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Xbox Game Pass Launches on June 1, Gold Subscribers Gain Access Today

By David Craddock, May 24, 2017 12:40pm PDT

The service, which has you download rather than stream games, will launch with over 100 titles ready to play.


Crackdown 3 Will Be a Play Anywhere Title for PC

By John Keefer, May 24, 2017 10:00am PDT

The 'hyper-powered sandbox of mayhem and destruction' is supposed to be out this year.


Assassin's Creed 3, Dragon Age: Origins Make June Games With Gold List

By John Keefer, May 23, 2017 1:33pm PDT

SpeedRunners, Phantom Dust Bonus DLC and Watch Dogs also make the cut.


"I had pretty much given up on being able to play it. I was hoping for an HD remaster but this is ..."

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Microsoft Announces New Surface Pro, Touts Unit as 'Most Versatile Laptop'

By David Craddock, May 23, 2017 11:40am PDT

Launching on June 15, the new Surface Pro gets 13.5 hours of battery life.


"I'm interested. It's not like I need to have a better pen but the Surface Pro 4 pen drives me ..."

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Microsoft Accuses 'Gaming Site' of Hacking Xbox Accounts and Selling Proceeds

By David Craddock, May 22, 2017 4:00pm PDT

Any in-game items you buy from iGSKY might be purchased using stolen money.


Surface Pro Images Leak in Advance of Microsoft Shanghai Event

By John Keefer, May 19, 2017 11:10am PDT

Apparently when it said there would be no Surface Pro 5, it meant it.


Acer and HP VR Headset Dev Kit Pre-Orders Kick off Today

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 2:59pm PDT

The Windows 10 compatible units are available for $300.


Microsoft Unveils VR Motion Controllers

By John Keefer, May 11, 2017 9:50am PDT

Get an Acer headset and the new controllers for $400 later this year.


"Yes, I wonder how large the field of view on the cameras is. If you tilt your head up, for ..."

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New Windows 10S Targets Students, Lower End PCs

By John Keefer, May 02, 2017 9:20am PDT

The kicker is that it only supports apps from the Windows store.


New Surface Laptop Unveiled for $999, and Coming June 15

By John Keefer, May 02, 2017 8:35am PDT

It will come pre-installed with the newly announced Windows 10S, which is being promoted as a student-friendly OS.


"sounds like it has a lot of promise, but some of the compromises they've made means i probably ..."

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Gears of War 4 Getting Two New Maps in May Update

By John Keefer, May 01, 2017 10:40am PDT

Multi-GPU support is also coming for Windows 10.


Forza Horizon 3 Joins Forces With Hot Wheels For New DLC

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2017 1:05pm PDT

Next expansion comes out on May 9 exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.


"It's a little quirky but it was never unplayable for me. I have enjoyed it a great deal since ..."

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Here's When Video Game Companies Will Release Their Q1 Earnings Reports

By Asif Khan, Apr 24, 2017 1:00pm PDT

Looking to invest in gaming stocks? We have you covered from Activision to Zynga!


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Xbox Fanfest Coming Again For E3

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2017 11:00am PDT

The event will kickoff on the same day as the Microsoft press conference, which is supposed to reveal Scorpio.


Xbox and Windows Stores May Soon Allow Digital Refunds

By John Keefer, Apr 12, 2017 2:45pm PDT

The program is in alpha testing for Xbox One insiders.


"Really cool. This sort of thing always makes digital purchasing a much better proposition in my ..."

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