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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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Save up to 80% in the Capcom Publisher Sale on Xbox One

The time has come, Xbox fans! Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2, Monster Hunter: World, and many more Capcom games are on sale as part of the Capcom Publisher Sale on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One for a limited time! Save up to 80% on a variety of titles and get ready to ssstylishly slash, survive, and hunt your way through some of Capcom’s best! Here’s a couple of highlights to look for: Devil May Cry 5 (up to 33% off) Jackpot! Devil May Cry 5 is on sale for the first time! Continuing the legendary storyline of the Devil May Cry games, the latest entry drops you into the battleground of a new demonic invasion where humanity’s last hope rests in the hands of three demon... Read more: Save up to 80% in the Capcom Publisher Sale on Xbox One

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Gears of War Esports Pro Circuit to Wrap Up Season 2 in Boston

After 15 Pro Circuit events and a total prize pool of $3 million, the final Gears Pro Circuit event of Gears of War 4 is here. With $300,000 on the line, the top pro and amateur teams from around the world will gather in Boston on April 26-28 at the Hynes Convention Center to take home the trophy and bragging rights leading into the next season of Gears Esports, set to debut following the launch of Gears 5 later this year. There is no shortage of storylines coming into this event. Perennial favorites OpTic Gaming are looking to claim their 13th Pro Circuit trophy and further prove why they should be considered the most successful esports team of all time. Team Reciprocity (formerly... Read more: Gears of War Esports Pro Circuit to Wrap Up Season 2 in Boston

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Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

Today, on our April episode of Inside Xbox, we made a big announcement about a brand-new Xbox One console, revealed some major news regarding Xbox Game Pass, unveiled some new features coming to Game Bar, shared info on new titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Introducing the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition The big news coming out of today’s show was our reveal of The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was created for those who prefer to find and play their games digitally and are looking for the most affordable way to play Xbox games. The Xbox... Read more: Inside Xbox April Episode News Recap

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Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

As we enter the 5th Anniversary of Xbox FanFest, I’ve had to take several moments to pause and remember how far we really have come. Six years ago, this was just idea in a PowerPoint deck; words that matched a passion to give back to our fans. But it was only when we saw the fans lining up overnight in front of the Microsoft Store in Century City, to the tune of 500 by morning arrival, that we knew we had something special. Since then, from Sydney to Cologne, from Madrid to Milan, from Shanghai to Sao Paulo, Xbox FanFest has fulfilled not only my wildest dreams, but has given gaming fans everywhere a place to come together and celebrate Xbox like never before. And for that, I’m not... Read more: Announcing Details for Xbox FanFest: E3 2019

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All Things Xbox at E3 2019

At Xbox we’ve been hard at work and are excited to share more of our plans for one of the gaming industry’s biggest annual events. That’s right: E3 is just under two months away and we’ve got a great show lined up for gaming fans around the world. From our briefing to our fan events, the Xbox Experience to the Xbox Official Gear Shop, this will be our biggest E3 presence ever and we can’t wait to share more about what we’ve got up our sleeves for the future. Whether you play your games on Xbox One or on a PC, are fans of RPGs, first-person shooters and everything in between, or just like watching others play games, there will be something for everyone at E3. We start planning... Read more: All Things Xbox at E3 2019

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Tune-In to Sea of Thieves at Twitchcon Europe

This weekend, the crew from Rare will be dropping anchor in Berlin for TwitchCon Europe. We'd love to meet up with as many fellow pirates and streamers as possible, so if you're heading to the Berlin City Cube be sure to visit stand number F25 to say hello! There are plenty of reasons to do so - the chance to meet the dev team (including members of our own weekly stream team), grab some swag and be among the first to watch and play The Arena, the new competitive game mode coming as part of our Anniversary Update on April 30. So drop by to get yourself a (temporary) Sea of Thieves tattoo and check out our shockingly expensive big screen. For those of you who can't join the fun in... Read more: Tune-In to Sea of Thieves at Twitchcon Europe

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Make Your Own Video Game at Free Microsoft Store Summer Camps

Summer Camps don’t all have to be the same! If your child likes Fortnite just as much as crafts and enjoys Rocket League as much as going camping, then Microsoft Store has the camp for you. And it’s free! This year, Microsoft Store is announcing two new gaming camps for students of all gaming skill levels. These camps not only teach technical skills needed by future professional gamers, developers and coders, but also provide healthy life skills that translate outside the classroom. This year’s new gaming-focused camps are: Design and Create Your Own Video Games with MakeCode Arcade (Ages 8+) Want to build your very own video game? Take on the fundamentals of... Read more: Make Your Own Video Game at Free Microsoft Store Summer Camps

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A Farewell to Arms, Enter the Gungeon’s Grand Finale, Available Now on Xbox One

Enter the Gungeon: A Farewell to Arms is the final DLC expansion of Gungeon and it releases today on Xbox One for free. This is exactly three years to the day since Enter the Gungeon’s initial release, and just under five years since our studio, Dodge Roll, formed and began working on the game. Five years. Wow. The success of Gungeon has been nothing short of mystifying, and for our small team, certainly life-changing as well. I’ve told this anecdote before, but I remember having discussions during Gungeon’s development amongst the team where the thought of selling 100,000 copies was something that we didn’t even want to talk about because it seemed too lofty of a dream. It is... Read more: A Farewell to Arms, Enter the Gungeon’s Grand Finale, Available Now on Xbox One

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Xbox Game Pass at PAX East 2019

The Xbox Game Pass team is excited to announce we’ll be packing up and heading to Boston for PAX East from March 28-31, where we’ll showcase an array of new gaming experiences so you can discover your next favorite game! Whether you’re joining us in person or following along on social, here’s what you can expect: Xbox Game Pass Booth Come join us and discover an array of exciting new games at the Xbox Game Pass PAX East booth! Fans will have the opportunity to play nine brand new ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, as well as Forza Horizon 4 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Not only that, fans can take an interactive quiz to get a recommendation for their next favorite... Read more: Xbox Game Pass at PAX East 2019

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All The News from ID@Xbox Game Pass

Today, during the first-ever episode of ID@Xbox Game Pass, we gave fans a closer look at upcoming ID@Xbox program titles set to arrive with Xbox Game Pass the same day as their global launch, as well as shared new details of ID@Xbox and Xbox Game Pass activities at PAX East this weekend. If you missed the show, don’t worry! We’ve put together a recap outlining the top news from today’s episode. Check out what was announced below: We’re excited to announce three new ID@Xbox titles coming to Xbox Game Pass the same day they release on Xbox One: Killer Queen Black, Outer Wilds and Blazing Chrome. Xbox Game Pass is not only a great way for gamers to find new and unique games, but the... Read more: All The News from ID@Xbox Game Pass

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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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Gaming for Everyone Community Nexus Recap

Xbox was proud to host the first ever Gaming for Everyone Community Nexus during Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) 2019. We have been hosting networking events for communities of underrepresented game developers during GDC for a number of years, but last year was the first when we held two in the same venue. In 2018 the Women in Gaming Rally coincided with our first ever Gaming & Disability Community Reception. The response was incredible. The two communities came together and shared their experiences while learning from each other and everyone said, “More please!” We listened and created the Nexus. It wasn’t just us though, representatives from companies and organizations... Read more: Gaming for Everyone Community Nexus Recap

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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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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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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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GDC 2019: Gaming & Disability Community Reception 2019 Recap 

It’s March in the gaming industry and that means we have come to another Game Developer’s Conference (GDC). We have already kicked off the week with the 2nd annual Gaming & Disability Community Reception! Hosted in partnership with Games Accessibility Conference, a one day series of talks on accessible game design from the IGDA Gaming Accessibility Special Interest Group, the crowd was bigger than ever with over 250 attendees and the conversations about how to bring gaming to more players through inclusive design were inspiring. Held this year at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, an innovative art and technology experience for children ages 2-12 and... Read more: GDC 2019: Gaming & Disability Community Reception 2019 Recap 

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Gears of War Exclusive Funko Pop! Revealed at ECCC 2019

This past weekend, Gears of War and Funko premiered an exclusive General RAAM Funko Pop! at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. As spotted on Instagram last month, the General RAAM Funko Pop! is real and will make your enemies fearful, your friends jealous and make your other Funko Pop! figures envious for how an evil leader like General RAAM can look so… so… cute! But also, super tough. Not only did General RAAM make his debut at ECCC, but Funko announced in January at the London Toy Fair that Queen Myrrah, Marcus Fenix and Boomer will also be joining the Gears of War Funko Pop! collection later this year. Additionally, the Funko team hosted a panel with special guest Greg Juby, Art... Read more: Gears of War Exclusive Funko Pop! Revealed at ECCC 2019

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Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21

Seven-time Grammy® Award-winning artist, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and philanthropist, Big Boi, will be joining us for the next Xbox Sessions on March 21! In this episode, Big Boi will take part in the Xbox Game Pass challenge, playing two great games from the Xbox Game Pass library. Tune in on Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. PT via the Mixer Xbox Channel, Twitch Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel to see Big Boi’s gaming skills in action! Hosted by Marissa Roberto, Big Boi’s Xbox Sessions episode was filmed on-site at Fader Fort, SXSW – a three-day event featuring entertainment, live performances and the VIP Xbox Game Pass Lounge where emerging artists and... Read more: Big Boi of Outkast to Compete in Xbox Game Pass Challenge on Next Xbox Sessions on March 21

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