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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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Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

Relive the Grand Theft Auto experience that defined high definition gaming. Grand Theft Auto IV was a milestone in interactive entertainment delivering a living city of unprecedented depth and detail. Combined with its two additional episodes, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony as Episodes from Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV delivered three separate but interconnected stories that revealed new aspects to one of the most critically acclaimed open worlds ever made. The intersecting sagas of Niko Bellic, Johnny Klebitz and Luis Lopez in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, are now all playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. All... Read more

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Xbox Closes a Milestone Year in 2016 with an Exceptional Year Ahead for Gamers

Happy New Year! As we start off the new year, we thought we would take some time to look back at a great 2016 and look forward to what will be an exceptional 2017 for Xbox gamers. We were privileged to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Xbox in November, but what made 2016 most special was laying out our vision for gaming at E3 2016, delivering a new version of Xbox One along with great new games and services for you to play on the device(s) of your choice and seeing terrific response from gamers worldwide this holiday. In fact, in November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to the prior year. Thank... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 30

Happy holidays! As we close in on the end of another fantastic year of Xbox gaming, where we saw the likes of Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Dead Rising 4 arrive on our favorite console, we're eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2017 and all the excitement that year hopes to bring. While our news may have been lighter this week as we enjoyed time with our families, we still have Major Nelson to help us close out the year with a small look back on all the great things that came to Xbox. Be sure to come back next Friday as we get back to business as usual to find out what’s happening This Week on... Read more

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January’s Games with Gold Welcomes Fun-filled Competition and Cooperation into the New Year

Games with Gold is rolling out four titles for you to add to your game library for January 2017; two new games for Xbox One and two classics for Xbox 360. For Xbox One it's the highly-anticipated ID@Xbox tower defense action-RPG hybrid, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap followed by the spectacular fighting game, Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition. On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility) it's a pair of critically-acclaimed adventures with The Cave and then Rayman Origins. All games will be available for a limited time as part of the Games with Gold program, so make sure to have Xbox Live Gold to get in on the action! *World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap ($19.99 ERP):... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 16

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! Celebrate the Holidays in 4K with $50 Off All Xbox One S Bundles Start your holiday on the right foot with some savings from Xbox! From Sunday, Dec. 11 through Saturday, Dec. 24, all Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles will... Read more

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Bully: Scholarship Edition Now Playable on Xbox One Through Backward Compatibility

The Rockstar Games tradition of groundbreaking, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling invades the schoolyard in Bully: Scholarship Edition, now playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility. As a mischievous schoolboy, you’ll stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the worst school around, Bullworth Academy -- a corrupt and crumbling prep school with an uptight facade. The story follows Jimmy Hopkins, a teenager who’s been expelled from every school he’s ever attended. Left to fend for himself after his mother abandons him at Bullworth to go on her fifth... Read more