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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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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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Deals

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite bundle is now $100 off

We wrote about the Xbox One sale last Friday and apparently Microsoft isn't content with the rate at which the Xbox One Elite bundles are being sold at -- it has kicked up the discount by a further $50 to $349 (for a total of $100 off)...   read

 
 
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Scorpio strong

Scorpio is '4.5 times' more powerful than Xbox One, but 4K isn't mandatory

One of the things that's been sold to us since the new PS4 hardware was first referred to as "PS4K" is that 4K is cool and good and part of some inevitable future. It's definitely been a talking point for Microsoft's newly announced "Projec...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Here's the current list of Xbox One Play Anywhere games

As we learned last week, Microsoft is kicking off a new initiative called "Play Anywhere," which will link digital purchases across the Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms. Games can still come to Steam and other storefronts on PC, cross-play...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4

Dead Rising 4 feels like a return to form

Dead Rising 4 is not a remake as some of us initially thought and some folks still think, but it does lean on fond memories of the 2006 original. Photojournalist Frank West is back in Willamette, Colorado following another zombie outbreak a...   read

 
 
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Deals

Original Xbox One now selling for $279 with free extra controller

In with the new, out with the old - as they said. While actual hardware spec on the Xbox One S hasn't fully revealed (beyond 40% smaller, internal power supply, yada yada)... there are inklings that the Xbox One S will be more powerful. We ...   read

 
 
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Hardware

Here's all the hardware news out of E3 2016

While E3's generally all about the games, this year we saw a pretty big turnout for hardware too: video cards, new consoles, and of course more virtual reality than we really know what to do with. So here's a roundup of all things physical ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One

Phil Spencer: Xbox One getting keyboard, mouse support in coming 'months'

Speaking to PCGamesN, Phil Spencer has responded to the age old question of "will they or won't they" for mouse and keyboard support on Xbox One. For the past year or so, Spencer has maintained that we will get it at some point. Now, he fin...   read

 
 
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Here's what you thought of every major 2016 E3 press conference - EA loses big, Sony wins big

This year it isn't even close. You, as in the collective beautiful Destructoid community, voted for Sony as the top E3 2016 conference. Let's take a look at the results and get the bad stuff out of the way first. You hated EA's conference t...   read

 
 
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E3 2016

E3 2016 press conference and stream schedule

E3 has been winding down in recent years, especially with big-name publishers like EA holding their own events off the show floor, and Nintendo literally only showing Zelda at the conference in 2016. The rise of controlled digital even...   read

 
 
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Scorpio

Don't have a 4K TV? Xbox head suggests not upgrading to Scorpio

[Update: the full interview where Spencer's quote can be seen has now been published on Eurogamer. We have updated the information below to reflect this.] Microsoft threw us for a loop a bit when it announced not one, but two consoles at it...   read

 
 
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Grading Microsoft's E3 2016 conference

Microsoft delivered a solid outing at E3 this year. Most of the games where already known -- save for Forza Horizon 3 and zombie games State of Decay 2 and the new Dead Rising -- but the company (mostly) learned to zip up and show gam...   read

 
 
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Microsoft's silence on Scorpio puts Xbox One S in a bad place

Yesterday, Microsoft began its E3 press conference by introducing the Xbox One S -- a new, smaller model of Xbox One. It closed the press conference by introducing Project Scorpio -- a significantly more powerful take on the Xbox ...   read

 
 
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Phantom Dust

Phantom Dust isn't dead, it's being remastered instead of rebooted

Microsoft’s Shannon Loftis has announced at E3 during the YouTube Live broadcast that the Phantom Dust project on Xbox One is not dead, but it's being significantly tweaked. How significant? Originally it was supposed to be a glorious...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S

(Update) The Xbox One S is allegedly going to be more powerful

[Update: Speaking to Eurogamer, Xbox planning lead Albert Penello stated that the upgrade will be "insignificant." They unlocked "a little more processing power to enable HDR," but "that's it." When the Xbox One S was revealed yesterday, it...   read

 
 
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Everything that happened at Microsoft's good E3 2016 press conference

I think Microsoft did a pretty good job today at E3!Whereas they normally sluggishly move on games in favor of entertainment, this presentation had two new console announcements that heavily favored the gaming element of the business, as we...   read

 
 
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