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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has once again commented on the ongoing rumors, hopes, and dreams shared by Call of Duty fans everywhere that Black Ops II will soon join the Xbox One backward compatibility program. This new statement is perhaps Spencer’s most assertive yet. He not only swiped down specific rumors that the game would be coming in the near future but went one step further, publicly ...read more
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Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be having an open beta later this week for all platforms and the pre-load is currently live on PC via Uplay. It’s currently stated to be some 23.55 GB but if you still have the closed beta client, then it will be a 19.51 GB pre-load. For Xbox One and PS4, the update for those with the closed beta is around 20 GB. The pre-load for the open beta client ...read more
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Halo Wars 2 is the major retail release this week, but there’s so much of import happening in the digital and indie scene. Although special edition owners started playing last week, Halo Wars 2 arrives on Tuesday. It’s been a long wait for franchise fans and we’re interested to see how the strategy masters at the Creative Assembly rework the console-friendly RTS. The other big release ...read more
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Recently, Xbox head Phil Spencer posted a new update on Xbox Wire laying out the company’s strategy for the upcoming year. Spencer talked about their plans for 2017 saying: 2017 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting years ever for Xbox gamers. We are preparing to launch the most powerful console ever made this holiday – Project Scorpio – along with a diverse lineup of games. In ...read more
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We’ve heard countless times that Microsoft is committed to PC gaming. And while the team has indeed made some efforts to win back PC gamers, it has also made some really stupid mistakes (UWP and Win10 Store exclusives anyone?). In his latest interview with Major Nelson, Xbox’s Phil Spencer stated that Microsoft will release some exclusives games to the PC in the future. As Phil Spencer ...read more
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Last month, Microsoft announced details of its latest Games with Gold for February 2017. Today, the second wave of this month's free games for Xbox Live Gold members has been released. Members can now get both Project Cars Digital Edition for Xbox One and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed for Xbox 360 (also compatible with Xbox One). As a reminder, you can still get Lovers in a Dangerous ...read more
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Microsoft announced yesterday that it would be moving its E3 show from its traditional Monday morning spot to Sunday evening- it was an interesting change, as it now gives Microsoft its own day at E3 (previously, Sony’s conference would follow Microsoft’s a few hours later, with Nintendo getting the next day all to itself). What, then, was Microsoft’s reason for this move? Responding to ...read more
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If you’re wondering when Microsoft will hold its E3 conference this year, wonder no more, as the house of Xbox announced date and time for the briefing on Twitter. Apparently, Microsoft decided to move the briefing to the Sunday before the show open its doors, even if we don’t know the reasons behind this decision. This year, we expect to hear more about the upcoming console code named ...read more
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Recent updates to the console versions of both Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition have placed a cap on the number of mods running at any given time. While mods can make your game look prettier, funnier, or more terrifying, Bethesda seems to believe the old belief that there can be too much of a good thing. As revealed on the Bethesda forums by a community administrator, the mod cap is ...read more
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Released in 2012 on Xbox 360, IO Interactive said back in February 2016 Hitman: Absolution it would bring the title to Xbox One at some point. Release timing wasn’t provided at the time, as “specifics were up to Microsoft,” but almost a year to the day of being announced as in the works, you can now get your hands on it. When the game was released, it was riddled with issues on all ...read more
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