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I need a break from open-world games. While I've had a blast with Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn and Ghost Recon: Wildlands, I've been craving something considerably more linear. In a happy coincidence, Electronic Arts's Dead Space 2, one of my favourite games, recently showed up on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

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It's like the Call of Duty version of extreme couponing. Last weekend, Infinite Warfare's Double XP weekend allowed many players to stack up bonuses and challenges to snag over a million XP from just one multiplayer match. One enterprising streamer even racked up 2.5 million XP in a single game.

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The coolest new feature in Injustice 2 is the ability to play dress-up with DC Comics' iconic heroes and villains. And though they can't possibly be as awesome as my Grape Flash here, we want to see your best custom creations.

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Phantom Dust is a 2004 action game that mixes Magic the Gathering deck building and frantic arena brawling. A free remaster was released yesterday for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Heather and Chris collect magic spells and slash their way to a few victories in this archived stream.

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Compare the release schedule of 2017 to that of 2007 and one of the biggest differences you'd see is the almost complete disappearance of licensed games for kids. Where once movies and TV shows would see average (at best) cash-ins released on PlayStation and Xbox, today they land on mobile, and are even worse. But there are exceptions.

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The fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us gave us a world torn apart by conflict between between two of comics' greatest heroes. Now brutal murderer Superman and "I don't want to fight you" Batman are back, joining forces against the most diabolical foe the DC Universe has ever faced — loot boxes.

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As the saying I just made up goes, if you can play it, you can speedrun it. This immediately holds true for Arkane Studios' Prey, which has been beaten in just eight minutes and 20 seconds. That seems fast. Warning: video contains spoilers.

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It's hard to believe given its place in history, but the original Xbox was only really around for four years. That's not long in console terms, but as we all found, when it came to Microsoft's first console the focus was on quality, not quantity.