Microsoft announced a $499 price for the Xbox One and a November release window earlier today, and gamers are gobbling it up quickly on Amazon.
A newly released poll found that fifty-six percent of Americans find the National Security Agency’s secret tracking of our telephone records “acceptable” and sixty-two percent think it is more important for the government to investigate threats, even if it intrudes on privacy.
At its E3 conference, Microsoft brushed aside the controversy surrounding its Xbox One console to concentrate on what everyone really wanted to see: What we’ll play on it.
Microsoft’s “all-in-one entertainment device” will set you back $499, the company announced today during an E3 press conference.
It’s only been eight months since the Master Chief tore through Halo 4, but Microsoft has already announced a new Halo game to boost enthusiasm around its much-maligned Xbox One console.
Titanfall is a first-person shooter from many of the folks who left Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It is a futuristic sci-fi title with warriors in giant, agile robot suits.
Dead Rising 3 retains the previous game’s open-world levels, but it also apparently comes with a nifty new feature: no load times.
Microsoft also debuted its gameplay-DVR feature, Xbox Upload Studio.
The Xbox One uses SmartGlass for a second-screen experience with a smartphone or tablet.
Microsoft is updating the block-building game for its next-gen console.
Forza Motorsport 5′s “Drivatar” will be a super-smart driver.
The Xbox 360 gets a facelift, and Xbox Live Gold subscribers will now get access to free games.
Insomniac CEO Ted Price introduced Sunset Overdrive with a stylish trailer filled with tons of shooting and alien-like monsters, describing it as an “open world shooter” with “inspired” world events.
A new trailer for The Phantom Pain shows off the game’s new open world, and its new voice actor, Kiefer Sutherland.
Ryse is a visceral next-gen hack-and-slash from Crytek.
The Xbox One soft launch date has been announced.
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A gamer with a sense of humor decided to make a flowchart that reveals how to activate games on Xbox One.
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Michael Pachter’s estimates for Xbox One and PS4 MSRPs don’t seem particularly realistic.
Here’s how Microsoft’s Xbox One consumer rights policies may affect you.
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
Microsoft says the benefits of being connected will outweigh the drawbacks.
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
Microsoft clarifies that you will be able to turn off its Kinect camera if you want to.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bing Translator is that with this app, Microsoft has enabled fully-system-integrated translation.
Microsoft dumps info about how games licensing works on Xbox One.
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In its ongoing quest to right some of the wrongs caused by Windows XP, Microsoft has taken down another massive botnot.
Respawn’s new first-person mech game will offload calculations to the Microsoft Azure network.
Respawn is working on a futuristic mech-based first-person shooter for Xbox systems and PC.
More than just a sexy, slick, information-free 30-second TV spot, this clip gives us a real first look at Windows 8.1.
The Halo franchise moves to the tablet for the first time with a playable game.
Despite having said harsh words about Windows 8, Acer is giving it the old college try by releasing an 8-inch tablet based on Microsoft’s tablet operating system.
Microsoft is starting off June with a series of announcements both big and small.
Wedbush Securities analysts Michael Pacther and Nick McKay preview E3 for investors.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
Publishers might have a hand in pressuring Microsoft and Sony to abandon used games on their next-gen consoles.