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Xbox One release date set for 2014 in Japan: plans unchanged

Xbox One release date set for 2014 in Japan: plans unchanged

Though the country is synonymous with its major influence on the multi-tiered world of gaming and entertainment for a generation, it would seem that Microsoft isn't quite so keen: the Xbox One wont be coming to the big J until 2014. This announcement comes amid further suggestion that Japan is a "tier 2 country" as far as releases go, with Microsoft Japan President Yasuyuki Higuchi making their position clear with several months between releases.

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Microsoft Entertainment head tipped to move to Zynga as possible CEO [UPDATE]

Microsoft Entertainment head tipped to move to Zynga as possible CEO [UPDATE]

The man known as Don Mattrick has been tipped to be moving to the mobile gaming giant Zynga, switching from Entertainment Head of one company to CEO of the other. Such a move would likely have adverse effects on how Windows Phone 8 (and forward) work with games from the game maker - possibly aiming it toward a more diverse ecosystem rather than its still-limited web-browser-based setup today. Bring on the bulldogg!

UPDATE: Confirmed.

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Xbox One backtracks on game sharing and always-connected internet

Xbox One backtracks on game sharing and always-connected internet

As the Xbox One suffered a significant amount of negative feedback from those that, thus far, weren't happy with the machine's rules surrounding disk sharing and always-connected internet, Microsoft and the Xbox team have turned over a new leaf. This afternoon straight through Microsoft's own Xbox Wire portal, Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business, made it all clear. The Xbox One will not need the internet, nor will it have any limitations on buying, selling, lending, or gifting disks.

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Xbox head: “We’re over-delivering value” with Xbox One

Xbox head: “We’re over-delivering value” with Xbox One

Microsoft announced last week at E3 that they would be selling the Xbox One for $499, which isn't a bad price at all. However, when it was Sony's turn to deliver a price tag for the PS4, they ended up undercutting Microsoft by a whole $100, selling their console for only $399. This raised a lot of questions as to whether the Xbox One is overpriced. According to Microsoft, though, it's underpriced.

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Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft's demands for online connectivity for the Xbox One has divided opinion, and Xbox chief Don Mattrick probably isn't helping by arguing that those unhappy should just stick with an Xbox 360. The Interactive Entertainment Business head told GameTrailers that for those who lack reliable connectivity, there's still something they can play. "Fortunately, we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity" he pointed out, "it's called Xbox 360."

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Microsoft re-org rumored as Ballmer considers division shake-up

Microsoft re-org rumored as Ballmer considers division shake-up

Microsoft is poised to announce a significant shake-up across its business, with CEO Steve Ballmer tipped to rework the organization into the "devices and services company" he discussed as part of his "fundamental shift" shareholder letter in 2012. A wholesale reworking of how Microsoft is arranged is in the pipeline, AllThingsD's sources claim, including pushing several of its executives further into the public spotlight as the company capitalizes on its investments in entertainment, communications, and more.

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Xbox One lack of backward compatibility is a non-issue insists Microsoft

Xbox One lack of backward compatibility is a non-issue insists Microsoft

Don't expect your shiny new Xbox One to care about your current stack of Xbox 360 games any time soon; Microsoft isn't convinced that backward-compatibility with gamers' existing titles is something the majority of people even care about. In fact, Microsoft interactive entertainment chief Don Mattrick told the WSJ, spending time looking at old games generally means you miss what's coming up ahead. "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards," he argued.

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Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

It's all change for Microsoft and Xbox today, with the new Xbox One shaking things up in the gaming world and meeting Sony's PlayStation 4 challenge head-on. The Xbox One has a lot to live up to, though: the 360 held the best-selling console torch for some time, and that's something Sony would just love to steal away with the PS4. Join us after the cut as we run through the next-gen console and how it compares to the 360.

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Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

This week Microsoft started their first major next-generation Xbox game console event off with a bang, showing the console and naming it all at once: the Xbox One. Before the event began, it was (once again) revealed that today's reveal took more than just a weekend to create - Don Mattrick, , noted that "we've spent the past four years" working on this release alone. It was also made clear that "this is just the beginning" with "E3 right around the corner", as it were - games galore will be there, without a doubt. Per the video announcement you'll more than likely see on television before too long, Microsoft is "about the change entertainment forever ... again."

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