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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:…

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…

5 Tips to Start Your Adventure in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

If you’re reading this, you’re probably about to step into the shoes of a legendary hero and experience the iconic story of Dragon Ball Z in the all-new action RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Goku’s adventures are known and loved by many, but for some it could very well be a first-time dive into this timeless saga. Fear not, Saiyans, for we have the tips to get you started on…

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This Week on Xbox: January 17, 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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Sci-Fi Twin-Stick Shooter Hovership Havoc is Available Now on Xbox One

As developer and designer,I started working on Hovership Havoc almost four years ago. It was originally just a mini-game in a much larger project I was working on at the time. I decided to scale things down and focus on one of my mini-games which was a top-down space shooter. I was playing a lot of roguelite permadeath games at that time so I knew I wanted to add in…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2002.200114-2000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9109.200114-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9109.200114-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 17, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 18, 2019 Fixes for Alpha…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.200116-0000)

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_200419041.1410.200116-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1410.200116-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – January 17, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – January 18, 2020 Fixes for…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for January 21 to 24

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 change). Moons of Madness…

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Discover the Dark Heart of Skyrim in The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, Coming June 2 to Xbox

For the first time since The Elder Scrolls Online’s launch, Tamriel’s adventurers will be able explore the snow-covered lands of Skyrim once again with the announcement of an all-new chapter, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor. This new chapter, coming to Xbox One on June 2, is a major part of the brand-new Dark Heart of Skyrim year-long story that begins with the Harrowstorm dungeon DLC in March and continues throughout…

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Xbox Console Streaming (Preview) Expands To More Markets Today

Bringing Console Streaming to the Global Xbox Insider Community  We at Team Xbox are excited to start off 2020 with an important update to the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview)!  Xbox Insiders in all Xbox One-supported countries can try the preview and help shape the future of game streaming starting today. That means you can try out the Xbox Console Streaming (Preview)! Xbox Console Streaming is our new system feature that enables you to play your owned and installed Xbox One games, including Xbox Game Pass…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (2002.200113-2000)

Hey Beta ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9108.200113-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9108.200113-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 16, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 17, 2019 New Features for…

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Get 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1! A Plague Tale: Innocence, Children of Morta, and Gris Coming Soon

I know you’re here for the games and we have some gems on the way! They’re hauntingly beautiful, challenging, and are coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta). You might need more than a few days to dig into these games, plus all the others you want to play in our library. Lucky for you, if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) yet, we just…

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CES 2020: PC Gaming Experiences Designed for Everyone

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas kicked off 2020 with a look at what’s in store for a variety of players this year, with exciting innovations for PC gaming and Microsoft’s device partners announcing some of the best upcoming hardware and software in the industry. From the thinnest and lightest gaming laptops yet, to immersive monitors giving players a deeper, more robust experience, in addition to new…

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Feeling in Lumini: How the Flow of a Swarm Creates Experiences

On January 22, Lumini will launch on Xbox One. Lumini is a relaxing flow-adventure game that we initially released back in 2015 for PC. It is a game where you experience friendship, loss, sacrifice and joy in a journey where it is your responsibility to help a swarm of previously extinct alien creatures survive, while navigating a journey to save their home planet. “That sounds exciting and dangerous,” I hear…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (2002.200113-2000)

Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2002 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9108.200113-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_200218363.9108.200113-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 15, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 16, 2019 New Features for Alpha With today’s update, we’re bringing you more ways to keep My Games & Apps organized! Users will now find: Content grouping for easier navigation and access to your games and apps Streamlined settings inside the app to simplify how you interact with your Collection Labels for trials and demos Keep your eye out for a full survey about the changes coming…

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.200114-0000)

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_200419041.1399.200114-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200419041.1399.200114-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – January 15, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – January 16, 2020 New Features for Alpha Skip-Ahead With today’s update, we’re bringing you more ways to keep My Games & Apps organized! Users will now find: Content grouping for easier navigation and access to your games and apps Streamlined settings inside the app to simplify how you interact with your Collection Labels for trials and demos Keep your eye out for a full survey about the…

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