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Has it really been 17 years? The past, present, and future of the Xbox

From DirectX Box to 720, it's been a long, strange trip for Microsoft's Xbox gaming console. Here is what happened, from its odd beginnings to the rumored Scarlett console with streaming.
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The best of the last generation: Our 50 favorite Xbox 360 games

The Xbox 360 thrived during a generation where games were plentiful. Here's our list of the best Xbox 360 games of all time, including all game genres and even a few special indie hits.
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You can play these classic Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

The Xbox One supports backward compatibility with a growing library of Xbox 360 games. These are the best Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible with Xbox One, including action games, shooters, and more.
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Xbox Game Pass adds ‘Fallout 3,’ ‘Oblivion,’ and seven more games in July

Microsoft will add nine games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service starting July 1. They will roll out throughout the month, joining the three-pronged attack stemming from E3 2018 that saw Fallout 4 added to the roster.
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From 'Halo: Reach' to 'Bayonetta': The 20 best Xbox One-compatible Xbox 360 games

There are now hundreds of Xbox 360 games that work on Xbox One, some of which have visual enhancements. We've compiled 20 of the best 360 games to play on Xbox One when you're feeling a bit nostalgic.
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The best by far: 10 years in, ‘Far Cry 2’ is still the most exciting of the series

The "Far Cry" games keep giving you more things to do in their open worlds, while whittling away their stories. A decade and four games ago, though, "Far Cry 2" had some groundbreaking story ideas.
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The U.S. Navy is using Xbox 360 controllers to operate submarine periscopes

The U.S. Navy will replace its current $38,000 periscope control system for off-the-shelf Xbox 360 controllers, following two years of tests to see if the gamepads were fit for the task.
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Microsoft disputes Ars Technica's Xbox One backward compatibility report

New data demonstrates just how few Xbox One owners actually take advantage of Xbox 360 backward compatibility, despite the feature being frequently requested by users ahead of its introduction. However, Microsoft disputes the report.
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Xbox Game Pass: What is it, and what games are included?

Xbox Game Pass offers gamers a chance to play hundreds of their favorite Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles for a low monthly fee. Here, we've curated a complete list of all available titles.
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Steam customization support for Xbox One, Xbox 360 controllers is coming soon

Valve is rolling out official Steam Controller Configurator support for Xbox 360 and Xbox One gamepads, granting licensed Microsoft peripherals access to the application's advanced mapping features.
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Xbox Store winter sale is live with price drops for 'Final Fantasy XV' and more

Microsoft kicked off the first day of its catalog-spanning Xbox Store Countdown sale with price drops for many of this year's biggest Xbox One releases, including Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, and Final Fantasy XV.
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Xbox 360 game boxes now look an awful lot like Xbox One boxes

Microsoft has changed the box design for backward compatible Xbox 360 games to more closely match the look of its Xbox One boxes. Games now explicitly state that they're compatible with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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‘Destiny’ platform split wraps up with one final patch for PS3, Xbox 360

Studio Bungie has released its final patch for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Destiny as it shifts its development efforts toward the game's Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports.
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‘Red Dead Redemption’ earns Xbox One compatibility this week

The Xbox 360 version of Rockstar's open-world, Western-themed action game 'Red Dead Redemption' will soon be playable on Xbox One consoles via a forthcoming backward-compatibility update.
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‘Banner Saga 2,’ ‘Tron: Evolution’ free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in July

Indie developer Stoic's tactical RPG The Banner Saga 2 will make its Xbox One debut in July as a free download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers alongside other standouts like Tumblestone and Tron: Evolution.
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‘Destiny’ dropping support for legacy consoles with release of ‘Rise of Iron’

Destiny creator Bungie announced its plans to abandon support for "legacy consoles" this week, warning players that all future updates and expansions will only be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting in August.
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Anyone keeping count? ‘Mighty No. 9’ has been delayed again on Xbox 360

Mighty No. 9 is available now on PC and almost every console imaginable, but the Xbox 360 version has suffered a last-minute delay. Developer Comcept expects it to be ready in a few more days.
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‘WWE 2K17’ pre-order special gives fans a double dose of returning superstar Goldberg

Publisher 2K announced that its annual wrestling sim franchise will return this year with WWE 2K17, and fans can pre-order the upcoming game to get the chance to play as WCW superstar Bill Goldberg.