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Fortnite leaks suggest Halo’s Master Chief may be dropping in this season

With Halo Infinite delayed into next year and The Master Chief Collection all wrapped up, where is one supposed to hang out with their big green friend? Fortnite, apparently, should this week’s rumours be believed. Recent alleged leaks suggest John Halo himself is making his way to murder island as part of this season’s multi-dimensional crossover, letting the big man finally compete in a castle-building contest with The Mandalorian. Fortnite got real weird, huh. (more…)

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Xbox holiday commercial stars cute dogs, oh and Master Chief

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 3 December 2020 16:11 GMT Microsoft has released its holiday commercial, and it’s rather cute.The commercial shows a dog being ignored by the family as it busies itself with Halo, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, and Microsoft Teams.Sad about being ignored, the poor doggie falls asleep and starts dreaming of playing around in Minecraft, flying a plane, and going on Teams call with other pups.There is more to it, so watch it for yourself. And stop playing once in while to pay attention to your pet.

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Doom Eternal and Va-11 Hall-A hit Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow

Xbox Game Pass for PC continues to collect some absolute belters, with the likes of Doom Eternal, Va-11 Hall-A, Yes, Your Grace and Call Of The Sea headlining its new additions this month. There’s loads more coming throughout December, too. Looking down the list we’ve got Greedfall, Unto The End and Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair. Genuinely, if you’ve been looking for a good time to try out the Game Pass for its cheapo £1 / $1 first month deal, I think now might be your chance. (more…)

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Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age –…

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Control and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC, and Doom Eternal for PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes…

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January.Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch.According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 which will introduce support for all the major VR headsets.“It will be open to all devices,” executive producer Martial Bossard stated in the stream. “Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset…

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Halo Infinite rumor claims battle royale mode launching in 2021

Ah yes, “Will they or won’t they?”, the now to be expected affair between ongoing FPS series and the popular battle royale format. Halo Infinite‘s developers previously expressed disinterest in plopping a hundred Master Chiefs into a last Chief standing mode but a new rumor has cropped up saying they will—and that it’s coming in 2021. (more…)

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Xbox One best Cyber Monday deals 2020; games, controllers, Xbox Game Pass, hard-drives and accessories

Black Friday is dead, long live Cyber Monday. The Xbox Cyber Monday deals are here and you can get your mitts on plenty of bargains this weekend.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there’s still some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.Now the Black Friday sales have kicked off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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Grab 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $20 this Cyber Monday

By Matt Bassil, Sunday, 29 November 2020 21:39 GMT For Xbox owners with a love of variety, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a package that’s hard to beat. A subscription nets you access to more than a hundred titles, covering every genre under the sun – along with Xbox Live Gold, so you can play them all online with your pals.If you’ve managed to snag an Xbox Series X/S by this point, Xbox Game Pass is the cheapest way to gain access to a good range of next-gen titles. What’s more, it’s constantly updating, so you’re guaranteed to always have something…

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Our Top 10 Black Friday Gaming Deals 2020

After weeks and weeks of build up, we are now at the height of Black Friday. The zenith, the very peak of this strange and wondrous annual event, where the savings rain down from on high and the stocks are forever running low. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our own Top Ten Black Friday offers – a collection decided not with our calculators, but with our hearts. If the sheer number of discounts on offer feels overwhelming, this is a great place to start. These deals are all US based. To see savings in GDP, head over to our…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator sets sights on Great Britain with its next big update

And Ireland could be getting a fresh lick of paint soon, too.Developer Asobo Studio has revealed that it’s going to be tweaking Great Britain in the hugely popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.In a Twitch stream, developer Asobo laid out its roadmap for future updates. Great Britain is next on the list, and it’s going to receive a lick of fresh paint in January.The studio has said that it has an entirely new set of data to make England, Wales and Scotland in the simulator giant. Asobo doesn’t have map information for Northern Ireland, yet, so despite it being called a “United…

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Xbox One best Black Friday deals 2020; games, controllers, Xbox Game Pass, hard-drives and accessories

Oh right, here we go: Xbox Black Friday deals are alive and kicking and you can get you mitts on plenty of bargains this weekend.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there’s still some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.Now the Black Friday sales have kicked off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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Microsoft Black Friday Sale cuts price of Gaming Laptops by up to $400

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 19:56 GMT Portable, punchy, powerful: if you’re a PC gamer on the go, a good gaming laptop is a must-have. As well as the usual lightweight work machines, Microsoft have a good array of gaming laptops – all of which are currently on sale on the Microsoft store. At the top of the scale in terms of cost is the 15.6” Razer Blade 15. It’s steeply priced even with a $300 discount, but outperforms the rest of Microsoft’s laptops by a country mile. Built with an Intel Core i7-10875H processor and an RTX 2080…

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Xbox Game Pass is getting a cool looking indie side-scroller in December

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 26 November 2020 17:01 GMT Unto the End, a dark 2D sidescrolling platformer about a father’s desperate journey to return to his family, is coming to Xbox Game Pass when it launches on December 9.Publisher Big Sugar and developer 2 Ton Studios have announced that Unto The End will hit consoles on PC on December 9, arriving on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass on day one. The Nintendo Switch version will launch a little later on 17 December.As per the game’s press release, Unto The End combines full-blooded combat with breathless adventuring, and is set within “a hostile, but…

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PS5 performance advantage over Xbox Series X in some games being looked into by Microsoft

Microsoft has the more powerful next-gen console on paper, but that’s not what most real-world comparisons show.The Xbox Series X is more powerful than the PlayStation 5. This fact has been discussed to death ahead of launch, and the gap was enough for Microsoft to make a big deal out of it in its marketing leading up to launch.But that’s not the story launch games tell, where Xbox Series X – in most cases – is at best matching PS5, and inexplicably falling below Sony’s console at worst.This is based on Digital Foundry’s testing, which has so far shown this…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:37 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.USA world update 1.11.6.0 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.The full update notes are below.Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World UpdateAirports KATL – Atlanta International KFHR – Friday Harbor KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) KSWF – New…

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New mod has Skyrim running at 60fps on Xbox Series X

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:58 GMT Because Microsoft’s super-powered machine needs help running a nine-year-old game.Those lucky enough to have picked up an Xbox Series X will be able to play Bethesda’s Skyrim at 60 frames-per-second thanks to a new mod.That’s according to a post on Reddit, which says that the Uncap FPS Mod for the fantasy RPG allows the game to run at a fixed 60fps. This brings it in line with the experience that PC players have had with Skyrim.Right now, Skyrim is available on Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility. Bethesda has promised free…

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Sony’s PS5 US TV ads were seen three times more than Xbox

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:34 GMT It looks like Sony spent big in the build-up to the PS5’s launch.Ads from PlayStation 5 maker Sony were seen almost as much as the rest of the industry combined.That’s according to data from iSpot.tv over on VentureBeat, which shows that Sony’s adverts racked up a huge 701m impressions on US TV between October 16 and November 15. Its most-viewed ad was the PlayStation 5 launch trailer, Play Has No Limits, which was seen 258.4m times.In total, Sony was behind 47% of the total impressions for US TV ads for this…

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The new Xbox Wireless Controller is now $20 off

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 23 November 2020 16:33 GMT Good news, Xbox fans! The new Xbox Wireless controller is currently $20 off at a number of online stores, bringing the price down to a none-too-shabby $40.Customers across the pond can get the controller for a marginally less impressive discount of £10.Released on the 20th November, the new controller boasts a USB-C port, a dedicated ‘share’ button, an inverted D-Pad, and a smaller, more ergonomic design. The biggest draw is probably the cross-compatibility: it can connect not only to the Xbox Series X and S, but also the Xbox One and…

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is 50% off this Black Friday

By Henry Stockdale, Monday, 23 November 2020 15:02 GMT Since Microsoft introduced Game Pass in 2017, it continues to offer some fantastic value across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with its subscription-based model. And this Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Black Friday offers makes it even better.That’s all thanks to Best Buy’s latest Black Friday offers. Their latest deal is a 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for $22.99. You’d usually be looking at paying $14.99 a month, so this offer gives you a massive 50 per cent saving.For the unfamiliar, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines your membership of…