Xbox One News

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The big Xbox interview - Project Scarlett, cross-gen Halo Infinite and the lack of Fable

"We're not emptying the tank, getting everything we've got and just throwing it on stage."

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Microsoft winds down adding new Xbox 360 back compatible games today

To focus on ensuring Project Scarlett plays 3000 Xbox One games, current back catalogue.

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Xbox One keyboard and mouse support arrives next week

Fortnite, Warframe among first to include it.

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PUBG joins Xbox Game Pass on Monday

Hellblade, Ori coming next month, and a dozen more.

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Xbox One update adds ability to broadcast "everything"

Plus a shopping cart feature and new Avatar store.

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"All-new Xbox hardware" to be shown at Gamescom

UPDATE: Microsoft clarifies announcement.

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Microsoft officially unveils Xbox Adaptive Controller

Worked with charities to design accessible gaming pad.

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Xbox One update will offer Remote Play with PC

Plus: 1440p output, open tournaments and more.

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Xbox chief Phil Spencer: "Microsoft needed a reboot"

On company inclusivity and recovering from the Xbox One launch.

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Xbox One Kinect adaptor officially dead now, too

Removing all compatibility with S and X.

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Xbox One Game DVR bumped up to 1080p capture

Save straight to external drive, too.

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Microsoft discontinued the original Xbox One after the S launched

Two years and nine months after it came out.

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"Fundamental changes" coming to Xbox achievements

For people who only play a lot of one game.

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Xbox One users hit by bizarre My Little Pony message

Microsoft pledges to make it stable.

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Xbox Game Pass launches 1st June

UPDATE: Free trial now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

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Xbox One has a handy new Party chat overlay

Here's how it works, and how you customise it.

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Microsoft scrapped plans to launch beefier Xbox console last year

Now prepping console plans for after Scorpio, too.

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Huge Xbox spring sale now live

More than 350 games cut in price.

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Xbox One's next update adds tournament feature, custom gamer pics

And ability to connect to Wi-Fi which needs browser log-in.

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Microsoft announces EA Access-style Xbox Game Pass subscription

Download and play more than 100 titles for £8 a month.

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Xbox Games with Gold for February detailed

Force Unleashed! Monkey Island! Lovers! Project Cars!

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Microsoft announces inflatable Xbox One controller for your pool

From Xbox Onesie architects Xbox Australia.

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Here's our first look at Xbox One's new Guide

Quick jump to recent apps, set video capture options.

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Xbox One controllers now have two more colourful options

Gummi bear red or military green and orange.

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Sounds like Xbox One is getting a new Guide menu

And possibly replace snapped apps with handy in-picture view.

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Xbox 360 games are getting Xbox One boxes

If they're backwards compatible.

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Microsoft makes Xbox Preview Program open to all

And renames it Xbox Insider Program.

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N64 emulator pulled from Xbox One store

But those who bought it can still play.

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The battle to fix Britain's internet heats up

And gamers are in the firing line.

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It looks like the white Xbox One S 2TB has sold out for good

UPDATE: 2TB size won't be back in white, but other special editions possible.

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Microsoft opts out of Xbox Gamescom press conference

Will hold "more intimate" Xbox FanFest event instead.

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Xbox avatars will get wheelchair option

Looks like they're getting a visual upgrade, too.

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Xbox One S won't give games a performance boost, Microsoft insists

Extra CPU, GPU power "will have no impact at all".

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Xbox One background music, clubs and tournaments coming

And an official Looking for Group service.

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Xbox One update revamps store with Top Free, Top Paid categories

As Microsoft paves way for Windows 10 apps.

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More powerful Xbox One planned for 2017 - report

Plus, cheaper, smaller Xbox One for 2016.

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Someone got Windows 95 running on Xbox One

Now that's what I call backwards compatibility!

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Why insiders think we'll see a new Xbox One at E3

And a new Xbox One controller, too.

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Microsoft discontinues Xbox 360

"We've had an amazing run."

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One UK sales pass 5m mark

PS3/Xbox 360 were just 3.5m at same point.

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Xbox survey asks if you'd sell back your digital games

You'd get 10% of the purchase price.

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16-person Party Chat and better Xbox 360 integration in next Xbox One update

Plus: more Avatar features, improved Achievements section, more.

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It sounds like Xbox One will get hardware upgrades

Console to become "backward and forward compatible".

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Here's everything in Xbox One's February system update

Offline pins! Avatar store! Gamerscore leaderboard returns!

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Xbox One's new dashboard rolling out now

Download weighs in at 1.15GB.

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Xbox One list of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility games revealed

104 titles confirmed - but no COD, Halo or Red Dead Redemption.

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Xbox One to finally get a Sky TV app

UPDATE: Available today.

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Xbox Games with Gold November titles named

Pneuma! Dirt 3! Dungeon Siege 3! Knight Squad.

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Spencer: Xbox One team focused on regaining fan trust, not beating PS4

Sony "have a huge lead and they have a good product".

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Xbox One controller remapping coming for all pads soon

Background music feature waiting for "prioritisation".

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New Consumer Rights Act puts gamers in the driving seat

If a game is faulty, you're entitled to a full refund.

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Xbox One gets 12-person party chat

Animated avatars coming.

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New Xbox One bundle includes 1TB solid state hybrid drive

Boot up 20 per cent faster from energy saving mode.

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£129 Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller nearly half price at Amazon

UPDATE: Pricing was an "error", Amazon cancels orders.

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How's Xbox doing?

Well. Well enough?

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Lizard Squad hacker who helped bring down PSN and Xbox Live at Christmas avoids jail

UPDATE: Lizard Squad attacks Daybreak games in retaliation.

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After a week, 1m votes cast for Xbox One backwards-compatible games

Red Dead Redemption still most-requested on Xbox Feedback site.

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Xbox One back compatibility supports Xbox 360 DLC

Just needs the publisher to allow it.

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Don't hold your breath for PS4 backwards compatibility

"PS3 is such a unique architecture…"

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Xbox 360 saves carry over via Xbox One's back compatibility service

UPDATE: Xbox 360 multiplayer works seamlessly on Xbox One too.

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Here's your first official look at the 1TB Xbox One and tweaked controller

UPDATE: New controller adapter only works with Windows 10 PCs, GAME has timed exclusivity in UK.

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1TB Xbox One bundle spotted on Amazon.com

Includes beefier hard drive, new controller, Halo: MCC.

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Windows 10 launches in July

Xbox app, Cortana and Candy Crush included.

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Looks like Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One controller in June

UPDATE: Product photos leak with new 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Microsoft's June Xbox update targets Windows app

New Xbox One features to be shown at E3.

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Microsoft offers free 12-month EA Access subscriptions

If you're invited to refer a friend to Xbox One.

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Microsoft E3 2015 press conference date, time confirmed

"See the greatest games line-up in Xbox history."

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Funds from Microsoft Points switchover expire 1st June

Use them or lose them, Microsoft warns.

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Microsoft demos Windows 10 hologram support

Hololens to support Unity, compatible with all universal apps.

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£70 Star Wars movie bundle launches on Xbox this week

Comes with Star Wars Pinball and R2-D2 avatar toy.

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Microsoft mulled idea of giving away original Xbox free

"They were going to be the casual gamers' machine."

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Xbox One April system update includes voice messages

Works cross-platform with Xbox 360, too.

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Microsoft details Xbox One April system update

UPDATE: Out now, voice messages due later this month.

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EGXEGX 2015 tickets now on sale

80,000 expected at largest ever UK games event.

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Social matchmaking service Overdog launches for Xbox One

Find multiplayer partners who share your interests.

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Xbox Live and PS Plus subs now used to calculate UK inflation

Along with Spotify, e-cigarettes and craft beer.

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Microsoft: any game can come to Xbox One, despite parity clause

Plus: ID@Xbox exec on missing No Man's Sky.

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Xbox One universal apps will run in the background - report

Option to turn retail units into dev kits finally on the horizon.

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Microsoft teases Xbox One screenshot feature

Double tap guide button, press Y.

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Microsoft investigating PC to Xbox One streaming

Aiming for 1080p/60fps when streaming Xbox One to Windows 10.

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Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

Features translucent lenses and its own processors.

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Second UK man arrested following PlayStation and Xbox DDOS attacks

18-year-old also charged with swatting offences.

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Xbox One top-selling US console for second month running

But PlayStation 4 top of 2014 overall.

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Xbox One gets tile transparency with new update

UPDATE: February update now available to all.

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Microsoft reassures Xbox One owners over DRM rights

After error leaves Far Cry 4 digital owners unable to play.

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Xbox avatars to get improved graphics, new features

Microsoft planning avatars' "biggest adventure yet".

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BBC iPlayer finally arrives on Xbox One today

Plus: download shows for up to 30 days on PC, mobiles, tablets.

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Xbox Japan boss resigns amid dismal Xbox One sales

Just 776 consoles shifted last week.

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GAME selling Xbox One and four games for £299

UPDATE: PS4, DriveClub and The Last of Us Remastered for £300.

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The Xbook Duo is an Xbox One and Xbox 360 in a laptop

Finally, an Xbox One with backwards compatibility. Sort of.

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Microsoft announces Xbox One Christmas price cut in US

UPDATE: Nothing to announce "at this time" in the UK, Microsoft says.

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Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

Now requires £8.99 monthly pass.

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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner available today in the UK

Snap live TV while playing games, or pause and rewind.

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One October system update

Brings new Snap, Friends features, adds .mkv support.

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Microsoft's indie parity clause exists so Xbox One owners feel "first class"

And to discourage devs who think "I'll get to Xbox whenever I get to it", Spencer says.

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Microsoft dissatisfied with Xbox One's slow Japan launch

"We hope to continue to do our best."

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Xbox One price cut by £20 in the UK, now £329

UPDATE: "We are always looking at ways to offer the best value for our customers."

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Xbox One gets revised China release date after last minute delay

Government approval granted for first 10 games.

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The Xbook One is a $1500 Xbox One laptop

Self-taught engineer takes up the mantle.

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US Xbox One sales rise but PlayStation 4 still top

PS4 leads hardware chart for eighth consecutive month.

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Xbox One October update detailed, Xbox 360 Guide functionality restored

Snap Centre improved, Friends and Messages updated.

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PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

Xbox Live and Battle.net also targeted, SOE boss hit by plane bomb hoax.

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Microsoft testing 24-hour free game unlocks for Xbox One

UPDATE: Listing described as an "error".

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1TB Xbox One with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare exclusive to GAME in UK

Buy a limited edition controller for exclusive DLC.

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PS4 leads US console sales for seventh month running

New console sales nearly 80% higher than last-gen at same point.

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Xbox One snappable media player, Party updates roll out to preview members

UPDATE: September console update now available to all.

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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner dated and priced

It's out in late October priced £24.99.

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Xbox One to launch in China on 23rd September

Kinect-less bundle with Neverwinter Online and more for around £350.

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Now TV now on Xbox One

Now on both next-gen consoles.

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Microsoft shows interest in eye-tracking visor FOVE

Potentially for use with Xbox, report suggests.

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PlayStation 4 gets 3D Blu-Ray support next week

UPDATE: Firmware released, other tweaks detailed.

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Microsoft announces 18,000 jobs to be cut in the next year

Nokia bears the brunt. "Limited change" for Xbox.

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Xbox One now supports trial and unlock game demos

Microsoft mulling better visibility for ID@Xbox titles.

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What's going on with Microsoft's Xbox One dev kit and launch parity policies?

"If a developer has a question then they can just give us a call."

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Microsoft boss Satya Nadella commits to Xbox

"Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox."

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Microsoft has abandoned plans for Xbox One consoles to double as dev kits

UPDATE: "We remain committed to ensuring the best possible solution."

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Microsoft's PR blunders caused Sony to re-write E3 PlayStation 4 script

Didn't want gamers to assume Sony was "going down the same path".

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Kinect 2 for PC costs £159

Intended to help developers make apps.

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Microsoft doubles OneDrive storage size

And increases it to 1TB for Office 365 users.

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How the Xbox One GPU Kinect reserve unlock works

Microsoft expects "tangible" benefit for games out this Christmas.

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Microsoft's confusing Xbox One cloud message shifts to dedicated servers

"Xbox Live is the service. Dedicated servers is the benefit."

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Microsoft launches Xbox Feedback website, asks for your ideas

Vote on new Xbox One features, see them implemented.

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New Xbox Achievements app due later this summer

Can snap, track awards, get help.

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Now TV, Sky News, CrunchyRoll, GoPro apps coming to Xbox One

US gets Twitter. Still no sign of iPlayer.

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Microsoft wants you to watch the World Cup on your Xbox One

Get goal notifications, unlock cards and take part in polls with Brazil Now app.

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CEX selling Xbox One without Kinect from £315

You can trade your Xbox One Kinect in for a fiver.

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Microsoft boss counters Xbox spin-off talk

"I have no intent to do anything different on Xbox than we are doing today."

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Sony announces Chinese PlayStation 4 launch plans

After Microsoft's similar move for Xbox One.

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Xbox One external storage support coming in June

But you'll need a device with at least 256GB of space.

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Xbox One's Games with Gold offer requires you stay subscribed

UPDATE: June includes Dark Souls, followed by Charlie Murder & Street Fighter 4.

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Xbox One without Kinect "levels the playing field" with PS4

Analyst predicts 10 per cent sales boost following latest U-turn.

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Microsoft to sell Xbox One without Kinect for £349

UPDATE: Games with Gold dated for Xbox One, titles detailed.

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Microsoft to remove Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming apps

UPDATE: Confirmed. Netflix, Twitch broadcasting, Upload Studio all free.

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Microsoft releases Xbox One party chat, system update tweaks

Second update for preview testers in as many weeks.

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Microsoft downplays Bill Gates' pledge to support potential Xbox spin-off

"We remain committed to Xbox and the millions of Xbox fans around the world."

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American McGee claims "Xbox One will fail in China"

But better placed for success than Sony, Nintendo, analyst argues.

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Microsoft takes notice of Xbox One fan's vision for console UI

"Very nice," says Major Nelson. "I've shared this around."

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Xbox One to launch in China in September

"It would be cool if I can buy a console and software through legitimate channels."

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Microsoft's Xbox Originals programming to begin this June

Halo TV series and "digital feature" still on the cards.

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Xbox One and FIFA 14 bundle spotted for £329

£100 cheaper than last November's launch price.

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Xbox One launches in Japan 4th September

Will it suffer the same fate as its predecessors?

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The Xbox One updates keep on coming

Blu-ray! Controller update! Silent reboot!

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Xbox and Channel 4 announce sci-fi TV series Humans

Will premiere next year on TV and consoles.

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Five-year-old discovers Xbox password flaw

Microsoft rewards boy with free games.

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OneGuide rolling out to select Xbox One users in the UK

TV and DVR control also headed to SmartGlass.

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Phil Spencer named new boss of Xbox

"You will hear much more as we head into E3..."

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Microsoft has a Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

And this is what it looks like.

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Microsoft to begin warning naughty Xbox One players

Continued misbehaviour may see you banned from Twitch.

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Microsoft announces 25 indie games coming to Xbox One

Including a couple that use Kinect.

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Xbox One April update adds friends notifications, more

Console to launch in 26 new markets this September.

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Microsoft reportedly working on VR devices for Xbox

But is it more augmented reality than virtual reality?

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How to install an Xbox One controller on your PC

Homebrew workaround devised in place of official support.

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Xbox Achievement hunter finally hits a million Gamerscore

"Eight years, three months, I don't know how many days."

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Microsoft bosses still "extremely committed" to Xbox

Ready for "competitive battle" with PlayStation.

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Microsoft: Xbox 360's Games with Gold programme will improve

Will be "more true" to gamer's expectations.

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Major Xbox One update rolled out

5.1 Dolby Digital! 50Hz output! More!

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Video shows off new Xbox One party and friends features

Update due in March ahead of Titanfall.

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Microsoft: "no plans" to release an Xbox One without Kinect

"We believe Kinect is an absolutely integral part of the Xbox One experience."

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And the new boss of Xbox is...

The former CEO of Nokia who is reportedly considering selling the games business.

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Microsoft announces first Xbox One price cut - and throws in Titanfall for free

Thanks early adopters, but don't expect a retroactive refund.

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Microsoft invites Xbox One owners to test next update

March update will roll out early to select few.

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Microsoft announces Xbox One Media Remote

Motion-activated backlit buttons illuminate when you pick it up.

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PS4 sold nearly double Xbox One in US last month

But Xbox One still selling over twice as fast as 360.

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Xbox One Media Remote spotted, costs £20

UPDATE: Pops up on Amazon UK now too.

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Xbox developing TV series based on rapper Nas

No word on Spielberg directing this one.

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Microsoft shows off its £60 Xbox One Stereo Headset

UPDATE: But these headsets aren't supported by the adapter.

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Xbox One firmware update will let you manage storage

New multiplayer and party changes in place before Titanfall.

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Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer welcomes new CEO

"He's been a good supporter of Studios and Xbox."

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Xbox One firmware update due in March - report

White-coloured Xbox One also on the horizon.

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Microsoft launches viral Titanfall promotion

Xbox One advert hacked with clues to in-game extras.

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Microsoft: competitive pricing for digital downloads "on the agenda"

"We are way aware of this," says Major Nelson.

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Microsoft reports bumper profit after healthy Xbox One launch

But number of Xbox One consoles shipped still behind PS4 sales.

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Microsoft paid YouTubers to say nice things about Xbox One - report

UPDATE: Microsoft asks Machinima to label videos as advertising.

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Xbox One update will fix "hidden, harder to use" social features

"The feedback we've gotten is pretty valid."

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China lifts ban on foreign console sales

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony rub hands in glee.

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Xbox One and Xbox 360 to get original TV shows early 2014

"We aren't Netflix, we aren't Amazon, we're a different animal."

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Microsoft releases new Xbox One firmware update

Full of bug-fixes, but no new features.

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NSA, GCHQ can listen to Xbox Live chat communications

UPDATE: Microsoft insists alleged spying "wasn't done with our consent".

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Microsoft warns Xbox One owners about backwards compatibility prank

"There is no way to make your Xbox One backwards compatible."

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Take-Two boss has high hopes for PS4 and Xbox One

But EA reckons Sony and MS face "stiff competition" from Apple and Google.

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Xbox One owners unite to spur Microsoft to improve system

"Things will get better," Major Nelson promises.

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Microsoft reveals loads of indies developing for Xbox One

UPDATE: Microsoft ditches exclusivity requirement.

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Microsoft plots Windows updates codenamed "Threshold"

To bring PC, mobile and Xbox even closer together.

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PlayStation 4 UK launch sales hit 250k

UPDATE: Xbox One now at 170k, Wii U still at 150k after a year.

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PS4 looks set to break records at launch

But longer term, Sony faces a tough challenge.

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Xbox One TV integration suffers noticeable judder in UK

UPDATE: Possible workaround discovered - but it's not ideal.

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Xbox One outsells Xbox 360 two-to-one in UK launch

UPDATE: Sold around 150,000, report claims.

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Xbox One off to a great start, too

Sells one million in biggest launch in Xbox history.

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YouTuber KSI dumped by Microsoft after Xbox One launch appearance

KSI manager: "Sexism is not something he condones or wants to be associated with."

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Where can you still buy an Xbox One?

GAME, Tesco, John Lewis still options.

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Xbox One Dolby Digital output via digital optical coming post launch

UPDATE: Astro have a workaround for their headsets.

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Xbox One "designed to make storage management automatic"

Microsoft explains lack of hard drive space notification.

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Xbox One Twitch streaming delayed to 2014

Earn media achievements for watching streams.

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Xbox One: what you get for Xbox Live Gold

Our handy guide lets you know.

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Xbox One controller prototypes included smell, projector devices

"Like, as you walked through a jungle, you'd smell the flora."

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This is how long it takes Xbox One to switch on

And turn on your TV, identify you, load the home screen.

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South Park takes on next-gen console war and wins

"...because that's how Xbox people are."

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Now TV for Xbox One out summer 2014

Sky Go app for console not a priority.

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This is how SkyDrive on Xbox One works

Videos and photos on your console.

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Early Xbox One users detail launch game install sizes

How fast will you fill that 500GB hard drive?

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BBC "working to bring" iPlayer to Xbox One

App will launch "in the future", but no date set yet.

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Microsoft confirms Xbox One apps for launch

UPDATE: Xbox app Achievements shown, OneGuide UK launch in 2014.

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Xbox One's Kinect code-scanning is lightning-fast

Microsoft shows off its time-saving Kinect feature.

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Microsoft emailing select gamers with free Xbox One Killer Instinct offer

"You're a fan of ours and we're a fan of yours."

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Xbox One has free, ad-supported Xbox Music streaming

UPDATE: Or not - Microsoft admits mistake.

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Microsoft outlines Xbox privacy policy amid Kinect concerns

"No one could look at the numbers and know they represent you."

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GAME offering PS4 and Xbox One launch night queue jumps

If you pre-pay from two days before.

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EA bullish on PS4 and Xbox One launch sales

"Pricing can come down pretty aggressively over the next few years."

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Blockbuster back in administration for second time this year

UPDATE: See how to receive PS4 and Xbox One pre-order refunds.

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PS4 and Xbox One both support eight-player party chat at launch

But current-gen headsets will have problems.

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Microsoft shows off Xbox One's exclusive Machinima features

Watch game walkthroughs in Wingman mode while you play.

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Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

UPDATE: "Will not target ads to you based on any data Kinect collects unless you choose to allow us to do so."

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Xbox One headed to London, Dublin on 75-city world tour

Missed out at EGX? Microsoft dates more appearances.

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Warning! Don't stand your Xbox One vertically

80 per cent position Xbox 360 horizontally. Do you?

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Xbox One dashboard demoed in video leak

Instant game loading, switching shown off.

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Microsoft still hopes for Xbox One digital game trading

Family Sharing will return when "time is right".

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Xbox One Day One Edition stock now scarce in UK

£615 COD bundle the only option left at GAME.

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Xbox One supports up to eight controllers at once

UPDATE: PlayStation 4 only supports four.

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UK to get fully-functioning Xbox One voice controls at launch

But other countries won't. Sorry Australia.

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Both PS4 and Xbox One will wake to remote download new content

It'll be waiting for you when you get home.