A history of videogame hardware: Xbox

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When Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, took to the main stage at the Game Developers Conference in San Jose, California on 10 March 2000 to announce the company’s long-rumoured entry to the home video game console market, he was full of hyperbolic promise. The X-box (as it was written at the time) was to be… Continue reading

Retrospective: Halo: Combat Evolved

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It probably ranks as the greatest turnaround in the history of gaming, and it’s impossible that more could have been riding on it. When Halo was released, Microsoft was seen as a mistrusted outsider with predatory motives and a ridiculed console design. Within a matter of weeks in late 2001, all that had changed. Halo… Continue reading

The ten best consoles: our countdown of the greatest gameboxes of the last 20 years

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Our countdown of the best videogame consoles released in Edge’s 20 year lifespan.

Xbox One prototype hardware cases revealed

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Stack of unused designs are shown at the Worldwide Partners Conference this week.

The Making Of: Xbox

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The story of the Microsoft’s debut game console, as told by the man who first pitched it.

Rumor: There will be a $299 new Xbox with subscription fee, says analyst

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Trusted Microsoft analyst has laid out what he believes will be in the next Xbox.

Will Microsoft launch the next Xbox in Japan?

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The small number of Japanese games players interested in Xbox fear the worst for its next generation, reports our Japan correspondent.

Microsoft will reveal the new Xbox May 21

Sony slams Microsoft content policy

Microsoft will finally show its next-gen system in under a month.

Microsoft ‘dedicating all TV resources to Xbox’

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Xbox to become “the premium entertainment service”, says platform holder after Mediaroom sell-off.