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Celebrating Award Winning ID@Xbox Games From 2016

March 3, 2017
This past year we have experienced an embarrassment of riches with the quantity of incredibly high-quality games that have shipped through ID@Xbox — everything from deep, immersive narrative experiences to amazingly addictive party games. This week we wanted to highlight just a few of the award winning and nominated ID@Xbox titles that came out in 2016; they’re all on sale right now so there’s no better time to check out any of these fantastic games that you may have missed. Heart Machine’s Hyper Light Drifter, an action adventure role-playing game with a unique modern/retro visual style picked up the awards...

Xbox Closes a Milestone Year in 2016 with an Exceptional Year Ahead for Gamers

January 5, 2017
Happy New Year! As we start off the new year, we thought we would take some time to look back at a great 2016 and look forward to what will be an exceptional 2017 for Xbox gamers. We were privileged to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Xbox in November, but what made 2016 most special was laying out our vision for gaming at E3 2016, delivering a new version of Xbox One along with great new games and services for you to play on the device(s) of your choice and seeing terrific response from gamers worldwide this holiday. In fact,...

Close out 2016 with a New Xbox One S and a Free Gift

December 25, 2016
The holidays aren’t quite over yet, and we’re excited to offer yet another promotion for your last-minute shopping needs. From Dec. 25 through Dec. 31, when you buy any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console, you’ll get an additional gift at no extra cost. The offer will be available at most major retailers in the U.S., and each gift will vary. See below for the gift options that are available with your Xbox One or Xbox One S purchase: For console purchases at Best Buy, Amazon or, get a free Xbox Wireless Controller For console purchases at...

End 2016 with the 1.0 Ender Update for Minecraft: Windows 10 and Pocket Editions

November 11, 2016
Hello everyone! As part of our vision here at Team Minecraft to help players enjoy their favorite features on the platform of their choice, we’ve been piling on the updates to Minecraft on Windows 10 and mobile this year. In February, we had the 0.14 Overworld Update, which brought redstone and witches. In June, we had the 0.15 Friendly Update, which kept our community busy all summer playing in Realms with cross-device multiplayer via Xbox Live, riding donkeys and horsies, and making sophisticated mechanical devices with pistons. Then just a few weeks back, we released the 0.16 Boss Update to...

Announcing Xbox FanFest: Ciudad de México 2016

October 7, 2016
Xbox FanFest is back for a 3-day event in Mexico City from November 11 – 13! Starting on Friday, November 11, Xbox will invite 500 lucky fans to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience on Friday evening. To win an invitation to this special Friday event, fans will be asked to participate in several of our community activities leading up to November 11. Friday’s activities include: A special briefing event hosted by Phil Spencer at 8.00 PM local Mexico time (6:00 PM PST). Fans from around the world can watch this live on Twitch at,, and other Xbox channels we will...

Xbox at TwitchCon 2016 – Live Stream and Schedule Details

September 29, 2016
This weekend at TwitchCon, Xbox is partnering with EA to broadcast hours of action packed Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 multiplayer gameplay right from the expo floor, and we’ll be joined on stream by some of your favorite Twitch and YouTube personalities. Watch as they squad up against TwitchCon attendees, and keep glued to the screen as you never know when we’ll be giving away Xbox Live Gold, EA Access membership, and Design Lab controller codes live on air. In addition, make sure to tune in on Saturday at 1pm PDT to get an exclusive look at Battlefield 1’s Single...

MINECON 2016 Livestream and Schedule Details

September 15, 2016

Xbox FanFest: Sydney 2016 Kicking Off on September 27

September 6, 2016
Xbox FanFest is going on the road to give 250 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind Down Under experience at Xbox FanFest in Sydney, Australia, from September 27 – 29. The Xbox FanFest Ticket will include: A special Forza Horizon 3 launch event at Sydney Dragway, Tuesday afternoon, September 27. A secret Wednesday late afternoon activity, September 28, for Gears of War 4. Exclusive early access to the Xbox booth at EB Games Expo, Thursday night, September 29, where fans can access the Xbox Booth before it’s open to the public. Fan swag, Xbox fan shirt and other goodies. Meet and greet...

Win an Xbox One S at PAX West 2016

August 31, 2016
Whether you’re attending PAX West or following from home, you can join in the fun and enter to win an Xbox One S in our PAX West Sweepstakes. The Xbox One S consoles feature designs inspired by Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3, Dead Rising 4, ReCore, Sea of Thieves, Battlefield 1, and Final Fantasy XV.  Best of all there’s no purchase necessary!  Visit here for all the fancy legal details. How to Enter: On Site:  Snap and share a photo of your favorite or all of the consoles and hashtag #XboxPAXSweepstakes on Twitter or Instagram....

Looking Back and Looking Forward at gamescom 2016

August 16, 2016
This week we’re at the largest consumer gaming event in Europe – gamescom 2016 in Köln, Germany. Earlier today, I had the honor of kicking off our presence at the show by speaking with members of the press, key influencers and some of our biggest fans from the Xbox booth ahead of the official show open tomorrow. I shared what’s been a memorable year thus far for Xbox – as well as giving everyone a glimpse into of some of the exciting things to come. A Quick Look Back At E3 in June, we talked about our commitment to let...

Details on Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2016

August 1, 2016
Xbox will give 200 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind experience at gamescom, the world’s largest video game consumer show. The Xbox gamescom FanFest Ticket will include: An exclusive “Xbox FanFest Showcase” on Thursday Night, August 18, from 20:00 – 23:00 CEST at the Xbox Booth, Hall 8.  Experience all the games and cool surprises in the Xbox booth after the crowds have gone for the night. Special Xbox day-time activity on Wednesday August 17. Meet and greet some of the industry’s top developers, leaders and influencers. Swag bag full of Xbox-gaming content How can I get my Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2016...

Tune-in to the HCS Pro League NA Summer 2016 Finals this Weekend!

July 27, 2016