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Microsoft Xbox One will be arriving in November

Microsoft Xbox One will be arriving in November

Closing out the E3 event today was the news many had been waiting to see confirmed -- the pricing and the availability of the Xbox One. Without any further adieu, Microsoft will have the Xbox One available in November. The console will be launching in 21 countries in total and pricing will be $499. Well, $499 for those in the US anyway.

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Microsoft defends Xbox One design

Microsoft defends Xbox One design

Just as vocal as the enthusiasm around the new Xbox One reveal were those who thought the console looks like an old VCR; now, Microsoft is fighting back with an explanation as to why, exactly, the next-gen hardware is designed the way it is. Billed as "a new approach to design", the process of crafting the Xbox One, the matching Kinect, and the wireless controller involved 200 gamepad models, over a hundred sensor-bar mock-ups, and "dozens and dozens" of console prototypes, before the so-called "liquid black" finished product was arrived at.

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Xbox One tipped for TV achievements with new Microsoft patent

Xbox One tipped for TV achievements with new Microsoft patent

The recently-announced Xbox One is coming with new ways earn achievements playing your favorite games, but TV achievements might be coming as well. Microsoft applied for a patent that details a feature that would give users achievements for watching television. Yes, according to Microsoft, sitting on the couch with a dumb look on your face while watching a TV show is considered an "achievement."

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Xbox One used games fee to be paid by retailers

Xbox One used games fee to be paid by retailers

The Xbox One was unveiled earlier this week to much fanfare, but the whole used game activation scheme is a bit confusing at this point. It appears that in order to play second-hand games, an activation fee will be levied. Those wanting to play a game on another Xbox account other than the original will have to pay a fee, but it's been said that retailers who will sell used Xbox One games will pay these fees.

New Kinect for Windows borrows Xbox One’s updated sensor

New Kinect for Windows borrows Xbox One’s updated sensor

The Xbox One introduced a new generation of Kinect motion-sensing earlier this week - now it's time for Microsoft to show how the Kinect for Windows sensor will be evolving as well. This update brings on the Xbox One's Kinect sensor in a package that'll have Windows machines making full use of a sharper HD color camera, noise-isolating microphone array, and a wider field of view than in past Kinect units.

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Xbox One Kinect includes “no listening” modes for living room privacy

Xbox One Kinect includes “no listening” modes for living room privacy

Microsoft has attempted to reassure privacy-perplexed gamers that the new Xbox One will not be a permanent spy camera in their living room, promising that the updated Kinect sensor will support "completely secure" shut-down modes. Kinect will be a standard part of the new Xbox One package, with the new motion-tracking bar even more accurate and perceptive than before, capable even of tracking a gamer's heart rate with no physical contact.

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Xbox One requires Kinect to function

Xbox One requires Kinect to function

This week as the Xbox One is introduced to the world, the company opposing Sony and their PlayStation 4 have taken an entirely different approach to its first reveal: console, Kinect, and controller included. If you decided that you weren't about to connect a motion-tracking device to your gaming console no matter what the trends in the industry, Microsoft and the Xbox One might have you thinking twice. In a close-up chat with an Xbox UK marketing director it's been revealed that the Xbox requires that its new Kinect device be attached at all times.

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Xbox One not backwards compatible, supports used games and offline connection [UPDATE]

Xbox One not backwards compatible, supports used games and offline connection [UPDATE]

Some key questions that many people have about the new Xbox One weren't answered in the keynote during today's unveiling, but Microsoft confirmed afterward some answers to a few issues. First off, the Xbox One will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, but the new console will support used games and won't require an always-on internet connection.

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