Category: Xbox 720

Microsoft 180’s on indie self publishing, angry over leak ahead of gamescom

July 25, 2013

Microsoft 180’s on indie self publishing, angry over leak ahead of gamescomWeeks ahead of gamescom in Europe, Microsoft’s hidden card has apparently been revealed when a publication reported on it today. Game Informer reported that Microsoft is planning on announcing self publishing for indie developers at gamescom.

Microsoft NSA surveillance involvment raises privacy concerns with Xbox One Kinect

July 17, 2013

Microsoft NSA surveillance involvment cast doubts on Xbox One KinectMicrosoft is under fire again after alleged documents detailing its collaboration with the NSA’s surveillance program surfaced. According to the alleged documents, Microsoft was providing streamlined access to many of its applications such as Skype, Outlook, Hotmail and SkyDrive.

Microsoft reorg confirmed: Xbox One OS now under Windows division

July 12, 2013

Microsoft reorg a reality: Xbox One OS now under Windows divisionAs rumored, Microsoft has confirmed that the company will be going through a reorg via a memo from Steve Ballmer. The memo details a massive restructuring of the company dividing everything into a number of divisions. As a result, it seems that the Xbox division will now be split across two departments.

Without Mattrick future of Xbox One less clear, to be helmed by Windows Chief?

July 7, 2013

The future of Xbox One to be helmed by Microsoft Windows chief When Don Mattrick, former Microsoft executive of the company’s entertainment division, resigned from his post months before the launch of the Xbox One, many were shocked. However, rumors around Mattrick’s departure have been swirling months prior to the Xbox One’s reveal.

Rumor: Microsoft’s Xbox One-80 family plan limits play time to one hour

June 25, 2013

Rumor: Microsoft’s Xbox One-80 family plan limits play time to one hourShortly after Microsoft’s infamous 180 reversal regarding its controversial DRM policy for the Xbox One, a mysterious source posted a note on Pastebin anonymously detailed the highly touted Xbox One family plan. The shocking note revels that the family plan may have been some sort of timed demo access to other family members instead of granting full access up to nine members.

Xbox One roundup: region-locked, new legacy Rare title, Sony urged not to follow Microsoft

May 28, 2013

Xbox One roundup: region-locked, new legacy Rare title, Sony asked not to follow Microsoft

While after last week’s presser there really hasn’t been any new groundbreaking news released about the Xbox One or also affectionately known as the Xbone. There have been some rumblings here and there about games being region-locked and Rare’s secret new title from its history.

Xbox One privacy concerns by Australian and German officials, patent hints at charge per movie viewer

May 27, 2013

Xbox One privacy concerns by Australian and German officials, patent reveals possible plans to charge per movie viewerMicrosoft’s Xbox One press conference left everyone with more questions then answers. With what was supposed to be a major console announcement for the company turned into a media circus with several features that have come under scrutiny such as the DRM setup for used games and the always online requirement.

Retailer believes Microsoft will profit share with publishers on used Xbox One games

May 24, 2013

Retailer believes Microsoft will profit share with publishers on used Xbox One gamesNews of Microsoft’s DRM plan to combat used game sales came as a shock that rippled throughout the industry. Reports and rumors of this have been rampant for over a year, but was finally confirmed by Microsoft’s Phil Harrison just this week.

Xbox One: TV integration, the games – Forza 5, Quantum Break, Call of Duty: Ghosts and more – impression

May 22, 2013

Xbox One: TV integration, the games – Forza 5, Quantum Break, Call of Duty: Ghosts and more – impressionWhile the first half of Microsoft’s Xbox One conference largely focused on the TV integration into the console similarly to the way Google and Apple TV works, the company did start trickling in some glimpses of games during the end. A new title by Remedy was introduced called Quantum Break along with the next iteration of Forza.

Xbox One: Phil Harrison tries to explain confusing used game DRM system

May 21, 2013

Xbox One: Phil Harrison tries explain confusing used game DRM system During Microsoft’s press conference today, it was revealed that there would be some sort of mechanism on the disc, where a key for the game will be downloaded to the harddrive along with the title which will tie in with your Xbox One console. As soon as you install a game to your system the mandatory once-a-day online Internet connection will check to make sure you have the key.


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