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Hog Wild REQ Drop Available Today in Halo 5: Guardians

Rev your engines and grab a gunner because the Hog Wild REQ Drop is available today! Hog Wild injects Halo 5: Guardians with some off-roading flair and includes four new Warthog variants, new STINGER Armor set, the Hybrid weapon scope, new emblems, armor and weapon skins. Beyond Hog Wild there is more to come for Halo 5: Guardians. Check out Halo Waypoint for even more details on Hog Wild and future improvements, including even more updates to Forge, details about the Warzone boss refresh coming next month plus a refresh of several Arena maps in advance of the Halo Championship Series: Pro League for the 2016 Summer Season. Speaking of the HCS Pro League, the very first matches begin... Read more

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The Hog Wild REQ Drop Comes to Halo 5: Guardians Next Week

Spartans, it’s time to jump in the nearest M12 Force Application Vehicle (aka the Warthog) and start your engines! The aptly-named Hog Wild REQ Drop is on its way and scheduled to pull-in next week, bringing several new Warthog variants, the STINGER Armor set, the Hybrid weapon scope, as well as new weapon skins and emblems. Here’s the rundown of what’s coming in the Hog Wild REQ Drop: New Warthog Variants. Hog Wild brings four new Warthog variants for use in Warzone and Warzone Assault, which include the Rally Scout Warthog, Rally Warthog, Sword Needler Warthog and the Vespin Rocket Warthog. Whether your goal is speedy delivery of lead or you just love explosions, there will... Read more

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Gear up for Battle Mini Game, Coming to Minecraft on Consoles in June

Hi everyone! Team Minecraft at Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft have been working on some cool free content for Minecraft: Console Edition, and we’re really excited to introduce mini games to you today. Of course, coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends is already a popular activity among Minecraft: Console Edition players - and long may it continue! But with our new mini games, we'll be helping you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rulesets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score. Sound good? Great - you won’t have to wait very long for this... Read more

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HCS Pro League Summer Season Teams and Schedule Revealed

After weeks of intense practice, competition and Sunday’s white-knuckle Last Chance Qualifiers, the final Halo Championship Series: Pro League teams for the 2016 Summer Season in North America and Europe are now locked and ready to compete! Here’s who you’ll be watching in the HCS Pro League starting on June 2: North America: Counter Logic Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Team Allegiance, Team EnVyUs, Enigma6 Group, Renegades, Team Liquid and OpTic Gaming Europe: XMEN, Online Warriors, Deception, Pulse Gaming, Dinosaurs, Realest Tins Where and When to Watch Running from June to July, qualified teams in the HCS Pro League will compete against each other twice a week via... Read more

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Comes to Stores in June

After releasing the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest last year, we listened to our community’s feedback and created an even more feature-rich Definitive Edition for digital release earlier this spring. We’re humbled by the reception Definitive Edition has received on both Xbox One and PC, and want to make sure fans everywhere can experience the game. Following its digital debut, we’re excited to announce that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition will also hit store shelves very soon. In partnership with stores across the US, the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One will be available on June 14, 2016 for $19.99. Ori... Read more

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Jump into the Fast Lane with the NASCAR Expansion for Forza Motorsport 6

America’s most popular form of motorsport is coming to the best-selling racing franchise of this generation, with over 11 million unique players on Xbox One. The NASCAR Expansion for Forza Motorsport 6 arrives today, bringing NASCAR to the world stage. This is an experience that only the comprehensive world of Forza Motorsport can deliver. The expansion features an all-new NASCAR World Tour career with over 10 hours of racing, representing the ultimate “What if…?” for racers around the world. How would American stock cars fare against Australian V8s at Bathurst, or against WEC prototypes at Le Mans? With the NASCAR World Tour career, players will be able to live these fantasies... Read more

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Gears eSports Announces Summer North American and European Open Events

Gears eSports is excited to announce two Gears of War open LAN events for this summer. Major League Gaming will host the Gears eSports MLG North American Open in Columbus, Ohio at the MLG Arena on July 30-31. Additionally, Gfinity, in collaboration with Am2Pro, will host the Gears eSports European Open in London, UK from July 8 through July 10. Both events offer great opportunities for players of all skill levels to compete from across the globe and prove their mettle in Gears of War eSports. Interested in participating? See below for more details! Gears eSports MLG North American Open Major League Gaming, in collaboration with Gears of War and The Coalition, will be hosting the... Read more

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Memories of Reach Available Today in Halo 5: Guardians

Get ready to deliver hope (and a little bit of chain-gun infused glory) to the battlefield as the next free content release for Halo 5: Guardians arrives today! Memories of Reach is packed with content, including the release of the highly anticipated Infection game mode, the new Arena map Stasis, armor sets inspired by the legendary Noble Team from Halo: Reach, new weapons such as the Brute Plasma Rifle and Jorge’s Chaingun, additional character customizations such as emblems, assassinations, weapon skins and more! As an added bonus, players who launch Halo 5: Guardians after the content release launch will automatically receive a “Memories of Reach Update Pack.” This free one-time... Read more

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Memories of Reach Brings Infection, New Map and REQs to Halo 5: Guardians This Month

The latest free content release – Memories of Reach – is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians this month! Memories of Reach delivers a new multiplayer game mode in Infection, new Arena map with Stasis, new weapons, visual customizations and more. 343 Industries will be previewing the Memories of Reach update via livestream on Wednesday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT at twitch.tv/halo and the Halo Channel. Highlights of the Memories of Reach content update include: New multiplayer game mode – Infection. Band together with your fellow survivors or hunt your prey with cunning and skill; the highly anticipated Infection game mode is making its way to Halo 5: Guardians! In... Read more

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Shadow Lords Novella Introduces Killer Instinct’s Newest Hero

Killer Instinct presents the haunting origins of the game’s newest hero, the vampire Mira, in Shadow Lords—a Killer Instinct online novella. Written by KI’s narrative designer, award-winning author Noble Smith, Shadow Lords’ first chapter, “The Road to Ravensburg," is now available for fans to read for free online. “Killer Instinct is a franchise with millions of players, and the fans have been hungry for deeper lore and exciting stories about the characters they love,” says Smith. “This story is for them.” New chapters will be posted every Friday and will include original illustrations from Microsoft Studios artist, Patrick Shettlesworth. This action-adventure... Read more

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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack Arrives in Stores in June

Hello! If you haven’t had a chance to dig into Minecraft on Xbox One, we have something really great coming up that you will enjoy. Starting later this spring, we’ll be releasing a new option in retail stores for you to pick up for your collection – the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack. The Favorites Pack, which has been available digitally since last fall, is a new purchasing option in addition to the standard Minecraft: Xbox One Edition which is already out today. It includes the base Minecraft: Xbox One Edition game and seven of the best-selling add-on packs for you to play with. • Battle & Beasts Skin Pack • Battle & Beasts 2 Skin Pack • Natural... Read more

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Expand Your Forza Garage with the Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6

The Hot Wheels Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6 arrives today, bringing with it a collection of cars that are sure to please both die-cast diehards and virtual racers alike. Leading this seven-car pack are two models that Hot Wheels fans are intimately familiar with – the 2011 Hot Wheels Bone Shaker and the 2005 Ford Hot Wheels Mustang. Making its Xbox One console debut, the Bone Shaker is the ultimate rat-rod – a real life showcase car built in 2011 that that has since taken on legendary status among Hot Wheels fans. Alongside the Bone Shaker, the killer drifting Mustang that Hot Wheels built to celebrate 50 years of the Mustang model is sure to become a favorite among Forza fans who... Read more

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Be the Playmaker and Play Madden NFL 16 Free This Weekend only on Xbox One

Now that NFL Draft Season is well underway, it’s the perfect time to play some pigskin! We are excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy the critically acclaimed Madden NFL 16 for free this entire upcoming weekend with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Running from 12:01 PM PT on April 28, 2016 to 11:59 PM PT on May 2, 2016, this allows Gold members in Xbox One markets to experience the excitement, drama and skills on display in Madden NFL 16, that includes dominating in the battle for air supremacy with all-new controls and quarterback mechanics.  In addition to Free Play Days, the game is also available in the EA Access Vault and on-sale for a special promotional... Read more

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Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition Available for Pre-Order and Season Pass Contents Detailed

Today, we’re excited to announce that both Standard and Ultimate Editions of Gears of War 4 are now available for pre-order from the Xbox Store and participating retailers, including the Microsoft Store. Fans who pre-order either edition of Gears of War 4 will receive the pre-order exclusive Vintage Del Gear Pack featuring a Vintage Del character model, emblem, two Vintage weapon skins and a special Vintage Del bounty as an added bonus. Available both digitally and at retail, Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition ($99.99 USD ERP) is the best way for Gears fans to get the complete Swarm-crushing Gears of War 4 experience, and the only way to join the action early when the game launches in... Read more

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Halo 5 Kicks Off Weekend with Super Fiesta and HCS Pro League Qualifier

It was a busy time for many Halo players last weekend, who got their first chance to try out Warzone Firefight beta – the ambitious new multiplayer mode coming to Halo 5: Guardians this summer. For many, the Warzone Firefight Beta provided a chance to call-in rare and powerful REQS and work cooperatively with teammates to take down powerful Forerunner and Covenant forces. This week the competition heats up once more with the arrival of the frenetic “Super Fiesta” Arena playlist and first HCS Pro League qualifier taking place at PAX East! What is Super Fiesta? Since its release earlier this year, Fiesta has been a strong fan-favorite, with Spartans equipping random primary and... Read more

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Quantum Break Becomes the Biggest-Selling New Microsoft Studios IP for Xbox One

When Remedy Entertainment – the legendary creators behind critically acclaimed hits like Max Payne and Alan Wake – approached Microsoft Studios with their vision for Quantum Break, we knew we had something special on our hands. Quantum Break would be a hybrid entertainment experience - one-part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live-action show – and embody all the characteristics of a classic Remedy Entertainment game: action-packed gameplay, vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists. Quantum Break was bold. It was ambitious. It was unprecedented. And we loved it. Last week, on April 5, 2016, we were proud to announce that Quantum Break had launched... Read more

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Ride in Pre-Apocalyptic Style with Fallout 4’s Chryslus Rocket 69, Coming to Forza Motorsport 6

Ever since we announced the partnership between Turn 10 Studios and Bethesda Game Studios back in November 2015, Forza and Fallout fans have been talking about the impending arrival of the Chryslus Rocket ’69, and now we have an exciting update. Built for cruising the highways and byways of the pre-apocalypse, the micro fusion-powered Chryslus Rocket ‘69 will soon be turning laps on the world-famous circuits of Forza Motorsport 6. Beginning today, codes for the Chryslus Rocket '69 will be sent via Xbox Live messages to gamers who have played either Forza Motorsport 6 or Fallout 4 on Xbox One while connected to their Xbox Live profile (one code per Xbox Live account). Due to the... Read more

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Introducing the Halo Championship Series Pro League

During the Halo World Championship, we announced the imminent launch of the Halo Championship Series: Pro League – the next evolution of Halo esports. The HCS Pro League will celebrate the world’s top players and teams as they compete on weekly scheduled match days, and will also be accompanied by a robust open series that fosters the best up-and-coming talent as they fight to battle their way into HCS Pro League at the end of each season. Throughout the season, we’ll look forward to watching key matchups as top amateur teams rise to the top, and prepare for an epic season finals where both new talent and new champions will emerge. Today, we’re sharing new details about the HCS... Read more

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The Halo Championship Series Pro League Kicks Off at PAX East

Just a few weeks ago, Team Allegiance and Counter Logic Gaming met in Hollywood, California to determine which team would stand atop the rest as the 2016 Halo World Champion. While only one team came away with the $1 million prize, both teams were to be invited directly into the HCS Pro League as a commendation for their incredible performance throughout the Halo World Championship season and final tournament. CLG’s dominant roster currently remains intact, but the members of Team Allegiance have completely disbanded leaving their spot in the league unfilled. Today, we’re excited to announce the HCS Pro League Invitational at PAX East 2016 by ESL, which will determine the second team... Read more

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Gears of War 4 Trailer Offers Glimpse of a New Hero and a Nightmare Reborn

*Post updated on 4/11/16 at 10 a.m. PT to clarify the beta timeline.  On Oct. 11, a new generation of heroes will rise and confront an ominous new threat in Gears of War 4, the first chapter of a brand-new saga developed by The Coalition. Today, we’re excited to debut our first story trailer, “Tomorrow,” which connects the legacy of the Fenix family from father to son and features a foreboding glimpse of the new menace that awaits. At the conclusion of Gears of War 3, Marcus Fenix wondered what tomorrow would bring. What a world without war would look like. This is the story of two tomorrows – the one Marcus envisioned, and the one 25 years later, where all hope is... Read more

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