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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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Xbox

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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XBLIG

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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Microsoft

'When you fail, it means you're pushing the boundaries of what's expected,' says Xbox's Phil Spencer

In a frank exchange with GameSpot, Xbox boss Phil Spencer acknowledged that experimentation with new IPs inevitably resulted in a "higher fail-rate." "When you're starting new games, in terms of new ideas and mechanics, your fail-rate&...   read

 
 
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'Paying for third-party exclusives isn't our long term strategy,' says Xbox's Phil Spencer

Paying for third-party exclusives isn’t part of Microsoft's long-term strategy, says Xbox boss Phil Spencer.  Talking to Chinese site Gamecores during China Joy 2015, Spencer said that in the future Microsoft will focus...   read

 
 
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Best Windows yet?

Windows 10 is now available, these are the gaming features you might care about

Windows 10 is now officially available, and those who have Windows 7 or 8 can upgrade for free, which is a pretty good price for what I consider the best version of Windows yet. Windows 10 packs a bunch of new features, including some nice ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft

Xbox revenue up 27 percent, says Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that it's total Xbox revenue grew 27 percent in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. Microsoft's Q4 financial report chiefly attributed the rise to first-party games and Xbox Live revenue, although sales of both th...   read

 
 
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Phantom Dust Lives

Xbox boss: Microsoft still committed to Phantom Dust

When asked if Phantom Dust would be at gamescom next month in Germany, head of Xbox Phil Spencer responded by saying that it would not but Microsoft is still committed to the game.  This news comes after Microsoft and Darkside had...   read

 
 
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Halo

Hail to the Chief: Halo moves past 65 million series sales

Halo is Xbox's flagship franchise and for good reason. Since launching alongside the original Xbox, the Halo series has managed to sell more than 65 million copies. That's some Spartan-like resolve. News of the milestone accompanied a ...   read

 
 
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Executive shade

Xbox's Phil Spencer: Executives should play games

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said "I think our industry is better when more people who made decisions on games play." Basically meaning executives of gaming companies would make better decisions if they themselves were gamers. Phil went...   read

 
 
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Xbox branding story

The origin story of the Xbox's green branding

Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley has answered a question I didn't even know I had: Why was the branding green? Speaking to IGN, he explained that it all started with a marker (or lack thereof). "A guy called Horace Luke, when we had to have ...   read

 
 
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Microsoft

Get Groove-y with Microsoft

Xbox Music has been rebranded to Xbox Groove. "Groove describes what people feel and do with music," says Microsoft, "and is more intuitive for our Windows 10 customers on what they’ll find with the app." The rebrand doesn't hera...   read

 
 
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Xbox

Ex-Xbox Boss: Red Ring of Death was 'sickening'

Ex-Xbox boss (and now EA head) Peter Moore has admitted that when he learned about Xbox 360s bricking courtesy of the now infamous red-ring-of-death error, he sat trembling in front of his then-boss Steve Ballmer and said: "if we don't [add...   read

 
 
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Microsoft

Xbox: 'Sony does a really good job in mainland Europe'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has acknowledged that the company must "do better in Europe." In an interview in the latest Edge Magazine, Spencer said, "when I look globally, mainland Europe is definitely an area we want to focus on." I'm excited ...   read

 
 
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gamescom

Xbox sounds like it's going big for gamescom

It's fitting that Microsoft has big plans for gamescom this year; after all, it is the biggest video game trade show in the world. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said last month that the platform-holder has just as much in store for gamescom as it ...   read

 
 
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