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Microsoft’s Xbox team isn’t changing direction with company reorg — for now

Microsoft is going through some serious changes. The company is getting into the smartphone business by acquiring Nokia, CEO Steve Ballmer is leaving, and on top of that, Microsoft is completely changing its management and organizational structure. But for now, though, the Xbox team is staying true to its roots as it prepares to launch its newest console… Read More

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Sony takes jab at Microsoft, touts consistency in maintaining ‘fair’ policies

While Microsoft did a little flip-flopping with some of the Xbox One policies, Sony has remained steady with its rules for the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House wanted to reiterate this fact and used his time on stage at the big GamesCom conference in Germany to do so on Tuesday. “While others have shifted their… Read More

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Xbox One prices: Controller for $60, headset for $25

Microsoft today revealed the prices of some Xbox One accessories: Controllers will go for $59.99 and the wireless headsets sell for $24.99. Unfortunately for Xbox 360 gamers, your current headset and controllers will not work with the Xbox One, so this news is important if you plan on wanting a multiplayer experience. One Xbox One… Read More

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POLL: Microsoft just made big policy changes — now will you buy an Xbox One?

Earlier this afternoon, Microsoft surprised the tech world by reversing its stance on some Xbox One policies that had angered many gamers for the past few weeks and gave Sony firepower to poke fun at its rival. Now, you won’t need to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours like Microsoft originally planned. Nor will there be any restrictions… Read More

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Here’s how much games will cost on Microsoft’s Xbox One

Worried about Xbox One games hurting your wallet even more so than Xbox 360 titles already do? Here’s some relieving news for you. Microsoft’s first-party games (made by Microsoft Studios) for the Xbox One will sell for $60, the same price that new Xbox 360 games typically go for. This was first spotted by Kotaku, and a Microsoft… Read More

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Report: Xbox One to hit shelves in November 2013

It looks like you’ll be able to buy an Xbox One this November. That’s what Rare development director Danny Issac just said during an interview with Geoff Keighley on the GameTrailers’ E3 pre-show. I guess Xbox One launches in November! Guy from Rare just said it on the pre-show during Kinect Sports Rivals demo. #GTE3 —… Read More

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Xbox 360 marks 26 straight months atop U.S. market

Xbox dominance in the U.S. will live on another month. The latest numbers from NPD market research firm are out and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in February, marking the 26th straight month atop the U.S. console market. There were 302,000 Xbox 360′s were sold last month. That’s up from January, when the Xbox… Read More

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Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being “caught off guard” by Sony

It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling “caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting a one-off event in April… Read More

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Gabe Newell: Valve to build a gaming PC for the living room

While most of the next-generation console talk is about the future of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo products, there could be another player in the mix: the PC. That’s at least according to Valve’s Gabe Newell. Speaking to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier at Spike TV’s annual Video Game Awards, Newell briefly discussed “stronger-than-expected” reactions to Steam’s TV-friendly “Big Picture”… Read More