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OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

This week OtterBox tricked out the Xbox Wireless Controller experience. If you've got a new Xbox Wireless Controller, OtterBox has for you an Easy Grip Controller Shell, a Mobile Gaming Clip, a Gaming Carry Case, an Easy Grip Gaming Case, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard for your associated phone. This full package is made for the Xbox gamer that also plays remotely via their smartphone, in style and with protection.

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Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

Latest Steam beta expands Xbox controller support in a big way

When it comes to using a controller on PC, there's no doubt that a lot of people use Xbox controllers of some persuasion. After all, since Xbox and Windows are made by the same company, Xbox controllers have plug-and-play functionality in Windows 10, making them particularly easy to use for PC games. If you use an Xbox controller on PC, here's some good news: Steam has rolled out a new beta that greatly expands support for your controller of choice.

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Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Getting your hands on the new-gen consoles has almost been like an epic quest for some players. The last thing they need is to find out that an important part of that new console experience turns out to be broken, even if just for them and a few others. Unfortunately, that is exactly what a good number of owners of the Xbox Series X have been complaining about after they discover their wireless controllers suddenly disconnecting without reason. Microsoft has now committed to fixing it but you'll have to wait for that day to come.

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Injustice 2, Torchlight 3 lead Xbox Game Pass new arrivals in January

Injustice 2, Torchlight 3 lead Xbox Game Pass new arrivals in January

Microsoft has detailed the first games that will be joining the Xbox Game Pass roster in 2021, and there are some big names in the lineup. In all, Microsoft today announced seven new games that will hit Game Pass in January, covering not only the PC and console versions of the service, but also Android game streaming. Of course, if history is any indication, Microsoft will likely announce more additions for the latter half of the month, but for now, the company is putting a spotlight on these seven games.

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IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

When it comes to furniture that you have to assemble yourself, IKEA is probably the most famous retailer out there. The company tends to make furniture that's of decent quality while being notoriously difficult to assemble. Anyone on the hunt for a new entertainment center for the living room to hold a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want to know if the consoles will fit.

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Xbox Games with Gold January 2021 lineup includes combat and zombies

Xbox Games with Gold January 2021 lineup includes combat and zombies

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for January 2021, giving players a look at what they'll soon be able to download for free. The titles will be available to subscribers who have the Xbox One or Xbox Series S/X consoles -- according to Microsoft, the games are collectively valued at $79.96 USD.

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Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

The aging Xbox 360 will lose support for Halo game services, it has been announced, but you'll still have time to upgrade to a newer console. Microsoft plans to end support for the Halo games released on the console, but players will still be able to play the titles -- though, it notes, some game features will stop working.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox refund offered by Microsoft without game pull

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox refund offered by Microsoft without game pull

This week the game Cyberpunk 2077 was given an all-clear for refunds for Xbox gamers. This isn't the first platform where this refund situation has happened - and it won't likely be the last. At launch, the game was basically unplayable on some of the several gaming consoles on which it was supposed to run smoothly - and players weren't happy.

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Mandalorian Xbox controllers verify Boba Fett chain code

Mandalorian Xbox controllers verify Boba Fett chain code

Two controllers appear in a single special Star Wars box. Both controllers per Xbox Principal Designer Elliott Hsu, the custom controllers "feature sketches of the now iconic Child wielding the Force and the steely Mandalorian's Beskar armored profile." These controllers are not going to be available for sale to the public - or at least they don't appear to be planning on selling them individually yet.

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Xbox Series X|S can connect to original Xbox through system link

Xbox Series X|S can connect to original Xbox through system link

With the Xbox One, Microsoft focused a lot on backward compatibility and bringing a number of games from previous generations forward. That same focus remains in the new generation, but today we're learning that it applies to more than just games. As it turns out, the Xbox Series X|S are capable of connecting to other Xbox consoles across generations to play games over system link.

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Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation say they’ve teamed up for safety

Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation say they’ve teamed up for safety

Today gaming leaders at Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony gaming teamed up to announce a shared commitment for gaming safety. Corporate Vice President of Xbox Operations, Dave McCarthy, announced that Xbox was aligned with Nintendo "on behalf of the community of Nintendo Switch players", and PlayStation on accomplishing a set of goals for the greater good of the gaming industry. The goals include Prevention, Partnership, and Responsibility.

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A pair of last-minute Xbox Series X gamer gifts

A pair of last-minute Xbox Series X gamer gifts

Today we're taking a peek at a pair of products that'll be ideal for last-minute gifts for gamers. Like "gamer gift guides" we've done in the past, this guide does not include games - at least not directly. Instead, we're taking a quite peek at a controller and a charger for controllers - ideal for the Xbox user who already has everything else their heart could desire.

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