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Microsoft Xbox One review

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of …

First wave of Xbox One apps for TV and entertainment revealed

Microsoft has revealed the first official list of television and entertainment apps that will roll out during the launch period of Xbox One.<p>The list in full contains every entertainment app expected for the 13 launch markets, to appear between Nov. 22 and Spring 2014. Additional apps will be …

Your first official 12-minute tour of Xbox One games, apps and TV

Microsoft is offering a full tour of the Xbox One's lineup of games, apps and television capabilities in a 12 minute video posted today by the company.<p>The video, which you can view above, offers a closer look at how the Xbox One dashboard functions, while also giving a glimpse at Kinect integration …

Warframe pre-orders net PlayStation-themed rifle and in-game cash

<i>Warframe</i>, Digital Extremes' free-to-play third-person shooter included in the PlayStation 4's launch lineup, is offering players a head start on collecting gear and goods with special pre-order incentives, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Digital Extremes associate producer Pat Kudirka …

Watch the Xbox One and Kinect in action in this ‘magical’ video demo

Today Microsoft released a new video demo that shows highlights of the Xbox One, which launches in the U.S. on Nov. 22 — from navigating a personalized home screen to immediately picking up where you stopped in a game.<p>Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s chief marketing and strategy officer, and Marc Whitten, …

Xbox, watch TV: inside Microsoft's audacious plan to take over the living room

<i>So he spoke, and the minstrel, moved by the god, began and let his song be heard, taking up the tale where the Argives had embarked on their benched ships and were sailing away after casting fire on their huts, while those others led by glorious Odysseus were now sitting in the place of assembly of</i> …

Hands-On With Xbox One's Game DVR, Live TV, and More

I suck at racing games. I know this. So when Xbox executives suggest that I pull off some kind of fancy maneuver in Forza Motorsport 5 on the Xbox …

PlayStation 4 Vs Xbox One: Why The Most Talked About Console May Not Be The Winner

For gamers waiting for the next generation of consoles, we’re finally into the home stretch. Sony's PlayStation 4 launch is just a week away on Nov. 15 and Microsoft's Xbox One launches a week after on Nov. 22. In early buzz, more people are talking about Sony’s new entry. But even with less of the …

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Skype on Xbox One includes six months of free group video calls

The Xbox One comes with a special offer from Skype: free group video calls and up to 100 worldwide minutes per month for six months, Microsoft announced today.<p>The offer, which must be redeemed in the Skype app on Xbox One by March 31, 2014, is available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and is …

Sony bundling $10 PSN credit with PlayStation 4 at launch

Customers purchasing a PlayStation 4 at launch in will be given a trio of vouchers for the console's digital services, Sony has announced.<p>For a limited time, inside each PlayStation 4 box will be a series of codes for $10 worth of PlayStation Network credit, 30 days of PlayStation Plus, and a 30 …

Here's how Need For Speed Rivals looks on next-gen (update)

A new gameplay video shows <i>Need For Speed Rivals</i> running on Microsoft's next-gen console.<p>In the video, a racer is offered a chance to join a pursuit event, trying to beat fellow racers to the finish line while escaping the cops. The trailer shows off some of the gadgets that the high-tech vehicles …

Xbox One cloud streaming both "really cool and really problematic"

Microsoft has said being able to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One is both "really cool and really problematic" because of variable Internet connections.<p>Many have questioned whether Microsoft could achieve such a thing after it had previously shown Halo 4 running on a PC and Windows Phone via cloud …

What we learned about Xbox One's living-room future

The Xbox One feels like an entirely new living-room device, but there are still some hurdles on the way to its ambitions.<p>The Xbox One is ready to be the hub of your living room.<p>That's been the pitch since Day 1 for Microsoft's next-gen console, but it wasn't until this Wednesday that the CNET crew …

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Microsoft hosts 12-minute tour of Xbox One

The lengthy online tour walks you through the console's dashboard, gameplay, apps, and other features.<p>Those of you eyeing the Xbox One can get a 12-minute tour of what awaits you.<p>Posted by Microsoft on Friday, the online demo follows Xbox marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi and Xbox VP Marc Whitten as they …

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Microsoft's Xbox One Video Tour Shows Off new Dashboard, Apps, Games

Microsoft posted an extensive video walkthrough of the Xbox One dashboard today, taking you through the general UI and how to access video games, apps and the new integration with live TV.<p>The 12-minute tour by Microsoft’s Marc Whitten and Yusuf Mehdi is the most thorough and accurate representation …