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Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens

Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens

Microsoft has thrown open applications for its next Xbox Live beta, giving Xbox 360 gamers the opportunity to have early access to the new Microsoft Points replacement and more. The 2013 Xbox Live Update for Xbox 360 Public Beta will see a trial switch-over to local currency for downloads and purchases, Microsoft's Major Nelson writes, in addition to performance improvements.

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Halo 4 Global Championships kick off as “biggest ever”

Halo 4 Global Championships kick off as “biggest ever”

The Halo series for the Xbox is seen as one of the most popular video game series on the planet, so it makes sense that a global championship tournament would be based entirely on the newest game in the lineup. 343 Industries and Virgin Gaming are partnering up to bring the tournament to gamers, and it's said to be the "biggest Halo 4 tournament ever."

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GTA V requirements include 8GB install

GTA V requirements include 8GB install

Those of you out there in gaming land looking to play the next chapter in the open-sandbox free-for-all adventure Grand Theft Auto will be needing to take another look at the amount of space left in your harddrives. The game Grand Theft Auto V has been revealed this week to require a whopping 8GB of space all on it's own. That's no small commitment.

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State of Decay barred from sale in Australia over content concerns

State of Decay barred from sale in Australia over content concerns

Xbox 360 game State of Decay has been refused classification in Australia, with some of the title's content deemed unsuitable for release in the country. Jeff Strain, executive producer at studio Undead Labs, revealed the bad news in the company's forum, warning eager gamers that while the studio and Microsoft would do their collective best to secure a release, "it's going to take a bit" to achieve that.

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Xbox 360 LOVEFiLM Instant app gets Watchlist and new UI update

Xbox 360 LOVEFiLM Instant app gets Watchlist and new UI update

Xbox 360 owners subscribing to Amazon's LOVEFiLM on-demand movie service can now get the same enhanced Instant streaming system that their PS3 peers have been enjoying since May, as the Microsoft console gets the new entertainment update. The refresh brings support for the LOVEFiLM Watchlist - effectively a queue of titles the user wants to see - to the console, in addition to new and improved search functionality.

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Xbox One backtracks on game sharing and always-connected internet

Xbox One backtracks on game sharing and always-connected internet

As the Xbox One suffered a significant amount of negative feedback from those that, thus far, weren't happy with the machine's rules surrounding disk sharing and always-connected internet, Microsoft and the Xbox team have turned over a new leaf. This afternoon straight through Microsoft's own Xbox Wire portal, Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business, made it all clear. The Xbox One will not need the internet, nor will it have any limitations on buying, selling, lending, or gifting disks.

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