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Xbox Series X vs. gaming PCs: Fight!

The Xbox Series X delivers exceptional value for the hardware inside, but the battle against gaming PCs isn't as cut-and-dry as you may think.

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Microsoft's wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2020

We've collected all of the best (and worst) moments of Microsoft during 2020, along with the "wha...?!" moments that made us scratch our head.

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Get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass, the best deal in PC gaming, for $20

Best Buy is selling three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $10 off.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC gets even better in 2021 with tons of free EA games

Microsoft will add EA's FIFA, Madden, UFC, and NHL titles to Xbox Game Pass for PC, in addition to the over 200 games already available. Unfortunately, the launch has been delayed.

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Microsoft's Pause Screen Time feature cuts your kids' access to Xbox and Windows

Microsoft has added a "Pause Screen Time" feature to its Xbox Family Settings app for smartphones, instantly cutting off kids' access to their games when you need their attention.

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Microsoft: Xbox cloud gaming will finally arrive on Windows this spring

Microsoft said Tuesday that Xbox cloud gaming will arrive on Windows PCs in spring 2021, creating a relief valve for gamers who can't find next-gen GPUs.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate tip: How to get 3 years of access to hundreds of games for dirt cheap

You can save hundreds on an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription with this method. And right now during Black Friday, you'll pay even less to pull it off!

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How DirectX 12 Ultimate supercharges graphics on Windows PCs and Xbox

Microsoft's DirectX 12 Ultimate standardizes many innovative technologies introduced in Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards, including ray tracing, mesh shaders, variable rate shading, and more.

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Nvidia's superb GeForce Now game streaming is coming to iPhones, iPads, and Chrome

Nvidia's superb GeForce Now game streaming service is coming to Apple's iOS devices this week—and yes, that means you can play Fortnite on your iPhone or iPad again.

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Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription now supports the Xbox Series X

Microsoft's monthly Xbox subscription service now allows gamers to lease an Xbox Series X or Series S console, controller, and Game Pass Ultimate game subscription.

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Your PC is either DirectX 12 Ultimate-ready, or you're not a real gamer

The latest Xbox Game Bar update checks whether your gaming PC can support DirectX12 Ultimate. Microsoft wants you to look for the logo when buying hardware and PC games.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC: 5 reasons it's the best deal in PC gaming

Move over, Humble Bundles. Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass for PC is hands-down the best deal in PC gaming right now. We explain why.

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Don't tell your kids that they can play Xbox games on their Chromebooks

Microsoft's Xbox cloud gaming service runs on Android, and Android runs on most modern Chromebooks. So all your kids need is a controller and an Xbox Game Pass subscription, and they can turn their Chromebook into a gaming PC.

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Ouch! Xbox Series X expansion SSDs will cost $220, Seagate says

Seagate will charge $220 for an external Storage Expansion Card for the Xbox Series X and Series S, a necessary add-on if your Series X-optimized games exceed the capacity of the console's internal SSD.

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How to pair an Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad

You can finally use game controllers you're likely already have in your home.

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Microsoft adds remote Xbox streaming to its free Android app

Microsoft said Monday that you can now stream your own games, from your own Xbox console, to your Android phone or tablet via the new, updated Xbox app.

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Microsoft buys Bethesda, creator of Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Quake

After Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition, you won't be able to say the Xbox Series X doesn't have any blockbuster games.

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Microsoft's cloud gaming service isn't finished until there's a Windows 10 app

Microsot's cloud gaming service comes out of beta on Tuesday. But its mobile-first vision neglects the many users at home with older PCs.

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