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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: Xbox at Eurogamer Expo 2013

Xbox at Eurogamer Expo 2013

Hit and miss.

The 2013 Eurogamer Expo is in full swing, and we've been taking in the atmosphere over the first two days in order to see what Microsoft has brought to a packed Earls Court in London. With Nintendo bringing the likes of Mario Kart 8, and Sony showing off the PS4 and a slew of great-looking PS3 titles, there was a lot for the Redmond...

Gamescom 2013: Here's Your List of FIFA Ultimate Team Legends

Here's Your List of FIFA Ultimate Team Legends

Owen...to Fowler...to LINEKER!

Following on from yesterday's announcement that FIFA Ultimate Team Legends for FIFA 14 would be exclusive to the Xbox platform (and that FIFA 14 is free with preordered Xbox One consoles), a lot of people were left wondering as to which legendary footballers would be included in the game. Well, wonder no mor

News: Rejected Names for Microsoft's First Console Revealed

Rejected Names for Microsoft's First Console Revealed

Take your pick

The name 'Xbox' — when you really think about it — is a pretty strange name for a video game console. When Microsoft first revealed the name for its first gaming machine, many people despised it. Surely, the creatives at Microsoft could have come up with something a little better. In a recent Edge interview, before settling on...

News: Rare Considered Reviving Battletoads

Rare Considered Reviving Battletoads

But could Rash, Pimple, and Zitz now be coming to Xbox One?

After news broke that Rare may be bringing one of their many beloved franchises to this year’s E3, we decided to dig a little further to see if we could find any hints as to what they could be working on – besides the rumored Killer Instinct. While we didn’t happen to score anything...

News: Rare Bringing "Historic Franchise" to E3

Rare Bringing "Historic Franchise" to E3

A Rare return to form?

Way back in 2002, Microsoft acquired developer Rare from Nintendo and brought beloved series such as Conker, Perfect Dark, and Banjo-Kazooie to the Xbox and Xbox 360. Since then, they've mostly been developing Kinect-based titles and neglecting all of that juicy IP that fans have been clamoring for. Well, it looks as if the...

Xbox Reveal: Skype on Xbox One

Skype on Xbox One

HD video calling from the comfort of your couch

During the unveiling ceremony for the Xbox One, Yusuf Mehdi today announced that Skype would be making its way to Microsoft’s upcoming home console. Much like the way fantasy-sports stats can be accessed in a sidebar without interrupting your current media – this was referred to as “snap mode”...

News: Bungie Confirms Destiny for Xbox One

Bungie Confirms Destiny for Xbox One

A Destiny we all saw coming

Following the Xbox One reveal event, Bungie - the original developers of the Halo series - confirmed via their official website that the upcoming sci-fi epic, Destiny, will not only ship on Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 but it will also be coming to the recently announced Xbox One. This news shouldn't...

E3: Microsoft's E3 Conference Will Take Place on June 10th

Microsoft's E3 Conference Will Take Place on June 10th

Pre-E3, as usual.

Put it in the books, for Microsoft's E3 conference - where they've promised us a shedload of games - will take place on June 10th, the day before E3's doors officially open. Neowin reports that the company have booked the Galen Center in Los Angeles once again for the show, and after all the excitement of their next-generation...

News: Independent Film Released Exclusively On Xbox

Independent Film Released Exclusively On Xbox

Pulp leads the way for Microsoft's media strategy...

Xbox is following in the footsteps of Netflix by distributing exclusive content over Xbox Live. British independent film, Pulp, will make its debut on Microsoft’s platform, with a Microsoft spokesperson informing the BBC that the company plans to secure more deals of this nature in the future...

News: Halo Prices Slashed In Xbox Live Sale

Halo Prices Slashed In Xbox Live Sale

Four Halo classics receive price cuts...

Microsoft has slashed the prices of four Halo titles as part of their Ultimate Xbox Live Sale which encompasses over 60 titles. If you're yet to indulge in the critically acclaimed 343 Industries debut, Halo 4, then the £24.99 price should prove irresistable (compared to the usual RRP of £49.99). Also...

News: Microsoft Entertainment Division Posts Record Sales

Microsoft Entertainment Division Posts Record Sales

$4.24bn for the past quarter

Strong sales of the Xbox 360 helped Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division to record quarterly sales of $4.24 billion over the past quarter. The division made a profit of $530m, a drop of 28% over the previous year. Xbox shipments rose to 8.2m, up from 6.3m in the previous year. To date, Microsoft has sold 66m...

News: Japan Gets New Kinect Bundles Next Month

Japan Gets New Kinect Bundles Next Month

Will they come west?

Microsoft continues to tinker with its Xbox 360 and Kinect bundles, with Japan set to receive a new line-up next month. From 13th October Microsoft will offer two new packages in the country. A 4GB console and Kinect Value Pack for ¥29,800 ($388 / £247 / €285) or 250GB console and the same Value Pack for ¥39,800 ($519 /...

News: Kylie Minogue and Dance Central Join Forces for European Tour

Kylie Minogue and Dance Central Join Forces for European Tour

Can you out dance Kylie?

It's a match made in heaven: Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue and flagship Kinect title Dance Central working together to publicise Kylie's upcoming Aphrodite: Les Folies tour. The campaign will hinge on a central question: "can you out dance Kylie?", with Kinect pods set up at venues to see how gamers get on...

News: Here's a List of Useful Kinect Voice Commands

Here's a List of Useful Kinect Voice Commands

Xbox, inform!

If your Kinect, like a naughty puppy, is failing to obey your simple commands then perhaps this helpful list of voice activation phrases for Kinect will help out. Most of these phrases are just for use in the Kinect Hub, though some are for use with Sky Player, for example. Remember that this is a partial list of phrases, so if you...