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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

 
 
Hardware
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 t...   read

 
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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

 
 
E3
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...   read

 


E3 2016
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 controll...   read

 
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...   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

 
 
Project Scorpio
  Watch Video 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 ta...   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

 
 
Microsoft
  Watch Video 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 ...   read

 
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Microsoft has some great indies on the way

Always nice to see some indie love at Microsoft's big pressers. This year, the [email protected] sizzle reel included Slime Rancher, The Culling, Everspace, Daisy, and Ark: Surival Evolved, among others. Stardew Valley was also confirmed for PS4...   read

 
 
Project Scorpio
Microsoft closed its E3 press conference with an announcement that's going to drive the future of Xbox for years to come. There's a new Xbox One coming and it's more powerful than the one that launched in 2013. Project Scorpi...   read

 
Halo Wars 2
  Watch Video Do you enjoy the Halo universe, but prefer an isometric perspective? Well, Halo Wars 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 next year! It's being co-developed by Creative Assemly and 343.  A new deadly faction ...   read

 
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Watch a load of screaming people on facecam drown in Rare's Sea of Thieves gameplay

Rare gave us a first look at Sea of Thieves, their upcoming pirate-em-'up for Xbox One and Windows 10 at the Microsoft E3 conference, with both a cinematic trailer and a first look at some gameplay. The gameplay video you can see above sho...   read

 
 
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Now Microsoft has their own giant enemy crab (spider) with Scalebound

Kamiya strutted out on stage like a complete badass to introduce Scalebound, which has been pushed back a few times on Xbox One. But as you can see in the lengthy five minute gameplay trailer below, it's alive and well. Showcasing a giant [...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 US date

Tekken 7 heads to the US early in 2017

Tekken 7, featuring Akuma for whatever reason, just had its first localization information drop at Microsoft's E3 stage. The fighting game will head to our shores early next year. They also showed a badass fight between Akuma and Heihachi, ...   read

 
 
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Xbox One is getting a 'Looking for Group' feature

Later this year, Xbox Live will make it easier for Xbox One players to seek out others. Microsoft is adding the oft-requested "Looking for Group" (LFG) feature to the platform and I'm pretty sure 98 percent of the folks cheering during the ...   read

 
 
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Make your Xbox One controller look pretty with the Xbox Design Lab

In its E3 conference, Microsoft just announced a whole new scheme that will allow you to customise your Xbox One controller with a ton of different colours for every part of the pad. Dubbed the Xbox Design Lab, the scheme lets you buy your ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft announces cross-platform play for Minecraft

Today at their 2016 E3 conference, Microsoft announced a brand new patch for Minecraft dubbed "The Friendly Update." It'll allow Android, iOS, and Windows 10 players to engage in Cross-Play with each other. It was also confirmed that y...   read

 
 
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EA Access Battlefield

Xbox EA Access members get first dibs on Battlefield 1

Exclusive games seem to be a dying breed, but there's always those tiny, niggling exclusives between the big players. Xbox has had a history of getting FPS-related exclusives, and it looks like the trend will continue with the highly antici...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Titan boss is the size of a skyscraper

Trial of Titan, the Titan is testing Noctis and his allies, while an army joins in to create a three-way battle. Getting punched by the Titan's skyscraper-sized fist is pretty funny. It also drags its entire forearm over the battle field re...   read

 
 
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Gears of War's General Raam coming to Killer Instinct

The latest combatant to join the cast of Killer Instinct is Raam of Gears of War fame, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios announced today as part of the Xbox E3 media presentation. The imposing Locust general will be available via an update ...   read

 
 
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Xbox Play Anywhere will let you play and purchase games across Xbox One and PC

Gears of War co-creator Rod Fergusson took to the stage at Microsoft's E3 conference to announce that the Coalition's Gears of War 4 will be part of the new Xbox Play Anywhere initative, letting players seamlessly move between Xbox One and ...   read

 
 
Xbox One E3
  Watch Video The rumors were true. Today at E3 Microsoft announced the new Xbox One S model, which basically amounts to a slim. It's smaller, sports an "up to" 2TB HDD, has a new controller with a textured grip (like the Elite) and increa...   read
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