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Sonic Extreme
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Check out this prototype for a Sonic the Hedgehog skateboarding game

You've all heard of the cancelled Sonic X-treme (with its various spellings), but have you heard of the completely unrelated Sonic Extreme, a hoverboard game prototype that used assets from Sonic Heroes? Well, you have now. Check ...   read

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Xbox to release one million inactive Gamertags this week

Hey, it's 2016 and your identity in the digital world is XxFatClouddzxX. Don't you think it's time to shape up and go by something respectable? Maybe like DoinkTheClown or TommyPickles? At least then your mother could look you in the eye. X...   read

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Xbox boss praises Uncharted 4's 'amazing work'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has congratulated Sony and developer Naughty Dog for Uncharted 4’s “amazing work.”   Sony boss Yoshida responded by thanking Spencer, adding: “see you at E3.”   “Should be...   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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Microsoft's E3 2016 presser is at the same time as every Microsoft E3 presser

Once upon a time, Microsoft had the privilege of kickin' off E3 with its Monday morning press conferences at USC's Galen Center. Last year, Bethesda partially stole that spotlight by moving up the E3 start date to Sunday night. This June, b...   read

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Xbox One

Xbox One's summer update has three big features, including turning all consoles into dev kits

As a part of its plans for the anniversary of Windows 10's launch, Microsoft intends to enhance the Xbox One. After all, it is a Windows 10 product. The tech giant took some time today to outline three significant features that are coming t...   read

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Leaked wet cars
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Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...   read

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Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer keeps shuttin' down idiots

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is a man who is always on his PR A-game. He is the pure embodiment of PR, possibly not even human. I could probably be convinced that Microsoft created him in a lab while in pursuit of the perfect creature who neve...   read

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Halo 5: Guardians
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Grifball, gravity hammers, and PvE Firefights confirmed for Halo 5: Guardians

Hammer Storm brings three free new modes to Halo 5: Guardians, as well as a new map, new weapons, and a load of new REQ goodies including new assassination animations, weapon skins, loadout weapons, emblems, visors, and armour.  If you...   read

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Xbox will make cross buy/cross save 'a platform feature'

Quantum Break’s cross-buy and cross-save functionality will become a Xbox feature, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer. Replying to fans on Twitter, Spencer said that there were plans to make it a platform feature, as it would be “good...   read

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Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
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2002's Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is coming to Steam Early Access

When Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 4 released on Steam last year, developer Krome Studios teased that the previous games would also eventually make their way to the platform. It has now finally, officially announced that the original Ty the Tasma...   read

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Here's what Xbox has in store for 2016

Xbox has a new video meant to pat itself on the back for 2015 and to let us know what it has up its sleeve for 2016 and beyond. The message is clear: "We kicked ass last year and we're going to do it again." Whether or not you believe that...   read

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Xbox One

Beautiful and unwieldy Xbox Ones for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, beginning on February 8 (thanks, Wikipedia!), just little more than a week away. Microsoft commissioned eight local artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to design Xbox Ones to commemorate th...   read

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Here's everything in the latest Xbox One update

Xbox's first update of the new year won't be a monumental one. It's nothing akin to the dashboard overhaul from last November, and Microsoft isn't addressing any serious concerns. Instead, it's making a fair number of small changes to incre...   read

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Xbox One Elite

Xbox One Elite controllers expected to be sparse through March 2016

The Xbox Elite controller is pretty damn fantastic. At a pricepoint of $150 it's absurd for sure, but if you play your Xbox One (or use your PC) on a daily basis, it's worth it. Sadly, shortages are expected to continue throughout the new y...   read

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GOTY 2015

Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2015 goes to...

Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far, far away with ...   read

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Best Xbox Game

Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2015

What are you looking for from a game on Xbox One? Do you want narrative excellence? Action perfection? Platforming prowess? Xbox One had all of that in spades in 2015. That is to say, a lot of good games came to Microsoft's console this yea...   read

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PlayStation 4

Research group says millennials prefer PlayStation

Shopping research group InfoScout has published its post-Black Friday findings as they relate to video game consoles. As you can see in the chart below, 40% of participating millennials (defined as ages 18-35) buy PlayStation products on yo...   read

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Xbox One

Do you want original Xbox game backward compatibility? Xbox says 'nothing's impossible'

Responding to questions about backwards compatibility for original Xbox games, Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra says that while it may be "challenging," "nothing's impossible." "We're not looking at original Xbox games on Xbox One yet...   read

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Kudo Tsunoda

Kinect creative director Kudo Tsunoda has left Xbox, but not Microsoft

Kudo Tsunoda, the creative director behind the Kinect since back when it was known as Project Natal, has left the Xbox division of Microsoft to work on non-gaming projects for the company. You might know him as the “Well BAM! There it...   read

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Games with Gold

Don't forget to nab your free Xbox Live games

You might not think of us as civil servants, but we do. We're here to inform and to remind and to prevent you from forgetting to download free video games. It's a tough gig, but we're always up for a challenge. As such, we'd like to dutiful...   read

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Gettin' Medieval
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Rare opens up about its unreleased Conker game

After finishing work on Conker: Live & Reloaded, Rare pursued another project set in that universe called Conker: Gettin' Medieval. It was going to be an Xbox multiplayer game, not a direct continuation of the Bad Fur Day storyline that...   read

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Secret South Park game
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Unreleased, unfinished South Park game discovered on old Xbox

Back in August a Nintendo Age forum mod bought an original Xbox developer kit with a never-released South Park video game recently put through its paces by HappyConsoleGamer. The open world game features all of the potty-mouthed, shocking ...   read

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Xbox Live Indie Games is shutting down

Xbox Live Indie Games, the program that allowed people to make and sell their own games through Xbox Live, is in the process of what is possibly the slowest shutting down I have ever seen. An email sent out to developers on the platform exp...   read

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Backward Compatability
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Original Xbox games could get backward compatibility support on Xbox One

Hey, Destructoid reader. Do you still have a bunch of your original Xbox game discs lying around your house that you wish you could play on your Xbox One? Well, it's apparently possible that some time in the future you might be able to play...   read

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