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Xbox One Update Adds Custom Gamerpics, Console Co-Streaming, and More

The good folks over at Microsoft are always doing their best to give fans new and exciting features for the Xbox ecosystem. With today’s update, users will be able to customize their experience further and engage with others in new ways. The first major update is the ability to use custom pictures for one’s Gamerpic, Club profile pic, or Club background. Images can be uploaded from the Xbox One, Windows PC, and mobile phones. Just make sure to keep it clean. You wouldn’t want to violate the Xbox Live Code of Conduct, after all. No dick pics, guys! Co-streaming will no doubt be a big deal for those who love game streaming. Users and up to three of their friends can broadcast streams together. This can be done from one’s Xbox One by selecting ‘Invite to co-stream’ from their profile. Players in one’s party can also be asked to join a co-stream. Accepting an invite can be done by simply holding the Xbox button when the invite notification pops up. It’s also easier to discover live broadcasts from Club members since the Club home page now has a ‘Mixer’ tab that shows which users are broadcasting on READ FULL STORY…

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Phantom Dust on Xbox One, Windows 10 Reaches Over One Million Players; Update #2 Notes Revealed

The recently-released Phantom Dust remaster on Xbox One and Windows 10 has successfully crossed one million players since its release back in May. …Read More The post Phantom Dust on Xbox One, Windows 10 Reaches Over One Million Players; Update #2 Notes Revealed by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Currently in open beta, Motiga’s animal-powered action MOBA Gigantic officially launches on PC and X

Currently in open beta, Motiga’s animal-powered action MOBA Gigantic officially launches on PC and X Currently in open beta, Motiga’s animal-powered action MOBA Gigantic officially launches on PC and Xbox One on July 20. Interested parties can pick up founder’s packs for the free-to-play game for $29.99 at its official website. Kotaku elder, lover of video games, toys, snacks and other unsavory things. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Gamers Love Nostalgia, So Someone Is Bringing Back the Original Xbox's Gigantic Controllers

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, which was nearly impossible to find from its initial release right up until the company stopped making it, proved gamers are hungry for nostalgia. But has 16 years been long enough for Microsoft fans to feel similarly nostalgic for the original Xbox’s gigantic controllers? Not actual size, not even close. Accessory maker Hyperkin is hoping so. As part of the company’s E3 2017 announcements, it has revealed a new controller it’s calling The Duke that isn’t really new at all. The Duke is actually a perfect replica of the 2001 Xbox’s included controller that many of us remember having to learn to wrangle in order to play Halo. It was a necessary evil, and eventually we all built up the required muscle strength to hold the controller long enough to finish Halo, and other games on the original Xbox… It had other games, right? The Duke isn’t an exact clone of the 2001 Xbox’s controller, however. While it does have those tiny black and white buttons above the Y, X, B, and A, the static Xbox logo in the middle of the original will be replaced with an READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Fable Fortune’s Release Date Announced, the Card Battles Begin this July

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Gears of War 4 Rise of the Horde Update is Free, Comes with New Maps, Modes, Permadeath Mode and More

Rise of the Horde is the largest update ever for Gears of War 4, and it even includes a new permadeath mode. …Read More The post Gears of War 4 Rise of the Horde Update is Free, Comes with New Maps, Modes, Permadeath Mode and More by Michael William Boccher appeared first on DualShockers.

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Crackdown 3 Xbox Play Anywhere Support Confirmed

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Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1st; Includes Over 100 Games at Launch, 14 Day Free Trial

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Phantom Dust on Xbox One/Windows 10 Gets a Brand New Launch Trailer for Release Today

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Phantom Dust's Re-Release Will Be Free

Phantom Dust, which we very recently named one of the best Xbox games, is re-releasing tomorrow on Xbox One and Windows 10. And it’ll be free. Advertisement The property has had a tortured time at Microsoft of late, with a planned new game killed off and its studio closed. A remaster of the original game was announced at E3 last year. it’s unclear whether this is that remaster, or simply a port. Advertisement UPDATE: Looks like it’s the remaster. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Microsoft Promises Mixed Reality Games at E3 2017; Gives First Look at Intriguing Xbox Application

On the BUILD stage, Microsoft teased Mixed Reality games on show at E3 2017, and gave a glimpse on something interesting. …Read More The post Microsoft Promises Mixed Reality Games at E3 2017; Gives First Look at Intriguing Xbox Application by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

Halo Wars 2: Physical Copy for PC and Xbox One Delivers Bonus Content

Everything You Could Want in One Version of Halo Wars 2, Courtesy of THQ Nordic Thanks to a new partnership between THQ Nordic and 343i, PC players will be able to obtain Halo Wars 2 as a physical copy. Furthermore, it will be apart of Xbox Play Anywhere. Hence, you get a digital code for the Xbox One. But wait! There’s more. Two editions of Halo Wars 2 will be available at launch. First, we get the standard edition at $59.99 EUR/USD. Ultimate Edition, however, offers you the most for your money. We’re talking four days early access to the main game, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition(Also playable for PC and Xbox One) all for just $79.99 EUR/USD. Both come in high-quality packaging that is especially appealing to collectors of physical copies. “After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership,” said Lars Wingefors, founder & Group CEO of THQ Nordic. “Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.”  And take a look at what 343 offers…

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Xbox Exclusive Scalebound Officially Cancelled by Microsoft

2017 is barely two weeks old, but we have our first tragic celebrity death of the year… sort of. Microsoft has announced that it has canceled Scalebound. Rumors about Scalebound’s cancellation began making the rounds early last week among some independent gaming sites and YouTube channels. Earlier today, reputable sources such as Kotaku, Eurogamer, and IGN began to report on this rumors, thus giving it an air of legitimacy. It wasn’t long before Microsoft made the news official. “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” read a press statement from the Redmond-based tech giant. Announced during E3 2014, Scalebound was being developed by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games as an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title. It was set to be an ambitious action RPG where players could control both a human protagonist and his giant, fire-breathing dragon companion. Given its pedigree, Scalebound made it to the top of many site’s “most anticipated” games lists (including ours… twice!). [embedded content] According to Eurogamer, relations between Platinum Games and Microsoft “dramatically soured” since Scalebound was last seen during Gamescom 2016. Last Fall, senior members of READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Rocket Riot is out now on Steam and Windows 10!

Press release: ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – October 19, 2016 – Development studio Codeglue re-publishes the action-packed shooter Rocket Riot on Steam and Windows 10 (PC & mobile). Rocket Riot goes Ind(i)ependent After a great partnership with Microsoft, Codeglue received a surprising email one day proclaiming the independence of Rocket Riot. The studio was free to publish the game themselves!  Once the… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!