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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Tournament Payouts Revealed

Microsoft’s Kinect Sports Rivals is finally on the way and with it will come plenty of speculation and argument about just how useful the Kinect is to the Xbox One platform. Regardless of the general apathy consumers have had toward the new Kinect, Microsoft is still pushing Kinect Sports Rivals as the next big release for its new console. The …

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Even More Xbox One Updates Previewed

It appears that Microsoft’s all-in strategy for Titanfall exclusivity might have paid off. The game’s early community seems solid and Microsoft has revealed that last week – Titanfall‘s launch week – saw the highest average Xbox Live usage since the Xbox One was launched. The road to the Titanfall launch was not smooth, though, as Microsoft rushed to update its …

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Dead Rising 3’s Final DLC is Out Today

Microsoft’s Xbox One exclusive launch games had a bit of everything for mature gamers. Forza Motorsport 5 brought the requisite launch driving game, Dead Rising 3 provided the zombies and action that gamers love, and Ryse threw in a bit of historical fantasy. Considering Ryse‘s poor reviews and Forza‘s microtransaction debacle, however, Dead Rising 3 could easily be considered the …

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Subsidized $99 Xbox 360 is Gone For Good

Microsoft’s innovative plan to sell subsidized video game consoles is now dead. According to a Wall Street Journal report, Microsoft quietly killed its $99 subsidized Xbox 360 offering last July. The offering, introduced back in May 2012 allowed customers to buy a 4GB Xbox 360 console with Kinect bundled in for just $99. The catch was that customers had to …

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New Kinect Touted in ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Preview

It is now clear that Xbox One console sales are quickly falling behind the PlayStation 4. The largest factor in this is almost certainly the fact that the Xbox One offers less computing power at the higher price point of $500 (versus Sony’s $400 PS4). Though Microsoft has consistently insisted that the Xbox One offers a superior value proposition, it …

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‘Titanfall’ Launch Trailer Released

Last week EA released its expected live-action trailer for its upcoming Titanfall. The game is positioned to draw gamers from the same pool as the Call of Duty fanbase, so it isn’t surprising that the publisher would copy Activision’s successful live-action ad strategy (though EA didn’t spring for big-name celebrities). With only days left before Titanfall launches on PC and …

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‘Forza 5’ Now Free With Every Xbox One

It’s clear now that sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One are quickly falling behind those of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft was leaning heavily on the Xbox One’s TV and Kinect capabilities in its early marketing but has now shifted gears into all-game mode. Most recently Microsoft announced the expected official Xbox One Titanfall bundle, a clear sign that the company is …

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Xbox One Update Brings Party Chat, Friends List Improvements

A major Xbox One update rolled out on schedule this week, bringing with it tons of changes meant to bring a better multiplayer experience for Xbox One owners. The update was an important one for Microsoft as it comes just one week before the launch of Titanfall, the game the company is banking on to create a large Xbox 360-like …

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‘Peggle 2’ Coming to Xbox 360 in May

After a bombastic announcement at last year’s EA press conference at E3, Peggle 2 was quietly released as an Xbox One exclusive in December. It is now only a matter of time before the popular Peggle sequel makes its way to every other platform. EA and PopCap Games this week announced that the rollout of Peggle 2 will continue first …

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Xbox One Party System Update Previewed

Some Xbox live subscribers this week are taking Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One update for a test drive through a recently announced beta test. While those gamers get to experience the console’s fully-functional party system first hand, everyone else can now see what the future holds in a new video preview of the update’s features released today by Microsoft. The update, …

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Twitch Streaming Finally Coming to Xbox One

Microsoft today announced that Twitch streaming will finally be coming to the Xbox One within weeks. The feature is set to debut along with a Twitch app for the Xbox One on March 11 – the same day as the launch of Titanfall for Xbox one and PC. Though Microsoft was first to announce Twitch streaming for its new console …

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Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft

When rumors of Microsoft’s next CEO began to circulate, Stephen Elop was said to be on the shortlist of candidates. It was reported that his leadership would lead to Microsoft getting rid of numerous businesses that weren’t core to its enterprise strategy. One of those businesses was Xbox, and now he’s about to get a lot more intimate with the …

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