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June 10, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Xbox One: Roundup of news

Microsoft announced this morning at the E3 gaming conference that its upcoming Xbox One system will be available in stores for $499.99 starting in November.

The price includes the Xbox One console (which has a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi), the new Kinect, an Xbox One Wireless Controller and a 14-day free trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.

Here’s a roundup of the news coming out of the event:

My Seattle Times colleague, Brier Dudley, writes about Microsoft’s press event this morning, in which the company also disclosed the roster of games that will be available when the Xbox One launches.

Here’s The Verge talkingĀ  about how digital purchases on Xbox One will use real currency instead of Microsoft Points.

Here’s Engadget’s roundup of details onĀ  Xbox One hardware, software services and games.

Xbox One is Microsoft’s long-awaited successor to its Xbox 360 gaming console. It marks another step in the company’s goal of making the Xbox a living room entertainment center, not just a gaming console, and also another step forward in Microsoft’s evolution into a devices-and-services company.

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