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Xbox and Windows Stores May Soon Allow Digital Refunds

By John Keefer, Apr 12, 2017 2:45pm PDT

The program is in alpha testing for Xbox One insiders.


"Really cool. This sort of thing always makes digital purchasing a much better proposition in my ..."

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Microsoft Will Announce ... Something ... Early Next Month

By John Keefer, Apr 12, 2017 11:10am PDT

Hardware and software will be unveiled, the company says. Well, duh!


"Wouldn't be surprised if it were an ARM based Surface 5 (non-pro) and Windows Cloud or whatever ..."

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Overwatch, Battlefield 1, For Honor All Part of Huge Xbox Spring Sale

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2017 10:45am PDT

There are plenty of deals with more than 350 games, Xbox accessories, movies & TV shows, music and apps included.


"How is Lego Worlds? Is there enough directed activity to keep you busy? Are there actual goals ..."

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Finally Backward Compatible on Xbox One

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2017 10:20am PDT

All we can say is 'It's about damn time.'


Modojo Rewind: I Miss Vine

By Josh Barnes , Apr 07, 2017 2:00pm PDT

Your weekly roundup of handheld and mobile news, from your friends at Modojo.



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Gears of War 4 April Update Bring Chocolate Weapons and Big Bunny Heads

By John Keefer, Apr 07, 2017 9:00am PDT

Two new maps from Gears of War 3 have been redone and will be added to the mix.


How Xbox One 'Scorpio' Stacks Up to PCs and PlayStation 4 Pro

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2017 6:55am PDT

Microsoft took the wraps off its next big console leap today, and it's quite a powerhouse of a machine.


"That spec is overblown VR worked fine on my overclocked 3570k"

- godm0de see all 41 comments

Microsoft Trying To Force Ryzen and Kaby Lake CPU Owners To Use Windows 10

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 10:05am PDT

Microsoft apparently is trying to push everyone with new processors to use Windows 10.


"Win 10 has continue app experiences too just few developers support it. "

- boarder2 see all 11 comments

Microsoft Has the Windows 10 Creators Update Final Version Almost Ready

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 15, 2017 12:05pm PDT

Windows 10 Creators Update final version candidates will be sent to Windows Insiders next week.


"I'm looking forward to being able to copy paste addresses out of the Edge address bar. ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 6 comments

Halo Wars 2 Patch Nerfs the Scout Rush

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 4:45pm PST

The patch is currently only for Xbox One, with the PC version for Windows 10 coming in the next few days.


Xbox Game Pass Could Evolve to Have Episodic Content

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 8:40am PST

Phil Spencer sees the possibility of games developed specifically for release through the new service, similar to Netflix shows and HBO Originals.


Xbox Booth at E3 2017 Will Be a Lot Different Than in Years Past, Spencer Says

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 8:15am PST

The move to a different hall is to accommodate more fans since E3 is opening to the public for the first time.


"But but but, I thought MS was all about long term vision while Sony was busy chasing short-term ..."

- shirif see all 3 comments

Microsoft to Ship Consumer VR Headsets This Holiday Season

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 10:35am PST

Dev kits are already being sent out to developers wanting to build games for the devices coming from partner manufacturers.


"That is possible I guess. Can't imagine that controllers with the tech necessary to do that will ..."

- guyver-za see all 9 comments

GDC 2017: Xbox Live Creators Program Announced

By Donovan Erskine, Mar 01, 2017 2:10pm PST

Welcoming all developers to publish to Xbox One and Windows 10.


Windows 10 Updates May Start Blocking Non-Windows Store Apps

By John Keefer, Mar 01, 2017 10:20am PST

The functionality will be disabled by default.


"That proposed feature is disabled by default... What a terrible clickbait headline. "

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