It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. The first one is a cable box. The second one is a revolutionary streaming-media device. The third is a new way to play games on your TV. So, three things: a cable box, a streaming box, and a game console. Are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we're calling it iTV."
Microsoft's policy concerning used Xbox One games has proven a bit confusing, but a new report may have spilled more concrete details.
Citing information from "retail sources," gaming news site MCV claims that Microsoft and gaming publishers will take a bite out of the sale of each used Xbox One game. In the process of selling a used game, original owners would also see the game wiped from their online accounts so they no longer can play it.
Microsoft has already confirmed that Xbox One users who install a game on the console's hard drive will no longer need the disc … Read more
Times Tables Game does a good job of tapping into many of the things that make a good educational app for the iPad, but it is missing some very important components. Due to a limited trial, sometimes messy interface, and convoluted menu system, it works best when a parent directly oversees play by the child.
Times Tables Game is designed to help children learn their times tables in a colorful, easy-to-use interface. With animals, lots of bright colors, and flowers onscreen, combined with light animations, the app is pleasant to look at, though it can get busy and the directions … Read more
In case you missed it, Microsoft unveiled a new game console the other day, the Xbox One. We now know a lot about it, but as with most game console launches, we were left with a few unanswered questions that my colleague Dan Ackerman summed up nicely in his "Unanswered questions about the Xbox One" piece.
It's the last one that seems to be generating the most controversy: "Will used games work on the Xbox One?"
Simple question, complicated answer You'd think the answer would be a simple yes or no, but alas, it'… Read more
While it attempts to deliver a high-quality golf simulation, Mini Golf Games 3D lacks the complete package to enable the user to fully enjoy it.
Even at a whopping 11MB, Mini Golf Games 3D loads fairly quickly. It is recommended that your device is connected to Wi-Fi in an effort to save data usage. The game's user interface is very intuitive. It includes a basic main menu that enables the user to pick a hole they wish to play. Eighteen holes are included in the game. The graphics include brilliant colors and 3D effects, but the animations seem choppy … Read more
Microsoft's Xbox One is out of the bag, and the next-gen console war's in full swing. So what happens next? Truthfully, the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are still big boxes of mystery -- even though one's already been out in stores for months.
So, how will this new gaming landscape shake out? Sony and Nintendo, the also-rans to the current success story of Microsoft and theSony 360, will have options. But they're not always pretty.
Differentiate or die Under the hood, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are more similar than … Read more
"Those games will continue to run on your Xbox 360 for as long as your Xbox 360 runs," Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer told GameSpot. "The box is not backward compatible and we think for somebody who invests in a large digital library that you want to keep your [Xbox 360]. Keep that as a vibrant part of the ecosystem." … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Here's what we know about Xbox One games.
- Microsoft talks Xbox One naming, privacy and more (Q&A).
- Sharon Vaknin and CNET Reviews' John Falcone at last night's Webby Awards.
Xbox 360 owners who have a Live Gold membership will be able to use it on the Xbox One as well.
Phil Harrison, a corporate vice president with Microsoft, confirmed to video-game blog Polygon that the same Gold membership will apply to both systems. Xbox Live Gold subscribers who buy an Xbox One won't have to ante up for another subscription.
Plus, that same single membership can be shared by multiple people, according to Ben Kilgore, a corporate vice president for Microsoft's Xbox Program Management. Each user will still have access to their own settings and customizations.… Read more