Xbox 360

‘Fez’ due for patch following Microsoft’s elimination of Xbox Live Arcade update fees

Polytron Corporation's Phil Fish confirms that a patch is incoming for his Xbox Live Arcade game, 'Fez,' following Microsoft's move of eliminating the title update fees that Xbox 360 developers must pay for XBL Arcade games.

Gaming

Xbox One won’t launch until 2014 in Japan

Microsoft Japan president and CEO Yasuyuki Higuchi confirms that the Xbox One won't be released in Japan until 2014, owing to the fact that the country is deemed a 'tier 2' market.

Gaming

Time Warner Cable app coming to Xbox 360 with 300 live channels for subscribers

Microsoft and Time Warner Cable partner up to bring a TWC app to Xbox 360, offering subscribers with Xbox Live Gold membership access to as many as 300 channels, including favorites like Comedy Central and CNN.

Gaming

Microsoft eliminates Title Update fees on Xbox 360 Arcade games

Microsoft confirms that the Title Update fees charged to the developers of Xbox 360 Arcade games are no longer in place, following a policy shift in April 2013. There's no word on whether or not this applies to full retail games or Xbox One titles as well.

Gaming

Xbox Live ‘Games with Gold’ free titles arrive 1st and 16th of every month

The "Games with Gold" program that Microsoft revealed during E3 starts with Fable 3, available for free until the end of the month to Gold subscribers. After that a new game will be free for a limited time on the 1st and 16th of every month.

Gaming

Nintendo 3DS in top sales spot for May 2013, ending Xbox 360’s 28-month reign

For the first time in over two years, the Xbox 360 is not the best-selling console, according to NPD's May 2013 sales charts. Instead, the Nintendo 3DS takes the top spot, something that few would have predicted just one year ago.

Gaming

Hands-on with ‘World of Tanks’ as it assaults the Xbox 360

We go hands on at E3 with the free-to-play phenomenon 'World of Tanks.' After accumulating over 60 million players worldwide, the game leaves the PC and heads to the Xbox 360.

E3

Microsoft opens E3 with press conference featuring 17 games for Xbox One

There were plenty of lingering questions about the Xbox One going into Monday's Microsoft E3 keynote, but beyond release date and pricing the company chose to focus almost exclusively on a slew of impressive looking games slated for release on the next…

E3

Polk’s first appearance at E3 brings sound bar and headphones made for Xbox One

Polk makes its first appearance at E3 with a new sound bar and headphones designed in partnership with Microsoft for the new Xbox One. The new sound bar is meant to deliver clean and clear game audio while doubling as a quality option for music and movies.

Home Theater

Microsoft keeps the Xbox 360 with new games and a redesigned console

Microsoft made sure that its audience remembered the old Xbox 360 at E3 2013, trotting out new games like a consolized World of Tanks and a brand new, redesigned console. Microsoft even announced a off-kilter new platformer called Max: The Curse of…

E3

Man under house arrest gets sick of Xbox and chooses jail instead

A New Zealand man chooses jail over Xbox when he calls police and threatens to break his house arrest 10 months in if they don't cart him off to prison. The police happily complied.

Gaming

Remember Me review: Caught between prescience and commerce

Dontnod fails to deliver on the Capcom-published sci-fi brawler Remember Me, muddling the beautiful sci-fi setting with an unbalanced combat system and little else to help break up the tedium.

Gaming

‘Diablo 3’ confirmed for September release on Xbox 360 and PS3

Blizzard's console version of Diablo 3 will appear on Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The console version of the game was previously announced only for the PlayStation consoles.

Gaming

The HD remake ‘Fable Anniversary’ coming to Xbox 360 (but not Xbox One) later this year

Microsoft revealed the game Lionhead has been teasing all week, an HD remake of the original 'Fable' called 'Fable Anniversary.' Curiously, it won't appear on Xbox One, despite the fact that both the game and the console are expected to launch by the end of…

Gaming

The more things change: Microsoft, Xbox One, and the pitfalls of the status quo

As gamers prepare to upgrade for a new console generation, the pressure is on Microsoft to change up some of its old ways on the Xbox One before dissatisfied fans start to abandon ship.

Gaming