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Experience Gaming in HDR This Holiday Only on Xbox One S

This holiday, the new Xbox One S is the only console with 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and High Dynamic Range color support. With HDR color support on your Xbox One S, your TV can display deeper colors and richer contrast, meaning the picture will appear more vibrant and realistic than on a regular HDTV. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games and 4k entertainment. With a compatible display, Xbox One S owners can already enjoy HDR gaming with titles including Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, NBA 2K17,... Read more

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Introducing Goat Simulator: PAYDAY, the Latest in Goat Simulation Technology

Rejoice! Goat Simulator returns this week with a new DLC pack, Payday, hoofing its way to Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles around the world. Goat Simulator: Payday is a crossover with Overkill's awesome heist game, allowing you to experience an exhilarating life of crime from the comfort of a familiar goat-based physics sandbox. In Payday, you’re able to shed your solitary nature and become part of a criminal crew, switching between characters at the push of a button, to carry out pranks and capers. Finding it hard to get on top of that skyscraper? We've got a flamingo for that. Wanna scale the side of a building? Then let me introduce you to Dolph, our wheelchair-bound dolphin. Use... Read more

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With Xbox and Windows 10, Your Games Travel With You This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time to relax and recharge, whether it’s working out, enjoying the company of friends and family, or improving your gaming skills. The latest Xbox and Windows 10 devices make it easy to play anywhere, connect socially around your favorite games, and even take your progress with you during holiday travels. The Xbox app makes gaming a social event. Even if your friends are PC gamers, console gamers, or a mix of both, you can all play together. With the built-in Xbox app in Windows 10, you can stream exclusive titles like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 from your Xbox One to any Windows 10 PC on your home network. And that’s just the beginning. The Xbox app brings... Read more

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Extraordinary Driving Awaits in the Forza Horizon 3 Logitech G Car Pack

Hot on the heels of Forza Horizon 3 winning the Best Racing/Sports category at the 2016 Game Awards, today we’re unveiling our latest car pack – the Logitech G Car Pack, which features seven amazing vehicles hand-picked to deliver driving delights during the holidays. Leading off the pack is the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Sure, it might not be drivable in the real world yet, but it’s easy to appreciate this car’s beautiful melding of performance and luxury in Forza Horizon 3. The remaining roster in the Logitech G Car Pack is deep in unique driving experiences. The Morgan 3 Wheeler makes its Forza debut, with its unique design making it a highly requested car from fans all... Read more

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Celebrate the Launch of Dead Rising 4 With 10 Tips to Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Trying to figure out what to get the zombie survivalist in your life for the holidays? Dead Rising 4 has you covered and we’re excited to share the game is now available across the world on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and in Japan this Thursday, Dec. 8. We all know Frank West is the zombie fighting champion of Willamette, but what could you do if the zombie apocalypse suddenly hit in real life? We wanted to find out, so we invited zombie survival expert and member of the Zombie Research Society Cameron Carlson to Xbox headquarters to walk Xbox Live’s Major Nelson through the key things needed to survive an outbreak. Where’s the best location to take cover from a roving horde of... Read more

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Buy an Xbox One or Xbox One S, Get an Xbox Wireless Controller

Start your holiday season right by getting a free Xbox Wireless Controller! From Dec. 4 through Dec. 10, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console, you’ll get a new Xbox Wireless Controller at no additional cost. The new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices. Love Minecraft? Pick up the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB) and add on the sleek, black Xbox Wireless controller for no extra charge. Or, experience the dawn of all-out war with the Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (1TB), featuring... Read more

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Next Week on Xbox – Upcoming Games, December 5 to 11

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover the best games coming soon to Xbox One. Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console, and Xbox Wire will be here to let you know when you can play every new release hitting Xbox One. Whether you’re a fan of shooting, racing, or adventuring, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy. So, without further delay, let’s preview the new games coming soon with Next Week on Xbox! Dead Rising 4 - December 6 Frank West returns to Willamette, Colorado to investigate a mysterious new outbreak that has overrun the newly built mall and surrounding town with dangerous... Read more

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The Gears of War Holiday Gift Guide

So you’ve finished all the leftover Turkey, fought the Black Friday crowds, and scoured the deals on Cyber Monday, but are now left with a dilemma… A huge friends list, but no gifts! Have no fear fellow COG! We’ve prepared a handy Gears of War gift guide that’ll showcase the latest and greatest Gears swag for the most discerning of holiday gift givers. Whether you’re buying for another Gears fan in your life or want to treat yourself to some new Gears merchandise, this Guide has the low down on the hottest Gears swag available this Holiday! Apparel First up in our apparel highlights is Gears meets fashion with our Gears of War x Neff capsule collection. This stylish... Read more

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This Week on Xbox – December 2

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! Prepare for a Wintry Forza Horizon 3 Adventure with Blizzard Mountain Get the snow tires ready and pack your best parka, because Blizzard Mountain beckons! The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming... Read more

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Let the Slay Ride Begin! Dead Rising 4’s Launch Trailer is Here

We’re just four days away from the December 6 worldwide launch of Dead Rising 4, available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and to whet your appetite, we debuted the official Dead Rising 4 launch trailer last night at The Game Awards 2016. Featuring a blend of live action and gameplay, and a unique Frank West reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”, the trailer celebrates the countdown to the holiday season, Dead Rising style. Check out the video above for yourself! With launch activities in full swing, earlier this week Blake Anderson of “Workaholics” fame participated in our special livestream, Man vs. Holiday. Taking place inside a 15-foot tall snow globe with 12... Read more

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Overcooked’s Free “Festive Seasoning” DLC Coming December 6

It's been a busy year. I feel like I say this at the end of most years, but this year, I'm confident in saying, it has been the busiest I've ever had. At the beginning of 2015 we started working on Overcooked, sat with our laptops trying to figure out how on earth we'd found ourselves developing a four-player game with only two people in my front room, but when you take that big leap into uncharted waters you don't have much choice but to start swimming. By 2016 we were in full stride on development with an impending deadline approaching and lack of sleep gradually stealing away our sanity. We poured everything we had into the project, we took it to conventions where we sat chewing... Read more

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Furi Available Now on Xbox One

When you start development of a game, you often have references in mind. And as you create that game, you see those similarities and its inspirations. You start to wonder, "Is my game too similar? Am I making something unique or just being a copycat?" Working on Furi, I remembered fondly these Japanese games from 10 to 20 years ago: God Hand, Metal Gear Solid 3, No More Heroes, Super Punch Out!, Alien Soldier… I wanted Furi to have that same feeling with amazing character design and responsive controls to match the concept I had in mind: it was going to be a boss fight game. But I wanted Furi to be varied, to surprise gamers and to offer different challenges over more than eight hours... Read more

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Microsoft Stores Reveal Deep Xbox Discounts and Offers for the Holidays

Microsoft Stores announced its 12 Days of Deals – the store’s annual series of incredible, one-day-only savings and doorbusters – and there are a ton of can’t-miss deals on Xbox One bundles, games, controllers and more. Savings run December 5 -16 at your local Microsoft Store and microsoftstore.com while supplies last. In-store doorbuster deals are exclusively available at brick-and-mortar locations, while supplies last. Xbox and gaming offers include: Day 3 (December 7): Save 50 percent on select Xbox One games, including Battlefield 1, ReCore and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. Gamers headed to their local Microsoft Store can take advantage of an In-Store Doorbuster Deal to... Read more

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Atriox Smashes Through in New Halo Wars 2 Trailer at The Game Awards

If there's one thing to be certain about in the Halo universe, it's that there's no rest for the weary. New threats seem to pop-up overnight and heroes are always called upon to save the day. Being outmanned and outgunned is a way of life for Spartans and usually they pull through. However, that’s not always the case. In addition to the surprise announcement that early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will begin rolling out on Dec. 20 for anyone who pre-orders the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, a world-exclusive trailer for Halo Wars 2 was revealed at The Game Awards today and with that a deeper insight to the new threat that's sure to shake the foundation of... Read more

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Fight With Forge Again in Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on December 20

Get ready to discover the mysteries of Harvest once more! In a surprise announcement at The Game Awards, 343 Industries revealed on stage that early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, available to anyone who preorders the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, begins rolling out to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Dec. 20! Halo Wars tells the tale of the UNSC Spirit of Fire and its intrepid crew as they battle against the Covenant on the planet Harvest, set over two decades before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. Released back in 2009, Halo Wars was widely considered to be the one of the best console RTS games available and with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, old fans and... Read more

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December Brings New Maps, Features, Content and Deals for Gears of War 4

The march of new content for Gears of War fans continues this December with the second major update for Gears of War 4! Arriving on December 6, this update adds extra value for Season Pass holders and includes two brand new maps, “Gearsmas” goodies plus a whole host of fixes and improvements. And for anyone that hasn’t picked up the game yet, it’s 33% off from December 1 to December 28! Brand New Maps Following the release of fan-favorite maps Checkout and Drydock last month, two brand new battlegrounds will arrive with the December Update. Speyer https://www.youtube.com/embed/vqgTHNWqTog Evacuated long ago, this lonely district of Speyer is a still image of pre-Locust... Read more

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Celebrating the Past and Future of Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Once upon a time, Minecraft: Pocket Edition had no clouds and no sun. It had no slimes and no melons. You may find this hard to believe, pocket crafters of the past year. But at the beginning, Pocket Edition had the most basic of gameplay features, forged by a single coder named Aron, who spun up the first build in less than three months for an E3 demo in 2011. Crafting came to Pocket almost a year later with a new Minecraft Advanced Touch Technology Interface System (MATTIS), named after Mattis Grahm, one of Mojang's pixel wizards. And then many crusaded to bring infinite worlds to earthly cellular devices – an unimaginable feat. The savvy members of the Pocket Edition team pioneered... Read more

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Stardew Valley Coming to Xbox One on December 14

In Stardew Valley, you start with an overgrown plot of land, a few hand-me-down tools, and a small amount of money. What you use them for is up to you! Stardew Valley is a country-life role playing game in which you make a new life for yourself by living off the land and getting to know the local townspeople. There are many ways to find success… try your hand at farming, fishing, mining, foraging, fighting monsters, and raising animals. While making a living is an important part of your new life, you'll also want to make friends with the locals. As you get to know people, you'll learn more about their personalities and stories. You can even get married and have kids! I spent over... Read more

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Prepare for a Wintry Forza Horizon 3 Adventure with Blizzard Mountain

Get the snow tires ready and pack your best parka, because Blizzard Mountain beckons! The Blizzard Mountain Expansion for Forza Horizon 3 is coming Dec. 13 and bringing with it a Forza first – snow, ice, extreme elevations and blizzards to challenge players in their quest to become the King of the Mountain. Set amidst extreme alpine settings, players will explore a snowy mountain playground in eight new vehicles – including the 2016 Ford GYMKHANA 9 Focus RS RX – all in brand new race events that have been specifically designed for spectacular mountain racing. Become King of the Mountain This brand-new campaign challenges players to compete in a series of thrilling events with the... Read more