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Xbox Live Gold No Longer Required for Free-to-play Games

Hubert Sledziewski, 21 April 2021, 20:36

Starting today, Microsoft console owners can play free-to-play titles that require a network connection without having an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.

What Is Xbox All Access? Price, conditions and everything you need to know

Matthias Pawlikowski, 31 March 2021, 17:27

Xbox All Access is a new service from Microsoft that lets you buy an Xbox for a small amount of money paid regularly over 2 years. Below you can find everything you need to know about Xbox All Access. Price, conditions, advantages and disadvantages.

Changes to Xbox Network - Free-to-play Will be Truly Free

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 March 2021, 16:10

Testing is underway for the next update to the Xbox Network platform, and with it comes a major change. Microsoft will finally let us play free multiplayer games without an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Xbox Network Replaces Xbox Live

Bart Swiatek, 23 March 2021, 13:19

Microsoft has decided to change the name of the Xbox Live platform. From now on it will be known as Xbox Network, which should make it easier for customers to distinguish it from the Xbox Live Gold service.

Several Bethesda Games Will Get 60 FPS Patch on Xbox Series X|S

Paul Musiolik, 13 March 2021, 16:29

Microsoft has announced the release of an update for TES V: Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey and Dishonored: Definitive Edition that will enable gaming at 60 fps on Xbox Series X|S.

Xbox Will Run Steam and Epic Games Store Titles, Including Death Stranding

Karol Laska , 09 March 2021, 21:15

The new version of the Microsoft Edge browser for Xbox consoles will enable us to use platforms originally intended for PC, such as Steam and Epic Games Store.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S May Get AMD's DLSS Equivalent

Bart Swiatek, 05 March 2021, 18:00

According to a certain prominent youtuber, AMD's answer to Nvidia's DLSS - FidelityFX Super Resolution - will also work on the GPUs of 9th-gen consoles.

Joe Biden Wants to Know the Reason for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Chip Shortage

Capitalny, 26 February 2021, 12:47

The new US president, Joe Biden, has signed an executive order, which is expected to result in an investigation to explain the shortage of chips for the production of the PS5, Xbox Series X/S and GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs, among others.

John Carmack: PS5 and Xbox Series X Should be Auctioned Off by Manufacturers

Sarafan, 22 February 2021, 13:58

Legendary game developer John Carmack has spoken out on the low availability of GPU, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. He proposes a controversial solution to curb the activities of scalpers.

FPS Boost Will Improve Performance of Old Games on Xbox Series X/S

Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2021, 20:34

Microsoft has revealed the first titles with support for the FPS Boost feature. It makes Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs 2 and a handful of other titles run much smoother on the Xbox Series X console than on XONE.

PS5 and Xbox Series X|S Failed to Best Sales of PS4 and XOne

Ness, 12 February 2021, 15:00

Analysts at Ampere Analysis say Microsoft's latest consoles failed to beat the Xbox One's score from seven years ago, while Sony equaled PlayStation 4's achievement. Nintendo, on the other hand, broke its own record.

PS5 Scalpers Attempt to Improve Their Image

Bart Swiatek, 11 February 2021, 18:00

In an interview with the editors of one of the industry websites, the so-called scalpers - intermediaries who buy goods in bulk and resell them for profit - complain about how badly their business has been perceived recently.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Became a Gold Mine for Scalpers

Adamson, 03 February 2021, 15:35

It's been a while since the release of next-gen consoles, but their availability still leaves much to be desired. PS5 and Xbox Series X and S are in short supply in many countries, which makes both devices of great interest to scalpers who are just waiting for the opportunity to resell the goods at inflated prices.

Xbox Series X and S Shortages May Last Until June

Paul Musiolik, 02 February 2021, 14:36

Microsoft is warning of availability issues for the Xbox Series X|S. Stock shortages could occur up to June this year.

Xbox X/S Series Drive Good Results of Microsoft's Gaming Division

Adrian Werner, 28 January 2021, 15:01

Microsoft boasts excellent financial results for the previous quarter. Of note is the significant revenue growth from the gaming division, driven by the launches of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

Xbox Game Pass Has 18 Million Subscribers

Bart Swiatek, 27 January 2021, 14:52

Thanks to Microsoft's financial conference, we learned that over 18 million gamers have subscribed to the Xbox Game Pass service.

Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox Live Gold Price Increase

Adrian Werner, 23 January 2021, 22:47

Microsoft has only just announced a price hike for its Xbox Live Gold service, and the company has already backed away from the decision. What's more, soon we won't need the subscription to play free-to-play online games anymore.

One of Xbox Series X/S Features is Harmful to Environment

Szarmancki, 17 January 2021, 22:34

It turns out Microsoft's next-gen console may be harming the environment with its instant-on feature. So says a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Xbox Series X|S Exclusives Coming in 2021

Paul Musiolik, 17 January 2021, 21:53

What games will be available on Xbox Series X|S in 2021? Microsoft boasted a list of titles that will be available exclusively on its console and PC.

New Version of Steam Offers Improved Support for Xbox and PS5 Controllers

Paul Musiolik, 09 January 2021, 21:57

The latest Steam update brings improved support for DualSense, Xbox Elite, and Xbox Series X|S controllers.

Microsoft's Deal With Duracell is Why we Have AA Batteries in Xbox Pads

Karol Laska , 07 January 2021, 20:19

If you thought AA batteries were a thing of the past, Microsoft's decision to include them in the controllers for new Xbox must have surprised you. The company's deal with Duracell is to blame for this state of affairs.

How About Xbox Series X/S Controller With DualSense Features?

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 January 2021, 16:31

Microsoft may be interested in creating a new controller for Xbox Series X/S. This is suggested by a survey in which the company asks console buyers if they are interested in the features offered by the DualSense controller.

Ikea Always Ahead; PS5 and XSX Mock-ups Help Us Choose Furniture

Agnes Adamus, 05 January 2021, 18:29

The Ikea chain store decided to make quite an interesting move - it created mock-ups of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. They are designed to make it easier to choose a TV cabinet that will be able to fit a next-gen console.

PS5 Second-hand Sales Much Better Than Xbox Series X/S

Sodar, 11 December 2020, 17:07

On the aftermarket PlayStation 5 sells almost twice as well as Microsoft's competitors. Almost 60,000 copies of next-gen consoles have found their way to the StockX auction website.

40% of New Xbox Users Chose Series S

mikos, 10 December 2020, 13:59

Microsoft has shared data that say that over 40% of new Xbox users have chosen Xbox Series S.

Director of Thor: Ragnarok Invites To World of Dreams Inspired by Xbox

Milosz Szubert, 07 December 2020, 20:36

Microsoft has released a new video advertising the Xbox Series X console, called Lucid Odyssey. It was directed by the well-known New Zealand director Taika Waititi, and starring youtuber and streamer MoonLiteWolf.

Fan Prepares Impressive Cyberpunk 2077-themed Xbox Series X

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 December 2020, 17:18

User Game Reaper 187 is preparing an impressive custom Xbox Series X. The console will be decorated with panels with inspired by Cyberpunk 2077. The project should be ready for the game's launch.

Microsoft Focuses on Games, Not Consoles

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 December 2020, 18:14

Microsoft is not hiding its interest in video games, which was also confirmed by Satya Nadella during the recent investor call. The CEO assured that the company's efforts are focused on providing players with the games and services they expect.

Xbox Series S Runs PS2 Games

Agnes Adamus, 30 November 2020, 22:53

Xbox Series S has a unique feature - it enables us to start developer mode. With its help, we can launch an emulator on the console and play classic PS2 games.

Microsoft Works on Improving Game Performance on XSX / S

Szarmancki, 27 November 2020, 19:20

Microsoft has advertised Xbox Series X as the most powerful console in the world, but it turns out that current it doesn't fulfill this promise. Benchmarks in some games are worse than on PlayStation 5 and the Redmond giant confirms this and points out that work has already begun on improving the performance of selected titles.

PS5 Outsells XSX/S in Japan, But Both Are Sold Out

Michael Kulakowski, 18 November 2020, 22:52

In the first few days after launch, PS5 sales in Japan were more than five times higher than that of Xbox Series X/S. During that period, Sony's new console found almost 120 thousand buyers.

What do Americans Play on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2020, 19:08

Thanks to analytics company Newzoo, we learned what kind of next-gen games Americans played in the first days after the launch of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Availability Problems with Xbox Series X|S May Last Several Months

Paul Musiolik, 16 November 2020, 23:18

Microsoft has a problem with the availability of Xbox Series X|S. The company reveals the reason and reveals when we can expect normal console deliveries.

RT in Watch Dogs Legion on Consoles Corresponds to Medium-class PC

Paul Musiolik, 15 November 2020, 19:46

According to analyses of available game materials, the console version of Watch Dogs: Legion offers average quality ray tracing. At least when we compare it with the capabilities of powerful PCs.

Xbox Series X|S is Bought Mainly for Game Pass

Paul Musiolik, 14 November 2020, 18:34

The vast majority of people who decided to buy Xbox Series X|S have a Game Pass subscription. Microsoft knew well what to advertise its device with.

Smoking Xbox Series X and Other Issues; Microsoft Investigates [Update #2]

Paul Musiolik, 13 November 2020, 20:10

With the release of Xbox Series X, the first information about mechanical failures appeared. The hottest (literally) thing right now is the case of smoking console. Microsoft is investigating the subject, and we've checked what other problems the users are facing.

Xbox and Call of Duty Consume Tons of Network Resources in the UK

Christian Pieniazek, 12 November 2020, 21:58

On the day the Xbox Series X/S made its debut, the UK recorded record data consumption. This result, however, was influenced by many more factors, including the updates for Call of Duty games and the pre-load of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War.

Xbox Series X / S With Record Debut

Bart Swiatek, 12 November 2020, 21:18

Xbox's CEO Phil Spencer said on Twitter that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have had the best launch in the history of the brand.

Xbox Series X without 21:9 ultrawide support

Matthias Pawlikowski, 12 November 2020, 13:31

We’ve had a chance to test Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X paired with an ultrawide, 21:9 monitor. Unfortunately, the result, though predictable, is far from satisfying.

Xbox Series X/S Launch; Next-gen is Here

Adrian Werner, 10 November 2020, 19:01

We have lived to see the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Thus, the new generation of consoles officially began.

No SSD Revolution in PS5; Xbox Series X Loads Games Faster

Bart Swiatek, 10 November 2020, 16:32

Tests conducted by internet users and industry journalists show that, contrary to expectations, Xbox Series X handles the loading of games better than PlayStation 5 - despite the theoretically slower SSD used in Microsoft's console.

Xbox Series X's SSD Can be Easily Replaced

Bart Swiatek, 09 November 2020, 15:34

The Xbox Series X / S features a Western Digital drive based on a standard M.2 NVMe PC interface. The drive can be removed, which should makes it swapping quite easy.

Xbox Series S Games Are Smaller Than Xbox Series X Versions

Paul Musiolik, 08 November 2020, 19:05

Xbox Series S offers slightly more than 360 GB of storage space that can be used for games. Fortunately, releases optimized for the weaker console weigh much less compared to Xbox Series X versions.

XSS May Not Support Native Full HD in Watch Dogs Legion

Bart Woldanski, 04 November 2020, 22:14

Ubisoft has revealed that it aims for dynamic 1080p resolution in Watch Dogs: Legion on Xbox Series S. Microsoft's weaker console will offer ray tracing, however.

Xbox Series S Offers Barely Over 300 GB of Storage And it's a Problem

Adrian Werner, 04 November 2020, 10:48

We have bad news for people planning to buy Xbox Series S. It turns out that the platform will offer only 364 GB of storage space for games and user applications.

The Witcher 3 on XSX Eradicates Fast Travel Loading Screens

Bart Swiatek, 03 November 2020, 13:51

Youtuber, who received a copy of the Xbox Series X from Microsoft, published a gameplay from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Interestingly, when using fast travel, the game loads so fast that no loading screens are displayed.

Watch Dogs: Legion and AC: Valhalla With Native 4K Only on PC

Paul Musiolik, 01 November 2020, 19:12

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and Watch Dogs: The Legion will offer native 4K only on PC. The console versions will run in dynamic resolution from 1440p upwards.

XSX/S Compatibility Was Tested Across 500 Thousand Hours of Gameplay

Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2020, 17:54

Jason Ronald from Xbox informed on Twitter about the backwards compatibility range of Xbox Series X / S. We also learned how much time has been spent testing the feature.

Xbox Series X/S Interface Officially Revealed

Adrian Werner, 27 October 2020, 13:21

Microsoft has released an extensive video showing the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console interface.

Snoop Dogg has an XSX-shaped Fridge

mikos, 24 October 2020, 19:16

American rap legend boasted of his new fridge, which looks exactly like the Xbox Series X.