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10 Years On: Set a Course for Home
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10 Years On: Set a Course for Home

By  •  This Week

Ten years ago this October, I started work on what would become ZuneSpring, then enConnected and finally The en. I made tons of new friends, all because we liked listening to music in those first few months. I went on to make even more friends when Zune met its end. There’s Marques Lyons, a man that needs no introduction, only a trombone. Will Devereux and I still argue over Star Trek and Star Wars every chance we get. Graham Skee, now out of the game and raising a beautiful family, taught me a lot about making your own dreams happen. So did Dave McLaughlin, Christa Charter and Matt Akers. The Xbox MVPs are some of the best people I’ve ever met. Hello Yenzer. What’s up Lefty? You wanna go dancing again Brandy and Rochelle?
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I’m giving away a copy of ‘ReCore’
4 days ago

I’m giving away a copy of ‘ReCore’

As long as we’re all being perfectly honest with each other, real life events and a hectic schedule are keeping me from completing Comcept and Armature’s ReCore for Xbox One and Windows 10. I’m still planning to review it and I’m still enjoying it, just like I said in this week’s Ask The En. Since I’m not done yet, I thought I’d give one of you out there the opportunity to try it out for yourself, absolutely free of charge. That’s right, I’m giving away a copy of the game.
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Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundles offer new shades of grey & green
2 weeks ago

Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundles offer new shades of grey & green

By  •  Xbox One

Rumor is that tomorrow Hollywood will have a Fifty Shades Darker trailer for movie goers frustrated by quality writing from Woody Allen and box office earners fueled by Marvel characters. That news came just as Microsoft announced some grey and green related news of its own. The company is introducing three — yes three different Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundles over two months.
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Tonight on Xbox LIVE: Football returns with Panthers vs Broncos
3 weeks ago

Tonight on Xbox LIVE: Football returns with Panthers vs Broncos

You’ve probably had a long week and all, but I’m here to breath new life into you die-hard football fans. Tonight on Xbox Live the National Football League returns with the Panthers vs Broncos game. How’s that for a Thursday afternoon pick me up?
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Forge arrives on Windows 10 with the September Halo 5 Update
3 weeks ago

Forge arrives on Windows 10 with the September Halo 5 Update

Just in case you were under some strange delusion that Microsoft didn’t have plans to fully incorporate all of its games into its Xbox on Windows 10 portfolio of titles comes this news. Today developer 343 Industries rolled out Anvil’s Legacy, or what most people are just calling the September Halo 5 Update. The update includes a File Browser so that users don’t have to wade through profiles to find great Forge Mode creations. The update also marks the launch of Halo 5: Forge, a subset of Halo for Xbox on Windows gamers.
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Early September Xbox One Update arrives with support for Clubs
3 weeks ago

Early September Xbox One Update arrives with support for Clubs

During this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing, Microsoft said that it’d attempt to make gathering like-minded gamers over Xbox Live a bit easier by letting users create Clubs — essentially …
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Battlefield 1 Open Beta
4 weeks ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Battlefield 1 Open Beta

If you’re anxious to try out Electronic Arts’ most ambitious — and arguably, most historic game — before the final version launches, today is a good day. Electronic Arts and DICE recently kicked off the Battlefield 1 Open Beta to absolutely everyone that wants to take the time to download it.
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Announcing One Community Hub, Your Guide to Xbox 2016
1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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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