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A deep-dive into the future of subscription gaming.
Can we expect any big Xbox Series X offers this Black Friday
Av a great time.
Plaintiff believes Microsoft failed to disclose the defect".
All sign-ups immediately filled.
"It wraps a game inside of a service."
"It'll be multiple years before you see this technology perfected."
8pm UK time.
Are you feeling lucky?
All proceeds to Special Effect.
Your name will also go on the list.
"Choose your development partner as carefully as you choose your love partner."
The fad controller.
"We're not emptying the tank, getting everything we've got and just throwing it on stage."
Launches holiday 2020.
To focus on ensuring Project Scarlett plays 3000 Xbox One games, current back catalogue.
As Nintendo reportedly preps own Microsoft deal.
Golf! EDF! Etc.
Over the net.
Fortnite, Warframe among first to include it.
Hellblade, Ori coming next month, and a dozen more.
Run of the mill.
Dress X to start.
Plus a shopping cart feature and new Avatar store.
UPDATE: Microsoft clarifies announcement.
It's coming home.
Worked with charities to design accessible gaming pad.
And this month for Insiders.
Halo! Gears! More?
Change the Channell.
Plus: 1440p output, open tournaments and more.
Plus: Resident Evil! Sonic CD! More!
On company inclusivity and recovering from the Xbox One launch.
Penny for your thoughts?
Removing all compatibility with S and X.
Phone a friend.
"Patience will pay off."
Loads of you 4K'd out for one.
"Happy to take the money though."
"I don't think it's dead per se."
Gone too Zune.
Save straight to external drive, too.
Two years and nine months after it came out.
For people who only play a lot of one game.
Insider Program open to all.
UPDATE: Launches today.
Get a grip.
Microsoft pledges to make it stable.
Sharing is caring.
"I've been too busy having all the sex."
Six games join 1st July.
And a new name: Mixer.
UPDATE: Free trial now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
Here's how it works, and how you customise it.
275 prices slashed.
Now prepping console plans for after Scorpio, too.
Even more powerful than Scorpio itself.
More than 350 games cut in price.
And ability to connect to Wi-Fi which needs browser log-in.
Download and play more than 100 titles for £8 a month.
Or so we Hryb.
Jeremy Kyle fans, rejoice.
Force Unleashed! Monkey Island! Lovers! Project Cars!
From Xbox Onesie architects Xbox Australia.
Quick jump to recent apps, set video capture options.
Gummi bear red or military green and orange.
And possibly replace snapped apps with handy in-picture view.
If they're backwards compatible.
Cheap as chips.
And renames it Xbox Insider Program.
For your avatar.
But those who bought it can still play.
And gamers are in the firing line.
Does it come in S?
UPDATE: 2TB size won't be back in white, but other special editions possible.
Are you holding off?
Will hold "more intimate" Xbox FanFest event instead.
Looks like they're getting a visual upgrade, too.
Extra CPU, GPU power "will have no impact at all".
And an official Looking for Group service.
As Microsoft paves way for Windows 10 apps.
Plus, cheaper, smaller Xbox One for 2016.
Now that's what I call backwards compatibility!
Reaper the rewards.
"Designed by Tony Stark."
And a new Xbox One controller, too.
"We've had an amazing run."
PS3/Xbox 360 were just 3.5m at same point.
You'd get 10% of the purchase price.
We put the question to Shuhei Yoshida at GDC.
Plus: more Avatar features, improved Achievements section, more.
Console to become "backward and forward compatible".
Offline pins! Avatar store! Gamerscore leaderboard returns!
Does that push your buttons?
Other consoles a distant third.
Well bam, there it is.
PS. Now available.
Microsoft on how it levelled up its console.
Download weighs in at 1.15GB.
104 titles confirmed - but no COD, Halo or Red Dead Redemption.
UPDATE: Available today.
Pneuma! Dirt 3! Dungeon Siege 3! Knight Squad.
Sony "have a huge lead and they have a good product".
Background music feature waiting for "prioritisation".
If a game is faulty, you're entitled to a full refund.
Animated avatars coming.
Boot up 20 per cent faster from energy saving mode.
Officially, this time.
The importance of exclusives, PC, VR and more.
UPDATE: Pricing was an "error", Amazon cancels orders.
With 2.3m possible Gamerscore.
Just a pointer.
Well. Well enough?
UPDATE: Lizard Squad attacks Daybreak games in retaliation.
Red Dead Redemption still most-requested on Xbox Feedback site.
Blue 1TB box launches this September.
Just needs the publisher to allow it.
"PS3 is such a unique architecture…"
Is it worth that price-tag?
UPDATE: Xbox 360 multiplayer works seamlessly on Xbox One too.
UPDATE: New controller adapter only works with Windows 10 PCs, GAME has timed exclusivity in UK.
Includes beefier hard drive, new controller, Halo: MCC.
Xbox app, Cortana and Candy Crush included.
UPDATE: Product photos leak with new 3.5mm headphone jack.
New Xbox One features to be shown at E3.
If you're invited to refer a friend to Xbox One.
"See the greatest games line-up in Xbox history."
Use them or lose them, Microsoft warns.
Hololens to support Unity, compatible with all universal apps.
Down from £329.99.
Comes with Star Wars Pinball and R2-D2 avatar toy.
"They were going to be the casual gamers' machine."
Works cross-platform with Xbox 360, too.
UPDATE: Out now, voice messages due later this month.
80,000 expected at largest ever UK games event.
Find multiplayer partners who share your interests.
Along with Spotify, e-cigarettes and craft beer.
Plus: ID@Xbox exec on missing No Man's Sky.
Xbox 360 dashboard beta launched.
While stocks last.
Xbox One is brand, Wii U is fun factor.
UPDATE: Available now to all.
Option to turn retail units into dev kits finally on the horizon.
Transitions! Title cards! Effects!
Double tap guide button, press Y.
Don't pad your time out.
Aiming for 1080p/60fps when streaming Xbox One to Windows 10.
Features translucent lenses and its own processors.
18-year-old also charged with swatting offences.
Better than not naming something Halo.
But PlayStation 4 top of 2014 overall.
And finally, the console war is over.
UPDATE: February update now available to all.
After error leaves Far Cry 4 digital owners unable to play.
Microsoft planning avatars' "biggest adventure yet".
Halo on… anything?
But only in the US, so far.
Plus: download shows for up to 30 days on PC, mobiles, tablets.
Just 776 consoles shifted last week.
UPDATE: PS4, DriveClub and The Last of Us Remastered for £300.
This is what you get...
All about that base.
Finally, an Xbox One with backwards compatibility. Sort of.
UPDATE: Nothing to announce "at this time" in the UK, Microsoft says.
Now requires £8.99 monthly pass.
Snap live TV while playing games, or pause and rewind.
UPDATE: Now rolling out for everyone.
Brings new Snap, Friends features, adds .mkv support.
And to discourage devs who think "I'll get to Xbox whenever I get to it", Spencer says.
Your living room is the game.
"We hope to continue to do our best."
UPDATE: "We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers."
Government approval granted for first 10 games.
Plug and play.
Self-taught engineer takes up the mantle.
PS4 leads hardware chart for eighth consecutive month.
You din hear that wrong.
23k consoles sold in four days.
Snap Centre improved, Friends and Messages updated.
Xbox Live and Battle.net also targeted, SOE boss hit by plane bomb hoax.
UPDATE: Listing described as an "error".
And who does he nominate?
Buy a limited edition controller for exclusive DLC.
New console sales nearly 80% higher than last-gen at same point.
UPDATE: September console update now available to all.
It's out in late October priced £24.99.
Cut out and tweet.
Kinect-less bundle with Neverwinter Online and more for around £350.
Now on both next-gen consoles.
Potentially for use with Xbox, report suggests.
UPDATE: Firmware released, other tweaks detailed.
UPDATE: Now rolling out to everyone.
While Mario Kart 8 drives Wii U sales.
Nokia bears the brunt. "Limited change" for Xbox.
Microsoft mulling better visibility for ID@Xbox titles.
"If a developer has a question then they can just give us a call."
"Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox."
UPDATE: "We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution."
Didn't want gamers to assume Sony was "going down the same path".
UPDATE: Offer valid in the UK, US and Canada.
Intended to help developers make apps.
And increases it to 1TB for Office 365 users.
But no Watch Dogs.
Microsoft expects "tangible" benefit for games out this Christmas.
"Xbox Live is the service. Dedicated servers is the benefit."
Vote on new Xbox One features, see them implemented.
Can snap, track awards, get help.
US gets Twitter. Still no sign of iPlayer.
Get goal notifications, unlock cards and take part in polls with Brazil Now app.
You can trade your Xbox One Kinect in for a fiver.
"I have no intent to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today."
After Microsoft's similar move for Xbox One.
But what impact will it have?
But you'll need a device with at least 256GB of space.
Something to talk about.
If you only paid to access entertainment apps.
"We are in discussions."
UPDATE: June includes Dark Souls, followed by Charlie Murder & Street Fighter 4.
Analyst predicts 10 per cent sales boost following latest U-turn.
UPDATE: Games with Gold dated for Xbox One, titles detailed.
UPDATE: Confirmed. Netflix, Twitch broadcasting, Upload Studio all free.
Second update for preview testers in as many weeks.
9th June, 5.30pm UK time.
"We remain committed to Xbox and the millions of Xbox fans around the world."
But better placed for success than Sony, Nintendo, analyst argues.
"Very nice," says Major Nelson. "I've shared this around."
"It would be cool if I can buy a console and software through legitimate channels."
Halo TV series and "digital feature" still on the cards.
£100 cheaper than last November's launch price.
Will it suffer the same fate as its predecessors?
Boxpark packing up.
Meet new Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
Blu-ray! Controller update! Silent reboot!
Will premiere next year on TV and consoles.
Microsoft rewards boy with free games.
TV and DVR control also headed to SmartGlass.
"You will hear much more as we head into E3..."
And this is what it looks like.
Continued misbehaviour may see you banned from Twitch.
Including a couple that use Kinect.
Console to launch in 26 new markets this September.
But is it more augmented reality than virtual reality?
Homebrew workaround devised in place of official support.
"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days."
Ready for "competitive battle" with PlayStation.
Will be "more true" to gamer's expectations.
Thumbsticks made more sensitive, too.
5.1 Dolby Digital! 50Hz output! More!
Update due in March ahead of Titanfall.
"We believe Kinect is an absolutely integral part of the Xbox One experience."
The former CEO of Nokia who is reportedly considering selling the games business.
Thanks early adopters, but don't expect a retroactive refund.
March update will roll out early to select few.
Motion-activated backlit buttons illuminate when you pick it up.
But Xbox One still selling over twice as fast as 360.
"It was a little overly twitchy."
UPDATE: Pops up on Amazon UK now too.
No word on Spielberg directing this one.
UPDATE: But these headsets aren't supported by the adapter.
But February system update pushed back.
Welcome home, John.
He'll be fine.
New multiplayer and party changes in place before Titanfall.
"He's been a good supporter of Studios and Xbox."
In the cloud.
White-coloured Xbox One also on the horizon.
Xbox One advert hacked with clues to in-game extras.
"We are way aware of this," says Major Nelson.
But number of Xbox One consoles shipped still behind PS4 sales.
UPDATE: Microsoft asks Machinima to label videos as advertising.
Vita beat Wii U.
"The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid."
Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rub hands in glee.
"We aren't Netflix, we aren't Amazon, we're a different animal."
Full of bug-fixes, but no new features.
Also Wii Remote, DualShock 4.
UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".
"There is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible."
"We are taking steps."
Or a PS4 for £10 less.
But EA reckons Sony and MS face "stiff competition" from Apple and Google.
"Things will get better," Major Nelson promises.
UPDATE: Microsoft ditches exclusivity requirement.
To bring PC, mobile and Xbox even closer together.
UPDATE: Xbox One now at 170k, Wii U still at 150k after a year.
A week of next-gen customer service.
But longer term, Sony faces a tough challenge.
UPDATE: Possible workaround discovered - but it's not ideal.
UPDATE: Sold around 150,000, report claims.
Sells one million in biggest launch in Xbox history.
KSI manager: "Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with."
Can you feel the love tonight?
UPDATE: Microsoft removes instructions.
GAME, Tesco, John Lewis still options.
UPDATE: Astro have a workaround for their headsets.
Microsoft explains lack of hard drive space notification.
Earn media achievements for watching streams.
For Windows Phones.
Cloud source your footage.
Our handy guide lets you know.
"Like, as you walked through a jungle, you'd smell the flora."
UPDATE: Now sold out!
And turn on your TV, identify you, load the home screen.
"...because that's how Xbox people are."
Sky Go app for console not a priority.
Videos and photos on your console.
How fast will you fill that 500GB hard drive?
App will launch "in the future", but no date set yet.
Quick switching! Skype! More!
UPDATE: Xbox app Achievements shown, OneGuide UK launch in 2014.
"I exercised incredibly poor judgment."
Money goes to GamesAid.
Microsoft shows off its time-saving Kinect feature.
"You're a fan of ours and we're a fan of yours."
UPDATE: Or not - Microsoft admits mistake.
"No one could look at the numbers and know they represent you."
If you pre-pay from two days before.
"Pricing can come down pretty aggressively over the next few years."
UPDATE: See how to receive PS4 and Xbox One pre-order refunds.
But current-gen headsets will have problems.
Watch game walkthroughs in Wingman mode while you play.
Do you Follow?
But developers can make it so they are.
UPDATE: "Will not target ads to you based on any data Kinect collects unless you choose to allow us to do so."
Missed out at EGX? Microsoft dates more appearances.
Kinect 2.0, Steam Box, Oculus Rift and more with Microsoft's big Phil.
80 per cent position Xbox 360 horizontally. Do you?
Instant game loading, switching shown off.
Family Sharing will return when "time is right".
£615 COD bundle the only option left at GAME.
UPDATE: PlayStation 4 only supports four.
But other countries won't. Sorry Australia.
It'll be waiting for you when you get home.