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Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

Telltale’s Walking Dead game sells one million copies

In less than a month's time, a game based on a niche comic book franchise that was turned into a successful TV show has been able to become its own breakout success. The Walking Dead Episode 1: A New Day has been downloaded a million times between the Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. It's hopefully a good sign as future episodes of the game are released.

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CinemaNow app comes to Xbox Live

CinemaNow app comes to Xbox Live

As if gamers needed another video streaming platform on the Xbox 360, Best Buy's CinemaNow app has now arrived on the Microsoft console. CinemaNow is a platform that allows users to rent or buy movies and TV shows, just like iTunes, Amazon Video On Demand, and Vudu, but without the brand recognition of any of those other names.

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Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Wondering what you’ll be able to pick up when Halo 4 is released on November 6th? Wonder no more. The official Halo website has detailed the Limited Edition of the game, available for pre-order starting from today. It might set you back a cool $99.99, but hopefully the features will be enough to entice you. The Limited Edition will offer multiplayer map packs, specializations, and bonus digital content.

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Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

Microsoft’s ‘Inside Xbox’ video service discontinued

The feature within Xbox Live that allowed gamers to get the latest news and information about the Xbox 360 in an easily digestable video format is no more. Microsoft has decided to pull the plug on the Inside Xbox feautre from its gaming console, likely due to low user demand. This includes the closure of things like Major's Minute, Featured Videos, and Insider Moves.

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$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect with two-year subscription tipped

What if you took the classic cellphone business model and applied it to consoles? Did your mind just explode? Microsoft is certainly hoping it will. The Verge reports that Microsoft will be offering a $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect as part of a two-year subscription starting from next week. The $99 upfront cost would net you the hardware, and you would continue to pay a $15 monthly subscription over the course of two years.

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Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Microsoft may have bungled the opportunity it had to turn Halo into a multi million-dollar theatrical movie success, but the highly successful Xbox shooter franchise will be getting transformed into a live-action masterpiece nevertheless. Microsoft will be debuting a Web-based TV series in the hopes of achieving two goals - strike up as much publicity for Halo 4 as possible, and wrangle in new fans who haven't necessarily played a Halo game yet.

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Apple, not Amazon, is Microsoft’s NOOK Motivation

Apple, not Amazon, is Microsoft’s NOOK Motivation

Barely was the e-ink dry on Microsoft and Barnes & Noble's $300m NOOK agreement when pundits were questioning the wisdom of adding Amazon to the software company's existing roster of big-name rivals. Microsoft is already under attack in mobile and computing, so the commentary went; throwing one of the biggest retailers around into the mixture was at best foolish and at worst evidence of Microsoft spreading itself thin when it needs to be extra lavish with its strokes. That analysis is wrong, though. Make no mistake: Apple, not Amazon, is in Microsoft's sights today.

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Kinect Joy Ride sequel won’t require Kinect

Kinect Joy Ride sequel won’t require Kinect

There will be a sequel to the Kinect launch title Kinect Joy Ride, but get this - it won't be a Kinect game. Perhaps Microsoft realized that gamers don't really want to play a racing game where you can't press a button to accelerate or brake, and you have no precise control over how you turn or move. But apparently they did like the look and style of Kinect Joy Ride nevertheless. This is a curious story, for sure.

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