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Cobalt Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Cobalt, the couch multiplayer and action platformer developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang, is available to download for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. It costs $19.99 or local equivalent. Stop reading this and download it right now! Still here? OK – check out our new launch trailer to help you make a more informed decision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGeyWRKDtdk If that doesn’t do the trick, listen to what our developers have to say: “I’m super excited. I’m not sure if it’s a spoiler or not, but the ending of the story has potential to put Cobalt into ‘cult classic’ status.” – Jens Bergensten, developer on Cobalt “It’s great... Read more

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The Halo 5: Guardians Arena REQ Bundle

As some of you may have spotted, there’s a new premium REQ bundle coming to Halo 5: Guardians, and this time, it will primarily focus on REQs of the Arena variety. The Arena REQ Bundle will be available in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ Store (as well as Xbox.com, Xbox Dashboard, and retail stores) starting on Tuesday, February 16th. To learn more, read on! The Arena REQ Bundle lets you equip your Spartan with the latest armor, weapon skins, and more via 14 Premium Arena REQ Packs (released two per week for 7 weeks, just like the Warzone REQ Bundle). The bundle delivers randomized content focused on unlockable visual customization REQs, including armors, visors, weapon skins, and more.... Read more

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Conquer Oxeye’s Cobalt with These Helpful Tutorial Videos

Oxeye Game Studio and Mojang’s crazy, action-packed sidescroller Cobalt hits Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC tomorrow – and the good folks at Oxeye have assembled a quartet of tutorial videos to help bring you up to speed on all that Cobalt has to offer. We can’t stress enough how absolutely chaotic this game can get, so it’s important to nail the basics! Time Dilation In Cobalt, threats prompt a time dilation mechanic, slowing things down and allowing you to pull off some of the coolest bullet-time shenanigans this side of “The Matrix.” This video demonstrates some of the cool things that can occur around this... Read more

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Halo Esports Makes its Mark at X Games Aspen

Over the weekend, eight of the top Halo esport teams from around the world flew to snowy Colorado to participate in the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016. At stake was $30,000 in prize money and, more importantly, X Game Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. For many pro players and fans, it was a dream come true to see Halo at the X Games and the tournament did not disappoint, hosting some of the most competitive and intense matches ever in Halo esports. In addition, segments and highlights of the tournament were integrated directly in ESPN’s coverage of the X Games, giving many viewers at home their first taste of Halo and esports on television. (Photo by... Read more

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Your Community Calendar is Live on Xbox One

The Xbox Live community is filled with passionate gamers who are constantly putting on great events for their fellow fans. From livestreams to tournaments, there's always something happening and always someone new and interesting to meet. To help you, our fans, discover all that’s going on and get more involved, we are introducing a new Xbox One feature called the Community Calendar app. Preview members have been testing the Community Calendar since October and we’ve seen a great response. We’re excited to roll the feature out to the Xbox Live community. The Community Calendar provides a destination to help you easily discover hundreds of upcoming events, get involved and meet... Read more

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Halo X Games Aspen Invitational 2016: Full Schedule

The Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016 kicks off today! The six teams from North America and two international teams (UK and Germany) – will compete in group play that will culminate in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament onsite at X Games Aspen for medals and $30,000 in prize money. The action will be streamed live on WatchESPN, Twitch.tv/Halo and mlg.tv/halo. The full streaming schedule includes: Time Activity 1/28, 3:00 MT / 5:00 ET Day 1 Pregame Show 1/28, 3:30 MT / 5:30 ET Group A - Team Allegiance vs. Epsilon 1/28, 4:30 MT / 6:30 ET Group B - CLG vs. PENTA Sports 1/28, 5:30 MT / 7:30 ET Group A - Renegades... Read more

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Check out These One-of-a-Kind Xbox One Designs Created to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Xbox worked with local artists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to help ring in the Year of the Monkey. This collaboration resulted in eight one-of-a-kind themed Xbox One consoles that capture the essence of the Lunar New Year. From stylistic decaling to a full-on monkey-themed Xbox Ones, the designers truly let their imaginations run wild to create some of the most unique consoles we’ve ever seen. More impressively, the hand-picked local artists conceptualized, designed and fabricated their creations in a short period of only one month. While you won’t be able to purchase these purely-decorative Xbox One consoles at local retailers, we hope... Read more

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Race to the Finish Line with the Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6

With the racing season set to kick into full gear during this weekend’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race, Forza fans now have a chance to get their own taste of endurance racing glory with the Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6, available on Thursday, Jan. 28. Leading off the pack of seven cars is last year’s 24 Hours of Daytona winner, the 2015 Ford #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk XXVI Daytona Prototype. The prototype will be fielded in this weekend’s race, which begins at 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 30 and can be viewed live on Fox Sports 1 in the U.S. The Alpinestars Car Pack features six additional cars, each with a unique pedigree all its own. From the 1990 Mercury... Read more

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Explores Fear in Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch

We’ve already had one downloadable content pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider – a new Endurance mode that challenged players to survive for as long as possible in an increasingly harsh environment. But today, Tomb Raider fans get even more Lara Croft: The second DLC pack for Rise of the Tomb Raider is now available in the Xbox One store. Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch adds hours of gameplay, and a new outfit and bow for Lara’s arsenal. As Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch begins, Lara finds a survivor in Siberia, who tells her of a witch hidden deep within a forbidden forest known as the Wicked Vale. Lara ventures to find a missing man, and get answers... and discovers sights... Read more

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Coffin Dodgers is Bringing Darkly Comedic Kart Racing to Xbox One

For quite some time, we followed the Coffin Dodgers development and were really impressed with the zany creativity and imagination from the developers at Milky Tea Studios (I remember first spotting their art style from a Lloyds TSB ad, the one with the pointy nose characters). This is precisely why we teamed up with them to bring their darkly comedic kart racer to Xbox One. Coffin Dodgers is set on the mean streets of a retirement village. Here, you have to help save one of seven old retirees on your very own ‘pimped-up’ mobility scooter, battling the Grim Reaper and his zombie army, who are out to harvest souls. I couldn’t think of a better combination: a little old lady with... Read more

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Infinity’s Armory Brings New Maps, Halo 2 Battle Rifle, More to Halo 5: Guardians Today

The latest Halo 5: Guardians content release is available for free beginning today. Infinity's Armory delivers REQs straight from the arsenal of the most powerful space vessel in the UNSC fleet. Players can battle it out on two new battlegrounds, with the winding routes of steel and sand on Riptide for Arena and dynamic battles and open sightlines enabled by Urban for Warzone Assault. The Halo 2 Battle Rifle also makes its return to Halo 5: Guardians as a Mythic loadout weapon REQ to deploy in Warzone, and is also selectively available in Arena. Additionally, Infinity’s Amory adds new uncommon and rare variants of the Carbine and the new ACHILLES armor set For more details about... Read more

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ESPN X Games and Xbox Announce Teams for Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016

ESPN X Games and Xbox announce eight of the top esport teams from around the world who will go head-to-head in Halo 5: Guardians at X Games Aspen 2016 from January 28 – 31. The Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016 teams are as follows: Epsilon eSports (UK) PENTA Sports (Germany) Team Allegiance CLG Evil Geniuses Leftovers Dream Team Team Liquid The six teams from North America and two international teams (UK and Germany) – will compete in group play that will culminate in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament onsite at X Games Aspen for medals and $30,000 in prize money. Competing teams will be participating in the Halo World... Read more

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Here’s What’s in Store for Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Post Updated on 1/21/16 at 3:30 p.m. PT to reflect updated region availability. Since we kicked off Xbox One Backward Compatibility in November, we’ve been extremely happy with the response and engagement. Fan feedback is essential in shaping the Xbox experience, and it was integral in making Xbox One Backward Compatibility a reality. To date, millions of your fellow Xbox gamers around the world have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility games – and we’re continuing to listen. Based on your feedback, the Xbox Engineering team will start to pilot a new way to launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Starting today, we’ll release... Read more

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Infinity’s Armory Update Coming to Halo 5: Guardians Next Week

Following on the heels of two free content releases, Halo 5: Guardians is kicking off the new year with a bang. Infinity's Armory delivers REQs straight from the arsenal of the most powerful space vessel in the UNSC fleet, along with new battlegrounds for both Arena and Warzone Assault. Equip weapons with intimate familiarity, as well as those completely alien. Outfit your Spartans with all-new armor sets and unlock weapon skins from worlds beyond the Halo Universe. Highlights include: New Arena Map: Riptide – Scarred by wars both ancient and new, the Created have judged this planet to be in need to significant remediation and remodeling. Players will need to quickly learn the winding... Read more

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New Features Coming to Xbox One Preview and Xbox Beta App this Month

In November, we transformed Xbox One to make it the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever. We continue to evolve the Xbox experience based on your feedback and I’m excited to announce the first of a set of new features releasing in 2016. Rolling out to the Xbox One Preview audience starting today, and to Windows 10 PC & mobile Xbox Beta app members next week, are a host of updates. This month, we’re focused on continuing to improve social features to help you stay connected to the Xbox Live community across console and PC, while bringing these experiences closer together. Brand new experiences and updates which will start to rollout to Xbox One Preview: • See who’s... Read more

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Take Back New York with the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle

Today, we’re pleased to announce the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle – the ultimate next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting. The bundle features a 1TB hard drive, giving you added space to play and store more games than ever, and a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division. In addition, fans in the U.S. that pre-order the bundle will also receive guaranteed early access to the upcoming closed beta launching on Jan. 28. Tom Clancy’s The Division takes place weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City on Black Friday. One by one, basic services fail and in only days, without food or water, society collapses into... Read more

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X Games and Xbox Team Up for the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016

ESPN X Games and Xbox will team up to bring Halo 5: Guardians to X Games Aspen 2016 from January 28 – 31, as part of the Halo World Championship Tour, and for the first time-ever, segments and highlights of the esports competition will be integrated into the X Games Aspen telecasts on ESPN. Eight of the top teams from around the world – six from North America and two international teams – will compete in group play that will culminate in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament onsite at X Games Aspen for medals and $30,000 in prize money. Competing teams will be participating in the Halo World Championship, however, the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational... Read more

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Tune in This Weekend for the Gears of War Pro League Season 1 Finals

It is a big week for Gears fans as we get ready to watch the top four professional Gears of War teams compete to be crowned the first-ever Gears of War Pro League Champions. The Season 1 Finals are taking place this Sunday, January 10, live at ESL Studios in Burbank, CA. Congratulations to the finalists for making it this far. Denial, EnvyUs, VexX and Onslaught will all be duking it out for a $50,000 prize pool in front of a live studio audience. You can catch all of the action live on Twitch via the official Gears of War channel starting at 11:00 AM PST (2:00 PM EST) this Sunday. Aside from watching all of the Gears carnage, there will also be a special panel during the broadcast... Read more

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Dress Up Your Forza Motorsport 6 Garage with the Ralph Lauren Polo Red Car Pack

Forza Motorsport 6 fans looking to grow their garage now have seven more cars to choose from thanks to the Ralph Lauren Polo Red Car Pack. This pack presents new and vintage cars that broaden the Career experience and offer more weapons to take to battle on the track. The W Motors Lykan HyperSport’s outrageous lines and beastly performance turned heads in movie theaters this past spring in Furious 7 and it heads off this cadre of new vehicles to collect, customize and race. The remaining cars of the pack were handpicked from three different racing disciplines, alongside a trio of vintage classics from three different continents. The Ralph Lauren Polo Red Car Pack is included at no... Read more

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is Coming to Windows Store on January 28

Professional danger-seeker Lara Croft delved her back onto Xbox last holiday season in Rise of the Tomb Raider – and now, she’s getting back into the swing of things on Windows 10. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ high-octane open-world adventure hits the Windows Store, Steam and other major retailers on January 28, bringing all of the exploration, excitement and beautiful scenery of Lara Croft’s latest quest to a whole new audience. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara journeys into the heart of Siberia in search of the lost city of Kitezh – but the nefarious Trinity organization is in a no-holds-barred race to uncover Kitezh’s legendary secret of immortality. Lara’s myriad... Read more

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Celebrate the New Year with New Xbox One Bundles

During the holidays, we announced more bundles than we ever have before, delivering an unprecedented number of choices for every gamer. While the holidays are now behind us, we’re excited to ring in the New Year with even more value and choice for our fans to experience the greatest games lineup in Xbox history well into 2016. Today we’re announcing two new Xbox One bundles: the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle and the Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle. Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle In partnership with Ubisoft, we’re thrilled to offer the new Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle, shipping to retailers in most regions starting... Read more

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