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Xbox One without Kinect is great for consumers, terrible for Kinect game developers

Sure, a $100 price drop on the Xbox One is great for us. First things first, it's less money to fork over for a new game console. Second, no Kinect, which means no all-seeing eye judging our tawdry lifestyle. But what if you're a Kinect game developer? What if you're, say, a member of the studio …

Titanfall Expedition DLC Release Date Announced

First of three planned map packs available on May 15 for Xbox One and PC.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Titanfall’s first map pack, Expedition, will be made …

There are 34M ‘core gamers’ in the U.S. who play video games for 22 hours per week

Sure, the number of “casual gamers” has spiked in recent years thanks to the recent influx of popular smartphone games like Angry Birds and Candy …

Microsoft not dishing out any freebies to those who bought an Xbox One ahead of $399 price cut

After dropping the price of the Xbox One to $399/£349, Microsoft has said it has no plans to offer any compensation to those who paid full price for the machine when it launched back in November.<p>No freebies, then, Microsoft? "No," explained a Microsoft spokesperson to Eurogamer. "As with many first …

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Xbox One price drop: How will this affect the console war?

Microsoft announced a $399 version of the Xbox One sans Kinect today--bringing it in line with the current sales frontrunner PlayStation 4. And even without an Xbox Live Gold membership, Xbox owners will finally be able to access entertainment apps like Netflix and Hulu.<p>The comments for those …

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Xbox One getting 'subscription-based' Games with Gold next month

Microsoft made a number of announcements today, including a Kinect-free Xbox One bundle, as well as less limitations to its apps. But the company is …

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Why is the PS4 outselling the Xbox One? Microsoft weighs in

With more than 7 million units sold to date, Sony's PlayStation 4 is the top-selling new console, ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One, which has shipped (not sold) 5 million units to date. In an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi laid out some reasons why his …

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Microsoft offering pro-rata refunds for Xbox Live Gold once paywall comes down

Microsoft is offering pro-rata refunds to Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners who purchased a paid membership prior to the announcement that the company will drop its Xbox Live Gold paywall for apps come June.<p>Xbox Live Gold members who purchased a membership before the June update can cancel and receive …

One In Five Mobile Gamers Would Rather Play Games Than Have Sex

What the rest of the world doesn’t understand is that if you don’t collect those resources, other people might steal them. And if you don’t have enough resources, you’ll never be able to upgrade your Town Hall! This will not stand. Faced with this kind of pressure, it’s no surprise that mobile …

Playing The Xbox One Long Game, Microsoft Shifts Toward Setting Its Console Free

In an about-face to some of its least popular Xbox One policies, Microsoft has proven it’s still listening to its customers—and willing to give gamers what they want.<p>Starting June 9, the company will sell a standalone, Kinect-free version of its Xbox One console for $399. With news of the Kinect …