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Modern Gaming PCs Deliver the Best Performance and Experiences for Gamers

It’s been an exciting past couple of weeks for all gamers as announcements out of gamescom and IFA brought some of the most powerful gaming laptops, desktops, and displays we’ve seen to-date. From sharp 4K UHD resolution, to slim and lightweight machines to the best graphics and more, it’s a great time to be a gamer. And with NVIDIA’s Creators Ready Drivers, these devices are not only for gamers but also being used by graphic artists, 3D animators, game designers, video editors and more. Learn more about Microsoft’s device partners Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Razer who upped their game with new, modern PC gaming hardware you can learn more about below. gamescom 2019 At... Read more: Modern Gaming PCs Deliver the Best Performance and Experiences for Gamers

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Borderlands 3 Hands On: Let’s Spec a Character!

My hands-on preview of Borderlands 3 at gamescom 2019 began quite unusually, as these things go. No tutorial, no spiel from a game director or designer; just straight into the character selection screen, as if I were playing at home. For all the talk about millions, or even billions of weapons in Borderlands, I've found it's your character, with all of their special abilities, passive powers, and personality, that really gives the series such a unique feel. I became a big fan of the Mechromancer whilst playing through the Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary content for Borderlands 2 this summer (which, if you're anticipating Borderlands 3, you should definitely set aside a... Read more: Borderlands 3 Hands On: Let’s Spec a Character!

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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Reveals Xbox One Release Date

In June on Xbox Wire, we were excited to announce that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would come to Xbox One this year. So, it is safe to say we are now thrilled to reveal that this beloved RPG story of love and war will arrive on Xbox One on September 3, 2019! Yes, it’s right around the corner. The story of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered follows Squall and other members of SeeD, an elite mercenary force, unexpectedly cast in a war to save the world. Join hands with Rinoa, a resistance fighter, and fight against Galbadia's tyrannical rule and to prevent Sorceress Edea from fulfilling her ultimate goal: dominion over all. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered features more than just... Read more: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Reveals Xbox One Release Date

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Hustle by Day and Risk It All by Night in Need for Speed Heat

Get ready to turn up the heat, street racers! Get your engines revving, because Need for Speed Heat, the latest game in the long-running racing series, is hitting the streets in November 8 on Xbox One. It’s the ultimate street-racer-versus-cop fantasy and adds an adrenaline-fueled extra gear onto everything Need for Speed fans love: expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game. Welcome to Palm City Need for Speed Heat takes place in Palm City, a brand-new open world and street racer’s dream whose cool metropolitan landscape of varied districts is just waiting for exploration. In the daytime, the sun shines and the... Read more: Hustle by Day and Risk It All by Night in Need for Speed Heat

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Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde, Halo: Reach Character Pack, and AAPE by A Bathing Ape®

Today at gamescom 2019, we revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from Terminator Dark Fate, and Kat and Emile from the newly announced Halo: Reach Character Pack. The Halo: Reach Character Pack is included as part of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Additionally, we're extending our collaboration with AAPE, so if you missed the tease that dropped at E3, you'll have more chances in the future. Lastly, we confirmed the Gears 5 is now... Read more: Gears 5 at gamescom 2019: Horde, Halo: Reach Character Pack, and AAPE by A Bathing Ape®

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Inside Xbox gamescom News Recap

Today, on a special gamescom episode of Inside Xbox broadcast live from Cologne, Germany, we gave fans a closer look at some of the year’s biggest upcoming games, revealed new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass, showed off some new enhancements to Age of Empires II DE, pulled the curtain back on new accessories, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above. Gears 5 We revealed the all-new Gears 5 Horde mode, which adds new gameplay features and the Ultimate abilities to this signature mode. Every Horde character will have a unique Ultimate ability; this extends to cross-over characters like Sarah Connor from “Terminator Dark Fate,”... Read more: Inside Xbox gamescom News Recap

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London Calling: Here’s How You Can Experience X019

X019 is our global celebration of everything Xbox. We’re incredibly excited to bring X019 to London, United Kingdom from November 14-16 at the Copper Box Arena. It’s the biggest Xbox event we’ve ever hosted in the UK and we can’t wait to share it live with thousands of people from the incredible Xbox community there. We’ll also be bringing X019 direct to you online wherever you are in the world, so even if you can’t make it in-person you won’t miss a minute of the fun. On today’s gamescom special edition of Inside Xbox, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg revealed a load of new X019 details, including when you can get tickets. Here’s what you need to know, and we hope you’ll... Read more: London Calling: Here’s How You Can Experience X019

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gamescom 2019: Level-Up with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Special Editions

At Xbox, we know the controller you reach for can be a form of self-expression as personal as the kicks you choose to rock. They can be reflective of your style and personality or symbolic of a deeper connection to a game, friend or even a nostalgic memory. As we expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to provide our fans with new opportunities and more choices to make those kinds of meaningful connections – which is why we’re excited to announce not one, but two new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing this fall. Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition The Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition is the... Read more: gamescom 2019: Level-Up with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo and Sport Blue Special Editions

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PUBG: Season 4 drops August 27 and Cross Platform Play on Console Coming Soon!

It’s been a little under a year since PUBG’s Xbox 1.0 launch, and while time has flown by, our team has been hard at work behind the scenes. Since the 1.0 launch, we have added a ton of exciting content to the game, including a winter themed map, a weapon progression system, and a ledge grab mechanic, among other things. Today, we’re excited to tell you about our PUBG Season 4 update, coming to Xbox One on August 27. Season 4 may be our biggest update yet, with the arrival of the highly anticipated Erangel Visual Update and Survivor Pass 4: Aftermath. This overhaul of our original map, Erangel, not only includes stunning visual enhancements, but also weapon and vehicle rebalancing... Read more: PUBG: Season 4 drops August 27 and Cross Platform Play on Console Coming Soon!

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Age of Empires: DE Cross Play Now Live with Steam, Age II: DE Coming November 14 to Xbox Game Pass

Hello to our Age friends and family from around the world! Today, we are thrilled to not only announce the arrival of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on Steam as well as Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and Ultimate, but the official release date of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, which will launch on Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and Ultimate, and Steam on November 14, 2019! Xbox Game Pass members can also enjoy a 25% discount on Age of Empires II: DE and Age of Empires: DE on the Microsoft Store. For all you Age II players eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the Definitive Edition, starting today you can pre-order the game on the Microsoft Store... Read more: Age of Empires: DE Cross Play Now Live with Steam, Age II: DE Coming November 14 to Xbox Game Pass

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gamescom 2019: Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch, Xbox (Beta) App Updates, and More Xbox Game Pass Details

During our latest episode of Inside Xbox live from gamescom 2019, we detailed new titles joining Xbox Game Pass this month and updates to the new Xbox (Beta) app for PC to make it even easier to discover and play your next favorite game. At Xbox, we’re always listening to fan feedback, and our community has continued to tell us they want even more great games. So, we’re thrilled to share more details on these amazing new titles – many that are available with Xbox Game Pass starting today: Games Coming to Xbox Game Pass August 19 Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) The iconic real-time strategy game returns with all-new 4K... Read more: gamescom 2019: Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch, Xbox (Beta) App Updates, and More Xbox Game Pass Details

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Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

Since the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in 2016 for Xbox and PC, we’ve been stunned by the continuous love and support from media, our game development peers, and of course, our fans. We’re thrilled to bring the game to even more players as we announce that Xbox Game Studios and Moon Studios teamed up to bring Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to Nintendo Switch, available starting on September 27, 2019 on the Nintendo eShop. Winner of several prestigious awards, Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a unique action platformer that combines deep Metroidvania style gameplay with emotional storytelling. The game tells the story of Ori who... Read more: Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch on September 27

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Meet Microsoft Game Stack Developers at devcom 2019 for Panels, Ideas, and More

Next week is one of the biggest gaming shows of the year: gamescom! And for game developers, that also means devcom. This year, team Microsoft will be representing at both conferences: devcom from August 18 to 19 and gamescom from August 20 to 22. If you’re a game developer, we have a jam-packed lineup of talks, demos, and games to play in our booth. We’re bringing game development experts from Microsoft Game Stack for tools across Azure and PlayFab, Xbox, Project xCloud, Havok, Visual Studio, App Center and more to support you and get you answers to the pressing questions you have in your game development. If you have plans to attend, we’d love to meet you and hear about what... Read more: Meet Microsoft Game Stack Developers at devcom 2019 for Panels, Ideas, and More

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gamescom 2019 Kicks off with an All-New Inside Xbox

Live from the world’s largest gaming convention in Cologne, Germany, Inside Xbox returns on Monday, August 19, at 5 p.m. CEST / 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT. With the release of Gears 5 less than a month away, Inside Xbox will unveil the game’s Horde Mode! We’ll also premiere nearly a dozen never-before-seen trailers and have big news and reveals on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Wasteland 3, Empire of Sin, Greedfall, The Surge 2, Vigor, Metro Exodus, Blair Witch, Xbox Game Pass, X019, new accessories, and much, much more. Watch live next Monday on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, or check out highlights and the full show on-demand after it... Read more: gamescom 2019 Kicks off with an All-New Inside Xbox

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Xbox is Coming to gamescom 2019

Following this year’s incredible E3 and the breathtaking reaction we’ve had from our fans, we’re excited to let you know that Xbox will be coming to gamescom 2019 in Cologne, Germany. We’ll be bringing a great line up of games to the event from developers around the world with almost 200 gameplay stations in our booth, including the first public hands-on of both Minecraft Dungeons, Horde Mode in Gears 5 and fans in Germany can also try Project xCloud for the first time. Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll be getting up to at the show this year: Inside Xbox live from Cologne To kick off the week, we’ll be hosting a special episode of Inside Xbox live from the Gloria... Read more: Xbox is Coming to gamescom 2019

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