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New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

New Xbox Wireless Adapter has been delayed until next year

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced a couple new Xbox One controller designs, as well as a new Xbox Wireless Adapter for connecting an Xbox controller to a PC running Windows 10. At the time, Microsoft said the wireless adapter would be available some time later this month, but now that has changed in a big way: the company has delayed the dongle until next year.

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Xbox Insider Program now open to all, rings get new names

Xbox Insider Program now open to all, rings get new names

Video games have become so sophisticated and so complex that each one, especially triple-A ones, take up a huge amount of human resources and working hours even just to get updates out the door. At the same time, players have equally become more sophisticated and more varied in their tastes that it’s no longer a one size fits all situation. But rather than just throw in more time and more people in perfecting an update, Xbox is taking a more efficient approach by harnessing the power of the crowd. Yes Xbox fans, the Xbox Insider Program is now open to everyone willing to lend a helping hand. With some caveats, of course.

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Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One released today for free and Premium users

Spotify for Xbox One is available for download today, with the new streaming music app finally launching on Microsoft's console. Late to the game after the version of the Spotify player for Sony's PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, its arrival is nonetheless a welcome one for gamers looking to escape the normal soundtrack for their favorite titles. It also takes advantage of Spotify's cross-network control system, so that you don't have to leave whatever you're playing to change track.

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Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

Next Major Xbox System Update: Sneak Peek!

The Xbox Insider Program has an Xbox One update they've begun delivering today to all participants on the console. Customization elements will be delivered to both Xbox One and Windows 10. This new update will also give users an "effortless" guide navigation, a reorganized Activity Feed, and a new Game Bar. This update is all about deeper control of the system - how it looks and what it does.

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Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Xbox One Wireless Controllers updated with trio of new designs

Following a day after Sony unveiled a specially designed Dualshock 4 controller comes a similar announcement from Microsoft: it has three new Xbox One controller designs in the pipeline, and they'll be joined by a new slimmer Xbox Wireless Adapter for using the controllers with a Windows 10 PC. The new products will be available starting on August 3.

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Xbox One X bundles arrive at Taco Bell as special meal prizes

Xbox One X bundles arrive at Taco Bell as special meal prizes

Taco Bell may make your dreams come true, at least if those dreams involve buying cheap Mexican food and winning an Xbox One X bundle in the process. The fast food chain has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the latest Xbox console as a prize for some lucky customers, but only for one particular meal item. This isn't the first time Taco Bell has promoted Microsoft's console; it did the same back with the original model's release.

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Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ August 2017 lineup: Bayonetta and more

Xbox ‘Games with Gold’ August 2017 lineup: Bayonetta and more

It's that time of the month again -- Microsoft has taken the wraps off the games that will be available under its 'Games with Gold' program. The August 2017 lineup will be comprised of four titles total, all of them for the Xbox One with two that also support the older Xbox 360 console. Availability will be staggered throughout the month, in some cases persisting through mid-September.

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Xbox One backwards compatibility list adds four new games

Xbox One backwards compatibility list adds four new games

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility list just got a bit bigger thanks to the addition of four new titles. Those with the latest-generation Xbox console can now play Virtua Fighter 2, Costume Quest 2, Quantum Conundrum, and Frontlines: Fuel of War without using their old Xbox 360 unit; if you don't yet have any of the games, now is the time to get them.

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The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

The best free Netflix alternatives you’ve never heard of (mid-2017)

Somewhere in the vast expanse between Netflix and piracy lies a slew of free, legal streaming services, some more appealing than others. These free services are supported by advertisements -- there's no free lunch, after all -- but they're a solid option for anyone who wants to ditch cable without racking up a similar bill. You've probably heard of the most popular ad-supported service, Crackle, but how about these options?

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Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

Xbox One backward compatibility expands to include original Xbox games

Though most of Microsoft's press conference time was reserved for the Xbox One X, the company did take a few minutes to touch on a popular program it's been running for months now: Xbox One's backward compatibility. Through this program, Microsoft has made a bunch of Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One hardware, giving those old libraries new life. The backward compatibility program is about to get a major expansion, as Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced that his company will soon begin making original Xbox games compatible with the Xbox One as well.

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The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS is supercar star of Forza 7 on Xbox One X

Microsoft may be showing off the new Xbox One X today, the next-gen console formerly known as Project Scorpio, but it's sharing the limelight with Porsche. The German automaker debuted a brand new car today at E3 2017, opting to bring the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS on-stage as part of the Forza 7 reveal. It's the start of a six year deal between Porsche and the Forza team.

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Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

Is Xbox Project Scorpio’s release date hidden in this teaser trailer?

When it comes to E3 2017, Microsoft is undoubtedly going to be one of the major focuses of the show. The company will be unleashing some long-anticipated details about its upcoming console, Project Scorpio. In a new set of videos today, Microsoft teases the official reveal of Project Scorpio, but do those trailers go too far any leak Scorpio's release date?

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