The October update for the Xbox One recently dropped and yet we're already in position to start looking forward to the new November update. So if September and October saw the addition of full DLNA support for USB devices and home server networks, what can you expect from November? How about optimized TV on your TV?
Microsoft raised some eyebrows last week when they confirmed that Halo: Master Chief Collection would get a 20GB patch on its launch day. Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor followed up on the announcement with a lengthy defense.
That's right, full DLNA server support has been implemented into Microsoft's console, meaning you no longer have to use Jerry-rigged antics to stream media to the console.
With Fable Legends set to launch sometime this fall, it looks like the folks over at Lionhead Studios are gearing up to finally bring their unique spin on the RPG franchise to the new generation of consoles. A closed beta is just around the corner, and you can sign up for it starting today.
There are a lot of tactics in business to keep the competition from getting a leg up on you. One of those tactics includes enacting a parity clause for independently produced games. Microsoft has setup the infamous clause for one main reason: so customers don't feel as if they're second-rate when buying the Xbox One.
One of the big requests from gamers has been custom user interface themes for the Xbox One. It was something that gamers had been begging and pleading Microsoft for since before the launch of the console, and in a recent interview Xbox division boss Phil Spencer has acknowledged that custom UI themes are coming.
Microsoft and Team Dakota have officially released Project Spark for PC and Xbox One at retail and via digital distribution. You can pick up the starter pack right now for only $39.99, which contains a month's worth of premium membership bonuses and several useful tools and completed projects to help give gamers a running start in the tool suite.
The Xbox One has had an impossibly hard time gaining sales momentum in any territory, including its own backyard in the great 'ole U.S., of A. Well, that's kind of changing around if the first week sales numbers in China is anything to go by.
If you like the Xbox One controllers but don't feel they're small enough to fit your tiny hands (or perhaps, the tiny hands of your kids) you're well in luck because there are some officially licensed Xbox One mini-controllers due for release on October 17th in two week's time.
Some exclusives are destined to stay as exclusives. While eighth-gen is already full-up with multiplatform titles, the one thing you won't be seeing is Access Games' D4 making its way to a PlayStation console... at all.
Microsoft's push into Asia continues, as the American-based company seeks to get an early lead on the competition in the great Republic of China. The company has been planning all summer long to make their way into the territory and they've finally managed to do it.
Unsurprisingly enough the Xbox One has bombed in Japan. Microsoft's third-generation home console managed to move 24,562 SKUs the first week out, but then things completely dropped off from there on, with the big black box managing to only shift 3,015 units the second week on sale.
Lionhead Studios, the former home of the great Peter Molyneux, has managed to release some new footage of a game you won't be able to play. The title is (or was) called Ink Quest. The game featured a young girl traveling through a paper world and discovering new kinds of adventures.
Small batches of developers from various studios are coming forward to pledge their support for the #GamerGate movement. These game-makers feel as if the industry needs a desperate change and have spoken up.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson will be leaving Mojang after the company is officially purchased by Microsoft. Persson explained the decision in a very personal blog post.