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Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

By on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

Have you ever watched Star Trek and wished you could be in the holodeck interacting with exotic simulated environments? Well, Microsoft is making that dream more of a reality with a killer new concept that they’re calling “RoomAlive” for Xbox.

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Microsoft’s new CEO explains why dumping the Xbox would be incredibly stupid

By on July 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

Microsoft’s new CEO explains why dumping the Xbox would be incredibly stupid

It’s sort of sad that Microsoft has to defend keeping around its most popular consumer product to Wall Street analysts, but apparently it does. Late last year, Normura analyst Rick Sherlund and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen called on Microsoft to dump the Xbox because it was a persistent money loser for the firm. However, in his new manifesto sent out to Microsoft employees, CEO Satya Nadella spends a good chunk of time defending the Xbox’s place in Microsoft’s product line and explains why keeping it around is hugely important to the company’s future in consumer electronics. More →

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Bonnaroo Xbox Live Streaming

You’ll be able to stream one of the year’s best music festivals on your Xbox this weekend

By on June 12, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

You’ll be able to stream one of the year’s best music festivals on your Xbox this weekend

Tennessee’s Bonnaroo is always one of the year’s very best music festivals and this year promises to be no different with a killer lineup that includes Elton John, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, Lionel Richie, Jack White and many more. However, you won’t have to travel down to bluegrass country to watch all of the best shows this year because Microsoft is letting you stream the show right over your Xbox 360 or Xbox One if you’re an Xbox Live member. More →

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PlayStation 5 and Next-gen Xbox Launch

PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox might launch sooner than you think

By on June 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

PlayStation 5 and next-gen Xbox might launch sooner than you think

The next Xbox and the PlayStation 5 may be already in the making, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office of AMD Devinder Kumar seemed to suggest on Tuesday at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology Conference, without providing any specific details. More →

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Microsoft: Xbox and Bing aren’t going anywhere

By on May 28, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Microsoft: Xbox and Bing aren’t going anywhere

Speaking at Re/code’s conference in California, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella assured gamers that the company doesn’t plan to sell its Xbox division, despite what many people advise Microsoft to do. Furthermore, he said that the company doesn’t plan to sell its Bing search business either. More →

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Xbox Geek Bundle

This is Microsoft’s ingenious plan to reel in more customers

By on April 4, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

This is Microsoft’s ingenious plan to reel in more customers

Microsoft has devised a new clever way to convince customers to purchase a Surface tablet: the new Surface Pro 2 “Geek” bundle that packs some interesting additional extras including an Xbox controller and two downloadable game. The bundle’s pricing starts at $899 and it’s available exclusively at Microsoft’s online store, with users saving $104 on the free PC games part of the offer including War Thunder Mustang Advanced Pack and Farming Simulator 2013 – users won’t be able to choose any other titles though. More →

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Xbox Design Team PS4 Review

Xbox design team slags off the PS4 as ‘a less than premium product’

By on November 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM.

Xbox design team slags off the PS4 as ‘a less than premium product’

The critical consensus on the PlayStation 4 (including our own) has been positive so far, but how does the next-gen console fare when a group of design experts take a stab at reviewing it? Fast Company gave Teague, the design consultancy behind the original Xbox, a platform to share its thoughts on the PS4 from a design perspective. The results were decidedly mixed. More →

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Microsoft wants your help to hunt down Xbox trolls

By on August 6, 2013 at 2:10 PM.

Microsoft wants your help to hunt down Xbox trolls

If you build it, they will troll. The only things certain in life are death, taxes and the fact that trolls will eventually find their way to every public forum on the Internet. Xbox Live in particular is known for its special brand of trolls that look to disrupt other gamers and spoil their fun, but Microsoft is taking new steps in its effort to rid its online video game community of as many trolls as possible. At the start of the month, Microsoft announced the beta launch of a new system “Xbox Enforcement United,” which allows gamers to flag trolls as inappropriate and alert Microsoft’s Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement Team.

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Xbox Launch Event Live Stream

How to watch live streaming video of Microsoft’s big Xbox launch event

By on May 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM.

How to watch live streaming video of Microsoft’s big Xbox launch event

After years of leaks, rumors and speculation, Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox will finally be unveiled on Tuesday during a press conference in Redmond, Washington. Recent reports suggest that the new “Xbox 720,” “Xbox Infinity” or whatever else it might be called will feature vastly improved specs such as an eight-core processor, 8GB of RAM, an 800MHz graphics processor, a 50GB 6x Blu-ray drive, gigabit ethernet connectivity and enhanced TV features. The new console may also require an always-on Internet connection to play games, though reports on that front have conflicted. We’ll know all there is to know shortly, however, and here’s how to watch all the action live from your computer, Xbox or smartphone: More →

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Microsoft: Next-gen Xbox won’t include revolutionary ‘IllumiRoom’ feature at launch

By on April 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM.

Microsoft: Next-gen Xbox won’t include revolutionary ‘IllumiRoom’ feature at launch

We first saw Microsoft’s vision of the future of gaming last year when a patent filing revealed a potential Xbox 720 feature that projects images from a video game all over a room, extending the gaming experience beyond the TV screen. Our interest was piqued again when a video demo of “IllumiRoom” made the rounds earlier this week alongside rumors that the exciting new feature might be available on Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox. The feature would undoubtedly give the next Xbox an edge over rivals but unfortunately, Microsoft has confirmed that IllumiRoom won’t be included in its next-generation video game console at launch. More →

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Xbox 720 Specs

Next-gen Xbox to let publishers decide whether games require Internet connection

By on April 26, 2013 at 3:20 PM.

Next-gen Xbox to let publishers decide whether games require Internet connection

The next-generation Xbox is expected to include high-end hardware and a variety of software improvements when Microsoft announces the system next month. According to a new report from Polygon, the console will incorporate the controversial requirement that users will need an Internet connection to play some games, although the decision on whether a game will require a constant Internet will be decided by the game’s publisher. Polygon warns that Microsoft’s current guidelines can still change, however. More →

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Motorola Microsoft patent dispute

Judge denies Motorola’s demand for billions in patent fees from Microsoft

By on April 26, 2013 at 9:55 AM.

Judge denies Motorola’s demand for billions in patent fees from Microsoft

U.S. District Judge James Robart on Thursday determined that Google’s Motorola Mobility unit was not entitled to the $4 billion per year it sought from Microsoft for its standard-essential patents. Motorola was seeking royalties from Microsoft’s Xbox gaming system, which utilizes the company’s technology concerning video decoding wireless connectivity. Instead of the $4 billion per year Google had valued Motorola’s patents, the judge decided that the appropriate annual payment was closer to $1.8 million. More →

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Next-gen Xbox will reportedly run on ‘core’ Windows 8, start at $299

By on April 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM.

Next-gen Xbox will reportedly run on ‘core’ Windows 8, start at $299

Even if PC sales continue tanking, Windows 8 could get a significant boost in adoption later this year just from eager gamers picking up the next-generation Xbox. Paul Thurrott of WindowsITPro reports that the next-generation Xbox will release in early November and will run on the “core” version of Windows 8 that “suggests a common apps platform or at least one that is similar to that used by Windows 8.” Thurrott speculates that Microsoft could use the common app development platform as a way to “open up this platform to enthusiast developers” and encourage more development of native Xbox apps. More →

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