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Streaming-only Xbox “cloud console” isn’t happening just yet

Streaming-only Xbox “cloud console” isn’t happening just yet

At its pre-Gamescom interview with Gamespot, Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer had a lot to say about the company's focus for the future of Xbox gaming. Naturally, one of the biggest points of interests has been Project xCloud game streaming. Specifically, there has been rumors about an Xbox "Lite" that eschews the expensive hardware in lieu of streaming games. That may sound almost dreamy but that may now remain a dream as Spencer insists they aren't working on such a console just yet.

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Gamers are Xbox Project Scarlett’s first priority

Gamers are Xbox Project Scarlett’s first priority

E3 2019 was a pretty big show for the games industry. Even though Sony wasn't in attendance, Microsoft was, and it shared the first details about its next-generation console, which for now is called simply Project Scarlett. Microsoft made some big promises about Project Scarlett during an E3 sizzle video, but now Xbox chief Phil Spencer is getting a little more specific about his company's major goals with the console.

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Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition, Championship Series Twitch live stream today

Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition, Championship Series Twitch live stream today

Today the folks at Electronic Arts and NFL Announced the EA SPORTS Madden NFL 20 Championship Series along with a semi-new game. The game goes by the name "Madden NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar edition" and in it you'll find a whole bunch of stuff not available in any previous release of a Madden game. This all kicks off during a livestream video event hosted on the Madden NFL Twitch - which will also be shown right here in this article.

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Xbox One changes to Home Screen and Voice Commands promise quicker access

Xbox One changes to Home Screen and Voice Commands promise quicker access

The best computer interfaces, some experts say, are those that you may not even see or at least get out of your way when you don't need them. And yet at times those interfaces, be they graphical or even vocal, tend to themselves be the cause of confusion and distraction. In an effort to move the attention away from interfaces and to games, Microsoft is tweaking the Xbox One Home Screen and its Voice Commands to remove what it deemed unnecessary complexities, which happens to include Cortana.

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How Nintendo Switch made my kids forget about Xbox

How Nintendo Switch made my kids forget about Xbox

Over the past couple months, there's been a fundamental shift in the way my kids play video games. Before the Nintendo Switch arrived in the mail, my kids played nothing but Minecraft* on our Xbox One. We also had a PlayStation 4, but due to a simple set of reasons, they stuck with Xbox One for the majority of their game time. Again - this was all before the Nintendo Switch arrived on our doorstep.

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Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

A number of websites and services have experienced issues today, including the multi-hour outage over at Reddit this morning followed by a brief outage at Twitter. Microsoft is among the companies having trouble, in this case with its Xbox services. Though most services remain operational, one is limited, and that's causing big problems for players who want to download purchased or new content.

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Mini Xbox for xCloud streaming could undercut Google Stadia pricing

Mini Xbox for xCloud streaming could undercut Google Stadia pricing

Game streaming is the future if publishers and console makers have their way. Although the idea isn't new, it is only recently that the technology and industry backing have finally come together. Now that Google is also getting into the game, over players are starting to pick up the pace. Microsoft, of course, has been promoting its own xCloud platform but may soon have a cheaper and smaller Xbox to go along with it.

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Xbox Games with Gold for July 2019 includes Castlevania SOTN

Xbox Games with Gold for July 2019 includes Castlevania SOTN

Microsoft has finally revealed its Xbox Games with Gold lineup for July 2019, and it includes hit title Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. As expected, the lineup includes two games for the Xbox One and another two games for the Xbox 306, both of which can also be played on the newer console. The games are free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

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Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is only one console – for now at least

Microsoft’s Project Scarlett is only one console – for now at least

Microsoft has pulled the veil back on its next console ever so slightly, which means there's a lot we still don't know. The company has only talked about Project Scarlett in broad strokes at this point, leaving many questions unanswered. One of those questions is whether or not the Project Scarlett name refers to a single machine or multiple ones.

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Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

Xbox Live is still down: Here’s what we know

The Xbox Live service went down around 5PM ET for many players, resulting in reports and acknowledgement from the Xbox team. Via its Xbox Support account, the company said that engineers are working on addressing the issue, but that there's limited info to share. An hour later, the team said it is still investigating the matter involving error code 0x87DD0006.

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The race for the gaming subscription crown: What it means for gamers

The race for the gaming subscription crown: What it means for gamers

This year’s E3 signaled a shift in the coming years of gaming. The event wasn’t just about video games, but how we would get hold of them. It seems every publisher and their dog wants to implement a subscription service for video games – a Netflix for gaming of sorts. Google, EA, Microsoft and Ubisoft are among the list of publishers in the heated race. With all these similar announcements, the industry looks to be saturating quickly – even more confusingly than TV-streaming services.

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Next generation gaming consoles: What can we expect?

Next generation gaming consoles: What can we expect?

Would you believe it? The time has come to talk about next-generation consoles again. The PS4 and Xbox One have been in service for almost eight years and it’s time for a new phase of gaming machines. While Microsoft and Sony have been rather tight-lipped about their upcoming consoles, the recent E3 press conference in Los Angeles has brought us some exciting announcements.

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