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This is the first of the Xbox One 'Tech Series' controllers

Microsoft has a fancy new Xbox One gamepad coming out next month. Aside from the "military technology"-inspired design, this Recon Tech Special Edition controller has a textured diamond rubberized grip on its backside. It'll be out on April...   read

 
 
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Xbox One will allow custom gamerpics before long

As much as my eyes like to glaze over when reading a big list of upcoming system-level features line by line, there are some genuinely good additions coming to Xbox One in the nearish future. This month as part of Microsoft's Xbox Insider p...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter IV and a few others join the Xbox One backward compatible list

I didn't leave out a word there! The Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter IV -- that's vanilla, not Super -- is now playable on Xbox One should you ever have the burning desire to open up that time capsule. Oh, the memories. I peeked inside ...   read

 
 
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Outlast 2 banned in Australia for rape scene

Human or not, Australia's Classification Board has decided Outlast 2 is too obscene for sale even with an R18+ rating, thus making the game impossible to sell in its current, unedited form. The scene in question suggests, but does...   read

 
 
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Microsoft Pi Day sale cuts $31 off Watch Dogs 2 and Steep

It's Pi Day in America and capitalism compels us to bring forth any random sales to ya. The Microsoft Store has launched a mini Pi Day sale with discounts on select Ubisoft Xbox One games and Xbox One console bundles. While only three title...   read

 
 
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Most of your Destiny character stats won't transfer into the eventual sequel

Bungie has confirmed that for the upcoming sequel to Destiny, most of your player statistics won't transfer over. While you can still continue your guardian's journey, you won't be getting a jump start on leveling. According to Bungie, all ...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 2: Case Zero and Case West now playable on Xbox One

I'll always appreciate Dead Rising 2: Case Zero for renewing my interest in the series and getting me to go back and spend more time with the original Dead Rising, a game I wanted to love but just wasn't fully clicking with. The standalone ...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can grab Shovel Knight 33% off before Specter of Torment launches

The latest Shovel Knight expansion is just about ready to launch. While it will be a timed Switch exclusive for around a month, that doesn't mean you have to wait on buying the main title. If you're interested in Specter of Torment, why not...   read

 
 
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Deal: Xbox One S ups the ante with free Xbox Live Gold and controller

This might be the best time to buy an Xbox One S in Q1 2017. Last week, Microsoft and participating retailers dropped the price by $50 on the 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB models of Xbox One S, but this week further bonuses are popping up at select r...   read

 
 
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Microsoft announces new subscription service, 'Xbox Game Pass'

Out of nowhere, Microsoft has announced a new subscription service called "Xbox Game Pass." The gist is that for $9.99 a month you'll be able to access "over 100 Xbox One and backward compatible games," in an unlimited fashion. By unlimited...   read

 
 
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Peter Moore is departing EA to head up Liverpool FC

Peter Moore is moving on not only from Electronic Arts, but the industry at large. The executive known for his roles at Sega of America, Microsoft, and most recently EA is leaving to become CEO of Liverpool Football Club in June. It'll be s...   read

 
 
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WB officially announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War for PC, PS4, and Xbox

Well, that extremely official looking Target leak was right! WB has officially announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to Shadow of Mordor. It'll hit the PC and PS4, as well as Xbox One as an "Xbox Play Anywhere" game. It's lau...   read

 
 
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343 Industries promises to bring split-screen back for the next Halo

Halo and split-screen is a combination similar to peanut butter and jelly. They just go together so well and have provided millions with a tasty and nutritional meal...I mean, a fun evening killing each other...Maybe PB&J has lead to a ...   read

 
 
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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam in March

Not content with just staying in the Microsoft "Play Anywhere" Xbox One and Windows 10 ecosystem, Capcom is moving Dead Rising 4 to Steam this coming March. The port will come roughly four months after its December 2016 launch, hitting...   read

 
 
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Finally some new screenshots of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake

It's been a good while since we've heard or seen anything regarding these titles, but Tetsuya Nomura, who is directing both games, is determined to show what he can. While he was not given permission to show video, he brought a couple scree...   read

 
 
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Big Xbox One S price drop this weekend, Halo Wars 2 bundle included

Earlier this week, Sony unleashed an impressive $50 discount at most retailers for its PS4 Slim consoles. We were expecting Microsoft to follow suit a few days after and it appears the time is right to strike back as this weekend the price ...   read

 
 
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Enjoy some free multiplayer this weekend on Xbox One and PS4

Microsoft is holding a free multiplayer weekend for Xbox Live starting tomorrow. Along with the reduced barrier to entry comes the chance to play Rocket League and NBA 2K17 for free, too. Since Live is a paid service on both the 360 and One...   read

 
 
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Review: Halo Wars 2

When Microsoft called Halo Wars the "best-selling console RTS of all time," I really had to stop and think of what other console RTS games even exist. StarCraft 64? I mean, Tom Clancy’s Endwar sort of worked becaus...   read

 
 
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Xbox's E3 press conference won't be the same day and time that it always is

Early indications are that this will not be your standard fare E3. Even if the quality of the reveals is about the same as usual, the format of the whole show has significantly changed. Last week, the ESA announced that it's selling tickets...   read

 
 
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BioWare finally remembers that forcing 'good or bad' choices doesn't work for every game

BioWare used to be a master of nuance. Growing up I'd play their RPGs in awe of their ability to tell a story without having to resort to rote "this is good or bad" moral choices. Often times the outcome was grey, and you'd have to live wit...   read

 
 
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Portal in augmented reality looks super neat

Augmented reality has never been a perfect technology, but it definitely creates some fun scenarios. Pokémon Go is the biggest game to extensively feature the tech, but lots of modders and fans have created their own demos to showcas...   read

 
 
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These Halo Wars 2 posters look legit

I was never really into Halo Wars, but enough time has passed (coming up on eight years now!) for me to care about it again. Halo Wars 2 is on its way on both PC and Xbox One very soon, and to celebrate, Microsoft has comissioned ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV's Noctis and crew morph into Power Rangers in upcoming DLC

With a new Power Rangers movie on the horizon and an awful game in the rear-view mirror, now is as good a time as any to jump on the bandwagon. Revealed at the Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary event in Tokyo, the Booster Pack D...   read

 
 
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Hitman's free Professional difficulty update will be challenging, but in a very smart way

Don't you just get sick of higher difficulty levels being nothing more than a combination of giving you less HP and defense while making enemies into stronger damage sponges? Sure, its more acceptable in some cases than others, but I always...   read

 
 
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Check out the revised Xbox One home screen and Guide

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox One update for select Xbox Insider Program members today with, among other things, enhancements to the console's home screen and Guide overlay. Simply put, and as shown in this video, the stuff we tend to l...   read

 
 


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