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Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers

Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers
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To celebrate 20 years of Xbox, Hyperkin is offering these limited edition “Duke” controllers for today’s Microsoft consoles and Windows PCs. The wired controller has vibration feedback, a headset jack, and a display that plays the original Xbox startup animation inside the Xbox button. Available in black, white, or purple Cortana variants.

Backbone Mobile Game Controller

Backbone Mobile Game Controller
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The Backbone adds console-quality thumbsticks, buttons, triggers, and a D-pad to your iPhone. The controller cradles your phone and connects via the Lightning port for lag-free input, and it’s perfect for game streaming services. For a limited time, new members can grab a free 3 mo. subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

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Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay

Forza Horizon 5: Gameplay

Microsoft is ready to delight racing game fans with the latest installment of the Forza Horizon series. Take a look at the game’s gorgeous environments and buttery-smooth frame rates, as racers including a Ford Bronco, a C8 Corvette, a classic Porsche 911, and a Mercedes-AMG ONE each make a dramatic entrance.

xScreen for Xbox Series S

xScreen for Xbox Series S

The xScreen lets you play your Xbox Series S like a laptop. It attaches to the back edge of the game console and needs no HDMI cable or extra power cable. The 11.6″ screen has a 1080p resolution, and the lower part of the unit has integrated stereo speakers and controls for volume and display settings.

Redfall (Trailer)

Redfall (Trailer)

The developers of Prey and Dishonored are working on this new open-world co-op FPS. It takes place in an island town, where evil vampires have blocked out the sun and cut off access. The remaining humans work together to gather resources and slay vampires in a quest to survive. Coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC Summer 2022.

Xbox Alarm Clock

Xbox Alarm Clock
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Gamers will love to wake up and see this alarm clock, inspired by the design of the Xbox wireless controller. Its looks just like the white version of the controller, complete with thumbsticks, a D-pad, ABXY, and shoulder buttons. Just don’t pick it up and expect to play Gears of War with it. Pre-orders start shipping 10.2021.

Win a $5000+ Game System Bundle

One lucky winner will take homa a Sony PS5, an Xbox Series X, a Nintendo Switch, a Sony X900H 65″ 4K TV, a Bose QuietComfort 35 gaming headset, an Oculus Quest 2, and 5-year subscriptions to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo’s online services. A portion of donations helps support the Playing for Change Foundation.

Game Controller Wall Light

Game Controller Wall Light
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LEDclaw makes all kinds of geeky lights, including this wall light inspired by game controllers. The 20″ wide light is made from wood and cast acrylic and backlit with colorful LEDs. The design is based on the Xbox controller, though the buttons and thumbstick have been reversed. And that’s an upside-down Dreamcast logo on top.

How to Mod an Xbox Series X

How to Mod an Xbox Series X

The stark, monolithic design of the Xbox Series X is just crying out for customization. In this video from Miffed, he shows how to disassemble the console and repaint the case. He also installed RGB LED lighting behind the grid of vent holes, which we really thought should have been standard from the factory.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Planet Coaster: Console Edition

PC gamers have been able to build amazing and vomit-inducing thrill rides with Planet Coaster for a few years now. Soon, console gamers can join in the fun too, with a new version slated for release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Drops 11.10.2020. Gameplay demo here.

Nacon MG-X Android Controllers

Nacon MG-X Android Controllers

Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming service lets you play more than 100 Xbox games on Android devices. To get the most out of mobile gaming, you need a proper controller. Nacon will offer two designs – the tablet-style MG-X, and the MG-X Pro, which looks like a stretched-out Xbox controller. Both models drop in early 2021.

Everwild: Eternals Trailer

Everwild: Eternals Trailer

We still don’t know too much about Rare’s new adventure game, but Everwild certainly looks beautiful. The upcoming title is described simply as “unique and unforgettable experiences await in a natural and magical world.” Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows 10.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

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Xbox Series X (Teaser)

Xbox Series X (Teaser)

Microsoft’s next-gen console, the Xbox Series X is all about power and speed. With an AMD Zen 2 CPU and high-end GPU with ray-tracing, it’s designed to support 4K games at 60fps, and 8K is possible. An SSD means quick load times, and backwards compatibility will support games from Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is even more comfortable, durable and customizable than its predecessor. It has a profile switch button, the option to program a button to act as a Shift key to map more commands, and an internal battery that lasts up to 40h per charge.

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Xbox Game Pass for PC

Microsoft is bringing Xbox One and Xbox 360 games to Windows 10 computers with Xbox Game Pass for PC. Enjoy unlimited access to a growing library of games – including Forza Horizon 4 and the upcoming Gears 5 – for just $5 a month. There’s also a $15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that covers both PCs and the Xbox One.

Xbox Project Scarlett

Xbox Project Scarlett

Microsoft turned up at E3 2019 not with an actual new console, but with a description of what they’re working on. The next-gen system will support up to 8K resolution, 120fps, real-time ray tracing, packs a custom SSD to reduce load times, and will play thousands of titles from prior-gen Xboxes. Drops late 2020.

Razer Turret for Xbox One

Razer Turret for Xbox One

The Razer Turret for Xbox One is a wireless mechanical keyboard and mouse combo for Microsoft’s gaming console. They keyboard has a dedicated Xbox key and a retractable mouse pad with magnets to keep the mouse on its surface. It also works with Windows 10 PCs.

Xbox Game Pass Free Trial

Xbox Game Pass Free Trial

Looking to expand your game collection without breaking the bank? Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass lets you play hundreds of great games of all kinds for a low monthly fee of $9.99. Still not convinced? Sign up now, and get your 14 day free trial.

Microsoft Project xCloud

Microsoft Project xCloud

Microsoft’s Project xCloud is an upcoming video game streaming service that will allow people to play Xbox One games on their PC, tablets or phones. It will work with the Xbox One controller and supports streaming via 4G connections. Public tests will begin in 2019.

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Make-A-Wish Xbox One X Auction

Make-A-Wish Xbox One X Auction
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Xbox and Make-A-Wish’s Consoles for Kids charity auction lets you bid for one-of-a-kind autographed and custom painted Xbox One X consoles, each one signed by a celebrity or game developers. All of the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. The auction runs until 10/3/18.

Xbox One X Robot White Edition

Xbox One X Robot White Edition

The Xbox One X is will soon be available in a clean all-white color as part of a Fallout 76 bundle. It also comes with a matching white controller, but if you want the Elite to match, good news. The Elite is now available in robot white as well.

Xbox All Access

Xbox All Access
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Microsoft’s Xbox All Access is a subscription plan that lets you own an Xbox One X or Xbox One S, 24 months of Xbox Live Gold and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass for a low monthly fee that you pay spread over 2 years. There’s no upfront cost.

OneCast for Mac & iOS

OneCast for Mac & iOS

You can stream and play Xbox One games on a Windows 10 PC. But what if you have a Mac or an iOS device? That’s what OneCast is for. It’s an easy to setup streaming client that supports the Xbox One controller. It costs $20 for Macs and $12 for iOS devices.

Enhanced Xbox One Controllers

Enhanced Xbox One Controllers
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PowerA’s new Enhanced Wired Xbox One Controllers for the Xbox One gives you programmable buttons without breaking the bank. They have two remmapable buttons on the underside and the familiar Xbox One controller shape and layout. Also at GameStop.

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Forza Horizon 4 (Trailer)

Race over 450 cars in picturesque Britain in the latest installment of the Xbox and Windows exclusive series. Forza Horizon 4 features a new dynamic season system, up to 72-player multiplayer and support for 4K and HDR video. The game drops 10/2/18.

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