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    Video Game Console Cooling - A Hot Topic (pun kind of intended).

    I've always found the cooling aspects of consoles very interesting in terms of how they are engineered. As the specs have gotten more powerful, and the designs of consoles have become more like highly specialized gaming PCs in some sense, it's been a lot of fun seeing how methods of cooling have...
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    Persona 5 Tactica leak

    Looks like a remake of the ps3 game has leaked onto twitter The trailer is found here. It releases 11/17/23 on game pass. Mo mention of other platforms It looks interesting. I am not a Persona fan and know little of it but I do love a good tactic game edit - doh I posted it in the wrong...
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    Omega 5 relisted.

    Looks like John at DF is responsible for getting Omega 5 relisted on the Microsoft Store. Not sure if it was on the BC list already, but if not, an extra thanks go out to him for getting the powers that be to make the addition. Going slightly offtopic, I think Microsoft should have done a...
  4. Globalisateur

    Checkerboard Rendering in Dark Souls Remastered

    This is a summary of the talk about the checkerboard rendering used in Dark Souls Remastered on Pro and XBX. It's a work done by QLOC. It's a very interesting document about CBR rendering and a rare source of information about some specific hardware existing on Playstation Pro (Neo): ID Buffer...
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    Rumor: Possible additions to the Xbox Backwards compatibility list. Edit: Dev Mode Required again

    I'm sure some of you have read the rumblings that new additions to the backwards compatibility list will be coming in November. Today there is an article from that gives some hints to what these titles might be. There are a couple in the below article that I will have to dig...
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    Stranger of Paradise: [PS4, PS5, XO, XBSX|S, PC]

    This game is now infamous. I'm surprised that there was not a thread related to it already. The 2nd "demo" "trail" "beta" whatever you want to call it is now live on both the PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Favor Resolution Mode: Favor Performance Mode: Here is a Frame Rate Analysis video...
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    Latest from TGS: Capcom COO would like to make the PC their main outlet

    Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter: "From Nikkei: Capcom COO says the company wants to set PC as main outlet for its game software. By 2022 or 2023, Capcom hopes sales of games on consoles : PCs to be 50:50." / Twitter カプコン社長、自社のソフト販売「PC向けメインに」: 日本経済新聞 ( Why did I...
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    Quick Resume List

    I'm compiling a list of games that support Quick Resume and games that don't currently support Quick Resume. Please post games in your library that aren't on this list, and I will update the original post to include them in alphabetical order. I will do my best to keep the list up to date and...
  9. Shortbread

    Hideo Kojima and Microsoft Xbox partnership reaches key milestone [2021-07]
  10. iroboto

    Xbox & Bethseda Extended Showcase THU 10PST

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    Xbox physical game boxes redesign [2021-06] I like the design a bit better and it makes sense since at some point in time it will only be Series X games Hopefully the size of the case is also smaller to use less plastic and...
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    ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demos [2021 June 15-21] Tommy McClain
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    Forza Horizon 5 [XO, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

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    Xbox & Bethesda Games E3 2021 Showcase

    Day: June 13th, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST Media Streams: Xbox YouTube Xbox Twitch E3 Twitch IGN GameSpot
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    Microsoft has been trying to get xcloud on other consoles, court documents confirm

    Court documents from the Epic vs Apple case are the gift that keeps on giving, here is an email between Phil Spencer and Tim Sweeney. I wonder what "continuing to expand our console platform capabilities" means? Also microsoft was aware of what Epic planned to do with fortnite on ios before it...
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    Court Documents show Microsoft Console Revenue Cut at 12% in CY21 [2021-05]

    from a leaked document obtained by Tom Warren (linked below), there is an indication that the percentage of revenue that microsoft will take from all sales on the xbox consoles will also decrease to 12% like the already announced changes to the PC store. It seems that this lower revenue cut...
  17. BRiT

    ID@Xbox and Twitch present Indie Showcase [2021-03-26]

    Details copied from @ ID@Xbox and Twitch Team Up for First Indie Showcase on March 26 We at ID@Xbox, the Independent and Digital games publishing program for Xbox, love indie games. It’s in our blood. Technically...
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    Xbox Series... M?

    Well, that's the idea anyway, link: I mean, the Switch might eventually challenge the DS as the best selling console of all time. Soooo, I mean it makes...
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    Microsoft Game Stack Live [2021-04-20 and 21] Game Stack Live is returning in 2021 April 20-21 starting at 8am PDT Miss conferences? We do too. We’re bringing back Game Stack Live – two days of all things game dev from Microsoft. Game Stack Live is open to game...
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    Microsoft Digital Events [2021] dunno where to put this. Seems like MS will have an event coming soon (bet its the end of march/ april) My guess New surface laptop ( surface 7 pro + specs ) Surface neo (was recently in wandavision)...
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    Xbox Live Gold not needed for Free-To-Play MP, No Price Changes [2021-01-22]

    If you were hoping for Gold going away, bad news for you(& me).... At least the 1:1 Gold to Game Pass conversion still works. So buy as many of those 12-month codes as you can find & then let your Game Pass Ultimate...
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    Indiana Jones by Bethesda MachineGames with Lucasfilm Games [XB, PC]

    teaser just hit " A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames , and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames . It'll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s...
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    Microsoft's 'Serious Gaming Initiative', Studio Alpha [2020-12]

    Microsoft is expanding into 'serious gaming' with a new studio called studio alpha, WalkingCat on twitter just leaked this slide. The slide seems more tools focussed than anything but the job posting seems to indicate that the studio is working on a 'serious' game. I would just highlight the...
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    Perfect Dark [XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    The Initiative's perfect dark game
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    Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries [XO, XBSX|S, PC]

    This game is getting the Xbox console treatment. @TheAlSpark While exploring our options, we saw the potential to fulfill a longstanding dream of Piranha Games. To simultaneously ship across multiple platforms, including delivering a...
  26. Shortbread

    IO Interactive: Project 007 [PS5, XBSX|S, PC]

    Just an announcement trailer.
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    Tetris Effect Connected

    So I saw a bunch of people on the internet mentioning playing this, sure enough it is on gamepass (though I would have laid out 20 for it anyway). The Genesis Mini reminded me Tetris is still fun and I was totally down for a modernized remix. Holy cow the first level blew my mind! It's Tetris...
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    Microsoft finally allows simultaneous log ins

    Just recently discovered that I could finally use my other Xbox consoles using my main profile to run apps and do other stuff. It doesn't allow running games though which is understandable. Basically when I log in to my X1X it doesn't log me out of my X1S so I could play a game on X1X while on...
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    Scorn [XBSX|S, XGP, PC]

    Scorn Developer: Ebb Software Publisher: Ebb Software Official Websites: Xbox Website: Trailer: Gamespot Exclusive Gameplay Trailer Gamespot Preview...
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    Gears of War: Tactics and 5 [XBSX 4K/60fps Gameplay]

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    Gamepass reach 15 millions subscriber

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    Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media (Bethesda, id Software, Arkane + 5 more) [2020-09-21, 2021-03-09] Microsoft will buy Zenimax media, 7.5 billions
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    Xbox Series S [XBSS] [Release November 10 2020]

    This is the technical thread for Lockhart. Official Introducing the Product: Specification Comparison with Series S and X: Estimated Retail Price: $299 direct or Xbox All Access with Game Pass Ultimate @ $25 a month for 24...
  34. BRiT

    Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Storage Cards

    This is specially about the Xbox Series expansion cards. This thread is not about general nextgen expansion storage. General External Storage Thread:
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    Ghostwire: Tokyo [PS5, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

  36. Unknown Soldier

    Deathloop [PS5, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

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    Battletoads [XO, PC, XGP]

    The game releases on August 20th and is available on Xbox Game Pass for preloading today. It has 3 play couch co-op.
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    Avowed [XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    Didn't see a thread for this. Takes place in the pillars of eternity world but first person I'm super pumped
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    Tell Me Why (DONTNOD Entertainment) [XO, PC]

    Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise Life is Strange. In this intimate mystery, reunited twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their special bond to unravel the memories of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in the...
  40. BRiT

    Hello Neighbor 2 [XO, PC]

    Not a game for me, but my niece and nephew always have fun playing the first one. There is a PC Alpha Test going on now, where you can change some graphical settings and play the game. Microsoft Store Alpha Test 1 Link Hello Neighbor 2 is a Stealth Horror Game where you’re being stalked by a...
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 [XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    It's coming: Exclusive for Xbox One Series X (?) and PC, also on Xbox Game Pass. When I saw this scene, I thought, a remake of the original game would be announced,
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    Tunic [XB, PC, XGP, PS]

    It's been shown during a few different events in the ID@XBox montages. Unfortunately there hasn't been any solid word on release date. Here's the initial trailer and gameplay from early on:
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    Microsoft Q4 FY2020 Results hm.
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    ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demos [2020 July 21-27]

    Looks like July 21st thru July 27th Tommy McClain
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    ID@Xbox Summer Spotlight [2020]

    To bring more attention to the smaller style games here's the ID@XBox Summer Spotlight thread. I believe, there's developer voice-overs for all of the games. Initial Xbox news Article: Summer Spotlight 1...
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    Where Microsofts Game Studios stand and what do they need to do next?

    This is obviously my opinion, but I'm interested to see if others think the same as me, or if I'm an outlier Currently I think that Turn 10 is the equal of Polyphony with regards to racing sims (Forza vs GT). I think both games are in the same league, and while some people my prefer one over...
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    Microsoft rumored to be buying...... [2020-04, 2020-07, 2020-11]

    SEGA? Or some exclusive deal?? or maybe not...
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    Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment) [XO, XBSX|S, PC, XGP]

    Originally announced at X019... Announcement Trailer Coming to Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass & Steam Early Access July 28... Story Trailer How Obsidian Created Grounded –...
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    Xbox Series S [XBSS] (Lockhart) General Rumors and Speculation *spawn*

    Yea there's that business reason. For me dropping the 50m XO's isn't the issue. It's that the 1X is a fraction of that and to support the 1X even if it wasn't mandated by MS that you can't do one without the other, by the time you put in the work to get it running on 1X you may as well release...
  50. Shifty Geezer

    MS's future approach to Windows 10/Xbox game integration and the success/failure of UWP

    When MS introduced UWP, it implied a future where games were built and deployed to the Windows Store for PC and XBox use, with "buy once, play anywhere." This should have seen a lot of XBox games appearing on the Windows Store and giving it some more value where it might then have gone on to...