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Microsoft wants its indie cred back: Partnership announced with Unity at Build 2013

At the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft and Unity announce a new partnership to bring the esteemed independent game engine to Xbox One developers for free—as long as Microsoft is the publisher.

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Kinect for Xbox One will be incompatible with PCs

If you’re buying an Xbox One this fall, don’t think you're going to be able to use the included Kinect motion controller on your PC.

Nvidia postpones Shield launch to July

Less than a day before it was scheduled to go on sale, Nvidia pushed back the launch date of its Shield gaming device until July.

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Ouya's retail launch yields online sell-outs... and unhappy Kickstarter backers

The $100 Ouya Android console has finally made its retail launch, and it's already sold out at some of the biggest online stores—but some early Kickstarter backers have still yet to receive their promised consoles.

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Sony says PS3 consoles borked by recent software update will be fixed with June 27 patch

Got a PlayStation paperweight on your hands? A fix is coming, but it ain't coming quickly.

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Microsoft's Xbox One turnaround shows gamers fighting the future, not embracing it

Kudos to Microsoft for listening to its customers and reversing the Xbox One's contentious DRM schemes, but gamers need to realize they can't have their cake and eat it too.

Some gamers mourn Microsoft's Xbox One DRM reversal

There was a largely euphoric reaction online in the hours after Microsoft reversed its policies for the upcoming Xbox One game console, which had restricted resales of used games and required a constant Internet connection.

Microsoft reverses policies on Xbox One rentals, online check-ins, and region restrictions

Microsoft heard the feedback and changed its always-online ways. The Xbox One will be able to play games offline and used games won't be a problem.

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Surveying the pre-order scene for Xbox One, PlayStation 4

Some retailers say they're already selling out of their launch day allotments of the next-generation gaming consoles due out by year's end. But you've still got several options for securing a PS4 or Xbox One right out of the gate.

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EA snubs sports lovers but tosses AMD fans a bone with next-gen PC gaming plans

EA says most modern gaming rigs can't handle the company's EA Sports Ignite engine, but games powered by its Frostbite 3 engine will be optimized for AMD graphics.