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This Week on Xbox: E3 2017 Edition

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 week’s exciting E3 2017 news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox at E3! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Introducing the World’s Most Powerful Console: Xbox One X E3 marks the world premiere of Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console designed for immersive true 4K gaming, ultimate compatibility, and unrivaled craftsmanship. As the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices, Xbox One X will offer... Read more

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The Xbox E3 2017 Briefing: Everything You Need to Know

Sunday marked a milestone Xbox E3 Briefing as Microsoft Corp. unveiled the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X (formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”) and its largest and most diverse games lineup in E3 history. Broadcast for the first time in 4K UHD on Mixer, Xbox showcased a record 42 games in its briefing including 22 with console exclusivity from creators large and small. Coming to all Xbox One markets starting Nov. 7, Xbox One X will retail for $499, 449 pounds, 499 euros, CA$599 and AU$649.1 Xbox One X was designed to be the best console to create and play games on, putting the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of the world’s best game creators to create true 4K... Read more

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Tom Clancy Games Spotlight Sale on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Editor's Note: We incorrectly listed a few games as supporting Backward Compatibility on Xbox One. This was in error. We've updated the story below and apologize for the confusion. Starting now until June 5, you can enjoy some great discounts on many games in the Tom Clancy catalog on Xbox One and Xbox 360, including the recently released Ghost Recon Wildlands and tactical, competitive shooter Rainbow Six Siege. There are also some fantastic deals on bundles featuring The Division and tons of add-on content like weapon skins and a discount on its Season Pass. Or if you'd prefer to play some of the modern classic Tom Clancy games, available on Xbox 360, Splinter Cell: Conviction and... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: May 26

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1 with 100+ Games; Early Access for Gold Members Starts Today Earlier this year, we announced Xbox Game Pass, a new digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over... Read more

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June’s Games with Gold is Full of Hackers, Superheroes, and Dragons

Summer is almost here and we can't wait to spend some quality time indoors with the latest batch of Games with Gold titles for June. In addition to the two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be play through Backward Compatibility, Xbox Live Gold members will also get free DLC for Phantom Dust in June. Now for the games! On Xbox One we'll have the competitive racing game Speedrunners available from June 1 - 30 followed by the open-world hacking adventure of Watch Dogs from June 16 - July 15. On Xbox 360, and on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, explore the American frontier in Assassin's Creed III from June 1 - 15 followed BioWare's classic fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins on... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: May 19

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Looter-Shooter Shadow Warrior 2 Available Now on Xbox One Shadow Warrior 2 is a work of love and fathered by Flying Wild Hog, a company of game industry veterans with expertise in first-person shooters. For eight years the... Read more

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Enjoy a Multiplayer All-Access Event With Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

We're launching a Multiplayer All-Access event with a free unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. Xbox is inviting all Xbox Live members, with or without a Gold membership, to play online with friends for free in any game they own during our Multiplayer All-Access event from May 18-21 on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Experience one of the most-popular benefits of Xbox Live Gold membership with access to the most advanced gaming network. Log in now and start playing together. Need something new to play? How about trying out one of the bestselling games on Xbox? All Xbox Live members on Xbox One will get a limited time free unlock of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to play from May 18-21. Log on and... Read more

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Twisted Dreams, Egyptian Temples, and a Secret Apprentice are Coming to May’s Games with Gold

May is shaping up to feed your appetite for adventure, combat, and mystery with four community-acclaimed games -- two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility -- to add to your Xbox library. On Xbox One, the transformative world of Giana in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream’s – Director’s Cut will be available May 1 – 31, followed by the co-op adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris on May 16 - June 15, the hit sequel to Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. Then on Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we have a pair of great Star Wars games for you to enjoy. Starting with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II and the... Read more

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Killer Instinct Tournaments and More Start Rolling Out to Insiders This Month

Last month, we released several fan-inspired feature updates to the community. This month, we are starting to roll out even more features including a new Party overlay to help you see who’s speaking in your group, more fan-requested improvements to Looking for Group on Xbox Live and the Activity Feed, and later this month Killer Instinct tournaments powered by Arena on Xbox Live. Since we announced Arena at E3 2016, and first launched it to Xbox Insiders this past fall, the team has been hard at work building and refining Arena to make esports available for gamers on Xbox Live, regardless of their skill-level. Huge thank you to Xbox fans for sharing your thoughts on the feature –... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: April 14

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Beam Streaming, Game Mode, and More Begin Rolling Out Today with the Windows 10 Creators Update Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best version of Windows for gaming. Today, PC gaming gets even better for Windows... Read more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Now Available via Xbox One Backward Compatibility

The Xbox 360 hits keep coming thanks to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, and today we’ve got one of the biggest hits of all: Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. This blockbuster joins more than 350 Xbox 360 classics available on Xbox One. We’re thrilled with the continued excitement for the program and ongoing engagement of our fans, who have played more than 360 million hours of Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. Fans who own Call of Duty: Black Ops II can play it on Xbox One at no additional cost. If you don’t own it yet, now is a great time to experience this blockbuster. As part of Spring Sale all Xbox fans can save 50% and... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: March 31

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Watch the Best Gears Pro Circuit Players Compete in Atlantic City this Weekend This weekend sees the Gears Pro Circuit roadie run into Atlantic City for the first time, as Caesars Entertainment, in association with Ultimate... Read more

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Explore the World of Minecraft on Xbox One S for $249

Beginning on March 26, the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB) is $249 while supplies last. This bundle features everything you need to create, explore, and survive on Xbox One S! Get full game downloads of Minecraft for Xbox One and Windows 10, plus 13 fabulous, community-favorite content Packs, including Halo Mash-up and Festive Mash-up. Craft new Minecraft worlds together with friends on Xbox Live, the best community of gamers around the world. Xbox One S is the only console that offers 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range. With the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live, play over 100 award-winning exclusive games and enjoy a... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: March 24

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! ID@Xbox Game Fest: Unique Voices and Different Stories For the fourth and final week of this year’s ID@Xbox Game Fest we decided to focus on games that highlight different stories and different voices (and all of these... Read more

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Assassins, Zombies, and War are Coming to April’s Games with Gold

After three months of some excellent offers through Games with Gold, featuring Layers of Fear, Evolve, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, we're keeping the proverbial train moving into April with four critically-acclaimed games -- two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be played through Backward Compatibility -- to add to your Xbox library. The immersive action-adventure game Ryse: Son of Rome will be available April 1 - 30, followed by The Walking Dead: Season 2 from April 16 - May 15 that continues the tragic story of the young Clementine in the zombie apocalypse. Then on Xbox 360, and on Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, take on the role of War, one of the Four... Read more

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Introducing Xbox Game Pass: Unlimited Access to More Than 100 Games

At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want. This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for gamers. As we prepare to launch Project Scorpio this holiday, bringing the most powerful console ever made to the Xbox One family of devices, we continue to make platform improvements to connect the growing community of players on Xbox Live and add to a robust and diverse portfolio of games across Xbox One and Windows 10. Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give you more options to diversify and expand your library of games with Xbox Game Pass, a... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: February 24

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Halo Wars 2 Launches Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC “28 years, professor…” Though it may not have really been 28 years since Halo Wars, eight years is certainly a long time to wait and it feels surreal to say... Read more

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This Week on Xbox, February 10

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of 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 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. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Real-Time Strategy Returns in the New Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer Calling all Spartans! We’re only a few weeks away from the launch of Halo Wars 2 on Tuesday, Feb. 21 (or Friday, Feb. 17 for Ultimate Edition owners)! In... Read more

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