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Xbox One laptop mod takes console on the road

Turning a regular console into a portable version isn’t new, but Xbox One gamers seem to have been too busy playing so far to have taken the time to …

Gamescom's 9 Biggest Games: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

What was old is new again.<p>Gamescom is almost here! IGN is going to have comprehensive coverage coming straight from Germany all week long, including …

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can make for an even more enjoyable experience. There are numerous controllers out there from a variety of different companies, but there is no need to purchase one if you already own …

Software

The Great 'Titanfall' Debate: Do Multiplayer Shooters Need Single Player Campaigns?

Titanfall drops today, and the reviews are pouring in across the internet (my own will be up later). Though largely positive, there seems to be a common thread running through them. Though the game is praised as mechanically great, it seems a bit…shallow. As a multiplayer-only experience, many feel …

Xbox One cloud servers "absolutely essential" to Titanfall

Respawn Entertainment has shed light on how critical cloud servers are to the recently-launched Titanfall, and explained why it chose to power significant elements of the game using Microsoft's Azure cloud infrastructure.<p>Speaking in an interview with Engadget, Respawn Entertainment engineer Jon …

Microsoft made an Xbox One controller that emits odors Smell-O-Vision style

When designing the Xbox One controller, Microsoft was going for a device that hardcore gamers would love, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t get a bit wacky with its early designs for the peripheral.<p>Xbox general manager for accessories Zulfi Alam told GamesBeat that Microsoft experimented with a few …

Kinect for Xbox One named to Popular Science's "Best of What's New" list for 2013

The Xbox One has been recognized by <i>Popular Science</i> as a winner in their annual "Best of What's New" awards specifically for the console's new Kinect motion-sensing camera.<p>Editors at the monthly magazine praised the Kinect's ability to track body movements in all lighting conditions, as well as its …

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

The Xbox One Resolution Saga Showcases An Underlying Next-Gen Frustration

Another day, another announcement that the resolution of an upcoming Xbox One launch title isn’t what everyone was hoping it would be. Dead Rising 3 has been revealed to be native 720p and locked at 30 FPS.<p>The game can now be added to the list many of Microsoft's launch games that are some mixture …

Xbox One Could Offer Backwards Compatibility Through The Cloud

"There are so many things that the servers can do."<p>Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One may be backwards compatible one day, thanks to its Azure …