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Xbox One S vs. Xbox One X: Is the costly upgrade worth the money?

Mike Epstein/Digital Trends Most of us, when we buy a new game console, have certain expectations about how it’s going to improve how we play. We want better graphics, better processing capabilities, bigger and better-looking games. With the 4K-capable Xbox One X, Microsoft wants to convince you that adding more technical firepower under the hood can improve your […]

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Nintendo joins the limited-mobility club with Xbox Adaptive Controller (unofficially)

Enlarge / All of those Xbox Adaptive Controller ports can now work with the Nintendo Switch… if you buy a $ 25-ish adapter. Sam Machkovech The May unveil of the Xbox Adaptive Controller included a pledge from Microsoft: the company didn’t care if other gaming companies jumped on board, or even piggybacked on Microsoft’s product, […]

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Nintendo Switch vs. Xbox One: Can the new hybrid best the established console?

Nate Barrett/Digital Trends Nate Barrett/Digital Trends The Nintendo Switch, as with many Nintendo systems, seeks to innovate on what we view as the traditional video game console. As a “hybrid console,” the Switch offers a form of play similar to that of its competitors — namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — while acting as a bridge between Nintendo’s home […]

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Feature erosion watch: Xbox One loses broadcast TV streaming

This little-used Xbox One accessory will get a little less useful in the next 30 days. Hauppauge Microsoft is removing an Xbox One feature that let users stream over-the-air TV broadcasts from a USB antenna to the Xbox app on iOS or Android. Reddit user icecreamman37 was among the users to receive the following message […]

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Oculus Go: How to use PS4, Xbox One, and Switch controllers

The Oculus Go is a wonderful VR headset that’s easy to jump into with a great motion controller to play games with. But, sometimes, you just can’t beat the response and control afforded by a proper gamepad. Oculus Go allows you to connect a more traditional controller via Bluetooth. But, don’t worry, you don’t have […]

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Get $100 of an Xbox One when you purchase ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

[embedded content] Red Dead Redemption 2 is less than a week away, but you might not have a current-generation system to play it on. Fear not, however, because GameStop has a deal that will help you score an Xbox One at a deep discount. From October 26 — the game’s launch date — through November […]

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Rocket League preps for China, cross-platform parties, and 4K on Xbox One X

Rocket League continues to thrive as a live service. Developer Psyonix is now detailing its plans for the rest of 2018. The vehicular soccer game is going to soon enter the world’s largest gaming market. It’s also getting an updated version for Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The studio has also revealed that it is delaying […]

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Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you’re looking to add some new technology to your living room in a hurry, Microsoft and Amazon have just the deal for you. Starting Thursday morning, October 11, anyone who purchases an Xbox One bundle from Amazon will receive an Amazon Echo Dot device. The deal applies to several different Xbox One X and […]

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Nintendo president: “I compete for time,” not against Xbox, PlayStation

Enlarge / Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime poses with the wildly successful Nintendo Switch. Sam Machkovech SEATTLE—Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime appeared at Seattle’s Geekwire Summit on Wednesday to speak broadly about the company’s future, and, while the talk didn’t include new product reveals, it proved illuminating about what […]

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The best Xbox One games (September 2018)

The Xbox One might not have the same selection of exclusives as the PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, but Microsoft’s console still has a huge library of games worth playing. With a strong lineup of shooters and racing games, fans of those genres needn’t look any further, and there’s also a number of great platformers […]

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Xbox One gets keyboard-and-mouse support

Microsoft revealed that keyboard-and-mouse support is coming to Xbox One soon. During one of its Inside Xbox livestreaming events today, Xbox boss Phil Spencer threw out this announcement as a bone to fans after promising more news in November. “One of the things I’ve talked about for quite a while … is mouse and keyboard […]

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The best Xbox One digital game deals (September 2018)

Retailers are always running sales on video games and if you don’t care about owning physical copies, you can often find tremendous deals online. Whether you’re looking to save a little extra cash or taking advantage of your Games with Gold membership, you’re sure to find something for you in our list of the best […]

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The best Xbox One exclusives (September 2018)

While the Xbox One has fallen behind the PlayStation 4 when it comes to lifetime sales, that doesn’t mean we can’t applaud its pristine selection of exclusive games. Microsoft and third-party publishers have handpicked a collection of must-play games only available on the Xbox One with a few titles getting a release on PC because […]

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How to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends You probably picked up an Xbox One S or Xbox One X for the visual enhancements these consoles bring to your games, but they also pull double-duty as Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray disc players, complete with support for high-dynamic range (HDR), making them well-suited to be a centerpiece of your entertainment system. We even […]

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Forward-box: Xbox Adaptive Controller’s packaging is a good Microsoft move

SEATTLE—Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, and our hands-on time made us believe it may truly bridge the accessibility gap for gamers when it launches this September. During the reveal event, however, Xbox head Phil Spencer repeatedly referred to something that wasn’t available for us to test out: the XAC’s box. […]