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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 ...

Xbox One Gets April Update, Adds Friend Notifications and More

Xbox One Gets April Update, Adds Friend Notifications and More

The Xbox One April update has begun rolling out to systems and will continue over the next few days, according to an announcement on the Major Nelson blog. The latest update initially rolled out last month to users in Microsoft's beta program, an initiative that lets console owners test system updates prior to their ...

This Xbox Controller Gauges Your Boredom, Increases Game Difficulty

This Xbox Controller Gauges Your Boredom, Increases Game Difficulty

Heart rate, temperature, respiration, and perspiration: These are our autonomous functions--our core physiological processes--that signal stress or arousal and can betray our otherwise cool exteriors. Stanford researcher Gregory Kovacs is reading these signals through a modified Xbox game controller. By adding a new, ...

The Xbox One’s First Original Video Content is Coming in June

The Xbox One’s First Original Video Content is Coming in June

Microsoft is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green, aspiring World Cup players and eerily human robots. All are involved in shows that Microsoft’s new Xbox television studio plans to roll out globally starting in June. Helmed by former CBS Corp. honcho Nancy Tellem, who Microsoft ...

Microsoft is Considering Xbox 360 Emulation on the Xbox One

Microsoft is Considering Xbox 360 Emulation on the Xbox One

When the Xbox One was announced last year, many Xbox 360 owners were upset that the system wouldn't be backward compatible with 360 games. Now, there's some indication that Microsoft is looking to remedy this situation through emulation, though the specific timing or form that the emulation will take is still unclear. ...

Microsoft Patches a Big Xbox One Security Flaw Found by a Five-Year-Old

Microsoft Patches a Big Xbox One Security Flaw Found by a Five-Year-Old

A young Ocean Beach boy is in the spotlight after he discovered a back door in to one of the most popular gaming systems in the world. When 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel is playing his Xbox, his feet don't touch the ground. But something he did has made the smartest guys at Microsoft pay attention. “I was like yea!” ...