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Get the first episode of ‘House of Cards’ free in Xbox Video

August 20, 2014 |

The Netflix original series House of Cards sparked a revolution in how we consume content. There NBC was with its week-long wait times, breaks for the holidays and sheer tonnage of commercials. Then Netflix came and dumped entire seasons of House of Cards on its subscribers — and it didn’t hurt that the show was critically acclaimed either. This week Netflix and Xbox Video are teaming up to keep the hype for the show alive, as or now absolutely any user can snag the first episode of House of Cards at absolutely no charge.

August Xbox One Update now available for all

August 18, 2014 |

Late last night Microsoft announced that the August Xbox One Update it made available to Xbox One Preview Program members last month, is now available for all users.

Microsoft begins sending out the September Xbox One Update

August 15, 2014 |

We’ve hoped to get our hands on the new Media app and updated Friends area for the Xbox One ever since Microsoft announced them this past Monday at its Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing. If you have too, you’re starting the weekend with a win. Microsoft says late last night it began deploying the September Xbox One Update to users participating in the Xbox One Preview Program.

Download season one of The Wahlburgers free in Xbox Video & save

August 14, 2014 |

So the week is winding down and you’ve got absolutely nothing to watch this weekend. First, shame on you, there’s always episodes of Mad Men available. Secondly, if Mad Men doesn’t work out for you there’s always first season of The Wahlburgers, which is available for free in Xbox Video.

Xbox Live Deals With Gold for August 12th gets users get 50% off Titanfall & Just Dance 4

August 14, 2014 |

Microsoft’s Xbox One console hasn’t been around long enough for us to start seeing huge discounts on titles made for it. At least, that’s what many assumed before Microsoft slashed the prices of Titanfall and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros by half in this week’s Xbox Live Deals With Gold promotion.

The Culture: Variety retraces Robin Williams’ love for video games

August 13, 2014 |

National publications — and even some more entertainment specific sites — rushed to profiling Robin Williams’ characters & comedy, recalling how he made them feel in Good Morning Vietnam or how Bicentennial Man made them feel things they’d yet to feel. As Variety points out, what many don’t know is just how big of a gamer Williams was too.

Microsoft confirms the white Xbox One is on the way

August 12, 2014 |

Microsoft is releasing a white Xbox One and it’ll be included in the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle beginning later this year. That’s on top of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare bundle that’ll include a terabyte in internal storage.

You’ll be able to watch streaming television away from your Xbox One soon

August 12, 2014 |

Microsoft’s Xbox One console is getting some new features and extras soon including the option for users to stream television shows and movies directly from their Xbox One to a mobile device equipped with the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner and a revamped media player.

Watch Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing this morning @ 8 a.m. EST

August 12, 2014 |

It’s finally here folks. Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 Xbox Media Briefing this morning at 8 a.m.. Here’s how you can watch live.

EA Access arrives on Xbox One for all

August 11, 2014 |

If you were hoping to celebrate the arrival on Madden NFL 15 by playing a bit of last year’s installment for Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you’re in luck. As of now all Xbox One owners can download the EA Access app that lets them subscribe to the recently announced subscription service of the same name.

Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 sees first significant update

August 11, 2014 | | One Comment

With a new update for Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 Microsoft has finally delivered on its promise to improve the music listening experience for users of its smartphone operating system.

The Culture: The McCartney & Marty O’Donnell Destiny theme song coming soon

August 8, 2014 |

That song that former Bungie audio director Martin O’Donnell, and Mike Salvatori worked on with legendary musician Paul McCartney? It’s being released as a single off Destiny’s soundtrack later this year, according to the New York Times.

Ryse: Son of Rome is Coming to the PC

August 8, 2014 |

If by calling Ryse: Son of Rome an Xbox One exclusive, you thought Microsoft was saying that the gorgeous adventure game involving Roman generals, sword fighting and spear throwing was going to only be made available on Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you were mistaken. Earlier today Deep Silver, the game’s publisher, announced that owners of high-end laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows operating system, will be able to play the game soon.

Get 43 minutes of Shark Week free with Xbox Video

August 7, 2014 |

Being a cable cutter is rough. If you’re lucky you’re able to catch your favorite shows as they air in real-time. If you’re not someone without a lot of free time it’s even worse. What are the cable-less and busy to do when Shark Week, the most celebrated science-related television event of the year, starts and they can’t watch at home? Watch Shark Week footage for free in Xbox Video.

Xbox One & Xbox 360 pick up Starz Play

August 7, 2014 |

All of a sudden Microsoft just isn’t sitting still when it comes to delivering entertainment apps for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Just a week after Syfy Now and USA Now surfaced on Xbox Live, Microsoft is adding another content provider to its gaming and entertainment platforms: Starz Play.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner to bring broadcast television, envy this fall

August 7, 2014 |

An untold amount of users went to from retailer to retailer trying to find a way to get broadcast television to work on their Xbox One on launch night. Thanks to a new Xbox One Digital TV Tuner those users finally have a way to enjoy their Xbox One’s TV app without signing up for a cable subscription. Something we’re sure many more users wish they’d have had the option to purchase on launch night.

Xbox Live Deals With Gold for August 5th: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Ryse & more

August 5, 2014 |

If you were hoping that Microsoft would use its weekly Deals With Gold promotion as an excuse to reveal a ridiculously large sale on the latest popular games for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, you’re in luck. That’s exactly what the company has done, revealing discounts on Call of Duty: Ghosts and an entire slate of Xbox One titles like Dead Rising 3.