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Starting Today, You Can Watch HBO NOW on Xbox

Great news for HBO NOW subscribers: Starting today, you can access HBO’s standalone streaming service on your Xbox One and Xbox 360, via the HBO NOW app. That means instant access to all of HBO’s library of compelling series, unforgettable movies, thought-provoking documentaries, thrilling sports programs, and entertaining comedy and music specials. All you have to do is authenticate your existing HBO NOW account on your Xbox console, and you’ll be off and running. “We’re thrilled to give HBO NOW subscribers easy access to all that HBO has to offer through their Xbox console,” said Jeff Dallesandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution and Business... Read more

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Celebrate the Launch of Quantum Break at Microsoft Stores

In less than two weeks on April 5, Quantum Break – a revolutionary new gaming and entertainment experience developed by Remedy Entertainment – launches worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10. To celebrate the launch of Quantum Break, 11 participating Microsoft store locations in the U.S. and Canada will be hosting launch events on April 4, where fans will be able to get hands-on with early gameplay and enjoy food and music. In addition, the first 200 fans to purchase Quantum Break at each location will receive a limited-edition Quantum Break poster as a gift. Quantum Break launch events will be hosted at the following locations on April 4. Please visit the Microsoft stores... Read more

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Halo World Championship 2016 Reaches a Stunning Conclusion

Over the weekend, fans were treated to some of the greatest competitive Halo ever at the Halo World Championship 2016 in Hollywood, CA. With a $2.5 million prize pool and the title of Halo World Champions on the line, it was a tournament filled with incredible plays, epic comebacks and heartbreaking losses. In the end, it was Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) who proved to be the best Halo team in the world and was crowned Champion, taking home $1 million – the biggest individual prize pool in console esports history! Let’s take a look at how they got there. Group Play – Day One In day one of the Halo World Championship 2016, teams took to the stage and began a group play series... Read more

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First Look at Warzone Firefight in Halo 5: Guardians

Since it was first announced last month that Player vs. Environment (PvE) combat would return to the Halo franchise in the form of Warzone Firefight, fans have been eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of how the all-new experience would look in Halo 5: Guardians. The wait is finally over as the world premiere of Warzone Firefight gameplay made its debut during the Halo World Championship 2016 Finals! Warzone Firefight is an ambitious new multiplayer experience that takes the initial promise of Halo 5’s Warzone multiplayer – the epic battles, incredible scale and huge maps – and applies that to create the biggest Halo cooperative experience ever in franchise history. In Warzone... Read more

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Get Ready for the Halo World Championship 2016

With more than 900 registered teams and over 4000 players from around the world competing in the biggest Halo tournament ever, it’s finally time to find out who will stand at the top of the podium at the Halo World Championship 2016! Starting tomorrow, 16 of the best Halo teams hailing from the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will battle each other to determine who will earn the title of Halo World Champions and win their share of the $2.5 million prize pool. The winning team will be crowned Halo World Champions and receive $1 million – the biggest individual prize in console esports history! The Story So Far…  Each of the... Read more

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Tune-In to the Halo World Championship 2016 This Week

In less than a week, the top 16 Halo teams from around the globe fly to Hollywood, CA, to compete at the Halo World Championship 2016 for the title of champions and their share of the $2.5 million prize pool. It’s been a long journey for many of these competitors; some are just starting their career in Halo esports while others have been playing Halo at its highest level for over a decade! In preparation for the tournament this weekend, here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming up this week and over the weekend – including a special tune-in bonus. Where and When to Watch the Halo World Championship 2016 With matchups officially set in stone, the Halo World Championship 2016 is... Read more

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Watch the First Episode of the Hulu Original Series “11.22.63” Free Exclusively on Xbox

In the mood for a tense, time-travel-infused sci-fi mystery? Then get ready for the all-new Hulu Original miniseries “11.22.63,” from the minds of creators J.J. Abrams and Stephen King. “11.22.63” – based on King’s critically acclaimed 2012 novel – stars James Franco, Chris Cooper, and Josh Duhamel. We’re happy to share that Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can watch the first episode, “The Rabbit Hole”, for free from February 15 through February 21. This eight-episode event airs on Mondays starting February 15 on Hulu – and anyone who owns an Xbox One and Xbox 360 can watch the first episode free, without needing a Hulu subscription or Xbox Live Gold membership,... Read more

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343 Industries and Mattel Sign Master Licensing Agreement, Introduce New Halo Toys

Since Halo: Combat Evolved launched in 2001, Halo has grown from a video game to a more than $5 billion franchise that encompasses New York Times best-selling novels, multiple live-action digital series and consumer products. The latter – including a dizzying array of toys – have generated more than $1.5 billion and include action figures, weapon replicas, clothing and much, much more. 343 Industries has and continues to be focused on making Halo toys fun, accessible and appealing to everyone – collectors, hardcore Halo fans and franchise newcomers alike. With that vision in mind, the studio behind one of the most successful franchises in gaming history have signed a master... 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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Halo Esports Makes its Mark at X Games Aspen

Over the weekend, eight of the top Halo esport teams from around the world flew to snowy Colorado to participate in the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016. At stake was $30,000 in prize money and, more importantly, X Game Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. For many pro players and fans, it was a dream come true to see Halo at the X Games and the tournament did not disappoint, hosting some of the most competitive and intense matches ever in Halo esports. In addition, segments and highlights of the tournament were integrated directly in ESPN’s coverage of the X Games, giving many viewers at home their first taste of Halo and esports on television. (Photo by... Read more

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Your Community Calendar is Live on Xbox One

The Xbox Live community is filled with passionate gamers who are constantly putting on great events for their fellow fans. From livestreams to tournaments, there's always something happening and always someone new and interesting to meet. To help you, our fans, discover all that’s going on and get more involved, we are introducing a new Xbox One feature called the Community Calendar app. Preview members have been testing the Community Calendar since October and we’ve seen a great response. We’re excited to roll the feature out to the Xbox Live community. The Community Calendar provides a destination to help you easily discover hundreds of upcoming events, get involved and meet... Read more

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New Features Coming to Xbox One Preview and Xbox Beta App this Month

In November, we transformed Xbox One to make it the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever. We continue to evolve the Xbox experience based on your feedback and I’m excited to announce the first of a set of new features releasing in 2016. Rolling out to the Xbox One Preview audience starting today, and to Windows 10 PC & mobile Xbox Beta app members next week, are a host of updates. This month, we’re focused on continuing to improve social features to help you stay connected to the Xbox Live community across console and PC, while bringing these experiences closer together. Brand new experiences and updates which will start to rollout to Xbox One Preview: • See who’s... Read more

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Take Back New York with the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle

Today, we’re pleased to announce the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle – the ultimate next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting. The bundle features a 1TB hard drive, giving you added space to play and store more games than ever, and a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division. In addition, fans in the U.S. that pre-order the bundle will also receive guaranteed early access to the upcoming closed beta launching on Jan. 28. Tom Clancy’s The Division takes place weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City on Black Friday. One by one, basic services fail and in only days, without food or water, society collapses into... 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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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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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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Time is Power in the New Quantum Break Cinematic Trailer

Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios gave players an all-new look inside the world of Quantum Break at The Game Awards 2015. Shawn Ashmore, who plays the main protagonist Jack Joyce, was present onstage to reveal a new trailer with never-before seen content captured all in-game. Narrated by Shawn as Jack Joyce, the trailer shows how Jack gains time manipulation powers as a result of a catastrophic accident. In tandem, a fracture in time threatens to lead to the end of time itself, and only Jack can stop it. The new trailer highlights the game’s Frozen Scenes of Drama, where Jack explores the world from the unique perspective of frozen time. Players have other time-based... Read more