How to Stream Games from Your Xbox One to Your Windows 10 PC or Tablet
By now, you’ve surely heard that you can play Xbox One games on any Windows 10 PC or tablet. You’re probably eagerly asking: “How!?” The answer is: “It’s actually surprisingly easy, to be honest.” There’s really not much to it. Check out Major Nelson’s tutorial video above, and let’s walk through it. Step 1: Plug in and set up an Xbox One controller on your Windows 10 PC or tablet Windows 10 PCs already have native support for Xbox One controllers. Just plug the controller in via the USB cable that came with it, wait for the drivers to install, and you’re good to go. It’ll vibrate when it’s ready to use. Easy! Step 2: Launch the Xbox app for Windows 10. It’s free, and built into Windows 10. Also easy! Step 3: Create an Xbox Live account, or sign into your existing account. After launch, you should see the Home screen, and a prompt to either log into your account or create a new account. It’s a simpler process than ever, as well as free. Just follow the steps you’re given; you should hopefully have some experience logging into accounts for things, if you’re on the Internet reading this!
The British Racing Invasion Arrives in the Forza Motorsport 6 Garage
It’s hard to believe we are in our fifth week of car announcements for Forza Motorsport 6, bringing us closer to the game’s release on Sept. 15. This week’s additions to the Forza Garage lend to the array of exciting rides from nearly every genre of car. Leading off this week’s Forza Garage is a pair of 2014 British Touring Car Championship racers. Both cars are built to the Next Generation Touring Car specifications. The #67 Audi was helmed by driver Robb Holland and the #80 Toyota by Ginetta racer Tom Ingram. Don’t forget to give the rest of this week’s lineup their due as well. There isn’t a piece of tarmac in the world these rides wouldn’t be happy to lay down some rubber. Here’s a closer look at our BTCC racecars.
10 Reasons to Get Hyped for Gaming on Windows 10
Windows 10 is right around the corner – for all of you folks who aren’t in the preview program, it starts a phased roll out next week, on July 29. And, guess what? It’s got all kinds of sweet gaming-centric perks! Here are 10 reasons you should absolutely install Windows 10 ASAP, if you’re the sort of person who wants some awesome gaming in your life. First and simplest: This little piece of software will help you get the most out of the hardware that powers your games. If you’ve got a high-end graphics card already, prepare to be blown out of your seat when you see the kinds of power that DX12 can get from its improved multisampling code. If you’re on more of a budget, you’ll still be impressed with the way that DX12 keeps your games running smoothly and at relatively high settings, with far less hassle.
Pre-Order Rare Replay Today!
Starting today, veteran gamers and newcomers alike can pre-order a copy of Rare Replay on Xbox.com or directly from the Xbox dashboard. Releasing this summer as part of the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, Rare Replay is one of the most anticipated collection of games exclusively on Xbox One. Iconic adventures, such as brawling with the Battletoads or grabbing Jiggies with Banjo and Kazooie, are just a handful of gaming moments Rare released over the last few decades – and 30 of its memorable games will be playable in Rare Replay. See how many characters you recognize in the new “Rare Replay” video above and check out the full list of games included on Xbox.com. Longtime fans who have dedicated time to the Xbox 360 titles will be able to take existing saved progress and achievements tied to their profile and carry everything over onto Xbox One. From there, they can begin earning points on games with no previous gamerscore and unlock additional exclusive features and interviews.
Xbox at gamescom 2015: Everything You Need to Know
gamescom 2015, the largest consumer gaming show in the world, is nearly upon us – and, as usual, Xbox will be there in full force. To kick things off, this year’s Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing starts on Tuesday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. CEST (10:00 a.m. EDT). You’ll get in-depth looks at tons of upcoming games coming in 2015 and beyond. We’ll give you a solid rundown of the things you should be looking forward to on Xbox and Windows 10. You can watch the Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing live on Xbox One, Xbox.com (both on your desktop and on mobile), and Xbox 360. Regardless of how you catch the show, we think you’ll enjoy it! We had a blast hosting Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, and we heard from you that you loved watching it, so we’re happy to announce that we’re bringing gamescom home to our fans with Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom. We’ll cover everything Xbox happening at gamescom – breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game creators. The 60 minute live show will be hosted by Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, Graeme Boyd, Xbox Live’s AceyBongos, and Julia Hardy, and will include guest stars and industry elites, including guests from top game studios that are creating amazing games for Xbox One and Windows 10.
Halo Championship Series: Season 2 Finals Preview
Join us all weekend long for the Halo Championship Series Season 2 Finals by ESL from sunny Burbank, California. Season 2 of the HCS began in April, and after months of grueling competition only one team will walk away with the title of Season 2 Champion and their share of $150,000. Here’s a look at the teams competing in the tournament! Will Evil Geniuses repeat Season 1’s performance and win it all again? Or can the hungry Denial and the surging Counter Logic Gaming take them down?
Football Season Arrives with the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle
Football fans, rejoice: The Xbox One bundle you’ve been waiting for is here, just in time for football season. Featuring an Xbox One console with a 1TB hard drive, giving you tons of space for games, a full download of Madden NFL 16 to play when the game launches on Aug. 25, plus a one-year subscription to EA Access, the Xbox One Madden NFL 16 Bundle is built for sports fans.
Madden NFL 16 brings back your favorite Madden NFL modes: Connected Franchise, Ultimate Team, and last year’s new mode, Skills Trainer. Plus, it introduces brand-new modes like Draft Champions, a Madden-style take on fantasy football. New and improved controls give you way more playmaking options on both ends of the play, whether you’re a quarterback or a wide receiver fighting for the ball in the air. And the new presentation modes make the whole thing look, feel, and sound like a prime-time broadcast. All in all, you’ve got a massive new Madden NFL experience to keep you busy for many, many hours.