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343 Industries are planning an end of year status update on Halo Infinite

Earlier this year, 343 Industries announced that they were delaying Halo Infinite, originally planned as an Xbox Series X launch game, to 2021. They've been pretty quiet on Infinite since then, presumably adjusting to what the delay means for the game and the team. Now they say they're planning an end of year update and hope to be more communicative in upcoming months.

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Feature: How to build your own console PC

We built our own Xbox Series X PC

In my Xbox Series X review last week, I said Microsoft's new diddy 4K powerhouse console was probably the best and cheapest way of bringing a PC-like gaming experience into your living room as a second machine. While it doesn't provide all the luxuries we're used to on PC, there's no denying that it's an impressive bit of kit for its size and price. But…

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Microsoft wants Bethesda games to be “either first or better or best” on their platforms

Speculation about upcoming Bethesda games will always be rampant, but the news that Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda has certainly dumped extra fuel on the fire. Many folks, myself included, are curious how Microsoft will manage the future of Bethesda's big-name series. Xbox chief financial officer Tim Stuart says that they definitely want Bethesda games to be "either first, better, or best" on their platforms.

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Feature: It's complicated

Xbox Series X review: should PC gamers buy one?

Console generations haven't troubled PC folk in recent years. The very nature of our hardware means we're not defined by a single machine for a set period of time, and it's us who get to choose when and what to upgrade our rigs with. But when the current graphics card inside my PC is both less powerful and costs more than Microsoft's new Xbox Series…

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So how about that new Xbox, huh?

Merry Xboxmas! Microsoft's new console launches today and all across the land, good kiddywinkles are waiting to see if Father Xboxmas will deliver one to their door, or whether it's still stuck bouncing back and forth between post depots in Truro and Cumbernauld. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are the first of the new console generation, arriving mere days ahead of the…

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Xbox Game Pass adds The Sims and other EA games this December

As if all the games on offer on Xbox Game Pass for PC weren't already a pretty good deal, Electronic Arts are adding a big old library of games to the service soon, too. As of December 15th, Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate members will have access to EA Play for no extra cost. That means for your basic Game Pass sub of £8/$10…

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Halo 4 launches next week, capping The Master Chief Collection

The year 2020 sure has been full of game delays and surprises, but one thing we've been able to count on is the man in the big green getup arriving every couple months. That's right, The Master Chief Collection will finally be complete when Halo 4 launches next Tuesday, November 17th.

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Feature: Piecing together every scrap of info we have on The Elder Scrolls 6 so far.

Everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6: release date, news, exclusivity and more

The Elder Scrolls 6 is still a long way off but after being officially announced at E3 2018, small details have started to trickle out. Given how fervent the Elder Scrolls community is, even small pieces of info are a welcome surprise, which is why we've collected everything we know about Elder Scrolls 6. From trailers, rumours and some speculation on a possible setting, there's…

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Microsoft are still looking to buy more studios

Microsoft have been on a rampaging buying mid-size game studios in recent years, escalating to the point that they bought chuffing ZeniMax in September. But even buying the studios behind The Elder Scrolls, Doom, Dishonored, Fallout, and so on has not sated their desire for acquisition and expansion. In a recent interview, Xbox head Phil Spencer explained he thinks they still have a few holes…

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Minecraft Java Edition will require a Microsoft account starting next year

Mojang have decided that as of next year all of their games will require a Microsoft account to play, including Minecraft Java Edition. Don't panic just yet, because while this does mean that you'll need to log in with Microsoft to play the Java edition, it's not being merged with the Windows 10 (or Bedrock) version of Minecraft. You'll still be able to mod your…

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Feature: The incredible sculk

v1.17 Minecraft is getting even more complicated. However: axolotls.

So, as you might already know, there is another big Minecraft update on the way - version 1.17, a.k.a "Caves & Cliffs". As the name suggests, it's going to be focusing on the underground (with a lesser focus on mountains and such), and that's welcome news for long-time players. Especially since the Nether, Minecraft's weirdo hell dimension, got a makeover in version 1.16, it's become…

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Microsoft’s “app store principles” sure are taking a big jab at Apple

Yesterday, Microsoft posted a list of their "10 app store principles", in what reads like one big passive aggressive jab at Apple. They say these principles are designed to "promote choice and ensure fairness" on their Windows Stores (both mobile and desktop), and they include rules about just generally treating app developers fairly.These are nice and good principles to stick to, yes. But the entire…

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Sea Of Thieves donating special sail proceeds to cancer research

Sea Of Thieves is no stranger to handing out snazzy new ship cosmetics in return for real-world cash but these sails are of a slightly different sort. Rare are donating all proceeds from the Sails Of Union to the Stand Up To Cancer campaign benefitting cancer research. You can nab the new sails until November 6th.

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John Carmack says Microsoft buying Id Software could let him “reengage” with old titles

Microsoft are buying Bethesda, or rather their parent company ZeniMax Media. Like a nesting doll, Bethesda themselves are the parents of yet other game studios that Microsoft will also own. What of, say, Id Software? One of Id's co-founders John Carmack reckons that the Bethesda buyout is a good thing. He says that the new Microsoft ownership could allow him to "reengage" with his old…

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Microsoft have bought Bethesda

Update: Microsoft say they'll "keep the commitment" to bring Bethesda's Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo to PS5 as timed exclusives. More below.Microsoft just announced they've bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda. The developers of games such as Skyrim, Fallout, Dishonored, Prey, Doom, Quake and all those classics are now technically Xbox Game Studios. Xbox boss Phil Spencer made a post welcoming the developers, in…

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Feature: The very best Minecraft Pocket Edition seeds out there

Best Minecraft Bedrock seeds for Xbox, Windows 10, and Mobile

Minecraft Bedrock seeds give players across pretty much every platform the very best Minecraft worlds in which they can start their new adventure. But it can get pretty tedious when you're looking for a particular kind of start, having to generate world after world until the game finally spits out the exact combination of attributes that you're after.Our list of best Minecraft Bedrock seeds is…

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Feature: All these mods are compatible with each other and Minecraft 1.16!

The best Minecraft mods 1.16 (download links included)

The best Minecraft mods, in my opinion, don't change the game beyond recognition. They keep Minecraft pretty much the way it's always been, but offer new discoveries or solutions to age-old irritations. Below, you'll find the very best such mods that we've found for Minecraft 1.16 - and the best part is that all of these mods can be loaded and played at the same…

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Feature: The best Minecraft servers for 1.16.3 we've come across

Best Minecraft servers 1.16.3 – Survival, Skyblock, Factions, and more

Minecraft servers are as varied as they are abundant, and it can be hard to hunt around for the kind of experience you're after when you're so spoilt for choice! But whether you're looking for Skyblock, Hunger Games, factions, or just good old fashioned survival, our best Minecraft servers list will offer you a top-tier selection of reliable and reputable servers to play on.

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Feature: Twelve astonishingly beautiful shader packs to use with Optifine 1.16.3

Best Minecraft shaders 1.16 – the best shaders to use with Optifine 1.16.3

Good news, everyone! We've updated our list of the best Minecraft shaders for 1.16.3 as a result of the newly released Optifine version for 1.16.3, so you can once again find exactly the right Minecraft shaders for you. We run the gamut between highly performant, lightweight shaders and glorious trundling behemoths that require beastly rigs to even contemplate using. But all the below shaders are…

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