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Xbox One 360 backwards compatibility release this afternoon

Xbox One 360 backwards compatibility release this afternoon

Xbox 360 games will be running natively on the Xbox One in the very near future. According to Microsoft speaking at their official Xbox presentation at E3 2015, compatibility with the Xbox One will be brought on for all Xbox 360 games. You'll put your game in, download said game, and play. Whether or not this means that the game will be loaded from the disk or from the internet is not yet clear. This opens a very large door for Xbox One owners - game sellers, get your 360 displays prepared.

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Xbox One Master Chief Bundle arrives in “Cirrus White”

Xbox One Master Chief Bundle arrives in “Cirrus White”

A unique edition of the Xbox One arrives this week just in time for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. This version works with a "Cirrus White" body and controller, and includes the game Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Imagine that! With this game you get four Halo games including Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. This version of the Xbox does not include the Xbox One Kinect. Mostly because there's no reason for you to have it if you only plan on playing Halo forever and for always.

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Sony PS4 sells more than 20.2 million units

Sony PS4 sells more than 20.2 million units

The latest battle of the console wars was Microsoft's Xbox One pitted against Sony's Playstation 4. The results are in from Sony, and it looks like they have come out of the battle ahead in the game. Today Sony reported that is has sold more than 20.2 million Playstation 4's. This makes it the "fastest and strongest growth" game system in Playstation's twenty-one year history, according to Sony. Microsoft has yet to report their sales figures for 2015. Even at the end of last year the Xbox One's sales were close, but they were still lagging behind Sony's Playstation 4.

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Finally! Xbox One, meet Screenshots

Finally! Xbox One, meet Screenshots

It is almost mind boggling that such a basic need, like taking a screenshot to boast about your latest in-game triumph, would take so long to implement. But they say that good things come to those who wait, and those who wait need to wait just a little bit longer. Screenshot capability is finally coming to the Xbox One console when the latest system update rolls to everyone in March. Fortunately, that's not the only reason to be excited about this update.

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ZRRO Android console challenges the status quo with zTouch

ZRRO Android console challenges the status quo with zTouch

By this time, the concept of playing Android games on the big screen is no longer a novel idea, but there doesn't seem to be a clear winner just yet. And neither has it caught on even with hardcore Android gamers. ZRRO, a new Android console vying for your attention and your support, thinks it knows the reason why. Almost all of these force Android developers to create or retrofit their games to their controllers. ZRRO's solution? A controller that lets you "Touch the TV screen from the couch without looking at the controller."

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Alleged PS4 Slim surfaces in leaked photos

Alleged PS4 Slim surfaces in leaked photos

The PlayStation 3 had its slim counterpart, actually two of them, so it seems only natural that Sony's hottest selling PS4 would also get its due. While the rumor mill has been relatively silent on that front, a batch of new photos have recently cropped up that seems to hint that such a console might indeed be coming. But considering how young the PlayStation 4 is in the market, some are calling out these leaks and think that it is too early for Sony to make such a move.

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Miyamoto: Nintendo already conceptualizing new hardware

Miyamoto: Nintendo already conceptualizing new hardware

When will you see the next Nintendo console? That’s anyone’s guess, but Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed Nintendo is in the early stages of planning for their next hardware offerings. Speaking to the Associated Press, Miyamoto said Nintendo is working on “new ideas” for their next hardware offering, but are remaining committed to the Wii U. Miyamoto also suggested the next time we see Mario could be on new hardware, a move he likened to Mickey Mouse and new animation techniques.

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One year later: Where is Valve’s SteamOS?

One year later: Where is Valve’s SteamOS?

A leaked vision of the next SteamOS "Steam Controller" this morning reminds us that it's been nearly a year since Valve took to CES 2014 and brought us our first look at Steam Machines. Here 11 months later and the finalized version of SteamOS has not yet been released. Instead we've got the latest version of the Steam Client Beta update with an image which reminds us of how much we've seen - not a whole lot. Not that the final version is going to be all that different from Big Picture Mode in Steam, that is to say.

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20th Anniversary Retro PS4 sale fraught with frustration

20th Anniversary Retro PS4 sale fraught with frustration

This week the folks at PlayStation UK have decided to bring the heat to their Retro PlayStation 4 release with a system called #20YearsofCharacters. With this system they've set clues in their website that ultimately lead to a sales portal for the 20th Anniversary Sony PlayStation 4. The problem is - too many people want it all at once. The website portal is down for some, and loading with extreme slowness for most. Once in, there's no guarantee you'll find what you're looking for, anyway.

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