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Xbox One X Review [UPDATE]

Xbox One X Review [UPDATE]

Microsoft is winning the media war with Sony here in late 2017. Just as the holiday season rolls up here in 2017, it almost feels as though Microsoft's Xbox is the only competitor in their class. The PlayStation 4 Pro is already on the market, but it's already old hat, having been released all the way back in November of 2016. As should be apparent, we're no longer dealing with the gaming market as it existed in 2001.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

This morning you can watch the entirety of the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer in Minecraft form. In addition, the whole Stranger Things crew is available as a skin pack in Minecraft. And it's entirely terrifying and fun and super spooky. Sadly there is not yet a Minecraft-based Stranger Things World - but we can cross our fingers and hope! Imagine the Nether turned into the Upside-Down - what a wasted opportunity!

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Kinect is dead

Kinect is dead

Microsoft's Kinect is officially out of production - neither Kinect for Xbox nor Kinect for PC shall be made henceforth. For those consumers that've been waiting to pick up a Kinect - now's the time. Once stock is gone, it's gone forever. The creators and those influenced by the original release of the Kinect, however, roll forward with projects far out-performing their predecessors.

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13 Xbox games get Xbox One compatibility tomorrow

13 Xbox games get Xbox One compatibility tomorrow

Though much of Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference was about the Xbox One X, there was one surprise announcement that got a lot of people excited. Microsoft revealed that we'd soon be able to play games from the original Xbox on our Xbox Ones through the console's backward compatibility program. The time has finally come for original Xbox support, as Microsoft has revealed that the first batch of games will be going live tomorrow, October 24.

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Minecraft Servers Halloween begins with spooky details!

Minecraft Servers Halloween begins with spooky details!

This week the folks in charge of Mincecraft Servers have revealed the Halloween Spectacular in full. This event will pour over the online version of Minecraft, taking over the Minecraft Servers universe as it does so. This update will have spooky effects in servers hosted by Mineplex, InPvP, and Lifeboat from now until Halloween.

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Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

Friday the 13th streaming : where Jason Vorhees lives right now

It's lucky Friday the 13th again, and right smack in the middle of October - perfect timing for a Jason Voorhees / Friday the 13th scary horror movie marathon. We've got the latest updated collection of locations where Friday the 13th films are streaming - legally, of course. We've also got a few suggestions for those thrill-seekers that don't want to stick strictly to Jason - but they're all horrific!

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Pre-X Xbox One S bundles just popped up in WHITE

Pre-X Xbox One S bundles just popped up in WHITE

This week the folks at Microsoft have decided to reveal a few more Xbox One S bundles before they start in HARD with promotion of their Xbox One X. Not only was a Minecraft bundle revealed, but a Rocket League bundle, and a Halo bundle as well. And don't forget the non-game-specific bundle called "Xbox One S Starter Bundle", ready to roll with Xbox Live Gold for free for 3 months - with a 3-month Xbox Game Pass to boot. Of note: each of the bundles in this article work with an Xbox One S in white - no super strange skinning going on whatsoever!

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Xbox Games with Gold October 2017 list: Rayman 3 and more

Xbox Games with Gold October 2017 list: Rayman 3 and more

It's that time of the month: Microsoft has revealed which games will be given to Xbox Live Gold subscribers via Games with Gold. The October 2017 lineup is pretty decent, depending on your tastes, including three titles for the Xbox One and two titles for the Xbox 360. This includes the award-winning game Gone Home console edition for the Xbox One.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

This week the folks pre-ordering the game Star Wars Battlefront 2 have begun to flip directly out over the trailer you're about to see. This trailer shows a number of epic additions to the game, centering on ability modifiers and looks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These "looks" are for both Kylo Ren and Rey, bringing the user directly in to the film ready to roll this December.

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This is what the Xbox Watch could have looked like

This is what the Xbox Watch could have looked like

Although not as daring as, say, Google, Microsoft has had its fair share of hardware experiments. Many of which, however, are perhaps best forgotten. One such device might be the so called Xbox Watch, the company's rumored attempt to catch up with the smartwatch market. That never came to pass, for better or for worse. And if this prototype of that Xbox Watch has any ring of truth to it, it is perhaps all for the better.

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Xbox One’s Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

Xbox One’s Duke controller is a massive blast from the past

In an attempt to stand out from the competition, console manufacturers can sometimes be guilty of doing ridiculous things. There are many examples of wacky design decisions throughout gaming history, but one of the most legendary is the Duke controller for the original Xbox. Massive in every sense of the word, the Duke seemed equally lambasted and praised for its size.

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US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

US Navy uses Xbox 360 controllers for its most advanced submarines

The lowly Xbox 360 controller: it is more than a decade old, no longer the primary Xbox gamepad, and it also happens to be the US Navy's top choice for controlling its most advanced submarines. Not the entire submarine, mind, but rather its various periscopes that exist as a pair of giant masts. High-res cameras are fitted to these periscopes, and the feed appears on large flat-screen displays within the sub.

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