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Free Movie Weekend returns with ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood
4 years ago

Free Movie Weekend returns with ‘Batman: Under the Red Hood

By  •  In General

Microsoft may have renamed its Xbox Video service to Microsoft Movies & TV, but it’s keeping Xbox Video Free Movie Weekends around, it seems. Throughout the weekend Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone and Windows PC owners can watch Batman: Under The Red Hood absolutely free on their devices.
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The Culture: Hunt the truth before ‘Halo 5’ arrives
4 years ago

The Culture: Hunt the truth before ‘Halo 5’ arrives

An audio show hyping a video game? I’m not entirely sure who had the bright idea to produce a documentary podcast that fills in the gaps between what happened with Doctor Halsey at the beginning of Halo 4 and what we’re going to experience this fall with Halo 5: Guardians. Doesn’t matter though, I started listening this week and its positively brilliant. 343 Industries, the game’s developer, has terrific news for listeners of Hunt The Truth. The second season of the podcast kicks off today.
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Playlists getting an upgrade in Groove Music?
4 years ago

Playlists getting an upgrade in Groove Music?

When you’re building a music collection in Microsoft’s Groove subscription service you need to craft your playlists by hand or use its seriously limited Radio feature. If a picture on the company’s Groove Music website is any indication that’ll change soon enough. Some kind of automatically created playlists outside of the Radio feature is included in a screenshot posted to the Groove Music website.
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New Xbox One Experience arrives for the lucky
4 years ago

New Xbox One Experience arrives for the lucky

By  •  Xbox One

Lucky members of Microsoft’s Xbox Preview Program began getting early access to the New Xbox One Experience this past weekend. Slow down, you don’t want to all go running for those controllers at the same time. There’s no way to manually trigger the update on-demand.
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Xbox 360 gets a software update
4 years ago

Xbox 360 gets a software update

By  •  In General

Have Microsoft’s Xbox 360 entertainment consoles? Good news, you’ve now got 2GB of cloud storage at your disposal and an Activity Feed to fill with your musings. That’s provided you’ve got an internet connection to download day’s Xbox 360 software update.
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Microsoft sets a kill date for Zune Music Pass
4 years ago

Microsoft sets a kill date for Zune Music Pass

As purveyors of all Microsoft-related entertainment news some days we have to deliver bad news to good, loyal people. If you’ve been one of the many hanging on to your Zune Music Pass subscription and a compatible device now might be the time to let go. Microsoft has officially set a kill date for Zune Marketplace and the Zune Music Pass.
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Groove Music and Sonos finally work together
4 years ago

Groove Music and Sonos finally work together

By  •  Xbox Music

Until today none of Microsoft’s music services, Zune, Xbox Music or Groove could connect to a set of Sonos speakers for wireless playback. This morning the Groove Music team finally put an end to that streak. As of right now, owners of Sonos speaker systems can finally use their wireless network to listen to their songs.
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New Games Tuesday: ‘Forza 6’ & ‘The Taken King’
4 years ago

New Games Tuesday: ‘Forza 6’ & ‘The Taken King’

With the busy video game season finally here, we’re busting out some special coverage to keep you abreast of the latest games each week. We’re calling it New Games Tuesday and it is a compliment to the Xbox One 2015 Timeline. This week there are both big-name launches on the Xbox One and major content updates. We’re talking Forza Motorsport 6, Destiny: The Taken King and more.
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