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Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft exec: Just get a 360 if Xbox One’s internet demands upset you

Microsoft's demands for online connectivity for the Xbox One has divided opinion, and Xbox chief Don Mattrick probably isn't helping by arguing that those unhappy should just stick with an Xbox 360. The Interactive Entertainment Business head told GameTrailers that for those who lack reliable connectivity, there's still something they can play. "Fortunately, we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity" he pointed out, "it's called Xbox 360."

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New Xbox 360 console design official

New Xbox 360 console design official

The main focus of the Microsoft event will be the Xbox One, however that doesn't mean we aren't going to see anything related to the Xbox 360. In fact, Micrsoft kicked off the E3 2013 event with word of a new design for the 360 as well as an upgrade to the existing Gold setup. And nicely done, the updated Gold setup will bring free games starting in July.

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Xbox One gets trio of ‘cloud consoles’ for extra crunching Microsoft explains

Xbox One gets trio of ‘cloud consoles’ for extra crunching Microsoft explains

The 300,000-server-strong Xbox LIVE cloud for the new Xbox One will share processing duties with the console, Microsoft has detailed, responsible for "latency-insensitive computation" like filling in background detail or figuring out complex lighting effects. The split crunching had been broadly outlined before, but Microsoft shared some specifics with Ars Technica, including how the system would amount to roughly three virtual Xbox One consoles per the one in your living room, and what visual impact it would have for gamers without a persistent internet connection.

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Xbox One lack of backward compatibility is a non-issue insists Microsoft

Xbox One lack of backward compatibility is a non-issue insists Microsoft

Don't expect your shiny new Xbox One to care about your current stack of Xbox 360 games any time soon; Microsoft isn't convinced that backward-compatibility with gamers' existing titles is something the majority of people even care about. In fact, Microsoft interactive entertainment chief Don Mattrick told the WSJ, spending time looking at old games generally means you miss what's coming up ahead. "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards," he argued.

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GTA V Collectors Editions continue legacy of completist addiction

GTA V Collectors Editions continue legacy of completist addiction

If you're a lover of the Grand Theft Auto series and absolutely need to own every little bit and piece from the creators of the series at Rockstar Games, you're about to need to start saving up. Two unique editions of Grand Theft Auto V have been shown this week by he creators of the series - one of them a Special Edition, the other a Collectors Edition.

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Xbox One requires Kinect to function

Xbox One requires Kinect to function

This week as the Xbox One is introduced to the world, the company opposing Sony and their PlayStation 4 have taken an entirely different approach to its first reveal: console, Kinect, and controller included. If you decided that you weren't about to connect a motion-tracking device to your gaming console no matter what the trends in the industry, Microsoft and the Xbox One might have you thinking twice. In a close-up chat with an Xbox UK marketing director it's been revealed that the Xbox requires that its new Kinect device be attached at all times.

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