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    Microsoft's Xbox division in Germany is giving away three very odd-looking custom Xbox One consoles that look like the front end of a red Audi F8, all to promote the racing game Forza Horizon 3. The Xbox Germany Facebook page (via VG247) is the source for this very strange Xbox One console, complete with a custom controller with a big stop and start button in place of the Xbox button, and leather inserts for the left and right sides. The bad news is that you have to be a German resident to enter this contest. In order to qualify, you'll also have to like both the Xbox Germany Facebook page and the specific post, and leave a comment on what your toughest Forza racing opponent is. The deadline for the contest is September 30. What do you think of this weird custom Audi R8 Xbox One console? Let us know in the comments! Check out our Forza Horizon 3 review See Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition for Xbox One at Microsoft Store Download Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition for Windows 1...

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    Do you remember the Xbox Live Arcade? Before ID@Xbox, most game developers needed a publisher to hit the Xbox 360. Putting games onto the Xbox platform used to be a pretty expensive ordeal, and publishers would often float the bill in exchange for a cut of the profits. Xbox Live Arcade was a way for smaller developers to hit the Xbox 360 digitally, forgoing the expenses of physical distribution. Games on Xbox Live Arcade were priced anywhere between $10 to $40, and were never billed as competitors for the "AAA" players on the market. While ID@Xbox has, for the most part, done away with the financial reasons for Xbox Live Arcade's existence, I think games like ReCore make the case for its return as an entity, and here's why. ReCore reviews have been mixed at best. The game is currently sitting in the 60s on Metacritic, which is no doubt far below what Microsoft Studios would have hoped for. Such average scores practically guarantee ReCore will not receive a sequel, despite the ...

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    Developer Playground Games and publisher Microsoft have released the open-world racing game Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One and Windows 10. We have been covering it for weeks and here's what you need to know if you want to get the game today. Our full Forza Horizon 3 review We have already posted our extensive review of Forza Horizon 3. You can check out our detailed verdict at the link below. Spoiler alert: We think it's excellent. Check out our full Forza Horizon 3 review Can Forza Horizon 3 run on my Windows 10 PC? Forza Horizon 3 is the first full game in the Forza franchise to be released on the PC, as a Windows 10 exclusive. Check the link below to see if your PC can run the racing game. We also have some quick hands-on impressions after playing the Windows 10 version of the game Forza Horizon 3 recommended PC specs Forza Horizon 3 on Windows 10 impressions How many cars are in Forza Horizon 3? The quick answer is: A lot! The more detailed answer can be found in our...

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    More custom Xbox One consoles have been revealed today to promote the just released Forza Horizon 3. Xbox France has one that looks like the front of a classic Ford Mustang, while Xbox Australia is giving one away that has a design inspired by the game's cover car, the Lamborghini Centenario. The Ford Mustang Xbox One console that Xbox France is giving away (via WinBeta) is similar to the Audi Xbox One custom console that is being given away in Germany. It's meant to look like the front of the car, and even the controller that comes with it has a black leather look. Xbox France is letting people enter to possibly win this Mustang Xbox One by liking and commenting on its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. At the moment, it's unclear if this is just for French residents or if anyone can enter this contest. Meanwhile, in the land Down Under, the Xbox Australia team is giving away an Xbox One S that's inspired by the Lamborghini Centenario supercar in Forza Horizon 3 (via VG...

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    Microsoft has revealed the Xbox One games that are getting discounts this week as part of its weekly Deals with Gold program. This week's list includes price cuts for Grand Theft Auto V and more. Here's a look at the games on this week's list, with discounts that will last through October 3. Xbox One Coffin Dodgers - 33% off Dad Beats Dad - 50% off Fenix Furia - 50% off Grand Theft Auto 5 - 35% off Grand Theft Auto 5 & Great White Shark Cash Card - 40% off Grand Theft Auto 5 & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle - 50% off Grand Theft Auto 5 & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle - 45% off Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - 50% off Mirror's Edge Catalyst - 25% off This War of Mine: The Little Ones - 60% off Microsoft has not yet revealed the Xbox 360 games that are on this week's Deals with Gold list, but we will update this post when those titles are revealed. xbox onexbox 360Xbox...

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    Microsoft has updated its list of Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One, adding four new titles. The biggest edition is the WWII-based shooter Call of Duty World at War. First released in 2008 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision, World at War is the last game in the Call of Duty shooter series to be set in World War II. It's also the first game to include the popular co-op Zombie mode that has since been included in most of the subsequent games in the series. Download Call of Duty: World at War from the Xbox Store The other three games that were added to the Xbox One backwards compatible game list include the music-based shooter E4, the family game Encleverment Experiment and the Chinese tile game FunTown Mahjong, all from Microsoft Studios. Download E4 from the Xbox Store Download Encleverment Experiment from the Xbox Store Download FunTown Mahjong from the Xbox Store xbox onexbox 360Xbox...

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    Exploring the wilderness to locate barn finds is part of the fun, but the new drone feature can help make it a little easier. The world map in Forza Horizon 3 is enormous. Covering an area twice the size of Forza Horizon 2, there's an awful lot of it to explore. There are many things to find out there, but one of the most rewarding are the barn finds. These legendary classic cars have been left to rot in the Australian wilderness and it's your job to find and restore them. But they're not easy to find, that's part of the challenge. You can take the easy route and buy the treasure map that leads you straight to them. But where's the fun in that? If you're struggling, though, break out your drone to help you locate them a little easier. The drone mode feature isn't unlocked at first; you need to spend a single skill point to do that and I recommend it being the first thing you spend one of those on. Once unlocked it allows you to get out of the car and explore the world around y...

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    Developer DICE and publisher Electronic Arts have released the single-player campaign trailer for the upcoming WWI-based shooter Battlefield 1. It features real-life historical characters such as T. E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia. DICE says that rather than just one player character that goes through all the locations of WWI, Battlefield 1's single-player mode will feature a mix of different characters and locations. That includes one section featuring T.E. Lawrence: Facing off with a technically superior enemy, Lawrence is put in a true underdog situation in Battlefield 1. The Ottoman Empire has a giant armored train called The Canavar – or "beast" in Turkish – equipped with a huge artillery piece that can strike from miles away. The Empire's devastating artillery engages rebel forces – who are wielding rifles from horseback. In Battlefield 1, you play an Arab rebel that is depicted as Lawrence's right hand. This character needs to use her resou...

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    You can pre-order both Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1 on Xbox One, but just how big are they? Gears of War 4 is now available for pre-loading on Xbox One if you have pre-ordered, and Battlefield 1 should follow soon too. Downloading the pre-ordered copy of the games reveals their file sizes, which puts Gears of War 4 at a gargantuan 54.6 GB, to Battlefield 1's 42.6 GB. Good news! #GearsofWar4 pre-load for XB1 digital pre-orders begins later today at 5pm PDT (12am UTC). Expected download size will be 54.6GB.— Gears of War (@GearsofWar) 27 September 2016 The Coalition also stated that Gears of War 4 pre-loading for PC would also begin "far ahead" of the game's October 11th launch and that they will have more information to share on that front shortly. Some users on Reddit have stated that Battlefield 1 can also be pre-loaded, but as of writing I've been unsuccessful in my attempts to trigger the download early. Deleting and re-downloading the pre-order did reveal the game's fi...

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    Twenty years ago the aliens took Earth, now it's time to fight back. The aliens had won the war. They infiltrated our planet, made alliances with our politicians, and now we are firmly under their thumb. Propaganda has led the masses to believe in the Elders, but not all hope is lost. XCOM was driven underground but continued to fight back as a guerrilla operation. Now the tides are turning. You, the Commander, have been rescued from the Elders and it's time to hit them where it hurts. The revolution has begun in earnest, and our only options are to defeat the monsters who have taken our planet...or die trying. This is XCOM 2. Meet a dark future For the most part the graphics in XCOM 2 aren't the best you're going to see from an Xbox One console. You'll see plenty of dark colors, interspersed with virulent glowing green from Advent technology. The graphics give you a feel that this is a dark, and guarded future, which plays in perfectly with the overall feel and story for the g...

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    Sometimes you just want to game with friends, not against them. The term 'best' is admittedly pretty broad, but these games we've entered into our list offer some serious fun for you and your online cohorts. In the games below, we've teamed up with friends to raid ancient technological vaults, squashed enemy pilots with our Titans and raced through the Australian outback and so much more! Note: Games with online multiplayer require an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Overwatch Dark Souls 3 Doom Grand Theft Auto: 5 Forza Horizon 3 Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition Titanfall Halo 5 Guardians NBA 2K17 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Tom Clancy's The Division Dead Rising 3 Destiny Diablo 3 Ultimate Evil Edition Far Cry 4 Overwatch First person shooter Overwatch blasted onto Xbox One earlier in 2016, pitting two teams of six players against each other to achieve various goals within the map. Work together to secure and defend points on the map, or escort a payload for a pe...

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    Recently, we caught up with Xbox Platform Lead Mike Ybarra to discuss UWP on Xbox One, the console's upward momentum and much more. Since E3 2016, Xbox has firmly taken an offensive posture in the evolving console war. The company announced Project Scorpio, a 6 teraflop upgrade for the Xbox One. They also showed off Clubs, Looking For Group and Arena, which are now available in the Xbox One Preview. We also received background music support, and the long-awaited UWP platform, allowing developers to target televisions with their Windows Store apps for the first time. What's on the horizon for Team Xbox? What will the future of the console landscape look like? Join us to find out. Jez Corden: First, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions! With UWP opening up on the Xbox One, I know from speaking to our readers and Windows Store developers that there's a lot of excitement about the possibilities UWP could herald; however, there are some feature limitations between Xbox...

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    Want to grab a new Xbox One S bundle but don't want to pay full price? Here are some of the best deals to check out! Whether the Xbox One S will be your first Xbox One or a replacement of an older system, you likely want to find a great deal on it. The console is frequently discounted (sometimes seemingly at random), but your true best bet is to get one as part of a bundle deal. Often times retailers offer extra controllers, a year of Xbox Gold Live or even various games with the system at no additional cost. Searching for the best deals can be frustrating and time-consuming, but we've got you covered. Here are some of the best bundles that are currently available around the web on the Xbox One S. New Consoles There are a few variations of the Xbox One S depending how much internal storage you need. You can purchase the Xbox One S in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB now, and the prices vary based on the storage. If you won't be gaming a ton you can probably get away with the entry-level one, bu...

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    Gears of War 4 is fast approaching, and Microsoft recently sent out invitations for fans to check out an unlisted YouTube clip of the game's prologue. Gears of War 4 takes place several years after the events of Gears 3, kicking off an all-new saga. A new threat named the Swarm has emerged and threatens to finish off the remnants of humanity for good. Gears of War 4 launches on October 11th, 2016 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning that a single purchase of the game will net you a copy on both Xbox One and Windows 10. Spoilers below, obviously! Additionally, those who play Gears of War 4 between now and December will also net all of the previous Xbox 360 games on backward compatibility for Xbox One. Gears of War 4 is shaping up to be an explosive addition to the franchise, which remains one of Xbox's biggest and most prevalent. Between Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 and the recently released Xbox One S, Microsoft's Christmas offering for gamers is looking extremely str...

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    Microsoft has launched a new version of its Xbox One S TV commercial, and this time it promotes the fact that it has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player inside. While the first version of the ad stated that the Xbox One S could play 4K Ultra HD video, it did not clearly mention that included the support of 4K Ultra Blu-ray discs. Instead, it focused much of the attention to the fact that it is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One. The new ad, as posted on YouTube, clearly states that the Xbox One S is "the only console with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray" support. In case you didn't catch that, that change in the ad is a small dig against Sony, which will launch its PlayStation 4 Pro without such a feature in mid-November. Do you think it was a good idea for Microsoft to make this small but noticeable change in its Xbox One S marketing campaign? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Best Xbox One S Bundle Deals xbox one sXbox...