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Xbox One Digital TV Tuner launches in the UK

From today you can get Freeview HD TV directly on your Xbox One in the UK - by picking up the Xbox One TV Tuner. We've known about it since August, and it has finally landed. Essentially, Microsoft has cut out the middle-man, so to get the TV functions through your One without needing a…

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James O'MalleyXbox One Digital TV Tuner launches in the UK
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Vine comes to Xbox One

Microsoft has today announced the Vine will be coming to your telly at long last, if you have an Xbox One. The app will be optimised for TV, with gesture/voice controls and play/pause/search function. It'll also be possible to browse Vines thematically - for example, you'll be able to watch this Jeremy Vine on the…

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James O'MalleyVine comes to Xbox One
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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014's most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. "To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the…

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014
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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie's space-based online shooter Destiny didn't exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it's already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to…

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny review roundup
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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you're one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you've probably been wondering if you'd ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources,…

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Stuart O'ConnorSeparate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October
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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft loses $400m on Xbox One
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Xbox One digital TV tuner coming in October

Xbox One owners in Europe will soon be able to ditch their separate digital set-top box, if they have one. Microsoft has announced that from October, the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company says that the tuner will provide users with an over-the-air…

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One digital TV tuner coming in October
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Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Game consoles have been banned in China since 2000, but now Microsoft is about to release  its Xbox One in the country. Solar News reports that Yusuf Mehdi, head of marketing and strategy for Microsoft's Xbox group, announced the launch date of September 23 at an event in Shanghai. It said that the console would…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft to launch Xbox One in China