Microsoft on Thursday finally released Windows drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing gamers to use the company’s latest console controller on their PC. The drivers allow the Xbox One controller to work automatically with any games or applications that already support the Xbox 360 controller.
Microsoft revealed this week that the Xbox One’s Kinect sensor consumes a small amount of the console’s primary resources in order to operate, and that ditching the accessory can give optimized games a performance boost of up to 10 percent.
The popular iOS game Infinity Blade II is free for the next week as part of Apple’s “App of the Week” promotion. Related to the promotion, developer Chair Entertainment has also discounted 2012’s Infinity Blade III to $2.99, down from its regular price of $6.99. You can grab both apps now from the iOS App Store.
Microsoft is gearing up for the Xbox One’s June update, which will finally add long-awaited support for external hard drives. Other new features include the ability to associate real names with gamer profiles, new Xbox Live Gold membership benefits, and expanded support for the console’s TV features.
Microsoft continues to trail the PS4 in worldwide sales, and is introducing some major changes to the Xbox One that it hopes will narrow the gap. Starting in June, the company will launch a $399 version of the console without Kinect, expand Games with Gold, and decouple entertainment apps like Netflix from an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
The fine folks over at Humble Bundle have just launched the Humble Daily Bundle, a group of great deals for a price you set, with new content every day for the next two weeks. They’re kicking off the promo with a great group of games such as Saints Row: The Third and Dead Island. You can pick them up now, and donate part of your purchase price to charity, over at the Humble Bundle website.
The console wars continue to rage, but Sony’s PS4 is having no trouble maintaining its sales advantage over the Xbox One, according to recent data from both companies. To date, the PS4 has sold more than 7 million units while the launch of Titanfall pushed the Xbox One to just 5 million units.
Atari has announced a partnership with gambling game company Pariplay to develop real money versions of its classic games for casinos, lotteries, and online and mobile devices. Is this a terrible fate for some of history’s most important games, or just another fun way to lose the house?