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Microsoft Says Free Xbox Live Game Download Was An Error

For a while there, it looked like Xbox One owners might soon be able to download and try out even more games from Microsoft free of charge. But Microsoft says that the screen teasing this possibility was an error.


Microsoft's Pretty New Platformer Is Looking Great So Far

I went into Ori and the Blind Forest… well, blind. I had seen a trailer for it back at E3, but other than that I hadn’t bothered with any information. Nothing against it, I just hadn’t bothered.


Your Next Direct3D 12 Tech Demo Is Courtesy Of... Intel?

It goes without saying that Intel is unanimously on-board with Direct3D 12, the next revision of Microsoft’s graphics API destined for release in the latter half of 2015. Until then, we won’t see benchmarks from the enthusiast sites, so we’ll have to be happy with numbers from Redmond itself or, in this case, chip maker Intel.


How Xbox Is Changing Its Dudebro Image

You know the strange thing about my eight years with the Xbox 360? Despite the fact that I played it most days, I often felt kind of alienated by it.


Xbox One Will Soon Let You Play Pirated Movies And TV Shows

It’s not the kind of news that makes the headlines during a press conference, but it is the kind of news that can help sell systems: the Xbox One is getting native, official support for .mkv, one of the world’s most popular video formats (well, containers).


Rise Of The Tomb Raider Isn't Really An 'Xbox Exclusive'

Yesterday, Microsoft dropped the first bomb of Gamescom 2014: that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive. Except, wait. It’s not.


White Xbox One Coming Soon

Briefly: If you’ve been holding out for a white Xbox One, then you’ll be able to get one later this year. Just announced at Gamescom, a Sunset Overdrive bundle will be the first chance the general public gets to own a frosty version of Microsoft’s newest home console.


Microsoft Offering The First Console To Ship With A 1TB Drive

Today at Gamescom, Microsoft announced that it’s launching a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle on November 4. Notably, the included console comes with a 1TB internal hard drive — double the size of the standard console’s HDD.


The Next Tomb Raider Is An Xbox Exclusive

Wow! Microsoft just announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider, announced earlier this year at E3, will be an Xbox exclusive out Christmas 2015.


Microsoft Announces 'The Halo Channel'

Microsoft just announced that it’s making a special channel for all things Halo related for the Xbox One. It’s known simply as “The Halo Channel”, and it looks like it will have lots of stuff to make fans of the shooter happy.