Tag Archive: microsoft

E3 2014 — What to expect from the biggest players in gaming

E3 2013 was laser-focused on hardware. This year, it’s time for the games to take center stage. With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hitting their stride, Sony and Microsoft will look to… Continue reading

No ticket, no problem: Here’s how to attend E3 from home

The biggest video game show of the year takes place June 9-12 in Los Angeles, but like most trade shows, E3 2014 is technically closed to the public. That’s never stopped people from… Continue reading

‘Tech bubble’ will be one debate at Code Conference

There’s going to be a lot of deja vu at this year’s Code Conference, put on by our partners at Re/code. Anyone who attended the groundbreaking D: All Things Digital conferences over the… Continue reading

Xbox One adding external storage support, real names

Microsoft is about to tackle one of the biggest problems with the Xbox One. A June system update to Microsoft’s new console will enable support of external storage devices, alleviating fears that owners… Continue reading

Halo 5: Guardians coming in fall of 2015

The most anticipated game for the Xbox One won’t be landing this year. On Friday, Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Guardians, the next installment in the epic sci-fi shooter series, will launch in… Continue reading

Microsoft to sell Kinect-less Xbox One for $399 — the same price as the PS4

Microsoft is reversing course on the Xbox One — again. The company has announced it will begin selling a version of its next-generation console — minus the somewhat controversial Kinect peripheral — for $399… Continue reading

Researchers use Xbox One’s Kinect to help kids with cerebral palsy

If we’re being honest with ourselves (and we should), Kinect for Xbox One has been something of a dud. The games integrating the motion-control tech have been so-so and the voice recognition is… Continue reading

Microsoft reportedly considering Xbox 360 emulation on Xbox One

Both Microsoft and Sony took some heat when they announced that neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 would be backwards compatible. Sony had a solution in its pocket, though, with its upcoming… Continue reading

5-year-old exposes Xbox One security flaw

It’s not uncommon for kids to break things. It is, however, pretty special when what they break is the security of a hi-tech video game console. Kristoffer Von Hassel from San Diego’s Ocean… Continue reading

5 hidden costs of game consoles

You’ve scrimped and saved, skipping lunches and selling old games on eBay, and now, finally, you’ve got the $400 or $500 you need for a next-generation console. But despite what the price tag… Continue reading