Man Braves Fire To Save Xbox Console

man-saves-xbox-from-fireNormally, whenever a house or place is on fire, the first thing which we are all supposed to do is to run out from there without taking into consideration any of our personal belongings that are left within. It makes perfect sense – material items can always be purchased or replaced, but can you really bring someone back from the dead, or to raise yourself from the nether world? Hence, hat’s off to the courageous firefighters all over the world who have to brave scorching and dangerous situations every single day at work. A man in Kansas, however, displayed a different kind of bravado as he actually took the risk of running into his burning house just to rescue his Xbox console.

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    Windows Phone 8.1 May Bring Revamped Xbox Games Hub

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    It has been quite a while since Microsoft released a major update for the Xbox Games Hub on its Windows Phone devices, but it appears that this might happen with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. This major platform update is expected to bring a revamped Xbox Games Hub, along with all of the new features and improvements it is rumored to. Purported UI of this revamped games hub has been leaked on the internet.

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    Xbox’s Marc Whitten “Not Sweating” Over Steam Machines

    Xboxs Marc Whitten Not Sweating Over Steam MachinesA few days ago we reported that Gabe Newell did not seem overly impressed with Microsoft’s Xbox One sales figures, which was actually pretty impressive at 3 million units to date. Newell’s logic was that Steam had over 65 million users, so what’s 3 million, right? By that logic, it would seem that companies like Microsoft and Sony would have plenty to worry about, but as it turns out Xbox Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten, does not seem overly concerned himself either. Speaking with Engadget during CES 2014, Whitten stated that he believed there was space for more than one console in the market, and that he was “not sweating” about it, although Whitten did admit that he wasn’t too sure what to make of Valve’s Steam Machines just yet.

    According to Whitten, “I’m not knocking it or whatever. I continue to think that PC gaming – the sort of uber configuration and I can change everything and I can mod – that’s an important thing and there’s a lot of people that wanna do that.” However when it comes to the living room, Whitten believes the priorities of gamers change and they just want to launch into a game straight away.“When you get into that living room environment, you don’t want to spend any of your brain cells doing anything but being entertained.” It is true that PC gaming does differ compared to console gaming, but with Steam Machines coming in 13 different options and an entire library of games, we guess we will have to wait and see how well it fares against traditional consoles.

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    Shoot Many Robots Free On Xbox 360 Through Games With Gold

    Shoot Many Robots Free On Xbox 360 Through Games With Gold

    Prior to the start of December, Microsoft announced it would be making two games in its catalog available for free through the company’s Games with Gold program for Xbox 360 owners who are also Xbox Live Gold members. The first half of the month would be dedicated to giving Xbox 360 players Gears of War, a third-person shooter that was released seven years ago which we’re sure you probably played some point in time if you own the console. The second half of the month would feature Ubisoft’s Shoot Many Robots, and as you can probably see from today’s date, the game will be free starting today up until the end of the year. (more…)

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    Xbox Original Programming To Kick Off In Early 2014

    Xbox Original Programming To Kick Off In Early 2014

    A well known figure of the TV industry, Nancy Tellem, who now heads the digital media business at Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox original programming is going to kick off early next year. The original shows are going to be available on Xbox One and the Xbox 360 through Xbox Video. Tellem says that the company hopes to “put something up” in the first quarter of 2014, “at minimum second quarter,” if things don’t pan out they way Microsoft wants. Tellem came over to Microsoft last year, producing original content for the company’s consoles comes under her domain.

    While some might see Microsoft’s move into original programming as a response to similar ventures undertaken by the likes of Netflix and Amazon, Tellem says that the company isn’t like those two, she believes that “we’re a different animal.” Those waiting for the programs to launch will have a lot to look out for, Microsoft has already announced a live-action Halo series produced by Steven Spielberg, it also has comedy and sports related shows on the docket as well. When asked by Variety about the future of Microsoft under a new CEO, Tellem says that the TV model is going to hold true to whoever ends up running the company. She calls the content and what they’re building an important part of Microsoft’s future.

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    Dead Rising 3 Demo Available Today; Details On First DLC Revealed

    Dead Rising 3 Demo Available Today; Details On First DLC Revealed

    Ever since I purchased the Xbox One, I’ve been playing a lot of Dead Rising 3. Considering how much the next-generation console costs, I know many of you can’t afford to buy the Xbox One and a game, so free demos are pretty much all you can afford at this time. Well, demo players, you’ll finally be able to sample a bit of Dead Rising 3 as Capcom has announced its official demo isn now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. (more…)

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