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Sky Force Anniversary Available Now on Xbox One

Pilots! I'm here to brief you on your mission in Sky Force Anniversary. Your main objective is to save the world from General Mantis, the nasty leader of Evil Forces. To defeat him, you must blast through hordes of enemies, fight powerful bosses, dodge bullets and missiles, avoid collisions, and most importantly… survive. Your secondary objectives are rescuing civilians, collecting funds, upgrading your ship with devastating power-ups and making us proud through unlocking Achievements or improving your position in the Leaderboards. The predicted types of enemy forces include tanks, turrets, jets, bombers, fighters, aircraft carriers and even kamikaze pilots. On our side, well, it's... Read more

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Comes to Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere Game Today

That’s right, you read the headline correctly – Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition releases for Windows 10 today. Previously available only on Xbox One, the Definitive Edition packs up ALL the content we’ve ever released – every character (psst, there are 26), stage (20 in full glory), costume, color, trailers and tracks – and puts it all into one box of awesome goodness. As an added bonus, it also comes with behind-the-scenes videos, never-before-seen concept art, and a full universe map so you can read the bios and backstories of all your favorite characters. With this release, Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition is now an Xbox Play Anywhere title – which means if you... Read more

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Don’t Miss the Forza Racing Championship Season 2 Grand Finals and Viewer Sweepstakes

The second season of the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC), sponsored by Michelin, Logitech G and Playseat, comes to a finish in the Season 2 Elite Series Grand Finals this Sunday. For the first time in ForzaRC history, the Elite and Recreational series took place across two Forza games – Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 6. Players from all over the world have tested their skills across a variety of cars and locations, and the culmination of Season 2 will crown a new ForzaRC champion. Tune in this Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. CET/11 a.m. PST to watch the ForzaRC Elite Series Grand Finals on our official Forza Motorsport Beam and Twitch channels, broadcast live from ESL’s studios... Read more

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Return to We Happy Few With “A Clockwork Update”

Hello! Sam here from Compulsion Games. Today we're publishing A Clockwork Update for We Happy Few. This update is a big “under the hood” release, addressing the nuts and bolts of how the game works, and addresses a huge number of issues we have received from you guys, like Faraday falling through the floor, the duck randomly not-existing, and the final island sometimes not spawning at all! When we launched to Game Preview in July, we received a number of bug reports from you, the players, and it became clear that we needed to work on the stability of our encounters (quests) and save systems. We're extremely grateful for all the feedback, livestreams, and comments. So, we looked at... Read more

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Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge: Aaron Donald Claims Title as Best Madden Gamer in the NFL

After 7 weeks of competition between eight of the best EA SPORTS Madden NFL 17 Xbox gamers in the NFL, Aaron Donald emerged as the ultimate champion of the Xbox NFL Player Charity Challenge, winning $51,000 along with Microsoft products for the charity of his choice. Donald beat Doug Baldwin in the championship with a final score of 20 to 9, while NFL legend Deion Sanders called the game live on Twitch. Tournament matches were hosted at select Microsoft Stores across the United States, and featured other NFL stars such as Von Miller, Greg Olsen, Patrick Peterson, Devin McCourty, Ryan Tannehill, and Matt Forte. Along with Aaron, one lucky fan who submitted picks throughout the tournament... Read more

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Play Gigantic on Xbox One and Windows 10; Tips and Strategies Inside

We're proud to announce Gigantic is available in open beta for the Xbox One and Windows 10 Game Preview Program in North America and Europe! Gigantic is a free-to-play, third-person MOBA that pits two teams of five against each other in the fight to take down the enemy guardian. To help give you an edge in battle, we've put together some tips and tricks to help you get started in this competitive game. Discover a New Way to Play Your Hero Choose between 16 different heroes, each with their own unique playstyle. Each hero can be built in a variety of ways, allowing them to focus on a different aspect of their arsenal. As you play and learn about a hero, make sure to experiment with the... Read more

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Monitor’s Bounty Available Now for Halo 5: Guardians

343 Industries is getting the holiday celebrations off to an early start – Monitor’s Bounty is out now for Halo 5: Guardians! The latest content release marks the tenth update for Halo 5: Guardians, and is an epic salvo of experience-enhancing additions: new weapons, armor and skins, brand new ways to play and seek out custom games, and the largest Forge update we’ve ever released. With Monitor's Bounty, Halo 5's Forge mode has been updated with over 650 new objects on top of entirely new systems and functionality! One of the most exciting outcomes of all these awesome new improvements and additions to Forge's scripting systems is an expanded ability to create all-new game... Read more

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Experience Gaming in HDR This Holiday Only on Xbox One S

This holiday, the new Xbox One S is the only console with 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and High Dynamic Range color support. With HDR color support on your Xbox One S, your TV can display deeper colors and richer contrast, meaning the picture will appear more vibrant and realistic than on a regular HDTV. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games and 4k entertainment. With a compatible display, Xbox One S owners can already enjoy HDR gaming with titles including Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, NBA 2K17,... Read more

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Introducing Goat Simulator: PAYDAY, the Latest in Goat Simulation Technology

Rejoice! Goat Simulator returns this week with a new DLC pack, Payday, hoofing its way to Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles around the world. Goat Simulator: Payday is a crossover with Overkill's awesome heist game, allowing you to experience an exhilarating life of crime from the comfort of a familiar goat-based physics sandbox. In Payday, you’re able to shed your solitary nature and become part of a criminal crew, switching between characters at the push of a button, to carry out pranks and capers. Finding it hard to get on top of that skyscraper? We've got a flamingo for that. Wanna scale the side of a building? Then let me introduce you to Dolph, our wheelchair-bound dolphin. Use... Read more

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With Xbox and Windows 10, Your Games Travel With You This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to relax and recharge, whether it’s working out, enjoying the company of friends and family, or improving your gaming skills. The latest Xbox and Windows 10 devices make it easy to play anywhere, connect socially around your favorite games, and even take your progress with you during holiday travels. The Xbox app makes gaming a social event. Even if your friends are PC gamers, console gamers, or a mix of both, you can all play together. With the built-in Xbox app in Windows 10, you can stream exclusive titles like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 from your Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC on your home network. And that’s just the beginning. The Xbox app brings... Read more

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Extraordinary Driving Awaits in the Forza Horizon 3 Logitech G Car Pack

Hot on the heels of Forza Horizon 3 winning the Best Racing/Sports category at the 2016 Game Awards, today we’re unveiling our latest car pack – the Logitech G Car Pack, which features seven amazing vehicles hand-picked to deliver driving delights during the holidays. Leading off the pack is the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Sure, it might not be drivable in the real world yet, but it’s easy to appreciate this car’s beautiful melding of performance and luxury in Forza Horizon 3. The remaining roster in the Logitech G Car Pack is deep in unique driving experiences. The Morgan 3 Wheeler makes its Forza debut, with its unique design making it a highly requested car from fans all... Read more

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Celebrate the Launch of Dead Rising 4 With 10 Tips to Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Trying to figure out what to get the zombie survivalist in your life for the holidays? Dead Rising 4 has you covered and we’re excited to share the game is now available across the world on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and in Japan this Thursday, Dec. 8. We all know Frank West is the zombie fighting champion of Willamette, but what could you do if the zombie apocalypse suddenly hit in real life? We wanted to find out, so we invited zombie survival expert and member of the Zombie Research Society Cameron Carlson to Xbox headquarters to walk Xbox Live’s Major Nelson through the key things needed to survive an outbreak. Where’s the best location to take cover from a roving horde of... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox – Upcoming Games, December 5 to 11

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best games coming soon to Xbox One. Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Dead Rising 4 - December 6 Frank West returns to Willamette, Colorado to investigate a mysterious new outbreak that has overrun the newly built mall and surrounding town with dangerous... Read more

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The Gears of War Holiday Gift Guide

So you’ve finished all the leftover Turkey, fought the Black Friday crowds, and scoured the deals on Cyber Monday, but are now left with a dilemma… A huge friends list, but no gifts! Have no fear fellow COG! We’ve prepared a handy Gears of War gift guide that’ll showcase the latest and greatest Gears swag for the most discerning of holiday gift givers. Whether you’re buying for another Gears fan in your life or want to treat yourself to some new Gears merchandise, this Guide has the low down on the hottest Gears swag available this Holiday! Apparel First up in our apparel highlights is Gears meets fashion with our Gears of War x Neff capsule collection. This stylish... Read more

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Buy an Xbox One or Xbox One S, Get an Xbox Wireless Controller

Start your holiday season right by getting a free Xbox Wireless Controller! From Dec. 4 through Dec. 10, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console, you’ll get a new Xbox Wireless Controller at no additional cost. The new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices. Love Minecraft? Pick up the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB) and add on the sleek, black Xbox Wireless controller for no extra charge. Or, experience the dawn of all-out war with the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (1TB), featuring... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 2

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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 below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Prepare for a Wintry Forza Horizon 3 Adventure with Blizzard Mountain Get the snow tires ready and pack your best parka, because Blizzard Mountain beckons! The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming... Read more

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Let the Slay Ride Begin! Dead Rising 4’s Launch Trailer is Here

We’re just four days away from the December 6 worldwide launch of Dead Rising 4, available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and to whet your appetite, we debuted the official Dead Rising 4 launch trailer last night at The Game Awards 2016. Featuring a blend of live action and gameplay, and a unique Frank West reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, the trailer celebrates the countdown to the holiday season, Dead Rising style. Check out the video above for yourself! With launch activities in full swing, earlier this week Blake Anderson of “Workaholics” fame participated in our special livestream, Man vs. Holiday. Taking place inside a 15-foot tall snow globe with 12... Read more

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Overcooked’s Free “Festive Seasoning” DLC Coming December 6

It's been a busy year. I feel like I say this at the end of most years, but this year, I'm confident in saying, it has been the busiest I've ever had. At the beginning of 2015 we started working on Overcooked, sat with our laptops trying to figure out how on earth we'd found ourselves developing a four-player game with only two people in my front room, but when you take that big leap into uncharted waters you don't have much choice but to start swimming. By 2016 we were in full stride on development with an impending deadline approaching and lack of sleep gradually stealing away our sanity. We poured everything we had into the project, we took it to conventions where we sat chewing... Read more

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Furi Available Now on Xbox One

When you start development of a game, you often have references in mind. And as you create that game, you see those similarities and its inspirations. You start to wonder, "Is my game too similar? Am I making something unique or just being a copycat?" Working on Furi, I remembered fondly these Japanese games from 10 to 20 years ago: God Hand, Metal Gear Solid 3, No More Heroes, Super Punch Out!, Alien Soldier… I wanted Furi to have that same feeling with amazing character design and responsive controls to match the concept I had in mind: it was going to be a boss fight game. But I wanted Furi to be varied, to surprise gamers and to offer different challenges over more than eight hours... Read more

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Microsoft Stores Reveal Deep Xbox Discounts and Offers for the Holidays

Microsoft Stores announced its 12 Days of Deals – the store’s annual series of incredible, one-day-only savings and doorbusters – and there are a ton of can’t-miss deals on Xbox One bundles, games, controllers and more. Savings run December 5 -16 at your local Microsoft Store and microsoftstore.com while supplies last. In-store doorbuster deals are exclusively available at brick-and-mortar locations, while supplies last. Xbox and gaming offers include: Day 3 (December 7): Save 50 percent on select Xbox One games, including Battlefield 1, ReCore and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Gamers headed to their local Microsoft Store can take advantage of an In-Store Doorbuster Deal to... Read more