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Xbox wins Cologne, but wants more of Europe

Microsoft won’t use the word ‘relaunch’ but that’s essentially what it has done with Xbox One. It has already cut the price, redesigned the controller and, come November, it will have introduced a new user interface and backwards compatibility, too. Outside of its casing, the Xbox One that gamers will …

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Xbox: We have a killer game for every region in Europe

Xbox boasts that it has a game to suit every European territory. EMEA boss Neil Thompson stopped short of saying the company could take the No.1 position from PlayStation, which is currently dominating sales across the territory. But he did tell MCV @ Gamescom that the line-up for Christmas 2015 …

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Another five years for Xbox 360?

Who knows,” Xbox’s UK and Ireland general manager Neil Thompson replied to MCV when we asked if the Xbox 360 can survive another five years on the market. He didn’t say this because he doesn’t know (let’s be clear – he will have an inkling, but he’s not letting), but …

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Microsoft cools Xbox 360 iPlayer talk

The chances of BBC’s popular iPlayer appearing on Xbox 360 appear slimmer than ever today after Microsoft’s Senior Regional Director for Northern Europe Neil Thompson claimed that the company would have to find a way of differentiating its offer from the competition to make the proposition viable. I think the …

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E3 2010: MS says 3D too expensive

Despite assurances that it is does indeed have a 3D strategy, Microsoft omitted any mention of the merging tech from its E3 press conference press conference. And now it seems that the platform holder has cooled any plans it has regarding future 3D support. If you look at the costs …

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Microsoft: We must educate parents

Regional director of Xbox in the UK Neil Thompson has told MCV that parents are still erroneously treating consoles and adult games as ‘toys’ – and called on the industry to educate families. ELSPA member Thompson said that the publishers’ body would corral the industry” into teaching parents the difference …

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Xbox spending tens of millions on Xmas

Senior regional director of Microsoft UK Neil Thompson has told MCV that the recent price cuts are the opening gambit in a peak season which will see tens of millions” spent on marketing the Xbox brand. Microsoft undercut market leader Wii in the battle for the gaming pound this week …

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Microsoft unveils new 60GB 360

The standard Xbox 360 will now come with three times the hard drive capacity from August 15th, for the same 199.99 price point. Microsoft’s new 60GB standard SKU will be introduced from this Friday (August 15th) as the platform holder steps up its battle with rival PS3. No one device …

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Microsoft: Forget HD-DVD the future is digital distribution

Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian , UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson has insisted that his company did not back the wrong horse when it supported Toshiba and its HD-DVD high definition disc format. "The horse that we’re fundamentally backing is the one that says the future of entertainment content …

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