Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you're one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you've probably been wondering if you'd ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources,…

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, but now Microsoft is about to release  its Xbox One in the country. Solar News reports that Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group, announced the launch date of September 23 at an event in Shanghai. It said that the console would…

Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

Xbox head of marketing turns turd polishing into an art form

Top marks to Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. In an interview with Forbes magazine, he came up with an interesting way to explain the Xbox One's lagging sales behind the PS4. Here's what he said, when asked…

Xbox One headset will let you cuss rivals in crystal clear quality

Prepare to get trash talked in never-before-heard clarity thanks to the forthcoming Xbox One console's improved chat capabilities. Xbox ambassador Major Nelson has been spilling the beans on what expect from the new machine's chat output, posting a series of…

Xbox One WILL work without Kinect sensor plugged in

Yet another change in policy for Microsoft's Xbox One console today, as the company has now confirmed the console will indeed work without the new Kinect sensor plugged in, an accessory that until now was reffered to as a mandatory…

Apple looking to buy Xbox Kinect sensor development team

Apple are reported to be in talks to buy the company that first helped develop the Xbox 360's Kinect motion sensor. Israeli fabless semiconductor company Primesense put together the sensor tech for Microsoft's console accessory (which now enjoys an essential…

Xbox One Kinect will scan and redeem download codes

There are few things I hate more in the world than redeeming download codes on a gaming console. Without a keyboard, it's a painstaking task using the onscreen virtual keyboard with a controller to tap out dozens of digits and…