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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, ..."

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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. "

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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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Xbox boss says Microsoft has 'things to say' this Fall

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2016 8:32am PDT

What kind of things? We hope it's Project Scorpio.


"Gaming media like SlowNews and CrappyGon are in the pocket of Crooked Sony. Sad!"

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Xbox One background music playback now a reality

By Daniel Perez, Aug 04, 2016 9:22am PDT

It's been nearly three long year, but it appears there's an app that finally allows you to enjoy your music in the background while you play games on the Xbox One.


"And it was part of the spec that games had to support. Now with this update you need to mute the ..."

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Xbox One S Review-in-Progress: Evolutionary

By Daniel Perez, Aug 02, 2016 6:00am PDT

The next Xbox One, the Xbox One S, is finally here. But is it worth upgrading or should current owners stick with the tried-and-true? Find out in our review.


"Daniel: The front page headline on Doom VR actually points to this article"

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Making a custom Xbox One S controller with Design Lab is painless but pricey

By Daniel Perez, Jul 28, 2016 12:40pm PDT

Microsoft is allowing those who want a custom Xbox One S controller the opportunity to do so through its Xbox Design Lab. While the price might be high for a custom controller, the entire experience was easy and completely painless.


"Are there any notable performance differences between the bluetooth and 2.5 Wireless dongle version?"

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