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Xbox LogoThe Xbox division from Microsoft focuses on developing interactive entertainment hardware and software solutions for console gaming enthusiasts. Creating not only the Xbox hardware platforms and final specifications for release but the software and ecosystem behind it all.  Notable creations include Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade and Kinect. The division also works closely with Microsoft Game Studios to bring original IP’s to the platform.

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Xbox Hardware Specs:
CPU: 733 MHz Custom Pentium III (Coppermine) | GPU: 233 MHz NVIDIA NV2A | Memory: 64MB DDR SDRAM at 200 MHz | Storage: 8GB-10GB HDD

Xbox 360 Hardware Specs:
CPU: 3.2GHz PowerPC Tri-Core Xenon by IBM | GPU: 500MHz ATI Xenos | Memory: 512MB of GDDR3 RAM at 700MHz | Storage: HDD 4GB – 320GB, Memory cards 64MB – 512MB, USB & Cloud Support

Xbox One Hardware Specs:
CPU: Custom 1.75GHz AMD 8-core APU (2 Jaguar modules) | GPU: 853MHz AMD Radeon (GCN Based) | Memory: 8GB DDR3 | Storage: 500GB HDD (Internal)

Does Phil Spencer Want To Eliminate Gold Requirement for Apps and MMOs?

Since taking over as czar of all things “Xbox”, Phil Spencer has been quite busy responding to all kinds of questions and concerns from his new subjects on Twitter. A particularly intriguing exchange of tweets opens the door for a possible change of heart on the issue of apps and games (usually MMOs) requiring a paid Xbox Live Gold account on top of any other additional subscription fees.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Available on Xbox Video

HBO’s massive hit show premiered on Sunday to a record 6.6 million viewers, not including those who watched it through means other than standard TV. HBO Go, HBO’s video streaming app, actually crashed on Sunday under the weight of all the users attempting to watch the episode. The good news is that if you haven’t watched it yet, Xbox and HBO have teamed up to provide another way to watch all of your favorite characters die horrible deaths. It has been [...]

Excavation Of Atari 2600 E.T. Landfill Cleared By New Mexico

One of gaming’s most famous ghost stories may soon have an actual conclusion. The famed E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 landfill could be dug up soon, after being stonewalled by the New Mexico government for months due to environmental concerns. But, late yesterday, the New Mexico legislature gave the go ahead to excavate a proposed digging site just outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. You may have heard of this most recent effort, spearheaded by Lighthouse Interactive and Fuel Industries. Last year, [...]

Phil Spencer to Head Xbox at Microsoft

After the unfortunate news that longtime head of Xbox Marc Whitten would be leaving the company, many speculated as to who would take the newly opened position. Phil Spencer, previously in charge of the game development at Microsoft Studios, will now be in charge of all things “Xbox.” His statement explains that he “will now be leading the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios as we deliver the next generation of games [...]

Xbox One April Update to Improve Social Features

Hot off the heels of a major update in March, Microsoft has a update planned for the Xbox One with the aim to improve the console’s social features. A user on NeoGAF, who is part of the preview program, has revealed what will be included in the April update: Game and app saves and updates: A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated [...]

Epic Games’ New IP: We May Have Seen It Already

After selling off the rights to Gears of War to Microsoft earlier this year, Epic Games has made the preparations to unleash their newest franchise on the world. Speaking at a panel at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), lead animator Jay Hosfelt described how Epic is going about their new project. No title or release date was mentioned, but character models and concept art from the new project was shown. What is particularly interesting about the character model above is the [...]

Titanfall on Xbox 360 Runs at 30fps and Sub-720p

If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on Titanfall this week, chances are that your are waiting for the game’s release on the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, reports indicate that the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall will render at sub-720p and output at 30fps according to industry-insider Peter “FamousMortimer” Dodd. Dodd added ”Lack of news about the 360 version of Titanfall isn’t all about pushing the XB1.” Development of the Xbox 360 version of the game had been handed off to developer Bluepoint Games so [...]

Watch_Dogs Beta on the Horizon?

A listing for a Watch_Dogs Beta has been discovered on the Xbox One marketplace. Originally discovered by a user on Reddit, the listing has already been taken down causing speculation as to it’s existence. Though most believe it will be a test for the upcoming game’s multiplayer, it is most likely an internal test by Ubisoft to ensure that the recently confirmed is working as it should.  Watch_Dogs will launch on May 27th for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Xbox One Stereo Headset Review

Microsoft has built an unfortunate reputation for selling overpriced accessories to their consoles so the announcement of a Xbox One stereo headset for $79.99 came as a surprise. Microsoft had either produced a sub-par headset and set it at a marked up price-point or they had finally gave in and given their customers a product worth bragging about. I’m proud to say that the latter is true. Sound The most important feature of any headset, the audio from the stereo [...]

Copies of MGSV Ground Zeroes and Titanfall Leaked, Beware of Spoilers

Earlier this morning, NeoGAF user L.O.R.D. posted some photos of MGSV Ground Zeroes and Titanfall. The user reports that some copies have been leaked and are already available for sale (in some stores) in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). As it seems that some copies of the games are making their way to the hands of players, it would be wise to exercise caution when meandering about the internet lest you stumble across spoilers you didn’t want to find. While [...]

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