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Get Hands-on With Xbox One X at Microsoft Store

We’re less than a month away from the launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X. Between now and launch, Microsoft Store is giving fans a chance to check out the new console on 4K displays before it releases on November 7. Join us at participating store locations, including flagship Microsoft Stores in New York and Sydney as well as Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall and Microsoft Store at University Village, and be one of the first to get hands-on with Xbox One X. We’ll also be celebrating the leadup to launch with Forza Motorsport 7 gameplay, prizes, special appearances and more! More participating locations will be added in the coming weeks, and soon you’ll... Read more: Get Hands-on With Xbox One X at Microsoft Store

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Get Ready to Party Like It’s the 1930s at the Cuphead Launch Party

It feels good to say it – Cuphead is almost here! Whether it’s the gorgeous hand-drawn 1930s inspired artwork, the wonderfully jazzy big band soundtrack, the incredibly precise gameplay or frantic antics in local co-op, Cuphead has something to offer everyone. To celebrate its upcoming launch on September 29 for Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Steam, Xbox and StudioMDHR will be hosting a Cuphead launch party that day on 7-11 p.m. PDT in the iconic Meltdown Comics and Collectibles store in Los Angeles. The party will feature Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, playable stations of the game, unique artwork shown on display and light refreshments – all in a 1930s-themed... Read more: Get Ready to Party Like It’s the 1930s at the Cuphead Launch Party

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Play Madden NFL 18 at Microsoft Store for a Chance to Win Super Bowl LII Tickets

Football and Madden fans rejoice! Madden NFL 18 is launching this week, and to celebrate, Microsoft Store is hosting a special event at the flagship Microsoft Store in New York, holding launch day tournaments and kicking off a national community tournament series that runs throughout the year. The launch day tournament offers an opportunity to test your Madden skills for a chance to win some great prizes. This tournament also kicks off the Madden NFL 18 community series, where you compete head to head against local Madden players across the United States, and select cities in Canada, throughout the year.  Winners have a chance to play in the grand finals for the ultimate prize, tickets... Read more: Play Madden NFL 18 at Microsoft Store for a Chance to Win Super Bowl LII Tickets

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Clash and Win Weekly in League of Legends with ASUS ROG Arena at Microsoft Store

Editor’s Note: We’ve updated the post to reflect that League Unlocked will be available at Microsoft Store locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, and that Echo Fox’s Froggen and Peter Zhang will be attending the launch event at the Microsoft Store at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 26. Microsoft Store is teaming up with ASUS Republic of Gamers and HyperX to host weekly League of Legends events at Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. We’re inviting gamers at every skill level to unite with others in their local community to form teams and battle against one another on high-powered Windows 10 ROG G752VS gaming... Read more: Clash and Win Weekly in League of Legends with ASUS ROG Arena at Microsoft Store

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Tune In for Xbox @ gamescom Live This Weekend

gamescom is just around the corner and we can’t wait to kick the week off with Xbox @ gamescom Live this Sunday. Don’t forget to tune in Sunday at 9:00pm CEST / 8:00pm BST / 12:00pm PDT so that you can be the first to hear the latest news on highly anticipated games coming to the Xbox family and Windows 10. We’ll have world premiere trailers and, of course, more about the most powerful console ever made, Xbox One X. What’s more, you can sign in to your Microsoft account at Mixer.com and you’ll be in with a chance of winning lots of great prizes and be able to ask questions to the teams behind your favorite games. We’re excited to show you what we’ve been up to since E3,... Read more: Tune In for Xbox @ gamescom Live This Weekend

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Register Now for the Fourth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

Hi everyone! We’d like to welcome you to Microsoft’s Redmond Campus on August 31 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our annual Pre-PAX ID@Xbox Open House! If you're planning to join us, please RSVP to this Eventbrite invite to ensure we have you registered. You can play more than 50 awesome new games from amazing independent developers from all over the world, including seeing some of the very first games running on Xbox One X and Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets! We’ll also have a nice selection of first-party games from Microsoft Studios on hand too! And of course, we’ll have some celebrity guests on hand as well, as well as our famous raffle -- want to win a ticket to PAX, the... Read more: Register Now for the Fourth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 14 – 20

High fantasy, dark sci-fi, and third-person action adventure games are all coming to Xbox One in the coming days. Welcome to the latest edition of Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the latest games coming soon to your favorite console. We have another exciting week of variety, like the open-world chaos of Agents of Mayhem, the brutality of Conan Exiles entering Xbox Game Preview, and the ambitious >observer_ to name just a few. Read on below to get a preview for all the new games coming soon to Xbox One. Agents of Mayhem - August 15 An open-world, third-person action game from the creators of Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem puts you in the boots of a group of super agents, each with... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 14 – 20

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Join Xbox Academy at the Flagship Microsoft Store to Design and Create Your First Video Game

When you play video games enough to consider making one yourself, hands-on is the best way to learn. At Microsoft, we’re about inspiring creators, and to empower the next new wave of gaming creativity, Microsoft Store is excited to announce Xbox Academy is back – this time class is in session at the New York and Sydney flagship stores! Xbox Academy is a series of FREE, hands-on game development classes that aims to foster creativity and STEM education outside of the classroom. In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) – an award-winning educator for the game development, 3D animation and visual effects industries – the flagship Microsoft Store are... Read more: Join Xbox Academy at the Flagship Microsoft Store to Design and Create Your First Video Game

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Xbox and Taco Bell Join Forces to Bring Xbox One X to Fans

Mark your calendars for August 31, when Xbox and Taco Bell will give fans nationwide the first chance to win the newest member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One X, when they pick up the new Steak Quesarito $5 box. Beginning August 31, each Taco Bell $5 Box will include a unique code for consumers to text in for a chance to win the new Xbox One X. Boxes will be available during the promotion from August 31 to October 4 at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last. Throughout the duration of the promotion, a potential winner will be notified on an average of every 10 minutes. Winners will be the first to get their hands on the Xbox One X, as well as win Forza Motorsport 7... Read more: Xbox and Taco Bell Join Forces to Bring Xbox One X to Fans

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HCS Summer 2017 Finals at DreamHack Atlanta Sees Record-Setting Participation

Coming off the most watched Halo esports broadcast ever in the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals, the Halo Championship Series and Halo 5: Guardians continue to reach landmark achievements well into the year. Last weekend, DreamHack Atlanta played home to the Summer 2017 Finals of the Halo Championship Series and saw a record-setting number of participants for the league. With 93 total teams and almost 300 Free-for-All players in attendance, DreamHack Atlanta was not only the biggest open event for Halo 5: Guardians, but the biggest since the Halo Championship Series first kicked off nearly three years ago. Featuring a mix of up-and-coming amateur talent and battle-hardened pros, the... Read more: HCS Summer 2017 Finals at DreamHack Atlanta Sees Record-Setting Participation

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This Week on Xbox: July 28, 2017

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 below above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Xbox Game Pass: Dead Rising 3, Limbo, DiRT Rally and More Available August 1 Hello, fellow gamers. Welcome to your August Xbox Game Pass update! Xbox Game Pass offers you unlimited access to over 100... Read more: This Week on Xbox: July 28, 2017

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Terry Crews Highlights Explosive Crackdown 3 Panel at San Diego Comic-Con

Terry Crews came, he saw, and he Comic-Conquered last Saturday’s Crackdown 3 panel at SDCC. Joined by Xbox’s Major Nelson, Terry elaborated on his passion for gaming and shared a behind-the-scenes look at bringing his character Commander Jaxon to life in Crackdown 3, from the original partnership idea to the result of becoming an in-game character. Speaking to the role that Commander Jaxon plays within Crackdown 3’s story, Lead Writer Jon Goff (known for his work on the Spawn series of comics) shed some more light on the state of The Agency being in all-new city, facing off against new gangs and villains that are sure to leave an impression. The Agency will have a few new... Read more: Terry Crews Highlights Explosive Crackdown 3 Panel at San Diego Comic-Con

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Play Destiny 2 Open Beta During the Multiplayer All-Access Weekend

Editor's Note: The Multiplayer All-Access event and Destiny 2 open beta are extended to Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. PDT. The article has been updated to reflect this extended time. It’s simple -- games are better with friends. Starting Friday, July 21 to Monday, July 24 you can play online in any game you own with your friends for free during our Multiplayer All-Access event on Xbox One and Xbox 360 -- Xbox Live Gold membership not required. And if you're looking for a new multiplayer experience to try during the Multiplayer All-Access event, the Destiny 2 Open Beta on Xbox One also runs for free from July 21 to 24. Though let’s be real. You should play the Destiny 2 Open Beta even... Read more: Play Destiny 2 Open Beta During the Multiplayer All-Access Weekend

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Join Xbox at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con, the world’s largest comic and pop-culture festival, is July 20 - 23, and Xbox is gearing up to make our mark both in and out of the convention center. We have a week of fun activities planned, including Middle-earth: Shadow of War gameplay, a huge photo experience, an explosive Crackdown 3 panel, exclusive Mixer streaming, and a Comic-Con Game Night sweepstakes. Whether you’ll be in California or will be tuning in on Mixer, there’s something for you! Read on for more details on everything Xbox at SDCC: Xbox Booth Hall A, Booth #100 Play Middle-earth: Shadow of War in the Xbox booth and check out the new Xbox One X. In this highly anticipated sequel to... Read more: Join Xbox at Comic-Con

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