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New Surface 2 pricing makes them the ultimate mobile Xbox experience

August 27, 2014 |

If you were at some point hoping that Microsoft would attempt to rival the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS with a handheld of its very own then you’ve had a very disappointing few years. Don’t fret though, Microsoft is making up for its mobile gaming shortfall in quick order. Yesterday the company slashed prices on the Surface 2 to just $349.99.

Xbox Live Deals With Gold for August 26th gets you ‘Need for Speed Rivals’ & ‘Fallout’ on the cheap

August 26, 2014 |

It’s so easy to lose a productive afternoon staring into the emptiness that is your Xbox One and Xbox 360 games library wondering, “where did it all go?” We can’t answer that question for you, but replenishing your stock of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games is now ridiculous cheap thanks to Xbox Live Deals With Gold promotion for August 26th

‘Choice Cuts’ playlist brings curated playlists back to Xbox Music

August 25, 2014 |

Users of Microsoft’s Xbox Music subscription service and music store have new cause for celebration. Curated playlists have made their return to Xbox Music — sort of.

Coming Attractions: ‘The Newsroom’ Season 3 trailer is here

August 25, 2014 |

Sometimes the good die young, and Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom is about to be put out to pasture. You’d think with the stakes this high and only six episodes coming before the end HBO would be building hype for the journalism drama series with flashy advertisements and all the action words they could find. Instead, the network is taking a very different approach in teasing the final season of The Newsroom.

Get the first episode of ‘House of Cards’ free in Xbox Video

August 20, 2014 |

The Netflix original series House of Cards sparked a revolution in how we consume content. There NBC was with its week-long wait times, breaks for the holidays and sheer tonnage of commercials. Then Netflix came and dumped entire seasons of House of Cards on its subscribers — and it didn’t hurt that the show was critically acclaimed either. This week Netflix and Xbox Video are teaming up to keep the hype for the show alive, as or now absolutely any user can snag the first episode of House of Cards at absolutely no charge.

August Xbox One Update now available for all

August 18, 2014 |

Late last night Microsoft announced that the August Xbox One Update it made available to Xbox One Preview Program members last month, is now available for all users.

Microsoft begins sending out the September Xbox One Update

August 15, 2014 |

We’ve hoped to get our hands on the new Media app and updated Friends area for the Xbox One ever since Microsoft announced them this past Monday at its Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing. If you have too, you’re starting the weekend with a win. Microsoft says late last night it began deploying the September Xbox One Update to users participating in the Xbox One Preview Program.

Download season one of The Wahlburgers free in Xbox Video & save

August 14, 2014 |

So the week is winding down and you’ve got absolutely nothing to watch this weekend. First, shame on you, there’s always episodes of Mad Men available. Secondly, if Mad Men doesn’t work out for you there’s always first season of The Wahlburgers, which is available for free in Xbox Video.

Xbox Live Deals With Gold for August 12th gets users get 50% off Titanfall & Just Dance 4

August 14, 2014 |

Microsoft’s Xbox One console hasn’t been around long enough for us to start seeing huge discounts on titles made for it. At least, that’s what many assumed before Microsoft slashed the prices of Titanfall and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros by half in this week’s Xbox Live Deals With Gold promotion.

The Culture: Variety retraces Robin Williams’ love for video games

August 13, 2014 |

National publications — and even some more entertainment specific sites — rushed to profiling Robin Williams’ characters & comedy, recalling how he made them feel in Good Morning Vietnam or how Bicentennial Man made them feel things they’d yet to feel. As Variety points out, what many don’t know is just how big of a gamer Williams was too.

Microsoft confirms the white Xbox One is on the way

August 12, 2014 |

Microsoft is releasing a white Xbox One and it’ll be included in the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle beginning later this year. That’s on top of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare bundle that’ll include a terabyte in internal storage.

You’ll be able to watch streaming television away from your Xbox One soon

August 12, 2014 |

Microsoft’s Xbox One console is getting some new features and extras soon including the option for users to stream television shows and movies directly from their Xbox One to a mobile device equipped with the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner and a revamped media player.

Watch Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing this morning @ 8 a.m. EST

August 12, 2014 |

It’s finally here folks. Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing this morning at 8 a.m.. Here’s how you can watch live.

EA Access arrives on Xbox One for all

August 11, 2014 |

If you were hoping to celebrate the arrival on Madden NFL 15 by playing a bit of last year’s installment for Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you’re in luck. As of now all Xbox One owners can download the EA Access app that lets them subscribe to the recently announced subscription service of the same name.

Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 sees first significant update

August 11, 2014 | | One Comment

With a new update for Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft has finally delivered on its promise to improve the music listening experience for users of its smartphone operating system.

The Culture: The McCartney & Marty O’Donnell Destiny theme song coming soon

August 8, 2014 |

That song that former Bungie audio director Martin O’Donnell, and Mike Salvatori worked on with legendary musician Paul McCartney? It’s being released as a single off Destiny’s soundtrack later this year, according to the New York Times.

Ryse: Son of Rome is Coming to the PC

August 8, 2014 |

If by calling Ryse: Son of Rome an Xbox One exclusive, you thought Microsoft was saying that the gorgeous adventure game involving Roman generals, sword fighting and spear throwing was going to only be made available on Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you were mistaken. Earlier today Deep Silver, the game’s publisher, announced that owners of high-end laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, will be able to play the game soon.