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Gamers to Microsoft: We don't need no stinking ecosystem in our living room

While customers have bought into the increasingly blurred lines between the desktop, tablet, and mobile, Microsoft and its Xbox One console have quickly learned that the living room can be much more unforgiving.

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Microsoft's E3 mantra: Games, games, and more games (but few surprises)

Microsoft held a press event to mark the start of the E3 gaming expo Monday, and nearly every one of the event's 90 minutes was focused on games instead of hardware.

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How to use your XBox One controller for your PC games

Here's how to download Microsoft's recently released Windows drivers for its Xbox One controller. Now the device can pull double duty as game input for both the console and your PC.

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PC support for Xbox One controller has arrived

Existing Xbox One controllers can plug into PCs with any MicroUSB cable

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Microsoft's Xbox to add 45 new entertainment apps, big Twitter push

Both the Microsoft Xbox and Xbox One are adding dozens of new apps, but one of the most important doesn't look like it will arrive anytime soon.

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Xbox One getting external hard drive support in June

Users will be able to tack on any USB 3.0 drive with at least 256 GB of storage.

on techhive.com

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Study: Xbox One, PS4 consume ridiculous amounts of unnecessary power

The National Resources Defense Council reports that the Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One consume two to three times the power of their predecessors. And for what?

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Halo 5: Guardians announced, coming to Xbox One fall 2015

The Xbox One's first major new Halo game gets a subtitle and a timeframe.

on techhive.com

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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.

on techhive.com

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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.