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The Xbox One won’t play 360 games – even digitally

Microsoft has confirmed that the new Xbox One’s architecture is so different from that of the Xbox 360, that it won’t be able to run any original Xbox or Xbox 360 games, even via digital downloads.
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The more things change: Microsoft, Xbox One, and the pitfalls of the status quo

As gamers prepare to upgrade for a new console generation, the pressure is on Microsoft to change up some of its old ways on the Xbox One before dissatisfied fans start to abandon ship.
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Xbox One’s Achievements will follow you outside the game and watch you

Following Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One, the questions began to flow like an avalanche. We've got answers for you concerning the future of Xbox Live, your earned Achievements, and multiplayer match limits.
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Xbox ‘One’ pushes boundaries in hardware, graphics, and user experience

Microsoft finally unveils its next-gen gaming console, the Xbox One. Read on for a detailed rundown of the hardware and the basic facts released so far.
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The History of the Xbox

From "DirectX Box" to "720," it's been a long, strange trip for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console.
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Recent results give Microsoft a compelling defense for the always-online Next Xbox

Microsoft had a mixed first few months of 2013, but the Entertainment & Devices division, fueled by Xbox 360, is doing pretty well. Most impressive, though, is Microsoft's booming Xbox Live. Membership has grown from 25 million members in…
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The Next Xbox’s original television line up may be headed up by ‘Heroes’

Microsoft is taking aim at Netflix, Hulu, and every cable channel and network in the land with its Next Xbox, a console as devoted to television as it to games. What shows will Microsoft pepper into its original content slate to compete? A…
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Xbox website hacked, leaking info of thousands of users

It's the little hacks that add up. Microsoft's Xbox business has never been the subject of a massive security breach, but it often the victim of smaller attacks. The Xbox Entertainment Awards website, for example, was hacked this week…
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Xbox Live continues it plans of total entertainment dominance, as it debuts its first exclusive film, Pulp

Microsoft expands its content offering today with the first movie to debut exclusively on Xbox Live, the British indie comedy about a comic book store owner with big dreams that are derailed by a crime, Pulp.
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Sony may mimic Xbox Live with tiered memberships for PS4 services

The PlayStation 4 will, at least according to Sony, offer many more online services than the PlayStation 3. Gaikai game library streaming, instant game video uploading, the ability to spectate in friends' games. Will those services be free?…
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Microsoft’s burgeoning Xbox TV empire stretches into movies with feature film Pulp

Netflix and Amazon are only now entering the original content race with TV shows like Arrested Development, but Microsoft's been growing its Xbox TV empire for years. Now Xbox Live is stretching into movies with the March 2013 debut of…
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This is not The End: Update 8 for Minecraft XBLA kills bugs and does little else

Developer 4J Studios has written a detailed explanation of what we can expect to find in Update 8 for the Xbox Live iteration of Minecraft, though we warn you that the list is decidedly underwhelming.