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The Xbox One X Is (Not) ‘Liquid Cooled’

There seems to be a bit of confusion about the new vapor chamber cooler used in the Xbox One X. The internet is abuzz with talk of the “liquid cooled” Xbox One X, and this is due in part to the marketing speak used by Microsoft on stage during the Xbox E3 briefing. Although the term “liquid cooled” may be technically accurate, that terminology can be confusing at best, and extremely misleading at worst. Allow us to explain. The Xbox One…

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Check out this “co-op personality test” on Xbox One today

Moon Hunters was released on Xbox One today, becoming the first “co-op personality test” on the console. It’s actually a video-game, not a test, and it doesn’t seem to tell you anything about your own personality. In spite of itself though, Moon Hunters is a beautiful game that weaves a compelling story. The game is a short adventure that has players hack and slash through a tale broken into five parts. Each ‘telling’ of the story, or play-through, adds to the game lore. Players work…

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Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro – Which console should you buy?

We’re now just a week away from the launch of the PS4 Pro, Sony’s 4K/HDR beast and there’s never been a better time to nab yourself a brand new console. After all, there have been some highly rated AAA titles released in the past few weeks and it’s nearly time for Santa to squeeze his chubby form down our chimneys. That’s what we call perfect timings. You’ve actually got three new consoles to choose from this year, with the Xbox…

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Microsoft Xbox One S vs Sony PlayStation Neo: What’s the difference for 4K home cinema?

The Microsoft Xbox One S puts a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player in every owner’s TV cabinet and the rumoured PlayStation Neo is expected to do the same. But which will offer more bang for your buck? The latest 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray offers quality even above that of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video, including High Dynamic Range and UHD resolution. But UHD Blu-ray players are currently limited in selection and rather expensive. Now you can get a…

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Microsoft may let you trade-in your current Xbox One towards upcoming Scorpio console

When Microsoft announced both Scorpio and the upcoming Xbox One S, there was plenty of concern that the company might have harmed sales of its current Xbox One family (including the S) by announcing the much more powerful Scorpio console too early. While Scorpio isn’t expected until Christmas 2017, it’s also expected to be an extremely powerful console — possibly more powerful than Sony’s own PS4 Neo. Microsoft, it seems, is aware of this problem and has a solution already…

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How to Snap Apps and Multitask on Your Xbox One

The Xbox One allows you to play a game and use an app–or just use two apps–at once. You just “Snap” an app to the right side of your screen. With Windows 10 apps debuting on the Xbox One this summer, Snap will only get more powerful and useful. You can snap practically anything to the side of your screen. You can even play a game and snap a live TV stream to the side of your screen if you have…

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Xbox One controllers will add style to your strafing

If you’re constantly getting slaughtered in online multiplayer games like Haloand Call of Duty, then the least you can do is drop dead in style. And there’s nothing more stylish than these sleek Xbox One controllers that have just been unveiled by Microsoft. Part of the special edition shadow design series, the new Xbox One wireless controllers come in Dusk Shadow and Copper Shadow. They feature a faded colour gradient finish, which comes in blue-to-black for Dusk Shadow and copper-to-black in Copper Shadow. Other than that, they…

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Xbox One Universal Apps are coming in “summer 2016”

It’s official – Microsoft has confirmed that Universal Apps are coming to Xbox One this summer. There’s been a lot of chat about Xbox One Universal apps of late, but Microsoft has been very coy about when these will arrive on its latest gaming console. Well, speaking at a special talk at GDC 2016 in San Francisco, Jason Ronald​ –​ head of the Xbox Advanced Technology Group –​ revealed that Xbox One Universal Apps will start arriving in “summer 2016”. This means…

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Microsoft is blurring the lines between PC and Xbox One gaming

Game consoles have traditionally been defined by being rigid, closed platforms. You’re only allowed to run specific approved software, and the hardware never changes very much. Sure, you might see a new A/V connector or a die shrink pop up, but the horsepower stays the same until it’s replaced completely. Going forward, Microsoft wants to change that by making the Xbox One a lot more like the PC. Microsoft is in the process of shifting everything to Universal Windows Applications…

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Make Your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One Faster

Sony and Microsoft chose not to ship the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles with solid-state drives. They went with slower mechanical drives to keep costs down, but you can speed up load times for your console games by adding a solid-state drive to your PS4 or Xbox One. Modern console games are generally installed to and loaded from the hard drive, not just from discs. Using a faster solid-state drive will decrease load times in games. This is the…

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The best Xbox One accessories

In spite of underpowered hardware and a pile of poor early decisions, the current executive team at Microsoft has done a commendable job turning the Xbox One into a respectable platform. With exclusives like Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5: Guardians, and Rise of the Tomb Raider, this has been an inarguably strong year for Redmond. And since we’re regularly seeing new bundles dip below the $300 mark, there are bound to be millions of new users jumping on the Xbox…

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PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Bundles Available At $299 For Black Friday

The console war is back for a new holiday season. Microsoft and Sony both announced sales for their gaming consoles. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are going to be available for $299 this weekend only for Black Friday. Let’s start with the Xbox One. Microsoft announced on Friday that all bundles would receive a $50 price cut from Thursday, November 26 through Monday, November 30 in the U.S. It means that entry-level bundles with a 500GB console and…