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Xbox One Asia launch not until November 2014 Microsoft admits

Xbox One Asia launch not until November 2014 Microsoft admits

The Xbox One won't arrive in Asia until a full year after it hits US shelves, Microsoft has confirmed, with gamers in several countries being forced to wait for a "staged approach" as the company supposedly localizes content. Those in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and India won't get the Xbox One until November 2014, Microsoft confirmed to the WSJ, despite Microsoft itself conceding that the region will be one of the big growth areas for gaming.

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Xbox One Siri-style speech system and Skype remote play rumored

Xbox One Siri-style speech system and Skype remote play rumored

The Xbox One will be able to spot new people even if they're not actively playing, speak to gamers in a manner similar to Siri on the iPhone, and allow stuck players to seek help over Skype, it's rumored. Microsoft was coy with showing all of the new Kinect's features, according to Polygon's sources, at the Xbox One launch last week, saving some of the more advanced two-way interaction for closer to launch.

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Why Won’t Sony Let Us See What the PS4 Looks Like?

Why Won’t Sony Let Us See What the PS4 Looks Like?

The next generation of console gaming is upon us. Nintendo has already launched its Wii U, Microsoft’s Xbox One will be launching sometime later this year, and Sony has revealed several details about its PlayStation 4.

But unlike its chief competitors, Sony has decided against showing off the design of its next console. The company announced the device earlier this year, talked about its specs, but wouldn’t show what it actually looked like. And when the console was recently featured in a teaser for the upcoming E3 gaming trade show, Sony once again decided against showing off the device.

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Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 tech demo shows potency of next-gen console

Killzone Shadow Fall PS4 tech demo shows potency of next-gen console

Jaws dropped during Sony's demonstration of Killzone Shadow Fall for the PlayStation 4 back in February, and now new information from developers Guerrilla Games gives some technical insight on how the next-gen console runs, what coding for it is like, and just what sort of step up from the PS3 is on offer. The tech demo - which you can see after the cut - shows how the new Killzone title was running on Sony's demo hardware, while a "postmortem" of the event by Guerrilla Games runs down the improvements of the incoming hardware.

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Xbox 720 is Xbox Fusion suggests latest console chatter

Xbox 720 is Xbox Fusion suggests latest console chatter

Microsoft isn't far off announcing the first official details about its upcoming "Xbox 720" next-gen console, but according to the latest batch of whispers the gaming flagship will launch as the Xbox Fusion. Speculation about the official name Microsoft will give the Xbox 360 successor has circulated since shortly after the 360 itself arrived, with the current internal codename "Durango" and tongue-in-cheek "Xbox 720" expected to fall by the wayside in favor of a more distinctive brand.

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Why the PlayStation 4 Is Already In High Demand

Why the PlayStation 4 Is Already In High Demand

The PlayStation 4 hasn’t even been shown off to the public yet, but already the box is on the minds of millions of people across the globe. In fact, in a recent earnings call with investors, GameStop president Tony Bartel said that his company has 900,000 people signed up for its first-to-know list on the PlayStation 4. And he expects demand to far outstrip supply of the console when it launches.

Such demand already might surprise some folks. After all, it took a long time for the PlayStation 3 to truly get off the ground and although it’ll likely end this generation with more worldwide sales than the Xbox 360, in the U.S., especially, it’s no match for Microsoft’s console.

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