Thus far, 2023 has proven to be a great year for gamers, offering quality games on all fronts, whether it's PlayStation, Xbox, or the Switch. Here, let's take a look at some of the best games you need to play this year. Gaming 

5 Exciting Action-Adventure Games to Try Out in 2021

The video games launched this year have received high ratings, making 2023 a fantastic year for gamers. First-party games for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo have been impressive, but third-party games have also been well received. This list includes five action-adventure games – both old and new – that you should consider playing this year. Notably, the games listed here are in no particular order and include games from most platforms. Starfield – PC, Xbox Series X/S Starfield was arguably the most anticipated Xbox game of the last decade, and it’s…

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It launches initially in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Gaming 

Xbox’s System for Reporting Abusive Voice Chat to be Implemented This Week

Microsoft is preparing to introduce a new feature on Xbox consoles that allows users to report abusive voice content. Initially announced in July, this feature enables gamers to submit any inappropriate comments they encounter while playing multiplayer games. The system records a 60-second clip that is saved on the console, and users have a 24-hour window to file a report. This feature will be included in the September update for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, but it will initially be available only in select English-language markets, including the US,…

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Xbox chief Phil Spencer agreed to let Larian only offer split-screen co-op on the Series X. Gaming 

Baldur’s Gate III to Launch on Xbox After Series S Agreement

Baldur’s Gate III, which has been hailed as the summer’s standout game, has yet to be released on consoles. Larian Studios, the developer, has adopted a patient approach, prioritizing the game’s readiness before launching it on different platforms. Following its successful debut on Windows after leaving early access, Baldur’s Gate III will be available on PlayStation 5 and macOS starting September 6th. Although the specific release date for Xbox remains uncertain, Larian has now officially announced that the expansive RPG will arrive on Microsoft’s consoles later in the year. The…

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They're Microsoft's answer to Sony's custom PS5 covers. Gaming 

Xbox Series X Console Skins to be Released, Featuring ‘Starfield’ and Camouflage Designs

For a while now, Sony has been providing personalized plates for the PlayStation 5, with their latest offering featuring a Spider-Man 2 design. Following suit, Microsoft has also joined the trend of customization, selling official wraps for the Xbox Series X, after previously giving away customized Xbox Series S units through contests. In addition to two camo colors, Arctic Camo and Mineral Camo, a Starfield-inspired wrap is available. Pre-orders for scarves are now open. The $50 Starfield will ship to the US, Canada, and Europe on October 18th, while the…

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You can also buy games using Venmo. Gaming 

Xbox Dashboard Update Enhances Accessibility to Games

Microsoft is continuing to improve the interface on Xbox consoles, with the introduction of an updated home screen for Xbox Series/X and One users. This update aims to make games more easily accessible and provides users with greater customization options. A quick access menu has been added, allowing users to quickly navigate to their collection, Game Pass, the Microsoft Store, and commonly used functions such as search and settings. Additionally, users can now pin their favorite games and groups, and curated lists of games are available to aid in discovering…

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hat if we told you that Xbox's new limited edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed controllers smell like pizza? Yes, they are real, and here are all the details. Gaming 

Xbox Unveils Limited Edition Controllers with Pizza Aroma

To commemorate the launch of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem film, Xbox is introducing a collection of exclusive controllers that possess the aroma of pizza. Although this may appear peculiar, the wireless controllers, compatible with Xbox Series X/S and PC, are designed with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme. Gamers have seen numerous limited edition controllers from both Xbox and PlayStation in the past, but this is the first time a controller has included an element of smell instead of just offering different build materials and color themes.…

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FTC hearings on Microsoft's $69B Activision Blizzard deal uncover new details, including potential launches of PlayStation 6 and next Xbox in 2028. News 

Microsoft Suggests PlayStation 6 and Next Xbox Could Launch in 2028 During FTC Hearing

The FTC’s ongoing investigation into Microsoft’s purchase of Activision Blizzard for $69 billion has uncovered several significant details that would have remained unknown without the agency’s participation in the antitrust lawsuit. One such document, which is being held as evidence, reveals that Microsoft expects the next-generation PlayStation console — likely to be called the PlayStation 6, with the next mainline Xbox coming in 2028 — in about five years, as reported by IGN. . It’s likely that Microsoft is already working on the next-gen console, which is why they may…

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The US is spared a price hike on the console for now. Gaming 

Microsoft Raising Prices for Xbox Series X and Game Pass in Majority of Countries

Microsoft has announced that the price of the Xbox Series X will be raised in most countries, except for the US, Japan, Chile, Brazil, and Colombia. Therefore, if you have been considering purchasing the console, it would be advisable to do so before the end of July. Starting August 1st, the Xbox Series X will cost $650 in Canada, £480 in the UK, €550 in most European countries, and $800 in Australia. The increases are roughly in line with Sony’s PS5 price changes in most markets last year. “We’ve held…

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Players who are hanging onto the older console can still access Series X/S titles via cloud gaming. Gaming 

Microsoft Ceases Production of Games for Xbox One

Microsoft has announced that it will no longer develop games for the Xbox One, almost three years after the launch of the Xbox Series X/S. Although the company will continue to provide support for existing titles such as Minecraft and Halo Infinite, no new games will be created for the older console by Xbox Game Studios. According to Matt Booty, the head of Xbox Game Studios, the company has shifted its focus to the latest generation of consoles, known as gen 9. Microsoft also produces games for PC. This move…

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This could be the last game in the series. Gaming 

‘Endless Driving Awaits You in Forza Motorsport’

Essentially, we have no intention of creating a separate follow-up. Dan Greenawalt, the GM of the Forza franchise, has been working on motorsport games for two decades, but his remarks at the post-Xbox Showcase press conference on Sunday hinted that this next release could be the series’ last. Forza Motorsport is the eighth game in Turn 10 Studios’ driving sim series and the first newcomer in nearly half a decade. Forza has been one of Microsoft’s most reliable first-party properties. Ignoring Playground Games’ spinoff Horizon series, the original Xbox had…

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The sci-fi adventure has dropped its 2023 launch window. Gaming 

Capcom’s Pragmata Suffers Another Delay

Capcom’s eerie and dystopian sci-fi adventure game, Pragmata, may have slipped your mind. However, the latest teaser for the game has announced that it will not meet its 2023 release date, giving you another opportunity to forget about it. “It is with a heavy heart that we have to further delay the release of Pragmata,” the development team wrote at the end of the game’s new trailer. “Our team is currently working hard to make the best possible game, but we need more time.” As the post suggests, this is…

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Microsoft introduced Halo Infinite during the Xbox Series X Games Showcase in July of this year. (343 Industries) News 

Halo Infinite will finally launch in fall 2021

The highly anticipated Halo Infinite will officially launch in fall 2021. The game’s announcement was made by developers 343 Industries via a blog post. Halo Infinite was originally slated to launch alongside the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in November of this year, but has been postponed to the August 2021 party due to “challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.” However, since Microsoft did not specify the month of its launch, the fall 2021 window roughly means Halo Infinite is delayed by almost a year from its original…

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