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Introducing the Xbox One S for $299,
2 weeks 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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Halo Wars 2 Beta has arrived folks
2 weeks ago

Halo Wars 2 Beta has arrived folks

Microsoft showed up to yesterday’s E3 2016 Xbox Media Briefing with tons of good news in tow. The details that it shared on Halo Wars 2, were surprisingly mixed though. First there’s the bad news, Halo Wars 2, that real-time strategy game that we never thought we’d get a sequel to, won’t make it to its fall 2016 release date. There’s some good news though; those of you with an Xbox One can go ahead and play the game now.
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Cortana, a better Store & more arrive in Summer Xbox One Updates
3 weeks ago

Cortana, a better Store & more arrive in Summer Xbox One Updates

By  •  Xbox One

Purchasing the right device is just as much about software as it is about hardware. You want a device that’ll constantly get new upgrades and features, even when it’s not …
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‘Halo Wars 2’ will be playable at E3 2016
3 weeks ago

‘Halo Wars 2’ will be playable at E3 2016

By  •  Xbox Games

Sure, the most talked-about game in Microsoft’s E3 2016 line-up will likely be Gears of War 4. With much respect, I’m not that big a fan of the franchise. What’ll get my heart thumping is when Microsoft talks more about Halo Wars 2. The company has to have something new to share about the game; it’s already confirmed that Halo Wars 2 will be playable on the show floor.
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This weekend on Xbox Live: Free ‘NBA 2K16’
1 month ago

This weekend on Xbox Live: Free ‘NBA 2K16’

Hold on to your grilling tongs for just one second there folks. I know you had this zany idea that you’d get out from in front of your living room television and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer this Memorial Day weekend but Microsoft has other plans for you. Instead, you’ll want to stay inside and play NBA 2K16 absolutely free.
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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program gets ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’
1 month ago

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program gets ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’

Microsoft introduced the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program with the New Xbox One Experience software update. This morning, the company added its most high-profile game to the program to date. Call of Duty: Black Ops is now available through the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program.
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The Culture: The Joker, King Of the No-Chill
1 month ago

The Culture: The Joker, King Of the No-Chill

By  •  The Culture

With gaming and entertainment news fairly light on this random Tuesday, I figured a chuckle would do everyone some good. But who do you turn to? Who can you count on to deliver the laughs? Me being me, lets talk about the Crown Prince of Crime. The Hokiest with Mostiest. The Joker.
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Microsoft Free Movie Weekend returns with ‘Justice League: Doom’
1 month ago

Microsoft Free Movie Weekend returns with ‘Justice League: Doom’

Taking some time away from The en to work on some corporate projects this week also left me with a little free time to barrel through my media watchlist like a Batmobile down a city block. At least, for the weekend you don’t have to imagine what that looks like. Microsoft Free Movie Weekend for Xbox and more is back. This time, the folks in Redmond are dropping big discounts on super-hero related media and letting anyone rent Justice League: Doom free.
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From the Social: ‘Watch Dogs 2’ Gets a Trav
2 months ago

From the Social: ‘Watch Dogs 2’ Gets a Trav

Sure, Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs didn’t set the world on fire. It did sell 9 million copies worldwide though, guaranteeing that the game publisher would definitely cook up a sequel. Today, we got our first quality leak. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Aiden Pearce’s rumored replacement.
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Xbox Live Deals with Gold for May 3rd delivers dirt cheap ‘Battlefield Hardline’
2 months ago

Xbox Live Deals with Gold for May 3rd delivers dirt cheap ‘Battlefield Hardline’

So you thought that you were satisfied with all the games sitting on your Xbox One’s hard drive. That’s too bad; Microsoft’s Xbox Live Deals with Gold for May 3rd has other ideas about your game collection. Starting today the company is slashing prices on Battlefield Hardline, Star Wars Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0.
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