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Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor

Hi-Fi Rush: From a Little Idea to a Very Big Surprise – The Exclusive Oral History

Category: Games Hi-Fi Rush: From a Little Idea to a Very Big Surprise – The Exclusive Oral History Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor Published October 4, 2023 SummaryThe talented development team at Tango Gameworks shares in their own words the story behind one of 2023’s biggest surprises: Hi-Fi Rush.From the early stages of development and through release, we get an exclusive peek behind...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Forza Motorsport: How and When to Get Early Access

The post Forza Motorsport: How and When to Get Early Access appeared first on Xbox Wire.

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Xbox Insider Release Notes – Beta (2310.230928-1038)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joshua

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Delta (2310.230928-1038)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Delta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor

Being the Best of the Worst: Tips and Strategies for The Lamplighters League

SummaryThe Lamplighters League is a tactical strategy game where you lead a ragtag team of distinct and colorful characters.Anyone can run an agent into cover and start shooting, but learning how each ability complements the others is critical to your survival.The Lamplighters League is now available to play for Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and available with Game Pass.

One phrase appears again and again in our designs for The Lamplighters League: “Characters, not Units.” From the very...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

High On Life’s DLC Is Out Today – Let’s Talk About Horror!

Category: Games High On Life’s DLC Is Out Today – Let’s Talk About Horror! Alec Robbins, Head Writer on High On Life and High On Knife

Hi, I’m Alec Robbins, head writer on Squanch Games’ High On Life and its High On Knife DLC (out today!) It’s kind of like a mini-sequel that bridges between the base game and whatever else we do next. It’s not entirely an epilogue, but we like...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Shine From the Shadows With the Gold Shadow Special Edition Controller

From the shadows, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Gold Shadow Special Edition is making its grand debut in the spotlight. A homage to Xbox One’s fan-favorite Shadow series designs, this controller sports a sophisticated gold-to-black metallic finish on the top case. Aside from the top case and D-Pad, the rest of the controller is draped in carbon black, allowing the gold elements to shine. This controller is a statement piece, perfectly suited to be your new favorite, and the crowning...

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Rich Dickinson, Xbox Wire Editor

This Week’s Xbox Sales and Specials, Including the Action Adventure Sale and Open World Sale

Enjoy deep discounts on Xbox games and DLC with this week’s Xbox Sales and Specials from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through October 09, 2023 (actual end date varies by sale). Visit the official Xbox Sales & Specials site here.

Plus, save on select Xbox titles during the Action Adventure Sale and Open World Sale.

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Deals

   

Green HellXbox One, Xbox Series X|S40%Xbox Sales & SpecialsWarhammer 40,000: BoltgunSmart...

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Rich Dickinson, Xbox Wire Editor

Coming Soon to Game Pass: Forza Motorsport, Like A Dragon: Ishin!, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, and From Space

If you’re looking for some spooky games, some fast ways to drive away from anything spooky, or just some great games to load up and dive into the story… have I got some recommendations for you! We’ve got some games available today for you to check out, some more coming soon, and even a reminder on some you might have missed that we snuck in last month. Let’s get to the games!

Available Today

Gotham Knights (Cloud, PC, and Xbox Series X|S)
Batman is dead. A new expansive,...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joshua

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2408.230928-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joshua

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2310.230928-1038)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

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Unique Rogue-lite, Deflector, is Out Now on Xbox Consoles

Hey, Xbox fans!

Autumn has already begun, the summer holiday season is behind us and with it… the machine of great premieres in the game industry takes off! We know that there are a whole bunch of amazing games ahead to play, but I am here today to remind you that in this great melting pot there are also interesting indie gems waiting for your attention. Today I will briefly introduce you to just such a piece – Deflector – a game by  Arrowfist Games, which you can now play on Xbox...

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Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Xbox’s Celebration of the Gaming & Disability Community Continues to Flourish with Special Olympics Partnership

At Xbox, we believe that gaming is for everyone. You hear it a lot, but it’s absolutely true. The Xbox community is at the center of everything we do, every decision we make. This month we’re recognizing the 400+ million players who make up the gaming and disability community. In their own words, we’re inviting Elle Vance, Software Engineer II for Xbox Player Services, to share their story on how being part of the gaming and disability community has impacted their life:

“I...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Nerf World Brings Blasters into Minecraft

The post Nerf World Brings Blasters into Minecraft appeared first on Xbox Wire.

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Rich Dickinson, Xbox Wire Editor

This Week on Xbox: Kickin’ It on the Pitch, Wrapping Up Tokyo Game Show, and D&D in Minecraft

The post This Week on Xbox: Kickin’ It on the Pitch, Wrapping Up Tokyo Game Show, and D&D in Minecraft appeared first on Xbox Wire.

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joshua

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead (2408.230927-2000)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joshua

Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2310.230927-2200)

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox Update Preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox consoles.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details: OS version released:...

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Mike Nelson, Xbox Wire Editor

Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 2 to 6

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in!

Builder Simulator

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Builder Simulator – October 2

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Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Work Together With Fellow Adventurers in The Elder Scrolls Online to Unlock Rewards During New Event

The post Work Together With Fellow Adventurers in The Elder Scrolls Online to Unlock Rewards During New Event appeared first on Xbox Wire.

Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief

Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island Concludes in ‘The Lair of LeChuck’

SummarySea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island reaches its grand finale with the third Tall Tale on September 28.Players will accompany Guybrush Threepwood to Monkey Island itself in pursuit of the villainous Captain LeChuck.Sea of Thieves is available free for all players with Xbox Game Pass and can be played across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10/11 and Steam.

After players worked tirelessly to free Guybrush Threepwood from the magical machinations of LeChuck in previous Tall...

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