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Announcing One Community Hub, Your Guide to Xbox 2016
20 hours ago

Announcing One Community Hub, Your Guide to Xbox 2016

Last winter I took a few weeks off from regular posting to write the Xbox One Timeline. I shared a link in a few different social networking sites. I awoke the next day to find that many of you loved it. Well, you probably know my modus operandi by now. If you guys love something, I’m bound to go and do it again. Last night I pushed out a major update to The en. That update included One Community Hub, an updated version of the Xbox One Timeline from last year.
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Microsoft Free Movie Weekend Brings ‘Hyena Road’ at no charge
3 weeks ago

Microsoft Free Movie Weekend Brings ‘Hyena Road’ at no charge

By  •  Xbox LIVE

I’m a big fan of Microsoft Free Movie Weekend, mainly because the promotion offers me the opportunity to enjoy at least one rental each month that I would have never gotten around to purchasing. This weekend, Microsoft Free Movie Weekend is back, only this time it’s bringing free rentals of Hyena Road along with it.
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The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE
3 weeks ago

The Culture: Polygon Chronicles the birth of Xbox LIVE

Say that the Xbox One is too big. Say that the Xbox 360 was too unreliable early on. What you can’t say is that Xbox LIVE, the service that powers the online gaming and media experience for millions of users across the world, wasn’t a game changer when it debuted with the first-generation Xbox.
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Free ‘Rainbow Six Siege’
4 weeks ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Free ‘Rainbow Six Siege’

By  •  Xbox LIVE

Video game demos have long been a thing of the past, but here comes Microsoft’s with its free game weekends for Xbox Live Gold users. Fresh off the heels of free EA Access and NBA 2K16, Microsoft is letting every Xbox One owner with an Xbox Live Gold subscription try Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege this weekend.
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The Culture: The USS Discovery from ‘Star Trek Discovery’ is, Yeah
1 month ago

The Culture: The USS Discovery from ‘Star Trek Discovery’ is, Yeah

In all honestly, I’m about as big of a Star Trek fan as you can possibly imagine. I’ve read the novels, I’ve watched all the series — sans The Original Series because there is only so much Kirk a sane person can handle. CBS All Access revealed a new Star Trek series was on the way earlier this year. At San Diego Comicon this weekend, the network detailed the title of the new show. Hold on to your captain’s chairs folks, I give you the USS Discovery of Star Trek Discovery.
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See It Soon: Liberty & More Come to Netflix’s ‘Degrassi’
1 month ago

See It Soon: Liberty & More Come to Netflix’s ‘Degrassi’

Inside, we’re all just teenagers struggling to make it through junior high school and avoid dating everyone in our immediate vicinity. Ok, that’s not necessarily true, but back in the early 2000s there wasn’t a teen show as popular as Degreasi. Cancelled by Teen Nick and CTV, Netflix snatched up the rights to the half-hour drama a few years ago. First we got an additional season of the show rebranded as Degrassi Next Class. Next week we’ll get a special episode of show to mark its 500th airing — with Page, Marco, Liberty and some of the show’s earlier characters.
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“Xbox” commands are now in Xbox Summer Update
1 month ago

“Xbox” commands are now in Xbox Summer Update

Microsoft says that the Xbox One Summer Update it announced before the Electronic Entertainment Expo and plans to launch in August, will include an option to let users ditch the Cortana personal assistant and stick to the well-polished Xbox commands that are already available. Traditionally, I don’t like to go with overblown headlines and jokes about serious subjects facing the Xbox community. But, you have to understand how much will power it took for me to not begin this news bulletin with a joke about how our “Long international nightmare is over.”
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Free ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and Digimon arrive with Microsoft’s Anime Month savings
2 months ago

Free ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and Digimon arrive with Microsoft’s Anime Month savings

By  •  Deals, Xbox Video

Someone at Microsoft Movies & TV enjoys mind honoring Anime Month in a big way. For years, the video streaming service has offered up free episodes of Anime classics to users of Xbox One, Windows PCs and more during this time of the year. This week, the service kicked off its biggest Anime Month celebration in recent memory. Anime Month in Microsoft Movies & TV packs discounts on Bleach, Psycho and Blood Lad. There’s also some free Dragon Ball Z for fans to claim.
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Xbox Play Anywhere launches in September
2 months ago

Xbox Play Anywhere launches in September

By  •  Xbox LIVE, Xbox

Microsoft stunned absolutely no one when it revealed Xbox Play Anywhere at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. At least the company is giving folks a bit of a shock with its release details. Rather than remaining vague about the program’s launch, Microsoft confirmed Xbox Play Anywhere launches in September.
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Introducing the Xbox One S for $299,
2 months ago

Introducing the Xbox One S for $299,

By  •  Xbox One

The Xbox One is reasonably powerful and pretty quiet. It’s also a giant behemoth, easily able to fill any shelf with its own girth and not incredibly stylish. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft announced the Xbox One S, a smaller, quieter, straight-edged version of the Xbox One it already sells. I’ve never been on the fence about upgrading a piece of electronics more.
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