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Cheaper Xbox offering without Kinect spikes US sales

Xbox remains a successful side business for Microsoft, its CEO said

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Hands-on preview: 8 years in the making, Firefall plays like an MMO Borderlands

After eight years in development, Red 5's massively-multiplayer online shooter releases July 29. We've got impressions inside.

Oops! Sony gaming websites go down because they didn't pay the bill

The payment notifications ended up in a junk mail folder, a Sony executive says.

EA dismisses claim its Origin software spies on gamers

A screenshot posted on Reddit does not represent information collected by Origin, an EA spokeswoman said

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How the makers of Second Life are using VR to build the next generation of virtual worlds

'There's no doubt that in a short period of time with the Oculus and things like what we're doing combined, you'll have moments of total immersion where you're completely lost in the space. Your brain cannot tell the difference.'

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Nvidia may launch new Android device capable of playing streamed PC games

GameStream could finally make its debut on a standalone Nvidia tablet.

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How Android TV will change the way you game

Look for the line that separates mobile gaming from console experiences to get even more blurry with the release of Android TV. We talked to game makers to find out why.

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The 41 best Oculus Rift virtual reality games, demos, and experiences

Cruise the solar system. Ride a rollercoaster. Try a Minecraft mod. If you've got a fancy Oculus VR headsets, these are the games and demos you want to play.

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The Wolf Among Us review: A gritty noir murder mystery, with fairy tales

You'll never look at the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White quite the same way again after playing The Wolf Among Us.

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Missing Pieces: EA says it innovates 'too much,' final Halo 3 easter egg found, and other must-know gaming news

The last Halo 3 Easter Egg, new games from Cliffy B and Gearbox, and EA says it innovates "too much"—this is your gaming news update for the week of July 7.

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Digital Storm Vanquish II review: An affordable gamer with limited expandability

The Vanquish II Ultimate delivers a great 1080p gaming experience for the price, but its micro-ATX motherboard doesn't give you a lot of options.

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Microsoft carves out room for Xbox amid productivity push

But how committed is Microsoft in the long-term, now that its focus has shifted?

Flight Simulator is dead, but Microsoft's revered game will be revived under a new name

The makers of Train Simulator plan a new flight sim using Microsoft tech for 2015.

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Grim Fandango remaster confirmed for PC (of course)

While Sony stole sole mention in the original launch announcement, Manny's classic journey through the Land of the Dead is not a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

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As a game console, Amazon's Fire TV fizzles

Now we feel bad picking on Ouya so hard, because even Amazon's vast resources and developer support haven't made the Fire TV a decent gaming machine.

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