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Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 adds Bluetooth, built-in battery

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 adds Bluetooth, built-in battery

How many ways can you improve a gamepad? Apparently, quite a lot. Microsoft has just made available the shiny new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and while there are quite a few upgrades that are noteworthy, not one stands out in isolation of the others. Instead, the new controller is being defined by a host of small improvements that together try to level up the console gaming experience by delivering comfort and personalization to a part of gaming that's almost too easy to take for granted.

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Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Xbox Console Streaming starts for some Insiders: Here’s how to get on

Microsoft is gearing up to make a big play for game streaming, and while the more well-known part of that might be Project xCloud, there's another component worth paying attention to in Xbox Console Streaming. With this feature, Xbox One owners can stream the games they own from their home console to a smartphone, allowing them to access their games when they're away from home.

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EA Games back on Steam, at last

EA Games back on Steam, at last

Electronic Arts and Valve announced a partnership to bring EA Games-distributed games to Steam, at long last. They also announced that they'd be bringing the EA Games-specific gaming subscription service to Steam. Per Valve's Game Newell, this partnership with EA will "bring their great games and subscription service to Steam" as well as "open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way."

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Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Review – You Died

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King Review – You Died

I owned a fair number of games for the Sega Genesis when I was a kid, but two that will forever stick out are The Lion King and Aladdin. Though I played both games for hours on end, I’ve only ever managed to actually beat just one of them: Aladdin. Aladdin was a game that was difficult enough on its own, but it didn’t hold a candle to the sadistic challenge of The Lion King. I have seen the end of The Lion King, but I didn’t get there through determination and skill. No, I had to use a Game Genie to get infinite lives and invincibility or to skip levels. Despite the amount of time I sunk into that game, I never managed to beat it legitimately.

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Final Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer echoes Dark Forces

Final Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer echoes Dark Forces

This morning the folks at EA and Respawn released their final trailer for the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This trailer shows the main character Cal Kestis, Jedi Padawan, in trouble. He's living in a time immediately following Order 66, and you know what that means - fun for everyone!

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Xbox All Access returns offering Project Scarlett upgrades: What to know

Xbox All Access returns offering Project Scarlett upgrades: What to know

Last year, Microsoft began offering a financing program called Xbox All Access. With it, those who sign up can finance the purchase of an Xbox, along with subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass, through monthly payments. Microsoft is bringing back Xbox All Access here at the tail-end of 2019, though this time it has some additions.

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Xbox mobile accessories kickoff Project xCloud push with MOGA Gaming Clip

Xbox mobile accessories kickoff Project xCloud push with MOGA Gaming Clip

In addition to the Pixel 4, Google's upcoming Stadia cloud-based game streaming has dominated that section of the news where tech and gaming intersect. It isn't the only company with big game streaming plans in the works and Microsoft is also getting the ball rolling with its own Project xCloud program. So it's not really a surprise that Microsoft is now making an announcement to somewhat remind interested players that all that they might need is a $14.99 accessory for the ideal xCloud experience.

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Darksiders Genesis release dates announced with Stadia and PC up first

Darksiders Genesis release dates announced with Stadia and PC up first

Up until this year, the Darksiders series was pretty much a known quantity, with its third-person action platforming. Then E3 2019 rolled around and THQ Nordic revealed Darksiders Genesis, a spin-off that quite literally gives the series a fresh perspective. Today, we're learning when Darksiders Genesis will release, and it seems those playing on PC and Google Stadia are going to enjoy a bit of early access.

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The Outer Worlds launch trailer emphasizes player choice

The Outer Worlds launch trailer emphasizes player choice

The launch of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian is right around the corner, so it's little surprise that the game got a fancy launch trailer to build up hype (or, perhaps, to tempt people who may be on the fence). Indeed, if you were already excited for The Outer Worlds, this trailer will probably just get you even more ready to become a spacefarer.

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 hit with a delay

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 hit with a delay

Earlier this year, Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs surprised us all by announcing a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. That game was first released way back in 2004, so 15 years down the line, there probably wasn't anyone left with hope that someone would one day create a sequel. Unfortunately, those of you who have already waited 15 years for Bloodlines 2 will have to wait a little longer, as the game has been hit with a delay.

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Xbox One adds fine-grained control over offensive text messages

Xbox One adds fine-grained control over offensive text messages

While not generally true, some gamers do have a reputation for having a rather loose tongue, especially during competitive gameplay. That's probably fine if you're simply among peers of the same age range but can be a problem when a more heterogeneous mix is involved. It especially becomes dangerous when there are younger gamers in play, like when using a family-owned console. At long last, Microsoft is finally giving Xbox One owners the ability to censor some potentially harmful speech and even gives an almost ridiculous amount of control over it.

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Xbox Live outage hits core services ahead of Fortnite’s return

Xbox Live outage hits core services ahead of Fortnite’s return

Microsoft is currently experiencing a massive Xbox outage that is impacting the platform's core services, as well as hit game Fortnite. The outage impacts Xbox Live, which is currently preventing some users from signing into their accounts on Xbox One consoles. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on it, but there's no word on when users can expect things to be fixed.

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