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Every New Xbox One Bundle

As the holiday season approaches, Microsoft is adding a great amount of variety to its Xbox One bundles.<p>Last week, the company announced <i>six</i> new bundles, each of which will launch this year featuring some nice pack-in games like Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, among others. Now we've …

Xbox One Boss Explains Wait for Background Music Feature

Microsoft likes the idea of a background music feature for Xbox One, but right now, it's not at the top of the company's priority list. That's according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who talked a bit about it on Twitter.<p>Asked if Microsoft had any news to share regarding when the feature might come to …

Soon you'll be able to remap your Xbox One controller's buttons

Xbox One users will be able to transplant one button's function to another -- without having to stump up money for a fancy new Elite controller. While that controller costs $150 (with other reasons that might warrant a purchase), Mike Ybarra, Microsoft's Director of Program Management, replied to a …

Gaming Deals: $50 Mad Max, $1 Magicka, $40 PS4 Camera, $20 MLB 15

Amazon is selling Mad Max for $50 on PS4 and Xbox One.<p>Steam has a big sale on Paradox games this weekend, offering Cities: Skylines for $15, Magicka for $1, Pillars of Eternity for $22.49, Crusader Kings II for $8.49, and more.<p>Below you'll find the rest of today's best deals divided by …

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Microsoft’s holiday ace card is a Fallout 4 Xbox One bundle

Microsoft’s Xbox One outsold the PlayStation 4 last November and December, and the company is trying to put itself in a position to repeat that success.<p>Now, the hardware manufacturer has announced a new Xbox One bundle that should help sell a few extra units starting in November. Microsoft has …

Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming

Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the <i>Minecraft</i> franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first episode dubbed "The Order of the Stone." Players will assume control of Jesse (who can be either a …

Watch PewDiePie Explain Let's Plays to Stephen Colbert

YouTube sensation PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, appeared on <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> to about the weird world of Let's Plays.<p>During the interview, PewDiePie discusses unplugging from traditional forms of entertainment such as TV to dedicate himself to YouTube, and also why …

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Colbert brings PewDiePie across the digital divide

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Felix Kjellberg<p>"I wanna thank the internet for allowing their emperor to be here for the evening," opens Stephen Colbert as he introduces PewDiePie, the world's most popular YouTuber. In a meeting of two of the internet's favorite personalities, Colbert and …

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC Available Again by "End of October," Says Warner Bros.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available to purchase on PC again by the "end of October," according to publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.<p>Posting on the game's Steam page, community admin Yorick said the teams working on improving the performance of the PC version are still …

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Has Microtransactions

Like other Assassin's Creed games and many AAA titles today, Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed Syndicate will offer microtransactions, the publisher confirmed on Wednesday.<p>Ubisoft Quebec development director Francois Pelland stresses that the microtransactions are entirely optional and are aimed …

How AC III, AC IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate are all connected

The Assassin's Creed franchise has been around since the end of the last decade and it has not only introduced us to some of the most high-profile …

Assassin's Creed

The fan that’s trying to re-create Pokémon Red in Minecraft has made some updates

You can make almost anything in Minecraft, and fans have shown over and over that they will.<p>One community creator, who goes by the name Magib1 on Reddit, is attempting to rebuild all of the original 1996 role-playing game Pokémon Red. They’re actually using command blocks, which basically enable …

Pokémon

Google and Microsoft end their years-long patent war

And just like that, another one of the tech industry's epic patent battles is coming to a close. Google and Microsoft have dropped all 20 (!) of the lawsuits they've filed against each other, ending their five-year dispute over everything ranging from phones (Microsoft's main gripe) to Xbox video …

Dragon Quest Builders may look like a Minecraft clone, but it's also delightful

When Square Enix unveiled <i>Dragon Quest Builders</i> earlier this summer, the game immediately drew comparisons to Mojang's <i>Minecraft</i>, thanks to its blocky graphics and emphasis on construction and crafting. After playing the game at Tokyo Game Show, it's safe to say those comparisons were justified, …

PS4 Price Cut Predicted By Xbox One Boss

In the wake of the news this week that the PlayStation 4 is getting a price cut in Japan, some wondered if the console might also get a price drop in the United States. According to Xbox One boss Phil Spencer, that's just about a sure thing, though it doesn't worry him about Microsoft's own plans …

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Check Out This Amazing Metal Gear Solid Cosplay

The Tokyo Game Show is known for amazing cosplay, but we ran into a group that went above and beyond with their wonderfully creative Metal Gear Solid costumes.<p>Check out the gallery below for a look at the Metal Gear group, and come back later for links to our full cosplay roundup! Click any …

Metal Gear

Halo: Reach Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Teased

2010's Xbox 360 game Halo: Reach, the final entry in the series developed by franchise creator Bungie, could come to Xbox One someday. That's according to top Xbox boss Phil Spencer, who said recently to a fan on Twitter that, "I'd like to see it come via backwards compatibility."<p>The user asked if …

Backward Compatibility

Get PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle and MGS 5 for $400

Looking for a new PlayStation 4? Amazon has launched a new deal you may want to consider. The retailer is now offering a free copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain with the newly released Destiny: The Taken King bundle. To recap, here's what you're getting for $400.<p>Special edition white …

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