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Halo: Spartan Assault is Coming to Xbox Consoles

Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted a Halo-branded top-down shooter called Halo: Spartan Assault. The game was designed primarily with tablets and smartphones in mind, and Microsoft tried to used the game to sell Windows Phone 8 smartphones and the Windows 8 OS by limiting access to the game to those platforms. Obviously, with Windows Phone 8 representing a minuscule share …

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‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ Trial to Launch With Xbox One

Despite a new Kinect being packed-in with every launch Xbox One, there will be no Kinect launch title from Microsoft itself. The device can, of course, be used to navigate the console with voice commands, but that won’t exactly justify its inclusion in launch boxes to many gamers. And, sure, Ubisoft will be there to pick up the slack with …

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Here’s How Voice Commands Work On The Xbox One

When the Kinect was first revealed, Microsoft made it a point to emphasize that almost every function of the console could be controlled by either motion or voice. That concept is being expanded with the Xbox One, and now Microsoft has decided to show us how voice will play a prominent role with its latest console. In its latest promotional …

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Here’s How Multiplayer Is Changing On Xbox One

Xbox Live has been the defining feature on Xbox 360 as millions of players hop online every day to play games with friends and strangers from all over the world. That will remain the same on the Xbox One, but Microsoft is introducing some new features that will make Xbox Live even better. As previously revealed, the core of the …

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New Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles Announced

Though Microsoft’s efforts are currently on promoting its upcoming Xbox One console, the company still knows the Xbox 360 has years of life left. This holiday season, Microsoft will continue to try to expand the Xbox 360’s large user base with its annual game bundles. Three different Xbox 360 “Holiday Value” bundles will be available this year. All of the …

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New Kinect Features Previewed in New Video

Microsoft is betting big on its next-generation version of its Kinect motion sensor. The device has been packed in with every one of its upcoming Xbox One consoles, ensuring that all Xbox gamers will have a Kinect. This has caused more than a grumble in some segments of the gaming community. Kinect games of the current generation were, in general, …

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Grand Theft Auto Five Sales Exceed $1 Billion

The Grand Theft Auto games by Rockstar have always been popular, and for anyone doubting how strong the gaming industry is, they need to look no further than Grand Theft Auto Five’s record-setting sales. The new Grand Theft Auto game has reportedly sold $1 billion worth of games in the three days since it was launched. The $1 billion in …

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Xbox One To Launch On November 22

At Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS4 would launch on November 15 in North America. We were hoping for a similar announcement from Microsoft at Gamescom, but nothing came. Instead, Microsoft chose today as the time to unravel the final Xbox One mystery. Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One will launch in North America and 12 other markets on …

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Xbox Time Warner Cable App Released

Back in June, Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a deal for Xbox 360 consoles to stream hundreds of live cable TV channels to Time Warner customers. This week, the fruits of that deal have been revealed in a new Time Warner Cable app for Xbox 360. According to Microsoft, the app provides “up to” 300 …

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The Xbox One Will Launch On November 8 [Rumor]

At Gamescom, Sony announced that the PS4 would be launching on November 15 in North America. At the same show, Microsoft refused to commit to an actual date for the launch despite delaying the console’s launch in a number of European territories. One might take Microsoft’s reluctance to name a launch date as a bad sign, but a recent leak …

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Xbox One Launch Title Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

November is less than three months away, and the smell of the coming console war is in the air. Despite rumors of lowered shipment numbers for the year, hundreds of thousands of gamers in the U.S. and U.K. will have shiny new Xbox One consoles on launch day – and they’re going to need games. Microsoft and its publishing partners …

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Here’s the Microsoft Xbox Gamescom Presentation That Wasn’t Streamed

Though Microsoft declined to livestream its major Gamescom presentation on Tuesday, that didn’t mean the event wasn’t being filmed. Microsoft today released the full 35-minute presentation through its YouTube channel. The news coming out of this conference was nearly as big as anything Sony announced during its big Gamescom presentation, save for the release date announcement for the PlayStation 4. …

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