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Microsoft is in the midst of celebrating 20 years of Xbox, part of which entails releasing some retro-themed gear. They include the Xbox Wireless Controller - 20th Anniversary Special Edition and also a headset with the same green and translucent black color theme. It's the controller that appears to be in hotter demand, though, and you'll probably have to act fast if you want to purchase one. These both went up for preorder a little over a month ago. Following in the footsteps if every other desirable item that's gone on sale, retailers ran out of preorder availability for the controller almost immediately (just like the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge). If you missed out, today is your second chance... Read more...
Certain events can make you feel old, like your kids growing up and getting married, or seeing a formerly young and sprightly actor appear gray and weathered in their newest flick. Life just relentlessly marches on. I bring this up because today brought on of those moments for me today—a reminder that the original Xbox is about to turn 20 freaking years old! In celebration of Xbox's 20th anniversary, Microsoft is releasing some special edition peripherals that are a throwback of sorts. What you see above is the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller.  Microsoft opted for a translucent black finish and silver guts, for a kind of mix of retro and modern. "The nostalgic,... Read more...
Microsoft is testing firmware updates for a few of its Xbox controllers, to facilitate better cross-device connectivity and reduce latency. If you are a member of the Xbox Insider program, you can access the firmware right now. Otherwise, it probably will not be all that long before Microsoft makes the new firmware available on a larger scale. The firmware updates apply to all Xbox One controllers with Bluetooth support, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Adaptive controllers. For those of you who own the latest generation Xbox controller for the Xbox Series X/S, you already have the upgraded features that are enabled by the new firmware releases. Microsoft's updated firmware... Read more...
This weekend provided some interesting leaks. There was the Intel Tiger Lake benchmark entry that popped up in SiSoftware's SANDRA database, which showed massive performance gains over Ice Lake, and on the console side, a photograph of a mysterious white Xbox controller was uploaded to Reddit, and then taken down. The color scheme of the controller has fueled speculation that this might be for an unannounced Xbox Series S console. So far, Microsoft has only announced the Xbox Series X, with a black color scheme, due out this holiday season (November or December). According to The Verge, which plucked the photo before it was deleted and chatted with the Reddit user who uploaded it (who identified... Read more...