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Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Microsoft launched the second multiplayer beta for the upcoming real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 on Friday, making it available to all Windows 10 PC users, as well as Xbox One players with a Xbox Live Gold subscription. The new beta will run through Monday, January 30th, and builds on last summer's Halo Wars 2 trial by introducing the Blitz gameplay mode, which is designed to speed things up, giving players a more action-oriented experience.

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Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Microsoft's ever-growing backwards compatibility list just got a bit longer with the addition of three new titles, the most notable of them being Tekken 6. As with all the other games already on the list, Xbox One owners will be able to play these older Xbox 360 games on the current-gen Microsoft gaming console, breathing new life into one's old-ish video game collection.

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New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

One of the most iconic series of miniature car toys will be bringing their first proper video games in YEARS to consoles and PC. This game is part of the official Micro Machines video game series, previously released by such publishing companies as Camerica, Ocean Software, Midway, THQ, Infogrames, and Chillingo. Previous developers include such elder groups as Big Red Software, Merit Studios, Mindscape, Supersonic Software, and Infogrames Sheffield House. Now it's time for a modern release.

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Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Overwatch celebrates the Year of the Rooster next week

Just a couple of weeks after its Holiday event wrapped up, Overwatch is gearing up to celebrate the Chinese New Year. We don't know a whole lot about this Year of the Rooster event at at the moment, as Blizzard is keeping details painfully slim. We do, however, have a start date and a preview of a couple legendary skins that will be up for grabs.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be a Play Anywhere title

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be a Play Anywhere title

Even before zombies or mutated critters were hot (presuming they are), Resident Evil was already scaring the bejeepers out of gamers since 1996. Now past its 20th birthday, the title is undergoing a bit of a facelift in the latest installment, Resident Evil 7 biohazard. To make that celebration even sweeter, Microsoft's Phil Spencer will be inducting the game into its exclusive club of Xbox Play Anywhere titles. Which means you only need to buy the game once and play it not really anywhere but on both Xbox and Windows PC.

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Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day

Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day

Microsoft is no stranger to introducing oddity products. There’s the Xbox Onesie, for example, the hooded set of pajamas designed with the Xbox logo and giant pockets for stowing your controller. Now the company is back with another unusual product, this one being a giant pool inflatable designed to look like an Xbox One controller.

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New Xbox One controllers released as store exclusives

New Xbox One controllers released as store exclusives

Two new Xbox One Wireless Controllers have been revealed by Microsoft, one in red, the other in green. These controllers roll with color schemes extremely similar to what we chose late last year with the Xbox Design Lab Xbox One Controller - custom one-tone. The Xbox Design Lab still exists - it still allows users to select their own colors for an Xbox One controller of their choice - but not exactly like these two new releases.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda season pass a no-go, but DLC is still likely

Mass Effect: Andromeda is on the horizon, but unlike so many other Electronic Arts games, don't expect to see a season pass launch alongside it. Mass Effect: Andromeda won't have one, breaking with a convention that has seen increased popularity in recent years. That's especially true for the games Electronic Arts publishes - both Battlefield 1 and Star Wars: Battlefront has season passes available before launch day.

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Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Xbox controllers now supported by Steam Controller Configurator

Valve's own Steam Controller may be one of the most interesting hardware peripherals for PC gaming, but it comes with a steep learning curve. The trade-off to this, however, is that it's deeply customizable, thanks to its software that allows any game's controls to be reassigned and mapped to buttons of a user's preference. A few months ago, Valve began opening up this software and making it compatible with the PS4's DualShock 4 pad, but now it's doing the same for Xbox controllers.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

Mass Effect: Andromeda March release confirmed with new trailer

The CES expo isn't usually the place for big video game announcement, but Nvidia’s presentation saw not only the debut of a Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer with two minutes of new gameplay footage, but also confirmation of the game's long-awaited release date. Developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts revealed that the sci-fi RPG will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21st, with a March 23rd release for those in Europe.

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The Best Games of 2016: Forza Horizon 3

The Best Games of 2016: Forza Horizon 3

After playing games exclusively on PC and Nintendo 3DS for most of this console generation, I made the decision earlier this year to buy an Xbox One S. Somewhat predictably, it doesn't see a lot of use since PC is still my platform of choice, but if one game was the exception to that trend, it was Forza Horizon 3. I wasn't expecting it at first, but what I thought was just going to be a fun little diversion turned into one of the best games of the year.

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SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF Elite custom Xbox Elite Wireless controller debut

SCUF and Microsoft have teamed up to allow Xbox gamers to order a highly customized Elite controller that suits their style and gaming tastes. Under the new customization program buyers can create custom Xbox Elite wireless controllers via the SCUF Elite Customization Program with controllers starting at $149.95.

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