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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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Xbox Series X is launching on November 10th, and yes it is relevant to PC gaming

Microsoft today announced the launch date for their Xbox Series X and its cheaper sibling, the Xbox Series S: the 10th of November. What do Xboxes have to do with us, a PC gaming website? A fair bit!1) All of Microsoft's Xbox games are PC games too. 2) Xbox gamepad is the best gamepad (fight me) and it's being updated. 3) System requirements will start…

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Feature: Everything you missed from Microsoft's big games show

Every new trailer from the Xbox Games Showcase 2020

Microsoft announced a slew of new PC games this evening as part of their latest Xbox Games Showcase for the Xbox Series X and PC, and we've rounded up all the new trailers and game announcements right here. From our first look at Halo Infinite's campaign to the long-awaited reveal of a brand new Fable game, here's everything you need to know from the Xbox…

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Xbox say they “set some wrong expectations” for yesterday’s gameplay reveals

After lots and lots of #hype in the form of a livestream digital painting reveal that was the precursor to a proper trailer which was also just a precursor to what we were assured would be a first look at actual gameplay, folks were a bit let down by the not very gameplay-looking new video for Assassin's Creed Valhalla during Microsoft's Xbox 20/20 event yesterday. Microsoft's…

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All the PC news from Microsoft’s Xbox Series X showcase

Did you miss today's Xbox Series X stream? While the first of Microsoft's many planned streams for their new machine was naturally concerned with their new tellybox, there were still enough multi-platform announcements and trailers going around for us PC folks to get excited over. Here's our rundown of what happened during today's showcase.

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First Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay coming Thursday in Microsoft’s stream

We'll see Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay and learn about other upcoming games in a Microsoft stream on Thursday. With E3 off and everything topsy-turvy, Microsoft are planning to hold monthly showcase streams in the run-up to the launch of their new Xbox Series X later this year. Which effectively means they're also hosting monthly streams showing off PC games, in these blessed days when Microsoft…

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FYI: The next Xbox is named simply ‘Xbox’

While we are a PC gaming site, sooner or later we'll need to refer to Microsoft's next console and that means you'll need to know its name. Microsoft announced the name 'Xbox Series X' alongside Hellblade 2 at The Game Awards last week but it turns out that's the name of a model, not the whole line. No, continuing the fine tradition of product names…

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Microsoft share their accessibility guidelines for the benefit of all developers

Xbox have been doing rather well with accessibility lately. But as well-considered as things like the Adaptive Controller (and Logitech's recently-launched suite of plug-in pads for the thing) are, getting into the game is only half the fight. This week, they released a set of accessibility guidelines which Microsoft say they formed "in partnership with industry experts and members of the gaming and disability community.Dense…

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Xbox Game Pass For PC has launched with a £1 trial month

The Xbox Game Pass For PC, Microsoft's clumsily-named subscription service which lets you play a library of games without buying 'em as long as you're paying the monthly fee, launched in the middle of tonight's E3 blast. For the curious, it's only £1/$1 to try the Pass for one month right now. The lineup will grow over time and is due to be 100-strong within…

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Feature: A liveblog, but different

The Cheerer and the Jeerer – Microsoft’s press show at E3 2019 as it happened

Brendan: Our deep thirst for videogame trailers remains unslaked. Yesterday we chatted live as EA delivered force powers and football in their E3 livestream. Today, it's Microsoft's turn to run the hype gauntlet, with the absurd gait only a multinational conglomerate can perform. But that means we must again divide the labour. So Matt, as the conference gets ready to start below, who would you…

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Xbox Game Pass, the monthly subscription games buffet, is coming to PC

Xbox Game Pass is one of those subscription thingos you can get for your consolebox, which lets you play from a big library of games. It’s not a streaming service, exactly. You can download the games on your Xbox One and play them whenever (as long as they remain in the big library o’ fun). That subscription service is coming to PC, Microsoft have confirmed.…

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Microsoft may be tinkering with playing Xbox One games on Windows

Microsoft may be experimenting with bringing support for Xbox One games to PC, or so suspect cybersleuths poking around in recent test versions of Windows 10. Microsoft have released Windows 10 editions of all their own Xbone games for several years now but if this turns out to be what some suspect, Windows may in future directly support any and all Xbox One games. Maybe.…

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Microsoft Studios rebranded Xbox Game Studios, still making PC games

You can tell spring is coming because snowdrops, crocus, and daffodils are emerging and the corporate rebrandings have begun. Microsoft yesterday announced that Xbox Game Studios is the new name for their game-making division formerly known as Microsoft Studios (formerly known as Microsoft Game Studios (fka Microsoft Games)). Xbox Game Studios will still release games on PC as Microsoft say "Xbox is our gaming brand…

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The accessibility-focused Xbox Adaptive Controller is out now and usable on PC

I don't need the Xbox Adaptive Controller, but there are a lot of people who do. Designed to make games more accessible for all, it's a customisable hub centred around a chunky pair of buttons and an oversized D-pad, designed to be used on any surface or even mounted. It's bristling with ports to attach assistive switches or sticks to, and can be used in…

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Halo 5: Guardians looks to be coming to Windows 10, too

With Halo Infinite confirmed for release on PC (Windows 10, at least), it seems that Microsoft are easing up on the stranglehold that has kept the series console-exclusive for so long. The changes might just be retroactive, too, as eagle-eyed folks on Reddit spotted that Halo 5: Guardians is now listed on the Xbox site as being both an Xbox and Windows 10 game, although…

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Devolver Digital tease Metal Wolf Chaos’s possible return

FromSoftware's Metal Wolf Chaos is a true game of legend. Under the cold, metallic shell of an Armored Core-esque mech shooter beat a heart of pure stars, stripes and apple pie. Starring an American president single-handedly thwarting a coup with his personal mech-suit, it was so American that not even America could handle it, and never left Japan despite being exclusive to the US-centric Xbox.…

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Xbox’s giant joypad for mega hands is coming to PC

Have you got thumbs the size of two large chorizos? Well good news, sausage hands, the original Xbox pad, aka The Duke, aka the only videogame controller that has ever fit snugly into your colossal claws, is seeing a re-release in March. It has seen a few small changes but the dimensions remain chunky and challenging. And like it’s modern counterparts, it’ll be usable on…

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Feature: Your Nvidia Titan Xp has little to fear

What Xbox ‘Project Scorpio’ means for PC gaming

Microsoft has dished the deets on its upcoming 'Scorpio' hardware update for the Xbox console, and in what amounts to uncharacteristic detail and candour given the ruddy thing isn't going on sale until the end of 2017. But what are we poor PC peasants to make of the Beast of Redmond's latest game box and its towering on-paper capabilities? In short, what influence will Project…

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Windows 10 Xbox Jazz Improved In Anniversary Update

If you're using Windows 10, you'll either have just download a hearty big Windows update or have it waiting for you. Perhaps you started work twenty minutes late today because of this 'Windows 10 Anniversary Update' installing. Maybe you're even mentioning that on a website you know your colleagues read, to support your excuse. Once you do have the update installed, you'll find a few…

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