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No Man’s Sky multiplayer, Xbox One details announced

No Man’s Sky multiplayer, Xbox One details announced

No Man's Sky was a game that showed a lot of promise and made even more. Like many promises, some of those were not kept, or at least that's how players felt. The game that mashed up multiple genres into a galactic-sized persistent world was off to a rocky start after enjoying a period of pre-launch hype. It received both highly positive and grievously negative reviews. To its credit, developer Hello Games has since then picked up the pace in addressing and correcting some of its missteps as gamers might soon discover in the upcoming Xbox One and multiplayer launch, due in two months.

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Rainbow Six Siege will be free starting tomorrow: how to get it

Rainbow Six Siege will be free starting tomorrow: how to get it

Tactical shooting game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will be free on all the platforms it supports this upcoming weekend. The game was first launched on December 1, 2015, ultimately enjoying solid ratings from critics and players. It's not unusual to see these games offered for free occasionally once used prices drop substantially, and that's what is happening starting tomorrow.

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Microsoft Store finally support gifting digital games, DLCs

Microsoft Store finally support gifting digital games, DLCs

Contrary to stereotypes, gamers love to share. They are often very passionate about the games they love and, more often than not, are inclined to gift their friends a copy to spread the joy around. Unfortunately, digital distribution has made that act less straightforward compared to buying a physical disc and giving it to a fellow gamer. It relies on a distribution system supporting gifting digital copies of games. At long last, the Microsoft Store, a.k.a. Windows app store, has caught up with the times and is finally allowing gifting digital games and downloadable content.

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Xbox One X custom Black Panther edition raffle starts

Xbox One X custom Black Panther edition raffle starts

It's a great time to be a comic book fan, especially if you sling towards a particular franchise. The success of the third Avengers film feels like a fitting tribute to ten years of Marvel Studios films. But even before Infinity War, Black Panther was already breaking records and making history. Now you have the chance to take home a piece of that legacy in the form of a custom-made Black Panther Xbox One X. That is, if the blessing of Bast is on you.

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Xbox One gets massive April Update, Discord integration

Xbox One gets massive April Update, Discord integration

Christmas has come extremely early for Xbox One owners. April might be almost over but fans will probably forgive Microsoft for still calling it the April Update. Especially considering the loads of gifts that Microsoft has just dumped on them in one swoop. Plus, to show that's very happy to play nice with other services, the Xbox is getting preliminary support for the most popular gamers' chat platform around: Discord.

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Despite the rumors, the next Xbox may not make a huge mistake

Despite the rumors, the next Xbox may not make a huge mistake

Though the Xbox One X is essentially a brand new console, it's never too early to begin thinking about the next generation. These mid-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft have left many wondering what the next generation of consoles will look like, and of course, there have been plenty of rumors to tell us what we might expect. Even though Microsoft is said to be putting a heavy focus on streaming moving forward, it seems that may not heavily influence the design of the next Xbox.

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New Xbox Avatar Editor app incoming (closer this time)

New Xbox Avatar Editor app incoming (closer this time)

Today we're having a peek at some leaked images and video of the next Xbox Avatar Editor. This is the place where users are able to roll with whatever human body, body parts, clothing, and accessories they wish. The differences between the avatar editors of olde and this next-gen editor are few, but important. This is very similar to what we saw back at E3 2017, but it's also evolved just a bit.

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Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Xbox One is getting 19 more classic Xbox games this month

Microsoft just made an exciting announcement for long-term Xbox fans: it'll be bringing another 19 classic titles to its latest and greatest console, these joining the half a dozen more Xbox 360 games added today. These titles will be added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog some time this month, Microsoft says, bringing with them Xbox One X Enhancements in some cases.

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USS Colorado submarine periscopes driven by Xbox controller

USS Colorado submarine periscopes driven by Xbox controller

Some people fear the influence of video games on the youth, and the US Navy might have just proven them right. In a slightly amusing way. Over the weekend, the new USS Colorado SSN 788 was commissioned, hailed to not just to be the newest fast attack sub of the country but also a marvel of technology and innovation. Part of that innovation comes via the use of one of the most familiar methods of control to operate the sub’s new Photonics Masts: a wired Xbox 360 controller.

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Fortnite Battle Royale cross-play held back by Sony, says Microsoft

Fortnite Battle Royale cross-play held back by Sony, says Microsoft

Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are two of the hottest, and most lucrative, battle royale type games today. But only one of them is going to be available on almost all gaming platforms imaginable, including mobile (but excluding the Switch, at least for now). And only one of them And only one of them will have almost full cross-platform play support. Almost. Fortnite Battle Royale is in the position to become the perfect cross-play massively multiplayer battleground, but only if Microsoft and Sony can build bridges. And Microsoft says that the ball has always been in Sony’s court.

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Hyperkin DUKE Xbox controller mixes the original with new things

Hyperkin DUKE Xbox controller mixes the original with new things

There are a few things in history that were so terrible that they have ironically become more famous than if they were perfectly executed. In the gaming world, one of those is the original Xbox controller. Nicknamed “The Duke”, it earned a lot of names that would make parents blush. And yet that huge controller returns next month, albeit with some slight redesigns. And it’s coming back exactly because the very same gamers who derided it decades ago have demanded a throwback they’re actually willing to buy.

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Xbox One Combat Tech wireless controller has a classic army design

Xbox One Combat Tech wireless controller has a classic army design

Microsoft has launched a new wireless controller for the Xbox One, this one featuring the company's new Combat Tech design. The company introduced the wireless controller Tech Series in 2017, which features special edition models that have designs inspired by combat and military technology. This new controller builds on that, but draws inspiration from more traditional military gear.

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