Microsoft buying iPhones for $200 credit

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft is not only buying iPads , but now also iPhones, the Xbox maker has announced. The company has launched a newpromotion where consumers can bring in a “gently used” iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 to receive a minimum $200 gift card to the Microsoft Store. The promotion began today and will run through November 3. It is available at select Microsoft … Continue reading Microsoft buying iPhones for $200 credit

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New Riddick game in the works

By: Eddie Makuch A new Chronicles of Riddick game is in development, actor Vin Diesel revealed in a new interview with ScreenCrush (via Eurogamer). The untitled new game is in development by Starbreeze Studios team members who worked on 2004’s Escape from Butcher Bay. “My diehard gamers want [Tigon Studios] to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game,” Diesel said. “And we just over … Continue reading New Riddick game in the works

Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

By: Dan Chiappini Microsoft’s Xbox One console may go on sale from November 8, according to a recently leaked retailer document, as reported by Kotaku . The information–an internal email for a conference call outlining midnight store activity for upcoming major software (both current and next generation) includes Battlefield 4 , Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag , and Call of Duty: Ghosts –was reportedly shared … Continue reading Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

Xbox One “changes everything” says Microsoft

By: Eddie Makuch The Xbox One “changes everything,” according to Microsoft. Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer appeared on Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb’s latestpodcast  to discuss the next-generation platform and how it is shaping up. He said the next-generation console changes entertainment on such a profound level that it is hard to describe. “I have my Xbox One at home now, so I’m … Continue reading Xbox One “changes everything” says Microsoft

Microsoft on what defines a next-gen gam

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft has not been shy about using the term “next-gen” to describe its games and experiences for the Xbox One, but what exactly does it mean? Speaking with GameSpot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the term is multifaceted and at times difficult to convey. “I think it’s multiple things. Graphic fidelity is clearly going to be one of those…and I think graphic … Continue reading Microsoft on what defines a next-gen gam

Analyst: PS4 ‘clearly’ topped Xbox One at E

By: Eddie Makuch As E3 draws to a close soon, one analyst has claimed Sony has emerged in a better position than Microsoft, though the battle is far from ended. “Clearly, Sony is emerging from E3 on stronger footing, contrasting the PS4 against the more pricey Xbox One,” Robert W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said in a note to investors June 16th. Sebastian pointed out … Continue reading Analyst: PS4 ‘clearly’ topped Xbox One at E

IllumiRoom to be featured at Xbox 720 event – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft will demo the Kinect-enabled IllumiRoom video system tomorrow during its next-generation reveal event. That’s according to noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott, who has a track record of accuracy. The IllumiRoom technology can alter the appearance of a room, trigger apparent motion, and extend a field of view, all in the name of enabling new gameplay and viewing experiences. A proof-of-concept video of the system is available below. … Continue reading IllumiRoom to be featured at Xbox 720 event – Report

Respawn’s first game an always-online Xbox 720 exclusive?

By:  Eddie Makuch The first information about Respawn Entertainment‘s debut effort may have been exposed. Several sources have told Kotaku that the studio’s first game will be a multiplayer-focused, always-online Xbox 720 exclusive. A version may also release for Xbox 360, but iterations for PlayStation and Nintendo consoles are not in the cards, one source said. Call of Duty studio Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella created … Continue reading Respawn’s first game an always-online Xbox 720 exclusive?

Xbox 720 launching in November at $500 – Report

By:  Eddie Makuch Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has details on Microsoft’s recently confirmed next-generation Xbox. In an update to his website today, Thurrott claimed the platform will launch in November at $500. This release window would put the Xbox 720 up against the PlayStation 4, alsobelieved to release during November. A $300 Xbox 720 will also be available, Thurrott said, though this model will require consumers commit to … Continue reading Xbox 720 launching in November at $500 – Report

Thief coming to Xbox 720?

By:  Eddie Makuch Eidos Montreal‘s upcoming stealth game Thief is in development for Microsoft’s recently confirmed next-generation platform. That’s according to the LinkedIn profile page of an Eidos Montreal developer spotted byVideogamer, who lists the game as in development for “PS4/Xbox 720/PC.” Publisher Square Enix has only confirmed Thief for PC, PlayStation 4, and “other next-generation platforms.” The company declined to comment when approached. If Thief is in fact in development for … Continue reading Thief coming to Xbox 720?