Coming to Xbox One

Gifting and Loaning Digital Games May Be Coming to Xbox One

"We believe in a digital future on our box"

Before reversing their controversial online requirements for the Xbox One shortly after their E3 conference last year, Microsoft was serious about expanding the digital marketplace. One feature that was left on the cutting room floor was the ability to gift or loan your digital games to friends or family...

News: New Revealed Plans for Xbox One's Reputation System

New Revealed Plans for Xbox One's Reputation System

How to stay in the green

Microsoft has revealed a more detailed report on how Xbox One's community-powered reputation system will affect gamers and their ability to play online. Back before the Xbox One was released, the new reputation system was touched upon in regards to labelling gamertags with a green, orange, or red level — which is directly...

News: Xbox VP Marc Whitten Says Goodbye to Microsoft

Xbox VP Marc Whitten Says Goodbye to Microsoft

Moving on to newer things

Marc Whitten, Xbox's corporate vice president, has chosen to depart from Microsoft after 14 years to become Chief Product Officer of Sonos. Marc has been with the company since 2000 where he helped deliver the successful launches of the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One in November of last year. “I have had...

News: Dungeon Defenders Now Free for Gold Members

Dungeon Defenders Now Free for Gold Members

Oldie but a goodie

We're now halfway through March, which means Xbox Live Gold members can download their second free game part of Microsoft's Games With Gold program. From now until March 31st, Dungeon Defenders (released back in 2011) can be grabbed for absolutely nothing instead of its $14.99 price tag. Developed by Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon...

News: Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition

Ubisoft announces Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Jackdaw Edition

Black Flag's Next-Gen Treasure Chest!

Today, Ubisoft announced details of the Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Jackdaw Edition, which will be released on March 28 in the UK as an Amazon exclusive on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, for £59.99. Along with the main game, the Jackdaw Edition comes with a season pass, giving you access to all available DLC...

News: The Mass Effect Trilogy Could One Day Come to Xbox One

The Mass Effect Trilogy Could One Day Come to Xbox One

Developers have spoken about it "internally"

Bioware, the creators behind the Mass Effect series, released all three titles in 2012 in a compilation known as The Mass Effect Trilogy on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. Now, the team is considering re-releasing the collection for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 if a tweet made by Bioware...

News: Expect Multiplayer and Party Chat Improvements in March Xbox One Update

Expect Multiplayer and Party Chat Improvements in March Xbox One Update

Coming right before Titanfall launch

As much as we love our fancy new Xbox One's, it's clear that there are some areas that can be improved upon— mostly software related. Thankfully, a major update in March will help improve some of the nitpicks people have been complaining about surrounding multiplayer and party chat. Releasing sometime before...

News: Gears of War Franchise Now in the Hands of Microsoft Studios

Gears of War Franchise Now in the Hands of Microsoft Studios

Popular series will return on Xbox One under new developer

Following up on a tweet that teased a big game announcement last night, Microsoft Studios revealed today that they have acquired the rights to the ever-dominating Gears of War franchise from previous developer, Epic Games. Despite being released exclusively on Xbox and PC platforms, the...

News: You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

You Have to Check Out This NES-inspired Xbox One Controller

If only we could buy one

Wishing your Xbox One controller had a little more of a Nintendo flair to it? Yeah, we didn't think so either but after looking at this amazing paint job, it's pretty hard to look at our controllers the same way. Heavily inspired by Nintendo's classic NES system, reddit user alechere gave their Xbox One controller a whole...

News: Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Xbox One Leads December for Sales in US, Edges Out PS4

Who says console gaming is dead?

The next-gen console race is most certainly underway. According to the latest December NPD Group figures, the Xbox One sold 908,000 consoles in the United States, effectively taking the lead over the PlayStation 4 for the month. Sony's latest black box took home the silver crown, while the Xbox 360 landed in third,...

News: Microsoft Reports "Record Breaking Sales" Following Xbox One Launch

Microsoft Reports "Record Breaking Sales" Following Xbox One Launch

Yep, it's a success!

The Xbox One is already proving to be a massive hit since it was released across 13 markets on November 22nd. Today, Microsoft reported a bunch of fun stats all revolving around how players are using their new, fresh consoles. Microsoft didn't reveal any updated concrete sales numbers, but its safe to say its somewhere between...