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Microsoft is testing out a digital refund service on Xbox One, although it's currently only available to alpha testers and might not make it to the public. If this service does go wide, Xbox One players will be able to return games that are less than two weeks old and that they have played for less than two hours, just like Steam users can.

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Microsoft is doing their best to drum up excitement for the relatively mundane experience of updating Windows. Today's release — the Creators Update — is a little more fun than the usual system tweaks, though. Is it worth its cheerful name? Maybe, if you're a fan of MS Paint.

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It's not just retailers that are getting into the spirit of the season by throwing huge discounts on games. Xbox has gotten in on the act as well, and there are plenty of solid deals available after the jump.

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Microsoft has promised that their next console, Scorpio, will be "the most powerful console ever," and today the company delivered on that promise, revealing a set of beefy specs that, in terms of raw power, surpass any video game console on the market today.

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Demos have been gone so long there will be younger readers who never really got comfy with them in the first place, but a some news from big PC publishers this week shows that the oldest (and maybe best) way of selling a video game is making a comeback.

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In this generation of console wars, the Xbox One has lagged behind the PS4 in both sales and consumer mindshare. In fact, a January report from games intelligence firm SuperData pegged Microsoft has selling half the number of consoles as Sony. To be frank, Microsoft is getting its arse kicked.

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The Microsoft Store is selling the 500GB Xbox One S bundled with a choice of six popular games for just $299. That's $100 off the usual RRP. The deal also includes the snazzy Gears Of War 4 Special Edition console pictured above. Here are the links to buy online.

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In a feature due to be rolled out to members of the Windows Insiders program, Microsoft is unveiling "Game Mode" - a new feature designed to optimise your computer's CPU and GPU usage for video games.