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Xbox Series X/S vs. PlayStation 5: Our launch-month verdict

Enlarge / L-R: Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S. Sam Machkovech Though this year’s newest consoles have only been on store shelves for less than two weeks, we’ve already published tens of thousands of words about the Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5. Between months of tech previews, picture-filled unboxings, comprehensive reviews, coverage of …

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Microsoft will start testing xCloud in four more countries on November 18th

Peter Summers via Getty Images Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming (aka Project xCloud) to Android phones and tablets in four more countries next week. An invite-only preview will go live in Japan, Australia, Brazil and Mexico on November 18th. You can register today for a shot at an invitation if you’re in one of …

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Redbox’s Free Live TV comes to Xbox One consoles

jetcityimage via Getty Images Want a free TV option on your console for those moments between gaming sessions? You now have another major choice. Redbox’s Free Live TV has arrived on consoles for the first time with an app for Xbox One systems. As before, you don’t have to sign in —the only gotcha is …

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‘Gears 5’ Xbox Series X update brings Dave Bautista to the story mode

The Xbox Series X and S update to Gears 5 won’t just make the game prettier — it’ll also put a familiar face in more places. The Coalition told IGN in an interview that the game will give you the option of swapping in Dave Bautista (or rather, his WWE persona Batista) as Marcus Fenix …

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Recommended Reading: The challenge of remastering ‘Blade Runner’

Nightdive Studios Replicating Blade Runner: Why the adventure game classic is so tough to remaster Wesley Yin-Poole, Eurogamer Nightdive Studios announced earlier this year that it planned to remaster the 1997 Blade Runner game for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020. That’s not going to happen now, and Eurogamer explains the …

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Now you can use Xbox remote play on your iPhone

While Microsoft is still apparently working on cloud gaming support for iOS, it just updated the iOS Xbox app with its new interface, as well as the ability to stream games from a local console. Since games streamed within your house don’t break Apple’s App Store rules, it’s a lot easier to make that work, …

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Xbox Series X unleashed: Our unrestricted preview

Glamour shots with Xbox Series X and its accompanying gamepad. Sam Machkovech Notice that the top array of venting dots looks different depending on the angle? That’s intentional on Microsoft’s part. Sam Machkovech Should you choose to place your new Xbox Series X console on a set of stairs, Ars Technica cannot be held liable …

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DiRT 5 and our first Xbox Series X “enhanced” tests: 120Hz saves the uneven ride

Microsoft provided the following three images of DiRT 5 running on Xbox Series X, which line up with how the game can look in its sweetened “photo” mode. But how does it look in action? Read on to find out. Codemasters The best visual element in DiRT 5 is the dirt, which spews from tires …

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Microsoft is bringing Xbox remote play to iOS

Microsoft Just a few days after opening up Xbox remote play to Android users, Microsoft has confirmed it’s testing the feature on iOS devices as well. The Verge’s Tom Warren got a look at the new Xbox app in beta, and it works just like you’d expect: It connects directly to your Xbox One (or …

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The first Xbox Series S/X 1TB storage expansion card costs $220

A visualization shows how the expansion storage-card slots into the back of the Xbox Series X. Microsoft / Eurogamer It really does resemble an old PlayStation memory card in size and general shape. Seagate Seagate is already advertising its own version of the storage-expansion format. Seagate Back in March, we warned you that the proprietary …

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