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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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Razer acquires OUYA officially

Razer acquires OUYA officially

In a move that'll likely put them in competition direct with the likes of NVIDIA, Razer has acquired Android console-maker OUYA. This tiny machine - the OUYA - was created back before Android TV was a reality, making headway in the "Android console" space before Android was prepared to live in the living room. Over the past couple of years the company hasn't done especially well for itself, falling a bit behind in the market as it fails to summon the explosive response elicited with its original launch.

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StarVR 5K 210-degree VR headset reborn

StarVR 5K 210-degree VR headset reborn

The first experience you're going to have on the 5K-toting StarVR might well be the most terrifying. This headset was previously called "InfinitEye" before the company was acquired by Starbreeze AB. This week Starbreeze Studios have announced that this headset would be renamed "Project StarVR." The acquisition of one company by the other means that InfinitEye is now part of Starbreeze, and that the two are more powerful and far more well suited for the quickly expanding VR ecosystem than they were apart.

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Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

With E3 officially kicking-off today, and Sony's presentation for all things PlayStation just a few hours away, we're about to be overwhelmed in new game previews and release dates. But if there's going to be one big thing for Sony this year, it's going to be Project Morpheus, the company's virtual reality headset. An in-depth report from Wired has just revealed the two details that PS4 gamers are dying to know: the VR headset will launch in the first half of 2016, priced at "several hundred dollars."

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV update 1.2 – the best gets a boost

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV update 1.2 – the best gets a boost

In addition to a new slew of games being released over the past few days, NVIDIA SHIELD is about to get a kick in the Android TV software pants. The first - and perhaps most important to those actively using SHIELD today - is the addition of a low battery notification for the SHIELD Remote. Before today, power would just run out and you'd have to make a guess at why you weren't turning the volume up automatically. The SHIELD Remote is getting a "snappier response" upgrade as well.

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Hitbox to livestream games at 4K res, 60fps

Hitbox to livestream games at 4K res, 60fps

Amazon and Twitch will probably start to feel the heat real soon. In addition to Google's YouTube encroaching on its turf with YouTube Gaming later in summer, it might feel a bit of peer pressure from a smaller rival. Hitbox, a startup that has been in business for quite some time now, has revealed a rather ambitious undertaking. It will soon allow and support streaming live using 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, more than either YouTube or Twitch allows, at least at the moment.

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Virgin America announces Android powered Red in-flight partnership with Panasonic

Virgin America announces Android powered Red in-flight partnership with Panasonic

Long flights on airlines can get boring, but in the last few years, flights of all distances have become more bearable thanks to in-flight WiFi and other niceties in the air. Virgin America has a cool in-flight entertainment system called Red that it has offered since 2007. Along the way, the system has been updated with new features and capability. While some airlines only offer their high-end in-flight infotainment systems on a few aircraft, the Virgin Red system is available fleet-wide.

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Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

Nintendo leaks new Amiibo via twitter

You never know what type of games and game hardware are going to send people into a collecting frenzy. I'd wager Nintendo hoped that its Amiibo would be popular, but I doubt that the company figured that demand would be so high that it would crash GameStop. Demand has been so high that Nintendo promised to up production in the midst of an Amiibo shortage. Amiibo fans are eagle eyed when it comes to looking for new products.

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Xbox unveils Ford-inspired controllers to celebrate historic Le Mans race wins

Xbox unveils Ford-inspired controllers to celebrate historic Le Mans race wins

With auto racing's 24 Hours of Le Mans event having just completed this weekend, and the E3 video game event about to kick-off, Microsoft's Xbox is showing off a special set of three controllers that honor Ford's historic race victories. Turn 10 Studios, the developers behind the popular Forza racing game franchise on Xbox, designed the controllers to represent three specific years of Ford's Le Mans history, starting with 1965.

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