Do you take your Xbox gaming seriously? Serious enough to smell like an Xbox? Or at least use Xbox branded deodorant, body spray or shower gel? Well, your wish has come true. Microsoft wants to help you smell like a video game console.
The Xbox Game Pass is a pretty good deal and if you buy the new digital-only Xbox, it will be where you get most of your games. Microsoft has announced what’s coming soon to the Xbox Game Pass, and there’s some really good ones in there.
Games range from RPGs to shooters, with a few anime-style games thrown in to boot.
The Xbox One has a brand new controller in its lineup. The Phantom controller will soon appear in white. This is the second controller in the Phantom line, after the black special edition that came before it.
Now that Santa has come and gone, I’m sure some of you still have Christmas cash or gift cards burning a hole in your pockets. You might be wanting something to make you feel like you got a new console for Christmas rather than a gift card.
The biggest downside to game consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X is the cost. Modern consoles and their games are very expensive making it hard for lots of gamers to afford. A new report is going around that Microsoft is ready to launch something called Xbox All Access that will put everything you need and want for gaming into one package deal.
According to a report from Windows Central, Xbox All Access will be a subscription service that will give gamers an Xbox One S, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass for $22 monthly for 24 months of payments.
Microsoft showed up at E3 2017 armed with its latest weapon in the console gaming wars. Formerly codenamed Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft claims that the Xbox One X is the most powerful console system ever, and certainly in terms of raw specifications, it sounds like it.
The console packs some impressive technical specs, including a custom 16 nm, 8-core CPU, a GPU capable of pushing out 6 teraflops, 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM, and 1TB of hard drive space.
If you don’t like the Xbox One’s stock controllers, maybe it’s time to see what else is out there. You could certainly use a more stylish gamepad. The latest offering from Microsoft is the new Tech series, and the first in this line looks pretty tactical and cool.
The Recon Tech Special Edition comes in a dark military grey, and adds some cool gold accents and insignias on the gamepad’s face, and rubberized grip areas on the back.
Great news for disabled gamers who play on the Xbox One. Microsoft is adding the ability for avatars to ride in a wheelchair. Now more folks can have cool avatars that represent them better. It looks like they are also adding some visual tweaks as well.
Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox head, confirmed that the wheelchair additions were not “far off,” after responding to a question on the subject on Twitter.
Last year, console modder Ed Zarick showed off the aesthetic side of his customizing skills with an R2-D2-themed PS4 laptop. Now he’s back with another beautiful one-off, this time based on the new droid on the block.
This Xbook One is the same as Ed’s made-to-order Xbox One laptops, except its case has BB-8’s white, orange and silver patterns as well as LEDs on its lid.
This weekend, developer Turn 10 Studios unveiled three custom Xbox One controllers, in time with Ford’s announcement that it will compete in the 2016 Le Mans. The company behind the Xbox-exclusive Forza Motorsport games themed each controller after one of Ford’s Le Mans cars from the 60s.
The blue controller is called 1965, after the year that Ford’s Shelby Daytona Coupe became the first American-made car to win at Le Mans’ GT class, placing 4th overall.
The black controller is the 1966, after the year the Ford GT won 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 24-hour race.
Finally there’s the 1967, named after the year Ford defended it Le Mans title.
Turn 10 Studios showed off the controllers at Le Mans this weekend, and will put them on display once again this week at E3.
…and neither is that free machine that Handsome Jack promised to give to the citizens of Opportunity. That said, what 2K Games is offering in its Borderlands Handsome Jack Loot Contest is still pretty sweet and it could all be yours for free.
I love games where you get to battle it out with giant robot mechs. I grew up on MechWarrior and loved that game. However, I have never been a console gamer, which explains why I have never heard of Steel Battalion.
Gold-plated Xbox One and PlayStation 4 case mods exist, but obviously they cost thousands of dollars. If you want your gaming system to have some of that shine yet still keep both of your kidneys, you might want to settle for ColorWare’s limited edition 24-karat gold-plated Xbox One controllers.
Aside from the coveted coating, ColorWare also added textured tips on the Xbox One controller’s analog sticks.
If you received a new video game or game console over the holidays and tried to get online to play, you may have been unable to connect. Both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live were attacked and knocked offline for much of Christmas Day.