Microsoft's Xbox One will be a tad bit smarter than its predecessor, the Xbox 360, according to Microsoft.
In an interview published on Tuesday, Xbox General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo told Gizmodo that as much as the company would like to prevent misuse of the Xbox One, it can't. So, it has decided to make the device self-aware to mitigate potential issues.
According to del Castillo, the Xbox One will be self-aware of its temperature. As it starts to heat up, the fan will kick into high gear to attempt to cool it down. If … Read more
The MTV app, which first rolled out to iOS in June, hosts on-demand streaming of shows, while integrating elements of its past apps, like video extras. In other words, it puts some "second screen" entertainment on the "first screen" through Xbox.
But to check out full episodes, users must have a subscription from a participating TV provider. Xbox Live Gold subscriptions also cost $5 a month with … Read more
The Xbox One will still ship with the new version of the Kinect camera, but connecting it will no longer be mandatory, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten told IGN
"Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor," Whitten said.
When it launched the Xbox One, Microsoft made much of the console being a full package, shipping with both Kinect and a controller. Microsoft highlighted that the controller and Kinect sensor worked together, telling people back … Read more
Microsoft will be bundling a headset in the Xbox One box after all, Xbox Community Manager Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has confirmed.
Last month, Microsoft made waves when it said that the Xbox One would not come with a headset and that customers would need to pay separately for the $25 peripheral. In an unboxing video that Major Nelson posted Thursday, however, he confirmed that the limited edition "Day One" version, as well as the standard version of the console, will come with a headset.
The Xbox headset is a key component in the gaming experience … Read more
Ever since Microsoft reversed controversial DRM and "always-on" policies back in June, the company has been promoting a sense of transparency in regard to Xbox One and information about the surrounding ecosystem.
Video games are ace. They allow you to do so many things that otherwise wouldn't be possible; you can fight in wars, command armies, build giant skyscrapers, and race cars. Except there's still a barrier to entry there: a controller. It's that standardized interface that keeps you from becoming fully immersed in a game, especially when it comes to driving. I mean, how can a controller or even a plastic wheel even come close to the real thing?