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Defining the Soul of a Racecar in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

This is week five of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage and we’re bringing a huge list of cars to the game – cars that represent a worldwide sample of automotive excellence, with a particular focus on the best cars coming out of Europe. When curating this list of cars to reveal, we pondered the following question: what defines the “soul” of a European car? Some might point to quality, exemplified in cars like the Audi RS 4. Others will point to timeless design – think of the BMW 2002 or the Renault Alpine A110 as prime examples. What about incredible performance? With cars like the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, drivers will never... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: August 11

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! Latest Xbox Update Releases to Insiders Starting Today It’s an exciting day at Team Xbox as Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will get a first look at the latest Xbox update. This release is the next... Read more

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Buy Once, Hoon Twice: Xbox Partners with Hoonigan and Ken Block to Bring New Forza Content

Xbox and the Forza franchise have teamed up with motorsport-lifestyle brand Hoonigan to bring some of the most iconic Hoonigan cars to Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3. Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 digitally will receive Hoonigan Car Packs for both games at no additional cost. The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack will become available on Aug. 15 for free in the Xbox Store for Forza Motorsport 7 pre-order customers, with the Forza Motorsport 7 Hoonigan Car Pack available to play on Sept. 29 for Ultimate Edition owners through early access, and Oct. 3 for Deluxe and Standard Edition owners. The Forza Horizon 3 Hoonigan Car Pack includes the 1965 Hoonigan Ford Mustang... Read more

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Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics Coming to Xbox One

I’ve got some great news for fans of Smite and even better news for those who love drawing cards, casting spells, and hardcore tactical gameplay on their Xbox One. I’m thrilled to announce that Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics, a divine blend of the action of collectible card games and the tactics of turn-based strategy games, is coming soon to Xbox One. You can sign up to join the closed alpha test for Hand of the Gods by clicking here. Set in Smite’s rich world of ancient mythology, Hand of the Gods lets you build a deck tied to one of six mythological pantheons chock full of almighty Gods, powerful spells, and savage beasts. Each pantheon is led by a unique leader, ranging... Read more

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You Asked, We Listened: Fans Can Now Opt into the Xbox Insider Program

The Xbox Insider Program is growing, and with that growth comes exciting new opportunities. Alongside our continual efforts to hear all feedback shared by the Xbox Insider community, we’re now simplifying entry into the Xbox One Update Preview rings and partnering with 1st and 3rd party studios to provide Xbox Insiders with early access to Alpha and closed Beta playtests of Xbox Live-enabled games on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. This means Xbox gamers will now be able to easily opt into the Xbox Insider program and gain earlier access to the latest system updates and flighted games! Xbox One Update Preview Flights As the Xbox Insider Program has evolved to enable new and better... Read more

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Latest Xbox Update Releases to Insiders Starting Today

It’s an exciting day at Team Xbox as Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Ring will get a first look at the latest Xbox update. This release is the next major update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is designed to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever. We’ve heard feedback from our fans that they want the ability to customize Home the way they want. This new experience on Xbox One gives gamers more choice and delivers fun faster. Updates to Home, Guide and Community are available today, with updates to Avatars, Game Hubs, Profiles and more coming this fall. Windows 10 PCs will also receive updates to the Game bar and Gaming settings menu.... Read more

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Watch the Gears Esports Offseason Finale on Mixer this Wednesday

On July 26th, Mixer and The Coalition launched the first ever Mixer-exclusive reality series, Gears Esports Offseason. The series consists of four episodes, three of which have already aired, with the final episode set to air this Wednesday, August 9th at 5pm PT/8pm EST/12am GMT on Mixer.com/ChannelOne. Each episode offers a unique perspective into the lives of pro Gears of War esports players during the offseason as they get set for Season 2 of the Gears Pro Circuit, and includes live player Skype Q&A following the broadcast. Episode 1 followed a group of players from various top teams as they traveled to The Coalition studio in Vancouver, Canada to test Gears of War, interact with... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: August 4, 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! Build the Car of Your Dreams in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. A huge part of any... Read more

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Thumper Unleashes Rhythm Violence on August 18

Thumper is finally coming to Xbox One on August 18! We call Thumper a “rhythm violence” game, an uncompromising blend of classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. Over nine epic levels, you’ll face punishing obstacles, menacing bosses, and a maniacal giant head. And oh yeah, you are a space beetle. Back in 2009, my co-developer Brian Gibson and I were blown away by the sudden wave of groundbreaking and successful indie games on Xbox 360. Classics like Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Castle Crashers inspired us to quit our jobs, build our own game engine, and start crafting Thumper from scratch. Our goal was to bring a unique vision of rhythm gaming to Xbox 360.... Read more

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Gears of War 4 August Update Brings the Action Thick and Fast with Forge Blitz and Canals

The next batch of content for Gears of War 4 arrives today with the August Update! Here’s what’s coming up this month for Gears fans: New Maps Forge Blitz Forge Blitz is a tighter, faster pace evolution of the map Forge that builds upon the spirit of the original to create a map filled with new combat experiences. All of this action takes place in a sand-swept factory damaged over time by a Windflare, underneath a blazing hot desert sun. If the original Forge was chess-like, Forge Blitz is chess on a high-speed moving train. We’ve looked at every key fight on the map and found new ways to make them faster, more tactical and more intense than ever before. Gone are the... Read more

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Score Style Points with New Xbox Wireless Controllers Featuring Sleek New Designs and Colors

This Fall, enjoy playing games like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and more with the newest Xbox accessories. Today, we’re excited to announce three new Xbox Wireless Controllers, a new smaller Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, and two new controller bundles for PC gamers. The new Wireless Controller designs include Green/Grey, Patrol Tech Special Edition, and Volcano Shadow Special Edition. Each controller pairs seamlessly with any Xbox One including the newest member of the Xbox family, Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console delivering immersive, true 4K gaming, 4K UHD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and High... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 31 – August 6

It's another edition of Next Week on Xbox! This time we have an incredibly unique selection of games arriving in a few days like the long-awaited sci-fi adventure Tacoma, the stark survival game The Long Dark leaving Xbox Game Preview, and the planetary farm simulator Slime Rancher which is included in August's Games with Gold. Read on to see the full list of new games coming soon to Xbox One. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - August 1 In this mix of stealth and real-time tactics, a new Shogun has taken power and enforced a nationwide peace across Japan. To help, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills in assassination, sabotage, and espionage -- but are they... Read more

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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

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Final Fantasy XV Regalia Coming to Forza Horizon 3 Beginning August 1

Forza fans are used to a massive variety of cars in Forza Horizon 3; from dune buggies to sport trucks to hypercars, and more. Starting next week, players will be able to drive a car unlike anything else in the game with the upcoming addition of the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV to the Forza Horizon 3 lineup. Beginning on August 1, Forza Horizon 3 and Final Fantasy XV players will be able to download and enjoy the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 for free. The Regalia will be made available to everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 (on Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Windows 10 PCs) and/or Final Fantasy XV (on Xbox One or Xbox One S) by August 1, 2017. For Forza Horizon 3 players, the Regalia will... Read more

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Halo Wars 2 Gets Double DLC Drop with Serina and Operation: SPEARBREAKER Today

The penultimate payload of Halo Wars 2 Season Pass content has arrived, featuring two fun and exciting new story missions in Operation: SPEARBREAKER, and a beloved, digitally deceased but downloadably undeterred new Leader – the UNSC Spirit of Fire’s former AI Serina. With Operation: SPEARBREAKER, players get to drop feet first into two brand-new story missions that expand upon the ongoing struggle for control of the Ark. Taking control of a hero squad of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, players must thwart the Banished’s latest plot to turn the tide of the conflict. When you’re ready to dive back into multiplayer, stay calm, cool, and collected on the battlefield by taking... Read more

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Summer Spotlight: Play the Hottest Xbox Games and Earn Rewards Credits

Summer Spotlight is back and it's time to celebrate! From July 25 to September 4 the Xbox Store will have over 30 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like Fortnite, Tacoma, and Sonic Mania. That means new games every week so be sure to check the Xbox Store every Tuesday to discover all the new games to play. But that's not all! Now through September 4, you can earn 4,000 Rewards Credits for diving into the best of Summer Spotlight. Simply spend $40 on featured pre-orders, game previews, and new digital releases to take home your Reward. Not an Xbox Live Rewards member?  Join now, and get Rewarded for doing what you love on your... Read more

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7 Things You Need to Know in Xbox Console Exclusive Fable Fortune

Hello Heroes! Have you heard the good news?! Fable Fortune has just launched into Xbox Game Preview and we are thrilled to welcome you all back into Albion. If you aren't familiar with Fable Fortune the let me tell you that it is quite possibly the greatest Fable themed collectible card game you’ll hear about today! Featuring not just PvP but also a full co-op mode where you can team up with an ally to take on classic Fable bosses such as the legendary Nostro. Now I’m sure you are all eager to start smashing people in the face with Hobbes and Fluffy Cats but before you do, I wanted to share with you some gems of wisdom that will help you on your journey. 1: Learn to play... Read more

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Forza Throwback: Vintage Classics Added to the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Welcome to the second week of car reveals for the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage – also known as Vintage Week! Today, we’re showing off the depth of classic cars that are a part of Forza Motorsport 7’s mammoth 700+ car list, including pre-war racers that will challenge drivers of every skill level, post-war cruisers cars that changed the way the public thought of the automobile, and many more. The range of materials and technology on display here is as varied as the cars’ shapes, sizes and capabilities. From wooden frame cars to pre-war biasply tires, the ForzaTech engine recreates all the intricacies and nuances that make these legendary cars so special. For example, the 1950 Alfa... Read more

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Watch the Gears Esports Offseason Reality Series on Mixer

Mixer and The Coalition are excited to announce the launch of Gears Esports Offseason as the first Mixer-exclusive reality series, presented by Mixer. Season 1 of the Gears of War Esports Pro Circuit introduced a fiercely competitive group of Gears of War 4 esports professional teams and players from around the world. Players traveled to Columbus, London, Mexico City, Atlantic City, and Paris, and concluded the season in June at the Gears Pro Circuit Las Vegas Open, where it was announced that the Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 will kick off in the fall of 2017. Gears Esports Offseason offers a rare viewpoint in esports – diving into the rich drama, humor, and excitement that unveils... Read more

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