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Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Dropping Kinect will push Xbox One ahead of PS4 in US - analyst

Microsoft decision to slash the price of Xbox One by dropping Kinect could propel the console to the front of the American next-gen race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 11:25AM in News
Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Xbox One Games With Gold requires ongoing subscription

Microsoft has revealed one big difference between Games With Gold on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 10:58AM in News
Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Kinect-less Xbox Ones could be given additional processing power

Xbox Ones that are not attached to a Kinect camera could receive a performance boost.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

No compensation planned for Xbox One early adopters following new price cut

Microsoft says it does not intend to compensate those who paid full price for an Xbox One in November following yesterday’s price cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2014 at 9:14AM in News

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Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Microsoft explains its Xbox One Kinect U-turn; Games with Gold dated for June

Available on June 9th, the £350 Kinect-less Xbox One is Microsoft’s biggest U-turn yet and represents a complete reversal of its controversial E3 strategy outline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 4:10PM in News
Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Kinect-less Xbox One announced by Microsoft

Microsoft has upped its game in the next-gen race by announcing a new Xbox One SKU that doesn’t include a Kinect camera.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 3:55PM in News
Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Microsoft to cut Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for media apps - report

Services such as Netflix and Hulu will soon be free to access on Xbox One and Xbox 360, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2014 at 9:27AM in News
Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Console games market rushes to capitalise on £8bn Chinese goldmine

Publishers and platform holders no longer have to ignore one of the world’s biggest video games markets. China is open for business.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 9th 2014 at 11:02AM in News

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Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Microsoft parity cause rules out Curve Digital games for Xbox One

Games such as The Swapper, MouseCraft and Titan Attacks won’t be released on Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2014 at 12:28PM in News
Microsoft in negotiations with Showtime for Halo TV deal - report

Microsoft in negotiations with Showtime for Halo TV deal - report

Microsoft Xbox Entertainment Studios is reportedly in “deep negotiations” with cable television network Showtime to create a live-action Halo drama series.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 7th 2014 at 12:21AM in News
Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Xbox One's Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging to retail this month

Activision has said that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released physically on Xbox One in the UK some time in early May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2014 at 2:01PM in News
And Microsoft recruits new marketing agencies, too

And Microsoft recruits new marketing agencies, too

Microsoft has named two global advertising agencies after a three-month review.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 1st 2014 at 4:09PM in News

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McGee: Xbox One will fail in China

McGee: Xbox One will fail in China

Developer American McGee has described Microsoft’s decision to release Xbox in China as a ‘blunder’.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 3:25PM in News
Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

Exclusive IP remains a key strategy for Xbox

With a decent line-up of exclusive games both already available and on the way, it’s perhaps no surprise, of course.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:23AM in News
Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Xbox boss confirms Microsoft is working on virtual reality

Phil Spencer has said that the virtual reality revolution may indeed finally be upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2014 at 11:14AM in News
Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Amazing Spider-Man 2 here to stay on Xbox One and 360

Microsoft has confirmed that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is now officially available on both Xbox consoles in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2014 at 10:10AM in News

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Minecraft Xbox One Edition will take Xbox 360 save transfers

Minecraft Xbox One Edition will take Xbox 360 save transfers

Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming Xbox One version of Minecraft will allow users to transfer their saves from Xbox 360.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Xbox hardware supplies have overtaken demand, Microsoft says

Xbox hardware supplies have overtaken demand, Microsoft says

Microsoft CFO Amy Hood has told investors that there will be a "channel inventory drawdown for Xbox consoles".

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 1:09PM in News
Xbox One sold 1.2m in last quarter as Xbox revenue rises

Xbox One sold 1.2m in last quarter as Xbox revenue rises

Microsoft has said that it sold 1.2m Xbox One consoles in the quarter ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 9:40AM in News
Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One gets Japan release date

Xbox One will be available in Japan in September, according to Famitsu.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:39AM in News
Nokia has a new name - Microsoft Mobile

Nokia has a new name - Microsoft Mobile

The Nokia brand name will be dropped by Microsoft once it officially acquires the mobile manufacturer.

by Laura Barnes
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 10:43AM in News
GAME to close its Xbox store

GAME to close its Xbox store

The Xbox shop in London closes this month, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 16th 2014 at 2:12PM in News
Xbox One Paris Saint Germain bundle heading to French retail

Xbox One Paris Saint Germain bundle heading to French retail

Recently downed Champions League quarter finalists Paris Saint Germain are to get the Xbox One bundle treatment in France.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 10:30AM in News
No digital release for Titanfall on Xbox 360

No digital release for Titanfall on Xbox 360

EA will not be releasing the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall as a Games on Demand download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers gets Xbox console exclusivity

Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers gets Xbox console exclusivity

It appears that the next Magic: The Gathering game will not be released on PlayStation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2014 at 12:45PM in News