Tag: Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Depiction Of Jim Crow Racism Doesn’t Add Up

Lenny and Arthur in Red Dead Redemption 2.Screenshot: Rockstar Games / Kotaku When it comes to depicting the prejudices of historical time periods, most video games sidestep the issue. They avoid acknowledging that these prejudices existed or don’t emphasize them. Advertisement Rockstar Games’ 2018 western Red Dead Redemption 2 was different. Two chapters of the […]

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Am I Getting Old or Are Next-Gen Consoles Just Not Hitting?

I mean, you know, it’s a consolePhoto: Aldeca Productions (Shutterstock) Last week, two things happened. On Thursday, Xbox gave its full-throated pitch for the Xbox Series X. On Saturday, I turned 28. As I move ever closer towards my impending doom and recent events make me grapple with my own mortality on a daily basis, […]

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Avowed is Obsidian’s answer to The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on Xbox

Obsidian Entertainment is one of the developers to wow fans during the Xbox Games Showcase today. The studio had a trailer for its small-scale (pun intended) survival project Grounded, and it showed off the first expansion for The Outer Worlds. But then it had something bigger. Obsidian revealed that it is making a big-budget fantasy […]

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U.S. game-console spending up 25% through first half of 2020

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! In the United States, the pandemic dictates what our lives can look like. Even as some states attempted to reopen, many are going back on lockdown. The prospect of movie theaters, comedy venues, or concert halls opening up through the end of the year is […]

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets xCloud streaming at no additional cost

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is getting another value-boosting feature. In September, Microsoft is combining its premium game-subscription service with its streaming Project xCloud technology. Microsoft announced the addition in a blog post from Xbox boss Phil Spencer today. “Cloud gaming […]

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