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GDC 2019: The Women in Gaming Rally 2019 Recap 

Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is always an exciting time of year for game developers and the week is already picking up steam. On Tuesday afternoon team Xbox hosted the 19th Annual Women in Gaming Rally in partnership with Activision, Facebook Gaming, Ubisoft, Unity, Women in Gaming International, and YouTube. It was an honor to collaborate with so many great companies who are committed to diversity, and creating a space where women from across the industry could come together and celebrate their role in the gaming industry. Held at the Terra Gallery in San Francisco, we welcomed over 600 industry professionals to engage in how we, as a strong community, can work together... Read more: GDC 2019: The Women in Gaming Rally 2019 Recap 

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Introducing Miles & Kilo, Out Now on Xbox One and Windows 10

When playing a platformer, do you ever find yourself throwing caution to the wind and start racing through it masterfully like an unstoppable daredevil? That feeling and playstyle are what I really wanted to tap into when I first started making games. Before Miles & Kilo, I created a game called Kid Tripp for mobile devices; my pitch for it was simply "an old-school, speedrunner-friendly platformer where you never stop running." I spent a few years making it in my free time after school, and eventually released it in 2013. Fortunately, it was super well-received (much better than I was hoping for!), so I immediately got to work on a bigger and better sequel. The first game... Read more: Introducing Miles & Kilo, Out Now on Xbox One and Windows 10

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Celebrating Latinx in Gaming 2019 Recap

Moving into the middle of the week of Game Developer’s Conference the show gets into the general sessions of talks and the expo floor opens up. It’s also the busiest day for our Gaming for Everyone team as we throw three community events in one day! Starting the day with brunch, Xbox hosted the 4th annual Celebrating Latinx in Gaming. Joining us this year was Unity who partnered to help make the event a success with their volunteer team and recruiters available to give career job search advice.  The event hosted over 280 gaming industry professionals, students, and allies from Latin America and of Latin American heritage around the world. This was also the first year Latinx in... Read more: Celebrating Latinx in Gaming 2019 Recap

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Build Your Own Cars, Planes, and Hovercrafts in Trailmakers

Have you ever played a racing game and thought to yourself: “I wish I could put a jet engine on this car. Maybe two … or five?” If you just said “YES!” out loud, then today is your lucky day because Trailmakers is launching onto Xbox One Game Preview. In Trailmakers you build your own vehicles out of building blocks, and pilot them through challenging race courses. You start out building a simple go-kart, but will eventually make buggies, jet cars and even airplanes. If everything goes as planned, your building skills will follow your driving skills and you’ll be an expert in no time. Creating something simple is easy, but if you want to be a champion you need to... Read more: Build Your Own Cars, Planes, and Hovercrafts in Trailmakers

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Multiple Adventures Await as Stories: The Path of Destinies Arrives on Xbox One 

If you’re yearning for adventure you’ll be thrilled to hear that the award-winning action-RPG Stories: The Path of Destinies from developer Spearhead Games is now available on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One and it contains an array of daring escapades for you to embark upon. Taking the role of Reynardo, a wily pirate fox and reformed plunderer of the Floating Isles, you become unwittingly entangled in a deadly struggle between the Rebellion and the Empire. The fate of an entire kingdom rests on Reynardo and, crucially, the choices he makes along the way. To assist in his quest, Reynardo has possession of a rather helpful magical book… At critical points as you play through... Read more: Multiple Adventures Await as Stories: The Path of Destinies Arrives on Xbox One 

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Party Your Way Through the Afterlife in Afterparty, Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Welp, you're dead. Not great. And… you're in hell. The 5th Circle, you overhear. Even worse. And… there's a nightclub? Night School Studio's follow-up to Oxenfree throws you right in the deep end. The deepest. 2016's Oxenfree, currently available in Xbox Game Pass (and a must-play) has been described as a combination of “Freaks and Geeks” and “Poltergeist”. Afterparty? "Superbad and Beetlejuice," Night School Studio's Adam Hines and Sean Krankel say in unison at GDC, where I was able to go hands-on with 20ish minutes of Afterparty. Crazy night of partying? Check; the game takes place in one adventurous evening. Two newly-dead people figuring out their place in... Read more: Party Your Way Through the Afterlife in Afterparty, Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Dragons Return to Tamriel and More on The Elder Scrolls’ 25th Anniversary

The Elder Scrolls is 25 years old, and you can celebrate this amazing milestone with us by unleashing Dragons upon Elsweyr, picking up select Elder Scrolls titles on sale, or even joining our ESO Free Play Event! The Elder Scrolls Turns 25 It has been 25 years since The Elder Scrolls: Arena’s release in 1994, and we are thrilled to be part of this incredible milestone. Here are multiple ways to celebrate this amazing anniversary: Unleash Dragons with The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Prologue: In the Wrathstone DLC game pack, you began your Season of the Dragon adventure by delving into two challenging dungeons and collecting both halves of the mysterious Wrathstone tablet. With... Read more: Dragons Return to Tamriel and More on The Elder Scrolls’ 25th Anniversary

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Time-Twisting, Abstract Platformer Tyd wag vir Niemand Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10

Hi everyone! My friend Alexander Ehlers and I made a little time-manipulating, first-person, platform game called Tyd wag vir Niemand and we are proud to announce that it is now available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere support. We wanted to give you all an abstract adventure that will take you to another dimension, and that we hope gives you a fresh take on first-person platform games. We just really like trippy environments; they always feel so satisfying to explore and we're pretty sure you'll agree. Tyd wag vir Niemand is set in a future where a major catastrophe has damaged Earth to the extent that it's almost completely uninhabitable. You take on the... Read more: Time-Twisting, Abstract Platformer Tyd wag vir Niemand Available Now on Xbox One and Windows 10

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GDC 2019: LGBTQIA in Gaming Reception 2019 Recap

As Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) continues, so does our honor of being able to host incredible communities of gaming industry professionals. This year marked the 3rd annual LGTBQIA in Gaming reception with over 300 people in attendance, connecting and reconnecting gaming industry community members with each other. The Gay Gaming Professionals group celebrated 13 years of their own event this year with increased sponsorship and a continued effort to build a more inclusive LGBTQIA gaming industry community. We took a moment during the event to honor two such people: Danielle Bunten Berry and David Gaider. Danielle Bunten Berry insisted that the future of gaming was... Read more: GDC 2019: LGBTQIA in Gaming Reception 2019 Recap

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This Week on Xbox: March 22, 2019

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! GDC 2019: The Women in Gaming Rally 2019 Recap Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) is always an exciting time of year for game developers and the week is already picking up steam. On Tuesday afternoon team Xbox hosted the 19th Annual Women in Gaming... Read more: This Week on Xbox: March 22, 2019

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Enter the Nightmarish World of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Today on Xbox One

Xbox fans! It’s time to sharpen your blade, practice your counter-attacks, and prepare to die… a lot (where have we heard that one before?) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the latest epic from the team at FromSoftware, creators of the Dark Souls series, is out today on Xbox One and enhanced for Xbox One X -- get it here on the Microsoft Store. You are the “one-armed wolf,” a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death and you’re bound to protect a young lord, the descendant of an ancient bloodline. When the lord is captured, and you too become the target of malicious enemies, you’ll embark on a death-defying quest to regain your honor and nothing – not... Read more: Enter the Nightmarish World of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Today on Xbox One

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GDC 2019: We Go Dungeon Crawling with Operencia: The Stolen Sun

After playing through many excellent open world fantasy adventures, I found it refreshing to be kept to a grid while exploring the dungeons of Operencia: The Stolen Sun. Earlier this week at GDC 2019, I finally got my first hands-on time with this dungeon-crawling Xbox One exclusive and it was great to see that it’s shaping up nicely to carry that mantle of classic dungeon crawlers with its hybrid of new and old-school RPG ideas, coming together in a refreshed adventure that I can’t wait to play more of when it drops on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass on March 29. Having such fond memories of playing classics like Eye of the Beholder and the more recent Legend of Grimrock on PC, the... Read more: GDC 2019: We Go Dungeon Crawling with Operencia: The Stolen Sun

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 26 – 29

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 26 – 29

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GDC 2019: The Blacks in Gaming Green Room

As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) has continued we come to one of our last - but certainly not least! - community events of the week. Xbox was proud to host the 14th annual Blacks in Gaming Green Room. With over 260 gaming industry professionals in attendance, it was a night of connection, uplift and networking between black game creators, developers, writers, artists, and more. Check out some great shots from the event photo booth and share yours on social media using #BiGXbox.     Continuing the theme of celebrating the accomplishments of black game developers, we at Team Xbox were also excited to continue to award the Jerry Lawson Grant for Career Development... Read more: GDC 2019: The Blacks in Gaming Green Room

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Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

We are excited to announce ID@Xbox Game Pass, a stream highlighting great indie games coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, premiering March 26 at 9:00 AM PDT. In this show, you can expect to learn more about some of the hottest ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass with new reveals, gameplay highlights, and conversations with the developers. Fans will be able to check out our first ever episode here. In our debut, we’ll dive into games previously shown at E3 and X018. Expect hits such as Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek to be highlighted. In addition to new game announcements, we’ll also share a visit to Night School Studio, the creative team behind the hit game... Read more: Announcing ID@Xbox Game Pass, a Showcase of Indie Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Takes You on a First Class Journey

We’re very happy to announce the latest expansion Main Spessart Bahn for Train Sim World is now available on Xbox One, featuring a 52km run through the forests and hillsides of central Germany. This has been a real labour of love for our team as we’re introducing a new type of operation, long-awaited new features, and of course the route and locomotives themselves are re-created in incredibly high detail. Whether you’re an experienced rail fan or you’ve never tried a sim in your life, this route is definitely the choice for you if you’re interested in a new challenge. Here are just a few of the things we’re most proud of: The route captures a particularly beautiful part of... Read more: Train Sim World: Main Spessart Bahn Takes You on a First Class Journey

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Turn-Based Survival Strategy Game Overland Coming Soon to Xbox One

Over the years, we here at Finji have helped bring radically different games to the Xbox family, including the ominous puzzle-platformer Feist and the award-winning narrative adventure Night in the Woods. We’ve always focused on bringing you beautiful games with wildly different play-styles, and with Overland, we’re changing things up once again. Overland is a turn-based survival strategy game with procedurally generated challenges, characters and scenarios that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Overland is an end-of-the-world roadtrip taking place after an unknown cataclysmic event has crumbled the infrastructure of the United States. You control a team of survivors (of both... Read more: Turn-Based Survival Strategy Game Overland Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Free Play Days: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor

During this weekend’s Free Play Days event, you can ball out in arcade style street ball, go off-roading in bikes and ATVs, and scavenge your way across a post-war Norway. There’s no shortage of fun and action that Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One. The games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and... Read more: Free Play Days: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor

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Vigor Xbox One Free Weekend Begins March 21 for Xbox Live Gold Members

Xbox Live Gold members can play Vigor for free on Xbox One starting today until March 24, which makes this the perfect time to explore the beautiful landscapes of post-war Norway, scavenge for loot amongst other Outlanders in tense map-based encounters and start rebuilding your safe haven amidst a fallen civilization. This free weekend hits shortly after the release of the 0.8 “Signal” update, which brought new content and game events, a player lobby and gesture system, as well as implementing numerous improvements and an enhanced gameplay experience overall. Previous updates 0.7 and 0.6 have already added optional objectives, randomized events, duos mode, improved weapon play... Read more: Vigor Xbox One Free Weekend Begins March 21 for Xbox Live Gold Members

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Enter for Your Chance to Win a Custom Bumblebee Xbox One X Console

To celebrate the release of “Bumblebee” on the Microsoft Store, Paramount Pictures and Xbox are excited to announce the Bumblebee Custom Console Sweepstakes. In “Bumblebee,” Hailee Steinfeld stars as Charlie, a teenager who finds and befriends the iconic robot, disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. The two must team up and protect Earth from the evil Decepticons and Agent Burns, played by John Cena. “Bumblebee” is an adventure that’s fun for the whole family. Each custom Bumblebee Xbox One X console includes a 4K Ultra HD digital copy of “Bumblebee.” Enter now for your chance to win at twitter.com/xbox from now until April 2, 2019. Open to registered Xbox Live account... Read more: Enter for Your Chance to Win a Custom Bumblebee Xbox One X Console