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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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The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

Microsoft has announced Xbox Live's Games with Gold for the month of May, and Star Wars fans will want to take note. May's selection of free games includes not one but two Star Wars titles, likely as a way to celebrate Star Wars day on May 4th. If you missed out on these Star Wars games the first time around, this is a good chance to pick them up.

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Canned Mega Bloks Halo game surfaces in new leak

Canned Mega Bloks Halo game surfaces in new leak

Halo has turned into quite the franchise over the years, with 13 games falling under its umbrella since Halo: Combat Evolved first released in 2001. Today we're learning about a Halo game that never made it to release, though this one is quite a bit different than any other Halo game ever created. Say hello to Mega Bloks Halo, a recently uncovered prototype that shows off a more kid-friendly version of the shooter series.

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Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Valve's own Steam Controller may be one of the most interesting hardware peripherals for PC gaming, but it comes with a steep learning curve. The trade-off to this, however, is that it's deeply customizable, thanks to its software that allows any game's controls to be reassigned and mapped to buttons of a user's preference. A few months ago, Valve began opening up this software and making it compatible with the PS4's DualShock 4 pad, but now it's doing the same for Xbox controllers.

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Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

Telltale’s Batman episode 5 launches next week, episode 1 goes free on PC

The final chapter in Batman: The Telltale Series is nearly here. The fifth episode, which is titled City of Light, will be available across a variety of platforms beginning Tuesday, December 13. This release wraps up the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series, which got its start back in August with the first episode, Realm of Shadows.

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Lost Odyssey now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Lost Odyssey now backwards compatible on Xbox One

When you see people talking about the Xbox One's backwards compatibility, one game that frequently comes up is Lost Odyssey. Backwards compatibility for Lost Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the best RPGs on Xbox 360, has been endlessly requested since day one, and now its time has arrived: Microsoft announced today that Lost Odyssey is finally playable on Xbox One.

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