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This weekend, Microsoft's project to find E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial videogames buried in the desert succeeded. The video game crash of the early '80s spawned the legend of a movie-licensed game for the Atari 2600 -- developed in just five and a half weeks -- that was so bad its publisher decided...

April 28th 2014 at 3:39pm 0 Comments
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When Phil Spencer was appointed the new head of Xbox following the departure of longtime lead Marc Whitten, he promised a re-focus on gaming across all Microsoft platforms. That wasn't a huge surprise, of course -- most folks know Spencer as the Microsoft Studios guy; the guy who makes game deals;...

April 10th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ahead of Xbox One's second spring update Microsoft is inviting a handful of gamers to test the patch's mutiplayer features. As Major Nelson tells it, the invite process starts today and if picked, you'll be first in line to try future updates as well. Lucky users will be notified via a Live message...

February 20th 2014 at 10:53pm 0 Comments
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Are you a friend or a follower? In the world of the Xbox One, the distinction is based on reciprocation. Xbox sage Major Nelson has broken down the forthcoming console's Friends app, detailing the distinction between the two groups. As previously stated, friends are a finite resource on the app --...

October 14th 2013 at 9:47am 0 Comments
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We hope you weren't counting on using the Xbox One's USB ports for external storage from day one; as it turns out, you'll likely have to be patient. Speaking at the PAX Prime expo this weekend, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) mentioned that external drive support wouldn't be available at...

September 2nd 2013 at 10:03pm 0 Comments
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There are still a few months until its November launch, but the Xbox One is already ready for primetime, apparently. One of the first Xbox One retail units -- among just 20 or so in existence -- made an appearance this morning in an unboxing video hosted by Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, director of p...

August 8th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's that time of the year again, and we're not talking about the long Independence Day weekend. Microsoft has opened up public beta registration for the 2013 Xbox Live update, and this time around you'll need to log your interest directly through an Xbox 360 console. Xbox owners in Japan will be...

July 5th 2013 at 6:23am 0 Comments