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This Week on Xbox: December 22, 2017

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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

New Games with Gold for January 2018
We’re counting down the days to the new year and preparing to celebrate with a great collection of games coming to the Games with Gold program in January 2018. On Xbox One, start your journey with the final chapter of the Van Helsing trilogy with The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III launching with Games with Gold on January 1, 2018. Then later in the month… Read more

Xbox Game Pass: NBA Playgrounds, Injustice, Devil May Cry 4 and $1 Game Pass for Limited Time
Hello, fellow gamers! Welcome to your January Xbox Game Pass update. With the New Year just around the corner, we’re excited to share the latest catalog additions coming to Xbox Game Pass starting on January 1. At Xbox Game Pass, more is better, and to that note, we’re kicking off 2018 by adding 10 titles to the catalog! In addition to the over 100 great games… Read more

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Celebrate the Season of Giving with Xbox
This holiday season is all about giving. Whether you’re giving time to loved ones, giving gifts to family and friends, or giving your stomach more food than it can handle, Xbox wants to make it easy to play together and give together. From December 21 to January 4, you can join Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for $1 each! Also, you can share your love of gaming by gifting… Read more

Countdown to 2018 with the Biggest Deals of 2017
The countdown to 2018 officially starts today with the biggest sale of 2017. Microsoft Store online and has more than 650 deals for fans including savings of up to 65 percent on select Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, discounts on select Xbox consoles and accessories, up to 50 percent off select movies and TV shows, savings on select apps for Xbox up to 50 percent off… Read more

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Life is Strange Before the Storm Season Finale Available Now
The season finale of Before the Storm is out now on Xbox One! In this third episode, the proverbial ravens come home to roost as the consequences of all your choices so far begin to come to a head. Chloe continues to struggle to deal with the difficult changes in her own life, while still needing to support her friend as Rachel’s world continues to be rocked and shaken… Read more

An Introduction to Vermintide 2
When making a sequel, you will eventually have to answer the question of how much to add and what to keep from the first game. Some improvements were easy to decide upon. More content being the most obvious one. The Warhammer world is immense and multifaceted and we have still only scratched the surface of all the places and creatures you may encounter in it… Read more

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The Xbox Community Checks in with the Original PlayerUnknown
Last month, in the lead up to the Xbox Game Preview launch of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One, we paid a visit to the game’s Creative Director, PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene at the PUBG Corp. studios in Seoul, South Korea for a quick chat powered by you – the Xbox Community – to find out more about the world’s most played… Read more

Modern Family’s Nolan Gould Joins Xbox Live Sessions to Play Fortnite Battle Royale on December 21
Hope everyone is getting ready for the upcoming holidays and has a great list of Xbox games they hope to receive! Xbox Live Sessions is back this week with Nolan Gould, widely recognized for his role as Luke Dunphy on “Modern Family.” He’ll join the interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel on Thursday, December 21 at 7 p.m. PT to take on Fortnite Battle Royale… Read more

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Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross-Play Support Comes to Ark: Survival Evolved on Xbox One and Windows 10
The wait is finally over, survivors. Ark: Survival Evolved has officially launched in the Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and is available for download right now if you already own the Xbox One version! Or, if you haven’t yet set foot in the world of Ark, now’s the perfect time to join in on the fun with all of your Xbox friends via Xbox Play Anywhere and cross play… Read more

Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Seasonal Update Arrives on Xbox
Hi, I’m the new game director at Tripwire Interactive on Killing Floor 2. I’ve worked closely on this project from the very beginning as the creative director, so I’m excited to be heading up Killing Floor 2 content updates for the foreseeable future. Enough about me though — let’s talk about this amazing update arriving just in time for the holidays on the Xbox One family of devices… Read more

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Xbox Savings in Time for the Holidays
Join the Xbox family for only $199, just in time for some holiday gaming! Xbox One S offers the best value in games and entertainment, with 500GB bundles starting at $199 for a limited time this holiday through the end of December 2017. Drive, explore, and race all over Australia with the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle (500GB), featuring… Read more

JRPG-Inspired Regalia: Royal Edition Coming Soon to Xbox One
We started our adventure with Regalia a long time ago, and some of you might remember us from the successful Kickstarter campaign we did in 2015. Now we’re excited to bring our Polish JRPG to Xbox One in Q1 of 2018. Although we’re from Poland, we’re sure we knew how to recall that classic JRPG feeling to deliver a whole new take on fantasy storytelling… Read more

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Xbox Want to Send You on an Island Adventure
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available on Xbox One as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview program! We love seeing our Xbox community parachuting onto the remote island of Erangel and duking it out for that delicious chicken dinner. To celebrate the launch of PUBG on Xbox One, we want to send you and a friend on an island adventure… Read more

‘Tis the Season for Roblox’s Holiday Event, Now Available on Xbox One
Season’s greetings, Robloxians! Today we’re bringing some yuletide fun to the Xbox community with the Roblox holiday event, featuring three jingle-bell-rockin’ free-to-play games and awesome virtual prizes! This year’s event is extra special because you can now play a brand-new Roblox game filled with all kinds of hidden surprises and joyful holiday activities… Read more