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Gears of War: New Line of Collectibles and Books to Debut at New York Toy Fair

Since its 2006 debut, Gears of War has established itself as one of the best-selling and most iconic video game franchises of all time, known for acclaimed gameplay, compelling characters, and visceral action. Now, with three new Gears of War games in development, The Coalition will introduce a new series of officially licensed figures, a comic book featuring a new set of characters and a retrospective art book chronicling the Gears of War franchise at the New York Toy Fair happening February 16 to 19. Storm Collectibles Action Figures Developed by Storm Collectibles, the first wave of action figures includes classic Delta Squad members Marcus Fenix (both in his traditional look and a... Read more: Gears of War: New Line of Collectibles and Books to Debut at New York Toy Fair

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Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

Today, on our February episode of Inside Xbox, we gave fans a closer look at the highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3, talked to the creative talent behind Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, revealed new titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and de blob, unveiled a hot new Xbox One controller, 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 Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty shared we are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. In his words: “At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why... Read more: Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

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Become A Hero At Halo: Outpost Discovery

One of our favorite things about the Halo franchise are the many ways to experience its rich setting – from the games themselves to the dozens of novels, live-action and animated films, comics and more, that have been created and crafted over almost two decades. Today, we’re excited to give fans a brand-new way to experience and immerse themselves in this beloved science fiction universe. Welcome to Halo: Outpost Discovery. Halo: Outpost Discovery is a touring fan experience for all ages, that brings the Halo video game universe to life like never before. This weekend-long event lets you step into Halo’s vast and epic world, with enthralling themed attractions, interactive... Read more: Become A Hero At Halo: Outpost Discovery

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OpTic Gaming Makes Dramatic Run to Take Home Another Title

With a massive player pool, thousands of rabid cheering fans and some of the best Gears Esports gameplay ever, the Gears Pro Circuit Mexico City Open went down as a highlight for both players and fans alike. OpTic Gaming proved their championship mettle with a dramatic run that ended with taking down Denial Esports in a dominating fashion to claim the $200,000 prize pool. This is the second time OpTic Gaming has come back from the “losers” bracket to steal the victory – once again showing why they are easily the most dominant force in Gears Esports history. While OpTic Gaming took home the trophy, the story of the weekend was the newly formed Ghost Gaming roster. This top Latin... Read more: OpTic Gaming Makes Dramatic Run to Take Home Another Title

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Safer Internet Day 2019: Our Continued Commitment to Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Xbox Gaming

In honor of Safer Internet Day 2019, I’ll be joining students and leaders from Google and Facebook on today’s Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective panel starting at 1:30 p.m. PST. Together, we will share our thoughts on the tough questions around technology, online engagement and living in a connected world. At Xbox, positive online experiences are a key ingredient of a safe, welcoming and inclusive community for gamers worldwide, and Safer Internet Day provides a valuable reminder of the importance of these issues and the continued work that still needs to be done. Gamers are at the center of everything we do, and we believe everyone has the right to create, play and... Read more: Safer Internet Day 2019: Our Continued Commitment to Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Xbox Gaming

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Xbox Sessions: Rob Gronkowski & Todd Gurley to Play Madden NFL 19 in Big Game Edition Today

The countdown to the Big Game has begun, and we’re kicking off the celebration early with Los Angeles’ Todd Gurley and New England’s Rob Gronkowski joining the next episode of Xbox Sessions! Featuring EA Sports Madden NFL 19 enhanced for Xbox One X in glorious 4K Ultra HD, Gronk and Gurley will square-off today, January 29 at 4 p.m. PST. Tune in to get a preview of this weekend’s match between these two players! Gronk comes back to take on another Big Game Madden challenge and warm up for football’s biggest event of the year with Xbox. Alongside Xbox Sessions host Phillip McClure, Gronk will test his gaming skills against Gurley for gridiron greatness in Madden NFL 19. Will... Read more: Xbox Sessions: Rob Gronkowski & Todd Gurley to Play Madden NFL 19 in Big Game Edition Today

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Be the Xbox G.O.A.T with the Madden NFL 19 Sweepstakes

The Big Game is on the horizon and what better way to pre-game than to earn your bragging rights and take your fantasy team to Atlanta with Madden NFL 19? Starting today through February 12, one ultimate Madden fan will have the chance to win the official Xbox Madden NFL 19 G.O.A.T Prize Pack, valued at over $10,000. Click here for official details of how to enter (open to U.S. residents only). You’ll be well on your way to building up your football team dynasty and becoming the “Greatest Of All Time” with the following: Xbox G.O.A.T ring that features 10 carat premium gold (plated black) and weighs over 1.5 ounces, with 188 black diamonds and 46 green tsavorite stones ... Read more: Be the Xbox G.O.A.T with the Madden NFL 19 Sweepstakes

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HCS Invitational Coming to SXSW March 15-17

Today we’re excited to reveal the first official Halo Championship Series (HCS) event of 2019 as the esports stage at the legendary SXSW (South by Southwest) festival in Austin, Texas from March 15-17. SXSW is a yearly cultural touchstone for music, film, and interactive media in the world, and we’re thrilled to bring Halo esports to the fans in attendance with over $100,000 in prizing on the line. Tickets are available for purchase here. If you are not able to make it, be sure to tune in to mixer.com/Halo and twitch.tv/Halo each day at 12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT. Not only will you be treated to amazing matches and gameplay, but we’ve also got some exciting MCC news to reveal during the... Read more: HCS Invitational Coming to SXSW March 15-17

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Help Xbox and 2K Design the Next Project Backboard Basketball Court

As part of a partnership between our friends at 2K (publisher of NBA 2K19), Project Backboard, and us at Xbox, we’re proud to announce today that the basketball court at the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center in Los Angeles has been renovated to help serve the community. Back in September, 2K announced the establishment of 2K Foundations – a program dedicated to supporting underserved communities across the country by refurbishing basketball courts and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programming for youth. Within its first year of operation, 2K Foundations, Microsoft, and Project Backboard have joined forces to... Read more: Help Xbox and 2K Design the Next Project Backboard Basketball Court

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Introducing Xbox Stream Collider

Today we’re excited to introduce gaming fans to a new Xbox original content series we call Stream Collider. In Stream Collider, the worlds of gaming and pop culture influencers collide into a unique “show-within-a-stream,” that you can watch for the first time this Wednesday, Dec 5th @ 6PM PST. Stream Collider will be an episodic series that streams live on the Xbox channel on Mixer. Within each episode, Mixer’s top streamers and pop culture’s top creators will combine their talents (and their audiences) to compete in thematic challenges related to one of the hottest new game titles releasing on Xbox One. Mixer’s livestreaming audience will be able to affect the show in real... Read more: Introducing Xbox Stream Collider

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Announcing HCS Grassroots – The Next Chapter of Halo Esports

This weekend, DreamHack Atlanta saw the world’s best Halo 5: Guardians players and Halo legends come together for the Halo Championship Series 2018 Finals. The resulting action was a worthy community celebration, sending Halo 5: Guardians esports into the sunset in dramatic fashion. During the tournament, we were delighted to announce the next chapter of Halo esports: HCS Grassroots. Designed to help the community directly, this new initiative will assist tournament operators and content creators to continue to do what they love while introducing all-new opportunities for growth. Halo wouldn’t be what it is today without a rich history of community contribution, and we’re excited... Read more: Announcing HCS Grassroots – The Next Chapter of Halo Esports

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Tune-In to the Halo Championship Series 2018 Finals at DreamHack Atlanta

A little over three years ago, Halo 5: Guardians launched worldwide. Over that time, the game has evolved in surprising ways, and provided competitive Halo fans with an incredible wealth of storylines, whether controversial or comical, incredible or unforgettable. It was never going to be easy to live up to the legendary lineage of competition established throughout the Halo franchise, but Halo 5: Guardians brought an excitement and level of team competition we hadn't seen in many years. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that we celebrate the end of an era with a showcase of two of Halo’s most successful sporting chapters, as the Halo Championship Series Finals 2018 at DreamHack... Read more: Tune-In to the Halo Championship Series 2018 Finals at DreamHack Atlanta

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Everything We Announced at X018

This weekend, the Xbox community came together to take part in X018, a global celebration of all things Xbox filled with news, first looks, and plenty of surprises. More than 10,000 fans joined us at the fourth-annual Xbox FanFest: Mexico City to get a closer look at the future of Xbox through hands-on events and panels featuring members of Team Xbox, streamed live on Inside Xbox. The big news of the day was the announcement that two game development studios with storied histories will join Microsoft Studios to create exclusive games for Xbox fans. Coupled with the five new studio partners we announced at E3, the future of Xbox exclusives is looking bright. X018 showcased a lineup of... Read more: Everything We Announced at X018

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Black Friday Deals: Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever With Lowest Price Yet for Xbox One X, Xbox Game Pass & More

The holidays are almost here, and Xbox is back this year with our biggest Black Friday sale ever There will be loads of deals on Xbox consoles and accessories, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold, and must-have games, including the lowest price ever for Xbox One X at $399.99.* We’ve got all of these and more exciting offers for our fans around the world, so get ready to jump in! We’re offering a $100 discount on select Xbox One devices, allowing you to choose between Xbox One X, the most powerful console with immersive true 4K gaming, or Xbox One S, the best value in games and entertainment. Can’t decide what gift to get the gamer in your life this holiday? With Xbox Game Pass, you... Read more: Black Friday Deals: Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever With Lowest Price Yet for Xbox One X, Xbox Game Pass & More

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X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

At X018 – our global celebration of all things Xbox – Commander Jaxon invited all prospective Agents to ‘Step Up Your Boom’ in preparation for Crackdown 3’s worldwide launch with Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 on February 15, 2019! X018 also saw the debut of Crackdown 3’s all-new multiplayer mode, Wrecking Zone, where environmental destruction is your secret weapon. In Wrecking Zone, two teams of five, hyper-agile Agents tear down the opposition with their superpowered skills and an arsenal of boom-tastic weapons and equipment in fully destructible battle arenas. Microsoft Studios Senior Creative Director Joseph Staten provided an on-air walkthrough of the... Read more: X018: Crackdown 3 Announces Xbox Game Pass Launch on February 15 with Explosive Debut of Wrecking Zone Multiplayer

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Xbox, Fallout 76 & the Philadelphia 76ers

This past weekend, Xbox partnered with publisher Bethesda Softworks and the Philadelphia 76ers to reveal several unique collaborations to celebrate the upcoming launch of Fallout 76 on November 14. Watch the highlight reel above and keep reading to learn more about the Vault Suit walk-in, custom player kits, “Radioactive Edition” jerseys, a Markelle Fultz & Mascot video series, and more. Vault Suit Walk-in: As seen in the highlight reel and on Instagram, Markelle Fultz made a grand entrance to the 76ers game versus the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, November 3, donning a custom-made Vault Suit. Vault Dwellers, beware, Markelle will see you in the wasteland. Game Takeover:... Read more: Xbox, Fallout 76 & the Philadelphia 76ers

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Forza Horizon 4

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a global holiday that originated in Mexico where friends and family gather to celebrate the lives of their loved ones and to support their spiritual journeys. To pay tribute to the holiday, the Forza Horizon 4 team partnered with three artists, Sam Rodriguez, Juan Puente, and Axis, to share their unique interpretations and to help bring their art to life in-game. Below, learn more about each artist’s creation, their gaming connection, and how you can also celebrate the holiday by downloading new in-game content now available through November 8th. Sam Rodriguez “Day of The Dead is a celebration of a person's life and identity. For... Read more: Celebrate Día de los Muertos with Forza Horizon 4

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Mixer Builds Custom Golf Carts for Post Malone to Game and Stream at Posty Fest

Mixer is teaming up with multi-platinum recording artist Post Malone, to give him and fans the ultimate festival experience, Posty-style, at his inaugural music festival, Posty Fest. We’ll be serving looks in customized golf carts that are tricked out from top to bottom with Post Malone in mind. The custom designed Mixer HypeCart, comes equipped with a 40-inch HD screen TV, a custom Posty Fest Xbox One X console, 13-inch, one hundred spoke rims, and will be a fully-operational livestreaming machine to give you an inside look at the festival as Post Malone streams live behind-the-scenes from the carts the day before the festival on Saturday, October 27 starting at 2 p.m.... Read more: Mixer Builds Custom Golf Carts for Post Malone to Game and Stream at Posty Fest

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Watch the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 – Oct. 20 & 21

This Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21, the Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) 2018 season races to the finish line with its final and most exciting event of the year – the Forza Racing World Championship (ForzaRWC) 2018. After months of competition, the top 24 global drivers will take the stage at Gfinity Esports Arena in London, England where they’ll compete for their share of a $100,000 prize pool and the Forza Racing World Champion 2018 title. The action begins tomorrow, Oct. 20, at 10:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. BST as all 24 drivers head into the semifinals. The drivers will be split into two groups, each competing in three races from which their individual points will be earned.... Read more: Watch the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 – Oct. 20 & 21