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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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Xbox One: Everything you need to know

Xbox One: Everything you need to know

Microsoft just wrapped up its unveiling of the Xbox One, which is the company's newest gaming console. The whole keynote was only an hour long, but they blazed through a lot of information without really diving deep into detail. Thus, you might have missed some things if you were watching the live stream or our own coverage. With that said, here's everything that you need to know about the Xbox One so far.

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Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

An Xbox TV, a console piggy-backing on your cable box, DVR functionality, streaming gaming, and augmented reality have all been topics of Microsoft development for the next-gen "Xbox 720", sources claim, though how much of the prototype tech will make it to the eventual hardware is still unclear. Microsoft has been working on multiple possibilities for embedding the new Xbox further into the living room, multiple insiders whispered to the WSJ, as it attempts to challenge not only Sony's PlayStation 4 but the rising star of smartphone and tablet gaming. Still, wariness about potentially frustrating gamers with laggy play, or content and entertainment partners, has apparently forced Microsoft to temper its console ambitions.

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Four new Grand Theft Auto V trailers focus on character angles

Four new Grand Theft Auto V trailers focus on character angles

This week the folks at Rockstar Games have pushed four new videos for the upcoming multi-platform game release for Grand Theft Auto V. One of the videos takes an all-in-one approach, making a combined effort to show each of the hero characters for the game: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor. Each of these characters will be playable by the user in the game as it's released in the near future - this sort of playability shows Rockstar's understanding of the gamer in our modern gaming market today: they like choices!

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Xbox 720 will do without IllumiRoom at launch, Microsoft confirms

Xbox 720 will do without IllumiRoom at launch, Microsoft confirms

Microsoft's IllumiRoom technology, which turns your living room into an augmented reality gaming arena by expanding graphics from the confines of your TV, won't be baked in time for the next-gen Xbox, the company has confirmed. The projection technology, which uses Kinect to digitally map a room and then digitally overlay dynamically changing graphics linked to the on-screen entertainment, will be shown off in concept form this year, Microsoft Research's Hrvoje Benko and Brett Jones confirmed to Engadget, but is nowhere near ready for commercial release.

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Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

Xbox 720 IllumiRoom integration demo suggests “Infinity” experience

This week Microsoft has presented a concept for a system they call IllumiRoom, one made to show how the television could be expanded upon with a series of projectors. This system has been pegged for possible integration for the Xbox 720 - also known as the Xbox Infinity - a system Microsoft will announce in one form or another on the 21st of May at Microsoft's Xbox campus. With Microsoft's IllumiRoom, gamers will be using a combination of the Xbox's Kinect sensor and a projector to bring a room-wide peripheral view experience enhancement to the Xbox 720.

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Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Microsoft set to rebrand Bing, Skype, and Xbox

Albert Shum, Windows Phone Design Studio General Manager, and Todd Simmons, Creative Director at Wolff Olins, announced at the Design Day 2013 Event in Norway that there will be some rebranding coming to Microsoft soon. There will be logo rebranding for several of Microsoft's services, including Bing, Yammer, Skype, and Xbox. They figured that since Windows 8, Microsoft, and Office all got new logos, why shouldn't these services?

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