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As PUBG for PS4 looms, Xbox unofficially responds: have the game for free

Enlarge / It’s not as solid as the PC version, but at least today, it’s free-er. Xbox/PUBG Corp. Performance issues have plagued the Xbox One version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) long enough to make us wary of recommending the game at its $ 30 retail price point. But at the low, low price of totally […]

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Rocket League preps for China, cross-platform parties, and 4K on Xbox One X

Rocket League continues to thrive as a live service. Developer Psyonix is now detailing its plans for the rest of 2018. The vehicular soccer game is going to soon enter the world’s largest gaming market. It’s also getting an updated version for Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The studio has also revealed that it is delaying […]

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Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you’re looking to add some new technology to your living room in a hurry, Microsoft and Amazon have just the deal for you. Starting Thursday morning, October 11, anyone who purchases an Xbox One bundle from Amazon will receive an Amazon Echo Dot device. The deal applies to several different Xbox One X and […]

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From Xbox to plastic blocks: ‘Overwatch’ is leaping into Lego sets

Scientist Winston — one of the best characters in Overwatch — says that “imagination is the essence of discovery,” and Lego is taking that motto to heart. The company will produce a line of Overwatch-themed Lego sets that are “coming soon.” Blizzard made the announcement on its Twitter page, posting a video of game director Jeff […]

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Xbox One vs. Xbox One S: Is a mid-tier upgrade worth your money?

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends Bill Roberson/Digital Trends The Xbox One S offers a sleek, compact, and 4K video-capable alternative to the original Xbox One, which has been discontinued, and with multiple bundles sporting a variety of storage capacities and packed-in games, the Xbox One S is a great option for anyone looking to pick up an […]

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783 dance pads and 27.2 million Xbox 360 controllers are connected to Steam

Valve Software doesn’t just distribute games and make digital hats. It also tracks how its Steam members interact with their software. Over the last several years, the company has looked at which controllers and gamepads players have connected to their PCs. Using that data, the company has some insights. For example, Steam has 783 registered […]

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The best Xbox One exclusives (September 2018)

While the Xbox One has fallen behind the PlayStation 4 when it comes to lifetime sales, that doesn’t mean we can’t applaud its pristine selection of exclusive games. Microsoft and third-party publishers have handpicked a collection of must-play games only available on the Xbox One with a few titles getting a release on PC because […]

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The best Xbox One games (August 2018)

The Xbox One might not have the same selection of exclusives as the PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, but Microsoft’s console still has a huge library of games worth playing. With a strong lineup of shooters and racing games, fans of those genres needn’t look any further, and there’s also a number of great platformers […]

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How to delete and reinstall games on your Xbox One

Three years into the life cycle of the Xbox One, storage space has become a valuable commodity. The base model’s 500GB drive doesn’t seem quite so spacious when your “Ready to Install” list is packed with AAA games that can take up more than 50GB, and almost double that if you’re downloading 4K-compatible games on an Xbox […]

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How to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends You probably picked up an Xbox One S or Xbox One X for the visual enhancements these consoles bring to your games, but they also pull double duty as Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray disc players complete, with support for high dynamic range (HDR), making them well-suited to be a centerpiece of your entertainment system. […]

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The Xbox One S 1TB console hits its lowest price yet for Amazon Prime Day

Want a current-generation console without breaking your budget? Good news. Microsoft has discounted the Xbox One S 1TB Starter Bundle for Amazon Prime Day. It’s now just $ 230, which makes it the least expensive current-gen console you can buy. It’s also the best price we’ve seen for the Xbox One S 1TB. The bundle […]

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PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and more down due to Comcast outage

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are complaining about connectivity issues on social media today, but the problem seems to stem from a Comcast outage that is affecting multiple services along the East coast. Down Detector, which tracks connection problems through crowdsourced reports, had thousands of people claiming that their Comcast service is down since 9:30 […]

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The most common Xbox One problems, and how to fix them

So, you’re having a problem with your Xbox One. Not only does this spoil the time you set aside for gaming, it also — thanks to the Xbox One’s diverse media functionality — potentially has sidelined your entire media center. You’re now experiencing the frustration of dropping hundreds of dollars on a malfunctioning Xbox One. […]

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Microsoft “Andromeda” this year, new HoloLens in 2019, and the next Xbox in 2020

The HoloLens headset. Microsoft Internal documents outlining Microsoft’s future hardware plans have leaked, giving a sneak peek at what the next couple of years of the company’s hardware are likely to look like, writes Brad Sams of Thurrott.com. First up, there’s a trio of Surface-branded devices with the code names Carmel, Libra, and Andromeda. Libra is […]