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GameStop praises Xbox One backwards compatibility support

By Daniel Perez, Jun 18, 2015 2:10pm PDT

GameStop can't get behind Microsoft enough with their decision to provide backwards compatability.


"Lets not forget the farce of backwards compatibility in the 360. Only a few came over from the ..."

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Opinion: E3 2015 Shows Off the Year of the PC

By Steven Wong, Jun 18, 2015 7:00am PDT

Between big announcements from Sony, Microsoft and other developers at this year's E3, it's easy to overlook how the PC has grown its own significant presence. That's ok, because as console makers vie for the top prize, the PC is walking away with the most toys.


E3 2015: Xbox One backwards compatibility explained

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 18, 2015 6:00am PDT

Exactly how will Xbox One be able to run Xbox 360 games, especially when it was such a contentious idea just a few years ago? Shacknews visited with Microsoft during E3 2015 to find out.


"Will x-box one users have access to purchase the games from the ms store if they don't own them ..."

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E3 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Puts the tomb back in Tomb Raider

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 17, 2015 7:30am PDT

Despite a largely positive reception, Tomb Raider fans had plenty of feedback to offer to the developers of the 2013 reboot. Judging by what we've seen of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics has had its ear to the ground, listening.


"agreed, UC4 looked beautiful but I don't think it had quite the leap over what else was shown ..."

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E3 2015: Gigantic Preview: A Monster Hybrid of Shooter and MOBA

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 16, 2015 11:45pm PDT

Motiga's third-person shooter and MOBA hybrid Gigantic looks to borrow the best parts of both, with mostly successful results.


"I was excited, cause I thought this was a kick ass adventure game in the same vein as Zelda. ..."

- rtricoche see all 2 comments

E3 2015: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and laying groundwork for Gears 4

By Steve Watts, Jun 16, 2015 10:30pm PDT

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is more than just an appetizer for fans. It's how this newly formed Gears studio is preparing itself for the challenge of stepping into one of Microsoft's burliest sets of boots.


"I initially thought it WAS all 3, when i heard about the announcement, and almost got giddy."

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Xbox One Fall 2015 update includes Cortana, a redesigned Home, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jun 16, 2015 8:52am PDT

Microsoft had a lot on its plate yesterday, which is why they didn't focus on the upcoming changes to the user interface of the Xbox One. Today, we're learning it's going to be one doozy of an update.


"The current travesty is exactly that. Its slow as fuck, hard to navigate, etc. Hopefully this ..."

- Madwacker see all 13 comments

E3 2015: Gears 4 Announced at Xbox E3 Press Conference

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 11:00am PDT

The Coalition took to the stage to announce new Gears of War title coming exclusively to Xbox ONe.


"I wanna know if this is a reboot or continuation of the current canon????? 3 had a pretty ..."

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E3 2015: DayZ Creator Announces New IP ION Coming to Xbox One and PC

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 10:34am PDT

Dean Hall, the creator of the popular Arma Mod, DayZ, has announced an upcoming IP, Ion, which will be exclusive to PC and Xbox One.


"couldn't finish DayZ ran to start another game instead and I'm SURE it'll get finished."

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E3 2015: Sword Coast Legends Coming to Xbox One

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 10:25am PDT

Microsoft revealed during their Xbox Indie Reel today that Sword Coasts Legends would be coming to the Xbox One.


E3 2015: Xbox One Elite Controller gives power to the player this fall for $150

By Daniel Perez, Jun 15, 2015 9:57am PDT

Microsoft has announced a brand-new controller that will be compatible with the Xbox One and Windows 10 and gives a ton of customization options.


"Two new ones apparently. A regular redesign that was announced with the 1TB model, and this ..."

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E3 2015: Microsoft Announces Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 9:54am PDT

Phil Spencer took to the stage at the Xbox E3 Press Conference to announce Xbox One backwards compatibility.


E3 2015: Halo 5: Guardians debuts at Xbox press conference with live demo

By Daniel Perez, Jun 15, 2015 9:35am PDT

Microsoft has revealed more information surrounding Halo 5: Guardians.


E3 2015: Watch the full Xbox E3 2015 Briefing here

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 15, 2015 8:30am PDT

Day 0 of E3 2015 officially begins with the folks at Microsoft, as they bring out Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more.


"I think they'll do just fine at that price point. They aren't marketing them towards everyone ..."

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The Oculus and Microsoft Partnership: A Silly Start to a Brilliant Relationship

By Steven Wong, Jun 12, 2015 1:30pm PDT

Yesterday, at the Oculus pre-E3 presentation, we found out about the partnership between Oculus VR and Microsoft. Although the revealed features seem pretty underwhelming right now, it could be the start of bigger things to come.