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Quantum Break finally arrives on Steam, so here are some deals

Timed exclusives are pretty stupid, particularly when you try your best to keep the rest of the gamers on a major platform from picking up a copy of a decent title. Quantum Break has made its way onto Steam today and off the Windows Store (...   read

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 3

You and me, Carter! We're racing for slips! And not the "now I own your car" kind of slips, but pink slips. The loser's fired and has to go work in some other corner of the industry! Wait, what? We can both review Forza Horizon 3? Oh, that ...   read

 
 
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All first-party Microsoft games will run at native 4K on the Scorpio

I'm kind of getting tired of hearing about 4K resolution, but it looks like the Xbox Scorpio will be rendering games natively in the new format. Shannon Loftis, publishing manager for Microsoft Studios, mentioned to USA Today, "any games we...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4 season pass detailed

I've only been a staff writer for a little over a month and I'm already tired of season passes. Why does every game require one? When something like Lego Batman 3 gets a season pass, you know there are problems with the industry. Tangent as...   read

 
 
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Review: ReCore

"Are those cores weighing you down," ReCore's antagonist asks toward the end of the game. Whether or not the developers realize it, it's an apt bit of meta commentary. ReCore is brimming with ideas -- some great and some not -- and the...   read

 
 
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More Microsoft published games will eventually hit Steam

The recent news that Quantum Break would be heading to Steam wasn't just some one-off event. In a recent interview with DualShockers, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said that Microsoft is looking into bringing more of its tit...   read

 
 
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'Zombie Dom' is one of the Gears of War 4 pre-order bonuses

The pre-order bonuses for Gears of War 4 are mostly what you'd expect. Gold weapon skins. Some alternate outfits. The four Xbox 360 Gears titles for use on Xbox One via backward compatibility. Then there's Zombie Dom. Just what in the heck ...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break is coming to Steam after all

Well well, this is nice surprise. Despite prior claims that Remedy and Microsoft Studios' Quantum Break would be a "Windows Store exclusive," the time-bending shooter is breaking free with a Steam release on September 14, 2016. Wait long en...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition drops this September for $40

The original Killer Instinct arcade games eluded me, but I have to respect the way the series was brought back for Xbox One and, more recently, Windows 10. I hope Iron Galaxy can keep on keeping on into the foreseeable future. Ahead of the...   read

 
 
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Xbox Fitness closure

Microsoft is winding down Xbox Fitness, even if you own it

Microsoft Studios has announced its intention to wind down Xbox Fitness, its Xbox One workout app, over the next year. As of today, new customers can't download it, and folks who have already bought into the platform with paid programs like...   read

 
 


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Halo 5 is getting Warzone Firefight and a free-play promo next week

Next week is a big one for Halo 5: Guardians, whether you own the game or not. On June 29, 343 Industries is adding Warzone Firefight, a round-based PvE survival mode, as well as Score Attack for the campaign, three maps (Attack on Sanctum,...   read

 
 
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Sea of Thieves hands-on

Even at its most basic, Sea of Thieves is a total blast

Rare brought only a basic slice of its Xbox One and Windows 10 shared-world pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves for attendees to play together at E3 2016, and yet it still ended up becoming one of the more talked-about demos of the show. I...   read

 
 
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Cuphead's platforming levels are brutal

For my money, Cuphead has unrivaled art direction and animation in the gaming space, but how does it actually play? Is it fun or frustrating? Well, it depends which side you're talking about. After trying Studio MDHR's run-and-gun title at ...   read

 
 
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It's an important year for the annualization of Forza

For as much flak as the practice of annual installments in popular video game franchises catches, Microsoft feels like it's doing it the right way with Forza. Quietly, Microsoft has released a new Forza title every year for the past fi...   read

 
 
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State of Decay 2 confirmed for Xbox One, Windows 10

Today during Microsoft's E3 presentation, the company confirmed the existence of State of Decay 2, a follow-up to Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios' 2013 third-person zombie survival game. The sequel is expected to launch sometime next year...   read

 
 
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Frank West is back with a candy-cane crossbow for Dead Rising 4

Those leaks were on point. Capcom unveiled Dead Rising 4 today at Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference and it's set during the holidays, with Frank West returning to bust up some zombie heads using a candy-cane launcher. I didn't play the ...   read

 
 
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Limbo team's Inside launches June 29

Inside, the next project from Limbo developer Playdead, is launching June 29 exclusively for Xbox One, Microsoft just revealed as part of its E3 press conference. The puzzle platformer spins a yarn about a child who is up against a malevol...   read

 
 
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Forza Horizon 3's ridiculously dramatic trailer looks like Far Cry without shooty bits

Forza Horizion 3 looks to be Microsoft's next game to support cross-play and cross-buy between Xbox One and Windows 10. It's set in Australia, looks gorgeous, and has 4-player co-op. It looks kind of like Far Cry without the ...   read

 
 
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Get a load of this platforming level in Cuphead

For a good while there, Cuphead existed in my mind solely as a run-and-gun boss-rush game, and I would have been content with that approach given how gosh-darn gorgeous its art and animation are, but there are also platforming levels to br...   read

 
 
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Ori at retail

Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a physical release

Ori and the Blind Forest always looked gorgeous, but I was surprised by just how much the game, as a whole, resonated with me. It's one of my favorite experiences on Xbox One to date. It's especially great, then, to see Microsoft Studios co...   read

 
 
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Rest in peace, Project Spark

As of today, Project Spark isn't downloadable on Xbox One or Windows. Microsoft made the call. Current owners can continue to play with the game-maker for the time being, but online support will cease on August 12, 2016. From that point on,...   read

 
 
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Microsoft has a lot of Xbox exclusives on sale this week

Every week, Microsoft discounts a handful of Xbox titles as a part of its Deals with Gold program. This week, that sale has a little extra oomph as an additional Microsoft Studios promotion is included. Until May 9, a good number of Xbox On...   read

 
 
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Forza 6: Apex

Forza Motorsport 6: Apex opens its beta next week

Turn 10 is bringing Forza over to PC soon, but if you missed the initial announcement, well, this isn't exactly a dream scenario we're talking about here. Importantly, Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is a free-to-play title, one with a "curated si...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break has a new Xbox One update with lots of fixes

How are you liking Quantum Break? It's much more divisive than I expected it to be, but then, I didn't have to contend with performance problems and other technical mishaps found in the Windows 10 version. That stuff surely would have color...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4's Ultimate Edition offers four-day early access

If you're eager for Gears of War 4 and don't mind parting with a hundred bucks, you can play the game four whole days before its official launch. One of the perks of the Ultimate Edition is early access on Friday, October 7, in addition to ...   read

 
 
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