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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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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct PC launches today alongside of Season 3

So long as you're willing to put up with Windows 10, Killer Instinct is available right now on PC as a free download. Microsoft notes that if you're having trouble finding it on the store, you can click the link on this page to go to t...

 
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Killer Instinct S3

Hey, that's totally Gargos in this Killer Instinct Season 3 trailer

Tomorrow is Killer Instinct Season 3 day. To celebrate, I brought you this helpful launch trailer which recaps a lot of familiar ground at a quick pace and also throws down some notable dates. As far as new characters, expect to find Kim W...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Season 3's pricing scheme revealed, and it's good

The pricing scheme for Season 3 of Killer Instinct is official, and it sounds pretty great! Basically, you can get a Season 3 pack with eight fighters for $20, Ultra with extras is $40, and Supreme, which comes with literally everythin...

 
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Killer Instinct

Bleh! Killer Instinct is getting a vampire with Mira

Oh hey, that leak (which also confirmed General RAAM of Gears of War fame) was right! Mira is indeed joining the fray as the "dead" sister of Maya. It actually makes sense too, as she's a vampire. She's teased at the very end of the video b...

 
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Tay and You!

Microsoft muzzles its horny nazi teen girl AI

I love to have fun on the web. But it's precisely because of the individual's propensity for fun online that large, multi-person entities might want to reconsider trying to have fun online. It's funny when sports site Deadspin tells Donald ...

 
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Microsoft

Microsoft not 'actively planning' digital trade-in service

When Microsoft issued a recent customer survey inviting our thoughts on a digital trade-in deal, we responded by getting pretty bloody excited about it. Turns out our excitement was a tad premature. Responding to comments on Twitter, Head o...

 
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Deals

Xbox One bundles are $50 off and include a free game at the Microsoft Store

We've mentioned this briefly in the weekend deals roundup last weekend, but the sales event is noteworthy enough for its own post. Until March 28, all Xbox Ones will be $50 off at most major retailers (think: Best Buy, Target, Walmart). If ...

 
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Rocket League

Rocket League dev can make PS4/Xbox One cross-platform play happen

When it comes to cross-platform play, Rocket League is really important: it’s the first time a PC game has cross-platform play with both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This has led some to ask whether PS4 and Xbox One players will be abl...

 
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Quantum Break

Pin back your lugholes, here's the Quantum Break soundtrack

Microsoft has released the Quantum Break soundtrack for free on Soundcloud, and it’s surprisingly great. Big budget games have a habit of thinking big games should have big scores with lots of instruments, but then fail to give them t...

 
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Xbox One

Report: Quantum Break appears to run at 720p

Quantum Break seems to sport a 720p resolution, according Digital Foundry.  The tech experts put the Xbox One version through its paces at a recent press event, where they concluded the upcoming title features a native resolution of ju...

 
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Shuhei Yoshida

Sony seems hesitant on cross network play with Xbox

Eurogamer sat down with Shuhei Yoshida and confronted him on the one question everyone is wondering -- will Sony accept Microsoft's proposal for cross-network play? While he initially started off with a rather cagey response similar to...

 
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Hardware

Hyrule Warriors Legends is a grim warning against revised hardware

When Microsoft first announced that it was considering modular revisions for Xbox One hardware, I was actually somewhat on board with the idea. If done right, games would all run acceptably on the base hardware, with improvements on revised...

 
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Sony

Sony says it is open to 'any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play'

This week, Microsoft dropped the bomb that they would be open to cross-platform play with "other consoles" in addition to the PC platform beyond Windows 10. It was a breakthrough for the publisher, who had previously been stubborn in the pa...

 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4's beta starts on April 18

For those of you who are already enjoying Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One or Windows 10, you're already in the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta. Microsoft has announced that the early access period for the newest gam...

 
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Xbox boss

Xbox boss wants 64-player parties

The Director of Programming for Xbox, Mike Ybarra, wants bigger party sizes. Speaking to Game Informer, Ybarra notes that although the current limit is 12, he wants to go much higher, starting with an upcoming update that will raise that ca...

 
Microsoft open Cross Play
Microsoft has always been pushing for some form of Cross-Platform play between its own line of consoles and the PC (Killer Instinct will have it with Windows 10 and Xbox One, for example), but this new development is somethin...   read

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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's toy line expanding with Fulgore, and a few fighters

It seems as if the Shadow Jago toy release for Killer Instinct was a success, so Ultimate Source is giving it another go with the iconic Fulgore. The toy company notes that it will be release "very, very soon," and he'll arrive with Spinal,...

 
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Leaked wet cars

Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...

 
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Xbox Live

Microsoft considering compensation for recent Xbox Live outage

Microsoft is considering compensating Xbox Live users for the recent downtime. Xbox Live has been buckling a lot recently, demonstrating frequent outages and downtime we're not typically used to experiencing with the service.  As a Red...

 
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Fable Legends

Fable Legends' beta is closing up shop next month

We knew that Fable Legends was canceled, and that studio Lionhead would likely be closed down, but now the team has detailed what to expect if you're currently in the beta session. Come April 13, 2016 at 15:00 GMT, the beta will close ...

 
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It's canon!

Gears of War 4 proves Marcus Fenix actually had sex

You might think late-game John Travolta lookalike and longtime Gears of War star Marcus Fenix never made it to pound town on account of being a ghastly, thick-necked meathead, but Fenix did indeed get his dick wet, free of protection, proba...

 
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Xbox One

Xbox One owners will eventually be able to buy 360 games on the actual console

I know it sounds weird, but bear with me. Right now, the Xbox One backward compatibility feature has worked out to the point where most folks can merely download their existing library on their current console with little fuss. But the game...

 
Lionhead Studios
Microsoft has announced that it is 'in discussions' with Lionhead Studios, Peter Molyneux’s former studio and developer of Black & White and Fable, to shut the studio down. In a statement made on the Xbox site, it w...   read

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Xbox One Expansion Pack

Xbox One could be getting hardware upgrades

Last week Microsoft held its Xbox Spring Showcase and the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, dropped some hints about the Xbox One's future. "You'll actually see us come out with new hardware capability during a generation allowing the same games ...

 
HANDS-ON STE-VIEWS
I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the stud...   read

Gears of War PC
We already covered Gears of War: Ultimate Edition at length in Brett's wonderful review, but surprise -- it's coming out on PC too this month! Well, sort of. If you can call Windows 10 "PC," which a lot of you probably won't. There's no Steam support here, just you and the Windows OS. And a decent port.    read


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People might disagree with this, but I admire this guys straightforward honesty in this I do agree that RE6 gets way more hate than it deserves, but I dunno if I can call it

 
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Can I just say that takes alot of balls to offer day one dlc after all the delays?

 
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Semen in the left, blood in the

 
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Im a dad!

 
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Some genius at my ISP clicked the wrong thing so Ive had no Internet all day, and it wont be fixed until On the plus side I made it through Irithyll in to the dungeons, so thats

 
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*beatboxes so fast and furious that none of you can step to it*

 
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Battleborn Vs OverWatch

 
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Im not sure why but this is not only entertaining to watch, but also somehow better articulated the CoDness of the new Doom Im really getting what Xor and a few others were getting at

 
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What could Nintendo do differently with F-Zero? Ever played Speed Racer on Wii? (Except thered be the not invented here

 
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Happy Star Wars day! Also, controversal opinion time: Darth Vader is a pretty weak villain, specially when compared to Darth Sidious or Kylo He is completely style over But I do agree that his armor looks

 
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BvS is too long by about an hour and nothing happens for far too A film with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and doomsday is incredibly hard to make boring, but congratulations you achieved it Mr

 
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I suppose Darksouls is one of the few games where I dont mind being steam I will have my revenge aldrich faithful!!!!!!!! I will hunt you

 
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OH MY FUCKING GOD! There is a remaster of the 98 Battlezone game on Steam! HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS FUCKERY OF AWESOME?!

 
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Im on a bus next to two CoD fanboys arguing about which Modern Warfare is the

 
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Boss 101 Screenshot - game tuning time, watch out for the lightning bolts - they explode!

 
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File under: How do I arcade? 1982 magazine article on coin-op

 
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