Articles with the tag Microsoft

This is What the Next Xbox Will Look Like

It’s not the real deal, but it’s reportedly a very trustworthy mockup, created by Xbox World magazine. Clear a space in the living room, because this is coming.

What is the Future of Motion Control in Video Games?

When it introduced the Wii, Nintendo showed us that there’s more to video game controllers than just pressing buttons. Interestingly, the results of Nintendo’s motion control experiment went better than expected: the Wii became the top-selling console of its generation and the third best-selling console of all time. When the games industry realised that Nintendo […]

Microsoft Points are Finally Going Away

Everybody hates Microsoft Points. They’re stupid, unnecessary, and deceptive. At long last, Microsoft has heard our cries and is doing away with them. Just not on the Xbox — yet.

Halo 4 Introduces the Forerunners

The Forerunners are the ancient, highly advanced species that created the Halos. For the first time, players are about to come face-to-face with them, in Halo 4.

Leaked Docs Show the Xbox’s Future

The third major Xbox console is real, and it’s coming. Possibly as soon as Christmas of next year, if this leaked 2-year-old PowerPoint presentation document is to be believed.

E3 2012: Xbox

Microsoft came out swinging when it kicked off E3 2012 at its annual media briefing this morning. Xbox wowed the audience with a big Halo 4 presentation, the surprise announcement of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and much more.

$100 Subsidized Xbox 360 Coming?

TheVerge is reporting that Microsoft is planning to launch a 4GB Xbox 360 + Kinect + Xbox Live Gold bundle as soon as next week that’s just $100. The catch? Taking a page from mobile and cable providers, Xbox wants you to sign up for a $15/month subscription.

Live-Action Halo Web Series Coming

Lest you go five minutes without thinking about it, the Halo 4 promotion machine is about to kick into high gear. Just announced: a live-action web series that represents Microsoft’s biggest investment in live action. Ever.

No Discs for Next-Gen Xbox’s Games?

MCV is reporting today that they have it on good authority that Microsoft’s third-generation Xbox, the 360’s successor, might just ditch optical disc drives altogether in favor of digital downloads.

First Look at Halo 4

The Games Developers Conference is getting started today in San Francisco, so we’re in store for a big marketing blitz of new game announcements and insider looks at upcoming titles. Microsoft released a new “first look” video today for Halo 4, which shows off the game in action for the first time ever.

Xbox Working on Standalone Kinect Console

Is this earth-shattering news, or just “yeah, duh”? The Daily is reporting an exclusive scoop today that Microsoft is working on its own answer to the likes of AppleTV and Boxee, in the form of a Kinect set-top box that doesn’t require an Xbox to run.

Kinect 2

We already know that Microsoft is hard at work on its third-generation Xbox as we speak. And it goes without saying that that console will come with Kinect technology built in. Today, a report is circulating that suggests this “Kinect 2″ will be able to do some downright astonishing things.

New Xbox in 2013, PS4 in 2014?

Develop Online is reporting that “industry sources” believe that the next generation of Xbox will land in 2013, while the PlayStation 4 won’t come until “at least 2014.”

Xbox Live Is Getting Bing-ified

“Metro” is the codename of this Fall’s annual Xbox Live update, which among other things is going to make your dashboard look an awful lot like Bing mixed with Windows Phone 7. Here’s a breakdown of the major changes you can expect.

Best. Sculpture. Ever.

If you don’t know what this is… well, first of all, what planet do you live on? Your mom probably even knows what this is. And now someone has made a 3D sculpture based on this classic Microsoft/PC animation.

When Will Sony & Microsoft Release New Consoles?

Now that Nintendo has announced its intentions to jump the generational gap with the forthcoming Wii U, chatter around the industry inevitably must turn to its two chief rivals, and when they might answer Nintendo’s challenge with brand new hardware of their own.

E3 2011 Predictions

E3 is just two weeks away! Can you believe it? What delicious (and what vaporware) delights will E3 2011 bring to gamers? What surprises do Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have in store for their pre-E3 media extravaganzas? What games will walk away from the week with the heaviest buzz? It’s impossible to predict what secrets […]