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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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Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance cross-platform on day 1: Xbox, desktop, streaming

Today Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance was announced as an Xbox Game Pass game at launch. This means that, all told, the game will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Windows 10 PC, and on every platform supported with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) through Xbox Game Pass. It'll all be happening on June 22, 2021 - and it'll all be cross-platform cross-play on day 1, launch day.

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Red Dead Online leads Xbox Game Pass additions in May

Red Dead Online leads Xbox Game Pass additions in May

We're kicking off a new month, and that means a new collection of games is coming to Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft has detailed the first batch of Xbox Game Pass additions for May, which will be landing on the service in the first two weeks of the month. Things get moving pretty quickly, as this batch will kick off with the addition of Dragon Quest Builders 2 on May 4th.

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EA Play and Xbox Game Pass are getting a big addition next month

EA Play and Xbox Game Pass are getting a big addition next month

EA has announced that the next big addition to EA Play will be FIFA 21. The game is joining EA Play next month across all platforms the service is available on. That also means that FIFA 21 will be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster as well, as Microsoft and EA rolled EA Play into Xbox Game Pass on both console and PC last year beginning last year.

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Today is a huge day for Xbox Game Pass

Today is a huge day for Xbox Game Pass

Today might just be the biggest day ever for Xbox Game Pass. Not only is cloud gaming rolling into beta on Windows and iOS devices through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but today is the day that a former PlayStation exclusive comes to Xbox (and Xbox Game Pass) for the very first time. MLB The Show 21 is launching today across PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and as announced a few weeks ago, it's getting a day-one release on Xbox Game Pass as well.

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Alexa Xbox skill lets you download Game Pass titles from anywhere

Alexa Xbox skill lets you download Game Pass titles from anywhere

They say that inspiration can strike anywhere, sometimes when you're not at the place where you needed that inspiration in the first place. That works not just for creative activities but even for ideas on what game you want to play next. When that happens away from your PC or console, you'll have to remember to take note of it for later. If you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription and an Alexa-powered device, however, you can simply just ask Amazon's smart assistant to download that game for you, even while you're on a run outside.

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PlayStation Xbox Game Pass rival reportedly in the works

PlayStation Xbox Game Pass rival reportedly in the works

There's no denying that Microsoft has something big on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and people have been waiting to see if Sony will create some kind of Game Pass competitor of its own. While Sony does offer a game streaming subscription called PlayStation Now, there's been indications in the past that Sony may look to release a more direct competitor to Game Pass. We're hearing again today that Sony is prepping its own competitor to Xbox Game Pass, and it's coming from an interesting source.

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