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Titanfall

PSA: Best Buy gives you an excuse to get Titanfall


Xbox One version currently $8
Apr 24
// Robert Summa
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]
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Happy Wars

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


Don't worry, be happy
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Xbox One

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


Microsoft's financials are in
Apr 24
// Brett Makedonski
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 ...
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Console marketplaces

Which console marketplace is your favorite?


PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U
Apr 24
// Chris Carter
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...
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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
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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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
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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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
// Vikki Blake
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...
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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
// Vikki Blake
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...
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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
// Chris Carter
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 -...
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Halo 5 pre-orders

Halo 5 has some fancy Hunter armor, but only for those who pre-order at GameStop


Are you a gambler?
Apr 20
// Brett Makedonski
Imagine, if you will, that you're in a GameStop plunking down money for Halo 5: Guardians well ahead of the game's release. Kenny Rogers saunters in and croons in your ear "You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to ...
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Rare

Rare's next game a 'career highlight' for Phil Harrison


Former Xbox executive calls the studio a crown jewel of game development
Apr 20
// Jordan Devore
Another positive quote about Rare's unannounced game to add to the pile. Don't look so worried, Banjo! Phil Harrison, the former corporate vice president of Xbox in Europe, recently departed from Microsoft to build a high-tec...
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Conker

A better look at our beloved Conker in Project Spark


DLC releasing April 23 for $9.99 / 1,000 Tokens
Apr 16
// Jordan Devore
That last trailer for Conker's arrival in Project Spark didn't go over so well. There was no getting around the disappointment of seeing a long abandoned (but never forgotten!) character return not in his own adventure, but ...
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NPD sales

March NPD: PS4 still the one true king; Battlefield tops software charts


Bloodborne takes No. 2 spot
Apr 16
// Robert Summa
It's that time of the month again. The time console warriors are able to pull out actual facts to back up their extreme fanboyism in the most heated of forum discussions. Taking the top spot again for hardware was the PlaySta...
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Xbox One energy wasting

Environmental group calls Xbox One energy-saving efforts insufficient


Give a hoot, kill an owl
Apr 15
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's excessive latent power consumption ($6-$15 worth per year) with an update, but Natural Resources Defense Council scientist Noah Horowitz says on the non-profit's website, "It may be prem...
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Witcher 3

New Witcher Xbox One bundles coming soon to Europe


No limited edition console, though
Apr 15
// Vikki Blake
Microsoft has confirmed the release of two all-new The Witcher 3 Xbox One bundles for selected EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) territories. The bundles include a standard Xbox One console, a digital code for The Witcher...
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Phantom Dust

Microsoft's unreasonable demands caused Phantom Dust dev's demise


More work without more money
Apr 13
// Brett Makedonski
Around this time last year, rumors were swirling surrounding a Phantom Dust reboot for Xbox One. It was eventually announced at E3 2014, but it hasn't come to fruition, and it's on an indefinite hold as of now. However, ...
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Xbox One power

Microsoft is addressing the Xbox One's latent power consumption


Will be a bootup option later on
Apr 13
// Chris Carter
Since the launch of the Xbox One, it hasn't exactly been a power-friendly console. The Natural Resources Defense Council came down hard on Microsoft last year for the "Instant On" feature, which consumed a ton of power while ...
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Happy Wars

Free-to-play Happy Wars released on Xbox One, promptly pulled


Early trigger finger?
Apr 13
// Chris Carter
Happy Wars enjoyed a certain degree of success in the past few years on Xbox 360, reaching six million players -- they're not all paying customers, but to have that many people download your product is still impressive. It ap...
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Gears of War

Xbox uploaded a really old Gears of War video for some reason


Speculation inbound!
Apr 10
// Brett Makedonski
You probably don't need to bother watching this video; it's nearly four years old at this point. That's when Gears of War 3 launched -- almost four years ago. Time flies and all that, eh? But, Xbox just uploaded the vid...
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More Xbox 360 storage

More space! Xbox 360 to support 2TB external drives


My patience finally pays off
Apr 09
// Jordan Devore
I can barely recall a time when my Xbox 360 hard drive wasn't full of games and DLC. It would've been before Rock Band, certainly. And the situation has only gotten more chaotic since Microsoft starting pumping out regular Ga...
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Conker

Microsoft again gives the finger to Conker fans


This is what everyone wants, right?
Apr 08
// Brett Makedonski
At its E3 press conference last year, Microsoft openly mocked Conker fans with a reveal that the infamous squirrel would be added to the free-to-download Project Spark. Everyone knew that this wasn't what anyone wanted ...
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Xbox sale

Don't get too excited about Xbox's spring sale


Not a lot of winners here
Apr 08
// Brett Makedonski
Xbox players may have noticed recently that Microsoft has turned a new leaf when it comes to the quality of sales. Once known for being laughably bad, Microsoft's often very respectable Ultimate Game Sales have gone a long wa...
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Xbox One update

Today's Xbox One update improves party chat and Achievements


Voice messages aren't ready yet
Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
It's Monday morning and I cannot handle Major Nelson's unbridled enthusiasm for the Xbox One's new "What's on" channel, a collection of "curated links to popular videos, games, movies, TV shows, and more." Clearly this is a ...
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Free Forza expansion

That free Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is out today


You don't need the base game to play
Mar 27
// Jordan Devore
More free stuff to download on Xbox One and Xbox 360 assuming you get around to nabbing Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious before April 10, at which point the standalone expansion becomes $10. As we said previously,...
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Xbox One

Microsoft details Xbox One April update, includes dedicated servers for party chat


Also, voice messages
Mar 27
// Chris Carter
The Xbox One continues to make incremental updates just like the PS4, and although the April update looks rather small, it's welcome. Microsoft is adding in voice messages between Xbox One and 360 owners, dedicated servers f...
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Halo Online

Halo Online doesn't look half bad in motion


Relatively speaking
Mar 26
// Jordan Devore
Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia. That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers."...
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Games with Au

How does twice the number of Games with Gold in April sound?


More games, same price
Mar 26
// Brett Makedonski
We're at that point in the month where it's time to start thinking about which adorable kitten is waiting to replace that other adorable kitten when you flip your calendar, and less importantly, what Xbox's Games with Gold ti...
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Halo Online

Multiplayer-only Halo Online headed to Russia


You know what's good? Money
Mar 25
// Jordan Devore
Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive. Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplaye...
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Xbox One update

Xbox One is getting more descriptive Achievement notifications


Look for the update today if you're a preview member
Mar 23
// Jordan Devore
Another Xbox One system update, another opportunity to use some insane cartoon image. Microsoft is rolling out updates for Xbox One Preview Program members in two waves -- the first hits today, while the second will arrive ne...






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