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Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

Xbox Live Gamertags will soon come with an expiration date

If you're one of the millions of people who have a Gamertag through Xbox Live, you should know that soon they'll come with expiration dates. Starting September 15, any Gamertag that goes five years without being used will expire, re-entering the pool of available Gamertags for anyone to claim. With the Xbox brand turning 15 years old in November, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, and now we have a date for when the policy concerning Gamertags will change.

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Gears of War 4 will feature PC-only enhancements

Gears of War 4 will feature PC-only enhancements

Back when Microsoft announced that Gears of War 4 would be coming to PC, we're guessing more than a few gamers assumed it would be a direct port of the Xbox One version. While it may be a little pessimistic to assume that right off the bat, it also wouldn't be entirely unfounded given Microsoft's hot and cold history with PC gamers. As it turns out, however, it looks like PC players will have a number of enhancements at their disposal when the game launches in October.

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Xbox One, Surface Pro 4 get summer discounts pre-Anniversary update

Xbox One, Surface Pro 4 get summer discounts pre-Anniversary update

Summer is here, at least for those in the US, so naturally it's an opportune time to get some sales rolling. It isn't surprising to see Microsoft slash the price of its Xbox One flagship console, though it is somewhat curious that it is also offering a discount for the Surface Pro 4 as well. But with a new $249 price tag and just days before August 2nd, the Xbox One has just stolen the Xbox One S' thunder to become the cheapest Xbox console. At least for now.

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Sonic Mania is a new game straight from the Sega Genesis era

Sonic Mania is a new game straight from the Sega Genesis era

It's hard to remember the last decent Sonic the Hedgehog game — most would agree Sega's once iconic series took a drastic turn downhill following the Sonic Adventure titles on the Dreamcast. With each disappointing games' release in the years that followed, all fans asked for was a Sonic title that played like the originals from the early '90s: 2D graphics and fast gameplay. It may have taken them over 15 years, but it looks like Sega has finally gotten the point.

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Rocket League dev ready to roll out PS4, Xbox One cross-platform multiplayer

Rocket League dev ready to roll out PS4, Xbox One cross-platform multiplayer

Rocket League and its developers are ready to change the world once more, with Psyonix saying today that everything is in place to pull the trigger on cross-platform multiplayer between PS4 and Xbox One. Assuming such a feature is allowed to go live, it'll be a big step for the gaming industry, as the online communities for Xbox One and PS4 have previously been cut off from one another.

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Original Dead Rising titles will be re-released on Xbox One, PS4, PC

Original Dead Rising titles will be re-released on Xbox One, PS4, PC

We recently learned that Dead Rising 4 is in the works, but for those who are new to the series and want to see how it all began, Capcom has you covered. The developer confirmed today that the original Dead Rising will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC, while Dead Rising 2 and its spin off, Off the Record, will be getting the same treatment, only without a PC release. Capcom confirmed the existence of these re-releases after a PS4 trophy list for the original Dead Rising was leaked.

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Xbox One S release date revealed, 2TB console hitting shelves first

Xbox One S release date revealed, 2TB console hitting shelves first

After revealing the Xbox One S at its E3 showcase last month, Microsoft has finally given us a launch date. The company says that the Xbox One S will be releasing in select regions on August 2, along with a standalone wireless controller that comes with a textured grip and Bluetooth connectivity. In order to connect the controller to your computer through Bluetooth, though, you'll apparently need to be running Windows 10 with its Anniversary Update.

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CoD4 Modern Warfare: see the first 8 minutes of Remastered gameplay

CoD4 Modern Warfare: see the first 8 minutes of Remastered gameplay

When the newest Call of Duty entry, Infinite Warfare, was announced earlier this year, most of the excitement seemed to focus on the debut of a fully remastered Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, easily the most popular game in the series. While we've only seen a handful of images and brief clips of the new, graphically enhanced version, Activision has now released a video with a full eight minutes of gameplay.

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Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

Gears of War 4 adorns first special edition Xbox One S

The new Xbox One S, a smaller, redesigned version of Microsoft's game console, won't be available until August, and already there's a special edition model announced. As you'd expect, it's themed after Microsoft's biggest exclusive title for the upcoming holiday season: Gears of War 4. The console drops the One S's white shell for a dark red, adorned with the Gears logo and laser-etched claw marks.

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Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S, Windows 10 now on pre-order

Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S, Windows 10 now on pre-order

In just a month or so, Microsoft will be launching a new console. No, it's not the Project Scorpio, of course. Well, half a new console, probably. The Xbox One S is scheduled to go out to the public in August, and as if to confirm that schedule, the Xbox Kinect Adapter for the smaller box can now be pre-ordered with shipping scheduled for August 31. And you'll probably need want to get one soon if you plan on doing anything Kinect related with the Xbox One S, or your Windows 10 PC for that matter.

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Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

Overwatch’s latest hero revealed as Ana, a sniper who can heal

After much speculation, today Blizzard has finally revealed the first new character for its ridiculously popular shooter Overwatch. That new hero goes by the name of Ana, and she'll be bolstering the support class with her introduction. That will be a welcome relief for many support players, who for the most part have relied on just Mercy and Lucio when their team needs a healer.

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Microsoft plots Project Scorpio trade-up programs for Xbox One owners

Microsoft plots Project Scorpio trade-up programs for Xbox One owners

One of the most exciting things Microsoft revealed at E3 2016 was its new console, which for now has the working name of Project Scorpio. This new machine promises to bridge the gap between consoles and PCs even further, offering up 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second and support for virtual reality. That's all well and good, but what about those who have already bought in to the Xbox One platform?

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