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    Xbox Apps (and Some Other Windows Store Apps) Won't Open!

    Hi, When I open the Xbox (beta) app from Windows Store or the xbox companion app from Windows Store it flashes up then closes itself. I just bought Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate and when I try to run it, it says I must be signed in. The thing is, because the xbox app isn't loading, I can't actually...
  2. Armenius

    Announcing DirectX 12 Ultimate

    In a blog post Microsoft announced an additive layer to DirectX 12 supporting new features teased during the new console reveals this week, including variable rate shading and sampler feedback. Along with the API update comes DirectX Raytracing 1.1. Unfortunately no mention of DirectStorage...
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    RUMOR: Xbox to allow playing PC only Gamepass games via "Windows Mode" !? — RUMOUR

    Xbox Series X ‘Windows Mode’ Italian gaming site Game Experience reports murmurs among those linked to the project that the Xbox Series X will feature a boot mode dubbed Windows Mode As the name suggests, players will be able to boot up the console to run Windows 10 applications. The mode will...
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    Anandtech: Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Project Scarlett Console Launching Holiday 2020

    Not exactly a huge Surprise. Next Xbox is launching Holiday 2020, with a Zen 2/Navi based SoC with HW Ray Tracing, just like PS5. Basically everything about the PS5 HW seems to Apply to Scarlett. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14519/xbox-at-e3-xbox-project-scarlet-console-launching-holiday-2020
  5. cageymaru

    Dead Cells Sales Exceed the One Million Mark

    According to USgamer, sales of Dead Cells has exceeded the one million mark. The studio Motion Twin also announced that 60% of those sales were on the PC platform. The game features an "outstanding mix of roguelite and metroidvania elements" and is one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    All Digital Xbox One S Could Launch May 7

    Following up on previous reports claiming that Microsoft could unveil a disc-less Xbox One in April, Windows Central allegedly got their hands on some photographs of the upcoming console, and recreated them in Photoshop to protect their source. "Additional documents" they obtained suggest that...
  7. cageymaru

    Microsoft Reveals Project xCloud: a Vision for Game-Streaming

    Microsoft has revealed Project xCloud: its vision of the future of game-streaming. As long as there is a client for the device, the service enables gamers to play the games that they want on the device that they want. Just like music where you have a choice to listen at home, on the commute to...
  8. cageymaru

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming to the PC

    Microsoft has announced that Halo: Reach is being added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the entire collection is coming to the PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam! The team at 343 Industries has updated the games with improved and modernized matchmaking and services, support for...
  9. cageymaru

    Hunt: Showdown Is Coming to Xbox Game Preview

    Crytek has announced that Hunt: Showdown is coming to Xbox Game Preview this Spring. Game Preview allows Xbox users to support and play games that are still in development. Follow the game's development on social media to find out when the game is released. It is official: Hunt: Showdown will...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Phil Spencer Comments on Developer Acquisitions and PC Gaming Plans

    Microsoft recently acquired the long-running RPG developers Obsidian and inXile, and, given Microsoft's track record with acquisitions and PC titles in general, many fans were justifiably worried about what that means for either studio. But, in a recent interview with PC Gamer, Microsoft's Phil...
  11. cageymaru

    Microsoft Has State of Decay Running on PC Using Xbox Assets

    Microsoft is getting serious about bridging the gap between the PC and Xbox ecosystems. According to a report from Brad Sams at Thurrott, Windows Insider build 18334 introduced "new technology to Windows 10" and offered "State of Decay for free." Nazmus S Khandaker offered this tweet where he...
  12. cageymaru

    Here Is the Path of Exile: Synthesis Official Trailer

    Fight your way through the Path of Exile: Synthesis expansion to learn of Cavas and recover his lost memories. Players will experience new boss fights, mobs, rewards, story, and lore. Gamers will be able to craft all new items from fragments found throughout Wraeclast. The deeper that you...
  13. cageymaru

    4A Games Releases Metro Exodus Special Weapons Class Trailer and Pre-Load Info

    Metro Exodus developers, 4A Games, has released the latest trailer for the game that showcases the Special Weapons Class. The video shows Helsing and Tikhar weapons in all of their glory. Metro Exodus launches on February 15, 2019 on PC and consoles. Steam pre-order customers will be able to...
  14. cageymaru

    Microsoft Highlights Xbox Adaptive Controller Users in New Super Bowl Commercial

    Microsoft has released an extended version of its upcoming Super Bowl commercial that highlights the challenges that young people with disabilities may face when simply trying to have fun. The commercial shows how the Xbox Adaptive Controller can bring smiles to kids, levels the playing field...
  15. cageymaru

    Windows Audio Is Getting DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Upgrades

    Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft for Audio, Steven Wilssens has announced that DTS is coming to PC and XBOX in the coming weeks. In a tweet he said, "We also have DTS coming to PC and Xbox in the coming weeks. It will be available to the PC Insider audience first and then move to...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Digital Foundry Compares Ace Combat 7 PC and Console Versions

    Digital Foundry just uploaded a great overview of Ace Combat 7. They start off by going over the history of the franchise, and note that the Playstation 2 versions of the game in particular really pushed the visuals of the series forward. I tend to agree with that sentiment myself, and also...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Announces xCloud Game Streaming Service

    Today, Microsoft officially announced Project xCloud, an Xbox game streaming service. Microsoft says they've built out custom hardware in their Azure datacenters to enable "compatibility with existing and future Xbox games." A video on Microsoft's blog shows off the new blade servers, which they...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Xbox One to Get Keyboard and Mouse Support

    A few years ago, Phil Spencer hinted at Xbox keyboard and mouse support, and it seems that feature has finally materialized. On their website, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One is getting keyboard and mouse support, but with a few caveats. Its up to developers to build the feature into their...
  19. cageymaru

    Game Controller Statistics for the PC Gaming Platform

    Valve has compiled an extensive data set for controller usage on the PC and an explanation of how PC gaming became so controller friendly in recent years. Valve has been working on Steam Input to allow gamers to remap and share controller profiles for individual games on the Steam Platform...
  20. cageymaru

    Forza Horizon 4 Demo Is Now Available

    A demo for the game Forza Horizon 4 is now available on the Windows Store. The racing title has an October 2, 2018 launch date. System requirements are as follows: Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher, x64, DirectX 12 API - Hardware Feature Level 11, 8 GB of memory, 2 GB of video memory...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Boring Company Controls Boring Machine with Xbox Controller

    While the Boring Company is famous for selling flamethrowers, they are, in fact, a tunneling company. The startup founded my Elon Musk just posted a clip of a giant digging machine being controlled by an Xbox controller. See for yourself in the video.
  22. cageymaru

    Xbox Voice Commands Expand to Include Amazon Alexa and Cortana Enabled Devices

    Microsoft has introduced a Xbox skill that allows gamers to control their console with their Amazon Alexa or Cortana enabled devices. Some of the devices that can now control your Xbox include a Windows 10 PC, Amazon Echo, Harman Kardon Invoke, Sonos One, or Cortana and Alexa apps on iOS and...
  23. DooKey

    'Xbox All Access' Possible New Subscription Service With Live, Game Pass, and an Xbox

    Windows Central has heard Microsoft might be announcing a new service later this month called Xbox All Access. The new subscription service will be a 2-year contract that provides an Xbox One S, Xbox Live, and Xbox Game Pass for $22 per month and $35 per month if you want the Xbox One X. If...
  24. FrgMstr

    Crytek Bringing Hunt: Showdown to XBOX Game Preview

    Our favorite PC PvP/PvE title, Hunt: Showdown, is coming to XBOX Game Preview. XBOX Game Preview is akin to Early Access games on Steam. If you have been looking for an affordable game to truly stress your CPU and GPU while giving you glorious graphics, Hunt is it. That said, you console...
  25. cageymaru

    Atari VCS Q&A With System Architect Rob Wyatt

    Atari VCS System Architect Rob Wyatt revealed new details about the upcoming console. He announced that the console is going to ship with 8GB of ram and still uses an AMD Bristol Ridge due to price and thermals. He announced that most controllers will be compatible with the machine and can be...
  26. scojer

    The Screenshot Thread

    With a lot of games including a photo mode, start uploading your favorite ones you've took. To upload them here, take screenshots on your console - Share them to your favorite social media platform (I use Twitter) then copy from there and paste here. I'll start off with a few from God of War...
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    The Original Xbox Prototype is Still Around

    Eurogamer is reporting that the original prototype Xbox, which was first shown at the Game Developers Conference back in 2000 is still alive and kicking. Dean Takahashi's book Opening the Xbox states that each prototype was machined from a solid block of aluminum at a cost of $18,000. The...
  28. FrgMstr

    Microsoft Declares PC Best for VR & AR

    We welcome Microsoft to the PC Master Race. Console plebs need not apply. I am sure Sony will have something to say about this. But if you were holding out hoping to get some VR action on the upcoming next-gen Xbox, you will likely be waiting a long time. Maybe 1180 will be out by then...
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    Oculus; Xbox Controller or OR Controllers?

    Thinking of picking up a OR secondhand to tinker with but the ones I see for under $300 on sale near me include the xbox controller. I was wondering how well the experience is using the controller vs the two motion controllers or whatever?
  30. DooKey

    Microsoft Updates Microsoft Services Agreement to Clarify Xbox Tracking

    Microsoft is sending a new service agreement notice to users that log into their Hotmail account that requires them to accept the agreement or they can no longer use Hotmail. This kind of agreement is normal, however, among many things this one is saying that you have to agree to tracking of...
  31. DooKey

    Microsoft Releasing New Xbox Game Controller for Disabled Later This Year

    Microsoft is coming out with a new Xbox controller that will help many disabled people with gaming on their console. The new Xbox Adaptive Controller will allow custom setups for switches, joysticks and other control devices so that a wide range of disabled people can enjoy gaming again. Also...
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    Spyro Reignited Trilogy Coming Sept. 21st

    It's finally official, the Spyro series is getting a remake. Engadget is reporting that Activision and Toys for Bob have unveiled the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The trilogy is an all new rework of Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, with faithfully mapped...
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    Shaq Fu is Getting Rebooted

    This is not a late April Fools post. DSOG is reporting that Saber Interactive and Wired Productions revealed that Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will launch globally on June 5th. It is said the game will be priced at $19.99, with a physical edition (I can't believe that is an edition now), with yet...
  34. R

    Console Peasants Finally Get DOOM in 4K

    Bethesda announced today that they are releasing a new update for 2016s DOOM, bringing 4k resolution to the Playstation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. Now I know the Glorious PC Master Race has had 4k in DOOM since day one, but we should be happy for the console players... as filthy as they may be...
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    Microsoft Bans Use of "Offensive Language" On Xbox Live and Others

    Microsoft has updated its Microsoft Services Agreement today, with one of the new policies banning "offensive language" on it's services. The new changes go into effect May 1st, and cover all Microsoft services including, Skype, and Xbox Live. So think twice the next time you want to call...
  36. R

    Burnout Paradise Returns With $40 Remastered Edition

    EA is announcing that Burnout Paradise is coming back with Burnout Paradise Remastered, featuring 4k graphics, 8 player online and offline multiplayer, the full original soundtrack, and the 8 main DLC packs from the original release. The remastered version will run at 1080p 60FPPS on the PS4 and...
  37. R

    Overwatch Will Be Free To Play This Weekend

    Blizzard has announced that from February 16th to 19th Overwatch will be free to play on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. All 26 heroes and 16 maps will be available to plat, in all modes. Players will also have the ability to level up and earn loot boxes, and if you decide to buy the game any progress...
  38. DooKey

    Ark: Survival Evolved Now a Windows 10 Crossplay Title

    I know a lot of people have been playing or have played Ark: Survival Evolved so it's worth noting that you can now get it for Windows 10 and crossplay with your Xbox friends. However, if you're like me and purchased this title on Steam then you aren't getting crossplay capability. Whether...
  39. DooKey

    Microsoft's Redesigned Xbox Dashboard is Now Available to All

    Looks like Microsoft has released a new update to the Xbox dashboard today. I don't currently play on a console system so I'm interested in what the console gaming community thinks about this new update. But I will say it looks pretty good to me. Customize Your Home: The first thing Insiders...
  40. R

    Samsung And Xbox Partner To Show "Better 4K Gaming Experience"

    In a press release today, Samsung has announced that they will be joining forces with Xbox for "Marketing and Retail Partnership for QLED TV and Xbox One X in the U.S." This fall various locations will give gamers the opportunity to experience the Xbox One X on 4k HDR Samsung QLED TVs at various...
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