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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…

On the Verge of a Meltdown in Apex Legends Season 3

Welcome to Apex Legends Season 3 – Meltdown. Drop in hot and stay cool as you explore an all-new Apex Arena, World’s Edge. Meet the newest Legend, Crypto, a brilliant hacker with the ability to reveal others’ secrets. And get kitted with a powerful new weapon, the Charge Rifle. The fresh Battle Pass delivers Daily and Weekly Challenges and more unique rewards. Worlds collide and Legends change the game in…

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Sally’s Law Brings You a Tear Jerking Story of a Daughter and a Father to Xbox One

The story begins when Sally learns that her father has become ill and heads to her home, where she has left a very long time ago. Sally’s Law explores the relationship between Sally and her critically ill father. As the game unfolds, the relationship between daughter and father will be unveiled. Along the way to her home, Sally experiences great luck and extraordinary fortune which she has seen throughout her…

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Become an Eldritch God and Punish Heretics That Defy You in Sea Salt

The beauty of video games is that you can do whatever you want, so for our game we went for two things that are hard or not recommended to do in real life: being a God and being a bit evil. Sea Salt takes place in a setting inspired by HP Lovecraft and European folklore, where you play as an Old God betrayed by the Bishop of your own religion.…

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Building Your Scrappy Motoring Masterpiece in Jalopy

Who likes a road trip? Visiting places new, visiting places familiar, spending time with family, keeping an eye on petrol and maybe even getting your hands dirty to repair the car – this is exactly what Jalopy’s all about. You’ll set out on a grand journey through the former Eastern Bloc with your uncle, driving a scrappy old car and navigating miles of tire changing, fuel burning, and carburettor busting…

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Free Play Days: NHL 20

To celebrate the start of the NHL season, NHL 20 is available now through Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend! With more customization, new modes, and gameplay innovation, you can experience even more ways to demonstrate your skills. You can find and install the game here on Xbox.com. In the Microsoft Store, you must be signed in to see the option…

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October 2nd Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Ring (1911.190930-1945)

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 1911 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8072.190930-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191118363.8072.190930-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 2, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 3, 2019 Fixes for Alpha…

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October 2nd Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip Ahead Ring (2004.190930-1920)

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 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2004 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418995.1200.190930-1920). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200418995.1200.190930-1920 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 2, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 3, 2019  …

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In Driven Out the Protagonist is Not the Main Attraction   

Enemies in games have always fascinated me. Their design, their animations, their moveset and the underlying AI that rules them are all important facets that creates something that almost feels alive. The main protagonist is often the focus of any game, but I find that it is more often the enemies that will have the biggest impact on me. Driven Out is designed around the idea that the enemies should…

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New Tricks and Treats in the Killing Floor 2: Grim Treatments Halloween Update

Halloween returns this year for Killing Floor 2 and the spectral terrors of the night abound with new Grim Treatments content update. This time we’re packing five new weapons, a brand new official community map, an objective map, a new outfit, new weapon skins, Halloween themed accessories and gluttony of hotly requested quality of life improvements to existing content. First up in our new flight of arsenal options is the…

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Explore The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Together and Earn Exclusive Rewards During Dragon Rise

Visit Elsweyr’s most beautiful sites, slay Dragons, and complete the Dragonhold Prologue quests to unlock exclusive rewards during this new in-game event. Don’t have The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr yet? It’s on sale right now! Explore Warm Sands The Dragon Rise event begins now and will run until Monday, October 14 at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. EDT. Work together during the event with your fellow players and you…

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Xbox Game Pass and Spotify Team Up to Deliver the Ultimate Value in Gaming and Music

Everyone has a favorite gaming song. Say you’ve got iconic video game music playing while you’re hunting the elusive side-quests, or you’ve got another jam playing to keep you amped while you and your buddies decide where you’re going to drop – either way, listen to what makes your gaming more fun, and we’re going to make that even better. Starting today and for a limited time only, gamers in…

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Realm Royale Goes to War With New BokOps Battle Pass

Realm Royale is once again looking to the future – the future of combat, that is! Our new BokOps Battle Pass, available now, features 50 levels of earnable content themed around the next generation of military technology. The BokOps forces are the best of the best – the next generation of fighters for the next generation of warfare. No matter what class you play in Realm Royale, you’ll unlock content…

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October 1st Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta & Omega Ring (1910.190929-1945)

Hey 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 2:00 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 1910 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7194.190929-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7194.190929-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 1, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 2, 2019 Fixes for Delta & Omega We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1910 build: Accessibility Various fixes to Narrator reading content.   Groups Fixed an issue when launching games & apps via pins.   Guide Fixed an issue where some text could not be read in the UI.   Home Various…

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October 1st Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta Ring (1910.190929-1945)

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 1910 Xbox One system update (build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7194.190929-1945). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_191018363.7194.190929-1945 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – October 1, 2019 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – October 2, 2019 Fixes for Beta We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 1910 build: System Various stability fixes for the console.   Known Issues for Beta We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These issues aren’t being ignored, but it will take Xbox engineers more time to find a…

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