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Kinect set free: Standalone Xbox One Kinect coming in October for $150

You can buy an Xbox One without a Kinect, and now you can buy a Kinect without an Xbox One, too.

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Game console war heats up with Xbox, PlayStation updates

Microsoft and Sony announce new game console features, Alienware demos a PC that acts like a console, and the new Skylanders Trap Team game doesn't even require a console -- just a tablet.

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For the first time in years, we have two new game consoles: the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. The two consoles are very evenly matched, and there's no reason to run out and buy either of them. But if you must choose one this season, we think the PS4 edges out the Xbox for now -- and not just because it's $100 cheaper. <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-9020_7-57613055-222/ps4-vs-xbox-one-round-1-to-sony/">Here's why</a>.

Sony's PlayStation 4 has sold 10M units worldwide

At Gamescom 2014, Sony reveals that its game console has sold 10 million units to consumers, signifying strong momentum continuing from its last sales update in April.

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Activision to break with past, release Skylanders for consoles, tablets

For the first time, the game giant will launch a top-tier console title on a tablet at the same time it's coming out for consoles made by Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Skylanders toys will, of course, join the fray.

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Madden 15 only available prerelease on EA Access

The newest Madden iteration will only be playable before its release date if you're a customer of EA's new subscription service.

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With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.

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EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One

Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console.

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Ouya teaming up with Wikipad to expand indie game app store

The deal marks the latest agreement in its "Ouya Everywhere" effort, helping the company expand beyond the TV.

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PS2: Gaming's greatest sequel

How do you build the most popular games console ever? CNET explains the magic behind Sony's PlayStation 2.

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How PS2 became gaming's most popular console ever

Effortless cool, DVD powers and more -- CNET explains how Sony's second console became gaming's greatest sequel.

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Xbox One gets 3D Blu-ray support, at last, in August update

Mobile purchases, more social connectivity, and yes, 3D Blu-ray playback: Xbox One gets a handful of new perks in a software update coming soon.

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Microsoft to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios

As part of the company's restructuring efforts, the studio responsible for bringing original video programming to the Xbox platform is going to close.

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