XBox One to launch with two bundle options: FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts

At the Gamescon Convention in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft announced plans to offer FIFA 14 in Europe for Xbox One pre-orders. The company also spoke about the slate of games that will be available at launch. Zumba Fitness is very unlikely, highly unlikely, to be in a bundle offering in a sign that Microsoft just doesn't get the XBox mom market.  

Microsoft Reverses (Another) Anti-User Xbox One Policy

A Microsoft executive has confirmed that, contrary to earlier reports from the company, the upcoming Xbox One console will not require the Kinect sensor to be activated at all times after all. This change comes after a widespread backlash from gamers concerned about the privacy implications of an ...

Kinect autoload for players of Killer Instinct

At the EVO 2013 fighting game tournament, Microsoft revealed how Kinect will detect who is holding a controller and help automatically load a profile for its exclusive Xbox fighter game, Killer Instinct. Same event: Microsoft booed. Go figure.  

Report: New console (Xbox One, PS4) forecasts falling short

New game consoles designed by Sony and Microsoft are slated to ship in selected markets during the 2013 holiday season. As previously discussed on TG Daily, the Xbox One and Sony PS4 appear evenly matched with content remaining as the primary means of differentiation.

Xbox One fallout - Don Mattrick bids Microsoft adieu

Yesterday, Zynga confirmed that Don Mattrick had been appointed CEO of the company after leaving Microsoft's Xbox One division. Mattrick's departure comes just weeks after the Redmond reversed a number of unpopular and controversial Xbox One policies.

AMD is the common (silicon) denominator for consoles and PCs

AMD dominates all three next-gen consoles: the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.

Analyst: Microsoft to lower Xbox One price tag for 10 year console cycle

Earlier this week, Microsoft abandoned a slew of unpopular and controversial policies which severely limited the use of its Xbox One and accompanying games. Fortunately, even more changes are apparently afoot in Redmond, as Microsoft may very well decide to lower the price of its next-gen console sometime in the near future.

Microsoft gives up - abandons Xbox One restrictions

Microsoft, reeling from weeks of criticism over a slew of Xbox One restrictions, has abruptly issued an update about its next-gen console. 

Now Microsoft claims the $500 Xbox One "over-delivers" on value

Microsoft, seemingly unperturbed by the furor and controversy surrounding its upcoming Xbox One, is now claiming the gaming system "over-delivers" value.

Has Microsoft gone too far with the Xbox One?

Has Microsoft gone too far with its long-awaited Xbox One? Is the next-gen console Redmond's hardware version of Vista?

Microsoft insists Xbox One policies are "definitive" (but may evolve)

Microsoft exec Phil Spencer says Redmond's online and software authorization requirements for the Xbox are "definitive" and will remain in place (for now).

Microsoft defends Xbox One, says people don't like change

Microsoft isn't really all that interested in hearing your opinion about the new Xbox One console. Don't like that it has to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours? Too bad. Upset about Redmond's policy towards pre-owned games? Sorry, complaint box is full.

Nvidia says PS4, Xbox One good for PC gaming

Nvidia exec Toni Temasi says he is "glad" the next-generation of consoles are here, "if for no other reason to raise the bar."

Sony's Playstation 4 isn't limited like Microsoft's Xbox One

During an E3 press conference yesterday, Sony confirmed that its upcoming $400 Playstation 4 console will not be limited by the same hobbling restrictions as Microsoft's Xbox One.

Microsoft: Xbox One needs the Internet every 24 hours

Microsoft has confirmed that its upcoming Xbox One console will require an Internet connection every 24 hours.

Pachter: Xbox One to start at $400, PS4 at $349

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One console will likely have a starting price of approximately $400.

The console wars have started

Earlier this week, Microsoft debuted its long-awaited Xbox One console. Although little was said about the processors in the new Xbox One, veteran industry analyst Jon Peddie says he believes the silicon is a custom version of AMD’s newest APU with 8 Jaguar core CPUs and a big multi-core GPU.

Microsoft touts next-gen Xbox One as 360 successor

Microsoft unveiled its long-awaited Xbox One today at an event in Redmond, Washington. The successor of the stalwart 360 is expected to act as a hub for games, movies, TV, Internet browsing, music streaming and Skype.