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Head Games: The Virtual Reality Roundup

By Steven Wong, Jan 26, 2015 1:30pm PST

Head mounted displays promise to either augment reality, or drop you into a completely virtual one. From the HoloLens to a cardboard box, we run down some of the top devices vying to capture your senses.


Microsoft Teases Event for May 4

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2015 3:20pm PST

An Xbox community manager has tweeted an image hinting at a reveal for May 4, kicking off a flurry of speculation.


"Having played and enjoyed RC recently, I can imagine a fantastic coop squad game in this universe"

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Windows Holographic and HoloLens revealed: Windows 10 Steps into the Future

By Steven Wong, Jan 21, 2015 11:05am PST

Microsoft turns sci-fi into reality with the reveal of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens headset during the Windows 10 media briefing.


"Three dealbreakers for me are price, apps and battery life. I don't care about 3D modeling so ..."

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Windows 10's Xbox app will offer many Xbox One features

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2015 10:35am PST

Microsoft has announced the Xbox app on Windows 10 will contain some features many Xbox One owners will be very familiar with.


"It will be optional to run it but they said it would be included as part of Windows 10."

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Sunset Overdrive slashes price by 40% and adds 3 achievements starting today

By Daniel Perez, Jan 20, 2015 9:30am PST

Sunset Overdrive has been marked down starting today while adding a total of three new achievements.


"Max Payne 1 & 2 were the quintessential third person shooters and far better with a mouse and ..."

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State of Decay running amuck on Xbox One this April

By Daniel Perez, Jan 20, 2015 9:00am PST

Get ready to attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse all over again as State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is heading to the Xbox One this April.


"i think i read that link just a few days ago. I couldn't help myself. "

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Minecraft welcomes The Simpsons in late February

By Daniel Perez, Jan 16, 2015 7:00am PST

Theeeeee Siiiiimpsoooooooons!


"Yea, they just don't add any functionality to the game, they are just skins."

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Xbox One price drops to $349 once again starting January 16

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2015 2:50pm PST

For those holding out for another Xbox One price drop, your time is approaching once more.


"Saw today at Best Buy that the Kinect version is still selling for $499. If that doesn't ..."

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Xbox One February update includes game hubs and improvements to TV

By Daniel Perez, Jan 14, 2015 11:30am PST

Microsoft has announced what the upcoming February system update for its Xbox One will include.


"Cool, the transparent tiles will make the dash look less like shit."

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Forza Motorsport 6 announced alongside new Ford partnership

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 12, 2015 5:25pm PST

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have announced the next installment of the Forza Motorsport franchise, along with a new partnership that will debut Ford's latest line of GT vehicles.


The Great Wall: Consoles in China

By Shack Staff, Jan 12, 2015 7:00am PST

After fourteen years, China has lifted its ban on video game consoles. Microsoft is the first of the major console manufacturers to capitalize on the new market, having recently launched its Xbox One in the region. However, China's gaming culture has undergone a ra...


"Great article! As a "failed" * Journalist myself I appreciate the attention to details and how ..."

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Shack Reels: Performing a ground pound in Halo 5: Guardians

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 10, 2015 1:00pm PST

The Halo 5: Guardians beta continues for another week, so allow Joe Tirado to show you the finer points of the new ground pound move.


"Its just a coincidence, they've had most of this game play nailed down since January 2014."

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Xbox One to get new Sling TV service

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 07, 2015 6:00am PST

This week, Dish unveiled a potential cord-cutting television package called Sling TV. Among the outlets it's set to debut is Microsoft's Xbox One.


"Why the superbowl? The superbowl is on an over the air channel."

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2014 in Review: Microsoft

By Steve Watts, Dec 31, 2014 11:00am PST

We take a look back at 2014 for Microsoft: a year of transition as the console war with PlayStation 4 heated up.


2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.


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