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Sea of Thieves launching 'friends play free' promo

Rare is looking to maintain its recent momentum with a "friends play free" promotion for Sea of Thieves. From February 6–13, players can invite three pals to set sail with them on Xbox One or PC. This promo includes Xbox Game Pass su...

 
 
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Microsoft Studios rebrands as Xbox Game Studios

2018 was quite the eventful year for Microsoft Studios. The division ushered numerous high-profile game studios under its umbrella including Playground Games (Forza Horizon), inXile Entertainment (Wasteland), Ninja Theory (Hellblade ),...

 
 
 
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Minecraft on PS3, Vita and Wii U gets its final update

4J Studios has done a terrific job with supporting Minecraft on legacy consoles. Originally launched in 2013 for PS3/Vita and 2015 for Wii U, the games have continuously been patched with new content and performance fixes to get the most ou...

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island

Fortune Island signals a shift for Forza Horizon expansions. The add-ons for the previous game, Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels, created variation by fundamentally changing the experience of driving. The former put every car...

 
 
 
 
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Crackdown is free on the Xbox Live marketplace right now

With Microsoft's X018 stream coming up soon, we're likely to find out a whole lot of information on the upcoming Crackdown 3. I suppose as an act of celebration, the original Crackdown is now free on the Xbox Live marketplace. As a reminder...

 
 
 
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Microsoft will be expanding Xbox Game Pass support on PC

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has announced that Microsoft intends to expand the "Xbox Game Pass" program to the PC platform. In its FY19 Q1 earnings report, Microsoft noted increased growth with gaming revenue rising by around 44%. Xbox soft...

 
 
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Crackdown 3 will be playable at Mexico City XO18 event

Xbox has announced, via their Mexican twitter account, that their very-long awaited cyber shooter, Crackdown 3, will be playable at the upcoming XO18 event, which takes place in Mexico City next month.It will be the first opportunity for pe...

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 4

So many of the most popular video game franchises have continually pushed their luck and eventually lost. "You can't have too much of a good thing" isn't a motto that applies to games. Not forever, at least. Sooner or later, everything runs...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves has a fiery new region to explore today

After a short delay, Rare's biggest Sea of Thieves content update yet, Forsaken Shores, is now available on Xbox One and PC. It's a chance to explore a new area full of active volcanoes and boiling water. While the fiery theme stands out t...

 
 
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New Sea of Thieves expansion slips back a week

Rare recently suggested that it might need more time to finish Forsaken Shores, and that is indeed the case. This month's fiery Sea of Thieves expansion has moved from September 19 to September 27. "This was not a decision that was taken li...

 
 
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Sea of Thieves trailer introduces The Devil's Roar

In just under two weeks, Sea of Thieves players will set off for The Devil's Roar, a fiery new region coming with the Forsaken Shores expansion. It's an outright dangerous zone with scalding water and explosive volcanoes. You'll have a chan...

 
 
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Microsoft unveils full details on 'Xbox All Access' program

A few days ago, Windows Central had let loose a bunch of details on an upcoming bundle for the Xbox One that would follow a similar plan to cellphone contracts. Users would sign-up for a monthly fee to get immediate access to an Xbox One S ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Showtime's Halo TV series will feature Master Chief

Just shortly after E3, Showtime announced it was starting production of a series based around the Halo franchise. While this recalled memories of Microsoft taking to its E3 stage in 2013 to announce the same thing, this series seems to actu...

 
 
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Turn 10 will be slowly removing prize crates from Forza 7

In a move that is starting to become a trend in the triple-A games industry, Turn 10 has announced that Forza Motorsport 7 will be slowly removing prize crates from the experience. If you'll remember from my review, this was the single bigg...

 
 
 
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No Man's Sky Next on GOG doesn't have multiplayer just yet

No Man's Sky Next launched yesterday and brought a pretty substantial amount of content with it. Any of the new features could be a selling point to a specific person, but the inclusion of a fully fleshed out cooperative mode was easily the...

 
 
 
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It's time for Viva Pinata 3

Last week, I got to thinking about Viva Piñata after seeing its name pop up on a list of games that use Xbox One's new FastStart feature to let you download and start playing up to twice as fast as before. "I never want to not be pla...

 
 




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