Microsoft product planning boss elaborates on his tweet with tech specs and insists the Xbox One has better performance than people think

In the post on GAF, Penello got much more into the details of the claim stating, “I was hoping my comments would lead the discussion to be more about the games (and the fact that games on both systems look great) as a sign of my point about performance, but unfortunately I saw more discussion […]

Microsoft announces Upload Outreach contest, rewards winners with an Xbox One and its launch games

Microsoft has announced a video contest it calls the Upload Outreach Program. The purpose of the contest is to encourage fan-created content, with winners getting rewarded with an Xbox One. So, how do you enter? It’s very simple: make a one-minute video about an Xbox 360 or Xbox One game, upload it to the Internet, […]

Microsoft backtracks on DRM policies

Update: Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One will have “changed policies,” on the Xbox press site. An internet connection will not be required to play “offline Xbox One games,” according to the page. It also confirms that users will need to connect upon initial setup of the console. The 24 hours connection requirement is gone. […]

Microsoft Studios’ creative director has some interesting words about “always-on”

Today, we reported on a rumor that the next Xbox will require an always-on connection in order to play games. Personally, I consider that somewhat absurd, but, Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth doesn’t seem to agree with me. Things start off innocently enough, though a disturbance in the Force can be felt: And then things get […]

Microsoft high end employees Xbox LIVE accounts hacked

Following on from yesterday’s report about Xbox Entertainment Awards getting hacked the Verge has uncovered some new information about high end Microsoft employees having their Xbox LIVE accounts hacked. Microsoft issued this statement  ”We are aware that a group of attackers are using several stringed social engineering techniques to compromise the accounts of a handful of high-profile Xbox LIVE […]