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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched last week to much fanfare from the platform fighter crowd. The game, which certainly seems to take a page out of the Super Smash Bros. playbook, has gained a lot of attention for its familiar cast of characters and features focused on competitive play. Now Microsoft has made two limited edition Xbox Series X consoles to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, but unfortunately, you won't be able to buy them.

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Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

With the launch of Windows 11, a few PC makers have raised their hands to call attention to new PCs that will be shipping with Microsoft's latest OS out of the box. Other OEMs, however, might not have the same resources to push out completely new laptops and desktops and are content just to announce that existing products will be eligible for the free upgrade. Of course, Samsung is also taking the opportunity to remind its customers that they can already enjoy integration with their mobile phones even before Windows 11 gets that promised native support for Android apps.

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Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Today Microsoft revealed two new pieces of gaming equipment that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox. Today's launch is just one of a collection of products that'll either be available in giveaways or contests - or appearing as consumer products ready for purchase later this year. Both the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset will be available for purchase by the public.

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5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

In the weeks we've been using Windows 11 and the short time we've had the final build, we've found some shortcuts and essential features that are worth sharing. Today's quick peek at Windows 11 shows a set of elements in Windows 11 that I've been using daily - and which I've found surprisingly absent when I open my older computer (with Windows 10). For starters - an easy one - right-clicking the start button.

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Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Despite the name, web browsers are used for more than just consuming content on the Internet these days. They have almost become like operating systems themselves, and people are using them to get work done, particularly those that involve office documents. Given that use case, it only seems reasonable that browsers start getting better document processing tools, and Microsoft Edge is coming to the rescue by integrating its writing assistance tool, so you won't have to sign up for a separate service for that.

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Adidas Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers honor the elder console

Adidas Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers honor the elder console

In the trailer you're about to see, Microsoft launched a new pair of sneakers with Adidas. These sneakers are a "partnership 20 years in the playing", looking back on the past couple of decades of the existence of Microsoft's one and only gaming console. This first consumer release is just that - the first - there'll be more revealed "over the next few months" as well.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is the most versatile professional notebook computer I've ever used. After using this device for only a relatively short period of time, it's clear that Microsoft made peace with the idea that they could, and would, create a multi-tiered laptop machine with a transforming body that remained elegant as it performed all tasks. Now, if this machine continues to perform well after we've used it in work mode for a few more weeks, we'll have a real winner on our hands.

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Forza Horizon 5 full achievements list revealed

Forza Horizon 5 full achievements list revealed

Ever since Forza Horizon 5 was announced at E3 2021, Microsoft and Playground Games have been trickle releasing new information about the game. As we get closer to launch, those info drops have been getting more and more significant, and today, the two companies gave us a boatload of new information by revealing the complete list of achievements for Forza Horizon 5. Achievement hunters will want to have a look at this full list, as there don't seem to be any hidden achievements.

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Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Windows 11 released today: How to install and update

Today Microsoft released Windows 11 to the world in a software update for all Windows 10 devices able to handle the new OS. Today we're going to run down the ways users can check if they're prepared for this update, and the ways in which said update can be loaded to a Windows 10 machine. This process begins for most people unsure of the power of their PC with a quick visit to Microsoft's PC Health Check.

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Windows 11 first impressions: 5 features I love, plus 1 I hate

Windows 11 first impressions: 5 features I love, plus 1 I hate

Over the past few weeks we've been testing both early builds and (over the past week) a final public build of Windows 11. During that time, I've set aside 4 features that exemplify the overall positive experience Windows 11 has been in our testing and review process so far. I also have one significant complaint, and it has to do with an element that might just be unavoidable.

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Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

Seagate 512GB Xbox Series X|S expansion card might be coming soon

As game consoles become more powerful, one particular aspect seems to have taken a small step backward instead. Internal storage naturally has to be a bit limited, but the latest PlayStation and Xbox generations have also made expanding that storage either more difficult or more expensive. While the Xbox Series X|S has long had storage expansion, the available choices aren't exactly accessible, making the sighting of this 512GB card from Seagate an early holiday treat for Xbox gamers.

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Windows 11 benchmark reveals security feature can affect performance

Windows 11 benchmark reveals security feature can affect performance

Considering Windows has been ridiculed for decades because of its weak security, it's no surprise that Microsoft is making security a critical factor in Windows 11. It has even made certain hardware-based security features a minimum requirement for upgrading to the next big Windows release. While that definitely sounds great in general, it seems that at least one aspect of those security measures may have a negative impact on games running on certain Windows 11 PCs.

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