Gamescom: Microsoft Announces Fable Legends As Xbox One Exclusive

Microsoft and Lionhead Studios announced that a new game called Fable Legends will be an exclusive title for the Xbox One console. The news came at the Gamescom Microsoft press event in Cologne. Director David Eckelberry stressed that the game was not a sequel to the Fable series, but its own game and new IP, set 400 years before the original Fable game. The game will require online play as it will use the Xbox One cloud service. There are four characters in the game and players can take on the role of any of them. Friends can then opt … Continue reading Gamescom: Microsoft Announces Fable Legends As Xbox One Exclusive

Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer is to retire as Microsoft CEO within the next year. Unlike gaming boss Don Mattrick’s abrupt departure after the Xbox One launch failure, Ballmer is going to stay on and will even have a role in picking his successor, so it may be a year or more before he actually enters retirement. Ballmer did not just oversee the gaming arm of Microsoft, though he was always in the forefront of the company’s push on that front, and a frequent attendee and speaker at E3 Expo. The timing of the announcement comes during Gamescom, but that may be coincidence. … Continue reading Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO

Microsoft Reverses Xbox One Course To Allow Used Games, No Online Required

After a shellacking at the E3 Expo Trade show, and faced with disappointing pre-orders that put the Xbox One behind the PlayStation 4, Microsoft has decided to reverse its previous course with their pending console. The Xbox One will now allow used and rental games, will no longer require an online connection other than one time when the unit is setup, and will not have any regional restrictions. One casualty of this decision however is the fact that downloaded games can no longer be shared with other machines, something that was part of the original plan for the new device. … Continue reading Microsoft Reverses Xbox One Course To Allow Used Games, No Online Required

E3 News: Xbox One Requires Online Connection, Publishers Free to Add Fees to Pre-owned

Posted By Chella Ramanan Microsoft has launched a website offering more details on the Xbox One, in a hope of allaying any consumer concerns regarding always on, pre-owned licensing and Kinect. These may not be the answers you’re looking for. Is Xbox One always on? Micorosft says: With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and … Continue reading E3 News: Xbox One Requires Online Connection, Publishers Free to Add Fees to Pre-owned

Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One Console

With an event held inside a giant circus tent, and with much fanfare, Microsoft took the wraps off of its next generation console, which it named The Xbox One. Unlike the recent PS4 presentation, Microsoft showed off many details about both the specs and the look of their new system. The Xbox One will actually contain three different operating systems. One will run the Xbox dashboard and power the games. One is essentially there to run what looks like a Windows 8 interface. A third will allow for seamless switching between the two main operating systems. So the Xbox One … Continue reading Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One Console

Hopeful Features For Poker Full House Pro

Poker is, undoubtedly, one of the most popular card games in the world. With the advent of the Internet, Poker experienced a complete transformation, as new online poker games provide exciting and lucrative opportunities to people from all around the world. Access to a computer with an Internet connection would be more than sufficient to play the game from any part of the world. However, with the passage of time, free video poker games available online outpaced the popularity of table-based online games. Various websites provide an opportunity to a wider audience from all around the globe to play … Continue reading Hopeful Features For Poker Full House Pro

Xbox 720 Announced At $499

Microsoft will launch the next Xbox in early November, according to a report. Technogoly blogger Paul Thurrott, who previously revealed the next Xbox would be unveiled on May 21st before Microsoft’s confirmation, said that computing giant would release two models of the console, a standalone version for $499 and a $299 version that requires a two-year Xbox Live GOLD subscription. It is not clear however whether the next-gen Xbox will launch in November worldwide, or just in certain regions. He also confirmed that the next Xbox would require an internet connection to use, but added the always-on feature ‘isn’t as … Continue reading Xbox 720 Announced At $499

Next Xbox Set To Be Revealed

Microsoft has finally confirmed when the first public details about the Next Xbox will be revealed. The format holder has confirmed a May 21st event at 10am PST in the USA – that’s 6pm BST UK time. An event listing on Facebook talks of an Xbox Live and livestream. "A New Generation Revealed. Be part of this historic online event, featuring a live stream, video, images, updates and more," it says. It will also be broadcast on Spike TV in North America. In a follow up blog post, Xbox’s Larry Hryb, ‘Major Nelson’, added that after the May hardware … Continue reading Next Xbox Set To Be Revealed

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