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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Microsoft has revealed which games its Xbox Live Gold members will be getting in April, and as expected, the titles cover both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The games will be available starting on April 1 and running through up to April 30. This is similar to the free games Sony offers to its PlayStation Plus subscribers, a perk that itself launched after Xbox Games with Gold as a way to keep pace with the company’s biggest game-centric competitor.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda filled with poor animations, no day 1 patch

Mass Effect: Andromeda filled with poor animations, no day 1 patch

Mass Effect: Andromeda is now just a couple of days away from release, but early copies have already been given to reviewers and big-name streamers for promotion, not to mention playable previews via EA Access and Origin Access. Unfortunately for fans, it's becoming apparent the game has a couple of issues, namely poor animations when it comes to characters' movement and facial expressions.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda companion app debuts for iOS, Android

Mass Effect: Andromeda companion app debuts for iOS, Android

Mass Effect fans are now only days away from being able to dive into the latest entry in the sci-fi RPG series, Andromeda. And with the release date nearing, it's been revealed that the game is getting a companion app for smartphones, dubbed Apex HQ. Similar to the app for Mass Effect 3, and a growing number of other online-connected games these days, Apex HQ will allow players to stay connected and monitor their progress while away from their consoles.

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Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sonic Mania hit with delay as Sonic Forces gets official reveal

Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog panel at SXSW 2017 brought a bit of good news and a bit of bad news. The bad news is that Sonic Mania has been delayed. Originally scheduled for a spring release, the 2D Sonic adventure that serves as a throwback to Genesis-era Sonic games now won't be arriving until sometime this summer.

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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Energizer Xbox One 2X Charger recalled, burn hazard cited

Product recalls aren’t exactly new, but those especially related to fire hazards caused by batteries have recently become more publicized. This time, however, the culprit isn’t a smartphone but almost an unlikely one. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC has announced a recall of PDP’s Energizer Xbox One 2X controller chargers, citing reports of overheating that could potentially lead to fires.

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Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Xbox “Project Scorpio” has 4K all over it, internal PSU

Goodbye power bricks! At least as far as the Xbox consoles are concerned. Or at least that is probably the trend that Microsoft is trying to set. The Xbox One S, though slimmer than its predecessor, managed to still squeeze in its power supply inside, doing away with the external, bulky PSUs of old. And, according to sources, that will be true with the still to be formally named “Project Scorpio” console as well. And hopefully for its future consoles, too.

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Rocket League’s new mode, Dropshot, arrives next week

Rocket League’s new mode, Dropshot, arrives next week

Rocket League fans have something new to look forward to today, as the game will be getting yet another new game mode next week. Dubbed Dropshot, this mode seems a little more intense than the hockey and basketball modes that came before it. That's because players will have to damage the arena before they can score their goals.

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30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

30 minutes of new Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay unveiled at PAX

As the anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda draws closer, developer BioWare is continuing to reveal more gameplay features and story tidbits. A panel for the game at this weekend's PAX event in Boston saw some team members present a whopping 30 minutes of footage containing the Loyalty Mission for Liam Kosta. Those looking to go into the game's story blind should turn away now, as there are a decent number of spoilers.

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Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Have a look at Sonic Mania’s version of Green Hill Zone

Sonic Mania is coming up later on this year, and it has Sonic fans excited. That's because Sonic Mania represents a return to form for the Sonic the Hedgehog series, bringing the blur blur back to his 2D sidescrolling days. Besides a few gameplay trailers here and there, we really haven't seen too much of Sonic Mania, but that all changes today as Sega has posted a video that walks us through Sonic Mania's Green Hill Zone.

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Windows 10 Game Mode, UWP games details explained

Windows 10 Game Mode, UWP games details explained

When Microsoft confirmed that the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update would include a certain “Game Mode”, it didn’t really go into detail what that mode would bring aside from a generic “CPU and GPU optimization”. With the Creators Update probably just a week or two away, it’s perhaps time to reveal more information about that. And what better opportunity to do just that than GDC, where Microsoft revealed a few more tidbits about its gaming vision for Windows 10, including the somewhat controversial UWP games.

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