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Xbox One X Pre-orders Will Be Announced On Sunday During Gamescom

By Charles Singletary, Aug 17, 2017 9:30am PDT

Amazon shot out emails to anyone following the premium console, sharing that pre-order details would be coming from Microsoft will be at Gamescom 2017.


Windows 10 Update Adds Eye Control to Insider Preview Build

By John Keefer, Aug 08, 2017 11:10am PDT

The software being implemented will allow people with disabling and paralyzing diseases such as ALS to communicate and interact with the world again.


"This seems so neat, but superfluous to the average user. I really want to try this though. I ..."

- mr.thing see all 2 comments

Xbox One X Pre-Order and Release Date

By Bill Lavoy, Jul 29, 2017 6:00pm PDT

The release date and where you can pre-order the Xbox One X. 


Xbox Live Gold Members Can Go to Hell For Free With Diablo 3

By John Keefer, Jul 27, 2017 1:50pm PDT

The Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is available to play at no cost this weekend only. 


"Diablo 3 feels more like purgatory to me: Hard to care about anything."

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August Xbox Games With Gold Features Free Bayonetta, Trials Fusion

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2017 12:00pm PDT

Also included are Slime Rancher and Red Faction: Armageddon.


"Well that's pretty awesome for those that haven't picked it up yet."

- one random winner see all 2 comments

Locked Out: Was SickBrick Stolen From Its Creator?

By David Craddock, Jul 11, 2017 5:05pm PDT

After years of friendship and collaboration, Mladen Bosnjak awoke one morning to find that his partner had locked him out of profits and sales stats for his own game.


"Crazy stuff I feel for the guy :( , cool article David, thanks for the write up."

- valcan_s see all 14 comments

Microsoft to Cut 3,000 Jobs, Mostly From Sales Team

By John Keefer, Jul 07, 2017 1:15pm PDT

The software giant is trying to boost its Azure cloud services to compete with Amazon and Google.


"How many additional roles did you receive with no wage increase?"

- Wombat Woo see all 9 comments

Phantom Dust Remaster Racks Up More Than 1 Million Players

By John Keefer, Jun 28, 2017 9:10am PDT

That's more than the original game ... much more.


"Ahh that was such a straightforwardly fun game- i think the cool worldbuilding (lolspoilers) ..."

- gaplant see all 8 comments

Xbox Games With Gold For July Are Underwhelming

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2017 10:45am PDT

It's a slow month for game releases, and also for free games. But they're still free.


"These are normally scheduled a few months in advance so I'm not sure we can blame this on games ..."

- mancide see all 6 comments

Xbox One X Will Download 4K Assets Automatically, Even if You Don't Need Them

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2017 9:25am PDT

Microsoft said it is giving developers tools to make downloads more efficient between the various Xbox One consoles.


"That's a misleading title no? I mean are current consoles just downloading low res assets if ..."

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Everything Microsoft Announced at E3 2017

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2017 2:30pm PDT

Microsoft's presentation had cars, adorable foxes, pirates, and more.


HoloLens Now Being Implemented in Military Gear

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2017 9:25am PDT

The Microsoft AR product is being added to the helmets for tank commanders.


"It's already being used in business applications. Schlumberger is using it for ocean oil rigs to ..."

- Redwall45 see all 3 comments

Shack@E3 Day 3: Double Fine, Rebellion and More Microsoft

By John Keefer, Jun 15, 2017 8:00am PDT

It's the final day of the show and our schedule is still packed.


E3 2017: Forza Motorsport 7 Was Built From the Ground Up For PC

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2017 7:20pm PDT

Building the game that way made it easier to develop for Xbox One X, Forza Creative Director Dan Greenawalt said.


"It's been patched a few times and runs a bit better now. Forza proper is a lot less ..."

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E3 2017: Halo Wars 2 Awakening the Nightmare Expansion Gameplay Interview With Barry Feather

By Shack Staff, Jun 14, 2017 6:00pm PDT

The franchise's executive producer talks about the just announced DLC, Awakening the Nightmare.