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Xbox One Asia launch not until November 2014 Microsoft admits

Xbox One Asia launch not until November 2014 Microsoft admits

The Xbox One won't arrive in Asia until a full year after it hits US shelves, Microsoft has confirmed, with gamers in several countries being forced to wait for a "staged approach" as the company supposedly localizes content. Those in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and India won't get the Xbox One until November 2014, Microsoft confirmed to the WSJ, despite Microsoft itself conceding that the region will be one of the big growth areas for gaming.

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Last of Us multiplayer looks like TF2 in 200 years

Last of Us multiplayer looks like TF2 in 200 years

As "The Last of Us" hits shelves, so too does a multiplayer gameplay demonstration take place, this environment known as Factions. What you'll be doing here is continuing the battle taken up in the original storyline presented in The Last of Us, only this time you're part of a team that's in direct combat for supplies - in one mode - with a team that's controlled by another set of real-life human beings.

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Xbox One Siri-style speech system and Skype remote play rumored

Xbox One Siri-style speech system and Skype remote play rumored

The Xbox One will be able to spot new people even if they're not actively playing, speak to gamers in a manner similar to Siri on the iPhone, and allow stuck players to seek help over Skype, it's rumored. Microsoft was coy with showing all of the new Kinect's features, according to Polygon's sources, at the Xbox One launch last week, saving some of the more advanced two-way interaction for closer to launch.

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Xbox One used games policy leak claims limited discounts and publisher cut

Xbox One used games policy leak claims limited discounts and publisher cut

Used game sales on the Xbox One will use a digital authorization system requiring the console to validate titles against Microsoft's servers every 24 hours, retailer leaks have suggested, also building in a cut for both Microsoft and publishers with each transaction. Microsoft had confirmed that pre-owned games sales would be permitted on the new console, but declined to detail exactly how the system would operate. Now, according to retailers speaking to MCV, details of the proposed system have been leaked.

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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 release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Xbox One release date may appear at E3 in Microsoft’s second wave

Now that the Xbox One has been revealed, it's time to begin speaking about when the device will actually be released to the market. This week the Xbox One (code-named Durango or otherwise Xbox 720) was shown with several details including those surrounding the device's innards, but as far as official word of its real final market release goes, Microsoft has been essentially mum.

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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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Call of Duty: Ghosts detailed for Xbox One, dog included

Call of Duty: Ghosts detailed for Xbox One, dog included

This week the folks at Microsoft opened the stage at their Xbox One event for "one last thing" after letting the world know that the console would be out later this year. That one last thing was the CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, introducing the next title in the COD series: Call of Duty: Ghosts. This title will be introduced - but not necessarily exclusive to - the Xbox One.

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