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Get Half Price off a Year of Xbox Game Pass on Amazon

A whole year's worth of games for just £47.99? Sign us up! Read More >>

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Grab Six Months of Xbox Live Gold For £15 on Amazon

Deals, come get yer deals! For today only, Amazon is offering six months of Xbox Live Gold for the low, low price of £14.99. Essentially, you're paying for one three-month Live Gold pass, and getting another one thrown in absolutely free. 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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Microsoft’s Super-Accessible Adaptive Controller Will Be Good For Cheaters, Too

The Microsoft Adaptive Controller might look like a drum machine, but it’s intended to be used by people with disabilities who cannot comfortably use the Xbox controllers currently available. However, the new controller could be a boon for cheaters, too. 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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Microsoft’s Controller for Gamers With Limited Mobility Comes with 19 3.5mm Jacks 

Aside from whatever motion-control tech Nintendo has tried to push, game controllers haven’t actually changed much over the last 15 years. And for a lot of people, that’s been a good thing, as it makes transferring years of hand-eye coordination from one console to another pretty seamless. Read More >>

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Microsoft Comes for the Trolls With ‘Offensive Language’ Ban on XBox

Beginning in May, Microsoft will begin enforcing some new rules for users of its products, and a lot of people aren’t going to be happy when the ban hammer comes swinging. According to the new user agreement, people can have their accounts suspended or closed for violations including “offensive language.” Read More >>

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US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox 360 controller. Read More >>

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Logan Paul ‘Suicide Forest’ Game Appears on Xbox Creator’s Collection

Xbox Creator's Collection is a fairly new initiative that allows independent game creators to publish their games to the Xbox Store with "no concept approval required". It sounds like a great idea in principle, sure, but as the latest game to appear on the store shows, it's an absolute disaster waiting to happen. Read More >>

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Xbox Game Pass Will Now Include All Microsoft-Published Releases on Day One

The Xbox Game Pass is a £7.99-a-month service that gives subscribers access to a library of over 100 games. It's pretty decent — there's a lot of older games on there, but there's also plenty of more recent high-profile games on there too. Well, it's just about to get better, as Xbox has just announced a massive update: from now on, every Microsoft-published Xbox One exclusive will be added to the Game Pass on the day its released. Read More >>

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Microsoft Discontinues the Kinect Xbox One Adaptor, Killing it Off for Good

Kinect had a lot of promise when Microsoft first released it back in 2010, but it completely failed to take off in any meaningful way. It was basically dead the second Microsoft stopped bundling it with the Xbox One,but now it's truly passed onto another realm now that Microsoft has discontinued the camera's USB adaptor. Read More >>

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GAME’s Black Friday Offers Include a Reduced Xbox One X

If you want Microsoft's latest piece of hardware, GAME is currently the best place to pick one up: the Xbox One X has been reduced to £430, and also includes a two-month Now TV entertainment pass (worth £16). That makes the console itself technically £414. Still a lot of money of course, but if you're wanting to take the leap, it's the cheapest you're going to get it right now. Read More >>

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Don’t Plug the Xbox One X Into a Surge Protector, Says Microsoft

If you're one of the people who's already gone out and spent £450 on the latest version of the Xbox One, there's something you should know. Apparently you shouldn't plug it into a surge protector, and that advice comes direct from Microsoft itself. Read More >>

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Original Xbox Games Come to Xbox One Tomorrow

Update: After this was written up and published Microsoft announced that the new backwards compatibility is arriving tomorrow, with one game that hadn't leaked (Black). The rest of the leaked games were accurate and will be playable after an update sometime tomorrow. Read More >>