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This Week on Xbox, February 10

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! Real-Time Strategy Returns in the New Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer Calling all Spartans! We’re only a few weeks away from the launch of Halo Wars 2 on Tuesday, Feb. 21 (or Friday, Feb. 17 for Ultimate Edition owners)! In... Read more

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Xbox Closes a Milestone Year in 2016 with an Exceptional Year Ahead for Gamers

Happy New Year! As we start off the new year, we thought we would take some time to look back at a great 2016 and look forward to what will be an exceptional 2017 for Xbox gamers. We were privileged to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Xbox in November, but what made 2016 most special was laying out our vision for gaming at E3 2016, delivering a new version of Xbox One along with great new games and services for you to play on the device(s) of your choice and seeing terrific response from gamers worldwide this holiday. In fact, in November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to the prior year. Thank... Read more

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January’s Games with Gold Welcomes Fun-filled Competition and Cooperation into the New Year

Games with Gold is rolling out four titles for you to add to your game library for January 2017; two new games for Xbox One and two classics for Xbox 360. For Xbox One it's the highly-anticipated ID@Xbox tower defense action-RPG hybrid, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap followed by the spectacular fighting game, Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition. On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility) it's a pair of critically-acclaimed adventures with The Cave and then Rayman Origins. All games will be available for a limited time as part of the Games with Gold program, so make sure to have Xbox Live Gold to get in on the action! *World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap ($19.99 ERP):... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 16

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! Celebrate the Holidays in 4K with $50 Off All Xbox One S Bundles Start your holiday on the right foot with some savings from Xbox! From Sunday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 24, all Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles will... Read more

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Bully: Scholarship Edition Now Playable on Xbox One Through Backward Compatibility

The Rockstar Games tradition of groundbreaking, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling invades the schoolyard in Bully: Scholarship Edition, now playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility. As a mischievous schoolboy, you’ll stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the worst school around, Bullworth Academy -- a corrupt and crumbling prep school with an uptight facade. The story follows Jimmy Hopkins, a teenager who’s been expelled from every school he’s ever attended. Left to fend for himself after his mother abandons him at Bullworth to go on her fifth... Read more

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Download Lost Odyssey, the Japanese RPG Classic, Free for a Limited Time

In celebration of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog exceeding 300 games, we have a very special gift to all our Xbox fans. For a limited time, you can download the classic Xbox 360 role playing game Lost Odyssey for free. Yes, for free! Play it now on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Relive the journey of Kaim, a mysterious immortal warrior, as he embarks on an epic adventure of self-discovery. Now this epic RPG is yours to enjoy as our small way of saying thank you for being a fan of Xbox. Originally released in 2008 for the Xbox 360 in North America, Lost Odyssey was developed by Mistwalker, a legendary game studio made up of many icons in gaming including the creator... Read more

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The BioShock Series is Here via Xbox One Backward Compatibility!

For those who already own a copy of the original BioShock games for the Xbox 360, welcome back to Rapture (and Columbia)! We’re pleased to announce that the original games are now playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. To relive the experience with the game you already own, would you kindly check the “Ready to Install” section of your Xbox One if you own it digitally or pop the physical disc into your Xbox One? Jump back into the Bathysphere and head to the ocean depths. Fight off splicers and Big Daddies just like you did almost a decade ago in Rapture. Or, you can catch the next flight to Columbia as Booker DeWitt and rejoin Elizabeth. Never got around to unlocking all... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – November 11

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. Enjoy! Xbox One Backward Compatibility Turns One; Skate 3 Available Today This weekend marks one year since the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program launched, bringing your favorite Xbox 360 titles to our Xbox One... Read more

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Xbox One Backward Compatibility Turns One; Skate 3 Available Today

This weekend marks one year since the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program launched, bringing your favorite Xbox 360 titles to our Xbox One catalog so you can continue to enjoy the Xbox 360 games you own at no additional cost. It’s already been a big week with the additions of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 to our library, as well as to the EA Access Vault, and the hits keep coming. We’re excited to announce the arrival of the highly-requested fan favorite, Skate 3, to our library of Backward Compatibility titles – available starting today. When we first launched Xbox One Backward Compatibility as part of the New Xbox One Experience last November, our goal was to continue to... Read more

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Black Friday Deals: $50 Off Xbox One S, Up to 50% Off Games and More!

There has never been a better time than this Black Friday to pick up this year’s must-have games and an Xbox One, the best-selling gaming console in U.S. for the past four months according to NPD Group. Starting at $249, you can now get Xbox One S at its lowest price ever. Xbox One S is the only console available this holiday with built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray, so you can watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in stunning 4K Ultra HD. It also enables High Dynamic Range (HDR) for gaming so you can experience richer, more luminous colors in blockbuster games like Gears of War 4, now $25 off. But the deals don’t end there. See below for all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you need to... Read more

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Coming to Preview: Buy Xbox 360 Games on Xbox One, 16-Person Party Chat and More

This month’s update is all about our continued commitment to listen to all of you and transform the Xbox experience based on your feedback. Today, we’re excited to announce a few features that you’ve been asking for which are coming to Xbox One, the Xbox app, or both. The host of updates include top-voted Xbox Feedback requests such as the ability to purchase Xbox 360 Backward Compatible games on Xbox One and improving social features like Party Chat broadcasting to Twitch. The updates will begin to rollout to the Xbox One Preview audience starting today and to Xbox app (beta) members starting tomorrow. Here’s what’s coming to Xbox One Preview: Purchase Xbox 360 Backward... Read more

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Shake Off the Winter Chill with March’s Games with Gold

Four all-new titles come to Games with Gold in March, bringing you a little bit of every genre, to help shake off some of that winter chill. Xbox One gamers, remember that thanks to backward compatibility on your new consoles, you can play all four titles, completely free, when they release on Games with Gold. You’ve got two Xbox One games this month: graphic adventure Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments and action-RPG Lords of the Fallen. On Xbox 360, the acclaimed real-time strategy title Supreme Commander 2 makes its first appearance on Games with Gold, and multi-award-winning, open-world, role-playing shooter Borderlands (yes, the one that started it all!) rounds out the March... Read more

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Quantum Break Coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5

With less than two months away until the highly anticipated launch of Quantum Break, Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios kicked things into high gear with a number of huge announcements about the upcoming cinematic action blockbuster. The most noteworthy? Quantum Break will also be launching on Windows 10 on April 5…and will be available at no additional cost for those who digitally pre-order the game on Xbox One*. Alan Wake Included with Quantum Break for Xbox One; American Nightmare Available with Pre-Order  Two of Remedy Entertainment’s most popular and critically-acclaimed classics – Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare – are now part of the Quantum... Read more

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Introducing the Xbox One Quantum Break Bundle

The holidays may be over, but the bundles with the greatest games and experiences you want most just keep coming. Today, we’re excited to unveil the Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and matching wireless controller, a full-game download of Quantum Break and a full-game download of Alan Wake as well as The Signal and The Writer DLC content, playable soon on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. The Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle will be available for $349 USD ERP at participating global retailers, including Microsoft stores, starting March 29. Experience time-amplified action and a suspenseful storyline in Quantum Break,... Read more

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Here’s What’s in Store for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Post Updated on 1/21/16 at 3:30 p.m. PT to reflect updated region availability. Since we kicked off Xbox One Backward Compatibility in November, we’ve been extremely happy with the response and engagement. Fan feedback is essential in shaping the Xbox experience, and it was integral in making Xbox One Backward Compatibility a reality. To date, millions of your fellow Xbox gamers around the world have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility games – and we’re continuing to listen. Based on your feedback, the Xbox Engineering team will start to pilot a new way to launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Starting today, we’ll release... Read more

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The Complete List of Backward Compatibility Titles

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is here, and it’s awesome. You can play a growing number of your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost, with a ton of titles available now and more on the way. It's clear that Xbox One is now the best place to play your Xbox 360 games. You can keep your game saves, game add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore, as well as enjoy the advanced features of your Xbox One like Game DVR, Screenshots and Windows 10 streaming. Of course, the games are what really matter, so we’ve compiled a handy list of every Xbox 360 title currently available in Xbox One Backward Compatibility. We’ll be updating this list every time a new title is released, so check... Read more

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Celebrate the New Year with New Xbox One Bundles

During the holidays, we announced more bundles than we ever have before, delivering an unprecedented number of choices for every gamer. While the holidays are now behind us, we’re excited to ring in the New Year with even more value and choice for our fans to experience the greatest games lineup in Xbox history well into 2016. Today we’re announcing two new Xbox One bundles: the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle and the Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle. Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle In partnership with Ubisoft, we’re thrilled to offer the new Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle, shipping to retailers in most regions starting... Read more

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Greatest Games Line-Up in Xbox History Fuels Record Holiday, Extends to 2016

With the arrival of the New Xbox One Experience with Backward Compatibility and the most critically-acclaimed fall lineup of exclusives ever on Xbox*, you set new records for global engagement on Xbox Live this holiday. On Dec. 28 there were more gamers using Xbox Live than any other day in Xbox history, and the number of hours spent gaming on Xbox One and Xbox 360 during Christmas week 2015 were up compared to last year**. Thanks to you, Xbox One continues to outpace Xbox 360 at the same point in time in the Xbox 360 generation, making it the best-selling console in Xbox console history. 2015 was a monumental year for Xbox – the biggest in our history – and we owe it all to our... Read more

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Halo: Reach Hits Xbox One Backward Compatibility Today

With the library of backward-compatible Xbox 360 titles coming to Xbox One growing after today’s announcement, it’s another great time to return to some of your favorite games from last generation... or check out some titles that you may have missed. Thanks to the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, there are now only a couple of Halo games not natively available on Xbox One. One of those games, the excellent Halo: Reach is now available thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, allowing you to experience the fantastic tale of the Spartans who defended against one of the most iconic attacks in the entire Halo mythos. Halo: Reach is the sixth entry in the Halo series and... Read more

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Here Are The New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Titles Playable Today

Last month we launched one of the most requested features: Xbox One Backward Compatibility, with an initial set of more than 100 titles, allowing fans to take their Xbox 360 experience to Xbox One and still be able to play with their friends, take screenshots, stream and record in-game DVR clips. Today, we’re excited to announce even more Xbox 360 titles available now on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. Since launch on Nov. 12, fans have been enjoying Xbox 360 games on Xbox One for the first time ever, logging more than 9 million hours spent playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. And the most popular games fans from around the world have been spending those hours playing are Fallout... Read more