• There’s some exciting news for achievement hunters. Microsoft has confirmed that all games released on both Xbox 360 and Xbox One will have separate achievement lists. That means you can play Assassin’s Creed IV on the 360, gain the full gamerscore, then replay it on the Xbox One to double up on the points.  There is some other interesting bits of information located in the IGN article, so be sure to check it out.
  • It’s a sad day for the few who have long been Zune supporters. Microsoft has discontinued the service as of the last console update, but all of your previously purchased material will still be available to you. Really, it’s just making the full change over to Xbox Music and Xbox Video, but it’s still noteworthy. For those wondering, your Zune music pass will still be effective!
  • If you are the type of person who was really hoping for an Xbox One in a different color other than black, you’ll be jealous to hear that the Microsoft employees will be receiving a white version instead.
  • Amongst all the policy and launch changing, you may have missed a few news stories. When Microsoft announced they were only launching in 13 countries, it was stated that Kinect voice command would only work in five of them. Updated news is now being reported that ten of the countries will be able to use this feature.
  • Some of the best news to come from all of Microsoft’s changes to the Xbox One may be the fact that games will no longer be region locked. Ever wanted to play a rare Japanese game, or collect all the different localizations of your favorite game? You’ll be able to this time around!