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Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Microsoft has unveiled the refreshed Xbox App for Android and iOS devices. The app will keep you connected with all your gaming pals while you are away from your game console. Microsoft has brought everything that gamers feel comfortable with and like from Xbox SmartGlass into the refreshed Xbox app. The app will allow users to see what friends on Xbox Live are doing, share updates and game clips, watch and interact with game content, and buy games from the store.

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Xbox One S leaks: 40% slimmer console with 4K

Xbox One S leaks: 40% slimmer console with 4K

Microsoft's next Xbox console has leaked ahead of the company's E3 2016 press conference, the Xbox One S, a smaller but more potent version of the current machine. Long-anticipated for this year's E3, the new console's most noticeable change over the existing model is its reduced size - the name is almost certainly a play on "Xbox One Slim" - apparently 40-percent smaller than today's Xbox One.

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Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

E3 2016 officially kicks off tomorrow, and Microsoft's big press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13th. While we now know that a PC port of Halo 5 won't be among their announcements, it seems an open beta for the upcoming Halo Wars 2 will be. A listing for the game turned up on the Xbox Store (surely by mistake) on the Xbox One, revealing that the beta will be available from June 13th to June 20th.

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Fallout 4 gets listed for free, but don’t expect to keep your copy

Fallout 4 gets listed for free, but don’t expect to keep your copy

Yesterday some lucky gamers stumbled onto one of the best deals that you can find on a game. Fallout 4 was listed for free on the Xbox store. In fact, you could even pick up the Deluxe Edition of the game, which includes all current and future DLC without paying a dime. Was this perhaps this was part of some strange E3 promotion from Bethesda and Microsoft? No, sadly not.

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Microsoft: Sorry, PC gamers, no Halo 5 for you

Microsoft: Sorry, PC gamers, no Halo 5 for you

As one of the Xbox One's biggest exclusives, Halo 5: Guardians has been available since October. However, being a Microsoft-owned franchise, each subsequent release is met with the question of whether a PC port will eventually be made available. Halo 5 has been no exception, with franchise director Frank O'Connor stating back at release that there was a possibility the console game could come to the PC. It seems those plans, if there were any, have been squashed.

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Rocket League goes free-to-play on Xbox this weekend

Rocket League goes free-to-play on Xbox this weekend

Rocket League is a game that feels like it came out of nowhere when it first launched. It's a game that combines soccer (or basketball, in a new mode) with supercharged cars. While it seemed like a novel game, it has exploded into a huge hit. And if you're wishing that you'd have given the game a shot already, this weekend is your lucky chance on Xbox.

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Minecraft Education Edition enters beta for teachers

Minecraft Education Edition enters beta for teachers

Microsoft's attempt at turning Minecraft into an educational tool will finally debut this September in form of Minecraft: Education Edition. However, the beta has just been opened for teachers, giving them the chance to try out the game's new features (as well as the game itself, if they're not too familiar), and figure out how to incorporate it into their lesson plans.

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Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Microsoft ditches plans for Xbox One TV DVR

Back in August of last year Microsoft announced that it was going to put an OTA TV DVR into the Xbox One to allow users to record programs they watch on TV just as they would with their cable box to watch later. A lot of Xbox One fans were excited by that prospect. If you were one of the folks excited about a DVR, you will not be happy to hear that Microsoft has now cancelled those plans.

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LastPass extension for Edge available to Windows 10 Insiders

LastPass extension for Edge available to Windows 10 Insiders

LastPass, the password manager, is now available as an extension for Microsoft Edge browser. The extension is only available to Windows Insiders right now, but the company says it will be available to everyone later on this year. With it, Edge users can manage their passwords in the same way they could with the Chrome browser extension and other options. According to LastPass, the company is “working closely with the Microsoft team” to bring the extension to Edge.

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E3 2016 – Expect new Xbox consoles and more from Microsoft

E3 2016 – Expect new Xbox consoles and more from Microsoft

The year's biggest gaming show starts next week, and with it will come announcements from nearly every major gaming company out there. Since there is going to be a lot of news happening next week, I thought I'd put together a list of announcements to watch out for, as well as a few predictions.

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Microsoft Planner is rolling out to all eligible Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft Planner is rolling out to all eligible Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft Planner will be rolling out to all applicable Office 365 customers, Microsoft has announced, with today marking the start of the software’s general availability. The rollout will be taking place over “the next several weeks,” heading out to those with Education and Premium subscription plans, Office 365 Enterprise E1-E5, and Business Essentials. When it makes its way to you, you’ll simply see a Planner tile pop up in the Office 365 launcher.

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The time is right for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play

The time is right for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play

Not long after Microsoft and Sony released their latest consoles, South Park did three episodes centered around the consoles (and they were a great parody on Game of Thrones, to boot). The episodes touched on a problem that gamers have faced since online gaming took off during the previous console generation. Namely, the decision of which popular console to choose.

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