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Hassan Rouhani: Iran Government Should Not Filter Internet, Interfere In Private Lives

By Jon Hemming<p>DUBAI, July 3 (Reuters) - President-elect Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the government and powerful clergy to end interference in the private lives of the Iranian people, free up Internet access and allow state media to be more open about Iran's problems.<p>Rouhani's comments …

The Five Biggest Problems With The Xbox One

<i>From concerns over used games to questions about an always-online requirement, the Xbox One is growing more controversial by the day.</i><p>Sony’s PS4 reveal was met with mixed reactions by most gamers. This was largely due to the system’s mixed-bag debut—some things were good, some bad, but mostly it was …

Microsoft aiming for 1bn next-gen console sales

The company also plans to sell another 25 million units of the Xbox 360 over the next five years.<p><b>It might be a little early for Microsoft to call the</b> …

Will The Xbox One Rule The Living Room? Price Will Determine The Size Of Its Kingdom

The Xbox One is more or less a known quantity now, but its price has yet to be revealed by Microsoft. Price and ship date are always the biggest concerns when new gadgets or hardware hits the market, but in the case of the Xbox One, it’s likely to help determine whether the “home entertainment …

How Xbox One opens the door for the next Apple TV

The new TV-gadget landscape is just getting started. The Xbox One is just the beginning...and Apple is far from out of the game.<p>Imagine this.<p>It's 2014. Apple has gathered everyone together for a special event. As Tim Cook presents, he says, "Today we're introducing three revolutionary new products. …

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Xbox One games will require regular authentication checks, used games won't have a fee

The Xbox One will not require gamers to pay a fee to reactivate a used game, but it will require a regular online spot check to verify the authenticity of games being played, according to sources familiar with the system.<p>While an internet connection will be required for the console, the company is …

Xbox One uncertainty, earnings drag down GameStop

The game retailer's shares have taken a hit this week, falling nearly 20 percent.<p>GameStop is having a pretty rough week.<p>First Microsoft unveiled the<p>Xbox Onebut didn't provide much clarity into how used games will work with its new console. Then the video game company reported its fiscal …

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Microsoft explains Xbox One cloud gaming in an effort to justify online requirement

Microsoft created confusion over its Xbox One online requirement this week, but fresh details are emerging that offer an insight into why the next-generation console needs an internet connection. Microsoft is increasing its number of Xbox Live servers to 300,000, up from only 500 at launch and …

Sony newspaper ad confirms PlayStation 4 UK launch in 2013

Sony has confirmed it will release the PlayStation 4 in the UK by the end of the year. In a full-page advert in British newspaper <i>Metro</i>, the company teased the launch of its next-generation console by featuring its new DualShock 4 controller and the message "coming 2013." Today's announcement …

Microsoft says new Kinect for Windows launching next year

In addition to launching its new generation Kinect alongside the Xbox One, Microsoft also plans to again release a version of the powerful sensor that's geared for Windows. A post on the company's Kinect blog today confirms the product will be released next year, meaning it will trail behind its …

Microsoft to take Bing deeper into Windows Blue, Xbox One

Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a "mere" search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices -- Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.<p>In all the talk about Microsoft's makeover into a devices and services company, one service many forget the company has in …

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Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: A battle for next-gen supremacy

Nothing can stop the next-gen hype train now that Microsoft and Sony have both unveiled their new home consoles. Sony showed off its PlayStation 4 in February, and Microsoft did the same yesterday with its Xbox One. We now know the basics about each device, and that gives us a chance to look at …

Deal with it: Xbox One requires an Internet connection

Microsoft’s next-generation console, Xbox One, won’t function if you don’t connect it to the Internet.<p>Following Microsoft’s big reveal event today, the company posted a series of answers to questions that many people were asking. The first issue the company addressed is the console’s Internet …

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 …

Steven Spielberg Producing Halo Live-Action Series for XBox

Steven Spielberg<p>Steven Spielberg is producing a live-action TV adaptation of the hugely popular <i>Halo</i> video game series, Xbox announced Tuesday in a …

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EA Sports Ignite trailer shown at Xbox One reveal 'pre-rendered using in-game assets'

The footage of EA Sports' Ignite engine shown at today's Xbox One reveal event was pre-rendered using assets from Electronic Arts' next-gen FIFA, Madden, NBA Live and UFC games, says Andrew Wilson, executive vice president of EA Sports.<p>Asked whether snippets of real-time gameplay were featured in …