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Xbox One Controller Hands-on

Has Microsoft improved upon the Xbox 360's controller?<p>The Xbox 360 controller is commonly regarded as the greatest controller ever made, but with the …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

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 …

Microsoft Accepting Sign-Ups For Pre-Order Notifications For Xbox One

Hours following the reveal of Microsoft’s latest Xbox game console, the company has set up a notification system on the Xbox One website to alert people when it’s time to place your pre-order.<p>Now before you get too excited, it’s important to note that while the specifications of the Xbox One are …

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

The wait is over. Microsoft's new console is called the Xbox One, and it will be a machine that will wear many hats. But what did we learn about the games?<p>First off, Microsoft tells CNET that the Xbox One will not be backward compatible with any previous Xbox game. Xbox One games will also need to …

Xbox One: our first look at the new console, controller, and Kinect

After Microsoft's big reveal, we've finally had time to get a closer look at the new Xbox One, the Kinect 2, and the new controller for the new console. For the most part, they're more tweaks on the existing devices than huge changes to what already exists – the console is a big, wide, flat …

Xbox One-exclusive 'Quantum Break' aims to blend TV with gaming for a 'revolutionary entertainment experience'

Microsoft has just launched its new Xbox One, and one of the first confirmed games for the next-generation console is <i>Quantum Break</i>. Created by Remedy Entertainment, the team behind <i>Max Payne</i> and <i>Alan Wake</i>, and produced by Microsoft Studios, the game was announced alongside Microsoft's <i>Forza</i> and a …

First wave of Xbox One games includes 'FIFA 14,' 'Forza 5,' 'Call of Duty: Ghosts,' and 'Madden NFL 25'

Microsoft just unveiled its next-generation Xbox, and in addition to the console itself, the company also revealed some of the games that will be coming to the platform. Electronic Arts announced a quartet of sports games, including <i>Madden NFL 25</i>, <i>NBA Live 14</i>, <i>EA Sports UFC,</i> and the previously …

Microsoft Unveils ‘Xbox One’ An All-In-One Entertainment Hub

- May 21, 2013<p>Microsoft unveiled their next generation console on Tuesday. In an event hosted at its Redmond, WA campus, Microsoft took the wraps off …

Xbox One Is The First Games Console For People Who Don't Like Games

At last: a game console that doesn't require gaming.<p>"PlayStation" is a literal description of what you do with it: it's a station at which you play. Nintendo has released systems with "game" in the name--Game Boy, GameCube. But Xbox doesn't mean much of anything. Originally it stood for, in …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

Ah, now we can finally compare the two. Pretty much. With Microsoft's Xbox One cat out of the bag, at last both it and that other yes-it's-been-announced-but-no-we-don't-know-every-detail console, the PlayStation 4, can be put under our powerful, analytical virtual microscopes.<p>There are still …

Will you buy an Xbox One or PlayStation 4?

What's hotter -- the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4?<p>This year kicked off a new chapter in gaming history as Microsoft and Sony revealed their next-generation consoles, which are destined to rule living rooms (and hands) around the world. Of course, Nintendo also had its fun with the Wii U, but …

Xbox One not backwards compatible, supports used games and offline connection [UPDATE]

Some key questions that many people have about the new Xbox One weren’t answered in the keynote during today’s unveiling, but Microsoft confirmed …

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Xbox One: What we know

This morning, in a tent built atop a soccer field in Redmond, Wash., Microsoft unveiled its newest game console. Unlike rumors suggested, it's called Xbox One. It's Microsoft's latest step in turning its consoles into entertainment hubs, coming at an unspecified price and date later this year.<p>Like …

Up close with Xbox One: Pics, specs and the backside

<b>Posting from Redmond</b>: I’m here at the Xbox One unveiling, where Microsoft gave the media an up-close look at the new console on stage following the …

How To Get The Best Xbox One Features Now

Don't want to wait until the end of the year or beyond for the new features announced on the Xbox One? You can do most everything that it offers with …

Xbox One Hard Drive Can’t Be Replaced By Users

USB 3.0 port supports external storage.<p>Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One’s hard drive cannot be replaced by users.<p>According to Engadget, …

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 …

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 Internals: What Are Azure And Hyper-V Really Doing In There?

Today's announcement of the Xbox One has seen a decidedly mixed reaction, but also offered hints at the key roles some of Microsoft's more enterprise …

Rare To Show ‘Historic’ Franchise on Xbox One at E3

Is Killer Instinct finally coming back?<p>Microsoft suggests that a “historic” Rare property may be shown off at E3.<p>Speaking to Polygon, Microsoft …

Microsoft Unclear Regarding Always-Online Xbox One

Mixed messages leave the question of an always-online Xbox unanswered.<p><b>UPDATE #2:</b> It remains unclear whether or not the Xbox One is an always-online …

Microsoft ‘Skeptical’ of Cloud, Hints at Xbox One Cross-Platform Play

Xbox One "designed from the beginning understanding that multiple devices in the family room exist."<p>Microsoft has commented on the potential of cloud …

Microsoft Details Used Game Fees, Installation Requirements

Playing on more than one account will cost you dearly.<p><b>UPDATE TWO:</b><p>We've corrected an error we made regarding how fees can apply to accounts and …

Xbox One Achievements Can Evolve Over Time

The fluidity of the cloud allows developers to create and modify Achievements on the fly.<p>Xbox One Achievements will have the ability to grow and …

Xbox One to Become More Powerful Over Time via Cloud Computing

Microsoft talks Xbox One future proofing.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Today at Microsoft's smaller, lower-key Xbox One architecture and hardware panel, Microsoft …

Battlefield 4 Revealed for Xbox One, PS4

Next-gen is a battlefield.<p>Battlefield 4’s official site has confirmed versions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>According to EA, players who pre-order …

Xbox One Will Not Function Without Kinect Attached

Xbox's UK marketing director has said that without Kinect connected, Xbox One will not function.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>After a Microsoft-hosted London …

Gamerscore Will Port Over to Xbox One

Huzzah!<p>Microsoft has confirmed that your Gamerscore will be ported over from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One, along with your gamertag and your …

Watch Dogs Confirmed for Xbox One

We all saw it coming, but now it's official.<p>Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs is coming to Xbox One later this year.<p>Along with Assassin's Creed …