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  1. This is What You’ll Be Getting With Your Xbox One At Launch [Video]

    Spec yourself before you wreck yourself.

    There've been a lot of jokes made about the box one since its reveal -- but now that Don Mattrick has left the company and all of its most controversial policies have been reversed, some are starting to change their minds. For those in that party, Major Nelson put out an unboxing video that shows you what you'll be getting if you buy the console at launch.

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  2. Microsoft to Officially Reveal Next-Gen Xbox at May 21st Event

    It's finally time, folks. Microsoft has decided that they're going to pull back the curtain and let us in on "a new generation of games, TV and entertainment." What that actually means is anyone's guess, but they're almost certainly going to try and push whatever's coming next as an all-around device. Regardless, we'll all find out for certain soon enough -- Microsoft's hosting an Xbox reveal event on May 21st.

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  3. Microsoft Posts E3 Countdown Clock, May or May Not Have to Do With New Xbox

    It seems like only yesterday when Microsoft's Xbox 360 was hailed as the pinnacle of video game hardware and left us all waiting in long lines in front of the local Best Buy to bring home the future of gaming entertainment. Sadly, now in 2012, the old girl is starting to show some cracks and is known to make a make a mess in the house from time to time, which is all indicative of a brand new game system on the horizon. It's a forgone conclusion that Microsoft is already hard at work cobbling together the successor to the Xbox 360, but the question really boils down to when this new system will be unveiled. According to an Electronic Entertainment Expo countdown clock that was posted on the blog of Microsoft's Major Nelson yesterday, we may at last get our first glimpse of the next addition in the Xbox family later this year. With that, let the speculation commence!

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  4. New Xbox 360 Controller Improves D-Pad, Removes Button Color, $64.99 on November 9th

    Starting on November 9th, a newly redesigned Xbox 360 controller will be available in the US for $64.99.

    The controller sports a number of new features, most importantly, the controller's much-maligned D-Pad has been replaced by a transformer. Simply turn the circular bed the D-Pad rests in, and the directional button raises from the bed, providing a button much easier to deal with. Among other prominent new features, the analog sticks have been redesigned to be concave and the face buttons have lost their color, now in differing shades of grey to match the new sleek silver matte.

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  5. Microsoft to Raise Xbox Live Subscription Fee

    Without explanation, Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced that they are planning to raise their Xbox Live Gold subscription fees beginning November 1st, 2010. In the United States, a one month Gold membership will increase from $7.99 to $9.99, a three month gold membership will increase from $19.99 to $24.99 and the one year membership will increase from $49.99 to $59.99. The price increase affects other territories as well, including Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

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  6. Original XBoxes Losing XBox Live as of April 15th

    First, Google whittles away at IE6; now, Microsoft itself is cutting off original XBox owners from XBox Live, effective April 15th. Is no 2001 Microsoft release sacred?

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