Xbox Newsbeat: May 19 – May 23

“How am I crazy cause I just don’t know, This is breaking news(beat)!” Man it is getting hard to think of song lyrics at the beginning of every episode! Anyway, ladies and gentlemen welcome to this week’s installment of Xbox Newsbeat, your one stop, all-access spot for all of that sweet news coming from Microsoft HQ. After last week’s short episode, I am glad to say that we...

Xbox One New Trailer and Commercials for Release Next Week

With the Xbox One set to release next week on Friday, Microsoft is putting out more commercials and trailers to show off some more of what the console has to offer. While these new videos don’t really offer anything new, they are much shorter and too the point. The first commercial Microsoft released features ex-NFL players Brian Urlacher and Ray Lewis having just upgraded to the Xbox One an...

See the Xbox One in Action in 12 Minute All-in-One Demo

Xbox One comes out in two weeks and so Microsoft has put out a nice and long walkthrough of how the new home will work on the upcoming console. With Marc Whitten and Yusuf Mehdi both sitting in to show off what the console can do, they demonstrate quite a number of features players can expect on day one. From signing in on the Xbox One being as easy as looking at the Kinect. As well as being fully...

Playstation Vita getting social apps like every other gadget

Sony is trying their best to make the Playstation Vita a success. With incredible graphics, a good price point and a strong launch line-up of games, they have a good shot. Now, they are attempting to sweeten the deal by adding in social network apps like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc. Even Skype is getting in on the action, which is good to hear. According to Sony, these social networks and m...

Skype purchased by Microsoft; adding Kinect and Xbox Live support

Let it be said that Microsoft is a company with very deep pockets and when it wants something, it will usually end up getting it. Microsoft has announced that they have entered an agreement to purchase Skype for $8.5 billion which is a very high price tag for a service that provides nearly all of its services at no charge to its users. Skype has had various companies looking into buying it over th...

New L4D2 Campaign Beta Released

The public beta for Cold Stream, a community-created campaign for Left 4 Dead 2, is available for free download from today. Cold Stream takes place after The Parish campaign, but how the story progresses between them is unclear at this point. The beta focuses mostly on testing the gameplay, and after an hour or so of playing, it’s clear that there are bugs that need fixing. These range from ...

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