How Microsoft Is Ditching the Video Game Console Wars

Known for the Xbox, Microsoft has been diversifying away from boxy hardware in favor of reaching millions more new gamers.

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In a World Let Loose, Video Game Makers Are ‘Doubling Down’

The companies won big when the pandemic forced people indoors. In a risky bet, they aren’t slowing down even as behaviors shift again.

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Discord, a Chat App for Gamers, Said to Have Discussed Deal With Microsoft

An acquisition of Discord, which could top $10 billion, would buttress Microsoft’s gaming business, as video gaming has boomed in the pandemic.

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Still Looking for a New Gaming Console? Here’s Why

A month after the holiday season, gamers are still contending with scalpers, bots and immense demand as they hunt for elusive devices.

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The Best Video Games to Get Lost In This Holiday Season

A ninth-century Viking adventure, a game about robots that literally feels good to play and an escape from hell: Here is what’s new across gaming systems to satisfy players of all stripes.

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New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush

The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.

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PlayStation 5: The Next Step in Sony’s Rebound

The gaming console, coming out in its latest version on Thursday, has become the Japanese giant’s centerpiece product.

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PlayStation 5 Review: Sony’s New Console Is an Entertaining Behemoth

With a winning combination of solid hardware and software, Sony’s new console makes us excited about the next generation of gaming.

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Xbox Series X and S Review: Microsoft’s New Consoles Are a Good Value. Is That Enough?

Nice hardware? Check. Fair price? Check. Cool, exclusive games? T.B.D.

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Microsoft Acquires Video Game Company ZeniMax in $7.5 Billion Deal

The company’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media puts it in a strong position against Sony just weeks before the release of their next generation of gaming consoles.

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Coming This Fall: Return of the Video Game Console Wars

Gamers are awaiting Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, though supply might be limited because of the pandemic.

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