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Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

Microsoft to recycle Xbox Gamertags: How to finally grab your dream one

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Microsoft has announced that it is freeing up nearly 1 million Gamertags. These are Gamertags that were claimed by someone from the original Xbox era but have long since been abandoned. They never migrated to Xbox 360 and have been inactive for a long... >>

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

11 crazy gaming controllers you won’t believe exist, and one that shouldn’t

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Gaming controllers have evolved through the generations to become the perfect handheld. Now every movement is without thought and the idea of being in discomfort, even after gaming for hours, isn't given much time. But as they all became refined into... >>

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

Cortana is coming to Xbox One, as is background music

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Microsoft has taken to the stage at Build 2016, revealing some detail about what to expect in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update and the future for Xbox One.  There's a collection of enhancements coming to the Xbox, and while Microsoft spent a fair amount... >>

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

Xbox One March update: Amazing new features explained

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As is tradition, your Xbox One will soon get an update that brings a flood of new features to the console and Pocket-lint was walked through the major changes at the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco recently. One of the highlights is the way backwards... >>

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explains why your fave Xbox 360 game is not backwards compatible... yet

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When the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, announced that the Xbox One would be getting backwards compatibility last year, there wasn't a single current gen console gamer left unimpressed. Xbox One owners were naturally cock-a-hoop at the prospect, while PS4... >>

Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection
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Xbox One Elite Controller review: The price of perfection

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Until recently we've felt that the controllers that come with Microsoft's Xbox consoles have been far superior to the DualShock ones that have accompanied Sony's PlayStations. And we're not the only ones. We've often heard that hardcore and pro gamers... >>

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

Watch blood-pumping Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic sequence now

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Halo 5: Guardians is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games for Xbox One owners and now a new taster has been revealed. The cinematic opening sequence of the game has been released to watch now. Showing off the major Spartan characters, the scene... >>

Best game trailers from Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break, Dark Souls III and more

Best game trailers from Gamescom 2015: Quantum Break, Dark Souls III and more

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Gamescom 2015 is underway and kicking-off the show from Germany is an Xbox launch event. As expected there are plenty of trailers appearing out of Gamescom. Some are for games that have already been announced at E3 or last year at Gamescom but there's... >>

Updated: Microsoft Xbox One to let you record live TV and download to Windows 10 devices

Updated: Microsoft Xbox One to let you record live TV and download to Windows 10 devices

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UPDATE: Microsoft has confirmed that you will only be able to record live TV on the Xbox One if you have an external hard drive attached. Xbox engineer Richard Irving said at Gamescom:  "You need an external hard-drive specifically for DVR because we... >>

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

Game Drive for Xbox could be the easiest gaming storage expansion yet

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Seagate has cleverly waited for Gamescom 2015 to kick off before announcing its new Game Drive for Xbox. Game Drive for Xbox is an external hard drive that should make expanding your console's storage capacity super-simple. With plenty of games now available... >>