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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

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Forza Horizon 4 Now Available with Xbox Game Pass and Globally on Xbox One and Windows 10 – Watch Ken Block Tearing up the Goodwood Estate

The day is finally here – Forza Horizon 4 is now available with Xbox Game Pass and globally on Xbox One and Windows 10. Xbox Game Pass members can start playing Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition on Xbox One and Windows 10, as part of their monthly membership. The membership includes over 100 more great games, including highly anticipated new Xbox exclusives the day they’re released, all for one low monthly price. Gamers who bought the Standard Edition of Forza Horizon 4 or acquired it as part of Xbox Game Pass will also be able to upgrade to Ultimate Edition by purchasing the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle for just $49.99. Of note, Xbox Game Pass members get an exclusive 10%... Read more: Forza Horizon 4 Now Available with Xbox Game Pass and Globally on Xbox One and Windows 10 – Watch Ken Block Tearing up the Goodwood Estate

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Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 Heads West to San Diego

Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 makes its first appearance on the West Coast this week with the Gears Pro Circuit San Diego Open, taking place from September 28th-30th at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. The top Gears teams from around the world will all be in attendance as they battle it out for a piece of the $250,000 prize pool. OpTic Gaming comes into the event as the favorite to take home the title following their dominating performance in New Orleans and winning the last seven online 2Ks. Echo Fox coming in as the second seed is looking to avenge their loss in New Orleans and take home the championship. Ghost Gaming and Spacestation Gaming, Europe’s top team, both... Read more: Gears Pro Circuit Season 2 Heads West to San Diego

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Celebrate MINECON Earth at a Microsoft Store Party!

MINECON Earth, Minecraft’s worldwide celebration livestream of all things Minecraft is just around the corner! It’s happening this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PDT and we’re inviting the Minecraft community to join us at Microsoft Stores across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. A MINECON Earth party is not only a great place to meet other players and learn from skillful creators – depending on the location you can also expect giveaways, Q&A panels with developers or builders, costume contests, Minecraft trivia and the opportunity to snag exclusive MINECON Earth merch! No less than 81 Microsoft Stores are joining in on the fun this year to celebrate this... Read more: Celebrate MINECON Earth at a Microsoft Store Party!

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Bid on Custom Xbox One X Consoles from Top Celebrities to Support Make-A-Wish

Back in 2007, to celebrate the first anniversary of Xbox 360, our Xbox team down under kicked off a program called Konsoles for Kids. The idea was simple. Tap a local designer to jazz up some custom Xbox 360 consoles, get them autographed by some of the country’s top talent and auction them off for charity. Back then, we partnered with the likes of Peter Jackson, Russell Crowe, The Wiggles and a few others with a goal to raise $30,000 for Make-A-Wish. This year, with the same great cause at heart, we’re taking this idea to a whole new level. Rallying some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and the Internet at large, Xbox and Make-A-Wish have teamed up for the 2018... Read more: Bid on Custom Xbox One X Consoles from Top Celebrities to Support Make-A-Wish

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Announcing X018, A Global Celebration of All Things Xbox

On today’s Inside Xbox episode, Phil Spencer announced X018, a global celebration of all things Xbox filled with news, first looks, and surprises. Hosted on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the fourth-annual Xbox FanFest: Mexico City, more than 10,000 fans will join us on site – but you don’t have to travel to Mexico to be part of X018! We will livestream all the X018 action on our biggest Inside Xbox episode yet so fans all around the world can participate online. Whether you’ve been with us for years, months, weeks, or you’re still considering joining our global community, this is a moment where all of us come together. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 10, and tune into Mixer... Read more: Announcing X018, A Global Celebration of All Things Xbox

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Xbox is Uniting with Reach Out WorldWide on the 4th Annual Game4Paul Fundraiser

Today, on what would be “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker’s 45th birthday, we’re announcing that Xbox will partner with Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) to hold the fourth annual Game4Paul charity fundraiser on Oct. 11. To celebrate Paul and support the important work being done by the nonprofit he created, his friends, ROWW and Xbox are teaming up to host a live streamed show full of games and exclusive sweepstakes rewards – including a custom Xbox One X console. After seeing such incredible support from Xbox fans during last year’s Game4Paul event, we’re thrilled to be collaborating again for an even bigger show and look forward to setting a new record for funds raised to... Read more: Xbox is Uniting with Reach Out WorldWide on the 4th Annual Game4Paul Fundraiser