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Halo 5

Halo 5's World Championship starts early next month, prize continues to grow


REQ packs payin' off
Nov 19
// Brett Makedonski
The best of the best Halo 5 players face off against each other in March 2016 at the Halo World Championship. Getting there is a long and arduous process though, and the road starts on December 6. That's when ladder...
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Xbox One

Controller remapping is now available on all Xbox One controllers


PC support is incoming
Nov 17
// Laura Kate Dale
Good news for everyone who owns an Xbox One but didn't shell out for one of those ultra fancy premium Elite controllers, you can now remap the buttons on your standard Xbox One controllers too. Previously limited just to Elit...
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Games with Gold

PSA: Games with Gold cycles in the second half of November's lineup


Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III
Nov 16
// Chris Carter
As a reminder, Microsoft has cycled in the next bit of November's Games with Gold promotion as of today. You can pick up Knight Squad and Dungeon Siege III with your Gold membership, and Pneuma: Breath of Life ...
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Tomb Raider

Xbox mullers Tomb Raider fans in London for publicity


It's okay, they were willing volunteers
Nov 13
// Vikki Blake
Microsoft celebrated the release of Rise of the Tomb Raider by challenging eight Lara Croft fans to survive 24 hours on a billboard while being mullered by brutal weather conditions.  Of the thousands of applicants, just...
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Deals

$260 refurbished Xbox One up for grabs from Newegg


Probably should wait on Black Friday
Nov 12
// Dealzon
For those who absolutely can't wait for Black Friday, or simply don't want to budget $300-$350 on an Xbox One, Newegg is unloading inventory of certified refurbished Xbox Ones at a cool $259.99 price tag (you'll need to do on...
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Very smoothly
The New Xbox One Experience rolled out today, and for me and many others, the transition has been painless. I simply booted up my console, downloaded a roughly 1GB update, and the UI popped right up after a restart. I think s...

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Xbox One

Having issues with the new Xbox One Experience update?


Microsoft support has the solutions. Hopefully
Nov 12
// Vikki Blake
If you're one of the "small number" of Xbox One players who are having difficult booting up after the new Xbox one Experience update rolls out today, don't panic. Yet. Microsoft has acknowledged issues with first boot, content installation, and accessory and accessibility issues after the update.
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Microsoft

Here's how DLC will work with Xbox One Backward Compatibility


TL;DR: go to Xbox.com
Nov 12
// Vikki Blake
[Update: To clarify, while you can't purchase DLC via your Xbox One, you can still buy Xbox 360 DLC via the 360 store, or via Xbox.com.] Microsoft has detailed how DLC will work for those backward compatible Xbox 360 games. &...
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Minecraft Wii U

PEGI site lists Minecraft for Wii U


Super Enderman Maker
Nov 11
// Mike Cosimano
PEGI, also known as the Pan European Game Information (the video games rating board for most PAL territories), may have leaked a Minecraft port for the Wii U via its official website, apparently set for release tomorrow, Nove...
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Xbox One update

The new Xbox One dashboard rolls out tonight


Backward compatibility to follow
Nov 11
// Jordan Devore
November is flying by me. It's nearly time for the new Xbox One dashboard update, and you know what that means: backward compatibility! The initial list of supported Xbox 360 games falls short of my expectations, but it'll im...
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Kinect

Xbox One's Kinect gesturing is a thing of the past


Becoming less integral
Nov 10
// Brett Makedonski
Kinect's role on the Xbox One is becoming more and more diminished. Another blow comes with this week's arrival of the New Xbox One Experience. For the first time ever, Microsoft has done away with hand-gesturing that couldn'...
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Xbox 360

Here's the first full list of Xbox 360 backward compatible launch games


104 in all
Nov 09
// Chris Carter
I really think that Microsoft and Sony have switched places in terms of functionality with their consoles this generation. The former came out of the gate with a terrible DRM concept that crippled their image, and Sony took t...
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Publishers

Which of the three console publishers has the best holiday lineup?


For me it's probably Nintendo
Nov 09
// Chris Carter
Holiday season is upon us, and our wallets are not ready -- they never are. There's a ton of games around the corner, but surprisingly, most of the are multiplatform. That's a huge win in my book, but the "big three" console ...
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Deals

Can't wait for Black Friday? Xbox One gets free games & bonuses (updated)


Most bundles qualifying
Nov 05
// Dealzon
Update 11/8: We've updated the post to include freshly arrived Xbox One deals from Best Buy, Newegg et al. Currently the best bet is Microsoft's build your own Xbox One bundle deal, where you get AC Unity for free plus two fr...
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Halo 5

Halo 5's REQ Packs have already raised $500K for the World Championship


Someone has money to burn
Nov 04
// Jordan Devore
Halo 5: Guardians had the biggest Halo launch yet, according to Microsoft, "with more than $400 million in global sales of [the game] and hardware." It's the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive. With that in mind, I've been cu...
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Fallout x Forza

Fallout 4-themed cars are racing to Forza 6


Fueled by hype
Nov 04
// Kyle MacGregor
Fallout 4 hype has reached critical mass and everybody wants a piece -- even other developers. Today, Turn 10 Studios announced a pair of Fallout 4-themed cars for its latest racer, Forza 6. Those include a Fallout-branded 19...
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Xbox One

GameStop holds trade-in deal for $100 Xbox One


Works with free Xbox controller promo
Nov 04
// Vikki Blake
If you're hankering for a new Xbox One: GameStop has an offer that just might tempt you. If you bring in a qualifying PlayStation 4 or Xbox One before November 15, 2015, the retailer will give you $250 towards the cost of a n...
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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 grosses more on day one than Spectre in UK


7.7 million UK pounds, to be exact
Nov 04
// Vikki Blake
Halo 5: Guardians grossed £7.7 million on day one in the UK, Microsoft has announced. Halo 5 entered in pole position in the UK chart, selling twice as many copies as Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and twice as many as 343 Industries' previous Halo game, Halo: Master Chief Collection. 
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Xbox One bundles

Xbox One bundles are throwing in an extra free game


In the US
Nov 03
// Jordan Devore
If you're going for an Xbox One this holiday season, you'll probably want to try your luck on Black Friday, but if you can't wait until then, there are some notable deals this week. Depending on when and where you buy, you ca...
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Xbox One Elite

The Xbox One Elite controller will be in low supply this month


It's still $150
Nov 03
// Chris Carter
The more I use the Xbox One Elite controller, the more I'm stuck on it. It's been pretty great to me so far despite the insane $150 price tag, but it looks like people who own these things are going to be a bit more "elite" i...

Here's a big list of 2016 video game release dates

Nov 03 // Chris Carter
January: Darkest Dungeon - 1/19 Hyrule Warriors Legends - 1/21 Yakuza Kiwami - 1/21 Resident Evil Remaster + Resident Evil Zero Remaster - 1/22 Final Fantasy Explorers - 1/26 Lego Marvel's Avengers - 1/26 The Witness - 1/26 Dragon Quest Builders - 1/28 This War of Mine: The Little Ones - 1/29 Amplitude - TBA January Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen PC port - TBA January The King of Fighters XIV - TBA January February: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - 2/2 XCOM 2 - 2/5 Arslan: The Warriors of Legend - 2/9 Firewatch - 2/9 Gravity Rush Remastered 2/9 Mighty No. 9 - 2/9 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - 2/9 Project X Zone 2 - 2/16 Street Fighter V - 2/16 Fire Emblem Fates - 2/19 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - 2/23 Far Cry Primal - 2/23 March: Tom Clancy's The Division - 3/8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD - 3/4 Hitman - 3/11 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 3/18 Killer Instinct: Season 3 - 3/24 April: Quantum Break - 4/5 Total War: Warhammer - 4/28 Dark Souls III -- TBA April May: Battleborn - 5/3 Mirror's Edge Catalyst - 5/24 June: No Man's Sky - TBA June We Happy Few - TBA June October: Yooka-Laylee - TBA October TBA: Allison Road Attack on Titan Crackdown 3 Cuphead Day of the Tentacle Remastered DayZ Dishonored 2 Doom Enter the Gungeon Final Fantasy XV Gears of War 4 Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem Gravity Rush 2 Hellblade Homefront: The Revolution Horizon Zero Dawn Hyper Light Drifter Mafia III Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Nier: Automata Odin Sphere Leifthrasir One Piece: Burning Blood Persona 5 Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Pokken Tournament Ratchet & Clank Resident Evil Zero HD Scalebound Shadow Warrior 2 Star Fox Zero Star Ocean: Integrity of Faithlessness The Legend of Zelda Wii U Zero Time Dilemma
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Updated as needed
A lot of readers have asked us about compiling a list of games that are being released each year. It's a massive task, but I'm going to try to keep one updated for 2016. If you see something that isn't on the list, feel free to chime in, and we'll update it. Also, bookmark it and come back at some point!

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Xbox One

Here's when Xbox will reveal the initial list of 360 games coming to Xbox One


Phil Spencer confirms reveal date
Nov 03
// Vikki Blake
Microsoft will confirm the first 100 Xbox 360 games available via backwards compatibility on November 9, 2015. Phil Spencer confirmed the news via a tweet yesterday.
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Plug and play on Windows 10
Finally -- Microsoft is releasing the wireless Xbox One adapter for PCs. After years of waiting I can eschew all of the wires that have been sitting in my desk drawer, or more specifically, four micro-USB cables to hook up fo...

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Games with Gold

PSA: Grab your free November Games With Gold titles now


You have until November 16
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
The new round of Xbox Games With Gold offerings are upon us, and you can now pick up Dirt 3 for Xbox 360 and Pneuma: Breath of Life on Xbox One. In case you're curious, Dirt 3 was fairly well received by racing fans...
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Halo 5

Buying Halo 5 at a military base nets you this collector's coin


Neat
Nov 02
// Chris Carter
Well, this is pretty cool. As it turns out, if you buy Halo 5 at a military base in the US, you can net a special commemorative coin with your purchase. The bonus was uncovered over at reddit and has since been independe...
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Halo primed for big sales

Microsoft man: 'Halo is to games' what 'Star Wars is to movies'


Pump the space breaks
Oct 29
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft must be pretty happy that for the second year in a row it has more big exclusives in its holiday lineup (what with Uncharted 4 delayed and the paid timed exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider) than nearest competi...
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Halo without shooting

Halo chief would 'love' a Halo without shooting


It can still be exciting without action
Oct 29
// Kyle MacGregor
I think we can all agree Halo 5 is great, even if the gameplay gets in the way of the story, but I still can't help but imagine a game in the series without all that pesky shooting weighing it down.  Luckily, it seems Ha...
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Games with Gold

November's Games with Gold lineup disappoints


DiRT 3 will be backward compatible
Oct 28
// Jordan Devore
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this lineup. Too much? Microsoft has come out with the list of games that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download for free next month: Xbox One Pneuma: Breath of Life (November 1 - 30) ...
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Halo 5: Guardians

Who wants a Master Chief helmet covered in crystals?


It's for charidee!
Oct 27
// Vikki Blake
Here's something I never thought I'd see: a Master Chief helmet covered with 25,000 Swarovski crystals. "A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet is up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia," states the eBay listing.
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Xbox One

Microsoft is overhauling Xbox One on Nov. 12


Better UI and backward compatibility
Oct 26
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft is preparing a major update for Xbox One that will overhaul the look and feel of the user interface and, crucially, add backward compatibility support for a growing list of Xbox 360 games. It's called the New Xbox O...

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