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Microsoft plots browser-based Xbox Game Pass for iOS to get around App Store

Microsoft plots browser-based Xbox Game Pass for iOS to get around App Store

At this point, Microsoft's struggles to get Xbox Game Pass - and, by extension, Project xCloud game streaming - on iOS have been well documented. Throughout Project xCloud's extensive alpha period and in the beta that rolled out in September, Android has been the only supported platform for game streaming. Given Apple's rules concerning App Store distribution, there seems to be little hope for an Xbox Game Pass app on iOS anytime soon.

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GameStop partners with Microsoft

GameStop partners with Microsoft

A multi-year strategic partnership has been struck between GameStop and Microsoft. The partnership, they say, aims to advance GameStop's "key strategic pillars and extend its digital omni-channel ecosystem." OK! But what does that mean for you?

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Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox Game Pass release fills the Horizon 3 gap

Forza Motorsport 7 Xbox Game Pass release fills the Horizon 3 gap

Today is a big day for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, as Forza Motorsport 7 is landing on the service. It's a little strange to see a first-party Microsoft game arriving on Game Pass so long after release, as Microsoft has been putting its games on Xbox Game Pass on the same day they launch at retail. Forza Motorsport 7, however, released several months before Microsoft made that commitment, so now the company is going back and adding it to the service at long last.

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Microsoft says xCloud game streaming for console and PC is on the to-do list

Microsoft says xCloud game streaming for console and PC is on the to-do list

Earlier this year, Microsoft added Project xCloud gaming streaming to Xbox Game Pass. That roll out came after a long alpha testing period, but even though game streaming is part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate package, it's only available on Android devices. Given Apple's rules regarding App Store distribution, it's safe to say that game streaming won't be coming to iOS anytime soon, but what about other platforms like Xbox One and PC?

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This hack gets Xbox Game Pass streaming on Chromecast

This hack gets Xbox Game Pass streaming on Chromecast

Back in September, Microsoft launched Project xCloud game streaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Project xCloud allows players to stream certain Xbox One games to their Android device, giving them a way to play console-quality games on mobile phone with no big downloads needed. It's a nice perk for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, to be sure, and apparently it works on more than just Android phones.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Fall updates: New games, EA Play

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Fall updates: New games, EA Play

Back at the beginning of this month, Microsoft made a big announcement regarding Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC, revealing that EA Play would be joining both services. We weren't given a precise date for the roll out of EA Play, but that all changed today. Microsoft has revealed when EA Play will be joining Xbox Game Pass, and it looks like the company is planning to hit the ground running in the next generation.

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Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Earlier this week, Microsoft dropped quite possibly the biggest gaming bombshell of all time, announcing that it had entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media and all of its subsidiaries for $7.5 billion. It’s Microsoft’s biggest gaming purchase ever and it's tied with GitHub as the company's third-biggest acquisition period, behind only LinkedIn and Skype. It made this monumental purchase just to get you to sign up for a $10 per month subscription, too.

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Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

Xbox Free Play Days release 3 games: Hunt, Warhammer, Sea of Thieves

If you're an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you'll find a set of three games available to play for free this weekend. Starting today, September 17, through Sunday September 20th, you'll have access to the games Hunt: Showdown, Warhammer: Chaosbane, and Sea of Thieves. These games will have discounted prices for purchase during the event, too.

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Destiny 2 Xbox Game Pass launch dated at long last

Destiny 2 Xbox Game Pass launch dated at long last

For quite some time now, Microsoft has been teasing the impending arrival of Destiny 2 on Xbox Game Pass. Destiny 2 was first announced for the service back in July, and earlier this month, it led Microsoft's announcement of the games that will be coming to Game Pass in September. Even then, Microsoft only said Destiny 2 was "coming soon," but today, our wait for a release date for the Xbox Game Pass version of Destiny 2 finally ended.

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New Apple App Store rules probably won’t please xCloud and Stadia

New Apple App Store rules probably won’t please xCloud and Stadia

In recent weeks and months, Apple has been catching some heat for its App Store rules, particularly as they apply to gaming apps. Not only has Apple come under fire from Epic for the fact that it takes a 30% cut from each in-app purchase, but the company has also drawn criticism from Facebook and Microsoft, as its App Store policies have made it impossible to get their game streaming apps - Facebook Gaming and Project xCloud, respectively - on iOS devices. Today, Apple updated its App Store guidelines, and while the new rules cover a number of different apps, there are a few specifically for game streaming.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC leaves beta next week with a price hike

Xbox Game Pass for PC leaves beta next week with a price hike

Back in June of last year, Microsoft rolled out Xbox Game Pass for PC. The idea, of course, was to offer PC players the same subscription-based game service the company offered to players on Xbox One. There was one key difference between Game Pass on PC and Game Pass on Xbox One, however: pricing. While Xbox Game Pass normally costs $9.99, on PC it's been priced at half that - $4.99 - while it's been in beta.

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Xbox Game Pass adds EA Play in Xbox Series X and S subscription bundle

Xbox Game Pass adds EA Play in Xbox Series X and S subscription bundle

Xbox Series X and Series S are coming and Microsoft isn't taking any chances that you might not want to sign up to Xbox Game Pass, with a huge bundle deal that is set to include EA Play. The two new consoles - both of which will go up for preorder on September 22, Microsoft confirmed today - will get to take advantage of a new $15 per month Ultimate subscription deal.

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