XBOX SERIES X

Xbox Series X/S Isn’t Getting a Price Increase, In Case You Were Worried

This morning, Sony announced the PlayStation 5’s price would be increasing in most regions around the world. The United States was spared from this, but the surprise announcement hasn’t gone over well since it was published earlier today. As such, the Xbox Series X/S is now the cheaper system in…

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Xbox Series X/S Won't Get a Price Increase, In Case You Were Worried

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Xbox Series X/S Framerate Boost Make Titanfall 2 Go Brrr

The Xbox Series X/S is capable of making old games run better when played on the new hardware. Part of that is increasing framerates on select games. That’s not something that can necessarily be applied universally, and requires some tweaking on the development side to make things like higher framerate…

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Xbox Series X/S UI Hints at VR Headset Microsoft Hasn’t Announced

Xbox doesn’t have a PlayStation VR equivalent for its consoles. But it seems like it might soon, as Xbox Series X/S’ operating system is making reference to a VR headset Microsoft has yet to release. Or, at the very least, other VR headsets might be compatible with the console in…

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Xbox Controllers Still Use Batteries in 2021 Because of a Deal With Duracell

If you were wondering why Microsoft hasn’t joined the likes of literally everyone else in the video game market by making its controllers rechargeable instead of using a pair of AA batteries in 2021, it turns out there was a deal with Duracell dating back years that has ensured Xbox…

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UK Politicians Are Trying to Make it Illegal to Scalp Consoles in the Country

We’re about a month out from the launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, and a vast majority of people are still struggling to get their hands on the new consoles. Not only is it due to a general scarcity of new devices, but also because scalping has…

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To All the People I Used to Text Back During Video Game Loading Screens

Loading times on the next-gen consoles are almost non-existent. Like, almost comically so, in some cases. I’ve been playing my PlayStation 5 for a few days now, and while most of my time has been spent with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Astro’s Playroom, I have been switching over from native…

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How to Introduce a New Console to Your Cats

With a new generation of consoles arriving this week, gamers are faced with a slew of questions. “How fast are the loading times?” “How does the ray tracing work?” “Are the controllers better?” “Which console should I get?” You can find plenty of information on these are other queries about…

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Reminder: Your Launch Xbox Series or PlayStation 5 May Have Manufacturing Faults

The Xbox Series X/S is out now and the PlayStation 5 is out tomorrow, and already there are reports of both systems shipping out with some technical issues that will likely require some repairs. As we head into the next generation of consoles, it’s probably best for us to take…

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Xbox Series X/S’ User Experience Is a Much Better Starting Point Than Xbox One’s

Following Sony’s example, Microsoft has released a new video walking people through the Xbox Series X/S’ UI two weeks before the systems’ launch on November 10. And it definitely looks like it’s at a better starting point than the Xbox One was when it launched back in 2013. The Xbox…

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Pre-Ordering a Next-Gen Console Was the Only Time Living in a Rural Area Helped Me

As I type this, Xbox Series X/S pre-orders have gone live and the internet is aflame as it runs into an assortment of error messages, automatically refreshing webpages that say explicitly not to refresh them, and just generally not having a good time. yo, how is this WORSE than the…

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Xbox Series X/S vs PS5 Launch Titles Comparison Guide

If price isn’t a factor, trying to decide which new console to purchase often comes down to which games are available. To help, we’ve put together a guide which lists all of the games exclusive to the new consoles and all of the games they’ll support at launch. Whether you’re…

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Xbox Series X is Launching in November And That’s As Specific As We’re Getting

Earlier today, 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite is being delayed into 2021, thus will no longer be a launch title for the Xbox Series X. Immediately following this announcement, Microsoft announced that the system is coming in November. Which was implied by the “holiday 2020” window the console has had…

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Microsoft Kills Ugly As Sin Xbox Series X Branding on Game Cases

Friends, if there’s one thing that bums me about about buying games physically, it’s when companies, whether that be console manufacturers, developers, or in some unforgivable cases, retailers, add a bunch of branding and badges to the front cover. I still remember when I bought DmC: Devil May Cry at my…

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Retail Games Might Cost $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X

As video games become more expensive to make, naturally the bill was going to have to rise with it. From the looks of it, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games might end up costing an extra $10 when those systems launch later this year. News of this began to…

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Here Are the First Games to Support Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery

Back in February. Microsoft announced plans to implement a new feature called Smart Delivery, which would allow people to purchase games available for Xbox One and Xbox Series X once and play them on either system freely. Today, the company announced some of the first games that will be taking…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 28, 2020

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Here’s How Backwards Compatible Games Will Use Xbox Series X’s Superior Tech

Microsoft has already said that previous Xbox games, from the original Xbox’s catalog to current Xbox One games, will be playable on the Xbox Series X. But today, the company explained how the Xbox Series X will be giving games a modern upgrade through use of the console’s new tech.…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 15, 2020

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Fanbyte Evening News May 12, 2020

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The Inside Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveal With Fanbyte Commentary

Vampires, flower pots, spaceships, and vikings all come together in one big stew during Inside Xbox. And if there’s one thing the Fanbyte editors love, it’s… video game… stew? I promise we keep things more on track than this written summary as we talk over the Xbox Series X “gameplay”…

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