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Windows 10 forced upgrade costs Microsoft $10K in court

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2016 7:08am PDT

A woman sued for lost wages and cost of a new computer after an unauthorized aborted upgrade slowed her business PC to a crawl.


"“I had never heard of Windows 10” Oh yea, sure, this guy seems legit...."

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Xbox One Games with Gold July 2016 will include Banner Saga 2, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jun 28, 2016 6:28am PDT

While Microsoft has yet to confirm its lineup of free games for July, it appears that information has leaked ahead of time.


Original Xbox controller designs show how the Dreamcast influenced Microsoft's first console

By Daniel Perez, Jun 27, 2016 8:45am PDT

The Dreamcast appears to have more influence on the original Xbox than most originally thought.


"Wasn't the original Xbox within a hair's breadth of being Dreamcast compatible? That would make ..."

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Game of Thrones special edition Xbox One available for a tweet

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2016 8:42am PDT

Oh, and brush up on your French and hope you are one of six lucky enough to be picked.


"Weird combo, the iron man one kind of made sense I guess? Technology/technology"

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Xbox One adds Fallout: New Vegas, I Am Alive, and more to Backwards Compatibility

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 1:30pm PDT

A total of eight games have been added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list.


"You wanted something with the word "Red" in the title. Well -- you got it! I really thought ..."

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Halo 5: Guardians will be free when its Warzone Firefight update launches next week

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 12:04pm PDT

Warzone Firefight is coming, and with it, millions of Xbox One owners will be able to play Halo 5: Guardians completely for free.


E3 2016: Second Halo Wars 2 beta coming for Xbox One and PC (Update)

By John Keefer, Jun 17, 2016 2:45pm PDT

Another beta for both platforms will be coming closer to the February launch of the game.


E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 will be a Microsoft exclusive for a year

By John Keefer, Jun 16, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Sorry, PlayStation 4 folks. You aren't getting this zombie killer for awhile.


"Wouldn't be the first time. That's pretty much exactly how DR3 worked: Xbone-exclusive launch ..."

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E3 2016: Don't expect the Nintendo NX to outperform the Xbox Scorpio or PlayStation Neo

By Daniel Perez, Jun 16, 2016 12:21pm PDT

Nintendo isn't about specs, but about content. That means you shouldn't expect the NX to beat its competitors in its technology.


"The rev of the DS, or the next mobile console, would be more powerful than the Wii U given the ..."

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E3 2016 Live Stream: Microsoft chats about Xbox Scorpio, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, and more!

By Daniel Perez, Jun 15, 2016 11:45am PDT

We're having Microsoft back to our E3 booth to show off even more content, including Xbox Scorpio, Minecraft, and more!


"Ask about a future viva piñata. I have one at home who wants a third game big time !"

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E3 2016: Dead Rising 4 release date outed on Xbox product page

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 5:30pm PDT

Look for it to jingle your bells on December 6.


Halo Wars 2 will not have cross-platform play

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 4:23pm PDT

343 and Microsoft may address it further on in the franchise.


E3 2016: Phantom Dust Remastered rises from the ashes

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 4:00pm PDT

It's not the reboot that was hoped, but at least it is an update. 


E3 2016: Gears of War 4's Horde mode only requires Host to own maps for all to play

By Daniel Perez, Jun 14, 2016 2:35pm PDT

This means you could essentially play all of Gears of War 4's Horde maps without having to spend a dime, that is, if you're lucky.


E3 2016 Live Stream: Microsoft joins us to talk Xbox One, Gears of War 4, Dead Rising 4, and more!

By Daniel Perez, Jun 14, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Microsoft had a lot to discuss during its big E3 presentation, and we now have them in our E3 booth. Come join us to learn more about the Xbox One, Dead Rising 4, Halo Wars 2, and much, much more!


"Please ask them if the bone slim has 2 HDMI outputs for UHD BD playback (necessary since very ..."

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