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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

July is literally less than a day away now, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers are about to have several new games to add to their collection for free. Microsoft has just announced the lineup of titles included in the Games with Gold program for July 2018, consisting of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, as usual, with the latter two titles also playable on the Xbox One hardware thanks to backwards compatibility.

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Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft is available on a truly impressive number of platforms, but it won't be long now before Mojang and Microsoft drop some of them from their update schedule. Though there was some question as to whether or not Minecraft's incoming Update Aquatic would make it to legacy consoles, Microsoft has confirmed that it will. Unfortunately, this will be the last significant update we'll see for many of those older platforms, so those playing on them should prepare for the end.

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Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Microsoft has revealed the May 2018 lineup of free games available through the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Xbox Live Gold subscribers are treated to four titles each month; two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, with the latter pair being backward compatible with the Xbox One. There's several great games in lineup, including the highly acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Microsoft just made an exciting announcement for long-term Xbox fans: it'll be bringing another 19 classic titles to its latest and greatest console, these joining the half a dozen more Xbox 360 games added today. These titles will be added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog some time this month, Microsoft says, bringing with them Xbox One X Enhancements in some cases.

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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup detailed

Just as Sony is detailing the free PlayStation Plus game for April today, Microsoft is doing the same for the free titles that will be offered through Xbox Live's Games with Gold. Like all of the months before, Microsoft will be handing out four games in total: two each for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 titles, as always, will be backward compatible with Xbox One, meaning that Xbox One players will net four free games should they want to dedicate the bandwidth to downloading all of them.

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Xbox Live Gold is free for all this weekend

Xbox Live Gold is free for all this weekend

These days, it's tough to avoid paying to play video games online unless you happen to be playing on PC. Prompted by the rise of Xbox Live Gold in the Xbox 360/PS3 era, Microsoft, Sony, and now even Nintendo either have implemented or will be implementing systems that require you to pay to play online multiplayer. Though there probably aren't very many Xbox owners who don't have an Xbox Live subscription at this point, Microsoft has a new promotion for those hold outs who remain.

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Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

That time of the month is once again upon us: Microsoft has revealed which games will be available to Xbox Live subscribers under its Games with Gold program. This time around we see a total of four games, two for the Xbox One console, as well as one for the Xbox 360 plus one an Arcade title. Which game is best among the group is debatable, but all of them are great options.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

With the arrival of 2018 will come the year's first selection of Xbox's free Games with Gold. Microsoft today revealed a new group of games that will be available for free to anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. Since Xbox Live Gold is a requirement if you want to play multiplayer games, we're guessing that most Xbox owners will get to partake in these freebies.

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Xbox Game Pass: 5 reasons to give it a try

Xbox Game Pass: 5 reasons to give it a try

Microsoft is rounding out the year by adding a bunch of games to Xbox Game Pass, a service that allows you on demand access to a library of titles. Though it's similar to PlayStation Now, Xbox Game Pass is still in its infancy as a service, so what's the benefit of signing up for Microsoft's service when Sony's own is available on PC and therefore doesn't require a PlayStation 4? There were already a few reasons why you might give Xbox Game Pass a shot over PlayStation Now, and Microsoft just turned it into an even more tempting proposition.

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These Xbox 360 games coming for One X launch

These Xbox 360 games coming for One X launch

Microsoft has already made one nostalgia-fueled reveal today, and now it's time for the next. First we heard that 13 games from the original Xbox will be compatible with the Xbox One beginning tomorrow, with Microsoft now revealing that a select number of Xbox 360 games will be getting enhancements for the Xbox One X. As exciting as that announcement is, the list is unfortunately limited to just four titles for launch.

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US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

The lowly Xbox 360 controller: it is more than a decade old, no longer the primary Xbox gamepad, and it also happens to be the US Navy's top choice for controlling its most advanced submarines. Not the entire submarine, mind, but rather its various periscopes that exist as a pair of giant masts. High-res cameras are fitted to these periscopes, and the feed appears on large flat-screen displays within the sub.

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Hulu Live TV for Xbox 360 arrives: PS4 and Roku owners still waiting

Hulu Live TV for Xbox 360 arrives: PS4 and Roku owners still waiting

The Xbox 360 may be a thoroughly dated device at this point, but it is long from being forgotten. The previous-generation Microsoft console just got support for Hulu's livestreaming television service, making it one of a slowly growing number of supported devices. The app's arrival comes alongside news that Hulu will soon unify its two iOS apps into a single offering that includes the Live TV platform.

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