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The next Xbox: What to expect from Microsoft’s new console

Well, we’re almost there. In less than 24 hours, the tech world will be listening and watching in anticipation as Microsoft officially unveils the next generation of the Xbox. The console market has been struggling, but Microsoft — which has led in the U.S. in console sales for 28 consecutive months — is aiming to shake things up… Read More

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Bored this weekend? Xbox Live Gold is free for everyone

If you’ve wanted to experience the benefits of Xbox Live’s Gold service but didn’t want to dent your wallet, Microsoft is providing a nice little treat this weekend. Starting this morning and running through Monday morning, Xbox Live Silver members can enjoy the benefits of a Gold membership without charge. That means Xbox owners in… Read More

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Xbox chief: Main rivals are Nintendo, Sony, Apple and Google … but not Valve

The competitive landscape for Microsoft’s Xbox console is expanding to include Apple and Google, but the company’s top game and entertainment executive doesn’t see Valve’s move into the living room as particularly competitive with what Microsoft is doing. That was one of the more interesting tidbits from media event on Microsoft’s Redmond campus yesterday. The… Read More

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Microsoft: 24M Kinects sold, Xbox Live hits 46M members

Microsoft this afternoon released a wave of stats related to the Xbox 360, including Xbox Live membership growth and the first official update on Kinect sales in more than a year. The company says it has now sold 24 million Kinect sensors since the motion controller launched in the fall of 2010. That’s up from… Read More

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A 7-inch Xbox Surface? Yes, this makes a ton of sense

Back in June, hours before Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablet computer, a series of apparent leaks pointed to the possibility that Microsoft was working on a 7-inch tablet called the Xbox Surface. As it turned out, that wasn’t what Microsoft announced at the time. But increasingly it’s looking like those leaks weren’t wrong —… Read More

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Sony hides PlayStation 3 sales data as profits fall

Maybe I’m a nerd, but one of the things I look forward to each quarter is the release of Sony’s earnings, because they provide the final data point that we need to update the status of worldwide game console sales — showing how the PlayStation 3 stacks up against the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft’s Xbox 360…. Read More