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Sony E3 press conference to be streamed in movie theaters

Sony E3 press conference to be streamed in movie theaters

Sony will be giving gamers a new option for watching its upcoming E3 press conference: your local movie theater. The company announced on its blog today that a live version of its PlayStation E3 2014 press conference will be shown at movie theaters across the United States, bringing with it some extra content and exclusive footage.

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Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

Nintendo planning new consoles for emerging markets

In 2015 Nintendo will roll out new game consoles for emerging markets, President Satoru Iwata revealed today. The business move is its latest effort to boost customer numbers in light of its lagging Wii U. The emerging markets will get entirely new consoles.

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Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

Nintendo NFC figurines for Wii U and 3DS inbound

During Nintendo's financial conference today, the company's Satoru Iwata introduced a Skylanders-esque NFC-equipped Mario figurine, something that is part of the NFP: Nintendo Figurine Platform. The figurines will be fully debuted and detailed at the upcoming E3 event.

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Xbox One to launch in China this September

Xbox One to launch in China this September

This evening, a tip surfaced from unnamed sources claiming the Xbox One will go on sale in China this coming September, something Microsoft (apparently inadvertently) confirmed via a video about the news on the official Xbox YouTube Channel.

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Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

Xbox One sells 5 million consoles since launch

The March 2014 NPD Group numbers are in, and with them Microsoft has earned additional bragging rights for Titanfall, which was the number one bestselling game last month. Beyond that, Xbox One sales since launch have hit more than 5 million, a strong number that still lags behind the PS4's 7 million.

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Grave survival horror indie game to hit Xbox One

Grave survival horror indie game to hit Xbox One

The indie horror survival game Grave that is currently halfway through its Kickstarter campaign will be coming to the Xbox One, its developer Broken Windows Studios has announced. The game is set for an early 2015 release, and is also set to arrive on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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Ouya Chupacabra update brings audio passthrough support

Ouya Chupacabra update brings audio passthrough support

The Ouya Chupacabra update has arrived, and with it comes a variety of new features, including one that has been requested by many: audio passthrough for XBMC, bringing support for AC3, DTS, and AAC. After updating, users will need to download the latest version of XBMC for the new functionality.

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PlayStation 4 sales hit 7 million consoles worldwide

PlayStation 4 sales hit 7 million consoles worldwide

Sony has announced that its PlayStation 4 has cumulatively sold in excess of 7 million consoles around the world, having hit the milestone on April 6, a short ten days ago. The company also saw favorable numbers with software sales, and has praised its gamers for "unprecedented support".

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Xbox One April update rolling out tonight

Xbox One April update rolling out tonight

The anticipated Xbox One April update is rolling out to gamers tonight, bringing with it a host of improvements, new features, and the correction of some minor issues gamers may have experienced. With the release should also come the expansion of its early tester numbers, which was previously announced.

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Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One reputation notifications show what others think of you

Xbox One gamers have known for months that the reputation system from the Xbox 360 would be redesigned for the next-gen console gamers. Today on Xbox Wire, Xbox Live's Program Manager Micheal Dunn gave a preview of what the notifications will look like, making it easy to see what others think of you.

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Xbox One April update to improve GameDVR video quality and more

Xbox One April update to improve GameDVR video quality and more

Microsoft has detailed what gamers can expect from the April Xbox One update set to arrive in the near future, the brunt of which revolves around improvements to already established features and functionality. Among the improvements will also be an expansion of the early tester numbers.

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PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One February sales by slight margin

PlayStation 4 beats Xbox One February sales by slight margin

It's that time again -- NPD's latest monthly console sales numbers are in, and with them comes some bragging rights for both Microsoft and Sony, though the latter of the two was named victor in terms of console sales. Microsoft is catching up, however, with the PlayStation 4 trumping the Xbox One by only 10-percent.

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