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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate may launch alongside all-digital Xbox One S

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate may launch alongside all-digital Xbox One S

It may not be long before we see Microsoft combine two Xbox subscription services into one monthly bundle. We're talking, of course, of Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass, the first being more or less essential to play games on Xbox One and the second being a still-relatively new subscription service that Microsoft has been promoting heavily. If you're subscribed to both, it may not be long before you'll have the opportunity to combine those two subscriptions into one and potentially save some cash.

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Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android games

Xbox Live is coming to iOS and Android games

Today, Microsoft announced that it's bundling together all of its game development platforms into one initiative called Game Stack. The idea behind Microsoft Game Stack is to give developers the tools they need to make their games all in one place, whether it's Azure for cloud services, PlayFab for matchmaking and parties, or Xbox Live for community and identity. Game Stack is a significant move in itself, and it has big implications for Xbox Live in particular, which is heading to iOS and Android as part of this initiative.

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Xbox Live mobile, Switch cross-platform support will be a game changer

Xbox Live mobile, Switch cross-platform support will be a game changer

Nintendo has proven it wasn't out of the running yet in the gaming console race by breaking records last year with the Switch. But while Sony seems to be unfazed by the threat and remains bullish on its current strategies, Microsoft may be trying to take on the gaming market from a different angle. While the fruits are still a few years away, the company seems to be planting the seeds for an Xbox gaming experience that spans multiple devices and platforms, even those from its rivals.

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Xbox Live down: login, game access problems right now

Xbox Live down: login, game access problems right now

It's been a rough couple of days for Xbox Live. Yesterday morning, Xbox Support alerted users to possible issues with downloading games, and though that problem was at least mostly solved by the early evening, this morning brought some new issues with it. For a while this morning, Xbox Support was reporting problems with Xbox Live sign-in and accessing previously purchased content.

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Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for February, and it seems that we've got a pretty solid month ahead of us. As is usually the case, Xbox One owners will be getting four games in February, as the two Xbox 360 titles are backwards compatible with the console. There's a bit of something for everything this month, whether you're into multiplayer, classic games, or even Star Wars.

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Two Xbox Live Games with Gold freebies are live a day early

Two Xbox Live Games with Gold freebies are live a day early

January is set to be a pretty big month for Xbox Live's Games with Gold, but it appears that you don't need to wait for the calendar to roll over to 2019 before you can get to playing. Microsoft has sent a couple of the month's games live a little bit early, meaning you can start playing them right away. One of those games is Celeste, which is definitely the headliner for January.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January includes one of the best games of 2018

Xbox Games with Gold for January includes one of the best games of 2018

Microsoft is going start strong with Xbox Live's Games with Gold in 2019. The company has announced the line-up of free games for January, and among the roster is one of 2018's best games: Celeste. If you're a fan of challenging platformers and you own an Xbox One, you'll definitely want to download Celeste while it's free next month.

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New Xbox Live Gold deal includes 1,000 free Fortnite V-Bucks

New Xbox Live Gold deal includes 1,000 free Fortnite V-Bucks

Microsoft has just rolled out a new Xbox Live Gold deal open to all new customers and anyone who dropped their subscription before October 1: three months of service and 1,000 V-Bucks for a total of $10. That price essentially makes the V-Bucks free, as 1,000 V-Bucks would cost Fortnite players ten bucks when purchased separately.

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Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

Battlefield 1 is the star of Xbox Games with Gold in November

With the end of October upon us, it's time to look forward to all the free games coming up in November through Xbox Live Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus. You Xbox One owners are actually in for a treat in November, as Battlefield 1 will be headlining the free games on offer. Its appearance on Games With Gold likely isn't a coincidence, as Battlefield 5 is set to release on November 20.

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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2018 revealed

July is literally less than a day away now, which means Xbox Live Gold subscribers are about to have several new games to add to their collection for free. Microsoft has just announced the lineup of titles included in the Games with Gold program for July 2018, consisting of two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, as usual, with the latter two titles also playable on the Xbox One hardware thanks to backwards compatibility.

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Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Xbox Games with Gold May 2018 lineup features MGS5, Vanquish

Microsoft has revealed the May 2018 lineup of free games available through the Xbox Live Games with Gold program. Xbox Live Gold subscribers are treated to four titles each month; two Xbox One games and two Xbox 360 games, with the latter pair being backward compatible with the Xbox One. There's several great games in lineup, including the highly acclaimed Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

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PUBG will be free to play on Xbox One next week

PUBG will be free to play on Xbox One next week

It's hard to imagine that there are people out there who haven't tried PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds yet, but if you're one of the seven people who belong to that group, your chance to check it out is coming up. For a short time next week, PUBG will be free to play on Xbox One, giving you the chance to take it for a test spin without putting up any of your hard-earned cash first. Sadly, there isn't any indication that PUBG will also be free on PC next week, at least not at the moment.

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