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Microsoft's ID@XBox program has already attracted some pleasantly original projects, from the likes of White Night - key inspirations: Jazz, German expressionism, Alone in the Dark - to There Came An Echo, in which you boss Wesley Crusher around using Kinect. There's always room for more. "Surprise us," was the message delivered by the Xbox Advanced Technology Group's Martin Fuller ...read more
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Though Bungie couldn't manage 1080p resolution for Destiny's Xbox One beta, the developer is committed to hitting that mark for the final, retail release. For proof, look no further than the above footage. Courtesy IGN, this clip is the first look at Destiny running at 1080p and 30 frames per second on an Xbox One. According to the commentary, the developers worked closely with Microsoft ...read more
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Hopefully you got your fill of moon wizards over the weekend, as the Destiny beta has now entered a temporary hiatus. "We are beginning the process of taking the Destiny Beta offline for maintenance," reads a tweet from developer Bungie. "It shall return on 7/23 for all registered testers." It's unknown what changes (if any) the beta will receive during this maintenance period, but Bungie's most recent W ...read more
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Enjoying the Destiny beta? Hopefully not so much that you feel persuaded to place a pre-order for the game's Ghost Edition, because UK retailer GAME is just about sold out, according to a recent tweet made by the store's official account. PS4 versions of the Ghost Edition are still available to our friends across the pond, but Xbox One copies are, shall ...read more
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EA has released a new FIFA 15 gameplay trailer focused on "emotion" and "intensity". Showing off a number of new players reactions, team celebrations and unique crowd behaviour, it's narrated by senior producer Nick Channon. Earlier this week, EA revealed the global FIFA 15 box art. The game's cover will feature four-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. ...read more
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Destiny's galaxy may be vast and currently well-populated with beta Guardians, but players aren't able to team up with heroes hailing from different consoles. While technical issues might seem like a likely culprit, Bungie engineer Roger Wolfson told Digital Trends the lack of cross-platform play is more about maintaining a consistent experience f ...read more
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The next Xbox One update looks to be pretty substantial, expanding on the console's social features and adding some oft-requested functionality. The activity feed is getting quite a few sociable additions, such as the ability to "like" your friends' activities, post text, comment on others' activities, and share "game clips and anything else" with f ...read more
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Over the next few days, Microsoft will push out an update to those of you who are in the 'Xbox Preview Dashboard' program that will bring with it new features which will eventually be released in August. If you need an invite to the program, you can head into the forums as there is a thread where users are giving out invitations to the dashboard preview app that you need to register your console. Once you have ...read more
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Earlier this week, Microsoft said that console sales of the Xbox One doubled for the month of June when compared to the prior month. On the face of it, this looks like great news for Microsoft and frankly, it is, as doubling sales is good for the bottom line - but in the console wars, this is not enough. According to the latest NPD numbers, Sony's PS4 ...read more
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Microsoft has announced it will close its Xbox Entertainment Studios in the coming months, according to an internal memo sent to employees by Xbox boss Phil Spencer. In the memo obtained by The Verge, Spencer stated Microsoft as a platform company is a “mobile-first and cloud-first world” and that “games are the single biggest digital life categ ...read more
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