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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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Hitman 6 concept art delivered

Hitman 6 concept art delivered

The first image of the next Hitman has been delivered, and it’s conceptually driven. While we won’t see real gameplay or anything outside of conceptual work for quite some time, the folks at IO-Interactive have let it be known that they are, indeed, at work. They’re also so far away from a game delivery that they won’t be showing anything off at E3 2014.

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