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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.


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 ..."

- 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.


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

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Shacknews remembers the original Xbox

By Shack Staff, Nov 15, 2011 12:45pm PST

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the original Xbox. While team Microsoft celebrates by giving you discounts on Black Eyed Peas music videos, the Shacknews team decided to take a look back at our favorite Xbox moments.


"hmmm...was just checking out XBMC's website. I'd heard of this but never really looked into it, ..."

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Microsoft celebrates 10 years of Xbox with free Avatar prop

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2011 9:15am PST

Happy birthday Xbox! You're ten years old now. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving everyone a free prop for their Avatar... and access to a terrible sale.


"Doesn't Halo 3 run like shit if you install it to the drive? So $11 more for a version of the ..."

- peanut- see all 11 comments

'Less than one percent' of Xbox Live users are 'bad apples'

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 03, 2011 4:30pm PDT

The head of Xbox Live's Policy and Enforcement team says that less than one percent of the community is made up of "bad apples."


"I play Halo and rarely run into an idiot. I think this is one of the cases where the noise ..."

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Xbox marketing shifting focus to become 'an entertainment brand'

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 01, 2011 3:30pm PDT

Xbox will become more than a gaming brand, a VP reveals. With 40% of all Xbox activity being "non-game," Microsoft will market the platform "more as an entertainment brand this year."


"I am also one of those PC gamers as well. But I also have 100 people on my flist and only around ..."

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Last remaining Xbox founder leaves Microsoft

By Xav de Matos, May 24, 2011 3:55pm PDT

Otto Berkes, the last remaining member of the team that envisioned a Microsoft video game console, has left the company today.


"Back during the height of the ps2 I'm sure that was true. Not sure about the ps3. In either ..."

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Sly Cooper Collection Dated for November 9

By Brian Leahy, Oct 28, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Sony has announced that The Sly Collection will be released on November 9 for the PlayStation 3, containing the PS2 games Sly Cooper and the...


"I can't wait for this. I was real interested in Sly Cooper when it came out but never had the ..."

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