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Report: Microsoft is Making an Augmented Reality Headset for Xbox

Report: Microsoft is Making an Augmented Reality Headset for Xbox

In the midst of the deafening buzz for the Oculus Rift, this year's GDC is loaded with companies hinting at their own virtual reality or augmented reality solutions. Microsoft is not among them, but the company may be working on its own 3D head-mounted display internally, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. ...

Xbox Chief Marc Whitten is Leaving Microsoft for Sonos

Xbox Chief Marc Whitten is Leaving Microsoft for Sonos

Microsoft's launch of the Xbox One has had a rocky start -- DRM 180 anyone? -- and now Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten is leaving the company. Whitten will become the Chief Product Officer at wireless speaker company Sonos, continuing an executive reshuffling that started with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and also ...

Xbox One to Get Friend Notificiations in April Update

Xbox One to Get Friend Notificiations in April Update

Finally! Friend notifications will be returning to Xbox One as part of its next system update, with new features now being rolled out to participants of Microsoft's update preview program. Notifications, which pop-up when a friend signs in to Xbox Live and starts a game, was a feature of the Xbox 360 but did not make it to ...

Titanfall’s Launch on Xbox One Marred by Xbox Live Outage

Titanfall’s Launch on Xbox One Marred by Xbox Live Outage

Now is the absolute worst time for Xbox Live to be down. Tuesday marked the debut of Titanfall, the game that could make or break the Xbox One game console. It's a masterpiece of mechanical manslaughter, and Microsoft pulled out all the stops for its release, delivering new system updates, new peripherals and even a "fix" ...

Checking In: Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Four Months Later

Checking In: Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Four Months Later

This is a very big week for the Xbox One. We’re four months into the new console generation, which means two things: It’s too early to tell who’s “winning,” but … … we still have a good idea of what’s going on. I’ve been meaning to re-visit the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since I first reviewed ...

Twitch Broadcasting Officially Makes Its Way to Xbox One

Twitch Broadcasting Officially Makes Its Way to Xbox One

Xbox One owners, start your streams -- the Twitch app's broadcasting support is now available, just in time for Titanfall's launch on March 11th. As promised, you can share live gameplay sessions with viewers around the world. You can use your Kinect to chat with any fans, although any interaction is strictly optional. As ...

Microsoft Wants to Use Targeted Data for Political Ads on Xbox Live

Microsoft Wants to Use Targeted Data for Political Ads on Xbox Live

Microsoft is trying to persuade politicians to take out targeted ads on Xbox Live, Skype, MSN and other company platforms as midterm elections begin heating up around the country. To plug the idea, Microsoft officials handed out promotional materials Thursday at CPAC, the annual conference for conservatives. It's the latest ...

Xbox One’s Multiplayer Update is Rolling Out to Consoles

Xbox One’s Multiplayer Update is Rolling Out to Consoles

Microsoft says that its next Xbox One update will start rolling out on Wednesday, less than a week before the launch of Titanfall. The update, detailed in February, will fix problems with joining and chatting with parties of your friends, prepare the console for the release of the Xbox One stereo headset and media remote, ...

Report: Microsoft Wants to Bring Xbox Live Arcade to iOS and Android

Report: Microsoft Wants to Bring Xbox Live Arcade to iOS and Android

Microsoft is reportedly looking to port Xbox Live to Android and iOS, bringing its many functions to the mobile games that run on Google’s and Apple’s mobile operating systems. A recent Microsoft job posting notes ” We will create a modern framework that is open source, light-weight, extensible and scalable across ...

Xbox One to Get Twitch Streaming on March 11 (Alongside Titanfall)

Xbox One to Get Twitch Streaming on March 11 (Alongside Titanfall)

Next month, an update will bring the popular Twitch video game broadcasting service to the Xbox One in a way that home consoles have never seen before. It will launch on March 11, just in time for Titanfall. According to AP, the update will allow Xbox One the ability to live stream games via Twitch as well as start live ...