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Update 26/11 Happy Cyber Monday one and all! There are a couple of last-minute Black Friday deals left over for Xbox One: the cheapest requires you to actually go to a store, with Xbox One S 1TB with 2 Controllers available at Tesco for 159.99 (RIP, Tesco Direct). Amazon has got a couple of new offers for a bit more, with an Xbox One S 1TB with Forza Horizon 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 w/Steelbook for 219.98 or a Xbox One S 1TB with Battlefield V & Red Dead Redemption 2 w/Steelbook for 228.98 if you're not keen on cars. We've updated all the other offers on Xbox One X and Xbox One games and accessories further down the page.

Update 26/11 Happy Cyber Monday one and all! There are a couple of last-minute Black Friday deals for Xbox One: the cheapest requires you to actually go to a store, with Xbox One S 1TB with 2 Controllers available at Tesco for 159.99 (RIP, Tesco Direct). Amazon has got a couple of new offers for a bit more, with an Xbox One S 1TB with Forza Horizon 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 w/Steelbook for 219.98 or a Xbox One S 1TB with Battlefield V & Red Dead Redemption 2 w/Steelbook for 219.98 if you're not keen on cars. We've updated all the other offers on Xbox One X and Xbox One games and accessories further down the page.

FeatureThe big Xbox Gamescom interview

Mike Ybarra on X's launch line-up, the fate of Crackdown and much more.

It's fair to say Microsoft's Gamescom offering left us underwhelmed. For Xbox One X's last big showing before its November launch, we expected announcements and footage to make the console a must-buy. Instead, we got reheated E3 assets and that same old mantra: the most powerful console in the world. Sure, it's accurate, but also accurately followed by 'great, now what are you going to play on it?'

FeatureXbox boss Phil Spencer: the big interview

"Scorpio is designed as a 4K console…"

Microsoft's E3 media briefing was strong, I thought, although its impact was dulled by a pretty spectacular set of leaks that not only revealed the existence of the Xbox One S and Scorpio ahead of time, but the running order of the show.

FeatureMicrosoft on cross-network play, Xbox One dev kits and more

When will we see the announcements put into practice?

It's been a month since Microsoft dropped the bombshell it would support cross-network play between Xbox One and other consoles - including, in theory, PlayStation 4. The past few weeks have also seen the console giant finally make good on its suggestion that all retail Xbox One consoles will be able to be used as developer kits

FeaturePhil Spencer on Xbox's big year

The importance of exclusives, PC, VR and more.

What a difference one man and 18 months can make. Before Phil Spencer took over at Xbox, the brand was in troubled waters. Questionable policy decisions had shook Xbox and mired the early days of its new console in acrimony, and even though Microsoft wisely chose to listen to concerned consumers it's been working hard to regain the momentum lost ever since. As it heads into a vital fourth quarter of 2015, the momentum has definitely returned: the broadening of the Xbox brand to PC was helped by the relatively smooth roll-out of Windows 10, the Xbox division just turned a neat profit and, while it still falls short in sales to Sony's PlayStation 4, its line-up for the remainder of the year looks significantly stronger than its opposition's.