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RTX On: Minecraft's gorgeous real-time ray tracing is coming this week

Real-time ray tracing is coming to Minecraft for Windows 10 this week if you have an Nvidia GeForce graphics card, and it's stunning. Here's what you need to know.

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Get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the price of three

Amazon is selling six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $45.

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Microsoft offers a cool Xbox extension for Microsoft Edge: Xbox New Tab

Microsoft has added Xbox New Tab to its list of Microsoft Edge extensions, providing quick links to art and game streams for your favorite Xbox games.

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Minecraft transfers some 'Education Edition' content to 'Bedrock Edition' for kids stuck at home

Microsoft has taken some of the greatest hits of its Minecraft: Education Edition and made them available to Minecraft players, for free, until the end of June.

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DirectX 12 Ultimate unifies ray tracing, speed-boosting graphics tricks across 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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Microsoft's Xbox Series X probably puts your gaming PC to shame: Full specs revealed

Microsoft unveiled the full specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X console on Monday, and it's an absolute beast.

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The backbone of the Xbox Series X's ultra-fast storage technology is coming to Windows

Microsoft confirms that DirectStorage, part of the Xbox Series X Velocity Architecture, will arrive on Windows 10 gaming PCs in the future.

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What the new Xbox Series X specs tell us about AMD's next-gen Radeon graphics cards

Microsoft pulled back the curtain on more Xbox Series X specs on Monday, and they provide a tantalizing glimpse of what PC gamers can expect in AMD's upcoming Radeon GPUs.

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Get the Xbox One X, the most powerful console around, for just $300 with a free game

You can get an Xbox One X bundle at an excellent price today.

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If the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X live up to the hype, $500 is a steal

Rumors that the PlayStation 5 is costing Sony $450 to manufacture have the internet in a furor, but is a $500 or $600 console so outrageous in 2020?

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This 1TB Xbox One X Star Wars bundle with two controllers is just $350

Dell has a great deal for fans of the Xbox One X and Star Wars games right now.

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The Game Awards 2019's biggest reveals: Hellblade II, a new PlayerUnknown game, and more

Per usual, awards took a backseat to ads at The Game Awards. We've collected all the trailers inside, from The Wolf Among Us 2 to Humankind to Gears Tactics, Surgeon Simulator 2, and more.

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Microsoft announces the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards, along with a Hellblade sequel

Spoiler: It's a black box, but this time it's tall instead of wide. Oh, and it's arriving in November, 2020.

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Halo: Reach PC impressions: The prodigal son returns to the PC, with some quirks

Halo's back on PC for the first time in over a decade and that's got us nostalgic, even if lackluster graphics settings and mouse-and-keyboard snags put a damper on the Halo: Reach experience.

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Minecraft Earth goes live in preview for the entire United States

Microsoft's augmented-reality version of Minecraft is now yours to try out for iOS and Android.

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Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test

We've tried Microsoft's Project xCloud, now available in beta, and it's a surprisingly good experience playing Xbox games over a cellular connection.

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Xbox console streaming goes live for Xbox Insiders

Microsoft turns on the second phase of its cloud gaming experiment, streaming games from your home Xbox to an Android phone.

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Microsoft's Xbox All Access subscription leases you a console, games, and a path to Project Scarlett

Microsoft has launched a monthly Xbox subscription service that allows gamers to lease an Xbox console, controller, game subscription, and trade it in for Project Scarlett next year.

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Windows, Xbox now allow parents to set per-game screen time limits for kids

Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.

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Microsoft wants you to help test its Project xCloud game streaming service

Offer includes free access to Gears 5, Halo 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves if you sign up.

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