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The Xbox One Gets Keyboard and Mouse Support

Dave Parrack 12-11-2018

The Xbox One is finally adding keyboard and mouse support for gamers who prefer to play that way. This is happening more than two years since Microsoft first suggested keyboard and mouse support was on its way. So, this is definitely a case of better late than never.


Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse Support

Microsoft officially announced it was adding Xbox One keyboard and mouse support in September. Since then, selected gamers have been testing it out. And now, as part of XO18, Microsoft has detailed which games are getting mouse and keyboard support.

Fortnite and Warframe are the first two Xbox One games to support keyboard and mouse, and both should receive updates on November 14. These are both free-to-play shooters, with Fortnite being the game that all kids love and most parents don’t quite understand Your Kids Are Playing Fortnite: What You Need to Know About It If your children play video games, they're likely playing Fortnite. So what do parents need to know about this game? Here are answers to your questions. Read More .

Bomber Crew, Strange Brigade, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, War Thunder, X-Morph: Defense, and Deep Rock Galactic will add support in November. And Children of Morta, Vigor, Warface, Wargroove, DayZ, Minion Masters, and Moonlighter will follow in the future.

With mouse and keyboard support having arrived on the Xbox One, Microsoft is hoping to take advantage of the situation. The company has partnered with Razer to develop an official line of Xbox keyboards and mice. The first of which will be unveiled at CES 2019.


Keyboard and Mouse Support for More Games

PC gamers who switch to consoles often have trouble adapting to a controller. So, given the crossover between PC and Xbox One games, this makes perfect sense for Microsoft. Now it’s up to developers to implement mouse and keyboard support into more games.

If you already own an Xbox One you should check out our beginner’s guide to Xbox Achievements. And if you’re only now considering buying one of Microsoft’s console, here are the differences between the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and the Xbox One Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: What Are the Differences? Got your eye on the new Xbox One X? Find out how it's different from the Xbox One S and original Xbox One and see which one is best for you. Read More .

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    They found 24.5% of the men and 43.9% of the women had insufficient vitamin D levels, but the low levels were only significantly associated with all-cause mortality in men (adjusted HR = 1.77; 95% CI, 1.25-2.51). In addition, diabetes was a modifier effect in men with diabetes who had insufficient vitamin D levels (HR = 3.34; 95% CI, 1.76-6.33).

    Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand.
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