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With The Xbox One, Microsoft May Win By Losing

Microsoft’s Xbox One console launch -<p><i>Or, if we are being honest, “prelaunch”; as my colleague Paul Tassi noted, this relatively brief event left many questions unanswered -</i><p>- seemed almost designed to annoy and alienate three key segments of the traditional console gaming market:<p>Those who dislike …

Xbox One Controller Hands-on

Has Microsoft improved upon the Xbox 360's controller?<p>The Xbox 360 controller is commonly regarded as the greatest controller ever made, but with the …

Xbox One will launch this year

It's finally official. Microsoft formally announced the next Xbox today during a media briefing at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The next-generation platform is called Xbox One and will launch later this year alongside the PlayStation 4.<p>The Xbox One is said to boast an "all-in-one …

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This is the new Xbox One controller

Do you feel that?<p>The newly-designed Xbox One hardware will come with a redesigned controller, Microsoft revealed today at its next-generation Xbox event in Redmond, Washington.<p>Microsoft says its console gamepad has been "refreshed with more than 40 technical and design innovations," including an …

Fountain of youth: with Tumblr, can Yahoo buy a new generation of users?

After a rash of acquisitions, it's make or break for Yahoo's young CEO<p>Marissa Mayer just made her biggest bet to date as Yahoo’s CEO — and if it goes badly, she may not get the chance to make another. A series of recent acquisitions culminated Monday with the announcement that Yahoo is spending …

Five Things To Watch For During Microsoft's Xbox Announcement Tomorrow

At 10 AM PDT tomorrow, Microsoft will announce its next generation Xbox mere weeks ahead of E3, where such a reveal would normally take place. It’s an effort to get on equal footing with Sony, who premiered the PS4 months ago, and presumably there’s so much to talk about with each system, that two …