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Refunds To Be Issued To Xbox Live Users Hit By Currency Conversion Mistake

Refunds To Be Issued To Xbox Live Users Hit By Currency Conversion Mistake One of the few bright points of Microsoft’s E3 press conference was the fact that they were doing away with the proprietary Microsoft Points program. The points system hasn’t really had any defenders, and for good reason. After all, it was pretty worthless, adding just another layer of...
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Don Mattrick Seems To Have Had Eyes On Zynga For Years

Don Mattrick Seems To Have Had Eyes On Zynga For Years Last week Don Mattrick, head of Microsoft’s entertainment division, made a startling career move. He decided to give up his somewhat cushy job at Microsoft and take on the challenge of turning around Zynga’s fortunes, and became the CEO for Zynga. At the time I speculated that there may have...
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Xbox One’s Kinect Could Spell The End For Typing In Codes

Xbox One’s Kinect Could Spell The End For Typing In Codes While the Xbox One is no longer going to have any extra DRM for games that the 360 doesn’t already have, that does mean that there will be companies out there who will choose to include some DRM of their own, namely in the form of online passes. As many of you are aware, entering in online passes can...
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Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft For… Zynga?!

Don Mattrick Leaves Microsoft For… Zynga?! Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, the same guy who’s been bungling the Xbox One launch, is no longer working for Microsoft. You’d think with the way the Xbox One’s announcements have been handled that Mr. Mattrick was asked to step down....
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Microsoft No Longer Charging Developers For Xbox 360 Game Patches

Microsoft No Longer Charging Developers For Xbox 360 Game Patches Besides the hostility Microsoft has had for indie developers over the years, one of the major obstacles standing in the ways of indie developers developing for the Xbox 360 was the fact that Microsoft would charge a fee to patch games. Such a fee may not be a big deal for a company like EA, but when...
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New Kinect Won’t Work For PCs

New Kinect Won’t Work For PCs The Kinect is one of those products that you either love it or you hate it. For every person that loves jumping around and seeing themselves on the screen, there’s a person who would rather sit in a recliner with a controller in their hand. The nice thing, however, about the Kinect for the Xbox 360...
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Xbox One Won’t Be Coming With A Headset

Xbox One Won’t Be Coming With A Headset One of the nice extras that came with some Xbox 360 models was a little headset. Sure, it was in mono only, but it allowed you to plug it in to your controller and be able to chat with folks and leave voice messages to folks. If you’re planning on getting an Xbox One and were hoping that it would come...
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Microsoft Investing $700 Million In Iowa Data Center

Microsoft Investing $700 Million In Iowa Data Center Even with Microsoft’s apparent 180 in its online policies for the Xbox One, the company is still investing quite heavily in the “cloud”, so to speak. That became apparent today when the company announced that they will be investing nearly $700 million in a data center in West Des Moines....
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