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Xbox One disc drive broken for some users, YouTube videos show [Update: Microsoft responds, twice]

A handful of YouTube demonstrations show Xbox One disc drives broken in the same way: The console accepts a game disc and then makes an awful skipping sound and doesn't register any game data. One YouTuber, Gabriel Ortiz, compiled a few videos of busted Xbox One disc drives, which he found unde...

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Review: Xbox One

We'll be rolling out Xbox One review coverage all the way through launch on November 22. Read all of our news and reviews right here! Some of the close-to-final functionality of the Xbox One was only made available this week, so this review is a living document for our thoughts on the platform....

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Fulgore joins Killer Instinct's playable roster in March

A launch trailer for the Xbox One free-to-download fighting game Killer Instinct revealed that classic fighter Fulgore will join the fray in March, emerging as the game's eighth playable character and rounding out its first season of planned content updates. Fulgore first appeared in 1994's Ki...

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GameStop sells through PS4 allocation, 2.3 million people on 'first to know' list [Update]

GameStop has sold through all of its PS4 reservations and some additional allocated consoles it received from Sony, the retailer announced during its third quarter earnings call. GameStop President Tony Bartel added that the company has "over 2.3 million customers on the 'first to know' list, which...

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These are the 22 games in the Xbox One launch-day lineup

The Xbox One is out in the wild across 13 markets, and maybe you're one of the Day One-rs, itching for the clock to hit 5 so you can rush home and lose your entire weekend to the next generation. So, what games are out there to consume the next few days for you? Just as we did last week for the ...

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Pre-release update will make Crimson Dragon less difficult

Reacting to reviewer feedback, the developers behind Crimson Dragon have decided to issue an early update to rebalance the game and make the experience less taxing on players. In a message posted to Xbox Wire, Crimson Dragon director Yukio Futatsugi explains the decision. "Crimson Dragon is desi...

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Xbox One online games store is live

Microsoft's web store for Xbox One is now open for business. The store offers players a means of buying Xbox One games through their PC, which will then download to their console, much like Microsoft's online store in the past. The store features screens and videos for games, a "related games" r...

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Xbox One teardown uncovers off-the-shelf components, standard-sized hard drive

A thorough undressing of Microsoft's Xbox One by iFixit revealed that the console uses a variety of common off-the-shelf hardware components, including a standard-sized hard drive for storage. iFixit notes that the Xbox One is equipped with a standard SATA II, 2.5-inch, 500GB Samsung Spinpoint S...

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NBA 2K14 Xbox One review: Swear fealty to the prince

If NBA 2K14 on current-gen systems is the king, then the next-gen version is the prince. While it features the same unparalleled gameplay and control of its current-gen cousin, NBA 2K14 on Xbox One ends up feeling like less of a fully-realized product – a younger, prettier facsimile of wha...

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Xbox One Dolby Digital 5.1 support for headsets coming post-launch

Xbox One-owning audiophiles will need to loop the Super Audio CD version of Dark Side of the Moon a few more times before the console is able to take full advantage of a high-end headset, as the console will not ship with Dolby Digital 5.1 support for devices connected to the Xbox One's optical por...

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