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Gamescom 2015: New Rise of the Tomb Raider gameplay demo released

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 8:22am PDT

With Rise of the Tomb Raider just a few months from release, Microsoft has released a new gameplay demo of the game in action.


"I'm kind of miffed about Square allowing MS to buy this as a timed exclusive, but I am weak and ..."

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Gamescom 2015: Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Heads to the Colosseum

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 8:10am PDT

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer details are revealed at the Gamescom 2015 Xbox press event.


Gamescom 2015: Xbox One backwards compatibility launches November 2015

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 7:36am PDT

After announcing the Xbox One will support backwards compatability, Microsoft has announced the feature will launch in November.


"The phrasing is "all future Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles," so I would take that to mean that ..."

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Gamescom 2015: Killer Instinct Calls in Rash from Battletoads; Season 3 Starts in March

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 7:35am PDT

Killer Instinct Season 3 starts in March, but the big news is that Rash from Battletoads is a contender, starting today


Gamescom 2015: Scalebound Revealed; Giant Sized Adventure Awaits

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 7:25am PDT

Scalebound was revealed at Gamescom 2015, and invloves dragons, monsters, and plenty of combat.


"I was bothered much more by the main character needing to put on headphones for his jams before ..."

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Gamescom 2015: Crackdown 3 flexes its muscles in new gameplay trailer

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 7:18am PDT

During Microsoft's Gamescom media briefing, Crackdown was finally shown off after missing its E3 2015 showing.


"Is there a benefit to Shacknews for watching it embedded in the site? Because I always ..."

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Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break Fights for All Time; Release Date in April

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 7:15am PDT

Remedy Entertainment reveals first gameplay footage for Quantum Break.


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Gamescom 2015: Watch Microsoft's Xbox press conference here

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2015 6:26am PDT

Microsoft is scheduled to take the stage at Gamescom this year, so be sure to tune in to find out what the company has in store.


Gears of War Ultimate Edition Will Unlock Entire Gears of War Collection for Free

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 6:55am PDT

Microsoft just announced that fans who purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and play it on Xbox Live this year will unlock the entire Gears of War Collection through backward compatibility. 


"Pretty sure it will just be the base games, as they are essentially unlocking the 360 versions ..."

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Rare Replay Review: Rare Game Preserve

By Steve Watts, Aug 03, 2015 6:00am PDT

Rare Replay is an easy recommendation for value-conscious gamers, but it has a surprising amount of historical heft as well. Our review.


"I haven't touche RC Pro-Am, yet, but I dd play through some of Conker's. And they changed the ..."

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Here's how to play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 6:45am PDT

You have Windows 10 set up, but you have no idea how to get Xbox One games to stream to your PC. Here's a guide on how to do it.


"I've always wanted to play games at lower fidelity and lower frames per second on my PC!"

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How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Without Waiting

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 29, 2015 2:35pm PDT

Tired of endlessly checking your upgrade status? Skip the line and upgrade to Windows 10 without all the extra waiting.


"Where do you get your activation key if you go this route? I assumed that got delivered as part ..."

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How to Fix the Windows Store Download Issue (Error message 0x803F7003)

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 29, 2015 2:15pm PDT

Having problems downloading applications and games from the Windows store on Windows 10? We’ve got you covered.


Microsoft makes Windows 10 version of Solitaire a freemium game

By Daniel Perez, Jul 29, 2015 8:21am PDT

Windows 10 is here, and if you're a fan of its Solitaire, you might need to shell out some cash depending on how much you enjoy the experience.


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Xbox Live free games for August includes Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and more

By Daniel Perez, Jul 28, 2015 8:09am PDT

Microsoft has detailed what Xbox Live Gold members can download for free starting in August as part of its Games with Gold promotion.