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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


I need these Xbox Onesies right now

Apparently, Xbox Australia unveiled the Xbox Onesie today, and I need one of each color right this instant. They look comfortable as fuck, and somehow fashionable. Microsoft is foolish if it doesn't sell these. I'd be willing to pay $50-60,...   read


Turns out Microsoft's Project Scorpio console will have exclusives after all

At E3 this year, we heard from Microsoft that its upcoming Project Scorpio console wouldn't have exclusive games. Turns out that isn't the case anymore.  Speaking to Engadget, Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg said that while Micros...   read


Here are Dead Rising 4's retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses

There are certain games I categorize as "gloriously stupid," and the Dead Rising games fit into that category. Games like this emphasize fun over reality, and are an excuse for weapon designers and modelers to let their imaginatio...   read

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Microsoft purchases its own Twitch competitor

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox division has purchased Beam Interactive, a livestreaming service that "gives viewers the ability to watch and play along with their favorite game streamers in real-time." Terms of the deal were no...   read


The Xbox One outsold the PS4 in July

Microsoft beat the NPD to the punch, and has just announced that the Xbox One has outsold the PS4 in July in the US as the "top-selling console" of the month. This is before the launch of the 2TB Xbox One S, mind, which launched at the...   read

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Are you looking forward to Gears of War 4?

I haven't really seen any major buzz (at least in the community itself) regarding Gears of War 4. I remember there being some excitement towards the initial reveal and the enhanced focus on horror, but not much since. This footage of the ma...   read

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Major Nelson casually lets us know that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is playable on Xbox One today

I imagine Major Nelson kind of typed out the announcement of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon coming to Xbox One by way of backward compatibility today without any fervor, but this is definitely a cause to celebrate in the Carter household. Oh ...   read

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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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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 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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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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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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Bender and Jake of War
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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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