Updated for January 2017. Microsoft’s Games with Gold program launched last year, but with two more games coming out each month, it’s getting difficult to keep track of which games are free and when. Due to reader interest, we’ve compiled an archive of the games to date, and we’ll update the list each month as more games are announced.
Microsoft just made Xbox One streaming to Windows 10 a whole lot more interesting with the introduction of support for 1080p at 60fps. Here’s a quick look at how you can enable this new quality feature, and if it even makes a difference.
Microsoft surprised the industry at E3 by announcing “native” backward-compatibility to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. But before you toss your Xbox 360 console out the window, you’ll want to check out the full details. The ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is indeed great news, but there are several important factors to consider.
Microsoft may be focused on the Xbox One, but it hasn’t forgotten about the Xbox 360. The company today released a system update that brings long-awaited support for larger external hard drives (up to 2TB), along with some minor UI and account management improvements.
Xbox Live members will get three new free games in May as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold program. CastleStorm: Definitive Edition will come to the Xbox One, while Xbox 360 owners will get Mafia II and F1 2013.
Microsoft on Wednesday announced its plans for the first major updates for the Xbox One console. The traditional Xbox Spring Update will be divided into two parts, with releases on February 11th and March 4th, and include new features such as USB keyboard support and a rearranged Dashboard interface.
On the eve of Gamescom, and with at least two months to go before launch, Microsoft on Monday announced the Xbox One Game Lineup for its upcoming console. Many of the games on the list have already been mentioned during previous Xbox-related events, but with the full list now in hand, gamers can learn what to expect from the next generation console. In all, 51 titles are currently planned for the Xbox One. Microsoft also provided some interesting statistics related…
One of the novel features of the upcoming Xbox One that Microsoft detailed on Tuesday was the ability of the device to offload certain processing tasks to servers in the cloud. This optional feature will take advantage of the more than 300,000 servers that Microsoft is rolling out for the console’s launch. While the Xbox unveiling didn’t reveal further details, Ars Technica spoke with General Manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms Matt Booty to clarify the console’s capabilities. Microsoft…
Microsoft’s next Xbox is about to be revealed. The company is live streaming the event online, via Xbox Live, and on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada. We’ll summarize the announcements after the presentation. Stay tuned!
In news that will likely be met with a chorus of groans, Microsoft and Sony are both reportedly “going heavily” into the free-to-play model for their next generation consoles, according to statements made by Epic Games VP Mark Rein at a roundtable discussion for the Game Horizon conference in the UK this week. Mr. Rein told the audience during the discussion that “the next-gen consoles are going to be fully embracing the free-to-play and these IAP-type business models. So in…