Last month at gamescom, we unveiled pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited edition console designed for our biggest fans. Thanks to you, we saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making Xbox One X the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever with more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles pre-ordered in the first five days than any Xbox ever.

We know you are anxious to get your hands on the world’s most powerful console and we’re pleased to announce Xbox One X standard edition pre-orders begin today. Local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com, are opening up more pre-orders for Xbox One X, so be sure to get yours today.

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When it comes to games, we’re pleased to announce that you’ll be able to enjoy more than 130 (and counting!) new and existing games enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including Far Cry 5, L.A. Noire, Greedfall and Okami HD. We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision. For more information explaining Xbox One X Enhanced program, visit xbox.com/enhanced and check out this video with Albert Penello, Head of Xbox Console Marketing, and me.

Xbox One X joins the Xbox One family of devices this holiday alongside Xbox One S and the recently-announced Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle, Minecraft Limited Edition bundle, Shadow of War bundle and Madden NFL 18 bundle – all also available for purchase or pre-order now. And of course, all your existing Xbox One games and accessories are compatible across the Xbox One family of devices.

 

Content: Dungeons 3
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Game Description: At last, the Dungeon Lord has successfully united the forces of evil and established his dark empire. Time for the next step in his most diabolical quest: expansion!
Through enticing the dark elf priestess Thalya from the fluffy clutches of the surface world to become his chief lieutenant, the Dungeon Lord has found a way to direct his campaign of conquest from the confines of his underground lair. With Thalya on the front line, and the united forces of evil to support her, players will have to use every trick in the book to best those do-gooders of the overworld, once and for all!
Unleash your dark side by creating a unique underground dungeon from a huge array of rooms, traps and structures. Raise the most terrifying army the world has ever seen, by choosing from despicable creatures such as orcs, succubae, zombies and much, much more. Then, once you have built your forces, emerge from the darkness and guide your army to the light of the overworld, where you will corrupt the land and dispatch anything even vaguely heroic, cute or unicorn-shaped. And in a first for the Dungeons series, experience randomly generated levels, so that no two sessions are alike – never-ending fun for any evil conqueror!

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Content: The Minecraft: Story Mode Bundle
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Game Description:
This bundle includes 2 games from Telltale:

– Minecraft: Story Mode (Episodes 1-8)
– Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two (Episodes 1-5)

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME IN THE WORLD OF MINECRAFT

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Content: South Park: The Fractured but Whole
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Game Description: From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to 2014’s award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth. Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure. 

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Content: Rogue Trooper Redux
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Game Description: A pioneering tactical shooter and landmark comic book adaptation, Rogue Trooper is back, remastered and revitalised in true high definition.
Experience acclaimed combat and explosive third person action in this BAFTA-nominated tale of betrayal and revenge at the far reaches of the galaxy.  

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store.

Discounts are valid for Xbox Live Gold members through 23 October 2017.

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday October 24th 2017

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt XCOM® 2  NBA LIVE 18: The One Edition

Xbox One Deals

 

Content Savings
The Witcher 3 GOTY 60%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS GOLD 50%
NBA 2K18 450,000 VC 10%
NBA 2K18 200,000 VC 10%
NBA 2K18 75,000 VC 10%
XCOM 2 60%
Farming Simulator 17 – Premium Edition 67%
Yooka Laylee 25%
Anima Gate of Memories 50%
Battlefield™ 1 Premium 50%
Battlefield™ 1 Revolution 50%
BATTLESHIP 60%
Cyber Complex 25%
F1™ 2017 30%
Farming Simulator 17 60%
Farming Simulator 17 – DLC (Kuhn) 33%
Farming Simulator 17 – Season Pass 33%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS 50%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS DELUXE 50%
GHOST RECON WILDLANDS Medium Credits Pack – 3840 20%
Madden 18 33%
Madden 18 GOAT Squads Edition 33%
McDroid 75%
NBA 2K17 200,000 VC 30%
NBA 2K17 450,000 VC 40%
NBA 2K17 75,000 VC 20%
NBA LIVE 18 50%
Neuro Voider 30%
NHL 18 33%
NHL 18 Deluxe 33%
NHL 18 Super Deluxe 33%
RISK WORLD DOMINATION 60%
The Witcher 3 50%
The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine 50%
The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass 50%
The Witcher 3 Hearts of Stone 50%
Unepic 50%
STAR WARS™ Battlefront™ Ultimate Edition 85%
SWBF Season Pass 100%
The Long Dark  10%
Fortnite Founders Pack 1 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 2 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 3 40%
Fortnite Founders Pack 4 40%

 

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Plus check out these additional deals on Fallout 4 and related content

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 33%
Fallout 4 Automatron 33%
Fallout 4 Contraptions Workshop 33%
Fallout 4 Far Harbor 33%
Fallout 4 GOTY 33%
Fallout 4 Nuka-World 33%
Fallout 4 Season Pass 40%
Fallout 4 Vault-Tec Workshop 33%
Fallout 4 Wasteland Workshop 33%

 

 

Xbox 360 Deals

Red Dead Redemption 67%
The Witcher 2 85%
GTA IV 60%
Bully Scholarship Edition 50%
Grand Theft Auto IV:  The Lost & Damned  50%
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 60%
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 50%
Midnight Club LA: Complete 50%
Max Payne 3 50%
Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Pack 50%
Grand Theft Auto IV:  The Lost & Damned  (JP) 50%
The Witcher 2 (UK) 85%

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Today we announce that the next Fall Update for Xbox One will begin rolling out today.  Mike Ybarra has this post on Xbox Wire but here is a list of some of the new features in this update:

You can personalize your “Home” more than ever before: You can…

  • Make Home uniquely yours. Add your favorite games, friends, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and more directly to your Home screen with a new concept that we call blocks. Once you’ve added blocks, you can remove or change the order of the blocks as you see fit.
  • Have up to 40 pins!  All these pins will appear in the Pin block on Home, as well as the Pins flyout in the new Guide!
  • Easily discover new things, such as friend activities, leaderboards, LFG posts, tips, quick links to Game Hubs, across both your console and Xbox Live at the top of Home.
  • Choose dark, light, or high-contrast theme option in Settings.

You’ll experience a fast, powerful and convenient Guide:

  • It’s now faster and easier to move left and right through horizontal tabs with the left thumb stick or bumpers.
  • When you bring up Guide while in an active party or broadcast, Guide will automatically open the party or broadcast section by default for faster access to controls.
  • New “Friends in games” flyout informs you of friends playing the same game.
  • Game invites wills how up in the Multiplayer tab of the guide.
  • The new Tournaments section in the Multiplayer tab of the Guide provides a quick portal into the official and community tournaments that you’ve joined. Enjoy more Xbox Arena tournament options with the addition of new titles.

Don’t worry about missing any actions when you step away from your console:

  • With the enhanced notification system, when your Xbox One is idle, time-sensitive activities and status are visible from far away.
  • The screen-dimming functionality has also been updated to better prevent screen ghosting, both when the screen is dimmed and when it’s showing notification snapshots of what’s happening on Xbox Live.
  • The newly redesigned Game Hub Welcome tab now features a summary of all the great content around the game on one page.
  • Profiles now enable faster access to recent activity. You can now easily manage who sees your activity feed content through the “Others can see your activity feed” privacy setting.
  • See more content at a glance with new Community feed, and view screenshots and game clips in an immersive, full-screen view.

Get a head start on Xbox One X (Launch Day Nov 7): Your console setup experience will be quicker for both new users and upgraders.  There are new options to help save time when moving from one Xbox One to another (including Xbox One X), so you can get back to playing faster.

  • Transfer your games to an external drive so you can connect it to your new console and play immediately. Just unplug the drive from your current console, plug it in to your new one, and you’re ready to go.
  • Existing Xbox One owners can back up their games and console settings to an external drive so that they’re ready to be applied to the new console during setup.
  • Copy your games and apps over your home network from one console to another via network transfer.
  • Bulk transfer will allow you to select and transfer as many games as you want all at once.
  • You’ll be able to download 4K content for some games ahead of time to your Xbox One or Xbox One S, so that you’re ready to transfer Xbox One X Enhanced games to your new console on day one.
  • You can easily discover over 130 Xbox One X Enhanced titles in the Store, and developers can optimize game delivery by making sure that 4K assets are installed only for Xbox One X.
  • When visiting the Store, you will also see a new Microsoft Store logo and name in the Xbox dashboard (this has already begun rolling out to Windows 10 devices), providing customers with a simpler experience.
  • You’ll be able to sort and filter your Installed and Ready to Install games library to find Xbox One X Enhanced titles.

Discover and Create Engaging Content:

  • The Mixer tab on the dashboard will now display broadcast previews so you can see what’s going on in popular streams before you join them.
  • If your bandwidth supports a 1080p broadcast, we will upgrade it automatically for your Xbox One family of devices.
  • The Broadcast & Capture tab in Guide is also now more deeply integrated with Mixer. Once you start a Broadcast, a new flyout will appear that includes your profile stats.
  • You can also use a USB webcam to broadcast yourself alongside your gameplay on Mixer, or to have a 1:1 or group video chat with friends using Skype.
  • GameDVR will now be able to capture up to 4K/HDR screenshots and game clips on Xbox One X, and you’ll be able to capture content directly to an external hard drive.

 Other features include…

  • You can get personalized tips & help, smart notifications, community tips, & troubleshooting through the new Xbox Assist App.
  • You can also change your console language to select right-to-left languages – Arabic & Hebrew – in the Xbox Settings menu.
  • You will also see a new Microsoft Store logo and name in the Xbox dashboard, providing you with a simpler experience when you download and buy the latest products and content from Microsoft and its partners, including hardware, games, entertainment, apps and more.

Again, this update will start to roll out today and you’ll be prompted sometime in the next few days to take the update.

Content: The Evil Within 2
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Game Description: From mastermind Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 is the latest evolution of survival horror. Detective Sebastian Castellanos has lost it all. But when given a chance to save his daughter, he must descend once more into the nightmarish world of STEM. Horrifying threats emerge from every corner as the world twists and warps around him. Will Sebastian face adversity head on with weapons and traps, or sneak through the shadows to survive.
· Story of Redemption – Return to the nightmare to win back your life and the ones you love.
· Discover Horrifying Domains – Explore as far or quickly as you dare, but prepare wisely.
· Face Disturbing Enemies – Survive the onslaught of horrifying creatures determined to rip you apart.
· Choose How to Survive – Craft traps, sneak, run and hide, or try to battle the horror with limited ammo.
· Visceral Horror and Suspense – Enter a frightening world filled with anxiety-inducing thrills and disturbing moments 

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