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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 22 – 25

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. This coming week we can return to Lordran in Dark Souls Remastered, stay caffeinated with Super Hyperactive Ninja, and enjoy some zombie survival terror in the console exclusive State of Decay 2 — and these are just a few of the excellent games coming soon to Xbox One! Read more below and click on each of the profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 22 – 25

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This Week on Xbox: May 18, 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! Accessible Gaming with the Xbox Adaptive Controller At Microsoft, we believe in empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has spoken about how essential it is that we push the boundaries of... Read more: This Week on Xbox: May 18, 2018

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Sea of Thieves and Xbox One X Mark the Spot with Chips Ahoy!

This Summer, Xbox and Chips Ahoy! are teaming up to offer exclusive Sea of Thieves in-game items along with access to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold with the purchase of specially marked Sea of Thieves packages of Chips Ahoy! cookies. These exclusive in-game items provide everything you need to plot a course, dig up treasure and bail out the lower decks if attacked along the way! And just to make sure you can put these new items to good use, each pack includes free 5-day access to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, giving immediate access to Sea of Thieves which is included with Xbox Game Pass along with access to over hundred other great titles. These codes are stackable up to 30... Read more: Sea of Thieves and Xbox One X Mark the Spot with Chips Ahoy!

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State of Decay 2 Early Access Starts Today

Today, fans who purchase State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition will get a head start to surviving the apocalypse before the May 22 global launch with early access on Xbox One and Windows 10. In addition to four-day early access, State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition includes two add-on packs: Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack (available at a later release date) on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The Independence Pack will let you celebrate independence with new vehicles, weapons and gear that have been modified to give you patriotic new ways to mow down zombies; while the Daybreak Pack lets you take the fight to the zombies in an all-new game mode that introduces a new map with new siege... Read more: State of Decay 2 Early Access Starts Today

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Xbox Creates World’s First Gaming Bunker for State of Decay 2

To celebrate the release of State of Decay 2, the ultimate zombie survival game on Xbox One and Windows 10, we created an amazing experience for fans to put their survival skills to the test in an environment unlike any other: the world’s first Xbox Gaming Bunker. The bunker is an authentic World War II-era Quonset bunker just seven miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Originally built to house military personnel in 1947, the 4,000 square-foot space perfectly embodies the feeling of the dangerous, unpredictable dystopia inspired by State of Decay 2. To give fans a firsthand look at all the action, "The Walking Dead" star Chandler Riggs will be on hand playing the game and also... Read more: Xbox Creates World’s First Gaming Bunker for State of Decay 2

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Inside Xbox Episode 3 News Recap

Earlier today Inside Xbox Episode 3 aired, continuing to pull back the curtain on Team Xbox to celebrate our games, features, and fans. This episode was full of a variety of projects Xbox is working on, like new content coming soon to Sea of Thieves and updates to The Master Chief Collection, as well as the official reveal of a specially designed controller allowing more gamers to enjoy video games despite any restrictions they may have. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of the biggest news coming out of this month’s episode of Inside Xbox. First Look at Sea of Thieves: The Hungering Deep Sea of Thieves hit the open water just two short months ago, starting... Read more: Inside Xbox Episode 3 News Recap

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 15 – 18

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. This coming week we’ll get the fast-paced dungeon crawler Wizard of Legend and the early access unlock for those who pre-ordered the zombie survival game State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition — and these are just a few of the excellent games coming to Xbox One next week! Read more below and click on each of the profiles for pre-order... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for May 15 – 18

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Xbox Live Free Play Days for All This Weekend

Xbox is happy to invite all Xbox Live players without a Gold membership to play online with friends for free during our Free Play Days For All event from 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 17 to 11:59 p.m. PDT on May 20 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is a great opportunity for players across both consoles to experience one of the most-popular benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership -- when it comes to multiplayer gaming, network reliability is everything. Log in now to play on a network that delivers as well as you do. Great Games Unlocked for a Limited Time And how about two free Xbox One games to play during this event? All Xbox Live members will have free access to play Rainbow Six Siege and... Read more: Xbox Live Free Play Days for All This Weekend

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This Week on Xbox: May 11, 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! Inside Xbox Episode 3 Debuts May 17 Inside Xbox, Episode 3 will debut on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT. This month’s episode will feature five hotly anticipated games, including breaking news, new feature announcements, exclusive gameplay... Read more: This Week on Xbox: May 11, 2018

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Great Xbox Console Savings Just in Time for Summer

Starting on Sunday, May 13 we’re kicking off two weeks of Xbox deals on Xbox One X and Xbox One S. From May 13 to May 19, get $50 off all Xbox One S bundles for a limited time. Then the following week, from May 20 through May 26, you’ll get a $50 gift card when you purchase an Xbox One X from participating retailers! That means you can pick up the Xbox One S PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (1TB)’ bundle for only $249, and drop into a competitive survival battle where you’ll engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive. Loot supplies, find weapons, and gear-up to take on the competition. Emerge as the lone survivor in a thrilling game experience full of... Read more: Great Xbox Console Savings Just in Time for Summer

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Celebrating National Solitaire Day on May 22

Solitaire is the classic card game that has been played for hundreds of years, but it wasn’t until 1990 when Microsoft included it in Windows 3.0 that the game truly went viral. Microsoft Solitaire successfully helped teach computer users how to use a mouse and, in the process, ended up becoming one of the most played video games in history. Over the past 28 years, Microsoft Solitaire has been providing great entertainment to hundreds of millions of players in every corner of the world, and we’re happy to announce that May 22 of each calendar year will officially be designated as National Solitaire Day, recognizing the day Microsoft first included Microsoft Solitaire in... Read more: Celebrating National Solitaire Day on May 22

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Inside Xbox Episode 3 Debuts May 17

Inside Xbox, Episode 3 will debut on May 17 at 6:30PM EDT/3:30PM PDT. This month’s episode will feature five hotly anticipated games, including breaking news, new feature announcements, exclusive gameplay and much more. We’re keeping most of those under wraps for now so as not to ruin the surprise. Of course, center stage for our May episode will be the Xbox exclusive zombie apocalypse survival game State of Decay 2, which launches globally on May 22nd. State of Decay 2 asks one question not easily answered. How will you survive? We’ll go in-depth on the world simulation that powers the game, showcasing how the emergent gameplay is brought to life, creating distinct stories,... Read more: Inside Xbox Episode 3 Debuts May 17

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Destiny 2: Warmind Available Now for Xbox One

Are you ready to head back to Mars, Guardian? You’ll have your chance to explore the red planet yet again starting today with the release of Warmind, the latest expansion pack for Destiny 2. In Warmind, you’ll do battle against a thawed-out Hive army that was lurking underneath the planet’s polar ice caps. Longtime Destiny players will be happy to see a familiar face (well, hear a familiar voice): The Warmind known as Rasputin makes its first appearance since the original Destiny. Players will fight alongside a new ally, Ana Bray, in an effort to reach Rasputin’s core. In addition to introducing a patrol zone called the Hellas Basin, the expansion pack will bring in a second raid... Read more: Destiny 2: Warmind Available Now for Xbox One

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PC Digital Game Gifting is Here

Last Fall, the Microsoft Store enabled gifting of select Xbox One digital games, Xbox One downloadable game content (durables only), and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. This feature has been a huge hit with our fans and has made buying presents for friends and family even easier, especially around the holidays. Today, we’re excited to announce that we have expanded digital gifting to include PC games and PC downloadable game content (e.g. map packs, skins). Further, all Xbox One games are now eligible for digital gifting. Here’s how to start sending digital gifts in the Microsoft Store: Head over to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, on the Xbox One... Read more: PC Digital Game Gifting is Here

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This Week on Xbox: May 4, 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! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! A Record-Setting Road to E3 The passionate community of gamers on Xbox are our inspiration. As we get ready to share a fantastic lineup of new games for Xbox players at E3 2018, we want to take a moment to thank them for a record-setting start to the year. Today, we’re witnessing a record-setting number of players, playing at record levels,... Read more: This Week on Xbox: May 4, 2018

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ID@Xbox Game Fest: Xbox One X Enhanced Games

With the Xbox One S and Xbox One X video games now have the ability look better than ever with 4K Ultra HD visuals. There are now more than 200 games that feature Xbox One X Enhancements and independent developers have provided some fantastic contributions. To celebrate how far gaming has come, ID@Xbox Game Fest will feature over 35 of the best Xbox One X Enhanced, 4K, and HDR titles available. Now is a wonderful time to stock up on content to show off that fancy new 4K TV with games like: Ark: Survival Evolved - Stranded on the shores of a mysterious island, you must learn to survive. Use your cunning to kill or tame the primeval creatures roaming the land, and encounter other players... Read more: ID@Xbox Game Fest: Xbox One X Enhanced Games

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Play XCOM 2 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Ignite a global resistance to reclaim our world and save humanity! This weekend only, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy 2K’s turn-based strategy hit, XCOM 2 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Starting at 9:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 3 and running through to 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 6, Xbox Live Gold members in Xbox One markets will get a special opportunity to fight for the future of humanity. During the free weekend event, you’ll also have the option to purchase XCOM 2 or XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe from the Microsoft Store at 67% off and the expansion XCOM 2 War of the Chosen for 25% off. Should you decide to return to the fight later, all your achievements... Read more: Play XCOM 2 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

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Fortnite Season 4 Starts Now with a Bang on Xbox One

Welcome to Season 4, Fortnite fans! Impact has occurred and the island is changed forever, so it’s time to squad up with your friends, venture through the map, and discover new points of interest. While you’re playing, level up the newly released Battle Pass Season 4 and snag all-new gear. The Island is scarred with massive craters left by the impact containing glowing geodes scattered throughout, allowing you to elevate your experience and leap higher than before when you consume them. Can you find all the impact sites? Season 4 Battle Pass We’ve released a new Battle Pass for Season 4 with all-new rewards, featuring 100 tiers and over 100 rewards at the same price of... Read more: Fortnite Season 4 Starts Now with a Bang on Xbox One

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