Microsoft Delivers the October Update for Xbox

Microsoft announced today that the October update for Xbox is now available. Among the improvements is a 4K dashboard, but only on Xbox Series X. “Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make Xbox better, with you at the center, as we refine the experience and deliver…

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Microsoft Talks Halo Infinite on PC

Next month, Microsoft will release Halo Infinite simultaneously on Xbox consoles and PC. And the PC version will have some advantages. “343 Industries and Halo have entered a new era of play where PC is at the center of everything we do, alongside console,” Microsoft’s Noah Benesch explains. “Today, we’re…

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Microsoft Announces More Game Pass Titles for October

My, how time flies: it’s already the second half of October, so Microsoft is here with another set of titles for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. “In this edition of Coming Soon to Game Pass, we’re bringing you a variety of games to look forward to,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes. “Seeking…

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Minecraft is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft announced this past week that it will finally bring Minecraft to the PC versions of Xbox Game Pass. “Minecraft is coming to Game Pass for PC November 2,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes in the announcement post. “And even better, you’ll have access together for the first time ever as…

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Microsoft’s Xbox Mini Fridge Arrives

Microsoft announced today that Xbox fans can preorder the official Xbox Series X mini fridge on October 19, 2021 for $99.99. “The mini fridge, created in partnership with Ukonic!, gives ‘Xbox and Chill’ a whole new meaning,” Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg explains. “With LEDs and surface features made to resemble the…

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Xbox Hosts a Retro Indie Game Sale

Microsoft announced this morning that it is discounting over 60 retro indie Xbox game titles by up to 75 percent. “There’s no visual style more iconic that expresses a love for gaming more than retro pixel art,” Microsoft’s Oscar Polanco writes. “Join us in this love letter to gaming culture…

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Microsoft Releases Final Seasonal Update for Halo: MCC

Microsoft’s 343 Industries announced that Season 8 for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) is now available. It’s billed as the final seasonal update for the game collection, though we can other updates and enhancements in the coming year too. “Whether you feel most at home on Installation 04 or…

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Quake Gets a Big Update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

Microsoft’s Bethesda announced a major update to the recent Quake remaster that targets next-gen consoles like Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. “We are excited to launch Quake [natively] on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5,” Bethesda’s Joshua Boyle writes. “Anyone who purchased Quake on Xbox One…

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Microsoft Embraces Right to Repair

Activist shareholders have convinced Microsoft to dramatically expand its “Right to Repair” efforts by the end of 2022. “This is an encouraging step by Microsoft to respond to the upswell of federal and state activity in the right to repair movement,” says Kelly McBee of As You Sow, which describes…

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