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CES 2008: BT Vision coming to Xbox Live

Xbox Live users that subscribe to BT Broadband will soon be granted access to an extensive library of on-demand content including movies, TV, music videos and even BT Vision’s ‘near live’ FA Premier League football matches through their consoles. The new deal marks the coming together of two corporate giants …

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New HD-DVD 360 on the way?

Joystiq reports that Bill Gates could use his final Consumer Electronics Show keynote to reveal a new Xbox 360 model with an integrated HD-DVD player – putting the console on a par with PS3 and its built-in Blu-Ray functionality. The report adds that platform holder Microsoft could also be preparing …

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Microsoft partners with Viacom

Microsoft has signed a $500 million deal with entertainment giant Viacom for a campaign of collaborative advertising, reported the LA Times . TV shows aired on Viacom owned channels such as MTV and movies from its Paramount studio will be available on Xbox Live and MSN, while Microsoft will deliver …

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Well sell even more consoles next year, says Microsoft

Microsoft has predicted that it will sell more Xbox 360 units next year than it managed in 2007 – particularly in Japan. And the platform holder has labelled Europe as the vital territory to conquer in order to outperform rival Sony. "We will sell more consoles next year than this …

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Peter Moore: Innovation is bedrock of EA

President of EA Sports Peter Moore has hit out at those who brand the publisher as having a lack of innovation. Speaking to GameDaily , Moore called the idea that the company’s sports games are unoriginal as one of the biggest misconceptions in the industry”. He added that the reason …

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Xbox in £4m ad spend

MICROSOFT IS spending over four million pounds on its Christmas marketing push, matching the figure SCE UK has earmarked for its PlayStation 3 campaign. The platform holder is inviting consumers to ‘jump in’ through a huge range of TV and other media promotions as the Christmas console hardware battle continues …

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Microsoft: 360 outsold PS3 by two to one

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has boldly claimed that its next-gen console outperformed rival PS3 over the Thanksgiving week in North America – but Sony America has fought back, climbing Microsoft’s figures are ‘way off’. Microsoft says that estimated retail figures suggest that it sold 310,00 units for the week …

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Microsoft ups 360 back-compat support

Some has suspected that in the light of the upcoming Xbox Originals service on Xbox Live, Microsoft’s support of its ongoing backwards compatibility efforts on 360 might wane – but next month’s ‘Fall Update’ will bring with it a renewed roster of compatible Xbox games. Newly-functioning titles will include FIFA …

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