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It's that time again; time for another refresh of the Xbox Game Bar that graces Windows 10 PCs. This time around, Microsoft is making it easier for you to interact with some of your most-used apps while gaming via the Xbox Game Bar, and it's a change that we can definitely get onboard with. Microsoft is enabling the ability to add custom third-party widgets to the Xbox Game Bar, and some of the first to arrive include Gamecaster from XSplit and Razer Cortex (available currently in beta form). Intel is even getting in on the action with a cutdown version of its Intel Graphics Command Center (IGCC). With support baked directly into the Xbox Game Bar, Microsoft explains that you'll never have to... Read more...
PC gamers have a new update for the Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar that will allow them to keep an eye on system resources and achievements. Microsoft's updated Xbox Game Bar is adding a couple of features that gamers have been asking for, including a frame rate counter and an achievement overlay. The frame rate overlay is as expected; it gives you a frame rate counter in frames per second for any game you might be running at the time, allowing you to monitor performance in real time. The FPS counter can be customized in the Performance overlay section. The achievement overlay helps you to keep track of your achievements over time and showcases the achievements that have been unlocked so far.... Read more...
The initial roll out of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 was quite the debacle, and now that the May 2019 Update has arrived, users might understandably be wary of making the leap. For gamers, however, the new Xbox Game Bar that comes with the latest update is a compelling reason to rethink that decision. What exactly is the Xbox Game Bar? It is a full featured overlay that is entirely based on widgets. Users can select which ones they want to see, move them around the desktop, and even pin them. In that way, it's highly customizable. The widgets are also varied, with options for social interaction, system monitoring, and even Spotify, to name a few. Overlays are not new by any means—NVIDIA's... Read more...