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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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