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Windows 10 Updates May Start Blocking Non-Windows Store Apps

By John Keefer, Mar 01, 2017 10:20am PST

The functionality will be disabled by default.


"That proposed feature is disabled by default... What a terrible clickbait headline. "

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Xbox Introducing Subscription Model with 'Xbox Game Pass'

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2017 6:40am PST

More than 100 games available at any given time for $9.99 per month.


"I have the EA sub service on Live and it sucked at first, but now it's totally worth the money. "

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Halo Wars 2 Review: Mission Critical

By Steve Watts, Feb 24, 2017 10:00am PST

Halo Wars 2 brings back solid, streamlined strategy tuned for consoles, with a new hook that may keep players coming back long-term. Our review.


"Game on gamers, Does anyone know the 1st person shooter game featured on this vid @ 3.22 ..."

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Gears of War 4 Launches New Feral Horde Playlist and Free Weekend

By John Keefer, Feb 24, 2017 8:30am PST

The new playlist cranks up the Horde difficulty level, but only offers one map right now.


"Oh, you are right. I don't see anything in the source link or anywhere else for that matter, ..."

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Halo Games Will Bring Back Split-Screen, 343 Boss Says

By John Keefer, Feb 23, 2017 12:20pm PST

Removing it from Halo 5 'eroded the trust of the community.'


"Which bravo to them, but wish they could've pulled some strings to downgrade whatever. It's a ..."

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Borderlands 2, Evolve Ultimate Edition Top March Games With Gold

By John Keefer, Feb 22, 2017 4:20pm PST

Heavy Weapon and Layers of Fear round out the list.


Dead Rising 4 Coming to Steam Next Month

By John Keefer, Feb 22, 2017 10:45am PST

The announcement video is even more over the top than the game itself.


"Grab a new xbone controller, they have bluetooth and don't need software. Oh and grab a ..."

- k1ld0r see all 6 comments

Xbox One S Price Drops For President's Day Sales

By John Keefer, Feb 17, 2017 11:35am PST

The $50 cut even includes a bundle with the just released Halo Wars 2


Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Promises More Xbox One Exclusives in 2017

By John Keefer, Feb 17, 2017 10:05am PST

He says it will be an 'exciting year' for gamers, especially with Project Scorpio coming this holiday.


"90 days really.... I never even paid attention to that I just kinda assumed it was a year"

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Microsoft E3 2017 Briefing Announcement Teases Project Scorpio

By John Keefer, Feb 15, 2017 12:15pm PST

The event is also a day earlier than past years, making the convention even longer.


Halo Wars 2 Physical Edition on PC Canceled in North America

By David Craddock, Feb 14, 2017 1:40pm PST

PC players will still be able to find the RTS on the Windows Store.


"Retail market in Europe was/is relatively big and until a few years ago PC gaming was synonymous ..."

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Hitman: Absolution Joins Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2017 10:45am PST

Grand Theft Auto IV joined last week.


PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One as Best Selling Console in January

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 4:25pm PST

Microsoft still boasts that its console had its best month ever since launch.


"Fake news alert!"

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Overwatch Boss Not Happy About Mouse and Keyboard Use on Console

By John Keefer, Feb 08, 2017 9:40am PST

Blizzard has reached out to console makers to try to discourage their use–or enable them for all players.


"I have a XIM4. It's defiantly not as great as the PC experience but it is vastly better than ..."

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Gears of War 4 Readies Week-long Events to Celebrate Valentine's Day

By John Keefer, Feb 07, 2017 8:05am PST

Gear packs and two new maps are only a few of the goodies planned those special murderous someones who play.