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Xbox 360 getting exclusive Redbox Instant console access [UPDATE]

Xbox 360 getting exclusive Redbox Instant console access [UPDATE]

Redbox Instant is currently in beta as we speak, with a rumored official launch date sometime in March. Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox 360 will be the only gaming console getting access to the new streaming service. Upon an agreement with the Redmond-based company and Verizon (who is running Redbox Instant), Microsoft is getting exclusive console rights to Redbox Instant.

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Crysis 3 Open Beta hits Xbox 360

Crysis 3 Open Beta hits Xbox 360

Eager gamers desperate for a taste of Crysis 3 can get their teeth into the title early, today, with the Crysis 3 Open Beta opening up for Xbox LIVE Gold members. The premature access - which comes ahead of Crysis 3's general availability in February 2013 - is based around two unique maps, Museum and Airport, and gives a teaser of the multiplayer experience on the Xbox 360.

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Capcom planning to release new games for Wii U rather than ports

Capcom planning to release new games for Wii U rather than ports

Now that the Wii U is here, we need some games to play on it. Many publishers have decided to port their older games instead of developing all-new ones in these early days of the console, but Capcom is saying today that it will be focusing on new games when it comes to Wii U development. Sorry Resident Evil fans, but it looks like you won't be getting Resident Evil 6 on the Wii U.

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SportsPicks app launches on Xbox 360

SportsPicks app launches on Xbox 360

If you're a sports fan who owns an Xbox 360, a new app is available for you to download that will let you pick winners in various sports. The app is called SportsPicks and it will let you pick winners for the big games of the day or week and compete with fellow Xbox Live users to see who can make the best picks. The app offers a list of the latest college football, NBA, and UFC events.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft players on Xbox 360 are about to take a pretty significant step up with title update 7. Recently detailed on PlayXBLA.com, title update 7 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition brings the game up to PC version 1.0.1, so there are plenty of noteworthy additions with this release. Unfortunately, The End won't be featured in title update 7, with players being forced to wait until title update 8 to take on the Ender Dragon.

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Why Nintendo Must Launch A New Console In 2014

Why Nintendo Must Launch A New Console In 2014

The gaming industry is ready yet again for a major change. Every five years or so, gamers are asked to toss away their old hardware and buy the new stuff. The cost, of course, is high, and the effort to actually get a new console is somewhat ridiculous in the beginning, but like good, trusting gamers, we oblige.

The so-called “next generation” is starting now. Nintendo has launched its Wii U, and that device delivers HD graphics and a vastly improved experience compared to the company’s previous console, the Wii. For now, the console is sold out and likely will remain so for the next few months.

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Microsoft reportedly plotting set-top box alongside next-gen Xbox

Microsoft reportedly plotting set-top box alongside next-gen Xbox

It's pretty obvious that Microsoft and Sony have started work on their next generation gaming consoles, but Microsoft might have more than just the next Xbox up its sleeve. According to a new report from The Verge, Microsoft is planning to launch a set-top box of its own at some point next year. By making such a device and launching some kind of Xbox TV service alongside its next-gen console, it could potentially allow Microsoft to get its products in more living rooms than ever before, so it's pretty easy to see the appeal of such a strategy.

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Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

It's time for the next generation for Microsoft in so many more ways than one, hitting right this moment on all cylinders with the first iteration of Xbox SmartGlass for Android. Of course this isn't related directly to Windows 8, but the release day - today, of all days - has us rather certain it wasn't a coincidence. Feel free to expect a continued barrage of news bits and releases from Microsoft as they keep their press boat afloat now that Windows 8 is rocking and rolling for real.

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Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Xbox SmartGlass hits October 26

Microsoft's SmartGlass second-screen for Xbox 360 will launch on October 26 alongside Windows 8, turning tablets and smartphones into companion displays for gaming, entertainment, and more on the console. The free app will eventually be offered for Windows 8 and RT tablets and PCs, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices, with the ability to control multimedia playback and web browsing from your gadget - working with the new Internet Explorer for Xbox arriving in the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update - in addition to showing stats and bios for sports games and movies, and of course integrating with games like Forza Horizon and Halo Waypoint.

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