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Xbox Game Pass Adds New Microsoft Releases Including Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3

By Asif Khan, Jan 23, 2018 9:00am PST

Microsoft is adding some serious value to their Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

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Sources Confirm Microsoft Developing A New Fable

By Blake Morse , Jan 17, 2018 3:48pm PST

Since its parent studio was shut down the fate of the beloved action RPG franchise has been in limbo. It looks like that's all about to change. 

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"They must have seen me playing Fable 3 on Steam the other week and thought at least one person ..."

- Mcvittie see all 3 comments

Sea of Thieves Beta Will Close Out January

By Charles Singletary, Jan 09, 2018 12:25pm PST

The dates and times for the highly anticipated pirate adventure for PC and Xbox users are finally set in stone.

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"matchmaking didn't work the time I tried the beta, so I went in alone and had no idea what I was ..."

- mrazzino see all 9 comments

Xbox Live Party Chat App Is In Beta On Android, Coming Soon To iOS

By Charles Singletary, Dec 15, 2017 11:45am PST

More convenient means to keep in touch with your gaming friends are on the rise and Microsoft is joining the party.

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Exclusive PUBG Cosmetics Revealed For Xbox One Launch

By Charles Singletary, Dec 06, 2017 8:10am PST

The Warrior pack will be the first of three limited edition and exclusive cosmetic packs put out in celebration of the launch on Xbox One.

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No Bundles of Joy For Xbox One Xmas

By Charles Singletary, Nov 13, 2017 11:25am PST

Microsoft confirms that, If you want the most powerful console on the market, you're going to have to pay full price.

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The Rock Surprises Make-A-Wish Kids with Custom Brahma Bull Xbox One X Consoles

By Asif Khan, Nov 01, 2017 7:00pm PDT

We love the smell of what The Rock is cooking.

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"Dropping The People's Elbow on rare console collectors LOL. Well played, Asif."

- node see all 7 comments

Spy No More: Microsoft Ends Kinect Manufacture

By Charles Singletary, Oct 25, 2017 8:45am PDT

The device's core hardware lives on through Microsoft Hololens.

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Microsoft, NFL Partner to Bring NFL to VR Headsets

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 09, 2017 10:35am PDT

Experience the hits, sounds, and disrespect of the flag in VR!

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"They should work on bringing it to my TV without it costing 300 bucks a season first. "

- xxiv see all 3 comments

RIP Windows Phone: 2010-2017

By Chris Jarrard, Oct 09, 2017 10:05am PDT

The boys at Redmond are taking the mobile platform out behind the shed.

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"agreed, it is the best UI still... just couldn't get the app support it needed :( "

- megreedy see all 38 comments

Microsoft Buys AltspaceVR, Just Months After the VR Hangout Nearly Shuttered

By Charles Singletary, Oct 03, 2017 2:40pm PDT

It seems like Microsoft was one of the big companies AltspaceVR started conversations with when the social app was nearly shut down.

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Windows Mixed Reality Launches in Two Weeks with Halo Experience, SteamVR Support

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 03, 2017 12:10pm PDT

Microsoft's VR headsets are about to become a Mixed Reality in mid-October, with a free Halo experience and SteamVR support also set to be available on launch day.

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"the samsung headset looks nice ..."

- jabuck see all 3 comments

PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.

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"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

- Kojak2000 see all 39 comments

Minecraft 'Better Together' Update Live on Most Platforms

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 20, 2017 12:25pm PDT

Stand up and cheer for the long-awaited Minecraft Better Together update, which is now live! (Not you, Switch owners. Take a seat, you might be waiting a while.)

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Forza Motorsport 7 Demo is a 4K Marvel

By Chris Jarrard, Sep 19, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Microsoft and Turn 10’s new driving simulator demo is now live on the Windows Store.

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"i enjoyed the xbone demo, it took me a bit to figure out the gt2's handling tho"

- Dravenport see all 15 comments