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A new update that launched on July 6th for the game Terraria broke the online multiplayer mode for the Xbox One. In a tweet, 505 Games confirmed that the Online Multiplayer wasn’t functioning on Xbox One. However, the local multiplayer and single player modes were not affected. There is no word on when the online multiplayer “fix” update will be available. Here is the tweet by 505 Games:

Sources: Xbox One's Terraria Facing This "Serious Issue" - GameSpot

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Sales of Red Dead Redemption have skyrocketed over 6000% with the announcement by Microsoft that the game is becoming backwards compatible on the Xbox One on July 8th. On Amazon, Red Dead Redemption game of the year edition it is listed at number 26th on the most popular games list. It was previously listed at number 1544th. It’s counterpart, The standard edition of Red Dead Redemption, got bumped up from 690th to 55th. The percentage increase is based on the difference of the position on Amazon’s leaderboard, not the actual sales of Red Dead Redemption. If you don’t have the game, it is on sale for $7.50 Us dollars for gold members, and 10.50 US dollars for gamers that aren’t gold members. Every version of the game will be compatible, so it doesn’t matter whether you have the disk version, or download version.
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A new feature for windows 10 and Xbox One called Xbox play anywhere will launch on September 13th. With Play Anywhere, you’ll be able to play supported Xbox One games digitally on your PC for no additional cost. This is not streaming your Xbox One to your PC, because you don’t need an Xbox to play games on your PC. This will allow gamers with PCs to play with gamers that own an Xbox One. If you own both a Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, you can save your game on one, and pick up right where you left off on the other. Only 12 titles will be available to use this feature when it launches, but Microsoft says every future title will be compatible. Only digital titles will work, which means if you buy the physical version of the game, you won’t be able to use Xbox Play Anywhere. The games that are compatible are:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Recore
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Scalebound
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • State of Decay 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Cuphead
  • We Happy Few
  • Crackdown 3

Here's Microsoft's latest Halo 5 news:

"The time has finally come — Warzone Firefight — the eighth and largest content release to-date, is available now in Halo 5: Guardians! Warzone Firefight is overflowing with content that includes three new maps, two new armors, the Halo 2 Beam rifle, customization options including HCS Pro League skins, Score Attack for campaign, a new Forge canvas, a new UNSC air vehicle, the hilarious new Warzone boss and of course, the titular Warzone Firefight PvE game mode.

As mentioned last week, in celebration of the launch of Warzone Firefight, Halo 5: Guardians will be available free to download for anyone with Xbox Live Gold starting today and running to July 5! This will also be a great chance to buy the game if you haven’t done so already — Halo 5: Guardians will be available 50 percent off in the Xbox Store!

If this is your first time jumping in to Halo 5: Guardians, fret not! Rolling out for a limited time with this release is the “Firefight REQ Reward” program, which grants all players a Gold REQ Pack upon signing in to Halo 5: Guardians. Gold REQ Packs contain a variety of permanent and one-time use items that can be used in Warzone and Arena game modes. You’ll get more Gold REQ Packs with additional wins in Warzone Firefight, unlocking up to a total of 10!

In addition, players can purchase a limited time “Spartan Recruit REQ Pack,” aimed to help new players jump in quickly to Warzone multiplayer. The Spartan Recruit REQ Pack will include the DMR loadout weapon, Magnum with Extended Mag loadout weapon, plus certifications and three extra REQs for the Rocket Launcher, Sniper Rifle and Scorpion. Learn more about the REQ System here.

Xbox Wire also has several handy guides, including a Halo story primer up to Halo 5: Guardians, tips on mastering Warzone multiplayer and some details about the Warzone Firefight game mode itself. Don’t forget these key words: giant mech...
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Microsoft is tempting students to buy a Surface Pro 4 this week with a new promotion running at its retail stores in the US. The software maker is taking $300 off when students buy a Surface Pro 4 and Xbox One. "So basically a free Xbox One with the purchase of a Surface Pro 4," says Terry Myerson, head of Windows and devices at Microsoft, in an interview with The Verge. The deal goes live today and will run until August 14th.

The timing of Microsoft's deal comes just a week after the company revealed...

Continue Reading @: Microsoft is giving students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4 purchases | The Verge

Here's the latest plug from Microsoft regarding the Titanfall 2 sequel coming out this year:

"We’ve got a lot of fond memories of jumping into massive mechs and causing some epic destruction in Titanfall, one of the most popular games to launch on the Xbox One. If you, like us, have a big, war mech-shaped hole in your heart needing to be filled, then Titanfall 2 couldn’t be coming at a better time.

At E3 2016, EA and Respawn Entertainment showed off some of the new features coming to Titanfall 2, most notably the new Titan classes. Instead of a fully customizable Titan, players can select between six different Titans with their own skills and strengths. Soldiers, too, are split into classes, and finding the right combination of the two can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

At E3, two of the six new Titans were available: the laser-canon-toting Ion and Scorch, who bombards enemies with incendiary rounds — and also packs a nasty flamethrower. They showcase very different play styles and strengths, making Titanfall 2 feel more like a class-based shooter than a traditional FPS with mechs.

Titanfall 2’s new grappling hook is one of our favorite things about the game, allowing players to hook themselves to nearly anything. Latching onto a Titan, climbing atop it, and ripping out a battery is pretty thrilling. A well-timed grapple can even turn an ejecting pilot into a well-placed sniper by zipping them over to an otherwise inaccessible rooftop. Combined with the wall running, the freedom of movement offered is pretty incredible.

While we didn’t get to see it, the promise of a full single-player campaign for Titanfall 2 has us pretty excited. It follows a pilot who is trapped behind enemy lines, and Respawn is working to make the experience feel different from standard FPS story modes.

Fortunately, we don’t have too long to wait to learn more; Titanfall 2 launches on Xbox One and...
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