Xbox fans are great at letting us know what they like about Xbox, and what they’d like us to do better.  Whether on MajorNelson.com, NeoGAF, Reddit, Twitter, forums, or in person at events, we are always listening to what our fans have to say. Your passionate feedback has been a key factor in many of our decisions over the course of the last year.

That’s why today we’re rolling out a new fan feedback portal: Xbox Feedback. It’s a place where Xbox fans from around the world can submit their ideas for Xbox – any idea – and have people vote on it. Because everything will happen on one site, we’ll be able to get a better idea of which ideas are truly the most important to Xbox fans. The best part: the ideas, comments, and votes will be tallied up and presented to the Xbox design, engineering, and operations teams on a very regular basis.

Ready to contribute? Head over to Feedback.xbox.com to submit your idea, or vote on others. Be sure to read the FAQ and Posting Guidelines before you get started. With your help, we’ll continue to make Xbox the best place to play.

The first day of E3 is always a big one for everyone here at Xbox, as it’s our chance to finally show off some of the great games we’ve got in our development pipeline. This year was no different, as our Xbox: Game On media briefing (watch it again here!) was chock full of great games coming in 2014 and beyond. Naturally, we thought you’d appreciate being able to check out all of our announcement in one place:

Xbox Delivers Winning Lineup of Exclusive Games for this Holiday Season – Want all of the info on everything that was shown this morning? Here’s the place to find it!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Puts More Than a Decade of Halo on One Disc – Landing just in time to celebrate Halo 2’s 10-year anniversary on November 11 of this year, this fan-pleasing package contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 on a single disc for $59.99. Is this the best deal in gaming?

Crackdown Returns With Even More Mayhem on Xbox One – That’s right, Crackdown is back in a big way! Original creator Dave Jones has returned to bring a brand-new Crackdown experience to Xbox One and it looks like this one will be crazier than ever. Also, orbs!

Forza Horizon 2 Opens Up a Whole New World for Racers – This might not have been a big surprise if you’ve been following the game’s reveal on IGN over the last week, but we’re glad our friends at Turn 10 can finally show this game to the world.

Ori and the Blind Forest – This gorgeous new platformer from Moon Studios tells the tale of Ori, a Forest Guardian that must save his home from a sudden blight. This is one to keep a close eye on.

Top Independent Creators, New ID@Xbox Games Storm E3 – Are you ready for some awesome independent games? We’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out extended montage that shows off all 36 titles mentioned in this article!

Test Your Racing Mettle on Forza Motorsport 5’s Nurburgring – One of the world’s most famous tracks is available right now in Forza Motorsport 5. Not only do you guys this amazing track, you also get five new cars!

We’ll be bringing you more on some of the biggest and best Xbox One games throughout the week of E3, so check Xbox Wire often.

Today is the day – in a few short hours, Xbox: Game On will show you why Xbox is the best place to play in 2014 and beyond. As E3 kicks off from the Galen Center in Los Angeles, we want you watch along with us – and to tell us what you think as it unfolds.

First things first – the Xbox E3 Media Briefing launches with our Green Carpet Pre-Show at 9am Pacific on Xbox.com and Xbox Live. Then stick around for Xbox: Game On at 9:30 AM Pacific (also viewable on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada).

When the lights come up, the show rolls on. New this year, Xbox will broadcast a fan-centric “post-game show” exclusively on Twitch. The Xbox: E3 Briefing Post Show will feature Xbox leaders and developers answering questions from Twitter and the live studio audience. Submitting questions is easy – just Tweet at one of our panelists and include the #XboxE3 hashtag:

What they talk about is up to you, so be sure to get some great questions in during the briefing!

For everything Xbox at E3, make sure to return to xbox.com/e3 all week long.







Last week, we detailed all of the ways that you can join us at E3. Today, we want to follow up with some more details about the Microsoft Store event this coming Sunday where we’ll be raffling off access to the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing.

Xbox E3

By utilizing a raffle system, we’ve optimized the event to minimize waiting for fans – there’s no reason to spend your whole weekend camping out. Everyone who arrives by 11am will have an equal chance of gaining entry to Monday’s big event. Additionally, we’ll have a number of ID@Xbox titles for attendees to play at the Microsoft Store, including the innovative Fru and #IDARB’s 8-player madness. Of course, it wouldn’t be a fan event if we didn’t raffle off some other goodies as well. OK, here are all the relevant details:

What: Major Nelson’s Pre-E3 Event at Century City

Where: Microsoft retail store at Century City – 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

When: Sunday, June 8th – Raffle starts at 11am, in-Store event from 1 to 3pm.

Xbox E3 Media Briefing ticket raffle details (read carefully!):

The line for the Xbox E3 Media Briefing ticket raffle opens at 11am in the courtyard on the side of LensCrafters near the Microsoft store at Century City mall (there will be signs directing you from the Microsoft Store). Camping is not allowed (or necessary!). Every person who enters the line beginning at 11am will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win an Xbox E3 Media Briefing pass.

100 winners will be selected via raffle for a pass to the E3 Media Briefing:

  • We will have a raffle drawings every 15 minutes after the line opens at 11am until 12:45pm.
  • First raffle: 11:15am
  • Last raffle: 12:45pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be 18 to attend the press briefing. No exceptions – ID will be checked!

What happens if I do not win an E3 Media Briefing pass, may I still attend the event?

Customers who do not win the E3 briefing passes will be encouraged to come to the store for the event from 1-3pm with Major Nelson. We will have new and unreleased ID@Xbox titles to play, and other fun giveaways in the store for customers to participate in.

More details on the Facebook event page here. Any questions? Ask away in the comments.

We look forward to meeting you on Sunday!






/ Larry Hryb / @majornelson

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With E3 less than two weeks away, the Xbox team is hard at work getting ready to show the world what we’ve got in store for the future. We can’t wait to share more with those of you watching from home or the office, but we also realize that some fans might want to do more than just watch. Although many E3 events are closed to the public, we know that a lot of our fans live in the greater Los Angeles area and would love to take part in celebrating all things Xbox. To that end, we’ve put together a number of great events taking place throughout the week of E3, both in LA and online. We hope to see you there!

E3 show view

Microsoft Store Pre-E3 Event (Sunday, June 8 from 1-3pm, line opens at 11am)
Have you always wanted to attend the Xbox E3 Media Briefing? This is your chance! One hundred people who attend this event at the Century City Microsoft Store will be granted access (via raffle) to Monday’s Xbox E3 Media Briefing event and Xbox: E3 Briefing Post Show. While you’re at the Microsoft Store, go hands on with ID@Xbox titles as a sneak peek of what’s on the E3 show floor – before E3 even gets underway. We’ll share more specifics next week.

Pre-Show/Green Carpet (Monday, June 9 at 9am PT)
New this year, we are inviting fans to be part of the excitement at the Galen Center in the final minutes before the show kicks off. Tune in to our live stream on Xbox.com or Xbox Live for an exclusive pre-show featuring sneak previews and interviews with our development partners and celebrity fans as they arrive at the Galen Center and walk the green carpet.

Xbox E3 Media Briefing (Monday, June 9 at 9:30a PT)
Details on this post from earlier in May.

Xbox: E3 Briefing Post Show (Monday, June 9 at 11:15am PT)
Tune over to Twitch.tv/xbox immediately following Xbox: Game On for a live, fan-centric “post-game show.” Xbox leaders and developers seen on the Media Briefing stage will talk more about what was just shown and will answer questions from Twitter and the live studio audience. Guests include Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox), Chris Charla (ID@Xbox), Yusuf Mehdi (Microsoft Devices & Studios), Ted Price (Insomniac Games), and Bonnie Ross (343 Industries). Details on how to submit questions for the Post Show will be revealed soon.

Sunset Overdrive Event at Century City Microsoft Store hosted by Major Nelson (Wednesday, June 11 from 6 – 9pm)
Insomniac Games is taking the Sunset Overdrive E3 show floor experience outside of the LA Convention Center for one night only! Join us at the Century City Microsoft store to be among the first gamers to go hands on with this upcoming Xbox One exclusive. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Insomniacs that make Sunset Overdrive and Xbox Live’s Major Nelson. Ice cold Overcharge Delirium XT awaits! (Yes, seriously)

ID@Xbox on Twitch (Tuesday through Thursday during E3 show hours)
While the Xbox E3 booth is open, we’ll be broadcasting what you want – straight gameplay. Every day, we’ll focus on two different ID@Xbox titles, with many of the developers stopping by to chat with viewers. We’ll also be taking many other titles over to the Twitch E3 booth throughout the week, so keep an eye on the main Twitch channel as well. The full broadcast schedule will be revealed at the beginning of E3 week.

Xbox.com/E3 is also a great place to catch up on the latest news.




Another May is upon us, which can mean only one thing: E3 is just a few short weeks away. Today we’re confirming that Xbox: Game On, the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing, will take place Monday, June 9 beginning at 9:30 AM PDT.

E3 show view

During the briefing, you’ll be treated to everything from in-depth looks at previously announced games to trailers for our unannounced games coming in 2014 and beyond. You can stream Xbox: Game On live beginning on June 9 at 9:00 AM PDT with our pre-show coverage on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, and Windows Phone globally. You can also watch Xbox: Game On on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada at 9:30 AM PDT.

We’re also planning a number of fan-centric events both before and after Xbox: Game On for those fans that are in LA and for those who are watching around the world. Stay tuned for more details on those activities as we get closer to E3!







To celebrate the Titanfall launch, Microsoft Stores want to send you to the next huge event in the industry: E3.

From today through March 16, all Microsoft retail stores will host an online and in-store contest where fans can enter for a chance to receive a trip to the most exciting event in the gaming industry, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles June 10-12, where I’ll show you some of the highlights. 

A total of five winners will receive a VIP prize package including round trip airfare for them and a friend to LA, two nights’ hotel stay, a $3,000 Microsoft store gift card, admission to the Xbox press briefing where all the latest Xbox news is announced and new trailers are revealed.

Here’s the fine print: Rules and eligibility. Customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can enter for their chance to win on MicrosoftStore.com, in-person at Microsoft retail store locations, or via mail. More information on the E3 Sweepstakes can be found here, including official rules and eligibility.

Good luck!