Tag Archives: hardware

Microsoft dismisses 360 games support on Xbox One – "If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards"

It didn’t come as a surprise when Microsoft announced that the Xbox One won’t support Xbox 360 games, but IED head Don Mattrick has been surprisingly harsh towards those wishing for the feature. If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards,” Mattrick told the Wall Street Journal. Mattrick told WSJ thatonly …

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Microsoft: Xbox One needs internet connection, but not all the time

There’s been a lot of ambiguity surrounding whether or not the Xbox One will require an always-on internet connection. Microsoft’s Phil Harrison attempted the clarify the matter when he told Eurogamer, "Some bits of the system will work offline. I think the key point to make is that Xbox One …

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Watch Microsoft reveal the new Xbox console tonight – live stream links here

Microsoft will put months of rumours and speculation to rest with the reveal of its new Xbox console tonight. The reveal will take place on-campus at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters, and as described by the IEB division’s chief of staff Aaron Greenberg, it will lay the foundation for the new Xbox …

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Sony teases PS4 console design with new video

Sony has relased a new video teasing the design of the PS4, featuring blurred images and lots of close-ups that don’t give away much. Sony announced the PlayStation 4 back in February, and while we’ve seen the Dualshock 4 controller, the look of the consoleitself remains a mystery. The video …

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Wii U sold just 38,000 units in the US in April – rumour

It looks like April may have been another terrible month for Wii U in the US. A Twitter exchange between an unknown user and analyst Michael Pachter suggests that Wii U sold just 38,000 units throughout the period. Worse still, it was outsold by its predecessor the Wii which shifted …

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New Xbox wishlist: Five musts for a fitting successor to the Xbox 360

The Xbox brand was launched in India in a big way in 2006. Microsoft pulled out all the stops, roping in celebrity endorsements from the likes of Akshay Kumar and Yuvraj Sigh. Seven years on, we’re set to welcome the 360’s successor, and we don’t expect anywhere near that level …

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Microsoft promises tonnes of Xbox exclusives, world premieres at E3

Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has described the 21st May reveal of the new Xbox as laying the foundation” for the new platform, with most of the new games to be revealed at E3. Speaking on Major Nelson’s podcast (as transcribed by Videogamer), Microsoft’s chief of staff at the IEB division said, …

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VIDEO: PlayStation 4 hardware revealed in (fake) video

For a brief, brief moment this was the most exciting thing we’d seen all year. And even after Sony confirmed to Kotaku that it’s a fake, this PlayStation 4 reveal video is a hint of the excitement that awaits at E3 next month. The 44-second video is certainly slick but …

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