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Xbox founder says Apple TV could “simply kill” gaming consoles

Xbox founder says Apple TV could “simply kill” gaming consoles

The Apple TV is a fairly simple product. It's a standard set-top box that allows you to stream content and even beam content from an iOS device to your big-screen living room television. However, the founder of the Xbox gaming console, Nat Brown, says that if Apple wanted to, they could easily destroy the Xbox, PlayStation, and Wii.

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Microsoft Xbox 360 sees 76m units sold globally

Microsoft Xbox 360 sees 76m units sold globally

At the Dive into Media conference yesterday, Microsoft went on stage and talked about one of its most successful products to date: the Xbox 360. Specifically, the company announced that they have sold over 76 million Xbox 360 consoles worldwide since its launch in 2005. Plus, the console has outsold the original Xbox three times over so far.

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Microsoft’s LA studio to bring original video content to Xbox

Microsoft’s LA studio to bring original video content to Xbox

Yesterday during All Things Digital’s Dive into Media conference, Microsoft stepped on stage to discuss their Xbox platform and tell folks where the console is heading in the future. Specifically, the company's entertainment and digital media president, Nancy Tellem, said that Microsoft's Los Angeles studio will be working on delivering original video content to Xbox users that will arrive sometime before the end of the year.

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Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

Xbox 720 may be “always watching” with mandatory Kinect

One of the most terrifying prospects we've heard in the past few years surrounding a gaming console - or a computer of any type, for that matter, has been re-addressed this week with the Xbox 720. This machine has not yet been confirmed as even being in development by Microsoft as of yet, but another bag of tips has been revealed with specifications and features included with the device that may set your hair on end. The first and perhaps most important of these is the idea that the included Kinect camera need to be plugged in to the machine at all times - and that it'll be watching you constantly.

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Xbox 360 getting exclusive Redbox Instant console access [UPDATE]

Xbox 360 getting exclusive Redbox Instant console access [UPDATE]

Redbox Instant is currently in beta as we speak, with a rumored official launch date sometime in March. Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox 360 will be the only gaming console getting access to the new streaming service. Upon an agreement with the Redmond-based company and Verizon (who is running Redbox Instant), Microsoft is getting exclusive console rights to Redbox Instant.

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Netflix and Hulu AdZone access on Xbox Live is free this weekend

Netflix and Hulu AdZone access on Xbox Live is free this weekend

Microsoft is unlocking two of the most popular video-streaming services on Xbox Live this weekend. Xbox Live Silver members will be able to access Netflix without having to pay for a Xbox Live Gold membership. As for Hulu AdZone, you'll still need a Gold membership on Xbox Live, but you won't need a Hulu Plus subscription like usual.

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Xbox 360 best-selling console for two straight years

Xbox 360 best-selling console for two straight years

It's really no surprise that Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console is still selling well. It's already been the best-selling console every month for the past 24 months now, according to the NPD Group. In fact, in December alone, Microsoft sold 1.4 million Xbox 360 consoles, further proving the company's dominant position in the gaming world.

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Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft has undoubtedly taken the gaming world by storm -- it's unique gameplay elements have made it a popular choice among casual gamers all around the world. It turns out that as of December 31, 2012, Minecraft sales in the Xbox Live Arcade store alone reached 5 million during 2012, according to the game's developer for Xbox 360.

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The Walking Dead Episodes 2-5 are 50% off today on Xbox Live

The Walking Dead Episodes 2-5 are 50% off today on Xbox Live

The Walking Dead, which won five awards at this year's Video Game Awards, is having a major sale for today only. Episode 1 is still completely free, as it's been for a couple days now, but episodes 2 through 5 are all 50% off each. This means you can get the entire series for just $10 through Xbox Live.

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Halo 4 ban affected less than 200 gamers

Halo 4 ban affected less than 200 gamers

Microsoft released a new map pack for Halo 4 about a week ago, and some gamers were reporting that they were getting banned after accessing the new Crimson map pack. Of course, this seemed to be a bug on Microsoft's end, and while it seemed like it was a huge fiasco where thousands of gamers were getting banned, Microsoft has announced that the bug only affected 200 gamers in total.

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Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam now supports Xbox 360 and Roku

Twonky Beam, the iOS and Android app that beams online videos to your TV from your mobile device, is now compatible with the Xbox 360 and Roku devices. The company behind the app, PacketVideo, announced the news today, and claims that Twonky Beam now works with over 90% of connected living room media devices.

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Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

Xbox Live Gold is free this weekend

There are definitely a lot of Xbox 360 gamers out there who haven't sprung for a Xbox Live Gold membership, and Microsoft knows it. To get more gamers to try out the service, Microsoft is hosting a free weekend of Xbox Love Gold, meaning that gamers will have a full weekend of access to the $59.99/year membership at no cost.

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