Xbox One vs Project Scorpio

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

By on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Was Microsoft’s biggest E3 2016 announcement a huge mistake?

Having struggled to keep up with the PlayStation 4 for nearly three years, Microsoft knew it was going to have to bring the big guns to E3 2016. Rather than just announcing new games and peripherals, the company actually announced not one, but two (2!) new versions of the Xbox One console last month.

On paper, this sounds like a surefire way to reinvigorate a fan base. In reality, it might have unintentionally stalled Xbox One sales.

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Xbox One S Release Date Price

Xbox One S launches on August 2nd for $399

By on July 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

Xbox One S launches on August 2nd for $399

One of the most exciting (and least surprising) announcements at E3 2016 was that of the Xbox One S. After months of speculation, Microsoft finally unveiled a sleeker, slimmer model of its latest console, but the company wasn’t ready to share an exact release date quite yet. That all changed on Monday, when we finally learned when we’d be able to get our hands on the Xbox One S.

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Xbox Ultimate Game Sale 2016

All the best deals from Microsoft’s Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

By on July 4, 2016 at 4:35 PM.

All the best deals from Microsoft’s Xbox One Ultimate Game Sale

If your bank account isn’t entirely depleted after the Steam summer sale, Microsoft’s Ultimate Game Sale might do the trick. Every summer, Microsoft discounts dozens of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games for a week, striking up to 75% off of the price for some of the most popular games of the last two generations.

Although this year’s sale doesn’t begin until July 5th, Major Nelson announced the 250+ deals early on his website. We’ve collected the best of them below.

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Xbox Design Lab Review

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

Building controllers in the Xbox Design Lab is my new guilty pleasure

By on July 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM.

I’m not typically one for customization.

When an RPG gives me the option to retool my character—his face, his size, his shape, the color of his nose hairs—I just hit the “randomize” button and take whatever the game spits out. It’s not that I don’t see the value in customization, it just doesn’t really do anything for me… which is why I was so surprised to find myself obsessed with the newly introduced Xbox Design Lab.

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Xbox One S vs Xbox One

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: How does the new console stack up?

Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: How does the new console stack up?

By on June 16, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

The rumors were true — Microsoft has been working on a slim Xbox One. In fact, the reveal of the Xbox One S kicked off Microsoft’s press conference at E3 this year, cementing it as one of the company’s biggest announcements.

So we know it’s slimmer and we know it’s more powerful, but how exactly does the new Xbox One S differ from the original Xbox One?

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PlayStation vs. Xbox E3 2016

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

PlayStation vs. Xbox: Who won E3 2016?

By on June 15, 2016 at 12:59 PM.

Every year, Sony and Microsoft attempt to top one another at E3. Every year, the gaming public inevitably begins arguing about who “won” the show, despite the fact that this is an inherently ridiculous exercise. E3 is the biggest marketing push in the industry — if you tuned in for both press conferences, they both won.

But as ridiculous as it may be, it’s still incredibly fun to pick a winner so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Feel free to disagree wholeheartedly.

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Xbox One S Price Deals

The Xbox One is cheaper than ever, but you still shouldn’t buy it

By on June 15, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

The Xbox One is cheaper than ever, but you still shouldn’t buy it

If you haven’t bought a Xbox One yet, there’s really no point in doing so right now. Sure, it’s cheaper than it ever was – and practically a steal at $279, or $20 in savings compared to the previous discount. But you’d be better off waiting until August and pay $399 for the Xbox One S instead. More →

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Xbox E3 2016 Best Reveals

The biggest news and the best trailers from the Xbox E3 2016 press conference

The biggest news and the best trailers from the Xbox E3 2016 press conference

By on June 13, 2016 at 8:21 PM.

As expected, the Xbox E3 2016 press briefing was filled to the brim with exciting announcements, from updated hardware to new franchises to returning favorites. In fact, there was so much at the event that it was a little hard to keep up with everything, so as we did with the EA and Bethesda conferences yesterday, we’ve provided a handy guide to the biggest and best reveals.

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Xbox One S E3 2016 Reveal

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One S, coming this August for $299

By on June 13, 2016 at 12:31 PM.

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One S, coming this August for $299

After an unfortunate leak on Sunday spoiled the surprise, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One Slim on Monday at its E3 2016 press briefing in Los Angeles, California. The first of two reported hardware revisions for the home console, the Xbox One S will be available this August for the price of $299.

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Xbox E3 2016 Press Conference Live Stream

Watch the Xbox E3 2016 press conference live stream right here

Watch the Xbox E3 2016 press conference live stream right here

By on June 13, 2016 at 11:40 AM.

With both EA Play and Bethesda’s showcase in the books, E3 2016 has officially begun. Well, technically the show floor doesn’t open until Tuesday, but the press conferences are the main event for the millions of gamers watching from home.

And although yesterday’s press conferences were exciting, the main event begins today as Microsoft prepares to take the stage in Los Angeles.

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Watch Dogs 2 World Premiere Live Stream

Watch the ‘Watch Dogs 2’ world premiere live stream right here at 12PM ET

By on June 8, 2016 at 11:44 AM.

Watch the ‘Watch Dogs 2’ world premiere live stream right here at 12PM ET

We’re still a few days away from the first E3 2016 press conferences, but Ubisoft decided to get a head start with a world premiere live stream for Watch Dogs 2 on Wednesday. Thanks to a leaked advertisement, we already know that the open world sequel will take place in San Francisco and will launch this November, but there’s still plenty for Ubisoft to reveal on the stream today.

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