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Red Dead Redemption Xbox 360 sales spike on Amazon

By John Keefer, Jul 06, 2016 8:02am PDT

Backward compatibility announcement is the only answer.


"Did I miss the part in this Shack article where they talked about sales increase percentage or ..."

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Xbox avatar options will soon include wheelchairs

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2016 9:39am PDT

Microsoft to add a new meaning of 'accessibility'.


"Hey, we got Keefer back. Maybe we'll just do the next 20 years in reverse and it'll end with ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 6 comments

Xbox One S will upscale all games to 4K, Microsoft confirms

By Daniel Perez, Jul 05, 2016 7:00am PDT

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One S will not only upscale games to 4K, but all games released can be enjoyed in 4K.


"My skull is pretty porous. I am not one of the delusional who wish for DOOM and Witcher 3 ..."

- EvilDolemite see all 59 comments

Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale begins on July 5

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2016 8:47am PDT

More than 250 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will be 40%-60% off.


"aww i just re-bought Left 4 Dead 2 so i could play it on my Xbone"

- thaperfectdrug see all 2 comments

Play Anywhere coming in Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2016 8:43am PDT

The update will add Cortana, and improve other areas of functionality in the OS.


Get a free Xbox One if you purchase a Microsoft Surface

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2016 7:58am PDT

It's a back to school deal, so time is limited.


"Something to consider. Places like Best Buy and gamestop often offer trade in programs and are ..."

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PSA: Halo 5: Guardians is free to play starting today

By Daniel Perez, Jun 29, 2016 7:16am PDT

Celebrate the upcoming 4th of July weekend by checking out Halo 5: Guardians for free!


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...."

- Longgshot see all 8 comments

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"

- bolneze see all 2 comments

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 ..."

- Daniel_Perez see all 3 comments

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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