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Self-Publishing on Xbox One Confirmed, Retail Consoles Will Double as Debug Units

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Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will allow indie game developers to self-publish their own games.  Microsoft also confirmed that each standard Xbox One console can be used as a “debug unit”, as well as play retail Xbox One games.  A debug unit, like this one for the PS3, is a special, highly expensive version of a game console ...

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Microsoft Resigns Xbox One DRM/Always Online Requirements

Did this seriously just happen? I mean really? Hold on; I need to double check…yup! It’s a thing! That’s right: Microsoft have ditched their always online policy for their Xbox One console after hearing feedback. This effectively means that Microsoft will resign the Xbox One’s DRM policies of used games and for the console requiring mandatory access to the internet ...

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Gamerscore Will Port Over to Xbox One

Rest easy, Microsoft followers – your Gamerscore is safe.  Microsoft has officially confirmed at a London-based screening of the Xbox Reveal event that the Gamerscores, gamertags and avatars of all Xbox Live members will be ported over from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, along with other limited features from the Xbox 360. Harvey Eagle, Microsoft’s UK marketing director, made this ...

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Pachter: Microsoft will not block used games with the Xbox 720

Rumors have been circulating for months about the Xbox 720, codenamed Durango, that it would utilize always-online DRM seen in games such as Diablo 3 and Sim City, in order to block gamers from playing used games and requiring them to be always online in order to operate the basic functions of the console. However, according to industry analyst Michael ...

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