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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open PC beta kicks off today

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 11:15am PDT

It's a slimmed down version of the Xbox One game, but its PC!


"New Crimson drivers just came out with Forza speedups! Get them"

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Microsoft Research adds touch component to VR

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 8:50am PDT

Imagine building a castle in Minecraft with your hands ...


"They do more than warping. For instance turning 90 degrees in a side street while effectively ..."

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Horseshoes, Powergloves, and Other Weird Real-Life Controller Patents

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 28, 2016 3:00pm PDT

From wearable motion controls to breakable controllers, let's look at some of gaming's weirdest controller patents from the past few years. 


Superhot moves forward towards an Xbox One release next week

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2016 9:08am PDT

You may be able to stop time in Superhot, but what you can't stop is its Xbox One release coming next week.


Xbox One Slim production leak hints at E3 2016 launch

By Daniel Perez, Apr 27, 2016 7:45am PDT

If this production document is correct, we could be looking at an E3 2016 launch for the Xbox One Slim.


Xbox Games with Gold for May 2016 have been leaked

By Daniel Perez, Apr 26, 2016 7:07am PDT

A promotional image may have just informed us what games will be made available for free in May.


"Ya, I had to pass on the second one. Even looking at the video it just felt it was a sequel for ..."

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Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition details surface including early access

By Daniel Perez, Apr 25, 2016 7:37am PDT

Details surrounding the Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition have surfaced, including information on how to gain early access to the full game, season pass info, and more.


Xbox 360 production coming to an end

By Daniel Perez, Apr 20, 2016 8:30am PDT

After over a decade, Microsoft will be ceasing the production of new Xbox 360 consoles.


"I agree, same, it was amazing an console ^^^^ the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 & the SNES are by ..."

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Halo 5 Warden boss fight gets nerfed

By John Keefer, Apr 18, 2016 7:55am PDT

343 Industries agrees that the encounter was pretty brutal on tougher difficulties.


"So it wasn't just me. I never said anything, but I thought those things were frustrating as ..."

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Gears of War 4 embraces CCG craze with new Gear Crates and Gear Cards system

By Daniel Perez, Apr 14, 2016 8:22am PDT

Collectible cards will soon be invading the Gears of War franchise when Gears of War 4 releases later this year.


"That's too bad. I'm going to miss how paid map DLC splinters the community and messes with the ..."

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Xbox One Slim possibly leaked through FCC

By Daniel Perez, Apr 12, 2016 8:43am PDT

An Xbox One Slim could possibly be revealed at this year's E3, if a recent FCC filing is to be believed.


"The connector wasn't but the wiring is. I sniped the connector off a dead one and wired it to a ..."

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Gears of War 4 beta gameplay footage leaked

By Daniel Perez, Apr 12, 2016 7:56am PDT

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta is kicking off next week, but you can catch nearly 15 minutes of in-game action thanks to a recent leak.


"^yup Also it being a big dumb game it's fine. Don't hafta be so critical of glorified pest ..."

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Gears of War 4's first story trailer includes Marcus Fenix and a new hero

By Daniel Perez, Apr 11, 2016 6:47am PDT

Marcus' fight is far from over, but who is this new hero? Could he be picking up where Marcus left off?


"I'll bet that it will be an one exclusive for at least a while. If it comes to PC at all."

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Gears of War 4 coming in October

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2016 6:20am PDT

But alas, they still refuse to call it "Gears of Four."


"Wish they'd do a pc release too, even if on the despised and reviled Store"

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There won't be an Xbox 1.5, says Spencer

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2016 2:20pm PDT

Rumors have been circulating that Microsoft my do a minor upgrade to compete with the supposed PlayStation 4.5, but Microsoft's Phil Spencer has squelched those thoughts.


"To me it sounds like they have left the door open for the 3 consoles of 360 which is expected. ..."

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