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We Choose Our Favorite Borderlands 3 Characters (That Aren’t FL4K)

Borderlands 3 is here and it’s currently holding the attention of your friendly neighborhood Xbox Wire editorial team. We recently took a glowing look at one of the game’s playable characters, the robotic Beastmaster named FL4K. As you might have noticed if you read the article, our own Jeff Rubenstein was quite smitten with FL4K’s…

September 18th : New Preview Beta Ring 1910 Update (1910.190916-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7168.190916-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7168.190916-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Games Fixed an issue…

September 18th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1911 Update (1911.190915-1945)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1911 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8038.190915-1945).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8038.190915-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Games Fixed an issue…

September 18th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 2004 Update (2004.190916-1920)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (Build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418985.1200.190916-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418985.1200.190916-1920 Available: 2:00 p.m. PST – September 18, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PST – September 19, 2019 FIXES:   Accessibility Fixed…

Gears 5 Multiplayer Debuts at This Weekend’s ELEAGUE Gears Summer Invitational

In April 2019, Xbox and Turner Broadcasting announced that ELEAGUE, the premium esports content and live event brand from Turner and IMG, would produce the “ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series,” a six-part linear series and live tournament partnership. Premiering in June 2019, “The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood” has now run four of six total episodes on TBS, introducing the players and stories of Gears Esports and setting the stage for the…

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 16 to 19

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). See the rest…

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The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives Digitally on August 27 and at Retail on September 6

inXile entertainment, the Xbox Game Studio led by Interplay founder and The Bard’s Tale series co-creator Brian Fargo, is proud to announce The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut is hitting Xbox Game Pass on August 27, with retail copies landing in stores on September 6. The Director’s Cut is loaded with new features, fixes, and content, making it the truly definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV. Along with an…

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Xbox and Rockstar Energy Drink Unveil Second and Third Gears 5 Collector’s Series Cans

At E3 2019, Rockstar Energy Drink and Xbox unveiled plans to launch the largest fan inspired game promotion to date to support the upcoming launch of Gears 5. Today, ahead of the Gears Esports Invitational presented by ELEAGUE, we’re revealing the second and third of six Gears 5 Collector Can designs – inspired by the legendary Marcus Fenix for one can and the monstrous Swarm for the other. The Invitational,…

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Bless Unleashed’s Closed Beta Starts Today July 11th

I’m happy to share with you all that Bless Unleashed, a free-to-play action MMORPG coming first to Xbox One, is entering its second closed beta test today (Thursday, July 11th) at 10:00 AM PDT. This beta test will run until Monday, July 15th at 10:00 AM PDT. We’ve worked hard with our development team at Round 8 Studio to make some major improvements from our last beta test, focusing on…

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July 10th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190706.1920)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7008.190706-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7008.190706-1920 Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/10/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 7/11/19   Fixes:   System Various stability fixes to the system.   Known Issues:   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings…

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Coming to You in Full Color and Cine-Sound: The Cuphead Show!

Hi, everyone! Chad Moldenhauer from Studio MDHR coming to you with an announcement so surreal I can honestly say I never thought I’d be making it… Cuphead will be coming to life as an original Netflix series, “The Cuphead Show!” Inspired by the same 1930s animated classics that captured Jared and my imagination growing up, with a modern twist all its own, this show will follow the many misadventures of…

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FromSoftware’s Legendary Mech Game Metal Wolf Chaos Coming to Xbox One August 6

FromSoftware are known as titans of modern game development with some of the biggest, most influential releases over the past decade. Like most developers, they began as a smaller studio and much of their earlier work is unfamiliar to the latest generation of gamers. Once such project is Metal Wolf Chaos, an eccentric mech action game released in 2004 for the original Xbox that was never available outside of FromSoftware’s…

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Read the Final Chapter of The Sinking City’s Hero Origin Story

Hi everyone! Last week we shared part one of The Sinking City hero origin story and we heard you liked it. If you missed it, you can still read it here. In The Sinking City, you play as Charles Reed, a 1920s private investigator tortured by his past and seeking to salvation while exploring a strange flooded city. We finally could make sense of Charles’s scattered notes, so without further…

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July 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Features for Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Skill for Alexa

Summer is here which means sunshine, cookouts and of course, gaming with friends after a long day outside. Team Xbox has been busy cooking up new features for the July 2019 Xbox Update, which begins rolling out today. This update includes a new way to interact with Xbox Game Pass, additional countries for the Xbox Skill for Alexa, and new Xbox Skill for Alexa voice commands. Here’s a rundown of…

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Digital Extremes Eclipses Past Updates with Deep Space Combat Demo at TennoCon 2019

To a crowd of more than 2,000 attendees and millions more watching at home, the Digital Extremes development team put on a show of epic proportions at its annual Warframe conference Saturday night in London, Ontario. The team delivered a 25-minute live demo of its space-combat expansion Empyrean (AKA Project: Railjack), surprised players with a guest appearance from Director Dan Trachtenberg, revealed two immediately playable updates, and delivered a slew…

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July 8th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190704-1920)

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring will begin receiving the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7004.190704-1920).     DETAILS: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_19H2HOLD_191018363.7004.190704-1920 Available: 2:00PM PDT 7/8/19 Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 7/9/19   Fixes:   System Various stability fixes to the system.   Known Issues:   Audio Users who have Dolby Atmos enabled and console display settings…

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Free Play Days: Rocket League

Start your engines, prepare your Rocket Boosts, and don’t forget to bring your friends. Rocket League, the hit sports/action hybrid and recipient of more than 150 Game of the Year nominations, will be available for free this weekend to Xbox Live Gold members who will have access to the full game during the Free Play Days period. The Free Play Days event begins Wednesday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Monday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One! The game is also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during…

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All the Details for Gears of War at San Diego Comic-Con

With Gears Pop! and Gears 5 releasing this year, join the developers and minds behind the Gears of War Universe as they discuss the past, present, and future of this storied franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18th from 1:00 p.m. PST – 2:00 p.m. PST in Room 5AB. Studio Head Rod Fergusson (The Coalition) along with editor Steve Saffel (Gears of War: Ascendance, Titan Books), author Jason M. Hough (Gears of War: Ascendance, Titan Books), editor Chase Marotz (Gears of War: Hivebusters, IDW Publishing), and author Arthur Gies (Gears of War: Retrospective, Udon Entertainment) share their views on the Gears Franchise. The panelists will discuss their approach to storytelling and go in-depth on the characters and stories behind IDW’s brand-new Hivebusters comic book series and Titan’s upcoming…

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