This Week on Xbox: August 10, 2018

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!

Unlock Good Times with Your Friends During Free Play Days for All
Get ready to sample the awesomeness of Xbox Live Gold. This Summer, Xbox is happy to invite all Xbox Live members without an Xbox Live Gold membership to play online with friends for free during our Free Play Days For All event from 12:01 a.m. PDT on August 9 to 11:59 p.m. PDT on August 12 on Xbox One… Read more

Xbox Game Pass: Doom and Rage Available Today
Xbox Game Pass members! It’s time to wake from hibernation and save the future with two incredible sci-fi shooters making their way to Xbox Game Pass today. Emerge from your underground shelter and enter a post-apocalyptic future in Rage, and wake from a centuries-old possessed sleep as the Doom Slayer… Read more

Register Now for the Fifth Annual ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House
For the fifth year in a row, ID@Xbox is hosting a Pre-PAX Open House on the Microsoft campus. Register here (the event is free) to start your PAX party a day early! We’re super excited to host everyone on our home turf on campus in Redmond to play more than 50 super cool Xbox games from independent developers… Read more

For State of Mind’s Richard Nolan, Transhumanism Becomes Personal Drama
State of Mind is a thriller with a transhumanist theme. This means its topics deal with a futuristic school of thought, which has many followers among the key personalities of Silicon Valley. Transhumanists believe that technological development is exponential and that we are on a path of superintelligences and digital immortality… Read more

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Join the Fun! We Happy Few is Available Today for Xbox One!
Lovely day for it! We Happy Few is now available around the world for Xbox One! In We Happy Few, you’ll play the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key… Read more

Meet Ollie Starkey, We Happy Few’s Final Playable Character
In We Happy Few, you’ll play the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people… Read more

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Watch the Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Gameplay Video
America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. After a robbery goes wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters… Read more

Division Rivals Headlines FIFA 19 FUT Features
Millions of gamers around the world play FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) every day and the mode is getting even better in FIFA 19 with a host of new features. Division Rivals is the most significant addition, providing a match mode that nearly any player can enjoy. The UEFA Champions League, a big part of FIFA 19… Read more

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8 Great Moments from Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Lara Croft, the longtime heroine of the Tomb Raider series has never had an easy go of it, constantly facing adversity as she attempted to uncover the world’s secrets. In the 2013 Xbox One reboot of Tomb Raider, she had to battle her way across the dangerous island of Yamatai after a harrowing shipwreck. Then, in 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider… Read more

Return to the Onion Kingdom Today in Overcooked 2 on Xbox One
Overcooked 2 has been one of the most difficult secrets I’ve ever had to keep. For months leading up to the announcement, we had hundreds of emails from the community, shocked that we had abandoned the game and angry that we were ignoring the myriad messages from players hungry for online multiplayer… Read more

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Pele Enters the Battleground of the Gods in Latest Smite Update
Pele, goddess of fire and volcanoes, erupts onto the battleground of the gods with the latest Smite update. Islands and nations have been born from the volcanic forces of Pele, who is capable of great creation, but she also can incinerate her enemies on the battlefield with a series of fiery attacks which leave her surrounded… Read more

3D Platformer Robot 64 is Now Available on Roblox for Xbox One
What better way to beat the heat this summer than going on an epic mission to defeat the sun? It sounds absurd, but that’s just one of many reasons why we at Roblox love playing Robot 64 on Xbox One. Robot 64 is an old-school 3D action-adventure game with a modern twist. You play as Beebo, a robotic hero… Read more

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10 Tips & Tricks for Mastering Hyper Universe on Xbox One
If you’re looking for a high-speed MOBA that combines team strategy with side-scrolling action, then you’re in luck, because Nexon’s brand new free-to-play game Hyper Universe is officially out now on Xbox One! Hyper Universe pits you in a 4v4 match with the goal of eliminating the enemy team’s towers… Read more

80s Retro Game The VideoKid Coming Soon to Xbox One
The VideoKid is my homage to the era I love the most: the 80s. If you grew up in the 80s like me, you were spoilt for choice with amazing TV shows, great cartoons, and engrossing video games. Back then everything was just so cool: talking cars, transforming robots, time travel, ghost busting, super heroes galore, and much more… Read more

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Halo: Fireteam Raven Now Available in all Dave & Buster’s!
Just before this year’s E3 conference, we unveiled a brand-new addition to the Halo legacy – Halo: Fireteam Raven. Developed by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix in partnership with 343 Industries, this interactive arcade experience places players in the heroic boots of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Troopers) squad dropping feet-first into the battle on Alpha Halo… Read more

New Kick Off Mode Reinvigorates Local Multiplayer in FIFA 19
For many gamers, their first FIFA experience was probably a head-to-head matchup with a friend, on the couch, in a dorm room or childhood bedroom. Kick Off mode is traditionally a pure FIFA experience in which two (or four) people pick teams and face off in a straightforward, two-team, 90-minute match. Bragging rights are… Read more

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Buy an Xbox One and Get a Bonus Game Just in Time for Madden Season
Starting today, when you purchase any new Xbox One console, you’ll get a digital copy of Madden NFL  19 as a bonus with your purchase. Madden NFL 19 gives you game-changing control on and off the field. Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent… Read more

Platformer Puzzle Adventure Game Flipping Death Available Now on Xbox One
Hi, I’m Ryan! I’m a comedy writer, the author behind the webcomic “Dinosaur Comics,” two choose-your-own-path versions of Shakespeare, “Squirrel Girl” for Marvel Comics, and more to the point: Flipping Death, the super rad new platformer puzzle adventure from Zoink Games, available now on Xbox One… Read more

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How to Master the Four Seasons in Forza Horizon 4
In Forza Horizon 4, Seasons change everything where players must master driving in dry, wet, muddy, snowy and icy conditions. A first for the racing genre and rarely seen in any open-world game, dynamic seasons create a world that is constantly evolving each week and with more than 450 cars, novices and veterans… Read more

Five Pro Tips to Survive the Creative World of TerraTech, Out Now on Xbox One
We’re insanely excited to release TerraTech on Xbox One, but we couldn’t let ourselves launch it without giving future prospectors some top tips before they head out into the endless, procedurally-generated world of TerraTech. 1 – Hide Your Cab Our first tip for survival in TerraTech is: hide your cab… Read more

Dunk with the Legends Thanks to NBA 2K19 Xbox One Bundles
We’ve got something special for all you basketball lovers out there: a brand-new trailer featuring all-new gameplay from the upcoming NBA 2K19 basketball video game that you can watch above. And what better way to celebrate a new gameplay clip than to tell you about new Xbox One bundles designed for basketball fans… Read more

Microsoft Movies & TV Now Supports Movies Anywhere
Today we are excited to announce that the Microsoft Movies & TV app for Xbox and Windows 10 devices now supports Movies Anywhere, which brings your favorite film libraries together in one place. When you connect your Microsoft account with your Movies Anywhere account, all of your eligible movies from Microsoft… Read more

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