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Xbox adds 70+titles to backwards compatibility

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration Microsoft announced the following, just when you thought they literally had everything on backwards compatibility.   At Xbox, we believe in celebrating gaming and preserving its legacy. No other art form offers the opportunity to be immersed in expansive universes through the combination of stunning visuals, evocative music, emotion-driven storytelling and interactive, living worlds. Since 2015, the backward compatibility program for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S has made it possible for gamers…

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the Nintendo Switch

A Long time ago, in a console by Microsoft, a Star Wars game was released. It was called Knights of the Old Republic. It was a Star Wars role playing game and it was pretty great. Now its on the Nintendo Switch! Is it still a great game? Is it any different than it use to be? Let’s take a look at KOTOR for the Nintendo Switch. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is back. On the orignal Xbox,…

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Xbox Celebrates 20 Years

Today is the day that the Xbox brand celebrates 20 years. It's a fantastic milestone for a company who has experienced many ups and downs. The highs of the Xbox 360, the lows of the Xbox One, and the mind boggling success of Xbox Game Pass have all shaped the company many of us know and love. And it's their birthday.

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Is Street Fighter 5 Approaching its Final Version?

Released back in February of 2016, Street Fighter 5 has had a contentious life. Rushed to release and missing some features that players expected as standard, as well as poor quality netcode, the first couple of years for the title were rough. Over time, SF5 managed to prove itself, with a constant influx of features and characters helping the game reach its full potential. As with all Street Fighter games since SF2, this new entry was eventually released in packs…

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Gucci to make limited edition Xbox Bundles

Today, Xbox and Gucci announced they’ll join forces to celebrate two iconic milestones: Xbox’s 20th anniversary and Gucci’s 100th birthday. In a meeting of tech innovation and tradition, we’re excited to unveil the first-ever, limited-edition Gucci Xbox Bundle available to purchase globally on November 17. Nodding to the past, present and future of the long-intertwined gaming and fashion communities, the collectable set is designed to celebrate and promote self-expression. To honor its 100th anniversary milestone, Gucci will produce just 100 …

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Rolling Realms Review

Being able to review a Stonemaier game is always a treat. Even if the game concept isn't resonating with you, the components are always top notch and make playing any game enjoyable. Rolling Realms doesn't have that same component flair, so could a few dry erase cards, markers, and and an oversized die create what I needed in a board game experience? Yes, yes it did!

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Asmodee and Kids – Holiday Fun – Rhino Hero Junior

Games for kids ages 2+ can not only be difficult to find, but to play as well. Some companies struggled to find a nice balance between something educational and something fun, generally going too educational and forgetting that the experience has to be enjoyable. And while I definitely cannot play Rhino Hero Junior as a competitor alongside my young kids, it is still fun to see their brains work while having fun.

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Asmodee and Kids – Holiday Fun – Animals Upon Animals

Last week Thursday - our regularly scheduled game night in the Roffel household - a big box of board games arrived from Asmodee Canada, two of which were aimed at young kids. While slightly outside my youngest age range - he's 3, and the one game suggested 4+ - we still opened up two of them to see how he would like them. Let's take a quick peak at Animals Upon Animals - Christmas Edition and, in a future article, Rhino Hero Junior. Let's take a look!

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Forza Horizons 5 Reminds Me How Good Game Pass Is

The launch of Forza Horizon 5 has once again solidified with me how it is without a doubt the best online subscription service for video games. Not only is Microsoft providing us with a ton of new games month-to-month, but are still releasing ALL first party titles on the service. On day one. Outstanding.

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Wrapping Animal Crossing DLC in NSO is Brilliant for Consumers

One of the many benefits of paying for something like Xbox Game Pass is that it allows me to try some first party games that normally I would not have shelled money our for. I actually wrote about this a while ago when it came to Flight Simulator, a game that I wanted to try, ultimately hated, and glad I didn't spend full retail price on. And once again, DLC wrapped into a service has saved me money. And this time, I'm shocked to say it's Animal Crossing.

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