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Xbox One for 10 years

Xbox One hopes to last at least a decade

The Canadian director for Xbox Marketing, Craig Flannagan, told GamesIndustry International some very interesting things about Microsoft's hope for its shiny new console, the Xbox One. Flannagan sounds pretty confident that the Xbox One is ...   read

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Xbox One

Spencer: Resolution talk will ease once Xbox One launches

A real hot-button topic in the games industry right now revolves around some major multiplatform titles running at higher resolutions on PlayStation 4 than on Xbox One. It's a legitimate concern, as it raises the issue of exactly how powerf...   read

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Call of Duty

Infinity Ward talks 720p for CoD: Ghosts on Xbox One

It was good of Infinity Ward to finally come out and confirm that, yes, Call of Duty: Ghosts runs at 720p natively on Xbox One and is upscaled to 1080p. Resolution matters to certain people -- some much more than others -- and having two ne...   read

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Xbone snark

Xbox One supports the things we just learned PS4 doesn't

Recently, this giant PlayStation 4 FAQ went up, shedding some light on some of the console's capabilities. Of course, what people were looking out for were any disappointments, which included a lack of MP3 and audio CD playback and DLNA for...   read

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PS4 vs. Xbox One

Xbox One will outsell PS4 at launch, says analyst

The Xbox One will enjoy higher launch window sales than the PlayStation 4, opines Colin Sebastian of Baird Research. "While many forecasts still give an edge to Sony/PS4 in North America sales, we continue to expect similar or even slightly...   read

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EA loves all

Console wars: EA 'not tilting Microsofts way'

Titanfall isn't coming to PS3 or PS4. EA Sports has partnered with Xbox One. Yes, EA seems to be hedging its bets a bit. Not so says EA Labels president Frank Gibeau. Speaking to Edge, Gibeau said, "We’re not tilting Microsoft’s...   read

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Sony on Xbox One

Sony executive praises Microsoft's Xbox One reversal

Sony came out of E3 this year smelling like roses. Microsoft, on the other hand, obviously felt like it had some serious work to do. The company quickly dropped its widely criticized DRM policies, region locks, and later announced it would ...   read

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PS4 vs. Xbox One

Analysts: PS4 will outsell Xbox One this holiday season

The PlayStation 4 is likely to outsell the Xbox One this holiday season, opines the International Data Corporation. A new report from the technology research firm suggests price among a variety of other factors will play a prominent role at...   read

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Vita/Monster Hunter sales

The Monster Hunter deficiency is kicking the Vita's butt

I bet Sony is kicking itself (in its butt) over its inability to wrangle up a Monster Hunter game for the Vita. Despite promising a Monster Hunter game would come to Vita in 2012, the system is barren when it comes to that fast-selling fran...   read

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PS4 controllers

Console war over: PS4 only supports four controllers

Yesterday, we learned that the Xbox One would support eight controllers simultaneously, a jump from the 360's four controller support. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that the PS4 would only support four controllers, a downgra...   read


PS Plus won't be required to stream/record videos on PS4

Yesterday we learned that the Xbox One will require a Xbox Live Gold account in order for you to stream or record videos of the games you play. That's pretty lame. So what about the PlayStation 4? Will you need a PlayStation Plus to utilize...   read

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Never, ever buy a videogame console at launch

Comedy music man brentalfloss and animator Sean DePew last teamed up for the wonderfully sweet "Baby Mario & Papa Yoshi" music video. Their latest collaboration is a kickass parody of Schoolhouse Rock!, which if you never saw it was li...   read

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PS4 vs. Xbox One
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PS4 and Xbox One specs compared using equivalent PCs

On paper, Sony's PlayStation 4 has 50% more rendering power than Microsoft's Xbox One. How will that translate to real-world performance? How will multiplatform games be affected? The people must know, and they must know now! Ever the inst...   read

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Game Debate to the Death! Only Wii or PS3 or Xbox 360?!

First, a reminder that the debate format has changed to a PollDaddy voting system, followed by a massive thank you for making the previous poll not only the largest Game Debate of all time, but also one of the most involved polls (6,800+ vo...   read

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PS4 vs. Xbox One
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Drunk Aussies weigh in on PS4 and Xbox One

You heard the man, Microsoft. You must increase your porn capacity if you wish to succeed. PS4 vs Xbox One: Drunk Edition [YouTube via NeoGAF]   read

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World War Blue

I recommend World War Blue, the console wars manga

WHAT!? Manga!? On my Destructoid homepage!? What is this, Japanator!? Checking the shelves at Barnes & Noble this weekend, I happened upon a manga I had never heard called World War Blue. It caught my interest, so I flipped it over to r...   read


Julie Larson-Green becomes Microsoft's new Xbox boss

Microsoft has today confirmed that Julie Larson-Green will be replacing Don Mattrick, overseeing the entirety of the company's hardware development and supply. She'll be heading up all entertainment, including games, music, and video. ...   read


Pachter asks 'Why would anyone buy a Wii U?'

Industry analyst Michael "Panther's Desire" Pachter has something critical to say of Nintendo, because it is a weekday. This time, the sensual magnet was chatting to ABC News, suggesting the Wii U has very little to offer and Nintendo is in...   read

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Jimquisition: Why PC Gaming Gets Away With It

The Xbox One no longer enforces restrictions on used games, but the debate over console DRM is not over. One lingering question is this -- why are consoles criticized, but PC gets away with it? One would assume the plentiful answers are ob...   read


Warner Bros. believes in Wii U despite 'slow start'

Nintendo's Wii U hasn't been doing great. One of its stronger third party supporters, however, isn't going to give up so soon. Warner Bros. still believes in the console, and claims it simply didn't hit the ground running. "Honestly, we hop...   read

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Game Debate to the Death! If you only get one E3 console?

First, a reminder that the debate format has changed to a PollDaddy voting system, followed by a massive thank you for making last week's Half-Life debate the largest Game Debate Destructoid has ever had since I started this feature series ...   read


Xbox One preorders beating PS4 on Amazon UK by 2.3%

Despite massive negative attention from press and consumer alike, Microsoft's DRM-delivery machine (known to some as the Xbox One) is enjoying healthy preorders on Amazon UK, beating even the PlayStation 4. It's only a slight lead, however....   read

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Fans on Xbox One policy

Xbox One kills game ownership, here's what Xbox fans say

Microsoft finally clarified much of its policy on used games and online restrictions with the Xbox One, and the news is grim for those who actually believe in consumer rights. With its new system, Microsoft will take the final step in strip...   read


Pachter: Wii U may be stuck with only first-party games

Industry analyst Michael "Soup Calves" Pachter is speaking about Nintendo again, and we know how much you all love that. This time, the fearless soothsayer warns Nintendo could be stuck with nothing but its own games on the Wii U, as everyb...   read


MS says gamers will buy everything, including Xbox One

Angry about the Xbox One? Put off by Microsoft's increasingly anti-consumer attitude? Company man Phil Spencer isn't worried. In fact, he's confident you'll buy anything it puts out, because that's what gamers do.  "We believe that if ...   read

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