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Watch Dogs 2 detailed in full: release date, San Fran, editions

Watch Dogs 2 detailed in full: release date, San Fran, editions

This morning the folks at Ubisoft confirmed the existence of Watch Dogs 2. This game will be the direct descendant of the first Watch Dogs game - which we reviewed many moons ago - and will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a game about hacking. You live in a futuristic version of San Francisco where all devices are connected and your smartphone can access essentially anything - private information about your enemies included. You'll use your hacking abilities to cause chaos and solve missions.

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E3 2016 – Expect new Xbox consoles and more from Microsoft

E3 2016 – Expect new Xbox consoles and more from Microsoft

The year's biggest gaming show starts next week, and with it will come announcements from nearly every major gaming company out there. Since there is going to be a lot of news happening next week, I thought I'd put together a list of announcements to watch out for, as well as a few predictions.

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Xbox One will get its own Summer update with Cortana in tow

Xbox One will get its own Summer update with Cortana in tow

It isn't just Windows 10 that's getting a rather hefty update this summer. Perhaps in line with its push to market Windows 10 everywhere, including in the Xbox One, Microsoft is also preparing a major update to the console's operating system, bringing both long-awaited and perhaps some dreaded features as well. While the bulk of the changes revolve around gaming's more social aspects, the spotlight will probably be shown on Cortana's long overdue arrival on the Xbox One as well as the merging of the Windows and Xbox stores.

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Xbox TV rumored to make an E3 debut

Xbox TV rumored to make an E3 debut

With E3 growing steadily closer, we're getting increasingly interested in what Microsoft and Sony are doing with their current consoles. Rumors have suggested that both companies are planning to release some sort of incremental update to their flagship consoles. However, now it looks like Microsoft may be announcing something completely different.

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Battlefield 1 trailer revealed with WWI-style madness

Battlefield 1 trailer revealed with WWI-style madness

This morning the folks behind the Battlefield series have brought a trailer for what might be their most ambitious project yet. This is Battlefield 1, so called - sort of - because it takes place during World War 1. This isn't the same WWI you've been taught about in school, however, it's a sort of alternate dimension where oddities can happen. This is what they call the "Dawn of All-Out War". We're looking... a bit... forward to it.

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DOOM launch trailer ushers in ultimate brutality

DOOM launch trailer ushers in ultimate brutality

Just so long as you are 18 years of age or older, you may freely view the following video game trailer. Can you imagine this version of DOOM being released back in the early 1990's? Not for the graphics - those are a generation ahead already. For the violence! The gore! The madness that drove our country insane throughout the government's rally against the playing of violent titles altogether! Bethesda wants you to have freedom. Freedom to mash all the monsters you wish, here in the present - DOOM time it is.

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HBO Now launches on Xbox One

HBO Now launches on Xbox One

The number of devices on which you can watch HBO Now has expanded, with support arriving on the Xbox One. As with other devices on which it is supported, HBO Now on Xbox One allows console owners to watch HBO’s content without a separate TV package, giving Game of Thrones fans incentive to catch up on the series through legitimate channels rather than contributing to record-breaking piracy numbers.

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Goodbye Xbox 360 – Microsoft ends production after 10 years

Goodbye Xbox 360 – Microsoft ends production after 10 years

When the Xbox 360 turned 10 last year, many people wondered just how long Microsoft would continue to support the aging console. After all, The original Xbox was discontinued 8 years after its launch, and Xbox Live service was ended before the console’s 9th birthday. Well today Microsoft made a special announcement regarding the future of the 360.

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Telltale’s bringing ‘7 Days to Die’ to PS4 and Xbox One this June

Telltale’s bringing ‘7 Days to Die’ to PS4 and Xbox One this June

Telltale Games, the company behind the new Michonne-centric The Walking Dead game, has announced plans to bring “7 Days to Die” to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 7 Days to Die is described as a “survival horde crafting game” taking place in a post-apocalyptic world where zombies roam. The game was made by indie developer The Fun Pimps, and will be brought to consoles via Telltale Games, which cites the game’s existing 1.5 million PC players across the globe.

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Xbox chief says he’s ‘not a fan’ of partial console upgrades

Xbox chief says he’s ‘not a fan’ of partial console upgrades

Most of the news regarding the Xbox One at Microsoft's Build 2016 developer event has focused on the universal use of the Windows 10 operating system, as well as the ability to easily turn any consumer model of the console into a dev kit. However, Microsoft's Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, took a little time to speak to the press about the future of the Xbox One, and how he's not in favor of a modular or partial upgrade to the existing console, such as a "Xbox One and a half."

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update in summer: Hello, Ink, Gaming, more Cortana

Windows 10 Anniversary Update in summer: Hello, Ink, Gaming, more Cortana

270 million. That's how many devices are now running Windows 10 already, according to Microsoft, at least. Considering the OS was launched just eight months ago, that might indeed be a world record, thanks to Microsoft rather aggressive, almost contentious, push. Unlike other Windows versions, however, Windows 10 isn't meant to be a completely finished product with minor "service pack" updates down the road. Instead, the "Windows as a Service" entails continuous updates, some of them quite major, during its lifetime. The Anniversary Update slated for summer this year is one such update and it will indeed be quite a big one.

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‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

‘Left 4 Dead 2’ is now backwards compatible on Xbox One

The game Left 4 Dead 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One, Microsoft’s Larry Hryb announced today. The game can be picked up from the Microsoft Store online, where it resides at about 5GB and costs $19.99 USD. This is the latest Xbox One Backward Compatibility addition, allowing Xbox One owners to play select Xbox 360 games on the newer console. A large roster of games are already backwards compatible on Xbox One, and the number continues to grow regularly.

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