Xbox Live sign-in problems emerge

Not a good thing for Titanfall launch Microsoft just can’t seem to catch a break. Xbox One users reported problems signing in to Xbox Live. Microsoft has confirmed the issue that left many users with an error 0x8004804E and the message to try to sign-in again in a few minutes. Not something that Microsoft needs on the North American launch of Titanfall. According to Microsoft’ Major Nelson, Titanfall isn’t the issue and it is an Xbox Live related issue that the team is working quickly to resolve. According to what we have been able to figure out, the problem does … Continue reading Xbox Live sign-in problems emerge

Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Microsoft is finally releasing its Xbox Video app for Windows Phone today. After originally including built-in support for the service in Windows Phone 7, Microsoft shipped Windows Phone 8 without full access to renting and downloading movies and TV shows from the service. The new app, which is available immediately in the Windows Phone Store, brings the ability to purchase or stream content through Xbox Video on a Windows Phone. Movies and TV shows can also be downloaded to a handset for offline use. Any existing content that’s rented or owned in Xbox Video is automatically displayed in the app once … Continue reading Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Microsoft will hire a CEO with his head in the cloud

The most likely candidate is current Microsoft cloud head Satya Nadella. His job will be to further the plans already put in place by his predecessor. Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group and candidate to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO. (Credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images) Microsoft is about to get a new CEO, only the third in its 38-year history. Whoever takes the job knows that the scrutiny will be intense. The expectation is that after a brief honeymoon period the new chief will unveil a plan that could alter the course of Microsoft’s history … Continue reading Microsoft will hire a CEO with his head in the cloud

Microsoft: PS4 and Xbox One selling well is “great news” for the industry

Xbox chief of staff says sales performance for new consoles is a positive overall for the business. Strong early sales for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is “great news” for the gaming industry overall, according to Aaron Greenberg, the chief of staff for Microsoft’s Xbox division.   “I believe we both sold everything we made. Great news for the industry,” Greenberg said on Twitter last night after November NPD Group data was released. “Awesome to see consumers supporting big time. Took five months for 360 and PS3 to both sell 2 million,” he added. Data from the NPD Group released yesterday showed … Continue reading Microsoft: PS4 and Xbox One selling well is “great news” for the industry

Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4

Did you know that you can access various Xbox One and PS4 features from your smartphone or tablet? It’s relatively simple to set up; here’s what you need to know. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) The Xbox 360 was released in the fall of 2005 and the PlayStation 3 a year later. Back then smartphones weren’t all that smart, the mobile market was dominated by players like BlackBerry and Nokia, and gaming was split between consoles and PCs. Everything changed, however, when Apple released the iPhone; and once again with the release of the iPad. The mobile revolution has changed the way … Continue reading Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4