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

Musiol, 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

Musiol, 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

Musiol, 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

Musiol, 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]

Musiol, 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

Musiol, 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

Musiol, 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.

DiRT 5 Dev: GPU Power Difference in Next-gen Consoles is Irrelevant

Bart Woldanski, 23 October 2020, 19:42

According to the developer of DiRT 5, the differences in GPU power between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles do not matter much in the development process.

Ghostrunner on PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021

Musiol, 22 October 2020, 23:57

Ghostrunner will be released on next-gen consoles in 2021. Owners of PS4 and Xbox One versions will receive a free upgrade after release.

Phil Spencer on Exclusives, Xbox Series X Game Sizes and xCloud

Adrian Werner, 17 October 2020, 21:55

Phil Spencer from Microsoft gave an extensive interview, in which he addressed issues such as Bethesda's future productions on PS5, the size of next-gen games and the xCloud version for Xbox One.

Xbox Series X Temperatures More Than Satisfactory

Bart Swiatek, 16 October 2020, 13:39

Tests by VentureBeat indicate that the Xbox Series X heats noticeably less than current generation consoles: Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro.

31 Games Fully Optimized for Xbox Series X/S Launch

Christian Pieniazek, 15 October 2020, 20:39

We've learned the official list of 31 games that will take advantage of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on their launch. Moreover, we found out which of them will use the Smart Delivery and will be available in Xbox Game Pass subscription.

Xbox Series X's Quick Resume Works Better Than Expected

Musiol, 15 October 2020, 17:02

The Quick Resume option works better than we expected. We won't have to worry about a power failure anymore.

Next-gen Interface Now Available on Xbox Consoles

Musiol, 15 October 2020, 14:05

The new interface of Xbox is now available on all devices. The official store has also been refreshed and works much better.

Some 8th-gen Games Will Run Twice as Smooth on New Xbox

Bart Swiatek, 14 October 2020, 17:06

Microsoft has announced that some of the eighth-generation games will run twice as smoothly when launched on Xbox Series X / Series S consoles. We can also count on a number of improvements in the area of graphics.

First Unboxing Video of Xbox Series X

Jacob Blazewicz, 12 October 2020, 21:18

A video showing the unboxing of the Xbox Series X console has appeared on YouTube. We also received a de facto confirmation that the first copies of the new Xbox are already in stores.

Xbox Series X Said to Load Older Games in 8 Seconds

Musiol, 07 October 2020, 12:06

Xbox Series X will launch games from older consoles in just a few seconds. All this without any additional optimization or patches. Simply insert the game into the drive or run it from the console.

Xbox Series X Has Heat Issues? True or Not, Rumors Persist

Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2020, 12:04

Information that has appeared in the impressions of some of the influencers testing Xbox Series X suggests that Microsoft's platform has a problem with the amount of heat it generates.

Xbox Series X and S Will Enable Us to Partially Remove Games

Frozen, 03 October 2020, 21:18

Xbox Series X and S consoles will have an optional function to remove selected fragments of games from our hard drive. This is to help save space in the extremely limited storage of both devices.

Microsoft Plans Further Console Models After Xbox Series X/S

Agnes Adamus, 28 September 2020, 20:53

Phil Spencer has no intention to stop developing new consoles. According to the head of the Xbox department, the increasingly popular streaming services will not make Microsoft resign from working on new Xbox models in the coming years. This means that XSX and XSS will have successors.

First Impressions: Xbox Series X

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 September 2020, 20:44

Journalists shared their first impressions of using the Xbox Series X console. The tests were somewhat limited, but have left a positive impression of Microsoft's new platform on the participants.

Xbox Gets New Microsoft Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 25 September 2020, 15:16

Refreshed Microsoft Store finally appeared on the Xbox One console. The new interface accelerates and streamlines store operations, and introduces a handful of new features (including those associated with Xbox Series X and S).

200 Games Instead of One; Picture Summarizes Xbox Game Pass

Bart Swiatek, 25 September 2020, 14:42

A picture appeared on the web that perfectly sums up the difference in approach to the gaming market between Microsoft and Sony at the brink of ninth generation consoles. The picture is a better advertisement for Xbox Series X / S than many official marketing materials.

Extra Storage for Xbox Series X / S is Quite Pricey

Musiol, 25 September 2020, 10:03

We have learned the price of storage expansion cards for Xbox Series S|X. 1 TB of additional disk space will cost us almost as much as a new console.

Xbox One X Sales Increase, Possibly Due to Similarity to Xbox Series X

Bart Swiatek, 23 September 2020, 13:20

After the launch of pre-orders for Xbox Series X / Series S, sales of the eighth generation console - Xbox One X - increased noticeably. According to some, the reason for this state of affairs may be a confusing naming, although the situation can also be explained by other things.

Microsoft Reveals New Accessories for Xbox Series S/X

Bartlomiej Sagan, 22 September 2020, 13:52

Microsoft has officially presented new accessories for its next-gen consoles. Among other things, another color version of the controller was shown.