Tagged with: Xbox

Microsoft Says the Xbox One is More Powerful Without the Kinect

Microsoft Says the Xbox One is More Powerful Without the Kinect

Prepare to be confused: Despite everything we've heard about the Xbox One's Kinect sensor containing its own onboard processor, so that it doesn't weigh down the main console with voice- and image-recognition tasks, it's now clear that the add-on imposes quite a significant burden. Microsoft has confirmed to Eurogamer that ...

Microsoft Announces 46 New Apps Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Microsoft Announces 46 New Apps Coming to Xbox One, Xbox 360

Microsoft on Wednesday announced 46 new apps coming to its Xbox platform. The company says this will increase apps on its gaming platform by 25 percent, bringing the total to over 225 apps around the world. The timing of the news should surprise no one: the June update started rolling out last night, and it drops the Gold ...

Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

Microsoft Has No Intention to Sell Off Bing or Xbox

Ready for an update from the no-surprise department? Microsoft isn’t keen to sell either its Xbox or search businesses. On Tuesday at the CODE Conference Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella indicated that he has no intention to divest Bing, the company’s search property, or Xbox, its gaming and living-room play. This should ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 20, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 20, 2014

The Xbox One has only been on store shelves for six months, but Microsoft is already taking action to try to close the sales gap held by Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft recently announced that the Xbox One will soon be available without the Kinect camera for $399 – the same price as the PlayStation 4. Microsoft also ...

Microsoft Will Refund Some Xbox Owners’ Xbox Live Gold Fees

Microsoft Will Refund Some Xbox Owners’ Xbox Live Gold Fees

If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription only to access media apps such as Netflix and Hulu, Microsoft’s recent decision to remove the digital requirement may have left you feeling short-changed. After all, many consumers buy an upfront 12-month subscription to get a discount on the standard monthly fee. To make amends, ...

Microsoft Has No Idea What It’s Doing With the Xbox One

Microsoft Has No Idea What It’s Doing With the Xbox One

It’s official: Microsoft is scared of the PlayStation 4. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it will sell the Xbox One without the Kinect for $399, starting on June 9. The price cut levels the playing field and drops the Xbox One’s sticker price to the same level as Sony’s PS4. It also eliminates one of the biggest ...

Microsoft’s ‘Games With Gold’ Program is Getting a Makeover

Microsoft’s ‘Games With Gold’ Program is Getting a Makeover

Xbox Live is going the way of PlayStation Plus—starting in June, when the 'Games with Gold' program launches on Xbox One, free games downloaded with the program will not stay on your account if you deactivate Xbox Live Gold. So if you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you'll be able to get free Xbox One games every month—you ...

Netflix, Hulu and YouTube Apps No Longer Require Xbox Live Gold Membership

Netflix, Hulu and YouTube Apps No Longer Require Xbox Live Gold Membership

In a move that bucks the standard set by Microsoft itself back in 2005, both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will drop the requirement for an Xbox Live paid membership to access services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. Microsoft announced this morning that it would be streamlining its offerings and bringing its prices and ...

Microsoft to the Xbox One Without Kinect for $399 from June 9

Microsoft to the Xbox One Without Kinect for $399 from June 9

Microsoft will start selling its new console, the Xbox One, without the Kinect sensor, eliminating one of the biggest criticisms of the new machine and allowing for a significantly lower cost of entry. The new Kinect-free Xbox One will retail for $399. The console launched last November for $500, $100 more than the rival ...

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Microsoft already has an online file-storage service, OneDrive, and its own streaming music platform, Xbox Music, and the company appears to be combining the two to create a music locker in the cloud. LiveSino has discovered references to a OneDrive Music folder in source code files from Microsoft’s cloud-storage site. ...