December 3rd 2013, 11:16 am PT
If you signed up for the “Project Spark” open beta earlier this year, we have good news: the beta has started rolling out today! Starting exclusively on Windows 8.1 and becoming available to fans on Xbox One in early 2014, registered beta participants are invited to take the first steps toward bringing their creations to life on Xbox One.
The beta for both platforms will continue until the product launch next year.
For the uninitiated, “Project Spark” is an open world sandbox where players can create their own games, movies, and stories to with the world. The good news is, it’s not too late to sign up for the “Project Spark” beta. For more on “Project Spark, the beta program, and how to sign up, please click here to head over to Xbox Wire.
December 2nd 2013, 9:47 am PT
Cyber Monday may be a day to find great deals online, but there’s no better deal than “free.” Over the past few years, Eminem has been the #1 artist on Xbox Music; so today we invite Windows 8 and Windows Phone users in the US to download Eminem’s newest album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, absolutely free.
1. Open Xbox Music on your Windows 8 or Windows Phone device and login with your Microsoft Account.
2. Search for “Eminem” and click through to his artist page.
3. Find “The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)” album and follow the steps to purchase.
4. The price has been set to free so you won’t be charged.
We’ve also put all of Eminem’s previous albums on sale for just $0.99 each, so today’s a good day to fill in any gaps in your collection.
Non-Windows 8 / Windows Phone user aren’t left out – you can stream the entire Eminem catalog free today at music.xbox.com. Have an Xbox Music Pass and an Xbox Live Gold membership? Stream Eminem’s full catalog right from your console.
Enjoy your new Cyber Monday shopping soundtrack!
December 2nd 2013, 7:13 am PT
November 27th 2013, 6:00 am PT
Starting Sunday (December 1st) Gears of War (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through December 15th .
Then on December 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Shoot Many Robots (Normally US $9.99) for free.
The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.
Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.
*Germany and Japan will receive “Halo Wars”
November 26th 2013, 6:00 am PT
November 25th 2013, 12:47 pm PT
I tweeted images of a Kinect voice and gesture ‘cheat sheet’ earlier today, but I was able to get my hands on the high resolution PDF of them both as one file that will print out at a much higher quality.
Download the 75 KB PDF file here
November 25th 2013, 11:43 am PT
In case you missed them, here are a few of the videos we did covering the Xbox One launch events:
November 23rd 2013, 5:01 am PT
With yesterday’s worldwide launch of Xbox One, you didn’t just jump ahead to the next generation of gaming – you’ve also entered into a new NFL Football viewing experience. The NFL on Xbox One combines live games, highlights, stats and your fantasy team together on the biggest, best screen in the house — your TV.
During a recent game, I put the final app through its paces – here’s what you can expect to experience beginning this weekend:
The NFL on Xbox One is now available.
Note: The NFL on Xbox One, including NFL.com Fantasy Football, requires advanced TV hardware, broadband Internet, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) and an account on NFL.com. Additional subscriptions and/or requirements apply for some features, including NFL Red Zone. See www.xbox.com for details.