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We still have a couple of months to put off that Windows 10 upgrade

"If what I have works why upgrade now?" That's precisely how Steven and I have handled Microsoft's free upgrade program for Windows 10, and I have a feeling we'll continue resisting change until the last possible minute. You too? For us lai...

 
E3 2016
E3 has been winding down in recent years, especially with big-name publishers like EA holding their own events off the show floor, and Nintendo literally only showing Zelda at the conference in 2016. The rise of controll...   read

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Killer Instinct

Gargos is coming to Killer Instinct this month, here's some blurry screens to celebrate

To recap, Killer Instinct Season 3 just hit, and brought several new characters with it. But the season isn't over, and more fighters are on the way. Due to a leak we can assume General RAAM is coming sometime soon, Eyedol might be in the c...

 
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Rift

Oculus Rift is being sold at retail before all pre-orders have been fulfilled

“Pre-order” has a pretty well-defined meaning. If you pre-order something, the expectation is that one of whatever it is you’re pre-ordering will be saved for you, and you’ll get it on, or sometimes before, the day i...

 
Soda Drinker Pro review
I, uh.....what?   read

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Lionhead Studios

Lionhead Studios is officially no more as of today

After multiple sources had heard that Lionhead Studios, formed in 1996, still had hope, the end has finally come. According to Kotaku UK, the developer has officially closed down for good following a nominal consultation period. Fable Legen...

 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Damnit, Ori and the Blind Forest's vinyl glows in the dark and I'm broke

I recently started collecting some vinyl from games and movies I enjoy (judge me as you will), and I'm having fun with it. But it ain't a cheap hobby by a long shot! Recently I was able to snag that fancy Hotline Miami 2 vinyl, and hoo...

 
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Nintendo

Sony made more money with just PSN than Nintendo did all year

Sony’s PlayStation Network made more money last year than the entire Nintendo company put together. Following Ninty’s financial statement yesterday, people cleverer than me noticed that PSN alone generated ¥529.1bn, compar...

 
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Games with Gold

Temper your expectations for May's Games with Gold

If April's Games with Gold lineup was the best yet, and I'm inclined to agree with Brett that it was, then whatever Microsoft has in store for May can't possibly stack up. I had that sentiment in mind when reading over the list of what's co...

 
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Deals

The new Xbox One Spring Bundle is actually a decent deal

It's a new year, and while Microsoft has released a few Xbox One bundles to date, its best of 2016 is the new 1TB Spring Bundle. Launched just yesterday, you effectively are getting five bonus titles plus a limited-time $50 discount&nb...

 
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VLC

The VLC Media Player is coming to Xbox

How, it's hard to believe that I've been using VLC for over 10 years. Initially picking it up in high school to watch anime (ha), this powerhouse of a program has adapted codec after codec to remain relevant in 2016. So relevant, in fact, t...

 
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Xbox 360 farewell

Goodbye Xbox 360, it was nice knowing you

On November 22, 2005, the Xbox 360 was released, and Microsoft began their reign that would echo throughout that particular generation. The effects of the 360 are obvious even today. The Xbox Live Arcade machine was nearly unstoppable,...

 
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Ge4rs stream

We're playing Gears of War 4, come watch

Gears of War 4 is in early beta testing ahead of its distant October launch. If Microsoft finally got itself right and started getting those beta codes out, you can play along. Otherwise, come take a peek at what will be open to all Xbox Li...

 
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Forza 6 Fallout car

Forza 6 goes retro with free Fallout 4-inspired car

 Xbox One owners who own either Fallout 4 or Forza 6 are getting another free treat. Similar to the Vault-Tech themed 1956 Ford F100 released last November, racing fans and wasteland scavengers will be receiving the Chryslus Rocket '69...

 
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Fable Legends

Fable Legends finally closes

Fable Legends has now completely shut down. The cancellation of the game was announced last month, but there had been hopes that the project could have been saved. The official website has published the following departing statement: &ldq...

 
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Quantum Break

People are flipping Quantum Break PC codes on eBay, effectively halving the price for everyone

One of Microsoft's selling points of Quantum Break for platform-agnostic people was that those who pre-ordered the game on Xbox One would get a bonus copy on Windows 10 PC. In an effort to bolster its PC gaming presence, Microsoft even...

 
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Quantum Break

Remedy responds to Quantum Break's PC issues

Remedy has responded to fans who have been experiencing issues with Quantum Break on PC. In a lengthy post on the official Remedy forum, the developer acknowledged problems with frame-rate, performance issues, crashes, and missing dialogue....

 
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Microsoft

Is Microsoft about to reveal a new Xbox console?

Microsoft has filed two unannounced projects with the FCC.  The filings for model numbers 1682 and 1683 - which were spotted by eagle-eyed NeoGAFfer ekim (who also spotted yesterday’s Katamari news,&...

 
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Gears of War 4

The Gears of War 4 trailer as it was originally meant to sound

I have a theory that every single Gears of War trailer was originally set to the song "Mad World." Like it worked so well for the original trailer back in 2006 that Microsoft just decided to use it for every game in the series, but at the v...

 
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Quantum Break

Quantum Break is the 'best-selling new Microsoft Studios IP of this generation'

The cross-media TV and gaming gamble paid off for Remedy and Microsoft, as they have just reported that Quantum Break is the "best-selling new Microsoft Studios IP of this generation." Initially the game was selling like crazy over in ...

 
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Gears of War 4

The first Gears of War 4 trailer is accidentally meme-tastic

Gears of War is a series known for its fantastic trailers. In particular, the very first game's "Mad World" ad is remembered to this day for being fantastically directed and well-made. With Gears of War 4 on the horizon, Microsoft has fina...

 
Quantum Break
Originally announced as an exclusive alongside the Xbox One in 2013, Quantum Break’s PC port came as a surprise when it was revealed only a couple of months ago. As one of the first major PC releases to be a Windows 10 ...   read

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Alan Wake

Alan Wake's two add-ons are free right now

Alan Wake is a phenomenal psychological thriller that released six years ago. The two post-launch add-ons that released were even more surreal takes on the foundation that the base game built. Both The Signal and The Writer w...

 
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Fable Legends

What's that? Fable Legends may not be dead after all

When Microsoft dropped the news that Fable Legends was canceled, it was important to note that Lionhead Studios wasn't necessarily closed down entirely -- there were merely "discussions" to do so. That little tidbit may have saved the proje...

 
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Killer Instinct

See how Killer Instinct has been upgraded visually

Killer Instinct just had a recent update that brought it into Season 3, alongside of a whole bunch of roster updates. But that's not the only thing it has, as the Iron Galaxy team has also upgraded the game's visuals, which includes bo...

 
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Microsoft

What's 'neXt' for Microsoft? Not this new console, apparently

Microsoft has debunked rumours that it is working on a new console.  When Microsoft employee David Gardner listed the “Xbox neXt” on his LinkedIn page, the internet exploded with rumours of a new or improved console.&n...

 
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Deals

Get a year of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold for $40

Update 4/14: Deal's back on the PS Plus! Deals on PlayStation Plus subscriptions are pretty rare, particularly at the $40 price point. Before today's deal, the last time we spotted a 12-month PS Plus card for $40 was in January. And before ...

 
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Xbox One

Xbox One's summer update has three big features, including turning all consoles into dev kits

As a part of its plans for the anniversary of Windows 10's launch, Microsoft intends to enhance the Xbox One. After all, it is a Windows 10 product. The tech giant took some time today to outline three significant features that are coming t...

 
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Killer Instinct

New single-player mode teased for Killer Instinct

Microsoft managed to sneak in a hint of a new mode (which was previously leaked) in its launch trailer for Killer Instinct, and now it's spilling the beans. It looks like "Shadow Lords" is on the way, which will add a brand new single-playe...

 
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Quantum Break trailer

Check out Quantum Break's live-action show

Quantum Break hits next week, April 5, on PC (Windows 10 only) and Xbox One. Remedy's time travel shooter didn't sit right with me for years dating back to when I saw the game at E3 2013, but a recent preview event allayed those concerns, ...

 

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LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
Jinx 01

Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 
Dr Mel

Etymology Fun Facts #2! The word nice was once a negative Meaning mostly dumb it comes from the Latin nescious (ne- not and scious- cut, the root of our modern word It became a positive through favoring timidity in

 
SpielerDad

Today, a Lizard Person pretending to be a human that is my coworker attempted to tell me a They have discovered the human concept of THEY ARE EVOLVING!

 
SpielerDad

So Battlefield 5 is actually going to be called Battlefield 1? That doesnt make any Who did EA consult with before making this decision?

 
Larxinostic

In fairness, we dont act like fools *all* the :p

 
Torchman

I MAY have made Mazinger Z an unstoppable tank for early game SRW Oops?

 
EtosiGiR

Battlefield 1 is a violently fucktarded

 
YoeriB

god I hope the rumors for Battlefield 5 are true, alternate WW1? Yes please!

 
LinkSlayer64

Hellfighter DLC items for Battlefield comments for something additional

 
CJ Andriessen

Attempting to play Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse on my Kindle Fire tablet makes me hope and pray none of the big three abandon actual buttons on their

 
KingSigy

Battlefield 5 is Battlefield 1!!!!!

 
CoilWhine

The new Battlefield is called Battlefield 1, and takes place in an alternate history World War 1

 
OrochiLeona

When your opponent Rage Quits your Gold Promotion match in Killer Instinct and it be like:

 

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