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Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

Why gamers should be wary of Microsoft’s PC gaming push

We know that Microsoft is wanting to commit to cross-play functionality, which is the ability to buy a game on one platform, and have it work for the other. This looks like a big win for both Xbox One and PC gamers alike, but people are still upset about the loss of exclusivity to Xbox One titles. I explained earlier in the week why that's hardly a reality. But there is a good reason to be cautious about this new concept.

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Fallout 4 DLC details, release schedule announced

Fallout 4 DLC details, release schedule announced

Fallout 4 players who have spent the last few months completing quests and exploring the game's world to their heart's content are about to have another reason to dive back into the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Actually, several reasons. Developer Bethesda has announced three separate DLCs to see release over the spring months: Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. With a mix of new enemies, new locations, new abilities, and new stories, players will have plenty to keep them busy once again.

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Twitch streamer beats Dark Souls without taking any damage

Twitch streamer beats Dark Souls without taking any damage

Dark Souls is easily one of the most difficult games to come out in recent years. My playthrough of it brought back painful memories from my NES gaming days, with games like Karate Kid or Battletoads. I've seen plenty of people make some great playthroughs of Dark Souls, but one Twitch streamer takes the cake, with the most ridiculous feat yet: Not taking a single hit.

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What Microsoft’s cross-buy initiative means, and why it’s good for gamers

What Microsoft’s cross-buy initiative means, and why it’s good for gamers

Imagine picking up a new game, and spending hours playing it on your couch. Then, maybe your couch is occupied by other people watching movies. Well, you have a perfectly good PC in the other room, so you go fire it up, and continue where you left off. You don't have to worry about buying another copy, or setting up streaming, it just works. This is a future that Microsoft is looking at making a reality, though not everyone is happy about it.

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Microsoft wants more Xbox games to come with free PC copies

Microsoft wants more Xbox games to come with free PC copies

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Xbox One exclusive title Quantum Break would be getting a PC release. This was a pretty big deal, especially since the game is due out in April, and the PC version would be making its debut on the very same day as on the Xbox One. But that wasn't the most interesting part of the announcement.

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Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Xbox One gets Quantum Break special edition console bundle

Microsoft has just announced the latest bundle for the Xbox One console, this time featuring the latest exclusive title, Quantum Break. The console and controller come in a limited Cirrus White color, although Microsoft says the Quantum Break bundle will be available with black hardware as well. Inside the box players will find a 500GB model Xbox One, a downloadable copy of Quantum Break, as well as code to download developer Remedy Entertainment's previous title, Alan Wake.

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Rocket League gets recreated inside Halo 5

Rocket League gets recreated inside Halo 5

What do you do when there's a massively popular game, but it hasn't been released for your console of choice? Usually, there are just two options. You can wait and hope that it eventually gets released, or you can pony up the cash for that other console. Since people don't usually have a few hundred bucks to blow on just one game, they generally just end up waiting. But some people like to take the third option: Just remake the game yourself.

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The Division gets big updates ahead of open beta

The Division gets big updates ahead of open beta

When a game gets a closed beta just a month before it's ready to be released, people often wonder just how much can be changed in that time. Such is the case with Tom Clancy's The Division. The game had a weekend-long closed beta at the end of last month. There's an open beta coming, and along with it, a surprising number of changes.

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Hitman Absolution is getting the Xbox One treatment

Hitman Absolution is getting the Xbox One treatment

One thing that's always made me enjoy playing games on a PC is the fact that there are very few games that I can't go back and play whenever I want, on the same machine I play new titles on. With consoles, the ability to play older games on new hardware has been spotty, at best. Microsoft has been doing a good job of making Xbox 360 titles available since they announced the feature last year. And it looks like we have another new (old) games to look forward to.

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Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer DLC detailed, dated

Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer DLC detailed, dated

Konami's Metal Gear Solid V debuted last fall, and while it was a big hit among critics and fans, there's been little in the form of new content since then. Players who enjoy the game's multiplayer component, called Metal Gear Online, will be happy to finally hear about an upcoming expansion that will introduce new maps, a new playable character, and even a new game mode. One of the best parts is that the DLC, titled "Cloaked in Silence," is even coming to the older-gen consoles alongside the PS4 and Xbox One.

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Fallout 4 ramen is real, for some reason

Fallout 4 ramen is real, for some reason

Since Fallout 4 was announced, we've seen some pretty strange tie-in products. The first was Fallout Shelter, a very unexpected iOS game. It wasn't so much strange as it was simply surprising (and fun!). Then came things like an official Nuka Cola, which was a fun (if hard to find) product. However, the weirdest tie-in was the Fallout Beer. However, that title is about to be passed on, thanks to something that Bethesda has started sending out.

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Screencheat wants you to cheat on Xbox One and PS4 next month

Screencheat wants you to cheat on Xbox One and PS4 next month

GoldenEye was the first console FPS that I ever played with friends. And by friends, I mean two friends and that one jerk that still picks Oddjob, even though we clearly stated “no Oddjob.” This was also the first time I encountered screen cheating.

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