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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.

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

- Nerdsbeware see all 6 comments

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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

- thecray see all 3 comments

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.

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"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.

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"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.

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

- socom8271 see all 4 comments

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.

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

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