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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


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


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 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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Ezio leaps into the current-gen haystack, but maybe you should wait

Just as Destructoid's very own assassins Brett and Peter uncovered, Ubisoft has now finally announced Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The fifth Assassin's Creed collection will have the t...   read


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


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


Giveaway - Console of your choice, controller and a Titan One

Here's a big one for you guys. The awesome folks at are letting you pick your choice of console (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One), an opposing controller (If you get the Xbone, you pick a DualShock and vice versa), and of co...   read

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Xbox at gamescom

Xbox's plans for gamescom don't include a press conference

In recent years, Microsoft has treated gamescom kind of like a second part to E3. Xbox would hold a press conference at the beginning of the week to announce new games and to give better looks at titles that hadn't yet come out. It very muc...   read

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Ultimate Game Sales

It's time to rummage through the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale's 250+ deals

Ah, who doesn't love the time-honored tradition of finding a bargain bin flooded with cheap media and then getting elbow-deep in plastic cases? There might be a real gem down there! Dig deeper! Maybe build a levee with the duds; that way yo...   read

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Wheelie poppin' avatars

Xbox avatars to get wheelchairs, possibly new designs

In a great win for inclusiveness in gaming, Xbox has let tell that wheelchairs are being introduced for the Rare created Xbox avatars. In a Twitter conversation, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was told "depending on how skeletons are done on ava...   read


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The Man Without Fear
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The near-finished Daredevil game that Marvel quashed

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw Marvel selling off movie rights to its pajama-wearing characters and saw Colin Farrell kill a man with a paper clip, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It...   read

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Here's all the hardware news out of E3 2016

While E3's generally all about the games, this year we saw a pretty big turnout for hardware too: video cards, new consoles, and of course more virtual reality than we really know what to do with. So here's a roundup of all things physical ...   read

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Don't have a 4K TV? Xbox head suggests not upgrading to Scorpio

[Update: the full interview where Spencer's quote can be seen has now been published on Eurogamer. We have updated the information below to reflect this.] Microsoft threw us for a loop a bit when it announced not one, but two consoles at it...   read

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Project Scorpio
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Microsoft's silence on Scorpio puts Xbox One S in a bad place

Yesterday, Microsoft began its E3 press conference by introducing the Xbox One S -- a new, smaller model of Xbox One. It closed the press conference by introducing Project Scorpio -- a significantly more powerful take on the Xbox ...   read

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Xbox One Controllers
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Make your Xbox One controller look pretty with the Xbox Design Lab

In its E3 conference, Microsoft just announced a whole new scheme that will allow you to customise your Xbox One controller with a ton of different colours for every part of the pad. Dubbed the Xbox Design Lab, the scheme lets you buy your ...   read

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Xbox One S

Is the Xbox One S Microsoft's new console?

[Update: NerdLeaks, a site known for its numerous and accurate leaks, claims that the Xbox One S will be the first thing to be announced in Microsoft's E3 conference later today. It'll also be priced at a pretty dang low at $299. That ...   read

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Sonic Extreme
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Check out this prototype for a Sonic the Hedgehog skateboarding game

You've all heard of the cancelled Sonic X-treme (with its various spellings), but have you heard of the completely unrelated Sonic Extreme, a hoverboard game prototype that used assets from Sonic Heroes? Well, you have now. Check ...   read

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Xbox to release one million inactive Gamertags this week

Hey, it's 2016 and your identity in the digital world is XxFatClouddzxX. Don't you think it's time to shape up and go by something respectable? Maybe like DoinkTheClown or TommyPickles? At least then your mother could look you in the eye. X...   read

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Xbox boss praises Uncharted 4's 'amazing work'

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has congratulated Sony and developer Naughty Dog for Uncharted 4’s “amazing work.”   Sony boss Yoshida responded by thanking Spencer, adding: “see you at E3.”   “Should be...   read

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Xbox sale

Microsoft has a lot of Xbox exclusives on sale this week

Every week, Microsoft discounts a handful of Xbox titles as a part of its Deals with Gold program. This week, that sale has a little extra oomph as an additional Microsoft Studios promotion is included. Until May 9, a good number of Xbox On...   read

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Microsoft's E3 2016 presser is at the same time as every Microsoft E3 presser

Once upon a time, Microsoft had the privilege of kickin' off E3 with its Monday morning press conferences at USC's Galen Center. Last year, Bethesda partially stole that spotlight by moving up the E3 start date to Sunday night. This June, b...   read

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Xbox One

Xbox One's summer update has three big features, including turning all consoles into dev kits

As a part of its plans for the anniversary of Windows 10's launch, Microsoft intends to enhance the Xbox One. After all, it is a Windows 10 product. The tech giant took some time today to outline three significant features that are coming t...   read

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Leaked wet cars
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Leaked footage of Forza 6: Apex looks dull

Footage of the upcoming Windows 10-only, free-to-play Forza Motorsport 6: Apex has been leaked online by some naughty person and it doesn't seem up to par with the Xbox One version. It certainly doesn't look anywhere near as good as Micros...   read

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Phil Spencer

Phil Spencer keeps shuttin' down idiots

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is a man who is always on his PR A-game. He is the pure embodiment of PR, possibly not even human. I could probably be convinced that Microsoft created him in a lab while in pursuit of the perfect creature who neve...   read

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Halo 5: Guardians
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Grifball, gravity hammers, and PvE Firefights confirmed for Halo 5: Guardians

Hammer Storm brings three free new modes to Halo 5: Guardians, as well as a new map, new weapons, and a load of new REQ goodies including new assassination animations, weapon skins, loadout weapons, emblems, visors, and armour.  If you...   read

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