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PS4 Pro ‘could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One’

The price and imminent release of Sony’s new high-spec PS4 could spell bad news for Xbox One, some analysts have predicted. PS4 Pro is due out in November priced at just 349. That’s both sooner and cheaper than expected. Xbox Scoprio, however, will not be out until 2017. And the …

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IHS: Xbox Live is faster and more reliable than PSN

Analyst IHS has concluded that Xbox Live remains the best online console network on the market. Xbox Live was a pioneer in the field and was for a long time considered one of the main differentiators between the two console giants. Now in an extensive report, IHS has, using a …

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Xbox One outsells PS4 for second successive month in the US

Has Xbox One finally turned the tide against PS4 in the North American market? It’s far too early to say, and there are all sorts of factors at play, but NPD numbers have shown that Microsoft’s console outsold its rival for the second successive month in August. Previous to these …

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Microsoft goes to town on Scorpio’s tech advantage over PS4 Pro

That PS4 Pro costs only 350 and is out this year is certainly a surprise. That Xbox Scorpio will be so much more powerful is equally so. And Microsoft has not been shy in boasting about the comparisons. As well as tweets from both the Xbox Twitter account and Aaron …

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Free Russian version of Halo has been cancelled

Halo Online has not made it to release. This free-to-play PC multiplayer version of Halo was set to be released exclusively for the Russian market later this year. A member of Halo Online’s social media team says on Russian social network VK that they were waiting for news from Halo …

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Xbox One S, Windows 10 and FIFA: Microsoft’s battle for Europe

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games Marketing, talks new hardware, FIFA 17, eSports and Pokmon Go. Xbox One S 2TB has sold out in most markets now. Can we read much into this? We had a massive briefing at E3 where we revealed two new consoles, a lot of games …

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Halo 5’s Forge mode coming to Windows 10 next month

Microsoft’s sci-fi shooter Halo 5: Guardians is coming to PC. Kind of. The game’s map editor mode Forge is launching on Windows 10 on September 8th. This will let players host and play custom matches for up to 16 players. Map creations can also be published on Xbox One. Forge …

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What we learnt from Gamescom 2016

The reveals and announcements may not have come thick and fast at Gamescom 2016, but there were still plenty of developments coming out of the show floor. Christopher Dring, Alex Calvin and Matthew Jarvis look at the key things we took away from this year’s show. Titanfall 2 is Call …

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Microsoft ‘optimistic’ about British games development despite Brexit

Xbox is ‘really optimistic’ about the future of UK games development, despite the recent Brexit result. Microsoft remains one of the biggest investors in UK games development, even after the closure of its Lionhead studio earlier in the year. It owns Rare in Twycross and Lift in London, while it …

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Are we allowed to say that the Xbox Onesie is pretty cool?

The Australian arm of Microsoft has taken its first steps into the world of fashion in the form of the Xbox Onesie. Rather than simply buying an OEM garment and slapping a logo on it, Xbox has actually incorporated what it believes are some sensible design decisions that could aid …

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