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Far Cry 5 headlines new Xbox Free Play Days this weekend

Far Cry 5 headlines new Xbox Free Play Days this weekend

Microsoft has another Free Play Days weekend coming at us this week, and some interesting titles are included in this promotion. As always, these Free Play Days weekends are open only to those who have Xbox Live Gold (which includes Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers). If you try a game out and decide that you like it, you can buy it at a discount, but only for a limited time while the Free Play Days promotion is ongoing.

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Hades and Skate get August started with a bang for Xbox Game Pass

Hades and Skate get August started with a bang for Xbox Game Pass

With a new month comes a new round of additions to Xbox Game Pass, and this is definitely a batch of games worth checking out. 10 games are joining Xbox Game Pass in the first two weeks of August, and there are big names among them. From recent indie games that everyone seems to talk about to classic games that bring the nostalgia, it's safe to say that Xbox Game Pass is starting the month off with a bang.

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Aqua Shift Xbox controller makes others look tame

Aqua Shift Xbox controller makes others look tame

Today Microsoft revealed an Xbox Wireless Controller with a unique physical design detail. Utilizing a color-changing finish on the top panel, this controller delivers just a bit of a "shimmer." This is the Xbox Wireless Controller - Aqua Shift Special Edition, a controller that Microsoft presents "for your holding pleasure."

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8bitdo moves beyond controllers with Xbox Media Remote

8bitdo moves beyond controllers with Xbox Media Remote

Most of us know 8bitdo as a maker of solid wireless controllers, but today, the company surprised with the announcement of a new accessory. 8bitdo revealed today that it's giving us a new take on the Xbox remote, launching its own version that it simply calls the Xbox Media Remote. 8bitdo's Remote even comes in two sizes depending on just how many buttons you want.

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Apex Legends: Emergence season gets one more trailer before launch

Apex Legends: Emergence season gets one more trailer before launch

After a long build-up, Apex Legends' Emergence season is almost here. The new season launches tomorrow, but it seems that Respawn and EA have one more trailer for us before it does. After showing us the changes that are coming to World's End, the new Rampage LMG, and the capabilities of Seer in previous trailers, now the Respawn is giving us a look at some of the new items included in the Emergence Battle Pass.

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Two Point Hospital gets Sonic the Hedgehog items alongside free-to-play weekend

Two Point Hospital gets Sonic the Hedgehog items alongside free-to-play weekend

Sega has revealed that two big promos are launching in Two Point Hospital today. With the first one, we'll see a variety of Sonic the Hedgehog items go live in the game in celebration of Sonic's 30th anniversary. The second is a free-to-play promo that will allow newcomers to the game to check it out without paying for the privilege first.

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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye expansion announced with an unsettling trailer

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye expansion announced with an unsettling trailer

Outer Wilds was undoubtedly one of the most talked-about games of 2019. Two years later, indie game fans are still talking about it, and it isn't uncommon to see Outer Wilds come up in recommendation discussions or as a highlighted deal during sales. Later this year, we're going to have a reason to return to the Outer Wilds universe, as the game is getting a new expansion.

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Forza Motorsport 7 is reaching the end of the road, so get it while you can

Forza Motorsport 7 is reaching the end of the road, so get it while you can

Forza fans take note because we're about to lose another game in the franchise. Microsoft has announced that Forza Motorsport 7 will be reaching end-of-life later this year, which means that the game and its DLC will be disappearing from digital storefronts. The game will also vanish from Xbox Game Pass, so if you've been eyeing Forza Motorsport 7 but have yet to take the plunge, now is the time to act.

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Halo Infinite first multiplayer beta begins this weekend: Here’s when we’ll learn more

Halo Infinite first multiplayer beta begins this weekend: Here’s when we’ll learn more

Just a few days ago, 343 Industries suggested that the first Halo Infinite multiplayer beta - which 343 refers to as a "technical alpha" - was coming up quickly. As it turns out, 343's suggestion was right, and that first technical preview is happening this weekend. Emails have already been going out to Halo Insiders who have been selected to participate, so check your inbox to see if you've been selected (if you haven't already).

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The Siege of Paris DLC and Season 3 dated: Here’s what’s new

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The Siege of Paris DLC and Season 3 dated: Here’s what’s new

Following leaks that apparently revealed the release date for Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris, today Ubisoft revealed the actual date for the expansion. In addition to announcing the release date for The Siege of Paris - which is the second expansion for Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Ubisoft also detailed the more immediate Season 3 update, which is heading to the game later this week.

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Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Last month, we heard a rumor which claimed that one of Battlefield 2042's unrevealed modes was actually a sandbox mode that would let players combine different Battlefield eras. Today at EA Play Live, EA and Ripple Effect - the new name for DICE LA - revealed exactly that. The new mode is called Battlefield Portal, and it's described as "a love letter to fans and creators."

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Xbox Game Pass gets Microsoft Flight Simulator and two classics to close out July

Xbox Game Pass gets Microsoft Flight Simulator and two classics to close out July

Microsoft has revealed the games that will launch on Xbox Game Pass in the second half of July, and it looks like it's going to be a packed couple of weeks. The new additions are led by the Xbox Series X|S version of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be launching on Xbox Game Pass the same day it releases: July 27th. Sorry, Xbox One users, but this will be one of the few games on Xbox Game Pass exclusive to Xbox Series X|S.

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