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Microsoft

12-person party chat available now on Xbox One

Microsoft is introducing 12-person party chat to Xbox One from today -- and you don't have to be in the preview programme to use it. Major Nelson confirmed that the feature, which received 2200 votes on Xbox Feedback, will ro...

 
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Mario Maker

Angry Sun, Tetrimino, and Windows logo data found in Super Mario Maker data

Hunting for hidden data on big name Wii U games has yielded some pretty accurate predictions on future DLC in the past. Ryu's inclusion in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS was discovered way before it was announced, and most of the sta...

 
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Windows 10

Windows 10 has killed SecuROM and SafeDisc DRM

Back in the days before Steam, Origin, or uPlay, the infamous SecuROM and SafeDisc were two of the primary types of DRM developers could use. In the name of “preventing piracy” (read as “preventing perceived lost profits b...

 
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Windows 10

Windows 10 can disable your pirated games

Now, I know this won't be of any importance to any of Destructoid's super well-behaved readership, but let's say for argument's sake some of you pirate games on PC. Well, you might want to be aware of some info in the Microsoft Services EUL...

 
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Xbox app quality hack

How to unlock very high settings for home streaming in the Xbox app on Windows 10

Redditors have found a way to enable a hidden very high quality setting in the Xbox app for Windows 10 that allows players to stream their Xbox One in even better quality, pending their network can handle it. The process isn't too hard for ...

 
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Thimbleweed Park

Ron Gilbert's Thimbleweed Park coming to Xbox One, Windows 10

Today at Microsoft's gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, The Secret of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert took the stage to announce that his upcoming adventure game Thimbleweed Park would be coming to Xbox One and Windows 10. Thim...

 
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Sneaky Windows 10

What's this paying for premium Solitaire malarkey, Windows 10?

Clearly it has been too long since I cleared my last Solitaire table. The game done changed. Windows 8 didn't come bundled with Windows-staple Solitaire, but if you sought it out from the app store, you were presented with a "freemium" mode...

 
Best Windows yet?
Windows 10 is now officially available, and those who have Windows 7 or 8 can upgrade for free, which is a pretty good price for what I consider the best version of Windows yet. Windows 10 packs a bunch of new features, including some nice extras for Xbox One owners. Here is an overview of new features you might care about as someone who plays games.   read

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Xbox One

Microsoft plans to integrate PC to Xbox streaming

In an interview with The Verge, Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke to the possibility of streaming games from your PC to your Xbox One. The just-launched Windows 10 comes packaged with Xbox One to PC streaming functionality, an inverse ...

 
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Windows 10

Windows 10 now allows you to stream Xbox One games onto it

Are you one of those brave souls who decided to upgrade to the preview build of Windows 10? To thank you for being Microsoft’s guinea pig while the rest of us just sit and wait for the full release, you’re now able to stream gam...

 
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Windows 10

GOG.com expects a smooth transition to Windows 10

This Windows 10 thing is happening soon. I've been trying not to anger the little upgrade icon in my taskbar and so far, so good. I'm still deciding if I want to move to a new operating system on July 29 considering Windows 7 has been good ...

 
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Microsoft

Get Groove-y with Microsoft

Xbox Music has been rebranded to Xbox Groove. "Groove describes what people feel and do with music," says Microsoft, "and is more intuitive for our Windows 10 customers on what they’ll find with the app." The rebrand doesn't hera...

 
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Minecraft

If you own Minecraft, you get it free on Windows 10

Because Minecraft doesn't have enough fragmentation already, Mojang has just announced that there will now be a "Windows 10 Edition" of the game that you can buy later this year. If you already own the PC version of Minecraft you ...

 
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Windows 10 leak

Did NewEgg just leak Windows 10 pricing and release date?

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed the downloadable version of Windows 10 will be released on July 29.] Why did Windows OEM prices quietly go up by $10? Because 7 8 9 herpa derp. Windows 10, the long-awaited update to make Windows 8 as useabl...

 
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Candy Crush

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

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 upgrade that sta...

 
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HoloLens demo

Microsoft HoloLens looks like the future

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 life-size Xbox A...

 
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Windows 10

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

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 -- an offer that...

 
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Xbox One

Xbox boss: 'Xbox One preview is going to get interesting'

When asked on Twitter what to expect in the upcoming Xbox One preview update, head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer replied "Preview is going to get interesting in the next few months. The members do a great job with the Quests et...

 
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Windows 10 free

Microsoft is cool with pirates upgrading to Windows 10 for free

Microsoft is launching Windows 10 this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, which is good to know but not all that inherently interesting. This, on the other hand, sure is: during the operating system's first year, it'll be a free (pe...

 
Xbox interview
Microsoft announced last week at GDC in San Francisco that it was introducing cross-play between Xbox One and Windows 10 devices. That opens a world of possibility in ways for developers to deliver games to their audience. So...   read

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Xbox org shuffle

Remember Kudo? He's now looking after a bunch of studios at Microsoft

Kudo Tsunoda, the guy who demonstrated Project Natal (now Kinect) at E3 2009, has been off working on Microsoft's crazy holographic headset HoloLens. He's going to keep at that but will also now lead a bunch of Xbox teams, including Rare, ...

 
Windows 10
The latest generation in gaming has brought with it an emphasis on sharing. Screenshots and gameplay videos can be relatively easily captured and uploaded for anyone's audience to see. It's a smart way to drive interaction --...   read

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RIDE

Take a ride with RIDE

As a daily rider, when I first heard a game like RIDE was announced, I got a little excited. Not too excited, but just a little. Sometimes I need a virtual motorcycle fix and that's just not easy to get in a car-dominated racing landscape....

 
Holograms!
Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming. Much of the event was uninteresting or irrele...   read

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Battletoads shirt

Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer

During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did ...

 
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Bitcoin

Microsoft now accepts bitcoin for Windows and Xbox purchases

We get it; you're a hip cat. You got some of those bitcoins to your name. You also have a Microsoft account for purchasing content from the Windows and Xbox stores. The latter isn't so much because you're cool; it's because of your desire f...

 
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Windows 10

Microsoft is skipping right to Windows 10

The guy's face in the thumbnail says it all. Microsoft has announced the name of its follow-up to Windows 8 and it's, uh, Windows 10. Yeah, really. The new operating system is meant to run on all sorts of devices -- whether they're touch-c...

 
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AR-KChapter 2

AR-KChapter 2 is a sequel to a game I bet you didn't play

AR-K –Chapter 2: The Girl Who Wasn’t There- is the sequel to point-and-click adventure game AR-K –Chapter 1-. I'm willing to bet you haven't played it, but the brainchild of Gato Salvaje Studio is now available for pre-sal...

 
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Microsoft

Bill Gates would support spinning off the Xbox division if CEO Nadella wanted to

Asked about the possibility of spinning off Microsoft's Bing and Xbox divisions, founder, technology advisor, and board member Bill Gates said he doesn't foresee a division of either business unit from the company. "Well, we're taking PC ga...

 
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Windows

Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future

In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function of the Start bu...

 

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EdgyDude

PSA: Only 48 hours left in GOGs sale, go check it and grab whatever you like before its over

 
Torchman

500 Fuck Now how to celebrate this milestone of glory?

 
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My last day of gaming before baby arrives and power is out while construction is being Le sigh

 
BlazeWii

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Cant we just admit that ALL catgirls are clawsome!?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

For NX I can see Nintendo charging a premium like PSN+ during the PS3 days, but my gut tells me they wont lock online multiplayer behind a I think the service would be a little cheaper

 
SpielerDad

I just dropped my Persol sunglasses into a public I should just burn them now, right?

 
jake oti

You guys could stand to listen to more people talk about the NX/Zelda news, right?

 
Torchman

We interrupt your stream of catgirls to show you a mech turning into a giant That is

 
Lex

As someone else Catgirls are not always just fun and Sometimes they are also a fetish one could and possibly should die

 
Vadicta

A whole day of cat girls goes by, and no one mentioned the actual only and truly best one there is? This is true

 
EdgyDude

All this talk about catgirls and no one has mentioned the best one there is? you disappoint me Dtoid

 
ShadeOfLight

I just opened a temple door by reflecting sunlight off the bare midriffs of beach-going girls, who I convinced to take their clothes off by filling a pool with the saliva of a giant Also, ham was Video games!

 
JDelwynn

Need for Speed is bad at making first First it crashes in the very first race, and after I choose Play Alone, it boots me back to the main menu because it cant connect to a The future of gaming is here folks!

 
Sir Shenanigans

Well campers its 4/30, were a third of the way through That means lists! Top three games of the year so far, and three youre giddy To the comments!

 
Nekrosys

Playing Dark Souls III using the Vitas Remote Play it wasnt my smartest idea

 
RiffRaff

Bought YoKai Watch yesterday and planned on playing it for an hour or so before 4 hours later and I am utterly The music is especially I really hope it sells like gangbusters and more of them come

 
ObliqueZombie

I may not like Ubisoft, but by god, the voice actors they pick for Far Cry

 
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Of course Im on my phone and about to be driving 4 hours on Catgirl But whats it matter, every day is Catgirl Day on Dtoid,

 
Jinx 01

You never forget your Voodoo Banshee

 
hlarge4

So happy to hear From is fixing those covenants that are too You know the

 
ZoePapillon

The Jungle Book was no Zootopia but it was still rather

 
TheAngriestCarp

Just found out that a new Gamera film is in the works, and that Godzilla Resurgence releases in This is a good

 
Dr Mel

What kind of world is this, I ask you, when a man can come home from a hard days labor only to find a SPIDER in his coffee pot on the drainboard?! A spider he very nearly did not notice before making the coffee! How does life persist under such

 
drmcscott

That Nioh demo was a surprise, wasnt

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
Nekrosys

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually prefer Dark Souls 3 over It just feels that much less grindy, and having the ability to respec means I can keep fine-tuning my character when I find weapons I have a preference

 
OverlordZetta

And no one was

 
Rico the Penguin

NG++ Dancer has a number of I nearmy got angry before she ultimately Then went on to massacre the next twould bosses to cleanse my certain thing that shall remain nameless will be interesting

 

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