Xbox

What makes a console generation? The lines have been blurred recently. We can state that the Xbox Series X, and its less-powerful sibling, the Series S, are the next generation consoles from Microsoft. But how do you define the generation? Just three years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One X, the most powerful console in the market, but also with full compatibility with all Xbox One games and accessories. With multiple tiers of consoles and mid-generation refreshes that were significantly more powerful than their predecessors – and in some cases, their successors – the generational lines have never been this blurred before. None the less, the time for a “proper” next generation console has finally arrived, and Microsoft is fully embracing its tiered hardware strategy...

Xbox Series X Unboxed: Our First Look At Microsoft’s Next Gen Console

After over a year of official teases, naming, and plenty of performance details, Microsoft is on the cusp of launching their first proper new generation of the Xbox since...

35 by Brett Howse on 10/28/2020

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Microsoft Xbox Series X System Architecture (6:00pm PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

59 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/17/2020

Microsoft Drops More Xbox Series X Tech Specs: Zen 2 + RDNA 2, 12 TFLOPs GPU, HDMI 2.1, & a Custom SSD

For the past several months both Microsoft and Sony have been slowly but steadily trickling out additional details about their forthcoming gaming consoles. And now this morning we’re getting...

74 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2020

Microsoft Announces Xbox Series X: Available Holiday 2020

Microsoft this evening has finally given their long-awaited next generation gaming console a name, announcing the Xbox Series X. The device, formerly known as Project Scarlett, is said to...

81 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Project Scarlett Console Launching Holiday 2020

Today at E3 Phil Spencer of Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, which is their next generation console and brings some massive performance increases over even the already powerful Xbox One...

166 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Announced

Today at E3, Microsoft took the wraps off an updated version of their Elite controller for the Xbox, which addresses some of the issues of the original and adds...

23 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2019

SteelSeries Launches The Arctis 9X Headset: X Marks The Xbox

SteelSeries is well-known in the gaming headset industry, and we’ve been fortunate enough to test out some of their products in the past, including the amazing Arctis Pro with...

16 by Brett Howse on 4/23/2019

Microsoft Launches Xbox All Access

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new way to get into the Xbox ecosystem with Xbox All Access. For $21.99 per month for two years, you can get...

14 by Brett Howse on 8/28/2018

Microsoft Rolls Out Xbox April Update: FreeSync And More

Although we’ve not yet gotten an official launch date for the latest version of Windows 10, Microsoft’s Xbox team has once again beat them to the punch with a...

14 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2018

Microsoft and AMD to Bring FreeSync 2 Support to Xbox One S and Xbox One X This Spring

Over the weekend, Microsoft and AMD made a somewhat unexpected announcement on the debut of their new Inside Xbox show: AMD FreeSync 2 support will be coming to the...

27 by Nate Oh on 3/12/2018

The Xbox One X Review: Putting A Spotlight On Gaming

It’s amazing how time flies. Only four years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One, its successor to the Xbox 360, but the Xbox One was a strategic departure from...

128 by Brett Howse on 11/3/2017

Microsoft Details The Xbox One Fall Update, Available Today

There’s a lot going on in Xbox land, with the launch of the new Xbox One X console due for November 7th, and, thanks to the biannual Windows update...

29 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2017

Hot Chips: Microsoft Xbox One X Scorpio Engine Live Blog (9:30am PT, 4:30pm UTC)

This week it's the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino. We're sat nice and early, with the first talk today from Microsoft. John Sell, a Microsoft hardware veteran, is set...

33 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Razer Launches The Thresher Ultimate: An Xbox, PS4, And PC 7.1 Headset

This morning at E3, Razer is announcing a new product in their lineup, targeting the console market, with the Thresher Ultimate wireless headset. This is a 7.1 Dolby surround...

16 by Brett Howse on 6/13/2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Gets a Launch Date: Xbox One X, $499, November 7th

Over the last several months, Microsoft has been trickling out details about their mid-generation hardware update for the Xbox One console, which has been going under the name Project...

88 by Ryan Smith on 6/11/2017

Seagate Launches The 4TB Game Drive For Xbox Game Pass Special Edition

Seagate has been partnering with Microsoft to supply official accessories for the Xbox console for a couple of generations now, and we took a look at one back in...

3 by Brett Howse on 6/1/2017

Microsoft Releases The First Xbox Play Anywhere Title: Recore

At E3, Microsoft announced a new feature to bring together their Xbox ecosystem with the much larger, and more diverse, Windows 10 user base. The initiative was called Xbox...

48 by Brett Howse on 9/12/2016

Cortana Coming to Xbox Live

A short word coming out of E3: despite rolling out a couple of days ago, Microsoft has formally announced Cortana, the Windows-based speech recognition helper (similar to Siri and...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

Microsoft Announces Xbox One S Console: A Slimmer Design

Today at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has lifted the lid on their new Xbox One console design. The Xbox One is part of the eighth generation...

58 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2016

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