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Skyrim: Hearthfire now on PC, no new updates on Dawnguard PS3

Skyrim: Hearthfire now on PC, no new updates on Dawnguard PS3

Skyrim's second serving of DLC, Hearthfire, launched on PC today, meaning that eager homebuilders can get to work constructing their dream house (or at least something resembling their dream house). Hearthfire costs the same on Steam as it does on Xbox 360 - $5 - and for that paltry amount, you get to buy up plots of land, collect raw materials, and then use those materials to build a house, which could potentially include things like a greenhouse or an armory. You can also move your spouse into your freshly-built home and, if you really want your Skyrim experience to mirror real life, adopt children.

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Xbox games revealed for Windows 8 PCs for continued cross-platform action

Xbox games revealed for Windows 8 PCs for continued cross-platform action

Microsoft is taking the next step towards full cross-brand integration with a giant set of Xbox game titles being announced for Windows 8. With this set of games coming to the Windows 8 desktop platform, Microsoft's top-selling Xbox brand expands to a whole new level - beyond even the first wave in Windows Phone 8 and glimpses of game cross-overs in Windows 7. The full list of games that Windows 8 will be working with right out of the gate will also integrate a list of high-powered developers that in come cases have been chomping at the bit to work with the desktop universe - this is it!

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YouTube overhauls app for Xbox 360 viewers

YouTube overhauls app for Xbox 360 viewers

I really don't like it when companies update apps for smartphones, game consoles, or any other platform and brag about the update, yet offer only mild details of what the update brings. YouTube has done just that with an overhaul of its Xbox 360 app announced yesterday. The overhaul has more to do with ads than anything else.

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Netflix Just for Kids launches on Xbox 360

Netflix Just for Kids launches on Xbox 360

Parents with small children who enjoy watching Netflix on the Xbox 360 will be glad to hear that the Xbox 360 Netflix app has been given a nice new feature. Netflix has announced that the Just for Kids channel has landed on the Xbox 360. The same feature came to the PS3 back in March of 2012.

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Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

A Microsoft Durango developer kit reportedly emerged on a developper forum over the weekend, commanding a sale price of $10,000. The kit, which is said to feature an Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU, and “more than 8GB of memory”, is used for Xbox 720 development. The fact that the kit looked like a plain black PC tower running a regular debug launcher led many to believe it was nothing more than a hoax, but Digital Foundry decided to reach out to several sources and developers, discovering that the kit was in fact the real deal.

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Microsoft recruits Xbox Live update beta testers

Microsoft recruits Xbox Live update beta testers

Microsoft is ready to dole out its latest update to Xbox Live. And today, a bunch of lucky Xbox 360 users who have nothing better to do than check out the latest Xbox news had the chance to sign up to become a beta tester for the latest online Xbox features. But even for those who didn't get their names entered in time, today's news provided an insight into what we can expect next on the Xbox 360 Dashboard.

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Angry Birds Trilogy coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS

Angry Birds Trilogy coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and 3DS

Rovio has announced that it will be bringing the Angry Birds Trilogy to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Nintendo 3DS. The company dropped some hints previously that it would be bringing the popular games from mobile devices to consoles, and now Rovio has said it will bring upgraded versions of the games to three consoles. There’s no word on when the Trilogy will be officially released, but the company is current working on enhancing the games.

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SEGA reboots NiGHTS into dreams for Xbox, PS3 and PC

SEGA reboots NiGHTS into dreams for Xbox, PS3 and PC

Retro games being rebooted for today's platforms are something of a trend at the moment, and SEGA is bringing back one of the most-loved Saturn titles, NiGHTS into dreams. The relaunch will see the graphics given an HD update, with the title arriving through Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360, on the PlayStation Network, and for Windows as a digital download in the fall.

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Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Xbox SmartGlass SDK now available to developers

Microsoft’s SmartGlass aims to use your smartphone or tablet as a second screen in the Xbox 360 gaming experience, and the company has now released the SDK that will allow developers to build the functionality into their games. The SDK is now available on the Game Developer Network for registered partners, and Microsoft is including a SmartGlass JavaScript library, an Xbox SmartGlass Studio, as well as a demo application.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 firmware update goes live for all

Microsoft Xbox 360 firmware update goes live for all

Microsoft has rolled out its latest firmware update to everyone. But don’t expect any monumental change to your Xbox Live experience. Yet. This is mainly an update to prepare your system for future major updates. Micosoft’s Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, confirmed on his blog that the update is now mandatory for all users.

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