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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.

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Xbox's Halo series may strike covenant with Showtime

That's according to Variety, which says a more traditional TV program will air on the pay TV channel, as opposed to the interactive version Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing for Xbox consoles.

on techhive.com

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Oculus fires back over Zenimax claims to Rift VR technology

Oculus says Zenimax's claims that it inappropriately acquired Zenimax technology are more about Facebook than facts.

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Free game alert: Dead Space is 'On the House' on Origin, but act fast

EA's giving away its classic space horror game Dead Space for free to kick off Origin's new 'On the House' initiative.

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Report: Comcast near to delivering 'Madden' through your cable box

Comcast and Electronic Arts are working to deliver both casual and top-tier games via your cable box, according to a report. The service appears to be called "Xfinity Games Powered by Origin".

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

Disney Infinity 2.0, BioShock in Unreal Engine 4, and an Xbox for China—April 28 marked a week of new beginnings, and we have all the best gaming news inside.

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Hired gun: Newly revealed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare stars Kevin Spacey

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare may be all about military corporations and super powers.

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Meet Project Legion, the epic new first-person PC shooter from EVE Online's creators

At EVE Fanfest Friday CCP announced a new EVE Online-integrated shooter for the PC, known for now as Project Legion. No, it's not just a port of Dust.

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AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC review: This box is as easy on your ears as it is on your wallet

PCs don't need to be loud to be powerful. AVADirect proves they don't need to be expensive, either.

AVADirect Quiet Gaming PC Review

All too many gaming rigs are noisy beasts. They're filled with high-powered components that need lots of cooling fans. The AVADirect is a delightful exception.

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Zenimax going after John Carmack and Oculus VR for intellectual property theft

ZeniMax, John Carmack's former employer, alleges that Oculus is using stolen intellectual property as the basis of the Rift virtual reality headset.

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Eyes-on: EVE: Valkyrie adds Unreal Engine 4, Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff

A year after its debut, CCP announces EVE: Valkyrie's celebrity voice talent and a new graphics engine. We got our hands on the new build at EVE Fanfest 2014.

AMD signs up 40 development studios for private Mantle SDK

AMD is busy signing developers to take advantage of its Mantle API, which accelerates code written for compatible AMD processors.

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I’m paying for what? How Xbox Live Gold must change for a new age of free

Xbox Live Gold still keeps free online services like Skype and Explorer behind its pay wall. That can’t last.

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Elite: Dangerous impressions: Sequel to the classic Elite already amazes in early form

Elite: Dangerous may only be in alpha, but the space simulator already captures the feel of its classic predecessors.