Can the Xbox One and PS4 Stream 4K HDR? What to Know About Console Media Playback

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In spite of the recent unveiling of several 8K TVs at CES 2019, 4K will continue to be the resolution to hit for those that produce content on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and so on.

And in the Ultra HD age, it can be a bit confusing to figure out which streaming devices support 4K and HDR, especially when it comes to gaming consoles.

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Xbox Game Discounts with Game Pass Trial

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By the time the Xbox Scarlett and PS5 release, Xbox’s Game Pass will be looked at as one of the pioneering video game services of the current generation. It’s a simple proposition – let players in on an all you can eat buffet of quality games, much like Netflix does with TV shows and movies, and charge a flat monthly fee.

Needless to say it’s a service that has caught on with many, and with new free trial deals cropping up nearly every month it’s always a great time to jump in.

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More Fuel to the Hype Filled Microsoft XO18 Fire

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Despite Halo Infinite’s absence, Microsoft’s XO18 to be held in November marks a sort of celebratory status for the Xbox division’s return to form. I’ve spent much of this generation watching the Xbox One from the sidelines, only recently playing more of the system, and it’s been a journey signed with valleys and peaks to say the least. Phil Spencer’s commitment to making the Xbox One a fantastic place to play, and Satya Nadella’s support of Microsoft’s gaming division, have made its most recent years a joy to watch. What’s more, the possibilities for the Xbox Scarlett, the successor to the Xbox One, are as tangible as ever.

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Halo Infinite Missing From Microsoft’s XO18

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Halo Infinite, the next mainline entry in the Halo series , was initially met with fervor from long time fans when it was revealed at this year’s E3. Unfortunately, there has yet to be as much as a glimpse into widely speculated sequel since the engine unveiling at Microsoft’s press event.

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Bad Frame Rate in Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One

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Note: I’m not talking about general stuttering and hitches in Forza Horizon 4. I would imagine if you aren’t rocking an Xbox One X this is par for the course. At least, this has been my experience.

After installing today’s update for Forza Horizon 4 (October 11, 2018), I initially booted to terrible performance and low FPS. I’m using a base Xbox One for reference, but I thought I’d let others know what I did if anyone else out there runs into this with the current or any future updates (restart your Xbox One).

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How to Reset Car Damage in Forza Horizon 4

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90% of the fun in Playground Games’ newly minted Forza Horizon 4 is chewing through the fictionalized United Kingdom setting, so it comes as no surprise that you’re car is going to get beaten up along the way. Getting rewarded for breaking anything and everything aside, sometimes you want a reset button to make your favorite car look clean and fresh.

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9 Xbox One Grinding Games to Start Your Next Addiction

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Grinding in games can make you experience a flash of an existential crisis at times, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly satisfying..

The incessant chase, whether for loot or any other in game commodity, is one that almost never ends, and as a result, makes grinding games an insane bang for the buck.

If you’re an Xbox One player in search of your next hearty time sink, look below for some of the best grinding and loot games on the system.

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