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Dragon Age: Inquisition's First DLC Hits Xbox One

<b>[UPDATE]</b> BioWare has now posted the first trailer for Jaws of Hakkon.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>Right on schedule, the first expansion for open-world role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition is now available for Xbox One. The content, titled "Jaws of Hakkon," can be purchased for $15.<p>The DLC is …

Microsoft is looking into how the HoloLens could work with PCs, Xbox One

Microsoft's HoloLens is designed to be it's own thing, not a peripheral for computer, console, tablet or phone. That's a distinction the company feels is incredibly important to make to ensure the success of the device.<p>But if the HoloLens becomes a successful standalone product, it doesn't sound …

Augmented Reality

Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

Medicine

PC-to-Xbox One Game Streaming Inevitable, And Will Accelerate The Death Of Steam Machines

<i>Here’s a bold prediction: Microsoft will deliver the ability to stream your PC game library to an Xbox One console, and they’ll make the official announcement by the time E3 2015 rolls around.</i><p>Xbox One to PC streaming – a feature already announced by Microsoft for Windows 10 — is an awesome perk. …

Windows 10

Grand Theft Auto was removed from store shelves because games are still an easy target

Both Target and K-Mart in Australia have pulled <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> from their shelves in reaction to a petition that, as of this writing, includes 45,948 signatures.<p>"Games like this are grooming yet another generation of boys to tolerate violence against women," the petition states. "It is fueling …

When Cards Against Humanity says they're selling 'bullshit,' they mean it

Listen up, team: When Cards Against Humanity says it is selling you bullshit, take that at face value.<p>On Black Friday, the party game deviants swapped out their online storefront with a promotion offering "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy some new bullshit." That meant actual bovine crap, as …

'Dark Souls II' Is Coming To PS4, Xbox One In 'Scholar Of The First Sin'

<i>Dark Souls II</i> is coming to new-gen next April, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.<p>The game will feature a number of changes and improvements, and will include all the previously released DLC as well as new story content and characters.<p>The game is being re-released as <i>Dark Soul II: Scholar of the</i> …

What it's like to jump into Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as a Pokemon newbie

Until very recently, I had never touched a Pokémon game. Sure I'd faced off against the handful of Pokémon that show up in every iteration of Super Smash Bros., and I always found the monster designs interesting and cute. I was 14 when the original <i>Pokémon Red and Blue</i> hit the US, possibly just a …

Audi Confirms Electric R8 e-Tron, Also 280-Mile Family Electric Car In 2017

The Audi R8 e-tron electric sports car has been cancelled and revived numerous times, but now it appears that not only will the e-tron enter …

In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.<p>With the rise of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, traffic congestion and environmental regulation, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them.<p>A glimpse of …

A Polish perspective on Hatred, the controversial game about mass murder

GamesBeat<br>goes to Poland<p>Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt Red’s ‘Fight Club’<br>• The Witcher: Battle Arena is the MOBA you can play on the john<br>• How This War of Mine draws on real life<br>• Get Even: Who’s real and who’s A.I.?<br>• A Polish take on Hatred<p><i>The video game industry in Poland is fast becoming one of the most</i> …

Play Sunset Overdrive for free this Saturday

If you haven't had a chance to check out Xbox One exclusive <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> yet, this weekend is your chance.<p>Specifically, Microsoft is inviting all Xbox Live Gold members to play the game for free for 24 hours starting Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. ET. Players will earn, and be able to keep, achievements, …

HBO Go now available on Xbox One (update)

HBO Go's Xbox One app is finally rolling out today in the U.S., Microsoft and HBO announced.<p>Microsoft apparently jumped the gun on the news earlier this week, when a tile on the Xbox 360 dashboard and a video on the Xbox YouTube channel both claimed that the Xbox One app had been released. The …

Is Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire too much of a good thing?

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their …

Game of Xbones: HBO Go out today for Xbox One

It’s finally time to mainline the secret truth of the universe and <i>True Detective</i> through your Xbox One.<p>The HBO Go app debuts on Microsoft’s console today. This enables anyone with an HBO subscription to stream movies as well as shows from the premium cable channel’s history. The app isn’t just a …

Meet the cast of Telltale's Game of Thrones

Telltale's upcoming episodic game series based on <i>Game of Thrones</i> will have 13 major characters — the likes of which are currently scattered across the internet — that readers can learn more about. Polygon exclusively revealed Mira Forrester today.<p>As for the rest of the cast for <i>Game of Thrones: A</i> …