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Dis-Kinected Xbox One coming June 9

Microsoft has announced that it will release a new lineup of Xbox One consoles that do not include the Kinect motion-sensing peripheral. Starting June 9, Microsoft will offer Kinect-less Xbox One hardware bundles at $399 in North America and £349 in the UK. Microsoft cites customer...

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Microsoft stops asking HBO Go, Netflix customers to pay twice

Microsoft announced this morning it will no longer keep Netflix, Hulu and other streaming apps behind the company's Xbox Live Gold paywall. "Coming in June, anyone with an Xbox will be able to access popular entertainment experiences – whether or not you have an Xbox Live Gold membership,"...

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Nintendo unveils NFC character figurines, compatible 3DS device

Nintendo is developing figurines with built-in tech to communicate with both the Wii U and 3DS, along with a new device to make them compatible with the handheld. ‚ÄčThe NFC (near-fields communication) reader and writer is due in the first half of 2015, and uses infra-red to communicate with the...

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Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire 'fresh takes' heading to 3DS in November [Update: Trailer added]

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will arrive on 3DS and 2DS in November, Nintendo announced today. The games are "fresh takes" on Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, which originally launched in 2003 for Game Boy Advance. Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire were set in the Hoenn region within the series,...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare confirmed, out in November

Update: Activision's posted the official trailer, confirming Destructoid's leak. The new Spacey-based shooter is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and it's out on November 4, 2014. Earlier today, Destructoid said it learned through a "trusted source" the game centers on a mercenary group led by...

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Sony revises forecast, bigger loss following PC business exit

Sony downgraded its forecasts for the fiscal year that ended March 31, following write-downs related to PC and disc manufacturing expenses. After exiting the PC business back in February, the Japanese company expects to record a 30 billion yen loss (around $294 million) on unused components,...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition begins October 7

The just released trailer for BioWare's Dragon Age: Inquisition marks it with an October 7 launch date. The clip also has the proper amount of epic exposition with seasoned gravitas, some gameplay and Varric Tethras from Dragon Age 2. Because if there's anything that needs to be brought over...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth announced, ready to colonize this fall

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth was just announced at developer Firaxis' panel at PAX East. It's not a sequel to Alpha Centauri (those rights are owned by EA), but 2K Games is finally giving fans the spiritual successor to the sci-fi strategy game they've been constantly nagging Firaxis...

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Smash Run replaces Adventure Mode in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

In lieu of the classic Adventure Mode, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. sequel will feature Smash Run, a new gameplay type announced during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast. According to director Masahiro Sakurai, Smash Run pits four players against each other in a cross between a...

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Super Smash Bros. brings the fight to 3DS this summer, Wii U in winter

In a tweet posted immediately prior to today's Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct broadcast, the company revealed release windows for the next two Super Smash Bros. games. The 3DS game will make its debut this summer, while the Wii U version will appear in "winter 2014," presumably in time for the...

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