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Xbox Series X and S Mark the Biggest Launch in Xbox History

Liz Hamren, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, announced that the launch of the Xbox Series X/S on November 10th marked the biggest debut in Xbox history. She comments on the official Xbox site: “Your support, and what you accomplished in the first 24 hours of launch, inspire us and demonstrate the connective power of […]

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New Xbox Consoles Experience Hardware Issues and Technical Difficulties

After the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launched on November 10th, users have been reporting problems with their new consoles. Ranging from hardware issues to technical difficulties, just how game-breaking are these issues? Is it really true that your new Xbox can spontaneously combust? Debunked: Will my Xbox explode? First, let’s get the […]

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Celebrate the Xbox Series X and S with Livestreams and Charity Drives on Launch Day

Microsoft has plenty planned for the entire day of Xbox Series X and Series S launch on November 10th. Starting at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET on November 10th via the official Xbox YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook Gaming channels, there will be all-day Let’s Play livestreams, charity drives, and global “launch highlights.” When […]

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Peter Moore Remembers the Red Ring of Death: “A Billion Dollar Problem”

Worse than the current Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Drift issues, and way more publicized (perhaps because the failure rate was much higher) than the PlayStation 3’s Yellow Light of death. The infamous Red Ring of Death, which plagued the Xbox 360, victimized most of us who got a launch system. The estimated rate of failure for […]

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Spencer: Microsoft Underinvested in Creative Studios and it Showed

As we approach the launch of next-gen consoles Microsoft is trying to position its Xbox brand in a better place than it was prior the Xbox One’s launch in 2013. Perception wise, Xbox as a brand seems to be in a much better place now than it was 7 years ago. For starters, there has […]

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Elder Scrolls 6 Does Not Need to Appear on PS5 For Microsoft to Recoup Investment

Much has been said, and speculated about Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda/Zenimax after the company announced the acquisition in late September. Many PlayStation fans hoped for Microsoft to allow Bethesda’s biggest franchises to keep appearing on their platform of choice. Here at the Never Ending Realm, we didn’t think this would be the case, and a […]

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PlayStation 5 Dominates the Pre-Order Race According to Study

VGM, a company dedicated to market research, conducted a recent study in an effort to better predict the outcome of the pre-order battle between Sony’s  PlayStation 5, and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S home consoles. The numbers are in, and it seems that Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda/ ZeniMax has yet to register in the consciousness of […]

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Report: Two Journalists Complain About Xbox Series X Heating Issues

Much has been said about the power, and necessary – state of the art – cooling units being utilized in the next generation consoles. Both Machines – The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 – are bigger in size than anything we have seen since the OG Xbox, and it seemed that both ran […]

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Microsoft Will Keep Making Home Consoles Beyond the Xbox Series X

  Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda/ZeniMax can be seen as a direct answer to Sony’s first party strength. It should also be seen as an investment on their Xbox Game Pass platform, which is considered by the company as its future, and more importantly, the future of the industry. With Microsoft wanting to put Game Pass […]

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Bethesda’s Acquisition Changes Everything for Microsoft (and Sony)

History Repeats Itself …Almost… Perhaps, even before Microsofts botched Halo Infinite presentation, analyst’s forecasts and even the trends on social media painted a somewhat ominous picture for the Xbox Series X  over the course of the next generation when matched against the Sony PlayStation 5. The grim forecast for Microsoft was not the result of […]