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Xbox gets mobile party chat on Android and iOS apps

Xbox gets mobile party chat on Android and iOS apps

Microsoft has just launched party chat support in its Xbox apps for Android and iOS. With this feature, Xbox console owners can use their mobile device and the app to start a private party chat, join an existing chat, as well as message people using text. It's a welcomed addition for gamers who may wish to partake in chats, voice or text, while away from home or, at least, away from their console.

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Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows available now at last

Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows available now at last

How long does it take to launch a USB dongle for a wireless game controller? If you’re Microsoft, apparently half a year. Announced way back in August, the Wireless Adapter for the older Xbox One Controllers was going to be delayed, at least for the US market, and that a January 1, 2018 launch was pretty tentative. And tentative it was, by at least a month. Now the New Xbox Wireless Adapter is now indeed available for purchase in the US to meet your multiplayer PC gaming needs.

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Xbox Watch hands-on shows what should have never been

Xbox Watch hands-on shows what should have never been

Microsoft is known for crushing dreams of things that could have been. It is also known for putting out products that perhaps it should never have. The latter calls to mind the Zune, Windows Vista, and Windows RT. And, perhaps, this Xbox Watch that has popped up yet again. Dropped before it could take final form, what could have been Microsoft’s first smartwatch seemed to be ready for production. Perhaps it was for the best that it didn’t make it that far.

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Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

Games with Gold for February 2018 list: Assassin’s Creed, Crazy Taxi and more

That time of the month is once again upon us: Microsoft has revealed which games will be available to Xbox Live subscribers under its Games with Gold program. This time around we see a total of four games, two for the Xbox One console, as well as one for the Xbox 360 plus one an Arcade title. Which game is best among the group is debatable, but all of them are great options.

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The Xbox Watch nobody asked for has leaked

The Xbox Watch nobody asked for has leaked

The smartwatch market seems to be slowing these days, with only a few major players (like Apple) still pursuing a slice of that particular pie. A few years back, however, it seemed that everyone was making smartwatches and fitness trackers of some variety, with Microsoft counted among that group. Many of you are probably familiar with Microsoft's Band line of wearables, but have you ever heard of the Xbox Watch?

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New Xbox Elite Wireless Controller model leaks with USB-C

New Xbox Elite Wireless Controller model leaks with USB-C

A series of leaked images reveal what is said to be a new version of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. The original controller, the one currently available, was first introduced back in mid-2015. According to the leaked images and details, a new version of the Elite Controller exists that updates certain features, such as adding a USB-C charging port and more.

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Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Several months ago it was revealed that gaming accessories maker Hyperkin and Seamus Blackley, one of the designers of the original Xbox console, were working on an updated version of "the Duke," the huge controller that was included with the Xbox when it launched in 2001. The new, recreated version of the Duke was on display at Hyperkin's booth at CES 2018 this week, along with details on pricing and a release date.

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Xbox One Sea of Thieves controller has mysterious glowing design

Xbox One Sea of Thieves controller has mysterious glowing design

Microsoft has introduced a new Xbox One controller, the Sea of Thieves Limited Edition. Channel your inner pirate with this model, which will be launching in the relatively near future. As the name suggests, the controller has a pirate-based theme, but one with a big twist -- joining its deep purple translucent color is a special pattern hinting at mystery with its own special surprise.

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Kodi finds it way back home, now on Xbox One

Kodi finds it way back home, now on Xbox One

Things have come full circle and Kodi is finally back on the console that started it all. Kodi was formerly known as XBMC, short for the Xbox Media Center, before it had to change names to avoid trademark lawsuits. The open source media center solution has, since then, grown to embrace a multitude of platforms, except, ironically, the latest Xbox generation. That is no longer the case as Kodi is now available, at least for some, on the Xbox One, turning the gaming console into an even more serious all-in-one entertainment solution.

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Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

Xbox Games with Gold for January feature vampire and treasure hunters

With the arrival of 2018 will come the year's first selection of Xbox's free Games with Gold. Microsoft today revealed a new group of games that will be available for free to anyone who is subscribed to Xbox Live Gold. Since Xbox Live Gold is a requirement if you want to play multiplayer games, we're guessing that most Xbox owners will get to partake in these freebies.

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Xbox Game Pass promo: $1 for a month, plus 10 new games inbound

Xbox Game Pass promo: $1 for a month, plus 10 new games inbound

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched its own alternative to Sony's PlayStation Now subscription, and it's called Xbox Game Pass. With Xbox Game Pass, subscribers get access to more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, which are streamed over the Internet in the same way that Netflix streams movies. Xbox's streaming game subscription is usually $10/month, but a promotion currently has it priced at $1/month.

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Xbox One keyboard, mouse support is really coming

Xbox One keyboard, mouse support is really coming

This is one of those things that you’re almost 200% sure is going to happen but is only a question of “when”. Microsoft itself has more or less confirmed that there is a huge amount of interest if not demand for keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One consoles but it hasn’t exactly put that down in quotable writing. That was until the company’s Polish office accidentally revealed Microsoft’s plans to create a new “Xbox Master Race”.

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