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Grab Your Gear for The Third Annual Artistic Adventure Sale

Whether you are in the midst of winter storms or celebrating the fact that you are avoiding them by staying in and playing games, we have you covered. Each year our Artistic Adventure Sale is a fan favorite so we have brought it back for a third year in a row. From now through January 27 you can save up to 75% on 75 beautiful adventure games. Get your travel cloak ready and hop on the couch to play some of these award winning adventure games. Outer Wilds (25% off) Nominated for multiple awards and winner of the 2019 Golden Joystick Award for best Indie Game. Outer Wilds is an open world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. You’re the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar syste...

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 this journey of a lifetime in the world of Dragon Ball Z! In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, players train to grow strong and battle a long list of mighty foes, but they also get to experience all the memorable scenes that made the franchise so popular – from the arrival of the Saiyans on Earth to the fight against Buu. The game has something to offer for connoisseurs and neophytes alike: diehard fans will appreciate the inclusi...

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 every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Sci-Fi Twin-Stick Shooter Hovership Havoc is Available Now on Xbox OneAs 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… Read more Discov...

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 some of those characteristics as well. I really like that you can play those types of games in short or long sessions, so that was something I wanted to accomplish with Hovership Havoc. Hovership Havoc has four hoverships to choose from, each with their own stats and main weapon. Every hovership is equipped with a speed burst ability which is extremely useful in defeating small enemies and dodging enemy projectiles. You will en...

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_2002\18363.9109.200114-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_2002\18363.9109.200114-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 17, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 18, 2019 Fixes for Alpha We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2002 build: System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. Known Issues for Alpha We understand some issues have been listed ...

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_2004\19041.1410.200116-0000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_2004\19041.1410.200116-0000 Available: 2 p.m. PT – January 17, 2020 Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – January 18, 2020 Fixes for Alpha Skip-Ahead We’ve heard your feedback, and we’re happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this 2004 build: System Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console. Known Issues for Alpha Skip Ahead We understand some issues have ...

Here are the best selling video games of the past 25 years

Tastes seem to shift regularly in the video game industry, but a look at the top selling games of the last 25 years shows just how loyal players have remained to some of the industry’s biggest franchises. The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, has released data showing the top selling games of every year from 1995 forward as part of its year end review of 2019. And, to be clear, 2019 was not a banner year for game companies. December spending was down 15% to $3 billion, with no major franchise releases during the holiday season, aside from those with annual installments. For the year, overall sales were down 13%, falling from $16.7 billion in 2018 to $14.6 billion in 2019. Many consumers appeared to be waiting for the release of new console hardware, due later this year. Call ...

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 – January 21 March 24 A first-person, story-driven cosmic horror game where the scientific exploration of Mars meets the supernatural dread of Lovecraft. You are Shane Newehart, an engineer stationed at Trailblazer Alpha, and it’s your job to keep the lights on. Soon you begin seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. Is this real… or are you slowly descending into madness? Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition – January 21 A m...

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 the entire year. Now available for pre-purchase on the Microsoft Store, Greymoor takes you to the region of Western Skyrim. Not only will this new zone allow you to explore the cold wilderness that surrounds the city of Solitude, but it also provides an opportunity to explore the massive underground region of Blackreach. Whatever your experience was with this part of Tamri...

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 titles, on your Android phone or tablet, streamed from your home console. We view the public preview as an important step in our journey to deliver game streaming to Xbox players aro...

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_2002\18363.9108.200113-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_2002\18363.9108.200113-2000 Available: 2:00 p.m. PT – January 16, 2020 Mandatory: 3:00 a.m. PT – January 17, 2019 New Features for Beta 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 Collec...

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 launched our best deal yet for PC: Get your first 3 months for just $1! Discover your next favorite game with unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC titles. You’ll always have something new to play with games added all the time. This deal won’t last forever, so join today and tell your friends – this is an easy way to get them to jump in and play with you! But let’s get to the part that you really want to know about: Here&#...