Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft Discontinues Kinect Adapter for Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft revealed the future of gaming in in November of 2010 and it was called the Kinect. This motion-tracking camera accessory for the Xbox 360 was supposed to usher in an era of controlling games with your body, but that never happened. Its newest consoles ...

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Sony’s PS4 Still Outsold Microsoft in November, Despite the Xbox One X

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft’s Xbox One X debuted in early November, to muted optimism and mildly positive reviews. The general summary was that the console absolutely had promise, but questions remained regarding how robustly it would support 4K rendering or increased visual effects. Microsoft has been outsold by ...

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Microsoft: Demand Is ‘Super High’ For Xbox One X Launch Next Week

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the last four years, Microsoft has played second fiddle to Sony’s PlayStation 4. There are a number of reasons why, including poor initial communication, an abrupt reversal on system features, a $ 100 higher price point, and an initial focus on multimedia capabilities as ...

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Unloved, Unlamented, Microsoft Finally Kills Kinect

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft first launched Project Natal — later known as Kinect — it declared that the device would usher in a bold new world of gaming where our bodies would be controllers. Today, the last vestiges of that dream have finally died. According to Fastcodesign, ...

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How Microsoft Built Xbox 360, Xbox Compatibility Into the Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Xbox One and PS4 have broadly similar features, but there’s a few areas where Microsoft has beaten Sony: Backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360 and steaming games from an Xbox One to a local PC. But while we’ve known Microsoft was adding backwards compatibility ...

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Microsoft Details GPU Monitoring in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

When we covered Microsoft’s new plans for a new GPU analysis tool last week as part of the Fall Creator’s Update, we had some questions about how the tool would function and what information it would present. We’ve since spoken to a Microsoft spokesperson with some knowledge of the situation who was willing to share some additional information on how the ...

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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for ‘DirectReality’ as E3 Approaches

Microsoft has been teasing its E3 show for the past week or so, with hints about Project Scorpio. Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality. The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online ...

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Seagate, Microsoft Debut Xbox One Storage Options With Game Pass

Seagate and Microsoft have teamed up before to offer Xbox-branded external storage options, and the storage manufacturer has recently refreshed its product line to match the style of last summer’s Xbox One S. Beyond that, however, these new drives also offer a several-month subscription to Microsoft’s new Xbox Game Pass subscription service. We haven’t covered Game Pass before, so let’s ...

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