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Review: Microsoft Xbox One

Author: Chris Kohler. Chris Kohler Gear<p>Date of Publication: 11.20.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:01 am. 12:01 am<p>Sub Title: One Up<p>Xbox One lets you watch …

Best Buy will give you $100 credit for your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360

Console gamers looking to put the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation behind them may want to consider Best Buy's offer. The electronics retailer is giving $100 in trade-in credit — in the form of a Best Buy gift card — for a working PS3 or Xbox 360.<p>The trade-in deal, which comes with its own …

Developers of Xbox One's controller experimented with scent-emitters and more

The Xbox One controller cost Microsoft more than $100 million to develop, according to a VentureBeat feature, outlining that the company experimented throughout the controller's development with features such as a built-in projector and olfactory output.<p>"We had a whole bunch of brainstorm sessions …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: Which Are You More Excited About?

Gamers everywhere are eager to get their hands on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but many are still trying to decide which new console is right for …

10 ways Xbox Live changed gaming forever

11 years after it launched for the original Xbox, Microsoft's Xbox Live now has over 48 million members in 41 countries. Where the Sega Dreamcast and …

Xbox Live Gold Members Will Receive Free Monthly Xbox One Games During 2014

Microsoft has today announced via a tweet that Xbox Live Gold members will receive free monthly Xbox One games during 2014. Unfortunately Microsoft …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's why next-gen consoles might not be such a big deal

Consoles have traditionally held a strong position in the world of gaming. They were kings of the living room, providing their users with a form of entertainment that couldn't be found anywhere else. Unless you were a PC gamer, nothing came close to the console experience. And even if you were a PC …

Xbox One developers explain how they're using Xbox Live for games

In a new video posted to the official Xbox YouTube channel, the developers behind some of the Xbox One launch games explain how they're exploiting Microsoft's cloud-based services for Xbox Live for multiplayer, game balance and more.<p>A few highlights include <i>Killer Instinct</i>'s approach to balance, …

PlayStation 4 launches with a Sony promise that big games are coming

The PlayStation 4 is now available in the United States. Sony streamed its lavish New York launch event live, using the hour prior to midnight to divert attention away from the console's slim launch line-up and focus on big names and exclusives to come. <i>Gametrailers</i>' Geoff Keighley presided as new …

What the PlayStation 4's Facebook Integration Looks Like

As the Sony PlayStation 4 launches in the USA, gamers across the country will be digging into what the new console has to offer. Amongst the features is Facebook integration that allows you to find friends to play with and against, and share video clips, screenshots and live streams of your gaming …

Try this, Apple: Xbox greets PlayStation 4 with a nice tweet

There's too much fighting in the world.<p>Wars are everywhere. And then sporting and business entities co-opt the postures and the language, making themselves look faintly silly.<p>How unusually pleasant, then, for Xbox to offer simple congratulations to Sony on the launch of its PlayStation 4.<p>The Xbox …

Reports of bricked PlayStation 4s surface after launch

After its launch on Friday, the PlayStation 4 has come under fire from some gamers who say their units have been dead on arrival. The most troubling reports describe a so-called "blue light of death" syndrome, in which the console's light bar flashes blue but never outputs a video signal or boots …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Console Wars Are Just Getting Started

It’s quite possible that all that momentum Sony's had leading up to the launch of the PS4 will dry up now that the machine is in the wild. System issues, faulty HDMI ports, and a real lack of compelling first-party games all work against the next-gen console.<p>Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still out of …