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Xbox One does not include a headset in the box

Microsoft’s Xbox One headset will not be included with the Xbox One hardware. The one-ear mono headset and microphone will be seen as an essential purchase for online multiplayer users, but will have to be purchased on top of the 429 console. Microsoft has, however, pointed out that Kinect includes …

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AMD launches all-out attack on GPU rival Nvidia

The graphics card war looks like it’s getting ugly. AMD has responded to Nvidia’s recent launch of the GTX 700 series not by releasing new cards of its own but instead by embarking on a PR assault against its rival. A report from the company talking about GPU trends for …

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PS4 India launch confirmed for 2013

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will launch in India this year alongside Europe. PlayStation India country manager told IVG that the console would arrive in India at most a month after European release, but would still make it here in this calendar year, perhaps indicating the heavily rumoured …

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Iwata: Wii U price cut is not an easy option to take

Hopes that Wii U might increase its competitive position via a price cut in the run-up to Christmas have seemingly been dashed. That’s because Nintendo has already priced the Wii U as competitively as is financially possible, CEO Satoru Iwata told CNBC, as spotted by GamesRadar. From the very beginning …

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UPDATED: Anti-slavery campaign targets Nintendo

Human rights organisation Walk Free has launched a campaign targeting Nintendo. The body seeks assurances that Nintendo hardware doesn’t use slave-mined minerals, which can arrive on the global market from troubled regions such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, in any of its hardware. A petition demanding confirmation on the …

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Microsoft u-turns on Xbox One used game, always-on policies

‘Your feedback matters’, started a startling announcement by Don Mattrick on Xbox.com. Microsoft has essentially done a complete 180 on its used games and always-on policy by announcing today that it is scrapping plans for both. What this essentially means is: An internet connection will not be required to play …

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Game4u now taking PS4 preorders

Game4u has started taking preorders for the PlayStation 4; it is the first Indian retailer to do so. Those interested in getting the next-gen console at launch can preorder it either online or at one of Game4u’s stores by paying a Rs 3,000 deposit. The balance will be payable on …

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Mattrick: Xbox one is "over-delivering value"

Xbox boss Don Mattrick has argued that, even at 429, the Xbox One is over-delivering value”. "It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted," Mattrick told Bloomberg TV (as spotted by Joystiq) of the machine’s RRP. "We’re over-delivering value against other choices, I think, consumers can get. …

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MICROSOFT: Day One Edition Xbox One confirmed, comes with exclusive Achievement

A Limited Edition Day One version of the Xbox One will be available to pre-order from some retailers. Understood to be retailing for the same price – that being 429 – the SKU includes a limited edition Day One branded controller, a Day One Achievement and some DLC for some …

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