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Xbox One vs PS4 Streaming Apps in One Glorious Megachart

David Smothers November 11, 2013

Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One want to be way more than just your gaming console—they want to be the centerpiece of your home entertainment system. This week, we got our first look at the apps that’ll launch with both consoles. Here’s how they measure up. On the numbers game alone, Xbox One appears to… Continue Reading »

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The New Head of Xbox is a WOMAN. Everyone REMAIN CALM.

David Smothers July 12, 2013

Yesterday, Microsoft announced some shocking news: they’re promoting Julie Larson-Green, who is a FEMALE HUMAN BEING, to the head of Xbox. The online gaming community is shocked. Reddit is shocked. The guy from “Red Dead Redemption” is shocked. As has been extensively documented by the denizens of the web, having a penis is a prerequisite… Continue Reading »

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Ride to Hell is a Bad Game, but I Still Bought It for a Good Reason

David Smothers June 29, 2013

Last year saw the glimmer of a movement to get a video game based on Sons of Anarchy, FX’s biker gang series and a vicarious lifestyle fantasy for many viewers, one of them me. The possibility seemed to go no further than series creator Kurt Sutter’s own hopes. Still, he vowed anything the show licensed… Continue Reading »

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Xbox Live Gold Is Still One of the Biggest Ripoffs in Tech

David Smothers June 13, 2013

A lot of mud has been slung Microsoft’s way this week, much of it deserved. Used game restrictions, mandatory internet check-ins; these new impositions don’t sit well. But they also distract from the single worst thing about the Xbox One, which was also the single worst thing about Xbox 360: The tyranny of Xbox Live… Continue Reading »

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Why I’m Getting the Xbox One, Not the PS4 (Ugh)

David Smothers June 12, 2013

If you’re anything like me, your penchant for gaming has probably dwindled over the years. And, as I stand on the precipice of unloading an ungodly amount of money on either Microsoft or Sony’s next generation console, I ask myself if I should upgrade to either, or just opt for a media streaming box? The… Continue Reading »

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The Xbox One Just Had A Very Bad Day

David Smothers June 7, 2013

In two weeks’ time, we may look on this as one of the smartest PR moves of all time. But for now? It’s been a bad day for Microsoft. Seeking perhaps to head off criticisms that it had been vague (at best) and incompetent (at worst) in its messaging of core Xbox One services at… Continue Reading »

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Get your hands and eyes to LA and put them on Microsoft’s Xbox One next week

David Smothers June 3, 2013

Microsoft’s Xbox spokesman Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb is giving fans a chance to take a very early hands-on look at the Xbox One’s new gamepad next week. On Monday June 10th, just a day before the official kickoff of E3, Hryb is taking to Microsoft’s Century City company store and allotting a solid 90 minutes for… Continue Reading »

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The Xbox One’s Secret Killer Feature: Getting You in Shape

David Smothers May 22, 2013

Yes, the new Xbox One is highly covetable for many reasons. But once you get past the games and the TV integration and the rumbling controllers, you finally land on what might be its most useful purpose: The world’s most sophisticated workout gadget. elcome to Fitmodo, Gizmodo’s gym for your brain and backbone. Don’t suffer… Continue Reading »

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Kinect 2 Full Video Walkthrough: The Xbox Sees You Like Never Before

David Smothers May 22, 2013

The new Kinect is kind of awesome. Just by the numbers, it’s a huge upgrade. You can (most of) the full walkthrough we saw just a bit ago here at Microsoft’s Redmond campus in the video above. Parts are jaw-dropping. The demo is of a live action Kinect unit, which will be included with the… Continue Reading »

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Will You Buy an Xbox One?

David Smothers May 21, 2013

The Xbox One: a totally new control that listens to your voice, gives you an immersive TV watching experience, Skype while you’re playing games, and major multitasking. From the looks of it, Microsoft’s new console is a nice version of the entertainment future. But will you buy one? The system has been upgraded in several… Continue Reading »

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