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What Xbox One’s cloud is good for — and what it might stink at

The way companies like Microsoft invoke the “infinite power of the cloud” when speaking to consumers, you would think they would have better defined exactly what that means. They haven’t, which is why most people roll their eyes when they hear someone on a stage say that phrase.<p>But whether we …

Xbox One could eventually offer backwards compatibility through the cloud, says Microsoft

Xbox One could eventually offer backwards compatibility using its Azure cloud servers, Microsoft's senior director Albert Penello told Gamespot, stating that the cloud has a multitude of functions that Microsoft is still exploring.<p>According to Penello, the cloud could potentially offer backwards …

First Xbox One commercial targets NFL fans, not gamers

Part of Microsoft's Xbox One strategy has been to stress that it's not just for gaming, but that it can serve as a broad entertainment device as well. This new ad for the next-gen console drives that message home by focusing directly on Microsoft's partnership with the NFL. As part of the …

Microsoft: Cable TV 'cannot be duplicated' by a la carte apps

Microsoft's portfolio of non-game apps on Xbox 360 includes services that make it easier for users to "cut the cord": cancel a monthly subscription to cable, and replace it with platforms like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. But in a phone interview last week, executives for Microsoft …

Xbox One unit sales will make money at launch, says Microsoft

Microsoft is planning to break even, or make a profit, on sales of its Xbox One from launch, something the company did not manage with either the launch of the original Xbox or Xbox 360.<p>Speaking at the Citi Global Technology Conference earlier this week, as reported by GamesIndustry, Xbox chief …

Xbox One's Killer Feature Is Eight Controller Support

<i>Xbox One’s support of eight controllers heralds a return to “big” local multi-player experiences in the same way that packed-in Kinect HD legitimates more hands-free game development. This is a good thing</i> <i>for families</i>.<p>While core gamers sail off into the wide open seas of online multi-player gaming …

Xbox One goes into mass production, with one last CPU tweak

Microsoft is ready to wage the next console war. According to Xbox marketing chief Yusef Mehdi, the Xbox One is now in mass production, and the company's expecting to ship millions and millions of consoles this holiday season. Pre-orders are already sold out. But before the company put the assembly …

Xbox One launches Nov. 22; Microsoft boosts console CPU speed

Both next-gen video game consoles have a release date now. The Xbox One goes on sale Nov. 22, a week after Sony begins selling the PlayStation 4. Microsoft’s new system costs $500.<p>This isn’t a worldwide launch. Microsoft debuts the system in 13 countries on Nov. 22. This includes the USA, Canada, …

Microsoft Wants To Keep Xbox 360 Going For Three More Years

Microsoft may be planning on releasing its shiny new Xbox One on November 22nd, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgetting about the Xbox 360 anytime soon. According to a talk at the Citi Global Technology conference, reported by Eurogamer, the company plans on shipping more than 100 games for its …

Here's how Skype-powered voice chat sounds on Xbox One

Microsoft has said that voice chat over Xbox One will sound noticeably superior to that of the Xbox 360, and today it's offering up audio samples to prove it. Xbox spokesperson Larry Hyrb (Major Nelson) has posted a side-by-side comparison to illustrate just how dramatic the difference is. And …

Xbox One's Improved Voice Chat Quality Demonstrated

Hear the difference for yourself.<p>Microsoft has detailed the changes made to Xbox Live voice chat for Xbox One, revealing a much-improved level of …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Brendan Greene on its Xbox One launch, new features, maps and more - 'we’ll have to work with the community'

Having dominated PC for months it's time to see if PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds can match that success on Xbox One. As the game launches on …

Xbox One Also Downloads Your Purchases While You're Away

Much like PS4, you can queue up items and have them download even when away from the console.<p>Xbox One, much like PlayStation 4 -- and Xbox 360 before …

'Xbox On' Voice Command Only in 5 Markets at Xbox One Launch

Microsoft clarifies regional voice command delays.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft has clarified that the delay specifically affects the "Xbox On" voice command, …

Microsoft Says Xbox One Is Worth $100 More Than PS4

<i>It’s only a Benjamin.</i><p>The pre-next-gen console wars are all fiery and hot even before product release.<p>Fans and corporations alike continue to throw punches, defending their system and attacking the other.<p>One of the major remaining differences between the next consoles on offer from Microsoft (MSFT) …