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About Trav Pope

2010 - 2015 gamer, music & tech journalist, beat-maker, Editor in chief of The En, and host of The En Word
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Another wave of Xbox One Updates include custom Gampics
6 months ago

Another wave of Xbox One Updates include custom Gampics

By  •  Xbox LIVE, Xbox

If there’s one thing that’s bothered me about Xbox Live since I first plugged in an Xbox 360 and hit start on Star Trek Legacy, it’s the service’s unwillingness to put user generated content up for everyone to see. Gamerpics have been the poster child for this problem. Someone inside the company seems to share my disdain for them. Xbox One owners are getting the chance to replace them with their own photos, mercifully.
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They Shall Not Pass arrives for Battlefield 1 Premium Tomorrow
6 months ago

They Shall Not Pass arrives for Battlefield 1 Premium Tomorrow

By  •  Xbox Games

Are you a Battlefield 1 player? Have you been patiently waiting with your premium subscription in hand to get more content for the old world shooter from Electronic Arts and DICE? The Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC arrives on Xbox One and more tomorrow.
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The Culture: ‘Halo’ is in trouble
7 months ago

The Culture: ‘Halo’ is in trouble

Published by Glixel, the long form piece goes into detail about what’s hurting the Halo franchise. In particular, it focuses on how Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians made some huge mistakes that also doomed Bungie’s Halo 2.
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Xbox Game Pass arriving to give Sony and Gamestop what they deserve
7 months ago

Xbox Game Pass arriving to give Sony and Gamestop what they deserve

The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program’s days as the most direct answer to Sony’s PlayStation Now subscription service are numbered. Xbox Game Pass is coming to provide backup, and the new service unapologetically goes after folks that are fans of subscription services like Netflix. There’s even of dash of worry for video game seller GameStop.
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With the ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’ release, Xbox Play Anywhere just got more exciting
7 months ago

With the ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’ release, Xbox Play Anywhere just got more exciting

By  •  Xbox Games

I won’t pretend as if a new game in the Middle-Earth franchise was on my radar. You can bet it is now though. Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment announced Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for Windows, Xbox One, Project Scorpio and PlayStation 4 this morning. The publisher also confirmed that Middle Earth: Shadow of War will be the highest-profile Xbox Play Anywhere game release to date. 
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Tonight on Xbox Live: Unlocked ‘Rocket League,’ ‘NBA 2K17’ and Xbox Live Gold Free Weekend
7 months ago

Tonight on Xbox Live: Unlocked ‘Rocket League,’ ‘NBA 2K17’ and Xbox Live Gold Free Weekend

President’s Day weekend isn’t traditionally known as an excellent time to play games. Yeah, I’m lying, it totally is. Three day weekends are the best time to dive into something good. Microsoft is hoping that you’ll spend most of this upcoming weekend away from the Cable News Network and on Xbox Live. It’s unlocking online multiplayer for the long weekend. It’s also partnering with a few studios to give users something to play with their temporary privileges. Xbox Live Gold Free Weekend is back folks.
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Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2017 Media Briefing is on a Sunday
7 months ago

Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2017 Media Briefing is on a Sunday

By  •  In General

My mind hasn’t gotten through the spring yet and already we’re talking about this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Microsoft is already gearing up for the coming conference. It’s announced two Xbox E3 2017 related events in a single day. That’s on top of the bombshell announcement show management revealed about this year’s event earlier this week.
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‘Halo Wars 2’ mania has arrived a week before release
7 months ago

‘Halo Wars 2’ mania has arrived a week before release

By  •  Xbox Games

With just a week left until the Halo Wars 2 release, Microsoft and 343 Industries have kicked the mania machine behind the title into high gear. Today, dozens of websites …
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