Tag: Xbox One

NPD: Brisk Nintendo Switch sales can’t offset October hardware decline

Consumer spending on gaming hardware continued its plummet in October, according to The NPD Group. U.S. gamers spent $182 million on new consoles. That is down 41% from October 2018. The Nintendo Switch was once again the top-selling system for the month. But it’s worth noting that the comparison to 2018 is tough because Red […]

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Xbox Game Pass gets flood of new games, EA Access, and more

If it wasn’t clear already, Microsoft really wants you to give Xbox Game Pass a try. To ensure you consider jumping aboard this holiday, the company overloaded the pot with sweetener at its X019 event in London today. Game Pass is getting over 50 new games. And the $15-per-month Ultimate tier starts at $1 for […]

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Watch Age of Empires IV’s first gameplay trailer from X019

Microsoft revealed the first gameplay trailer for the epic real-time strategy game Age of Empires IV at the X019 fan event today. The development team responsible for the game also got a name: World’s Edge. Xbox veteran Shannon Loftis is heading up that studio. The gameplay trailer shows off Age of Empires IV’s medieval setting. […]

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PlayStation’s DualShock 4 will soon work with Xbox cloud games

Microsoft had a lot to announce at its X019 event in London today. But one of the strangest tidbits is that you will soon be able to use Sony’s DualShock 4 gamepad for the PlayStation 4 with Xbox games. Starting next year, Microsoft’s Project xCloud streaming tech is getting support for more controllers. Those include […]

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Watch Xbox’s X019 event live from London right here

Microsoft is about to drop a shipping container full of Xbox news on your face. The company is in London for its X019 fan gathering, and it’s going to broadcast a special episode of Inside Xbox live from that event. Expect news about Xbox Game Pass, Project xCloud, first-party developers like Obsidian and Rare, and […]

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 review — better than the best

Four years ago, I reviewed the Xbox Elite Controller. I called it the best gamepad that I’ve ever used, and it maintained that title … until now. Microsoft is following up the Elite with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and it is taking up the torch from its predecessor. On November 4, Microsoft […]

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November 2019 Xbox Live Games With Gold: Star Wars and Sherlock Holmes

We are just one night of trick-or-treating away from November, and that means it’s time for a new set of complementary games on Xbox Live Gold. November 2019’s Games With Gold includes a brilliant detective, kart racing, and Jedi space battles. As is standard for Games With Gold, November includes games for Xbox One as […]

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Xbox One hardware falters, but software and services are bright spots

Xbox One hardware sales are continuing to fall, and that put a drag on Microsoft’s gaming division. Xbox revenues for Q1 of fiscal 2020 were down from $2.738 billion to $2.542 billion. The end of the generation is here, and people are less willing to go out and buy new hardware that originally debuted in […]

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Xbox Live change enables you to choose any gamertag you want

Xbox Live is changing the way that gamertags work. The service now enables you to change your name to whatever you want — although, you will get a numerical identified to go along with that. Of course, you still can’t use a lot of hateful or suggestive words. And the length maxes out at 12 […]

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NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September

As Microsoft and Sony slowly sunset their current-generation consoles, Nintendo is maintaining its momentum. The Nintendo Switch was the top-seller in September, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. “Nintendo Switch was again the best-selling hardware platform of September and remains the best-selling platform of 2019,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. Of course, the Switch […]

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How To Connect A PS4, Xbox One Controller To An iPhone

For the longest time ever, if you wanted to connect a gaming controller to your iOS device, the only official way to do that would be to look for MFi accessories. Unfortunately, some of these accessories might not necessarily be the best option, but thankfully when Apple launched iOS 13, they finally included support where […]

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Untitled Goose Game will harass PlayStation 4 and Xbox One eventually

The mean goose is coming for you, Sony and Microsoft fans. After dominating Nintendo Switch and PC, Untitled Goose Game is migrating to PS4 and Xbox One. Developer House House told Australian news outlet ABC (via Eurogamer) that the team is working on the ports right now. The studio hasn’t revealed a release date for […]

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Xbox overthrows Nintendo for most-seen TV ads game industry ramps up spending

Xbox has overtaken longtime chart-topper Nintendo for TV ad impressions in the most recent 30 days; its commercials account for almost 60% of the industry’s impressions. Football, both college and NFL, was a huge driver of impressions for Xbox. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you […]

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Razer Brings Its Vibrating ‘Nari Ultimate’ Headphones To The Xbox One

Last year, Razer launched the Nari Ultimate gaming headphones. While gaming headphones are a dime a dozen, with Razer probably contributing half to that, what made the Nari Ultimate stand out from the competition was that it vibrated. This means that in addition to being able to hear your games, it also allows gamers to […]

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Google Assistant can now launch games, capture screenshots, and more on Xbox One

Add the Xbox One to the long list of things Google Assistant can control. This morning, Microsoft and Google jointly announced the Xbox Action, which enables console owners of any Assistant-enabled smart speaker, smart display, or mobile device (iOS or Android) to launch games, automatically queue up and load apps, and more with their voice. […]

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Xbox Game Pass gets Saints Row 4 on PC and Bloodstained on console

Microsoft is continues to add more content to the Xbox Game Pass subscription services. During its Inside Xbox video event today, the company revealed a handful of games that are hitting the console or PC versions of Game Pass. On console, you can download the following games starting today: Jump Force Bloodstained: Ritual of the […]

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NPD: Video game business is still growing despite disruption

Video games are going through a transition period. But this shift isn’t necessarily about the jump from one console generation to another. Instead, companies like Microsoft and Apple are changing the way people spend money on games with their subscription services. Despite these changes — or maybe because of them — the industry is still […]

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‘Outer Wilds’ Is A Beautiful, Wildly Fun Tale Of Space Exploration ‘Groundhog Day’

Death in video games, like in life, is inevitable. It’s the game mechanic we are most familiar with, occurring over and over again on screen and, eventually, once off it. Video games are an art form where death is required, a consequence for failure. But it’s far less serious than in the real world. You […]

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Xbox rolls over Nintendo to lead a sleepy August for gaming industry TV spend

The summer slump for gaming brands continued in August, with the industry’s estimated total spend coming in around $3.6 million, down from July’s $6.2 million. Xbox surpassed longtime frontrunner Nintendo to claim 30.7% of the industry outlay, followed by Rockstar Games with 28.8%. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution […]

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