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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: 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

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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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Play Gears 5 with Xbox Game Pass, free with Collector’s Edition Rockstar Energy

Today, alongside the worldwide launch of Gears 5, we're excited to formally announce our partnership with Rockstar Energy for the biggest promotional program in Gears of War history. With the purchase of Gears 5 Collector’s Edition Rockstar Energy, fans in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK and Germany will be able to experience the biggest and deepest Gears game ever created by redeeming under-the-tab-codes at Gears.Rockstarenergy.com for up to 14 days of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold memberships per account. "Together with Rockstar Energy, we're looking forward to welcoming more players to Gears of War this year than in any other time during our franchise history," said Guy Welch,... Read more: Play Gears 5 with Xbox Game Pass, free with Collector’s Edition Rockstar Energy

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This Week on Xbox: September 6, 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! Torchlight II Available Now on Xbox One Deep beneath Torchlight, a darkness gathers. The Clockwork Core that has protected the world from the Netherim is now stalked by a corrupted Alchemist. Empowered by the essence of felled guardians, he seeks to... Read more: This Week on Xbox: September 6, 2019

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for September 9 to 13

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 September 9 to 13

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Gears 5 Early Access Begins Tonight; “The Chain” debuts in NFL Season Opener

Tonight, the wait is finally over. Gears 5 will be available tonight, immediately following the television debut of the launch ad, "The Chain," during the NFL Season opener, the Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears on NBC. This begins the four-day early access period for Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members who may begin playing four days before the game’s worldwide release on September 10. For those eager to get started immediately the full game download is available now in advance of the game's release. As part of a special offer, new subscribers can join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate today and get their first two months for $2 now through September... Read more: Gears 5 Early Access Begins Tonight; “The Chain” debuts in NFL Season Opener

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC: Creature in the Well, Gears 5, Enter the Gungeon, and More  

Happy post-gamescom everybody! Thanks to everyone who’s been with us on our journey since we introduced Xbox Game Pass for PC in beta a few months ago. We’ve launched a lot of games, made a lot of new friends, and learned a lot along the way. Based on your feedback, we’re making some changes to how we drop new games, and some big improvements to the Xbox (Beta) app going forward. From now on, we’re going to announce new PC games separately from new Console games, because we’ve heard that some people might be a bit confused about which games are coming to each platform. We hope this will make it much easier to understand which games are included for PC vs Console, but don’t... Read more: Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC: Creature in the Well, Gears 5, Enter the Gungeon, and More  

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New “Gears Forever” Trailer Shows The Biggest Gears Yet

We’re just a short time away from the biggest Gears yet with Early Access for either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and today while fans eagerly await its release, we’ve got a brand new trailer showing off Gears 5’s five modes. In Gears 5, there are five thrilling ways to play: the all-new aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode Escape; the competitive Versus mode, featuring nine modes including the all-new Arcade for players of all levels; the deepest Horde Mode ever;  the intuitive Map Builder and the biggest Campaign yet. Yesterday, we shared news about latest blockbuster partnership in Gears 5 with WWE Superstar Batista making an appearance in Gears 5... Read more: New “Gears Forever” Trailer Shows The Biggest Gears Yet

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Batista Coming to Gears 5! “It’s About Time,” the Superstar Declares

Today, WWE Superstar Batista confirmed the long-standing hopes of many, including his own. As revealed on his personal Twitter account, Batista will officially enter the Gears of War Universe later this month, donning the armor of Marcus Fenix as a Gears 5 multiplayer character. It’s about damn time. Play as me in #Gears5 starting Sept 15 after @WWE Clash of Champions. @XBox @GearsofWar #DreamChaser pic.twitter.com/bCU4ZIjdw1 — Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 3, 2019 Fans around the world have long expressed hope that Batista will be cast for the role of Marcus Fenix in the film version of Gears of War, an opportunity he's described as a "dream role." While the... Read more: Batista Coming to Gears 5! “It’s About Time,” the Superstar Declares

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This Week on Xbox: August 30, 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: Ghost War Multiplayer Hands On As we near the October 4 release of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, it's worth looking back at the tremendous support Ubisoft has given to its predecessor, Ghost Recon Wildlands. Since its initial... Read more: This Week on Xbox: August 30, 2019

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Gears 5 Rockstar Energy Vending Machine Tour

Starting today, The Coalition and Rockstar Energy are teaming up to reward Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with free Gears 5 Collector’s Edition Rockstar Energy cans and exclusive giveaways as part of the Gears 5 Rockstar Energy Vending Machine Tour. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who can play the Gears 5 Ultimate Edition four days early on September 6th, simply need to visit one of the Luke Preece designed Vending Machines to enter their Xbox Live Gamertag and claim their prize.  Each vending machine features original Kait inspired art from the Rockstar Collector’s Can Set. In addition, the first Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member to visit a Rockstar Vending Machine in each city will... Read more: Gears 5 Rockstar Energy Vending Machine Tour

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for September 3 to 6

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 September 3 to 6

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The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives with Xbox Game Pass Today

The definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV from inXile entertainment arrives today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass! The studio founded by Brian Fargo - an Xbox Game Studios alum -- invites you to return to Skara Brae to defeat a newly awakened evil. In this upgraded and extended version of the acclaimed 2018 RPG, you’ll create and control a party of adventurers, explore new lands and dungeons, assist locals with quests, recruit fighters, and engage in deep, tactical turn-based combat. The Director’s Cut features hours of additional content, thousands of fixes and tweaks, and new features and accessibility options to make it the truly definitive edition of... Read more: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives with Xbox Game Pass Today

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 26 to 30

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 August 26 to 30

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