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Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft’s first-party controller revenue has shot up by two-thirds during 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track. The news follows the release of the premium Xbox One Elite Controller, which launched in late October for 120 and quickly sold out across the US and UK. Microsoft has said stock will remain in …

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Halo 5 does what it was designed to do – gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US. November has become the second month of 2015 (the other being April) that Xbox One has outsold PS4 in the region. It did so thanks to an 81 …

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Microsoft explains Xbox One backwards compatibility for 360 DLC

DLC for backwardly compatible Xbox 360 games will work on Xbox One, but a tiny hoop must be jumped through. Xbox One’s new backwards compatibility, which will be added to consoles that have upgraded to the New Experience UI tonight, is feature rich and technically impressive. However, the one thing …

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Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

It seems as if the long-awaited debut of Minecraft on Nintendo hardware is upon us. Neogaf spotted a listing on the PEGI site for ‘Minecraft: Wii U Edition’. It’s the first ever mention of a Wii U port, but it seems likely that we’ll hear more tonight on Nintendo’s impromptu …

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Kinect gestures dropped from new Xbox One Experience update

Microsoft has confirmed that it has cut the ability for users to control their Xbox Ones via gestures in its New Xbox One Experience update for the console. When we looked at the New Xbox One Experience we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of …

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Steam users migrating to Windows 10

It’s taken Windows 10 just three months to overtake Windows 8 in popularity among Steam’s active users, according to Valve’s latest hardware survey. Games Industryreports Steam’s October 2015 survey shows nearly 28 per cent of participating users have made the jump to Microsoft’s new operating system. That’s up 3 per …

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104 backwards-compatible games named for Xbox One

Microsoft has named the 104 Xbox 360 games that will be available via Xbox One’s backwards compatibility patch later this week. Missing from the list are the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and assorted Call of Duties, all of which have …

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Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World Championships. The Halo World Championships, to be held from December to March by Microsoft and 343 Industries, started with an …

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Xbox One backwards compatibility launch list hits next week ahead of update

The full list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles for Xbox One is set to arrive next Monday. In a response to a question on Twitter, Microsoft’sPhil Spencer stated the backwards compatibility games list would be revealed in full on November 9th – three days ahead of the firmware update’s …

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Halo 5 ‘smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history’, says Microsoft

Microsoft has said that the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest in the franchise’s history. Seeing as the game has the smallest UK launch sales for any main numbered entry in the series to date, however, how has the game achieved this? One week after launching worldwide, Halo …

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