I'm starting to think the next gen might be "ungood."
Microsoft seems to have a real knack for bad timing. While gamers everywhere are trying their best to reserve judgment about the upcoming Xbox One until E3 is underway, seemingly unrelated revelations come tumbling out of Washington that the NSA is performing extensive data mining on US citizens and many of their activities. As it turns out, all of this snooping requires the full cooperation of companies we rely on to maintain a modern, connected lifestyle. The first company put on the well-behaved corporate list of the observation program known as PRISM is none other than Microsoft – the same company who wants to place a set top box in your home with a required microphone and camera.
Take a look at some select user blogs about the Xbox One reveal. Be wary, there are a lot of negative comments ahead.
Microsoft's Xbox One is now revealed and our users here at PixlBit have a lot to say about it. People in our community have been showing tons of negative feedback with only a handful of positive comments towards Microsoft's gaming future. Most people are concerned that Microsoft's focus is on TV programming instead of video games. Here's a quick guide to some of our Xbox One user blogs.
What is this I don’t even...
If you’re even tangentially involved in gaming, you likely heard at least something about Microsoft’s new system yesterday. Previously referred to as the Xbox 720, Nextbox, and Xbox Infinity by gamers, has now materialized as the Xbox One. Confused? I know I was, considering this is more like the Xbox 3 and we kind of already have an Xbox 1. However, that’s simply something we’ll have to get used to. What might be a little harder to swallow are the details about the system and the role it wants to play in your living room.
Kinect-powered destruction... free!
To celebrate 10 years of Xbox Live, Microsoft is offering members a freebie of their recently released title, Wreckateer. Using Kinect, Wreckateer encourages players to use their arsenal of special canon balls to destroy a set of medieval structures housing enemy goblins.
Instead of being only available at Microsoft stores, the plan is now available at bigger outlets.
Almost two months ago, Microsoft announced its contract plan for a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect. For $99, you could buy the console along with a two year subscription to Xbox Live Gold and pay $14.99 monthly. Microsoft then announced its plans to bring this deal to retailers other than its own Microsoft stores and today they have announced that GameStop and Best Buy will offer the contract plan effective immediately.
The show is over and so the PixlBit staff discusses the games that gave them the most thrills this year.
This year was a bit thinner than what we were expecting, especially with Nintendo supposedly pulling back the curtain on the Wii U. But while we were left a bit underwhelmed and with more questions than answers there were still plenty of games on display to get us excited for something.
New deal will be available later this year.
Earlier this year, Microsoft made their 4GB Xbox 360 consoles with Kinect available at the low price of $99 along with a two year subscription to Xbox Live Gold at $14.99 per month. This deal was originally only available at participating Microsoft Stores, but today that deal expands to more retailers.
Microsoft is teaming up with Virgin Gaming later this year.
Virgin and Microsoft are joining forces to bring online gaming tournaments to Xbox Live. There will be a variety of different tournaments, Virgin promises, including both free-to-play and paid-entry tournaments, some of which will offer cash prizes.