As teased on the series' Facebook page earlier today, along with the text "Have no rules, show no mercy."
Well, I bet this isn't how Microsoft thought its big day would end.
The dust has settled, the air is cleared. The Xbox One has made its debut. Time to turn it over to you guys.
The Xbox One controller looks a lot like the Xbox 360 controller, but the new pad actually sports some subtle but relevant differences. Let's take a video tour, shall we?
Remember this? The console we used to call Durango was covered in black-and-white stripes? We couldn't show the pre-release machine to you then. But now you can see it, as featured on GameTrailers' Xbox One behind-the-scenes special and spotted on Twitter by @Talaviir. Maybe it was for security, maybe it was just to look cool. They do this for cars that aren't officially out, too.
I could not quote scripture in my late teens, but I could tell you how many gold pieces a 25 foot length of rope cost. The 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons sourcebooks were the religious texts of my teenage years, and today they've returned in truly epic form.
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005. It had 18 launch titles. Now that the Xbox One has been revealed along with a few of its launch games, let's take a look back at the launch titles the 360 had, and see how they hold up.
In preparing the big reveal for the next Xbox, it seems Microsoft forgot all about how the current one works, because reports from Twitter show that a lot of people ran into problems today when they tried to watch the show on their Xbox 360.
PSP dungeon-crawler Class of Heroes II will be out for PSN on June 4 for $25, publisher MonkeyPaw sa
PSP dungeon-crawler Class of Heroes II will be out for PSN on June 4 for $25, publisher MonkeyPaw said today. You'll be able to get it on both PSP and Vita.
Over at Gamasutra, longtime Kotaku contributor Leigh Alexander has written a harsh, well-argued crit
Over at Gamasutra, longtime Kotaku contributor Leigh Alexander has written a harsh, well-argued critique of the Xbox One, calling it a desperate prayer to stop time. "Not only am I unmoved by this 'groundbreaking' reveal," she writes, "but I can't imagine who reasonably would care—except for the most high-end, most traditional niche 'adult gamer' fan who does not represent a broad enough cross-section of the market to stay viable, who never will."
The new Xbox has been revealed: it's Xbox One. Seems like a good time to reminisce on our memories about the Xbox (be it the 360 or the original), right? Appropriately, the #xboxmemories tag was trending on Twitter earlier, right before the reveal. Here's some of what people remember about Xbox consoles.
Since none of you has laid eyes on the thing yourself, getting an idea of the size of the new Xbox One might be a little tough, even with official measurements.
You probably heard Microsoft mention that the new Xbox One controllers have 40 new features to make them easier to use. That's true! But a few really take the cake. And the rumbling triggers are going to be the biggest.
EA Sports had an outsize presence at the Xbox One's debut today in Washington, peeling the tape off something called the Ignite Engine and teasing a "very special relationship," with the console, while offering few specifics of that beyond some exclusive DLC for the FIFA franchise.
The Xbox One doesn't have to be online all the time, but it does have to be online. Not just once in a while—once a day, according to Microsoft vice president Phil Harrison.
The cloud — that's a powerful term these days. If you release a product that doesn't do something with the cloud, then you probably shouldn't even bother putting it out. Snack foods, floor cleaners, maid services and even consumer electronics like the newly-announced Xbox One use the cloud to do great and magical things. Like what, you ask? How about LIVING GAMES?