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From NES to Xbox One: A look back at the biggest and best console launches

We’ve just experienced a couple of big console launches this year with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A lot goes into releasing a major system; you have to pick the right price, the perfect date, and a lineup of attractive launch titles.<p>Of course, Sony and Microsoft have a lot of history they can …

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Xbox One Review<p>"The Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living-room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future."<p><i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> review: drive angry<p><i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> …

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Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for …

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer tells why Xbox One games will make us salivate (interview)

If you don’t like the games for Xbox One, blame Phil Spencer. As head of Microsoft Game Studios, his job is to create a line-up of titles that make Microsoft’s new game console a must-have during the holidays, even in the face of competition from the PlayStation 4.<p>Spencer has had about three years …

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Microsoft: We Had to Wait Until After E3 to Change Our DRM Policies

At E3 last week, Microsoft packed a basketball arena full of journalists and fans to talk about its next-generation console, the Xbox One. That’s why …

Microsoft to host press conference at Gamescom 2013 - Report

Microsoft will host its own press conference this year at European trade show Gamescom, reports CVG.<p>Certain developers have already been notified about the one-hour press conference, says CVG, but that neither the date nor the running order has been finalised.<p>Sources have said that the proposed …

Samsung Galaxy S4 update enables moving app to the microSD card

The Galaxy S4 is a fantastic smartphone, but I can't recommend the 16GB version with such limited memory. Samsung is fixing the situation by rolling …

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Xbox One Used Game Policy Reversal A 'Good Move' But Microsoft Still Needs To Justify The Price

<i>Industry leaders approve of Microsoft‘s policy reversals on the Xbox One, but the $499 price-tag may still be a problem.</i><p>In the days leading up to E3, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) revealed its new policies regarding used game sales and a required internet connection for its upcoming next-generation video …

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Xbox One's Kinect now ready for $399 Windows developer pre-order

Microsoft is opening up pre-orders for development kits of its next-generation Kinect for Windows. The new peripheral, which was unveiled at the Xbox One launch in May, features a vastly improved sensor set and microphone array that can recognize movements and people with greater accuracy and in …

Why gamers should support the Xbox One — I know I will

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>OK, first let me say that this is my first posting, and yes, it’s a dissenting one and long. Maybe should have broken it up, but I didn’t because so many …

Microsoft threw out its only good idea with the Xbox One DRM policy reversal

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 probably fair to say Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One game console hasn’t been having a great time for the past week … or two … or, in fact, at any point …

Inside Gaming Podcast #4 - Xbox DRM GONE!

Official Xbox Mag on Twitter: "Digital versus physical: which is best for Xbox One? http://t.co/ewOyBtNgjt"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

Which Next-Gen Console Will You Buy, PS4, Xbox One Or WiiU?

It has to be the <b>PS4</b>.<p>Sony stole the show at E3 this year by squashing all the rumors of it going the same route as Microsoft and closing the used game market. I can understand where Microsoft is coming from, but that’s not a business plan I’m willing to support. We vote with our wallets, and I’m not …

Xbox One priced at $499 in the U.S.

<i>Stay on top of all our E3 2013 coverage here.</i><p>LOS ANGELES — A shiny, new Xbox One will set you back $499 in the U.S., Microsoft today announced during its press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.<p>In Europe, it will cost 499€ or 429 Euros.<p>Billed as an “all-in-one …

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Dennis Rodman Says LeBron James Would Be 'Average' in Michael Jordan's Era

Dennis Rodman is a five-time NBA champion and was part of the Chicago Bulls' three-peat from 1996 to 1998 that capped off Michael Jordan's legendary career with the franchise.<p>On <i>The Dan Patrick Show</i> on Friday, Rodman indicated that there is no comparison between Jordan and Miami Heat superstar …

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UPGRADE Your Xbox One & PS4? - Inside Gaming Q&A

GRID 2's insane slow motion replays are amazing. Watch...

So GRID 2 is finally here after all those years of waiting. And, as our GRID 2 review will attest, it's turned out to be a great racer. One thing …

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