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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. ...

Xbox Lead Sees No Handheld Xbox Console in the Future

Xbox Lead Sees No Handheld Xbox Console in the Future

Microsoft's new Xbox head Phil Spencer doesn't think an Xbox gaming handheld makes sense. Spencer took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon in a surprisingly candid conversation with fans, one of whom asked if Microsoft is pursuing, "a handheld Xbox One-like gaming device at E3 or in the future." Spencer responded with a frank, ...

Xbox’s ‘Halo’ Series May First Debut on Showtime

Xbox’s ‘Halo’ Series May First Debut on Showtime

Xbox Entertainment Studios is deep in negotiations with Showtime to develop a live-action “Halo” drama series that is a high priority for the Microsoft production unit headed by Nancy Tellem. Xbox Studios has been developing a drama series spin on the vidgame franchise with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV banner for more ...

Microsoft Announces First Slate of Original TV Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft Announces First Slate of Original TV Coming to Xbox One

Oscar-winning documentary filmmakers. Legendary soccer players. The guys who make Robot Chicken. These are the people that Microsoft's throwing money at to help them make TV shows. Despite the fact that their plans to create all-new filmed entertainment have long been rumored and confirmed, it's kind of weird to think that ...