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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. 

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

- VictoriouSecret see all 2 comments

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.

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

- rtricoche see all 4 comments

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.

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

- johnhead see all 13 comments

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.

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

- Korban see all 16 comments

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.

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

- bouxdag see all 14 comments

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. 

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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.

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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.

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

- skinlab133 see all 10 comments

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.

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

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

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 

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

- technotica see all 2 comments

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.'

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

- Feisty Cadaver see all 4 comments

'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.'

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

- atom519 see all 56 comments

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.

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

- Shadowdane see all 7 comments

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. 

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

- kingmofo see all 12 comments

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.

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

- David Craddock see all 6 comments