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Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Promises More Xbox One Exclusives in 2017

By John Keefer, Feb 17, 2017 10:05am PST

He says it will be an 'exciting year' for gamers, especially with Project Scorpio coming this holiday.


"90 days really.... I never even paid attention to that I just kinda assumed it was a year"

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Microsoft E3 2017 Briefing Announcement Teases Project Scorpio

By John Keefer, Feb 15, 2017 12:15pm PST

The event is also a day earlier than past years, making the convention even longer.


Halo Wars 2 Physical Edition on PC Canceled in North America

By David Craddock, Feb 14, 2017 1:40pm PST

PC players will still be able to find the RTS on the Windows Store.


"Retail market in Europe was/is relatively big and until a few years ago PC gaming was synonymous ..."

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Hitman: Absolution Joins Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2017 10:45am PST

Grand Theft Auto IV joined last week.


PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One as Best Selling Console in January

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 4:25pm PST

Microsoft still boasts that its console had its best month ever since launch.


"Fake news alert!"

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Overwatch Boss Not Happy About Mouse and Keyboard Use on Console

By John Keefer, Feb 08, 2017 9:40am PST

Blizzard has reached out to console makers to try to discourage their use–or enable them for all players.


"I have a XIM4. It's defiantly not as great as the PC experience but it is vastly better than ..."

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Gears of War 4 Readies Week-long Events to Celebrate Valentine's Day

By John Keefer, Feb 07, 2017 8:05am PST

Gear packs and two new maps are only a few of the goodies planned those special murderous someones who play.


Gears of War 4 cross-play between Windows 10 and Xbox One now available

By John Keefer, Jan 30, 2017 7:47am PST

Social Quickplay added to the cross-play list, but Core and Competitive will remain separate


"Precision isn't everything, but it's something. Also it's a lot faster to move your reticle from ..."

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Windows 10 Game Mode coming to Windows Insiders this week

By David Craddock, Jan 25, 2017 3:20pm PST

Microsoft explained more of the mode's particulars, such as gameplay streaming with Beam.


Report: Leaked Xbox Scorpio documents reveal absence of ESRAM

By David Craddock, Jan 24, 2017 2:13pm PST

Despite lacking ESRAM, Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio must be able to run Xbox One and Xbox One S titles.


"I wouldn't argue that, the 360 memory architecture was so bad that it was a great benefit"

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Xbox Games with Gold announced for February

By John Keefer, Jan 24, 2017 9:06am PST

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Monkey Island 2: Special Edition highlight the list.


"Lovers in Dangerous Spacetime is awesome. Really fun couch co-op game. "

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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. 


"Crossplay in fps games dosent feel stacked because they neuter pc's advantages by limiting max ..."

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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