#September2018

Microsoft says Xbox One finally getting that promised full keyboard and mouse support

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Microsoft promised keyboard and mouse support for the XBONE way back in 2016. And while I can’t imagine anyone purchased the console based on that promise, those waiting for it are finally getting their wish. Soon.

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Microsoft’s next Xbox console will also have a cloud-only version

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Microsoft’s working on a new XBOX. This much is obvious, is known. However, what’s interesting is that the company is working on a cloud-only iteration of the console that’ll only stream games. Sounds wild, I ain’t interested, though. Give me a nice physical, beefy console. How about you?

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Microsoft Reveals Xbox Game Pass, A Netflix-Style Gaming Subscription

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This is pretty goddamn awesome. Microsoft has revealed Xbox Game Pass, a gaming subscription services. $9.99 a month, over 100 games, any game you purchase will be discounted 20% off.

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Microsoft Revealing Its Xbox Project Scorpio On June 11

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As someone who buys every new console, and is the contradiction of being both a console gamer and a graphics whore, I’m sweating this news.

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‘Xbox Play Anywhere’ is launching September 13th

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Starting September 13th, Microsoft is going to be going totally, like, full-integration between their XB1 and Windows 10 platforms. As someone is about to sell their XB1 because all future first-party titles will be playable on the computer (and frankly if I end up getting their new XB1 next year, I might as well maximize my value for the current one, while missing out on…nothing), this has me excited.

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Rumor: Next PlayStation and Xbox will be Backwards Compatible

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I was already going to begrudgingly buy a PlayStation 4.5/PlayStation Neo/whatever you want to call it. But being a complete sucker, I’ll totally buy it, if Sony includes backwards compatibility in the motherfucker. Please! Sony! Please!

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Microsoft has ended ‘Xbox 360’ production; fare thee well

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It is with somber tones, ashen eyes, and a strained sadness that I announce that the Xbox 360 has ceased production. Man, my Xbox 360 and me spent some serious fucking time together. Or rather, my three Xbox 360s and me spent some serious fucking time together. From Gears to the Mass Effect series to Fallout 3, I probably chalked up thousands of hours of my twenty-somethings on Microsoft’s sophomore console.

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New Xbox One Dashboard and Backwards Compatibility dropping November 12

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It really chaps my ass that PS4 ain’t getting backwards compatibility. It really chaps my ass that Xbox One is getting backwards compatibility. This despite the fact that I friggin’ own an XB1. And come November 12, I’ll be able to rock a new dashboard and Xbox 360 games on my aforementioned MicroConsole.

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Xbox Chief Phil Spencer asks his compatibility team about *original* Xbox support. A lot.

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Xbox. Like, I should be really excited about your vibin’, comrade. I own all your systems! I love the fact that your Head Czar wants *alll* the backwards compatibility. But with every victorious development that is revealed, I just wish Sony would handle their shit.

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‘Mass Effect’ lead Casey Hudson joins Microsoft for Xbox and HoloLens work

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I mean…No matter what he does, the HoloLens couldn’t ever possibly be lamer than the ending to Mass Effect 3, right? Maybe? #LetItGoCaffLetItGo

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