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The Division Beta extended until Tuesday

The Division Beta extended until Tuesday

After being waitlisted for a day, I spent a fair bit of time over the weekend playing The Division. I'm saving my judgment for the game until the full release, but it's safe to say that I enjoyed it enough to keep playing it for a while. If you've been sad that the beta ended last night, I've got some good news for you.

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Microsoft launches Xbox Live Community Calendar app

Microsoft launches Xbox Live Community Calendar app

Today is the start of a new month, and for owners of Microsoft's two most recent consoles, that means you get free games. Thanks to the wildly successful “Games with Gold” program, this is a pretty regular occurrence. You might think that this is the only regular event that happens on the Xbox, but as it turns out, there's so much more. And Microsoft is rolling out a new way to let you know about community events.

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PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

In the great Console Wars, there are really only two names that matter. Nintendo has always been an outlier, as they target different audiences, and rarely support the same games as the other two. Unfortunately, in this round, Microsoft has declined to decline releasing official sales numbers for the Xbox One, so it makes it harder to judge how each side is faring, in comparison to the other.

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Dangerous Golf brings powerups and destruction to the game

Dangerous Golf brings powerups and destruction to the game

I have a strange relationship with golf. I've played a few games with friends over the years. It's enjoyable, but not something I go out of my way to do. Putt-putt, on the other hand, is something that I could do all day long. My relationship with video game versions of golf are similar. I can enjoy serious ones with friends, but give me something a little more silly, and I'll probably enjoy it a lot more. Which is exactly why I'm looking forward to Dangerous Golf.

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Rock Band 1 tracks can now be imported on Xbox One

Rock Band 1 tracks can now be imported on Xbox One

Last week we brought you the news that after months of waiting, PS4 owners could finally import their Rock Band 1 tracks into the latest installment of the game. Unfortunately, the same was not true for Xbox One owners. The developers confirmed that they were still hard at work solving the issue on Microsoft's gaming platform, but no solid time frame was given.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops tipped for Xbox One

Call of Duty: Black Ops tipped for Xbox One

Microsoft has been doing a great job of releasing a fresh batch of backwards-compatible games on the regular so far. Just last week, we saw 10 more games get announced, with a special freebie, to boot. Now we've got some information on one big title that might be coming in the next batch.

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Witcher 2 gets backwards-compatible on Xbox One, is free for two weeks

Witcher 2 gets backwards-compatible on Xbox One, is free for two weeks

The Witcher 3 was easily one of the best games to come out of 2015. It was a big enough hit that many people who hadn't even played the previous games decided to pick it up. If you're one of those people, and you want to play the earlier games, today is your lucky day.

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Mortal Kombat XL trailer releases the date of killer expansion

Mortal Kombat XL trailer releases the date of killer expansion

The second version of Mortal Kombat X will be extra-large, containing - but not limited to - Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Xenomorph from the Alien series. The game will be called Mortal Kombat XL, and it'll roll with all of the content from the original Mortal Kombat X, released in 2015, as well as a whole new swath of oddities. Those of you that already own Mortal Kombat X, you'll still be able to bust out with all of this content just so long as you purchase the upcoming Kombat Pack 2.

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EA Access lets Gold members play 14 games for free this week

EA Access lets Gold members play 14 games for free this week

Have you ever wanted to play Battlefield Hardline, Need for Speed, or Dragon Age: Inquisition? Well, if you're an Xbox Live Gold member playing on an Xbox One, now is your lucky chance. For the next few days, you'll have access to these and more games at no cost.

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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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