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Halo Championship Series Pro League Fall Season Schedule Revealed

Coming off an incredible Summer 2016 Season, the Halo Championship Series: Pro League by ESL is poised to be back bigger and better than before. On both sides of the pond, the HCS Pro League Summer 2016 Season delivered incredible matches and excitement, while providing valuable learnings for us on the HCS team. Heading into the Fall 2016 Season – as well as the 2017 Halo World Championship – 343 Industries and ESL are excited about incorporating excellent feedback provided by teams, players, and fans all over the world. Today, we’re excited to talk more about the upcoming Fall season, including format, full season roadmap, and new open events. The Summer Finals for 2016 saw... Read more

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Announcing the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4 with $1,000,000 Prize Pool

Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4. Gears of War players can compete in marquee live open events around the world operated by world-class tournament organizers Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity for a starting $1,000,000 in cash prizes. Players worldwide can earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional MLG GameBattles online ladders and in daily and weekly tournaments. Gears Pro Points qualify players for the international circuit open LAN events that take place every 1-2 months from the Gears of War 4 game launch in October 2016 to July 2017. The Gears Pro Circuit features more international crossplay and... Read more

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Xbox One S: 4K, HDR and what you need to know

The highly anticipated, newly designed Xbox One S starts hitting shelves today. Since Xbox One S features 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range (HDR) for games and video, we wanted to ensure those who are about to unbox their new console know all the ins-and-outs when it comes to 4K, HDR and what you need to do in order to enable your 4K TV. Getting Started: Three Things You’ll Need to Experience 4K Before you can experience 4K and HDR games and video, you’ll need to make sure you’re set up properly and have the right equipment. 1. You’ll need a 4K capable device Good news, the Xbox One S is 4K Ultra HD capable 2. You’ll need a 4K TV To check... Read more

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Xbox One S 2TB Launch Edition is Available Now

Today is the day – Xbox One S has arrived. The 2TB Xbox One S launch edition is now available in select markets at Microsoft Stores or your local retailer. Demand is extremely high and the 2TB launch edition is only available in limited quantities, so go out and get yours today to enjoy this holiday’s greatest games. A few of our favorite features of the highly anticipated, newly designed Xbox One S include: Xbox One S offers a great value as one of the top 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players on the market – which means you can watch your favorite movies in stunning 4K. The 2TB launch edition Xbox One S will be available for $399 USD with 1TB and 500GB Xbox One S options starting at... Read more

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Clubs, LFG and Arena on Xbox Live Will Unite Gamers to Play and Compete

Xbox Live is an incredible community of highly engaged and social gamers. At Xbox, we’re constantly looking for ways to bring people together and have more fun gaming. Today, we announced three new features coming to Xbox Live that let you play where, how, and with who you want – whether you’re on an Xbox console, Windows 10 PC, iOS or Android device. And so, aligned with our vision to create a unified experience where everyone is welcomed, respected and supported, we’re excited to introduce you to Clubs on Xbox Live, Looking for Group (LFG) on Xbox Live and Arena on Xbox Live. Clubs on Xbox Live Multiplayer is all about who you game with. We want to give Xbox fans the best... Read more

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1TB and 500GB Xbox One S bundles arriving Aug. 23 with Madden NFL 17 and Halo Collection

Play over 100 console exclusives on the highly anticipated, newly designed Xbox One S, featuring 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range for games and video. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, plus Xbox 360 backward compatibility titles, and the most advanced multiplayer network, Xbox One S is the ultimate games and entertainment system - starting at $299. Today, we’re announcing the first set of 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S bundles, the Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Xbox One S Halo Collection Bundle. Both bundles arrive in stores on August 23 and are available for pre-order starting today. Xbox One S Madden NFL 17 Bundle In partnership with... Read more

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Join the Spartan Program: The Halo Legendary Crate is Coming!

For the Halo Nation, the Halo universe is much more than the series of award-winning video games. The $5 billion franchise has spawned live-action digital series, New York Times best-selling novels, and a robust line of toys, apparel, and more. Soon, fans will be able to collect artifacts from the Halo universe with the Halo Legendary Crate! 343 Industries and Loot Crate have joined forces to create the ultimate experience for Halo fans and collectors. The Halo Legendary Crate will include exclusive figures, apparel, collectibles, in-game items, and other UNSC-approved loot from the biggest and best moments across the Halo universe. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Loot Crate.... Read more

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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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New Global Licensed Partners Coming to Halo

The Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown from video games into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original Halo: Combat Evolved, the $5 billion franchise includes critically acclaimed games, multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, toys and action figures, apparel and more. In advance of the Licensing Expo 2016, a consumer products industry convention running from June 21 to 23, 343 Industries is excited to announce new global licensed partners coming to Halo, bringing exciting new Halo-themed products for years to come. “The Halo Nation is built from the best fans in the world... 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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