Xbox One got sold out at most retailers in the US and it is difficult to buy one right now. It seems Amazon.com has got some more stock of Xbox One to sell and you can now order it from their website. With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game Only Xbox One unleashes the vast and scalable power of the cloud for your games, entertainment and apps with Xbox Live The console is driven by a powerful combination of CPU, GPU and 8GB of RAM, governed by an innovative OS architecture, to deliver power, speed and agility Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Completely reengineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology Find it here from Amazon. ...

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Numbers released by NPD show Sony sold more consoles than Microsoft for the month of November.  The PS4 did have an have an extra week on shelves, debuting on Nov. 15 compared to Nov. 22 for the Xbox One.  Approximately 909,132 Xbox One units were sold in the U.S. in the console’s first nine days, making it the fastest selling console on the market in the U.S. Xbox One sales averaged a volume of more than 101,000 consoles per day, “significantly outpacing the nearest competitor.” November 2013 NPD highlights include: Total retail spend on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in November (hardware, software and accessories) reached $1.21 billion, the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group). During the month of November, Xbox (Xbox One and Xbox 360) held five of the top 10 spots on the console game title list (Source: NPD Group). During ...

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Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox One.  The update process works a little differently than on the Xbox 360. A. If you are using the Xbox One “Instant On” your console automatically checks for updates when it you turn it off. Once the update is found the following will happen: The console will automatically download the update after it is turned off. Once the update has been downloaded in the background, the console will power completely down. Please note: It will be necessary to manually power the console back on after the update has been downloaded. Because the update will power your console completely down, the “Xbox On” voice command won’t be available until after the update is fully installed. When the console is turned on, the user will see the update being applied. After that, the Xbox One will reboot. The update is installing when the user sees ...

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Microsoft is still remaining quiet on Xbox One sales, however, numbers released from NPD show the Xbox One winning the first sales round in Australia. In fact Microsoft’s Xbox One has been crowned the fastest-selling video game console to date in Australia, as its key rival, Sony, struggled to fulfil pre-orders for the PlayStation 4. Market research firm NPD Group said a total of 65,917 Xbox One consoles were sold in its first three days on sale in Australia, more than doubling the ­previous launch record for the ­Nintendo Wii in 2006, and beating out previous records for number of consoles sold in a week. Australia was among the 13 launch countries for the Xbox One.  Sony launched the PS4 a week after the Xbox One’s availability in Australia.  The Japanese entertainment giant said 700,000 units had been sold in Europe and Australia.  The company would not break out local sales, but industry ...

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  Microsoft today confirmed that Halo: Spartan Assault is coming to Xbox One on Dec 24th. Halo: Spartan Assault was originally released on Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone 8 earlier this year and it was well received by consumers. Microsoft is now brining the experience to Xbox One users with native 1080p resolution and smooth 60 fps frame rate, it will also feature a brand-new cooperative mode, new weapons, and the inclusion of the “Operation Hydra” add-on. It will be available on Xbox One via a digital download priced at $14.99. Best of all, fans that have purchased “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows 8 devices or Windows Phone 8 to date or purchase prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99. And don’t worry, Xbox 360 owners: “Halo: Spartan Assault” will be available on ...

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VGX 2013, the Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards was announced recently. About 12 awards were given to games that are available on Xbox platforms. Below is the list of winners! Most Anticipated Game – “Titanfall” (Electronic Arts/Respawn Entertainment) Game of the Year – “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games/Rockstar North) Best Sports Game – “NBA 2K14” (2K Sports/Visual Concepts) Best Xbox Game – “Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons” (Starbreeze Studios) Best Driving Game – “Forza Motorsport 5″ (Microsoft Studios/Turn 10 Studios) Best Action/Adventure Game – “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal) Best Fighting Game – “Injustice: Gods Among Us” (Warner Bros Interactive/NetherRealm Studios) Best Shooter – “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games/Irrational Games) Best Character – The Lutece Twins from “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games/Irrational Games) Best Soundtrack – “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games/Rockstar North) Best Song in a Game – “Will the Circle be Unbroken” from “BioShock ...

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While Sony is bragging about selling over 2.1 million PS4s, Microsoft has decided to remain silent and we will likely have to wait until NPD releases their numbers for last month. “We are humbled and gratified by the overwhelming response from our fans to the launch of Xbox One. Eleven days in we are seeing record breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make. Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world. We are seeing incredible usage from our engaged fans who have purchased Xbox One with more than 50 million hours spent on Xbox One games and entertainment,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Marketing, Xbox. However, Microsoft has released some fun statistics surrounding game play on the Xbox One: Over 3 billion zombies killed in “Dead Rising 3” Over ...

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The Xbox One is currently in high demand with Microsoft struggling on the supply side of the equation.  Amazon has currently has relisted the Xbox One back in stock for $499.99 without any of the extras.  If you want one for Christmas or want to gift one for Christmas, it may be a good idea to grab one now. You may also want to read this blog post by Major Nelson with some tips on how to grab to an Xbox One.  He recommended two tracking sites to use: XboxOneLocator NowInStock Buy Now: Amazon Update: Well the consoles sold out fairly quickly. Update #2: Back In Stock ...

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Related Reading #1: http://microsoft-news.com/a-vocal-minority-of-idiots-journalists-ruin-innovations-on-the-xbox-one/ Related Reading #2: http://microsoft-news.com/instagram-non-controversy-shows-medias-willingness-to-bash-microsoft/ While the rest of us are enjoying the holiday spirit, it seems a small group of extreme, self-described “feminists” are out to kill the fun.  A recent non-story has been making headlines lately, stemming from Microsoft’s fun, ad-lib styled letter aimed at convincing loved ones to buy you an Xbox One for the holidays.  Earlier, Microsoft had released a fake doctor’s note to allow you take the day off work and play your Xbox One with your qt3.14 gf. The controversy looms over how Microsoft originally released their letter.  Among the default options, this was possible: That’s right, you could place in the idea that your significant other would rather knit than watch you play Xbox.  And maybe it is true, your SO finds watching you mindlessly play a video game extremely boring.  It’s not like we have not seen women make ...

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Similar to what Microsoft did during the Xbox One launch, Microsoft now allows you to customize a letter to your girl friend/wife to buy an Xbox One. Message from Microsoft, You’re about as excited as a puppy with a new chew toy to get your very own, but there’s a little snag. Someone in your life hasn’t heard about the new generation in games and entertainment. Don’t worry. We got your back. Simply make your case and fill in the blanks below. With your explanation (and a little sucking up), they’re bound to agree Xbox One will be a great addition to both your lives. Here is the letter,   Source: Xbox ...

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Microsoft today announced that the next set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members in December will be Gears of War* and Shoot Many Robots. Starting Sunday (December 1st)  Gears of War (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through December 15th. Then on December 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Shoot Many Robots (Normally US $9.99) for free. Microsoft’s “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month. Microsoft also revealed that this plan might come to Xbox One users in the future. Source: Major Nelson ...

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    AT&T today announced that they are ending support for Xbox 360 as a supported U-verse receiver after December 31, 2013. AT&T also announced that they will issue a $60 bill credit to cover that cost of these changes. Dear Valued U-verse® member, We are writing to share important information regarding your Xbox 360®. We will be discontinuing the Xbox 360 as a supported U-verse receiver after December 31, 2013. A previous communication referenced that you would need to purchase an Xbox 360 Gold membership for your Xbox 360 to work with U-verse service. We were planning to issue a $60 bill credit to cover that cost. We will now be issuing a $99 bill credit, which includes the $60, on your U-verse bill within one to two billing cycles. If you would like to order an additional receiver to replace your Xbox please visit att.com/myatt or call us at ...

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Microsoft today posted the full list of items that will be on sale in Xbox 360 Game Store for the upcoming Black Friday week. The deals has already started in Xbox Store and Microsoft will also have more deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can buy games as much as 80% of their original price in the next few days. Find the full list below.  Persistent Week-long Offers (26, Nov. – 2, Dec.) Content Type % off The Bureau XCOM Declassified GonD 67% Deadpool GonD 40% God Mode XBLA 50% Skyrim GOND 50% Skyrim: Dragonborn Add-on 50% Skyrim: Dawnguard Add-on 50% Fallout 3 GOND 50% Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta Add-on 66% Fallout 3: Point Lookout Add-on 66% Fallout 3: The Pitt Add-on 66% Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Add-on 66% Fallout 3: Broken Steel Add-on 66% Wolfenstein 3D XBLA 75% The Cave XBLA 75% Rockstar Table Tennis GonD 66% Tomb ...

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According to the report from research firm IHS, Microsoft’s Xbox One costs $471 to build. Microsoft is now selling the console for $499, which leaves very less margin up front when the console is sold. Microsoft expects to earn more money via selling games and services in the future. In comparison, Sony’s PS4 costs $381 to build and it is being sold for $399 in the market. Microsoft’s inclusion of Kinect sensor which costs $75 is the main reason for Xbox One to cost more than Sony PS4.   Rick Sherlund, an analyst with Nomura Securities, has estimated that Microsoft is likely to lose as much as $1 billion this year on the Xbox One, after accounting for research and development plus sales and marketing costs. Typically with videogame systems such as this, the cost of the components does come down, and newer and less-costly components get swapped in over the ...

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Few days back, we reported about the hardware issue affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers. Microsoft responded that they are working directly with those affected to send a replacement console to them as soon as possible through their advance exchange program. In addition to that, Microsoft also announced that these customers will receive free games from Microsoft for the inconvenience caused. While a replacement console is on its way, we want to ensure our advance exchange customers can stay in the game. We will provide each of them with a free digital download of one of the launch titles published by Microsoft Studios. Source: Microsoft ...

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Today, there were lots of reports that Microsoft is banning users for using excessive profanity during private Skype calls and Xbox Live Upload Studio videos. Microsoft provided the following statement regarding this issue which confirms that Microsoft does not monitor Skype calls for excessive profanity and few user’s accounts got banned due to some bug. However, they have confirmed that excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations in Xbox Live Upload Studio videos will be enforced upon and result in suspension of some or all privileges on Xbox Live. To be clear, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement team does not monitor direct peer-to-peer communications like Skype chats and calls. Also, we take Code of Conduct moderation via Upload Studio very seriously. We want a clean, safe and fun environment for all users. Excessive profanity as well as other Code of Conduct violations will be enforced upon ...

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