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You can try out Project Scorpio at Microsoft’s Xbox Fanfest in June

You can try out Project Scorpio at Microsoft’s Xbox Fanfest in June The three-day event will run from June 11 to June 13 in Los Angeles and leads directly into this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3).Attendees for the Xbox E3 briefing on June 11, and receive a “custom-built backpack full of gaming swag.

Xbox One Dashboard Update Will Add Cool Party Feature

Xbox One Dashboard Update Will Add Cool Party Feature Originally announced at E3 2016, Arena basically makes participating in eSports available to all Xbox One players regardless of skill level.Lastly, the Xbox One is receiving a number of fan-requested updates as well centering around quality of life additions.

High-Powered Hardware Isn't Enough to Make Project Scorpio Succeed

High-Powered Hardware Isn't Enough to Make Project Scorpio Succeed Last week, Microsoft revealed just what sort of hardware the upcoming "Project Scorpio" will have under the hood.The problem that Microsoft faces is that this isn't the start of a new console generation.

Halo 3 Not Getting PC or Anniversary Treatment, Says 343 Industries

Halo 3 Not Getting PC or Anniversary Treatment, Says 343 Industries However, Halo developer 343 Industries has officially confirmed that Halo 3 is not in the works for a PC release.Jarrard also broke the news that a remastered Halo 3 Anniversary isn’t in the works at 343 Industries either: “I’ve been here just about 6 months now and haven’t ever heard of one single mention of Halo 3 coming to Steam nor Halo 3 anniversary being made.

Gears of War 4 Dev Was ‘Disappointed’ With Xbox One Specs

Gears of War 4 Dev Was ‘Disappointed’ With Xbox One Specs Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition was “disappointed” with the Xbox One’s specs.The developer also explains how Xbox Project Scorpio, the upgraded Xbox One hardware offering, has improved things from a development standpoint.

Steve Ballmer Wants You to Know Where Your Taxes Are Spent

Steve Ballmer Wants You to Know Where Your Taxes Are Spent In a time when the government is getting more secretive by the day, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s decided that he wants to do his part to keep things open.To that end, Ballmer put more than $10 million of his own money into the project.

E3 2017: Microsoft Brings Back Xbox FanFest

E3 2017: Microsoft Brings Back Xbox FanFest With this year’s E3 conference fast approaching, Xbox has announced it will once again host Xbox FanFest during the event.As part of Xbox FanFest, 500 lucky gamers will have an opportunity to attend the Microsoft press briefing, and gain exclusive access to upcoming Xbox games and hardware.

Microsoft’s authenticator is now all you need to log in

Microsoft’s authenticator is now all you need to log in Although less secure than complete two-factor authentication, Microsoft contends that this is still more secure than just using a password and much less cumbersome for the user.Two-factor authentication with a smartphone is becoming more common, but Microsoft has decided that it’s better just by itself.

Rumor: Xbox’s Project Scorpio Price Revealed

Rumor: Xbox’s Project Scorpio Price Revealed Ever since Microsoft revealed the impressive specs for its upcoming Project Scorpio console, the big question on everyone’s mind has been how much the console will cost.An official announcement on the pricing of Project Scorpio will likely have to wait for E3 2017 in June, but a Spanish retailer may have leaked the system’s price ahead of schedule.

Windows Insider update offers power savings and cleans up desktop icons

Windows Insider update offers power savings and cleans up desktop icons What is Power Throttling?Well, it is a working title for a new framework Microsoft hopes will improve the battery life users get out of laptops and mobile devices running the Windows 10 Creators Update.

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app

Bose accused of spying on end users, data mining their private records via headphone app According to plaintiff Kyle Zak, the spying began when Bose released a mandatory Bose Connect application that all users must install to “fully operate its wireless products.” What Bose didn’t draw much attention to, according to the suit, is that Bose Connect collects data on all the musical content or audio books that you listen to on its headphones.

Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone?

Microsoft launches ‘phone signin’ for Android and iOS - but what about its Windows Phone? So far it is only available for the Microsoft Authenticator app on Android and iOS.Why has Microsoft ignored its own creations, Windows Phone?

Minecraft Future Teased by Xbox Boss

Ever since Microsoft purchased Minecraft for $2.5 billion in September of 2014, the brand has continued to grow, with Mojang continuously creating new features for the game and bringing it to more platforms.

Xbox Game Pass is Leaving Alpha Soon

Xbox Game Pass is Leaving Alpha Soon Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox Game Pass service will be leaving Alpha on April 28.“Thank you for participating in the Xbox Game Pass Alpha Preview,” it reads.

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

Bill Gates has some surprising technology restrictions for his kids

Bill Gates has some surprising technology restrictions for his kids Take a moment to imagine the childhood lives of Bill Gates' three kids.You're picturing joyful children leaping and lounging upon heaps of all the coolest and newest tech, right?

ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017

ARM-based Windows 10 Devices Expected to Launch in Late 2017 That stripped down flavor of Windows 8 was a commercial and critical flop, but Microsoft aims to make ARM-based PCs a thing in the era of Windows 10.In a demo last December, Microsoft showed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 running Windows 10 without any appreciable lag.

Xbox Free Games with Gold for May 2017 Revealed

Xbox Free Games with Gold for May 2017 Revealed As is standard with the Xbox Games with Gold program these days, May 2017 will feature two titles for Xbox One and two titles for Xbox 360.Though with digital Backwards Compatibility all four games will run smoothly on Xbox One.

GR Pick: Watch the Evolution of Gaming

GR Pick: Watch the Evolution of Gaming When video game fans discuss the medium’s long and storied history, it usually isn’t to simply reminisce about how far the industry has come.Topics range from the best Nintendo launch titles in history to the scariest video game development stories, but it always seems hyper-specific and specialized.