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Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7 lead a huge month for Xbox Game Pass

Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7 lead a huge month for Xbox Game Pass

Last month was a fairly big one for Xbox Game Pass, but September is slated to be even bigger. Across Xbox One and PC, Game Pass is getting a grand total of 11 games this month, though of course, only some of those will be available for both console and PC. Leading the way this month is Destiny 2: Shadowkeep & Forsaken on console and Resident Evil 7 on PC and Xbox One.

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Microsoft xCloud game streaming beta release this week

Microsoft xCloud game streaming beta release this week

Today we're taking a peek at how you'll get in on the Microsoft xCloud game streaming beta, starting on the 11th of August, 2020. If you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you'll be among the first people to gain access to this system - if you WANT access, that is to say. It'll still be in beta, which means you'll effectively be play-testing Microsoft's system for them.

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Xbox Series S budget console confirmed by new controller packaging

Xbox Series S budget console confirmed by new controller packaging

Compared to Sony, Microsoft has been more forthcoming with details about its next-gen consoles. Actually, it has forthcoming with the Xbox Series X, which is set to be its next premier gaming device. It has been quite mum, however, when it comes to a rumored cheaper console that will take after its equally cheaper Xbox One S console. Now there seems to be confirmation that such an entry-level console is just around the corner and it will unsurprisingly be called the Xbox Series S.

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There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

There’s no Xbox Project xCloud game streaming for iPhone: Here’s why

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Project xCloud support may be launching next month, but iPhone and iPad owners shouldn't expect to play the streaming games on their devices any time soon, a new explanation from Apple has made clear. Microsoft's new cloud-based gaming service combines Xbox Game Pass with Project xCloud, giving access to over 100 titles on smartphones and tablets for a $14.99 monthly fee.

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Microsoft’s Big Gaming Weekend serves up free games on Xbox One and PC

Microsoft’s Big Gaming Weekend serves up free games on Xbox One and PC

If you're looking for something to play this weekend and you own either a gaming PC or an Xbox One, it seems that Microsoft has you covered. Today, the company announced a "Big Gaming Weekend" in which it will unlock 10 games and allow anyone to play them. There are some big names on the list too, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Gears 5.

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Microsoft xCloud game streaming might not launch on iOS after all

Microsoft xCloud game streaming might not launch on iOS after all

Game streaming has become big news, especially in recent months, because of how it enabled gaming on almost any device, including smartphones and tablets. One class of devices that have silently been left out, however, are iPhones, iPads, and even Apple TVs. Game streaming services seem to have some difficulties with Apple's app store policies and Microsoft is no different. When the Project xCloud finally launches next month as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, it might be unavailable for iOS, perhaps indefinitely even.

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Absent iPhone, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes Samsung its launch BFF

Absent iPhone, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate makes Samsung its launch BFF

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Project xCloud game streaming will be launching on Android on September 15th. Since Project xCloud will be offered as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, that means Game Pass will be coming to Android as well, which is a pretty big move for Microsoft. Earlier today, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 20, and given the proximity of these announcements from Microsoft and Samsung, it probably should be surprising to see the two companies join forces.

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Xbox Game Pass is getting a bunch of games this month

Xbox Game Pass is getting a bunch of games this month

It seems it's a big month for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft has revealed the games landing on the service this month, and there are a grand total of seven on the way. As always, there are some that are exclusive to the console version of game, but the majority of games for August will be available on both console and PC.

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Battletoads reboot Xbox Game Pass, Steam release date confirmed

Battletoads reboot Xbox Game Pass, Steam release date confirmed

Today we've got official word that Battletoads will be released with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Steam. To be clear, here, this is a NEW game called Battletoads. This is the first time Battletoads have appeared as the main heroes in new game in a whopping 26 years. The most recent release of Battletoads otherwise was the 1994 game Battletoads Arcade!

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Subscriptions, not specs, could settle the next-gen Xbox vs PlayStation war

Subscriptions, not specs, could settle the next-gen Xbox vs PlayStation war

Generally speaking, the console wars come down to one of two things for a lot of people: hardware and games. Some people compare spec sheets to determine which console is for them, while others look at launch titles and exclusive game lineups to make their decisions. This generation, though, subscriptions may wind up being the difference maker for some, specifically in the case Xbox Game Pass.

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Xbox Game Pass adds Destiny 2 and expansions

Xbox Game Pass adds Destiny 2 and expansions

Today Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass will have access to Destiny 2 and all of its expansions in the near future. The release date for Destiny 2 on Xbox Game Pass is somewhere in the month of September, that that includes Destiny 2: Shadowkeep as well as Destiny 2: Forsaken.

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Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft may “experiment” with classics in Xbox Game Pass

Xbox head Phil Spencer spoke this week on the possibilities afforded to Microsoft with Xbox Game Pass. Much as it is with other parts of the entertainment universe with streaming music and streaming video, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to see the success of a game in a new way, not just based on unit sales. Because of this, Xbox Game Pass allows Microsoft to create games they'd not otherwise have even considered developing.

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