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Halo 3: ODST goes 1080p60

Halo 3: ODST comes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection this Friday?


Free if you played before Dec. 19, 2014
May 26
A listing for Halo 3: ODST for Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been spotted on the Xbox One marketplace, and viewable here on the Xbox.com store the listing has been removed from Xbox.com since this post was o... read
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Eating salad

Microsoft adds white Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle


Eating salad
May 20
Ahead of Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft already attempted to both make and sway Chief fans with an Xbox One bundled with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a box with pictures of Master Chief on it. Now, Microsoft is over de... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft reveals Over-the-Air TV Tuner for Xbox One


Out now in the US and Canada
May 20
In addition to the built-in HDMI cable box input slot on the Xbox One, Microsoft has announced a new Over-the-Air TV Tuner device, which launches today on the Microsoft Store for $60. In short, it basically hooks up to a... read
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Microsoft

Mass Effect lead joins Microsoft to help work on HoloLens


Casey Hudson rides again
May 18
Casey Hudson had been with BioWare for some time before he left late last year, and is most notably known for the Mass Effect series as of late. It seems as if he's headed on to another pasture, joining up with Microsoft to w... read
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Candy Crush

Attention hardcore gamers: Candy Crush Saga will be pre-installed for Windows 10


Moms around the world rejoice
May 14
For a long time, simple games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts have been beloved freebies that always come along with your Windows OS experience. In order to keep up with the times, it appears Microsoft is looking to u... read
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NPD

April NPD: Xbox One outsells PS4


Mortal Kombat X tops all software
May 14
According to April's NPD numbers, the Xbox One proved it has some legs as it claimed the top spot for the month's console sales by knocking the PlayStation 4 down a notch. While Sony may be leading the console race overall an... read
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Xbox One

Testing company claims Microsoft can brick your Xbox One whenever it wants (Update)


Guess some of that old DRM remains?
May 14
[Update: Microsoft issued a statement, saying: "To be clear, if a console is suspended from Xbox Live for a violation of the Terms of Use, it can still be used offline. Microsoft enforcement action does not result in a consol... read
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Microsoft @ E3

Yup, Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference is Monday, June 15


9:30am Pacific
May 14
Who's ready for E3 2015? I'm sure not! As ever, Microsoft will hold its media briefing at 9:30am Pacific on Monday, June 15. We'll cover all of the news and weird moments to come out of the event but you can watch along with ... read
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Xbox One update

You can now send voice messages on Xbox One


And, uh, listen to them too
May 11
With today's Xbox One update, users can now send and receive audio messages -- and there's cross-platform support, meaning Xbox One folks can correspond with Xbox 360 people, and vice versa. If you're wondering what the holdu... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft sells 20 million copies on Xbox


Yep, good move Microsoft
May 08
So, looks like securing Minecraft on Xbox platforms was a really smart move for Microsoft, as the game has now sold over twenty million copies across the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game released three years ago on the Xbox 36... read
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fans maxed out the community fund in under 72 hours


$50K is going to EVO 2015
May 04
Last week, Iron Galaxy Studios said that for a limited time, it would funnel up to $100,000 in revenue generated by digital sales of Killer Instinct into the game's tournament scene. Players had two weeks to reach that cap bu... read
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Twitter DOS

Tweet embedded MS-DOS games disabled by Twitter


Thus ends a beautiful weekend in gaming
May 04
Toward the end of last week, something very cool happened in gaming that a lot of us were very excited about. Thanks to some technical wizardry, Archive.org discovered a way for gamers to easily embed MS-DOS games into their ... read
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Xbox One

Xbox founder thinks Sony is winning the console war


Has Sony "won by a nose"?
May 04
Ed Fries -- part of the original team that created the first Xbox way back in 2001 -- thinks that Sony's PlayStation 4 is leading the current-gen console war "by a nose." Fries added that while Microsoft had slashed prices re... read
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Square x Soft

Final Fantasy XV dev put together this DirectX 12 tech demo for Microsoft


Square x Soft
May 01
It's so weird how many computer companies and developers had or have the word "soft" in their names. Squaresoft, Microsoft, Ubisoft. It's like a menagerie of Pau Gasols out here am I right folks. I put together some words in... read
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Killer Instinct

You can now support Killer Instinct tourney pots with the Shadow Jago pack


For $20
Apr 30
Killer Instinct continues to improve with every passing month, and now, you'll be able to contribute to a community prize pot by way of DLC. For $20 you can buy the Shadow Jago pack, which comes with the character, as we... read
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Hololens

HoloLens development tools coming free to Unity


Now terrible games can also be holograms
Apr 30
How many of you remember the Microsoft HoloLens, that piece of kit that's aiming to turn your house into a virtual holograpm filled gaming landscape? Well, if you're a Unity developer then soon you'll be able to get a bunch o... read
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Emulation

Archive.org lets you embed MS-DOS games into your tweets


Farewell, productivity. I hardly knew ye
Apr 30
Twitter is simultaneously the best and worst thing ever. It lets me shout aimlessly and shamelessly into the void, vent my feelings and frustrations, and – alarmingly frequently – share my hot MMO boyfriends with ... read
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HoloLens demo

Microsoft HoloLens looks like the future


Make your games follow you!?
Apr 29
Holy shit! Call me a nerd, but this makes me excited for the future. Picture this: yours truly walking around the house naked while my videogame follows me -- a virtual pet here, a leaderboard of my friends scores there, a l... read
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From MB to GB
With the rise of digital distribution, hard drive constraints are becoming more problematic than ever. It's never fun purchasing a game only to find out you don't actually have space for it. Here is a constantly-updated list ... read feature

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Halo 5 box art

Halo 5: Guardians' box art has two Spartans lost in each other's eyes


Box art posts are the worst
Apr 28
Halo isn't a rom-com, but you wouldn't know that just by looking at the cover art for Halo 5: Guardians. Two larger than life Spartans peering into each other's visors, into each other's eyes, into each other's souls. A ... read
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Is it wrong I want to drink a can of Overcharge?
CONTEST OVER. Winners will be announced soon, via PM and then listed here.   Thanks to the amazing Courtney, as well as the fine folks at Microsoft and Insomniac, we have two copies of Sunset Overdrive to give away. Not ... read feature

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Deals

Groupon Spring Sale: PS4 for $342, Xbox One for $315, New 3DS XL for $180


Eighth-gen console with your spa deal
Apr 27
Pretty hot deal today on Groupon for various console bundles, from PS4 to Xbox Ones. In addition to a $20 instant discount on the PS4 from $399.99 to $379.99 there's a 10% off Groupon code you can enter in at checkout an... read
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Gears of War

Possible Gears of War remaster coming to Xbox One


Not quite the Marcus Fenix Collection
Apr 25
According to Polygon, Gears of War is going to be the next in line for HD-ification on the Xbox One. This doesn't come as a huge surprise since Black Tusk Studios is hard at work on the next entry in the s... read
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Titanfall

PSA: Best Buy gives you an excuse to get Titanfall


Xbox One version currently $8
Apr 24
For those rare Xbox One owners that still haven't experienced Titanfall, Best Buy is running a sale that certainly limits your excuses for not owning the game. As of now, the game is available for only $7.99. Seems like a good value to me, but I suppose if you hate fun, then it isn't. Titanfall [Best Buy] read
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Happy Wars

Happy Wars is on Xbox One (for real, this time)


Don't worry, be happy
Apr 24
Earlier this month, Toylogic accidentally released Happy Wars for Xbox One. The cartoonish medieval multiplayer action game was pulled from Xbox Live, but not before some people managed to download and play it. Doing so locke... read
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Xbox One

Lower-cost Xbox One is hurting the platform's bottom line


Microsoft's financials are in
Apr 24
Microsoft slashing the price of the Xbox One may be a positive for consumers, but it's a negative for the company's investors. The results from quarter three of Microsoft's 2015 fiscal year are in, and the Xbox division took ... read
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Console marketplaces

Which console marketplace is your favorite?


PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U
Apr 24
I was flipping through the various storefronts of the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One this week, encountering random issues throughout, and suddenly wondered if anyone actually liked them. We often take them for granted, but if ther... read
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Conker

Ten Conker-themed games in Project Spark (none of which are actually Conker)


Next best thing, I guess
Apr 23
Since Microsoft seemingly refuses to do anything in the way of a new fully-realized Conker, fans have to settle for whatever they can make in Project Spark. Given an asset pack to work with, a lot of these creators made fair... read
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Xbox

Xbox's May update focuses mostly on the PC side of things


Looks like this is rapidly becoming a reality
Apr 22
At GDC last month, Microsoft's plans for the immediate future largely focused on a unified platform anchored by Windows 10. We even sat in on a platform demo that was dedicated entirely to showing off how all the systems wou... read
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Alan Wake

Alan Wake port might be heading for Xbox One


And the sequel could be coming to any major platform
Apr 22
Further to yesterday's revelations that a sequel for Alan Wake was still very much on the cards, Polygon has managed to squeeze even more information out of Remedy's chief creative officer, Sam Lake, including confi... read
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Halo

Latest Halo: Master Chief Collection patch brings improvements to ranking, stability


But is it too little too late?
Apr 22
The latest patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- which focuses on "ranking, matchmaking penalties, stability, as well as game-specific improvements for each title" -- also confirms that progress on the remastered Hal... read
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Windows 10

Windows 10 rumored to be released late July, is getting an Xbox avatars app


Upgrade with all the launch bugs, or wait?
Apr 21
Windows 10 is nearly upon us, and it may be sooner than we thought -- according to a leak from an AMD earnings call, it will be released in late July. For those of you who own Windows 7 and 8, it will be a free upgrade -... read






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