Oh happy day: EA's intriguing new first person shooter Battlefield 1 is now available as an open beta for gamers on Xbox One and Windows PCs, offering a thrilling if limited first glimpse at some of the game's multiplayer modes.
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Microsoft's new Xbox One S isn't just the premier video game console. It also offers an elegant solution for living room entertainment, providing access to many popular services and capabilities.
Great news for those who were among the first to customize their own Xbox Wireless Controller using the new Xbox Design Lab: Your controllers are on the way!
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows 95 turns 21 today, Microsoft announces App Dev on Xbox live event, Microsoft makes the case for Edge on Mobile, a Microsoft job listing doesn't actually suggest that Xbox One games will require emulation on Project Scorpio, more.
No, it's not the "Halo on Windows" announcement you were hoping for. But Windows 10 PCs will take a further step into the Halo universe on September 8, when Microsoft releases Halo 5: Forge to the Windows Store as a free download.
Tech tidbits from around the web: WordFlow 2.0 arrives on iOS, Microsoft reveals HoloLens spec secrets, yes, the Xbox Onesie is lame, Samsung to start selling refurbished phones, a price hike for PlayStation Plus, and Amazon wants to halve music subscription costs on Echo devices.
Great news, Call of Duty fans: Call of Duty 2, an Xbox 360 launch title from 2005, and one of my all-time favorites, is now available on the Xbox One through backwards compatibility.
When Microsoft announced that customers could design their own customized Xbox Wireless Controllers through the Xbox Design Lab, I had an immediate and obvious thought: Why not offer this customization for the Xbox One S console as well? It could be happening.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony will announce two new PlayStation 4 consoles in September. One will be a reduced-cost version of the current console, the other a higher-end model.
Microsoft designer Andrew Kim revealed this weekend that he was part of the team that designed the Xbox One S. The console was his first big project since joining Microsoft, and Kim confirms that a big part of the goal was cost reduction.
If you're not sure whether the Xbox One S is right for you, you may want to consider it as part of a wider range of upgrades. Because unlike its predecessor, Xbox One S is 4K Ultra HD compatible. And 4K changes everything.
Today, Microsoft is rolling out the first major Xbox One system update since the release of the August Update, which brought more Windows 10 features to the console. This update includes a number of improvements to Store, Xbox Guide and more.
Microsoft has steadily improved its once-lackluster Groove apps across multiple platforms this year. And now it's done so on Xbox One, too, bringing a new user experience and background audio playback to its flagship console.
With Microsoft evolving its Xbox gaming platform to include Windows 10, our game play options are about to explode. So Xbox fans will want to configure an Xbox One controller on their Windows PCs as well.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Groove gets another nice update for Windows Insiders, Gears of War gets a gorgeous 4K trailer, the Lumia 650 is on sale too, and the HDHomeRun DVR app is now available on Xbox One.
For over two weeks now, I've secretly made a major change to my daily workflow and have been using as many Microsoft mobile apps on PC, tablet, and smartphone as possible. And my relative levels of success speak volumes, I think, to the state of Microsoft's mobile efforts here in mid-2016.
Turn off the lights and enjoy the terrifying mastery of "Inside," the new puzzle platformer from the maker of "Limbo." But Inside is an even better game than its predecessor, and it combines heart-pounding scares with easy to master play mechanics.
The Xbox One S is a winner, a svelter and more attractive take on Microsoft's flagship video game console. If you held off on the first generation Xbox One for some reason, now is the time to buy.
While Microsoft's initial run of Xbox One S consoles includes 500 GB, 1 TB and even 2 TB options, users will eventually face the same issue we see on smartphones and tablets: That storage will simply fill up as we install apps and games. Fortunately, there's a solution.
Xbox One owners can now link their Xbox Live account to Facebook and Twitter. Both work a bit differently: With Facebook, you can find more friends to play with. And with Twitter, you can share game clips and screenshots.
Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
While the Kinect sensor is considered somewhat controversial by some Xbox fans, it still provides the best way to interact with your console: By voice. But getting Kinect up and running with a new Xbox One S requires a few extra steps. Here's how it works.
The ability to interact with other game players on the Xbox Live network is a key benefit of owning any Xbox console. And on the Xbox One S, it's now much easier to share screenshots, video clips, and achievements with your friends or with the world.