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Putting You in Control of Your Gaming Experience

At Xbox, we are investing in building a positive gaming community. We believe that gaming should be inclusive and welcoming for everyone, which means creating experiences and communities that invite everyone to play safely and responsibly. Since we launched Xbox Live nearly two decades ago, we’ve been constantly learning and investing in new tools to make Xbox a welcoming and inclusive space to game. This includes creating Community Standards for Xbox, which complements our Code of Conduct and provides gamers the ability to report inappropriate behavior or content, being more transparent when enforcement has taken place so people who have been reported for inappropriate conduct have... Read more: Putting You in Control of Your Gaming Experience

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See the World in Microsoft Flight Simulator

It took a couple of flybys, and dusting off the memories of the street layout from my hometown of Kailua, Hawai’i, but I can successfully report that I found my childhood home while buzzing palm trees in a Cessna 172 during a recent hands-on preview with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Whenever I’ve played a new version of MSFS, looking for my house has almost always been my first activity (next to taking off, of course). Over 30+ years of “flying,” I’ve seen my hometown morph from polygon squares to ground mesh to pixelated landscapes. But never have I been so convinced that what I just flew over wasn’t my actual house. Or the beach down the street that I’d take my dog to. Or... Read more: See the World in Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Bound by Blood: Gears 5 Now Available Worldwide

Today, we welcome Gears 5 fans to Sera as Gears 5 officially releases around the world. Gears 5’s Early Access period began on Thursday at 9pm local time and has been has been a hit with critics, who have describe the game as “a spectacular return to form” and "the best Gears of War game yet." In addition to buying the standard edition, you can also play it now with Xbox Game Pass. If you haven't already joined Xbox Game Pass, you get your first two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $2 (and if you are already an Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Live Gold member, you can also upgrade your existing pre-paid months and still get two months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for... Read more: Bound by Blood: Gears 5 Now Available Worldwide

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This Week on Xbox: October 11, 2019

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! Surviving the Aftermath is Coming to Xbox Game Preview Plus New Surviving Mars Update Hello, Survivors! I’m thrilled to reveal the next game in our Surviving brand, Surviving the Aftermath! Launching on Xbox One late 2020, players who want to get... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 11, 2019

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Pets Lift Pirates’ Spirits Ahead of October’s Spooky Sea of Thieves Update

October has just arrived, and inevitably brings with it Halloween and the anticipation of gaming events given a certain graveyard twist. Sea of Thieves is set to continue this tradition with its next Monthly Content Update – Fort of the Damned, a challenging event arriving on Wednesday October 16th, echoing last year’s popular Festival of the Damned. These are chilling times indeed, but thankfully many Sea of Thieves players will be sailing into October with hearts warmed by the pets introduced in our previous Monthly Content Update. September saw Smuggler’s Fortune throw open the doors to the Pirate Emporium, putting furry and feathered friends on sale for the first time. A... Read more: Pets Lift Pirates’ Spirits Ahead of October’s Spooky Sea of Thieves Update

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The Outer Worlds, Stellaris, and More Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC

“Are you feeling anything that could be construed as explosive cell death? No? Wonderful! Let’s get started.” –  Dr. Phineas Wells from The Outer Worlds We think this quote from The Outer Worlds is applicable in most situations. No explosive cell death? Awesome! Speaking of explosive, we’ve got a great batch of amazing games that are out of this world (see what we did there?) coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) this month. Also, now’s a great time to remind you to keep your eyes on our Xbox Game Pass for PC Twitter account for release date announcements news and updates, and titles leaving soon in the Xbox (Beta) app (which is always a great time to use your member... Read more: The Outer Worlds, Stellaris, and More Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Introducing App and Game Limits for Family Settings

The new school year is well under way, and as families continue to balance homework and after school activities with screen time, Xbox is here to help. We’re continuously studying ways to improve children’s safety online and to give you, their parents or guardians, the tools to help ensure their wellbeing throughout their online interactions in the digital world. Late last year, we detailed the many easy-to-use features built into your Microsoft account to give you peace of mind with family settings for screen time limits, purchase limits, content filters, and privacy settings. Today, we’d like to share with you some of the additional steps we’ve taken to improve our existing... Read more: Introducing App and Game Limits for Family Settings

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October 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Family Settings Features, Wish List Notifications, and More

October is here and we know many gamers are already spending quality time with their favorite horror games (we won’t judge if you turn the brightness up). But never fear, we’re here to share lots of new features and improvements with the October 2019 Xbox One Update, which begins rolling out to everyone today. This month’s update unveils new Family Settings options to balance your family’s screen time, Wish List notifications, improvements to the Mixer viewing experience on Xbox One, the ability to refer Xbox Game Pass titles to friends, and even more improvements based on your feedback. Read on for a breakdown on each new feature and update. App and game limits for Family... Read more: October 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Family Settings Features, Wish List Notifications, and More

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This Week on Xbox: October 4, 2019

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! Ghost Recon Breakpoint Launches in Early Access on Xbox One Ghost Recon Breakpoint players with Gold or Ultimate editions can now explore the vast archipelago of Auroa as a lone Ghost trapped behind enemy lines, or as a co-op team of up to four... Read more: This Week on Xbox: October 4, 2019

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Celebrating Cuphead’s 2-Year Anniversary

Hello folks! This week is a particularly exciting one for us here at Studio MDHR. This past Sunday, September 29, Cuphead officially turned two. It’s truly surreal to look back on the release of our little animated adventure, and all that’s transpired in the two years since. The outpouring of support, fan art, letters, and hilarious playthrough streams have continued to warm our hearts. Both Jared and I have been public about the fact that we poured ourselves into Cuphead because it was the kind of game we knew we’d love to play, and we were perfectly prepared to go back to our day jobs if that’s what it came to. For us, the journey is - and always has been - about trying to... Read more: Celebrating Cuphead’s 2-Year Anniversary

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 8 to October 11

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 8 to October 11

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This Week on Xbox: September 27, 2019

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! Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Launches Today on Switch Finally the wait is over and we’re thrilled to announce that Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is available today for Nintendo Switch in the Nintendo eShop! We... Read more: This Week on Xbox: September 27, 2019

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Inside Xbox News Recap, September 2019

Today, on our September episode of Inside Xbox, we got a look at the upcoming single-player sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds, the latest details on the first public test for Project xCloud, an exclusive interview with Jon Bernthal on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and the scoop on tickets for X019, coming to London November 14. We told it to you here first: Grapeshot Games’ Atlas is coming to Xbox Game Preview on October 8! This episode of Inside Xbox also featured DayZ, Hitman 2, Afterparty, Code Vein, Felix the Reaper, Children of Morta, the next round of Xbox Game Pass for PC titles and more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when... Read more: Inside Xbox News Recap, September 2019

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta): DiRT Rally 2.0, Cities: Skylines, and More

I don’t know if you remembered that we have more games coming out in September, but maybe you knew, since we always have more games coming for our PC gamers. It’s true and just because it’s late in the month, doesn’t mean that we’ll hold out on giving you more games, because we want you to discover your next favorite game again and again and again... So, as we hunker down to game away some cloudy days here at our Redmond HQ, let’s take a look at the games we have coming to Xbox Game Pass PC in the coming weeks: Games Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) Bad North Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom... Read more: Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta): DiRT Rally 2.0, Cities: Skylines, and More

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This Week on Xbox: September 20, 2019

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! Wreck Your Friends in Car Crushers 2, Now Available on Roblox for Xbox One If you ever wanted to see what it’s like to fire a cargo truck out of a giant cannon, smash an armored tank into smithereens, or watch with glee as your favorite sports car... Read more: This Week on Xbox: September 20, 2019

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Gears 5

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting about Gears 5 with a crew from The Coalition, including Technical Art Director Colin Penty, PC Technical Lead Cam McRae, and Technical Director Mike Rayner. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Gears 5 for Xbox One X? When we brought... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Gears 5

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This Week on Xbox: September 13, 2019

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! Remnant: From the Ashes Survivor’s Guide – 10 Tips for the Post-Apocalypse The many varied worlds of Remnant: From the Ashes can be harsh and unforgiving. As The Root’s hold on Earth grows, humanity’s chances for survival dwindle. Use these... Read more: This Week on Xbox: September 13, 2019

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Xbox Ambassadors Are Leveling up in the Community

We’ve all been there. You settle into your gaming chair, join a group, and bam... in the middle of gameplay, someone spoils the fun. But it’s a new era and Xbox is dedicated to improving your online experiences. Xbox and the Xbox Ambassadors program are committed to make gaming online a fun and safe place for all gamers to play. Just read what Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, said in his DICE speech, “Honestly, toxic behavior doesn’t just hurt the individual, it hurts our entire industry. When toxicity is aimed at one of us, it needs to stop with all of us. That’s why I’m encouraging our community to coming together to talk about specific actions.” Enter Xbox... Read more: Xbox Ambassadors Are Leveling up in the Community

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Sea of Thieves Smuggler’s Fortune Content Update Available Now

Smuggler’s Fortune – the latest monthly update to Sea of Thieves, available starting today – brings players a host of fresh content including new Voyages to complete and loot to claim, unique pirate and ship cosmetics and adorable animal sidekicks. A prominent feature of this new update is the Pirate Emporium, a premium store that can be accessed from the home screen or from any Outpost in the game. Stocking all sorts of must-have pirate accessories, the Pirate Emporium also introduces a range of utterly charming pet monkeys and parrots to the Sea of Thieves! New Adventures! Starting with Smuggler’s Fortune, the Bilge Rats’ Mercenary Voyages will not only be free to... Read more: Sea of Thieves Smuggler’s Fortune Content Update Available Now

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Fallout 76 – Project: Clean Appalachia is Now Live on Xbox One

You never want to have a dirty house when guests are visiting. The same should be said for when citizens begin returning to Appalachia with Wastelanders -- a massive free update to Fallout 76 that will fundamentally change the Wasteland this November on Xbox One. It’s dangerous out there, and you don’t want them to get spooked and leave right after they arrive. That’s why, for the next six weeks, we’ll be hosting a series of community events and challenges focused on cleaning up Appalachia. From September 10 through October 23, Xbox Live Gold members will receive special rewards just for taking part in Project: Clean Appalachia, including the return of fan-favorite events like... Read more: Fallout 76 – Project: Clean Appalachia is Now Live on Xbox One

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Double Discounts with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

For the first time ever, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have double discounts on some of the hottest ID@Xbox games. Starting today until Monday, September 16, everyone will save up to 35% on select titles while Gold and Ultimate members save double the discount! Rocket League (Everyone 20% off – Golds and Ultimate 40% off): What’s better than soccer? Or cars? How about cars with soccer! Take Rocket League for a drive alone or in pairs – even with friends on other platforms – in this high-powered, chaotic new vehicular spin on soccer. Cuphead (Everyone 10% off – Golds and Ultimate 20% off): Join Cuphead and Mugman in a classic run-and-gun action... Read more: Double Discounts with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate