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Gears of War 4 Prologue Debuts with Twenty Minutes of New Gameplay Footage

Gears of War has a history of iconic campaign openings, from the prison break in the first Gears of War to Marcus’ nightmare flashback in Gears of War 3, and Gears of War 4 is no different. Today, we’re excited to share the first gameplay of the epic opening to Gears 4’s campaign known as Prologue. Dropping players straight into the action at the opening of the game, Prologue immerses you in a series of pivotal moments from the Gears of War universe never before seen in a Gears videogame – including Emergence Day and a key battle from the Pendulum Wars. After a brief introduction by The Coalition’s Studio Head Rod Fergusson and Lead Campaign Designer Matt Searcy, our uncut... Read more

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Gears of War 4: Live Broadcast on October 5 Kicks off all-new Gears Saga

On Oct. 11, a new saga for one of gaming’s most celebrated franchises will kick off with the worldwide launch of Gears of War 4. To commemorate this special event, we’re inviting fans around the world to join the festivities by tuning into Gears of War 4: Live, a live broadcast that begins at 3 PM PT (10 PM UTC) on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Ninety digital copies of the Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition will be given away during the 90-minute broadcast, allowing winners to play four days before the game's worldwide launch on October 11. Hosted by Paul Scheer (The League, Children’s Hospital), Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Larry Hryb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson), Scott Robison (Mr.... Read more

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Forza Horizon 3 Available Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

A new Australian automotive adventure has begun with the worldwide release of Forza Horizon 3. Playable on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, the game is now available in all Xbox regions across the globe (except Japan, where it will be available on Sept. 29). Since the launch of the Ultimate Edition of the game last week, it’s been amazing to see the excitement and acclaim the game has created with early adopters, and I can’t wait to see how crazy things get now that fans everywhere will be joining in on the fun. Looking to get in on the Forza action? Here’s a snapshot of all things Forza Horizon 3 during launch week. Your Game, Your Festival Forza Horizon 3 brings the Horizon... Read more

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Buy Any Xbox One S Bundle, Get An Additional Game

Kick off the fall season with a new console and a free game! For one week only, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console bundle, get a new game of your choice for free. That’s right- you could get a new Xbox One S, a copy of Minecraft that includes thirteen fabulous, community-favorite content Packs, and NBA 2K17 for $299 at participating retailers. Or, if you’re a fan of all things football, get the new Xbox One S Madden bundle and add in FIFA for free. Do you prefer shooters? Get the Xbox One S Halo Collection bundle and add Destiny: Rise of Iron for free. Want family friendly? Get the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites bundle and add in Forza Horizon 3 (sensing a... Read more

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Explore an Ancient World on October 4 in the Minecraft Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack

Come explore ancient temples hidden among the cherry blossoms and survive the night at the Great Wall in the new Minecraft: Console Edition Chinese Mythology Mash-Up. In this new mash-up, you will be able to visit an exquisitely-created, pre-made world. Wander through the streets of an ancient great city, marvel at the dragons that dwell around the high mountains, contemplate on your crafting within a mythical monastery and just enjoy the view as you walk through fields and discover how mobs would look in ancient China. This mash-up also brings you 41 new skins to choose from and 13 themed music tracks for your worlds. On top of all that, the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up also includes a... Read more

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Everspace Now Available via Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One

Hamburg-based indie studio Rockfish Games has announced that its debut title Everspace has launched through Xbox Game Preview on Xbox One. In the coming weeks, it will be the very first title coming to Xbox Game Preview Program on Windows 10 and will support Xbox Play Anywhere featuring cross-saves and buy once, play anywhere. “We were excited to be able to showcase Everspace at a variety of events over the past year – from E3 to Gamescom,” said Chris Charla, Director of ID@Xbox at Microsoft, “and it got great player response every time. We’re super excited that it’s coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One via game preview, and it’s awesome to have it as the debut Xbox Play... Read more

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The Boss Update & Add-Ons Are Coming To Minecraft On October 18

MINECON is here and we’re excited to bring you more details about the next big update for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Gear VR Edition, releasing on Oct. 18. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the Boss Update is bringing boss battles to these versions of Minecraft for the first time. We’ve tweaked the Wither boss battle, added the Elder Guardian and its Ocean Monument filled with goodies for building and adventuring, and even introduced slash commands so you can tweak the game itself by summoning, teleporting and more. Also arriving in the Boss Update will be the first iteration of Add-Ons. With Add-Ons, you’ll be able to experiment... Read more

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Attend ‘Gears Art’ Exhibition; Win a Chance to Attend ‘Gears Live’

'Gears Art' is an art exhibition featuring dozens of works from the Gears of War universe including concept art from Gears of War 4 and original artwork inspired by the series. The opening night event will be held Saturday, October 1 from 7-10 PM at Nucleus Gallery in the Los Angeles area and will include door prizes, raffle prizes, and the opportunity to attend* the “Gears of War 4: Live” launch event. The exhibition will remain open for viewing through Sunday, October 2nd. The first 200 entrants to the 'Gears Art' opening night event will receive invitations* to attend the 'Gears of War 4: Live' launch event, a live-stream celebration on October 5th from Burbank, CA featuring... Read more

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Get Your Hands on Forza Horizon 3 Today With Ultimate Edition Early Access

We are just days from the global launch of Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on September 27 (September 29 in Japan); however if you absolutely cannot wait to be the boss of the Horizon Festival, the Ultimate Edition is available today, giving fans early access to the Australian adventure. In addition to early access to Forza Horizon 3, Ultimate Edition owners receive the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, VIP membership and cars, and the Motorsport All-Stars Car Pack which gives fans the chance to take 10 of the hottest modern race cars off the track and out onto the open road. As Microsoft’s first Xbox One S game to feature High Dynamic Range (HDR), Forza Horizon 3 takes full... Read more

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Xbox Wireless Controller Support Comes to Samsung Gear VR, Powered by Oculus Starting with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition

As part of our ongoing commitment to enable gamers to play anywhere, on the devices they want, we announced last month the expansion of the Xbox Wireless ecosystem across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Today, we’re excited to announce that the new Xbox Wireless Controller, will soon be compatible with controller-enabled games on Samsung Gear VR starting with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition. In addition, broader support across all Gear VR controller-enabled titles like Herobound, Spirit Champion, Omega Agent, and End Space will be available in the coming months. Fans attending MINECON this weekend can get the first hands-on experience playing Minecraft: Gear VR Edition with the Xbox Wireless... Read more

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Play FIFA 17 First on Xbox One with EA Access

Today, Xbox One owners can kick off a brand new season with EA SPORTS FIFA 17 ahead of its official launch on September 27 (29 outside of North America) thanks to EA Access. That’s right EA Access members, get FIFA 17 up to seven days before anyone else! Powered for the first time by the Frostbite engine, see for yourself how the football has changed. Footy fans on Xbox One can also be among the first to experience The Journey, by living their story as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter, on and off the pitch in the most popular league in the world. Or get a head start building your Ultimate Team™, with exclusive Tournaments, Squad Building Challenges and rewards... Read more

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Astroneer Coming to Xbox Game Preview in December

We're incredibly excited to announce that Astroneer will be released via Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One and Windows 10 in December of this year! Astroneer is a game about wonder. Humanity has recently gained the ability to travel between the stars, prompting a gold rush of sorts in space. You play an Astroneer: a near-future prospector seeking fortune and adventure, deposited on far-flung worlds by your enigmatic outfitting company. Astroneers must use the tools available to them to build thriving bases, discover valuable resources, and uncover exotic and mysterious artifacts. Astroneer is a game about exploration and creativity. The worlds in Astroneer are diverse, each combining... Read more

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Begin Your Firewatch Today on Xbox One

With Firewatch arriving on Xbox One this week, we at Campo Santo wanted to share with you a little bit about the game and some of the never-before-seen features that are coming your way.  But let me briefly start with some of the before-seen-features. Mainly, the core feature set: what type of game is Firewatch? Firewatch is a first-person mystery set in the woods of Wyoming. If it were movie, you'd call it a psychological thriller. But it's not a movie; it's a video game. So we set out to make a game where you got to build a relationship with other characters, while continually being surprised by the story, but not bogged down by a bunch of cutscenes (because, it's a video game and... Read more

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Celebrate Forza Horizon 3 at U.S. Microsoft Stores This Saturday to Win the Polaris RZR XP 1000

This Saturday, Sept. 24, Microsoft Stores will put you in the driver’s seat during an exclusive Forza Horizon 3 pre-launch event. Fans are invited to their local Microsoft Store to enjoy snacks, preview the game and the Ultimate Edition and compete in a Forza Motorsport 6 gaming tournament for Xbox prizes – including a free copy of the new Forza Horizon 3. Almost everyone that pre-orders – in-store or online – can enter to win a Polaris RZR XP 1000, as seen in the game, by showing proof of purchase at a Microsoft Store during the event to receive a digital code that will be entered for the sweepstakes. The winner will be chosen and announced via Twitch live from the event at... Read more

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Celebrate Forza Horizon 3 with Ken Block at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA

The wait is almost over for Forza Horizon 3! This Saturday, September 24, Xbox and Ford Performance will host the Forza Horizon 3 LA launch event at the Petersen Automotive Museum from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. to 1 a.m. UTC). The event will feature a meet-and-greet with Ken Block, Xbox’s Larry Hryb (“Major Nelson”), hundreds of cars on display, free food and giveaways, live music from Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ Flow and the opportunity to go hands-on with Forza Horizon 3 before its September 27 release on Xbox One and Windows 10. The event is free to the public (online RSVP required) and will be streamed worldwide on twitch.tv/forzamotorsport. Forza Horizon Car Meet... Read more

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Escape into October’s Games with Gold Lineup

Games with Gold has four new titles for you to add to your game library for October. As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold. For Xbox One, October brings two exciting ID@Xbox titles to Games with Gold with the hit (literally) title Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings and the insanely popular release from Team17, The Escapists. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with the post-apocalyptic thriller I Am Alive, and then follow that with some hardcore racing in MX... Read more

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition Arrives Today with New Shadow Lords Mode

On behalf of the entire Killer Instinct team, we’re really excited that Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition has launched today for Xbox One. This ultimate Killer Instinct collection includes every bit of content from the past three seasons – that’s all 26 fighters, all 20 stages, as well as all costumes and accessories. We wanted to make KI: DE special, so we’ve added a ton of exclusive content that’s gone into making the game over the past three years, and fans can spend hours enjoying all our music, stories, history and artwork in the special features section of Definitive Edition. As a bonus, all KI:DE copies come with a bonus Gold Gargos skin, and those players who pick-up... Read more

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Get Ready to Race with the Forza Horizon 3 Launch Trailer

The day racing fans have been waiting for is nearly upon us: Forza Horizon 3 is almost here! If you’ve pre-ordered (or purchased) the Forza Horizon 3 Ultimate Edition, you’ll be able to start your engines on September 23 with early access. If you grabbed the Deluxe or Standard versions of Forza Horizon 3, you can hit the road starting on September 27. To get you pumped for some gorgeous high-speed action, the team at Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios has released the official launch trailer for Forza Horizon 3. Check it out below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD1ccSM9qiA This time out, you’re in charge of the Horizon Festival. Customize everything, hire and fire your... Read more

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Explore the World of Minecraft with Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle

So you're thinking about getting a brand new Xbox One S console? If you're a Minecraft player, we think you'll be happy to meet the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle. It has all you need to build, survive and explore with the latest Xbox hardware. We've included over 230 character skins, 3 texture packs and 7 Mash-up packs alongside the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition game so you can let your survival and creative skills run wild. If you play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, this is the perfect bundle to make the upgrade to Xbox One S. You can transfer your existing Xbox 360 worlds over to the Xbox One Edition, and enjoy building new ones that are up to 16 times bigger. What exactly is... Read more