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The Xbox One tunes in to free OTA TV in the US and Canada

Last year Microsoft added a feature to European Xbox Ones that brought broadcast TV directly to the box, and now it's starting to roll out the same thing in the US and Canada. Currently available for users in the Preview Program, it combines with a TV tuner from Hauppauge (BYO antenna -- the tuner …

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How Much Has 'Destiny' Been Held Back By Xbox 360 And PS3?

This past weekend, Bungie announced that they were adding in a popular feature that Destiny fans have been requesting practically since launch, larger vault sizes for item storage. Even though a relatively small percentage of players have full or almost full vaults, Bungie realizes it’s still one …

4 Reasons Why Video Game Consoles Will Never Die

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New Rock Band 4 will support your DLC song library and (hopefully) most controllers

<i>Rock Band</i> is coming to next-generation consoles later this year, and while we don't know much else, Harmonix made it clear that (almost) all the songs you purchased for past <i>Rock Band</i> titles will carry over to <i>Rock Band 4</i>. That goes for your hardware, too — most of it, at any rate. Here are the …

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Here's what you need to know about streaming Xbox One games to PC and tablet

First things first. Streaming games from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 desktop PC or tablet won't be available right away, when Windows 10 is fully launched later this year.<p>During a GDC demo, I asked Mike Ybarra, one of the Xbox program directors, when it might arrive. He said the company would …

'Rock Band 4' Is Happening This Year, And The Details Are Awesome

Today Harmonix will end months of<p>playfulexcruciating teasing and fulfill my prophesy by announcing <b>Rock Band 4</b>. Alongside that announcement are details sure to make legacy Rock Band fans ecstatic.<p>On January 16, Harmonix sent out a survey asking their community to provide a range of feedback on Rock …

Spartan browser, Cortana play nice in leaked Windows 10 vid

In Windows 10, Microsoft will be breaking from the past. Somewhat. And at least when it comes to web browsers. It will still ship with Internet …

Flipboard Topics Come to Windows Phones

Windows fans, rejoice! Flipboard topics are now available on your Windows phone.<p>For those new to topics, there are over 34,000 of them, ranging “action hero” to “zoology” (and everything in-between). You can find them via search or by tapping on the new topic tags on articles. Press “follow” every …

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The next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set in Victorian London

When Ubisoft surveyed <i>Assassin's Creed</i> fans in 2011, two possible video game locations piqued our curiosity: Feudal Japan and Victorian England. With each annual release, we've clamored to see if either had been chosen as the developer's next virtual playground. Well, for one historical backdrop …

Halo: Master Chief Collection Developers Apologize for Xbox One Problems

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Microsoft Is Losing Xbox One Momentum Due To 343's 'Halo: Master Chief Collection' Misdeeds

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a game you’d buy anyway, made the effective …

Microsoft Store's Black Friday deals include Xbox One AC Unity bundle plus extra game for $329

The Microsoft Store's Black Friday deals aren't that spectacular, mostly matching what the big retailers will have available come the end of next week, but they do have a bunch of games on sale.<p>That includes drops on bundles, games and accessories, all starting on Thanksgiving Day. I've written …

Titanfall gets a 'Deluxe Edition,' reaches 7 million players

Respawn Entertainment's futuristic mech-powered shooter <i>Titanfall</i> now has a Deluxe Edition that's available for Windows PC today and will come to Xbox One next week.<p>The Deluxe Edition release of <i>Titanfall</i> includes the main game and its three downloadable expansions: <i>Expedition</i>, <i>Frontier's Edge</i> and <i>IMC</i> …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare fix tackles multiplayer cheaters

Sledgehammer Games today rolled out fixes and updates for <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.<p>The fixes came as a result of players being "vocal about exploits and cheaters," according to a post on the developer's community site. They focus on problems identified in …

HBO Go now available on Xbox One (update)

HBO Go's Xbox One app is finally rolling out today in the U.S., Microsoft and HBO announced.<p>Microsoft apparently jumped the gun on the news earlier this week, when a tile on the Xbox 360 dashboard and a video on the Xbox YouTube channel both claimed that the Xbox One app had been released. The …

Activision Smokescreens 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Sales, Continuing A Trend

Between Skylanders, Destiny, Call of Duty and all of Blizzard’s games, it’s hard to find a more successful video game publisher than Activision. And yet, something has shifted within the company where it no longer appears confident enough to openly boast about the specific sales numbers of their …

Having Problems With The New Halo Collection? Check Out Bungie's Marathon Trilogy Instead

If you’re having problems with the new <i>Halo Collection</i> then in the interim, as the various problems are dutifully fixed, you should check out Bungie’s original <i>Marathon</i> trilogy.<p>The first <i>Marathon</i> game was an early FPS on Mac which pitted the player as a mysterious cyborg on a huge generational …

'Assassin's Creed Unity' and 'Rogue' Reviews Won't Be Seen Until After Launch [Updated]

Today is the largest Assassin’s Creed launch day in history, with two fully-fledged games in the series debuting for both new-gen and last-gen systems. In order to make Unity a fully “next-gen” experience, Ubisoft tried to max out the current potential of the PS4 and Xbox One, while they crafted an …

Here’s A Final Pre-Launch Look At The Beautiful Scenery And Ugly People Of ‘GTA V’ On Xbox One And PS4

<i>Artsy shots of ugly men — it must be time for another GTA V trailer!</i><p>The current-gen version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> is only a week away, so here’s a final trailer that shows off the two things this game is going to do best – beautiful scenery, and ugly people being very mean to each other. I suppose …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Update 'Coming Soon'

Status of dedicated server support still unknown.<p>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will receive an update soon that will introduce a number of polish …

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

Halo: The Master Chief Collection collects all of the existing Halo games that feature Master Chief as the main protagonist, including the original Halo: Combat Evolved, right up through Halo 4. You can play the games in a number of ways, by either going through each campaign as they were …

Sunset Overdrive is the Voltron of games

Ever heard of Voltron? You know, the giant, building-sized mech made up of smaller vehicles that magically link together? Even I know what it is, and I don’t really watch anime. Anyway, the thing that makes Voltron so badass is that it’s a mishmash of powerful parts, resulting in something even …

Major Xbox One update with custom backgrounds and Twitter support is here

When you turn on your Xbox One this weekend, you might notice a few changes. Microsoft is rolling out one of the largest feature updates yet for its game console to all users starting this weekend. A year after launch, the console now has customizable backgrounds. You'll be able to set an …

Call of Duty on Xbox One sacrifices resolution, gains framerate

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has done a full work-up of the graphical settings of <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> on both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, and the results may make it easier to choose which system to go with if you haven't yet picked up a copy of the game.<p>"After a spell in …

The Xbox One will get more affordable thanks to a new processor

Microsoft may have already cut the Xbox One's price to $349 for the holidays, but there are hints that the game console may get a permanent price drop before too long. An AMD chip design manager recently updated his LinkedIn resume (since made private) with word that he worked on a more efficient, …

7 Ways Satya Nadella's Microsoft Is Completely Transformed

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Why Bungie Changed Destiny's Atheon Encounter

Vault of Glass isn't designed to be easy, Bungie says.<p>Destiny’s recent patch that prevents players choosing which Guardians take on what roles during …

'The Dark Below' Will Get A Chance To Fix 'Destiny's' Story

Destiny’s first expansion is out December 9th — after several months of blasting enemies on the moon, mars, Venus and Earth, players are going to get a chance to test their mettle on… a different part of the moon. It might not be the new planet some had hoped for, but we’re getting most of the …

Xbox One Price Drop Won't Win The Holiday Console War, But Its Superior Exclusives Will

My colleague David Thier just reported on the holiday price cut for Xbox One (it’s dropping from $399 to $349 between November 2 and January 3, 2015). In his report Thier mentions Microsoft's system sales struggle versus Sony's PlayStation 4, arguing that the Xbox One ”discount card will …

Some Xbox One users can already add custom backgrounds to the console

The folks in Microsoft's Xbox One update preview program are a pretty privileged bunch. Hot on the heels of this week's announcement that the next patch for its new console will bring custom backgrounds, Redmond's giving that access to the testers starting today. This is in addition to the ability …