Xbox One X Japanese TV commercial leaks ahead of reveal [Updated]

The Xbox One X is almost here and Microsoft has promised a new TV commercial on Sunday evening.

It looks like Xbox International Trailers on YouTube has accidentally leaked the Japanese Xbox One X commercial ahead of time. Seems that someone didn’t get the memo! The trailer showcases numerous Xbox One X games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins, Forza Motorsport 7, Halo Wars 2, and Middle-earth: Shadow of War, just to name a few. Translating the text, the video talks about the console’s features, including 4K gaming and other enhanced entertainment experiences.

Here are the most-anticipated Xbox One games launching this week

Every week numerous games launch on Xbox One but which ones really stand out? Here are some of the biggest and most-anticipated titles launching across Microsoft’s platforms this coming week.

While the week is also packed with the release of smaller games like AER: Memories of Old, Deer Hunter: Reloaded, and Rapala Fishing: Pro Series, “AAA” titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus are generating the most hype. With that in mind, here are all the biggest games launching this week, from October 23 to October 27, 2017.

Chime in: Is Microsoft's Surface Book 2 too expensive?

Microsoft made the new Surface Book 2 official earlier this week, and it’s impressive.

In fact, it’s probably Microsoft’s most drool-worthy laptop ever, and the Surface Book 2 may set a new standard for what Windows laptops can and should be.

Save big on the training needed to pass the Microsoft Server Engineer certification exams

Microsoft Server Infrastructure is used all around the world to manage the data, communications systems, and networking capabilities of large corporations. Microsoft servers require trained professionals to operate properly, and those professionals are in high demand.

Get the training required to pass crucial Microsoft Server Engineer certification exams! Learn more

If you’re thinking about embarking on the voyage of a new career, learning the ins and outs of Microsoft server management could prove to be quite lucrative. Unfortunately, the training required often costs thousands, and you might not have time in your busy schedule to complete the required assignments.

Best Laptop Between $750 and $1,000

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Dell XPS 13

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The XPS 13’s 1080p, 13.3-inch display is housed in a chassis normally reserved for an 11-inch screen, which becomes evident when you notice the almost complete lack of bezel. A 7th-generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor (CPU), 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid-state drive (SSD) can all be had for about $1,000.

Bottom line: The best laptop you can buy between $750 and $1,000 is the Dell XPS 13.

One more thing: Configurations with eighth-generation Intel Core CPUs are available if you’re willing to pay more than $1,000.

How to deal with laptop graphics card problems

What do you do when the GPU in your laptop fails?

Running VR with a laptop is a great way to keep your overall setup portable. You can take your Rift, Vive, or Windows Mixed Reality headset with you on the road to play with your friends, all the while leaving your desktop tower and monitor at home. However, laptops do come with their own drawbacks, one being they’re more difficult to repair or upgrade down the line. Because VR is taxing on your graphics card (GPU), you might be in a situation where it has failed or is giving you problems while the rest of your laptop is still operating normally. Here are some options that can help you deal with this situation.

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This is likely the real list of upcoming original Xbox backwards compatible games

Prominent Microsoft watcher WalkingCat recently posted a screen cap showing various OG Xbox backwards compatible games, and it looks as though it’s the real deal.

Posted on Twitter, WalkingCat linked the below screen cap, showing various unannounced OG Xbox classics, claimed to be coming to the Xbox One, and we have reason to believe they’re real.

Remastered cult classic L.A. Noire is up for pre-order on Xbox One

The day is finally here! The remastered version of L.A. Noire is up for pre-order for Xbox One. The game features upgraded visuals and supports Xbox One X but that’s not all.

L.A. Noire originally released in 2011 and was heralded as an amazing experience due to its focus on figuring out the truth. You had to interview suspects and analyze facial cues to determine if suspects were lying or holding back.

Watch and win as we livestream spooky platformer Little Nightmares tonight on Mixer [Ended]

Join us for this week’s Saturday Game School and you could win a copy of Little Nightmares!

Saturday Game School is our weekly Windows Central livestream in which we play an Xbox One game and give out free games and prizes to our live viewers. It’s like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm CT, 6pm PT, 2am GMT) on Mixer, we’ll be playing and giving out free copies of Little Nightmares, the horror game about a child who is stalked by scary monsters on a ship. Read on for quick impressions and contest details.

343i's Frank O'Connor explains why Halo: The Master Chief Collection couldn't be fixed earlier

When Halo: The Master Chief Collection released, is not only contained all of the Master Chief games, but it also contained a lot of problems. Matchmaking didn’t work and there were bizarre issues like continuous lag when playing online co-op.

343 Industries tried to fix the game, but even after months, it remained in an almost unplayable state aside from the single-player campaigns. Even though The Master Chief Collection is currently functional, it still has a lot of problems.