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Microsoft is looking into compensation for Xbox Live outages

Microsoft is looking into compensation for Xbox Live outages

If you're an Xbox One owner, you've probably not been to happy with Microsoft these past couple of weeks. Outages have been a pretty common occurrence, and communication from Microsoft about the issues hasn't exactly been the best. So what is Microsoft doing to make it up to gamers? Well, at least one member of the team is working on it.

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Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

Doom sees new multiplayer trailer, beta details released

The May 13th release date for the new Doom game from Id Software and Bethesda is rapidly approaching, and while we were treated to a new campaign trailer several weeks ago, now it's time for multiplayer details to spill. A new multiplayer trailer was released today with plenty of new gameplay footage, as well as the dates for an upcoming beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and how players can participate.

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With Fable Legends canceled, Lionhead Studios may close its doors

With Fable Legends canceled, Lionhead Studios may close its doors

If you've been eagerly awaiting the release of the free-to-play Fable game, Fable Legends, then today isn't your lucky day. The game was originally slated to be released in the last quarter of 2015, but was delayed. According to the latest timetable, the open beta was due out sometime this Spring. And as of today, it has been canceled altogether. And that's just the beginning of the bad news from Microsoft.

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Xbox’s Phil Spencer assuages fears of console, PC merger

Microsoft's announcement of Quantum Break's PC availability, and the eventual pull out of the game from the Windows Store, has been something of a mess. While it is great news (though not completely) for PC gamers, those on the Xbox side of the fence have started murmuring and questioning. Is Microsoft's stronger PC gaming push and its equally strong Windows 10 push on the Xbox a sign of troubling times for the console? Is Microsoft unifying the console and the PC? Phil Spencer says "no", though a bit ambiguously.

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The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

The Division’s first year of DLC gets outlined

With Tom Clancy's The Division coming out soon, Ubisoft has decided to outline what their future plans are for the game. Well, the plans for the next year or so, at least. And while there is DLC that you'll have to pay for, they do have plans for additional content that will be released for free.

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Far Cry 4’s map was reused in Primal, and Ubisoft should have embraced it

Far Cry 4’s map was reused in Primal, and Ubisoft should have embraced it

Back in 2013, Ubisoft made an interesting move with the Far Cry series. Far Cry 3 did incredibly well, and the team decided that they'd have some fun and make a stand-alone expansion for the game that took a completely different turn that we were used to. The result was a retro-futuristic game starring a cyborg named Rex "Power" Colt named Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

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Here’s how to access Diablo III’s newest Cow Level

Here’s how to access Diablo III’s newest Cow Level

If you played Diablo II back in the day, then you remember the Cow Level. Sure, Blizzard had a good time telling everyone that it didn't exist, and still toys with the community to this day. However, despite what they say, the Cow Level exists, and there's actually a new one that you can only access during the month of March.

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Quantum Break’s PC version will need an internet connection to see in-game videos

Quantum Break’s PC version will need an internet connection to see in-game videos

Microsoft is pushing to bring more Xbox exclusive game to Windows. While that initially seemed like a good thing, there are a host of good reasons why you don't want to go out and buy the latest title on the Windows Store. And now it seems like the Windows version of Quantum Break will need an open internet connection, in order to get all of the content.

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Xbox One software update introduces 16-player chat, Xbox 360 game purchases

Xbox One software update introduces 16-player chat, Xbox 360 game purchases

Much like how Sony has just released a new preview version of the PS4's system software to limited beta testers, Microsoft has also outlined the new features coming to the Xbox One in its next system update. Those who are a part of Microsoft's preview program can download it starting today, while a general release is expected in the next few weeks. Some of the main features to note include increased players in chat parties and easier access to purchase backwards compatible Xbox 360 games.

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Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

Lamborghini Centenario to make its digital debut in new Forza game

If you're into cars, you've likely already been following the Geneva Motor Show, which kicked off this week. And that means you've seen the new Lamborghini Centenario, one of the biggest highlights of the event so far. You probably didn't expect a video game announcement to come from the show, however, but that's what Microsoft has done, revealing that a new title in its flagship racing series Forza is on the way, with Lamborghini's Centenario to be the cover car.

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The Division won’t have microtransactions, except it will

The Division won’t have microtransactions, except it will

I'm pretty excited for Tom Clancy's The Division. I was cautiously excited until the beta, where my brother and I spent a good while mowing down enemies together. While it wasn't a perfect experience, it had all of the elements that I was looking for in a co-op MMORPG shooter. One of the biggest things I've been wondering is whether or not the game would have microtransactions, which can ruin any gaming experience.

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Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

Want your own Dark Souls Estus Flask? Here’s what you have to buy

When big games are released, the publisher will often make some sort of "deluxe" or "collector's" edition available. When you cough up the dough for this special edition of the game, you'll get things like art books, music, and maybe some kind of cool collectible. Dark Souls III is no different, however, this is one of the first times I can recall a game getting a special version of a strategy guide with similar bonuses.

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