First look at xCloud for Windows 10

Microsoft has started testing xCloud for Windows 10 PCs internally! Why would you use the game streaming service on your computer? It's simple, you don't need anything more than a good connection and a gamepad. No fancy processor or graphics card. It will run on pretty much any crappy Windows tablet or cheap notebook. There are a couple of games already available on the service but all of them run only at 720p at the moment. “This internal preview is running at 720p resolution with 1080p just around the corner,” according to internal Microsoft support note. Here are some screenshots from The Verge: Microsoft’s xCloud server The team is currently working on transitioning the xCloud servers to the brand new AMD based processor and GPU used in Xbox Series X. It is far more powerful - it includes a new encoder up to 6 times faster than now! The service launches by the end of 2020 if everything goes as planned.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks now available!

Microsoft introduced a nice reward system to their gaming subscription service. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks gives you in-game bonuses in a couple of free-2-play and standard games. Currently they are rolling out content for Phantasy Star Online 2, World of Tanks: Mercenaries, Sea of Thieves, and Smite. Here are the details: Phantasy Star Online 2 players get unique emotes and cosmetics like an Xbox jacketWorld of Tanks perks include three powerful tanks automatically unlockedSea of Thieves players get Ori-inspired cosmetics including gorgeous sailsSmite fans get a bundle that comes with five of the playable god characters as well as cosmetic skins and voice packs You can expect that this will grow eventually in the future. Just like Discord Nitro and Twitch Prime.

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New games coming to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC!

Recently Microsoft made a deal with Rockstar Games and you can now play Grand Theft Auto V on your Xbox Game Pass. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear on Xbox Game Pass for PC. However, there are some news that you can expect Frostpunk and FTL to come to Xbox Game Pass for PC really soon! Checkout the list below!

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#X019 highlights, Microsoft just killed Stadia, Age of Empires IV, The Witcher 3 coming to Game Pass!

If you've seen the conference few hours ago you probably know what's going on. They've introduced a lot of new titles and showed stuff that was unexpected. Here are the highlights from the conference! xCloud - play your games anywhere (PC, Android) First of they've finally revealed the details about xCloud and the best thing about it is that it comes with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Meaning you pay for your subscription and xCloud is going to be included right there in it, so you will be able to jump into your Game Pass games straight away. Unfortunately they are planning to launch it in waves, US and UK is first, then Canada, Western Europe, India and Japan. Then probably the rest of the world. And this is what's probably going to crush Stadia, their offer is nowhere near as huge as Microsoft's. Age of Empires IV trailer reveals the graphics and gameplay! What else can I say? Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAbI0fewc7w Xbox Game Pass gets more games, play The Witcher along with Netflix premiere That was an absolutely huge move, they picked the right titles and The Witcher is going to be really popular during the holiday season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwxOgitOXfc…

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Xbox: PUBG and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 FREE for limited time!

Edit: Turns out this is just limited for 3 days, after those days you won’t be able to play those games without a purchase. Sorry about that!

Guys this is a nice promo on Microsoft Store. You can now redeem PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 entirely FREE by just clicking a button. You can still claim it if you don’t own an Xbox. (more…)

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Microsoft Store: Cloud saves corrupted? You’re out of luck!

There's a pretty interesting topic on /r/windows10 today. Someone is having problems with Superhot VR edition. Basically his savegame got corrupted somehow and unfortunately the broken file is already up in the cloud. What doest that mean? According to Microsoft support you have to "play the game again". Ouch. On Steam whenever you're having problems with syncing your saved games the program actually asks you if you want to use the local saved games or the cloud ones. But not on Microsoft store, if something goes wrong you're screwed. You can read more about this problem here and see more of those screenshots here.

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