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MineCon 2016 is a surreal snapshot of how far the series has come

It's appropriate that MineCon is in Anaheim, California this year, because it's incredibly Disney-like. Watching the bombastic opening ceremony, it was weird having flashbacks to playing the voxel-based alpha of the game way back when, with...   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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Xbox One

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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Quantum Break plays like a dream

I last previewed Quantum Break at E3 2013, a lifetime ago, and had my reservations around the interlaced television show aspect that must have come from Microsoft's then "sports, sports, television" strategy that saw the studio trying to cr...   read

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Halo Wars 2
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Halo Wars 2 confirmed for Xbox One and PC, coming in 2016

Although they haven't given out any real details, Halo Wars 2 was confirmed today at Microsoft's gamescom conference. It will be coming to the PC and Xbox One in fall 2016. The trailer above gives us a quick look at the Spartan and Br...   read

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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Season 3 coming March 2016 on Xbox One and PC

Microsoft announced today at gamescom that Killer Instinct will be getting a Season 3, which will debut in March 2016. That goes for the Xbox One and the upcoming PC version, and Xbox One fight sticks and controllers will work on PC. A...   read

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Microsoft debuts Crackdown 3 gameplay at gamescom

Microsoft gave us a bit of info on Crackdown 3, which is starting to take shape. It takes place in a new city which was once a "glistening metropolis now filled with crime." It's described as an ecosystem where you have more freedom to do ...   read

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Minecraft Hololens

Wow, Minecraft on Microsoft's HoloLens looks hot

We have seen snippets of Minecraft on HoloLens in the past, but at Microsoft's E3 press conference today, a couple of presenters showed off something that had us putting up the respect knuckles. With a special camera showing what the HoloLe...   read

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Lara looks cold in Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Microsoft-published, badly named -- unless we're talking dough or erections, let's cool it on all the rising -- Rise of the Tomb Raider is looking far more frigid in these new screenshots than it did at reveal (above).&n...   read

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Simpsons Minecraft

[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!

Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, ...   read


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Killer Instinct
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Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character

Kan-Ra seems about as menacing as an Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that's why I like him. The mummy sorcerer is next in line for Season 2 of Killer Instinct. He'll be available first for Ultra Edition ($39.99) players on Monday, No...   read


Here's a better look at that Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One

My Xbox One already looks dirty. Scummy, even. It's not just the fingerprints and dust in the grooves, either. I don't know what they did with their plastics or build or whatever, but mine looks like hell and it hasn't even been a year yet....   read

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Halo 2 HD comparisons

Halo 2: Anniversary comparison hits right in the nostalgia

As part of the Master Chief Collection that was announced this morning, Halo 2: Anniversary is getting a fully remastered face lift just as Halo: Combat Evolved did three years ago with Halo: Anniversary. So, the game looks really pret...   read

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Halo in Minecraft
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Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Previously, we have seen Skyrim and Marvel come to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but the flagship Xbox franchise Halo has been suspiciously absent. You don't think Microsoft would pass up on an opportunity to marry two of its biggest Xbox m...   read


Halo messiah explains why Halo 5 is coming out in 2015

Halo messiah Frank O'Connor took to Halo Waypoint to add a little more info regarding Halo 5: Guardians. Specifically he detailed exactly why we're not going to see the next numerical entry into a Halo series until next year. "We’re n...   read

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Halo 5

Microsoft announces Halo 5: Guardians, set for fall of 2015

Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed that the next installment in Master Chief's continuing saga will be Halo 5: Guardians. It is scheduled to only come to Xbox One, and is slated for a fall of 2015 release window. This will be the fi...   read

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Watch Dogs preview

Seven things I loved about playing Watch Dogs

The delay of Ubisoft Montreal's new open world IP, Watch Dogs, surprised many. With only a month away from launch, and a rather bold marketing push for the holiday season, Ubisoft appeared ready, but then we found it wasn't. At all. It's no...   read

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Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Currently only available on devices running Windows 8, the dual-stick shooter set in the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to Xbox consoles, reuniting with the brand most closely associated with the shooter franchise. Spart...   read

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Xbox One drops DRM

Microsoft to drop Xbox One DRM, region locking

[Update: It's true. Microsoft has reversed its policies. There's only a one-time system setup that requires an Internet connection -- no daily check-ins. Discs work like they have in the past -- they'll need to be in your console's tray -- ...   read


The new Xbox 360 looks pretty nice

Today we got a better look at the new Xbox 360 redesign that Microsoft announced here at E3. It really does look like a cross between the current Xbox 360 and its big brother, the Xbox One. It's pretty sharp looking, with a combination of m...   read

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Redesigned Xbox 360

Redesigned Xbox 360 console announced, available soon

During its E3 2013 press conference, Microsoft started off with a surprise announcement: a new Xbox 360 console with a "modern look and feel based on the Xbox One design" that's shipping today to retailers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, ...   read

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Xbox One controller

Hands-on and up close with the Xbox One controller

We've just gone hands-on with the Xbox One controller here at Microsoft HQ. While they're not letting us play any games yet, it was still a good opportunity to check out the hand feel and get a closer look.  As you'll see in our galler...   read

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Xbox One dashboard

Here's what the Xbox One dashboard looks like

Microsoft has put out some images of its user interface for the Xbox One, and it's exactly what you would expect given where the Xbox 360's dashboards updates ultimately went and the company's design for Windows 8. I don't love it or hate i...   read

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Xbox One
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Forza Motorsport 5 announced for Xbox One launch

During Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event, Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer announced Forza Motorsport 5. Developed by Turn 10 Studios, this latest installment in the long-running franchise will be available as a launch title for the new...   read

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Xbox One controller

First look at the Xbox One controller

While Microsoft is busy talking up its impressive-looking entertainment features for the Xbox One, let's look at something more relevant to gaming: the controller. Here it is! I'm glad to see that the form is similar to the Xbox 360's gamep...   read

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