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Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale

Microsoft Store’s Ultimate Game Sale is back with a vengeance, giving Xbox fans hundreds of great deals on Xbox games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions. While Ultimate Game Sale is our biggest ever, you need to jump all over these deals now because the sale runs for a limited time from July 19 to July 30. Save up to 65% on Xbox games The name says it all – Ultimate Game Sale means huge savings on Xbox games. Save on over 700 Xbox games and add-on packs including popular titles like State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite: Save the World Founders Pack, and more. As always, Xbox Live Gold... Read more: Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale

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Inside Xbox is Live from gamescom on Tuesday, August 21

Inside Xbox kicks off one of the world’s largest video game shows with a live broadcast direct from Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT/10:30 a.m. EDT on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Our gamescom content will include the latest on Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, and State of Decay 2, plus breaking news, exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content for many other games. Stay tuned @Xbox on Twitter and here on Xbox Wire for the latest Inside Xbox: Live @ gamescom news, and mark August 21 on your calendar so you don’t miss... Read more: Inside Xbox is Live from gamescom on Tuesday, August 21

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How to Master the Four Seasons in Forza Horizon 4

In Forza Horizon 4, Seasons change everything where players must master driving in dry, wet, muddy, snowy and icy conditions. A first for the racing genre and rarely seen in any open-world game, dynamic seasons create a world that is constantly evolving each week and with more than 450 cars, novices and veterans alike can explore the beautiful open world of Britain filled with unique and challenging driving experiences. While Forza Horizon 4’s deep upgrade system can optimize any car for any season, it’s always best to think about the right car choice for each weather condition, whether you need to adjust your suspension and how you need to change your driving style depending on the... Read more: How to Master the Four Seasons in Forza Horizon 4

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This Week on Xbox: August 3, 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! Battle Skeleton Ships And Join Over 5M Players In Free Sea Of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Update Today marks the launch of Cursed Sails, our second major content update for Sea of Thieves, introducing fearsome enemy Skeleton Ships, the new Brigantine... Read more: This Week on Xbox: August 3, 2018

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Battle Skeleton Ships And Join Over 5M Players In Free Sea Of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Update

Today marks the launch of Cursed Sails, our second major content update for Sea of Thieves, introducing fearsome enemy Skeleton Ships, the new Brigantine three-player ship, and a new Alliance system. With today’s launch of Cursed Sails, we’re excited to share with you that our community has reached a new milestone of five million pirates that have played Sea of Thieves thus far on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. As the next step on our journey, this free Cursed Sails update brings a range of new features to the Sea of Thieves, including Skeleton Ships and the new Brigantine three-player ship. A personal favorite of us at Rare is the new Alliance feature that allows players to meet in the... Read more: Battle Skeleton Ships And Join Over 5M Players In Free Sea Of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Update

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Accessible Unboxing of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

In May, we announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller – a first-of-its-kind controller for gamers with limited mobility, and we appreciate the overwhelmingly positive fan feedback received to date. On our journey of inclusive design at Microsoft, we are looking at extending this methodology and its principles—enabling and drawing on the full range of human diversity—to the complete consumer experience, including where that very journey starts – with product packaging. Our packaging is a series of moments that create a unique customer experience.  These moments can manifest themselves in many ways.  Physical touchpoints, visual or material cues and structural elements are designed... Read more: Accessible Unboxing of the Xbox Adaptive Controller

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This Week on Xbox: July 20, 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! Summer’s Heating up with Huge Savings During the Ultimate Game Sale Microsoft Store’s Ultimate Game Sale is back with a vengeance, giving Xbox fans hundreds of great deals on Xbox games, consoles, accessories, and Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game... Read more: This Week on Xbox: July 20, 2018

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Get Tactical with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition

Back by popular demand, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition is the second iteration of the original Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces Special Edition. This version takes on the fan-favorite modern military green camouflage pattern and has a new hint of orange on the Bind button. Plus, with this version, you’ll get the latest and greatest features available for Xbox Wireless controllers. Available for pre-order today for $64.99 USD, this controller will start shipping to all Xbox One markets worldwide on August 14. Specific to the U.S., the controller will be available exclusively at Walmart and Microsoft Stores. In select markets, 14-day trials for... Read more: Get Tactical with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Armed Forces II Special Edition

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Sea of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Free Update To Unleash Skeleton Ships On July 31

At last month’s E3 we gave players a tease of the upcoming Sea of Thieves content updates that we have planned for the summer. We’re thrilled to announce that the first of these summer updates – Cursed Sails – will be available for free to all Sea of Thieves players from July 31. New Content To Include Skeleton Ship AI Enemies and the Brigantine Ship Designed For Three-Player Crews As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver new Sea of Thieves content throughout the year, Cursed Sails will offer our biggest update yet at no charge for those who own the game or access it through Xbox Game Pass. Players will now be able to battle terrifying new skeleton ships, set sail in the... Read more: Sea of Thieves ‘Cursed Sails’ Free Update To Unleash Skeleton Ships On July 31

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Tune-in Today for Gears Pro Circuit and Halo Championship Series Action

In just a few hours, the Gears Pro Circuit and Halo Championship Series will unite in New Orleans for a simultaneous, crossover esports event, where the best Gears and Halo players will each compete for $250,000 prize pools. Featuring hundreds of players, two main stages, multiple feature stations and two open brackets, the tournament is sure to be required viewing for fans of both franchises and esports! The competition kicks off this afternoon at 2 p.m. CDT/12 p.m. PDT, streaming live on live.gearsofwar.com, Mixer.com/Halo, Twitch.tv/Halo, Twitter and Facebook. Gears players tuning into the action will have the chance to earn free in-game weapon skins throughout the weekend, just by... Read more: Tune-in Today for Gears Pro Circuit and Halo Championship Series Action

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First-Ever Xbox Gaming Tournament Hosted at 2018 Special Olympic USA Games

The Xbox Gaming Tournament at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games was a first in the world of competitive video gaming. Xbox and Special Olympics partnered to facilitate the pilot video gaming tournament at a Special Olympics event, featuring Forza Motorsport 7 on July 2nd at the USA Games in Seattle, Washington. Players across the nation came together throughout the month of April to compete in prelims for a spot in the final tournament and a chance to win a custom-wrapped Xbox One X prize. The Xbox Gaming Tournament originated from a hackathon in last year’s Microsoft One Week, where employees spend an entire week to go work on passion projects. Stephen Smith, Karen Woessner Smith,... Read more: First-Ever Xbox Gaming Tournament Hosted at 2018 Special Olympic USA Games

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