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Xbox One getting two big summer updates

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2016 8:15am PDT

Cortana will be added to the Experience Preview this week.


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Minecraft tops 100 million units sold worldwide

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2016 8:40am PDT

That's a lot of blocks.


"Everybody has a phone. A lot of people have no idea the difference in feature sets. I was just ..."

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Microsoft opens Windows Holographic to allow for mixed-reality experiences

By Daniel Perez, Jun 01, 2016 7:35am PDT

Microsoft wants us to prepare for a world of mixed-reality experiences where VR and AR can coexist.


Xbox One price drops to $299 two weeks prior to E3 2016

By Daniel Perez, May 31, 2016 9:16am PDT

E3 2016 is right around the corner, so why exactly did Microsoft drop the price of its Xbox One so close to the show? We may have an idea.


Games With Gold announces June's free games for Xbox One and 360

By John Keefer, May 24, 2016 8:43am PDT

Xbox One users will get four games as a birthday present.


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Minecraft is headed to China

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2016 6:36am PDT

Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with a NetEase, Inc. affiliate to bring Minecraft to China.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Xbox One backwards compatibility now available

By Daniel Perez, May 17, 2016 6:57am PDT

Fans of the original Call of Duty: Black Ops have been looking forward to this day for a long, long time.


"IMO best COD MP game (other than COD1) mainly because it had the least amount of random deaths."

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Fable Legends reportedly cost $75M to develop

By Daniel Perez, May 12, 2016 8:00am PDT

That's an insane amount for development of a free-to-play game.


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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut now backward compatible for Xbox One

By Aaron Linde, May 10, 2016 11:00am PDT

A few arcade games were added as well


"Now just give me NCAA and RDR and that Xbone purchase will be fully justified. "

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Halo 5: Guardians Memories of Reach free DLC gets more details

By John Keefer, May 09, 2016 8:55am PDT

Plenty of new REQs and a new map coming in the next update.


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Forza Motorsport 6 could be getting a NASCAR expansion

By John Keefer, May 09, 2016 7:40am PDT

Xbox One download card in the U.K. hints at possible announcement soon.


Super Mario jumps his way to Minecraft: Wii U Edition for free next week

By Daniel Perez, May 09, 2016 6:43am PDT



"That texture pack and world look really cool. I hope someone figures out a way to get that to ..."

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex open PC beta kicks off today

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 11:15am PDT

It's a slimmed down version of the Xbox One game, but its PC!


"You can change the graphics settings. I like what they did with them, you can set a target ..."

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Microsoft Research adds touch component to VR

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 8:50am PDT

Imagine building a castle in Minecraft with your hands ...


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Horseshoes, Powergloves, and Other Weird Real-Life Controller Patents

By Cassidee Moser, Apr 28, 2016 3:00pm PDT

From wearable motion controls to breakable controllers, let's look at some of gaming's weirdest controller patents from the past few years.