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Minecraft just got a wacky 'the floor is lava' minigame on consoles

It's been a pretty great year for Minecraft. After spending years playing catch-up to the infinitely expanding PC edition that Mojang and Notch crafted so many years ago, Microsoft is finally moving the series forward with new content. That...   read

 
 
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Castle of Illusion is being delisted and made backward compatible in the same week

In a very strange turn of events, the same week that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is being delisted from digital marketplaces, the game is being made backward compatible on the Xbox One. The backward compatibility comes with a c...   read

 
 
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Minecraft for Windows 10 continues to catch up with its Boss Update

As most of you know, the current Windows 10 edition of Minecraft (the one Mojang is going with and updating from now on) still isn't completely up to par with the original OG PC edition, which runs on Java and supports a litany of diff...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Forge doesn't require a super computer

The system requirements for Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 have been revealed via the Halo Waypoint website. Modest computers can get in on the basic action while the recommend specs won't require dropping $1,000 on a new PC. If my three-year...   read

 
 
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Three Xbox One S deals now available: free games or $50 gift card

Tuesday saw the release of the cheaper Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models. Prices are a little lower than the 2TB Launch Edition which released earlier this month for $400 and bundled with no games. These newer models are priced at $349.99 and...   read

 
 
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Free joyrides with Forza 6 this weekend

Have you been eyeing Forza Motorsport 6, but aren't too sure how good it is? Why not take the game for a test run? You'll be able to do so this coming weekend and you won't go to jail for stealing it! Xbox Live Gold members will have access...   read

 
 
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Newegg continues clearing out Xbox One systems, deals start at $259

While our attention is focused on the new Xbox One S, the old Model T black Xbox One is still on plenty of warehouse shelves. Enter Newegg with yet another clearance attempt. Today, the retailer stepped up its game by offering two new deals...   read

 
 
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Here are your September '16 Games with Gold, headlined by Mirror's Edge

I really love how PlayStation Plus forced Microsoft's hand in giving out benefits with Xbox Live Gold. For a long time, gamers were basically paying for the privilege of using an Xbox console with nothing to show for it (except an empty wal...   read

 
 
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New video of unreleased GoldenEye XBLA game unearthed

Once upon a time, Rare was working on an updated port of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox 360. This remaster, in addition to having updated textures and models, would have included online play and a special split-screen online option. Whomever i...   read

 
 
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More Microsoft published games will eventually hit Steam

The recent news that Quantum Break would be heading to Steam wasn't just some one-off event. In a recent interview with DualShockers, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said that Microsoft is looking into bringing more of its tit...   read

 
 
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I need these Xbox Onesies right now

Apparently, Xbox Australia unveiled the Xbox Onesie today, and I need one of each color right this instant. They look comfortable as fuck, and somehow fashionable. Microsoft is foolish if it doesn't sell these. I'd be willing to pay $50-60,...   read

 
 
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Turns out Microsoft's Project Scorpio console will have exclusives after all

At E3 this year, we heard from Microsoft that its upcoming Project Scorpio console wouldn't have exclusive games. Turns out that isn't the case anymore.  Speaking to Engadget, Xbox marketing chief Aaron Greenberg said that while Micros...   read

 
 
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Here are Dead Rising 4's retailer-exclusive pre-order bonuses

There are certain games I categorize as "gloriously stupid," and the Dead Rising games fit into that category. Games like this emphasize fun over reality, and are an excuse for weapon designers and modelers to let their imaginatio...   read

 
 
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Microsoft purchases its own Twitch competitor

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Xbox division has purchased Beam Interactive, a livestreaming service that "gives viewers the ability to watch and play along with their favorite game streamers in real-time." Terms of the deal were no...   read

 
 
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The Xbox One outsold the PS4 in July

Microsoft beat the NPD to the punch, and has just announced that the Xbox One has outsold the PS4 in July in the US as the "top-selling console" of the month. This is before the launch of the 2TB Xbox One S, mind, which launched at the...   read

 
 
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Are you looking forward to Gears of War 4?

I haven't really seen any major buzz (at least in the community itself) regarding Gears of War 4. I remember there being some excitement towards the initial reveal and the enhanced focus on horror, but not much since. This footage of the ma...   read

 
 
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Major Nelson casually lets us know that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is playable on Xbox One today

I imagine Major Nelson kind of typed out the announcement of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon coming to Xbox One by way of backward compatibility today without any fervor, but this is definitely a cause to celebrate in the Carter household. Oh ...   read

 
 
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Every Xbox One S has a hidden Master Chief, and hardly anyone will find it

Xbox One S released yesterday which means that someone has already taken it apart. Sure, it requires voiding the warranty but that wasn't much of a concern for Austin Evans, a YouTuber who specializes in breaking down and analyzing tech. A...   read

 
 
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Xbox One S release-day deal with gift card or free games (Updated)

Update 2: Both deals are now sold out! Update: There is an even better Xbox One S deal, which cropped up on NewEgg's eBay store page. Instead of a $25 eBay gift card you can get three free games: Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition, Doom...   read

 
 
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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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Grab Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky today on Xbox Games with Gold

Today's Games with Gold titles are pretty good, so I suggest picking them up as soon as you can. Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Spelunky (the latter of which is backward compatible) headline the month, with Tumblestone still avail...   read

 
 
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How to get Windows 10 cheap after it's no longer free today

[This story was published July 21. I'm bumping it just to remind last minute slackers. Tomorrow we'll ask you how it went! -Niero] Microsoft will stop offering free Windows * * * TODAY * * *. If you don't have a reason to upgrade to 10...   read

 
 
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Epic CEO once again dumps on Windows, says it will start making Steam worse

Miss this saga? It's a great one. Roughly four months ago, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney popped off on Microsoft, saying that the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) is closed, and that "all independent companies...[should] oppose this." This led...   read

 
 
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Microsoft is doing Madden and Halo bundles for Xbox One S

With the slimmed-down Xbox One S debuting soon, Microsoft has announced some bundles. The first is a Madden NFL 17 bundle, which comes with a 1TB Xbox One S, a digital copy of the game, seven Madden Ultimate Team Pro Packs, and a month of E...   read

 
 
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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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