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Facebook shutting down Gifts to focus on Buy button

The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA launches a Netflix-like subscription service for games on Xbox One.

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Facebook shutting down Gifts to focus on Buy button

The social network will close the gift-card store, Amazon is paying Prime users for slower shipping, and EA launches a Netflix-like subscription service for games on Xbox One.

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Xbox One to launch in China on September 23 for $600

The console will bring with it more than 70 games, including exclusive content, free-to-play games, and "blockbuster" titles, says Microsoft.

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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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Xbox One preorders launch in China

The Xbox One is set to debut in China this September after the country's decision to remove a 13 year ban on gaming consoles.

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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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Xbox One to land at China Telecom in September

The country's third biggest mobile carrier has scored exclusive rights to sell Microsoft's game console.

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Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall trailer lands at Comic-Con

Taking place between Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, the Ridley Scott-produced film featuring actor Mike Colter as agent Jameson Locke makes its first appearance in San Diego.

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Video game software sales drop in June with no compelling new entries

Sales of new hardware more than double, but game software returns to its earlier struggles.

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Nokia, Xbox Studios part of Microsoft's big cuts

Microsoft aims to refocus as it lays off 14 percent of its staff, along with killing off Nokia Android models and Xbox Entertainment Studios. Meanwhile, Jawbone Up adds new tools for tracking food, and Apple debuts iTunes Pass.

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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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