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The Xbox One Will Be Cheaper For Christmas, But Not In Australia

If you’re keen on jumping into next-gen consoles, the news that the Xbox One is headed for price cut territory just in time for Christmas might have been welcome news. At least, it’s welcome news for people in the US. That’s right: Australia won’t be getting a price cut on the new Microsoft console.


Microsoft Is Stopping Free Xbox Music Streaming

From December 1, you will no longer be able to stream Xbox Music for free on your PC, phone or favourite web-accessing device. Information is scarce on exactly why the ad-supported, entry-level music streaming option of Microsoft’s Spotify-a-like has been offed (“We weren’t making enough money” doesn’t tend to go out in sparsely worded corporate FAQs), but the service isn’t going away entirely.


Xbox One Update Lets You Buzz Your Controller When It's Lost

Microsoft has begun rolling out a new update for the Xbox One, plonking several new handy features on the hulking great box in your living room. The new content is aimed at allowing owners easier use of the Snap multitasking function, access to their social circles and making their Xbox account more secure.


Plex For Xbox One Makes It Easy To Stream Your (Pirated) Video To The TV

Following millions of user requests, Plex is finally launching Plex for Xbox. The popular media-streaming app is already available on a wide variety of platforms, it will soon be the easiest way to blast local (and pirated) content from your laptop or elsewhere onto your Xbox. The catch is that Plex costs $US5 per month (or $US50 per year or $US150 per lifetime).


Microsoft Wants To Turn Your Living Room Into An Xbox Game

Rememeber Microsoft’s balls-to-the-wall crazy IllumiRoom idea, when it wanted to use a projector-type gadget to transforms rooms into immersive gaming experiences by projecting video games all over them? Yeah, they’re still doing that. It’s called RoomAlive now.


A Teenage Hacker Ring Stole $US100 Million In Army And Xbox Tech

The US Department of Justice just charged a group of four young hackers with a doozie of a crime. They’re accused of breaking into both Microsoft and US Army servers and stealing $US100 million worth of everything from unreleased games to military training software. Two of the hackers have already pleaded guilty.


Foxtel Play Lands On Xbox One

In a bid to round out its suite of apps on TVs, smartphones and gaming consoles, Foxtel has thrown Xbox One users a bone and released a version of its Foxtel Play app compatible with Microsoft’s next-gen gaming monolith.


You Can Now Record Xbox One Gameplay Clips With SmartGlass

Fair play to Microsoft, which has been constantly dropping updates for the Xbox One and its associated apps since launch. Today is the turn of the SmartGlass second screen app, which now allows gameplay clips to be recorded directly from the mobile application.


Standalone Kinect For Xbox One Coming In October

Not long ago, Microsoft took the Kinect out of some of its Xbox One bundles, dropping the price of the console to $499 (in Australia) and giving devs extra power to play with. If you got one of those and want to add a Kinect later, you’ll be able to in October for $169.95 (Australian RRP).


Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn’t for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a “speculative execution system” that predicts what you’ll do next and shows you the most likely result — before you’ve even mashed a single button.


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