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Xbox Live Gold Members Can Now Get a Jump Start on Black Friday Savings

Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members can take advantage of great deals on Xbox digital games during the Black Friday Gold Early Access sale. Xbox Live Gold members enjoy an exclusive 4-day head start on Black Friday, with savings up to 65% on Xbox digital games, movies, and TV shows. Plus, Xbox Live Gold members receive up to 10% more in savings on top of existing Black Friday game deals. Gold Early Access lasts until November 20, so now’s a great time to find that perfect gift for yourself, friends, or family. Save Up to 65% on More Than 500 Black Friday Deals This year there are more than 500 Black Friday deals on popular Xbox games and add-ons including Call of Duty: WWII... Read more: Xbox Live Gold Members Can Now Get a Jump Start on Black Friday Savings

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This Week on Xbox: November 17, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More Xbox has you covered this Black Friday with discounts on games, accessories, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions,... Read more: This Week on Xbox: November 17, 2017

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SOMA Coming to Xbox One December 1 with Console Exclusive Safe Mode

“What is consciousness?” I can’t remember the exact moment that I asked myself the question, but once I did I couldn’t stop thinking about it. After that I read everything I could find on the subject, but it never really satisfied my appetite. While there were lots of scientific articles and plenty of works of fiction that delved deep into the mysteries of our subjective selves, it felt like I could only observe the concept from a distance. Consciousness is all about what something is like from the inside, and secondhand accounts just didn’t do it for me. At end of 2010 it had become clear that Amnesia was going to be a success, and we were ready to take on a new and much... Read more: SOMA Coming to Xbox One December 1 with Console Exclusive Safe Mode

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Announcing Path of Exile: War for the Atlas on Xbox One

Three months ago, we achieved one of our long-standing dreams of releasing our game, Path of Exile, on Xbox One. Since this launch we've been happy to welcome so many new Path of Exile fans into our community and to receive feedback that we have integrated into the updates we've released so far. We have a large expansion release in December and more updates coming soon so we wanted to take the opportunity to share another blog post about what we're up to in the studio. Since our last blog, our team has been working hard to bring new concepts to life by crafting content that draws us deeper into the horrific world of Wraeclast while creating fresh challenges for the community. We're proud... Read more: Announcing Path of Exile: War for the Atlas on Xbox One

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The Sims 4 Arrives on Xbox One Today

Howdy, Simmers! Can you believe it?! Just a few short months ago, we announced The Sims 4 was coming to console - and now it’s here! Launch day is finally here, and The Sims 4 is officially available for Xbox One. In addition to the Sims 4 base game, you can add some of our most popular add-on content packs for a truly customizable experience. In fact, I get so excited thinking about it, I just wanna party in my cool penthouse, have my butler bring me a drink, sit in my hot tub, and live forever… To be more specific, these exciting packs include: The Sims 4 City Living Expansion Take your Sims to the city and explore! Find yourself some snow globes, go on a scavenger hunt... Read more: The Sims 4 Arrives on Xbox One Today

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Trove – Adventures is Now Live on Xbox One

Trove – Adventures is an all-new, free expansion for Trove released earlier this week. To celebrate this massive event, we’re giving away a stunning new Prismatic Lasercorn mount now through December 18. Whether you’re new to Trove, or an old pro, the Forbidden Spires biome is going to blow your mind. Explore this newly discovered land and face off against fierce draconic forces, unlock spectacular new styles, and test your skills in all new dungeons! If you’re looking to take your adventures to the sky, pick up any pack before November 21, 2017 and get the legendary dragon mount, Disaeon the Immortal for Free! You can also forge battle-tested friendships with the revamped... Read more: Trove – Adventures is Now Live on Xbox One

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Xbox One S: Buy a Bundle and Choose a Game for Free for a Limited Time

When you purchase any Xbox One S bundle you can choose a bonus game like Star Wars Battlefront II. And take advantage of promotional pricing also, with bundles starting at $249, available at GameStop and other retailers. Own the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle (500GB), featuring a full-game download of racing favorite Forza Horizon 3 including the best-selling Hot Wheels expansion, and choose a bonus game for only $249! Drive, explore, and race all over Australia in more than 350 of the world’s greatest cars, and experience the highest rated, best-selling racing franchise of this generation. Or, discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt with the Xbox One S Assassin’s... Read more: Xbox One S: Buy a Bundle and Choose a Game for Free for a Limited Time

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Give the Gift of Games this Holiday!

In the past, if customers wanted to send a game to friends or family as gifts, they relied on physical discs or gift cards. Starting today, gamers on Xbox One can now give gifts right in Microsoft Store – just in time for the holidays. Now you can gift select Xbox One digital games and downloadable game content (durables only) as well as Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, right from Microsoft Store on the Xbox One family of devices, Windows 10, or online. Purchasing digital games comes with its own benefits, including features like cloud save and resume, or accessing an entire games library at a friend’s house.  With immediate digital delivery and one... Read more: Give the Gift of Games this Holiday!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Warframe Plains of Eidolon

Welcome to Warframe and our newest update, Plains of Eidolon, which launched earlier this week on Xbox One. For new players jumping in and enamored by the thrill of an open landscape in Warframe, and who want to get to the Plains ASAP, here is a quick guide to point you in the right direction. Gaining Access to Cetus and Plains of Eidolon If you are new to Warframe, logging in for the first time will launch you into an introductory quest called “Vor’s Prize,” designed to help you establish some basic footing in Warframe. Throughout the quest, Lotus, your in-game guide, will explain how different systems work (basic movement, leveling up, Mods, etc.), instruct you how to use and... Read more: A Beginner’s Guide to Warframe Plains of Eidolon

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No Mittens Needed: Snowfall Arrives in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

Hello again, mayors. It’s the Cities: Skylines team here, and we’re delighted to share the first expansion from our Season Pass with you: Snowfall. It brings along a new look, new challenges, and new features for your favorite urban planning game. In Snowfall, a set of new Winter-themed maps allow you to play in new landscapes which are perpetually going through a cold season, and you’ll need to manage your city properly to keep the roads clear, the homes heated, and the trams running! Some cool news to warm your heart, first, before we go into more details: weather or not you decide to pick up Snowfall, today’s release means we’re adding weather effects to your game,... Read more: No Mittens Needed: Snowfall Arrives in Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Mafia III

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Hangar 13’s Andy Wilson, Executive Producer on the open-world action game Mafia III. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Mafia III for Xbox One X? We have focused on a number of significant graphical improvements for the Xbox One X... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Mafia III

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Hitman

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with IO Interactive’s Jonas Meyer, Lead Programmer on the intense action game Hitman: Game of the Year Edition. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Hitman for Xbox One X? For Hitman on Xbox One X, we provide two different modes:... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Hitman

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Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Rainbow Six Siege is stronger now than it's ever been. After nearly two years of updates, tweaks, and expansions, its tactical attackers vs. defenders matches have been honed into a fast, focused experience that continues to grow and improve. Now is the perfect time to jump in, and this weekend you can play Rainbow Six Siege for free on Xbox One. Open to all Xbox Live Gold members, the free weekend begins at Thursday, November 16 at 12:00 a.m. PT and runs until Monday, November 20 at 12:00 a.m. PT. During that period, you'll have access to everything the game's standard edition has to offer, for free. That means every map and every mode, as well as the ability to unlock and customize any... Read more: Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

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Assassin’s Creed Origins Tips

Hey, Xbox gamers! The Tips & Tricks team is here with five tips for Assassin’s Creed Origins. This game takes place in ancient Egypt, but the dry desert heat is the least of your worries. You play as Bayek, a Medjay ranger on a revenge-quest to take out a mysterious, masked group of murderers - and that’s just the beginning! Just click on the video above for the tips to help you along your journey! For even more strategies and tactics on today's hottest games, plus plenty of other gaming-related fun, tune in to Tips and Tricks, live every Tuesday at 3 p.m. PT on... Read more: Assassin’s Creed Origins Tips

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John Boyega to Play Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox Live Sessions Wednesday, November 15

Now that we've launched Xbox One X, the world's most powerful console, it's time to have another exciting episode of Xbox Live Sessions! Next up we have someone I’m a huge fan of: actor John Boyega! He’ll join the interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. PT to take on Star Wars Battlefront II  just days before the highly anticipated release on November 17. John’s been eager to come on Xbox Live Sessions for a while now, but we told him we had a special one we were saving just for him with Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox One X. It will be great seeing him forge a new path as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad and fly through... Read more: John Boyega to Play Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox Live Sessions Wednesday, November 15

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Experience Your Games in Full Audio Immersion with Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound

This holiday, not only can you play your games on Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, but you also have a broad and diverse lineup of new games to experience – including Forza Motorsport 7, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Assassins’s Creed Origins, Super Lucky’s Tale, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. While the power of Xbox One X will immerse you in the beautiful visuals of your games, you can take that immersion even further by simply enabling spatial sound for your headphones or compatible home theater system. By using Windows Sonic or Dolby Atmos spatial sound, you’ll hear your games in a whole new way. What is Spatial Sound? Spatial sound is an enhanced audio... Read more: Experience Your Games in Full Audio Immersion with Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos Spatial Sound

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: ARK: Survival Evolved

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Studio Wildcard’s Jeremy Stieglitz, Lead Programmer and Co-Creative Director on the wildly inventive survival game ARK: Survival Evolved. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance ARK for Xbox One X? On Xbox One X, ARK has a new... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: ARK: Survival Evolved

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Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More

Xbox has you covered this Black Friday with discounts on games, accessories, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and Xbox One S at its lowest price ever. Starting at just $189 and featuring built-in Ultra HD Blu-ray playback and 4K video streaming, Xbox One S is the best value in games and entertainment. It’s where you can watch 4K movies and TV, and experience the best games of the past, present and future, with more than 1,300 Xbox games and over 220 exclusives. Xbox One S also unlocks richer, more luminous colors with High Dynamic Range (HDR) in blockbuster games like Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3, each $20 off starting Nov. 23. And Black Friday starts... Read more: Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 13 – 19

This past week we saw the release of some great games on Xbox One, like the console exclusive Super Lucky's Tale, the arcade racer Need for Speed Payback, and the (true) fantasy football experience of Mutant Football League entering Xbox Game Preview. Now for this week on Xbox, we'll see the arrival of the life-sim classic The Sims 4, the return of the gritty noir classic L.A. Noire, and travel to a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: Battlefront II. Learn more about these games and more below and come back every week to find out what's Next Week on... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 13 – 19

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This Week on Xbox: November 10, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! The World’s Most Powerful Console, Xbox One X, Launches Worldwide The official launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, brings a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers across the globe. With 40 percent more... Read more: This Week on Xbox: November 10, 2017