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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Xbox Breaks Black Friday Records; Windows 10 Gaming Continues to Rise

A winning combination of the most critically acclaimed holiday lineup of exclusives in Xbox history,* the New Xbox One Experience complete with Backward Compatibility, and an extensive line-up of console bundles, drove record Xbox One sales in the U.S.** and Xbox Store sales worldwide, with record engagement from Xbox fans around the world*** over Black Friday week. Xbox fans around the world spent a total of 325 million hours gaming on Xbox Live this past week. Hours spent playing games on Xbox One last week were up 196 percent compared to Black Friday week in 2014, and time spent using Xbox apps increased a whopping 321 percent.*** Worldwide Xbox Black Friday sales in the Xbox... Read more

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Xbox One Console Deals Return for a Limited Time: $50 off All Bundles, Starting at $299

Thanks to the support of our fans, Xbox One saw record-setting U.S. sales* and record global engagement** during the week of Black Friday. Due to this amazing response from gamers, we’re bringing the discounts back for a limited time: starting today, Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 26 in the U.S., all Xbox One console bundles will be available for $50 off, starting at $299. This special offer is valid for any Xbox One bundle, including the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle, the Xbox One Elite Bundle and the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle, which includes Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and a full-game download of Ori and the Blind Forest. With more bundles... Read more

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The 14 Coolest Xbox Live Arcade Games That You Can Now Play on Xbox One

Backward Compatibility for Xbox One is here, and the list of supported games is a pretty long one. Here’s a look at some of our favorite Xbox Live Arcade games, ranging from ‘90s classics to modern masterpieces. Whether you’re looking to race, shoot or survive an apocalypse, there’s something here for everyone. Banjo-Kazooie: Developer Rare’s famous bear and bird first made their debut in 1998, and this classic platformer still holds up. The game is split into nine levels, where you must gather musical notes and jigsaw pieces (called “Jiggies”) to progress. Stars Banjo and Kazooie are occasionally aided by their friend Mumbo Jumbo – a shaman who can use magical powers to... Read more

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Close Out an Awesome Year with December’s Games with Gold

If you’re into spending your holidays on grand adventures without spending a dime of your hard-earned cash, then Games with Gold has your back! In 2015 alone, Xbox Live Gold members have saved over $1000 with Games with Gold on Xbox One and Xbox 360. It’s only getting better in 2016 now that Xbox One members get double the free games every month with Backward Compatibility. With Xbox One Backward Compatibility play multiplayer with your friends no matter which console they’re on and enjoy Xbox 360 games with the advanced features of your Xbox One, including Game DVR, Screenshots, and in-home streaming to Windows 10. Xbox One owners can download their free Xbox 360 Games with Gold from... Read more

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Xbox Has Something for Everyone this Holiday

Xbox has always been committed to offering the best value and choice to our fans, and this holiday there’s never been a better time to buy Xbox One. Earlier this month, we introduced an update that transformed the console. With the speed of Windows 10, the New Xbox One Experience is now the fastest and most social gaming console available. Gamers can play the greatest games lineup in Xbox history plus their favorite Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost with Xbox One Backward Compatibility. And with the award-winning Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, consoles boasting 1TB of storage, and special, limited-time offers for Black Friday, there are hardware options for everyone to... Read more

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Doubling Down with Rainbow Six: Vegas

When the chips are down and the deck is stacked against you, it’s good to know Team Rainbow is around to even the odds. The Rainbow Six series has always been about realistic tactics in realistic scenarios, but in 2006, they moved to a setting both realistic and fantastical: Las Vegas. Now, with the debut of Xbox One Backward Compatibility, Team Rainbow is prepared to bring their support to your Xbox One in two of their most memorable adventures. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas When the first Rainbow Six: Vegas arrived on Xbox 360 in 2006, it garnered near-universal praise, with many calling it the best shooter on the platform. This was with good reason: The intensely tactical... Read more

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Your New Xbox One Experience Begins Today

The update for the New Xbox One Experience is available starting today. Monthly releases inspired by your feedback have been a cornerstone of the Xbox One experience.  We launched the Xbox Feedback site to enable you to influence how Xbox One evolves and we’ve been listening. Over the past two years, we have delivered more than a hundred new features based on your input. On behalf of the entire Xbox team, I want to express our appreciation for all of your valuable feedback. The New Xbox One Experience is a complete transformation of Xbox One, integrating the speed and versatility of Windows 10. We put fans at the center of everything we do and wanted to make some big changes,... Read more

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