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Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 adds a 15-inch size and gaming-grade graphics

Just when I was losing hope Microsoft would upgrade the Surface Book this year, the company invited a small group of journalists to quietly announce not just one, but two new laptops. In addition to a new 13.5-inch model, we’re getting a 15-inch Surface Book as well. They start at $1500 and $2500, they pack serious performance, and they finally have USB-C. Despite their different sizes, both sizes of the Surface Book 2 feature largely …

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Xbox One X Is “Not For Everybody,” Says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

In just a few weeks, Microsoft will launch a new console in the form of the Xbox One X. A more powerful version of the Xbox One, the system arrives on November 7, priced at $500 in the United States. While Microsoft of course expects it to sell well (the pre-orders are apparently strong already), Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now reiterated that the lower-cost Xbox One S model will remain Microsoft’s best-selling console this …

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Success Involves More Than Just Xbox One Sales To Microsoft’s Phil Spencer

How soon we see the next proper generation of consoles is anyone’s guess. Sony and Microsoft have modified their approach to console hardware to resemble something like the mobile phone market, first with the PS4 Pro last year and next month with the Xbox One X. You’d expect the impending launch of a new console to be a time for executives to pump up how everyone needs to get their hands on one. And indeed, …

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PS5 vs Xbox One X – Microsoft’s smartphone business model at odds with Sony PlayStation | Gaming | Entertainment

Sony and Microsoft appear to be taking different approaches with the PS5 and Xbox One. According to a Digital Foundry panel at EGX, Sony is planning a next-gen PS5, while Microsoft will adopt a smartphone-style business model. This means that while we can expect the PlayStation 5 to stick around for a number of years, Microsoft will continually refresh and evolve its hardware. PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny reportedly said that Sony believes in the …

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Talon Media Remote for Xbox One puts Microsoft’s remote to shame

Cord-cutters who want a great remote-control experience with the Xbox One should get the PDP Talon Media Remote for all their movie and TV needs. I recently lambasted Microsoft’s aging media remote for the Xbox One, but there is some good news: Accessory maker PDP has a $20 alternative remote control, and though it doesn’t address all my concerns, it is an easy recommendation. I spent the last week with the PDP Talon, and until …

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Microsoft’s custom Chainsmokers Xbox One S is designed for your inner EDM bro

In the event that you happen to be in the market for an offensive piece of living room electronics, Microsoft has teamed up with DJ duo The Chainsmokers to design a one-of-a-kind Xbox One S console that turns sound into an “ever-changing dynamic light show.” In the true spirit of edgier-than-thou game industry accessorizing, the device is tackier than the most egregious light-up Razer peripheral. Microsoft used 60 miniature pixels to illuminate a multi-layered acrylic …

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Sony PlayStation 4 losing this highly-rated exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One | Gaming | Entertainment

There are a few Sony PlayStation 4 gaming exclusives that console fans know will never make the leap to Microsoft’s Xbox One. Top titles such as The Last of Us and Gran Turismo are always going to remain Sony specials, much the sameway that Halo is going to be sticking on Xbox consoles. But there are a lot of other titles from third-parties that can make the switch. Be it because of publishing deals or …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X Will Outsell Sony’s PS4 Pro, Analyst Believes

The Xbox One X, Microsoft’s enhanced Xbox One console, will outsell Sony’s PS4 Pro according to gaming and tech analyst Michael Pachter. The Wedbush Securities analyst believes that Microsoft’s mid-cycle console refreshment will sell around 2 million units. Taking to Twitter he added that the console will outsell the PlayStation 4 Pro. “The Pro, yes, the PS4, no”, Pachter said on Twitter. Exact sales figures for the PS4 Pro haven’t been released by Sony, but …

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Microsoft’s open invitation to Valve, Nintendo and others to join Xbox One and PC crossplay

Microsoft has said it’s ready to have a “conversation” with any development team that wants to feature crossplay support on consoles and PC.Mike Ybarra, vice president of Xbox, told VG247 that it’s happy to talk to the likes of Valve and Nintendo when it comes to getting multiplayer games working across multiple platforms, not just between Xbox One and Windows. “It’s more about gamer choice, more about making an IP on our platform last longer. …

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$160 PC/Xbox One Controller From Razer Tries To Be A Step Above Microsoft’s Elite

When Microsoft first unveiled Xbox One’s $150 Elite controller, many questioned what kind of market there was for high-end, customizable gamepads. That controller has proven to be quite popular, with a number of other companies, including Razer, offering up their own equivalents. Razer is now back once again with a new Xbox One and PC controller that costs even more: $160/€180. The Razer Wolverine Ultimate, as it’s called, offers up what are now considered standard …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X is still a tough sell

But while it looked better, seeing the Xbox One X in action made it abundantly clear that it’s something only hardcore gamers will appreciate. The $250 Xbox One S is still a very capable machine, especially if you’re stuck with a 1080p screen. Even if you’ve got a 4K TV, the One S also features 4K Blu-ray, and it upsamples games to the higher resolution (though that’s no match for actually rendering them with more …

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Xbox One X: Everything we know about Microsoft’s new game console

Microsoft announced the new Xbox One X console on Sunday.Christian Petersen/GettyMicrosoft has a brand-new game console called the Xbox One X. All that “Project Scorpio” talk you might have heard months ago? This is that. And on Sunday, Microsoft said the first Xbox One X units were up for preorder in the form of an early “Project Scorpio Edition” version of the console. Microsoft is touting the new device as “the world’s most powerful console.” …

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio returns as a special Xbox One X for preorders

Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One X back at E3, and now it’s allowing consumers to preorder the console today ahead of its release on November 7th. Just like the Xbox One Day One Edition, Microsoft is also creating a special edition for the Xbox One X: the Project Scorpio Edition. Priced at $499, the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition includes a gradient design on the console itself, alongside the console’s Project Scorpio codename …

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Microsoft’s biggest Xbox One X launch title is delayed until 2018

Crackdown 3, the long-awaited open-world action game that was set to be released alongside the Xbox One X on November 7th, has been delayed until spring of next year. The decision leaves Microsoft without a major Xbox-exclusive title launching day-and-date with its turbo-charged 4K-capable console. Crackdown 3 was first announced more than three years ago at E3 2014. “We’re very excited about Crackdown 3, and so are many fans, and so it’s a difficult call …

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Xbox One X UK release date and pre-order news: The specs of Microsoft’s 4K powerhouse revealed

Last year, Sony released the PS4 Pro, a supercharged PlayStation 4 capable of 4K gaming, and Microsoft has responded with the incredible Xbox One X. But rather than a slightly tweaked version of the Xbox One, the Xbox One X has ridiculous specs, and will easily be the most powerful games console ever. Just like the way PC gaming works, this latest generation of 4K capable living-room games consoles centres around frequent hardware upgrades – …

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