Noise of Death: Microsoft replacing bricked consoles to frustrated gamers within ‘a matter of days’

Most of the one million-plus Xbox One owners are spending the weekend in video game heaven, playing with Microsoft’s newest console that hit shelves Friday. Some gamers, however, aren’t having quite as much fun. Several people have posted videos and are issuing reviews about a problem with the disc drive. When inserting a disc, the broken consoles make a bad… Read More


Yes, you can: How to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One

Xbox 360 games are certainly not compatible with your Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to play your favorite 360 titles on Microsoft’s new console. The HDMI input port on the Xbox One is really meant to feed your cable or satellite connection to the console, allowing you to watch live… Read More


New PS4 commercial takes you down PlayStation’s memory lane

Those who have owned three generations of PlayStation consoles are going to like Sony’s latest commercial. The video game giant’s latest promo for the PS4 takes a trip down memory lane and is titled “#4ThePlayers since 1995.” It features the evolution of a gamer growing up with the PlayStation, starting in 1995 with the original… Read More


Xbox One back in stock on Amazon, GameStop

The Xbox One has been sold out at most online retailers for a while now — maybe President Obama is swooping all of them up — but it looks like Amazon and GameStop both have more consoles in stock today. Amazon lists the standard Xbox One as available, but the console won’t ship until Dec…. Read More


Microsoft’s Xbox team isn’t changing direction with company reorg — for now

Microsoft is going through some serious changes. The company is getting into the smartphone business by acquiring Nokia, CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving, and on top of that, Microsoft is completely changing its management and organizational structure. But for now, though, the Xbox team is staying true to its roots as it prepares to launch its newest console… Read More


Sony takes jab at Microsoft, touts consistency in maintaining ‘fair’ policies

While Microsoft did a little flip-flopping with some of the Xbox One policies, Sony has remained steady with its rules for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House wanted to reiterate this fact and used his time on stage at the big GamesCom conference in Germany to do so on Tuesday. “While others have shifted their… Read More


Xbox One prices: Controller for $60, headset for $25

Microsoft today revealed the prices of some Xbox One accessories: Controllers will go for $59.99 and the wireless headsets sell for $24.99. Unfortunately for Xbox 360 gamers, your current headset and controllers will not work with the Xbox One, so this news is important if you plan on wanting a multiplayer experience. One Xbox One… Read More


POLL: Microsoft just made big policy changes — now will you buy an Xbox One?

Earlier this afternoon, Microsoft surprised the tech world by reversing its stance on some Xbox One policies that had angered many gamers for the past few weeks and gave Sony firepower to poke fun at its rival. Now, you won’t need to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours like Microsoft originally planned. Nor will there be any restrictions… Read More