This Week on Xbox: July 28, 2017

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above featuring the one and only Major Nelson. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Xbox Game Pass: Dead Rising 3, Limbo, DiRT Rally and More Available August 1
Hello, fellow gamers. Welcome to your August Xbox Game Pass update! Xbox Game Pass offers you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games for just $9.99 USD per month. More is better is our mantra, and there should always be… Read more

Watch the Gears Esports Offseason Reality Series on Mixer
Mixer and The Coalition are excited to announce the launch of Gears Esports Offseason as the first Mixer-exclusive reality series, presented by Mixer. Season 1 of the Gears of War Esports Pro Circuit introduced a fiercely competitive group of Gears of War 4 esports professional teams… Read more

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Grow Your Game Library with August’s Games with Gold
It’s time to harvest some great titles this August thanks to another stellar Games with Gold lineup. On August 1, the open-world farming simulator Slime Rancher will make its console debut on Xbox One, where you can care for your own galactic farm full of cute (slimy) creatures… Read more

Forza Throwback: Vintage Classics Added to the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage
Welcome to the second week of car reveals for the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage – also known as Vintage Week! Today, we’re showing off the depth of classic cars that are a part of Forza Motorsport 7’s mammoth 700+ car list, including pre-war racers that will challenge drivers of every skill level… Read more

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Get the Ultimate Madden Experience with the 500GB Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle Arriving August 25
It’s that time of year when NFL teams across the country start making their way to training camp, and with Xbox One as the official console of the NFL, we’ve got something for football fans everywhere: the Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB). Xbox One S continues to be the best value… Read more

Unchaining the Horror of Harrow in Warframe
The community reaction to the announcement that I was the new writer on Warframe kind-of blew my hair back: a deluge of messages pumping me for lore, wanting to know what was going to happen next, what I had planned. The enthusiasm for the game is one of the best things about working on it… Read more

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7 Things You Need to Know in Xbox Console Exclusive Fable Fortune
Hello Heroes! Have you heard the good news?! Fable Fortune has just launched into Xbox Game Preview and we are thrilled to welcome you all back into Albion. If you aren’t familiar with Fable Fortune the let me tell you that it is quite possibly the greatest Fable themed collectible card game… Read more

Summer Spotlight: Play the Hottest Xbox Games and Earn Rewards Credits
Summer Spotlight is back and it’s time to celebrate! From July 25 to September 4 the Xbox Store will have over 30 new games coming to Xbox One, including the most anticipated titles of the Summer like Fortnite, Tacoma, and Sonic Mania. That means new games every week… Read more

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A Beginner’s Guide to Aven Colony on Xbox One
Aven Colony is a city-building strategy game about mankind’s first colony on an alien world, on a moon orbiting a gas giant 10 light years from Earth called Aven Prime. As the Governor of humanity’s first colonies outside the solar system, your goal is to build and protect one small… Read more

Halo Wars 2 Gets Double DLC Drop with Serina and Operation: SPEARBREAKER Today
The penultimate payload of Halo Wars 2 Season Pass content has arrived, featuring two fun and exciting new story missions in Operation: SPEARBREAKER, and a beloved, digitally deceased but downloadable undeterred new Leader – the UNSC Spirit of Fire’s former AI Serina… Read more

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3D Platformer A Hat in Time Comes to Xbox One This Fall
Calling all fans of Banjo-Kazooie, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Kameo, and anyone else who’s up for a cute-as-heck 3D platformer! From our new publishing initiative, Presented by Humble Bundle, we’re excited to announce our partnership with Gears for Breakfast to bring you… Read more

Play with Life in The Sims 4 on Xbox One November 17
Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world full of endless possibilities in The Sims 4, coming to Xbox One on November 17, 2017. For more than 17 years, The Sims has provided players with the opportunity to play with life, as they create and control virtual people… Read more

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Path of Exile Closed Beta Launches Today on Xbox One
As you may be aware, Path of Exile is coming soon to Xbox One to make its console debut. We’re extremely excited to break into this new arena and welcome new Action RPG fans to the Path of Exile community. Also: our Xbox One beta is live right now! You can sign up… Read more

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
The hellgates are opening! This weekend only, all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Blizzard Entertainment’s action RPG Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition for free as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PST on Thursday, July 27… Read more

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Final Fantasy XV Regalia Coming to Forza Horizon 3 Beginning August 1
Forza fans are used to a massive variety of cars in Forza Horizon 3; from dune buggies to sport trucks to hypercars, and more. Starting next week, players will be able to drive a car unlike anything else in the game with the upcoming addition of the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV… Read more

Terry Crews Highlights Explosive Crackdown 3 Panel at San Diego Comic-Con
Terry Crews came, he saw, and he Comic-Conquered last Saturday’s Crackdown 3 panel at SDCC. Joined by Xbox’s Major Nelson, Terry elaborated on his passion for gaming and shared a behind-the-scenes look at bringing his character Commander Jaxon to life in Crackdown 3… Read more