Xbox Players Can Now Pick Any Gamertag

Microsoft is finally opening up the gamertag system on the Xbox to enable players to pick whatever name that they want. The system being used is similar to what gamers may have already experienced on Steam or Discord. What that means is that the Xbox Live gamertags will have a # number after them if they have already been taken by someone.


Microsoft’s Project Scarlett Will Support Existing Xbox Accessories

The problem with new console generations is that generally speaking, the new design and protocols used in the new console means that older accessories will no longer be compatible. Such is the case with every generation’s release, although to be fair, each generation is released many years apart, so it’s not as if gamers need to spend a lot of money in a short amount of time.


Microsoft’s Next-Gen Xbox Will Be Four Times More Powerful Than The Xbox One X

The Microsoft Xbox One X is supposed to be one of the most powerful consoles available at the moment. It has the ability to play games at a native 4K, which is pretty impressive when you consider how much power rendering things in 4K consistently requires, but later this year, Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox will make the Xbox One X look downright silly.


Microsoft Wants You To Smell Like Your Xbox With Body Spray And Shower Gel

When it comes to marketing, you really need to admire Microsoft’s marketing team because the company has come up with pretty creative and novel marketing ideas for its Xbox gaming platform. Previously we saw the company launch products such as the Xbox Onesie, the Xbox Inflatable, and also a greaseproof controller.


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Tariffs Could Result In Next-Gen Consoles Being 25% More Expensive

Due to the ongoing trade war with China, the Office of the United States Trade Representative has published a list of goods categories that could be considered for new tariffs, which could be in amounts as high as 25%. These tariffs are expected to be applied to goods imported from China, which will cover “video game consoles and machines”.


Leak ‘Confirms’ Next-Gen Xbox Will Be Revealed At E3 2019

According to rumors dating back to last year, it was suggested that Microsoft could already be working on its next-gen Xbox console. Given that next-gen consoles are typically revealed during the mid or three-quarter waypoint of the current-gen console’s lifecycle, this did not really come as a surprise.


Microsoft Patents An Xbox Controller With Braille Readout

We know that as far as making its consoles more accessible to gamers with disabilities, Microsoft has been making some pretty decent progress on that front. Just last year the company unveiled a new controller for the Xbox One that can be customized to make it more accessible for certain gamers.


Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Blends Xbox Live And Game Pass Into A Single Subscription

Amid reports that Microsoft was going to launch a disc-less Xbox One S, it was said that the company would also launch a new subscription service which will merge Xbox Live and Game Pass into one package. That’s precisely what it has done after officially launching the aforementioned disc-less Xbox One S. Microsoft calls this new subscription plan the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.


Microsoft Has No Plans To Launch Xbox Live SDK On The Nintendo Switch

Last week Microsoft brought its Xbox Live service to iOS and Android devices. This meant that developers who wanted to integrate Xbox Live into their iOS and Android games would be able to. There were rumors that this could be the start of something bigger and that it might even make its way onto the Nintendo Switch.


Xbox Live Now Available On iOS And Android

A report from last month revealed that Microsoft was apparently looking to bring its Xbox Live gaming service onto other platforms besides Xbox. For those who don’t mind linking their mobile devices to Xbox Live, you’ll be interested to learn that Xbox Live has since made its way onto iOS and Android.


Disc-less Xbox Rumored For Launch This Spring

While our computers have pretty much done away with disc drives, the same cannot be said for gaming consoles in which pretty much all the current-gen consoles still rely on physical mediums for games (there are options for digital downloads, but physical mediums are still offered).


Microsoft Reiterates Their Plan To Bring Xbox Game Pass To All Platforms

Microsoft has a very interesting strategy where they have demonstrated several times that if they can’t compete on the hardware space, they will compete in the software space. Take or example mobile, where the company’s mobile efforts have been less than successful. However Microsoft instead decided to try and bring as many software and services to competing platforms.


Microsoft Unveils Custom Themed Oreo Cookie Xbox One X

If you’re a fan of limited and specially designed custom consoles, then you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has announced a special edition Xbox One X. As you can see in the image below, it is a console that has been designed to look like an Oreo, or least it shares the black and white colors of an oreo, although we reckon it feels more like an Oreo […]


Xbox Exclusive Cuphead Could Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

Cuphead has to be one of the more popular and challenging indie games launched in recent years. Unfortunately for the most part, it is only available on the PC and for consoles, it is an exclusive to the Xbox platform by Microsoft. It was unclear if there were plans to eventually bring the game to other platforms, but now it seems that we have some hope.