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Here comes Xbox One’s first big update for 2016

Here comes Xbox One’s first big update for 2016

Microsoft's first Xbox One update of 2016 will ramp up the console's social cred, but one of the most hotly-anticipated features will have to wait. The new update, which some gamers will see appearing on their consoles from today, will give a preview of who is in a Party game before it's actually joined, while the Gamerscore Leaderboard will show a comparison of how you're doing compared to everyone else, along with who has improved the most.

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Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle up for preorder

Microsoft has launched the new Xbox One ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ bundle for preorder, giving gamers an early chance at reserving one of the units for themselves. The bundle includes an Xbox One with a 1TB hard drive and, of course, the “The Division” game itself. As an extra perk, those who preorder will be given guaranteed early access to the beta starting on January 28.

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No background music for Xbox One until summer

No background music for Xbox One until summer

When you're playing games, the soundtrack can go a long way in helping set the mood. However, when you've heard Butcher Pete on your Pip Boy for the twentieth time, it starts to lose its charm. We've known for a while that Xbox One owners can expect to use their own music during gaming sessions, but what we haven't known is exactly when this will happen.

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Amazon gives 20% off all new video games to Prime members

Amazon gives 20% off all new video games to Prime members

You have to hand it to Amazon, as they're constantly adding to the value of their Prime service. For a while they've been making announcements regarding faster, same-day delivery, food delivery, and more. However, today's announcement is aimed squarely at saving gamers some money.

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Xbox One Super Charger recharges your controller in under a minute

Xbox One Super Charger recharges your controller in under a minute

One of the worst things to happen during a game is to have your controller die on you. Since the invention of the wireless controller, keeping your batteries charged has become a serious issue. Sure, you can always keep some spare AA's on hand, but what if you could recharge your battery in under a minute?

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Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Microsoft is looking into Xbox One’s ‘Halo: Reach’ issues

Xbox One owners hoping to rekindle their fondness for Halo: Reach were disappointed to find the game runs very poorly on Microsoft’s latest console. According to reports from owners, the video game — which takes advantage of backwards compatibility — suffers from a very poor frame rate that leaves the game choppy, makes aiming hard, and in some cases has caused claims the game is entirely ‘unplayable.’

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Xbox One Elite Controller demand was “totally underestimated” by Microsoft

Xbox One Elite Controller demand was “totally underestimated” by Microsoft

When you create a niche product with a high price tag, it's undoubtedly hard to judge just how many units you're going to sell. You don't want to make too many, only to find out that they're not very popular. But as Microsoft found out, sometimes it's not great to make too few, either.

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No Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront

No Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront

Now that a large portion of people have seen The Force Awakens, fans are wondering when they're going to be able to get inside of that universe again. Specifically, when they're going to be able to play a game set in that same time period. After all, who doesn't want to mow down some TIE's like Poe? Well, if you're hoping to get into some TFA action in Battlefront, you're going to be disappointed.

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New Battlefield 4 DLC has an insane Easter egg hidden inside

New Battlefield 4 DLC has an insane Easter egg hidden inside

Finding Easter eggs in games is a lot of fun. Usually you'll stumble onto something that is a reference to an earlier game, or some other piece of pop culture. However, other times they lead to a puzzle that, if solved, can give you access to something rather unique. Well, Battlefield 4's latest free DLC had one of the craziest Easter eggs I've ever seen.

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Rock Band 4 leaderboards to be reset, following bug fixes

Rock Band 4 leaderboards to be reset, following bug fixes

Back when the first and second Rock Band games came out, I played them nonstop. I worked hard on the drums to climb the leaderboards, and for a while, held a rank that I was pretty proud of. If Harmonix had made today's announcement back then, I'd have been pretty bummed out.

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Nyko Xbox One external drive enclosure finally released

Nyko Xbox One external drive enclosure finally released

These days your gaming console needs as much, if not more storage space than your PC. That's because unlike the days of old, you can't simply play games of the disc anymore. In order to cut down load times, you need to install virtually all of your games to the hard drive. And since the largest Xbox One clocks in at just 1TB, you need a way to add more storage space.

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No new Call of Duty: Black Ops III maps for PS3, Xbox 360

No new Call of Duty: Black Ops III maps for PS3, Xbox 360

Bad news today for Call of Duty: Black Ops III players on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Activision has officially announced the game's first DLC pack, titled "Awakening," which includes four new multiplayer maps and a new co-op chapter in the zombies mode. Unfortunately none of it is coming to the last-gen consoles, instead seeing release first on PS4, followed by Xbox One and PC.

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