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Beam Streaming, Intuitive Guide and More Come to Xbox One Starting Today

We’re excited to announce that we are shipping new features to the broader Xbox One community today. This is a big release, and includes Beam streaming, an updated Xbox experience with the new Guide, home improvements, and much more. One major goal for this release is to make streaming your Xbox gameplay even easier. And by updating the navigation of the Xbox console through the new Guide, we’re aiming to put the features and experiences you love the most right at your fingertips. For our PC gamers, or anybody who loves to create and play, check out this post on the Windows Blog to learn about the gaming updates coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update on April 11. Here’s a... Read more

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Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect Rocks Xbox One Today

It only took us 11 games and 11 years, but Virtual Air Guitar Company has finally made a game with air guitars in it! Air Guitar Warrior for Kinect is part music game and part scrolling shooter, and it’s coming exclusively to Xbox One today. Throughout the design process, our guideline has been “How to make awesome, more awesome?” Start by playing a flaming guitar. Add a dinosaur that you can ride. Make the guitar shoot bullets. Throw in flying demonic skulls that you can blast. Set it all in hand-painted post-apocalyptic ruins and crunchy hard rock. And this is just the first of 50 levels. Divided into 10 albums and 16 environments, there’s Midwestern cornfields and... Read more

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Record-Breaking Halo World Championship 2017 Comes to a Finish

After three days of incredible, nail-biting competition between the 12 best teams from around the globe, the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals by ESL has come to a close, breaking viewership records along the way. Hundreds of teams and thousands of players competed to qualify, but ultimately only one team would be crowned Halo World Champion. In the end, the players who claimed the 2016 championship title were victorious once more: OpTic Gaming’s Bradley “Frosty” Bergstrom, TJ “Lethul” Campbell, Mathew “Royal 2” Fiorante, Paul “SnakeBite” Duarte and Coach Chris “Royal 1” Fiorante brought the #Greenwall a victory in the form of a convincing 4-0 finish against... Read more

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Snake Pass Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10 via Xbox Play Anywhere

Hey everyone, James here once again to bring you some news from Sumo Digital. Today marks an incredibly special occasion for the Snake Pass team -- today we release Snake Pass to the world on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support. It’s going to sound crazy, but the concept of writing those words on the page and then reading them back… it’s all honestly quite surreal. We’re doing this! Our game is coming out and you’re going to get to play it. Very cool. To really understand how far Snake Pass has come, it’s worth talking about the game's humble roots. A little over a year ago, Snake Pass was nothing more than a small tech demo built within Unreal Engine... Read more

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Play WWE 2K17 Free This Weekend With Xbox Live Gold

Welcome to Suplex City! This weekend only, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy WWE 2K17 for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Beginning 9:00 AM PST Wednesday, March 29 and running to 11:59 PM PST Monday, April 3, all Gold members in Xbox One markets will get a special opportunity get into the ring. Draft your Xbox Live friends and get ready to fight -- because fighting is always better with a friend. You’ll also have the option to purchase WWE 2K17 online from the Xbox Store at a 50% discount. All Gamerscore and Achievements earned during this event period are yours to keep, and save game data will carry on if you decide to buy the game later. WWE 2K17 arrives as... Read more

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Watch the Destiny 2 Worldwide Reveal Trailer on March 30

Destiny 2 is the official title of the sequel to the hit first-person shooter Destiny, developer Bungie announced yesterday on the game’s official Twitter account. Now, they’ve shared that the Destiny 2 Worldwide Reveal Trailer will be released on March 30 at 10:15AM PT. You can watch the trailer on the Xbox YouTube channel. You can be sure that we’ll be bringing you more on Destiny 2 soon, as we’ve spent the last few years playing more hours of Destiny than we should probably admit. There’s been a ton of great content, as Bungie has released four expansions for the game: The Dark Below, House of Wolves, The Taken King, and Rise of Iron. Finally, if news of the trailer... Read more

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Come Ready to Play This Season with R.B.I. Baseball 17, Available Now on Xbox One

With Opening Day fast approaching, we're super excited to announce that R.B.I. Baseball 17 returns to Xbox One for its fourth installment. Developed by MLB.com, R.B.I. Baseball 17 stays true to its classic arcade pick up and play roots to deliver a fast-paced and fun baseball game. R.B.I. is packed with all your favorite MLB players, teams and ballparks with roster updates throughout the season. Speaking of favorite players, Dodger’s shortstop and National League Rookie of the Year Corey Seager is the cover star of this year’s game while Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is the face of the Canadian cover. Also, beginning March 28, fans will have the opportunity to enter a... Read more

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Roguelike Strategy Title Has-Been Heroes Available Now on Xbox One

A long time ago, video games used to be hard. They didn’t hold your hand and you would die repeatedly before succeeding, learning from your mistakes, and eventually making progress. Has-Been Heroes is that type of game, a return to old-school difficulty, and it’s available now on Xbox One in the US, with EU/Australia to follow next Tuesday, on April 4! For those of you who haven’t heard of Has-Been Heroes, it's a roguelike game of strategy and action that puts you into the shoes of a bunch old-timers, the remnants of a band of legendary champions, past their prime, and essentially retired. These old geezers are tasked with one final quest by their King: to take his princess... Read more

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Xbox Play Anywhere Title Enter the Gungeon Coming April 5

We're thrilled to announce Enter the Gungeon, our bullet hell dungeon crawler, will finally release for Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 5 with Xbox Play Anywhere cross-save and cross-buy support. I want to take a moment to thank the passionate gamers in the Xbox community that continued to show enthusiasm for our game along the way. Enter the Gungeon mixes bullet hell mechanics with the rogue-lite dungeon crawler genre. Every session sees the player fighting through an ever-changing fortress of doom, on a quest to reach the Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: The Gun that can kill the past. Along the way, you’ll wield more than 400 guns and items, dodge bullets, flip tables, meet weird... Read more

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theHunter: Call of the Wild’s Open World Coming to Xbox One in 2017

Avalanche Studios may be known for explosive action games like Just Cause 3 and Mad Max, but open-world hunting has been very close to our hearts for a long time. In February we released theHunter: Call of the Wild on PC, the latest game in our series and received an amazing response from our players, as well as thousands of requests for the title to be released on console. Today we're happy to let you know that we’ve created a dedicated console team in-house, and that the game will be coming to Xbox One in 2017. What’s it like to go on a virtual hunting trip? Well, it can be a very serene experience. There's actually a subset of players who never fire their gun, but rather go around... 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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Next Week on Xbox: Upcoming Games, March 27 – April 2

Editor's Note: We have updated the release date for Thimbleweed Park to March 30. The previously listed date was incorrect. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused. 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! Vikings: Wolves... 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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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 are on sale right now). Each of these games was chosen because they push the limit of traditional gaming in all kinds of different ways. Take Wheels of Aurelia, from MixedBag, for example. It’s a road trip game set in the roaring Italian 70s that uses interactive fiction to explore a variety of topics you’re not likely to run into in any other game. While the gameplay is quite simple and the game itself is very short – only about 15 minutes – you can play through again and again to discover 16 different – and... Read more

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Xbox Ambassadors Program Encourages You to Get Involved With Your Community on and off the Console

Looking for more ways to get involved with the Xbox community? The Xbox Ambassadors Program has you covered! As an Xbox Ambassador, you'll be able to interact with a growing community, help out fellow gamers and unlock cool Rewards. You may even find yourself spotlighted on This Week on Xbox and the Community Blog or actively participating in Xbox Ambassadors streams and YouTube videos. You can find a quick menu of activities central to the Xbox Ambassador Program here, but opportunities for getting active continue to grow. Last October, the Program launched Project Watchtower, a tool that enables Ambassadors to reach out to other gamers Tweeting about Xbox. The current Ambassador... Read more

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Tune-in Today to the Halo World Championship 2017

Get ready for the biggest Halo esports tournament of the year! Today marks the beginning of the Halo World Championship 2017 finals, where 12 worthy contending teams from around the world have come to ESL Studios in Burbank, CA to compete for $1,000,000 in prizing and the title of Halo World Champion. The competition kicks off at 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT, where Team EnVyUs and Splyce will face off in the first match of the day. We’ll be streaming live on Beam.pro/Halo, Twitch.tv/Halo, Twitter and Facebook, as well as side streams on Beam.pro/HaloWC2, Twitch.tv/ESL_Halo and Facebook.com/ESLHalo. If you haven’t been following the tournament so far, don’t worry – check out... Read more

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Deliver Pizza and Pay Off Student Loans in Blue-Collar Astronaut, Available Now on Xbox One

Hi, I'm Scott, a recovering solo indie dev who made a game about the American Space Dream: Blue-Collar Astronaut. It’s a game that shows how anyone with enough moxie and a little bit of training can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and excel in Space-America’s future economy! A mind-blowing economy that includes truckin’ and pizza delivery to different planets! And the perfect mothership for a game like that is the ID@Xbox program! The gameplay follows the “Easy to play, hard to master” adage. Which is to say, you can open a menu, activate your thrusters, and rotate your ship both left and right. You read that correctly: bidirectional rotation! Thus, the challenge comes... 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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