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The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

The biggest (and strangest) moments of E3 2021

E3 2021 has wrapped, and it's safe to say that it was a fairly up and down show. The event was home to some major announcements presented side-by-side with segments that felt like they didn't really fit the typical E3 schedule. Despite the awkwardness that comes with transitioning a show that normally takes place in-person to an entirely online one, we still got some of the big announcements that E3 is known for.

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Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

Xbox Design Lab is back: Still with these limits?

I've designed a custom Xbox controller before - back when they first released the program into the wild. Now, things are slightly better, but still not as wild and crazy as I'd like them to be. To Microsoft's credit, they're not going full "MySpace design non-limits" with official color options, but they're not restricting users to pre-made combinations of colors, either.

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Metro Exodus arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Metro Exodus arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Another game from the previous generation is getting an Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 upgrade today, and that game is Metro Exodus from 4A Games and Deep Silver. The companies say that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions of Metro Exodus will offer 4K visuals at 60 frames per second along with ray-traced lighting. It's offered as a free upgrade to those who own the game on last-gen consoles, but if this is your first foray into Metro Exodus, 4A and Deep Silver are also launching a new Complete Edition on current-gen consoles.

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Xbox Game Pass is losing these big console and PC games next month

Xbox Game Pass is losing these big console and PC games next month

Xbox Game Pass has a lot of games worth playing on it, but today we're learning that some of them will soon be disappearing from the service. Microsoft has listed the games that will be leaving the service on July 1st, and there are some big titles on the list. The good news is that we're learning of these departures with a couple of weeks of lead time, so if you're in the middle of any of them, you still have some time to finish them up.

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Xbox Design Lab returns with Xbox Series X|S controllers, new customization options

Xbox Design Lab returns with Xbox Series X|S controllers, new customization options

Today is a pretty big day for Xbox Design Lab. The website, which allows customers to design and buy custom Xbox controllers, is coming back online after going dark around 9 months ago. It's making a pretty big comeback, too, as it now offers the redesigned Xbox Wireless Controller that launched alongside Xbox Series X|S along with several new customization options.

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Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Turtle Beach reveals VelocityOne Flight in time for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Xbox debut

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, flight sticks have been difficult to find for months now. While stock is slowly starting to recover, prices are still on the high side. Turtle Beach may have just revealed the antidote to those hard-to-find flight sticks and high prices, today introducing the VelocityOne Flight.

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Bethesda’s Starfield takes shape and Star Wars fans should pay attention

Bethesda’s Starfield takes shape and Star Wars fans should pay attention

Following years of build-up and mere acknowledgment, yesterday we finally saw the first media associated with Bethesda's upcoming game Starfield. While we only got to glimpse a teaser trailer for the game, it did tell us when Starfield will release. Now, in a new interview, Bethesda is shedding a little more light on what Starfield will be when it arrives next year.

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Halo Infinite gives us a longer look at multiplayer

Halo Infinite gives us a longer look at multiplayer

Those of us who were hoping to see more from Halo Infinite during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase yesterday weren't disappointed, as Microsoft showed off multiplayer gameplay footage for the first time. It looks like the multiplayer reveals aren't over yet, as today, Microsoft and 343 Industries published a longer multiplayer overview for Halo Infinite. If yesterday's reveal left you ready for more multiplayer details, then this is where you'll find them.

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Microsoft details Forza Horizon 5 editions, gameplay modes, performance

Microsoft details Forza Horizon 5 editions, gameplay modes, performance

Yesterday, Microsoft made the somewhat surprising reveal of Forza Horizon 5. With the next Forza Motorsport game still some distance off, the Forza Horizon series will be taking us to Mexico later this year. While the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 revealed a surprising amount about Forza Horizon 5, the developers at Playground Games have revealed even more through a new FAQ about the game.

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Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is E3 2021’s biggest winner

Xbox Game Pass is getting a huge influx of titles, with Microsoft and Bethesda spilling details on over 20 new "day one" games headed to the subscription service. The announcements were made in a jam-packed 90 minute E3 2021 stream today, as Microsoft demonstrated just how instrumental its studio acquisition strategy has been to the success of consoles like Xbox Series X.

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Prey and Dishonored studio reveals Redfall for Xbox Series X

Prey and Dishonored studio reveals Redfall for Xbox Series X

While Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite were likely the main draws of today's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft finished off the day by revealing something entirely new. The final announcement for the day - if we aren't counting surprise mini fridge appearances - was the reveal of Redfall, a new first-person shooter from the studio behind Prey and Dishonored: Arkane Austin.

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Forza Horizon 5 takes us to Mexico later this year

Forza Horizon 5 takes us to Mexico later this year

As the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase started winding down today, Microsoft made a whopper of a reveal by announcing Forza Horizon 5. Not only did we get confirmation that Forza Horizon 5 is on the way, but we also got an extended look at gameplay, details about this new game's setting, and a release date. As it turns out, Forza Horizon 5 is not just on the way, but it'll be here before the end of the year.

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