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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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Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7, giving some older PC games a performance boost

Microsoft is porting DirectX 12 to Windows 7 on a game-by-game basis. The first game to deliver will be World of Warcraft, with others to follow.

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Recent Windows 10 patch brings good, bad performance news for PC gamers

Though Windows 10 patch KB4482887 offers a performance improvement for older Intel Core processors, it also introduces a known issue that may slow down your GPU and mouse.

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Crackdown 3 review: Why?

Crackdown 3 feels like a game unstuck from time, a piece of 2007-era design that sneaked through into 2019, with middling results.

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The best game capture software

If you want to make a video of your PC games, there's a slew of freeware that can help you do it. We compare the best game recording software around.

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Game Bar for Windows 10 review: A top gameplay capture performer, when you can see it

The Windows 10 Game Bar is a solid gameplay recording option with excellent performance, but its UI is flaky.

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What the ambitious Mad Box console implies about the future of gaming

Slightly Mad Studios, developer of Project CARS, says its newly announced Mad Box will be "the most powerful console ever built." That's hard to believe—but it might tell us something about next-gen consoles, at least.

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B&H Photo Video has a 1TB Xbox One S for $185, an extra $15 off the $199 holiday special

The 1TB Xbox One S NBA 2K19 bundle is $185 at B&H until Tuesday evening, $15 off Microsoft's $199 holiday special.

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Microsoft's 1TB Xbox One X, the most powerful gaming console, is $100 off

The 1TB Xbox One X is $400 at Amazon and other retailers.

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Intel publishes its first Modern Windows Driver for PCs, and there's no going back

Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings with it the first Modern Windows Driver for PCs by Intel. It's a sharp break, as there's no going back to the "legacy" driver model without a support call.

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The best console controllers for playing games on a Mac

It's a lot easier to play Mac games with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller than you might think.

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Microsoft's Project xCloud service will stream Xbox games to PCs, tablets, and phones

Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming service aims to let you play Xbox One games on any device you want, leveraging the power of both Xbox and Azure.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update releases today with ray tracing in tow

The next major iteration of Windows 10, the October 2018 Update, will become available on Tuesday.

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Microsoft's Xbox Skill grants Alexa and Cortana-powered smart speakers the ability to control an Xbox

Microsoft is rolling out an Xbox Skill that will allow PCs and smart speakers that use Amazon Alexa or Microsoft Cortana to communicate with and control the Xbox game console.

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New leaks reveal the future of Xbox and Surface

A pair of leaks give us a glimpse at the code names and expected release dates of new Xbox and Surface hardware. It's going to be a busy couple of years.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps hands-on: Recapturing that magic feeling

Ori and the Will of the Wisps's E3 demo carries on the spirit of its beautiful predecessor.

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Forza Horizon 4 hands-on: A song of ice and tires

Forza Horizon 4 brings the best arcade racer to a historical Britain swirling through the seasons. We couldn't stop playing the demo.

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Microsoft Xbox's E3 reveals: Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077, Gears 5, and 18 exclusives

At its blowout E3 2018 press conference, Microsoft revealed 50 games, including 15 world premieres, 18 exclusive games, and a new Halo.

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Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller helps players with disabilities game more comfortably

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a versatile device for people with limited mobility.

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