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Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2021 serve up fantasy board games, island nations

Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2021 serve up fantasy board games, island nations

We're quickly closing in on May, and that means a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold are on the way. Today, Microsoft revealed the games it will offer for free next month to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. As always, there will be two games from the Xbox One era and two games from previous generations that are playable through backward compatibility.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for April put us in the boots of Vikings and truck drivers

Xbox Live Games with Gold for April put us in the boots of Vikings and truck drivers

April is nearly upon us, which means today Microsoft revealed a new batch of Xbox Live Games with Gold titles. While April doesn't seem like it's going to be some kind of bang-up month for the service, there will still be some interesting games up for grabs. At the very least, we can expect a pretty wide collection of genres on offer in April.

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Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

Xbox Live outage in the cloud: It’s not just you

This afternoon Xbox services had a few outages and/or issues. This included what Microsoft marked as a "Major Outage" for items like "Account & Profile", "Store & Subscriptions", Multiplayer gaming, and Cloud gaming. Together those basically make up the biggest bits of the online space for Xbox players of multiplayer games - chances are you felt the impact of this set of issues.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for March are for fans of shooters

Xbox Live Games with Gold for March are for fans of shooters

With the first day of March getting ever closer, Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup for next month. If there's a theme to this month, it definitely seems to be shooters - be they tactical, top-down, or run-and-gun games. If you're a fan of shooters of any variety, you'll probably want to reserve at least a little bandwidth to download these games next month.

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Playable Xbox 360 Goldeneye 007 leaks in full

Playable Xbox 360 Goldeneye 007 leaks in full

Earlier this week, we told you about a rather exciting leak involving a cancelled remake of Goldeneye 007 for the Xbox 360. A video of the remake, featuring a full single-player playthrough and even some multiplayer content, was published to YouTube over the weekend. That gave us an extended look at the game, but now it seems that leakers have wasted little time in releasing a playable ROM of the game.

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The long-lost Goldeneye 007 Xbox remake just resurfaced in full

The long-lost Goldeneye 007 Xbox remake just resurfaced in full

Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 is undoubtedly one of the most popular games of all time, and throughout the years there have been at least a couple of attempts at remaking it. You're likely already familiar with Eurocom and Activision's Wii remake from 2010 (which was eventually ported to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3), but Rare itself attempted to remake the game as an Xbox Live Arcade title before then. That project was ultimately canned late into development, but today, we're getting our first full look at the game.

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Xbox Live Games With Gold gets an extra title in February 2021

Xbox Live Games With Gold gets an extra title in February 2021

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for February 2021, and it seems that next month Gold subscribers are going to get a bonus game. Instead of the typical four games for free, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will have five, with none other than Gears 5 leading the charge. Gears 5 is a game that many Xbox One owners and even PC gamers will be familiar with, because it's one of the first-party titles Microsoft uses heavily in Xbox Game Pass advertising.

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Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

The aging Xbox 360 will lose support for Halo game services, it has been announced, but you'll still have time to upgrade to a newer console. Microsoft plans to end support for the Halo games released on the console, but players will still be able to play the titles -- though, it notes, some game features will stop working.

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Xbox Series X|S can connect to original Xbox through system link

Xbox Series X|S can connect to original Xbox through system link

With the Xbox One, Microsoft focused a lot on backward compatibility and bringing a number of games from previous generations forward. That same focus remains in the new generation, but today we're learning that it applies to more than just games. As it turns out, the Xbox Series X|S are capable of connecting to other Xbox consoles across generations to play games over system link.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

Xbox Live Games with Gold reveals final batch of games for 2020

It's almost hard to believe it, but the final month of 2020 is nearly here. As we prepare to close the book on this crazy year, Microsoft and Sony are going to have one last round of free games to give out through Games with Gold and PlayStation Plus, respectively. Today, Microsoft revealed just what December's Games with Gold titles will be.

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Xbox Series X feature could send you back to the bargain bin

Xbox Series X feature could send you back to the bargain bin

This morning Xbox official Jason Ronald revealed a major win for the Xbox Series X and S. The question of backwards compatibility with games from Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One has been answered. All Xbox games, all games for Xbox 360, and all titles that worked on Xbox One, ALL of them, save a few Kinect-dependent games - will work on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Per Ronald, the whole lot will be "available - and look and play better - on Xbox Series X|S at launch."

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Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Xbox Games with Gold for August go heavy on classic Xbox nostalgia

Yesterday, Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for August, and now Microsoft is following suit. Today the company revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for the month of August, and we've got something of a strange sight: not a single Xbox 360 game is included. It isn't often that happens, but nevertheless, August's Games with Gold lineup is comprised of two Xbox One games and two Xbox games.

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