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The Microsoft store page for Need for Speed: Payback has received an update, revealing the game’s download size. Need for Speed: Payback, according to the Microsoft store, is going to be a relatively small download at just 17.81GB. This is definitely very modest compared to many games today, and if it’s anything to go by, the PS4 and PC versions shouldn’t be too much higher. The ...read more
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The keyboard and mouse combo Hori released for PS4 this year is coming to Xbox One. Called the Tactical Assault Commander Pro One, the controller is officially licensed by Microsoft. It looks exactly like the PS4 version, only it’s white and has Xbox-branded buttons. You can adjust the sensitivity and key bindings as you like, and save separate user profiles, all managed using a mobile ...read more
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Microsoft looks to have a pretty rough Christmas ahead. Sure, it’s got its new hardware, the Xbox One X, set to hit the market next month, and it has some great games with Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead, as well as the third-party games coming to the system. But it’s seen some share of turmoil over the past few months. Crackdown 3, its big holiday release, got delayed into next year; and ...read more
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The Xbox One X is nearly upon us and as the most powerful console ever (at least according to Microsoft), it’s looking to herald the age of 4K console gaming. Whether it actually succeeds in that regard remains to be seen but games like the recent Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7, not to mention older titles like Halo 5: Guardians and Gears of War 4, do look impressive. Of course, one thing ...read more
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Microsoft and 343 announced a whole bunch of Halo news overnight. The publisher confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will in fact receive an enhancement patch for Xbox One X. Alongside this upgrade, 343 will deploy fixes for issues left untouched since the game’s disastrous launch. The updates will also “modernise” many of the game’s systems, according to 343. These ...read more
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Battlefield 1 has revealed a very early look at two new maps and six new guns that will come with its upcoming Turning Tides expansion by allowing certain community members access through the game’s community test environment (CTE). The two new maps, Cape Helles and Achi Baba, are in earlier stages of development—so early, in fact, that developer DICE has yet to add any textures. Cape ...read more
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343 Industries has announced Halo 5: Guardians‘ Overtime update, which will bring with it “a host of tweaks, adjustments and other goodies all designed to improve overall player experience.” Kicking things off is the return of Oddball, bringing with it a full suite of mode-specific medals, new VO, and a return of the ballyhooed and beloved skull as “the ball.” As well as this, a ...read more
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On Monday, Microsoft released the Xbox One Fall Update, enhancing several of the experiences on all Xbox One consoles. Turns out the update also introduces some new privacy-related settings, helping you further control your Activity Feed. Shared by Major Nelson, the changes allow you to decide who can see your posts to your activity feed. You can set it to everybody, friends, or block ...read more
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Microsoft may have shipped the Fall Update for Xbox users recently but, the company isn't resting just yet. Its renewed focus on rolling out as many features to the platform before the year ends is assuring. We already know that gifting (most probably) is on its way to gamers on the console and backward compatibility with the original Xbox games is on track, too. Now, if reports are to be ...read more
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One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more
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