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The Battle Between the PS5 and Xbox Series X Isn’t Going to Be Decided By Specs

Last week, Sony and Microsoft set the stage for a battle that’s going to (hopefully) take place later this year with the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Both systems are poised to bring rich new experiences and high-end features to console gaming, but if you think either one is going to win on specs alone, think again. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Xbox Console Streaming Preview Is Now Available Worldwide

Following a pretty successful trial run in the US and UK, Microsoft is now opening up its Xbox One Console Streaming Preview to the world, or at the very least, every country where Microsoft supports Xbox Live. Read More >>

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Xbox Console Streaming Trial is Live So You Can Start Playing Your Games on Your Phone or Tablet

Unlike xCloud, Microsoft's Xbox Console Streaming service requires you to have the game of your choice installed on your console as it works on the basis of local streaming in the comfort of your own home. Think of it as a similar to a Switch, in that if someone plonks themselves down and takes over the telly, you can still play your game without being booted off completely. Read More >>

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This Tiny Circuit Board Is the Last Ingredient You Need to Turn Your Car Into a Racing Game Controller

If you prefer racing games like Gran Turismo and Forza over Super Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing then you’re probably after as authentic a (simulated) driving experience as possible. And what’s a more authentic experience than the car you drive to work every day? With this $10 (£7/65) breakout board – and a couple of slightly pricier components – your daily whip can become the ultimate racing game controller. Read More >>

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Microsoft Has a Plan to Get You Locked Into the Next-Gen Xbox Now

The subscription wars are in full-swing but today, Microsoft offered a compelling reason to give it more of your money. The company reintroduced its Xbox All Access program for players in the UK, US and Australia – which also includes the option to upgrade to its new console, Project Scarlett, once it hits shelves in 2020. Read More >>

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Microsoft Xbox Introduces Content Filters to Help Purge Your Life of Toxic Trolls

Just over a year after Microsoft started cracking down on toxicity on Xbox, the company will now help users crackdown on the toxic interactions that are just considered par for the course when gaming online. Read More >>

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Xbox One Borked Until Further Notice Due to Issues With Xbox Live

If you tried to turn on your Xbox One today only to be greeted with a borked boot up sequence and a series of black screens, you’re not the only one. Apparently, there’s an issue with Xbox Live that’s stopping some consoles from being able to start up normally. Read More >>

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One of the Best Emulator Front-Ends May Be Coming to Xbox One, With No Jailbreak Required

The developers of RetroArch, an all-in-one emulation front-end that allows users to download emulator “cores” for a huge number of older consoles and which recently came to the Nintendo Switch, say it is coming to the Xbox One – and unlike other consoles, users might not need to risk jailbreaking their systems to set it up. Read More >>

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Fortnite Won

Fortnite did it. The battle royale game, which has become wildly popular over the last year, appears to have finally led to Sony’s capitulation. Because Sony, which has refused to play nice with other gaming platforms, will now offer cross-play, and the first game getting support is Fortnite. Read More >>

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Microsoft Says That Full Mouse and Keyboard Support for Xbox One Is Finally Coming Soon

Microsoft has claimed that the Xbox One would be getting full, official mouse and keyboard support since June 2016, though the feature has long remained ephemeral beyond unsupported third-party workarounds. According to a company blog post on Tuesday, though, they are actually doing it this time and a preliminary version of the feature will available “for select Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks.” Read More >>

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Mouse and Keyboard Support May Finally Come to the Xbox One This Year

After years of promises, multiple reports claim that keyboard and mouse support is officially coming to Xbox One and could be a reality as soon as this autumn. Finally, your dreams of being endlessly sniped by a 14-year-old with god-like reflexes will come true. Read More >>

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One of the Coolest Gaming Monitor Features Is Finally Coming to TVs

Samsung TVs just got a little more admirable. AMD announced that its FreeSync technology, previously only available for gaming monitors, is coming to Samsung’s 2018 QLED televisions. This means all your games played on the latest-generation Xboxes, or on a PC with an AMD GPU, should look a whole heckuva lot smoother. Read More >>

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Amazon Just Knocked 50% Off an Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Xbox One gamers will probably have heard of Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription service that lets gamers play through a catalogue of games without actually having to physically buy them. It normally costs £8 a month, but if you head over to Amazon before midnight tonight, you'll be able to snag six months access for half price. That's £24 instead of £48. Read More >>

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Your Xbox One May Soon Double as an Amazon Echo or Google Home

Microsoft is opening the door to more digital assistants you can chat with on your Xbox One, according to a report from Windows Central. That means the day may come when you can swap Cortana for Alexa, or tell Google to get your pad ready for game night through your console. Read More >>

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Xbox One X Owners Want Microsoft to Give Them a Free Kinect Adaptor

As you may have seen, Microsoft recently hammered the final nail into Kinect's coffin by discontinuing the adaptor that connects the console to the Xbox One S and One X consoles - a necessary component for Kinect owners who upgraded due to the newer consoles lacking the dedicated port of the original console. Existing Kinect owners aren't too happy about the news, and think the people who upgraded from the original Xbox One should get a free adaptor. Read More >>