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This Week on Xbox: May 26

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!

Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1 with 100+ Games; Early Access for Gold Members Starts Today
Earlier this year, we announced Xbox Game Pass, a new digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games for $9.99 USD per month. To ensure Xbox Game Pass provides the best experience possible for gamers… Read more

Introducing “Mixer”
Hello! I’m Matt, one of the co-founders of Mixer and engineering lead on the platform at Microsoft. Huge welcome to all of you new visitors who are checking out Mixer today for the very first time.  We think we have something pretty special here, and are excited to share it with you… Read more

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June’s Games with Gold is Full of Hackers, Superheroes, and Dragons
Summer is almost here and we can’t wait to spend some quality time indoors with the latest batch of Games with Gold titles for June. In addition to the two Xbox One and two Xbox 360 games that can be play through Backward Compatibility, Xbox Live Gold members will also get… Read more

The Culling Brings Battle Royale to Console, Exclusively on Xbox One
I’m thrilled to announce we’re bringing The Culling exclusively to Xbox One Game Preview on Friday, June 2! That’s when you’ll get your first, bloody taste of battle royale as you and 15 other contestants grapple in a no-holds-barred fight to the death. When our small team here at Xaviant… Read more

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Destiny 2 Hands-on: Hunting the Cabal in Bungie’s Ambitious Shooter Sequel
As soon as we dove into our hands-on demo of Destiny 2‘s story-driven campaign, our Warlock Guardian’s Ghost asked, “What are the Cabal doing to the Traveler?” The artificial intelligence companion was referring to an enormous enemy craft that’d attached itself… Read more

Sgt. Johnson Fights Again in Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10
“This is it, baby. Hold me.” The newest leader for Halo Wars 2 is none other than Sergeant Johnson himself and this time he’s brought his “Green Machine” with him. Read on to learn more about the new units, abilities and tactics that ol’ Sarge will bring – available for Xbox Play Anywhere… Read more

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Take a Weekend Trip to the Commonwealth for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold
It’s time to start working on your Southie accent. This weekend we’re offering a trip to the Commonwealth, as Fallout 4 has its first-ever free weekend exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members starting at 12:01am PST on Thursday, May 25 and running to 11:59pm PST on Sunday… Read more

How Starpoint Gemini: Warlords Found a Home on Xbox One
Back in 2007, three brothers who were hardcore gamers decided that playing games wasn’t enough. So, we started dismantling games and creating mods for popular titles. It was fun and creative, and after a while we decided to build an entire game from scratch. The genre was not in question… Read more

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How About a Round of Gwent? Public Beta Now Live on Xbox One
I’m here to invite you to a game of Gwent. As some of you may know, the original Gwent is a mini-game in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that you could enjoy during breaks from questing, slaying monsters, and saving the world. After The Witcher 3 launched, we received a lot of messages… Read more

Stealth Horror Game Hello Neighbor Wants You to Spy on Your Neighbor
From my early childhood, I looked for games to play like Hello Neighbor. I wanted to peak behind the curtain of game development: How’s the game world created? What does the non-player character do when he’s not being watched? Then as a teenager, I spent dozens of hours… Read more

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Portal Knights Now Available on Xbox One
We’re thrilled to announce that Portal Knights is now on Xbox One, something we know will excite many of our fans who have been requesting a console launch for many, many months now. We’ve been on an exciting journey over the last 15 months and we really hope you guys love this game… Read more