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This Week on Xbox: March 27,2020

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…

Microsoft Joins with Intel to Optimize Gears Tactics for PC

Summary Throughout the development of Gears Tactics, The Coalition worked with Intel and the Xe-LP architecture to optimize the game. Gears Tactics will look amazing on high-end PCs and runs perfectly on laptops and lower-spec machines to help bring the franchise to a broad new audience of PC gamers. Gears Tactics will be available with…

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200325-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000 Available:…

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 31 to April 3

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! 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, read on below and…

This Week on Xbox: March 27,2020

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…

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Microsoft Joins with Intel to Optimize Gears Tactics for PC

Summary Throughout the development of Gears Tactics, The Coalition worked with Intel and the Xe-LP architecture to optimize the game. Gears Tactics will look amazing on high-end PCs and runs perfectly on laptops and lower-spec machines to help bring the franchise to a broad new audience of PC gamers. Gears Tactics will be available with Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), Windows 10 PC, and Steam on April 28. Soon,…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2004.200325-0000)

Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 27, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 28, 2020…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 31 to April 3

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! 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, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to change).…

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Rocket Pass 6 Has Gone Cybernetic on Xbox One

Rocket Pass 6 is speeding into the future. Check out the most wanted ride, Ronin, in the Rocket Pass 6 trailer and unlock it immediately with Rocket Pass Premium! Rocket Pass Premium grants access to 70 tiers of futuristic items inspired by science fiction, like the HoloData Boost, UFO Engine Audio and the Rad Rock Goal Explosion. Plus, complete three additional Weekly Challenges only found in Rocket Pass Premium to…

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Strategy at Speed: Hands-on with Gears Tactics

The hulking Brumak bellows as it launches a salvo of missiles into the sky, then bears down on my COG Scout, preparing to unload an arm-mounted chain gun in her direction. Nearby, an emergence hole opens up, bursting forth with bounding Wretches. Make that two e-holes. Then, for the first time in a Gears of War title, I… stop. I look around the battlefield. And I think. Think about how…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2005.200325-0000)

Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200519041.2245.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200519041.2245.200325-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 26, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 27, 2020 Fixes for…

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Adventures in “Minecraft Earth” now playable from home!

Summary Related:Bleeding Edge Available Now with Xbox Game PassNinja Theory Announces Project: MaraBleeding Edge Blasts into Retail Stores This March https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/03/26/adventures-in-minecraft-earth-now-playable-from-home/

Borderlands 3 DLC Guns, Love, and Tentacles Available Now on Xbox One

An engagement party for the eons is happening in Borderlands 3, and you’re invited! Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock is the second campaign add-on for Borderlands 3, featuring the all-new ice planet of Xylourgos — and it’s available on Xbox One as of right now. Sir Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs are celebrating their upcoming nuptials on a planet worthy of their adventurous ways, as…

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How Moons of Madness Creates Fear on Multiple Levels

A good psychological horror game should have scares that linger long after you’ve put down your controller. Eerie sounds, lighting, and well-placed jump scares all contribute to creating this kind of a memorable experience, but for Moons of Madness we have also used several other methods to create a unique and terrifying atmosphere. The Red Planet First and foremost, we had to create the right backdrop. There is no hiding…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2004.200325-0000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1825.200325-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – March 26, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – March 27, 2020 Fixes for Alpha…

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Free Play Days – Tekken 7, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, and Risk of Rain 2

Raise your fists for the ultimate battle in Tekken 7, become an elite Special Ops soldier in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, or fight to survive a hostile alien world in Risk of Rain 2 with Free Play Days! Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play for free from Thursday, March 26 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, March 29 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can…

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Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is Available Now on Xbox One

Greetings everyone! Today I am very excited to let you know that Deep Sky Derelicts: Definitive Edition is now available on Xbox One! For those of you not familiar with the game, Deep Sky Derelicts offers an original sci-fi RPG experience combining tactical turn-based combat with cards and exciting rogue-lite exploration gameplay, all set in a distinctive hand-drawn retro-futuristic comic book art style. The game was released on PC about one and a half years ago, and since then we have expanded and enriched the gameplay with several content updates and two large expansion packs adding new features, character upgrades, home base improvements, monsters, missions and a lot more. In addition to these content packs, the definitive edition of the game includes extra gameplay and quality-of-life improvements specifically tailored to…

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How HyperDot Made Waves in Accessibility Research

HyperDot is a minimal action arcade game with one rule: dodge everything. The game is fiendishly difficult — as players progress through the 100-level campaign, the simple task of “dodge everything” becomes more and more of a challenge. Solo developer Charles McGregor created his own behind-the-scenes challenge by committing to make HyperDot both difficult and accessible at the same time. “I didn’t start HyperDot with accessibility in mind,” Charles explains. “I stumbled into it at first, then decided to double down and turn HyperDot from a title that’s incidentally accessible into one that’s purposefully accessible. Ever since then, it’s really brought a smile to my face being able to provide a way for people to play the game who might not be able to play it otherwise.” How do you…

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