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Microsoft Pulls A Second 180, Kinect Not Needed To Be Plugged In

Microsoft Pulls A Second 180, Kinect Not Needed To Be Plugged In When Microsoft announced that they were reversing some of the most controversial Xbox One policies, people for the most part were happy. However, it exposed Microsoft’s hypocrisy when they had originally said that the online connection was “necessary” for the system to work. By reversing...
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Xbox One To Require Xbox Live Gold For DVR Functions

Xbox One To Require Xbox Live Gold For DVR Functions Microsoft and Sony, despite being rivals, do have quite a few similarities. After all, both companies new (and old) consoles happen to have a lot of the same features, like online multiplayer, Netflix streaming, and more. But the big difference between their philosophies is that while Sony will let anybody...
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Game Designer Jesse Schell Says Microsoft Made A Mistake

Game Designer Jesse Schell Says Microsoft Made A Mistake For a good long while now, everybody seems to be saying that Microsoft has been making one mistake after another. The biggest one, at least as far as the Xbox One is concerned, is the fact that the console was originally slated to have what amounted to an always-online requirement, as the console would...
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Sony One-Ups Microsoft By Loaning Free PS4 Dev Kits To Indie Developers

Sony One-Ups Microsoft By Loaning Free PS4 Dev Kits To Indie Developers Yesterday we heard a bit of good news from Microsoft regarding indie developers. No longer were they going to be required to have a publisher, and indeed it also turned out that the Xbox One would be able to function as a dev kit in its own right. Considering the fact that dev kits usually go for a few...
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Microsoft Allows Indie Self-Publishing

Microsoft Allows Indie Self-Publishing For the longest time Microsoft has not been very friendly towards indie games and their developers. In fact, Oddworld’s creator Lorne Lanning made some rather scathing comments about Microsoft’s commitment (or lack thereof) towards indie games, from the breakdowns in communication to the...
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Lorne Lanning Wants Xbox One PR Team Fired Over Indie Stance

Lorne Lanning Wants Xbox One PR Team Fired Over Indie Stance Over the last few years people have started to find fun (and often quirky) games from independent developers, and despite the small teams and low budget these games have really taken off. In fact, indie games have gotten so popular that some of the big console makers are really trying their hardest to court...
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Microsoft Confirms Play-As-You-Download Feature For Xbox One

Microsoft Confirms Play-As-You-Download Feature For Xbox One While the Xbox One no longer has many of the unsavory features that made gamers cry foul, the fact is you still need to download every single disc-based game to your hard drive. And when you consider the fact that Blu Ray drives and HDD’s are inherently slow, that means some inpatient folks are going...
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Xbox Live Rewards To Phase Out Points Next Month

Xbox Live Rewards To Phase Out Points Next Month As many of you are aware Microsoft is planning on getting rid of Microsoft Points. Right now, however, the points are still around as the company does a bit of testing to make sure that the transition to using real money goes off without a hitch. Based on an announcement through Xbox Live Rewards, however,...
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