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Xbox Game Pass is losing these big console and PC games next month

Xbox Game Pass is losing these big console and PC games next month

Xbox Game Pass has a lot of games worth playing on it, but today we're learning that some of them will soon be disappearing from the service. Microsoft has listed the games that will be leaving the service on July 1st, and there are some big titles on the list. The good news is that we're learning of these departures with a couple of weeks of lead time, so if you're in the middle of any of them, you still have some time to finish them up.

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Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge influx of titles, with Microsoft and Bethesda spilling details on over 20 new "day one" games headed to the subscription service. The announcements were made in a jam-packed 90 minute E3 2021 stream today, as Microsoft demonstrated just how instrumental its studio acquisition strategy has been to the success of consoles like Xbox Series X.

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Hades confirmed for Xbox, giving PlayStation gamers hope

Hades confirmed for Xbox, giving PlayStation gamers hope

After months of rumors, it has been confirmed that hit game Hades is coming to Xbox Game Pass, marking its expansion from PC and Nintendo Switch to one of the most popular gaming consoles. The game is available to preorder now and will be available to play starting in August. The announcement fuels hope that PlayStation will be next in line.

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Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming is coming to Safari really soon

Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming is coming to Safari really soon

Cloud-based game streaming hasn't been making headlines of late unless you count the negative press that Google Stadia has been getting. In fact, the latest game streaming news once again puts Stadia at a disadvantage, even if it isn't about Google's service at all. Microsoft let it be known almost in passing that its Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming will be rolling out to web browsers in the next few weeks. That includes Safari, which will become Xbox Cloud Gaming's gate pass into iPhones and iPads, something Stadia has yet to achieve.

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Microsoft just made an Xbox Game Pass promise to give Sony sleepless nights

Microsoft just made an Xbox Game Pass promise to give Sony sleepless nights

You've probably already noticed this, but Microsoft has been on something of a buying spree in recent years. It seems like every few months Microsoft was announcing some big new acquisition, culminating with the purchase of ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries - which include big-name developers and publishers like Bethesda, id Software, MachineGames, and Arkane Studios, among others - for $7.5 billion earlier this year.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming TV stick and smart TV apps officially in the works

Xbox Cloud Gaming TV stick and smart TV apps officially in the works

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase is undoubtedly one of the biggest shows happening at E3 this year, but before that goes down on Sunday, Microsoft has given us an update on all things Xbox Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass was a major focus for Microsoft in the latter half of the previous generation and continues to be a big focus as we head deeper into the new generation. It seems that it's about to come to a lot more devices and screens as well.

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Xbox Cloud Gaming gets a Series X upgrade as new features revealed

Xbox Cloud Gaming gets a Series X upgrade as new features revealed

Microsoft's cloud gaming system is about to get a lot faster, with Xbox Cloud getting upgraded around the world with Xbox Series X consoles. The refresh comes ahead of cloud gaming support being baked directly into the Xbox app on PC, Microsoft says, and will also power a number of other features.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s free Disney+ perk is back: Here’s how to claim it

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate’s free Disney+ perk is back: Here’s how to claim it

In addition to games, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate periodically offers a number of perks to its subscribers. One such perk Microsoft launched last year served up a free trial to Disney+, and now the company has announced that it's bringing that trial back. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can get a one-month trial to Disney+, but as always, there are some conditions that Ultimate users should be aware of before signing up.

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Darkest Dungeon, For Honor lead a calm June for Xbox Game Pass

Darkest Dungeon, For Honor lead a calm June for Xbox Game Pass

In each of the past several months, we've seen a large number of games added to Xbox Game Pass. To kick off June, however, it seems that Microsoft is going to take its foot off the gas pedal a little bit. In contrast to the large number of game additions we saw in previous months, Xbox Game Pass will only see four new additions in the first half of June.

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Surface Duo gets slick new Xbox controls plus Xbox Series X|S adds Apple TV Dolby Vision

Surface Duo gets slick new Xbox controls plus Xbox Series X|S adds Apple TV Dolby Vision

Microsoft is giving Xbox a content upgrade, with Xbox Series X/S getting a quality boost in the Apple TV app, new Spotify video podcast support, and new Xbox Game Pass controls for Surface Duo. The new Dolby Vision support for Apple TV+ means a big uptick in contrast and colors, assuming you have a TV or projector that can handle the standard.

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Xbox Game Pass nabs another day one release for console and PC

Xbox Game Pass nabs another day one release for console and PC

Throughout its history, Xbox Game Pass has seen several non-Microsoft titles land on the service on the same day they release. Square Enix's Outriders is perhaps one of the best recent examples of that, though another notable title that did the same thing is MLB The Show 21 - a first-party Sony game. Today we're learning of another example, as developer Exor Studios has announced that its upcoming game The Riftbreaker will be landing on Xbox Game Pass the same day it launches.

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Xbox Game Pass closes out May with 15 new additions

Xbox Game Pass closes out May with 15 new additions

It looks like Xbox Game Pass is closing out the month of May in a big way, because there are 15 additions heading to the service over the next couple of weeks. Some of these additions are games that are already available to console and PC users making their way to cloud, while others are entirely new to the world of Xbox Game Pass. Regardless, it seems that Game Pass subscribers are going to have a lot of new options spring up in the days leading to June.

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