As previously announced, you can gift select Xbox One digital games and downloadable game content (durables only) as well as Xbox Live Gold (not available in all regions) and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, right from Microsoft Store on the Xbox One family of devices, Windows 10, or online – just in time for the holidays.

Here’s what you need to know about giving or receiving a game gift:

In Microsoft Store on Xbox One, those giving gifts can enter the email address of the gift recipient, or choose a Gamertag from their Xbox Live friends. In Microsoft Store on Windows 10 and online, customers will need to know the email of the recipient in order to send a gift.

Gift recipients will receive a code for their digital gift via an email message that contains instructions on how to redeem the code. The email is sent immediately upon gift purchase. In addition to receiving a gift message via email, on Xbox, gift recipients will receive a system message from Xbox Live containing the code for the digital item along with a “one-click” redemption button to streamline code redemption.

Read more about gift giving over at Xbox Wire.

To celebrate this new feature, we are giving away some gifts of our own over the next couple of weeks!

I will be giving away three Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles over the next few weeks. A winner will randomly be selected on December 08th, 15th and 22nd. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win in all three random drawings. I will update this post each week with the winner, so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is answer the question and submit your entry using the below form:

Project Scorpio Xbox One X Giveaway

Note: Do NOT leave an entry in the comments or on Twitter. Only entries using the entry form above will be accepted.

  • What can you win?

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition console (1TB) – includes console, vertical stand, Project Scorpio Edition wireless controller and Xbox Game Pass subscription (1 month).

 

  • What are the rules?

Submit your entry using the form above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT on Thursday, 21 December. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. The winners will be notified on December 08th, 15th and 22nd.

I will update this post with a list of the winners and/or their Gamer Tags after they have redeemed the prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

Content: Demons Age
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Game Description: Demons Age is a classical Role-playing game, designed to be a modern successor of great classic videogames such as “Baldur’s gate” and “The Temple of Elemental Evil”. Despite “Demons Age” being highly inspired in D&D projects such as ToEE, Chaos Chronicles or Baldur’s Gate, it follows its own perspective on a whole new fictional world. Bigmoon took the artistic freedom to innovate, create new fictional locations, interesting characters, a captivating plot, and a whole new world to discover, experience, and gameplay.

Purchase Demons Age for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Bigmoon Entertainment
Publisher: Bigmoon Entertainment
Website: Demons Age
Twitter: @BigmoonEnt

Content: Hello Neighbor
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Game Description: Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor’s house to figure out what horrible secrets he’s hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There’ll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.

Purchase Hello Neighbor for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Dynamic Pixels
Publisher: tinyBuild
Website: Hello Neighbor
Twitter: @dynamicpixels / @tinyBuild / @DynamicNeighbor

Content: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock 
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Game Description: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Deadlock takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess. Take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict.

Purchase Battlestar Galactica Deadlock for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Black Lab Games
Publisher: Slitherine
Website: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
Twitter: @blacklabgames / @MatrixGamesLtd

Content: Paladin 
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Game Description: You are earth’s last hero – defend civilization from annihilation. Protect the cities, destroy the aliens and upgrade your fighter. Drive back the vile invading scum and save mankind in this frantic twin-stick shooter!

Purchase Paladin for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Pumpkin Games
Publisher: Pumpkin Games
Website: Paladin
Twitter: @PumpkinGames

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Content: Sea Of Thieves
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (03/20/2018 – 3:00 AM).

Packed to the seams with sailing and exploring, fighting and plundering, riddle solving and treasure hunting, Sea of Thieves has everything you need to live the pirate life you’ve always dreamed about. Set in a glorious world of exotic islands, hidden treasures and dangers both natural and supernatural, Sea of Thieves immerses you in a new type of multiplayer action. Whether you’re adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you’re bound to encounter other crews – but will they be friends or foes? And how will you respond?

Pre-order Sea of Thieves and you’ll receive the exclusive Black Dog Pack (containing stylish clothing and items with unique, spectacular designs) as well as a chance to join other pioneering pirates in a Closed Beta ahead of the game’s worldwide launch on March 20th, 2018!

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

The Game Awards 2017 live show will air from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday December 7th, 2017- 9PM ET/ 6PM PT.  Celebrate the best games and gamers of 2017 and get a preview of the most anticipated games of the future. The Game Awards will be streamed on a number of platforms and apps including Mixer, which means you can watch it on your Xbox family of devices.

Besides watching on Mixer it will be streamed on these channels as well:

YouTube Live

Twitch

Facebook live video

Twitter Live

Snapchat

On top of the live show on December 7, special offers are available for all Xbox Live members and are only available through December 10, so take advantage of them while you can.

These deals expired at 11:00 am UTC on Monday December 11th 2017

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Destiny 2 Xbox One Game 35% The Game Awards
Call of Duty: WWII Xbox One Game 17% The Game Awards
Assassin’s Creed Origins Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition Xbox One Game 35% The Game Awards
FIFA 18 Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Cuphead Xbox One Game 15% The Game Awards
NBA 2K18 Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Assassin’s Creed Origins – DELUXE EDITION Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Assassin’s Creed Origins – GOLD EDITION Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Call of Duty: WWII – Digital Deluxe Xbox One Game 10% The Game Awards
Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 25% The Game Awards
Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle Xbox One Game 25% The Game Awards
FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
FIFA 18 ICON Edition Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
FINAL FANTASY XV Digital Premium Edition Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
FINAL FANTASY XV Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
Fortnite – Deluxe Founder’s Pack Add-On 40% The Game Awards
Fortnite – Limited Edition Founder’s Pack Add-On 40% The Game Awards
Fortnite – Standard Founder’s Pack Add-On 40% The Game Awards
Fortnite – Super Deluxe Founder’s Pack Add-On 40% The Game Awards
Forza Motorsport 7 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 25% The Game Awards
Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 20% The Game Awards
Grand Theft Auto V: Megalodon Shark Cash Card Xbox One Game 10% The Game Awards
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Grand Theft Auto V & Great White Shark Cash Card Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Grand Theft Auto V & Megalodon Shark Cash Card Bundle Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
Grand Theft Auto V & Whale Shark Cash Card Bundle Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition Xbox One Game 15% The Game Awards
Injustice 2 Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Mr. Shifty Xbox One Game 33% The Game Awards
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold Xbox One Game 20% The Game Awards
Prey Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 – FC Barcelona Edition Bundle Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Project CARS 2 Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Project CARS 2 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One Game 60% The Game Awards
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 45% The Game Awards
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
Slime Rancher Xbox One Game 33% The Game Awards
South Park: The Fractured but Whole – Gold Edition Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
South Park: The Fractured but Whole Xbox One Game 30% The Game Awards
Tekken 7 Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
TEKKEN 7 – Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 40% The Game Awards
Warframe: 1000 Platinum + Rare Mod Add-On 40% The Game Awards
Warframe: 170 Platinum Add-On 30% The Game Awards
Warframe: 2100 Platinum + Dual Rare Mods Add-On 45% The Game Awards
Warframe: 3210 Platinum + Triple Rare Mods Add-On 50% The Game Awards
Warframe: 370 Platinum Add-On 35% The Game Awards
What Remains of Edith Finch Xbox One Game 25% The Game Awards
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 50% The Game Awards
XCOM 2 Xbox One Game 67% The Game Awards
XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe Editioni Xbox One Game 67% The Game Awards
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Add-On 25% The Game Awards

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

These special offers are valid for all Xbox Live members.

Whether you’re attending The Game Awards 2017 in person or watching it via a live stream, I hope you enjoy the awards presentation of some of the best games of 2017, plus exclusive game world premieres, new game announcements, musical performances, and other surprises Geoff Keighley and crew have planned for the audience.

Content: ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY
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Game Description: TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY is a side-scrolling action game released by SNK in 1994. Using a 2-line system with front and back lines that can freely be switched between, jump, shoot, throw, and perform special attacks to defeat the space pirates who aim for total domination. This game offers simultaneous 2 player mode.

Purchase ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: SNK
Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation
Website: ACA NEOGEO TOP HUNTER RODDY & CATHY
Twitter: @SNKPofficial / @HAMSTER_Corp

Content: Rememoried 
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Game Description: Rememoried is an independent video game, a virtual place where memories change to dreams and the only possible way is forgetting, which becomes a mechanism for proceeding to the next layer of dreams. The Surrealist explorative first-person adventure game. The basic element of gameplay is the ability to forget. Some elements in the surroundings change when the player turns away or leaves, and become more than just a direction sign: they become the way along which the player walks, flies and falls. Finding such a way to the higher levels is a matter of his aptness and intuition, rewarded by advancing higher.

Purchase Rememoried for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Vladimir Kudelka
Publisher: Hangonit Studio
Website: Rememoried
Twitter: @Rememoried