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Xbox One November 2019 update arrives with Google Assistant and more

Xbox One November 2019 update arrives with Google Assistant and more

After an X019 kick-off that included the reveal of a new Rare title and the news that the Project xCloud preview is heading to Windows 10 next year, Microsoft has delivered the November 2019 for Xbox One. This update in particular in a pretty big one, as it delivers Google Assistant functionality and a significant improvement to gamertags.

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Final Fantasy comes to Xbox Game Pass, Final Fantasy XIV promised

Final Fantasy comes to Xbox Game Pass, Final Fantasy XIV promised

At its X019 event, Microsoft practically tried to steal Google's thunder just as the latter is about to launch its Stadia game streaming service. Not only did Microsoft confirm 50 games for Project xCloud, a stark contrast to Stadia's starting 12, it also revealed that xCloud will also dip its toes into the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. That opens the doors to dozens more game, including the newly announced arrival of most of the Final Fantasy series, with a big one still promised to come.

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Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Surface Pro 7 is extremely difficult to repair based on iFixit teardown

Microsoft unveiled quite a number of notable Surface devices last month but there is always an odd one out. The Surface Pro 7 seems to have gotten the short end of the stick this year, being seen as an almost forgettable upgrade. But more than just the meager step up in specs and features, the device is criticized for sporting an already very outdated design. It turns out, that's true inside as well.

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Xbox Black Friday deals revealed: Games, consoles, subscriptions

Xbox Black Friday deals revealed: Games, consoles, subscriptions

We're days away from Thanksgiving and that means, for many consumers, that it's time to start shopping for the holidays. Here to usher that in is consumer holiday Black Friday when a number of companies will discount their items and launch various deals (and pseudo-deals) to lure in customers. For gaming enthusiasts, Microsoft has unveiled its upcoming Xbox Black Friday deals.

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Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Today at XO19, Microsoft and Mojang brought some new information about the dungeon crawler adventure by the name of Minecraft Dungeons. This game is like Diablo 4 in an alternate universe. Inside the Minecraft Universe, players will explore many different environments with a real boxy sort of base. This system will be available inside 2020.

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Project xCloud preview heads to Windows 10 next year

Project xCloud preview heads to Windows 10 next year

It was a given that we'd hear more about Project xCloud during X019, and sure enough, Microsoft took some time during today's episode of Inside Xbox to give us an update on the service. First and foremost, Microsoft announced that it will soon be adding more than 50 games to the Project xCloud preview, which has now been running for a month on Android devices.

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Everwild trailer reveals Rare’s next game for Xbox One

Everwild trailer reveals Rare’s next game for Xbox One

Microsoft's X019 event is underway, and one of the biggest attention-getters during a special episode of Inside Xbox was the reveal of Rare's next game. It's been a while since we've seen one of these Rare game announcements, as the last one was the reveal of Sea of Thieves during E3 2015. Now we know that its next title will be called Everwild, and though the game is still early on in development, the company is giving us an early look today.

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The Witcher 3 might be the next big title for Xbox Game Pass

The Witcher 3 might be the next big title for Xbox Game Pass

The Witcher 3 has enjoyed an enduring reputation as one of the best games of this generation. If you're among the people who hasn't played it yet, you may soon get your chance, assuming that you're subscribed to Xbox Game Pass. A new ad that apparently aired before it was supposed to suggests that The Witcher 3 will be coming to Microsoft's game subscription service soon.

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Minecraft Earth early access just launched in the USA

Minecraft Earth early access just launched in the USA

Today the game Minecraft Earth was released in "early access" mode for the United States. This game uses GPS location information and allows users the ability to play a version of Minecraft wherever they may roam. Augmented reality and item searching show the game to be in a vein very similar to that of Pokemon GO, and it's ready to roll now in the USA.

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Xbox Surprise Me button will remind Insiders about games they forgot

Xbox Surprise Me button will remind Insiders about games they forgot

Given how easy it is to purchase games these days, provided you have the funds, of course, it's not unusual for a single gamer to accumulate dozens or even hundreds of titles in their collection. Many of them have probably gathered digital dust even before they have been played once. Some may have even been lost to memory, at least not until the Xbox's upcoming feature surprises them with a suggestion to play a game owners might have forgotten they even have.

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 preorder ‘now shipping’ contradictions

Microsoft HoloLens 2 preorder ‘now shipping’ contradictions

On November 7, 2019, Microsoft announced that HoloLens 2 was "now shipping to customers." The confusing bit here was the less-than-perfect clarity in the message and the differences between the various different sorts of "customers" about which Microsoft was speaking. The first sentence in the Microsoft news post was a bit broad, saying "Now shipping to customers, HoloLens 2 uses AI to facilitate one of the most basic human impulses: exchanging knowledge."

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HoloLens 2 released: Microsoft ships 2nd Gen mixed reality headset

HoloLens 2 released: Microsoft ships 2nd Gen mixed reality headset

HoloLens 2 is now shipping, with Microsoft's second-generation augmented reality headset headed out to businesses and early-adopters after having been unveiled earlier in the year. The new headset builds on its predecessor by being lighter and more powerful, as well as adding features like hand-tracking that's capable of following each individual finger.

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