In an interview to Metro UK, Xbox chief at Microsoft Phil Spencer spoke about lots of topics including the future of first party titles for Xbox One, Sony and Nintendo’s E3 presentation, future of Kinect and more. For a question about exclsuive games getting released for Xbox 360 despite the release of Xbox One, Phil replied that they will continue to sell millions of Xbox 360s before the generation is done. And they are planning a healthy line-up of games for Xbox 360 users along with Xbox One. Read the excerpt below. GC: I just worry that’s not enough for sustained growth and to ensure interesting, exciting games. And perhaps most importantly games that are specifically designed with the next gen in mind. Because you’ve also got a number of last gen-only sequels still being made, like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and even you’re still making cross-generation games with Forza Horizon ...

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Microsoft this month released an updated Xbox One SDK for developers which gave developers access to more GPU bandwidth, there by enabling more performance for their games. This new SDK update is making it possible for developers to access additional GPU resources previously reserved for Kinect and system functions. Microsoft today clarified few things regarding this XDK. They confirmed that system level voice commands such as Xbox On will continue to work during games even with this new update. Xbox Wire: What features are lost if developers use the extra GPU performance? Kareem: Kinect Depth and infrared sensors which enable biometric sign-in skeletal tracking, controller pairing, etc. will no longer work for these game titles.  Developers can choose to disable Kinect depth and infrared sensing in different parts of their titles.  The full Kinect experience including skeletal tracking is automatically re-enabled when the user switches back to Home (or other applications), even while in ...

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Microsoft today announced this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Some deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members. And prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Find the list of games below. In Xbox One, Content Title Content Type Discount % Tomb Raider Xbox One Game 50% Strider Xbox One Game 50% Killer Instinct: Sabrewolf* Add-on 80% In Xbox 360, Content TitleContent TypeDiscount % Bully Games on Demand 75% LA Noire Games on Demand 75% Midnight Club LA Games on Demand 75% Max Payne 3 Games on Demand 75% Red Dead Redemption Games on Demand 75% Max Payne 3 – R* Pass Add-on 75% Deadfall Adventures Games on Demand 80% Saints Row: The Third - Season Pass* Add-on 50% Saints Row: The Third - Online Pass* Add-on 50% Saints Row IV Season Pass* Add-on 60% You can get these discounts from now through 23 June 2014 ...

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Are you ready to fight? Featuring full-body deformation, UFC for Xbox One delivers all the visceral detail that goes with being punched, kicked, and choked out. EA SPORTS  UFC is the next-generation of fighting that has been built by the team behind the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise. Game Features: Step into the Octagon with the most realistic take on fighting ever achieved. Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE technology, every fighter, strike, takedown and submission will make you feel the fight. • MMAi – A mixed martial artist’s mind is as important as his heart. Every licensed fighter in the game will have changing goals and fight plans, based on their real-life tendencies and each fight situation. Stop their Plan A, and they will adapt to Plan B or C. Down on the scorecards, look for the AI to end the fight with a knockout or a submission. A smarter opponent ...

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Today, Microsoft announced a new way to track all your Xbox game achievements you earned on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone in once place. In the browser, you have to visit this URL to know the list of games and the achievements you have earned through them. The webpage looks like the above image. You can now track your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone achievements on http://t.co/CCciWRcOOLhttp://t.co/567kL5XkIP — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 16, 2014 Visit https://account.xbox.com/en-US/Achievements/ for your details. ...

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For the fifth straight month, Sony’s PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One in sales in the US. In whatever way you see, it is a bad news for Microsoft. Despite having a solid platform for both games and entertainment apps, Microsoft’s console sales is not up to the mark. I’ll blame marketing team for this poor show in the market. The total sales of consoles and portables combined was $187 million, a 95 percent increase over the $96 million in sales during the same period last year. Top Games in May: 1)Watch Dogs (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC) 2)Mario Kart 8 (NWU) 3)MLB 14: The Show (PS4, PS3, PSV) 4)Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC) 5)Minecraft (360, PS3) 6)The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (360, PS3, PS4, XBO, 3DS, NWU) 7)NBA 2K14 (360, PS4. PS3, XBO, PC) 8)Titanfall (360, XBO, PC) 9)Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS) 10)Call Of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, ...

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Microsoft has planned lots of interactive TV series and original content for Xbox users. The first of them titled Every Street United,” is an unscripted series involving football players is going live from tomorrow. You can download the “Every Street United” app on Xbox One and Xbox 360 to get interactive features and enjoy the show tomorrow. Between matches, fans can tune in to “Every Street United” to get their football fix. Premiering on June 15, “Every Street United,” is an unscripted series featuring legendary football players Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids, who scout football’s most gifted, undiscovered street stars across eight countries for a chance to compete in a 4v4 street game in Rio de Janeiro. Travel to the United States, England, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ghana and South Korea as Henry and Davids seek out the talented young players who will represent their countries. Hear the players’ touching ...

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Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment created an entirely new engine from scratch called Snowdrop. “Tom Clancy’s The Division” is powered by this new engine and it’s one of the most powerful around. Microsoft’s Xbox Wire yesterday posted the important new features in the Snowdrop engine. Watch the video above to see it in action. Excerpt from Xbox Wire, Improved tools. “Snowdrop was created in-house, at Massive, in response to a specific requirement: to do things better, not bigger,” says Rodrigo Cortes, Brand Art Director at Massive Entertainment. A node-based scripting system allows creators to more easily iterate in terms of AI, rendering, user interface, and mission scripting. This lets them quickly develop their assets, preview them, and interact with them in ways that have never been done before. It’s kinda like playing with LEGO blocks, except way more ‘splodey. Next-gen. The Snowdrop Engine was developed specifically to power “The Division” on the eighth generation of ...

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The E3 show is all but over for this year, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should not make any new announcement for Xbox platform. Today, Microsoft detailed the July Xbox One system update. The preview of this upcoming update will be rolling out to testers soon and it will include features such as Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to snap, ability to choose spoken language, ability to kike Game DVR clips in SmartGlass and more. Find the detailed list below. New features coming, Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver ...

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With Xbox One, customers can make use of the Kinect sensor to control their Xbox One console with voice. One of the basic command available for users is “Xbox On”. If an user tells “Xbox On”, Xbox One will wake up from sleep. Microsoft has recently released a new TV ad featuring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul in which the actor will be using this command to switch on his console. The strange thing now is that Kinect sensor recognizes Aaron Paul’s “Xbox On” from TV ad as a genuine command from its owner and getting switched on by itself. Lots of users experienced this case yesterday and tweeted about it. OMG AN XBOX TV AD JUST TURNED MY XBOX ON! THE MACHINES HAVE BECOME SELF-AWARE!! SAVE YO-SELVES!!! — Leighboi (@leighboi) June 12, 2014 Read more about it below. via: Neowin ...

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At this year’s E3, Microsoft’s focus was all about games, just games. For the full 90 minutes of press briefing, Microsoft talked about all the first party and 3rd party games coming to Xbox platform. The surprising part was that Microsoft didn’t even talk about games on Windows and Windows Phone platforms. Phil Spencer is the head of gaming at Microsoft, which includes games on Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone platforms. He responded to the lack of any information on PC and mobile gaming at E3 to Polygon, “I’m head of gaming at Microsoft,” Spencer said. “When we’re doing gaming strategy, gaming focus inside the company, that’s my job. I think in a lot of ways, you could argue gaming on Windows has never been more healthy in that the biggest of the big franchises, League of Legends, World of Tanks, those things dwarf a lot of what we’re doing ...

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Microsoft today highlighted the great exclusives in store for the holiday for Xbox One gamers. It includes AAA first-party titles like “Sunset Overdrive” and “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” to blockbuster third-party games like “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare,” both of which offer content you’ll find exclusively on Xbox One. Find the list of the games coming to Xbox One this holiday below. Pre-order from the links below. “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” (343 Industries, Microsoft Studios). “Project Spark” (Team Dakota, Microsoft Studios).  “Sunset Overdrive” (Insomniac Games, Microsoft Studios). “Forza Horizon 2” (Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios). (Xbox 360 Version) Find more at Microsoft Store here. ...

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their partnership with Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival that they will be bringing the music festival experience right into your living room through your Xbox. Various HD streams from the festival will be available for viewing. This new partnership will give Xbox users unprecedented access to the live Bonnaroo experience through an exclusive, interactive television event that will be streaming in high-definition where available. Enjoy live music like never before, with multiple streams featuring the best performances, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams. Today, they detailed the experience users can have at this festival. If you’re at home, Bonnaroo comes to Xbox, the exclusive broadcasting partner for the festival, for the first time. We will have great experiences to share at the festival, and with the live interactive music experience on Xbox One and Xbox 360, giving our fans the opportunity to experience Bonnaroo for the first time ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer spoke to Engadget at E3 2014 discussing Microsoft’s focus on games at E3, virtual reality platform, bringing legacy Xbox 360 games to Xbox One and more. Watch the full interview above. His response related to Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus, “I look at VR as an interesting technology. I’m watching what’s going on out there; I don’t really think it’s a mainstream technology yet today. The nice thing at Microsoft and Xbox is we’ve remained invested in experimenting with a lot of what’s out there, whether it’s voice, or motion. Right now I’d say we have our skunkworks stuff that we’re working through, but right now we’re watching how the VR space evolves to see if it ends up as a mainstream consumer scenario.” We already know via couple of leaked documents and patents that Microsoft is working on VR headset. Phil has now ...

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At E3 2014,Ubisoft announced new versions for many of its most popular and enduring games, as well as a few entirely new titles. Some of the popular ones are open-world, action-adventure series “Far Cry 4,” a new one from long-running “Rainbow Six” series, “Assassin’s Creed Unity,” and more. Check out the full list of games announced below. “Far Cry 4″ “Just Dance 2015″ “Tom Clancy’s The Division” “The Crew” “Assassin’s Creed Unity” “Shape Up” “Valiant Hearts: The Great War” “Rainbow Six Siege” Ubisoft’s surprise wrap-up game was a new entry in the long-running “Rainbow Six” series — the first in six years. The gameplay demo of this team-based shooter showed a five-on-five hostage-extraction mission set in a fairly normal-looking suburban home. Read more at Xbox Wire. “Rainbow Six Siege” ...

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Last night we reported that Xbox One is coming to India on September 23rd this year. This news is applicable to other some other countries in Asia too. That includes Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. The Xbox One will cost the following in these countries. In Singapore, S$639 for Xbox One and S$739  for Xbox One with the Kinect. In Taiwan, NT$12,980 for Xbox One. In Hong Kong, HK$3,380 for Xbox One. Features that will join the Xbox One experience in these countries include: Game DVR/Upload. With game DVR, you can capture and record your greatest game moments and Upload Studio makes it easy to edit and share clips with your community. You can capture the last 30 seconds of gameplay and then share your clip with your friends. Apps. With Skype, specially designed for Xbox One, video chat with friends on your TV in stunning HD, or for the first ...

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