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Xbox One entertainment apps detailed

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 3:00am PST

For many, a console's ability to stream entertainment apps is just as important as the ability to play games. PS4 already has a number of apps...

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"I hope it is not a casualty of the MS/Google pissing match they've had as of late."

- Dolemite see all 6 comments

Xbox Music will offer 15 song trial on Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:30am PST

One way you'll be able to stream music to your Xbox One is through Xbox Music, Microsoft's music streaming service. And while the PC version does offer a free ad-supported option, Xbox One won't support that feature.

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"I was thinking they'd do a free month. It's a subscription service. You'd think you'd let be ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 37 comments

Scanning codes into Xbox One is ridiculously fast

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:15am PST

One of the benefits of having Kinect included with every Xbox One is how simple redeeming codes will be.

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" its not impressive since everything can read QR codes really fast now."

- cloud8521 see all 28 comments

Xbox Live Fitness will allow a la carte purchases for Free members

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 9:45am PST

Until December 2014, Xbox Live Gold members will get Fitness subscription features for free. Like Netflix, Xbox Fitness has a catalog of streaming videos that are part of the membership. However, Xbox Live Free members will also be able to use Xbox Fitness.

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"It's rather no-frills, but it's totally a sensible and worthwhile addition to the typical ..."

- AndrewYoon see all 4 comments

Xbox Live Compute won't be exclusive to Xbox platforms

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2013 3:15pm PST

"The cloud" is one of the big features of Xbox One. Games like Forza 5 and Titanfall take advantage of Xbox Live Compute to offload certain...

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"I don't see Sony disallowing it, they should allow their developers to shop for the best cloud ..."

- Chandler55 see all 26 comments

Xbox Games With Gold adds Iron Brigade and World of Keflings in November

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 31, 2013 12:45pm PDT

Sony today revealed its November lineup of free games for premium members and Microsoft, bless its little white cotton socks, has too. November's 'Games With Gold' titles for Xbox Live Gold members will be Double Fine's Iron Brigade (née Trenched) and A World of Keflings.

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"A bit unrelated, but damn, the cover art for those PS+ games looks amazing."

- Younanomous see all 13 comments

PBS app now available on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT

After an extended session of headshots, fragging, and gibbing, you may want to unwind and watch a documentary on the plight of birds. PBS is now...

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"Oh, and PBS isn't always liberal. Some episodes of Frontline have seemed more like ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 8 comments

Grand Theft Auto 5 joins Xbox 360 Games on Demand

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2013 10:00am PDT

You can now download Grand Theft Auto 5 off the Xbox Games Store. If you don't already have the game, that is.

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"Would just like to point out that the "don't install the play disc to the hard drive" thing ..."

- isochronous see all 7 comments

Games with Gold promotion to remain 'ongoing benefit' on Xbox 360

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2013 9:45am PDT

Microsoft's Games with Gold program was supposed to run through the end of the year. However, Xbox 360 owners will now be able to enjoy two free games per month indefinitely.

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Xbox One real name IDs unavailable at launch

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2013 6:00pm PDT

Microsoft's plan to allow Xbox One users to identify their friends by their real names is being postponed to a later date.

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"Well, at least they dont let out millions of users info and CC#s If you cant do something ..."

- et72 see all 6 comments

Report: Xbox greenlights soccer series for original TV content

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Microsoft has big plans to bring original TV content to Xbox. Sure, it already has a live-action Halo series in mind. So, what's next? Soccer....

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"Just need the tentacle rape cartoons to get Japan in the trifecta."

- kagath see all 8 comments

Xbox Live Compute makes the cloud free for developers

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT

One of the big features Microsoft is pushing with Xbox One is support for "the cloud." Microsoft revealed today that access to their cloud services will be free for developers.

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"They stole that name from Compute Magazine. They don't tell you you have to POKE everything into ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 8 comments

Project Spark free-to-play model doesn't require Xbox Live Gold

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2013 8:30am PDT

Project Spark will be free-to-play and won't require a XBL Gold subscription on any of its platforms, according to community manager Mike Lescault.

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"Me too. It definitely captured my interest. Even more so now that it's F2P"

- DrewDrawed see all 3 comments

Xbox One's friends app showcased in video walkthrough

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 14, 2013 8:30am PDT

One of the best new features of the updated Xbox Live experience is the updated Friends app. Taking cues from other social networks, it adds new social features that, simply put, make sense.

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"I feel like I still know very little about the PS4 UX compared to the Xbox One. I saw that like ..."

- derelict515 see all 6 comments

How Microsoft will use trending to make 'a rational marketplace' on Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 03, 2013 4:45pm PDT

On Xbox One, games are games are games. That means indie games and retail games will all appear under one Game Store. Chris Charla, director of the...

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"'Trending' will be used to show a huge chunk of adverts, too. The control over price and ..."

- Beady see all 36 comments