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Xbox co-creator says the console's original controller was 'embarrassingly huge'

By David Craddock, Oct 03, 2016 3:25pm PDT

Blackley wanted to design a smaller peripheral, but lacked the political pull within Microsoft at the time.


"I hated that controller. It was too reminiscent of the Dreamcast controller,which was a hunk of ..."

- Th3rdSun see all 27 comments

Xbox One backward music support now available with Groove Music

By Daniel Perez, Aug 19, 2016 7:45am PDT

The Groove Music app now supports background music play, thus allowing players the ability to enjoy their favorite tunes while playing games.


"Tried this out last night and it's pretty great. I'm really impressed that I have the same app ..."

- feek see all 4 comments

Xbox boss says Microsoft has 'things to say' this Fall

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2016 8:32am PDT

What kind of things? We hope it's Project Scorpio.


"Gaming media like SlowNews and CrappyGon are in the pocket of Crooked Sony. Sad!"

- Ambient80 see all 29 comments

Amazon Prime Day 2016 Deals: Video Games Edition

By Daniel Perez, Jul 12, 2016 6:33am PDT

Amazon Prime Day is here, so prepare your wallets and see how much you can save on video games, peripherals, consoles, and more here!


"Typically yes, the item will have a deeper discount for a limited period starting at that time. ..."

- Vimn see all 4 comments

How the original Xbox team convinced 'insulted' Bill Gates to green-light a console

By David Craddock, Jun 30, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Despite his grievances, Gates greenlit the decision to build a console to stop Sony from 'invading the living room.'


"Games available for both systems never proved that to be true. They tended to look and play ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 30 comments

Original Xbox controller designs show how the Dreamcast influenced Microsoft's first console

By Daniel Perez, Jun 27, 2016 8:45am PDT

The Dreamcast appears to have more influence on the original Xbox than most originally thought.


"Wasn't the original Xbox within a hair's breadth of being Dreamcast compatible? That would make ..."

- baron calamity see all 11 comments

E3 2016 Live Stream: Microsoft chats about Xbox Scorpio, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and more!

By Daniel Perez, Jun 15, 2016 11:45am PDT

We're having Microsoft back to our E3 booth to show off even more content, including Xbox Scorpio, Minecraft, and more!


"Ask about a future viva piƱata. I have one at home who wants a third game big time !"

- johnhead see all 4 comments

The Wolf Among Us and Sunset Overdrive pave the way for April's Games With Gold

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 24, 2016 8:40am PDT

Save the world from evil energy drink companies and more with April's Games With Gold.


Rocket League on Xbox One will soon support cross-network play

By Daniel Perez, Mar 14, 2016 8:43am PDT

Could we finally see a matchup of Xbox vs. PlayStation vs. PC? We certainly hope so.


"Sony will just say pass, we are not interested. Would be typical to keep all the walled gardens up."

- gummijoh see all 22 comments

Xbox Games with Gold for March 2016 includes Borderlands, Lords of the Fallen, and more

By Daniel Perez, Feb 23, 2016 9:23am PST

Xbox Spain has leaked next month's lineup of free games.


"My interested was piqued until I realized Borderlands is the 360 version."

- Dolemite see all 6 comments

PSA: Xbox Countdown Sale kicks off with Halo 5, King's Quest, Mad Max, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 22, 2015 9:25am PST

Steam and PlayStation have had their digital holiday sales up and running and now Xbox is here to join them.


"Have a PS4? The first episode was part of PS+ free games this month!"

- Nerdsbeware see all 6 comments

Xbox One bundles will be $50 off on Thanksgiving weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2015 3:00am PST

Microsoft is hoping to get a cut of the Black Friday madness, so it is offering $50 off of all 12 of its holiday bundles from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.


Gamescom 2015: Watch Microsoft's Xbox press conference here

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 6:26am PDT

Microsoft is scheduled to take the stage at Gamescom this year, so be sure to tune in to find out what the company has in store.


Xbox Live servers are down causing outages for Destiny, Call of Duty, and more [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Jul 24, 2015 12:31pm PDT

Microsoft appears to be having issues with its Xbox Live servers, and as a result, a number of popular multiplayer games are also unable to connect.


The power of Porsche joins Forza Horizon 2 with two new cars

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 17, 2015 10:00am PDT

Even though players can already pick up the new Porsche Expansion, Xbox has announced today that everyone who owns the game will be able to download a special 2 car pack from the Xbox store.