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Microsoft details Xbox Live complaint notifications

Xbox Live users will receive notifications when actions have been taken based on complaints they've registered, a Microsoft spokesman confirmed to Polygon.<p>Eric "e" Neustadter, who works on Xbox Live at Microsoft, tweeted about the feature earlier today, writing that "Xbox Live is now letting you …

Analyst predicts: Xbox One priced at $400; PlayStation 4 at $350

Microsoft and Sony are gonna duke it out this holiday with their new consoles, and the price of each device could have a big impact on which one does better. For now, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter is telling investors what he thinks each box will retail for.<p>The analyst released a note …

Pachter: Xbox One $400, PS4 $350

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has weighed in on what he believes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will sell for when they both launch later this year.<p>In a note to investors obtained by Games Industry International, Pachter said he believes the Xbox One will retail for $400, while the …

Who Even Needs the Nation-State in the 21st Century?

From Facebook to private schools to security guards, citizens are replacing traditional government functions with a "virtual state."<p>Governments today face largely the same problems as businesses. The key challenge everywhere is not to downsize <i>per se</i>, but to compete more effectively by delivering …

Microsoft: You Must Keep Your 360 To Ever Play XBLA Games

Microsoft may be pushing hard for digital distribution in the next console generation, but they seem to be doing everything in their power not to sell the idea to the general public.<p>It’s been established that the Xbox One (and the PS4 for that matter) are not backward compatible, but now we’re …

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Why Sony might join Microsoft and ban used games

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It’s no secret that upon Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One earlier this month, the majority of console gamers were beyond disappointed and rather …

Hiring With Science: Big Data Brings Better Recruits

Analytics fans say big data is the key to <b>hiring great talent</b> and <b>reducing attrition</b>.<p>It can also help you pay <b>real market salaries</b>, and <b>increase your diversity</b>.<p>So what should you know before you turn recruitment over to the robots?<p>As the U.S. economy improves, private-sector employee-quit rates are …