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The Xbox's original 'Duke' controller is making a comeback

The original Xbox's original controller, the Duke, frightened me at the time. It kinda still does! There's been talk of bringing the gamepad back for Xbox One and Windows 10 and that initiative -- led by Xbox designer Seamus Blackley -- is ...

 
 
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Phil Spencer is movin' on up at Microsoft

Xbox head Phil Spencer has received plenty of praise over the past few years for the way that the Xbox One has changed under his leadership. It's not just external parties who have taken notice. Microsoft just rewarded Spencer in a big way....

 
 
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The forgotten games of Xbox

[If you ask Sony, they'll tell you that no one cares about backward compatibility. But Microsoft? This is one thing they get. Help Michael Griff talk about some hidden gems from the original Xbox that you'd like to play on your Xbox One...i...

 
 
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Xbox Live Indie Games closes at the end of the month

It's the end of the line for Xbox Live Indie Games. Ok, 80% of its entire catalog is seemingly Tower Defense or Zombie Survival games, but there were also some interesting, experimental and straight-up great titles on there.On September 29,...

 
 
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Mouse and keyboard support coming to Xbox One 'soon'

Speaking at a PAX panel this weekend, it was confirmed by Xbox/Windows gaming VP Mike Ybarra that support for keyboard and mouse is on its way to Xbox One.A lot of players have been asking for the alternate control style for years now, but ...

 
 
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What original Xbox game are you most excited to play again?

When coming up with this week's question, I had a thought. Looking back over the past Destructoid Discusses, I never centered one around the Xbox. Now, part of that reason is I've never owned an Xbox. I have been able to play all three gene...

 
 
 
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Xbox users will soon be able to gift games to one another

I've heard people say we have a bias against Xbox. But it couldn't be further from the truth; behind the scenes in the wacky Mad Magazine like halls of Destructoid, Xbox One is spoken pretty fondly of. (Heh, it worked, the fools, they will ...

 
 
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Husband and wife co-op weekend ruins world record Gamerscore

In what can only be considered a monumental mistake, Xbox gamer Ray 'Stallone83' Cox lost his 'highest Gamerscore' world record, which he has held for eleven years straight, after he stopped gaming momentarily to have marital relations with...

 
 
 
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Xbox One avatars are getting an extreme makeover

The underrated anouncement from Microsoft at this year's E3 is the fresh new avatars coming later this year. They are much more animate and have higher quality models than before, now resembling the park-goers from Planet Coaster. There is...

 
 
 
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Sea of Thieves can be anything!

I don't remember the last time I saw Sea of Thieves, but it doesn't really thrill me. I'm not big on pirates and the whole open world thing is a little old hat. That isn't to say this doesn't look neat, but I don't know how much I can belie...

 
 
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Microsoft confirms Xbox One X, formerly 'Scorpio' at E3

Live at Microsoft's 2017 E3 conference, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X, the newest member of the Xbox family. It'll launch on November 7 and will support 4K and HDR, as well as Dolby Atmos sound and 4K UHD Blu-ray playback. The specs are...

 
 
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Come watch Xbox's E3 press conference with us!

Of all the E3 press conferences, Xbox's is the biggest uncertainty. We've been teased with Project Scorpio for a year now, and it's time to finally learn all the specifics about this new Xbox. It'll almost certainly live up to its claim of...

 
 
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Xbox Scorpio is a lock for $499 according to Geoff Keighley

Microsoft hasn't been having the best year for exclusives or incentives to keep people on Xbox One. With Sony already having its "4K" solution in stores, Microsoft is going to have to impress with Project Scorpio at E3 today. According to G...

 
 
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Xbox's press conference will run longer than usual

When it comes to E3, I am a creature of routine. Microsoft's presser on Monday morning, Sony's later that night, some stuff in between, then it's demo and interview time. Structure: Sometimes it's good. This E3 has me all out of sorts. EA's...

 
 
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Xbox isn't bringing its virtual reality plans to E3

Whatever Microsoft has up its sleeve for E3, it allegedly won't include a virtual reality headset. Despite being the logical time to launch this sort of initiative, it seems as if Xbox's take on VR will be pushed into 2018 or beyond. Accord...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
 




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I did I did Now back to Monster

 
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Ill be doing another game developer stream tomorrow evening after Well cover a bit more on saving, loading, JSON, and see if this map system idea of mine holds

 
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