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  1. David76

    Xbox All Access

    Microsoft is upping the ante on this year’s Xbox All Access promotion by allowing you to upgrade to Project Scarlett upon release. Another limited time Xbox All Access promotion is being kicked off by Microsoft. This time out, once the payments have been made, you can upgrade to Project...
  2. David76

    Xbox is getting content filters

    Microsoft is adding content filters to Xbox Live messages to help combat trolls and block nasty messages. The company has had Community Standards for Xbox for a long time and the ability for gamers to report inappropriate behaviour whenever necessary. This system has required players to...
  3. Major Tom

    Microsoft brings Google Assistant to Xbox One

    Microsoft is enabling Google’s Assistant to work with its Xbox One console. Much like the existing Alexa integration, Microsoft is allowing Google Assistant to launch games and apps, turn the console on and off, pause videos, and much more. You’ll need to use the Google Assistant app for iOS or...
  4. Major Tom

    Big new Xbox One console features announced

    Microsoft has revealed a host of new features and changes coming to the Xbox One in the near-future, including wish list notifications, under-the-hood improvements, and a new Xbox Game Pass feature. Right now, the changes are being rolled out to different Xbox Insider members, but Microsoft...
  5. David76

    New Design for Xbox One homepage

    Microsoft has begun testing a new design for the Xbox One homepage that makes a few welcome changes. The streamlined new Xbox One home is available to Xbox Insiders, and it removes some of the clutter seen in the current design. The sections at the top have been removed and are now instead...
  6. Major Tom

    Xbox July 2019 Update

    The July 2019 Xbox update is now avaliable, adding Alexa voice commands alongside the Xbox Game Pass Play Later feature. The Play Later feature is essentially Groups for Xbox Game Pass, letting players craft a to-play list from the available titles in the Xbox Game Pass catalogue. You can add...
  7. Jason

    How to Get Android Notifications on Your Windows PC

    Jumping back and forth between your phone and your PC can be annoying. Some messaging apps have web clients, so you don’t have to open your device to carry on a conversation. But there’s an easier way to reply to messages, check notifications, and open your Android device’s screen without having...
  8. Major Tom

    Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft respond to Trump tariff proposal

    Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft have issued a joint statement the 25% tariff proposed by the Trump administration against Chinese goods. In the joint statement made, the companies highlight the impact and undue economic harm the proposed tariffs on video game consoles “would have on the entire...
  9. Major Tom

    Three Big Xbox One Features Being Improved

    Microsoft’s newest wave of changes for Xbox Insiders has been revealed, and included in it are improvements for three of the Xbox One’s features that are used constantly. The friends list feature that’s found on any major gaming platform is one of the areas being updated while the second is...
  10. Major Tom

    Microsoft to combine Xbox LIVE and Game Pass?

    Microsoft is reportedly working on a new subscription service that bundles Xbox Live Gold together with Xbox Game Pass. The service, dubbed Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, is said to cost $15 per month. The news was first reported by Twitter user h0x0d, before The Verge confirmed it with its own...
  11. David76

    UK Government Investigating Xbox LIVE, PSN and Switch Online

    PlayStation, Microsoft and Nintendo are being investigated by the UK government about the fairness and legality of online gaming services like Xbox Live, PSN and Switch Online. The investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority will look at price hikes, the number of games on offer...
  12. Major Tom

    Microsoft Looking To Bring Native Xbox One Games To Windows 10

    Reports claim that Microsoft may be testing running Xbox One games on PC. It’s worth noting that Microsoft already offers plenty of games on both Xbox One and PC, but rather than create a PC port for an existing Xbox One game, Microsoft appears to be testing running the Xbox One version of the...
  13. Gemma

    Microsoft Plans To Expand Xbox Live To More Platforms

    Microsoft has revealed plans to bring Xbox Live to more platforms and expand cross-platform play. At GDC 2019 in March, Microsoft will be hosting a developer session to reveal an upcoming Xbox Live SDK the company says will bring the service to Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch. The session...
  14. Major Tom

    Rumour: Microsoft Working On 4K Camera For Xbox One and Windows 10

    Microsoft is rumoured to be jumping back into the webcam industry in 2019, with at least one of the products in development being a 4K webcam that will work with both Windows 10 PCs and the Xbox One. The 4K webcam will support Windows Hello, and will bring back a feature last seen in the...
  15. Major Tom

    Phil Spencer Wants Xbox Game Pass To Expand

    Microsoft is going big with Xbox Game Pass, and it wants to go even bigger. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said during the San Francisco’s Barclays conference this week Microsoft wants to bring Xbox Game Pass to “every device.” Keep in mind Spencer’s talk was mainly centred on smartphones, according...
  16. Major Tom

    Xbox Winter of Arcade

    Mircosoft has announced the lineup for their Winter of Arcade sale. There are nine games that will be apart of this winter promotion. Four of the nine games are or will be included in Game Pass when they are released this month. Fans will get a £4.39/ $5 gift card for each game they purchase...
  17. Major Tom

    Disc-less Xbox One Console Releasing in Spring 2019

    Microsoft will release a new Xbox One SKU next year that will be disc-less, according to a rumour. A new Xbox One option hitting stores next year is rumoured to be disc-less, which will, in turn, make the base price less expensive. According to a report on Thurrott, the new SKU will be at...
  18. Major Tom

    Xbox Live Black Friday 2018 Sale

    Microsoft has rolled out its annual Xbox Live Black Friday sale, including up to 40% reductions on a vast range of digital games. The event is underway now for Xbox Live Gold members, who have a few extra days to pick up AAA hits such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider for £27.50, FIFA 19 for...
  19. Major Tom

    November 2018 Xbox One Update

    The November 2018 Xbox Update is rolling out today, and it includes mouse and keyboard support for Fortnite and others. Mouse and keyboard support for Xbox One was announced over the weekend at X018 and arrives today for select games with the November update. Developers now have the option to...
  20. Major Tom

    Microsoft X018 Summary

    Here are the six biggest announcements from Microsoft's X018 edition of Inside Xbox yesterday. Microsoft just held their Inside Xbox: X018 Special, which was home to a wide variety of interesting announcements regarding upcoming lineup of games, DLC, and updates. That being said, specific...