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Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

The Xbox Live service went down around 5PM ET for many players, resulting in reports and acknowledgement from the Xbox team. Via its Xbox Support account, the company said that engineers are working on addressing the issue, but that there's limited info to share. An hour later, the team said it is still investigating the matter involving error code 0x87DD0006.

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Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch? Don’t get your hopes up

Xbox Game Pass on Nintendo Switch? Don’t get your hopes up

Xbox Game Pass is a pretty great service if you've got an Xbox One, and just recently we saw it expand to PC as well. That jump to PC and Microsoft's cross-platform ambitions have left people wondering if the company will try to bring Xbox Game Pass to even more platforms. The Nintendo Switch specifically has been the subject of some recent Game Pass rumors, but Xbox chief Phil Spencer unfortunately poured some cold water on those reports during an interview at E3 2019.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility adds last games as work on Scarlett begins

Xbox Backward Compatibility adds last games as work on Scarlett begins

They say that all good things must come to an end but Microsoft is making sure it won't end on a sad note. Xbox One's Backward Compatibility program surprised the industry for pulling off something some thought would be both technically infeasible and also a bad business move. Over that time, the program has added more than 600 titles from the original Xbox, a.k.a. the Xbox Classic, and the Xbox 360, becoming available to all generations of Xbox One consoles. Sadly, that library will no longer grow after this week but Microsoft promises not to worry because it'll be back soon.

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Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Xbox E3 2019 round up: Every single trailer from Microsoft’s press conference

Microsoft hosted its E3 2019 press conference yesterday, and just like last year, it was packed to the brim with new announcements and trailers. In recent years Microsoft has adopted something of a "blink and you'll miss it" format, giving us game announcements rapid-fire for pretty much the entire duration of its show. There was a lot to take in and some things inevitably fell through the cracks, so here's every trailer that debuted at Microsoft's E3 2019 show yesterday.

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Xbox One game streaming goes live in October

Xbox One game streaming goes live in October

While we were hoping for some significant news on Project xCloud during Microsoft's E3 2019 show, we sadly didn't learn very much. However, that doesn't mean that the topic of game streaming was left untouched entirely, with Microsoft announcing a new streaming feature that will soon be coming to Xbox One. Beginning later this year, you'll be able to stream games from your console to your mobile device.

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Gears 5 release date revealed with early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Gears 5 release date revealed with early access for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

If you were hoping for a release date announcement for Gears of War 5 during Microsoft's E3 show, your wishes were granted. Microsoft finally gave us a release date for the highly anticipated game, and the good news is that it'll be here in just a few months. You can even get early access to Gears 5, as long as you're willing to shell out some extra cash for one of Microsoft's new premium subscriptions.

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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 packs Bluetooth and is super-customizable

There's a new Xbox Elite controller in town, and if you take your gaming seriously - on Xbox or PC - then you should be paying attention. The new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 made its official debut at Microsoft's E3 2019 keynote today, billed as "the world's most advanced controller" and with the hardware specs to back that big claim up.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate detailed with subscriptions for PC and console [Update]

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate detailed with subscriptions for PC and console [Update]

A couple of weeks back, Microsoft announced that Xbox Game Pass was coming to PC. While some of us may have expected Xbox Game Pass to roll out on PC at some point later this year, Microsoft wants to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible by launching the PC version into beta today. As if that weren't enough, Microsoft is also making it easier (and cheaper) to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass on both Xbox One and PC.

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Minecraft Dungeons takes a page out of Diablo’s book next year

Minecraft Dungeons takes a page out of Diablo’s book next year

Action RPGs are one of the most enduring genres around, and now, one of the biggest game franchises in the world is going to take a crack at it. We expected Microsoft to make some kind of Minecraft announcement during its E3 2019 presentation, but few were probably expecting what was actually revealed: Minecraft Dungeons. Not much is known about Minecraft Dungeons at the moment, but the teaser Microsoft debuted today certainly tells us enough to pique our interest.

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Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

Razer Kraken X revealed, surround sound spread to 2019 headsets

The Razer Kraken X headset was revealed this morning alongside word that 7.1 surround sound would come standard with all 2019 Razer headsets. The Razer Kraken X headset is easily the most easily-accessible headset (or set of headphones, if you prefer to call them such) in the Razer headphones collection. These headphones will be released later today for the first time.

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Special edition Fortnite Xbox One leads Microsoft’s E3 2019 gaming deals

Special edition Fortnite Xbox One leads Microsoft’s E3 2019 gaming deals

A couple of weeks back, leaked images of a purple Xbox One S and matching controller started making the rounds. Word at the time was that this Xbox One was a yet-unannounced Fortnite limited edition console, and now Microsoft has confirmed those rumors. Officially dubbed the Xbox One S Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition bundle {which is quite the mouthful), this new console will launch this week and the lead the charge for Microsoft's E3 2019 deals.

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Apple TV update brings Xbox One and PS4 controller support

Apple TV update brings Xbox One and PS4 controller support

Today Apple revealed a big update to tvOS, the operating system inside AppleTV. This update will roll with a new Control Center where users are able to switch - between you, me, and all the other people in this house. For the future of Apple TV and Apple Arcade, this next update is huge: Apple TV will soon be able to use Xbox One and PlayStation DualShock controllers.

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