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Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Xbox Games with Gold April lineup revealed: Assassin’s Creed and more

Microsoft has revealed which games its Xbox Live Gold members will be getting in April, and as expected, the titles cover both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles. The games will be available starting on April 1 and running through up to April 30. This is similar to the free games Sony offers to its PlayStation Plus subscribers, a perk that itself launched after Xbox Games with Gold as a way to keep pace with the company’s biggest game-centric competitor.

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Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series arrives in April with ‘Recon’

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new lineup of Xbox One controllers, the ‘Tech Series.’ The first controllers launched under this series will arrive next month bearing the name ‘Recon Tech Special Edition,’ and as that name suggests, the controller has a distinct military style. This new product line arrives ahead of the Project Scorpio console slated to launch this upcoming holiday season, giving Xbox fans the ‘most powerful console ever,’ according to Microsoft.

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Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Street Fighter IV gets Xbox One backward compatibility

Yet another game has been added to the Xbox One's backward compatibility list: Street Fighter IV. The fan-favorite is now listed among the titles that support backward compatibility, giving the owners of Microsoft's latest-gen console a way to play the now-dated Street Fighter game. As well, the list now includes a couple lesser known arcade games like Luxor 2.

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Xbox Live Creators Program lets anyone publish Xbox games

Xbox Live Creators Program lets anyone publish Xbox games

While the biggest profits in the gaming market naturally come from big titles, big developers, and big publishers, there is an undeniably big indie culture thriving there as well. While PCs have long been the home of indie games and developers, consoles have recently tried to woo this vibrant crowd as well. Microsoft’s latest move at GDC 2017 tries to sweeten the pot even more by allowing anyone, which is to say indie devs, to make and publish games for the Xbox without going through rigorous scrutiny. Unsurprisingly, there are some rather big caveats to keep in mind.

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Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

Cities: Skylines inbound for the Xbox One

The game Cities: Skylines will be launching on the Xbox One soon, it has been announced. The game’s website says it’ll arrive on Microsoft’s latest-generation console this spring, the newest update for the game following its original release in 2015. The Xbox One version of the game will include the “After Dark” DLC, though whether other DLCs will also be included isn’t known at this time.

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Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

Indie bundle hits Xbox One: 10 games for $20

The folks at Curve Digital have announced a collection of games for Xbox One all jammed into a single-priced bundle. Each of these games have been out for play in one way or another - on one system or another - before, but they've never been released in a single pack before. Included in the pack are games like Nova-111, OlliOlli, and 10 Second Ninja X, and the whole pack will be available until the 9th of March.

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Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto 4 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

Rejoice, GTA fans! Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced that Grand Theft Auto IV is now Xbox One backwards compatible. That means, of course, that Xbox One owners can now pop their old GTA 4 disc into their current-gen Microsoft console and play it without issue. This marks the latest update to Microsoft's expansive backwards compatibility list, which includes many notable games from the company's Xbox 360 era.

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Xbox One Ocean Shadow and Winter Forces controllers launched

Xbox One Ocean Shadow and Winter Forces controllers launched

Microsoft has taken the wraps off a pair of new Xbox One controllers, the turquoise-colored Ocean Shadow Special Edition model and the modern-camo Winter Forces Special Edition Controller. Both of these controllers will be available to Xbox One and Xbox One S owners across the world starting on February 7, says the company. Both controllers will cost $69.99 USD.

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Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Xbox One backwards compatibility expands with Tekken 6, two others

Microsoft's ever-growing backwards compatibility list just got a bit longer with the addition of three new titles, the most notable of them being Tekken 6. As with all the other games already on the list, Xbox One owners will be able to play these older Xbox 360 games on the current-gen Microsoft gaming console, breathing new life into one's old-ish video game collection.

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New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

New Micro Machines World Series game release incoming

One of the most iconic series of miniature car toys will be bringing their first proper video games in YEARS to consoles and PC. This game is part of the official Micro Machines video game series, previously released by such publishing companies as Camerica, Ocean Software, Midway, THQ, Infogrames, and Chillingo. Previous developers include such elder groups as Big Red Software, Merit Studios, Mindscape, Supersonic Software, and Infogrames Sheffield House. Now it's time for a modern release.

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be a Play Anywhere title

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be a Play Anywhere title

Even before zombies or mutated critters were hot (presuming they are), Resident Evil was already scaring the bejeepers out of gamers since 1996. Now past its 20th birthday, the title is undergoing a bit of a facelift in the latest installment, Resident Evil 7 biohazard. To make that celebration even sweeter, Microsoft's Phil Spencer will be inducting the game into its exclusive club of Xbox Play Anywhere titles. Which means you only need to buy the game once and play it not really anywhere but on both Xbox and Windows PC.

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Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day

Xbox Inflatable is Microsoft’s pool accessory for Australia Day

Microsoft is no stranger to introducing oddity products. There’s the Xbox Onesie, for example, the hooded set of pajamas designed with the Xbox logo and giant pockets for stowing your controller. Now the company is back with another unusual product, this one being a giant pool inflatable designed to look like an Xbox One controller.

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