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Microsoft cuts Xbox price, frees Netflix from Gold

By |May 18th, 2014|Categories: Gaming & Entertainment, Tech News|

By removing the Kinect, Microsoft is offering a cheaper Xbox One and it’s no longer requiring a Live Gold subscription to access streaming apps like Netflix. Also: the top European court orders Google to delete search links on request.

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Microsoft offers $399 Xbox One, opens apps to all Xbox owners

By |May 13th, 2014|Categories: Gaming & Entertainment, Microsoft, Mobile/Wireless Devices, Tech News|Tags: |

Responding to feedback, Microsoft announced a cheaper Xbox One that comes without Kinect and drops the Xbox Live Gold requirement for apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Twitch.

$399 Xbox One

$399 Xbox One sans Kinect

Today Microsoft announced a cheaper, $399 model of its Xbox One system, which will be available June 9. The price cut comes from removing the Kinect, previously thought to be a required accessory. As to why Microsoft made this sudden change, the company said: “Since the beginning, we have focused on delivering great games and entertainment experiences for you. Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build.”

In another big policy change, all Xbox owners will get access to entertainment apps previously available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a $60 annual fee. These apps include Machinima, […]

GDC 2014 Highlights: Virtual Reality Devices, Steam Machines, and More

By |March 21st, 2014|Categories: Gaming & Entertainment, Tech News|

Posted 03/21/2014 at 2:39pm | by Jimmy Thang

We go hands-on with the latest gaming gadgets at the 2014 Game Developers Conference

We had the chance to check out GDC 2014 held in San Francisco, CA and this year was really about virtual reality. We had everything from the Oculus Rift development kit 2 to Sony’s Project Morpheus and a bunch of VR accessories and peripherals thrown in for good measure.

VR wasn’t the only thing there, however, Valve was also on hand showing off its Steam Machine ecosystem which included its new controller and Stream streaming capabilities.

Check out the highlights from the show below and let us know what you’re most excited about in the comments section!

GDC 2014: Virtual Reality Devices, Steam Machines, and More