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Forza Horizon 3's PC version can be played online without an Xbox Live Gold subscription

By Daniel Perez, Sep 20, 2016 1:15pm PDT

We're hearing a lot of misinformation out there, so we thought we'd clarify that you do not need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to play Forza Horizon 3 online on PC.


Gears of War 4 has gone gold, on pace for October 11 release

By John Keefer, Sep 20, 2016 8:16am PDT

The final promotional push has begun.


ReCore: Where in the world is the T8-NK tank?

By Steve Watts, Sep 15, 2016 9:30am PDT

Tanks, but no tanks. Fans are searching frantically for a robot frame that seems to be nowhere to be found.


"I haven't run into too many issues yet, and thank goodness seems to be running fine on PC."

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Forza Motorsport 6 Apex leaves beta, adds wheel support

By John Keefer, Sep 06, 2016 11:46am PDT

Eleven different wheel controllers can now be used with the game.


"Apex also has 16:10 support, which is welcome for those of us still running 4:3 CRT's (smaller bars)"

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 7 comments

Xbox One background music support coming to Pandora today

By Daniel Perez, Aug 30, 2016 8:00am PDT

An update to the Pandora app will soon allow Xbox One owners to enjoy the service in the background.


Microsoft cancels Halo Online after several delays

By Daniel Perez, Aug 26, 2016 8:05am PDT

Halo Online was delayed over and over again, and today, we're learning the project has officially been canned.


Xbox Games with Gold September 2016 includes Forza Horizon, Mirror's Edge, and more

By Daniel Perez, Aug 25, 2016 7:40am PDT

Microsoft has quite the selection of free games coming to Games with Gold in September.


"Horizon 3 lets you customize every event, down to changing the route. Sounds great to me. There ..."

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Halo 5: Forge coming to PC early in September

By John Keefer, Aug 24, 2016 9:53am PDT

Next free DLC for Halo 5: Guardians will be out at the same time.


New Xbox One system update lets you modify the startup chime

By John Keefer, Aug 19, 2016 10:54am PDT

Bugs for the Store have also been addressed


Xbox One backward music support now available with Groove Music

By Daniel Perez, Aug 19, 2016 7:45am PDT

The Groove Music app now supports background music play, thus allowing players the ability to enjoy their favorite tunes while playing games.


"Tried this out last night and it's pretty great. I'm really impressed that I have the same app ..."

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Dead Rising 4 pre-order bonuses include a motorcycle with chainsaws, huge fists, and more

By Daniel Perez, Aug 17, 2016 10:30am PDT

Choose wisely as these pre-order bonuses are exclusive to various US retailers.


"Are these actually exclusives or do they just unlock the recipe ahead of when you would normally ..."

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Gears of War 4 PC system requirements revealed along with 4K gameplay trailer

By Daniel Perez, Aug 16, 2016 9:23am PDT

We hope you're ready to upgrade your PC as Gears of War 4 definitely needs a beast of a machine to run.


"YES! Can't wait man its going to be awesome :) , our 980 Ti is ready."

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Microsoft acquires Beam, a company focused on interactive live-streams

By David Craddock, Aug 11, 2016 4:39pm PDT

Beam lets players influence the course of events rather than just sit back and watch streamers play.


"Fun facts: They use a modified version of OBS Studio called Tachyon for their client software, ..."

- Sapiens see all 2 comments

Quantum Break: Timeless Collector's Edition revealed for retail

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2016 9:35am PDT

A version of the game is also coming to Steam.


"It was alright. if you enjoyed Alan Wake and time travel stories you should give this a try. "

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 17 comments

You can only connect one Xbox One S controller to a Windows 10 PC via Bluetooth

By Daniel Perez, Aug 08, 2016 7:06am PDT

In typical Microsoft fashion, the company takes one step forward, but takes two steps back.


"Sure. But I tripped over my headphone cables so many times. The lag is imperceptible. "

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