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The all-seeing Kinect: tracking my face, arms, body, and heart on the Xbox One

"It's what's on the inside that counts" is something of an unofficial mantra of Microsoft's new Xbox One. The Kinect is perhaps the best example: externally, it's more or less unchanged from its predecessor, but it's actually a very different device. It's been upgraded in a huge way, but the end …

New Xbox Fails To Excite Investors As Microsoft, AMD Stocks Stays Flat While Sony Shoots Up 9%

Wall Street apparently wanted something more revolutionary out of the Xbox One that launched today, as Microsoft’s stock is down 0.66 percent. In turn, investors on news of a potential spin off, pushed Sony shares up 9 percent, coincidentally just after Microsoft announced its answer to the Sony …

Xbox 360’s Kinect causes trouble for users during next-gen livestream reveal

Xbox 360 Kinect owners had some trouble today watching Microsoft's Xbox One reveal due to device's response to "Xbox" commands spoken during the livestream.<p>Several users took to Twitter to document their problems, which included pausing, opening Xbox Live or quitting the stream entirely. Polygon's …

EA to give a 'first look' at Star Wars plans during E3 press briefing

Electronic Arts will give an idea of its plans for the Star Wars license during its E3 2013 press briefing, said EA Labels president Frank Gibeau today.<p>The press conference will include "a first look at our plans for the Star Wars partnership with Disney," said Gibeau on the company's Beat blog. …

Microsoft Stumbles Through Xbox One Announcement

I just wrapped up my live coverage of the Xbox One reveal, an event that was half as long as most thought it would be, and one hour longer than it should have been.<p>Meaning, this shouldn’t have been an event in the first place.<p>The Xbox One announcement was an hour long, though really only 45 minutes …

Here's The New 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' From Activision

Activision stole the Xbox One reveal show, and shares are up following the new ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ trailer.<p>Perhaps the biggest moment in the Xbox reveal focused on the new <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> game from Activision.<p>Here’s the brand new trailer for the next-gen game, showing off a new game engine …

Hands-on with the new Xbox One controller and its crazy vibrations

The Xbox One console is nice, but what really matters is the controller: after all, it's the thing you hold in your hands the whole time you're using the console, and if Microsoft has its way that's going to happen a lot. We had a chance to spend a few minutes using the new controller, and while we …

Regular internet connection required for Xbox One

UPDATE: Microsoft's having a little bit of a messaging problem. The company told Polygon that Phil Harrison's comments on connection requirements …

The Xbox One Cannot Win Over A Living Room Full Of iPhones

Microsoft announced their new console today, the Xbox One, and it has some impressive features and specifications. But is it enough to win over the living room, and will it appeal to more than the hardcore gamers?<p>Media consumption in the home is on the rise, but it’s not through a television or a …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

First Round Of Xbox One Vs. PS4 Goes To Microsoft

Microsoft revealed its new console, the Xbox One, today, and the console race is officially on. It’s not close to finished, but both Sony and Microsoft have had a chance to give us a first look at their new consoles, and I’m handing this first round to Microsoft. Neither company exactly blew it out …

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Microsoft Store offers $10 credit in return for Xbox One email signups

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><b>Update:</b> Deal is dead unfortunately. Looks like one too many people tried to abuse the offer by implementing scrips to receive the free $10 credit – some people have over 10,000 codes scraped -_- The promotional page now says: <i>“We’re no longer giving out a</i> …

Microsoft's Mehdi: Xbox One Can Do 4K Gaming; More Original Content Coming

Today we learned a lot about the Xbox One, the Microsoft next-gen gaming console, but there are some questions that remain unanswered, so I sat down with Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Interactive Entertainment Business, to try to get to the bottom of a few …

Kinect is always listening on Xbox One, but privacy is a 'top priority' for Microsoft

The Xbox One's Kinect microphone is always listening and waiting for specific commands, Microsoft's hardware program manager John Link told Polygon today.<p>Microsoft revealed today that Xbox One will support commands native commands for powering the console on and off. Xbox 360 Kinect users can power …

Xbox One HDD is non-removable, USB 3.0 supports external storage

The 500 GB internal storage featured in the Xbox One will be non-removable and non-user serviceable, and the three USB 3.0 ports will allow for external storage, Albert Penello, senior director of product planning at Microsoft confirmed with Engadget.<p>In comparison, the hard drive installed in the …

Microsoft dismisses Xbox One online requirements and used-game fees as 'potential scenarios'

Reports of Xbox One's online requirements and used-game fees are no more than "potential scenarios" and not concrete details, Microsoft told Polygon via email.<p>"While Phil [Harrison] discussed many potential scenarios around games on Xbox One, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One …

Xbox One: Speed Run

Microsoft unveiled its next console today: the Xbox One. New controller, new design, new user interface, new features, new games — and a whole lotta news.<p>Don't worry, we've got you covered.<p>Xbox One: all the news from Microsoft's next-gen debut

Deal with it: Xbox One requires an Internet connection

Microsoft’s next-generation console, Xbox One, won’t function if you don’t connect it to the Internet.<p>Following Microsoft’s big reveal event today, the company posted a series of answers to questions that many people were asking. The first issue the company addressed is the console’s Internet …

EA producing Wii U games, but 'not anywhere near as many' as for PS and Xbox

So is EA making Wii U games, or isn’t it? Last week, company spokesman Jeff Brown said that the company has "no games in development for the Wii U currently," but according to CFO Blake Jorgensen, there actually <i>are</i> plans to make games for the new console, reports <i>Polygon</i>. Responding to a question at …

Xbox One game pricing up to publishers, Phil Spencer says

Microsoft won't set the price for Xbox One games and will leave the price point of next-gen games up to publishers, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer told Polygon today.<p>When asked about how games might be priced on the newly announced Xbox One console, Spencer said that's not …

Xbox One will not support Xbox 360 controllers

Xbox 360 controllers will not be compatible with the newly announced Xbox One, Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Spencer told Polygon at the company's unveiling event in Redmond.<p>The Xbox 360's controller was introduced in 2005. Along with adding a Guide button, it removed and rearranged …

Next-generation Kinect will eventually see a release on Windows PC

The next-generation Kinect will come to Windows PC eventually, Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business confirmed with Polygon today.<p>When asked if the new Kinect will see a release on the Windows PC, Kilgore responded with, "At some point down the line, yeah."<p>All …

Xbox One's 'Magic Moments' gameplay capture tech detailed

The Xbox One's ability to capture and share gameplay videos will be powered by a special technology designed to identify "magic moments" in a game and automatically record and save them, Microsoft officials tell Polygon.<p>Gameplay videos can be captured in two basic ways, Ben Kilgore, corporate vice …

Xbox One will allow media transfers from Xbox 360

Xbox One will allow Xbox 360 users to transfer music, movies and television downloads from the Xbox 360 across to the new console, Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Harrison confirmed with Polygon today.<p>When asked to clarify if there will be a future backward compatibility solution to bring …

Xbox One Achievements expanded with 'Challenges,' cross-game Achievements

Achievements on the Xbox One will be complemented by the addition of cloud-driven achievements that can be added to games as developers see fit and new Challenges that can dare players to achieve smaller, limited-time goals in games.<p>Microsoft's Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president, Interactive …

Xbox One lets you save and restart your game at any point

The Xbox One will include the ability to pause or save a game at any point without losing progress, Microsoft officials told Polygon.<p>"One of things that we haven't talked about is the way the saved game architecture works," said Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Interactive …

Xbox One lets households share one Xbox Live Gold subscription across multiple accounts

Earlier this year, Microsoft discontinued its Xbox Live Gold Family Pack, an option for families to purchase multiple Gold memberships at a reduced rate. It now appears that it's making its way back to the Xbox One in one way or another. <i>Polygon</i> reports that multiple accounts will be able to share …