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PUBG on Xbox is authentic and terrifying

Like an old pair of your favorite blood-stained shoes<p>I had deep reservations about the port of <i>Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds</i> for Xbox One, but after a long night on the couch I’m a believer. <i>Battlegrounds</i> feels great on a console. There’s clearly an awful lot of work left to do, but I can’t wait to …

Gaming

Xbox One X vs Xbox One S: What's The Difference?

Microsoft released the Xbox One S in late-2016 and followed it up with the Xbox One X a year later. Each video game console comes packed with a range …

Xbox One S

Xbox One X Reviews: What The Critics Are Saying About Microsoft’s New Console

Microsoft’s new Xbox One X console hits shelves Tuesday, and many in the gaming press are already raving about Microsoft’s answer to Sony’s …

Xbox One X Predictions: Will It Fail Or Succeed?

The Xbox One X launch is just days away, and many people around the world are excited to get their hands on Microsoft's new console. By now, we know almost everything there is to know about the device, from its release date and price to all its enhanced games. We also know a special Scorpio Edition …

Xbox One X will support 1440p monitors

With less than a week to go until its release, more details are emerging about the Xbox One X. We've known all along that Microsoft's all-powerful console would output at native 4K on a 4K TV or display. And, if a 1080p screen was connected it would supersample games -- rendering them at a higher …

Xbox One digital releases for 9th – 13th October, 2017

<b>Here’s the full lineup of video games coming to the Xbox One Games Store between 9th – 13th October, 2017</b>There are six new games heading to the Xbox …

Why Microsoft thinks customization is the secret to a better Xbox One dashboard design

The masterminds behind Xbox software design on the challenges of constructing console interfaces<p>Microsoft’s broader Xbox strategy for the last few years has involved a strong focus on hardware, resulting in last year’s cheaper Xbox One S and the upcoming release next month of the more powerful Xbox …

5 Reasons I'm Skipping the iPhone 8 for the iPhone X

<b>Editors' Note:</b> <i>This article was originally published Sept. 27. We've updated it now that we've had a chance to review the iPhone X.</i><p>Though the iPhone 8 …

Mobile Technology

5 Most Essential Upcoming Open World Video Games

Take a look back at 10 years of gaming and see the list of best-selling games and you will see most of the games on the list are Open World. Open …

Photos of a possible prototype Xbox smartwatch surface online

The Nintendo Switch has everyone thinking about gaming on the go and many are already guessing when Sony or Microsoft will offer a similar concept. …

Wearable Tech

Daily Deals: Blue Yeti Mic and Free Game for $99, Shadow of War with Free Shadow of Mordor

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Shopping

Xbox One gets third-party camera support for game streaming

If you're serious about video game streaming, you most likely have a PC with a decent capture card, microphone, camera and software like XSplit or OBS. It can be expensive and a little convoluted, which is why Sony and Microsoft are making their respective consoles better all-in-one streamers. On …

Daily Deals: Dell i7 GTX1060 15" Dual Drive Gaming Laptop

<i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may</i> …

Computer Hardware

'FIFA 18' Demo Release Date And Details For PS4 and Xbox One

EA Sports will release its demo of <i>FIFA 18</i> on September 12 for PS4 and Xbox One, according to a tweet from PlayStation. Operation Sports confirmed the demo will also be releasing for Xbox One as well.<p>EA Sports has been providing large demos to fans of late. The <i>NBA Live 18</i> demo had several layers and …

EA Sports

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Unboxing – Major Nelson

Xbox One X

BlackPods brings your AirPods to the dark side

This is the story of a guy who found a niche and stuck with it. The guy is a programmer named Nick who was worried about Apple’s wireless AirPods. He thought they looked stupid.<p>“I didn’t have particularly high hopes when Apple first announced AirPods. I figured they would sound like their wired …

Spotify makes its long-awaited debut on Xbox One

Well, that didn't take long. Less than a week after members of the Xbox crew were seen spinning tunes from Spotify on the console, the streaming service is making its official debut. Reports last week indicated that the switch would flip before the arrival of the Xbox One X, but it looks like …

What game developers are saying about Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X

The third-party developers seem to have nothing but praise for the console, from small indie studios to huge well-known outlets, there's no shortage …

Xbox One X

This Week's Xbox One/360 Deals With Gold Announced

Microsoft has rolled out the next set of weekly deals on Xbox Live. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb rounded these up on his blog, and we've collected some of the Xbox One and Xbox 360 deals below for you to see.<p>On Xbox One, Hitman's complete first season is down to $24/£18/$34 AU, while …

Microsoft just dropped three cool new Xbox One controllers

Microsoft released three new Xbox One controllers today, including one that looks like a throwback to the Xbox 360.<p>The new controllers popped up on …

Xbox

Is PC Gaming Really Worth the Hassle?

Last week, I wrote a piece about console vs. PC gaming in which I came down, very gently, on the side of PCs. While they can be expensive to build, I …

Four Halo games being added to back-compat list, Halo 5 getting 4K upgrade

Microsoft and 343 are kicking off the Halo Summer Celebration in style<p>343 Industries agrees with fans that something was missing from Microsoft’s E3 presentation this year, so today it’s especially happy to announce that <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> is getting a 4K upgrade on the Xbox One X. Also, four legacy …

Halo

Xbox One X benchmarks show us just how powerful the new console really is

This isn't 100% confirmed by Microsoft yet, but the reliable folks over at Digital Foundry have reportedly obtained "a fat pile of GPU benchmarks," …

​The Next Apple AirPods May Be Your New Fitness Tracker

A patent filed by the company reveals an exciting new possibility for their Bluetooth buds<p>Apple is known for all sorts of top-of-the-line tech devices, including the Apple Watch, its line of iPhones, and the many iterations of the MacBook. And late last year, the Silicon Valley giant entered the …

Apple Watch

Microsoft’s Xbox One X is a high-end native 4K machine – but who is it intended for and what are the true benefits? We ask the execs who brought it to life<p>Several years ago, Xbox chief Phil Spencer, went to Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, and CFO, Amy Hood, with a somewhat unorthodox plan for the …

PS4 Pro

Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…<p>Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having …

Mobile Technology

"Too Early To Say" How Many OG Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games There Will Be

One of the biggest announcements Microsoft made at E3 2017 was backwards compatibility support for original Xbox games on Xbox One. The console already plays Xbox 360 games through backwards compatibility, and the library of supported titles is pretty massive, recently having surpassed 385 games. …

Neither Microsoft Nor Sony Is Making A Coherent Case For Their Premium Consoles

E3 is wrapping up, and many will be debating who “won” the event between all the different press events and game reveals. I’m not going to wade into that (…Ubisoft?), but I do want to talk about a missing narrative from two of the show’s major players.<p>I just don’t think Sony <i>or</i> Microsoft is doing a …

4K Ultra HD

Xbox One X vs. PC: Can a bare-bones rig beat out Microsoft's new console?

The Xbox One X was Microsoft's big announcement during their E3 2017 press conference. But teraflops and specs aside, most people are concerned about …