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Xbox engineer goes above and beyond to fix an old gamerpic

Xbox engineer goes above and beyond to fix an old gamerpic

Every now and then, we see something interesting that happens involving an engineer working behind the scenes at some of the biggest technology companies in the world. This is a perfect example of that. A gamer named Gabriel Roland took to Twitter, noting that Xbox made his Pac-Man ghost avatar smaller and smaller with each generation. Roland said he had purchased the gamerpic in 2006 for 80 Xbox points and vowed to use it forever.

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How to watch today’s Gamescom 2021 Xbox show

How to watch today’s Gamescom 2021 Xbox show

Gamescom may not officially kick off until tomorrow, but Microsoft is going to get things going a little early. Later today, the company will host its Gamescom 2021 Xbox livestream, serving as the unofficial start to the event. It's going to be a lengthy show too, so Xbox fans will want to tune in if they can. If you're looking to catch the stream but don't know where to go, then read on because we've got all the details you need to know in this article.

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Xbox Stereo Headset adds back cords, trims back price

Xbox Stereo Headset adds back cords, trims back price

There are already several Xbox headsets offered through the Designed for Xbox program, and Microsoft even has its own offering in the Xbox Wireless Headset. Unfortunately, many of those headsets can be costly purchases, including the Xbox Wireless Headset, which clocks in at $99.99. Today, Microsoft announced an alternative to the Xbox Wireless Headset with the Xbox Stereo Headset, an entry-level headset with a significantly lower price.

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DuckStation PS1 emulator now works on the Xbox Series X and S

DuckStation PS1 emulator now works on the Xbox Series X and S

Game emulators have been around for a long time and are typically designed to allow retro games no longer being made to be played on other platforms. One of the more popular emulators available today is DuckStation, and it emulates PS1 games on other platforms. The emulator is designed to give users playability, speed and be maintainable for the long term.

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SCUF wireless Instinct and Instinct Pro controllers debut for the Xbox Series X/S

SCUF wireless Instinct and Instinct Pro controllers debut for the Xbox Series X/S

SCUF Gaming has launched two new wireless performance controllers for Xbox gamers. The controllers have a patented paddle control system, which is the key feature for gamers. SCUF also promises the controller design will improve the performance of Xbox gamers.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected cinematics made me a believer again

Diablo 2 Resurrected cinematics made me a believer again

If you were addicted to Diablo 2 when it was first released, but are on the fence about playing the new "Resurrected" version, this might be the push you need. Diablo 2: Resurrected cinematics are out - and they look unbelievably good. It's as if the creators of this renewed title went back and kidnapped the original creators of the game and said, hey, come to the future and make the same product, but use our futuristic graphics to see your vision to finality.

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Xbox night mode sounds great, but you probably can’t have it yet

Xbox night mode sounds great, but you probably can’t have it yet

Playing video games at night can be a tricky thing. For starters, lights on your console, controller, and the light from the display can make playing at night a non-starter if you happen to be near people who are trying to sleep. If you're a kid who's trying to get away with playing games at night, all those lights can straight up give you away. Microsoft apparently has the solution to both problems with a new night mode for the Xbox.

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Xbox is hosting another indie showcase on Twitch: Here’s when to tune in

Xbox is hosting another indie showcase on Twitch: Here’s when to tune in

Back in March, Xbox and Twitch teamed up to host an indie gaming showcase. The showcase was packed with trailers of upcoming games and even some announcements of new ones, and it was apparently a good enough first showing for the pair to warrant a second go. As a result, Xbox and Twitch announced today that they'll be hosting another indie showcase next week, and they've confirmed some of the games that are on tap for the show.

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Aqua Shift Xbox controller makes others look tame

Aqua Shift Xbox controller makes others look tame

Today Microsoft revealed an Xbox Wireless Controller with a unique physical design detail. Utilizing a color-changing finish on the top panel, this controller delivers just a bit of a "shimmer." This is the Xbox Wireless Controller - Aqua Shift Special Edition, a controller that Microsoft presents "for your holding pleasure."

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Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

Krispy Kreme UK Xbox doughnuts are “Nexus Level” advertising

If there were still any doubts about video gaming becoming mainstream, the fact that major brands are coming up with all sorts of antics to appeal to that crowd. No one can probably top KFC's gaming PC, but there are some that come a close second. Krispy Kreme's idea to celebrate the Xbox's 20th anniversary may seem tame in comparison, but it will at least give gamers a tasty treat while also offering the chance to get a new fridge, er, Xbox console in the process.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

Xbox Live Games with Gold serves up some heavy hitters in August

It seems that the great minds at Sony and Microsoft were indeed thinking alike today because just as Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus games for August, Microsoft did the same thing for Xbox Live Games with Gold. The Games with Gold lineup is arguably more compelling than the PlayStation Plus lineup for August, as Games with Gold has some very familiar names available for free next month.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Microsoft Flight Simulator Xbox Series X release day today: Why you need to play

Today we're taking a peek at Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox Series X on its initial debut for consoles. This is the first time the game is available on a platform other than desktop - it was first released (in its current modern form) for Windows 10 in the year 2020. At that time it was instantly regarded as a monstrous demonstration of the potential for the platform. Flight Simulator is the game that scales up to the point where the most powerful processors available for consumer desktops are put to the test!

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