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  • Xbox Game Pass Now Available For Xbox Live Gold Subscribers
    Bald Bouncer
    If you’re a regular Xbox One owner, than Microsoft’s subscription-style service Game Pass will be available on June 1st. However, for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, the service is available now via free 14-day trial. Those who wish to subscribe to Game Pass can also avail an “exclusive” discount.

    Microsoft has also revealed all the games that will be available with Game Pass when it launches. The over 100 games include Halo 5: Guardians, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Layers of...
    24-05-2017, 05:53 PM
  • Dragon Age: Origins and Watch Dogs Xbox Live’s Games With Gold Lineup For June
    Bald Bouncer
    Microsoft has another fantastic month of Games with Gold offerings for June, with EA and Bioware’s superlative Dragon Age Origins and Assassin’s Creed 3 the games on offer for Xbox 360 users (albeit Xbox One users can naturally play them on their systems via Backward Compatibility too, of course).

    On the Xbox One end of things, Ubisoft’s 2014 open world action game Watch Dogs is the big headliners, along with Speedrunners and the multiplayer DLC pack for the just released Phantom...
    23-05-2017, 07:51 PM
  • The Temple of Osiris, Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga Now Free on Xbox Live Gold
    Bald Bouncer
    It’s May 16th and that means more free games are available on Xbox Live Gold courtesy of the Free Games With Gold promotion. To start with, Lara Croft and The Temple of Osiris is now free on the Xbox One and will be yours to download until June 15th. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut will still be available until May 31st so you can still pick that up now.

    Xbox 360 players will get Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga from today till May 31st. Thanks to backwards compatibility,...
    16-05-2017, 05:58 PM
  • Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Sale Now Live, Over 275 Games Available
    Bald Bouncer
    Phantom Dust isn’t the only blast from the past available to Xbox One owners. Microsoft’s Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Super Sale is now live, offering over 275 Xbox 360 titles that are backwards compatible on the Xbox One.

    Many of these games have received discounts by as much as 75 percent. They include Red Dead Redemption for $12, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for $20, Grand Theft Auto 4 for $10, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for $5, Gears of War 3 for $5 and so on. Major Nelson’s...
    16-05-2017, 05:51 PM
  • Microsoft Announces Xbox One Keyboard Support at Build 2017
    Bald Bouncer
    The Xbox One will have full support for keyboards in the coming days thanks to the Xbox Live Creators Program. Announced by Microsoft’s Andrew Parsons at Build 2017, where the company’s new Fluent design system was also unveiled, it was a feature that most developers were curious about.

    Interestingly enough, mouse support is still up int eh air. Microsoft engineer James Yarrow noted that mouse support “probably won’t work” with Parsons noting that most models wouldn’t...
    12-05-2017, 05:44 PM
  • New Images Show How 4K Xbox Scorpio Games Will Look On 1080p TVs
    Bald Bouncer
    While the Xbox Scorpio’s selling point will be its compatibility with, and ability to fully output natively for, 4K TVs, it will still run on 1080p TVs, and Microsoft has indicated that even 1080p TV owners will see a difference in image quality while playing on the Scorpio.

    Windows Central has obtained a series of images that show the extent of these improvements that will be apparent even on traditional HDTV panels. Apparently, there will be a lot of enhanced and improved clarity,...
    27-04-2017, 11:36 PM


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  • Halo Wars 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One

    Halo Wars 2 Demo Now Available on Xbox One

    343 Industries’ Halo Wars 2, developed by The Creative Assembly (of Total War: Warhammer fame), is currently available for Xbox One and Windows 10. However, if you want to try the game out without buying it, then Microsoft has announced that the free demo is now available for Xbox One. The Windows 10 version will be available “soon”.

    In the demo, players have access to one campaign mission “The Signal” along with Blitz Firefight mode, the new card-based multiplayer mode....
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  • Xbox Game Pass More Details Revealed: Discounts, Xbox Live, And More

    Earlier today, Microsoft announced the Xbox Game Pass, an intriguing service where, for $10 a month, costumers get to download from a catalog of over 100 games. It sounds like a great idea- like a Netflix for games, without the uncertainties that are associated with PS Now (and extended to current generation games)- essentially, like a larger scale EA Access.

    Now, some more details regarding the service have come to light- for starters, it sounds like subscribing to this service...
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  • Xbox Scorpio Will Be Marketed With 4K As A Key Pillar, Says Analyst

    With the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft is apparently responding to the fact that the PS4 is the most powerful system this generation, routinely capable of achieving higher resolutions on mot games natively than the Xbox One can. And so, the Xbox Scorpio has been created- the most powerful console ever, and capable of achieving 4K resolutions natively, at least if Microsoft’s statements about the system so far are to be believed.

    And according to Michael Goodman, an analyst at Strategy...
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  • Crackdown 3 Is ‘All About The Boom’, Says Microsoft

    Crackdown 3 has been (and still is, to be honest) a long time in the coming- and hopefully this year is the year that we finally get to play it (possibly as a showcase title for the sophisticated tech that the Scorpio will be packing). But the long wait for the game will be worth it, according to Xbox’s Shannon Loftis.

    “If you remember how great the original Crackdowns were, with the big, open cities, and as you leveled up, your cars and weapons leveled up, imagine all of that...
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  • Xbox March Games With Gold Includes Layers of Fear, Borderlands 2

    Microsoft has revealed the free Games of Gold coming to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in March and once again, it’s quite the impressive selection. Xbox One users get the impressive first person horror title Layers of Fear from March 1st to 31st. From March 16th to April 15th, asymmetrical multiplayer shooter Evolve will be available. It doesn’t seem to be the free to play Evolve: Stage 2 that brings re-balanced mechanics, free content and other nifty additions. Unfortunately, Turtle Rock has moved...
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  • ‘We Are Incredibly Committed To Xbox Play Anywhere,’ Says Xbox Head Phil Spencer

    There are some who would argue that Microsoft’s strategy of putting all of their games on PC via Xbox Play Anywhere is counter productive, that it reduces incentives to actually invest in their hardware. Others will say that Microsoft is ahead of the curve here, that they are preparing for a hardware platform agnostic future. Still others think that this is just another pet project for Microsoft doomed to be abandoned soon, and fade into irrelevance- not unlike Kinect, or Games for Windows Live....
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  • Sea of Thieves New Trailer Shows Off Alpha 0.1.1 Footage

    Rare and Microsoft have released a brand new footage for the upcoming shared world action adventure game Sea of Thieves. The footage in this trailer is from the 0.1.1 alpha, but nonetheless shows off some charming, gorgeous visuals.

    It’s not just about seeing how the graphics are coming along, however- this new video also shows off new locations and new enemies, all of which have been featured in the game’s alpha so far. These include new islands and new outposts- you should...
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  • Rocket League Is Free On Xbox One For Gold Members This Weekend

    If you haven’t yet played Rocket League, first, what have you been doing all this time? Secondly, the good news is, you now have a chance to see what all the hubbub is about- at least if you own an Xbox One. Rocket League is going to be free to play for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers this weekend, so everyone can jump on in and see what the big deal is.

    And if you end up liking it? Well, the good news is, you can purchase it, for 25% off- so if you do end up liking it, you won’t...
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  • Halo Wars 2 Review – One of The Best Real Time Strategy Games of This Generation

    Perspective. Balance. Precision. Those are the three words that come to mind when playing through developer 343 Industries and The Creative Assembly’s hotly anticipated sequel to 2009’s Halo Wars. This is a game so fine-tuned it’s a wonder why Microsoft hadn’t brought out a new entry in this real-time strategy series for almost eight long years.

    For those new to this series, Halo Wars 2 is not your standard first-person Halo journey. You assume command of an entire battalion...
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  • Hitman: Absolution Is Now Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

    Another day, another game has been offered up for the Xbox One backwards compatible program. This time around, that game is Hitman: Absolution. The game was first released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC back in 2012 and when it released it had quite a few issues. Once those launch problems were fixed, Absolution ended up being a pretty great game. Some might even say it’s one of, if not the best Hitman games on the previous generation.

    IO Interactive announced back in...
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  • Gears of War 4 February Update Arrives With New Maps, Gear Packs And More

    While Gears of War 4 might have released quite a while ago, the developers are clearly working hard to make sure the game is as good as it can be. The game got a pretty massive update last month and now the February update has landed as well.

    Two new maps have arrived with the patch alongside a week-long event which begins on February 10th. Once it does, players will be able to win things like the new Gear Packs as well as new daily bounties, and yet another Craftable Character....
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  • Rainbow Six Siege, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Headline Deals With Gold

    Another week, another set of deals are available to Xbox One owners, as long as they are also members of Xbox Live Gold. The Xbox deals with gold for the week was released yesterday and among the best deals is Rainbow Six Siege for 50 percent off. With that big a discount, it means fans of the game who haven’t pulled the trigger on a purchase can get the game for just $25.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is also on offer, though only the digital deluxe and gold editions are sporting...
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  • Microsoft Xbox One Preview Update Brings Surround Sound For Headphones

    If you’ve been paying attention over the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that Microsoft is tweaking and changing up its Xbox One dashboard. There have already been a number of tweaks and changes and it looks like more is on the way soon.

    One of the changes that is being rolled out now in the Xbox Insider program is surround sound support and while it’s not a massive change, it should be a welcome addition to those who like to play the console with headphones. The change...
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  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Monkey Island 2 Now Free on Xbox Live Gold

    It’s February and that means some new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 courtesy of Xbox Live’s Games With Gold offer. Xbox One users receive hit indie title Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime which will be free all month. Xbox 360 owners will gain Monkey Island 2: Special Edition till February 15th.

    Thanks to the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, the latter will be available for Xbox One players as well. If that wasn’t enough, then you can still pick up Killer Instinct:...
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  • Halo Wars 2 Beta Ends on January 30th

    Halo Wars 2 Beta Ends on January 30th

    343 Industries’ open beta for Halo Wars 2, developed in collaboration with The Creative Assembly, will be coming to a close today, January 30th. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out, it’s currently still available for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

    The second Halo Wars 2 beta allows players to try out Blitz mode, which is the new card-based PvP mode that emphasizes building decks. Matchmaking is currently supported and you can go 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3. A huge selection of cards is...
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  • Gears of War 4 Social Quickplay Goes Cross-Play on Xbox One, Windows 10

    Have you had the desire to crush console noobs like the toxic PvP player that you are? Good fortune has been delivered as Microsoft announced that Gears of War 4’s Social Quickplay mode with now be a cross-play playlist.

    For now, cross-play is in the “trial” phase and as The Coalition monitors feedback and data, it will make cross-play support a more permanent feature for Social Quickplay in the future.

    It should be noted that Core and Competitive playlists will...
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  • Alice Madness Returns and Shadows of the Damned Now on Backwards Compatibility

    Microsoft continues its initiative to bring the best of the Xbox 360’s library on to the Xbox One, via their excellent backwards compatibility initiative. The latest additions to the service include Alice: Madness Returns, the trippy sequel to the original Alice by American McGee. That original game is actually included as free DLC for Alice: Madness Returns, so you basically get both games playable on the Xbox One here.

    Alice isn’t the only trippy game being made playable...
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  • Dead Rising 4 Receives New Difficulty, Street Fighter Costumes Next Week

    Capcom’s Dead Rising 4 may have performed averagely in terms of critical and commercial gains but it’s still receiving support. A new outfit pack will be out on January 30th as a free update and will include four new costumes from Street Fighter.

    So if you’re looking to dress Frank West up as Zangief, M. Bison, Guile or even (shudder) Cammy, then this is for you.

    Also worthy of note is how the update will introduce some bug fixes and a new higher difficulty to...
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  • Xbox One Dashboard Losing The Snap Feature

    Xbox One Dashboard Losing The Snap Feature

    Microsoft has been talking quite a bit lately about its’ upcoming dashboard UI update. One of the details about this refresh that just became available is that it will feature the removal of a function that is one of the more original functions on any console out right now.

    Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra confirmed on Twitter that the Xbox One dashboard will soon not have the Snap function any longer. Ybarra said the removal is so that the dashboard will, “improve multitasking, reduce...
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  • Project Cars Headlines February’s Xbox One Games With Gold

    Project Cars is among the games that will be available free to those gamers who have an Xbox Live Gold account. The racing game with impressive graphics is the headliner when it comes to the Xbox One lineup for the Games with Gold program for February.

    That game will be coming for free, alongside Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime for Xbox One, and Xbox 360 games Star Wars: Force Unleashed and Monkey Island 2 SE. Those excited to get their hands on Project Cars for free will have...
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  • Xbox One New Update Adds ‘Copilot’ Feature, Accessibility Options

    One of the best features on the PS4, I have always felt, is SharePlay - the ability for a player to stream their game to a friend over the internet, and then, over the internet, hand over control of that game, so that their friend can help them through a tricky spot in the game. SharePlay can also be used to effectively approximate and substitute for local co-op- in other words, it’s just an all around great feature, and the kind of ‘next generation evolution’ that this cycle of consoles has...
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  • Xbox One Scorpio Specs Detailed In Leak- ESRAM Gone, Boosted L2 Cache, And More

    So far, we haven’t had much in the way of hard numbers as far as the Xbox One Scorpio goes- Microsoft announced it at E3 last year, with the promise that the system would be able to target 4K gaming, thanks to a 6 TFLOPs GPU- and that was a pretty ambitious promise. It was also the only firm commitment we got from Microsoft.

    Since then, we’ve been left to speculate about what else the system’s specs might entail. Reports earlier this year suggested that Microsoft may be using...
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  • Tekken 6 Headlines Next Batch Of Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games On Xbox One

    Microsoft continues to build up the catalog of Xbox 360 games that is playable on the Xbox One with its Xbox One Backwards Compatibility initiative. January has been a particularly eventful month for them, and that continues with the addition of Tekken 6 to the list of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on Microsoft’s new console.

    Yes, Tekken 6 will be headlining the next batch of games that are enabled for backwards compatibility- the other two games include Midway Arcade...
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  • TowerFall Ascension Heading to Xbox One on January 25th

    Remember TowerFall Ascension, the crazy 2D multiplayer title that focused on flicking arrows, killing your friends and hopping about stages? After releasing on the PC, PS4 and PS Vita (let’s pretend the Ouya release never happened), it’s finally coming to Xbox One on January 25th as per Eurogamer.

    Developed by Matt Thorson, TowerFall Ascension was pegged for release on Xbox One back in August 2015. Along with a release date for the base game, it was also announced that the latest...
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  • Microsoft Changing The Way The Home Button Works On Xbox One

    Now that 2017 has officially kicked off, Microsoft is working on bringing a new UI update to the Xbox One’s dashboard. While we don’t know all the details yet, or when the UI refresh is officially going to land we do know that the company is going to be changing the way the home button works.

    According to a recent blog post, when users push the home button the guide is going to pop up in just one push. The company has also said the guide is going to be featuring items that Microsoft...
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  • Microsoft Xbox Boss – Cloud Tech Is Working Great, Crackdown 3 World Feels Alive

    Remember ‘the power of the cloud’? That was the big thing that Microsoft and Xbox executives were touting for the Xbox One at the beginning of the generation. In the end, it all came to nothing, of course- while cloud gaming may some day happen in the future, our present day bandwidth infrastructure simply cannot support it.

    There were going to be a lot of cloud powered games, that would make the Xbox One far more powerful than the PS4. In the end, it will be just one game that...
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