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Gifting Xbox One digital games: Everything you need to know

Digital games can now be gifted directly through the Xbox One. Here’s how to get started with the feature, alongside some restrictions to consider. Following the public release of the Xbox fall update, select Xbox One users are now receiving a new wave of features as a part of the upcoming subsequent release. Kicking this off, Microsoft recently rolled out game gifting to the Alpha ring of the Xbox Insider Program, allowing users to send …

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Xbox One X release news, LA Noire 4K reveal and PS4 Pro games boost | Gaming | Entertainment

It’s not long before the Xbox One X release day, which will see the first waves of consoles launched. The upgraded Microsoft gaming machine appears to have been received well among gamers, with pre orders looking healthy so far. The Xbox One X games list will not include any exclusive, however, it will offer enhanced versions of existing titles. This recently got a boost with the announcement that some developers won’t be looking for parity …

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Xbox One X launch shortages are possible in the UK, but more stock will be available weekly

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 28 October 2017 19:50 GMT It goes without saying that if you want a new console on launch day, it’s best to pre-order. Xbox One X won’t be an exception. Xbox UK has said it expects launch shortages of Xbox One X and Microsoft said it can’t guarantee stock will be available in UK stores to walk-ins. “The Scorpio edition sold out in record time,” UK boss Harvey Eagle told GI.biz. …

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Albert Penello: Microsoft’s best pitch for the Xbox One X

If the Xbox One X turns out to be a popular holiday purchase this fall, you might credit a lady bug. The console costs $499, and it delivers 4K HDR visuals for games such as the racing game Forza Motorsport 7. Microsoft’s team created an interactive demo with a set of lady bugs that show the difference between what the imagery looks like on a big screen TV with the 4K turned on, and how …

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Black Friday: Massive PS4, Xbox One, Tech Deals Leak For Kohl’s

We haven’t even made it past Halloween yet, but the first major Black Friday ad is already in the wild, thanks to a leak to Best Black Friday, and it’s a biggie. Kohl’s, not best know for its tech and video games, has some major deals in both categories coming the day after Thanksgiving. As usual, the most notable are the doorbusters, here’s some, not all of, the deals: The store will be selling a …

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility UPDATE: FIVE new games released by Microsoft | Gaming | Entertainment

Partially made up of new Games with Gold November 2017 titles, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program saw a sizeable boost this week.  Xbox 360’s Deadfall Adventures is now available to play on your Xbox One, and if you haven’t made it part of your digital library, you’ll soon have the chance. “Become an adventurer, travel the world, and hunt for treasure in Deadfall Adventures. The year is 1938, and you’re James Lee Quatermain, son …

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PS5 release date: Sony adding this Xbox One X killer feature to rival Microsoft, Nintendo? | Gaming | Entertainment

The PS5 release date is a hot subject right now, what with the busy console schedule of late. 2017 will soon see the release of another major PlayStation rival after the Nintendo Switch, the Xbox One X. Both consoles are going head-to-head with the PS4 and PS4 Pro and will look to carve their own piece of the gaming market out for themselves. Nintendo have already got to work on this, with the Switch making an impressive …

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Outlast II Runs at Native 4K@60FPS on Xbox One X; Developer Is Happy With Game’s Sales

With Halloween 2017 drawing ever closer, we thought we’d check in with Red Barrels Games, the Canadian indie team behind the survival horror Outlast franchise. Co-founder and Senior Game Designer Philippe Morin, an industry veteran who’s worked with companies like Ubisoft, Naughty Dog and Electronic Arts before going indie, was kind enough to take some time to answer our questions. We talked about Outlast II, of course. The game launched in late April and is …

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Xbox One update adds game gifting, new Xbox One X setup features for Xbox Insiders

Several new Xbox One features are rolling out to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha ring, including game gifting, new setup features and more. Following the recent public release of the Xbox fall update, Xbox Insiders are now receiving a new wave of features as a part of the subsequent upcoming release. A new Xbox One update is rolling out to members of the Alpha preview ring, delivering a batch of features as a part of …

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Gallery: The Xbox One X becomes an ex-boxed… one

The review unit comes in a large box decorated with Xbox icons and designs. A 60-page review booklet highlights the features Microsoft is proudest of. Reviewers get a stack of enhanced Xbox One X game codes to try out, as well as a 4K Blu-ray of Planet Earth II to show off the system’s disc options over the PS4 Pro. The box came with those streaks, I swear. The back of the box shows off …

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Xbox One System Software Update in Preview Adds Gifting

Microsoft just made a new Xbox One system software update available to alpha circle insiders. The new release numbered 1711.171024-1923 comes with a lot of interesting goodies, even if the most important is certainly the ability to gift games, DLC and subscriptions to others. Of course the feature is not 100% complete yet, but it’s plenty to give us an idea of how it’ll work. There is plenty more, and luckily we have the full patch …

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Fortnite Battle Royale for Xbox One is fun, free and (at times) frustrating

Epic Games beat PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to getting a battle royale onto Xbox One. But is Fortnite’s free add-on any good? In case you missed it, battle royale games are very much 2017’s success story. H1Z1 continues to attract a decent following, PUBG needs little introduction, and we’re eagerly awaiting that title on the Xbox One. There is now also Fortnite, a game we’ve previously covered, but which recently tagged on a free-to-play battle royale …

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Soon You’ll Be Able To Gift Digital Games On Xbox One

Soon you’ll be able to not only buy digital games for yourself, but also for your friends on Xbox One. Aside from the slick new avatars that are supposed to come this fall, the next big feature on Xbox One is gifting games from the store. Xbox VP Mike Ybarra announced the forthcoming feature via Twitter today, noting it will be available to Xbox Insider members in Preview at some point today. As for the …

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As Xbox One X’s Release Nears, Microsoft Provides An Overview Of Its Xbox Business

Microsoft is less than two weeks away from launching its newest game console, Xbox One X. The impending release of a new system tends to put a damper on sales of existing ones, and that appears to be the case with Xbox One, based on Microsoft’s latest earnings report. The company today reported its financials for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2017. During that period, gaming revenue was $1.896 billion, up 1% from …

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Vehicle combat MMO War Thunder coming to Xbox One and Xbox One X

The day many of us have been waiting for is finally here, War Thunder is coming to Xbox One with Xbox One X support. War Thunder’s arrival on Xbox One is surprising, given its prior PlayStation 4 and PC exclusivity – many having assumed it would never make its way to Microsoft’s platforms. War Thunder is developed by Gaijin Entertainment and is a popular military vehicle combat massively multiplayer online game (MMO). As with many …

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