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Console Decision 2020: Sony or Microsoft?

Sony finally broke their silence today – now that we have the data, which 2020 console is for you?

Xbox One Kinect Requirement Dropped

Seriously, I’m surprised Microsoft didn’t call their new console the Xbox 180, because that’s what they’ve been doing since their next console’s big reveal.  Which is both good and bad really.  Good in the sense that they’re actually listening to…

Xbox Doesn’t Just Want Your Living Room, It Wants Your Office

OK so Microsoft’s been through some interesting times since E3 to now regarding the Xbox One.  Seriously, I’m almost tired of typing the name of that console out anymore.  First there was the DRM.  Then there was the public outcry…

Microsoft Backpedals on Xbox One DRM Policies

Backpedal (verb): to retreat or move backward. Last night the internet saw Microsoft go into full backpedal mode on their DRM practices for the upcoming Xbox One in a post on their site titled“Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox…

US Military Ready to Court Martial the Xbox One

Remember a while back when former Xbox director Adam Orth put his foot in his digital mouth, tweeting to us all that if there is an always on connection (of course before they confirmed it) that we can all #dealwithit?  As…

Xbox One Update – The Whole Internet Connection Thing

** Updated Info on the Xbox One and internet connections ** In my earlier post talking covering the big Xbox One reveal today, I got a little bit into the whole always on issue.  From those who had hands-on experience…

OK Kids, Let’s Talk Xbox One

Just a little while ago from their Redmond campus, Microsoft finally pulled the curtain and gave us all the big reveal on their successor to the Xbox 360 – The Xbox One, announcing that it will be available later in…

Microsoft Creative Director Doesn’t Deny Always-On Rumors, Tells us to #dealwithit

Remember when I told you kids about the rumor that the next iteration of the Xbox console would require an always-on connection?  Even after those rumors have spread like wildfire, drawing a collective “WTF guys?” from the gaming community, Microsoft is…

Always-On Rumors True? Xbox May Follow Suit in Blocking Used Games

Now that Sony’s PlayStation team is a couple weeks out from what I think will be the PlayStation 4 reveal, It looks like it’s Microsoft’s turn to continue churning the rumor mill.  A while ago you’ll remember that we talked…

Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor

[Article first published as Microsoft’s New Mobile Phone-Style Xbox Live Contracts no Longer a Rumor on Blogcritics.] Over the years, especially in electronics, we’ve all seen changes in how companies charge users.  Fading are the days when a customer would by hard…