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This Week on Xbox: August 18, 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! 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... Read more

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Watch Marvel’s The Defenders on Xbox One Today

The ragtag team of misfits: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist come together to save New York City in "Marvel's The Defenders" premiering today on Netflix. Watch the individual series to get to know each of these characters before they do whatever it takes to defend their home. Exclusively on Xbox One, check out the immersive experience on your console that walks you through the world of "The Defenders" including epic trailers, an exclusive, never-before seen fight scene and a short video from Stan Lee himself. And with the Xbox One S, the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system, you can experience sharper, more detailed picture quality in 4K Ultra HD with... 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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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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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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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 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games for just $9.99 USD per month. More is better is our mantra, and there should always be something new to play with Xbox Game Pass. So, in addition to the 100+ great games already included in your membership, we are bringing seven more games to the Xbox Game Pass catalog on August 1. And don’t forget, if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can play free for 14 days. DiRT Rally Leading the way in August is Codemasters’ off-road racing gem, DiRT Rally. If you're a fan of racing, rally racing, or just... Read more

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Grow Your Game Library with August’s Games with Gold

It's time to harvest some great titles this August thanks to another stellar Games with Gold lineup. On August 1, the open-world farming simulator Slime Rancher will make its console debut on Xbox One, where you can care for your own galactic farm full of cute (slimy) creatures. Then starting on August 16, take on the wide variety of platform-racing stunt challenges in Trials Fusion. The Summer fun isn't over yet! Coming to Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we'll have the modern-classic Bayonetta available from August 1 to August 15. Then get your butt to Mars and fight for the future in Red Faction: Armageddon from August 16 - August 30. All games will be... Read more

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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

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This Week on Xbox: July 7, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 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. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Halo Summer Celebration: 4K, Backward Compatibility, Epic Events & More Summer is officially upon us! As the temperature rises outside, there’s plenty of activity on the way to turn up the heat across the Halo franchise. In the weeks... Read more

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This Week on Xbox: June 30, 2017

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 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. This week is a special look back at E3 2017! Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Save Big During the Ultimate Game Sale Starting June 30, gamers can take advantage of great deals on Xbox games and accessories during the Ultimate Game Sale. This year, Ultimate Game Sale is four... Read more

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Save Big During the Ultimate Game Sale

Starting June 30, gamers can take advantage of great deals on Xbox games and accessories during the Ultimate Game Sale. This year, Ultimate Game Sale is four days longer than previous years, running from June 30 to July 10. With saving up to 65% on Xbox games, and Xbox Live Gold members saving up to an additional 10% on the deals, now's the best time to pick up the games you’ve always wanted to play. With more than 300 popular Xbox games and add-ons including Injustice 2, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, Prey, Rocket League, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy, and many more. And don’t forget the many Xbox 360 fan favorites on sale -- playable on Xbox One via Backward... Read more

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Dead Island, F1 2015, Resident Evil 6 and More Enter Xbox Game Pass on July 1

Hello, fellow gamers. Welcome to the first Xbox Game Pass monthly update! As you're aware, Xbox Game Pass launched on June 1, a new digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games for just $9.99 USD per month. At Xbox Game Pass, we believe more is better, and that there should always be something new to play. Starting on July 1, even more great games are coming to Xbox Game Pass for you to enjoy. And don’t forget, if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can play free for 14 days. Dead Island Definitive Edition First up, we have Dead Island Definitive Edition, one of the quintessential zombie games.... Read more

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Book a Staycation with July’s Games with Gold

Summer has officially arrived and we're giving you plenty of reasons to stay inside with four exciting games coming to Games with Gold in July. For Xbox One, the open-world adventure game Grow Up will be available July 1 - 31, followed by the innovative (and colorful) racing game Runbow from July 16 to August 15. We'll also have a couple of throwbacks to the Xbox 360 era thanks to Backward Compatibility. Step into the shoes of disillusioned and desperate criminals in Kane & Lynch 2 starting July 1 - 15, and then get ready for a swashbuckling adventure in LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game from July 16 - 30. All games will be available for a limited time only as part of... Read more

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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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