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The exact moment caught on camera when he finds out he can have sex with hookers in GTA just like daddy.

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If these new Steam machines do what Valve is saying they’re going to do, they’ll not only be a direct threat to Xbox One, they’re going to be a direct threat to Windows.  The new Steam machines will be running Steam’s new OS, which is supposed to be specially made for gaming.

I’d like to talk about SteamOS and the Steam Box, which undoubtedly impacts your business as it specifically targets the living room – the same space Xbox One targets. What’s your take on what Valve is doing there? Is Steam Box a threat to Xbox?

Phil Harrison: The announcement was only made last night so I’m still studying all the facts Valve has released. But Valve is a very impressive company, and obviously we’re going to be watching what they do with great interest.

But it actually goes back to an earlier question. I think the death of the video game console was prematurely announced. Clearly there is a lot of excitement around gaming in the living room on the biggest screen in the house, often times connected to a great sound system and creating that real intensely high quality game experience with a very powerful CPU and a very powerful GPU.

Our point of view, clearly, is that Xbox One is the best incarnation of that, but competition is good!

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Click the other side of the link below for the predictable winner in this duel.

Though the PlayStation 4 comes out in Japan next February and the Xbox One doesn’t have a specific release date here, this Tokyo Game Show is all aboutthe showdownbetween thesetwo consoles. So, on the first day TGS was open to the public, we asked folks which one they plan to buy.

Thirty-two responses later, we had one very clear answer.

Now keep in mind this is a completely unscientific poll and should be taken with a large grain of salt. We just walked up to people at random as asked if we could get them to weigh-in. (In fact, we approached nearly 70 people in total—and the majority of them were so camera shy that they waved us away before we could even ask the question.)

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Fourteen years and three consoles and Microsoft has made exactly ZERO progress in penetrating the Japanese market.

Is it just me, or does Microsoft have a strong tendency to take themselves too seriously sometimes?

Microsoft is officially the owner of Xbone.com, a domain name that came to light just days after the company’s Larry Hryb expressed his dislike of the Xbox One nickname.

Hryb took to gaming forum NeoGAF earlier in the week regarding the use of “Xbone,” stating: “I don’t like it. It disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product.”

Microsoft purchased both Xboxone.com and Xboxone.net domain names earlier in the year following the unveiling of the new system. It’s likely the company is securing the domain to prevent it from being used as a parody site in the future.

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Just because the Xbox One is Microsoft’s focus going forward, it does not mean the company is abandoning the Xbox 360 any time soon. Microsoft chief marketing and strategy officer Yusuf Mehdi said this week that the platform will be supported through at least 2016.

“If you look at [Xbox 360], that platform lasted for seven to eight years and it’s going to go for another three years,” Mehdi said this week during the Citi Global Technology Conference. “It’s incredibly profitable now in the tail.”

Mehdi explained that the arrival of the Xbox One is not a death knell for the Xbox 360 by any stretch, noting that Microsoft plans to ship over 100 new games for the system.

“We are going to continue to invest in Xbox 360 and the two devices can work in concert. So it isn’t like the day we ship the Xbox One your [Xbox 360] won’t work,” Mehdi said. “We will continue to support it. In fact, we’re going to ship over one hundred new games on Xbox 360. So you’ll be able to still play your games, just not on the same exact box.”

The Xbox One launches in 13 territories across the world on November 22. Microsoft previously described the system’s $500 price point as a “very good deal.”

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