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The Sims 4 Seasons Launches on Xbox One Just in Time for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here, and with them is The Sims 4 Seasons for Xbox One! Let’s dive into all the family fun your Sims will have, as well as a unique holiday we threw in for some *ahem* alternative fun. First off, it’s important to note that this expansion pack has a brand-new calendar, which includes all upcoming holidays! Each one contains traditions to complete that help your Sim have an awesome time celebrating. When chilly weather rolls around, so do holidays! Harvestfest is in the Fall, and Sims gather around the table for the grand meal. Sims can decorate their home for this special day with wreaths, flowers, and a pumpkin trio while the turkey’s cooking in the... Read more: The Sims 4 Seasons Launches on Xbox One Just in Time for the Holidays

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Plan for the Destruction of All Things That Aren’t Awesome in MechaNika on Xbox One

Nika Allen is a smart seven-year-old girl that has always been overlooked by her family at home, teachers, and kids at school. In addition to despising all these people, she also hates tacky clothes, fruits and vegetables, programmed obsolescence, stripped screws, history books, and repetitive video games among many other things in the world. Her only haven is her room where she spends her time working on some personal projects about electronics, robotics, and mechanics while drinking a delicious self-made concoction of cognac and cocoa. She is one of a kind, isn't she? You may have a list of things you hate in this world, but what have you done so they don't annoy you anymore? Maybe... Read more: Plan for the Destruction of All Things That Aren’t Awesome in MechaNika on Xbox One

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Return the Wasteland Today – Fallout 76 Available Now on Xbox one

The online prequel to the epic Fallout series, Fallout 76 throws you into a multiplayer-filled wasteland where you all must work together (or not) to survive the constant threat of nuclear annihilation, all the while experiencing the largest, most dynamic open world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe. Brought to you by the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, Fallout 76 is now available on Xbox One. A Player-Filled Wasteland Forge your own path in a wild wasteland with tons of new and unique locations to discover. With a refined S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system that lets you craft your own personality in this new world, you will have the option to journey alone or with... Read more: Return the Wasteland Today – Fallout 76 Available Now on Xbox one

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Saving Planet Earth in Ark: Extinction, Available Now on Xbox One

Everyone here at Studio Wildcard is thrilled to finally be sharing our third titanic expansion pack Ark: Extinction with our dedicated Xbox One players today. This has been a long time coming! Players will return to where our story began and now concludes, on Earth. However, our home is not the place we once knew it to be. The planet has been ravaged by Element, corrupting the fauna and flora alike. Now host to peculiar creatures both organic and technological, as well as gigantic roaming Titans, our harrowing survivors must find a way to defeat these beasts and save Earth’s future from total annihilation. With every expansion pack we’ve set out to bring our players an... Read more: Saving Planet Earth in Ark: Extinction, Available Now on Xbox One

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Play NBA 2K19 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Get into the game and explore the most authentic NBA basketball experience with NBA 2K19, free this weekend only for Xbox Live Gold members! Starting Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 a.m. PST and running until Sunday, November 18 at 11:59 p.m. PST, Xbox Live Gold members in Xbox One markets will have the opportunity to play NBA 2K19 at no cost. During this period, members will also have the chance to extend the fun and maintain their progress by purchasing the game at a 50% discount. The NBA 2K franchise gets better every year and NBA 2K19 has raised the bar again. Unlock special moves with the new Takeover feature, create your very own MyPLAYER card in MyTEAM, or run the neighborhood... Read more: Play NBA 2K19 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

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Hitman 2 Now Available on Xbox One

Agent 47 is back in Hitman 2, and we’re getting ready to celebrate! Hitman 2 is now available around the world for everyone to play. We’re very happy and excited to release the next adventure for Agent 47, and we’re especially proud to build on the success of our previous game, while also incorporating brand-new, franchise-first features and game modes! In Hitman 2, we’re taking you around the world to Hawke’s Bay (New Zealand), Miami (Florida/U.S.), Santa Fortuna (Colombia), Mumbai (India), Whittleton Creek (Vermont/U.S.) and the mysterious Isle of Sgàil (North Atlantic). Each new location is hyper-detailed and packed to the brim with opportunities to discover, characters... Read more: Hitman 2 Now Available on Xbox One

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The Visual Storytelling Behind the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Xbox One

Bringing Spyro the Dragon to life on Xbox One in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy was an incredibly fun project for the art department at Toys for Bob. We wanted to take the opportunity to do more than just give the world and the characters a shiny new coat of paint. We had to literally re-design and build everything (over 100 levels and over 500 characters) from scratch, so while being faithful to the original spirit of the designs was our primary concern, we tried to add a rich new layer of visual storytelling wherever we could to bring even more personality and charm to the world. A great example of this approach can be seen in the 80+ Elder Dragons that Spyro rescues in the first game of... Read more: The Visual Storytelling Behind the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Xbox One

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Everything We Announced at X018

This weekend, the Xbox community came together to take part in X018, a global celebration of all things Xbox filled with news, first looks, and plenty of surprises. More than 10,000 fans joined us at the fourth-annual Xbox FanFest: Mexico City to get a closer look at the future of Xbox through hands-on events and panels featuring members of Team Xbox, streamed live on Inside Xbox. The big news of the day was the announcement that two game development studios with storied histories will join Microsoft Studios to create exclusive games for Xbox fans. Coupled with the five new studio partners we announced at E3, the future of Xbox exclusives is looking bright. X018 showcased a lineup of... Read more: Everything We Announced at X018

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Obsidian and inXile Join Microsoft Studios

As part of our commitment to bringing a steady stream of new, exclusive games to our fans, I’m excited to announce Microsoft’s intent to acquire two new game development studios – Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment. Obsidian Entertainment was founded in 2003 in Irvine, Calif. by industry veterans from Black Isle Studios, led by Feargus Urquhart. The studio quickly made a name for itself with the Xbox exclusive Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Over the last fifteen years, they have delivered genre-defining RPGs to players on both console and PC through titles including Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Pillars of... Read more: Obsidian and inXile Join Microsoft Studios

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Xbox Game Pass Gets 16 New Games Including PUBG. Get the Mobile App & $1 Deal Today

Today, Microsoft officially brought back X018, a global celebration of all things gaming and especially our fans. With the return of X018, we wanted to ensure that Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s monthly gaming membership that delivers the freedom to discover and play over 100 great games including new Xbox exclusives, was front and center, delivering even more awesomeness by bringing you more amazing games. Here’s a rundown of all the Xbox Game Pass news at X018. Xbox Game Pass Catalog of 100+ Games Delivers Heavy Hitters Ahead of Holiday We know that having a diverse catalog of games is important to Xbox Game Pass members so today, we are excited to announce new blockbuster games... Read more: Xbox Game Pass Gets 16 New Games Including PUBG. Get the Mobile App & $1 Deal Today

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Black Friday Deals: Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever With Lowest Price Yet for Xbox One X, Xbox Game Pass & More

The holidays are almost here, and Xbox is back this year with our biggest Black Friday sale ever There will be loads of deals on Xbox consoles and accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, and must-have games, including the lowest price ever for Xbox One X at $399.99.* We’ve got all of these and more exciting offers for our fans around the world, so get ready to jump in! We’re offering a $100 discount on select Xbox One devices, allowing you to choose between Xbox One X, the most powerful console with immersive true 4K gaming, or Xbox One S, the best value in games and entertainment. Can’t decide what gift to get the gamer in your life this holiday? With Xbox Game Pass, you... Read more: Black Friday Deals: Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever With Lowest Price Yet for Xbox One X, Xbox Game Pass & More

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X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

At X018 – our global celebration of all things Xbox – Commander Jaxon invited all prospective Agents to ‘Step Up Your Boom’ in preparation for Crackdown 3’s worldwide launch with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 15, 2019! X018 also saw the debut of Crackdown 3’s all-new multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, where environmental destruction is your secret weapon. In Wrecking Zone, two teams of five, hyper-agile Agents tear down the opposition with their superpowered skills and an arsenal of boom-tastic weapons and equipment in fully destructible battle arenas. Microsoft Studios Senior Creative Director Joseph Staten provided an on-air walkthrough of the... Read more: X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

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This Week on Xbox: November 9, 2018

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! Xbox, Fallout 76 & the Philadelphia 76ers This past weekend, Xbox partnered with publisher Bethesda Softworks and the Philadelphia 76ers to reveal several unique collaborations to celebrate the upcoming launch of Fallout 76 on November 14. Watch... Read more: This Week on Xbox: November 9, 2018

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Play the Black Desert Beta Free This Weekend on Xbox One

The journey to bring the fantasy world contained within Black Desert to Xbox One has been a long time in the making. Our team has learned a lot in our own quest to bring this fully-fledged MMORPG to Xbox One, and we’re so excited to offer all our hard work for you to play, available starting today in the Black Desert open beta. Read on to reveal more about the adventure we’ve prepared for each player that steps into Black Desert! Throughout the development of Black Desert, our team strived to make an experience that any player could enjoy and personalize with their own unique expression of themselves. The result is a world where every choice matter and you are allowed the freedom to... Read more: Play the Black Desert Beta Free This Weekend on Xbox One

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11-11: Memories Retold Launches Ahead of the Centenary of WWI Armistice

We’re excited to announce that 11-11: Memories Retold is now available worldwide for Xbox One. Created by the DigixArt committed to bringing meaningful gaming experiences to a wide audience and the Bristol-based animation studio Aardman, 11-11: Memories Retold begins in 1916. It is the intertwined story of two characters -- Kurt, a German technician searching for his son, and Harry, a naïve Canadian photographer enticed by the excitement of the war in Europe. They will discover the true realities of war, trying to preserve their humanity on opposite sides in the face of disastrous events. By focusing on the intimate stories of Kurt, Harry, and their animal companions, 11-11... Read more: 11-11: Memories Retold Launches Ahead of the Centenary of WWI Armistice

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 13 to 15

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new 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. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for November 13 to 15

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Play Battlefield V Starting Today with EA Access

Get ready to enter mankind’s greatest conflict in Battlefield V with a World War II experience unlike any other, taking you to unexpected and previously unseen fronts. If you’re already a series fan you probably know that Battlefield V Deluxe Edition launches on November 15, and the Standard Edition on November 20. But did you know that EA Access subscribers can start playing today on Friday, November 9? Here’s how to start your 10-hour Battlefield V trial before the full game launches later this month. Get EA Access Today An EA Access subscription lets you play EA's best Xbox games as much as you want, exclusively on Xbox One. Subscribers get automatic access to a... Read more: Play Battlefield V Starting Today with EA Access

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Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Free This Weekend

A great weekend awaits all our customers. Xbox is happy to invite all Xbox Live members without a Gold membership to play online with all their friends for free during our Free Play Days For All event from November 8 to 11 on your Xbox One. This is a great opportunity for players to experience the most popular benefit of an Xbox Live Gold membership: playing together with friends or making new ones on the most reliable and advanced network. Log in now to play with others on a network that delivers as well as you do. Great Games Unlocked for a Limited Time. For this event, we will have two amazing Xbox One games to play for free. We are giving ALL Xbox Live members free access to... Read more: Play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Free This Weekend

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Rock Band 4 Owners Can Play Rivals Expansion for Free Until November 14

If you consider yourself a fan of music, you owe it to yourself to check out Rock Band 4 this week. Starting at 11:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, November 6 and running to 8:59 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, November 14, everyone who owns RB4 will have a week of free access to the Rivals expansion. That gives you access to Rockudrama, the hilarious campaign that sets you as the star of your very own live-action rock documentary, 44 free songs exclusive to the Rivals expansion, online Quickplay, and the eponymous Rivals mode, which is where the heart of the action is. As an added bonus for Rock Band 4 players, we’ll run a special one-week challenge that showcases the spirit of Rivals and awards... Read more: Rock Band 4 Owners Can Play Rivals Expansion for Free Until November 14

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Surviving Mars’ First Expansion Coming to Xbox One November 15 with a Free Weekend

Surviving Mars is certainly not your average console game. Sure, it’s set in a sci-fi future where humans must fight to survive in the arid wastelands of space, but you’ll find that surviving our Mars is more about keeping tabs on your colonists’ mental health than flying spaceships. It’s a city-building game where players lead a colonization effort on behalf of a sponsor back on earth. You must manage resources, research scientific anomalies, and build your own life-supporting dome on the red planet. And now with our first-ever expansion, Space Race, launching on November 15, you’ll have to contend with rival colonies too! Space Race puts you up against other sponsors who... Read more: Surviving Mars’ First Expansion Coming to Xbox One November 15 with a Free Weekend