More people logged on to Xbox Live on 28 December 2015 than any other day in Xbox history, Microsoft has revealed among figures that include Window 10 uptake.
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From FaceTime to Skype to WhatsApp, there's no shortage of ways to chat with people on the other side of the globe. But screw Jetsons-style video chatting: Make way for this Ted-like robotic bear that mimics your gestures and projects your voice from far away, even letting you "see" through its own eyes. It's like if you woke up one day as Teddy Ruxpin, pretty much.
When we made the jump from the last generation of home consoles to the current generation, there was one thing missing: backwards compatibility. For Xbox One owners, that's about to change — Microsoft just announced that Xbox 360 games will be playable on the new console this Christmas.
There's a new 1TB Xbox One out, and that means the original 500GB console will drop in price a little — good for frugal console fanboys. Just as interesting, though, especially if you're primarily a PC gamer, is this tidbit: the little dongle that'll hook your Xbox One controllers up to a Windows 10 PC is only a couple of months away.
We have all been eagerly awaiting Steam OS and the inevitable flood of affordable console like mini-PCs that will let us play our existing library of games in the living room. The problem is Valve’s innovative new wireless controller is not ready, holding up the whole launch. Tired of waiting, some manufacturers have launched their own Windows based setups. But can they compete with your existing console?
At its big Windows 10 event today, Microsoft talked about its universal apps, Windows 10 for phones, and a big crazy Surface TV thing. But forget all that. You're gonna be able to stream Xbox One games to any other device in your home that's running Windows 10. That's great and I can't wait to try it.
Britain's South East Regional Organised Crime Unit has arrested an 18-year-old man over the denial of service attacks waged on Sony PlayStation and Xbox systems over Christmas.