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Microsoft Xbox One review roundup: powerful, but not the finished article

Is Microsoft's next-gen console a worthy competitor for Sony's PlayStation 4? First reviews praise its entertainment potential<p>Microsoft's Xbox One console goes on sale at midnight on 22 November in the UK, as part of its wider global launch. It's going head-to-head with Sony's PlayStation 4 – as …

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’s quick app switching is limited compared to Xbox One

NEW YORK CITY — When the PlayStation 4 launches Friday, it will feature an entirely new interface that is all about giving gamers what they want as quickly as possible. That means the ability to switch to apps instantly.<p>We’re going hands on right now with the new console, but Sony demonstrated the …

Reviewers Are Reporting Frame Rate Problems With 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' On PS4

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest iteration in one of the most popular game franchises in the world, so it’s only fitting that Activision’s shooter has become the center of a big discussion of how Microsoft's Xbox One stacks up to Sony's PS4. The PS4 version runs at a native 1080p, and …

PlayStation 4 won't play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box

When the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15th, there will be a software update already waiting for new owners — and that update is necessary to enjoy some of the console's most basic functions. Chief among these features is the ability to play Blu-ray discs or DVDs, which won't be possible until …

Xbox One launch ad nails Microsoft's next-gen vision

All it took was zombies, Spock, supercars, and sports stars<p>Microsoft is kicking off its Xbox One advertising in a big way today. The software giant may have struggled with messaging and confusing policy reversals at its unveiling earlier this year, but it’s wasting no time trying to correct the …

Xbox One will have dedicated servers available for multiplayer games

Microsoft's next-gen console, Xbox One, will have dedicated servers available for all multiplayer titles, a Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon today.<p>According to the representative, the servers are part of Xbox Live Compute — the console's cloud. Yesterday on NeoGAF, Microsoft director …

This is what the Xbox One friends list looks like (video)

Microsoft is beefing up its Xbox Live service for its next-gen console, and that means the company is making it look a lot more like Twitter.<p>Today, Microsoft revealed new details of how player profiles and the friends list will work for its online-gaming service on Xbox One. The Xbox Live Friends …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …

PlayStation 4 won't support Bluetooth headsets

The PlayStation 4 will not support Bluetooth headsets for chat, Sony has confirmed to Game Informer.<p>Owners of previous-gen gaming headsets that use USB for their chat functions will be able to use their headsets in the PlayStation 4, but not at launch. An update will also provide compatibility for …

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UK retailer expecting Xbox One to outsell PS4

United Kingdom retailer John Lewis is expecting greater interest in the Xbox One than the PlayStation 4 this holiday season. Head technology buyer for the department store chain Jonathan Marsh told TrustedReviews (via GamesIndustry International) that Microsoft has the advantage and its console …

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Bizarre console tales: Chinese site says Foxconn forcing students to make PS4s

<i>[Updated: Foxconn says it is true]</i><p>If you pick up a Sony PlayStation 4 this November, you might think about all those poor kids in China who were allegedly forced to put that engineering masterpiece together for your entertainment pleasure.<p>If the Chinese press is to be believed — and that’s a big if …

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Report: Sony unbundled PS4 Camera to hit $399 'magic price'

Pressure to keep the price of the PlayStation 4 low — and minimize losses on each system sold — kept the next-generation PlayStation Camera from being bundled with the system, according to a report from Business Spectator. But Sony CEO Andrew House says that may not be the case forever.<p>Sony …

PS4 retailers in France will not fulfill new orders until 2014

New PlayStation 4 orders will not be fulfilled until January 2014, according to French retailers Micromania and FNAC as reported by website Jeux Video.<p>In a statement from FNAC, the company "can no longer guarantee delivery before the month of January 2014." Similarly, Micromania states "all …

Xbox One keyboard and mouse support possible

The Xbox One may add keyboard and mouse support sometime in the future, Microsoft director of Xbox Live programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has revealed.<p>During a Newegg TV interview (via Videogamer), Hryb said if developers are interested in adding that kind of support, Microsoft will assist in …

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Xbox Fitness: how Microsoft plans to use big names and big data to whip you into shape

Fitness has been a part of the Kinect experience since the sensor was first released, but Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One reinvents the experience from the ground up. In the past, users were stuck in a fitness video game featuring digital avatar hosts and odd virtual worlds. But Microsoft's new and …

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