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Xbox One owners can play ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ for free through the weekend

Rainbow Six: Siege, which originally launched late last year, will be free to all Xbox Live Gold members from Thursday until midnight Sunday. Any progress you make will carry over into the full game should you choose to buy it.
Gaming

‘Spelunky,’ ‘WWE 2K16’ among August’s free ‘Games With Gold’ titles for Xbox

Xbox Games With Gold offerings for August include a solid mix of AAA titles and smaller cult hits, including the 2003 adventure Beyond Good & Evil. As is now standard, Xbox 360 games are compatible with Xbox One.
Gaming

The ‘Xboy’ was the Xbox handheld that never was

In an interview with IGN, former Xbox head Robbie Bach revealed that the "Xboy," or a handheld Xbox branded console, was in early conceptual stages, but was halted, and not just because of the Zune.
Gaming

New ‘Gears of War 4’ campaign video shows beautifully brutal combat

Microsoft and The Coalition have released a new campaign video for Gears of War 4, showing off the game's enormous wind flares. The massive storm is capable of destroying enemies' cover.
Gaming

‘Gears of War 4’ gets a special Loot Crate with full game collection, mini-Lancer rifle

Gears of War 4 will likely be the biggest Xbox title of the year, and Loot Crate's new special bundle should help to drum up even more excitement. The set includes all five games in the franchise, a Lancer replica, a hoodie, and more.
Gaming

'Halo 5's player count is the highest in the series since 'Halo 3'

Halo 5: Guardians released last October, but its player count continues to increase, according to 343 Industries. It has kept more people playing than both Halo: Reach and Halo 4, the latter of which saw a steep drop in users shortly after…
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'Flinthook' proves that a small indie darling can win E3

Flinthook, a little indie “rogue-lite” from Montreal-based developer Tribute, was the smallest game I played at E3. It was also arguably the best, thanks in part to its distinctive art style and grappling-hook-centric gameplay.
Podcasts

Trends with Benefits: NASA propaganda, E3 explained, AI that pretends to care

The spectacle of E3 is truly a sight to behold. Epic game announcements and an exclusive chance to play all the new games before anyone else. Here's what we think you'll be looking forward to this year.
Gaming

'Gears of War 4' has a new breed of evil, but it's the same old fight

What are we supposed to expect of a sequel that jumps the console generation gap? Based on Gears of War 4, the first game in the franchise made for Xbox One, the answer is to stay the course.
Gaming

Without a 4K TV, you don’t need Project Scorpio

Project Scorpio promises to be the most powerful game console ever created, but according to a Eurogamer interview with head of Xbox Phil Spencer, you won't be able to see any of its benefits without a 4K TV.
Computing

The Xbox and PC are closer than ever, but still not close enough

Microsoft focused its big E3 2016 announcements on crossplay with Windows 10 PC, promising 10 titles that can be enjoyed on either an Xbox or a computer. But has the company waited too long to pursue this path?
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‘Scalebound’ cooperative gameplay features an enormous sea creature battle

During Microsoft's Xbox E3 press conference, new cooperative gameplay for Scalebound showed off an enormous boss battle with a sea creature. It's scheduled to launch next year as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program.