Preview — Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a great project in a precarious position

Gameplay quirks, visual design choices, quality-of-life tweaks. These are aspects improved through time and iteration, yet often forgotten when reminiscing about the past. It was a worry I harbored while entering the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition beta, one strengthened by the fact that my best memories of the ...

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition releases 20 Feb

Take a step back into history when Age of Empires: Definitive Edition launches for Windows 10 PCs worldwide on 20 February. Developers Forgotten Empires rebuilt the real-time strategy with new visual assets for a modern 4K presentation, including a reworked minimap and UI. They have also poured plenty of ...

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Microsoft continues refining Xbox One’s UI in latest update

All is not quiet at Team Xbox. For the past several months, Microsoft has been pushing out a series of usability and feature updates for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, in what appears to be a major service refresh in preparation for the Xbox One X. Latest to ...

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ASUS ROG and Xbox team up for a ‘Game On Everywhere’ bundle

We all have that friend – the one who responds to your indecision over A or B with a simple phrase: “Why not both?” To that end, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) and Xbox Singapore have announced their first-ever collaboration, bundling a Windows 10 PC with an Xbox One ...

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Win 10 Game Mode and Xbox One accessibility lead ‘Creators Update’

Microsoft has outlined some of the new features found in their massive Xbox One and Windows 10 patch, known as the Creators Update. These include a revamped dashboard for Xbox One, a dedicated Game Mode for Windows 10, and inbuilt game streaming via Beam. Insider program members will receive ...

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Resident Evil 7 will be the first 3rd-party game coming to Xbox Play Anywhere

In what could be a coup for the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced on Twitter that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title when it launches tomorrow. This means that gamers who purchase a digital version of Resident ...

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Sea of Thieves has ship boarding, mermaids, and a technical alpha test

Rare has announced the first ever public test for Sea of Thieves, scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 December. The accompanying trailer also showcases some of the new additions they’ve been working on in the past few months. Sea of Thieves is best described as a multiplayer ...

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Interview: Rare’s Sea of Thieves with Gregg Mayles

(This article was first published on 21 June, 2016) Eighteen months ago, Rare reached the point where they were faced with the decision of what to make next. The company has been around for about 30 years and over that time they have created quite a fair bit of ...

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Forza Motorsport 6: Apex Open Beta now running for Win 10 PCs

An Open Beta for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex is currently underway, with a slew of updates promised throughout the season. Apex marks the franchise’s first appearance on the Windows platform. It’s a lighter, free-to-play version of Forza Motorsport 6 for the Xbox One, featuring a “curated single-player tour of ...

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