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All new Microsoft Studios games will hit Xbox Game Pass on release day

All new Microsoft Studios games will hit Xbox Game Pass on release day

Eric Frederiksen

Buying a new game is a big investment, but it doesn’t have to be – at least not if Microsoft has a say in it. For the price of roughly two console games, you can get immediate access to all of Microsoft’s new releases moving forward along with upwards of 100 other Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that all new Microsoft Studios-published games will hit its...

Xbox game Fable reportedly being resurrected by Forza Horizon dev

Xbox game Fable reportedly being resurrected by Forza Horizon dev

Eric Frederiksen

Once upon a time, the Fable series was a core part of the Xbox identity. It was never quite so popular as Halo, but it was unquestionably a part of the Xbox brand. That might soon be the case once again, according to a report from Eurogamer. According to the site, Microsoft is making a “significant investment” into Fable, and that studio Playground Games is currently staffing up for...

Avoid cheap tablets while holiday shopping, buy one of these instead

Avoid cheap tablets while holiday shopping, buy one of these instead

Justin Herrick

Only one week stands between you and the end of the holidays. You’re almost there, but chances are you have to head out a few more times to cross names off your list. Friends and family need gifts, right? Tablets are an excellent choice for so many people; however, don’t get fooled into buying the wrong ones. Keep your focus on trusted, reliable brands. And don’t be afraid to wait to...

Best Buy's doorbusters for today cover the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro (2017)

Best Buy's doorbusters for today cover the Surface Laptop, Surface Pro (2017)

Justin Herrick

Today at Best Buy you can save hundreds of dollars on a new Surface device. The electronics retailer just went live with doorbuster deals involving the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro (2017) that Microsoft launched over the summer. The savings are impressive as you’re getting almost $400 off select models. Here’s what Best Buy has participating in the sale: Microsoft Surface Laptop...

Check out this goofy PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds box Microsoft sent us

Check out this goofy PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds box Microsoft sent us

Eric Frederiksen

There’s no question – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is huge. The announcement this summer that Microsoft had scored the game as an Xbox One exclusive was a megaton announcement for the company. Having one of the biggest games in years on your platform and not The Other Guys is a big deal. Now, PUBG is out and playable on Xbox One. We haven’t had the chance to dig in just yet, but...

Microsoft's free 'Insects' demo shows off the power of the Xbox One X

Microsoft's free 'Insects' demo shows off the power of the Xbox One X

Eric Frederiksen

I said in my review of the Xbox One X that, while the system is a beast, the upgrade from the Xbox One to the Xbox One X isn’t yet the revelation that previous generations have been. Even when looking at boosted games side by side, it isn’t always easy to tell the difference between the two. The developer might not know how best to take advantage of the hardware, or maybe the game in...

Is backwards compatibility the Xbox One X's best feature?

Is backwards compatibility the Xbox One X's best feature?

Eric Frederiksen

Listen, I’m really excited about the Xbox One X. It’s a beast of a system with a very bright future. But the thing I never expected was that the system’s most exciting feature would be its backwards compatibility. While that feature isn’t exclusive to the Xbox One X by any means, the X is doing new things for it that make it a fascinating feature that belongs on the marquee right next...