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Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale

Microsoft Store’s Ultimate Game Sale is back with a vengeance, giving Xbox fans hundreds of great deals on Xbox games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. While Ultimate Game Sale is our biggest ever, you need to jump all over these deals now because the sale runs for a limited time from July 19 to July 30. Save up to 65% on Xbox games The name says it all – Ultimate Game Sale means huge savings on Xbox games. Save on over 700 Xbox games and add-on packs including popular titles like State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite: Save the World Founders Pack, and more. As always, Xbox Live Gold... Read more: Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale

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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. Fans who already own a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 disk or digital copy of the game can play it on Xbox One at no additional cost. If you missed the action on Xbox 360, now's a great time to experience this blockbuster. As part of Deals with Gold, Xbox Live Gold members receive a 25% discount on the title at the Microsoft Store through September... Read more: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Now Playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility

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This Week on Xbox: E3 2018 Edition

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week, especially during E3 2018. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s E3 news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Announcements and Reveals E3 2018: Microsoft and McLaren Continue Storied Partnership with Forza Horizon 4 During the Xbox E3 2018 briefing, we announced that the 2019 McLaren Senna will grace the cover of Forza Horizon 4, the latest entry in the award-winning Forza Horizon series, and we couldn’t be more... Read more: This Week on Xbox: E3 2018 Edition

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This Week on Xbox: June 8, 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! Red Dead Redemption 2 Available for Pre-order Today on Xbox One Today we're pleased to announce details for the Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2, along with extra pre-order bonuses for all three versions and a unique... Read more: This Week on Xbox: June 8, 2018

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E3 2018: Gaming for Everyone, a Conversation with Phil Spencer

E3 is always an incredible time to come together to appreciate the breadth of creative energy that abounds in our industry and to celebrate what’s ahead for gamers. At this year’s E3 Coliseum series, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox sat down with Tina Summerford, Head of Programming at Xbox, to discuss Microsoft’s approach to gaming, his perspective on E3 and to hear why the industry has a responsibility to make gaming for everyone. Other topics discussed during the panel were the unique games Xbox is looking to bring to the ID@Xbox program, insight into the creation of the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, from matching thematic elements to creating an engaging experience, and the creation of the... Read more: E3 2018: Gaming for Everyone, a Conversation with Phil Spencer

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Rockstar Classics Now Available via Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Today we’re introducing a trio of classic Rockstar titles for Xbox 360 into the Backward Compatibility catalogue on Xbox One: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Midnight Club: Los Angeles Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis As always, you’ll be able to play each of these games on Xbox One through the disc you already own, or you can purchase them digitally in the Microsoft Store. For GTA: San Andreas, both the original Xbox and Xbox 360 versions will be backward compatible.  While game saves for the original Xbox version will not transfer, owners of that version will get upgraded to the Xbox 360 version of the game featuring higher resolution, enhanced draw distances, and... Read more: Rockstar Classics Now Available via Xbox One Backward Compatibility

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This Week on Xbox: May 11, 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! Inside Xbox Episode 3 Debuts May 17 Inside Xbox, Episode 3 will debut on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT. This month’s episode will feature five hotly anticipated games, including breaking news, new feature announcements, exclusive gameplay... Read more: This Week on Xbox: May 11, 2018

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More Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

Today we’re excited to announce even more additions coming to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog this month, including 19 new Original Xbox games and six Xbox 360 games with Xbox One X Enhancements. Starting today, fans can play Sonic Generations for the first time on the Xbox One family of devices alongside other Xbox 360 favorites that will receive Xbox One X Enhanced updates such as Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Later this month, we’ll release two batches of Original Xbox games – the first on April 17 and the second on April 26. All of these Original Xbox games will take advantage of the power of... Read more: More Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility

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New Games with Gold for May 2018

Welcome to another edition of Games with Gold for the Xbox One family of devices! This month Super Mega Baseball 2 makes its debut on May 1 and the critically acclaimed action stealth adventure Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain arrives on May 16. Then on Xbox 360 – and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility – we’ll have the Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage and the cult-classic action game Vanquish! All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store, so get Xbox Live Gold today to... Read more: New Games with Gold for May 2018

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This Week on Xbox: April 20, 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! Thank You For a Legendary Halo World Championship Season Halo esports comes from humble beginnings. Back in 2001 for Halo: Combat Evolved, we used to lug around heavy CRT TVs and system link original Xbox consoles to compete at a friend’s house... Read more: This Week on Xbox: April 20, 2018

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