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Amnesia: Collection Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One


NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 09/28/2018 (check the product page for release date/time in your region).

Pre-order now and save 10% – limited time offer.

Product Info:
Developer: Frictional Games
Publisher: Frictional Games
Website: Amnesia: Collection
Twitter: @frictionalgames

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New Preview Beta and Delta (subset) 1810 Update – 9/20/18

Starting at 6:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta and Delta (subset) Rings will begin receiving the latest 1810 Xbox One system update (180916-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1810 system update.

NOTE : Today a subset of Delta Users are receiving the 1810 build.  We are doing the subset of users as we are targeting the upgrade process and will move the remaining set of Delta users in over the next week as we flight new builds to test the upgrade process.

Fixes:

 

Audio

  • Fixes to the audio stream to fix microphones not working when plugging in or unplugging a chatpad.

System

  • System Memory and Performance fixes in this build.
  • Localization fixes in this build.

 

Known Issues:

 

Avatars

  • It can take up to 10 seconds to view an Avatar on the profile screen after creating a new Avatar.

My Games & Apps

  • We are aware that some users are experiencing crashing of a game or the Youtube app when you are either launching or resuming the Youtube app.
  • If you are in the Youtube app and then Resume to a Game the app/game and console may hang or crash.

Power

  • We are tracking an issue in which the console is fully powering off when it is placed into Instant On mode.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Virtual Keyboard

  • We are aware that special characters appear incorrectly when using the Virtual Keyboard.
  • We are aware that the recently used emoji’s/characters are not present when you launch the VK again.

 

 

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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New Preview Beta and Delta (subset) 1810 Update – 9/18/18

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Try FIFA 19 Early on Xbox One with EA Access  

Get your hands on a 10-hour trial of FIFA 19 for Xbox One when you subscribe to EA Access. Play the full game for up to 10 hours starting on September 20, then get 10% off the price of the full game when it launches worldwide on September 28 – all achievements and progressed earned will carry over to the full version of the game.

Get EA Access on Xbox One to try FIFA 19 and other games before launch, save on full game purchases upon release, and play over 50 full games from the EA Vault as much as you want while subscribing.

Learn more about why you won’t want to miss this chance to play the most authentic, immersive FIFA yet.

Champions Rise in FIFA 19

Experience the world’s most prestigious club competition in FIFA 19 with the addition of the UEFA Champions League, integrates into every mode in the game and introducing new ways to play.

Control the Pitch in Every Moment

From tactics to technique, the latest gameplay innovations make controlling the pitch better than ever in FIFA 19. Active Touch allows for closer control, Dynamic Tactics enables deeper and more accessible squad setups, 50/50 Battles enables greater physicality and more user skill when challenging for loose balls, and Timed Finishing elevates user control in striking

The Journey: Champions

Become a Champion through the stories of Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter. Each hero will face career-defining choices and football challenges on their Journey, as you guide these three stars to glory in either the UEFA Champions League or on the international stage.

Don’t forget to get your hands on the 10-hour trial of FIFA 19 on Xbox One when you subscribe to EA Access starting on September 20. For all the latest news on FIFA 19 and your favorite Xbox games, keep it tuned to Xbox Wire.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Stranded Deep Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One


NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 10/09/2018 (check the product page for release date/time in your region).

Product Info:
Developer: FUN Labs
Publisher: Telltale Games
Website: Stranded Deep
Twitter: @telltalegames 

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Devil May Cry 5 Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One


 


NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 03/18/2019 (check the product page for release date/time in your region).

Product Info:
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Website: Devil May Cry 5
Twitter: @CapcomUSA_ / @DevilMayCry

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New Preview Alpha Ring 1810 Update – 9/19/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1810 Xbox One system update (180916-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1810 system update.

Fixes:

 

Audio

  • Fixes to the audio stream to fix microphones not working when plugging in or unplugging a chatpad.

System

  • System Memory and Performance fixes in this build.
  • Localization fixes in this build.

 

Known Issues:

 

Avatars

  • It can take up to 10 seconds to view an Avatar on the profile screen after creating a new Avatar.

My Games & Apps

  • We are aware that some users are experiencing crashing of a game or the Youtube app when you are either launching or resuming the Youtube app.
  • If you are in the Youtube app and then Resume to a Game the app/game and console may hang or crash.

Power

  • We are tracking an issue in which the console is fully powering off when it is placed into Instant On mode.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

Virtual Keyboard

  • We are aware that special characters appear incorrectly when using the Virtual Keyboard.
  • We are aware that the recently used emoji’s/characters are not present when you launch the VK again.

 

 

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead 19H1 Build – 9/19/18
New Preview Beta and Delta (subset) 1810 Update – 9/18/18
New Preview Alpha Ring 1810 Update – 9/17/18

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Play Ghost Recon Wildlands Free from September 20-24 with Xbox Live Gold

Ghost Recon Wildlands has been growing continually since its launch, adding the Ghost War PVP mode, Xbox One X Enhanced features, missions with special guest stars, and more through a series of free updates. If you’ve waited until now to team up with friends and start hunting the Santa Blanca cartel, you’re in luck, because Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available free to Xbox Live Gold members this weekend.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thursday, September 20, you can download Ghost Recon Wildlands from the Microsoft Store and jump straight into Ghost War or start playing the campaign solo or with up to three co-op buddies. All free updates since launch will be active, which means you’ll also be able to hunt the Predator, team up with Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher, and join forces with a few of Rainbow Six Siege’s Operators in the field.

The free weekend lasts until 10:00 a.m. PT on Monday, September 24, and if you want to keep playing once it’s over, you can purchase Ghost Recon Wildlands for 60% off the Standard Edition, or 40% off two newly launched editions: the Year 2 Gold Edition (which includes the Year 2 Pass, granting one-week early access to all six Year 2 Ghost War classes, along with special equipment packs) and Ultimate Edition (including the Year 2 Pass and Season Pass Year 1which includes the Narco Road and Fallen Ghosts expansions – along with additional perks, weapons, and gear).

The sale runs until Monday, October 1, so move fast – and in the meantime, grab some friends and start exploring one of the biggest open worlds on Xbox One in Ghost Recon Wildlands.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Out of the Shadows Comes the Ninja Class in TERA on Xbox One

Starting today, TERAs action combat gets even deadlier with the introduction of an exciting new playable character class on Xbox One: the ninja.

The ninja is a quick, mobile damage-dealer with a mystical connection to divine fire. Ninjas chop, stab, and slice their way through enemies, and can dodge through enemy attacks with ease.

TERA Ninja Screenshot

Every hit of the ninja’s punishing seven-hit basic attack combo also decreases the cooldowns of your main skill combo of Decoy Jutsu, Double Cut, and Skyfall—all of which chain off the same button!

But what really sets the ninja apart is her ability to focus her Chi into some spectacular fire-based skills. Burning Heart shoots a steady stream of fireballs at your enemies, and Fire Avalanche executes a powerful diving attack that can knock an enemy flat on its back. And with enough Chi, you can attack up to three times with Fire Avalanche before it goes on cooldown.

TERA Ninja Screenshot

The ninja is also a fantastic team player, whether she’s up front dealing damage to everyone in sight, or leading enemies into traps set by the back line. Once you hit level 20, use your glyph points to maximize skill cooldowns and the chance to crit—you don’t ever want to be caught flat-footed in combat, and your allies are depending on you to have their back(stab)s!

The ninja class is available starting today as part of a free update for TERA on Xbox One! Log in to TERA before October 8 and you’ll even receive a free additional character slot that you can use to create a ninja or any one of TERA’s action-packed character classes!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Jack N’ Jill DX Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One


NOTE: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until the release date/time: 09/26/2018 (check the product page for release date/time in your region).

Pre-order and save 20% – limited time offer.

Product Info:
Developer: Rohan Narang
Publisher: Ratalaika Games
Website: Jack N’ Jill DX
Twitter: @rohan_narang15 / @RatalaikaGames

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Team Xbox Q&A: Randy, from the Xbox Avatars Team

For the latest Team Xbox Q&A, I chatted with Randy from the Xbox Avatars Team. I’ve partnered with Randy on several projects related to Xbox Avatars over the last few months and was excited for this opportunity to catch up. Here’s what he had to say:

Hi, Randy! Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. Mind letting our Xbox Insiders know what you currently do for Team Xbox?
Hello Savannah! Super excited to chat, especially for our Xbox Insiders! I’m currently the Senior Program Manager for the Xbox Avatars program for Xbox One and Windows 10.

And how long have you been with the company? Any other cool projects you helped with prior to the new Xbox Avatar Editor?
I’ve been with the company since 2004, so over 14 years now! I’ve been working on gaming technology for almost the same amount of time. Over the last 13 years I’ve worked on a bunch of features for console and PC, for core tech and games. For Xbox, I worked on technology including the Blades, Kinect, New Xbox Experience, and New Xbox One Experience. Aside from both generations of Avatars, I also worked on Bing Search for Xbox 360. I particularly liked Bing Search’s ability to find which video streaming service currently had a particular movie. I also worked on a few of the online features that went into Gears of War 2, Lips, Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts, and our Gaming SDKs (Software Development Kits).

Randy, Senior Program Manager, Xbox Avatars

 

How did the Xbox 360 Avatar system guide you and your team’s work with the new Xbox Avatar Editor? Was there any particular feedback you took from that era and used to guide your efforts?
We agreed very early that we wanted to bring the best parts of the Xbox Original Avatar, add to that expressive goodness, and make it better. Almost all of our changes were based on feedback collected over the last ten years. For example, we knew we wanted to get rid of gender specific clothing to give people more freedom to customize. We also wanted to add more skin color options for Avatars, and now we offer blue, green, and other creative hues. Other common requests included more inclusive body choices, different body shapes, more categories to customize, and more content in the Closet and Store. We took all that feedback to heart when we started working on the new Xbox Avatar character and Editor.

Our Xbox Insiders were some of the first community members to get their hands on the Avatar Editor. As a program, we were super excited to share such a cool feature early, but how has previewing the app since summer helped improve the overall product?
It’s helped us tremendously! Not only did we get feedback on the overall Avatar Editor (we really appreciate all the issues submitted from Report a problem!), but all the suggestions from the Xbox Insider community have been invaluable. For example, when we launched in the Xbox Insider Program, we just had a subset of the full collection of hair, tops, and bottoms available. However, we didn’t expect that hair and facial hair would be deemed the most important assets by Xbox Insiders. Because of this, we asked our content creation team to prioritize creating more hair and facial hair assets in response. Feedback like this has evolved the Avatar Editor and our character to a level we wouldn’t have been able to achieve without input from Xbox Insiders.

Everyone loves customizing their Avatar, including me – in fact, I was over the moon when I saw that overalls were an apparel option. As the PM of the new Xbox Avatar Editor, what’s your favorite Avatar accessory?
My favorite so far is a combination of the Frustrated Mood with the Soccer Ball Prop; seeing someone one so frustrated while still gleefully juggling a soccer ball makes me crack up every time. The Superhero Mood and the limited-edition Xbox Insider shirt are a very, very close second and…one other asset I can’t talk about yet!

Moving away from Avatars, are there any games you’re playing and really enjoying right now?
Since going digital I find that I swap between games often. I pick up a game or two at a time in Forza Horizon, Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League, all the Halos, and Rock Band with a back compat ION drumkit. I also love Overcooked but I’m awful at it, most games end with a frazzled rage quit, but I keep coming back!

One question we try to ask every member of Team Xbox is whether they’re particularly proud of any one achievement. So what about you, Randy, got any cool achievement stories to share?
Every single rare ‘chievo I got from Frozen Free Fall. To be fair, I think my favorite achievement was one I never got a chance to get: the Anonymous Red-Shirt Award from Star Trek: Legacy, awarded for the first player killed in a multiplayer game. I could never die quickly enough to grab it!

You’ve been, and remain, active on the Xbox Insider subreddit throughout the 1810 preview window. Is there anywhere else our audience can look out for you?
I’ll still be active on the Xbox Insider subreddit as RandyNoArms for a while. I can also be found on the Xbox and Xbox Reddit servers on Discord, as well as Xbox Live, using my Gamertag: Randy.

Thanks so much for chatting with us today, Randy, and for the awesome new Xbox Avatars!

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