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White Xbox One devkit surfaces November 4, 2016

A reportedly legitimate image of a white Xbox One devkit has surfaced on the internet.

The alleged “XB1 dev” posted on Reddit that “the zebra ones were also earlier devkits. We’ve gone though several revisions since the original alpha kit (giant server case) and the current one we have looks like the launch version.”

Previous versions of the kit featured zebra stripes and PC-tower setup, to prevent image leaking. Would you prefer this, even as an option?

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Xbox One game prices announced for the UK

Today, Microsoft announced that Xbox One games in the UK will have a tag of £49.99 RRP (recommended retail price).  The OXM spotted these on Microsoft’s online store, with the games Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5 and Kinect Sports Rivals costing that much. It’s worth noting that UK retailers always undercut these prices.

State-side, Microsoft announced on an earlier date that first-party games would be sold for 59.99$, the current price for Xbox 360 games.

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Xbox or Playstation 4 for Christmas 2016?

A year ago, any gamer would have told you hands down to buy a PlayStation 4 from Sony. I think the decision is much harder this year. Microsoft has brought a whole new slew of features to the Xbox One making it much more enticing. You’ve got the Windows 10 roll out to Xbox One revamping the entire OS. You’ve got the ability to play all your older 360 games now for free. You’ve got exclusives like Tomb Raider and Halo. Oh dear, Halo. It makes things tough. PlayStation 4 is still the graphics juggernaut out of the two. But everything else has kinda evened up. I am not going to tell you to go with one or the other, I still am a big PC guy and probably always will be. Speaking of which, if you have any shopping to do I’d suggest this website I found called High Ground Gaming. I found my most recent monitor with the help of their gaming monitor guide here. To be honest here, I’ve just got too much invested in my PC gaming set up. We’re talking over $1,500 in my system, plus the desk, and office chair. Then gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, the list goes on so you probably get the jist of things.

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Microsoft Confirms That It Has “No Plans” To Release Xbox One Without Kinect December 15, 2015

Microsoft has confirmed to Gamefront that it has no plans to release a Kinect-less Xbox One.

In a response to the site, MS Said it believes that Kinect adds great value to the overall Xbox One package at its $499 price point.

We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect. We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One.

This as gamers have been growing increasingly wary of Microsoft’s justification for adding Kinect to the Xbox One package, and it’s been amplified after it was leaked that the Redmond, Washington company had been working with the NSA and CIA to provide said government firms sensitive information of its users on Skype, Outlook, SkyDrive and more.

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PS4 Will Be Sony’s Biggest Launch Ever, Xbox One Preorders Outpacing Xbox 360 November 4, 2015

In its first-quarter earnings for the 2014 fiscal year released today, EA COO Peter Moore revealed that Sony and Microsoft were seeing high interest in their new consoles, with a majority of gamers actually being aware of the incoming systems.

According to Moore, Sony believes PS4 will be its biggest console launch to date, while Microsoft says Xbox One preorders have been trending higher than Xbox 360 when the latter launched back in 2005. This comes as Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted that demand for the console was “through the roof”.

Elsewhere, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian believes Xbox One could out-ship PlayStation 4 this fall. Speaking in to, Sebastian said that Microsoft had gained back its momentum after its DRM reversal.

“Despite losing the headline battle at E3, Microsoft’s Xbox One appears to be regaining some momentum, in part due to the used and online policy tweaks,” Sebastian said. “Importantly, our supply chain checks suggest Microsoft may have the benefit of a 2-3x unit advantage at launch compared to Sony’s PS4.”

Both consoles will launch later this year.

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