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Disc-less new Xbox SKU scrapped; Will be called just 'Xbox'; $99 360 also planned - report

Disc-less new Xbox SKU scrapped; Will be called just 'Xbox'; $99 360 also planned - report

Established technology blogger Paul Thurrott has made several claims about the new Xbox – and chief amongst them is the scrapping of a second disc-less SKU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2013 at 9:38AM in News
OPINION: Xbox absence tells us nothing about next-gen

OPINION: Xbox absence tells us nothing about next-gen

If you're from this part of the industry - and pretty much almost everyone at GDC last week was or had been at some point in their life - the ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 2nd 2013 at 3:26PM in News
Minecraft holds Xbox Live UK No.1 spot for ninth consecutive week

Minecraft holds Xbox Live UK No.1 spot for ninth consecutive week

Minecraft is the No.1 UK Xbox Live Arcade game for the ninth week on the trot.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 27th 2013 at 10:59AM in News
Minecraft is a system-seller for Xbox 360

Minecraft is a system-seller for Xbox 360

Consumers are buying Xbox 360 consoles purely to play Minecraft says Graeme Taylor, store manager at indie retailer Game On.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Mar 27th 2013 at 10:45AM in News

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New 'Xbox 720 leak' says it is "Always On, Always Connected" - will only install from optical discs

New 'Xbox 720 leak' says it is "Always On, Always Connected" - will only install from optical discs

Does a new report confirm that Xbox 720's always-on web connection will eventually lock-out second hand games?

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 19th 2013 at 11:00PM in News
Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Microsoft may be desperate to position the Xbox 360 as the living room’s multimedia hub, but new stats suggest it lags behind its rival in key areas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
Braid dev concerned by Microsoft's next-gen strategy

Braid dev concerned by Microsoft's next-gen strategy

The creator of indie hit Braid admits that the idea of working with Microsoft on its new Xbox console fills him with “a certain amount of dread”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2013 at 3:57PM in News
Microsoft to reveal Xbox 720 in April - report

Microsoft to reveal Xbox 720 in April - report

The new Xbox will be revealed for the first time in a one-off event in April, it is being claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2013 at 9:51AM in News

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Kinect 2 specs leaked hours before PS4 reveal

Kinect 2 specs leaked hours before PS4 reveal

It’s not as if a platform holder would deliberately leak something just hours ahead of its rival’s big hardware reveal or anything.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2013 at 3:40PM in News
VIDEO: The Star Wars fighting game that never was

VIDEO: The Star Wars fighting game that never was

Long-dead developer Studio Gigante was at one stage working on a Street Fighter II style Star Wars game – and you can see the video here.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2013 at 9:56AM in News
The latest issue of MCV: Future of video games in doubt at HMV

The latest issue of MCV: Future of video games in doubt at HMV

This week's MCV – which is now available to view online – looks at the impact of the latest jobs cuts on HMV's games team.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 14th 2013 at 3:23PM in News
The X-Men: Xbox UK's Jon Grimes and Harvey Eagle on a successful year for 360

The X-Men: Xbox UK's Jon Grimes and Harvey Eagle on a successful year for 360

Everyone in games is talking about PlayStation this month. A big Sony announcement next week is getting tongues wagging. The long-awaited start to the next generation is almost upon us ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 14th 2013 at 10:35AM in News

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Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Retailer GameStop has warned Microsoft that any move to block the use of pre-owned software on the console would hurt the machine’s chances.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 8th 2013 at 1:20PM in News
Minecraft still top of UK XBLA charts

Minecraft still top of UK XBLA charts

Minecraft is still the top selling Xbox Live Arcade game in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 8th 2013 at 10:31AM in News
Call of Duty ramps up eSports plans with $1m tournament

Call of Duty ramps up eSports plans with $1m tournament

Activision says it is about to 'forever change the face of eSports' with a new Call of Duty competition

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 7th 2013 at 10:37AM in News
Next Xbox to kill pre-owned, requires always on net connection - report

Next Xbox to kill pre-owned, requires always on net connection - report

Could we about to see the death of the pre-owned software market?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 12:02PM in News

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Opinion: Don't let THQ's failure stop you taking risks

Opinion: Don't let THQ's failure stop you taking risks

South Park’s reveal was the stand out moment at last year’s Xbox E3 press conference.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2013 at 9:46AM in News
Microsoft predicted to sell Xbox division "to someone like Sony"

Microsoft predicted to sell Xbox division "to someone like Sony"

A US business analyst has claimed that Microsoft’s inability to adapt to market changes means that its “failure is already inevitable”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2013 at 9:52AM in News
Xbox Live to host British film premiere

Xbox Live to host British film premiere

New British comedy Pulp will skip cinemas and TV, instead airing for the first time on Xbox 360.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 17th 2013 at 10:25AM in News
OPINION: Rumours of the games console's death greatly exaggerated - no thanks to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

OPINION: Rumours of the games console's death greatly exaggerated - no thanks to Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

Speculation lately about the decline and ultimate death of the games console is rife these days.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 11th 2013 at 1:15PM in News
Xbox 360 racks up two years as US' best-selling console

Xbox 360 racks up two years as US' best-selling console

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has outperformed all other home consoles for 24 consecutive months in terms of US hardware sales.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 11th 2013 at 12:50PM in News
Don't worry, Xbox is not ditching the High Street

Don't worry, Xbox is not ditching the High Street

There is just one Microsoft-published game on the release schedule.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 11th 2013 at 10:30AM in News
Microsoft: 'We're moving away from being a maker of packaged goods'

Microsoft: 'We're moving away from being a maker of packaged goods'

The future of the games industry is in the cloud, Microsoft VP Phil Harrison said today.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 2:55PM in News
EA Origin UK boss Roger Walkden joins Microsoft

EA Origin UK boss Roger Walkden joins Microsoft

EA Origin's UK chief Roger Walkden has joined Microsoft Studios.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 2:54PM in News
Phil Harrison on Steam-box: 'It's very hard to launch hardware'

Phil Harrison on Steam-box: 'It's very hard to launch hardware'

Microsoft boss Phil Harrison says it will be hard for the likes of Steam and Nvidia to launch mass-market games consoles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 10th 2013 at 2:49PM in News