One of the senior marketing staff of Microsoft's French Xbox division has put an end to rumours of any sort of 2012 launch of new Xbox hardware, saying: "What's certain is that there will be nothing new in 2012."
The newest batch of rumours about Microsoft's long-rumoured Xbox update are bordering on the unbelievable. Sources claim Microsoft may include a protection system that stops the console playing second-hand titles, plus those games will arrive on -- gasp! -- Blu-ray discs.
We've had plenty of rumours regarding announcement dates, names and even some possible functionality for Microsoft's next home console -- now the latest rumour says MS is planning a late-2013 launch for its next-next-generation home machine.
Kinect launched a little over a year ago. I'll bet you can't name very many games for it, and if you can, they probably fall in one of two or three categories: sports/exercise and dance, and they're prooooobably not exactly AAA titles.
According to reports from The Daily, Microsoft is currently working on a Kinect-enabled set top box that would work without the Xbox. It would be a new product separate from the Xbox Kinect and offer streaming media content like Apple TV, Roku, etc. with the benefit of using Kinect's stellar voice and motion UI.
A report in UK games trade title MCV claims Sony will reveal its expected "follow-up to the PS3" at this year's E3 gaming event. Given that we're also expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to show off their next-gen consoles, it could be the biggest and most brutal three-way console battle of all. E3 2012 starts on June 5th. [MCV]
I almost crash into a truck, at first. I can turn on a dime and accelerate like a tiny nitrous-oxide-fueled bat out of hell—even though I'm holding a 10-pound pipe bomb, 30 per cent of my body weight. I don't know what I'm doing, really. But by the time I get to the truck to plant the bomb, it's easy. I know exactly what to do.
Microsoft has come through with its promise to deliver a few UK-themed catch-up channels for those who do their TV watching through Xbox 360, with archive content from both Channel 4 and Five now available.
You’re probably looking forward to the upcoming Christmas season of telly offerings, especially if you’ve seen BBC1’s star-filled festive trailer. It’s in no way one of the most cloying, annoying things that has ever been made. No way.
Microsoft's rolling out a new Xbox dashboard update that'll include LoveFilm streaming. To go with it, Windows Phone 7 users will also get a cool little free app to control and interact with their Xbox from the comfort of the sofa.