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GTA5 on PS4/Xbox One coming 18th November, PC to follow on 27th January

The news is in the headline folks. At long last we have a release date for the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto 5, that will be coming to PS4, Xbox and later PC. Rockstar also says that the re-release will see the addition of 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the 17 in-game radio stations. Excellently, players who …

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James O'MalleyGTA5 on PS4/Xbox One coming 18th November, PC to follow on 27th January
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Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop

On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan… not that the people there seemed to notice. The console – which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch – has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News) sold only 23,562 units since. By comparison, the PS4 shifted around 370,000 units …

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Dubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?

Say what you will about Dubai, but it is not a country known for its modesty – as this story testifies. Retailer Jumbo Electronics thought that it would get some free publicity at the “Games 14″ convention by gold plating a PS4 and an Xbox One. According to Luxury Launches, if you want them you’ll have to come up with …

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James O'MalleyDubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?
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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 now play media from an …

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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, the peripheral will be available …

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Savvy Microsoft wins Redditors hearts with… Reddit

Reddit is probably the biggest community and discussion site on the internet – and is packed with the most hardcore of hardcore gamers. So what was poor old Microsoft to do to persuade them that the Xbox One, which doesn’t enjoy the rest reputation there, isn’t all that bad? Turns out, give them Reddit. Xbox’s Larry Hryb, who is arguably …

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James O'MalleySavvy Microsoft wins Redditors hearts with… Reddit
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Goat Simulator is coming to Xbox One – here’s 5 other games that could be coming next.

Perhaps the biggest news to come out of Gamescom is that the Xbox One has bagged another major title. No, I’m not talking about Rise of the Tomb Raider, but Goat Simulator. The game was originally built for PC as a joke, and is a sandbox game in which you play a goat getting thrown around the environment – clocking …

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James O'MalleyGoat Simulator is coming to Xbox One – here’s 5 other games that could be coming next.
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State of the race: PS4 on 10 million, Xbox One on 5 million.

As the PS4 and Xbox One battle it out on the floor of the Gamescom show in Germany this week, the latest figures show a continuing lead for the PS4. Yesterday at the Sony press conference, the company boasted that it had sold 10 million PS4s since launch – and according to Extreme Tech this compares to an estimated 5 …

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James O'MalleyState of the race: PS4 on 10 million, Xbox One on 5 million.
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Microsoft announces TV streaming to devices on Xbox One and MKV support

Microsoft is at the Gamescom show in Germany which kicks off today and has announced numerous interesting updates and tweaks to the Xbox One operating system. Here’s how Microsoft describe the updates: New “Friends” section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access Preview members and we’re expanding it to everyone enrolled in the Preview …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft announces TV streaming to devices on Xbox One and MKV support
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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 is directly from the increased …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft loses $400m on Xbox One