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Games With Gold Rundown for February 16-28

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This past week, a new pair of Games With Gold joined the lineup. The Xbox 360 game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and the Xbox One’s Project Cars: Digital Edition were added while Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime will be available until the end of the month. The Force Unleashed stars the new protagonist Starkiller and was a huge early …

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Games With Gold Rundown for Feb. 1-15

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Since June of 2013, Microsoft has given away multiple games each month across both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One marketplaces. The program has given players over 100 free games across each system, and can usually be relied on to give you high-quality games at no additional cost with your Xbox Live Gold membership. The first half of February has …

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Microsoft E3 2016 – Xbox Conference Rundown

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There is only one event every year that geeks hold their breath the entire year round waiting for. And that’s Comic Con. Okay, and maybe Blizzcon, Penny Arcade Expo, Game Developers conference, and more. I’m sorry, did I say one event a year? The impact E3 makes on gaming seems to be growing smaller (some would call that shrinking) , …

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Xbox One Impressions: Gears of War 4 Beta

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Gears of War has been a franchise integral to the brand of Xbox since the release of the first game in 2006. At the time of release the shooter genre was a very different beast than it is now. There was a time when “run & gun” was the most common way to play a shooter. When you came across …

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5 Xbox One Games We Want to See at E3 2016

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E3 is like Christmas for gamers. Maybe we don’t actually get anything that day (unless we’re lucky enough to attend), but after months of hoping and wishing, we at least find out what we’ll be playing for the rest of the year. The announcements at E3 can be enough to make grown men weep, or can nearly sink a console. …

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Xbox One Beta Impressions: Doom

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There has been a void in gaming, an absentee of a certain brand of First Person shooter. A statement like that will probably come as a shock to many people, as the FPS genre is arguably the most bloated and crowded genre in the current video game landscape. There’s been an ongoing movement one can plot, from before Call of …

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The 5 Most Anticipated Xbox One Exclusive Games of 2016

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E3 is still more than two months away, and there are no doubt tons of games to be announced there, but already it looks like 2016 is going to be Microsoft’s best line-up of Xbox games ever. And that’s including all three Xbox consoles its put out since 2001. If you thought last year was great between Halo 5, Forza …

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[Updated March 25] The Division Game Journal Entries 1-7

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Tom Clancy’s The Division is a game just released, and both me and my girlfriend are falling into it in a big way. Unfortunately for us, I take my games a little to serious. Sometimes they almost even feel real to me. These are excerpts from my journal. Tune back in every couple days to see if there’s a new …

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Raising Your Gamerscore in the Age of Xbox One

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As I write this article in late February 2016, the Gamerscore on my primary profile, Fryburg84 stands at 173,753. According to Microsoft, the average Gamerscore as of 2015 stood at 11,286, so I guess you could say that I’m a little above average. I picked up my Xbox 360 and earned my first achievement in June 2006, so I’ve been …

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