Gaming, VR World

Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Fix Coming Wednesday

Master Chief is getting some backup this Wednesday.

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Event, Gaming, Guides, Holiday Shopping Guides, VR World

Nab An Xbox One For $312 With This Online Black Friday Sale

H.H. Gregg has an impossible-to-miss Black Friday deal on its stock including Xbox One’s and PS4’s.

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Event, Guides, Holiday Shopping Guides

The Five Best Games of 2014

The holidays are right around the corner, and with our helpful buying guide you can pick up the best titles for the gamer in your life.

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Gaming, VR World

Halo 5: Seven New Spartan Abilities Revealed

Halo 5 brings new depth to combat with new abilities like ground slams, thrust-jumps, and other bonuses befit a Spartan warrior.

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Gaming, Graphics, Hardware, Rumors, VR World

AMD’s New 20nm APU Could Lead to Xbox One Slim Model

AMD and Microsoft have shrunk the Xbox One’s main processor in an effort to maximize efficiency and costs.

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Gaming, VR World

GTA: San Andreas Launches on Xbox 360 For Less Than $5

Priced at just $3.74 it’s a crime to pass up one of the best GTA’s in history.

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Gaming, VR World

Microsoft Offers Holiday Xbox One Bundles for $349 in U.S.

Microsoft slashes the Xbox One’s price tag by $50 and throws in a free game in an effort to win the holiday season.

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Gaming, VR World

Assassin's Creed Unity Dev: The PS4 Couldn't Handle 1080p 30FPS For Our Game

One anonymous AC Unity dev discusses the rigors that Ubisoft faced while optimizing the game across the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Gaming, VR World

Assassin's Creed Unity And Black Flag Included in $399 Xbox One Bundle

Microsoft prepares for the holiday season with a new Xbox One bundle focused on Ubisoft’s stealthy swashbuckling franchise.

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Guides

PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One: Gaming or multimedia?

All-in-one entertainment squares off against high-performance gaming.

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Guides

Xbox One vs PC: Entertainment Takes on The King of Gaming

All-in-one or one system for everything?

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Gaming, VR World

Xbox One is China’s First Big Console Launch in 14 Years

With today’s launch of the Xbox One in China, Microsoft gets a head start over Sony and Nintendo by becoming the first console to enter the market since the country lifted its ban on consoles.

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VR World

Microsoft Shutters Silicon Valley R&D Group As Nadella Cuts 2,100 Jobs

As Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) reaches the halfway point in its plan to cut 21,000 jobs, one of the victims of CEO Satya Nadella’s plan for a “leaner, smarter Microsoft” is the company’s esteemed Silicon Valley research group. According to reports — confirmed by tweets from the group’s employees — the 75-person lab will close and 50 positions will be eliminated. The remaining staff will be given the option to continue working for the company from Microsoft’s nearby Mountain View office. The focus of the lab prior to its close was distributed computing, and developing software to coordinate computing tasks across a network of machines. In

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Gaming, Global Politics, Japan, VR World

Microsoft’s Xbox One launch flops in Japan

[Photo: Famitsu] Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox One console recently launched in Japan on September 4, and so far the all-in-one system has been met with markedly lukewarm reception in the Japanese market. A lowly 23, 562 consoles were sold in the first week of launch availability, Famitsu reports, making it a considerable flop. In comparison, Japan’s Xbox 360 launch saw more than 60,000 units sold back in 2005. What attributed to this lack of sales? As Kotaku reports, a handful of big-name Japanese retailers resembled vacant ghost-towns during the Xbox One’s midnight launch. So far the Xbox One exclusive Titanfall leads Japanese game sales charts for the console with 22,416 copies sold, followed by the

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Analysis, Gaming

Why Console Exclusivity is Fading

Exclusive games once defined the brands they were attached to and were major motivators in terms of console choice. In those days gamers chose the platform that aligned with their taste in gaming, and for the most part, these titles stayed within their selected exclusive boundaries. Even a quick cursory glance at the industry is enough to see that things have longed changed since those days where the Xbox and PlayStation 2 reigned supreme. And the definition of “exclusive” has shifted quite a bit. Now we have concepts like timed-exclusives, pre-loading and a slew of key AAA titles across all platforms–and the most glaring difference is

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Gaming, VR World

PS4 Tops Sales Charts for Seventh Consecutive Month

July has proven to be lucky number seven for Sony, as the PlayStation 4 continues its lead over the Xbox One for the seventh month a row, analyst firm NPD Group reports. Earlier this week the Japanese gaming titan revealed that the PS4 has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and it continues to reign over the Xbox One despite Microsoft’s recent Kinect-less price cut. The figures revealed that U.S. shoppers spent $514.3 million on combined gaming hardware, software and accessories in July with around 38%, or $198.8 million, of that total making up console sales. Sony’s victory was actually two-fold across both hardware and software fronts, with The Last of

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Gaming, VR World

PS4 Tops Sales Charts for Seventh Consecutive Month

July has proven to be lucky number seven for Sony, as the PlayStation 4 continues its lead over the Xbox One for the seventh month a row, analyst firm NPD Group reports. Earlier this week the Japanese gaming titan revealed that the PS4 has sold over 10 million units worldwide, and it continues to reign over the Xbox One despite Microsoft’s recent Kinect-less price cut. The figures revealed that U.S. shoppers spent $514.3 million on combined gaming hardware, software and accessories in July with around 38%, or $198.8 million, of that total making up console sales. Sony’s victory was actually two-fold across both hardware and software fronts, with The Last of

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Gaming, VR World

Xbox One Will Soon be Able to Stream Pirated Video

To date both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One haven’t been able to contend with their yesteryear predecessors in terms of media playback. The lack of DLNA network streaming on next-gen consoles is sorely missed, effectively shrinking each system’s functionality and entertainment options. At Gamescom 2014 Microsoft unveiled a new plan to remedy this and make earnest on the Xbox One’s label as the “all-in-one entertainment” solution by way of expanding its media support. A new media player, which will be rolled out in an upcoming system update, will power this transition by letting users play digital content by way of a USB drive. DLNA streaming across

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