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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 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… Read more

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… Read more

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… 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… Read more

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… Read more

Goat Simulator: Waste of Space Available Now for Xbox One
A long time agoat, in a galaxy far far away, a colony was in turmoil. It is a period of sci-fi oversaturation. Terrifying enemies, striking from a hidden base, stalk a brave goat to new horizons. After the epic chase, the human settlers of a nearby colony managed to secure access to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, Pilgor, a fearless space-goat… Read more

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Gamers Outreach and Team Xbox Deliver Record Number of Next Generation Gaming Kiosks to Seattle Children’s Hospital
Yesterday afternoon, at an event at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Team Xbox was proud to join Gamers Outreach to deliver ten next generation “GO Karts” (Gamers Outreach Karts), medical-grade gaming kiosks which provide recreation through video games to Seattle children undergoing hospital treatments. Provided by donations from the Xbox community… Read more

The World’s Best Halo Teams Compete this Weekend at Halo World Championship 2017
The wait is over. The twists and turns of the road to the Halo World Championship 2017 Finals have all lead to this moment, where 12 of the world’s greatest Halo teams will vie for greatness, glory and a million-dollar payout. Will OpTic Gaming continue their dominance and give each of their squad members … Read more

Butcher Is Coming Soon to Xbox One
I always wanted to make a fast-paced, skill-based retro shooter with no easy mode — an equivalent of Doom in 2D. For me, Doom is one of the most-important franchises of all-time: it forged the first-person shooter genre into what it is today, helped to mold me as a player, and inspired me to become a game developer… Read more

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Introducing the Xbox Wireless Controller Tech Series
At Xbox, we’re committed to giving fans choices when it comes to games, services, and devices. Coming in holiday 2017, we’re bringing fans the most powerful console ever: Project Scorpio. Featuring 6 teraflops of graphical processing power, true 4K gaming, and compatibility with Xbox One games and accessories… Read more

Kinsano Brings the Heat to Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10 Today
All Units – a fierce and fiery new ally joins the fray in the UNSC’s battle against Atriox and The Banished. Lt. Colonel Morgan Kinsano, the first of many new add-on leaders, is available today on Xbox Play Anywhere title Halo Wars 2 for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Kinsano is included with the Season Pass or purchased individually… Read more

Arena and Fan-Inspired Feature Updates Start Rolling Out to Insiders This Month
Starting this month, we’re rolling out several feature updates inspired by your feedback to select Xbox Insider members. These features will begin appearing over the next few weeks, and your use of these features and feedback around them helps shape our release plans to the broader Xbox community moving forward… Read more

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Get a Bonus Game When You Purchase a New Xbox Console
There’s no better way to kick-off spring than with a new Xbox console and a free game! From Sunday, March 19 through Saturday, March 25, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console bundle, you can get the game of your choice for no additional cost. Then starting on March 21, with the purchase of any Xbox One S bundle… Read more

Spring Forward Into All-New Dead Rising 4 Content
Spring has begun, and with it comes warmer weather, longer days and all-new downloadable content for Dead Rising 4. In Dead Rising 4: Frank Rising, Frank West has become the newest member of Willamette’s horde in an all-new single-player story, releasing April 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10. Frank Rising explores what happens… Read more