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Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One real names, external drives and more coming June

Xbox One will get support for real names, external drives, and turning SmartGlass phones and tablets into universal remotes with OneGuide support in an update in June, Microsoft has announced today. The new system update for the console will address some of what Microsoft says are the most-requested features, such as expanding storage when the Xbox One's own internal drive is full.

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Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Hitman 2014 tipped for reveal in May, demo at E3

Earlier this year it was suggested by IO Interactive that they’d be delivering a new Hitman game - likely within the year. This is a new "AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles," not the game "Hitman GO" released for mobile devices. It’s been tipped by an anonymous "insider" that this new game will be revealed - at least in part - by the end of May.

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Xbox One external drive support tipped

Xbox One external drive support tipped

This week there would appear to be more than one Xbox One update incoming. While we’re seeing an External Drive Ready marker on a "leaked" homescreen this morning, there’s word that it won’t be coming immediately, if at all. The Xbox One software update coming this month, instead, has a number of audio upgrades and options.

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SlickWraps Xbox One, PS4 Controller Light Bar Wraps Review

SlickWraps Xbox One, PS4 Controller Light Bar Wraps Review

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 accessory markets are in full swing, with groups like SlickWraps bringing their device-covering designs to the market in all shapes and sizes. Today what we’re having a peek at is a couple of "wraps" made for the Xbox One wireless controller and the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller. In addition to the wrap, the SlickWraps also bring the heat to the DS4’s Light Bar, mustache style.

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Why Microsoft just killed the Kinect

Why Microsoft just killed the Kinect

It’s all over. Microsoft’s Kinect, which has improved greatly since its launch on the Xbox 360, is officially on a death march that won’t slow down.

Microsoft announced recently that in order to bring its console price down, it will soon start selling the Xbox One without a Kinect. The new price tag for the bundle -- $399 – will certainly attract those who have been turned off by the $499 price, but is it really in the best interests of Microsoft?

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Aaron Greenberg takes over Xbox Global Marketing Team

Aaron Greenberg takes over Xbox Global Marketing Team

This afternoon former Chief of Staff for Microsoft’s Devices Group Aaron Greenberg has let it be known that he’ll be changing roles. After working as Chief of Staff for Microsoft’s Devices Group for three and a half years, Greenberg will be taking his new place leading Global Product Marketing for Xbox 1st party games, 3rd party games, and Xbox Entertainment Studios.

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Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One and TV show coming fall 2015

Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One and TV show coming fall 2015

The new Halo 5: Guardians game has been confirmed for Xbox One, though gamers with Microsoft's console will have to wait until fall 2015 in order to get their hands on it, while a TV series based on the game universe will also debut. The show, created by 343 Industries and famed director Steven Spielberg, is also expected to arrive next fall, and will try to both deliver a standalone entertainment experience as well as tying into the game itself.

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Far Cry 4 revealed as “most expansive and immersive” so far

Far Cry 4 revealed as “most expansive and immersive” so far

It’s become quite obvious that Ubisoft is not planning on releasing sequels to their games any time soon with the announcement of Far Cry 4. Understanding that Watch Dogs will have a sequel if it does well enough and finding that Assassin’s Creed has its own floor dedicated to only itself in Montreal, the franchise business is in full swing. Now we’re seeing the fourth entry into the main Far Cry series environment.

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