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First Xbox One Kinect opt-out games confirmed for graphics boost

First Xbox One Kinect opt-out games confirmed for graphics boost

The first Xbox One games to benefit from ditching Kinect have been named, with both Destiny and Sunset Overdrive committed to using the extra GPU grunt to hit 1080p/30fps. Microsoft confirmed that, by giving developers access to hitherto-reserved system resources once earmarked for Kinect functionality, games could potentially see a 10-percent performance boost. However, it wasn't so easy as unplugging the sensor bar and seeing better quality graphics.

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Xbox One E3 2014 game trailers rundown

Xbox One E3 2014 game trailers rundown

This morning at the start of the Xbox One presentation at E3 2015, Xbox head Phil Spencer suggested something crazy. "Today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games," said Spencer, suggesting that there’d be no chatter about TV programming, audio systems, or in-car entertainment. Nay, said he, it was time to reveal more games than you’d know what to do with.

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Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

Halo Master Chief Collection HD gameplay brings HD 2

To demonstrate the high-definition revamp Halo 2 multiplayer has gotten in the Halo Master Chief Collection this week, E3 2014 delivered action onstage. What you’ll see is a basic match - the same as you’d be playing back with the original version of Halo 2, only here it’s far, far prettier. If you like big flat slabs of color, you’ll want to pull out the older console - this version is being played on Xbox One.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division gameplay at E3: Watch Dogs digital

Tom Clancy’s The Division gameplay at E3: Watch Dogs digital

The game Tom Clancy’s The Division has suddenly appeared as one of the most "next-gen" looking games in the whole Xbox One universe. What we’re seeing this week is a bit of gameplay from the folks that’ve developed the title, complete with multiplayer (or some extremely realistic single-player) action. Coordination here is a must - just so you don’t get lost in the lovely visuals of the environment.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay demoed at E3

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay demoed at E3

This year's E3 began with the Xbox One showing of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in an impressive display of machine-heavy action and futuristic fighting. This Call of Duty demonstration suggested that we'd no longer be just a soldier on the ground with machine guns and grenades. Instead, it's time to get used to working with an Iron Man array of oddities.

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Here’s how to tune in to E3 2014 Live video feeds

Here’s how to tune in to E3 2014 Live video feeds

This week the folks at E3 2014 running events are ready and willing to bring you their presentations straight to you at home. You’ll be able to watch presentations on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to engage with Twitch, and you’ll be able to roll with the punches here on SlashGear as well! This is one E3 that you’ll not want to miss - but better yet, one you won’t have to miss either!

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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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World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

World Record-holding video game collection hits auction block

The world record-holding world’s largest video game collection is being put up for auction with the Guinness Book of World Records to back it up. The fellow named Michael Thomasson holds the record and now needs the cash. Instead of suggesting he’s doing the honorable thing, and putting the collection in a museum, Thomasson suggests that this sale will be because of family commitments.

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