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Microsoft accessories manager Zulfi Alam says the team prototyped Xbox One controller features like a second screen, but found that it was 'detrimental to core gameplay.' Read more

Skylanders: Swap Force will be available in a "Dark Edition," a collector's set that includes five "Dark" versions of Skylanders instead of the usual three standard paint jobs. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Aug 12, 2013 10:30AM PDT

Xbox One owners are going to spend an awful lot of time holding a controller--even if mandatory Kinect means You Are Always The Controller, Pal--so it's a pretty important hunk of plastic. Microsoft has a good hard look at the One's revamped controller in a new video, looking at what's new since the Xbox 360. Read more

The primary goal right now for The Elder Scrolls Online ready for release early in 2014, but developer Zenimax Online has been keeping an eye on other MMOs and watching what they have been doing--and experiencing--in the crowded massively multiplayer market. Read more

Not everyone that played Battlefield 3's multiplayer mode bothered to be a cooperative type. Many players opted to go Lone Wolf, sticking to the default Assault class, and playing DICE's game like Any Ol' Shooter. To encourage a bit more variety, DICE is attempting to communicate the game's various features more clearly to players in Battlefield 4. Read more

Tom Clancy's The Division is aiming to ensure that death hurts in multiplayer, helping tie it in with the game's single-player campaign, in the process. Read more

Team Dakota demonstrated a lengthy session of toying with Project Spark's creation tools on Twitch. Read more

Microsoft has laid out its policies for digital game sharing on Xbox One. And, it isn't too different from what's available now on Xbox 360 and PS4. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 9, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Capybara debuting Below at Microsoft's E3 presentation may have led to the idea that it would be an Xbox One-exclusive. This is not the case, according to the developer. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Aug 8, 2013 6:00AM PDT

Microsoft's 180 saga continues. Xbox One systems will now include a headset, thanks to all the hollering fans did when Microsoft said that Kinect was good enough. Read more

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