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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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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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Gundy

First day of Floral I hate

 
FakePlasticTree

Yusukes really feeling it!

 
Isuma

Welp, thanks for nothing Atlus! Ill save my hype with the animation announcement and everything for when this game finally arrives in the Until then Im a prisoner of the

 
Sr Churros

Funny thing about my current Emerald run: for the first time Im not using the starter at I got Treeko because I dont really like any Gen 3 starter, but I got Shroomish and I like it Should have got other starter instead

 
DeadMoon

Did anyone else notice that Atlus, sneakily, really just announced that they were pushing the game back yet again?!? Of course, Persona 5 is going to be worth the wait, but

 
OverlordZetta

As someone with a lot of experience in the realm of Sentai, let me say that first impressions dont always hold, and those awful suits that look like they belong more in a bike race might look great in motion! Otherwise, theres always your imagination!

 
Samsneeze

Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

They dont make em like they used to

 
Pixie The Fairy

All the cool and real power sides with Iron He has Spiderman, Black Panther, Vision and Stark owns his Cap doubles down on Also, where the hell is Fury during all Hes probably scheming to bring them all

 
AdmiralAckbong

If getting high and watching movies or playing videogames was a major, Id have graduated with a Masters degree by Fuck this semester

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
EtosiGiR

Just curious what the split looks like here on the ol Personally Im team Captain (Even though Panther is my favorite and hes starting out on the wrong Dafuh Marvel? Dafuh?

 
ikiryou

This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
Nathan D

Persona 5 on September 15?! Right around my birthday! I know what Im get-wait what? In JAPAN?! You smug son of a

 
whatsacow

9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
Sir Shenanigans

Its funny in Overwatch because Lucio is the name of the large Italian man who owns the pizzeria right by my Lucio on skates is a very funny thing for me to think/hear/dream

 
AvtrSpirit

We HAVE to have Destructoid OverWatch for FNF HAVE to! I can host on PC, but I think well pull more of a crowd if a more prominent member of the community posts about Please! :D

 
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The ultimate solution to your backlog woes

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Whats all this Im hearing about a Hacker-chan? Im sure she doesnt look all that

 
Dreggsao

Good thing I know to get the Forza 6 f2p whatever beta in the windows People not knowing this wouldnt find out even on the official Microsoft and PC games is always

 
Perro

Im new to eBay and did my first snipe and won on a Feel bad for the guy who probably looked at the 30 seconds left on the item thinking he would win but also so satisfying to metaphorically take candy from that baby

 
KingSigy

OH MY GOD! I CANT BELIEVE UNCHARTED 4 HAS AN ENDING! Oh, whoops,

 
Torchman

mmmmmmmmmmm that Persona 5 trailer is a fine way to wake Also could Torch have found P5 best girl? Perhaps, but only time will

 
Ckarasu

Everyone in the Discord channel that I mod are talking about Seems Hacker-chan is their

 
StriderHoang

Civil War tonight for me and missus CIVIL WAR! CIVIL WAR!

 
FakePlasticTree

Arrrrgh must have P5 Just shove it into my veiiins!

 
OverlordZetta

I warn anyone who sees this in the future that is anticipating Persona 5, todays footage will ruin you for To the game, anyway, but thats all that matters, right?

 
ObliqueZombie

15 DAYS BEFORE FINAL FANTASY 15?! Come ONNNNNNN

 
Robo Panda Z

I really want to try Overwatch, but with my connection, it wont be done downloading until the open beta is

 

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