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Xbox Adaptive Controller’s next mission is helping veterans game again

Xbox Adaptive Controller’s next mission is helping veterans game again

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a pretty impressive piece of kit, and though its uses in helping people with limited mobility game against are clear, it has a new mission. Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Adaptive Controller will be heading to a number of VA rehabilitation facilities around the country. There, it'll be used in therapy for injured veterans and help them play games again.

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First Stardew Valley version 1.4 details surface

First Stardew Valley version 1.4 details surface

Despite the fact that we're now more than three years out from release, Stardew Valley is still going strong. Earlier this year, the game finally made its way to Android, meaning that it's now available on every modern platform out there. Last year, starting with PC and then Nintendo Switch, Stardew Valley developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone started releasing the game's version 1.3 update, which among other things added multiplayer functionality.

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Tips: PS5 powerful, but Xbox Two expandably more

Tips: PS5 powerful, but Xbox Two expandably more

Why do we care so very much about the respective power levels of each new video game console? Apparently, as rumors of PS5 and Xbox One 2 (or whatever you'd like to call it) suggest, it's not even that we care about the features of the device, but that our device is better than its biggest competitor. Have we been roped in by Sony and Microsoft for a never-ending battle of oneupmanship and, in the process, are emptying our wallets out each new iteration? I mean, probably yes.

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Xbox April 2019 Update makes it easier to get to features you need

Xbox April 2019 Update makes it easier to get to features you need

Microsoft has just unloaded some announcement regarding future products, services, and public appearances but those are, of course, still to come. Some of them even later this year. But as good as it is to be looking to the future, one shouldn't forget the present, especially when there are more current customers to satisfy than new ones. Along with the forward-looking announcement, Microsoft has also started rolling out the April 2019 update for Xbox One systems to prove it hasn't forgotten about the here and now.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Live Gold under single plan

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Xbox Live Gold under single plan

Microsoft is giving Xbox customers something they've been asking for over the past couple years: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The name refers to the new version of its Xbox Game Pass service, one that bundles Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass under a single monthly rate. Some Xbox players have the chance to try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate before it rolls out for everyone later this year.

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Xbox One S All-Digital Edition release date, price, games

Xbox One S All-Digital Edition release date, price, games

There's a disc-free Xbox One S All-Digital Edition coming, and it's doing more than just melting your brain with its unreasonably long title. This is the long-anticipated no-disc version of the Xbox One, a device that depends on the internet to get its video game action on. To that end, the first Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles will come with several games already installed.

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Microsoft Spring Sale offers $1 Xbox Game Pass and Apex Legends deals

Microsoft Spring Sale offers $1 Xbox Game Pass and Apex Legends deals

The Microsoft Spring Sale is now live, bringing with it discounts on digital games, Xbox consoles, gaming accessories, and more. The best deal among it is a drastic price reduction for a three-month Xbox Game Pass subscription, which currently sits at only $1. There's also a $1 Apex Legends deal and discount on Xbox Design Lab, among other things.

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Xbox Game Pass April additions include two huge names

Xbox Game Pass April additions include two huge names

Microsoft has announced that six games will be joining Xbox Game Pass this month, and two of them in particular are big games worth getting excited about. April's games are headlined by Bethesda's Prey, which is only a couple of years old, and Monster Hunter: World - one of 2018's most successful games. We're guessing that Monster Hunter: World alone will be enough to drive some new subscriptions to Game Pass this month.

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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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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection goes free this weekend, but not for everyone

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection goes free this weekend, but not for everyone

It's been a big week for Borderlands fans. Not only did Gearbox release more Borderlands 3 details - including its release date - but the original Borderlands received an updated Game of the Year Edition for modern day platforms and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection got a nice 4K upgrade. Now, to cap off a week of news and launches, The Handsome Collection has gone free-to-play for the weekend.

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Windows 10 Game Bar beta adds Spotify, customization, and more

Windows 10 Game Bar beta adds Spotify, customization, and more

The Game Bar on Windows 10 is being updated with several new features starting today, Microsoft has announced. The update is coming in the form of a beta test, bringing with it Spotify and the ability to customize the overlay, among other useful things. Windows 10 users who are in the Xbox Insider program will be able to enable the beta features via the Xbox Insider Hub.

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Microsoft’s big money maker heads to Xbox Game Pass today

Microsoft’s big money maker heads to Xbox Game Pass today

At this point, it's pretty hard to imagine that there are many gamers out there who haven't yet played Minecraft, but if you count yourself among that small group and you happen to have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, now's your chance to finally see what all the fuss is about. As it promised it would do back in March, Microsoft added Minecraft to Xbox Game Pass today, letting anyone with an active subscription download and play it without shelling out any additional cash first.

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