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Microsoft launching Xbox One in China on Sept. 29 with 10 games

The Xbox One will go on sale in China on Sept. 29, making it the first gaming console in 14 years to be sold through official channels there, Microsoft and media partner BesTV announced today. M...

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Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth Minecraft (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in...

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Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 and other Xbox One launch titles get permanent price cut

Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals and Ryse: Son of Rome have been permanently discounted from $59.99 to $49.99, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced via his blog. All four...

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Here's what Xbox is bringing to San Diego Comic Con 2014, including a Halo first look

Halo fans attending San Diego Comic Con will get a first look at Halo Nightfall, the episodic series from producer Ridley Scott, according to an Xbox Wire post detailing Xbox's 2014 presence at the...

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Kinect Sports Rivals finals bringing first 'global motion-sports competition' to Comic-Con

Kinect Sports Rivals is the stage for what publisher Microsoft Studios hails as the first-ever global competition in a motion-controlled sports game, and the 11-person field is now set for next...

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Kinect Sports Rivals dev Rare reportedly hit with layoffs

Kinect Sports Rivals developer Rare has apparently been hit with layoffs affecting at least 16 employees, Eurogamer reports. According to the publication, layoffs are related to the launch of...

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Rare is evaluating what to do after Kinect, says Phil Spencer

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms Microsoft is working closely with U.K. developer Rare to evaluate the studio's future now that Kinect peripherals are optional for Xbox One systems, OXM reports. D...

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Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Piñata come to Kinect Sports Rivals

The latest group of downloadable content for Rare's Kinect Sports Rivals consists of Rare-themed challenges for franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie and Perfect Dark, publisher Microsoft Studios...

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Kinect Sports Rivals proves the Xbox One Kinect still isn't serious gaming hardware

Kinect Sports Rivals is the game that should show off everything the Xbox One Kinect sensor can accomplish. It’s a first-party game, it offers a combination of sports that should be able to...

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Kinect Sports Rivals adds Dr. Who veteran David Tennant as its announcer

David Tennant, the actor perhaps best known for playing the 10th incarnation of The Doctor from BBC cult hit series Doctor Who, will serve as the narrator in Kinect Sports Rivals when it launches...