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Gears 5 'Allies' system lets you and your friends earn bonus experience
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Gears 5 'Allies' system lets you and your friends earn bonus experience

Asher Madan 2

There's a technical test for Gears 5 going on right now which you can take part in. If you've preordered the game or are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can simply download the file and play it on Xbox One or Windows 10. When you're playing, you'll notice that there's a new "Allies" system in place. If you play with friends, you earn "Honor" and upgrade your in-game relationship to...

Gears 5 multiplayer to share same tuning, no aim assist, and 60 Hz servers
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Gears 5 multiplayer to share same tuning, no aim assist, and 60 Hz servers

Asher Madan 2

Gears 5 launches in September and The Coalition keeps on providing us with new details about the upcoming game. Recently, Gears 5 Multiplayer Design Director Ryan Cleven discussed servers and weapon tuning. The franchise will feature 60 Hz servers for the first time with Gears 5 and there is one tuning setup across all multiplayer modes. The servers that track action at 60 Hz should...

Wasteland 3's Brian Fargo says Microsoft 'trusts us,' lots of collaboration
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Wasteland 3's Brian Fargo says Microsoft 'trusts us,' lots of collaboration

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During the Xbox E3 2019 briefing, developer inXile Entertainment — now a part of Xbox Game Studios — gave us a new look at the long-awaited Wasteland 3. It seems like we'll be going to the snow-covered wasteland of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. However, development has improved since the team became a part of Microsoft. During an interview, inXile's Brian Fargo said that the game is...

The Bard's Tale IV for Xbox launches in August, coming to Xbox Game Pass
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The Bard's Tale IV for Xbox launches in August, coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep is a dungeon crawler from inXile Entertainment and legendary designer Brian Fargo. Fargo has worked on experiences like Fallout, Wasteland, and Torment: Tides of Numenera in the past. Many older PC gamers will immediately recognize the series. The title features challenging combat that rewards creativity, various puzzles that lead to treasure, and a lot...

1974 Porsche 911 may join Forza Horizon 4 'Lego Speed Champions' soon
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1974 Porsche 911 may join Forza Horizon 4 'Lego Speed Champions' soon

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At E3 2019, Microsoft announced that Forza Horizon 4 was getting a new expansion soon. So soon in fact that it would launch on June 13. While everyone expected it to be “Hot Wheels 2,” the “Lego Speed Champions” reveal blew racing fans away. Instead of rehashing content, it's great to see that the team is working on bringing new experiences to racing fans on Xbox One and PC. Due to this...