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‘Ori and the Blind Forest’ is coming to retail with plenty of extra goodies

Ori and the Blind Forest is coming to retail shelves next month thanks to a partnership between Moon Studios, Microsoft, and Nordic Games. A limited edition PC version includes extra goodies, as well.
Gaming

Microsoft: ‘Nearly 1 million’ unused Xbox Gamertags now up for grabs

Microsoft announced plans to wipe "nearly 1 million" unused and dormant Xbox Gamertags over the next month, giving gamers a rare opportunity to reclaim abandoned Xbox Live usernames.
Gaming

Here are the video games you won’t want to miss this May 3:51

It's a month full of comeback game releases with the return of Uncharted, Doom and even more. See what games to keep an eye out for with this quick video preview.
Gaming

Microsoft ends Xbox 360 console production after 10 years

Microsoft is ending production of new Xbox 360 consoles due to "the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old," Xbox division head Phil Spencer announced today. The platform originally premiered in 2005.
Gaming

New Mortal Kombat DLC brings new life to gory sensation 2:59

"Kombat Pack 2" brings Mortal Kombat fans four new and spine-chilling characters to the blood-thirsty roster. See what's new in this DLC pack and see it all in action in this quick video.
Computing

Is Microsoft shifting its focus again, or losing it?

Microsoft’s Build 2016 wasn’t the most exciting two and a half hours, and light on Windows features or products, but it gave the company a chance to outline its new AI platforms that developers can easily harness for their own software.
Gaming

Invitations to the closed beta of Doom 2016 are now heading to inboxes

Bethesda is now sending out invites to the closed mutiplayer beta of Doom. For those who missed out on getting a code for the event, GameStop and EB Games Canada will hand out codes from April 1-3. The beta arrives on the Xbox One, PS4…
Computing

Booking of scantily clad dancers at GDC draws apology from Microsoft

How could you not argue that diversity in Silicon Valley is a problem when Microsoft hired scantily-clad dancers in sexy schoolgirl outfits to perform at its Game Developer Conference (GDC) afterparty?
Gaming

Lancers at the ready: Gears of War 4's beta starts next month

Gears of War 4 launches this fall, but if you want a chance to try out the game's multiplayer early, you're in luck: the beta begins next month, with a week of early access for players of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.
Gaming

Learn about Naru's past in Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition 1:46

Ori and the Blind Forest was one of the best games of 2015, and it returns to Xbox One tomorrow with Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. For $5, owners of the original game can upgrade.
Computing

Microsoft’s plan to unify the Xbox and PC is doomed

Microsoft has released information about its future plans to unify the Xbox and PC platforms. While the idea is enticing, the company's recent history should leave gamers skeptical.
Gaming

Xbox may be heading toward PC-style upgrades

Microsoft Vice President Phil Spencer said he believes the game consoles of the future will move away from the traditional console cycle towards an upgradable PC-style track.