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Halo 5

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 preview

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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Forza Horizon 3
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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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ZOMBIES!
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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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Dead Rising 4
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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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Playdead
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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
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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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Cuphead
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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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Project Spark

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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Xbox sale

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

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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Superhot

Superhot comes to Xbox One May 3

Ben was mostly hot on Superhot, the austere first-person shooter where time only flows when the player decides to move. Unfortunately, if you're the type who doesn't play PC games, your options for playing Hypertoasty were non-existent...   read

 
 
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Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition hits PC in one week

Exactly one year after the release of Ori and the Blind Forest on Windows and Xbox One, the Definitive Edition showed up on Xbox One, adding new areas, an easier difficulty setting, fast travel, and other features. PC users have been waitin...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4
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There's a reward for playing the Gears of War 4 beta

The Coalition is holding back a set of cosmetic items, the "Vintage Kait Reward Pack," for folks who participate in the Gears of War 4 beta and rank up to level 20. If you can't quite make out the text in that tweet, the individual items a...   read

 
 
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KI Season 3 Review
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Review: Killer Instinct: Season 3

If you tried to tell me that they were going to resurrect Killer Instinct as a free-to-play game and have it be successful, I simply wouldn't believe you. The original had all but faded into obscurity outside of the "c-c-c-combo breake...   read

 
 
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Quantum Break
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PC Port Report: 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 exclusive, it i...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 update
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Halo 5 is running a beta for Warzone Firefight next week

343 Industries is going to let Halo 5: Guardians players try out the upcoming eight-person cooperative mode Warzone Firefight early with a beta. It's set to run next Thursday, April 14 at 10:00am Pacific until that same time on Monday, Apri...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

You're gonna lose that foot: Here's the Gears of War 4 box art

Cover art posts are usually boring, but this one's straight-up dangerous. The trench foot is an underrated concern in today's Apple Watch-wearing, Uber-riding society. But, stand in a puddle too long? Lop it off, doc. Those dogs ain't barki...   read

 
 
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Gears of War 4

Gears of War 4 hitting Xbox One on October 11 worldwide

Earlier this year we heard about a vague bump in Gears of War 4's release window, from holiday 2016 to fall 2016. Today we have some more specificity: Gears of War 4 is releasing on October 11 of this year. For those unwilling and/or incapa...   read

 
 
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Symphony of the Night
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is now playable on Xbox One

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is chugging along, and it gets a couple of great titles this week. According to a tweet from Xbox's Major Nelson, Alan Wake, Pac-Man, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night are now available on Xbox One. I ca...   read

 
 
Ori and the Blind Forest photo
Ori and the Blind Forest
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Ori and the Blind Forest has a $4.99 Definitive Edition upgrade

After that last delay, I had kind of forgotten about Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition, and that has allowed it to totally sneak up on me. It's nearly here! Friday is release day on Xbox One (while the Steam and Windows 10 versio...   read

 
 



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