There's going to be a lot of navel-gazing over the coming weeks as Xbox fans wonder whether they should get the new Xbox One S. Honestly, it's not a hard question. Of course you should.
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As you should expect at any E3, Microsoft has announced many new games this week, and it is of course describing its 2016 lineup as its best-ever. But here's a quick peek at the games that matter most .. to me.
Microsoft is cutting the price of the Xbox One by $20 to $279 to help differentiate the original console from the new One S.
Microsoft is owning E3 this week, but lost in all the understandable hoopla around the new Xbox One consoles is a set of coming improvements to Xbox Live that are in many ways just as important. Here's a quick rundown.
While Microsoft's new console announcements garnered the biggest headlines today, let's not overlook Xbox Design Lab, which lets you customize your own Xbox Wireless Controller. It looks awesome.
As expected, Microsoft announced two new consoles today, the cost-reduced Xbox One S and, more dramatically, the next-generation Xbox "Project Scorpio," which won't ship until late 2017. Here's a quick peek at what we know now.
This morning at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, a smaller, sleeker and more versatile version of its flagship video game console. Let's take a closer look.
Microsoft has announced Xbox Play Anywhere, buy a game once and play on both Xbox and PC.
As expected, Microsoft has announced a new, smaller, Xbox One console that they are calling the S. The announcement was made at the company’s E3 keynote being held in Los Angeles.
A smaller Xbox One, called the Xbox One S has leaked ahead of Microsoft's E3 conference scheduled for tomorrow.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: Sony confirms it is working on the PS4.5, nothing related to video games is "Microsoft's most ambitious bet," no Halo 5 for the PC, much more.
Back in March, I exclusively revealed that Microsoft was secretly testing TV DVR (digital video recording) functionality for Xbox One. But this week, the software giant revealed that it is no longer pursuing this feature.
As you may have heard, Microsoft has discounted its Xbox One consoles by $50, with the cheapest bundle now selling for just $299. That's a great price. But you shouldn't buy an Xbox One now, given the high probability that Microsoft will announce one or more new consoles next week.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft Planner is now available to Office 365 commercial customers, first ever Office Insider Fast update for Mac Insiders is now available, whether we are stuck with two smart phone platforms, six more Xbox 360 games hit Xbox One Backwards compatibility, more.
This week, Xbox One Preview members will gain access to the first pre-release version of a summer update for the console. It's the first of two major updates planned for 2016 that will bring Windows 10 Anniversary Update functionality to the Xbox One, Microsoft says.
While Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile users have been testing pre-release versions of the Anniversary Update for months, Microsoft has yet to provide similar access to those on the Xbox One Preview Program. But that's about to change.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it happens every month! It's June 1, so here's a peek at this month’s Games with Gold, a set of free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A real life Half-Life 2 City Scanner drone, Xbox One price drops by $50 ahead of E3, Windows 10 Mobile build 14342.1004 heads to Insiders in the Slow ring, a "leaked" image purportedly shows Surface phone, BBC's Micro Bit computer is now available to the public, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Sony has now sold over 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft shouldn't be making smart phones, Google kills the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, and Microsoft isn't alone in wanting to kill passwords.
The Xbox One is a paradox of sorts. It has sold at a far faster clip than previous Xbox consoles, which should be celebrated. But it's also been outsold by as much as 2-to-1 by the PlayStation 4. So "fixing" the Xbox One in 2016 is tricky: Microsoft will need to continue with what's working while making the platform more appealing to a wider audience.
In the longest and most unrewarding slow tease since the movie Prometheus, Microsoft announced this week that it would bring Halo 5, sort of, to the PC. Well, not Halo 5 so much as the Halo 5 Map Editor, called Forge.
I'm still only a few levels into the DOOM single-player campaign, but I've seen enough: Though this remake offers great visuals and frenetic game play, it just doesn't recapture the magic of the original games.
Judgment Day is upon us: The remade version of DOOM is available today on Xbox One---and PC, if you don't mind purchasing via Steam or a local retailer---offering a graphic and violent walk down memory lane. Whether the new game stands up at all to the original, let alone the DOOM 3 reboot from 12 years ago, remains to be seen.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More takes on Microsoft's phone strategy and Intel's mobile fail, Xbox at E3, Microsoft following in the footsteps of AWS, Microsoft quietly sold its stake in Caradigm health venture with GE, more.
While Spotify is arguably the most popular full-featured music subscription service in the world, it lacks one key feature for those with their own music collections: Spotify offers no way to upload your own music to the service.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft is a different company now, get Office 365 Home Premium for just $76, buy an Xbox One, get a $50 gift card, the PBS Video app is now available on Windows 10, and SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st.
Is it May already? Well, then. It must be time a peek at this month’s Games with Gold, a set of free Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.