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Xbox One privacy concerns assuaged by Microsoft in “always on” explanation

Xbox One privacy concerns assuaged by Microsoft in “always on” explanation

Microsoft wasn't terribly clear on certain aspects of the Xbox One upon its unveiling, and one area that raised concerns was a claim that the device was "always on," serving as a type of spy in your living room listening to your conversations and peeking at your activities. Microsoft made a couple attempts to clear up some of these concerns last month, but today has detailed privacy specifics that gamers can expect from their next-gen console.

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Diablo III headed to consoles in September: PS4 and Xbox One still possible

Diablo III headed to consoles in September: PS4 and Xbox One still possible

As Blizzard Entertainment lets it be known that their decade-long awaited title Diablo III has been optimized for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, a release date is dropped well within the ream of next-generation console detail. With September third on the books, the devil-bashing game is set to bring web-connected-only action to both consoles with whispers of a re-release for the future. Could it be that this game would continue to be released next year, as well?

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Why I Love Xbox One’s Design

Why I Love Xbox One’s Design

The Xbox One is under attack. Critics from all over the globe are saying that its “liquid black” finish and its boxy appearance make it a major design bore. Even the Kinect, they say, is too simple in its design to be worth putting in the average person’s entertainment center. All in all, it just doesn’t work.

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Xbox One release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Xbox One release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Now that the Xbox One has been revealed, it's time to begin speaking about when the device will actually be released to the market. This week the Xbox One (code-named Durango or otherwise Xbox 720) was shown with several details including those surrounding the device's innards, but as far as official word of its real final market release goes, Microsoft has been essentially mum.

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Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

It's all change for Microsoft and Xbox today, with the new Xbox One shaking things up in the gaming world and meeting Sony's PlayStation 4 challenge head-on. The Xbox One has a lot to live up to, though: the 360 held the best-selling console torch for some time, and that's something Sony would just love to steal away with the PS4. Join us after the cut as we run through the next-gen console and how it compares to the 360.

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Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

As the Xbox One was revealed by Microsoft this week, so too did Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries take the stage to discuss one of the platform's mainstays: Halo. As the Xbox One is being pushed as an All In One system for home entertainment, Microsoft is bringing Halo forward as an interactive live-action television series. And Steven Spielberg is involved, too.

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Xbox Live upgrades for Xbox One: cloud-stored media and DVR for games

Xbox Live upgrades for Xbox One: cloud-stored media and DVR for games

As the Xbox One is shown to the public this week, Microsoft has made it clear that Xbox Live will not be left behind - in fact it's getting some major upgrades in the way of server power, for starters. Microsoft spoke up at the Xbox One event about updating from 500 servers when the service started to 15,000 today, and by the end of the year, having 300,000 servers to help usher in the Xbox One. This service will be working with cloud-stored music, movies, games, and saves for your games as well. It'll also be bringing forth DVR recording of games and media.

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