Tag: Hardware

  • Guide Which Xbox One Console Should You Buy? Xbox One S, X And All-Digital Options Detailed

    Comparing the current line of Xbox One consoles

    So you're in the market for a shiny new Xbox One console? We can't blame you, it's a fantastic system. If you are upgrading from an Xbox 360, or fancy a change from gaming on the Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4, the Xbox One family of consoles all have something unique to offer. There are several...

  • Gallery Avert Your Eyes, This Xbox Series X Is Naked

    Stripped down

    Microsoft has offered up a generous dollop of Xbox Series X info today, as well as some (ahem) revealing images of what the console looks like with its clothes off. In the shots below, you can see the Series X's innermost secrets, including its blazingly fast internal hardware (phwoar!) and the way it allows air to circulate in order...

  • E3 2016 Xbox One S Has No Kinect Port, But Don't Worry

    Don't worry, Kinect fans

    Earlier on today, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One S will be launched in August. Being 40% smaller and yet somehow containing on-board power, so you don't need that ugly external power brick anymore, you'd expect some things to have been cut. It seems that everything has survived, with the exception of the dedicated...

  • Feature The Weird World of Awful Xbox Hardware Ripoffs

    Attack of the clones

    When it comes to console hardware design, Microsoft have always gotten a bit of a bad rap. The original Xbox was the size of a tank (and about as heavy as one) and the follow-up Xbox 360 wasn't designed well enough to stop boards from warping and giving millions of people the infamous "Red Ring of Death" error. The Xbox 360...

  • News 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

    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"

    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...

  • News Microsoft Announces 1TB Xbox One Elite Bundle with Hybrid SSHD Drive

    Well, that's unexpected

    Microsoft has announced that they'll be releasing a new Xbox One console bundle on November 3rd in the US, which will come with an Xbox One Elite Controller and a 1TB Hybrid SSHD Drive. We know all about the Elite Controller of course, but the new drive will be - for the time being, at least - exclusively available in this...

  • News New SCUF Infinity1 Controller Set to Counteract Microsoft's Elite Effort

    Premium battles ahead

    With Microsoft announcing their very own official Xbox One controller for the more hardcore or "pro" player last week, many thought that controller modification experts SCUF would be in trouble on the platform, given that their bread and butter is the pro gamer market. However, as if to combat the Xbox One Elite Wireless...

  • News Amazon US Removes Kinect-free Xbox One From Sale Due to Hardware Issues

    Uh-oh.

    Well, after that headline, it wasn't going to be great news, was it? In the USA, Amazon have temporarily removed the Kinect-free Xbox One console from sale, due to a wave of customers reporting to Amazon that there is either "something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described." We're...

  • Hands On Xbox One

    Up close and personal.

    At a small building in London’s Waterloo area on a bright and sunny Wednesday, Microsoft decided to give the UK press their first taste of the Xbox One. Spread across three floors, the event showcased Kinect, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct,

  • Hands On Xbox One Controller

    Stunning.

    At a small building in London’s Waterloo area on a bright and sunny Wednesday, Microsoft decided to give the UK press their first taste of the Xbox One. Spread across three floors, the event showcased Kinect, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct,

  • Hands On Kinect for Xbox One

    Believe in it.

    At a small building in London’s Waterloo area on a bright and sunny Wednesday, Microsoft decided to give the UK press their first taste of the Xbox One. Spread across three floors, the event showcased Kinect, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct,

  • News Grab a Matte Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect

    Gloss over

    At the moment the Xbox 360 S comes in two flavours: 250GB and 4GB, in glossy and matte finishes respectively. A new challenger is about to enter the ring though, with a matte 250GB console on the way. There's no word on when the new bundle will be available or if Microsoft has made any changes other than taking the dust-sucking gloss...

  • News Microsoft Announces Limited Edition R2D2 Xbox 360

    Told you so

    We exclusively revealed the limited edition Star Wars Xbox 360 with white Kinect two weeks ago, and now Microsoft has made the bundle official. The white R2-D2 Xbox 360 S, C-3PO-inspired control pad and white Kinect sensor will launch with Kinect Star Wars later this year, with exclusive downloadable content in the console box too...

  • News Microsoft to Release Limited Edition Star Wars 360 Console with Kinect

    Special R2-D2 themed model in the works to coincide with the release of Kinect Star Wars

    We've just heard from one of our close sources in the retail sector that Microsoft is prepping a limited edition R2-D2 Xbox 360 console — complete with Kinect sensor — set to launch alongside the forthcoming Kinect Star Wars. According to our reports, the...