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Microsoft's E3 plans don't include Halo 6

Xbox's biggest character won't be at the year's biggest video game show. Master Chief will be standing on the sidelines, not helping anchor Microsoft's efforts at E3 2017. (Well, unless he ends up part of some offshoot project.) A 343 Indus...   read

 
 
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Microsoft boss says 'no issues' with Scorpio, should still hit targeted launch

We haven't heard much out of Microsoft's camp when it comes to pretty much...anything, Many of their exclusives have been either canceled or delayed, and at this point it's obvious that they're pretty much saving all of their surprises for ...   read

 
 

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The next Xbox update is for people who don't know the sound of their friends' voices

Xbox is less than a month removed from its latest big update, the one that reconfigured the dashboard and the guide button. Microsoft's method in recent years for improving the Xbox One has been intermittent major updates bolstered by a ste...   read

 
 
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Xbox Project Scorpio specs revealed, plays 4K at 60fps

Finally we have some hard data on Microsoft's Project Scorpio, a more powerful version of the Xbox One. Digital Foundry reports that the system will be able to run games in 4Kresolution at 60 frames per second and feature eight custom x86 ...   read

 
 
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The Xbox One just got its newest big update, and it seems to be just fine

Throughout all of 2014, the Xbox One received monthly updates to gradually repair the bungled state the console originally shipped in. Slowly but surely, it got there. The system-level navigation woes eventually subsided. It's a much ...   read

 
 
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Developer survey shows PC development interest on top, Switch on bottom

While random internet polls will showcase a wide array of favoritism among any number of platforms in any given week, the results of this poll are a little more indicative of where the industry might continue to be going based on the result...   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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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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Xbox is doing away with its Snap feature to combat dashboard lag

The Xbox One is not the same device that it was upon launch in November 2013. Microsoft has moved far away from many of the guiding principles that it previously evangelized. For instance, it has (wisely) shifted course and put emphasis on ...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct Season 2, Rayman Origins shuffle onto Xbox Live Gold today

The Xbox Games with Gold promotion is doing some shuffling around today, as Outlast and The Cave are leaving the service, and Killer Instinct Season 2 and Rayman Origins are entering it. World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap is the only game that...   read

 
 


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Phil Spencer apologizes for Scalebound's cancellation, but he shouldn't have to

On Monday, publisher Microsoft Studios ceased production on Platinum's Scalebound. It wasn't a wholly unexpected move. Scalebound was revealed at E3 2014, but between then and now Microsoft never did anything to make it seem like ...   read

 
 
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Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya break silence about Scalebound cancellation

It took two days after Microsoft's announcement of Scalebound's cancellation for Platinum Games to give a response. President Kenichi Sato expresses the company's remorse for the disappointment caused by the cancellation as "many of our fan...   read

 
 
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My wishlist for Hitman Season Two

Overwatch, I'm going to let you finish, but Hitman was one of the best games of all time! OK, well maybe not of all time, but as my personal favorite game of 2016 it got my vote for Destructoid's Game of the Year. While we're at i...   read

 
 
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Utada Hikaru confirmed to be working on Kingdom Hearts III music

Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru wasn't a hit from the start. Her first album was entirely in English and tanked, but her second album which was in Japanese took off. She speaks and can sing in English fluently, but the work she is best know...   read

 
 
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Xbox One's latest update significantly improves download speeds

An under-valued attribute in a video game economy that is ever-increasingly digital is how quickly the platform-holders can actually deliver the games to the consumers. That is to say: It really sucks waiting on slow download speeds. Of the...   read

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox One Game of 2016

In 2015, Microsoft's sales pitch heading into the holiday season was "The greatest games lineup in Xbox history." It felt sort of hollow at the time, like those games were okay but that the best was still around the corner. As it turns out,...   read

 
 
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Xbox head says Scorpio will be at a 'console price-point'

Microsoft unveiled Project Scorpio at this year's E3 as what it calls "the most powerful game console ever." Seeing as Scorpio is set for a launch late next year, we don't yet know all the specifics about it. (Side note: I'm attached to the...   read

 
 
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Newest Halo Wars 2 trailer features the brutal villain Atriox

The first Halo Wars might not be everyone's favorite entry in the Halo franchise, but it was a nice enough introduction to strategy games for folks that don't normally play them. If 343 Industries feels strongly enough about its sequel to p...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Games with Gold for December includes Burnout Paradise backward compatibility

For once, the most exciting part of Xbox's Games with Gold comes not from a new release but from a very old release. It's the Xbox 360 and not the Xbox One that's the star of the show. Xbox has announced December's Games with Gold, and 2008...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Black Friday games sale is live for everyone right now

[Update: Now Xbox's Black Friday sale is available for everyone. A few games were added like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. New titles will be added to the top of the list that's at the bottom of this post. We'll continue to...   read

 
 
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Remember: The Xbox started life as an actual, giant X

I'm not sure how I'd never seen this before. Maybe I did and figured it was promo for the early 2000s X-Men flicks. But Microsoft's "Xbox" was once a very literal name. Microsoft is going into the archives to celebrate the Xbox 15th annive...   read

 
 
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Unwrap Xbox One's holiday update today

Xbox One's newest update rolled out just in time for the holidays, and, in the spirit of the season, Microsoft is trying to bring people together. That's the biggest point of emphasis for the new feature set. First announced at E3 this yea...   read

 
 
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Phil Spencer chimes in on why Xbox doesn't sell in Japan

You know how Japanese games have 'O' and 'X' swapped on PlayStation? For those not already aware, in Japan 'O' is the universal symbol of "correct" or "affirmative" whereas 'X' is the opposite, conveying a sense of "wrong" or "negative." Co...   read

 
 
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Don't rule out original Xbox games becoming backward compatible

It's safe to say that backward compatibility has been a big hit for Microsoft and the Xbox One. Usage statistics haven't been released (and if I had to guess, I'd wager that they're fairly low) but it's an important bullet point nevertheles...   read

 
 
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Back 2 School Giveaway! A console of your choice and a Titan One!

Here's another big one for you guys, and just in time for screwing off homework! The awesome folks at ConsoleTuner.com are again, letting you pick your choice of console (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One S), an opposing controller (If you ge...   read

 
 


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