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The Best Free Games on the Xbox One

The Best Free Games on the Xbox One

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.With so much money being generated by titles like Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale on phones and tablets, it’s entirely reasonable that the game industry is taking the free-to-play model very seriously these days on every platform. We’ve done our share of groaning about the nickel-and-diming tactics found on the App Store and Google Play, but there’s still much to enjoy about the free-to-play model when it’s done well.Dota 2 and League of Legends on the PC are some of the most popular games in existence – both of which are free-to-play titles. Frankly, it’s beyond silly to write off the model entirely when there’s so much critical and commercial success. Clearly, this is more than just a passing fad, and co
Microsoft Discontinues Kinect Adapter for Xbox One

Microsoft Discontinues Kinect Adapter for Xbox One

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Microsoft revealed the future of gaming in in November of 2010 and it was called the Kinect. This motion-tracking camera accessory for the Xbox 360 was supposed to usher in an era of controlling games with your body, but that never happened. Its newest consoles need an adapter for the Kinect, but you won’t find that anymore. After being out of stock for several months, the Xbox One Kinect adapter has officially been discontinued by Microsoft. Even if you pick up the discontinued Kinect camera, good luck making it work with a new console.According to Microsoft, it decided to discontinue the Xbox One’s Kinect adapter in order to spend time and resources developing more highly requested accessories for the cons
Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console’s Snap mode

Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console’s Snap mode

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Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil back in spring 2013 didn’t have a lot of high points, but the console did feature a new mode Microsoft clearly hoped would be a key differentiation factor in years to come: Snap mode. Microsoft made much of the fact that you could “snap” various types of content to the side of the screen while still playing a game, in what was clearly a console-specific implementation of the app-pinning Windows 8 and 10 both support. The feature never made a ton of sense to me — I’ve never had a TV so large that I felt like giving over a third of it to stream video content, and Microsoft’s early multimedia focus with the Xbox One seemed ill-timed and badly considered compared with Sony’s “it plays games” approach. Today, Microsoft announced that “Snap” mode will be removed in
Here’s why Microsoft shouldn’t launch an Xbox ‘set top box’

Here’s why Microsoft shouldn’t launch an Xbox ‘set top box’

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Share This article Before the Xbox One launched in 2013, there was some talk of an inexpensive alternative device shipping alongside the main console. Besides a minor Xbox 360 refresh, nothing of the sort ever came out, but a similar rumor has surfaced yet again recently. And after thoroughly mulling over this set-top-Xbox concept, I’m convinced that it’s a terrible idea. While a typical hardware redesign seems inevitable for the bulky Xbox One, that’s not what we’re talking about here. This rumor is focused on a limited Apple TV-style “slim Xbox One.” According to Petri IT Knowledgebase, the most recent rumor of a set-top Xbox consists of a streamlined box that only runs Windows 10 apps, couched in wishy-washy language like “it’s not clear if these plans have been scrapped.” Even as
The 6 best Xbox One accessories

The 6 best Xbox One accessories

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Share This article In spite of underpowered hardware and a pile of poor early decisions, the current executive team at Microsoft has done a commendable job turning the Xbox One into a respectable platform. With exclusives like Forza Motorsport 6, Halo 5: Guardians, and Rise of the Tomb Raider, this has been an inarguably strong year for Redmond. And since we’re regularly seeing new bundles dip below the $ 300 mark, there are bound to be millions of new users jumping on the Xbox One bandwagon this holiday season. If you’ve snagged an Xbox One on the cheap, consider investing in some accessories to improve your experience. From game streaming to online multiplayer to game storage, there’s something here to enhance nearly every aspect of this console. HGST Touro S 1TB 7200RPM USB 3.0 e
The best free games on the Xbox One

The best free games on the Xbox One

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Considering how much money is being generated by games like Clash of Clans and Game of War, it’s no surprise that free-to-play games are starting to proliferate on consoles. While we’ve all done our fair share of groaning about the nickel-and-diming that’s so common on the App Store and Google Play, there’s a lot to like about the free-to-play model when handled properly. The PC has F2P games like Dota 2 and League of Legends, and they’re some of the most popular games in existence. Clearly, this is more than just a passing fad, and console devs are dying to get in on some of that sweet F2P cashflow. So let’s jump in, and explore what the free-to-play model has to offer the average Xbox One owner. Smite Multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) are incredibly popular these days, but most

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