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Xbox One and 360 drop Xbox Live demand for Netflix, Hulu, more

Xbox One and 360 drop Xbox Live demand for Netflix, Hulu, more

Microsoft has ditched its requirement that Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners have Xbox Live subscriptions in order to access streaming services, meaning on-demand options like Netflix and Hulu will only require you pay up to the service themselves. The decision also brings Skype, OneDrive, and Internet Explorer to all Xbox users, as well as see Microsoft launch Games with Gold for Xbox One in June.

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Xbox One without Kinect release set for June 9th

Xbox One without Kinect release set for June 9th

It would appear that Microsoft is preparing to take on the gaming market with the Xbox One without their motion-detecting Kinect. This is a bit of a surprise move, as previous to today it was generally accepted as hard-and-fast fact that the Kinect would always be delivered with the console. With this package, the console will cost a cool $399.

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Titanfall Expedition DLC live-feed today, release on May 15

Titanfall Expedition DLC live-feed today, release on May 15

It’s nearly time to jump into the jungle. Titanfall’s first big downloadable content pack "Expedition" is nearly out in stores, and today the folks at Respawn Entertainment - the developers of this game - are bringing a live-feed video of the expanded bits and pieces to Twitch. This feed begins at 12PM PST (noon today), and will last for an unknown amount of time - likely over an hour into the afternoon.

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Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

This week the folks at Ubisoft are letting it be known who you’ll be getting to know in the game Watch Dogs. "In a city of over 3 million people," the company says of the plot line inside futuristic Chicago, "you’d be surprised at how few you can trust." Today we meet the main character of Watch Dogs Aiden Pierce’s friends - and his enemies.

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Sunset Overdrive preview part 1: gameplay ready to POP

Sunset Overdrive preview part 1: gameplay ready to POP

The game Sunset Overdrive has been revealed in great detail this week as the developers behind the game - at Insomniac Games - have begun their demos. This game is open world, a combination of elements from Ratchet and Clank (developed by the same studio), Tony Hawk Pro Skater (points for grind combos), and Saints Row IV (massive openness and super-human abilities.)

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Elder Scrolls Online console delay: Xbox One and PS4 six months out

Elder Scrolls Online console delay: Xbox One and PS4 six months out

The Elder Scrolls Online fans wanting to play the game on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will have to wait longer, with unforeseen problems on both platforms pushing the release back from June by another six months. The team behind the game had hoped to quickly port it across from PC and Mac, but found that network issues to do with Xbox Live and PlayStation Network made that trickier than expected.

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Xbox One handheld out of the question

Xbox One handheld out of the question

Suggestion of a handheld gaming system made by Microsoft for the Xbox One ecosystem have swirled for years. There’ve even been renders made - devices with controls at their sides and a touchscreen in the center, all emblazoned with the XBOX logo front and center. Today those dreams have been doused.

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