The Xbox One has had more interface updates than I've had hot dinners. And I'm a hungry guy. Every change has refined things further and further, and the Fall Update improves your Xbox home screen even more. It's also the last update before the Xbox One X launches, so it gets existing owners ready just in case they want to upgrade.
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Forza 7 opens with a demo that takes you through a sand-swept track in Dubai, with the new Porsche 911 GT2 -- a car announced at E3 -- sliding around from corner to corner under your control. It's fun. It's fun without being too hard, it's fun without being too easy. The driving dynamics are a little bit arcade, a little bit sim. And that's the newest Forza game in a nutshell -- not too cold, not too hot. Just right.
Remember the Xbox Onesie? Love it or hate it, there's no denying it was a stroke of marketing genius. So, like all successful original ideas - there's a sequel. And this time, it has been created in collaboration with Porsche.
I'm not even kidding. Society has devolved to the point where that statement, about a onesie and one of the most well-known luxury Motorsport brands of all time, is an actual fact.
If you take a look back at the original interface of the Xbox One, and even its various early updates, it's been a, shall we say, imperfect platform. But in recent years it's gotten a lot better. And its most recent update looks to be another huge improvement.
If you're looking to get along better with your kids, maybe it's time to fire up the games console that's sitting under your TV. Rather than being an exclusive activity for shut-in nerds, there's now even more data to support the theory that digital bonding -- spending time sharing an experience around a game or streaming a movie together -- helps build family ties.
Forza as a brand has some serious cachet. 4.8 million monthly active players across the entire franchise can't be wrong, right? As a game, it has mainstream appeal: Porsche unveiled a new 911 GT2 RS at Xbox's E3 event -- a new car at a games show. And the team wants the next Forza game to bring all of those fans together in one place.
After more than a year of rumours and teases and dorky Xtreme code names, Microsoft's latest console, the Xbox One X, is finally here. It's not actually here, here, the console will go on sale November 7. But we now have all the details about this new console, which is officially the fastest console built to date.
Nintendo's NES Classic Edition, which was nearly impossible to find from its initial release right up until the company stopped making it, proved gamers are hungry for nostalgia. But has 16 years been long enough for Microsoft fans to feel similarly nostalgic for the original Xbox's gigantic controllers?
"We've worked on this since 2012, and we finally get to talk about it... I tell people to take a step back and think about this E3: what a moment, you don't release new consoles, the most powerful console ever, that often. We're releasing significant hardware. It's Christmas for me."
Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox and Windows gaming, Mike Ybarra, is obviously pretty happy that he gets to talk shop about his baby, Project Scorpio, the new Xbox One X.
Microsoft just announced what we've all been waiting for: the birth of Project Scorpio, its much-teased next-generation console. It's now called the Xbox One X, and it's both the smallest Xbox ever built as well as the most powerful console ever -- built for gaming on 4K TVs, in HDR, at a smooth 60fps.
Technically E3, video games' biggest trade show of the year, starts Tuesday. That's when the doors will open at Los Angeles Convention Center and over 500,000 attendees will swarm hundreds of booths filled with the latest video games, consoles and gaming paraphernalia. But the event really started this morning, when EA, one of the largest game publishers in the world, hosts a press event to announce all its new projects. As Tuesday draws closer more and more huge companies will take the stage at venues all over downtown LA to steal some limelight and make their own big announcements.
Yesterday was a big day for Xbox One owners. After a couple of years of knowing they bought an Xbox One when twice as many of their friends bought PS4s, Xbox owners got to feel vindicated in their choice as Microsoft launched the first true Netflix for digital games. Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service whereby any Xbox One owner can pay $10.95 a month to get access to over 100 games spanning the entire course of Xbox's history. That sounds incredible! Too bad most of the games are kind of crap.