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Microsoft’s ‘Play Anywhere’ program fails to attract big game studios

Microsoft’s year-old Play Anywhere program lets people play video games on both a console and a PC. But big game studios haven’t opted in. By Seattle Times technology reporter A year in, Microsoft’s bid to link personal computer and Xbox gaming is still a work in progress. At the E3 trade show a year ago, Microsoft introduced “Play Anywhere,” a program that lets people buy a game digitally through the Xbox store, and play it …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X makes case for 4K gaming, but who wants to play? – Entertainment

During E3 last week, Microsoft was so focused on hyping the processing power of its new console, they put it on T-shirts. Many guests at the company’s press conference during the E3 industry event in Los Angeles walked around in shirts that read, “I witnessed the most powerful console ever.” On stage, Microsoft used a ludicrously pristine, 20-metre, 4K resolution screen to show off the car racing game Forza Motorsport 7 on the Xbox One …

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See Microsoft’s Jaw-Dropping Promo for Its 4K Gaming Console – Adweek

It’s been known cryptically as “Project Scorpio,” like something out of a Bond flick, for the past year. But at last week’s E3 convention in Los Angeles, Microsoft finally dropped the veil from its newest product, officially dubbed Xbox One X, a 4K gaming system that’s being touted as “the most powerful console ever made.” It goes on sale in November, priced at $500, with specs that include a liquid-cooled vapor chamber, six teraflops and …

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E3 2017 Data Claims Assassin’s Creed Origins and Microsoft’s Xbox One X Livestream ‘Won’ E3

With E3 2017 now in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the dust to settle. Market analyst Brand Watch has been keeping an eye on the event throughout the week, tracking which games and conferences were the most talked about the event.  Perhaps most surprisingly, Microsoft absolutely stomped over the competition in terms of mentions on conference day. The Xbox One X hype was real, yet after the reveal, Microsoft’s social media presence quickly tanked. …

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Microsoft’s Albert Penello on Xbox One’s “post-X” future

The existence of the $250 Xbox One S was key to letting Microsoft reach for “full 4K” power with the Xbox One X. At least that’s what Microsoft Marketing Manager Albert Penello said in an E3 interview with Ars Technica. “It was that nice, liberating point that we had by having Xbox One S,” Penello said. “We have a console at $250, it has a 4K Blu-ray player, and no one should be embarrassed or think …

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Microsoft’s New Xbox One X — Is it Overhyped and Overpriced?

Microsoft is drawing criticism for fixing what isn’t broken. Last weekend, the company unveiled its newest console, the Xbox One X, which will ship on November 7. The gaming device is being marketed hyperbolically as “the world’s most powerful console.” And this thing is actually a beast, so it’s likely the truth: It boasts eight processors running at 2.3 GHz, 12 GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and 6 teraflops of graphics processing power. …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X won’t support virtual reality, reports WSJ

The Xbox One X won’t support VR, a marketing executive says. Josh Miller/CNET The Xbox One X, Microsoft’s new gaming console, won’t include support for virtual reality, one of today’s hottest emerging technologies, despite the company’s earlier implication it would. The new console was revealed by Microsoft at its E3 2017 conference on Sunday. Formerly known as Project Scorpio, the Xbox One X promises better graphics for players, whether or not they have a 4K …

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Xbox One X is Microsoft’s powerful new game console

Xbox fans already know what’s on their holiday wish lists. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) has announced its next game console, Xbox One X. Touted as “the most powerful console ever made,” the system will go on sale around the world on November 7 and cost $499. The Xbox One X — which was code-named Project Scorpio — looks strikingly similar to its 4K-capable predecessor, the XBox One S. It’s a bit smaller than other Xbox consoles …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a boring black box concealing powerful components

Microsoft made good on its promise to reveal all the key details about Project Scorpio during its E3 press conference today. We got an official name, a price, and a release date: the Xbox One X, as it’s called, will start at $499 and will start shipping on November 7th. In a demo room following the company’s event, we got a look at the hardware in a side-by-side comparison with Microsoft’s cheaper Xbox One S …

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The Xbox One X is Microsoft’s powerful new 4K console

A full year after first teasing Project Scorpio at its last E3 event, Microsoft finally took the wraps of its new console, now called the Xbox One X.  Decidedly less catchy than Xbox Scorpio, but it beats all of the Windows-centric Xbox 10 S rumors that were circling around the past few weeks. The tongue-twister of a console is set to arrive November 7, priced at $499, as initially reported.  The company has already alluded to a …

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Xbox One X is Microsoft’s next game console, arriving on November 7th for $499

After months of speculation, Microsoft is unveiling its “Project Scorpio” games console today, and it’s officially named Xbox One X. Microsoft’s Xbox One X naming comes just days after the company trademarked a mysterious S logo, and started dropping Scorpio hints in its E3 teaser videos. Microsoft is planning to launch the Xbox One X on November 7th worldwide, priced at $499. All existing Xbox One accessories will work on the new Xbox One X, …

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Everything we know ahead of Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It’s the first of the big console creator E3 shows tonight, with Microsoft taking to the stage. The big news, presumably, will be a whole bunch of Project Scorpio details, but there’s certainly going to be more than a few announcements for upcoming PC bits and bobs.  If you’re finding it hard to keep up, we’ve got a schedule for all of the E3 conferences for you. As Xbox One …

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, Nintendo Switch will be stars at E3 video game show

The annual video game conference runs for six days in Los Angeles. By Seattle Times technology reporter The video-game industry is converging on Los Angeles this weekend for E3, six days of news conferences, exhibits and earsplitting trailers aimed at building hype for upcoming games and hardware. Attendees expect much of the attention to fall on two game consoles. Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, a souped-up version of the Xbox One aimed at virtual reality and high-definition …

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Microsoft’s ‘Project Scorpio’ successor to the Xbox One to be revealed at E3 next week

XBOXING CLEVER New gaming system expected to be ‘world’s most powerful console’ MICROSOFT will unveil its successor to the Xbox One when the E3 video games convention begins next week. Currently code-named “Project Scorpio”, the new system will be the “world’s most powerful console”, Microsoft claims, having already confirmed the final product will go on sale later this year. Project Scorpio is expected to be on sale by the end of the year The new …

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Microsoft’s mysterious new trademark hints at holographic gaming

With just under three days left until Microsoft’s big E3 2017 presentation, the tech giant has filed for a mysterious trademark that could possibly shake up its gaming repertoire. Microsoft has applied for a trademark patent for “Direct Reality,” which is described as “computer software for holographic applications,” according to GameSpot. Though “holographic applications” could apply to just about anything related to augmented reality, the application specifically covers gaming software. This could potentially mean some …

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