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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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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

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

Here's a big one for you guys. The awesome folks at ConsoleTuner.com 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'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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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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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 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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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

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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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

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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