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MS: Kinect-less debut sees Xbox One monthly sales double in US

It looks like the Kinect-less line of Xbox One helped give the console a boost in June, when sales of the system in the US were "more than double" those of May. Microsoft announced the stat, revealing its internal data is based on its "retail calendar and sold through numbers," meaning they...

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Disney taps Kinect 2.0 for kid-focused promotional campaign

Alongside its latest Cars spinoff, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Disney plans to unveil a promotional campaign powered by Microsoft's Kinect 3D camera peripheral. According to Dan Radford, head of digital marketing at Disney's UK office, the campaign will allow two children to control their own...

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Report: TMNT - Training Lair has Kinect ninja skills, Pizza Hut boxes

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Training Lair features heroes-in-a-half-shell with Kinect power, according to recently published box art and achievements. Xbox Achievements (formerly Xbox 360 Achievements) published the cheevos and Kinect-tabbed box art this week, and it noted the publisher of the...

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Just Dance is now an eSport

The realm of eSports isn't confined to fighting games, competitive FPSes, and MOBAs anymore. Ubisoft's Just Dance series has joined the Electronic Sports World Cup as the organization's first casual game. Just Dance competition finalists will be chosen during qualifying rounds taking place...

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Get fit this November in Ubisoft's Shape Up

Though Ubisoft creative director Charles Huteau admits that "fitness is boring," Ubisoft has announced Shape Up, an exercise game that promises to "finally" turn your workout into an epic game. During Ubisoft's E3 conference, Huteau demonstrated a cardio workout that took the form of a mano a...

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Xbox E3 2014 Liveblog on Joystiq

Following an awkward introduction over the past year, this is the Xbox One's E3 to shine and find its voice. Microsoft's console will likely focus on "games, games, games" during the E3 press conference, which is scheduled to start at 9:30AM PST. Kinect to our liveblog right here. Check back at...

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PSA: Netflix, Hulu among apps now free to use on Xbox Live

Last month, Microsoft announced it will no longer keep entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go behind its Xbox Live premium paywall. The change to its Xbox Live service structure is now in effect, allowing non-paying users to use the aforementioned apps in addition to ones like...

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Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved debuts on Xbox this October

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved will bring its imaginative sound sorcery to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 21. Developed by Rock Band creator Harmonix, Disney Fantasia explores the vivid imagery and music of Disney's symphonic film, but with a modern spin and a conductor-like wave of the arm...

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HBO Go, Twitter among 35 apps coming to Xbox One by year's end [Update]

Xbox One and Xbox 360 will receive 45 apps by the end of the holiday season, Microsoft announced today. Among the apps are Twitter, Facebook, Vine, HBO Go, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central and Major League Gaming, some of which already have a presence on Xbox 360. Xbox One's Twitter app will...

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Xbox One's World Cup app sets its destination for Brazil

Microsoft announced a new sporty app section for Xbox One today called "Destination Brazil," which connects viewers with a couple of nifty tools to enhance their FIFA World Cup viewing experience. Slated to launch Thursday, June 12, Destination Brazil includes a "Brazil Now" app that snaps to the...

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