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Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Next Destiny update lands in April with new challenges, gear

Fellow Destiny fans, rejoice! Developer Bungie has finally shared some solid info on the next activities update for everyone's favorite shooter. Since the release of the huge expansion that was The Taken King back in September, things have gotten little stale, with the last few months seeing only minor, temporary "events" to hold our attention. That's set to change on April 12th, however, as Destiny will be receiving its largest non-paid update ever, including promises of new gear and activities.

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Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Xbox One ‘Dusk’ and ‘Copper’ wireless controllers unveiled

Microsoft has unveiled a couple of new wireless controllers, both with a faded color gradient finish, which is a first among Xbox One wireless controllers. The two controllers are dubbed “Copper Shadow” and “Dusk Shadow,” each hinting at the color of the controller as it fades to black. Colors aside, they come with all the usual Xbox One controller features.

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Windows 10 universal apps coming to Xbox One in Summer

Windows 10 universal apps coming to Xbox One in Summer

It is not yet the app-pocalyptic scenario that Epic Games' Tim Sweeney has been painting these past few days, but some might see the omens in it. At GDC 2016, Microsoft's Jason Ronald has confirmed that not only will Universal Windows Apps becoming to Xbox One soon, they'll be coming in Summer. Perhaps even more worrying to some who have sympathized Sweeney's point of view, Microsoft will also be merging the Windows Store and the Xbox Store into one, further emphasizing the image of one Windows 10 platform to rule them all.

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Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta starts April 18

The Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta will be arriving on April 18, it has been announced. Those who have played the game’s ultimate edition on the Xbox One and Windows 10 will see tokens for beta early access arrive; on April 24, the early access will end and all Xbox Live Gold members (who qualify) will get a beta invite. The multiplayer beta will be available until May 1.

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Xbox One Win10 cross-network play enabled for all online games

Xbox One Win10 cross-network play enabled for all online games

In the immediate future Microsoft will be opening the doors to cross-network cross-device multiplayer gaming action to for the masses. "In addition to natively supporting cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10 games that use Xbox Live," said Chris Charla, Director ID@Xbox, "we’re enabling developers to support cross-network play as well." The first title to make use of this update will be Rocket League - you'll be able to play on your Windows 10 PC while your buddies play on their Xbox One. Super fair for all parties involved, indeed!

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Rocket League is trading soccer for basketball

Rocket League is trading soccer for basketball

Rocket League, the indie game that became an instant smash hit on the PlayStation 4 and saw a recent release on the Xbox One, is getting a new mode in the near future that looks to completely change-up the gameplay. See, Rocket League is basically about playing soccer (or football, if you're outside the US) with small RC cars. But developer Psyonix has revealed that in honor of March Madness, players will be getting a basketball mode.

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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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