It's both amusing and sad to watch video game bloggers and enthusiasts continually misrepresent Microsoft's new Xbox strategy. Here's just one example: The belief that Xbox Play Anywhere signals an end to Xbox exclusive games.
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Xbox is no stranger to hyperbole, but this is actually a really big sale, with over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 game titles and over 30 offers for PC games. Dubbed the Ultimate Game Sale, it runs for one week, from today through July 11.
Happy 4th of July! Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale starts tomorrow, Xbox Play Anywhere launches on September 13th, Your Groove gets a little bit groovier, NuAns NEO running Windows 10 Mobile heads to Kickstarter, more.
Microsoft announced today that it is killing the Xbox Fitness app and service on Xbox One. Existing customers will be able to use purchased content through next June. But no new content will be offered for purchase.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More info on Microsoft letting users associate Windows 10 licenses with their Microsoft accounts, Kevin Gallo speaks about future of Windows Phone, the Apple Pencil Holder, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: AT&T's Lumia 1520 can get Windows 10 Mobile now, a closer look at Battlefield 1, Apple quietly discontinues its Thunderbolt displays, offline viewing is coming to Netflix, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Opera attacks Microsoft's Edge battery claims, figuring out what kind of TV you need for Xbox One S and HDR gaming, the user base for Microsoft Wallet with Tap to Pay is tiny, more.
Xbox Preview Program members should wake up to a small update this morning that adds language independence functionality and game pre-order improvements to Xbox One. News of the update comes courtesy of Microsoft's Mike Ybarra.
Microsoft first launched the Xbox One in 2013 with a muddled and ever-changing strategy and too-high pricing, confusing and then enraging its fans. Well, no more: Microsoft just destroyed the competition at E3 2016 and is delivering on a transparent, coherent and exciting Xbox One strategy.
The Xbox One S isn't even shipping until the end of August, but it's never too early to start planning. And those upgrading from the original Xbox One to the new console will want to know how to get a free USB adapter that will let them use their current Kinect Sensor.
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.
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.