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In Japan, The Xbox Series X/S Is Doing Better Than The Xbox One

After years of struggling in Japan, the Xbox Series X/S is showing more than signs of life in Japan. In comparison to previous efforts, it’s actually doing well. Famitsu reports that as of October 10, Microsoft has sold 64,284 Xbox Series X consoles and another 38,307 Xbox Series S consoles. That’s a total of 102,591…Read […]

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Xbox’s Cloud Streaming Upgrade Means You Might Not Need A Series X

Xbox’s cloud-gaming service just got the hardware upgrade you’ve been trying to nail down for months. Speaking to The Verge, representatives for Microsoft confirmed that Xbox cloud gaming now runs entirely on Xbox Series X hardware, wrapping up a backend upgrade that quietly kicked off over the summer.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Play Region-Locked Games on Your Xbox

Like the Nintendo Switch and Sony’s PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, the Xbox Series X|S and its older sibling the Xbox One are region-free devices. That means you can buy and play Xbox games released in other countries and play them on your console.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Xbox One’s ‘Black Screen Of Death’ Is Bricking Consoles (Again)

Most everyone remembers the infamous “red ring of death,” an Xbox 360 hardware malfunction in which the console power ring would turn red and the console would just…stop working. The problem was eventually fixed after Microsoft dropped a cool $1 billion on it. But now there’s another flaw plaguing the Xbox consoles…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Bunch Of Great Indie Games Are Coming To Game Pass

Pour one out for my backlog and maybe yours, too. Arguably too many promising indie games are coming to Xbox Game Pass. Also, Microsoft Flight Sim will finally lift off on console, at least for those with next-gen Xboxes. Here’s everything coming to Game Pass over the next few weeks.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Stop Your Gaming Console From Jacking up Your Energy Bill

Even in standby mode, your gaming console could be consuming as much as 25 times the minimum energy it needs—and this could silently be inflating your energy bills. Idle power drain is less environmentally friendly, too, which is another reason to check—and fix—your console’s power consumption. Environment advocacy…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Stop Your Gaming Console From Jacking up Your Energy Bill

Even in standby mode, your gaming console could be consuming as much as 25 times the minimum energy it needs—and this could silently be inflating your energy bills. Idle power drain is less environmentally friendly, too, which is another reason to check—and fix—your console’s power consumption. Environment advocacy…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Take Screenshots on the Xbox Series X|S Outside of Gameplay

Gaming on the Xbox Series X|S is a hoot and a half, but there is one thing about the console that’s made me want to tear my hair out: It doesn’t let you quickly take screenshots outside of gameplay. If you want to show off your home screen or take a few screenshots of your […]

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Windows 11 Wants To Make Your PC Feel More Like An Xbox

During Microsoft’s Windows 11 reveal event this morning, Xbox executive Sarah Bond took to the stream to talk about how the latest version of the operating system will bring powerful tools from the Xbox Series X/S to PC, including auto HDR and the super-speedy DirectStorage API.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Enable Xbox’s New Party Chat Features

The June Xbox system update for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One consoles isn’t as big as previous months, but the latest firmware adds two important accessibility features for players with hearing and speech disabilities, along with new parental controls and a new way to organize your games and apps page. We’ll go over…Read more… […]

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Xbox One Will Soon Be Able To Stream Next-Gen Games

As we enter the sixth month of the great console shortage of 2021 and the infinity-th month of you not having $500 to just throw around, you might be starting to feel like you’ll never get your ticket to board the next-gen express. Well, take heart, because Microsoft is planning on making its slate of […]

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Here’s An Original Xbox Easter Egg That’s Remained Hidden For Nearly 20 Years

A developer who worked on Microsoft’s original 2001 Xbox console, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed Kotaku of a hidden “Easter egg” in the Xbox Dashboard that’s remained undiscovered for nearly 20 years. They told us how to trigger the secret, which displays a previously unknown credits screen. Sure enough, it… Read more…

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Here’s An Original Xbox Easter Egg That’s Remained Hidden For Nearly 20 Years

A developer who worked on Microsoft’s original 2001 Xbox console, who wishes to remain anonymous, informed Kotaku of a hidden “Easter egg” in the Xbox Dashboard that’s remained undiscovered for nearly 20 years. They told us how to trigger the secret, which displays a previously unknown credits screen. Sure enough, it…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Over 70 More Games Just Got FPS Boost On Xbox Series X/S

Microsoft added its FPS Boost to over 70 additional games today, letting players on Xbox Series X or S enjoy dramatically better performance in older Xbox One titles like Yakuza 6, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Alien Isolation, Far Cry 5, and Mad Max. Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Microsoft Is Looking To Reduce Its Xbox Store Cut From 30% To 12%

According to internal documents filed in the ongoing Epic Games vs Apple case, Microsoft has plans to reduce its cut on digital downloads on the Xbox console store from 30% to 12%.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Microsoft Is Looking To Reduce Its Xbox Store Cut From 30% To 12%

According to internal documents filed in the ongoing Epic Games vs Apple case, Microsoft has plans to reduce its cut on digital downloads on the Xbox console store from 30% to 12%.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Download Xbox Game Pass Games With Alexa

Amazon and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration that lets Xbox Game Pass subscribers download games and get the latest updates about the service using Alexa commands.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Download Xbox Game Pass Games With Alexa

Amazon and Microsoft recently announced a collaboration that lets Xbox Game Pass subscribers download games and get the latest updates about the service using Alexa commands.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s April 2021’s Xbox Live Games With Gold

Despite recent changes to Xbox Live (or at least its name), April’s Games with Gold are here (whew!). As ever, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How To Sign Up For The ‘Xbox Insider’ Program

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that party chat, previously only available to members of Xbox Live Gold, will soon be free to all Xbox players. The company revealed the news in a tweet with phrases like “Alpha,” “Alpha Skip-Ahead,” and “flighting.” Meanwhile, an accompanying blog post featured a string of numbers:…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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