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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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Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

Xbox One vs Xbox 360: What’s Changed?

It's all change for Microsoft and Xbox today, with the new Xbox One shaking things up in the gaming world and meeting Sony's PlayStation 4 challenge head-on. The Xbox One has a lot to live up to, though: the 360 held the best-selling console torch for some time, and that's something Sony would just love to steal away with the PS4. Join us after the cut as we run through the next-gen console and how it compares to the 360.

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Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

Xbox One made official: The All In One home entertainment system

This week Microsoft started their first major next-generation Xbox game console event off with a bang, showing the console and naming it all at once: the Xbox One. Before the event began, it was (once again) revealed that today's reveal took more than just a weekend to create - Don Mattrick, , noted that "we've spent the past four years" working on this release alone. It was also made clear that "this is just the beginning" with "E3 right around the corner", as it were - games galore will be there, without a doubt. Per the video announcement you'll more than likely see on television before too long, Microsoft is "about the change entertainment forever ... again."

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Xbox 720 console possibilities and how they’ll affect the Xbox 360

Xbox 720 console possibilities and how they’ll affect the Xbox 360

This week Microsoft's next-generation Xbox is set to be revealed - at least in part - and the Xbox 360 will at last have a replacement. But for those thousands and millions of Xbox 360 owners, what comes next? Is this console doomed to go the way of the dodo, or will a software update pushed after the Xbox 720 - or whatever it'll be called - is released allow this soon-to-be-legacy console to continue to be relevant?

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Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

An Xbox TV, a console piggy-backing on your cable box, DVR functionality, streaming gaming, and augmented reality have all been topics of Microsoft development for the next-gen "Xbox 720", sources claim, though how much of the prototype tech will make it to the eventual hardware is still unclear. Microsoft has been working on multiple possibilities for embedding the new Xbox further into the living room, multiple insiders whispered to the WSJ, as it attempts to challenge not only Sony's PlayStation 4 but the rising star of smartphone and tablet gaming. Still, wariness about potentially frustrating gamers with laggy play, or content and entertainment partners, has apparently forced Microsoft to temper its console ambitions.

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Big Xbox Dashboard update tipped to pave Xbox 720 transition

Big Xbox Dashboard update tipped to pave Xbox 720 transition

Microsoft's Xbox 360 dashboard is in line for a new, significant update, insiders claim, paving the way for the next-gen "Xbox 720" with elements of Windows 8.1 among other changes. The interface will include smaller Live Tiles and a new color-theme, according to The Verge's sources, though also be used to more readily transition gamers from the current Xbox 360 to the new console expected to be officially unveiled this coming week.

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