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Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Enhancements In-Depth

We’re excited to share how Gears of War 4 has been enhanced for the Xbox One X. Our new trailer showcases the wealth of graphical and gameplay enhancements that are only possible with the world’s most powerful console.  We’re also excited to finally reveal the Preferred Rendering mode so you can play Gears of War 4 how you want! True 4K Experience Get ready to experience unmatched clarity, richness and details with true 4K visuals (3840x2160) in our Visuals Rendering Mode. Even if you’re playing on a 1080p screen, you’ll instantly notice the difference thanks to a 4K super sampled image that brings you a crisper, richer looking Gears game than you’ve ever seen... Read more: Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Enhancements In-Depth

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 23 – 29

Welcome to another edition of Next Week on Xbox! The Fall season of gaming continues with more of the biggest games of the year coming to Xbox One, like Assassin's Creed Origins sending us back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the brotherhood's mysterious origins, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus putting us back in the boots of BJ Blazkowicz as he fights back against the Nazi scourge. Or you could get down and boogie with Just Dance 2018, terrorize campers in Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut, or enjoy the retro-inspired side scroller The Mummy: Demastered. Read on for more details on these games and more... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 23 – 29

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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Q&A

Last week we announced that Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection was available for pre-order and coming to Xbox One and Windows Store on October 31. We recently had the opportunity to have an in-depth chat with Jorg Neumann, Head of Production, Global Publishing, Microsoft Studios to talk in greater detail about the re-imagining of this game. Tell us about Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection and what is new and different with this version of Zoo Tycoon. When we initially brought the popular Zoo Tycoon franchise to Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2013, our goal was to create the most beautiful animals in all of gaming and that is something we believe we absolutely achieved. We are... Read more: Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Q&A

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Rev Your Engines for the Renault Sport Formula One Custom Xbox One S Console

Pairing the impressive Xbox One S with the equally striking Renault Formula One Team R.S.17 car part, Xbox is excited to announce a one-of-a-kind custom Xbox One S that pairs these two legends together as part of the Microsoft partnership with Renault Sport Formula One Team. The Xbox One S Renault Sport Formula One sports the team’s sleek yellow and black design, including actual race grade materials, and was made in anticipation of the upcoming Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, October 20-22. One very fortunate fan will have the chance to win the console by participating in the giveaway opportunity on Xbox’s Twitter page from today through... Read more: Rev Your Engines for the Renault Sport Formula One Custom Xbox One S Console

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Gigantic’s Season of Souls Update is Now Live on Xbox One and Windows 10

Greetings, Heroes! October brings with it one of Gigantic’s most exciting updates yet. Season of Souls packs some awesome new content, including a spooky new hero, profile icons, and our first-ever addition to the map rotation, Ember Grove. New to Gigantic? No problem! Download for free on the Windows Store or Xbox Store and party up with your friends, even if they’re on a different platform than you! Come discover why Gigantic is a 2017 Golden Joystick Awards nominee for Xbox Game of the Year! Find the playstyle that fits you with a roster of extremely diverse heroes. Enjoy freedom of movement in expansive and intricate arenas that mix up the action. Use teamwork to power up... Read more: Gigantic’s Season of Souls Update is Now Live on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Tune in Sunday, October 22 to See the New Xbox One X Commercial

This is truly an exciting time. Not only for Xbox, but for gamers everywhere. With the launch of Xbox One X just a few weeks away on November 7, the world's most powerful console is positioned to welcome the True 4K gaming era in style and we’re celebrating in a big way with the start of our global “Feel True Power” campaign. Please join Xbox on Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m. PT on our official Xbox YouTube channel as we kick off the campaign in the US for an exclusive preview of our global anthem “Feel True Power” TV commercial before it airs on "The Walking Dead" season premiere at 9 p.m. PT, and also during the Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots NFL game on "Sunday... Read more: Tune in Sunday, October 22 to See the New Xbox One X Commercial

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Robloxians Beware: the Hallow’s Eve Event is Now on Xbox One

Ready for a fright this spooky night? Good, because you’re in for a real treat! Bloxtober, Roblox’s thrilling month-long Halloween celebration, is already in full swing and we’ve got even more fang-tastic surprises to share with the entire Xbox community! From now until October 31, you and your friends can play three ghoulishly delightful Roblox games, including the all-new Hallow’s Eve: A Tale of Lost Souls, for a chance to win exclusive accessories for your avatar. Feast your eyes on this year’s heart-pounding, bone-chilling, hair-raising Hallow’s Eve event! Hallow’s Eve: A Tale of Lost Souls is not a game for the faint of heart. After hearing rumors about a haunted... Read more: Robloxians Beware: the Hallow’s Eve Event is Now on Xbox One

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Hand of the Gods Closed Beta Free for Xbox Live Gold Members

The Gods are at war and you must lead them to victory! From the creators of Smite, Hi-Rez Studios presents Hand of the Gods, a new strategy card game packed with mythological gods, powerful creatures, and dynamic spells. We're huge fans of strategy and collectible card games, and our team is excited to bring the closed beta to Xbox One today for Xbox Live Gold members. In Hand of the Gods you’ll wield Thor’s Hammer and release the Kraken, all beautifully rendered in Unreal Engine 4. You’ll command a leader, like Zeus or Odin, build an army of iconic gods, then wage war in competitive multiplayer matches. As you play cards, watch as the action unfolds. Gods, monsters, and... Read more: Hand of the Gods Closed Beta Free for Xbox Live Gold Members

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Xbox Sets Guinness World Record from a Custom Super Lucky’s Tale Hot Air Balloon

Welcome to adventure! In anticipation of the November 7 release of Super Lucky’s Tale, Xbox created a custom hot air balloon that took flight during The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and fans everywhere were able to see the stream from 1,200ft in the sky as they tuned in live on the Mixer Xbox Channel. Friday morning’s exciting flight set the Guinness World Records for "Highest-altitude Gaming Stream" and makes Super Lucky’s Tale officially amazing! The livestream, hosted by Rukari Austin, Community Manager at Microsoft Studios, and featured live gameplay with exclusive never before seen in-game content, while the balloon was soaring through the sky. The Albuquerque... Read more: Xbox Sets Guinness World Record from a Custom Super Lucky’s Tale Hot Air Balloon

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343 Industries Details Massive Updates for Halo Esports and Halo Games

Today, the Halo Livestream unleashed a torrent of news bits, updates, and insight on a pretty diverse range of topics near and dear to a Halo fan’s heart – including Halo 5: Guardians’ November content “Overtime” update, important Halo esports info and news on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. There’s a lot to unpack – check out Halo Waypoint for full details and below for a quick rundown of all the amazing Halo news today. Halo Esports Updates One of the prime highlights of the stream was brand new information and updates on the immediate future of Halo esports – from upcoming championships, to local competitions, and new ways to support some of your favorite... Read more: 343 Industries Details Massive Updates for Halo Esports and Halo Games

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Cuphead Tips and Tricks

Hey, Xbox gamers! The Tips & Tricks team is here with 5 tips for Cuphead, from Studio MDHR. This cartoon-style, contra-like action game features the lovable characters, Cuphead and Mugman. These two mischief-makers were high on their luck at the local casino when they were made an offer they couldn’t refuse. Like good boys and girls know, talking to strangers typically leads to trouble – but they disobeyed their elders and lost a bet with the devil himself. Now they’re on an adventure to pay off their debts… With these 5 tips, we’ll teach you things like how to make the controls work for you, and help you prepare for the nonstop, crazy-hard boss battles! For even more... Read more: Cuphead Tips and Tricks

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 22

Greetings, gamers and welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Another great collection of titles is coming soon to Xbox One, like the outrageous South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the open-world fantasy game Elex, and the next installment of the dungeon master series Dungeons 3. More details on these games and more are below, and be sure to come back every week to find out what's Next Week on... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 22

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This Week on Xbox: October 13, 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Choose How You Game with Four New Xbox One S Bundles This fall, we’ve got something for everyone so you can choose how you game on Xbox One. We’re continuing to deliver the best value in games and entertainment with Xbox One S and today we’re... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 13, 2017

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Snowfall Kicks off a Season of New Content for Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

Hi, mayors! We hope you’ve been enjoying painting the town red (or green, or blue, or yellow, depending on your zoning choices) with Cities: Skylines, and we’re delighted that our favorite city-builder has found such a great home on the Xbox One. Now that we’ve had time to settle, we thought it was high time we did a bit of redecorating, and we hope you’ll join us! Today we’re proud to announce that we’re releasing our first expansion for Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition next month. Snowfall, an expansion that adds weather conditions to your towns -- and the tools to manage them properly -- will launch on Xbox One on November 14. Not only that, but when we say it’s... Read more: Snowfall Kicks off a Season of New Content for Cities: Skylines – Xbox One Edition

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Choose How You Game with Four New Xbox One S Bundles

This fall, we’ve got something for everyone so you can choose how you game on Xbox One. We’re continuing to deliver the best value in games and entertainment with Xbox One S and today we’re announcing four new 500GB Xbox One S bundles: the Xbox One S Minecraft Complete Adventure Bundle, Xbox One S Rocket League Blast-Off Bundle, Xbox One S Starter Bundle and the Xbox One S Ultimate Halo Bundle. Xbox One S has a library of over 1,300 games and over 200 exclusives, including blockbusters like Minecraft, iconic franchises like Halo, and the latest exclusives like Forza Motorsport 7 that you can only play on Xbox One. With Backward Compatibility, Xbox One is the only console where you... Read more: Choose How You Game with Four New Xbox One S Bundles

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Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One and Windows Store

Attention animal lovers of all ages! I am proud to announce that the newest chapter of the wildly popular Zoo Tycoon franchise is coming very soon and is now available for pre-order - Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection, is coming to both Xbox One and Windows Store October 31 and is available for pre-order now for only $29.99. Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection combines everything you know and love about the Zoo Tycoon franchise with exciting new features that let your imagination run even WILDER – including the biggest, most detailed environments ever to create the zoo of your dreams, the ability to customize your zoo down to the finest detail, and of course more loveable... Read more: Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One and Windows Store

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