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Halo Wars 2 Preview: Where Console and PC Collide

By Cassidee Moser, Jan 19, 2017 2:14pm PST

Halo Wars 2 is shaping up to be a worthy successor and a smart implementation of strategy games on a console. Read our full preview to learn more. 


"I think this sentence got chopped, "a time when Microsoft is working to unify both the Xbox One ..."

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Xbox One update to speed up dashboard, again

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2017 6:30am PST

Microsoft is adding one-button access to a much quicker overlay full of common functions, along with other bells and whistles.


"The XBONE needs all kinds of optimizations. It runs ridiculously slow and glitchy."

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Windows 10 is Getting a High-Performance Game Mode

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 16, 2017 1:25pm PST

Windows 10 Game Mode will be available in preview builds starting this week.


"They said it works with win33 and win64 stuff as well as uwp "

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PSA: Windows 10 Update KB3213936 Can Cripple Multi-Monitor Gaming

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 12, 2017 9:35am PST

This Windows 10 update is causing multi-monitor systems to have major issues.


"yeah, it's damn near a requirement. i make touch-screen apps for our show hosts to use on-air. i ..."

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer says Microsoft will still 'take risks' following Scalebound's cancellation

By David Craddock, Jan 11, 2017 2:15pm PST

Spencer hopes to strike a balance between independent projects and internal, first-party development.


"I was super hyped when it got announced, but the last trailer looked awful imo, and as I recall ..."

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Here's How You Can Buy The Latest Xbox Wireless Controller Colors

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 10, 2017 2:10pm PST

Choose from one of two models with two distinct color schemes. 


Xbox One Gets Seven More Backward Compatible Games Today

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 10, 2017 1:17pm PST

Play more golden oldies with support for seven more titles on the Xbox One today.


Forza Horizon 3 gets Rockstar car pack DLC today

By John Keefer, Jan 03, 2017 9:22am PST

Seven new vehicles are available as part of the season pass.


"Is this the build that can do a locked 60fps? Because I'm waiting for that build. "

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Game of the Year 2016 #8 (Tie): Forza Horizon 3

By Steve Watts, Dec 26, 2016 12:00pm PST

Forza Horizon 3 is easy enough for anyone to pick up and enjoy, but with enough attention to fine detail to provide plenty of depth as well.


"Just a quick note that I dropped elsewhere too. Our #8 this year is an unprecedented three-way ..."

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Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra, The Cave highlight January Games With Gold

By John Keefer, Dec 20, 2016 10:01am PST

Just in case you get a gift of Gold for the holidays - or an Xbox One 


"Now that i think about it, i kinda see why they made this a "seasonal" thing.. adding the ..."

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Xbox Countdown is the Biggest Sale on the Console Yet

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 20, 2016 6:55am PST

Microsoft says Xbox Countdown brings 'epic games, great deals, and no lines.'


"Came here for the vidya game news. Stayed for the obscure GQ references. Well played sir. "

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'Xbox as a Platform' Approach May Lead Microsoft To Digital-Only Media

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 13, 2016 7:10am PST

Larry 'Major Nelson' Hyrb lauds the digital storefront as an integral part of the 'Xbox Platform.'


"Yep I'm totally onboard with carts, funny that we've come full circle from the optical media ..."

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Forza Horizon 3 expansion Blizzard Mountain coming next month

By John Keefer, Nov 28, 2016 10:06am PST

Put the snow tires on and dress warm with seven new vehicles.


"It's a CPU bottleneck it seems... my GPU isn't anywhere close to 100% anywhere in that game. ..."

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Microsoft announces minimum specs for its Windows 10 VR headsets

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 3:45pm PST

The company's VR HMDs come with requirements separate from those of established devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. 


"As an old man gamer that started with PONG with RF adapter, I recently tried VR for the first ..."

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer 'would love to see Mario on Xbox'

By David Craddock, Nov 23, 2016 1:24pm PST

Microsoft and Nintendo worked together on Minecraft for Wii U, and Spencer hopes to carry that collaboration even further.


"Yeah. The remake 5-6 years ago did not do it for me. So much of it was on rails; keep your CoD ..."

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