Ben Gilbert, provided by Published 3:09 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Microsoft/YouTube When Microsoft introduced the Xbox One in 2013, it was still the industry standard-bearer in video game consoles with the Xbox 360. In the course of a few months, Microsoft torpedoed its goodwill with its most dedicated fans, while Sony repeatedly dunked on Microsoft with the introduction of the PlayStation 4. But Microsoft has been repositioning its Xbox business in smart ways, introducing programs that people love and paving the way for a future that sounds promising. Meanwhile, Sony has made several easily avoidable mistakes. Microsoft's Xbox One is losing to Sony's PlayStation 4 — badly. With over 90 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the wild, Microsoft's Xbox One is getting trounced. Estimates put Xbox sales number somewhere in the range of 30 to 50 million — Microsoft stopped reporting hardware sales numbers some time ago. But don't count Xbox out just yet. … [Read more...] about Microsoft is making the right moves to fix its past mistakes and topple the PlayStation with its next game console
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FEBRUARY is nearly upon us, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers have a new set of games to download for absolutely free! But will it live up to January, which included the great Celeste? Read on to find out. What are February's Games With Gold? All month long players can download Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon for Xbox One. This retro Castlevania-esque action game came out last May -- and if it passed you by then, you should definitely check it out. From February 16 (until March 15) you can add Super Bomberman R to your collection , if you're hankering for more action with an old-school flavour. There are also some older-system games for you to check out -- there's the Xbox 360 Assassin's Creed Rogue (available from February 1-15) and the Xbox Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (February 16-28). What were January's Games With Gold? January's Xbox Games With Gold line-up included one of the 2018's greatest games, Celeste. The other Xbox One freebie was the racing game WRC 6 FIA World … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold February 2019 – Xbox One and 360 titles for download this month
Now, it's video games' turn. The idea of a "Netflix for games" service has been floating around since long before video-streaming became a thing, but it hasn't found a solid foothold quite yet. Streaming games is a more complicated process than streaming video, since it adds user input to the mix. While being piped into a player's home or phone from a server that could be hundreds of miles away, the game has to respond, without lag, to every button press a player makes. Think Bandersnatch on steroids and with much higher stakes, especially for competitive games like Fortnite and multiplayer Call of Duty and Overwatch.The technology and infrastructure necessary for consumer-scale, seamless game-streaming is nearly here. NVIDIA, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Verizon and more major companies are making moves in this space, and they finally have the server dispersion and broadband support necessary to roll out their own Netflix-style services as early as this year.Streaming will alter the … [Read more...] about Who will be the first Netflix for video games?
JANUARY is almost here, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers will soon have a new set of games to download for absolutely free! Qube 2 and Never Alone on Xbox One were the highlights of the December 2018 list. Here's what games are up for grabs in January. What are January's Games With Gold? January's Xbox Games With Gold line-up includes platforming game Celeste, which is available from January 1 for the rest of the month. The other Xbox One freebie includes the racing game WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship, which you can download from January 16 to 31. The Xbox 360 Games with Gold for January are acclaimed titles as well, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first game free from January 1 to 15. The latter half of the month gives gamers the option to collect Far Cry 2. Via backwards compatibility, both games are playable on Xbox One. What are December Games With Gold? December's Xbox Games With Gold line-up includes original Xbox Mercenaries: Playground of … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold January 2019 – Xbox One and 360 titles for download this month
DECEMBER is nearly here, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers almost have a new set of games to download for absolutely free! Battlefield 1 and Race The Sun on the Xbox One was the highlight of November 2018 list and is still free for the remaining few days to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Here's all you need to know... What are December Games with Gold? December's Xbox Games with Gold lineup includes original Xbox Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. The cult status title was developed by studio Pandemic and published by LucasArts - and was launched in 2005 on Xbox and PlayStation 2. You can download it from December 16 to 31st December 31. The other Xbox 360 title is BioWare's Dragon Age II, which you can download from December 1 to December 16. Via backwards compatibility, both games are playable on Xbox One. What were November Games with Gold? In November Xbox Oners could engage enemies in the critically acclaimed shooter Battlefield 1. Stamina was tested in Race the Sun … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold December 2018 – Xbox One and 360 titles for download SOON