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An in-depth look at Windows 10 on Xbox One [Updated: no Kinect means no Cortana voice control]

An in-depth look at Windows 10 on Xbox One [Updated: no Kinect means no Cortana voice control]

As the Windows 10 release date gets ever closer we start learning more and more about the impact it will have on Xbox One. Today, Microsoft gave us an inside look at Windows 10 running on the console here at E3 2015. We learned a bit more about Cortana, Navigation, as well as snapping apps. We...
Microsoft's Major Nelson talks Xbox One backward compatibility

Microsoft's Major Nelson talks Xbox One backward compatibility

Microsoft did the unthinkable at E3 by announcing a compatibility layer on the Xbox One for Xbox 360 games to be played. Larry Hryb sat down with Bill Stillwell to talk about how it all works. While it was certainly one of the highlights from E3 for many, the feature is not quite available to...
Here's how backwards compatibility works on the Xbox One

Here's how backwards compatibility works on the Xbox One

One of the biggest pieces of news for long term Xbox gamers this past week at E3 was support for backwards compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. While the feature will roll out to all later this year with 100 titles on board for initial support, Xbox One preview program members...
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Hands-on with the new Need for Speed and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Hands-on with the new Need for Speed and Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

EA is on fire this year with its new game announcements and reboots. I got to try out Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and the new Need for Speed at E3 and I walked away impressed. Here are my initial impressions with both after getting some hands-on time. Mirror's Edge: Catalyst In 2008, DICE...
Beyond Flesh and Blood is a gritty sci-fi mech shooter heading to Xbox One and PC

Beyond Flesh and Blood is a gritty sci-fi mech shooter heading to Xbox One and PC

Beyond Flesh and Blood is a post-apocalyptic shooter with a gory mech-combat edge, and it's dropping in on Xbox One and PC. I recently caught up with Pixelbomb Games' Project Lead Lee Blacklock to give us the rundown on this blood-spattered project. Jez: For the uninitiated, how would you...
This Week in Xbox One News - Destiny DLC drama, Satya Nadella's Xbox comments, Xbox One's E3 2015 mindshare, and more!

This Week in Xbox One News - Destiny DLC drama, Satya Nadella's Xbox comments, Xbox One's E3 2015 mindshare, and more!

Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news! This week, we're looking at some Destiny DLC drama, Satya Nadella's Xbox comments, Xbox One's E3 mindshare, and more! We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and...
Poll: Would you have bought an Xbox Phone?

Poll: Would you have bought an Xbox Phone?

A news story came out recently starring Robbie Bach, a former member of Microsoft's Xbox team of 22 years. Microsoft hasn't exactly done badly with the three Xbox consoles released to this date, but with hindsight the talk became that maybe Microsoft should have been looking towards phones. Not...
Watch and win as we play Magic 2015 tonight on Twitch

Watch us play Magic 2015 for Xbox One and Windows

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! Tonight we played...
Top 3 reasons Rise of the Tomb Raider will be the best Tomb Raider yet

Top 3 reasons Rise of the Tomb Raider will be the best Tomb Raider yet

Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics came out in early 2013 and was a reboot of the critically acclaimed franchise. The game received high praise from almost every gaming outlet due to the game shining a new light onto who Lara Croft is and how her tomb raiding days came about. Most expected the game...
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Former Xbox head thinks Microsoft should have released an 'Xphone'

Robbie Bach helped to launch the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 during his 22 years at Microsoft. He left the company in 2010 but now he's talking about his past work at the company, including an interesting observatiion that Microsoft should have launched a gaming-themed "Xphone" a few years...
Review: The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is a good mic shy of a perfect Xbox One headset

Review: The Turtle Beach Elite 800X is a good mic shy of a perfect Xbox One headset

I'm a fan of Turtle Beach, but they've made it hard to recommend their latest wireless headset. The Turtle Beach Elite 800X launched a few weeks ago with a promising array of features. Some of these include a robust wireless design that looks as sleek as it does functional. Throw in an awesome...
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Guncraft will bring its sandbox shooting world to the Xbox 360 on July 14

The Xbox 360 may be a nearly 10 year old console, but developers are still making games for it. The latest example is Guncraft: Blocked and Loaded, a console version of the PC sandbox shooting game that will be released for Microsoft's console on July 14. Guncraft was originally developed by...
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Xbox One will get two new free games a month starting with July's Games with Gold

Xbox One owners with a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription have usually only been able to get one free game per month as part of Microsoft's Games with Gold promotion. That will change starting in July, with the Xbox One getting access to two free games a month from now on. Ubisoft's pirate-...

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