Mysterious Stranger audio files and ringtones

“Who is he? Why does he help? Who cares! The Mysterious Stranger will appear occasionally in VATS to lend a hand, with deadly efficiency…”

Like many of you, I’ve been playing a lot of Fallout 4. One of my favorite perks is The Mysterious Stranger. You can unlock that perk once you get your Luck up to 4. I highly recommend it as he has saved me in combat numerous times. Of course part of the enjoyment are the audio stingers you hear when you are in combat and he appears.

I contacted my friends at Bethesda and they were kind of enough to send them to me to share. Enjoy.

You can preview them below:

You can download a zip file containing all three audio files in MP3 or iPhone ready M4R format:

Download the .MP3 files in .ZIP format (Android and Windows Phone)

Download the .M4R files in .ZIP format (iOS)


Here are a few pointers to help you set up custom ringtones on your device:



Windows Phone

Note: These audio clips are provided for personal, non-commercial use only!

In addition to the New Xbox One Experience update released for Xbox One last week, we continue to improve our other Xbox products and services including the Xbox App on Windows 10. I discuss some of these new features in the video below, while Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management, Xbox comments on the update in his post over at Xbox Wire, which I’ve included below.

Those of you running Windows 10 on your PC or tablet may have noticed some exciting updates in the Xbox app over the past few days. Just like on Xbox One, regular updates inspired by fan feedback have been a cornerstone for the Xbox app on Windows 10. Your feedback through the Xbox beta app has been extremely valuable, and we’ve been listening. Today, you’ll notice an upgraded social experience in the Xbox app as we’re unifying your Xbox Live and Facebook communities with the release of the Facebook friend finder. This feature joins the recently launched Game DVR voice recording feature and improvements to the Xbox Store accessible through the Xbox app.

Here’s an overview of the new experiences that you can now enjoy:

Facebook friend finder in the Xbox app and on Inspired by a top requested fan feature, we’re bringing two of your favorite social networks together – Xbox Live and Facebook – and making it easier than ever to find more people to play games and have fun with. In the Friends column on the right side of the Xbox app, look for the Facebook icon in the Suggested Friends area. Click it to link your Facebook account to your Xbox Live account and start seeing suggestions for Facebook friends who you can add on Xbox Live. Facebook friend finder can also be found in the Settings area of the Xbox app.

As your friends link their Facebook accounts to their Xbox Live accounts, you’ll see increasing numbers of Facebook friend suggestions, so be sure to spread the word. One easy way to do this: when you first link your Xbox Live account to your Facebook account in the Xbox app, take advantage of the “Share to Facebook” option which will generate an “I’m on Xbox” post on your Facebook timeline.

When your friends see your shared “I’m on Xbox” post on Facebook, they can click through and access the Facebook friend finder on, which also becomes available this week. In this way, web users on any platform and device can grow their Xbox Live network with Facebook friends as well.

Record voiceover in your Game DVR clips on your PC: With today’s Xbox app update running on the latest Windows 10 update, you can now plug in a headset and narrate your Windows 10 game clips with your own voice using Game bar and Game DVR hotkeys. To turn microphone recording on or off for a gaming session, press Win + Alt + M. Want to turn microphone recording on for all gaming sessions? Go to Game bar > Settings > Audio or Xbox app > Settings > Game DVR > Audio. And if you like personalizing your Game DVR hotkeys and want to customize the microphone recording hotkey, do it here: Game bar > Settings > Shortcuts or Xbox app > Settings > Game DVR > Keyboard shortcuts.

Share your Windows Store game clips with your voiceover commentary with your friends on Xbox Live through the Xbox app, or share any of your game clips on the social network of your choice through your PC.

Record ANY game on your Windows 10 PC: The recent Windows 10 update also enables you to record game clips and capture screenshots for ALL games, including PC games where Game bar and Game DVR hotkeys didn’t work earlier.

Xbox Store section: The Store section in the Xbox app will now bring you into the Xbox Store – a launching point for browsing and searching for both Windows 10 and Xbox One games. The new interface allows you to see more content in the Store at a glance and brings you the latest crop of the most popular Windows 10 and Xbox One games, plus you can redeem Games with Gold games or get discounted games through Deals with Gold. Additional details on Xbox Store improvements that we tested recently in the Xbox beta app and have now officially released to the Xbox app can be found here.

For more information about Xbox App On Windows 10, check out the Xbox Wire. If you have an idea to improve Xbox products and services or would like to vote on existing submissions, visit the Xbox Feedback website. Thanks again for all of your support.

Click here to download New Xbox One Experience PSD template 7 MB ZIP file

The option to use a custom image for your Xbox One background has been available for quite some time, but now that the New Xbox One Experience is out, you might find its time to update your existing background. I asked the Xbox design team to create a Photoshop .psd template so you can easily create your own great looking custom made backgrounds for your Xbox One.

You can download the .PSD here (7 MB Zip File) 

Here is a refresher on how to set your own custom background.

If you make a great background, share it! Drop a link into the comments below for others to download and try. (All posts w/ links are automatically added to the moderation queue. I’ll do my best to get them approved within 24 hours.)

Check out this subreddit for Xbox One Backgrounds.

I am providing this template as a community service. It’s not officially supported (don’t call Xbox Support for help.) If you have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below and one of our community members may give you a hand.

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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Your New Xbox One Experience Begins Today

Your New Xbox One Experience begins today and I recently had the opportunity to chat with Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management, Xbox about this complete transformation coming to Xbox One.

The update for the New Xbox One Experience is available starting today. Monthly releases inspired by your feedback have been a cornerstone of the Xbox One experience.  We launched the Xbox Feedback site to enable you to influence how Xbox One evolves and we’ve been listening. Over the past two years, we have delivered more than a hundred new features based on your input. On behalf of the entire Xbox team, I want to express our appreciation for all of your valuable feedback.

The New Xbox One Experience is a complete transformation of Xbox One, integrating the speed and versatility of Windows 10. We put fans at the center of everything we do and wanted to make some big changes, including enabling one of your most requested features – the ability to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. We also wanted to meaningfully improve how gamers interact with Xbox One and redesigned it to make it the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever.

Here are some of the new experiences that you will enjoy on your Xbox One with this update:

Xbox One Backward Compatibility. You’ll be able to play over a hundred Xbox 360 games on Xbox One starting today, with hundreds more to come. Xbox 360 game play on your Xbox One includes the added benefits of Xbox One features such as screenshots, in-home streaming, and Game DVR. You can even enjoy multiplayer with friends playing Backward Compatible titles on Xbox 360. To start playing your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One after 12pm PST today, refresh your Game Collection to see your pre-purchased, digital Xbox 360 titles from the Backward Compatible title list in your ready to install queue or simply insert the disc for a supported Xbox 360 title and download the game to start playing it on Xbox One. In addition, for a limited time, all Xbox One owners can play backward compatible games on Xbox One with the multiplayer benefits normally available only with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Take a look at the list of backward compatible games available now, and get started playing today.


A new Xbox One Home makes it faster and easier to get to the things you love. We redesigned Home to provide fast access to the games and apps that you’ve recently used. The new Home also enables you to get to social activities quicker:

  • Share your achievements and game clips with the Xbox Live community.
  • See whether your friends are playing the same games.
  • Access Game Hubs to get breaking news and updates from game developers and the Xbox Live community.

A new guide lets you rapidly access top tasks with just one button press. You can bring up the guide from Home by tapping left with the D-pad or left thumbstick. Or, while playing a game, you can double tap the Xbox button on your controller to instantly overlay the guide – without interrupting your gameplay. You can access your Profile, Friends, and Settings; quickly start a Party; view your Messages and Notifications; and Snap an application all from the new guide, saving you valuable time weaving in and out of apps.

A new Community section makes Xbox One more social. This section is designed to help you keep up with what other gamers are doing on Xbox Live as well as jump directly into the conversation yourself. Check out what your friends are up to and keep track of the games you follow in the redesigned Activity Feed. The new Trending section lets you view the most popular posts from other players on Xbox Live.

The revamped OneGuide is your single destination for TV, movies and video. Find the most exciting new movies, TV shows and videos from across apps on Xbox One. App channels help you discover what’s new in your favorite apps, making it easier to find entertainment content. TV listings are viewable instantly in OneGuide – including listings from over-the-air channels and, coming soon, Sling TV. Picture-in-picture allows you to keep browsing for other things to watch without missing what’s happening on live TV.


A new Store makes it easier to find the content you want. The new and improved Store includes four easy to explore areas – Games, Movies & TV, Apps, and Music – plus a new vertical gallery view to reveal more listings at a glance. You can browse through intuitive categories like Staff Picks, New Releases, Top played, Top rated, Coming Soon and Recommendations to uncover new games, apps, and entertainment for your Xbox One.

Read the full announcement from Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management, Xbox, over at Xbox Wire.

TL:dr: NXOE starts rolling out after 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th. Back Compat titles will be playable or start to appear in your collection (for digital purchases) after 3:01pm /12:01 pm (Noon) PT on Thursday

As we prepare for Thursday’s launch of the New Xbox One Experience, I want to share some details on what to expect and when.  We will begin the global rollout of the New Xbox One Experience after 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th.  It’s important to note that not everyone will get the update at once, as it will be deploying globally to the Xbox One audience. As with all Xbox One system updates, here are a few things to keep in mind:


If you use the Instant-on power mode (available via Settings – Power & startup), your Xbox One will take the update in the background when you put your console into Connected Standby mode.  As this is a global rolling launch, consoles in Connected Standby will be updated at various times throughout the day based on your time zone.

If your console is in Energy-saving mode, your Xbox One will not automatically download and install the update. To initiate the download and update process, you can go to Settings – System to manually check if an update is available and choose “Update Now”.

Note that all Xbox One consoles will receive a prompt for a mandatory update on November 23rd if they have not yet updated to the New Xbox One Experience.

  • Learn more about system updates on Xbox One here
  • Learn more about the New Xbox One Experience system update and build here.
  • Starting 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th, access the support team’s knowledge base regarding known concerns here.


Team Xbox will begin the rollout of the New Xbox One Experience after 3:01am ET/ 12:01am PT November 12th.

Not everyone is going to get it at the same time.  Depending on the time zone you are in, as well your Xbox One console settings, you may get the New Xbox One Experience at a different time than your friends.

Regardless of when you receive the New Xbox One Experience system update, the Xbox One Backward Compatibility feature will begin rolling out starting at 3:01pm/12:01 PM (noon) PT on November 12th.  To start playing your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One after this time, refresh your Game Collection to see your pre-purchased, digital Xbox 360 titles from the Backward Compatible title list in your ready to install queue or simply insert the disc for a supported Xbox 360 title and download the game to start playing it on Xbox One.


Hope this helps. Look forward to seeing everyone on Xbox Live!

Ever since we announced Backward Compatibility was coming to Xbox One the number one question I get asked is, “What games are going to be available?” That question has finally been answered.

Today Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, announced the first 104 titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility when the feature launches as part of the New Xbox One Experience on 12 Nov.

At Xbox, we believe that gaming is universal and should be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. Our philosophy since launching Xbox One two years ago has been to put gamers at the center of everything we do and create the best, most seamless gaming experience possible. We’re taking a major step forward in that journey on November 12 when we start rolling out the New Xbox One Experience with Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

Today, I’m happy to unveil to you the first 104 Xbox One Backward Compatibly games. Some of my favorites are included, like the complete Gears of War catalog, Assassin’s Creed II, Fallout 3, Borderlands, and Castle Crashers. The full list of the first 104 games is below and can be found at the Backward Compatibility page at And, as I said at gamescom, going forward, all Xbox 360 games available through Games With Gold after Nov. 12 will be playable on Xbox One.

Our launch of 104 titles on Nov. 12 is just the beginning. You can expect new Xbox One Backward Compatible games to be announced on a regular basis, starting in December. More titles are on the way, including fan favorites like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3. Stay tuned because this just the beginning of a long list of Xbox 360 games that will run on Xbox One.

Read the full announcement over at Xbox Wire. And for more information about Xbox One Backward Compatibility check out this video where FLitz from Smosh Games asks me questions about the feature, and this post where I discuss what you need to know in preparation for Backward Compatibility.

If you don’t see your favorite Xbox 360 title on the list and you want  to try and get it added, visit the Xbox Feedback website and vote on the existing nominations or submit your own.

I’m also providing a handy list of Xbox One Backward Compatibly titles for your reference:

Xbox One Backward Compatibility List
Content Title Content Type Publisher
Assassin’s Creed II Xbox One Game Ubisoft
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Borderlands Xbox One Game 2K Games
CastleStorm Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Condemned: Criminal Origins Xbox One Game Sega
DiRT 3 Xbox One Game Codemasters
DiRT Showdown Xbox One Game Codemasters
Dungeon Siege III Xbox One Game Square Enix
Fable II Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Fallout 3 Xbox One Game Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Gears of War 2 Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Gears of War 3 Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Gears of War: Judgment Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Just Cause 2 Xbox One Game Square Enix
Kameo: Elements of Power Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Xbox One Game Disney Interactive Studios
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Xbox One Game Disney Interactive Studios
Mass Effect Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Mirror’s Edge Xbox One Game Electronic Arts
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Xbox One Game Codemasters
Perfect Dark Zero Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Supreme Commander 2 Xbox One Game Square Enix
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas Xbox One Game Ubisoft
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Xbox One Game Ubisoft
South Park: The Stick of Truth Xbox One Game Ubisoft
Tron: Evolution Xbox One Game Disney Interactive Studios
Viva Piñata Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise Xbox One Game Microsoft Studios
A Kingdom for Keflings Arcade Microsoft Studios
A World of Keflings Arcade Microsoft Studios
Alien Hominid HD Arcade Microsoft Studios
Asteroids & Deluxe Arcade Atari
Banjo-Kazooie Arcade Microsoft Studios
Banjo-Tooie Arcade Microsoft Studios
BattleBlock Theater Arcade Microsoft Studios
Bejeweled 2 Arcade Microsoft Studios
Bellator: MMA Onslaught Arcade 345 Games
Beyond Good & Evil HD Arcade Ubisoft
Blood of the Werewolf Arcade Midnight City
BloodRayne: Betrayal Arcade Majesco Entertainment
Call of Juarez Gunslinger Arcade Ubisoft
Castle Crashers Arcade Microsoft Studios
Centipede & Millipede Arcade Atari
Crazy Taxi Arcade Sega
Deadliest Warrior: Legends Arcade 345 Games / Spike Games
Defense Grid: The Awakening Arcade Microsoft Studios
Discs of Tron Arcade Disney Interactive Studios
Doom Arcade Bethesda Softworks
Doom II Arcade Bethesda Softworks
Earthworm Jim HD Arcade Microsoft Studios
Feeding Frenzy Arcade Microsoft Studios
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown Arcade PopCap Games
Golden Axe Arcade Sega
Halo: Spartan Assault Arcade Microsoft Studios
Hardwood Backgammon Arcade Microsoft Studios
Hardwood Hearts Arcade Microsoft Studios
Hardwood Spades Arcade Microsoft Studios
Heavy Weapon Arcade Microsoft Studios
Hexic HD Arcade Microsoft Studios
Ikaruga Arcade Microsoft Studios
Jetpac Refuelled Arcade Microsoft Studios
Joy Ride Turbo Arcade Microsoft Studios
Lode Runner Arcade Microsoft Studios
LUMINES LIVE! Arcade Microsoft Studios
Metal Slug 3 Arcade SNK PLAYMORE
Metal Slug XX Arcade SNK PLAYMORE
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes Arcade Ubisoft
Missile Command Arcade Atari
Monday Night Combat Arcade Microsoft Studios
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition Arcade Disney Interactive Studios
Monkey Island: Special Edition Arcade Disney Interactive Studios
Ms. Splosion Man Arcade Microsoft Studios
Mutant Blobs Attack!!! Arcade Midnight City
N+ Arcade Microsoft Studios
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition Arcade Electronic Arts
NiGHTS into dreams… Arcade Sega
Pac-Man: Championship Edition Arcade Bandai Namco
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+ Arcade Bandai Namco
Perfect Dark Arcade Microsoft Studios
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Arcade Mages.
Pinball FX Arcade Microsoft Studios
Plants vs. Zombies Arcade PopCap
Prince of Persia Arcade Ubisoft
Putty Squad Arcade System 3 Software Ltd
Rayman 3 HD Arcade Ubisoft
R-Type Dimensions Arcade Microsoft Studios
Sacred Citadel Arcade Deep Silver
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co. Arcade Sega
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe Arcade Sega
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World Arcade Sega
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage Arcade Sega
Shadow Complex Arcade Microsoft Studios
Sonic CD Arcade Sega
Sonic The Hedgehog Arcade Sega
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Arcade Sega
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Arcade Sega
Super Meat Boy Arcade Microsoft Studios
Torchlight Arcade Microsoft Studios
Toy Soldiers Arcade Microsoft Studios
Toy Soldiers: Cold War Arcade Microsoft Studios
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon Arcade 345 Games / Comedy Central
Wolfenstein 3D Arcade Bethesda Softworks
Zuma Arcade Microsoft Studios

The New Xbox One Experience launches on November 12 – and today, we have a couple of new sneak peeks at some of the updated features you’ll be getting your hands on when the update goes live: introducing Xbox One Avatars and the new-and-improved OneGuide!

Bringing Avatars to Xbox One should be music to any Xbox 360 fan’s ears – and Avatars on Xbox One come with the same visual fidelity improvements that gamers on Windows 10 have already gotten a taste of. That means improved anti-aliasing, lighting, shading, and an altogether more modern feel.

Of course, the core Avatar experience on your Xbox One is exactly what you’d expect. You can create an Avatar, change his or her look and clothing style, and browse all of the items you’ve already earned or purchased. If you choose, your new and awesome Avatar will show up in multiple locations across the New Xbox One Experience, including your Profile, your Activity Feed, the Compare Achievements section in Game Hubs, and more.

Xbox One is also getting a totally revamped OneGuide. With the rapidly expanding selection of video content from apps on Xbox, OneGuide makes it easier than ever to find something to watch, quickly. The new and improved OneGuide gets you to all of the content that you own and have access to watch via apps while providing access to featured and recommended content that you may not already know about.

The real star of the new OneGuide is app channels which enables you to see, at a glance, what’s new in your favorite video apps, like YouTube, Hulu, and FXNOW, without having to go in and open the apps themselves. In other words, you’ll spend less time finding something to watch and more time actually watching!

We’ve also made improvements to the live TV experience you already know in OneGuide. You can now enjoy a picture-in-picture of what you’re watching while you check TV listings or browse for something else to watch. If you watch live TV, you’ll also notice that TV listings now come up instantly and in full screen, letting you see what’s on more channels at once.

Coming soon, live TV listings from the Sling TV app including AMC, TNT, HBO, and more will be integrated into OneGuide, for Xbox One owners in the U.S. This will allow you to be able to see all your favorite channels including Sling TV channels side by side in OneGuide.

Check out the videos above for the full rundown on Avatars and OneGuide on Xbox One, with me and Partner Group Program Manager for Xbox One, Richard Irving. And stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more details on what you can expect when the New Xbox One Experience launches on 12 Nov.

For a closer look at the New Xbox One Experience’s Home and Guide, check out this post and video. Click here for a video on Game Hubs and here for the new and improved Store.

The New Xbox One Experience is almost here – and we’ve got an exciting video of the improved Xbox One Store to share with you! As you’ll see in the video clip above, I recently sat down with Partner Group Program Manager for Xbox One, Richard Irving to talk about a few of the changes and updates we’ve got in store for… well, the Store!

There’s a ton to discover in the New Xbox One Experience, and all of the games you already own will be ready and waiting for you. But when you’re ready for more, quickly find the games and content you want in the optimized Store. As you land on the Store from Home, you’ll notice it expands into four easy to explore areas – Games, Apps, Movies & TV, and Music. A new vertical gallery view inside the Store brings you more listings at a glance. You can browse through categories like Featured, New Releases, Most Played, Top Rated, Coming Soon, and Recommendations to help you find new things to play, interact with, watch, or listen to.

You’ll also notice that the Store has gotten a big quality-of-life upgrade: It’s much faster and easier to navigate, and requires fewer clicks to get to the stuff you care about. The new Store menu for each section is streamlined, allowing you to get to add-on content quickly, plus redeem any codes you may have.

On each game’s page within the Store, we’ve reorganized everything to focus on the information that our fans want when making their purchasing decisions. All of the content for all of the games in the Store is front-and-center, from add-on content to videos and bundle items. Browse some more and you’ll be able to see active Twitch broadcasts for a game, popular screenshots and videos that players have created, and – of course – access each title’s Game Hub, so that you can check out the latest updates on your favorite games directly from the game developers, and see which of your friends play the game. You can also compare Gamerscore, Achievements, and other game stats with your friends.

Like the rest of the New Xbox One Experience, the revamped Store is coming on Nov. 12. Check out the video above for the full rundown, and stay tuned – we’ve got a lot more to share with you between now and launch!

For a closer look at the New Xbox One Experience’s Home and Guide, check out this post and video; for a view of the new Game Hubs, check out this one.

With the New Xbox One Experience just 8 days away, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at one of its coolest features – Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This awesome feature gives Xbox One owners the ability to play Xbox 360 games on their console. Xbox One is the best place to play Xbox 360 games, whether you’re playing them for the very first time or finishing games you’ve already started. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with FLitz from Smosh Games to dive deeper into what fans can expect when Xbox One Backward Compatibility rolls out starting 12 November.

FLitz has some great questions for me on topics ranging from where to find the full library of Back Compat games, how Xbox 360 saves will work, and a quick way to take screenshots of your Xbox 360 Games. So, if you’re dying to know more about Xbox One Backward Compatibility and don’t want to wait until it launches next week, watch the video.