Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more than a few nights at college slugging it out against friends in Mario Kart — but local multiplayer on a common screen has been superseded by remote multiplayer across multiple consoles in many titles. Whether…

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Local and mayoral elections: Conservatives make early gains

Local and mayoral elections: Conservatives make early gains

The Conservatives have gained control of five councils and Labour have lost two in the first sets of results from local and mayoral elections. Among Tory gains is Lincolnshire, where UKIP lost all of its seats in what one senior UKIP politician described as a “very disappointing” result. Labour lost control of Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend. Lib Dem results have been patchy and the party failed to stop the Tories retaining control in Somerset. Many…

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