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Here are the Golden Joystick award winners for 2017

The Golden Joystick Awards took place yesterday, one of the first major "Year in Review" events to happen thus far, with many of this year's best and brightest titles clamoring for the retro-chic trophy.Nintendo's Zelda: Breath of the Wild ...

 
 
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Review: Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is one of the PS2 classics I remember well enough to know I played it, but have let almost every other detail escape from my mind. Eurocom and THQ's Zelda-like set in ancient Egypt was a fun attempt at a new...

 
 
 
 
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OG Xbox backward compatibility is coming to Xbox One tomorrow

The Xbox One might not have many exclusives to its name, but the biggest feature it has over the competition is backward compatibility. Starting tomorrow, that service won't be limited to just the Xbox 360 as Microsoft is bringing original ...

 
 
 
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What is the most aesthetically pleasing console you own?

Across years of releases, video game consoles have had almost every look under the sun. From the loud, bright-green-on-black of the original Xbox, to the translucent black Sega Saturn which adamantly declares on its disc tray "Thi...

 
 
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The Navy is using Xbox controllers to make life easier

In some rather bizarre news, the Navy will be adding Xbox 360 controllers to Virginia-class submarines to make controlling the vessels' periscopes easier.  The Xbox controllers will be replacing a $38,000 joystick system designed by Lo...

 
 
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The Xbox's original 'Duke' controller is making a comeback

The original Xbox's original controller, the Duke, frightened me at the time. It kinda still does! There's been talk of bringing the gamepad back for Xbox One and Windows 10 and that initiative -- led by Xbox designer Seamus Blackley -- is ...

 
 
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Phil Spencer is movin' on up at Microsoft

Xbox head Phil Spencer has received plenty of praise over the past few years for the way that the Xbox One has changed under his leadership. It's not just external parties who have taken notice. Microsoft just rewarded Spencer in a big way....

 
 
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The forgotten games of Xbox

[If you ask Sony, they'll tell you that no one cares about backward compatibility. But Microsoft? This is one thing they get. Help Michael Griff talk about some hidden gems from the original Xbox that you'd like to play on your Xbox One...i...

 
 
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Xbox Live Indie Games closes at the end of the month

It's the end of the line for Xbox Live Indie Games. Ok, 80% of its entire catalog is seemingly Tower Defense or Zombie Survival games, but there were also some interesting, experimental and straight-up great titles on there.On September 29,...

 
 
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Mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox One 'soon'

Speaking at a PAX panel this weekend, it was confirmed by Xbox/Windows gaming VP Mike Ybarra that support for keyboard and mouse is on its way to Xbox One.A lot of players have been asking for the alternate control style for years now, but ...

 
 
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What original Xbox game are you most excited to play again?

When coming up with this week's question, I had a thought. Looking back over the past Destructoid Discusses, I never centered one around the Xbox. Now, part of that reason is I've never owned an Xbox. I have been able to play all three gene...

 
 
 
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Xbox users will soon be able to gift games to one another

I've heard people say we have a bias against Xbox. But it couldn't be further from the truth; behind the scenes in the wacky Mad Magazine like halls of Destructoid, Xbox One is spoken pretty fondly of. (Heh, it worked, the fools, they will ...

 
 
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Husband and wife co-op weekend ruins world record Gamerscore

In what can only be considered a monumental mistake, Xbox gamer Ray 'Stallone83' Cox lost his 'highest Gamerscore' world record, which he has held for eleven years straight, after he stopped gaming momentarily to have marital relations with...

 
 
 
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Xbox One avatars are getting an extreme makeover

The underrated anouncement from Microsoft at this year's E3 is the fresh new avatars coming later this year. They are much more animate and have higher quality models than before, now resembling the park-goers from Planet Coaster. There is...

 
 
 
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Sea of Thieves can be anything!

I don't remember the last time I saw Sea of Thieves, but it doesn't really thrill me. I'm not big on pirates and the whole open world thing is a little old hat. That isn't to say this doesn't look neat, but I don't know how much I can belie...

 
 
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Microsoft confirms Xbox One X, formerly 'Scorpio' at E3

Live at Microsoft's 2017 E3 conference, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X, the newest member of the Xbox family. It'll launch on November 7 and will support 4K and HDR, as well as Dolby Atmos sound and 4K UHD Blu-ray playback. The specs are...

 
 
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Come watch Xbox's E3 press conference with us!

Of all the E3 press conferences, Xbox's is the biggest uncertainty. We've been teased with Project Scorpio for a year now, and it's time to finally learn all the specifics about this new Xbox. It'll almost certainly live up to its claim of...

 
 




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