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The Bitcoin Rush: Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin for Windows and Xbox Payments

Digital Payments are all the rage nowadays, simply by virtue of their conveniene.

Now, Microsoft too is jumping on to the Bandwagon, and is now accepting Bitcoins as a mode of Payment for paying for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox Online Stores. Continue reading The Bitcoin Rush: Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin for Windows and Xbox Payments

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Microsoft is merging all different Windows Versions into one unified OS Platform

Microsoft has confirmed in an Earnings Call that it will bring together all the teams behind the three variants of Windows (For different Screen Sizes and Platforms), to enable better collaboration, efficiency and better products. Continue reading Microsoft is merging all different Windows Versions into one unified OS Platform

Xbox One receives June update, which enables External Storage Support, Real Names and More!

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The Xbox One has been lagging behind in sales compared to its rival, the PS4, which is a stark opposite of what was happening in the previous Console Wars. However, the Xbox One has been trying hard to catch up, with bundles, discounts, unbundles, etc and it seems to be working.

Now the Xbox One is receiving its June update Continue reading Xbox One receives June update, which enables External Storage Support, Real Names and More!

Microsoft slashes off $100 from the Xbox One’s price by unbundling Kinect

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Microsoft’s Xbox One, has been struggling in sales while it’s competitor, the PS4 surged ahead. While it was pretty impressive and featured some interesting concepts, the Xbox One’s sales were tarnished in part due to the conspiratorial nature of the Xbox One. You see, in the early stages of the Xbox One’s unveiling, the Xbox One was drawn into a series of controversial steps by Microsoft, which, even after being redacted, forever tarnished the Xbox One’s image. Continue reading Microsoft slashes off $100 from the Xbox One’s price by unbundling Kinect

The Great Dig: Atari E.T mystery to be finally cleared today, after a mind boggling 31 years

The Infamous Atari Landfill Dig Is Finally Happening

Atari’s ET game was one of the worst video games of all time, which left Atari almost bankrupt and a reserve full of unsold copies. Atari was brought to its knees due to this absolutely terrible game and so, Atari had decided to put this whole thing behind, in 1983. Continue reading The Great Dig: Atari E.T mystery to be finally cleared today, after a mind boggling 31 years

Chief Product Officer of Xbox Team Marc Whitten is leaving Microsoft and joining the ranks of Sonos

The PS4 team recently lost a key member who had stayed from the inception of the brands to the present. Similarly, the Chief Product Officer of the Xbox team, Marc Whitten is leaving Microsoft for Sonos, a wireless audio company. Continue reading Chief Product Officer of Xbox Team Marc Whitten is leaving Microsoft and joining the ranks of Sonos

Xbox One gets price cut treatment, but limited only to the UK

Xbox One price cut to £399.99 with free copy of Titanfall

The Xbox One Titanfall Bundle

We knew it was coming. The next gen consoles, the PS4 and the Xbox One have launched and are now 3 months in their lifetime. the next gen consoles are priced much higher than their older counterparts. The Xbox One costs 80 euros more than the PS4, which may be the reason why it’s sales reports are lesser than that of the PS4. Continue reading Xbox One gets price cut treatment, but limited only to the UK

The perfect companion to your Xbox One : Xbox One Media Remote

Note : We recommend you read up Everything you need to know about the Xbox One before you read this article.

Microsoft has made the Xbox One media remote official. It can launch, navigate and control Xbox One media apps . It also can turn on your TV or Xbox One and also change the channels, using the Kinect’s IR Blaster. The mere announcement of such a remote shows  Microsoft’s lack of faith in the Kinect’s voice and media capabilities.

A neat addition is that of motion controlled backlights; The remote lights up as soon as you pick it up. There is also a dedicated OneGuide button for Xbox One’s TV guide feature by the same name.  It is an alternative for people who are frustrated by the Kinect’s sometimes innacurate  voice recognition. It is a desperate attempt by Microsoft to rope in more customers as the Xbox One is already behind the PS4 in terms of sales. It will be available globally by March 2014 .

Everything you NEED to know about the Xbox One

Note: This is a followup article to my earlier post : Everything you NEED to know about the PS4 . I recommend you read it.

Introduction

The Xbox One is an 8th gen console that was released in North America on November 22, 2013. 5 days after the release of the PS4 and 8 years after the release of its predecessor, the hugely succesful Xbox 360. It represents the brand Xbox, one of the few pillars of Microsoft. One that has stood through the test of time. One that has never faced massive failure, even when Microsoft’s phones and it’s Windows OS were declining in scales. And so I would like to think that was how it got its name: The Xbox One. Continue reading Everything you NEED to know about the Xbox One