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Backwards Compatibility comes to Xbox One!

One of the biggest and most surprising things announced at E3 was backwards compatibility for the Xbox One!  Phil Spencer was pretty giddy about the fact that Xbox 360 games can now be played on Xbox One.  He knew he had hit a home run judging from the crowd reaction.  It won’t be every Xbox 360 game but it’ll be plenty and the support is native not from emulation.  (at least that’s what he said)

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

I think I know a person or two who will be all over this thing.  Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller yesterday during their E3 2015 media briefing.  It looks bananas!

Pro-level customization for a competitive edge.  We set out to create a performance-class controller to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers. Designed in collaboration with pro-level players, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller unlocks your full potential and adapts to your unique style of play. Experience game-changing accuracy, faster speed, and a tailored feel unlike anything before.

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New Xbox One 1TB, Price Reduction on 500GB

Well … well … well.  Happy Tuesday!  The folks at Microsoft have unveiled a new Xbox One console with a bit more storage.  Check out the video.  And if you haven’t picked up an Xbox One yet, there’s a permanent price reduction happening.  You can get an Xbox One for just $349 now.

Xbox One 1TB consoles will start shipping to retailers June 16 in the United States and select markets later this month and will be available starting at $399 USD ERP. We’re also pleased to announce that starting today, the $349 USD price on all standard Xbox One 500GB consoles will be permanent in the United States and select regions.

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