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Rare in the community

Put the Rare Replay compilation disc into the Xbox One and you’ll be greeted by a song and dance routine. Classic Rare characters – from Banjo Kazooie to the Great Mighty Poo – have been recreated in 2D puppet form, and they all start singing a self-referential ditty. It’s daft, …

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Microsoft: All Xbox One controllers will be remappable

Xbox One’s Elite controller won’t be the console’s only remappable peripheral for long, Microsoft has confirmed. The firm’s director of program management Mike Ybarra explained onTwitterthat configuration options are coming for all controllers soon.” TheXbox One Elite controllerwill carry features and customization options beyond button remapping, which is largely why …

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$3k HoloLens dev kits will start shipping early next year

Microsoft will start shipping dev kits for its augmented reality headset HoloLens during the first quarter of 2016. It will start accepting applications for pre-orders in January. Each dev kit will cost $3,000, with a limit of two devices per application. Dev kits will initially only be shipped to the …

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Microsoft purchases Havok from Intel

Microsoft has acquired Ireland-based middleware developer Havok from Intel. A post on Microsoft’s blog announces the company’s purchase of the developer known for providing ragdoll physics and destructible elements for a myriad of notable titles, such as Dark Souls II and Mortal Kombat X. While terms weren’t disclosed, Microsoft explained …

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One Fallout 4 hardware bundle

Microsoft has announced there will be an Xbox One hardware bundle featuring the upcoming Fallout 4. The bundle will set consumers back 369.99, and features a 1TB console, as well as a controller and download codes for both Bethesda’s upcoming apocalyptic RPG title, as well as a download for Fallout …

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Microsoft reveals new Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Kinect Xbox One bundles

Microsoft has announced two new Xbox One bundles ahead of the holiday season. The more casual-focused Xbox One with Kinect bundle features a 500 GB Xbox One console and wireless controller, a Kinect sensor, along with redeemable codes for Dance Central, Kinect Sports Rivals and Zoo Tycoon. The Kinect bundle …

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