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September 25th marks the 10-year anniversary of Halo 3‘s release on Xbox 360. To celebrate, 343 Industries has released a TL;DR blog post, but within that blog post was one truly interesting kernel of information. It turns out that Halo 3 (which, as we just mentioned, is 10 years old) might be getting some new content in the near future. While describing the process of recently bringing ...read more
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Minecraft is turning out to be quite a smart investment for Microsoft but many don’t know that the company had the chance to buy the game before 2014. In Microsoft boss Satya Nadella’s new book called Hit Refresh, the executive said that they could’ve bought the game before then but it didn’t happen. While Nadella didn’t provide further details, he did say that they initially passed on ...read more
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The Xbox Live Free Games with Gold haven't been revealed for October yet, but Xbox runs a pretty leaky ship. The Xbox Live Games With Gold always seem to leak a few days before they're officially revealed, and generally, the leaks turn out to be accurate. This month especially we're hoping this leak turns out to be true, because next month's lineup is looking pretty stacked! Let's take a look at ...read more
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When Killer Instinct first launched on the Xbox in 2013, it ran in just 720p. The resolution was later bumped up to 900p, but it was still less than satisfactory for the flagship fighter of a brand new console, and only served to reinforce the perception that the Xbox One had weak hardware in the minds of many. With the upcoming Xbox One X, Microsoft has addressed the hardware shortcomings of ...read more
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One of the big advantages that the Xbox One X will have over the PS4 Pro will be its system-level support for supersampling. In laymen terms, supersampling enhances texture and image quality even for people who are on 1080p panels, so they can enjoy improved visual fidelity without having a 4K TV. This is a feature we have not yet had a chance to see a lot of- but speaking on Twitter, ...read more
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Though Microsoft’s Xbox One has been touted as the “most powerful console ever” – and make no mistake, it certainly is – there are some noticeable imbalances in its hardware. While the 12 GB GDDR5 RAM and GPU are certainly stellar, the processor seems to only be marginally better than the Xbox One. Though you could attribute this to Microsoft wanting to keep costs down, it certainly ...read more
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Microsoft has confirmed that the company is exploring the use of USB cameras for streaming and broadcasting on the Xbox One. The testing period for the new streaming tech won’t be available to every Xbox One player right away, but for those who are Alpha Ring insiders, they’ll be able to participate in the trial run. During the ongoing tests, the insiders will be able to take USB cameras ...read more
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While the rollout of the Minecraft Better Together Update is being promoted as, well, and update to Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, it is actually a completely new Minecraft video game that is replacing the Xbox One Edition version and being sold separately (though current owners of the Xbox One Edition do get the new version for free). While browsing the Store on the Xbox One, the listing for ...read more
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A new way to watch NFL games may soon become more popular after an upcoming game is set to be streamable through the Xbox One and several other devices. While the idea to broadcast NFL games through different online mediums isn’t unheard of in recent seasons, the move to Xbox One and other gaming consoles is a first for the league that might promote further exploration. The first game that ...read more
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Next week, Blizzard will implement a new Overwatch ban system that will permanently block the worst offenders from playing Competitive. The new Overwatch permanent bans will go in effect starting Wednesday, September 27. To earn a permanent ban, a player will have to have had three or more seasonal bans on their account. These seasonal bans do not need to be consecutive, and they do not ...read more
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