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E3 2014: Five games we’re anticipating most

E3 2014: Five games we’re anticipating most

There will be ups and there will be downs to this year’s E3, with games that look fantastic and release dates that will make you cry. Most of the AAA titles we’ll see appearing at E3 2014 will be set to release in the year 2015, while - by the looks of it - the whole lot will be well worth the wait. This show begins next week, while we’ll certainly see more action this whole weekend as well.

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The Xbox One is NOT getting an (instant fix) graphics upgrade

The Xbox One is NOT getting an (instant fix) graphics upgrade

Despite what you may have heard from some odd forums and other major publications, the Xbox One is not getting a graphics upgrade with the dawn of the Kinect-free model. In other words - you will not get a sharper image if you disconnect your Kinect now, nor will you see more frames per second. This update will bring a tiny bit more GPU power to developers - they are the ones that will have to take advantage of it.

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Kinect for Windows v2 hits preorder as Microsoft crows potential

Kinect for Windows v2 hits preorder as Microsoft crows potential

Microsoft may be offering the Xbox One without Kinect for motion-uninterested gamers, but it's also counting on plenty of Windows users and developers being interested in the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. Up for preorder today, the new sensor bar - effectively the same hardware as for the Xbox One, but designed to work with the updated Windows SDK - is expected to ship in limited numbers from July.

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Rabbids Kinect interactive TV show summoned by Ubisoft

Rabbids Kinect interactive TV show summoned by Ubisoft

Rabbids Invasion is the name of the game, and the name of the genre is Interactive TV Show. What you’ll be doing in Rabbids Invasion is taking part in 20 episodes of a TV show, becoming "both an actor and a spectator." This will be the first in a series of interactive TV show releases from Ubisoft should the first prove to be a success.

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Xbox One 10% graphics boost incoming (by sacrificing Kinect)

Xbox One 10% graphics boost incoming (by sacrificing Kinect)

The Xbox One is getting a graphics boost, though the potential 10-percent improvement will only affect the console when Kinect isn't plugged in, Microsoft has admitted. Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that the Xbox One's software dev kit to be released this month will bring with it "more GPU bandwidth", with Microsoft later confirming that the extra grunt comes from freeing up resources previously reserved for powering Kinect, assuming game developers choose to take advantage of it.

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Xbox One gets 45 new apps this year

Xbox One gets 45 new apps this year

Microsoft has revealed this morning that 45 new apps will be released to the Xbox One "by the end of this holiday season." In other words - the rest of the year will be filled with apps. This list includes Twitter, HBO Go, Comedy Central, and a wide variety of entertainment-based experiences.

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Xbox One backwards compatibility possible in future update

Xbox One backwards compatibility possible in future update

So you’d like to play your Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One, would you? You’d like to be able to ditch the older Box - or multiple Xbox units - and use just one machine, would you? As it turns out, the team behind major software builds for the Xbox One at Microsoft are considering backwards compatibility as a real possibility for a future update.

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