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Games to Fall in Love with on Xbox Game Pass

With Xbox Game Pass there’s no shortage of games for you to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day. From sailing to driving to jumping, even combine harvesting, there’s bound to be room in your heart for a few of these titles. We’ve highlighted some of our Xbox Game Pass favorites that we think you’ll fall in love with, too. We’d love to hear what Xbox Game Pass titles you love most by reaching out to us on Xbox Game Pass Twitter and Instagram. Gears of War 4 There are countless reasons to love Gears of War 4: amazing characters, non-stop action, and awesome Lancers. But one of the reasons it really makes our heart skip a beat is the couch multiplayer you can experience... Read more: Games to Fall in Love with on Xbox Game Pass

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This Week on Xbox: February 8, 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! Play Apex Legends, a Free-to-Play Battle Royale from the Makers of Titanfall 2 Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale game where legendary competitors fight for glory, fame, and fortune on the fringes of the Frontier. To win in the Apex Games... Read more: This Week on Xbox: February 8, 2019

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 12 to 15

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 February 12 to 15

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Pumped BMX Pro Available Today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

Hello, Xbox Wire readers! We’re proud to announce that Pumped BMX Pro available now on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass. Pumped BMX Pro is a trick-based BMX game which has you riding and grinding your way through 60 levels of ever increasing difficulty, each with its own challenges and feats to complete. Smashing your way through these could place you on global leaderboards with the best of the best, so make sure you land those tricks perfectly - a face full of mud won’t get you any points at all! While you’re pulling all your best 720 turn-down back-flip in Pumped BMX Pro, the one thing to always keep in mind is your momentum. Keeping a good pace to ensure you reach the... Read more: Pumped BMX Pro Available Today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

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The Full List of Crackdown 3 Achievements Revealed

The boom is nearly upon us, as Crackdown 3 will be releasing on Xbox One on February 15. We’ve taken good looks at everything from the single-player campaign to the over-the-top multiplayer of Wrecking Zone, but there’s one thing we haven’t revealed yet: the game’s achievements. On today’s episode of Inside Xbox, Creative Director Joseph Staten shared that Crackdown 3 will ship with 1500 Gamerscore, spread across the campaign and Wrecking Zone. Now, we’re excited to share the full list of achievements, which range from the straight-forward to the straight-up bonkers. Take a look at the full list below: Campaign Achievements How many do you think you’ll be able to... Read more: The Full List of Crackdown 3 Achievements Revealed

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Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

Today, on our February episode of Inside Xbox, we gave fans a closer look at the highly anticipated Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3, talked to the creative talent behind Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, revealed new titles coming soon to Xbox Game Pass like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and de blob, unveiled a hot new Xbox One controller, and much more. For a full recap, read on below or watch the replay of Inside Xbox episode above when the VOD is available. Introducing Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty shared we are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. In his words: “At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why... Read more: Inside Xbox February Episode News Recap

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Xbox Game Pass: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, Pumped BMX Pro, and More in February   

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! It’s time for another drop of games coming your way. In case you hadn’t already cried when you realized that your backlog of video games has grown that much larger, my apologies. And if you’re going to cry on the controller, make it player 2’s controller please. We’re taking you deep this time around. Deeep in the shadows, deeeep in the tombs, deeeeep into zombie territory, deeeeeep into the streets, deeeeeeep into Arkham, deeeeeeeep into the deeeeeeeepness. And PS, Crackdown 3 drops in mere days. Days! *hype intensifies* On to the games: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (February 7) – Xbox One X Enhanced The climactic finale to Lara Croft’s... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Crackdown 3, Pumped BMX Pro, and More in February   

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Introducing Xbox Game Studios

At Xbox, we believe when everyone plays, we all win. It’s why we’re passionate about building a portfolio of games for players across console, PC and mobile. As we’ve expanded our focus beyond the console, the Xbox brand has also evolved from its original roots. Today, Xbox is our gaming brand across all devices, no matter how or where you want to play, or who you want to play with. In that spirit, I’m pleased to share that we are changing the name of our game development organization from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios. Xbox Game Studios is made up of 13 distinct game development teams responsible for beloved franchises like Age of Empires, Forza, Gears of War, Halo... Read more: Introducing Xbox Game Studios

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We Suit up with Crackdown 3’s Campaign Before Its February 15 Release

With just two weeks to go until Crackdown 3 launches with Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, I was recently able to suit up and leap into an hour of the main campaign. Much of the attention on Crackdown 3 thus far has been focused on Terry Crews' portrayal of Agent Jaxon (and rightfully so). But knowing that he’ll probably feature in every preview you read today, I gave one of the other selectable characters, Agent Chapman, a go. Each playable character possesses different attributes that can help take down your myriad enemies; she offers an additional 10% strength experience and 5% to firearms. I like those things! A Note on Swapping Agents:... Read more: We Suit up with Crackdown 3’s Campaign Before Its February 15 Release

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Dungeon Crawler RPG Operencia: The Stolen Sun Coming Soon Exclusively to Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

In just a few months, we at Zen Studios will release Operencia: The Stolen Sun – nothing less than the single biggest production in our 16-year history. If your first thought upon reading that title is, “I wonder what kind of a pinball table that is?” I don’t blame you – after all, Zen has had an amazing relationship with Xbox players for more than a decade, continually releasing world-class digital pinball tables through the Pinball FX series (picked up any Williams tables yet?...). Much of Pinball FX’s success stems from modernizing a classic gaming concept that we just don’t see much of any more, adapting it to appeal to gamers of today – and Operencia does that exact... Read more: Dungeon Crawler RPG Operencia: The Stolen Sun Coming Soon Exclusively to Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

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Play Gears of War 4 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Gears of War 4 for free with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. From January 31 at 12:01am PT to February 3 at 11:59pm PT, you can experience the beginning of a new saga for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. Now is the perfect time to get ready for Kait’s journey to save what remains of humanity in Gears 5. You can also try your hand in all of Gears of War 4’s multiplayer modes, including Versus, Horde, Escalation and experience why playing Gears online is more exciting now than ever. Since its release, Gears of War 4 has gone through tons of free updates, including getting Xbox One X Enhanced to run up to... Read more: Play Gears of War 4 Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

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New Winter Map, Vikendi, Arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Good news, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans: Vikendi, the new winter-themed map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), is now available to play on Xbox One. If you have yet to join the battle, PUBG is now available with Xbox Game Pass and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, giving you access to over 100 great games for one low-monthly price. The 6x6 layout of Vikendi brings a fresh, snowy terrain to the forefront of the action-packed, blockbuster battle royale experience, featuring European-style cities, a Cosmodrome and a dinosaur theme park. The most technically advanced map in PUBG to date, Vikendi offers players a diversity of gameplay opportunities,... Read more: New Winter Map, Vikendi, Arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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Get One Month of Xbox Game Pass and Sling TV for $1

Grab your popcorn and settle in because Xbox Game Pass is partnering with Sling TV, to give you one month of all of the games and live and on-demand TV you can handle for $1. New subscribers to both services are eligible for this deal through January 30: buy one month of Xbox Game Pass for $1 and get one month of Sling TV for free. You’ll have over 100 great games to discover and play with your new Xbox Game Pass subscription, and in between all that game play, you’ll have access to over 150 channels and programming content with Sling TV, the number one live over-the-top service.  With Sling TV, you can get the channels you love and the shows you don’t want to miss on your Xbox... Read more: Get One Month of Xbox Game Pass and Sling TV for $1

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Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk... and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way. We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP. Now let’s get to some details on our latest games: We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key,... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More

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Xbox Game Pass: Play the Games You Love and Get Microsoft Rewards Points

Happy New Year, fellow gamers! We’re excited to kick off 2019 with seven exclusive Xbox Game Pass quests! Members can earn up to 2100 Microsoft Rewards points by playing any game from the Xbox Game Pass catalog. It’s easy to rack up points that you can spend towards your membership or DLC for your favorite games -- just play the games you love and watch your rewards grow. How does it work? Head to the Xbox Game Pass membership area on your Xbox One console to check out your quests. Members in the United States who complete their quests will earn Microsoft Rewards points. Xbox Game Pass Quests will be available in additional Rewards markets coming soon. If you are not already a... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: Play the Games You Love and Get Microsoft Rewards Points

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Looking Back on a Banner Year for Xbox and a Glimpse at What’s Ahead

Happy New Year to the Xbox community! We have so much good stuff on deck for 2019 and can’t wait to jump in and share more. But first: Let’s take a quick look in the rear view. Some of the most visionary developers unfurled some of their best and most enduring worlds yet, and players came together from around the world in new ways. Some of our favorite highlights: Xbox Game Pass is the Best Way for Gamers to Discover Their Next Favorite Game In 2018, we added 116 additional high-quality titles to the Xbox Game Pass catalog across genres. We’re happy to share that we currently have more than 65 partners (up from 25 at our launch in June 2017). This includes 53 titles from... Read more: Looking Back on a Banner Year for Xbox and a Glimpse at What’s Ahead

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Absolver Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

Since Absolver was first announced in 2016, the Xbox community has asked our small team at Sloclap to bring our melee combat adventure to their favored platform and we’re happy to do finally do so! The gang here are Sloclap are thrilled to be launching Absolver on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass and share our work and the world of Adal with everyone that’s been waiting for this day. Sloclap is a small studio in Paris full of talented folks with a great deal of experience across the game industry and Absolver is our debut game as a studio. While the team was able to draw upon a wealth of experience from our past projects at larger studios, it was the development of Absolver that put... Read more: Absolver Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

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A Look Ahead: Devil May Cry 5

With 2018 behind us, we here at Xbox Wire decided that now would be the perfect time to start looking ahead to some of the big games coming out in 2019. There are already a lot of them on the books, many of which will be coming out during the first few months of the year. While there’s already a decent amount of info on these titles, we’ve found that it can be tough to figure out details with all of the information spread out across the web. So, with that in mind, we’ll be spending the rest of the year taking a closer look at some of 2019’s biggest games and pulling together as much info as we can into one place. Today, we look at Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5.  How would you... Read more: A Look Ahead: Devil May Cry 5

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Xbox Game Pass: Just Cause 3, Life is Strange, Ark: Survival Evolved, and More This January

Lives are strange (even stranger in video games). Have you ever jumped into a game because you wanted to be someone else? Like a high school student with superpowers that can stop time, a sneaky invisible robot in space, or perhaps you just want to be a farmer riding his tractor all day. Maybe even be the tractor! Okay, you can’t be the tractor. But you can be so many other people thanks to January’s Xbox Game Pass titles! We have many great games coming your way, in addition to the over 100 great games already included in your membership, that run the gamut from the punch in the feelings from the Life is Strange series (which we sneakily added over the holidays), to an actual... Read more: Xbox Game Pass: Just Cause 3, Life is Strange, Ark: Survival Evolved, and More This January

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