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Microsoft's pondering how to let you play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

Last year Don Mattrick's asserted that "If you're backwards compatible, you're really backwards." I guess Microsoft wants to be backwards now.

Prepare for Titanfall on the Xbox 360... only now in April

The hit game for the Xbox One and PC is delayed, again, for the Xbox 360.

Xbox One controller

Xbox 360 subsidy plan dies, Xbox One controller support still PC-bound

Selling consoles like smartphones was a failed experiment.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Satya Nadella: Can a data geek solve Microsoft's consumer puzzle?

Satya Nadella knows Microsoft in the abstract. But can he expand his knowledge of the cloud and server businesses into consumer and retail?

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Microsoft acquires Gears of War, hopes you still care

Epic's lauded Gears of War franchise helped Microsoft sell the Xbox 360, and now Redmond hopes it can do the same on the Xbox One.

Microsoft's Xbox One topped U.S. console sales in December

Microsoft's Xbox One outsold all others during the month of December, continuing its trend of outselling all other game consoles within the U.S.

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Xbox 360’s Games with Gold service gets gold-starred for the foreseeable future

Microsoft announced Friday that Xbox Live Gold members will continue receiving two free games per month indefinitely, as its Games with Gold promotion is now a permanent feature.

PlayStation 3 beats Xbox 360's U.S. sales for the first time in years

Give credit to Sony's Grand Theft Auto V bundle, as the NPD Group says the PlayStation 3 was the top-selling console in the U.S. in September. It was the first time the PS3 beat Microsoft's Xbox 360 since 2009.

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Microsoft presses play on Web, Android, and iOS apps for Xbox Music

Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.

Ditching your 360? Amazon offers Xbox One game upgrades for $10

If you buy one of this year's hot titles on the Xbox 360, Amazon will let you trade it (and $10) in for its Xbox One counterpart.