Content: Farming Simulator 17
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (10/25/16).

Farming Simulator 17 invites you into the challenging world of a modern day farmer. Take on all the challenges of farming life, including animal husbandry, crops, sales, and woodcutting. You decide how you want to manage and grow your farm in a huge, open world!

There are 2 versions of Farming Simulator 17 available for pre-order – Farming Simulator 17 or Farming Simulator 17 – Premium Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Farming Simulator 17 – this bundle includes the full game + for pre-ordering you will get two bonus tractors: Challenger MT700E Field Viper and Valtra T-Series Cow Edition.

Farming Simulator 17 Premium Edition – this bundle includes the full game and season pass + for pre-ordering you will get two bonus tractors: Challenger MT700E Field Viper and Valtra T-Series Cow Edition

With the release of Titanfall 2 quickly approaching, Respawn Entertainment is conducting two separate tests (19-21 August & 26-28 August) to stress-test the multiplayer servers they’ll be using for Titanfall 2 when it officially launches on 28 October.

Take to the Frontier during the Titanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test. Go hands-on on with two Titans, all-new Pilot abilities like the grappling hook, and more.

The tech test is open to all Xbox Live Gold Members and available for download starting on 19 August – but if you would like the chance to download it and start playing today, then you can enter this short contest I’m hosting for a chance to win 1 of 50 codes that will give you early access.

Titanfall 2 Tech Test Giveaway

UPDATE: Thank you all who participated and congratulations to those who won a code. All codes have been emailed to the winners.

DETAILS ON THE TITANFALL 2 TECHNICAL TEST – WEEKEND 1

Dates:
19 – 21 August

Pilot Abilities: 
Pulse Blade
Grapple
Holo Pilot
Stim

Titans:
Ion
Scorch

Modes:
Pilots vs. Pilots
Bounty Hunt

Maps:
Boomtown
Homestead
Training

Primary Weapons:
R-201
CAR
Spitfire
LSTAR
Kraber
Double Take

Pre-order Titanfall 2 Standard Edition – this bundle includes Titanfall 2 and Titanfall 2 Nitro Scorch Pack.

Pre-order Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition – this bundle includes Titanfall 2, Titanfall 2 Nitro Scorch Pack and Deluxe Edition Content.

To read more about Titanfall 2 and the second tech test, check out Respawn’s website here.

Content: Unnamed Fiasco
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Game Description: An epic battle between an old lady with a mustache and a lucha libre baby fighter is about to unfold. Unnamed Fiasco is a competitive local multiplayer game where your mistakes can actually help you. Every time your character dies during a match, a new clone is created to help you by repeating your past lives movements and actions. Hit piñatas to collect power-ups and face the minute madness that completely change the match flow. Fight on top of an old Mayan temple, a crowded bullring, a laboratory with deadly lasers and more. Face your friends on intense couch multiplayer matches or go solo on tons of action-puzzle challenges with online leaderboards.

Purchase Unnamed Fiasco for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Unnamed Fiasco Team
Publisher: Unnamed Fiasco Team
Website: Unnamed Fiasco
Twitter: @unnamedfiasco

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Content: Baila Latino
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Game Description: A fun dance game for all your family and friends. Latin American music is suitable for all ages, and makes children and adults dance, creating an atmosphere of great amusement in front of the TV. There are 20 hit songs to choose from, and the game’s choreography has been created by professional dancers, Carlo Romano and Vera Sokolova from the “Carolyn Smith Dance Academy”. You can play alone or with friends, up to four players at the same time. The lyrics of the song will appear on the TV screen so while you are dancing, others can sing!

Purchase Baila Latino for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: OXYGENE MEDIA
Publisher: OXYGENE MEDIA
Website: Baila Latino
Twitter: @O2_Games

It was a busy day preparing the Xbox booth for gamescom, one of the world’s biggest video game trade show events featuring over 800 exhibitors and 500,000 visitors from 50 different countries. I wanted to share some of the news and stories from today in this recap.

Earlier today, I teamed up with @AceyBongos to do a livestream of the Xbox booth. If you didn’t catch the stream you can watch it below:

 

The Xbox Wire posted a few stories related to gamescom and the titles that will be shown off in the Xbox booth. You can read them here:

Looking Back and Looking Forward at gamescom 2016

Thoughts from the Sea of Thieves PC Design Lead

Celebrating Three Years of ID@Xbox

Halo Wars 2 Comes to Europe: Thoughts from Creative Assembly

Gears of War 4 Showcased in Glorious 4K at gamescom

Forza Racing Championship Series Week 1 Results

If you’re attending gamescom and you want to try and get one of the 200 tickets to attend Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2016, you can find all of the details here. We’ll have more news stories, livestreams and other surprises over the next few days, so keep checking back here or follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss any of it.

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At Xbox, we’re continuously exploring new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences by providing you with the choice to play how you want, where you want. Since the launch of the Xbox One, gamers have had the choice to use their accessories wired or wirelessly with their console, and we’ve expanded those options to Windows PCs with the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, and more recently, the new Xbox Wireless Controller with built-in Bluetooth.

Today, we’re continuing to expand the way gamers can connect their Xbox One accessories to their PC by announcing the first PC with integrated Xbox Wireless — the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube. With built-in Xbox Wireless, this PC supports all Xbox One wireless accessories — such as the Xbox Wireless Controller — straight out of the box, without needing any additional adapters or wires.

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While this is the first partner device to have built-in Xbox Wireless support, it won’t be the last. We are currently working with other partners such as Astro, PDP, Turtle Beach, and many more. Going forward, you should expect to see both new PCs and new accessories that support Xbox Wireless as we create new ways for our fans to play seamlessly across devices. Let’s explore what this means for gamers.

Best-in-class wireless gaming

Xbox Wireless provides you with a best-in-class wireless gaming experience across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Designed specifically for gaming, Xbox Wireless provides advantages over other connection methods, such as:

  • Low-latency and high-quality wireless gameplay for up to 8 devices* at once
  • Cross-platform use across Xbox One and Windows PCs
  • Wireless support for stereo sound through a headset
  • Eliminating the need for multiple adapters or wires for each device

*See supported scenarios here.

Our vision for Xbox Wireless

Windows 10 PCs with built-in Xbox Wireless support give gamers a number of premium ways to play together or alone.  Exact implementation in our partners’ devices and accessories will vary based on the type of device and the partner themselves.  In the IdeaCentre Y710, for example, we are using the Xbox Wireless Adapter and integrating it inside the physical chassis – the first time this has ever been done officially.  In the future, we plan to enable direct integration of Xbox Wireless into PC motherboards with our hardware partners.

For gamers who are happy with their current PC rig, but still want to take advantage of Xbox Wireless, the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows is available now and can simply plug in to your Windows PC USB port.

And of course, your Xbox One or Xbox One S console already supports Xbox Wireless.

Find the right device for you

Through our partners, we plan to deliver a range of Xbox Wireless supported PCs and accessories such as headsets, joysticks, and other input devices. These partners include Astro, HyperX, Lenovo, Mad Catz, PDP, Plantronics, Razer, SteelSeries, and Turtle Beach. A great example of one of these accessories is PDP’s all new Rock Band Wireless Fender Jaguar Guitar Controller, found in the Rock Band Rivals Band Kit. By supporting Xbox Wireless, it will connect to your Xbox One with no need for dongles or wires.

Look for the Xbox Wireless logo on the box to know that the PC or accessory will work seamlessly within the ecosystem:

Xbox Wireless Inline 2

At Xbox we believe in playing the games you want, where you want, with the people you want. By expanding the Xbox Wireless ecosystem with new accessories and PCs such as the IdeaCentre Y710, gamers have more choice and more freedom to play anywhere. Stay tuned for more Xbox Wireless supported devices coming soon. To find out more, please go to the Xbox Wireless page on Xbox.com.

Content: Binaries
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (8/29/2016).

Test your skills and reflexes as you simultaneously guide two lovable balls through over 100 controller-smashingly tough platform challenges. Control both at exactly the same time as you try to avoid the death and danger that awaits their every move. Features over 100 levels of fiendish puzzle solving and death-defying challenges plus funky adaptive music that ramps up when you do well and chills out if you’re stuck.

 

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Today, in partnership with EA SPORTS, we’re pleased to announce the ultimate way to experience EA SPORTS FIFA 17, the next installment of the biggest-selling sports franchise in the world, with the Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundles.

Coming to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S. beginning September 22 and packed with everything a soccer enthusiast needs to get ready for the season, the Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle comes with a full-game download of FIFA 17, three Ultimate Team Loan Legends, one month of EA Access and either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive (1TB version also includes an Ultimate Team Rare Player Pack) to play all the biggest blockbusters in Xbox history, at $299 USD and $349 USD respectively.

With EA Access, you’ll get to dive into FIFA 17 and live your story in FIFA 17’s The Journey on September 22, five full days before it launches – exclusively on Xbox One. Additionally, your EA Access membership gets you access to The Vault, a collection of awesome EA titles that are free during your month membership period. You also get 10 percent savings on all EA digital purchases, including FIFA Points to help build your FIFA Ultimate Team, and the chance to play a variety of upcoming EA games like Madden NFL 17, NHL 17 and Battlefield 1 for a limited time before their release along with the ability to keep your progress if you decide to purchase the game.

In addition to all of that, you can play over 100 console exclusives on the highly-anticipated and newly designed Xbox One S, which features one of the top 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players on the market, 4K video streaming and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, plus a growing catalog of Xbox 360 backward compatibility titles, and the most advanced multiplayer network, Xbox One S is the ultimate games and entertainment system.

Pre-order the Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle from the MS Store and other retailers.

 

Content: BioShock: The Collection
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (9/13/2016).

Return to the cities of Rapture and Columbia and experience the award-winning BioShock franchise like never before, beautifully remastered in 1080p. BioShock: The Collection contains all single-player content from BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite, all single-player add-on content, the “Columbia’s Finest” pack, and Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock, featuring Ken Levine and Shawn Robertson.