If you preordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One, you can now download a beta version of the game and experience multiplayer for the first time.
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Available only with the purchase of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is the real prize, featuring a near-perfect single player experience.
Today, Microsoft is celebrating the worldwide release of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. The single player experience continues the story line from the original Gears trilogy, and Microsoft has amped up multiplayer in this release as well.
As I noted earlier today, PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-order Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare can download and start playing the bundled Modern Warfare Remastered today. Doing so is a great reminder of why the COD games are so great.
As expected, Microsoft will hold a major press conference on October 26, 2016 in New York City. And while details are vague at this point, it's fair to say that the rumors we've heard so far are almost certainly correct.
Since posting my Gears of War 4 review yesterday, I finally finished the grueling and tedious single player campaign, and I have a few more thoughts about Microsoft's rejuvenated gaming franchise, and the latest game, which could have been so much better.
Starting with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Activision has delivered game DLC to PlayStation 4 users first, leaving Xbox gamers in the lurch. I don't mind being a second-class citizen, but this is ridiculous.
I've always had a mixed reaction to the games in the Gears of War series, and as I noted in my latest review, that's true of Gears of War 4 as well. Here's a quick rundown of my experiences with this game franchise.
How you respond to Gears of War 4 will depend on your affection for the entire original Gears trilogy: This new game offers a stunning graphical upgrade, but it is highly derivative of the previous games, and is tediously repetitive.
Microsoft has begun rolling out Arena on Xbox Live and other new features to the Xbox Preview Program, which includes the Xbox One and the Xbox (Beta) app on Windows 10.
Even the most beloved of personal technology products betray their users in at least some small way over time. Perfection is never really possible, of course. But after almost two months of daily use, the Xbox One S has passed the test. It is the perfect thing.
I can't believe it's October already, but one of the best things about September flying by is that it's time for Games with Gold again. As always, Xbox Live Gold subscribers have four new free games to look forward to, two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360.
If you were put off by the garish Xbox One S Gears of War 4 2 TB Bundle but still wanted to show off your Coalition colors, here's some good news: Microsoft has announced two new Gears of War 4 bundles that feature less controversial console designs.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered launch trailer, the entire Gears of War 4 prologue, a Microsoft exec sees the end of the QWERTY keyboard, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick offers the cheapest way yet to get Alexa in your home, and Blackberry will no longer build its own phones.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Call of Duty: World at War comes to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, more Google Pixel leaks, Google plans to bring fast Wi-Fi for the world, Chrome on Android gets Data Saver, more, and I finally get the new Outlook.com!