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This Week on Xbox: August 31, 2018

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!

Introducing Xbox All Access
If you or a friend are looking for the right time to join the Xbox family, this is for you! We’re introducing Xbox All Access, a limited-time offer available only in the U.S. at a Microsoft Store near you while supplies last. For no upfront cost and one low monthly price for 24 months, Xbox All Access gets you a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X… Read more

New Games with Gold for September 2018
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In September on Xbox One, build and manage a maximum-security prison in Prison Architect, then achieve victory in the battle between the machines in Livelock. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, use the Force and fight in the Clone Wars in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars… Read more

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Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle and Elite Wireless Controller Now Available in White for the First Time
There’s nothing like a new color option for your favorite Xbox hardware. Today we’re announcing three new products in white: Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle. The first-ever white Xbox One X includes Bethesda Game Studios’ highly-anticipated new addition to the Fallout universe… Read more

Five Reasons to Pick Up Strange Brigade Today on Xbox One
We’re so excited to say Strange Brigade is available now on Xbox One! Many of you are already powering your way through hordes of undead mummies and having a jolly good time. But for those of you fine gentlemen and ladies who need a bit more info – we’ve got you well and truly covered. Here are our top five reasons to pick up Strange Brigade today… Read more

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Xbox Game Pass: Quantum Break, Halo: MCC, Aven Colony, and More Available in September
Xbox Game Pass members, we’ve got some great additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog this September to tell you about, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Quantum Break, Onrush, Aven Colony, Shadow Warrior 1, Sky-Force Reloaded, Snake Pass, Manuel Samuel, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and InnerSpace… Read more

Bad North, a Real-Time Tactics Roguelite, is Available Now on Xbox One
Hey, Xbox fans! We’re here to share some information about Bad North and hopefully get you as excited about playing it as we are to see it being played! Bad North is a minimalistic, real-time tactics roguelite where you defend a series of small islands from hordes of Viking invaders. That genre description is a bit of a mouthful… Read more

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Grand Strategy Isn’t Just for PCs Anymore – Announcing Stellaris: Console Edition
Paradox Interactive has long been known as a developer and publisher that makes a very specific kind of game extremely well. In doing so, we’ve helped establish the category of grand strategy games (GSG) and continue to create exciting new entries to the genre as well as support beloved classics…. Read more

Human: Fall Flat 8-Player Online Multiplayer Update Available Now on Xbox One
In Human: Fall Flat you play as Bob, the wobbly human hero who keeps dreaming about surreal places filled with puzzles in which he’s yet to find the exit.  These puzzles have multiple solutions and will challenge your creativity. Exploration and ingenuity are key and every option is welcome… Read more

Xbox is at PAX West 2018
Xbox is bringing games, gear, and more to downtown Seattle for PAX West August 31 – September 3. Whether you’re joining us in person or following along on social media and Mixer, here’s what you can expect: We’ll have playable demos of Forza Horizon 4, The Division 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry 5… Read more

Support the Best Friends Animal Society with Square Enix and Xbox
Master of her environment, Lara races through the jungle to save the world from a Maya apocalypse –  but something is different. The team at Square Enix amps up the age-old battle of “Cats vs Dogs of the Beginning” with adorable cats and dogs. Watch the trailer above to learn how the dogged Lara Croft will sneak past the feline guards… Read more

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Divinity Original Sin 2 Exits Xbox Game Preview – Is This The End of Feedback Billy?
We’re closing in on the launch of Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition on Xbox One, and we wouldn’t be in such a good state without your support. The Xbox Game Preview program afforded us time to iterate and bug-fix as you played the first act of the game and provided feedback about your experience… Read more

DayZ is Available Now on Xbox Game Preview. How Far Will You Go to Survive?
The post-Soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse. You are one of the few immune to the virus – how far will you go to survive? It’s up to you… Read more

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PES 2019 Launches Today: Embrace “The Power of Football”
Throughout its celebrated history, Konami’s award-winning Pro Evolution Soccer series has consistently captivated players by providing an unmatched realistic recreation of the sport of soccer, and this year is no exception. You can finally experience the “power of football” for yourself in Pro Evolution Soccer 2019… Read more

The Great Escape: Prison Architect’s Popular Escape Mode Breaks Free on Xbox One
Good news, wardens! You can now experience Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition as an inmate running, fighting, and digging your way to freedom! The team here at Double Eleven has been working all year to bring you a hugely expanded DLC version of the popular Escape Mode, available now on Xbox One. Prison Architect… Read more

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Now Playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility
Time to dust off your Akimbo 1887s. The Xbox One Backward Compatibility hits keep coming, and earlier this week the top-requested title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, became playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility. This perennial blockbuster joined more than 500 Xbox 360 and Original Xbox classics already available on Xbox One… Read more

The Talos Principle is Now Available on Xbox One
The Talos Principle launches today on Xbox One, bringing mind-bending puzzles and a deep psychological story to the players. Fun times, right? It wasn’t always so… “We didn’t expect it. We certainly didn’t plan for it. Honestly, at first, we didn’t know what it is exactly. But there it was, a game that just sort of happened… Read more