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Xbox One adds fine-grained control over offensive text messages

Xbox One adds fine-grained control over offensive text messages

While not generally true, some gamers do have a reputation for having a rather loose tongue, especially during competitive gameplay. That's probably fine if you're simply among peers of the same age range but can be a problem when a more heterogeneous mix is involved. It especially becomes dangerous when there are younger gamers in play, like when using a family-owned console. At long last, Microsoft is finally giving Xbox One owners the ability to censor some potentially harmful speech and even gives an almost ridiculous amount of control over it.

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Xbox Live outage hits core services ahead of Fortnite’s return

Xbox Live outage hits core services ahead of Fortnite’s return

Microsoft is currently experiencing a massive Xbox outage that is impacting the platform's core services, as well as hit game Fortnite. The outage impacts Xbox Live, which is currently preventing some users from signing into their accounts on Xbox One consoles. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on it, but there's no word on when users can expect things to be fixed.

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Project xCloud Preview launched with free Halo, Gears 5: Here’s how to sign up

Project xCloud Preview launched with free Halo, Gears 5: Here’s how to sign up

The Microsoft game streaming system Project xCloud Preview sign-up form was revealed by Microsoft this afternoon. Microsoft is one of several companies attempting to take part in the game streaming market that'll likely take the place of the current gaming market model of buying individual units. This is a whole lot like what's happened to the video and music markets over the past decade, with services like Spotify and Netflix leading the charge.

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Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Now the Apple Store will sell you an Xbox controller: Here’s why

Apple just revealed an Xbox One wireless controller in their online Apple Store - but why? Because just so long as you've got the latest version of iOS, iPad OS, or Apple TV, you can play games wirelessly with the Xbox One controller. This comes just after the launch of Apple Arcade, the brand's first game subscription service for multiple platforms.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds six months of Spotify Premium

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds six months of Spotify Premium

If you own an Xbox or a gaming PC, Xbox Game Pass is a pretty decent way to play games without having to buy each one individually. Microsoft, for its part, has been promoting Game Pass at every opportunity, and now it's decided to sweeten the pot a little more. New subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also be able to get Spotify Premium as a bonus, but as always, there are some things to be aware of before signing up.

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PUBG cross platform console play gone live UPDATE: New PUBG ID

PUBG cross platform console play gone live UPDATE: New PUBG ID

Today the folks at PUBG Corporation made the cross-platform experience a reality. Per their note this morning, update 4.3 introduces cross platform play to users on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 (PS4). Because of this, users around the world will be able to toss their hat into the same ring at the same time, allowing console users to destroy PC players and say, look, I didn't even use a keyboard.

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Project xCloud public preview detailed: Registration, games, devices

Project xCloud public preview detailed: Registration, games, devices

Microsoft has announced that its Project xCloud game streaming service will arrive in the United States, United Kingdom, and Korea as a public preview starting in October. This will be a public preview period that enables Microsoft to test how its service handles a broader group of players, including the various devices and network environments they utilize. The company has detailed what to expect, including how to register.

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Tonight’s PlayStation State of Play just got an Inside Xbox chaser

Tonight’s PlayStation State of Play just got an Inside Xbox chaser

Later today, Sony is set to go live with its latest State of Play broadcast. Not willing to let Sony enjoy all the spotlight itself, Microsoft has announced that it too will be hosting a livestream tonight. The latest episode of Inside Xbox is set to premiere shortly after Sony's State of Play, so it's a pretty exciting day for console fans.

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Terminator: Resistance trailer isn’t Colonial Marines… we hope

Terminator: Resistance trailer isn’t Colonial Marines… we hope

The trailer begins with a block of TERMINATOR lettering that says we'll be playing in Los Angeles, 2028, 31 years after Judgement Day. It looks a whole lot like we're going to be playing a first person shooter like METRO Exodus but with terminator machines and sound effects and visuals instead of post-apocalyptic Russian monster madness.

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Fortnite Special Edition Controller for Xbox One now available

Fortnite Special Edition Controller for Xbox One now available

Remember the special Fortnite Xbox One console edition Microsoft introduced earlier this summer? The bundle included a purple console alongside a dark purple wireless controller, both styled after the game's iconic Storm. If you didn't pick up one of those bundles because you already own a console, Microsoft has some good news for you: the controller is now available to purchase a standalone item.

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Microsoft Project xCloud public preview starts really soon in one country

Microsoft Project xCloud public preview starts really soon in one country

Game streaming is touted to be the inevitable and unavoidable future of commercial gaming but, for that to work seamlessly, a reliable and fast Internet connection is required. That is why it makes sense for game streaming platform developers to make sure they have favorable partnerships with network operators and that's exactly what Microsoft is doing in South Korea with its deal with SK Telecom that will, in turn, make the country the first gaming market to experience its promise of xCloud game streaming.

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Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive gameplay trailer reveals more Keanu

Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive gameplay trailer reveals more Keanu

The game Cyberpunk 2077 will include futuristic landscapes, cybernetic implants in humans, new types of vehicles and weapons, and other science fiction elements, but none of that matters. Not when the game also has Keanu Reeves, aka Johnny Silverhand, "a rebel rocker boy who will be your companion throughout your adventure in Night City."

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