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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: everything you need to know

Starting today Xbox One Backwards Compatibility will begin to function, giving Xbox One users the ability to play Xbox 360 games natively. This release will begin with Xbox Preview members as of June 15th - this afternoon. For everyone else, this program will launch in the Fall of 2015. That's a few months away. Before we get there, there are a few things you're going to need to know. First - it's not every single Xbox 360 game in the history of Xbox 360 games that'll get this ability. Many, but not all.

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Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

Minecraft for Hololens demo shows big virtual potential

While we've caught glimpses of Minecraft on the Microsoft HoloLens headset before, today is the first we've seen Microsoft pushing gaming specifically. Before, HoloLens was a far more diverse piece of equipment, showing of all manner of odd applications. Today it's a strictly gaming affair. Mojang Brand Director - aka Mojang's "Director of Fun" Lydia Winters spoke up onstage this afternoon about how Minecraft would be jointing the fun in our collective living rooms. This game wont be played on a screen, it'll be played in three dimensions.

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Every trailer from Xbox One’s E3 2015 “greatest games lineup of all time”

Every trailer from Xbox One’s E3 2015 “greatest games lineup of all time”

Today Microsoft brought what they suggested would be "the greatest games lineup of all time," showing everything from Halo 5 to a new The Division. Today you're also going to see a trailer for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and a set of new games - one of which is called ReCore, a game about a girl and her robot dog. This collection of games is certainly shaping up to be one of the most impressive we've seen from Microsoft, of that you can be sure.

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Microsoft teams with Valve VR for Windows 10 gaming

Microsoft teams with Valve VR for Windows 10 gaming

Microsoft isn't slowing down with virtual reality partnerships, announcing at E3 2015 today that it is working with Valve on VR for Windows 10. "We will be working closely with Valve to make Windows 10 the best platform for VR gaming," Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda said during the company's keynote in Los Angeles this morning, confirming the second deal in two weeks with a high-profile player in the virtual reality space.

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Battletoads coming to Xbox One

Battletoads coming to Xbox One

The game Battletoads will be coming to Xbox One - not a new version of it, but the original, as part of a RARE collection of games. The title you'll be aiming for here is called RARE Replay. It's a set of 30 games in one box, coming to Xbox One on August 4th. There it'll cost $30 and will have a history lesson in RARE-developed games of all sorts. You can stop calling the pawn shop looking for the game now, Battletoads is here.

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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller detailed

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller detailed

Additional abilities and features announced with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, set for release this Fall. This device is made for the Xbox One owner that wants more. The Xbox One owner that seeks out the strangest - and best - pieces of equipment on the market. Those that want extra things to tap and pull, too, while they're at it. A textured rolling pad replaces the D-pad and two bumper pads sit underneath the grips of each side of the device - four in all!

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Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

Start saving “several hundred dollars” for Sony’s Project Morpheus next year

With E3 officially kicking-off today, and Sony's presentation for all things PlayStation just a few hours away, we're about to be overwhelmed in new game previews and release dates. But if there's going to be one big thing for Sony this year, it's going to be Project Morpheus, the company's virtual reality headset. An in-depth report from Wired has just revealed the two details that PS4 gamers are dying to know: the VR headset will launch in the first half of 2016, priced at "several hundred dollars."

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Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

Bethesda at E3: Dishonored 2, Elder Scrolls: Legacy, Fallout 4

It's almost time for E3 2015, so naturally, companies are making sure you get to hear their spiels first with their pre-E3 conferences. One of the first to put out their wares is Bethesda and you might already have heard about the new Doom that's will be blasting its way to PC and consoles in Spring. Of course, that's not the only thing the game maker is showing off. In fact, it has a loot bag of game announcements that span not just PCs or console but even mobile devices.

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New Doom demoed at E3: prepare for a bloodbath

New Doom demoed at E3: prepare for a bloodbath

If the first Doom game in 1993 had parents and religious organizations up in arms, they would probably have nothing on today's latest incarnation. Or re-incarnation, so to speak. At its pre-E3 2015 show, Bethesda, who know owns Doom maker id Software, unveiled to the public for the very first time the new Doom. Aside from getting in on the times in terms of graphics technology and player agility, this upcoming first person shooter is also getting an update in terms of gore and violence, in line with today's standards as well.

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Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

Super Smash Bros. adds Ryu & Roy, plus YouTube replays

E3 2015 may not have officially started, but Nintendo couldn't help gushing Super Smash Bros. news today including YouTube replays and fresh characters. In an announcement this morning, Nintendo confirmed that Ryu from the Street Fighter franchise, and Roy from Fire Emblem, would join Lucas from Mother 3 as new playable fighters for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. Meanwhile, there are also new amiibo figures on the horizon.

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