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When Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Will Come To The Xbox One

One of the big announcements that Microsoft made was that OG Xbox games would eventually be made backwards compatible for the Xbox One family of game consoles. Gamers, of course, peppered Microsoft with questions about when backwards compatibility would be made available for the OG Xbox.

Using The Kinect With The Xbox One X Is Going To Cost You

Microsoft's Kinect 2.0 didn't really make waves the way they hoped it would. The motion-based camera tech quickly fizzled from view after a string of controversial stories emerged. Well, for gamers interested in using Kinect for the Xbox One will cost you.

Halo Is Getting A Mixed Reality Experience

Microsoft seems to be branching out from the typical norms when it comes to producing content for the Halo franchise. The game has traditionally been a linear first-person shooter experience, but with 343 at the development helm, Microsoft wants to take Halo beyond the norm and into the realm of mixed reality.

Groove Music Pass Is Ending On Xbox One

Microsoft announced that the Groove Music Pass is coming to an end for the Xbox One, and the company has begun offering helpful tips on how to move over your music from the Groove Music profile to Spotify ahead of the closure of the service at the end of the year.

Xbox One Is Testing USB Cameras For Streaming

The team at Mixer is attempting to make a huge improvement to games broadcasting on the Xbox One, making it possible for users to plug in their own webcams instead of just the Kinect.

New Xbox One Tech Could Save Hard Drive Space, Speed Up Download Times

Microsoft may be getting pelted with criticisms about a lack of first-party support for new IPs, but the company has not been idly standing by when it comes to increasing the efficiency at which Xbox home consoles operate. In fact, the company has a new design technique available for developers to speed up download times and save hard drive space.

Halo 5 Is Re-Tuning A Bunch Of Weapons

Since the next Halo game is too early in development to talk about, the team at 343 Industries have decided to put in some extra work to keep Halo 5 engaging and balanced moving forward. To that end, the developer has offered some details on a number of tweaks that will soon be made to about a dozen of the game's weapons.

The Xbox One Launch Model Has Been Discontinued

If you wanted to get your hands on the original version of the Xbox One, you had better act quickly. Microsoft has announced that they will no longer be producing the OG hardware moving forward.

Microsoft's Honest Response To Crackdown 3 Delays

Two of Microsoft's biggest exclusives for 2017 are no longer launching within the 2017 window. Scalebound was cancelled and Crackdown 3 was delayed into 2018. A lot of gamers have been giving grief to Microsoft over the delays, and Microsoft finally gave an honest response regarding the Crackdown 3 delay.

Crackdown 3 Has Been Delayed Into 2018

Microsoft confirmed recently that the third-person, open-world, physics-based shooter, Crackdown 3, is being pushed back out of its November 7th, 2017 launch. The game has been delayed well into 2018, and this means that the Xbox One X is going to launch this fall, one game down.

The Xbox Controller Adapter For Windows 10 Has Been Delayed

Microsoft has low-key delayed the upcoming Xbox wireless controller adapter for Windows 10 systems. The delay comes after the accessory missed its original release date.

How You Can Win An Xbox One X

Microsoft has decided to team up with a fast food chain in order to help spread the word about the Xbox One X ahead of its November 7th release. Well, not only is Microsoft attempting to spread the word but it's also giving away some free Xbox One X's as part of a giveaway at the tail end of summer.

Here's What's Coming To Games With Gold In August

It's that time of the month where Microsoft rolls out details on the Games With Gold for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners. The August 2017 sale features some really good Xbox 360 titles and some decent Xbox One games for those of you looking to extend your library with some free games.

Here's What's New With The July Xbox Update

Microsoft rolled out a new update for the Xbox One home console and for the Xbox app for the Android and iPhone mobile devices. All of this coincides with some major new changes that Microsoft has implemented into the Xbox ecosystem to improve and upgrade the experience on the home console.

Massive Xbox Sale Has Some Fantastic Deals

Microsoft is taking advantage of the summertime software drought by offering gamers some deliciously succulent deals when it comes to the digital offerings on the Xbox Store for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Xbox Head Fires Back At Sony's Reason For Preventing Cross-Platform Play

Microsoft, developers, and even Nintendo in some way have been pushing for and allowing for cross-platform gameplay. One company in particular has been very vocal about not supporting it: Sony. The company took some digs at Microsoft and Xbox Live, and Phil Spencer wasn't having any of it.

Project Scorpio Specs Just Got Even Better

Microsoft isn't done with beefing up the specs for the Project Scorpio, the new generation Xbox console. Just ahead of Microsoft's E3 press conference, it was revealed that Microsoft has made one more big change to make the specs for Project Scorpio even better.

Xbox Apparently Has A Lot To Show Off At E3

E3 2017 is officially underway, running through the weekend and into Monday with press conferences from all of the biggest publishers. When it comes to Microsoft's showing, though, it's starting to sound like they have a heck of a lot to talk about this year.

The Reason Halo: Combat Evolved Added A Subtitle

The original Halo isn't referred to as Halo 1. We oftentimes refer to the first game on the OG Xbox as Halo: Combat Evolved. But, why? Well, we finally received some details on how Halo managed to get the subtitle for Combat Evolved.

Xbox One's Streaming Service Adds Co-Op, Changes Name

Microsoft is making moves and switching up their tactics with how they're addressing the gaming industry by dabbling in a streaming service similar to Twitch. They've opted to change the name of the service and they've even added a new cooperative feature.

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