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Jun 16, 2010

Microsoft Kinect arrives November 4th

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing game system on November 4, before the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals Nintendo Co Ltd and Sony Corp.

The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home video and Web entertainment, will also begin selling a smaller, same-priced version of the console this week.

Jun 15, 2010

Cloud-gaming service OnLive set for launch

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – OnLive announced on Tuesday initial lineup of games and a new pricing plan ahead of its launch on Thursday, as the “cloud-gaming” service prepares its much anticipated rollout.

OnLive emerged from years of stealth development in 2009 with a plan to offer instant, lag-free access to video games stored remotely on servers in data centers. The launch is being followed closely in the industry, as it is as a potential threat to traditional console-based gaming.

Jun 15, 2010

Microsoft Kinect arrives Nov 4, battle begins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing game system on November 4, before the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals Nintendo Co Ltd and Sony Corp.

The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home video and Web entertainment, will also begin selling a smaller, same-priced version of the console this week.

Jun 15, 2010

Microsoft Kinect arrives November 4th, battle begins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing game system on November 4, before the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals Nintendo Co Ltd and Sony Corp.

The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home video and Web entertainment, will also begin selling a smaller, same-priced version of the console this week.

Jun 14, 2010

Microsoft’s Kinect to sell November 4th with 15 games

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing games system on November 4 ahead of the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals Nintendo Co Ltd and Sony Corp.

The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home video and Web entertainment, will this week also begin selling a smaller, same-priced version of the console.

Jun 14, 2010

Microsoft’s Kinect to sell Nov 4 with 15 games

LOS ANGELES, June 14 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research)
will begin selling its “Kinect” motion-sensing games system on
Nov. 4 ahead of the crucial holiday season, hoping to lure new
and casual players to the Xbox and steal a march on rivals
Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.OS: Quote, Profile, Research) and Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) (SNE.N: Quote, Profile, Research).

The world’s largest software vendor, which has ambitions of
making its Xbox 360 not just a gaming device but a hub of home
video and Web entertainment, will this week also begin selling
a smaller, same-priced version of the console.

Jun 13, 2010

Apple’s changes won’t mollify trust-busters

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While Apple Inc has eased restrictions for iPhone advertising, targeting them more pointedly at rival Google Inc, it hasn’t done enough to mollify antitrust regulators.

Officials with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have been informally probing Apple’s new iAd service, which is set to launch July 1, looking into whether it stifles competition and reduces choice for application developers.

Jun 10, 2010

AT&T: iPad user data exposed via security flaw

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – AT&T Inc said on Wednesday some users of Apple’s iPad have had personal information exposed via a network security flaw, two months after the tablet computer was launched and smashed sales expectations.

The breach, first reported by the website Gawker, led to the exposure only of email addresses, AT&T said in a statement. The wireless operator has exclusive U.S. rights to carry the iPad and the popular iPhone.

Jun 8, 2010

Take-Two profit above Street, raises outlook

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Take-Two Interactive Inc (TTWO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) raised its outlook for the fiscal year on strong demand for its “Red Dead Redemption” video game, sending its shares up more than 2 percent on Tuesday.

Take-Two said the game, which hit stores in May, has sold more than 5 million units so far.

Jun 8, 2010

Apple unveils iPhone 4 to fend off Google

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc unveiled a new iPhone on Monday that goes on sale in scores of countries this year, preparing its fastest-ever global roll-out to try and stay a step ahead of rivals like Google Inc in a red-hot smartphone market.

CEO Steve Jobs showed off a redesigned $199 “iPhone 4″ that is a quarter slimmer than the current handset. The device boasts a higher quality screen and better battery life, video chat via Wi-Fi, and a gyroscope sensor for improved gaming.

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