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Yesterday Microsoft announced changes to their Terms of Service, set to go into effect on May 1st. Most were minor, but a significant revision to the agreement's Code of Conduct warned of suspensions, bans, and even the loss of funds in your account as a penalty for using "offensive language." Naturally, this has not sat well with many Xbox users, so Microsoft has stepped forward to clarify the situation.

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Update: Microsoft now says Xbox Live will not be impacted by these changes to their Terms of Service. 

Original: Microsoft is currently preparing to revamp their Terms of Service across most of their services, including Xbox, Skype, and even shared Word documents. The update will go live on May 1st, and the new Service Agreement contains one major change to the Code of Conduct. Going forward, Microsoft may penalize you for using offensive language.

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The Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series served as enjoyable racing games that would distract you long enough if you ever got sick of playing Mario Kart. Unfortunately, that's all they can be: a distraction. When you're looking for a great party game to play with your friends, the All-Star Racing games are rarely likely to be brought up. They suffer from slippery controls, questionable game mechanics, and a poor online structure.

Fortunately, SEGA has a chance to make up for all this, as they recently announced a brand new Sonic racing game. The company has confirmed it won't be a sequel to any games they've released, so this is their chance to start over from scratch. But for SEGA to even dream of competing with the big dogs like Mario Kart, there are a few things they'll need to work on.

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While the Xbox Game Pass will receive a major expansion next month, Microsoft's Games with Gold program is still going strong for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and with a new month comes four new games up for grabs. February's catalog of free games for Gold members includes a reboot of a 1997 PC title, an Assassin's Creed sidescroller, and a pair of backwards compatible racers.

Hit the jump for this month's Games with Gold trailer!

When Microsoft launched their Xbox Game Pass initiative, the subscription service was originally designed for gamers to access a wide library of older games at a low monthly rate. The variety of available titles is nice, but fans have since spoken out on wanting to play more of the latest blockbusters on the service—and it looks like Xbox is poised to deliver.

Xbox head Phil Spencer has announced a major expansion for the service, revealing that Xbox Game Pass will soon incorporate all Xbox One-exclusive titles and Microsoft Studios games on the day they launch. Read on after the jump for more details!

Back in 2014, Ubisoft decided to release two brand new Assassin's Creed games on the same day. Assassin's Creed Unity was released on the brand new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 systems and was widely received as a colossal failure. This overshadowed the release of the other game, Assassin's Creed Rogue, which featured the popular pirate gameplay from Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and released on the older Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles.

If you missed Rogue because it had to live in the shadow of Unity, you're in luck. Ubisoft is remastering the game for PS4 and Xbox One, even though it's only been a little over three years since the original game launched. Head inside for more!

The Game Awards will be airing on December 7th this year, and the nominees have all been officially announced. There are many different categories this year, such as Best Performance, Best Student Game, Best Chinese Game, and many more. But most people watching the show will be looking at one award in particular: Game of the Year. The contenders for this biggest category include Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Head inside for the entire list of nominees!

The Kinect has been a staple for Xbox systems since its launch in 2010, bringing Microsoft into the world of motion controls. The device had its ups and downs throughout the years, but it was widely dismissed by a majority of gamers for being dysfunctional and gimmicky. Now, we can officially say goodbye to this piece of gaming history, as Microsoft has officially ended production.

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It's the end of October, and that means two things: Halloween is just around the corner and Stranger Things 2 has finally arrived! For those excited about the newly released season of the Netflix original series, the excitement doesn't have to stop after the last episode because you can now download all new skins of your favorite Stranger Things characters to Minecraft!

You can check them out after the jump!

During Microsoft's E3 conference this afternoon, Lydia Winters, Mojang's brand director, came on stage to announce Minecraft's "Better Together" update, a new update that will bring cross-platform play to Minecraft, unifying the game across PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The game is also getting a free 4K update as well as tons of new graphics packs this fall.

Follow after the jump to watch the trailer!

Soccer fans won't have to wait long for the next FIFA game installment, and it looks like console options won't be too limiting either. On September 29th, FIFA 18 will hit store shelves with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover, hitting not only current generation platforms, but last generation systems as well.

Read on after the jump for trailers, special editions, and more details concerning the Nintendo Switch version!

A brand new mash-up pack is on its way to console and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft, featuring none other than the popular cartoon starring Jake the Dog and Finn the Human: Adventure Time. Developer Mojang released a new trailer recently, announcing the pack that has a lot of fans of the show and its games excited.

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It was recently revealed that the next round of Shovel Knight DLC will be not only coming out in April, but will be coming to the Nintendo Switch first! This new update, dubbed Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, was announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this month and will include all three campaigns in addition to a new local co-op mode. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will cost $24.99, while the standalone Specter of Torment DLC will be $9.99, and will be available on last and current generation consoles, PC, and the Switch.

If you don't have it already, make sure to get Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove at $14.99 price here. Read more after the jump!

While some of my Gamnesia colleagues have had the honor of discussing 2016's gaming highlights, it now falls on me to reflect on one of the year's most crushing disappointments. But what to choose? No Man's Sky, although eventually cleared of false advertising charges, suffered from criticism of misleading advertising, as well as some advertised features still being absent from the game. While Pokémon GO has certainly been successful, it's been similarly frustrating that Niantic struggled for so long to fix tracking issues, and that early-promised features such as trading have yet to arrive nearly six months later. As for my personal choice for 2016's most disappointing game... well, I wouldn't say it left me crying like an anime fan on prom night, but it was still pretty upsetting. So let's talk about the only remaining game in the banner above (whoops, spoiler alert!): Mighty No. 9.

Head inside for some totally upbeat end-of-the-year chat!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, developer Free Radical had been in the middle of developing the next chapter in the Star Wars: Battlefront saga, but the game was mysteriously cancelled in 2008. However, thanks to YouTube user FuZaH, you can now watch six minutes of remarkably advanced gameplay and graphics (at the time) from the game.

Make the jump to watch the leaked gameplay!