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Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

Amazon Black Friday sales have started, amazing tech deals to be had right now

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Amazon has started its Black Friday deals event. There are thousands of products available on its dedicated UK Black Friday pages with some amazing discounts on TVs, games consoles, games, smart home devices and many more tech items.An Xbox One S with... >>

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

Amazing Microsoft US Black Friday deals revealed: Xbox One S for $189, Mixed Reality and more

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Microsoft has announced some incredible Black Friday deals already, in the US at least. We fully expect UK bargains to be unveiled soon and if they are anything like the massive discounts on offer in the States, we suspect the online store will be inundated.In... >>

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

How to upgrade your Xbox One storage by 2TB and more: That’s up to 100 additional games

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It cannot be disputed that the new generation of gaming has been an outstanding success, with more consoles shifted than ever before and more top quality games made available than many could have dreamed of. However, there is one issue we've had with... >>

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

How Xbox One backward compatibility works: The Xbox 360 and Xbox games list and more

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One of the big selling points for the Xbox One, Xbox One S or Xbox One X is that, as well as more than 1,000 dedicated games, you can also play an ever-increasing library of Xbox 360 titles. Great for those with a large collection of older games and those... >>

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

Xbox One X tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console

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The Xbox One X is finally here and either your pre-order has arrived or you've managed to buy one in-store or online. Now what?If you're an Xbox newbie, or even if you've upgraded from an Xbox One S or original Xbox One, there are plenty of things you... >>

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

Xbox One X: Price, specifications and everything you need to know

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The Xbox One X is now available and, in Microsoft's own words, is the "most powerful console yet". See it on Amazon US See it on Amazon UK See it on GAME UK See it on Tesco Direct See it on John Lewis It is capable of full 4K HDR gaming at 60 frames... >>

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

Xbox One X enhanced games list: Here are all the games that play better on Xbox One X

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The Xbox One X is now available and, thanks to its superior chipset and raw power, more than 100 games have been or are being updated to make the most of its 4K HDR video abilities, higher frame rates or both.A fair few of these "enhanced" titles are... >>

Best Xbox One X deals: Where to buy and the lowest prices online

Best Xbox One X deals: Where to buy and the lowest prices online

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There's a new Xbox in town and it's the most powerful console ever made. The Xbox One X is now available and you can buy one immediately.Although the day one Project Scorpio edition soon sold out when it went up for pre-order in August, the standard... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been around for more than a year.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of 2016 and also provides... >>

How does 4K Forza 7 Xbox One X racing compare with the real thing? We take to the track

How does 4K Forza 7 Xbox One X racing compare with the real thing? We take to the track

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Arriving at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, we're greeted by the brand new Porsche GT2 RS, the cover star of the latest Forza Motorsport 7 game for the Xbox One. The Porsche received its world debut at E3 2017, the first time a car has ever... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... >>

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential
4.5 stars

Xbox One X review: Stacked with power and potential

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We've been writing about the Xbox One X for so long, even before the "Project Scorpio" was announced at E3 2016, that it doesn't really feel like a new console. And, to be honest, in many ways it isn't.Like the PS4 Pro, it is a mid-generation update –... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just a couple of weeks away, with this year celebrating 18 categories from best smartphone and best camera to best gaming/VR device and best car.To be nominated within our Awards, all products and devices... >>

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

Original Xbox backwards compatibility arrives on Xbox One, here are all the games you can play

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Microsoft has announced the first wave of original Xbox games that will be backwards compatible with the Xbox One and Xbox One S. There are 13 games at launch and the launch date is tomorrow, 25 October. How Xbox One backwards compatibility works: The... >>

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

Xbox One Fall Update 2017 rolling out to your console now, here's what it adds

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After a beta roll-out to those on the Insiders programme in August, Microsoft is now updating all Xbox One consoles with the Fall Update. It adds a raft of new features, including the ability to completely customise your home screen, and if you haven't... >>

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

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So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... >>

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

Best Xbox One controller yet? Scuf Gaming and Porsche partner for limited edition Forza Elite

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Scuf Gaming, a company the customises and builds stunning, pro games controllers, has partnered with Porsche and Turn 10 Studios to create what we feel is one of the best looking Xbox One gamepads yet.The Scuf Forza Elite controller is designed for those... >>

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

Xbox One 4K movie prices plummet, thanks mainly to Apple

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With Apple launching Ultra HD versions of many films on iTunes at rock bottom prices, others are following suit. First, Amazon dropped its 4K movie prices, for both rental and purchase, now Microsoft, through the Xbox Store, is doing the same.Apple launched... >>

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

30 of the maddest console mods ever created

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Games consoles provide a great way to immerse ourselves with our favourite characters. But to really take things to the next level, modifying a console can make the experience that much greater. This list takes a look at the hard work the modifying community... >>

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

Scrapped Xbox smartwatch pictures leak online

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Back in 2013, Microsoft was developing its own smartwatch and planned to release it under the Xbox brand. However, it ditched the idea and has mostly pulled out of the wearables market since.Now images have emerged online of one of the scrapped Xbox... >>

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

How to make your own Xbox One Design Lab controller: From idea to hands-on in easy steps

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Limited edition and custom controllers have been hugely successful for all the current games consoles, with multiple colours and designs available from Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo alike.However, only one of those also allows you to design your own,... >>

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle preview: Jeepers Creepers

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On the Sunday prior to Gamescom 2017, Microsoft pulled a couple of console announcements out of the bag.There is an Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition for die-hard fans to pre-order for day one. And a special version of the 1TB Xbox One S was unveiled... >>

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

Microsoft announces limited edition Minecraft and Shadow of War Xbox One S consoles

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While the Xbox One X and the One X Project Scorpio Edition may have stolen most of the headlines from Xbox's Gamescom press conference, Microsoft has also shown some love to the Xbox One S, and Minecraft fans will be particularly pleased Xbox One X pre-order... >>

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

The Sims 4 finally comes to Xbox One and PS4, pre-orders now open

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EA and Maxis have announced that The Sims 4 will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.The previously PC/Mac-only game, which first launched in 2014, will become available for owners of those systems on 17 November. You'll be able to create Sims,... >>

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

Xbox One X pre-order details won't be "too much longer"

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Microsoft is soon to announce its pre-order details for the Xbox One X.Xbox boss Phil Spencer replied to a gamer's request on Twitter with confirmation that pre-order info for the new, 4K console won't be "too much longer". Our plan is set for this. ... >>

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming Xbox One games to look forward to 2017-2018

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The big news from E3 2017 was that the extra-powerful Xbox One X console - formerly Project Scorpio - will launch worldwide on 7 November 2017. That means true 4K HDR gaming is imminent.But it wasn't just hardware that Microsoft was showing off at its... >>

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

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E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... >>

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

Xbox One X official - the best console on the planet, out 7 November

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Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One X - formerly called Project Scorpio.The new console will be out later this year, from 7 November, for $499 in the US, £449 in the UK.It's not cheap.However, it is undoubtedly the most powerful, best spec'ed... >>

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

Plantronics' trio of RIG headsets deliver Dolby Atmos on Xbox One, Project Scorpio and Windows 10

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Plantronics has announced a new three-strong range of gaming headsets for Xbox One, upcoming Project Scorpio and Windows 10 PCs that support Dolby Atmos. The three headsets: RIG400LX, RIG600LX and wireless RIG800LX (pictured left to right), will be able... >>

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

Xbox One S HDR games list: All the games you can play in HDR

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The Xbox One S has been around for a year now, coming before Sony refreshed its PS4 line with the slimmer standard and PS4 Pro models. And it has offered HDR gaming from the off, beating both of those to the punch by several months.However, developers... >>

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

Lego Batman Movie is first 4K HDR film to stream on Xbox One S

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The Xbox One S has been able to play 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays since its introduction in August last year, and in HDR to boot. It's currently the only games console to do so.You can also stream Netflix and Amazon Video content in Ultra HD with HDR on shows... >>

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

Xbox Game Pass: Release date, price and all the games you can play

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Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that gives you access to more than 100 games to play on your Xbox One for one monthly fee. And unlike PlayStation Now, it isn't a cloud service so you don't have to rely on your own broadband... >>

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

LucidSound LS35X Xbox headset is first to connect to Xbox One and Project Scorpio wire-free

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LucidSound is a fairly new company when it comes to gaming peripherals but it is carving a niche for itself quickly.It has released several quality headsets for gamers, such as the LS40 pair we saw at CES 2017 in January, that can be directly compared... >>

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

Forza Horizon 3 update adds crazy Hot Wheels tracks to muck around on

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There have been plenty of great downloadable content for the Forza games over the years but few have us as excited in Pocket-lint Towers as the latest.As of 9 May, Forza Horizon 3 will be getting a major, game-changing expansion. It adds a new location,... >>

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

Early EA Access members get free 2TB HDD for Xbox One, have you got yours yet?

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Electronic Arts is handing Xbox One owners free 2TB external hard drives. They are being sent to gamers who signed up to EA Access on the platform when it first started.US EA Access subscribers have been receiving care packages, which include vouchers... >>

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

Microsoft trials speech-to-text translation for Xbox One and PC games chat

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Voice chat is a mainstay in most online multiplayer games, and while it can be abused by trolls and other immature idiots, it can often also be vital to progression, especially in co-op sessions.But what if you're deaf? Or you don't want the whole house... >>

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

Project Scorpio and Xbox One to get Mixed Reality headsets in 2018

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Microsoft has announced that it hopes to introduce Mixed Reality headsets to its Xbox console gaming platform by 2018. That means the Xbox One and forthcoming Project Scorpio could get their own augmented or virtual reality devices next year.Microsoft... >>

The latest Xbox One update will increase download speeds up to 80 per cent

The latest Xbox One update will increase download speeds up to 80 per cent

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Microsoft has just released another one of its regular updates for the Xbox One consoles, which this time will be beneficial for every single user. Xbox One S review: Great console and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, what else? The time it takes to download... >>

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

How to get an amazing free game for your Xbox One

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its backwards compatibility programme Microsoft is giving every Xbox One owner a completely free game. What's more, you don't need to be an Xbox Live Gold member to download it, you just need to make sure you... >>

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

Xbox One gets Dolby Atmos support at last, also adds streaming for Oculus Rift

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When we tested the Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver a couple of years ago - one of the first to bring Dolby Atmos to the table - we hooked it up to an Xbox One and PS4. Sadly, only the latter could give it a proper workout as it was the only console with Dolby... >>

Winter is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on 13 December

Winter is coming to Forza Horizon 3 on 13 December

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Turn 10 Studios has confirmed and announced details of the first expansion pack coming to Forza Horizon 3. It’s called Blizzard Mountain and will feature snow and ice for the first time in a Forza racing game. Forza Horizon 3 review: Bigger, brasher,... >>

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One S vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Sony has finally released its much-talked about PS4 Pro and it sets a new standard for console gaming.And considering Christmas is rapidly approaching, the Japanese firm has put it squarely, if a little unfairly, up against the Xbox One S.Microsoft... >>

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

Xbox One S vs Xbox One: What's the difference?

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During E3 this year, Microsoft unveiled not one but two future consoles. Project Scorpio will be the company's flagship, with full 4K gaming and high-end PC style specifications, but the first to hit the market is the Xbox One S.The Xbox One S is a bridge... >>

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last
4.0 stars

Skylanders Imaginators review: Create your own Skylanders at last

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Rather than introduce another pre-packaged figurine novelty for this year's Skylanders game, Imaginators puts character creation in the hands of its young players.From top to bottom Skylanders Imaginators focuses on a creation tool that snaps together... >>

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

Sony PlayStation VR can play Xbox One games... no, really

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The PlayStation VR headset was officially released yesterday, Thursday 13 October, and users are generally very positive about its talents. Not only does it give a full-on virtual reality experience that usually costs much more - with headsets like the... >>

Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear
4.5 stars

Gears of War 4 review: Stepping up a gear

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Gears of War, the genre-defining third-person cover-shooter, has had a slightly chequered recent history – Cliff Bleszinski, the driving force behind the series, moved on to pastures new after 2011's Gears of War 3, implying he felt the franchise was... >>

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray support helps Xbox One S sales soar in September

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Microsoft is considerably winning the battle of the slimmed-down consoles. In September, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models helped UK sales soar by 989 per cent week-on-week.Games industry trade paper MCV reports that GfK data shows Xbox One had 71... >>

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

Gears of War 4 playthrough video shows the first 20 minutes of the game, watch it here

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Microsoft has released a video that shows the first 20 minutes of Gears of War 4, taking you through the opening prologue and its initial mission.Rod Ferguson and Matt Searcy from developer The Coalition play through the game's beginning, so you can... >>

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

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You’ll now be able to get your Twitter fix on more devices thanks to apps that rolling out from today for Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and the Xbox One.The apps will give you the full Twitter experience, including live... >>

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

Xbox One S: 4K, Ultra HD Blu-ray and HDR examined in more detail

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We've reviewed the Xbox One S and concluded that this is a great update to the console, making it an attractive option for anyone who hasn't committed yet and wants to join the Xbox family but also as a great media device for those wanting to embrace... >>