amd
One of the Coolest Gaming Monitor Features Is Finally Coming to TVs

Samsung TVs just got a little more admirable. AMD announced that its FreeSync technology, previously only available for gaming monitors, is coming to Samsung’s 2018 QLED televisions. This means all your games played on the latest-generation Xboxes, or on a PC with an AMD GPU, should look a whole heckuva lot smoother. Read More >>

deals
Amazon Just Knocked 50% Off an Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Xbox One gamers will probably have heard of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription service that lets gamers play through a catalogue of games without actually having to physically buy them. It normally costs £8 a month, but if you head over to Amazon before midnight tonight, you'll be able to snag six months access for half price. That's £24 instead of £48. Read More >>

microsoft
Your Xbox One May Soon Double as an Amazon Echo or Google Home

Microsoft is opening the door to more digital assistants you can chat with on your Xbox One, according to a report from Windows Central. That means the day may come when you can swap Cortana for Alexa, or tell Google to get your pad ready for game night through your console. Read More >>

gaming
Xbox One X Owners Want Microsoft to Give Them a Free Kinect Adaptor

As you may have seen, Microsoft recently hammered the final nail into Kinect's coffin by discontinuing the adaptor that connects the console to the Xbox One S and One X consoles - a necessary component for Kinect owners who upgraded due to the newer consoles lacking the dedicated port of the original console. Existing Kinect owners aren't too happy about the news, and think the people who upgraded from the original Xbox One should get a free adaptor. Read More >>

streaming
Kodi Lands on the Xbox One, Making It the Ultimate Set-Top Box

There are two things everyone should look for in a good set top box: ease of use and versatility. A set top box is terrible if the menus are a horror to navigate and you can’t just plunk down after dinner and watch a movie. But it’s also terrible if it can’t actually play the media you want it to play when you want it to play it. Thanks to Kodi’s arrival on the Xbox One this morning, the Xbox One X and Xbox One S are now the most versatile set-top boxes available. This is the box you want if you’re looking to play any kind of media from any kind of source. Read More >>

gaming
Don’t Plug the Xbox One X Into a Surge Protector, Says Microsoft

If you're one of the people who's already gone out and spent £450 on the latest version of the Xbox One, there's something you should know. Apparently you shouldn't plug it into a surge protector, and that advice comes direct from Microsoft itself. Read More >>

gaming
The Xbox One X is the Perfect Console for Lazy PC Gamers

Here’s a fact rarely discussed outside of super nerdy gaming circles. The guts of your video game console actually matter. Once upon a time games were designed to run the same on every console and, in some cases (like the massive multiplayer first person shooter Destiny 2), games are still designed that way. But most games have what is called a “dynamic resolution” with the resolution shifting on a spectrum from as 720p to 4K depending on the scene. Thus the more powerful the console the higher and more consistent the resolution of the game you are playing will be. Want something close to consistent 4K without spending a grand on a PC gaming rig? You need a powerful console. Read More >>

gaming
Xbox One X: Can The Most Powerful Console Ever Made Win Back This Playstation Switcher?

History may one day look back at E3 2013 as a pivotal moment in gaming history. At the show, both Microsoft and Sony took the opportunity to reveal to the world their brand new games consoles, both of which would be launching the same year, in time for Christmas. Read More >>

technology
Kinect, One of Microsoft’s Most Revolutionary Ideas, Is Dead, But It Will Live on in iPhone X

Microsoft has killed off the Kinect. Seven years after the company first introduced the Xbox accessory that paved the way for 3D-tracking and virtual-assistant technologies that will soon be ubiquitous, we are saying goodbye. But its ground-breaking approach to depth-sensing will live on through several products, including the iPhone X. Read More >>

gaming
The Casual Gamer’s Guide to Video Gaming in 2017

The new consoles have finally been announced, the dust is beginning to settle, and now there are a lot of choices for anyone wanting to make their way back into gaming or starting from scratch. Maybe you don’t know one PS4 SKU from another or have any idea who Nathan Drake is—and that’s okay. Not everyone has the time or the motivation to be a gaming enthusiast, and so this guide is for the rest of you: explaining the consoles, the games, and the technologies you need to know about to hold up a reasonably detailed conversation about video gaming in 2017. Read More >>

gaming
Everything You Need to Know About 4K Gaming

You want the very best in 4K gaming, so how do you go about getting it? Unfortunately the answer is not quite as simple as it should be, and all the available choices can be tremendously confusing. So let’s try to cut through all the marketing terms, hype, and numbers to get at what “4K” gaming really means. Read More >>

xbox
You Can Now Design Your Own Xbox One Controller

Microsoft has allowed US gamers to design their own colour scheme for Xbox One controllers for some time now. The good news is that the UK, along with France, Germany and others to be added in the summer, will also get this option soon. The downer is that it's not especially cheap with the price adding a significant premium. So rather than focus first on the billion or so options, let's get cross about the price. Read More >>

gaming
Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Xbox One X

After more than a year of rumours and teases and dorky Xtreme code names, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One X, is finally here. It’s not actually here, here, the console will go on sale November 7th. But we now have all the details about this new console, which is officially the fastest console built to date. Read More >>

gaming
Microsoft Tests Auto Refunds for Xbox One and Windows 10

Microsoft is testing a self-service refunds system on Xbox One that also applies to Windows 10 users, which lets people get their money back as long as they've not been hammering the game in question all weekend. Read More >>

gaming
The Best Gear for Upgrading Your Video Game Console

Microsoft and Sony aren’t planning to upgrade their flagship consoles for a few months yet, but you can still improve your gaming experience with some well-chosen accessories—even if the hardware at the core of the system stays the same. Read More >>