It's March 1, and you know what that means: It's time for this month’s look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can get for free as part of Microsoft’s ongoing Games with Gold promotion.
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Beginning in April, Xbox One will receive a system update that adds 16-person Party chat, improvements for Xbox 360 games on Xbox One, and more. But if you’re on the Xbox One Preview program, you can check out an early version of this update starting today.
Microsoft today announced a lineup of highly anticipated games for both Xbox One and Windows 10, confirming its intention to serve gamers across all of its major platforms.
Today, Windows 10 gamers are getting a new blockbuster: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Like its predecessor, this remastered Gears game offers 4K graphics capabilities on the PC. And it costs just $30.
A few tidbits from around the web: Gears of War Ultimate Edition heading to the Windows 10 Store, Microsoft Garage releases Sprightly on Android, Microsoft joins IoT industry group, and Amazon raises purchase minimum for free shipping.
You all know the story: Microsoft's Xbox One console is selling better than its predecessor, but it's still getting outsold by the PlayStation 4 by a 2-to-1 margin. So what can the software giant do to turn things around? Simple: Just change the rules of the game.
Previously-announced updates for the Xbox One console and the Xbox app for Windows 10 are rolling out this week, providing new social features, an avatar store, and an Xbox News feed, among other improvements.
A few tidbits from around the web: A goofy new Microsoft app for iPhone, a one-day Surface Pro 4 sale, a free Hulu deal for Xbox One users, and an update to the Windows Device Recovery Tool.
Here's a special deal for gamers: Pre-order "Quantum Break" now and receive a free digital copy of that game for Windows 10 as well. And this isn't a one-off: Microsoft intends to make this type of thing---called a cross-buy---a platform feature, and more common as we go forward.
Greetings from snowy (again) New England. Here are some tidbits from around the web: An Xbox One backwards compat glitch, a coming Nexus VR viewer, Google vs. books, Facebook kills Android/iOS battery life, and Tim Cook's terrible Super Bowl picture breaks Twitter.
I'm not sure why it's doing so now, but in a bid to perhaps stave off the sales doldrums of winter, the Microsoft Store online is offering great savings on some of Microsoft's first-party devices, including Band 2, Surface Pro 4, and Xbox One.
Chances are, you're not a good enough gamer to justify the cost of the Xbox One Elite Controller. But like an M-series BMW, this high-end wonder has the hardware chops to justify its expense. And it will attract exactly the same kinds of wannabes.
Bethesda Softworks announced this week that Id Software's remake of the classic shooter DOOM will return to the PC---and to Xbox One and PlayStation 4---on May 13, 2016.
A few tidbits from around the web: More details on that Surface power cord recall, a WWII shooter game hits Kickstarter, Lenovo's quarterly results show the firm is still mostly a PC maker, Google's podcast service is imminent, and Amazon is opening more retail book stores.
A few tidbits from around the web: An accessibility update for Windows 10 Mail, Mojang Cobalt ships, Android is the future of Blackberry, and Yahoo is finally starting to make some big changes.
It's February 1, so it's time for this month's look at the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games that Xbox Live users can get for free as part of Microsoft's ongoing Games with Gold promotion.
With Microsoft reporting its earnings for the final calendar quarter of 2015, we have some useful data for evaluating how the firm's devices businesses are doing. And as you should expect, there's some high points and some not-so-high points.
A few tidbits from around the web: The original COD: Black Ops is coming to Xbox One backwards compatibility soon, Daimler CEO impressed by Apple and Google car efforts, iPad Pro hasn't helped, and the mystery of the Apple's Watch killer feature.
Microsoft this morning announced the third batch of Xbox 360 games that will work on Xbox One using the Backwards Compatibility feature. But the firm is also changing the way it brings Xbox 360 games to Xbox One.
If you follow Microsoft's monthly system updates for Xbox One, you know that the software giant routinely adds great new features to its premier console. And after taking December off, they're back with a new set of features that will begin rolling out to Preview members today.
Good morning. Today we have a new Xbox One bundle, four ways to improve Surface Pro 4 battery life, a free week of EA Access for Xbox One users with Xbox Live Gold, bad news about Xbox One background audio, and an iOS 9.3 public beta.
Another day, another batch of tidbits from around the web: How to really get rid of Windows 10 nagware, a Surface executive's dangerous opinion of iPad Pro, "Homefront" is finally getting a sequel, and Elon Musk says Apple Car is an "open secret."
Here are some tidbits from around the web: A weird tease for a coming Xbox One feature, another Half-Life disaster, the big problem with Apple News, Apple to introduce Night Mode in iOS 9, and AT&T is sort-of bringing back unlimited data.
Microsoft originally planned to ship two Xbox One consoles, one for gaming, and one for living room-based entertainment. But in dropping the latter device, the software giant has missed out on a huge opportunity. And I think it's time to revisit the notion of a much less expensive Xbox One.
Here are some tidbits from around the web: Microsoft will sell cellular data to Windows users, Cortana is available now in Cyanogen on OnePlus phones, the possibility of fast-charging an Xbox One controller looms.
Microsoft's decision to lower prices on the Xbox One in 2015 and then offer numerous value-added bundles was clearly a big success. So today, the software giant announced two new Xbox One bundles, including a version that lets you pick a a full-game download of your choice.