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A screenshot of Final Fantasy XIV running on Xbox.

Square Enix commits to release more games on Xbox, starting with Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV comes to Xbox Series X/S in spring 2024, kicking off a renewed partnership where Square Enix will bring more games to Xbox.
Cayde is in Destiny 2: The Final Shape's reveal trailer.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

Emote wheel in Remnant 2

How to emote in Remnant 2

Blue Fire's main character runs on a wall.

Final Xbox Live Gold games include a free hidden gem worth downloading

An Xbox home screen shows Starfield.

All Xbox home screens are getting a PS5-style makeover starting today

Mimi paddles down a river in a kayak in Dordogne.

5 underrated Xbox Game Pass games you should play while you still can

Players use Ninja Turtles themed Xbox controllers.

Xbox has new Ninja Turtles controllers … and they smell like pizza

Three characters shoot at a boss in Remnant 2.

How to upgrade Relics in Remnant 2

Three characters shoot at a boss in Remnant 2.

The best traits to level first in Remnant 2

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Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is going to take even longer

Two Atlas Fallen characters stand together in key art.

The best upcoming Xbox Series X games: 2023 and beyond

Xbox Game Pass Core's logo over a library of games.

Your Xbox Live Gold subscription will turn into Xbox Game Pass Core this September

The GameCube startup screen appears mid animation.

We ranked all the best (and worst) video game system startup sounds

From the PlayStation to the Steam Deck, plenty of game systems have given us memorable startup sounds. But which one is the best?
Larry Hryb holding an Xbox microphone at an Xbox event.

Xbox icon ‘Major Nelson’ is leaving the company after 20 years

Xbox Podcast host Larry Hryb, who you may also know by his gamer tag Major Nelson, is leaving Xbox after two decades.
Scenic view of a castle from the new Fable trailer.

Fable 4: release date, trailers, gameplay, and more

Fable 4 was announced at the 2020 Xbox Games Showcase. Here's what we know about the next installment in the Fable series, now helmed by Playground Games.
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How to turn off notifications on Xbox Series X/S

Sometimes you want those little achievement dings or party invites, but other times you don't. Here's how you can turn off notifications on Xbox Series X/S.
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How to remap controller buttons on Xbox Series X/S

The ability to decide which buttons do what on your controller should always be entirely up to you, so Microsoft has made sure you remap them however you'd like.
Xbox's logo used during the Extended Games Showcase

Microsoft beat the FTC. Here’s what the controversial court ruling means for Xbox

Microsoft cleared its biggest hurdle to closing its Activision Blizzard acquisition, but the battle isn't quite over yet.
Animated image showing Fortnite Artifact Axe

Fortnite Artifact Axe: how to destroy stones and best location

If you want to earn a cool new harvesting tool in Fortnite, you'll need to start busting open some stones around the map. Here's a great spot to get it done.
Xbox Series X on a table.

Xbox Series X with Diablo 4 is $60 off for a limited time

The beefier Xbox Series X is on sale as part of a Diablo 4 deal that basically gets you the game for free.
The Designed for Xbox Summer Collection 2023

Xbox unveils colorful summer collection of headsets, controllers, and more

Microsoft unveiled the Designed for Xbox Summer Collection 2023, which includes accessories from Audeze, PowerA, Hyperkin, and more.
Characters shooting in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Microsoft wins FTC case, removing Xbox’s biggest Activision Blizzard acquisition hurdle

Microsoft has won its war with the FTC, paving the way for the company to close its troubled Activision Blizzard acquisition.
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It’s Prime Day, and you can get an Xbox Series S for $200 (seriously)

If you gave up on getting a current-gen Xbox because of the chaos surrounding their launch, Prime Day is the perfect time to finally get one.
The Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

The best single-player games

Single-player adventures are some of the most beloved and immersive gaming experiences out there. These are the best single-player games.
Microsoft's Xbox Series S with two wireless controllers, on a white background.

Get an Xbox Series S with an extra controller and save $70 at Walmart

Walmart is selling the Microsoft Xbox Series S with an extra wireless controller for an affordable $290, after a $70 discount on the bundle for Walmart+ Week.
An orb sits in an alien desert in Exo One.

Try these 2 indie greats before they leave Xbox Game Pass next week

Xbox Game Pass is losing three games on July 15, and two of those in particular are worth playing before they're gone.
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This trick guarantees you’ll get bots only in every Fortnite match

Using this trick, you can be sure that you'll always get bots in Fortnite's battle royale mode so you can quest in peace.
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You can get a month of Xbox Game Pass for $1 right now

If you've yet to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, you can get your first month for $1 right now.
Ray traced Minecraft

How to turn on ray tracing in Minecraft

This advanced lighting option isn't on by default. Whether you're playing on PC or the Xbox Series X/S, here's how you can try out ray tracing in Minecraft.
A man drives away in a boat with stolen money in Grand Theft Auto 5 art.

Grand Theft Auto V makes its surprise return to Xbox Game Pass today

After a two-year absence, Grand Theft Auto V makes its return to Xbox Game Pass today.
Call of Duty Warzone screenshot of 3 characters walking towards the camera.

The best Xbox Series X games for 2023

The Xbox Series X is here and already kicking off the next generation of consoles with tons of memorable games. Here are the best ones to check out for 2023.
Promotional art for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Save $15 when you get 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives you many great benefits, from free games to cloud gaming and EA Play, so grab this 3-month subscription while you can.
Arcade cabinets stand in a room in Arcade Paradise.

One of my favorite 2022 games just came to Xbox Game Pass, and you need to try it

Xbox Game Pass just added one of 2022's best hidden gems, a unique arcade simulator filled with retro nostalgia.
Xbox Series X on a table.

Racing fan? Save $50 on an Xbox Series X with Forza Horizon 5

The Microsoft Xbox Series X 1TB with a copy of Forza Horizon 5 is on sale from Dell with a $50 discount, so you'll only have to pay $510 for this racing bundle.

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