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Is Xbox One’s Kinect dead?

Is Xbox One’s Kinect dead?

Earlier this year Microsoft revealed their response to the $100-cheaper PlayStation 4 in the form of an Xbox One without the Kinect. Previous to this reveal of the $399 Kinect-less Xbox One, there’d only been the Xbox One with Kinect, now called a "bundle", that was $499. Microsoft reported in July that their June Xbox One console sales had "more than doubled" due to the new standard sans-Kinect release. Fast-forward to October of 2014 - right now, that is - and that Kinect "bundle" might be on its way out the door completely.

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Plex for Xbox One coming tomorrow, 360 “later”

Plex for Xbox One coming tomorrow, 360 “later”

Plex is a pretty versatile media streamer, requiring no proprietary hardware, only an app. Making a home on various hardware that you don’t control isn’t easy, though. Today, Plex is announcing they’ve made a new home on the media streaming device you probably use in your living room, the Xbox.

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Dead Rising movie contains cameos, product placement

Dead Rising movie contains cameos, product placement

There’s a Dead Rising movie coming soon. It’ll be a movie translation of the video game series, the one whose third installment just hit PC after being launched on Xbox One. Zombies will be in this movie, and it’ll take place in the same Dead Rising universe somewhere between Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3. You can bet there'll be plenty of bashing, plenty of blood, and one whole heck of a lot of Zombrex to keep you clean and out of the person-eating-person gutter.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: 4 years in stealth mode

Assassin’s Creed Unity: 4 years in stealth mode

The game Assassin's Creed: Unity has been in development with Ubisoft since the year 2010. That was just 3 years after the first Assassin's Creed was released, and right around the release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and a year after Assassin's Creed II. Unity is the first next-gen Assassin's Creed, and the opening of a new door for the series. It's been a long time coming.

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Assassin’s Creed: Unity First-Impressions

Assassin’s Creed: Unity First-Impressions

We're just a little over one month away from the full release of Assassin's Creed: Unity, and we've had our first opportunity to get an up-close and personal view of the game in all its glory. Our demonstration was done on an Xbox One and we've seen single-player, 2-player co-op, and 4-player co-op. In this game Ubisoft presents Assassin's Creed rebuilt, enhancing the bits we liked about previous generations and cutting out the fluff.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Skeptical was what I was when I began playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. When you attempt to transfer a beloved, storied universe from one media to the other, you’re under a lot more scrutiny than you’d be if you’d started fresh. But like Alejandro Jodorowsky said about Dune, you have to disrespect your source material if you want to successfully create new life. Behold: Shadow of Mordor.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: co-op trailer changes everything

Assassin’s Creed Unity: co-op trailer changes everything

This week we're seeing a bit more information on the French Revolution-based Assassin's Creed: Unity with multiplayer. The team at Ubisoft have released a brand new trailer / interview sort of video that lets us in on how the game will play out with multiplayer, both in 2-player and 4-player modes.

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Doctor Who Minecraft skin brings Daleks to blocky life

Doctor Who Minecraft skin brings Daleks to blocky life

The Doctor Who skin pack for Minecraft on the Xbox 360 has been released, bringing several regenerations of the Doctor along with popular enemies like the Daleks to the block game. Available initially only for the Xbox 360 - though with a Minecraft: Xbox One Edition version coming eventually - the skin pack will feature a total of 54 characters, Microsoft says.

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Titanfall DLC 3 “IMC Rising” released to public

Titanfall DLC 3 “IMC Rising” released to public

The final installment in the Titanfall release saga is now ready for action. This DLC is the final of three downloadable content packs for the groundbreaking game for Xbox One and PC. Now it’s up to Respawn Entertainment to keep the hype pumping while the prep their next release - which we sincerely hope will include a single-player element.

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South Park season 18 starts tonight: Xbox One is ready

South Park season 18 starts tonight: Xbox One is ready

Supposing you’re one of the thousands of citizens of the United States of America that forgoes cable TV here in 2014, you might be seeking out an alternate source for South Park tonight - or tomorrow morning. The 18th season of the series premieres this evening, after all. Lucky you, you Xbox One-owning user - the Comedy Central app launches this week.

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Sunset Overdrive live action trailer: giggles in play

Sunset Overdrive live action trailer: giggles in play

This morning the folks behind Sunset Overdrive have let it be known that they really can’t create a live-action trailer for their game. It’s be too crazy. It’d get too nasty. Instead, they’ve opted to make an effort to parody a behind-the-scenes sort of situation with bright colors and goop.

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Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

Xbox One’s China launch bumped toward end of year

As of this past summer, Microsoft had announced plans to launch the Xbox One in China on September 23, bringing its latest console to one of the largest markets it could target. Unfortunately for those hoping to grab it next week, the company has announced it must extend the launch date farther into the year.

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