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News: Alan Wake Is One of Four New Backwards Compatible Games on Xbox One

Alan Wake Is One of Four New Backwards Compatible Games on Xbox One

No Red Dead Redemption just yet

Microsoft has added four more Xbox 360 games to the ever-growing backwards compatible list. Starting today, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, LEGO Batman, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, and Trials HD can be played on your Xbox One. As per usual, if you already own the disc, it's as easy as simply inserting it...

News: Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Get Excited for Xbox One's 2016 Lineup With This New Trailer

Just the beginning...

An explosive new trailer from team Xbox has just hit the web that highlights some of 2016's most anticipated games while also singing the praises of last years' heavy hitters. The trailer proudly proclaims that "Xbox One is the only system with every top ten best-selling console game and the biggest blockbusters of 2015",...

News: ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016

ReCore Delayed But Still Arriving in 2016

A Windows 10 PC version also announced

ReCore will miss its initial Spring 2016 release window and will now settle for a release sometime during the "latter half of 2016," announced Microsoft. Microsoft is publishing the action-adventure console exclusive and explained that both Comcept and Armature studios need the extra time to "ensure we provide...

News: Microsoft's Own Cloud Tech Could One Day Power PS4 Exclusives

Microsoft's Own Cloud Tech Could One Day Power PS4 Exclusives

Or any game for that matter

Microsoft's Azure cloud-based technology -- last seen powering Crackdown 3 at Gamescom 2015 -- is apparently open to all developers and platforms, including competing consoles like the PS4. This information came from Xbox boss Phil Spencer during a conversation he had with a concerned Titanfall fan on Twitter. When asked...

News: Microsoft Is Holding Another Huge Xbox Live Game Sale Later This Month

Microsoft Is Holding Another Huge Xbox Live Game Sale Later This Month

Will have over 200 deals

It just wouldn't be Christmas without massive discounts across the Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital stores. Microsoft has begun promoting such a thing on its official Xbox website that will kick off on December 22nd and run through until January 7th, 2016. It's called the "Countdown" sale and — according to Microsoft —...

News: Microsoft: Xbox 2016 Line-Up "Big, If Not Bigger" Than 2015

Microsoft: Xbox 2016 Line-Up "Big, If Not Bigger" Than 2015

Best Still To Come?

The nights are drawing in, the holiday season is officially upon us and Microsoft are confident that they still have plenty of titles on the horizon, citing once again that this holiday's lineup is "the greatest games lineup in Xbox history." Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference this week, marketing executives...

News: Shenmue 3 Could Be Coming to Xbox One As Well

Shenmue 3 Could Be Coming to Xbox One As Well

Probably not for awhile though

Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has teased that Shenmue 3 might be coming to Xbox One after all. In an exclusive interview with Dual Shockers, Yu Suzuki was asked whether Microsoft has reached out this past year about Shenmue 3 appearing on Xbox One, to which he slyly replies: "I'll let you use your imagination on this one...

News: September NPD: NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL 16 Reign Supreme While Hardware Sales Drop

September NPD: NBA 2K16 and Madden NFL 16 Reign Supreme While Hardware Sales Drop

Where is Forza Motorsport 6?

Despite "strong momentum" in sales, the Xbox One failed to topple the PS4 as the best-selling console in the US in September, according to the NPD Group. "Xbox One continued to see strong momentum in September on the heels of Forza Motorsport 6 and EA Sports FIFA 16, with solid year-over-year growth in console sales...

News: Yep, A Fallout 4 Xbox One Bundle Is On Its Way This November

Yep, A Fallout 4 Xbox One Bundle Is On Its Way This November

Saving the best for last

Microsoft's fifth and final bundle announcement this week is arguably its best one yet. Beginning on November 10th, the Xbox One Fallout 4 Bundle will land in stores for $399 USD. In the package is a traditional black Xbox One console, but this one has a beefed up 1TB hard drive. Also included is the "critically-acclaimed"...

News: Here Are Two More Xbox One Bundles to Entice Buyers This Holiday

Here Are Two More Xbox One Bundles to Entice Buyers This Holiday

The bundles just keep on comin'

Continuing their trend of announcing new holiday bundles this week, Microsoft has announced not one, but two fresh new Xbox One bundles for consumers to choose from. The first is a Special Edition Gears of War Bundle which sports a sleek 500GB white Xbox One console and controller alongside a full-game download of...

News: Microsoft Stuffs Three Exclusive Games in New Xbox One Holiday Bundle

Microsoft Stuffs Three Exclusive Games in New Xbox One Holiday Bundle

Maybe the best bundle ever?

A new Xbox One bundle announced today shows just how aggressive Microsoft can get during the holidays. Dubbed as the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, this one comes packed with three first-party exclusive games: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Those that purchase the $399 bundle...

News: New Xbox One Bundle Featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider Announced

New Xbox One Bundle Featuring Rise of the Tomb Raider Announced

1 down, 4 to go

Microsoft has revealed a new Xbox One bundle, this time putting the spotlight on Rise of the Tomb Raider. It will retail for $399 and will be available this November at Microsoft stores, Best Buy, and select retailers across the US. The bundle will include a standard black Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, a download code for...

News: New Dashboard Preview Invites Go Live

New Dashboard Preview Invites Go Live

Live and Kicking

As previously reported it was expected that Microsoft would roll out their new dashboard UI to select Preview Program members some time this week. This was indeed the case, with many members receiving opt-in messages last night via Xbox Live. Opening the message on your Xbox One will direct you towards the Preview Dashboard App...

News: Double Fine Unveils Head-swapping Platformer Headlander

Double Fine Unveils Head-swapping Platformer Headlander

Where's your head at?

Massive Chalice developer Double Fine has announced that their next game, Headlander, is a 2D platformer in the vein of Castlevania/Metroid games. The game has a retro-neon look that is pleasing to the eye and mixes up its puzzles with dual-stick shooting action. Where the game differs from the norm is that you actually play...

News: Phil Spencer Debunks Xbox One Mini Rumour

Phil Spencer Debunks Xbox One Mini Rumour

"Not real"

About a week ago we reported on a rumour that Microsoft is planning to hold a launch event in October where a slimmer, disc-less Xbox One console would be announced. Now, thanks to Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, we can put this rumour to bed, as the man himself has said on Twitter that the Xbox One Mini is "not real." This doesn't...

Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)

Changed like a remix and raised like a Fenix

Back in 2006, the original Gears of War was one of the first games to really showcase what the Xbox 360 was capable of, both in terms of technical prowess and cinematic delivery. With an engrossing campaign – which could be played locally with a friend – and a thrilling online multiplayer offering,...