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PSA: Xbox Countdown Sale kicks off with Halo 5, King's Quest, Mad Max, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 22, 2015 9:25am PST

Steam and PlayStation have had their digital holiday sales up and running and now Xbox is here to join them.


"Have a PS4? The first episode was part of PS+ free games this month!"

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Xbox One bundles will be $50 off on Thanksgiving weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 20, 2015 3:00am PST

Microsoft is hoping to get a cut of the Black Friday madness, so it is offering $50 off of all 12 of its holiday bundles from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.


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.


Xbox Live servers are down causing outages for Destiny, Call of Duty, and more [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Jul 24, 2015 12:31pm PDT

Microsoft appears to be having issues with its Xbox Live servers, and as a result, a number of popular multiplayer games are also unable to connect.


The power of Porsche joins Forza Horizon 2 with two new cars

By Josh Hawkins, Jul 17, 2015 10:00am PDT

Even though players can already pick up the new Porsche Expansion, Xbox has announced today that everyone who owns the game will be able to download a special 2 car pack from the Xbox store.


E3 2015: Titanfall and Dragon Age: Inquisition Coming to EA Access

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 10:05am PDT

The EA Access Vault has grown larger, with Titanfall and Dragon Age: Inquisition set to come to the vault this year.


E3 2015: Microsoft Announces Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 15, 2015 9:54am PDT

Phil Spencer took to the stage at the Xbox E3 Press Conference to announce Xbox One backwards compatibility.


Microsoft confirms Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison's departure

By Daniel Perez, Apr 17, 2015 9:01am PDT

After three years of being the VP of Xbox Europe, Phil Harrison has officially left the company.


Official Resident Evil community wants your stories of survival

By Daniel Perez, Oct 01, 2014 8:15am PDT

Do you have a harrowing story of survival from one of Capcom's Resident Evil games? Then you need to speak up and share your horrific tales.


Xbox One promotion offers any free game with console purchase next week

By Daniel Perez, Sep 04, 2014 9:05am PDT

This Xbox One promotion may be too good to pass up, especially since Destiny is among the list of options.


"the sense of desperation is building. YOU MUST not play USED games, ok if you wont buy our ..."

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Forza Motorsport 5 free this weekend on Xbox One for Gold members

By Daniel Perez, Sep 03, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Are you an Xbox One owner that feels the need for speed? Then be sure to partake in this weekend's special Forza Motorsport 5 event.


"The Ring is free DLC, whether you get that during the free weekend, I don't know."

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One million Gamerscore milestone achieved

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2014 7:30am PDT

A dedicated Xbox gamer has become the first person to get a seven-figure Gamerscore.


"Fight Night 3 gave achievements all along beating the campaign. Once you finished the campaign ..."

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Microsoft's felt Sega lacked 'enough muscle' for acquisition

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 11:50am PST

A former Microsoft employee claims that the company considered buying Sega to crack into the game console industry, but Bill Gates felt that it lacked "enough muscle" to compete with Sony.


"seems to look like the right bet to me given that Sega basically hasn't managed to do anything ..."

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MobyGames Classic: Max Payne community stories

By Shack Staff, Jan 27, 2012 1:45pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the original Max Payne, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


"Not for Max Payne but May Payne 2, the Equilibrium mod was pretty awesome if you saw that cheesy ..."

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MobyGames Classic: Max Payne

By Shack Staff, Jan 25, 2012 12:15pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with Max Payne, the 2001 PC game by Remedy that first introduced the now widely-used slow motion 'Bullet Time' gameplay mechanic.


"I'm confused at that works, the game isn't exactly the longest. I mean, the second one could be ..."

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