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PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller Now Available
Some games on the PC are best played with the mouse and keyboard. However, some games really need a game controller. Games that have flying or driving in them are best done with a gamepad. If you have an Xbox One game system, drivers have now launched that will let you use your controller on your Windows PC.

Microsoft Xbox One Update Gives Developors More GPU Bandwidth to Play with

Microsoft Xbox One Update Gives Developors More GPU Bandwidth to Play with
Microsoft has been working hard to get the sales of its Xbox One game console up. The console isn’t exactly selling poorly, but it has generally been outsold by the Sony PS4. One of the reasons that the PS4 has outsold the Xbox One is that some developers have said the PS4 has better graphical performance.
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PS4 Outsells Xbox One for the Fourth Month in a Row

PS4 Outsells Xbox One for the Fourth Month in a Row
The NPD Group has published the latest stats for the gaming industry as of April 2014, and the numbers show that for a fourth month in a row the Sony PS4 has outsold the Xbox One.

Xbox One Now Available without Kinect: Xbox One Eighty

Xbox One Now Available without Kinect: Xbox One Eighty
Microsoft’s Xbox division has been forced to swallow its words three times in the span of two years. They warned us that the Xbox One would require a persistent Internet connection – among other things – but they quickly removed their restrictions after getting a lot of negative feedback.

Patent Shows Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch

Patent Shows Microsoft is Working on a Smartwatch
Smartwatches and other wearables are one of the big up and coming product categories. You can bet that most every major consumer electronics company will attempt to offer a smartwatch of some sort. Some will be more popular than others and a new patent application has surfaced that shows Microsoft has been working on its own smartwatch.

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe

Microsoft Gesture-Sensing Keyboard Concept: Type & Swipe
Even with the rise of touch input, the mouse and keyboard remains the best and most flexible computing setup. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be improved upon. Microsoft Research recently developed a mouse and keyboard hybrid that allows users to type and make multitouch input on the same device.

Xbox One Price Chopped in UK

Xbox One Price Chopped in UK
I think we all knew that eventually the Xbox One would see its price cut to closer match the cost of the PS4. That was especially clear when developers started saying that the PS4 was the better console on top of the fact that it was $100 cheaper here in the U.S.

Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller

Titanfall Gets Limited-Edition Xbox One Controller
If there’s one game I’m really excited about that’s coming soon to the Xbox One, it’s Titanfall. I feel like it’s been way too long since I played a good game with mech battles, so I can’t wait to play it when it hits this March.

Microsoft Smart Bra Lets You Know When You’re Stress Eating

Microsoft Smart Bra Lets You Know When You’re Stress Eating
Emotional eating is more common than you think. Some people sing their worries away, while others find that they’re calmer when they’re eating a cookie. Then a salad. Then a bowl of noodles. And so on and so forth.

Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic

Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic
If you like the design cues of old school gaming, but like modern gaming consoles, check this out. You can have the best of both worlds with these retro NES skins. They make your PS4 or Xbox One look like an NES.

Xbox One Console Teardown

Xbox One Console Teardown
It’s always fun to tear gadgets apart. I remember being a kid and taking stuff apart to learn how it works. Somehow this never gets old. We all love a good gadget teardown, And so the folks over at iFixit flew to New Zealand to get a launch day console and have now posted their teardown of the Microsoft Xbox One.

Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible

Unofficial Driver Makes PS4 Controller Work on PC: Sideward Compatible
Last month we found out that the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller more or less works with a PlayStation 3. PCSX2 forum member InhexSTER made a tool allowing you to use the controller with Windows games.

Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming

Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming
If you love staring at gadget teardowns, check out photographer Brandon Allen’s Deconstructed. It’s a series of images of dissected video game controllers, their parts neatly arranged for the camera. All of the controllers in Brandon’s series were donated and heavily used (some of them don’t work anymore) hence the dust and worn out parts.

Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System

Xbox One Employee Edition up for Bidding: The All in White Entertainment System
Microsoft has one heck of an item for zealous Xbox fans and videogame collectors. The company has donated a very special edition of the Xbox One to UK charity GamesAid. The special next generation console, which is called the Xbox One White Exclusive Launch Team Commemorative Special Edition, is now up for grabs on eBay.

Microsoft Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 Tablets Have Windows 8.1, Improved CPU, Battery, Screen & Kickstand

Microsoft Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2 Tablets Have Windows 8.1, Improved CPU, Battery, Screen & Kickstand
Microsoft was late to enter the tablet wars and paid for it dearly. But the company isn’t giving up just yet. Today it unveiled Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the updated versions of its Surface – formerly known as Surface RT –  and Surface Pro tablets.

Xbox One Release Date Announced

Xbox One Release Date Announced
Hot on the heels of the revelation that the Xbox One was in full production, and would be getting a CPU bump, Microsoft today announced the release date for their next-gen console: November 22, 2013.
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