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Xbox TV boss: Microsoft CEO Nadella on board with original content push

Microsoft’s Xbox division this morning provided new details about its plans for original TV shows on the game console, including a comedy sketch show involving Sarah Silverman; a stop motion show involving Seth Green and the creators of the Robot Chicken franchise; and a robot-themed drama called “Humans” to be developed and broadcast in partnership with… Read More


Xbox film crew’s excavation of Atari ‘ET’ graveyard gets tangled in red tape

A plan to excavate a suspected mass burial of Atari ET video-game cartridges for a Microsoft Xbox documentary has been blocked, at least temporarily, by environmental concerns at the site in Alamogordo, N.M. The Alamagordo Daily News reported this week that the New Mexico Environment Department has so far declined to give the waste excavation approval required… Read More


Making sense of Xbox exec Marc Whitten’s new job at Sonos

When talking about the competitive landscape for Microsoft’s Xbox One, the conversation is nearly always about the console wars and how it stacks up against the PlayStation 4. But yesterday’s departure of Xbox exec Marc Whitten to Sonos, the wireless audio company, shows just how narrow-minded that viewpoint is: Microsoft’s competition for the Xbox One… Read More

Marc Whitten. (Microsoft Photo.)

Key Xbox exec Marc Whitten exits Microsoft for Sonos

Marc Whitten, the longtime Xbox Live leader who has worked most recently as Xbox chief product officer, is leaving Microsoft to join Sonos as chief product officer. Microsoft announced the news Monday afternoon, four months after the launch of the Xbox One and a week after the debut of the pivotal game Titanfall for the… Read More

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And the band played on: Bonnaroo comes to Xbox Live

Music fans who can’t make it out to this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee will be able to get the concert experience delivered to their television screens, thanks to Microsoft. The company announced this week that users will be able to stream high-definition footage (where available) from the festival to their Xbox… Read More

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Xbox One sales top 3 million in ‘epic launch’ for Microsoft game console

This holiday season left Microsoft a rather significant present. The Redmond-based company announced today that sales of the Xbox One have topped three million units, since the console’s launch in 13 countries on Nov. 22. That’s a million more consoles sold than Microsoft’s last disclosure less than a month ago. If Microsoft’s earlier claims that… Read More


Xbox original documentary will uncover mystery of legendary Atari video-game burial

It’s fitting that the first documentary slated for Microsoft’s Xbox is about video games. But it sounds like a great story even for non-gamers. Atari’s “mass burial” of unsold game consoles and cartridges in 1983 is considered by some to be an urban legend, but filmmakers working with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios will film an… Read More


PS4 global sales hit 2.1 million, Sony says

It’s been a little more than two weeks since the Playstation 4 hit shelves, and now Sony is reporting that 2.1 million consoles have been sold worldwide. “It’s an impressive and record-setting accomplishment for our company and for our industry, and we couldn’t have done it without you,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and group CEO… Read More