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Game and chat on Xbox One with the Snap-pier Skype

A new Skype update for Xbox One means users can snap in the online calling service while playing games or movies on the main screen. Users could previously snap in other apps as the second screen to Skype's main screen, but now it works the other way round too. So, if you fancy calling your bud...

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Twin Galaxies partners with Twitch for 24/7 online channel

Twin Galaxies, record keepers of the gaming world, have launched their own 24/7 internet channel, dubbed "Twin Galaxies Live." The channel uses Skype and Twitch to foster interaction between broadcasters and audience members, and also features a schedule guide so viewers can see what's coming up...

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Xbox One Skype app updated with longer chat logs, improved filtering

MIcrosoft has issued an update for its Xbox One Skype application, adding a new filtering feature and expanding chat logging functionality, among other user-requested improvements. Post-update, Skype on Xbox One now logs the last 1,000 messages received, whereas the previous version only...

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Xbox One and Xbox 360 voice chat qualities in a sound showdown

Xbox One uses the Skype audio codec and has dedicated audio processing, two features that Microsoft spokesman Major Nelson says improves the new console's chat quality over the Xbox 360 – but that's for you to decide. Major Nelson provides two samples of audio, one from the Xbox 360 chat...

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Xbox One Game DVR, Skype, Smart Match are for Gold subscribers

Xbox One Game DVR, a feature that will allow players to record gameplay directly through the console, will be exclusive to Gold subscribers, as will Skype and Smart Match matchmaking. These features are in addition to the established parameters of Xbox Live Gold set on Xbox 360: Premium...

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Report: No fee to play used Xbox One games, Skype powers voice chat

Citing "sources familiar with the system," Polygon reports that the Xbox One will not require a fee to play used games. Instead, the console will perform regular online checks to verify disc authenticity and ownership. Polygon's sources note that used game sales will continue, as Xbox One game...

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Rumor: Xbox One to feature Skype remote play

Rumor has it that Microsoft's Xbox One console will feature remote play through Skype, allowing someone to remotely take over gameplay on the local console directly from a Skype call. Either player may break the remote play session at any time. Supposedly the feature is in testing phase right...

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Xbox One allows group Skype video calls

Microsoft's next-gen console, the Xbox One, will offer Skype in widescreen HD and will allow group video calls, Yusuf Mehdi said during the next-gen Xbox reveal event today. Skype on Xbox One will run with the Snap feature, which allows multiple apps to run simultaneously, as demonstrated by...

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PSN Tuesday: Skype, The Walking Dead, Battlefield 3

As promised, Skype arrives on the Vita today in a free download. Tell your friends ... to download Skype so you can tell your friends. Other new PSN content arriving today includes Bejeweled 3, The Walking Dead, and retail-to-PSN releases Battlefield 3 and The Cursed Crusade, all on PS3. Demos are...

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Skype video coming to Vita today

Skype, one of the few things on the internet that even sweet ol' grannies know how to use, will be available later today for the PlayStation Vita. Skype video calling will be enabled on the device for both the WiFi and 3G models as soon as the PlayStation Store updates, sometime during the sun's...

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