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Report: Sony’s PS4 virtual reality headset to be announced in March – GameSpot


By: Eddie Makuch Sony will officially announce its PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset during the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a source told TechRadar today. The show opens on March 17 and GameSpot will be in attendance. headset during the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Fr[…] Read more here: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/report-sony-s-ps4-virtual-reality-headset-to-be-announced-in-march/1100-6417875/

Halo 5 coming to Xbox in 2015 according to Master Chief voice actor [UPDATE] – GameSpot


By: Zorine Te [UDPATE] Following the publication of this story, Halo voice actor Steve Downes and Microsoft issued new statements to GameZone. “It sounds like I was ‘confirming’ [an] H2A edition, which I most certainly was not,” Downes said. “I’m in no position to do that as I have no knowledge of it. I was only mentioning what I had seen on line about it.” Meanwhile, Microsoft’s statement for Downes reads: “I think you’re ahead of yourself on H5. I have read []

Solving this Titanfall mystery could earn you an Xbox One


By: Emanuel Maiberg It appears that Microsoft has launched a mysterious marketing campaign to promote Titanfall, and investigating it further might earn you an Xbox One bundle and other rewards if you live in the UK. A Reddit user was the first to notice that Microsoft’s “Invitation” television commercial was a little different than usual, with the ad stuttering and cutting away to pieces of binary code and an image of a briefcase. The binary code then led users to several websites, []

PS4 system update 1.52 available now, improves system stability


By: Eddie Makuch Sony today released PlayStation 4 system update 1.52, which promises to improve system software stability. The firmware update can be manually downloaded via the Settings menu. Users can also set their systems to automatically download updates by enabling Automatic Downloads. Competitor Microsoft yesterday released a firmware update for the Xbox One, which addressed various SmartGlass, operating system, and matchmaking issues. The PS4 has sold more than 2.1 million consoles around the world, and is now neck-and-neck with the Xbox []

EA says free-to-play Battlefield not coming to to console anytime soon


By: Eddie Makuch A free-to-play version of EA’s Battlefield series is not coming to consoles anytime soon, EA Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund has said. “Will console games be free-to-play going forward? There will be some games that will be free-to-play but I also think that they will be different in nature to full games,” he told MCV. “I think a lot of people prefer to pay for the full game and get access to everything. And I wouldn’t use the []

Microsoft pulls option for offline Xbox One update


By: Martin Gaston Microsoft has pulled instructions that previously offered Xbox One owners a way to update their console without connecting to the Internet. The company had previously listed a 20-step guide for downloading the latest Xbox One firmware to a USB stick and then using that to update the console, but the company has now pulled the instructions and the associated files. For the best experience, the Xbox One will require a day one update when it is first switched on. []

Microsoft cofounder’s investment group calls for Xbox spinoff


By: Eddie Makuck The next Microsoft CEO would be smart to consider spinning off the company’s consumer business, which includes search advertising and the Xbox brand, according to cofounder Paul Allen’s investment group Vulcan Capital. Allen is “intrigued and interested” by the recent Microsoft management and structural changes, Vulcan Capital chief investment officer Paul Ghaffari said during the Financial Times Investment Management Summit in New York last night as reported by Financial Times. Ghaffari said the “overwhelming majority” of Microsoft’s revenue is []

Xbox 360 holiday bundles revealed


By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft today announced three new Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles that will begin to populate at retailers around the world shortly. All bundles include one month of Xbox Live Gold, as well as various pack-in games. More details are available at the  Xbox website . 250GB Kinect ($400) – Includes  Kinect Sports: Season Two ,  Kinect Adventures , and  Forza Horizon . 4GB Kinect ($300)  – Includes Kinect Sports: Season Two and Kinect Adventures. 250GB Standard ($300)  – Includes  []

Microsoft buying iPhones for $200 credit


By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft is not only buying iPads , but now also iPhones, the Xbox maker has announced. The company has launched a newpromotion where consumers can bring in a “gently used” iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 to receive a minimum $200 gift card to the Microsoft Store. The promotion began today and will run through November 3. It is available at select Microsoft retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada, but not online. To be eligible []