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In April, Microsoft rolled out a limited beta of its Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) streaming service for Windows 10 PCs and Apple devices. However, this early beta required users to game through an internet browser rather than providing Xbox Insiders with a native app to experience the service. That all changes today with the latest revision of Xbox Cloud Gaming, which is now available through the official Xbox app in Windows 10. Given that the service is internet-based, your aging PC should still be able to provide an excellent gaming experience (as long as you have a decent broadband connection). Like the previous beta, you will need a compatible controller that connects to your PC via... Read more...
Microsoft has more surprises up its sleeve than just a new version of Windows (a Windows 11 ISO is making the rounds). On the console side, Microsoft announced at E3 that is bringing its Xbox Cloud Gaming service (previously known as Project xCloud) over to its previous generation Xbox One game consoles. This is a smart move for a couple of reasons. For one, with the shortage of silicon affecting the technology industry at large, current-generation game consoles like the Xbox Series X/S and Sony's PlayStation 5 are often out of stock, leaving millions of gamers on last-gen hardware. And secondly, the decision effectively casts a wider net for Microsoft's game streaming service. "We’re excited... Read more...
Gaming while on-the-go has gotten better over the years as handheld consoles are becoming more powerful and widespread. Now, Microsoft is taking things up a notch by turning its dual-screen Surface Duo into a versatile game-streaming device by updating the Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) app for Android. This means gamers will have a virtual gamepad on one screen and the game on the other, which is rather awesome. The update, which goes live today, brings the touch controls for any Xbox game down to the second screen on the Surface Duo, rather than being overlaid on the game. It makes console gaming on the go much easier and less claustrophobic-feeling than on a regular mobile device. This change... Read more...
The song may say, "Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd," but that last part is certainly difficult in the middle of a pandemic. Though we may be on the upswing, it is still generally unsafe to be a part of a large crowd, so perhaps there is an alternative that could be just as fun. As it turns out, MLB The Show 21 is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, so you can "root, root, root for the home team," all from the comfort of your own home. Becoming available for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming on April 20th, MLB The Show 21 will bring the MLB experience anywhere a player goes. Moreover, Jamie Leece, MLB Senior VP, explains that with "cross-platform play and... Read more...
Microsoft just made it possible to transform your phone or tablet into a retro gaming handheld of potentially epic proportions, without rooting or fussing with ROMs. How so? Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can access over a dozen classic games through Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming (formerly Project xCloud) service. What the company has essentially done is take its backward compatibility efforts to the cloud. To get things started, Microsoft is granting access to 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, all now available to Xbox Pass Pass Ultimate members on Android (still no luck for iPhone users). And over time, Microsoft says it plans to add more Xbox and Xbox 360 games to the mix.... Read more...