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Streaming Xbox 360 games on Xbox One 'problematic' right now

Back in September, at a Microsoft company meeting, cloud-based games streaming was demonstrated using a copy of Halo 4, which was seen running on a PC and a Windows Phone with attached Xbox 360 controller. Albert Penello, lead planner on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Kinect, said the technology is simulta...

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New GTA Online title update protects data from cloud outages

A new title update on PS3 and Xbox 360 is available for GTA Online. The update – which addresses cloud synchronization issues where players would lose progress, cash, online vehicles and their mods when cloud uploads failed – will trigger the next time you boot up Grand Theft Auto 5. ...

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Microsoft: Cloud turns any Xbox One in the world into your Xbox

Most of the information in this promotional Xbox One video is common knowledge, but a few interesting tidbits can still be gleaned. Albert Penello, lead planner for Xbox, reveals that using your profile on another Xbox One not only gives you access to your purchases, but also your own customized ...

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Killer Instinct balance updates won't require patching

Double Helix Games has no plans to force periodic downloads on players to keep the Killer Instinct roster balanced. Instead, these changes will be delivered automatically through the cloud. "All of our variables that go into how a character behaves are going to exist basically in the cloud," sai...

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Rumor: Microsoft plays with cloud-based gaming, demos Halo 4 on a PC

Microsoft company officials demonstrated a prototype cloud streaming service for games during an internal meeting this week, The Verge reports. Unnamed sources who are close to the event confirmed that officials had a streamed version of Halo 4 up and running on Windows PCs and even a Windows Ph...

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Sony: Gaikai may deliver PlayStation content to other devices

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, sees the Gaikai streaming service as key to his goal of transforming PlayStation from a hardware platform to "something closer to a service." Sony acquired Gaikai in June of 2012 from former Shiny Entertainment head and ...

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'Dragon Age Keep' sets up your story choices before Inquisition

BioWare announced Dragon Age Keep today, an online tool that enables players to experiment with story scenarios from Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2, setting up the ideal starting state heading into Inquisition. While choices made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 are meant to carry o...

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Digital Foundry examines Xbox One cloud computation claims

Beyond Xbox One's TV capabilities, multitasking, nebulous used game policy and terrifying Kinect features, Microsoft has also hinted at the possibility of cloud-enhanced games. Specifically, the company has said elements that aren't sensitive to the inherent latency of cloud computing – thing...

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Microsoft: Xbox One cloud processing can enhance lighting, physics

Speaking with Redmond Game Studios and Platforms GM Matt Booty, Ars Technica reports that cloud computing will boost performance in games designed for Microsoft's Xbox One. While latency-sensitive actions will be handled by a user's Xbox One console, Microsoft claims its cloud architecture can p...

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Xbox One can update Achievements in response to player behavior

The Xbox One's connection to the cloud can alter a game's Achievements in response to player behavior, Microsoft has revealed at its ongoing unveiling event in Redmond. Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Forza developer Turn 10 Studios, cited the "I took an arrow to the knee" meme as an example o...

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