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Xbox to be Released Without Kinect

Despite Microsoft’s insistence that Kinect is integral to the Xbox One experience, the company announced today that they will sell the console without it’s all seeing eye peripheral. Fans of the next gen consoles have been itching for such a release since it’s rumors began even before the Xbox One’s launch day. The...
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China Replaces Console Ban With Harsh Regulations

Back in January of this year, Chinese authorities finally decided to rescind a ban on console games. Unfortunately, in a country as heavily regulated as China, it comes with a cost. If Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft decide to get into the Chinese console market, they will have to comply with a number of...
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Xbox One Japanese Release Date Revealed

Finally Japan can play Xbox One…this September Microsoft, today, finally gave the Japanese launch of the long awaited Xbox One a ship date. September 1st will usher in another huge market for Microsoft to conquer with hopes that their efforts will not replicate their last console’s success. With a reported 48 companies backing...
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Diablo III Crawling Onto Xbox One

Playstation Magazine/DiabloIII In an unexpected development, Blizzard has announced that an Xbox One version of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition is being developed alongside the previously announced PS4 version. Lead producer Alex Mayberry said to Videogamer, “I don’t know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can’t really comment on what...
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Twitch streaming launches on Xbox One on March 11

Microsoft announced today via Xbox Wire that Twitch, the popular streaming and broadcast service, will be available for Xbox One on March 11. The Xbox One’s Twitch app notably has a number features that the PlayStation 4 one lacks. The Xbox One’s Kinect functionality in particular promises to make using Twitch easier than...
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Microsoft acquires Gears of War franchise from Epic Games

If you had any fears Gears of War was dead in the water, you can cast them aside. Microsoft announced today via Xbox Wire that they have purchased the rights to the Gears of War from developer Epic Games. Black Tusk Games, an untested Vancouver based developer, will be taking over the reins of the...
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CES 2014: Xbox One update to address social features

After getting off to a rough (not too rough though with three million already sold) start with social features, the Xbox One will be receiving an update shortly to address those issues. A lot of early adopters of the system have had problems accessing certain social elements of the system, and there’s been...
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CES 2014: Sony sells 4.2 million PlayStation 4 units

Sony’s Andrew House announced during a CES Keynote that the PlayStation 4 has sold over 4.2 million units worldwide. This is double the sales numbers Sony announced early last December. To clarify, House is referring to units “sold-through,” meaning consoles that were shipped to stores and later purchased by consumers. This news comes just after...
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Weekly GameBit Podcast Episode 8 | The Game that Conquered 2013

In this final GameBit of 2013, the crew (and community members) announce their New Year’s backlog resolutions, each podcaster crowns their personal Game of the Year for 2013 (37:46), and Michael speaks with the fine folks at Fifth Column Games (interview at 18:55). You can help out their current project, War of Omens,...
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