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Xbox One October update: Alexa, Dolby Vision, new Avatars

Xbox One October update: Alexa, Dolby Vision, new Avatars

Unlike smartphones or even PCs, gaming consoles are something you buy once every 5 or so years and almost never upgrade. Their value comes primarily from the new games that arrive annually and the updates that extend the device’s functionality way beyond the original release. Often without having to buy a new part or peripheral. One such update lands for the Xbox One this month that, among other things, make it seem like you can talk to your console even if you’re actually talking to your speaker instead.

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Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle offers something Sony can’t

Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle offers something Sony can’t

Epic Games' has run into some bad press over in Android land but that has hardly made a dent in Fortnite's popularity, much less its profitability. With Samsung's exclusivity on mobile coming to a close, it's time for one of two of the gaming world's biggest and newest darlings to turn its attention elsewhere again. In this case, towards Microsoft's Xbox One console that is getting its very own Fortnite-themed bundle, mostly with in-game content.

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Xbox All Access official: Two-year contract for console, Game Pass, and Xbox Live

Xbox All Access official: Two-year contract for console, Game Pass, and Xbox Live

Last week, we heard a rumor that Microsoft was plotting a new subscription plan that would offer an Xbox One console along with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for a monthly fee. Today, Microsoft confirmed those rumors, officially announcing Xbox All Access. Essentially, this is a way to get an Xbox One without paying hundreds of dollars all at once.

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Xbox One S controllers now work properly in Android Pie

Xbox One S controllers now work properly in Android Pie

We can discuss the merits of Xbox as a platform for hours on end, but one thing a lot of gamers seem to agree on is the idea that Microsoft makes a good controller. While it may have taken the company a little while to reach a much-loved design (the original Xbox's Duke controller was something else, but not particularly good), the Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamepads are frequently recommended as good choices for people looking for a controller to use on other platforms like PC. Now, at long last, we may see it recommended more as a good choice for Android gaming as well.

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Battlefield 5 Gold Rush Xbox One X leads Microsoft’s Gamescom console bundles

Battlefield 5 Gold Rush Xbox One X leads Microsoft’s Gamescom console bundles

Today at Gamescom, Microsoft hosted a long presentation in which it talked about many upcoming Xbox One games. Sprinkled throughout the presentation were console bundle announcements associated with the biggest games of the bunch. Microsoft actually announced quite a few different console bundles today, so let's go through each of them to see what they have to offer.

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GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

GameStop’s Xbox One X $200 sale has one big caveat

This week there's a GameStop deal in which the Xbox One X can be had for around $200 - sort of. There's a rather big proviso here, and it involves you paying with more than just money. Assuming you're in the market for an Xbox One X, all you need to do is give GameStop your old (yet basically new) console and a couple Benjamins and you're good to go!

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Xbox One gets massive April Update, Discord integration

Xbox One gets massive April Update, Discord integration

Christmas has come extremely early for Xbox One owners. April might be almost over but fans will probably forgive Microsoft for still calling it the April Update. Especially considering the loads of gifts that Microsoft has just dumped on them in one swoop. Plus, to show that's very happy to play nice with other services, the Xbox is getting preliminary support for the most popular gamers' chat platform around: Discord.

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Xbox One update brings AMD Freesync support, automatic TV game mode switching

Xbox One update brings AMD Freesync support, automatic TV game mode switching

Microsoft has revealed several new software improvements for the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, primarily focusing on how games are displayed on different types of monitors and TVs. While the game console will soon be getting 1440p support with the spring update — now live for testers — also on the way are support for AMD Freesync-compatible monitors and the ability for TVs to automatically switch to low latency mode.

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Sea of Thieves Xbox One S 1TB launch bundle revealed

Sea of Thieves Xbox One S 1TB launch bundle revealed

Sea of Thieves is the biggest Xbox One release we've had in a while. Not only is it the latest game from famed developer Rare, but it's also a highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive at a time where PlayStation 4 seems to be dominating that particular aspect of the console wars. It makes sense, then, that such as a big game for Microsoft would get its own launch day console bundle.

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Xbox One S and X 1440p support is finally coming

Xbox One S and X 1440p support is finally coming

Microsoft has spent a long time talking up the 4K capabilities of its Xbox One X, but what about those of us playing at other resolutions? The extra horsepower the Xbox One X provides isn't entirely wasted on displays lower than 4K, as the Xbox One X also has supersampling capabilities. This means that the Xbox One X can still beef up textures, but downscales resolution to 1080p, providing sharper visuals than you'd normally get.

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PUBG Xbox One S bundle solidifies phenomenon

PUBG Xbox One S bundle solidifies phenomenon

The surprise rise and popularity of "PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds" now has a place in history as Microsoft gave the game its own Xbox One S bundle. The game's become so popular that Microsoft's gone ahead and integrated the game with the system itself - in the same box, anyway. The game is still a download. Users will get a full download of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with their Xbox One S PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Bundle - no disks here!

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This Linksys WRT32XB gaming router puts Xbox One first

This Linksys WRT32XB gaming router puts Xbox One first

When it comes to networking, there's arguably no group of users quite so demanding - and easily frustrated by lag - as gamers. That's just the cohort Linksys is targeting, and Xbox One players in particular, with the new Linksys WRT32XB, designed specifically with Microsoft's console in mind.

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