video games

Xbox Music gets Gracenote for cloud-based streaming

Xbox Music gets Gracenote for cloud-based streaming

Gracenote has announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring its service to Xbox Music users. Under the partnership, users will get a cloud-based solution for accessing their music across a variety of devices, opening up streaming possibilities regardless of location or device. In addition to the newly released Xbox One, Xbox 360 owners will also benefit from the technology.

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Xbox One developer functionality accessible, Microsoft issues warning

Xbox One developer functionality accessible, Microsoft issues warning

Earlier this year, Microsoft's Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten stated that that all Xbox One consoles will eventually be able to work for development, something promised to come along but not be available when the console first launched. Despite still not being available, some industrious Redditor has discovered how to access the functionality in the consoles at the moment, something that has prompted Microsoft to issue a warning.

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LEGO The Hobbit video game to launch in 2014

LEGO The Hobbit video game to launch in 2014

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and LEGO have announced a new video game is coming to the popular LEGO game franchise next year. The game will be called LEGO The Hobbit and will put players into the big feet of Bilbo Baggins and his friends. The exact launch date for the game in 2014 is unannounced at this time.

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Xbox One causing UK gamers television woes

Xbox One causing UK gamers television woes

One of the Xbox One's touted features is the ability to watch live TV while playing a game via connectivity to one's cable provider and a small video box in the bottom of the gameplay screen. For gamers in the UK, this is proving to be a buggy feature, with users reporting that streaming television through the consoles results in "juddering" pictures, something caused by refresh rate differences between the US and UK.

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Battlefield 4 PC DDoS attacks lead to PS4 woes

Battlefield 4 PC DDoS attacks lead to PS4 woes

Battlefield 4 gamers have had a rough time over the last few days, with a string of DDoS attacks having taken place over the weekend. The PC game took a hit, and the problem rolled over into various crashes and issues affecting PlayStation 4 gamers. The attackers are yet unknown, but they went after EA's Origin servers, which initiated the round of problems.

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CineFix 8-bit Cinema turns popular movies into classic video game renditions

CineFix 8-bit Cinema turns popular movies into classic video game renditions

If you've ever wondered what your favorite movie would look like as an 8-bit NES video game, the folks over at CineFix have the answer. Several popular movies have been converted into short 8-bit equivalents and posted on YouTube, some of them complete with simulated in-game controls that make it appear that you're watching classic gameplay in action, such as Kubrick's popular The Shining.

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