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Why the Kinect-less Xbox One signals the death of Microsoft's grand console ambitions

The vision is gone, and Microsoft is left with Frankenstein of a console, pieced together from the putrid remains of an old Xbox 360 carcass and the shining vision-on-a-hill of what the Xbox One was intended to be.

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PC sale leads Sony to $1.25B loss, more gloom ahead

Sales of Sony's PlayStation 4 console were overshadowed by massive marketing costs as the company exits the PC business.

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Microsoft reverses course (again): Kinect-free $400 Xbox One coming in June

Mandatory Kinect: Gone. Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for streaming media apps: Gone. The Xbox One of today is officially no longer the Xbox One Microsoft intended, but that's a good thing for everyone.

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GOG.com, Humble Store unleash spring sales with steep discounts on PC games

GOG.com and the Humble Store take different approaches to their spring sales, but the end result is the same: Dirt-cheap PC games.

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Microsoft stops holding Netflix, Hulu hostage behind Xbox Live Gold paywall

Reports suggest Microsoft is about to stop making you pay a second time to access streaming content through your Xbox. Finally.

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Preview: Clockwork Empires mashes-up Lovecraft, city building, and long memories

Clockwork Empires makes me uncomfortable, but in a good way.

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Missing Pieces: Wrapping up the week's must-know gaming news

Oculus wants to create a virtual reality MMO, Driveclub makes inappropriate decisions, and Sunset Overdrive turns graphics to eleven.

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Why the PS4's DualShock controller has a LED bar: Controlling virtual reality

You can use it to tell when your controller is on or to aid the PlayStation Eye, but the real reason Sony put the light bar on the DualShock 4 was virtual reality.

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Head games: What we saw at NeuroGaming Conference 2014, the premier event on brain-controlled games

Think Gum, EEG headsets, and the world's first Personal Brainer—the Neurogaming Conference returns in 2014 as one of the most entertaining, futuristic, and downright crazy conferences of the year.

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A new Unreal Tournament is finally coming, mod-friendly and free

Epic announced "the future of Unreal Tournament" today. It's finally coming, it's mod-friendly, and it's free. Headshots fired.

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Three EVE Online players banned for life for defacing game's Iceland monument

Last week CCP unveiled a monument in Reykjavik commemorating EVE Online players, only to see it defaced immediately. Now, the community ratted out the perpetrators.

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Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on Xbox One, PS4

Bethesda Softworks announced Thursday that it needs six more months of work on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Elder Scrolls Online, pushing the release date back from June to this holiday season.

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Having trouble downloading Steam games? Try this

Some of Steam's servers seem to be having issues downloading games right now. Potential fixes inside.

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Games console maker Ouya exploring the Chinese market

China recently ended a ban on foreign-made game consoles

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Microsoft's Xbox chief shoots down gaming handheld idea

Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.