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Microsoft confirms Xbox One launch markets

We reported late last month on a rumour that the Xbox One will be launching to a total of only 13 countries this holiday season. Microsoft have now confirmed this rumour with a recent update to the Official Xbox website.

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PS4 and Xbox One launch lacking 3rd party Japanese games

Japanese developers are usually at the forefront of any console launch. However, the upcoming launch of PS4 and Xbox One will have zero games coming from any Eastern developer.

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PS4 recording not exclusive to PS+ members

Ever since Microsoft confirmed a Gold Xbox Live membership was required to avail of the Xbox One's built-in DVR, Sony fans have been worried the same will apply to PS4 and that they'll need a PS+ subscription to make use of the PS4's game recording abilities.

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Microsoft Explain why Achievements are better on Xbox One

We've all seen the new improvements made to the Xbox One achievement system, but what about if you want to play a cross-gen game on Xbox 360? What incentive do you have to pick up, say, Watch Dogs on Xbox One instead of Xbox 360?

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Next-Gen Tomb Raider “well into development”

The next Tomb Raider game (Tomb Raider 2 presumably, although it seems a little late in the day for that) is already "well into development" and will be available for next-generation consoles. Although nothing specific has been said, it's fair to presume it'll at least end up on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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New Watch Dogs trailer fails to impress

The recently released short trailer of the highly anticipated Watch Dogs was met with much critisism from gamers.

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Xbox One to launch in only 13 countries

Xbox One console may now be releasing to just 13 countries if current rumours are to be believed. This is almost half those originally announced.

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Xbox One Will Allow Self-Publishing for Indies

According to GameInformer, the Xbox One will be doing another 180. Previously, games could not access digital distribution without a publisher, but now Microsoft is reversing this policy. Self-publishing will now be available to independent developers on the Xbox One. This is welcome news, as the popularity of independent games has soared in recent years. Microsoft claims the backlash from consumers and developers is what drove them to make this decision. I don’t blame them after getting called out simply…

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Forza 5 has Day One Download

Forza 5 will not be finished when it ships, Turn 10 has revealed. Instead, users will have to download some of the content before they're allowed to play. Users that hate big patches and launch (and nobody can really blame them) will be unhappy to learn that the developers behind the latest Forza are taking as much time as they have available to build and polish the content. While this means an inconvenience to the end user, it also means that the product isn't being limited by a "Gone Gold" date and that may give them 6-8 weeks to really push the features ...

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You Can Play Xbox One Games as they Download

There seems to have been a lot of confusion on this one, but Microsoft have confirmed that you will be able to play from a partial download on the Xbox One. The PS4 can do it too - it was a feature they explained quite heavily. This is a rather important feature for those that plan to buy digital (and it's one that I hope Valve are working on for Steam), so it's nice to see that everybody is on an even field.

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