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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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Rocket League on Xbox One gets a release date, bonus items

Rocket League on Xbox One gets a release date, bonus items

Regardless of what platform you choose to game on, you're always going to have to deal with timed exclusives for a different one. Timed exclusives are annoying, but they have a silver lining. While you're waiting on them, you can clear out some of your back catalog. Plus, when they do show up, sometimes they come with a little apology note.

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The Division’s open beta is coming soon

The Division’s open beta is coming soon

We've been waiting around for Tom Clancy's The Division since it was announced back in 2013. Originally we'd been told that the game would be released in 2014, then it got moved back to 2015. The current release date is March 8, 2016, and it doesn't look like we'll be seeing any further delays.

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Red Dead Redemption added and quickly pulled from Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption added and quickly pulled from Xbox One

Over the weekend, a few lucky gamers were treated to something special. Red Dead Redemption was found to be available on the Xbox One, making it the most recent game to receive the backwards-compatibility treatment. Unfortunately not long after it was available, it was rendered unplayable.

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