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Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Microsoft dropped $7.5 billion to hook you on a $10 Xbox Game Pass subscription

Earlier this week, Microsoft dropped quite possibly the biggest gaming bombshell of all time, announcing that it had entered into an agreement to purchase ZeniMax Media and all of its subsidiaries for $7.5 billion. It’s Microsoft’s biggest gaming purchase ever and it's tied with GitHub as the company's third-biggest acquisition period, behind only LinkedIn and Skype. It made this monumental purchase just to get you to sign up for a $10 per month subscription, too.

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Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card preorders open – yes, it’s expensive

Xbox Series X Storage Expansion Card preorders open – yes, it’s expensive

Just how much it will cost to expand your Xbox Series X or Series S' storage with an official Storage Expansion Card has been confirmed, and you should probably start saving now. While the two new next-generation consoles come with either 1TB or 512GB of internal SSD storage as standard, for maximum performance that can be boosted with a Seagate plug-in card.

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Xbox game download feature allows pre-load before ownership

Xbox game download feature allows pre-load before ownership

Early downloading of games to Xbox consoles via the Android version of the Xbox app was revealed this week. This system allows users to download any Xbox game to any (compatible) Xbox system regardless of purchase status. So the purchase of the game - digital or physical - only acts as a key to unlock the content you've already loaded to your machine.

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Some Xbox Series X buyers are about to get a huge disappointment

Some Xbox Series X buyers are about to get a huge disappointment

The sloppy way in which Amazon lists products matched with Microsoft's confusing Xbox naming scheme made for a perfect storm this week. The Xbox Series X was released on pre-order, pushing the console to the number one "gainers in sales rank over the past 24 hours" spot in the "Video Games" category. Not far behind that, in the number 4 spot, was the Xbox One X.

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The Xbox Series X preorder was a disaster

The Xbox Series X preorder was a disaster

Today the official Microsoft Xbox Series X pre-order system was launched... and quickly crashed. If you're looking for the Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, or any other product from the Microsoft store online this morning, you might do better to wait. As masses of Xbox fans attempted to purchase the new console lineup before the release date in November, the Microsoft Store took a bit of a nose dive.

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It’s Xbox Series X and S preorder day – 3 things to know

It’s Xbox Series X and S preorder day – 3 things to know

It's Xbox Series X and Series S pre-order day, and if you've got a few hundred dollars burning a hole in your pocket along with a hankering for a next-generation console, now's the time. Microsoft is opening up the order books for its two new consoles at 8AM PT / 11 AM ET today, September 22, for preorders in the US and Canada. Read on for three things you need to know.

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Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Xbox Series X Wireless Controllers preorders start in Blue

Starting this week, Microsoft opened orders for the next generation in official Xbox Wireless Controller sales. The Xbox Wireless Controller in Shock Blue is entirely new. This is a "vibrant hue, not yet seen on any [official Microsoft-made] controller." To be clear, today we're talking about the new, 2020-and-beyond Xbox Wireless Controller series made for Xbox Series X and Windows 10.

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Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Xbox boss comments on future Bethesda games for PS5

Earlier today, Microsoft announced plans to purchase ZeniMax Media in a deal that's massive in every sense of the word. Microsoft is shelling out $7.5 billion to own ZeniMax and its subsidiaries such as Bethesda, id Software, Machine Games, and Arkane Studios, which means that once the deal is complete, Microsoft will own the Fallout, Elder Scrolls, DOOM, Quake, and Wolfenstein IPs (among others). With ZeniMax and its properties joining the Xbox Game Studios umbrella, there's a big question about the future of these game franchises and the existing exclusivity deals with companies other than Microsoft.

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New Xbox app released ahead of Xbox Series X/S launch

New Xbox app released ahead of Xbox Series X/S launch

Microsoft has been teasing the arrival of a new Xbox mobile app for some time now, and today is the big day. Microsoft has launched its new Xbox app on Android, and while the app is in beta for now, it sounds like it's already capable of quite a bit. This app brings Microsoft one step closer to unifying the Xbox experience ahead of the launch of the Xbox Series X/S in November.

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Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Sony vs Microsoft gaming consoles: Which one to go for this fall

Months of cat and mouse chase between Microsoft and Sony has finally ended. Now that the two mega brands have officially announced their gaming consoles for 2020 - their specifications, design and features are now out in the open. This presents a good opportunity to compare the gaming consoles, giving you a fair idea of what’s the best deal for the holiday season. Between the two game console makers you get four options – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Choosing amid them will depend on some factors we’ll evaluate here based on which you can make up your mind.

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Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Xbox Series X and S preorders – The retailers to hit refresh on

Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed precisely when Xbox Series X pre-orders will be opening. The date and time to remember is September 22nd at 8AM PDT/11AM EDT, and those looking to order either an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S will definitely want to write that down, because we're guessing that pre-orders will sell out quickly. Microsoft has also shared a comprehensive list of retailers that will be offering Xbox Series X/S pre-orders, covering a number of regions around the world.

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Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Here’s when Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders open

Ever since Microsoft announced pricing and release dates for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, we've known that the company is planning to open up pre-orders for both consoles on September 22nd. If the PlayStation 5 has taught us anything, it's that precise timing will likely be crucial for those who want to secure an Xbox Series X/S pre-order as soon as possible. Microsoft has now confirmed when pre-orders will open up on September 22nd, so get ready to set your alarms and mark your calendars.

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