We are just five days from the Xbox: Game On briefing at E3, but that has not stopped Microsoft from making major announcements for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Today they announced that more than 45 new entertainment app experiences are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 globally. The list includes Twitter integration, Vine, HBO GO, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central, Major League Gaming (MLG), and more are scheduled to launch by the end of this holiday season. The Twitter integration is really cool, Twitter will be directly integrated into Xbox One’s TV experience in the U.S. Twitter will be optimized for the biggest screen in your house in a smart, contextual way – offering the ability to see Tweets related to the cable or satellite TV shows you’re watching as they’re happening. Additionally, the Twitter experience on Xbox One will be integrated into the TV listings section of OneGuide where you will be ...

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Microsoft today announced three new updates for OneDrive service related to photos. Those are full res photo upload in WP8.1 devices, new photos view in OneDrive on Xbox One, Wallgreens integrated to OneDrive web for easy printing. Xbox on OneDrive: We launched OneDrive for Xbox so you and your family could view and enjoy all of your photos and videos right from the biggest screen in your house, your TV. And beginning with the updates that are starting to rollout today, we’ve made it even easier to sit back and relive your memories. First, you will longer need an Xbox Live Gold Subscription to use OneDrive for Xbox. This change will hit consoles soon as part of the June Update. Second, we’ve made it faster to get to the photos that you’re looking for. As soon as you say, “Xbox, Go to OneDrive” and launch the app, you’ll see your most recent ...

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Microsoft today announced Destination Brazil on Xbox One. Destination Brazil is a hub for all the activities around Football world cup on your Xbox One. Using this hub, you can access  Brazil Now, a new app that snaps next to live TV to enhance your match viewing experience, enable you to play “EA SPORTS™ FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: FIFA World Cup and check out various series about your favorite football clubs from Copa90. Also, the previously announced realty show “Every Street United” can be accessed through Destination Brazil and watch as legendary football players Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids scout the world’s most gifted, undiscovered street stars. Brazil Now Brazil Now is a new app on Xbox One that brings you as close to the action in Brazil as possible without leaving your living room. You can personalize the app to your team, receive alerts and score updates for all the games, and watch ...

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I guess Microsoft should be pretty confident on their E3 announcements. Because, they are continuing to make major announcements every other week despite the fact that E3 event is just a week away. Microsoft today revealed that their next installment in their flagship racing series Forza Horizon 2 is in development for Xbox One and Xbox 360 and due for release this fall. Previously, Forza Horizon was released for Xbox 360 and Forza Motorsport 5 for Xbox One. This Forza Horizon 2 will be available on both the platforms and it is being developed by Horizon 1 studio Playground Games collaborating closely with the Motorsport team at Turn 10 Studios. As you can expect, there will be hundreds of cars, new weather system, Forza Motorsport 5’s Drivatar system, and more. Read more about it from the source link below. Source: IGN ...

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As previously announced, indie game Worms Battlegrounds is now available on Xbox One.Worms: Battlegrounds” for Xbox One, which promises to be the best entry in the series to date; with the most weapons, the biggest maps, and the finest single- and multiplayer experiences, it’s certainly the most comprehensive. “Thanks to the increased power of the Xbox One hardware, ‘Battlegrounds’ is the ultimate version of ‘Worms’ to play with friends, around one machine or online,” says Debbie Bestwick, CEO. “’Worms’ has always been a sociable game to play with friends, and this is the ultimate experience.” Team 17 has created a brand-new single player game, with a storyline and a platformer-like experience, capitalizing on the Xbox One’s extra physics processing power to create all manner of devious contraptions and bizarre machinery for players to overcome. Game description: Worms™ Battlegrounds Worms™ Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of ...

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  Microsoft recently announced that they are expanding the Games with Gold program to Xbox One users. Also, a Xbox Live Gold member can enjoy Games with Gold program for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One at the same time. Microsoft today announced that “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and “Halo: Spartan Assault.” will be the first two games available for free for Xbox One and on Xbox 360, members will receive “Dark Souls,” “Charlie Murder” and the bonus game “Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.” Find all the details about the game below. “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” (Xbox One, $14.99 ERP)  Coming in June (specific dates coming soon) is Press Play’s beautiful side-scrolling platformer “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood.” As Max, you’ll need to rescue your little brother from the clutches of a cartoonish villain named Mustacho. Along the way, you’ll solve challenging elemental puzzles and platform your ...

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“Forza Motorsport 5” from Turn 10 Studios has released the Bondurant Car Pack, which includes the highly requested cars like 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, is available for download beginning Friday. It also has exciting cars such as 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Cup  and more. The Bondurant Car Pack includes a brilliant mix of luxurious beauties, refined classics and functional speedsters. Between the highly requested 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (featuring a Bondurant-branded livery), the lavish 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Cup, or the quirky 1980 Abarth Fiat 131, the Bondurant Car Pack’s well-rounded selection will make you want to practice your skills, just as if you were actually at the legendary Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. On that note, Turn 10 Studios is also excited to announce The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Arizona will be unveiling a new ...

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At the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation, there were lots of things discussed. When Kara questioned whether Microsoft has plans to spin off Xbox business, Satya Nadella replied that he has no plans to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today. Kara: Will you spin off Xbox? Nadella: I have no intent to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today. He notes that prior to Nokia, Xbox is where all of Microsoft’s hardware know-how came from. This should put an end to all the reports that stated that Microsoft may spin off Xbox businesses soon. “It is the thing that is really going to power all the experiences on all the devices today and tomorrow,” Nadella said. “In order to be in the hunt for those experiences, and get ...

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The characters, weapons and worlds of “Halo” are now available as part of the block-building canvas of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition”. Starting tomorrow the Master Chief and “Minecraft” fans can download the “Halo” Mash-up pack on Xbox Live. The Mash-up pack, expertly crafted by 4J Studios, includes a “Halo”-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface, craftable items and 31 music tracks across the “Halo” franchise. Also available are 40 pixel-perfect character skins depicting beloved “Halo” characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, Arbiter and more. For fans looking to fully immerse themselves into the “Halo” universe, the “Halo” Mash-up pack also features pre-made worlds such as Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of other well-known Halo vehicles and features. You can download this pack tomorrow for $3.99/€3.79/£2.69. ...

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Walmart is running a great deal for the Xbox One Standard Edition Starter Bundle. For just $499, you get Xbox One + Kinect Console, your choice of Xbox One game, and a Bonus Forza 5 download card. The choice of games includes Call of Duty: Ghosts, Titanfall, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and more. Effectively, you get $119 savings with this deal. This can’t get better than this, order yours today. Xbox One: The All-in-One Entertainment System 8 Cores: An 8-core x86 processor lets you instantly switch between a game and your favorite entertainment apps with ease. HDMI Pass-thru: Connect your cable or satellite box to your Xbox One and prepare for lift off. HDMI pass-through enables you to watch TV through your Xbox, which makes switching inputs seem almost pre-historic. Loaded with memory: 8GB of RAM and a 500GB* hard drive give you plenty of memory for your games, demos, movies, ...

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Microsoft earlier announced that Xbox One console will be available in Japan starting this September. Sony made PS4 available in Japan in February earlier this year. Microsoft today announced that the Xbox One game console will be available in Japan with the Kinect sensor for 49,980 Yen and without Kinect for 39,980 Yen which is same as the same prices as Sony’s PS4. Phil Spencer commented the following regarding Xbox One launch in Japan, “The Japanese development community remains incredibly important to us, and we’re continuing to invest there,”-“We’re having great conversations with people. We’re not announcing anything, but I can say both RPGs and specifically the Japanese developers are really important to our ecosystem.” Since Microsoft has now price matched Sony, we should see more fight in the console war soon. ...

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Microsoft last month announced that they are launching Xbox One in China in September. Thanks to the partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will also be the first system of its kind to launch in China. Launching Xbox One in China is a significant milestone both Microsoft and for the industry. Today, Sony made a similar announcement that they are launching PS4 in China. Sony’s will also be working with a local company called Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development. Sony and OPCD’s joint venture will form two companies: one to manage the manufacturing and sales of the hardware, and the other to manage the services plus the sales, licensing, distribution and R&D of the software. Sony China will own 70 percent of the newly formed Sony Computer Entertainment (Shanghai) (which presumably handles the non-hardware part), but just 49 percent of the other new company dubbed Shanghai Oriental Pearl Sony Computer Entertainment ...

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There is a great chance for you to stock up on your favorite games for summer and swim in the savings. Microsoft Store is now offering this great deal(Thanks to WinBeta for the heads up) when you buy two Xbox One or Xbox 360 games and get one for free. Find the full details below. Find a huge selection of Xbox game titles to choose from, including: Battlefield 4 for Xbox One Battlefield 4 is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield can you demolish the buildings shielding your enemy. Only in Battlefield will you lead an assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and ...

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Microsoft today announced the extension of the life of the “Forza Motorsport 5″ Car Pass to include two more monthly car packs. This will enable Forza users to enjoy a total of 90 different cars to collect, customize and race within this game. As a thank you to all of our loyal fans, we are extending the life of the “Forza Motorsport 5″ Car Pass to include two more monthly car packs. If you are a Car Pass owner, that means you’ll be getting the next two monthly DLC car packs – the “June” pack, which is scheduled for release next Friday (more on that below), as well as our “July” car pack – at no additional charge. That’s 20 additional cars for you to collect, customize, and race, bringing the total to 90 DLC cars for “Forza 5″ Car Pass owners! Now, about that “June” pack. As you might know, ...

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Last week, we reported that Sony’s PS4 dominated the Xbox One for the fourth month in a row. New numbers from NPD revealed that Microsoft only sold 115,000 units of their Xbox One console for the month of April. Also, Microsoft announced a new cheaper SKU for Xbox One that will not include Kinect sensor and will cost $399 which is same as that of Sony’s PS4. Microsoft’s this move was to directly compete with Sony on price and it seems that it may work out as expected. GameStop during their earnings meet revealed that they are seeing strong demand for Xbox One after the price drop. “I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as dialogue with PowerUp Rewards [members that] there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” Bartel said. “The good news for us is… we’ll sell ...

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Microsoft and 1776 last year announced a partnership agreement that will bring Microsoft’s industry, business, and technical resources to the world’s most promising startups in the heart of Washington, DC. Today, they announced the opening of Microsoft Innovation Lounge at 1776 in Washington. Judson Althoff, president of Microsoft North America, and Donna Harris, co-founder of 1776 helped in creating this new project. Microsoft expects that this new Innovation Lounge will be used and leveraged by the 1776 startups and community as a way to facilitate access to expertise and mentorship, and to provide a space for startups to create, innovate and collaborate. It has all the latest Microsoft products from 55-inch Perceptive Pixel touchscreen display to Windows Phone devices. Startups can also use this space to demonstrate their work to customers and investors. 1776 and its campus sit at the center of the D.C. community, serving as a hub of ...

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