The cheaper, no-Kinect version of the Xbox One gives buyers a better deal by eliminating the one part of the console they probably didn't want to begin with -- but the PS4 remains a compelling alternative.
You can buy an Xbox One without a Kinect, and now you can buy a Kinect without an Xbox One, too.
A new version of the motion-sensing camera is coming to Windows PCs, copying the design and features of the Xbox One version.
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Microsoft says it plans to release the new motion-sensing device to developers starting July 15 for $199 each.
Microsoft brings the price of its Xbox One in line with Sony's PlayStation 4. Will the move boost Xbox One sales?
After Xbox head Phil Spencer tweets about a console power boost, the company confirms units without Kinect can access more of its GPU.
Commentary: Microsoft saw it could boost sales by unbundling the Kinect. Nintendo might gain from a similar strategy.
Microsoft isn't giving up on Kinect. It wants players to think of its console with the motion camera as the true Xbox gaming experience.
The cheaper price represents a major shift for Microsoft, as does a decision to drop the $60 annual fee to access streaming content such as Netflix and YouTube.
A boatload of sweet deals (including two freebies!) to kick off your weekend.