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Xbox Insider Program opens previews to everyone: Here’s how to join

Xbox Insider Program opens previews to everyone: Here’s how to join

Microsoft has announced that it will be simplifying the user testing tiers in its Xbox Insider program. Though the biggest and earlier updates will still be restricted significantly, Microsoft is now allowing everyone to opt into the Xbox Insider program. These follow changes that expanded the Xbox Insider program, but still kept it exclusive to a certain degree.

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Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition release date announced

Fallout 4 Game of the Year Edition release date announced

These days, we can pretty much expect every Bethesda game to eventually get a Game of the Year Edition. Fallout 4 is no different, we've learned today, as it will be getting a Game of the Year release of its own next month. If you've been patient when it comes to diving into Fallout 4, then this is your reward.

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Xbox Insider Program now open to all, rings get new names

Xbox Insider Program now open to all, rings get new names

Video games have become so sophisticated and so complex that each one, especially triple-A ones, take up a huge amount of human resources and working hours even just to get updates out the door. At the same time, players have equally become more sophisticated and more varied in their tastes that it’s no longer a one size fits all situation. But rather than just throw in more time and more people in perfecting an update, Xbox is taking a more efficient approach by harnessing the power of the crowd. Yes Xbox fans, the Xbox Insider Program is now open to everyone willing to lend a helping hand. With some caveats, of course.

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Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One is available for download today, with the new streaming music app finally launching on Microsoft's console. Late to the game after the version of the Spotify player for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, its arrival is nonetheless a welcome one for gamers looking to escape the normal soundtrack for their favorite titles. It also takes advantage of Spotify's cross-network control system, so that you don't have to leave whatever you're playing to change track.

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Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

The Xbox Insider Program has an Xbox One update they've begun delivering today to all participants on the console. Customization elements will be delivered to both Xbox One and Windows 10. This new update will also give users an "effortless" guide navigation, a reorganized Activity Feed, and a new Game Bar. This update is all about deeper control of the system - how it looks and what it does.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War got greedy, and fans are furious

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War got greedy, and fans are furious

Warner Bros. and Monolith Productions have done a good job of getting people excited for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War so far, but this weekend, the developer and publisher duo made a pretty big misstep. On Friday, Monolith introduced a loot box system for Shadow of War, and over the weekend, fans have taken to various social media platforms to register their discontent.

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Microsoft confirms Spotify coming to Xbox One

Microsoft confirms Spotify coming to Xbox One

Until now, if gamers wanted to play games while listening to their favorite music on Spotify they needed to be PlayStation 4 owners. However, that will soon be changing for Xbox One owners, as the last few days have seen reports of Microsoft's Major Nelson testing a Spotify app on the console, along with confirmation from anonymous sources. But now Microsoft itself has spilled the beans with their weekly Xbox news video showing Spotify running on an Xbox One.

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Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania’s new trailer is a special one

Sonic Mania is, perhaps, the most anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog game this side of Sonic Generations. The game is out in just a couple of weeks, and Sega seems content to keep teasing new modes and features right up until launch day. The latest tease comes in the form of a new trailer, which gives us a look at two different special stages that will be found within Sonic Mania's various levels.

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Destiny 2: The 5 reasons it’ll be bigger than Destiny

Destiny 2: The 5 reasons it’ll be bigger than Destiny

Now that we're into August, Destiny 2 is right around the corner - at least for people planning to play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. There are a lot of expectations heading into the release of Destiny 2, and while we got a taste of the game during the open beta, there's still a lot that's unknown about it. Even with that in mind, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Destiny 2 will be much bigger than the original Destiny, and what follows are five of them.

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Xbox One Spotify app: There may be some great news

Xbox One Spotify app: There may be some great news

It's been a long time coming, but we may soon see a Spotify Music app land on the Xbox One. It almost strange to think that Spotify isn't on Xbox One yet, but considering that a Spotify app just arrived on the Windows 10 Store back in the June, the timing certainly seems right for a debut on Xbox One.

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Overwatch Summer Games is back: What you need to know

Overwatch Summer Games is back: What you need to know

It's been a year since Blizzard rolled out Overwatch's first seasonal event, the Summer Games. Though the Summer Games were initially meant to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Blizzard has decided to bring them back again this year. Jeff Kaplan made the announcement in a new developer update video, revealing that the Summer Games will be returning next week.

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Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Following a day after Sony unveiled a specially designed Dualshock 4 controller comes a similar announcement from Microsoft: it has three new Xbox One controller designs in the pipeline, and they'll be joined by a new slimmer Xbox Wireless Adapter for using the controllers with a Windows 10 PC. The new products will be available starting on August 3.

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