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Xbox unveils affordable payment plan for consoles

By Jacob Roushia | November 6, 2019

On Nov. 18, Xbox All Access will allow gamers to pay for an Xbox One on a monthly basis. Xbox All Access will allow customers to get an Xbox console, controller, Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass for a monthly cost.Microsoft recently announced that this service...

Video Game Guide

By Andrew Roberts | February 16, 2015

A number of exciting video games will be released this year — and they’re not cheap.Recent, unused video games typically cost about $60, so here are four worth investing in:“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” on Nintendo 3DSFeb. 13This 3DS...

Console wars: Xbox One tops PS4 in release battle

By Josh Alfrey | November 22, 2013

With the release of the Xbox One Friday, the console wars have begun.Throughout the year, Microsoft and Sony have been in an epic battle to decide which console will come out on top. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been on the minds of gamers for...

Xbox One, Playstation 4 struggle for top console position

By Josh Alfrey | July 1, 2013

Microsoft has managed to pull itself back into the console war after a very troubling start; however, Sony’s Playstation 4 is not backing down as its 2013 release date is rumored to be only months away.After the Xbox One’s release announcement, reactions...