Just days after confirming its ridiculous restrictions on used game sales, game sharing, and its requirement for an internet connection for even disc based games, Microsoft has changed their mind.
Apparently giving in to consumer pressure and competition from Sony’s PS4 (which has no such restrictions), Microsoft today announced that it will be dropping these restrictions from the Xbox One.
After initially focusing on the TV and multimedia aspects of the Xbox One, Microsoft took the time at today’s E3 press conference to show off the gaming chops of their next-gen system.
Microsoft announced a number of impressive titles for the Xbox One, including several exclusive titles not previously revealed.
Before the Xbox One was announced, the Internet was inundated with rumors about how you wouldn’t be able to play used games on the console, how it was going to require an Internet connection and how its brand new Kinect is sorry, but it’s afraid it can’t let you do that Dave.
Yesterday, we told you about the reveal of the upcoming Microsoft Xbox One console, and there is plenty of buzz about how they were too focused on TV and not on gaming. While I agree with this, I think some of this was intentional, since they want to have some big things to show off at E3 in early June.
Today, Microsoft took wraps off of their shiny new gaming console, the Xbox One (formerly known as Xbox 720 or Durango.) If you can believe it, it’s been nearly eight years since the original Xbox 360 came out – the same year YouTube launched, and almost two years before the iPhone came out.
As more publishers make the move to digital publishing, it seems like print publications are dying a slow death. Some magazines have resorted to including a small freebie with every issue, from free posters and coupons to pens and now even Wi-Fi routers.
Earlier this year Microsoft introduced IllumiRoom, a prototype technology that augments TVs and other displays by projecting room-filling visuals that complement what is being shown on the screen. Microsoft Research recently released a video that explains the basics of IllumiRoom.
A huge number of gamers all around the world live on a steady diet of digital kills, pizza, and caffeine. The problem for a lot of gamers comes when you’re right in the middle of a heated match, you’re hungry, and you don’t want call and talk to the people at the pizza place to order your favorite pie.
If you like cars, racing games, and own an Xbox 360 you’ve probably played at least one of the games in the Forza franchise. The latest game in the franchise is Forza Horizon and a new expansion pack for the game has launched this week.
In the latest What The Tech podcast of Guys From Queens, tech blogger Paul Thurrott dished out a number of details about the next Xbox that he says he received back in January (of this year, I suppose).
There’s been rampant speculation about what the new Xbox 720 (codenamed “Durango”) video game console might have in store for us later this year, and now we have some answers. As more and more companies jump on the smartwatch bandwagon, the it’s been revealed that the next-gen Xbox won’t be a console in the traditional sense at all.
When I got married, most wedding rings were pretty ordinary. Sure, they might have some extra diamonds here and there, or some sort of ornate engraving, but thanks to the wide-world of online customization, we have so many more choices these days.
The Microsoft Kinect has been hacked to do all sorts of things, and while some of the hacks are for the good of humankind, most are pretty superfluous. But the Microsoft Research Cambridge team has recently put together a Kinect demo which could provide neurosurgeons with interactive 3D visuals which could help them save lives in the operating room.
I think that one of Microsoft’s biggest mistakes in recent years is Windows RT, and by extension the Surface RT. I’m not saying Windows RT devices are useless. It’s just that seen in the context of their release, they are products that can confuse and scare off potential Windows 8 users.