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Xbox One DVR feature requires external hard drive to function

By Daniel Perez, Aug 06, 2015 7:30am PDT

Microsoft has revealed the upcoming Xbox One DVR feature won't work unless the user has an external hard drive connected to the console.


"Thank god they don't force you to use system storage, that would be pretty much worthless. "

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Seagate announces Game Drive for Xbox external drive for growing storage troubles

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 05, 2015 12:01am PDT

Even on-disc games are requiring heftier installs, meaning storage is likely becoming an issue for Xbox One owners. Hardware manufacturer Seagate is pouncing on this growing problem by announcing the first external hard drive for Xbox One that's officially licensed by Micros...


"Whoa, good timing. I was about to buy an external drive for my xbox one!"

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The 10 Biggest Announcements from the Xbox Gamescom Conference

By Steve Watts, Aug 04, 2015 9:26am PDT

Xbox's Gamescom press conference was packed with announcements. Here are the ten biggest things we learned from the presentation.


"You are right! i just watched it again. Now the game has my interest."

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Gamescom 2015: Halo Wars 2 Announced for Xbox One and PC

By Steven Wong, Aug 04, 2015 8:29am PDT

In a surprise last minute announcement at the Xbox Gamescom 2015 press event, Halo Wars 2 will be coming to both the Xbox One and Windows 10.


"Reckon we'll see it on steam? I know Spartan Assault is on there."

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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.


"This just in: Quantum Break Also Fixes Jack Joyce's Face. R.I.P. Old Jack Joyce, Long Live ..."

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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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