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Creating Rhyme Without Reason in Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC Amorous Adventures

Honeyed Words, the first quest in our Kingdom Come: Deliverance: The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon DLC, was one of my favourite quests to work on – the design nicely develops the relationship between Henry and Hans Capon. It’s a classic buddy relationship, beginning with antagonism, slogging through an unwilling partnership and maturing into mutual respect and affection. But the social divide between the blacksmith’s son and the young lord is a barrier that can never be quite demolished – the two just poke holes through it with teasing and sarcastic humour, and that makes for a nice tension that underpins all their conversations. Actors Tom McKay and Luke Dale bring... Read more: Creating Rhyme Without Reason in Kingdom Come: Deliverance DLC Amorous Adventures

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This Week on Xbox: October 12, 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! Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 12, 2018

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For Honor Graphical Remaster Launching with Marching Fire on October 16

For Honor Marching Fire is coming to Xbox One, bringing the four new heroes of the Wu Lin faction into the fray, the new PvE Arcade mode to test your mettle, and the new 4v4 Breach mode to challenge your team strategy as you siege or defend a castle. The October 16 launch also coincides with a massive free update that all For Honor players will benefit from: a graphical remaster that implements a revamped lighting system, improved textures, new sky gradients, and more to make the game look better than ever. A “remaster” in the world of video games usually involves a game from a previous console generation, but according to Art Director Christian Diaz, live games like For Honor... Read more: For Honor Graphical Remaster Launching with Marching Fire on October 16

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Arrived on Xbox One

It’s finally here! Ever since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was announced earlier this year, we’ve been counting down the months, weeks, hours, minutes, and yes… even the seconds until this moment. But that wait is over, and players around the world are immersing themselves into the game-changing world of Black Ops 4. This game is the latest installment in the Black Ops series, which is the best-selling in Call of Duty history. It also represents a landmark for the series, delivering the most tactical multiplayer modes in a Black Ops game, an unprecedented three Zombies adventures at launch, and the all-new battle royale mode Blackout. This new experience brings together iconic... Read more: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Has Arrived on Xbox One

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 19

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 16 – 19

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Available Now: Victrix Pro AF Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One

When it comes to Xbox accessories, we believe in providing choice for gamers. Our Designed for Xbox program enables collaborations with top-tier hardware partners to deliver not only choice but also the best possible gaming experiences. The newest device from one of our top partners is the Victrix Pro AF – a premier headset for esports pros, streamers, and core gamers – which launches today for Xbox One. We were lucky enough to sit down with Victrix’s General Manager, Ozhan “Oz” Maker, to learn more about this highly anticipated headset. Oz, whats your ‘elevator pitch’ for the Victrix Pro AF? The Victrix Pro AF is arguably the first gaming headset created specifically... Read more: Available Now: Victrix Pro AF Wired Gaming Headset for Xbox One

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October 2018 Xbox Update Rolling Out Today

If we could pull your attention away from exploring the beautiful scenery and becoming a Horizon Superstar in historic Britain with Forza Horizon 4, we have some new Xbox One features to share. The October 2018 Xbox Update adds new ways to express yourself with Avatars, interact with your console with Voice Skills, and enjoy your favorite streaming content. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: New Xbox Avatars The new Xbox Avatars are expressive, creative and, most importantly, bring to life the community of fans they represent. The Avatar Editor features a wide range of body types, and the entire Avatar closet supports all of them, enabling you to uniquely tailor your Avatar... Read more: October 2018 Xbox Update Rolling Out Today

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New Preview Alpha Ring 1810 Update – 10/10/18

Starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1810 Xbox One system update (181009-1510). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1810 system update. Fixes:   My Games and Apps We have fixed the issue that game and app updates were automatically downloading to a user’s console when they did not enable this feature in Settings.  The new Allow Remote Install had a bug that was  defaulting to the “Keep my system up to date” setting rather than the “Keep my games and apps up to date” setting (Under Settings – System – Updates & Downloads).   Known Issues:   Avatars ... Read more: New Preview Alpha Ring 1810 Update – 10/10/18

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Darwin Project Has Reached 2 Million Inmates on Xbox One – Here’s What’s in Store

Hey Xbox players! Ever since we launched Darwin Project on Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview, your support has been incredible. So much of your feedback has helped shape Darwin Project into what it is today, from Duo Mode to customization to new Tools, Powers, and Tiles―and this is just the beginning. Today, we’re proud to count two million of you in the Darwin Project Xbox community! To say that we are blown away by your enthusiasm would be an understatement. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for believing in Darwin Project at this early stage. We’re thrilled to have such a passionate group of players along for the ride as we keep improving Darwin Project up to the full... Read more: Darwin Project Has Reached 2 Million Inmates on Xbox One – Here’s What’s in Store

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How My Memory of Us Meets its Players

The greatest joy that a game developer can have is to watch players who are playing your game at the moment and to talk to them. During the pre-release presentations and travels of My Memory of Us to fairs and gaming events, we had an incredible pleasure to see various players and a wide array of their reactions to the game. At the very beginning, we really feared the first reactions. We tried to do our best to make sure that the adventurous game about a couple of kids, inspired by the events that took place during the occupation of Warsaw in the times of World War II, shows great respect for the victims and their families. Creating a game inspired by the events of the Holocaust is a... Read more: How My Memory of Us Meets its Players

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Making Choices Matter in The Shapeshifting Detective, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello Xbox fans! We're D’Avekki Studios, a game studio run by myself, Lynda Cowles, and my husband Tim Cowles. We made our Xbox One debut earlier this year with The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker and now we’re excited to be back with The Shapeshifting Detective, a new supernatural FMV murder mystery releasing on Xbox One November 9, 2018. Pre-order is also available now with 20% discount. In The Shapeshifting Detective, you play as Sam - a detective with the ability to (surprise, surprise) shapeshift! You’re sent to the town of August to investigate a murder, and by shapeshifting into the people you’re investigating, you’ll be able to find out things they wouldn’t... Read more: Making Choices Matter in The Shapeshifting Detective, Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week

It has been one week since we launched Forza Horizon 4 and we are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive feedback we continue to receive from players around the world. We are proud to say that in this first week alone, there are currently two million players driving around Forza Horizon 4’s Britain. On behalf of everyone at Playground Games, thank you for supporting Forza Horizon 4 and making the game such a success! With such incredible global engagement with Forza Horizon 4, the game is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation* and Forza continues to be the best-selling racing franchise of this console generation**. We also want to share some fun stats with you from... Read more: Forza Horizon 4 Sees Two Million Players in Its First Week

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Warface Now Available for Free on Xbox One

Great news! Warface is available for free on Xbox One! Gather your friends and set off together on exciting raids and PvE missions. Take the pedestal of honor in ranked matches and fight together in fast-paced PvP modes! Exclusively on Xbox The Cyber Horde raid - In a Blackwood laboratory, where experiments were being performed on people, the test subjects got out of control, killing the guards and breaking free. At this moment, vast hordes of enemies have filled the entire region, and if they are not stopped, the consequences will be unpredictable. A great job for a Warface squad! PvP Bag and Tag mode - Are you the lone wolf type? Then you're sure to like this mode! Your... Read more: Warface Now Available for Free on Xbox One

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Pinball FX3 Welcomes Williams Pinball: Volume 1 and a New Free Table

We at Zen Studios are excited to welcome tables from the iconic Williams and Bally collection to our Pinball FX3 library, live now! The release of Williams Pinball Volume 1 is significant, as this new three-pack represents Zen’s first true digital simulations of real pinball machines – specifically, Medieval Madness, Junk Yard, and The Getaway: High Speed II. We’ve even added Fish Tales as a free download for all players – all you need is Pinball FX3, itself a free download. In addition to the classic true-to-form simulations, Williams Pinball: Volume 1 also includes remastered versions of the classic tables at no additional cost. This means bringing the “toys” on each... Read more: Pinball FX3 Welcomes Williams Pinball: Volume 1 and a New Free Table

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Grand Theft Auto Online: GTA$ Gifts, Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus, and More

Los Santos is awash with money making opportunities this week. Play GTA Online any time through October 15 to earn GTA$300,000 bonus cash and instantly unlock the Green Wireframe Bodysuit. All GTA$ gifts will be deposited into your Maze Bank account by October 22. Plus, the Stone Hatchet and Double-Action Revolver challenges are dishing out double. If you have yet to uncover them, do it this week and earn GTA$250,000 upon completion plus a bonus GTA$250,000 next week, plus unlock each weapon in Red Dead Redemption 2. If you’ve already completed them, play GTA Online to receive your bonus GTA$250,000 any time this week. Last but not least, players who pre-order any digital edition of... Read more: Grand Theft Auto Online: GTA$ Gifts, Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus, and More

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming to Retail Stores on December 4

Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to announce Ninja Theory’s critically-acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is hitting shelves in retail stores on Dec. 4. Since first launched, the game has taken over a million fans worldwide on a journey with Senua, a Celtic warrior who embarks on a haunting vision quest to save the soul of her dead lover from Viking hell. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be sold at participating retailers for $29.99 and £24.99 on Xbox One. Players on Xbox One X can choose from three... Read more: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming to Retail Stores on December 4

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Announcing the Minecraft Creators Bundle

Create your ultimate Minecraft adventure and be a part of the global phenomenon with the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle, available soon at select retailers globally for $299 USD / £249 GBP. The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle includes: Xbox One S with 1TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4K video streaming Xbox Wireless Controller Full-game download of Minecraft 1,000 Minecoins for use in the Minecraft Marketplace Starter Pack DLC: Greek Mythology Mash-up, Plastic Texture Pack, Skin Pack 1, and Villains Skin Pack. Creators Pack: Adventurer’s Dream Mash-up and Winter Mini-Games Festival by Noxcrew, Relics of the Privateers by Imagiverse,... Read more: Announcing the Minecraft Creators Bundle

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Don’t Miss the Fourth Annual Game4Paul Fundraiser on Oct. 11, Live on Mixer

On Thursday, Xbox will partner with Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) to host the fourth annual Game4Paul charity fundraiser, a livestream full of games, exclusive sweepstakes and more that will support ROWW’s mission to provide natural disaster relief across the globe. The livestream will also honor the life and legacy of actor and ROWW founder, Paul Walker. Tune in on Thursday at 1 p.m. PDT on the Mixer Xbox Channel to catch all the action with some of Paul’s friends and family, including actors Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson and Sung Kang from “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, and Paul’s brother and CEO of ROWW, Cody Walker. We’re expecting this to be the biggest Game4Paul yet,... Read more: Don’t Miss the Fourth Annual Game4Paul Fundraiser on Oct. 11, Live on Mixer

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The 10 Coolest New Features in Fallout 76

“War. War never changes.” While that phrase has been part of Fallout’s lore since the very beginning, the same can’t be said about the Fallout series itself. Each game in the venerable post-apocalyptic RPG series has expanded and improved upon features in the entry before it, to the point that the changing locales (like Washington DC in Fallout 3 and Boston in Fallout 4) often end up playing second fiddle to some major gameplay alterations. This has never been clearer than in the case of Fallout 76, as the upcoming title from Bethesda Game Studios changes thing up in a big way by moving from a wholly single-player campaign to a shared world experience that feels like the... Read more: The 10 Coolest New Features in Fallout 76