PlayStation Announces Its First Original Series

With gaming moving into streaming, it makes sense that a company like PlayStation could be getting into the original series game. In the console wars, the Xbox One has tried to branch beyond the hardcore gamers, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that PlayStation is about to launch its first series, Powers.

Xbox to Make Documentaries About Gaming

As we’ve just reported on TGD, Xbox is moving into creating their own TV shows, and rumor has it the first series may be Halo. Now there’s news that Xbox will be making documentaries about video games, and the first installment is going to be a doozy. 

Xbox Series To Launch Next Year

Amazon and Netflix are doing it, so why shouldn’t Xbox have series as well? Makes sense, right? And rumor has it, the first series could be Halo.

Xbox meet C4: let the explosions begin!

You know that nothing would make you happier right now then to see someone use C4 explosives to blow up an Xbox and, even better, record it at 10 million frames per second. You can thank me later. For now, enjoy the carnage and mayhem in all its slow motion beauty.

Microsoft's Xbox Music wants to be a contender

If you are bound to Windows platforms, Xbox Music has the best of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and your personal CD collection in it. If you're not so Windows lovin' Microsoft wants you, too. So, with iTunes Radio and the culmination of a couple of weeks of mobile device madness leading up to the iPhone 5 launch tomorrow, Microsoft is taking the former Zune Pass onto iOS and Android devices.

Julie Larson-Green eyed for Xbox hardware role

Julie Larson-Green - currently in charge of Windows at Redmond - is reportedly poised to lead Microsoft's hardware division, including Surface and the lucrative Xbox, the latter of which was only recently vacated by Don Mattrick.

New tech uses WiFi for gesture control around the house

4 researchers at the University of Washington leverage wireless signals to enable whole-home sensing and recognition of human gestures. It's called WiSee. Not WiWillSee. WiSee.

Microsoft to pay peanuts in patent ruling

A Seattle judge has ruled in favour of Microsoft in one of two patent trials putting Redmond up against Google and its Motorola Mobility unit, leaving it with a substantially smaller royalties bill to pay.

AMD in the red but things not looking black

AMD reported its Q1 numbers last night and they were slightly better than Wall Street’s expectations.

Report: Former Xbox and Kincet teams shifted to smart watch duty

Microsoft is apparently taking its rumored smart watch quite seriously, as former members of Redmond's flagship Xbox and Kinect team are reportedly working on the device.

Xbox 360 gets first exclusive movie

A British independent film is to become the first ever to be released exclusively on Xbox Live, rather than through movie theaters or DVDs.

Former Microsoft engineer criticizes Xbox paradigm

A former Microsoft engineer who worked on the original Xbox in 1999 has harshly criticized Redmond's current console strategy, terming it "painful to watch."

Does a Wii make you meaner than an Xbox?

Playing a video game on a Wii could make you play more aggressively than if you were using an Xbox for the same game.

Report: Sony PlayStation 4 may ditch DualShock gamepad design for biometric sensors

With the next-generation PlayStation game console expected to debut later this year, rumors about the engimatic system continue to build.

Will the Xbox 720 allow Blu-ray movie playback?

Once, long ago, in a console cycle far, far away, Microsoft championed the HD DVD format while Sony backed Blu-ray.

Microsoft buys R2 Studios to boost Xbox content

Microsoft is reported to have bought home entertainment technology startup id8 Group R2 Studios, in an effort to beef up its Xbox console.

Microsoft eyes augmented reality glasses

Microsoft appears to be working on an augmented reality headset of its own, similar to Google's Project Glass.

Microsoft 'planning Xbox set-top box'

Microsoft's tipped to be working on an Xbox set-top box, lower-cost than the standard console and offering movies, TV programs and casual games.

Is Microsoft prepping an Xbox set-top box?

Microsoft is reportedly prepping an Xbox set-top box that could potentially be positioned as a low-cost alternative to Redmond's flagship console.

Report: Early Halo 4 players banned from Xbox Live

Microsoft isn't taking kindly to gamers who managed to snag illicit copies of Halo 4 well ahead of the title's official launch on November 6.