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- 03/15/18--11:00: _Best External Hard ...
- 03/15/18--11:23: _Shadow of the Tomb ...
- 03/15/18--11:47: _The Crew 2 gets lon...
- 03/15/18--12:20: _Dictator simulator ...
- 03/15/18--14:00: _Xbox One FreeSync a...
- 03/15/18--14:59: _Rare reveals Sea of...
- 03/16/18--05:00: _Plantronics $30 RIG...
- 03/16/18--06:00: _Sea of Thieves skin...
- 03/16/18--08:40: _EA details huge cha...
- 03/16/18--08:48: _Fortnite for Xbox O...
- 03/16/18--11:41: _Get Sea of Thieves ...
- 03/16/18--13:21: _Train Sim World Fou...
- 03/16/18--16:47: _Astroneer's latest ...
- 03/16/18--17:35: _Sonic Mania Plus bo...
- 03/16/18--21:18: _Vehicle adventure g...
- 03/15/18--11:00: Best External Hard Drive for Xbox One S and Xbox One X
- 03/15/18--11:23: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Xbox One preorders now live on Amazon
- 03/15/18--11:47: The Crew 2 gets long-awaited release date on Xbox One and PC
- 03/15/18--12:20: Dictator simulator 'Tropico 6' gets new trailer showcasing features
- 03/15/18--14:59: Rare reveals Sea of Thieves achievement list
- 03/16/18--06:00: Sea of Thieves skins list: Clothing, weapons, and items
- 03/16/18--08:48: Fortnite for Xbox One gets cross-play with PC, Mac, and iOS
- 03/16/18--16:47: Astroneer's latest update overhauls vehicles on Xbox One and PC
- 03/16/18--21:18: Vehicle adventure game 'Far: Lone Sails' gets PC release date
Best Portable SSD
Best Affordable HDD
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WD 4TB My Book
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Western Digital's My Book series offers a set of solid performers when it comes to external hard drives. We found the 4TB option struck the ideal balance between storage capacity and affordability. It adds another $97.98 to the Xbox One or Xbox One X, but the addition of 4TB of storage will ensure you'll be able to bolster the game collection for many months to come.
Bottom line: The WD My Book offers great value, reliability, portability, and capacity.
One more thing: It can also be purchased in 6TB and 8TB variants, as well as double hard-disk drive (HDD) configurations.
Why the WD 4TB My Book is the best external hard drive for Xbox One S
We found the WD My Book series, specifically the 4TB variant, to offer the best in value, storage space and reliability when it comes to adding an external drive to your Xbox One S.
Not only are you investing in a ...
Preorders for Shadow of the Tomb Raider are now live, ahead of its September 14 scheduled debut.
It has been announced that Lara Croft will soon continue her perilous adventures across the world in a new series entry, Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Following a brief reveal trailer confirming a South American setting, its publisher Square Enix is teasing a full unveiling on track for April 27. Following up on 2013's Tomb Raider reboot and its successor, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the title looks to a promising next step for the franchise.
While details on Shadow of the Tomb Raider may be scarce, preorders for the title are already live on Amazon. If you're waiting to see what comes next for Lara's journey, physical copies of its Xbox One version can be preordered for $59.99. Under this listing, Amazon Prime members will also see their usual benefits. This guarantees a copy of the game for launch, currently slated for September 14, 2018.
For now, we'll have to wait for further news on th...
The Crew 2 should set the streets ablaze over the summer.
Today, Ubisoft announced that The Crew 2, the latest entry in the open world driving franchise, should launch on June 29, 2018. The game is expected to be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
According to Ubisoft, The Crew 2 lets players experience the thrill of American motorsports inside a fully redesigned continent. The game's playground pushes boundaries to let driving and open-world fans test their skills in competition and exploration. Drivers will explore the United States and compete to become the greatest motorsports champion, by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes, and dominating the racing scene on land, water, and in the air.
The Crew 2 focuses on street racing, off-roading, professional racing, and freestyle. There are a lot of activities and vehicles to support all four modes.
Aside from the release date, the publisher unveiled The Crew 2: Motor Edition, that lets ...
Tropico 6 takes a massive step forward visually.
Today, Kalypso Media released a new trailer for Tropico 6. Tropico 6 is a city-building experience but you take on the role of a hilarious dictator. Influencing elections and lying to your constituents is just part of the job! Tropico 6 is currently scheduled for a 2018 release on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
According to the publisher, the trailer has been "unleashed upon the brainwashed masses by the Tropican Ministry of Propaganda and Misinformation". This video gives gamers everywhere a quick look at the new features coming to the dictator simulator.
In times of political turmoil and social unrest, people are calling out for a visionary leader, one who will steer the fate of their country with foresight and ingenuity. Tropico 6 requires you to prove yourself once again as a feared dictator or peace-loving statesman on the island of Tropico. The goal is to shape the fate of your nation through four distinctive eras. You...
AMD FreeSync support is coming to Xbox One – here's what it is and why you should care.
Microsoft is debuting an assortment of new display options for Xbox One with the Xbox Spring Update. Currently in testing to select members of the Xbox Insider Program, support for 1440p resolutions, Auto Low Latency Mode and Variable Refresh Rates via FreeSync has been added to the console.
Since the launch of the Xbox One X, upcoming support for FreeSync has been one of its most anticipated features. Smoothing out gameplay via specialist hardware, the feature further solidifies the console as one of the top-tier gaming devices on the market. Here's what you need to know about FreeSync and using it on your Xbox One.
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Understanding the problem
When gaming on traditional displays, incoming frames are output on the fly, to ensure the most recent image is reflected on-screen. When the number of frames output by a device exceeds the refresh rate of the disp...
Bask in the glory of Sea of Thieves' achievements.
Sea of Thieves is almost here and today Rare revealed the game's achievements. Many of them can be unlocked through gameplay but some, like the Trading Company ones, can only be unlocked if you align with a particular merchant.
You can view all of the achievements below. They're separated into a few categories so you know how to unlock them.
Now Bring Me That Horizon (10G)
With the capstan raised and the sails unfurled, 'Now bring me that horizon!' a pirate yelled.
Full Billow (5G)
When the wind grabs the sails a pirate will hoot, 'Full billow mateys, we are full speed en route!'
Handbrake Turn (10G)
When you find yourself needing a new direction, turn hard and weigh anchor to plot a correction.
I Wanna Be a Pirate! (10G)
Cashing in rewards is always a pleasure, made even better when a number's the measure.
Shopping for a Promotion (5G)
Even a pirate wants job recognition, so buy a Promotion t...
If you have a high-quality sound system, you might want to use that instead of a dedicated headset for gaming. But what about party chat? Say hi to the RIG 100HX monopiece headset.
Since reviewing the RIG 800LX from Plantronics, I've found myself becoming increasingly impressed with the company's headset offerings, and I wanted to explore some of its other products. Not everybody wants, nor desires, a dedicated audio headset for gaming. In a world where true surround Dolby Atmos setups are providing immersive sound experiences, you might want to utilize that instead of the isolating experience of a full headset. But what about party chat?
Monopiece headsets became iconic in the Xbox 360 era, and they continue to be used by a wide section of the audience who are either happy with their TV speakers providing audio, or who have more heavy-duty surround sound setups. The Xbox One comes bundled with a basic 3.5mm chat headset, but if you want something a little more robust with incr...
Be the most stylish on the Sea of Thieves with our complete list of skins and cosmetics so far.
Throughout your Sea of Thieves adventure, pirates will want one thing only: gold. After completing quests and redeeming treasure, you'll have a healthy stash of doubloons, which can be spent on cosmetic items. This serves as a major aspect of the game's progression system, allowing crews to craft a unique identity across the seas.
Sea of Thieves allows players to customize the looks of their weapons, items, and clothing, allowing for a level of self-expression rarely offered in today's biggest titles. We've compiled a list of all cosmetic skins unveiled so far across the complete Sea of Thieves experience. Leading up to launch, and beyond, we'll be sure to update this list.
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Sea of Thieves weapon skins
They'll help you out in a struggle, with a variety of different weapon classes each suited to different playstyles. If you're looking to slay chal...
The backlash against EA's aggressive pay-to-win strategy for Star Wars Battlefront II has succeeded, as the company details sweeping shift to cosmetic-only loot crates.
Last year, the industry was in turmoil over EA's misuse of the Star Wars IP, creating a premium $60 game with deep advantages for people willing to pay extra cash. They ignored the early feedback from Star Wars Battlefront II's beta and ploughed ahead with the microtransactions for the game's release last November, which provoked a huge consumer backlash.
The negative reactions were covered by mainstream news outlets like the BBC, and led to comments from politicians about whether or not "gambling"-style loot crate mechanics in video games needed regulation. As a result, Battlefront II's sales were impacted, leading to EA to remove paid loot crates entirely while the company reworked the game.
Today, EA revealed the revamped progression system which finally adds a linear-style progression system for in-game abiliti...
Xbox One Fortnite players can now jump into the action with others players on PC, Mac, and iOS.
Fortnite players on Xbox One can now get down and dirty with players on other platforms. The game's latest update, version 3.3, has rolled out to all supported platforms, and Epic has quietly flipped the switch on Xbox One cross-play support in the process.
With cross-play, Xbox One players can compete against others on PC, Mac, iOS (and, eventually, Android). Notably missing from that list is PlayStation 4, but recent comments from Microsoft indicate that the onus is on Sony to allow cross-play between the two consoles.
Epic previously explained that cross-play support on Xbox One would also enable players to carry their progression and purchases between devices as well. All that's required is that players opt in by linking their Xbox account with their Epic Games account. You can find a full rundown on how to get started with cross-play on Xbox One with Epic's dedicated FAQ.
Be more pirate.
Sea of Thieves is the newest video game from Rare built exclusively for the Xbox One and Windows operating system. There's been a lot of hype built for the game with betas and streams and E3 videos, and now it's finally just a few days away from being released. Microsoft is marking the occasion with some interesting promotions and limited edition goodies. The biggest deal is starting March 18, you can get a copy of Sea of Thieves free as a digital download when you purchase a new Xbox One X console. You can also pre-order the Xbox One S Sea of Thieves bundle that includes a copy of the game and a 1TB console for just $283 on Amazon. That bundle releases March 20.
If you don't plan on buying a new console, you can use your Prime membership to pre-order the game right now and get it for $47.99 instead of the usual $60. That also comes with its own reward - the Black Dog Pack featuring in-game characters, weapons, and instruments.
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Train Sim World Founders Edition is an extensive, detailed simulator that will teach you many aspects of the process of driving trains and managing a schedule.
Most genres have found a place on the Xbox One, and everything from shooters to puzzle games are common on the console. However, one type of game rarely seen on Xbox is simulators. Aside from Zoo Tycoon, Kerbal Space Program, and Farming Simulator, not much else exists on the Xbox Marketplace.
The arrival of Train Sim World Founders Edition changes that, and thanks to how extensive and authentic it is, people looking for a top-notch simulation experience will be more than happy with this locomotive-themed title. Though some bugs and performance issues exist, they shouldn't stop you from giving Train Sim World a shot.
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Gameplay: A taste of train mastery
Train Sim World Founders Edition places you directly in the front seats of locomotives as an employee of Great Western Railway on some of Brit...
Astroneer is an exploration-based game where you gather resources and explore the wonders many planets hold.
Astroneer launched in Xbox Game Preview many months ago and has since received a steady stream of updates. While many of them have introduced important features, yesterday's "Update 0.6.5" has to be one of the most significant ones. As always, the developer recommends starting a new save when playing new updates. Older saves should work, but will definitely trigger bugs.
Aside from fixing a number of bugs, Update 0.6.5 features visual upgrades for the Medium Rover and Large Rover. This includes new front and back slots which provide extra storage. The visual representation for Rover batteries has also been changed. This should make exploration slightly easier because you know more of what's going on with the vehicles. Modules can also now be unpacked on top of Rover bases enabling a kind of mobile station.
Driving Rovers was always a little cumbersome beforehand but t...
Sonia Mania should be getting an Xbox One X upgrade soon, but that's not all.
Sonic Mania is an excellent game which manages to capture the nostalgia of past entries in the franchise. However, many gamers expressed some concern with the title for its lack of Xbox One X support. Even though Sonia Mania features pixelated visuals, they can appear rather blurry on a 4K display because a 1080p image is being stretched out. Despite its smooth gameplay, experiencing this presentation is a less than ideal experience.
Luckily, it seems like that's about to change soon. Today, Sonic Mania Plus was announced for Xbox One and other platforms. While specific details about the Xbox One X upgrade weren't covered, the Xbox One box clearly displays a "4K Ultra HD" logo and the "Xbox One X Enhanced" designation. Unless the box art represents an error, it means that the game will be enhanced for Microsoft's newest console. However, it's unclear if 4K, in this case, means native 4K, dynamic scaling...
Far: Lone Sails should launch on PC before you know it.
Far: Lone Sails is a vehicle-based adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players traverse a dried-out seabed littered with the remains of a dying civilization. To keep their unique vessels going, players must overcome numerous obstacles and withstand the hazardous weather conditions, never knowing how far they will be able to make it or what they will find. The experience focuses on exploration despite the peril.
While exploring the desolate world, players are required to follow trails and find relics or buildings. The items are supposed to tell a story of a civilization on the run. Instead of incorporating zombies or some other cliché in the game, the studio decided to immerse players in an "alone" setting. Throughout the game, your greatest enemies aren't other begins, but the vast and empty landscapes. Gameplay mostly consists of vehicle management and environmental puzzles. You can't simply stroll through the ...