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Do not turn your Xbox One on its side or it will be “at your own risk”

Do not turn your Xbox One on its side or it will be “at your own risk”

Michael Archambault 87

Microsoft has sure been excited to show off its latest gaming console in hundreds of press photos, but have you noticed that the Xbox One has remained horizontal? According to Microsoft, that is how the unit is supposed to be used and if you turn it on its side vertically – you are on your own. CNET’s sister site GameSpot sat down with Albert Panello, Microsoft’s Senior Director of...

Microsoft Studio plans to expand TV programming - will rule the living room with Xbox One

Microsoft Studio plans to expand TV programming - will rule the living room with Xbox One

Michael Archambault 92

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has plans to grow its upcoming television programming selection beyond the originally planned Halo series on the Xbox One. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios, declined detailed comments to Bloomberg yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show, but showed Microsoft has full intentions to invade your living room. Microsoft is aiming to arm...

Download Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas for free if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member

Download Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas for free if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member

Sam Sabri 53

We’ve been covering Games with Gold from Xbox Live since it started earlier this summer. Aren’t familiar with the program? For the remainder of the year, Microsoft is giving Xbox Live Gold members two free games per month. Usually the titles available are a little older, but still great. We’ve seen fun games like Fable III, Assassin’s Creed II, and more over the last few months. Today...

Xbox One and Major Nelson to tour New England (US) - gives exclusive hands on experience

Xbox One and Major Nelson to tour New England (US) - gives exclusive hands on experience

Michael Archambault 13

The launch of Microsoft’s next gaming console, Xbox One, is right around the corner and the company is still suffering fallout from a poor launch event. Instead of judging the console from what you read online, wouldn’t it be great to see it in person? If you are in the New England area of the United States next week– you just might be in luck. Xbox’s Major Nelson will be visiting the...

Play games, earn credits, and get cash with the new Xbox Live Rewards program

Play games, earn credits, and get cash with the new Xbox Live Rewards program

Michael Archambault 39

What’s better than video games? Getting paid to play video games of course! Microsoft has recently announced a new plan to integrate a reward system into Xbox Live; similar to the company’s Bing Rewards Program, gamers will be able to earn credits and then have them translated into currency. There will be a variety of ways to earn reward credits including renewing your Gold membership...

Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

Sam Sabri 154

We know you have an Android or iOS device hanging around you somewhere. It might be an iPad Mini or Nexus 7 that you bought just to tide you over till similar sized tablets running Windows 8.1 became available. Or maybe you just really like technology and like to stay up to date. Either way, your Xbox Music collection will now be with you anywhere. The app is available for Android and...

Xbox One ends up in leaker’s hands; video shows off Dashboard and gameplay

Xbox One ends up in leaker’s hands; video shows off Dashboard and gameplay

Daniel Rubino 116

It’s been a busy weekend for unintended leaks of upcoming Microsoft products. First we had Windows Phone GDR3 and Bittersweet Shimmer, that was followed by an alleged photo of Windows Phone 8.1 and now we have the Xbox One. The Xbox One was revealed in all of its glory months ago and since then, we’ve had a steady stream of official news from Microsoft on the product. Because of that,...

SmartGlass for Xbox One will be a new app, coming later this year to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

SmartGlass for Xbox One will be a new app, coming later this year to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Sam Sabri 58

SmartGlass was unveiled during Microsoft’s 2012 E3 presentation in Los Angeles. The service allows users to connect to their Xbox 360 in a variety of ways through their smartphones, tablets, and PCs. However, it was introduced late into the Xbox 360's lifecycle, something that impacted performance and features. The Xbox One has been built with SmartGlass in mind, so we can expect a lot...

Football kicks off today, grab the official NFL Fantasy app for Windows 8 and Xbox 360

Football kicks off today, grab the official NFL Fantasy app for Windows 8 and Xbox 360

Sam Sabri 42

Today, the 2013 NFL season gets underway. The opening game will see defending Super Bowl XLVII champions Baltimore Ravens up against the Denver Broncos. Both teams met in the playoffs last year, but only one went on to become champion. Should be an exciting game that helps set the tone for this season. What better way to enjoy the 94th regular season of the National Football League than...

Microsoft will keep loving your Xbox 360 with support until 2016

Microsoft will keep loving your Xbox 360 with support until 2016

Michael Archambault 47

Many of us here at Windows Phone Central are excited about Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One console, but you might be wondering what happens for those who are sticking with their Xbox 360 unit for a bit longer. Microsoft’s Xbox Marketing and Strategy Chief, Yusuf Mehdi, stated that the Xbox 360 “is going to go for another three years”. We have reached out to Microsoft for clarification on...

Xbox One begins to ship out to retailers - gamers get ready for the next generation

Xbox One begins to ship out to retailers - gamers get ready for the next generation

Michael Archambault 83

It seems only yesterday that Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One, was revealed on the Xbox Campus. In reality, the console was revealed months ago on May 21st, 2013. Now, Major Nelson has published photos of the first batch of Xbox One consoles ready to ship out. The first photo above shows a case of consoles packed in discrete brown cardboard packaging with a bright orange label...