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Killer Instinct Celebrates 4 Years with 4XP Weekend

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 22, 2017 1:40pm PST

Happy 4th Birthday to Killer Instinct, a fighting game that still hasn't put on the brakes on its content train.

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Halo 5 Works 'Overtime' with November Update Today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 02, 2017 3:05pm PDT

Halo 5's latest update is fully prepared for the Xbox One X launch, so you can play those Oddball games in 4K Ultra HD.

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The Rock Surprises Make-A-Wish Kids with Custom Brahma Bull Xbox One X Consoles

By Asif Khan, Nov 01, 2017 7:00pm PDT

We love the smell of what The Rock is cooking.

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"Dropping The People's Elbow on rare console collectors LOL. Well played, Asif."

- node see all 7 comments

Halo Wars 2 Adding Crossplay, Master Chief Collection Update in the Works

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 5:40pm PDT

Halo Wars 2 players across Xbox One and Windows 10 will soon be able to play with each other, while Halo: Master Chief Collection owners should expect an update early next year.

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Halo 5 November Update Adds Local Server, 4K, Esports Skins, and More

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 17, 2017 4:45pm PDT

The team at 343 Industries are ready to welcome in the new Xbox One X in November, detailing a new update for Halo 5: Guardians.

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"One of their devs posted and pointed out that HMCC has six engines (my guess would be Halo 1, ..."

- Schnapple see all 6 comments

Killer Instinct Combos Onto Steam Today with Crossplay, but no Crossbuy

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 27, 2017 10:45am PDT

Killer Instinct is now on Steam with all of its bells and whistles, but there are a few caveats.

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"Bummed that there's no crossbuy. I really want to take advantage of big screen mode and ..."

- MidnightShift650 see all 3 comments

PlayerUnknown Talks PUBG 1.0, Xbox, DJing, and Updates at TGS 2017 Interview

By Asif Khan, Sep 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Shacknews chatted with PlayerUnknown, Brendan Greene, about the future of PUBG and how he is handling the games's massive success at Tokyo Game Show 2017.

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"Haha. Dnagenomes fantastic driving skills on display! Good interview. Need Shackers shirts! "

- Kojak2000 see all 39 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Demo is a 4K Marvel

By Chris Jarrard, Sep 19, 2017 4:55pm PDT

Microsoft and Turn 10’s new driving simulator demo is now live on the Windows Store.

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"i enjoyed the xbone demo, it took me a bit to figure out the gt2's handling tho"

- Dravenport see all 15 comments

E3 2017: Xbox One Games Interview With Aaron Greenberg

By Shack Staff, Jun 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT

With the reveal of Xbox One X, you need to know what you will be playing on it.

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343 Industries teases Halo 5's next DLC in new video

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 7:55am PST

343 Industries has started teasing the next piece of DLC coming to Halo 5: Guardians, which may include a return of an old favorite weapon.

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Forza Horizon 3 PC demo now available on Windows 10 Store

By Daniel Perez, Nov 04, 2016 8:53am PDT

If the need for speed is strong this weekend, head on over to the Windows 10 Store as a demo for Forza Horizon 3 is now available.

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"yah i played the Demo on the XB1.. i thought they did a good job as far as content goes. "

- Shadowdane see all 17 comments

Gears of War 4 servers going down for maintenance ahead of its first Title Update

By Daniel Perez, Nov 01, 2016 3:00am PDT

The first Title Update for Gears of War 4 is coming today, but before we can enjoy the fruits of The Coalition's labor, we're going to have to try to get through some server downtime.

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Gears of War 4's first Title Update coming November 1; Gnasher and Hammerburst getting nerfed

By Daniel Perez, Oct 28, 2016 6:50pm PDT

There's a lot coming to Gears of War 4's first Title Update, although we can't help but look to the future as PC Crossplay is coming soon!

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Halo 5: Guardians will support joining live custom games on PC and Xbox One

By Daniel Perez, Oct 28, 2016 7:18am PDT

Halo 5: Guardians is celebrating its first anniversary, so players not only get a special REQ pack today, but a promise of joining custom games on both PC and Xbox One.

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Gears of War 4 teases the return of Pumpkin Head for Halloween weekend

By Daniel Perez, Oct 25, 2016 12:10pm PDT

Pumpkin Head appears to be making a return in Gears of War 4 this year, and we couldn't be happier!

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