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GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

GTA V hits homes early while Microsoft bans spoiler consoles

Two things are happening this week in the world of Grand Theft Auto 5: one includes Amazon UK sending out copies of the game early, the other includes console banning for users playing and sharing spoilers from the game. Users inside the UK have been seeing their copies of the game for Xbox 360 arrive as early as Saturday, playing them at will (as is their right). Thieves of the game - those picking up the game through early downloads without paying - have been experiencing full console bans from Xbox Live.

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Xbox Live Rewards update includes local payouts and a punchcard system

Xbox Live Rewards update includes local payouts and a punchcard system

Welcome to the next iteration of what Microsoft calls its Xbox Live Rewards system - ready for action just in time (or a few months early) for the next-generation console. Making certain it's ready to roll by the time the Xbox One appears in stores, this Xbox Live Rewards system reboot includes a collection of ways you can access credits, cash out, and shuffle them all around.

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Xbox 360 support to continue for next three years

Xbox 360 support to continue for next three years

The Xbox One will be available to consumers on November 22, just in time for the holiday season. For those who aren't planning on rushing out and upgrading, however, questions have been raised regarding how long the Xbox 360 will last before reaching the obsolete stage. Microsoft addressed this concern yesterday at the Citi Global Technology Conference, saying that it will be supported for three years.

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Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

Microsoft Xbox One and Surface NFL partnership bears fruit, features detailed

Football season is here and Microsoft wants to be a big part of it, redefining the way sports fans experience the game. When Microsoft unveiled its next-gen gaming console, it also announced a partnership with NFL to bring a new football experience in your living room. Now we're getting more information about new features that will be hitting not only the Xbox One but the Surface tablet as well.

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Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

This week the folks a Mojang have announced a collaboration of epic scale - the first Xbox 360 downloadable update, utilizing the Mass Effect gaming environment for a fully-boxy adventure. This update is called Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Mass Effect Mash-Up. This game works in collaboration with Microsoft Studios, Xbox Live Arcade, and 4J Studios - and the full details of the game are not yet out on the block. What you will be able to see is a set of cinematic effects not necessarily representative of the actual final bit of gameplay - we'll see that soon enough.

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Crytek Warface to hit Xbox 360 in 2014

Crytek Warface to hit Xbox 360 in 2014

Crytek is the company behind some of the most popular PC and console games ever launched including hits such as Crysis. Another of the popular games that Crytek offers is the free to play title Warface. The downside for Xbox 360 gamers in the past was that the game was not available on consoles.

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Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Microsoft has loosed a few extra details on the Xbox One's core architecture, outlining the ambitious 5bn component chip at the heart of the next-gen console, and explaining the ways it aims to avoid a repeat of the "red ring of death" plague that affected the Xbox 360. Speaking today at Stanford University, Microsoft chip architect John Sell described the multiple redundancies that had been factored into the AMD-powered Xbox One brain, VentureBeat reports, and how those redundancies will help avoid not only bricked consoles but wastage on the production line.

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