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News: Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Japanese Xbox One Launch Bundles Detailed

Four SKUs set to go on sale

The Japanese Xbox One launch is creeping up on us, with September 9th drawing ever nearer. Microsoft has confirmed that four - count 'em - hardware bundles will be available on launch day, offering varying benefits. The grand-daddy of them all with be the limited edition bundle, which is styled in a similar way to the...

News: Sunset Overdrive Available for Digital Pre-Order "Soon"

Sunset Overdrive Available for Digital Pre-Order "Soon"

Pre-loading still unconfirmed

Gamers will soon be able to pre-order Sunset Overdrive digitally via the Xbox One Games Store, according to Insomniac Game's latest Sunset TV video. Sunset TV's host, Brandon Winfrey, revealed the news when he responded to a fan question: "Will I be able to get the Day One Edition Content if I download it from the...

News: Microsoft CEO Reaffirms the Importance of the Xbox Brand

Microsoft CEO Reaffirms the Importance of the Xbox Brand

Don't worry; Xbox is alive and well

"Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox," wrote Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today in an email to employees. He also considers the "single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent, in a mobile-first world" just so happens to be the industry we love to...

News: Xbox One July System Update Now Available

Xbox One July System Update Now Available

Snappy!

Microsoft has begun rolling out the latest software upgrade for Xbox One and should be available for everyone today. As we outlined last month, the new update will allow players to immediately snap various apps simply by double-tapping the Xbox Home button on the controller. With this new feature comes a new app called Achievement Snap...

News: Microsoft Xbox Live Service Alert Issued

Microsoft Xbox Live Service Alert Issued

Technical issues.

Microsoft has issues an Xbox Live service alert and are currently working to resolve issues with connectivity and other services. The news came when Microsoft issued the alert via their support page over the weekend, acknowledging problems with "Downloading items that you have already purchased" and limited playback functionality...

News: Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...On Facebook

Xbox One Is The More Popular Console in the US...On Facebook

Social media market share

This should get the fan boys boiling. According to data pulled from Facebook, the Xbox One is more "liked" across the United States than the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U. The information comes from the Movoto Real Estate Blog where they collected and arranged a map of gamers' console preference in the country, similar to...

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...

News: Games With Gold Gets Refreshed Today With Two Free Games

Games With Gold Gets Refreshed Today With Two Free Games

Let's fight, shall we?

What's better than getting a free game? TWO free games, of course! Microsoft has refreshed Games With Gold on Xbox 360 today, replacing the punishing and challenging Dark Souls with two brawlers — Charlie Murder and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Charlie Murder is a 4 player beat-em-up with a punk rock aesthetic,...

E3 2014: Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Want to Have a Look Inside the Xbox Booth at E3? We've Got You Covered!

Check out these ultra-realistic screenshots

If you've been tuning into any live broadcasts from the E3 show floor, you've likely had a glimpse at the festivities taking place in and around the Xbox booth. While it's hard to get a sense of what it's like to be there in person without actually being there in person, Microsoft has released a group of...

E3 2014: You'll Be Playing The Halo 5 Beta Right Before the Year Ends

You'll Be Playing The Halo 5 Beta Right Before the Year Ends

Are you ready?

One of the bigger announcements at Microsoft's E3 media briefing was the confirmation that Halo: The Master Chief Collection was in fact real, and that it will be released on November 11th. While we can understand the appeal of having updated ports of Halo's 1 through 4 on Xbox One, we were also excited about the Halo 5: Guardians...

E3 2014: Rise of The Tomb Raider CONFIRMED For Xbox One

Rise of The Tomb Raider CONFIRMED For Xbox One

Supposedly coming Holiday 2015

This morning we were all wondering whether a couple Tomb Raider-related domain names recently registered by Square Enix indicated, for certainty, that a sequel to last year's reboot of the series would be announced at E3. Well, we wonder no longer. Today, during the Xbox Media Briefing, a CGI trailer for Rise of the...