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    Microsoft brings Google Assistant to Xbox One

    Microsoft is enabling Google’s Assistant to work with its Xbox One console. Much like the existing Alexa integration, Microsoft is allowing Google Assistant to launch games and apps, turn the console on and off, pause videos, and much more. You’ll need to use the Google Assistant app for iOS or...
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    Microsoft announces its custom Gears 5 Xbox One X console and accessories

    The public launch of Gears 5 is right around the corner, which means that Microsoft will be releasing all kinds of custom merchandise. Yes, that includes a custom Gears 5 Xbox One X console, which is a limited edition bundle that includes Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, along with Gears of War...
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    Microsoft will conduct first public testing for Project xCloud at gamescom next month

    In an Xbox Wire announcement today, Microsoft unsurprisingly confirmed that it will be coming to Cologne, Germany, for gamescom next month. The company provided an overview of its plans for the event, which include the first public testing for its upcoming game streaming service, Project xCloud...
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    Microsoft is researching a new type of Xbox controller for various devices

    Windows Central is reporting that tech giant Microsoft is hard at work to bridge the gap between traditional controllers for consoles/PC and mobile devices which traditionally rely on touch input. From research papers and patent designs by Microsoft, this new Xbox controller are...
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    Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass for PC

    Microsoft has just announced that is bringing a new version of its popular subscription service to PC in the form of Xbox Games Pass for PC. As per the full announcement by Xbox head Phil Spencer, though the service will share the same name as the currently existing service for Xbox One, it'll...
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    Microsoft adds two new games to Xbox One's backwards compatibility lineup

    Xbox One's backwards compatibility lineup has been bolstered again this week with the addition of two new games, Major Nelson has confirmed. First up is Hydrophobia, the deep-sea survival horror title released back in 2010 for Xbox Live Arcade and later ported to PC and PlayStation 3. Developed...
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    Microsoft working on Xbox Live SDK to make cross-platform play easier

    Earlier this year, Microsoft stated that 2019 will be a "heck of a good year" for Xbox, and it now appears that we'll be getting a glimpse of that at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), which is scheduled to begin at March 18. At the event's official scheduler website, Microsoft has booked a...
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    Microsoft reportedly releasing webcams next year that work with Windows 10 and Xbox One

    It's been over a year now since Microsoft killed off Kinect, one of the hallmark features of the Xbox One at launch. The device provides a number of features, such as facial recognition that would recognize you and log you into your account, and voice commands. In fact, with the Xbox One S...
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    Microsoft announces the first 15 titles to get keyboard and mouse support on Xbox One

    It was three years ago when Microsoft initially made the promise to bring keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One, and it finally arrived to Insiders only last month. As it was confirmed earlier, not all games will come with keyboard and mouse support, with developers having control over...
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    Microsoft is bringing Game Pass game subscription service to PC

    Tech giant Microsoft has announced that their highly successful game subscription service Game Pass is heading towards PC. At the moment, only users of an Xbox One game console can enjoy the service. While the announcement was pretty clear, details when exactly gamers on PC can use the service...
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    Introducing Microsoft's Project xCloud

    Microsoft has officially unveiled Project xCloud, its game streaming service. At E3 2018 in June, head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the Xbox stage to announce Microsoft’s plans for streaming-based games. Concrete details weren’t available at the time, but today’s announcement makes things clearer...
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    Project Scarlett News and Rumours

    According to a new report, Microsoft is planning to release not one, but two next-gen consoles. At E3, head of Xbox Phil Spencer took the stage to officially announce that Microsoft is working on new hardware and new ways to stream games. This was the first time the company had officially...
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    Microsoft debuts four new Xbox One S bundles

    In a month's time, Microsoft will debut its latest console with the Xbox One X. Although it might be the "most powerful" unit currently being offered by the firm, not everyone requires such power, and it appears that Microsoft realizes this. Those that want to still experience high-quality...
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    Microsoft claims Xbox One X is the fastest selling Xbox ever

    Today Microsoft has announced that more people have pre-ordered the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition in five days than any Xbox console ever. According to Microsoft, the Project Scorpio edition saw record-setting, sell-out times and consequently is now out of stock in many countries worldwide...
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    Microsoft: Cross-platform play is here to stay

    At its E3 2017 conference, Microsoft announced that it is bringing cross-platform play to Minecraft, allowing PC, Xbox, Switch, and mobile users to play together. It also announced similar capabilities for Rocket League earlier. The company's move has been praised by a majority of gamers, while...
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    Microsoft Announces Gamescom 2017 Plans

    Microsoft has announced its gamescom 2017 plans which includes the first European hands-on opportunity with Xbox One X, along with a live show with news on the console. Those attending gamescom 2017 in August will be able to get their hands on Xbox One X along with 27 playable games. These...
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    Microsoft announces a number of features coming to Xbox Insiders this month

    Back in November, Microsoft renamed the Xbox One Preview Program to the Xbox Insider Program, and in January, the company opened up system update previews to everyone, creating four separate rings. But the Insider Program isn't just a showcase for new features; it's a way for fans of the...
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    Project Scorpio shows up in the Microsoft Store, but you can't buy it yet

    At E3 last year, Microsoft announced Project Scorpio, which it says is the most powerful console ever, capable of supporting true 4K gaming. Little is still known about the device, and we'll likely hear more about it at this year's event. But today, Project Scorpio has shown up on the Microsoft...
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    Microsoft Is Removing Xbox One Snap Mode

    As suspected, the newest Xbox One update removes the console's multitasking feature, Snap. This was discovered on Monday when the update started to roll out and has now been confirmed by Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra. Writing on Twitter, Ybarra explained that Snap was removed in an effort...
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    Microsoft introduces two more color options for the Xbox Wireless Controller

    A week after celebrating Xbox achievements in 2016, Microsoft today introduced two more color options for its Xbox Wireless Controller. According to the press release, both controllers feature the latest technologies available for the Xbox Wireless Controller range, which include textured grip...
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