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Xbox One update today: all the little details

Xbox One update today: all the little details

Today the Xbox One update for August comes your way be you a normal citizen or someone special. This update includes the allowance of mobile purchases, a new low battery notification, "last seen" time in your friends list, and a few other oddities. Watch out for 3D Blu-ray integration as well - now all you’ll need is a 3D TV and a 3D Blu-ray to make it work!

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Xbox’s Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive is temporary

Xbox’s Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusive is temporary

Xbox's controversial exclusivity deal for Rise of the Tomb Raider may not be as ominous as PlayStation and PC gamers feared, with Microsoft admitting that the agreement is time-limited. Microsoft announced yesterday at its Gamescon opening presentation that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be an Xbox exclusive when it arrived in time for the holiday 2015 sales, but according to Xbox chief Phil Spencer, things are a little more complicated.

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The irony: Microsoft makes depth-tracking phone while ignoring Kinect

The irony: Microsoft makes depth-tracking phone while ignoring Kinect

Microsoft may have conspicuously ignored Kinect in its Gamescon event today, going as far as to leave the motion sensor out of all three of its new Xbox One bundles, but that doesn't mean the rest of the company is giving up on clever camera tech. Microsoft Research has been working on turning a regular smartphone into a depth-camera, delivering Kinect and Google Project Tango style scanning and tracking but with a fraction of the complexity.

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