You Can Now Buy The Xbox Wireless Controller From Apple’s Online Store

With the update to iOS 13, iPhone and iPad users can now finally directly connect gaming controllers from the PS4 and the Xbox One to their devices. However, unlike the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller, the Xbox One controller isn’t as straightforward to connect and only certain models will work.


Sony’s PS5, Microsoft’s Xbox Consoles Will Be More Environmentally Friendly

A lot of the things we use in our homes these days are powered by electricity, and when you add that all up, it basically means that a ton of energy gets used. Multiply that by the entire country and we’re looking at an insane amount of energy that is being used and demanded on a daily basis.


Third-Party Contractors Have Been Listening To Your Xbox Recordings

Voice-activated digital assistants sound like the convenience of the future that many of us have grown up seeing in movies, but is it really? Or rather, would you be willing to sacrifice some of your privacy in favor of convenience? Unfortunately, sometimes that choice seems to be made on behalf of the user.


Next-Gen Xbox Will Focus On Frame Rate And Loading TImes

At E3 2019 earlier this year, Microsoft confirmed that they are indeed working on a next-gen Xbox console. Not much is known about the console apart from the fact that Microsoft is working on it, but we have heard that it is expected to be powered using a custom AMD processor, use GDDR6 RAM, and a next-gen SSD.


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Future Xbox Games Could Arrive For Non-Microsoft Platforms

The way the console market has worked is that companies such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo create games that are typically exclusive to their own platforms. This is an attempt to differentiate themselves from each other, and to also lure gamers from one platform to their own platform.


Microsoft Is Testing A New And Cleaner Xbox One Home Screen

User interfaces are extremely important as it helps contribute to a better overall experience. An app could be extremely useful and functional, but if it has a cluttered interface, it makes users want to use it less. For those who feel that the Xbox One home screen could do with some tidying up, you’re in luck.


Microsoft Embraces The $1 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ‘Lifehack’

Usually when companies discover pricing errors, they will be quick to correct it. However, in Microsoft’s case, it seems that the company is embracing it and are actually encouraging its customers to take advantage of it, albeit for a limited time.


Microsoft Appears To Be Prototyping Xbox Controllers For Mobile Devices

Game streaming appears to be set to become a new method of gaming in the future, where we will be able to stream all kinds of games to our devices, thus eliminating compatibility issues and also hardware restrictions. Microsoft has such a service in the works known as Project xCloud, and it seems that the company is working on controllers that would be compatible with it.


Microsoft To Launch Just One Next-Generation Xbox Console

Prior to Microsoft’s reveal of Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox console, at E3 2019 it was rumored that the company was working on two separate consoles. The company was apparently working on a more affordable version of the console under the codename Lockhart. It’s now being reported that Microsoft is only focusing on the high-end Xbox console codenamed Anaconda now as part of Project Scarlett.


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.


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”.