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3 years ago

Peggle 2 for Xbox One gets new downloadable characters and levels

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The Xbox One is overflowing with downloadable games lately thanks to the ID@Xbox program. Last week we got Outlast and Sixty Second Shooter Prime, and today Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition had a surprise launch. But when the new console launched last year, players only had a few downloadable games to choose from. The first such title to qualify as a hit was undoubtedly Peggle 2 from Electronic Arts and PopCap. The game later arrived on Xbox 360 as well.

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3 years ago

Costco's Xbox One bundle packs in lots of extras for $550 (U.S. only)

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Costco is running a special $50 promotion on Microsoft's Xbox One bundle. Unlike the traditional $499 bundle at Microsoft and other retailers that come with Kinect, the Costco bundle packs more in to get you started. For $550, Costco is now selling the Xbox One with controller and Kinect, headphones, a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and the Forza 5 racing game.

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3 years ago

Want to use Sky Go on your Xbox? You'll have to pay extra for that

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Sky is set to remove the ability for customers to use its Sky Go service through video game consoles (currently supporting the Xbox 360 and not the One just yet) on July 29, that is unless they wish to fork out an extra £5 per month for the privilege. Titled Sky Go Extra, this subscription package will maintain access to the service as it is enjoyed today. It's a blow to the console market, which is increasing focus on TV and streaming service. If you already have Sky Go Extra, you're good to go.

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3 years ago

Transformers, Sniper Elite III, and Valiant Hearts come to Xbox One and 360 this week

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Last week the Xbox One picked up a fair helping of new games. At retail, we got the realistic martial arts simulation EA Sports UFC. And to download came the affordable twin-stick shooter Sixty Second Shooter Prime and the surprise release of cult-horror hit Outlast (both ID@Xbox releases). You'd think the new releases would slow down for a bit after that terrific threesome, but you'd be wrong!

This week at retail, Activision brings the movie tie-in/cross-over Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Rebellion will publish tactical sniping game Sniper Elite III on Friday in the UK, with a US release following on July 1st. And to download we've got the World War I-era adventure Valiant Hearts from Ubisoft. All three games are coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Need help deciding what to pick up? Check out our new trailers and impressions after the break!

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3 years ago

Microsoft updates the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta letting you 'like' published content

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The Xbox One SmartGlass Beta is a version of the official remote control app for Microsoft's video game console, which consumers can download to check out upcoming features not yet loaded into the main release. We last looked at the app being updated back in May, but today the team has released another update to bring forward some new features.

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3 years ago

Inside ExpertZone: How Microsoft empowers retail pros for today and tomorrow

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Microsoft's ExpertZone is a program within the company to help out knowledgeable retail sales staff. Those are the guys and gals who work at electronic retailers around the globe. ExpertZone is a place where those with a passion for Microsoft products can talk, learn and get rewarded.

Last week at E3 2014, over 300 lucky ExpertZone members had a chance to check out the Xbox booth after show floor hours. Guests were treated to food, drinks, and, of course, a whole lot of games. Here's a look at that event and what Microsoft does to give retail pros an edge in the workplace.

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3 years ago

Xbox One launch date and pricing confirmed for Russia

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3 years ago

Xbox One games to benefit from major graphics boost with new XDK

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3 years ago

Xbox aggregates your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows and Windows Phone Achievements in one spot

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3 years ago

Microsoft rumored to have put Project Fortaleza augmented reality glasses on hold

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If you were expecting Microsoft to unveil something more substantial than just games on E3 2014, especially when Sony was showing off new tech demos for its Project Morpheus virtual reality visor, well, you must have been disappointed. Brace yourself then, for this rumor is going to disappoint more.

From last year's leaked patent, we learned that Microsoft has been brewing a new peripheral for Xbox One: an augmented reality spectacle codenamed "Project Fortaleza." However, things have been eerily quiet on that front ever since that initial leak. Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the existence of such technology, and there is no update even from rumor mills. Now citing insider sources, Chinese site WPDang is reporting that Microsoft has "temporarily canceled" the device.

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3 years ago

Prepare for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, coming to Xbox One and 360 on June 24

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Next week, the Xbox One will be getting a beautiful and brutal new game at retail: EA Sports UFC, which we learned much about during EA's E3 press conference. The week after that, we'll be seeing a release that's even more exciting for this child of the eighties – Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and Sony and Nintendo consoles.

A game that crosses over the cool Cybertronian Transformers from the Fall of Cybertron game series with the Transformers movie universe would be exciting enough on its own. But today publisher Activision and developer Edge of Reality (makers of the great Incredible Hulk game in 2008) have sweetened the deal by revealing new preorder bonuses from GameStop and Amazon. We're talking about free characters, posters, and a digital comic. Read on for full game and preorder bonus details.

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3 years ago

Microsoft shows what happened behind the curtain at its Xbox E3 2014 events

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3 years ago

Payday 2 plans to shoot its way to the Xbox One

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3 years ago

July's Xbox One system update will add Snap mode for achievements and more

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3 years ago

So where were the Windows games at E3 2014? Xbox leader explains

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