Oliver Shultz 26 June 2012, 12:54

Xbox Kinect $99 deal starts today

Xbox Kinect $99 deal starts today

This week you’ll be able to head down to your favorite GameStop or Best Buy location and pick yourself up an Xbox with a Kinect for just $99 USD. THere’s a catch, of course, in that you’ve got to sign up for two years of Xbox LIVE Gold, that costing you an additional $14.99 USD a month. THe cost of the beast you’re buying from one of the two stores listed this week will over the course of the contract end up costing you $99 + $360, a price that’s quite a bit more than your everyday average $299 for the package with no contract.

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Oliver Shultz 03 May 2012, 13:54

Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

The feature within Xbox Live that allowed gamers to get the latest news and information about the Xbox 360 in an easily digestable video format is no more. Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on the Inside Xbox feautre from its gaming console, likely due to low user demand. This includes the closure of things like Major’s Minute, Featured Videos, and Insider Moves.

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Oliver Shultz 02 May 2012, 20:48

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

What if you took the classic cellphone business model and applied it to consoles? Did your mind just explode? Microsoft is certainly hoping it will. The Verge reports that Microsoft will be offering a $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect as part of a two-year subscription starting from next week. The $99 upfront cost would net you the hardware, and you would continue to pay a $15 monthly subscription over the course of two years.

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Oliver Shultz 20 April 2012, 12:19

Xbox sales slide as Xbox 720 hunger increases

Xbox sales slide as Xbox 720 hunger increases

Demand for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has slumped, with underwhelming sales pushing the company’s usually high-flying Entertainment & Devices Division to post an atypical loss. While Microsoft’s overall made a profit in Q1 2012, the Xbox team saw a 16-percent decrease in profit in its division. The company blamed lower demand for the aging console, as well as increased research, development and marketing costs for Windows Phone, which also falls under the divisional umbrella.

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Oliver Shultz 06 April 2012, 20:54

PS4 and Xbox 720 Graphics Specs Toe-to-Toe, Says Insider

PS4 and Xbox 720 Graphics Specs Toe-to-Toe, Says Insider

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will be on par with each other on a graphics level.

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Oliver Shultz 23 March 2012, 13:02

Rumor: Microsoft to Launch ARM-based Xbox in 2013

Rumor: Microsoft to Launch ARM-based Xbox in 2013

One ARM-based Xbox planned for end of 2013, while the successor to the 360 will launch 'some time after' that.

Microsoft has been pretty vocal about the fact that it thinks the current Xbox console, the Xbox 360, still has a lot of life left in it. However, that hasn't stopped people from talking about the next Xbox, rumored to be called the Xbox 720 and codenamed Durango.

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Oliver Shultz 22 March 2012, 12:04

Microsoft outfits a Ford Mustang with cool tech

Microsoft outfits a Ford Mustang with cool tech

Microsoft has some of its technology in cars already. However, for the past few months it has been working with famed car modder team West Coast Customs to outfit and modify a true American muscle car, the Ford Mustang, with all sorts of Microsoft-based hardware and software. The final result can be seen on Microsoft's Channel 9 web site.

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