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How Xbox One 'Scorpio' Stacks Up to PCs and PlayStation 4 Pro

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2017 6:55am PDT

Microsoft took the wraps off its next big console leap today, and it's quite a powerhouse of a machine.


"That spec is overblown VR worked fine on my overclocked 3570k"

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Microsoft Trying To Force Ryzen and Kaby Lake CPU Owners To Use Windows 10

By John Keefer, Mar 17, 2017 10:05am PDT

Microsoft apparently is trying to push everyone with new processors to use Windows 10.


"Win 10 has continue app experiences too just few developers support it. "

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Microsoft Has the Windows 10 Creators Update Final Version Almost Ready

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 15, 2017 12:05pm PDT

Windows 10 Creators Update final version candidates will be sent to Windows Insiders next week.


"I'm looking forward to being able to copy paste addresses out of the Edge address bar. ..."

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Halo Wars 2 Patch Nerfs the Scout Rush

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 4:45pm PST

The patch is currently only for Xbox One, with the PC version for Windows 10 coming in the next few days.


Xbox Game Pass Could Evolve to Have Episodic Content

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 8:40am PST

Phil Spencer sees the possibility of games developed specifically for release through the new service, similar to Netflix shows and HBO Originals.


Xbox Booth at E3 2017 Will Be a Lot Different Than in Years Past, Spencer Says

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 8:15am PST

The move to a different hall is to accommodate more fans since E3 is opening to the public for the first time.


"But but but, I thought MS was all about long term vision while Sony was busy chasing short-term ..."

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Microsoft to Ship Consumer VR Headsets This Holiday Season

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 10:35am PST

Dev kits are already being sent out to developers wanting to build games for the devices coming from partner manufacturers.


"That is possible I guess. Can't imagine that controllers with the tech necessary to do that will ..."

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GDC 2017: Xbox Live Creators Program Announced

By Donovan Erskine, Mar 01, 2017 2:10pm PST

Welcoming all developers to publish to Xbox One and Windows 10.


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.


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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.


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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.


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