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Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

Star Wars: Squadrons release date, price, and VR cross-play revealed

Today we're taking a peek at the release details of Star Wars: Squadrons. This is the newest EA Games / Motive Studios release in the Star Wars universe, centered on 5v5 dogfights in starfighters piloted by New Republic (rebellion) pilots and pilots fighting on the side of the dying Galactic Empire. Now that the Death Star II has been destroyed, and both Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine along with it - things are different, and attitudes have changed.

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June is a big month for Xbox Game Pass

June is a big month for Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass subscribers have a lot to look forward to in June, as Microsoft has detailed the games that will landing on the service throughout the month. We already had prior confirmation of June's headliner, No Man's Sky, but today, Microsoft confirmed that it'll be landing on Game Pass tomorrow, June 11th. It'll go live across the console and PC versions of Xbox Game Pass, so regardless of your platform, you'll be able to check it out with an active subscription.

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No Man’s Sky crossplay confirmed for Xbox Game Pass launch

No Man’s Sky crossplay confirmed for Xbox Game Pass launch

June is shaping up to be a big month for No Man's Sky. Not only is the game landing on Xbox Game Pass this month, but developer Hello Games has also prepared a new update for all platforms. Perhaps most importantly, this new update adds cross-platform multiplayer, so you'll be able to play online with friends regardless of the platform they're playing on.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets a discount in time for big additions

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets a discount in time for big additions

Last summer, Microsoft introduced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, something of a premium offering for to subscribe to all of Microsoft's services. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles Game Pass for both Xbox One and PC along with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, allowing you to play Xbox games online. It's a nice little package deal if you play on Xbox One and PC, but it can be a bit on the expensive side.

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Xbox Digital Direct ditches redemption codes in console bundles

Xbox Digital Direct ditches redemption codes in console bundles

Many gamers buy consoles that come bundled with some games primarily because they want that game and need a console to play it. There will always be some, however, who will buy such a console just for the looks, even if they already own the game or even if they don't even want to play the game. These gamers would often just give away or sell those bundle games but the Xbox's new Digital Direct feature is now making that impossible in the name of making it easier to redeem those games in the first place.

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Need for Speed Heat is the first EA game to get crossplay

Need for Speed Heat is the first EA game to get crossplay

Need for Speed fans got some good news today on multiple fronts. The first, and perhaps most important, bit of news is that Need for Speed Heat is getting cross-platform multiplayer. Not only is this the first Need for Speed game to feature crossplay, but it's the first game from Electronic Arts to feature it as well.

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Xbox Store design store gets fluent with Project Mercury

Xbox Store design store gets fluent with Project Mercury

Long gone are the days when Microsoft's design language was considered clinical and flat, although there a time it was literally the latter. The company has finally become more conscious of beautiful design in the past years and its recent Fluent design has been the culmination of that evolution. More than just for Windows and Office, however, Microsoft is pushing that design language to almost all of its products, including the Xbox Store app coming to consoles this year.

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Cyberpunk 2077 livestream postponed, launch still on schedule

Cyberpunk 2077 livestream postponed, launch still on schedule

In the time between the announcement of the Cyberpunk 2077 livestream event and now, a few things have happened. Now the event, called Night City Wire, will take place June 25th instead of June 11, as originally planned. Quite a few other events were postponed early this week as a result of worldwide protests of police brutality and the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department officer (now former officer) Derek Chauvin.

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Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Xbox Series X backward compatibility includes Xbox 360 and OG games

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft's latest revealed details on Xbox Series X backward compatibility with older Xbox games. Microsoft revealed today that "thousands of games" are already playable on test versions of Xbox Series X hardware. It's clear already that this won't be a 1-for-1 game compatibility list with the Xbox One, but it'll certainly include a whole BUNCH of games right out the gate.

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Xbox Family Settings app helps keep kids safe while gaming

Xbox Family Settings app helps keep kids safe while gaming

Gaming has seen a huge surge in the past months but not all games and gamers are created equal. There will always be games not suitable for younger players but the latter group might not always know that. That's why Xbox has been steadily improving is Familly Settings on the console to protect these young gamers and now it is extending those controls so that parents and guardians can set or ease limits even when they're not currently at home.

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Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge addition next month

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge addition next month

Over the past few years, Hello Games has done a lot to redeem the let down that was No Man's Sky on launch day. By serving up a string of massive, free updates, Hello Games has largely managed to sway public opinion about the game, but if you're still hesitant to take the plunge after all that's happened, it's hard to blame you. If you find yourself in that boat, you might like to know that you'll soon be able to play the game through Xbox Game Pass.

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The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been plenty of game controllers throughout the years; some of them certainly better than others. Here’s SlashGear’s ranking of the best of the best.

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