• Hands-on with PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds, the Xbox One's secret weapon

    2 monthes ago - By VentureBeat

    Pretty soon, you can be the last one standing on the Xbox One or Xbox One X. PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds debuts on Microsoft's game consoles this fall, and it could be one of the most important titles in a relatively light season of exclusives for the software giant.
    I got to play PUBG on an Xbox One X development machine at a preview event, and it was a lot of fun. And that confirmed to me that this could be a very important console exclusive during the all-important holiday selling season. It ran fine, and I saw no hiccups that could prevent it from being Redmond's secret weapon in the...
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  • Microsoft is still dodging questions about VR on Xbox One X

    Microsoft is still dodging questions about VR on Xbox One X

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    With Sony's PlayStation VR having launched almost a year ago, questions are being asked about Microsoft's own console virtual reality solution - but it seems the firm isn't ready to talk about it just yet. At a recent Xbox One X preview event, we asked Microsoft's Xbox Marketing Manager, Albert Penello, about the status of virtual reality on the upcoming console. "We'll talk about VR when that happens," Pinello said, "For us, we're focussed this year on the X launch. There's already so much we're asking developers to do. "We've said that we're building for VR. Obviously Microsoft as a...
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  • What does 'Enhanced for Xbox One X' actually mean? We asked Microsoft

    What does 'Enhanced for Xbox One X' actually mean? We asked Microsoft

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    At Gamescom, Microsoft came out with a big claim ; at launch there will be over 100 games enhanced for the Xbox One X . But with certain games like ReCore: Definitive Edition not being enhanced to full native 4K, it seems that there might be big differences in the quality of enhancements between games. When we asked for a definition of what exactly 'Xbox One X Enhanced' means, Xbox's UK marketing manager Harvey Eagle said, “[Enhanced] means different things for different games. It's really up to the developers to deploy the power of the console in whichever way they feel is right for their...
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  • Xbox One X setup: Here's what you'll need to get the best performance

    Xbox One X setup: Here's what you'll need to get the best performance

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    The new Xbox One X can deal in 4K and HDR video and produce Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound. It's a potential AV powerhouse, but only if you set it up properly. Here's how to maximise its audio and video to help you create the best-ever gaming experience at home - and it could even give you a competitive advantage.
    How to maximize the sound quality of an Xbox One X
    Forget surround sound - all hail the new era of object-based audio and verticality. Games will soon ship with soundtracks specially encoded in Dolby Atmos and/or DTS:X, which stretch the surround sound concept to new levels...
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  • Xbox One X pre-orders are back in stock today

    Xbox One X pre-orders are back in stock today

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    The original batch of Xbox One X pre-orders sold out in a few days back in September, but we've had word from a few retailers around the world that fresh stock is coming in today ahead of the November 7 release date. We've included links to all the previous Xbox One X pre-order links we ran last month and called out the ones we know will be going live at certain times. As for the others, we'll keep an eye on them over the course of the day as we understand lots of stores are going to be getting stock to sell at some point today. A fresh batch of Xbox One X pre-orders are landing in...
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  • Australian Microsoft Store pre-orders for the Xbox One X go live tomorrow

    Australian Microsoft Store pre-orders for the Xbox One X go live tomorrow

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Radar

    It's been a long time coming, but the Xbox One X is finally gearing up to launch in Australia on November 7, 2017. Set to be the most powerful console ever seen, the Xbox One X is bound to be in high demand at launch. While third-party retailers have offered pre-orders for a few months now, the standard 1TB version of the unit has so far been absent from Microsoft's own official Australian online store. That changes tomorrow, with the tech giant announcing that Aussies will be able to secure a unit from the Microsoft Store starting tomorrow morning, with Australian pre-orders for the Xbox...
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