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Every Xbox One S has a hidden Master Chief, and hardly anyone will find it

Xbox One S released yesterday which means that someone has already taken it apart. Sure, it requires voiding the warranty but that wasn't much of a concern for Austin Evans, a YouTuber who specializes in breaking down and analyzing tech. A...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S release-day deal with gift card or free games (Updated)

Update 2: Both deals are now sold out! Update: There is an even better Xbox One S deal, which cropped up on NewEgg's eBay store page. Instead of a $25 eBay gift card you can get three free games: Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition, Doom...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S review

Review: Xbox One S

Microsoft had a lot of catching up to do. I'll spare you the history once again of how badly it bungled the announcement of the Xbox One, but since then, it has made strides. The UI is a lot better than it used to be (especially now with th...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Grab Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky today on Xbox Games with Gold

Today's Games with Gold titles are pretty good, so I suggest picking them up as soon as you can. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky (the latter of which is backward compatible) headline the month, with Tumblestone still avail...   read

 
 
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How to get Windows 10 cheap after it's no longer free today

[This story was published July 21. I'm bumping it just to remind last minute slackers. Tomorrow we'll ask you how it went! -Niero] Microsoft will stop offering free Windows * * * TODAY * * *. If you don't have a reason to upgrade to 10...   read

 
 
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Epic

Epic CEO once again dumps on Windows, says it will start making Steam worse

Miss this saga? It's a great one. Roughly four months ago, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney popped off on Microsoft, saying that the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is closed, and that "all independent companies...[should] oppose this." This led...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

Microsoft is doing Madden and Halo bundles for Xbox One S

With the slimmed-down Xbox One S debuting soon, Microsoft has announced some bundles. The first is a Madden NFL 17 bundle, which comes with a 1TB Xbox One S, a digital copy of the game, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, and a month of E...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Take a look at our custom Xbox One S Destructoid controller

For those of you who haven't been paying attention, there are now three Xbox controllers -- the OG, the Elite, and the new model shipping with the Xbox One S. It kind of slipped under the radar, but yes, the new Xbox Design Lab program does...   read

 
 
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August is a pretty badass month for Xbox Games with Gold

I don't know who doesn't have Spelunky by now, but if for some reason you never picked it up, it'll be arriving on the Games with Gold platform next month from August 1-15. After that period, you have the rest of the month to pick up B...   read

 
 
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Xbox Live

If you don't sign into Xbox Live every five years, you lose your Gamertag

After the great Xbox Live Gamertag purge earlier this year, Microsoft is revamping its terms of service so you can't just sit on coveted handles. As of recently, the service agreement has been updated to note that if you don't log into a Ga...   read

 
 
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CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt Red is hoping that Sony will open up console cross-platform play

Opening up cross-platform play was such a huge and funny move by Microsoft. After years of turning it down and being the market leader during the 360 era, they've now put the decision in Sony's charge. If Sony somehow decides it wants to gi...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Sonic The Hedgehog 4, six others come to Xbox One via backward compatibility

So this is the part where I say "eight games" have hit the Xbox One by way of Xbox 360 backward compatibility, and you respond "Silly Mr. Peanutbutter! Sonic 4 is one game!" Well, we're both right. Indeed, Sonic 4 was split i...   read

 
 
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Marcus Fenix tags along in new Gears of War 4 gameplay

All new campaign gameplay for Gears of War 4 has been released and it is damned easy on the eyes. Sure, it looks like more of the same, gameplay-wise, but is that really a bad thing? I've always dug the Gears series and even...   read

 
 
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Half-Minute Hero

Half Minute Hero and several others are now backwards compatible with Xbox One

The backward compatibility list for Xbox One continues to grow. At this point we're almost getting more BC titles than Virtual Console games on the eShop, and you thankfully don't have to pay for them twice. As of this week, you can play Ha...   read

 
 
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If you still want it, Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 in October with VR

Crystal Dynamics has announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider will launch on PS4 on October 11, and it's essentially akin to a Game of the Year edition. Not only will it include all the previous DLC (and five classic Lara outfits), but it wil...   read

 
 
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Eyedol's gross visage is coming to Killer Instinct

During the madness of EVO 2016, Microsoft announced the final character for Killer Instinct's Season 3 period -- Eyedol, the two-headed final boss of the original. At this point, every single character in both original Killer Instinct games...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

The Xbox One S will debut on August 2

The Xbox One S 2TB model ($399) will launch on August 2, Microsoft has announced. That's...pretty soon! If you didn't pay attention to its E3 debut it sports a 40% smaller form factor, built-in power supply, and support for 4K video (t...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

This limited-edition Xbox One S is a bit much

I have no desire to get an Xbox One S -- not as a current Xbox owner and especially not with Microsoft's Project Scorpio coming down the line -- but I can't deny how sharp the system looks in white. This first limited-edition model themed a...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fan survey gauges interest in Joanna Dark

Recently Iron Galaxy and Microsoft Studios introduced a fan poll for Killer Instinct, and asked what potential characters they'd like to see in the future. It included innocuous options like skins or spins like "Shadow Orchid," but also pro...   read

 
 
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Wheelie poppin' avatars

Xbox avatars to get wheelchairs, possibly new designs

In a great win for inclusiveness in gaming, Xbox has let tell that wheelchairs are being introduced for the Rare created Xbox avatars. In a Twitter conversation, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was told "depending on how skeletons are done on ava...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Ultimate Game Sale is next week

Microsoft's yearly Ultimate Game Sale isn't here just yet -- it'll run July 5 through July 11 -- but I figured a quick heads up might save some of you from buying a game this week only for it to go on sale soon. And, also, I not-so-secretl...   read

 
 
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Deals

Giant Xbox One sale continues with free $50 gift code and controller

We can almost hear Microsoft at this point: "We'll give you anything you want, just help us clear out some of these Xbox One bundles from our warehouse." The Xbox One sale at the Microsoft Store is continuing in earnest, especially during t...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

PSA: Halo 5 is free to play for Xbox Live Gold members

I don't think I've ever played a bad Halo game. I have my favorites (Reach & ODST), but I can see the merits in every installment. Even Halo 5: Guardians, which received a fine, if muted reaction, is still a well-made video ga...   read

 
 
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Nice! Games with Gold has The Banner Saga 2 in July

I don't like being down on Games with Gold, but looking over the list for July, I have to largely focus on a single title -- Stoic's story-centric tactical RPG The Banner Saga 2 -- if I want to stay truly upbeat. Considering how recent and ...   read

 
 
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Zelda's E3 attention
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Wow, the Xbox One S is bigger than I expected

As we wound down from E3 last year, the view count for the Final Fantasy VII trailer on the PlayStation YouTube channel surprised me and so I set out to take a casual glance at PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo's official channels to see wha...   read

 
 
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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

On top of that, I have my Wii back for the first time in a year or Now I can finally play Wario Land: Shake It! Oh, and Im going to that portfolio review/networking thing Wish me luck!

 
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Well, all of my laptop sans Steam games is on my external hard Meanwhile, I was actually able to get some freelance work done today! It seems to be fine at the moment, but if it goes out soon its not such a major loss I feel a little

 
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#confessiontoid I fucking love sailing in Wind Waker, the motion controls in Skyward Sword and Tingle probably is my favorite Zelda character

 
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When you all of the sudden have 5 notifications, and its all Robo Panda Z upvoting your

 
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Best Good luck beating that

 
Fenriff

On a more positive note, the companion app for Mankind Divided is one of the cooler ones Ive The little bits of developers commentary and interviews with actors are pretty

 
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#confessiontoid Ive been itching to post an Havent actually found a good opportunity, so Im hamfisting it into Link in the

 
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just found this in Deus Ex: Mankind This is a thing that really

 
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Spent some time today in chalice dungeons trying to get some better All I got was an armor

 

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