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Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

The Oculus Rift team still intends to ignore the Xbox One and PS4 and focus on PC and Android, concerned that lengthening development cycles for consoles could see them left behind in virtual reality, even with the cloud's help. "There's no reason it can't technically work," Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe conceded to OXM, but pointed out that "one of the concerns that we do generally have around consoles is that their life cycles are getting longer all the time." While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are considered powerful today, they could be seriously out-performed when it comes to VR in the next few years, Iribe argues.

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Xbox One Live Cloud gets multiplayer kudos from Titanfall devs

Xbox One Live Cloud gets multiplayer kudos from Titanfall devs

Microsoft may have junked its demands for Xbox One always-on connectivity, but game developers like Titanfall's Respawn are doing their level best to persuade you to keep the next-gen console hooked up, with Xbox Live Cloud processing the carrot. The server-side crunching - which Microsoft has previously described as in effect three virtual consoles adding their processing abilities to that of the user's own Xbox One - has been given a breathlessly positive write-up by Respawn engineer Jon Shiring, who waxes lyrical about the system's potential for multiplayer gaming.

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Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Xbox One engineer anonymously explains what Microsoft 180 cost you

Microsoft's decision to remove the Xbox One's online requirements after a groundswell of gamer revolt has prompted a doleful eulogy for what the system could have evolved into, supposedly penned by a member of the Always Online development team. The document, shared anonymously, primarily blames Microsoft itself for poorly reacting to the bad publicity around the Xbox One's original DRM system, which required games to check-in once every 24hrs else gamers couldn't continue playing them - though also lists out the potential next-gen console advantages owners will now miss out on.

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Xbox Kinect “not just an accessory” anymore

Xbox Kinect “not just an accessory” anymore

While many gamers have been focusing on the various fiascos surrounding the Xbox One's used game policy and such (for which Microsoft pulled a 180), one thing that a lot of people have overlooked is the intense focus that Microsoft is putting on its Kinect sensor with the new console. While it can be considered an accessory of sorts for the Xbox 360, the Xbox One Kinect takes things to a whole new level.

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Xbox One achievement system detailed

Xbox One achievement system detailed

While Microsoft's achievement system for the Xbox 360 has worked out well for the company these past few years, they're changing things up for the Xbox One. The new console is getting an all-new achievement system of sorts, and it'll be broken down into two categories, which are regular achievements and then special challenges.

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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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