Xbox One

Xbox One’s Killer Instinct shuffle gets regular: Thunder cracks

Xbox One’s Killer Instinct shuffle gets regular: Thunder cracks

Back when the Xbox One was first launched, Microsoft Studios and Double Helix suggested that there'd be a fairly regular switch-out of the characters that'd be able to be played in the most basic iteration of the game Killer Instinct. This game is the first free-to-play fighting game to be offered with any of the next-generation consoles, Xbox One, Wii U, and PlayStation 4 included, pushing it to be the subject of extra scrutiny on the part of the gaming community in a large way.

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Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

Watch Dogs pre-order cancellation a simple error: no need to freak

This morning a report was delivered about order cancellations for the game Watch Dogs, a title set to be delivered some time in early 2014. This game had been delayed in the past, so it would have been a relatively large deal if the game were delayed any further than it already had been. The good news is that the cancellations were due to an error in Gamestop's software, not due to the game not being deliverable on time.

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Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Today Microsoft published its fiscal year 2014 second quarter earnings report, and among it is presented a varied picture: year-on-year results are looking up, while Windows has continued to suffer from the lack of PC demand and the Surface skyrocketed. Among these trimmings is the gaming side of its Devices and Consumer revenue: 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were moved, and nearly as many Xbox 360s.

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XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

XboxIE and Sonyfied bring HTML5 games to Xbox One and PS4

This month a couple of services have popped up for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - collections of games that can be played for free, crafted with HTML5 for play inside a next-gen gaming console's web browser. After tracking down the creator of the slightly more popular of the two, XboxIE, we found that he just released a PlayStation 4 iteration going by the name Sonyfied. Both sites now serve a modest number of games from some rather big names - Pac Man, Cut the Rope, and Bejeweled amongst them. It was when Xbox official Larry Hyrb, aka Major Nelson spoke about it on Twitter that things really started to fire up.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

With a Call of Duty game coming out at least once a year for what seems like forever, it’s not easy always seeing the newest title for what it’s worth, especially when it comes to multiplayer. With Call of Duty: Ghosts, you’ve got the first title from this series to be released to the next-generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Because of this, we’re able to take on a new era regardless of the changes Infinity Ward has made - but is it enough?

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay expands in “CODnapped”

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught DLC gameplay expands in “CODnapped”

While we're so close to the release of the Xbox One-first release of the Call of Duty: Ghosts expansion "Onslaught" we can taste it, there's a bit more work the company behind promotion the release has to do before we get there. The most recent release here comes in the form of a 1080p video that likely cost one whole heck of a lot of cash to produce. Working with real-deal live-action effects and your favorite British name-face Stephen Graham - from Gangs of New York, Snatch, and a whole lot of other films - you'll find this video spot taking that one extra step toward reality.

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Microsoft pays Machinima video partners to mention Xbox One on YouTube

Microsoft pays Machinima video partners to mention Xbox One on YouTube

It can be hard to tell at times when the videos you are watching on YouTube are legitimate content created because someone likes what they are showing off or when they are paid to produce the content. That line between paid content and normal content is a bit murkier on YouTube thanks to a marketing campaign that has surfaced from Microsoft. The campaign paid YouTube video partners to produce video content mentioning the Xbox One.

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This 13GB patch says you need internet to play games from now on

This 13GB patch says you need internet to play games from now on

Last year when we first caught wind that we'd be testing out NVIDIA SHIELD and its next-level PC game streaming abilities, the first question we had to ask was: will we need internet to do it? As it turned out - yes and no - it was a lot easier to do the whole hookup process and teaming with Steam if we had the web connected constantly, but after that, we could work without it. But there, as here and now with the latest patch for a major game on Xbox One, there is a point at which the creators assume high-speed internet is a given.

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