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Microsoft is shutting down its online versions of Hearts, Spades, Checkers and more

Microsoft says that it will discontinue the online versions of many popular games, such as Hearts, Backgammon, and Go.

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What's inside the Atari VCS: Faux wood paneling, AMD's Ryzen, and the soul of a Steam Machine

The Atari VCS carries the torch of Steam Machines forward, but the nostalgia-tinged $250 PC offers a more than just emulated Asteroids.

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Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is more than just another remaster

For its 20th anniversary, Age of Empires II is getting another facelift—and a bunch of interface tweaks, new tutorials and challenges, and an entire expansion's worth of content.

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Obsidian's The Outer Worlds feels even more like Fallout: New Vegas than I expected

We got a deeper glimpse of Obsidian's The Outer Worlds at E3 2019, and the sci-fi RPG definitely draws on the studio's Fallout: New Vegas experience.

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Halo Reach on PC plays pretty much like you'd expect (and that's a good thing)

We got our first hands-on time with Halo Reach running on a PC at E3 2019, and came away pleased with 343i's PC port as it stands so far—though obviously the real test will come when it's out in the wild.

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Microsoft's Xbox E3 2019 reveals: Watch all the major game announcements here

Microsoft came to E3 2019 ready to game, unveiling several blockbuster titles ranging from Halo to Cyberpunk 2077 to Elden Ring, a From Software/George R. R. Martin mash-up.

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Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC gives you a ton of great games for $10 per month

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC is cheaper than we expected, and the lineup is very long and surprisingly strong—especially if you love indie games.

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What to expect at E3 2019: Live stream info, games galore, and maybe a new Xbox?

These are the games we expect to see at E3 2019—and some more that we hope to see.

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Microsoft readies a renamed Xbox Console Companion app for Xbox management on Windows

Microsoft is informing users that it's renaming its Xbox app for Windows 10 as the "Xbox Console Companion," in preparation for new features to be announced at E3.

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Microsoft's fantastic Xbox Game Pass subscription service is coming to the PC

It's dubbed "Xbox Game Pass for PC," a name almost as bad as Games for Windows Live, but with support from Bethesda, Paradox, Sega, and Deep Silver, it could be a great value for PC gamers.

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Every future Xbox game Microsoft makes for PC will launch on Steam, too

"As the creators of Windows, we have a unique responsibility to ensure we’re investing in experiences that benefit players everywhere," says Microsoft's Phil Spencer.

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Microsoft's Pro Intellimouse for gaming puts a sassy taillight on an otherwise sober design

Microsoft has begun selling the Pro Intellimouse mouse with report rates up to 1,000 times per second. But it comes with an odd throwback USB 2.0 interface, too.

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Minecraft Earth busts out of the box as a Pokemon Go-inspired mobile AR game

Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a new AR game for iPhones and Android phones that will be in limited beta this summer.

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Microsoft's augmented reality Minecraft tease is a reminder of its world-shattering HoloLens demo

Microsooft ends its Build keynote with a teaser of what looks like an augmented reality version of Minecraft. In a sense, we've already seen it, as part of Microsoft's killer HoloLens demo a few years ago.

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Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition finally joins PC gamers in the disc-less future

Nearly a decade after the PC went all-digital, the Xbox One is finally doing the same—or at least one version of the Xbox One. It won't save you much, though.

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Microsoft powers up Windows 10's Game Bar with truly useful tools for PC enthusiasts

Performance tracking, Spotify integration, better volume management tools, and cross-platform chat are all coming to the Windows 10 Game Bar.

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GDC 2019: Why gamers should actually care about this year's Game Developers Conference

We usually don't make a huge deal out of the Game Developers Conference, but anticipated announcements from Google, Microsoft, Epic, Valve, and more ensure 2019's iteration is one to watch.

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Microsoft ports Xbox Live to Android, iOS to extend the reach of Xbox

Microsoft announces an initiative tied to the Game Developers Conference to bring games on Android, iOS and Switch to its Xbox Live platform.

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