At Xbox, we know the controller you reach for can be a form of self-expression as personal as the kicks you choose to rock. They can be reflective of your style and personality or symbolic of a deeper connection to a game, friend or even a nostalgic memory. As we expand our collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers, we aim to provide our fans with new opportunities and more choices to make those kinds of meaningful connections – which is why we’re excited to announce not one, but two new special edition Xbox Wireless Controllers releasing this fall.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition


The Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition is the first in a brand-new series of controllers and our take on a pattern that is classic and iconic – camouflage. The dark palette of black, grey and warm metallic gold on a slightly textured body gives the Xbox Wireless Controller – Night Ops Camo Special Edition a rugged and urban street vibe. It features a metallic gold D-Pad and etched trigger grip that gives you extra control where you need it most. If gritty and cool are your style, you’ll want to scoop one up beginning October 8 for $69.99 USD or pre-order now at select retailers worldwide, including Microsoft Store, near you or online.

To celebrate this new camo series, we teamed up with Meta Threads for the new Xbox Night Ops Camo Label Tee, exclusive to the Xbox Official Gear Shop. Take your love for all things Xbox to the streets with this 100% combed cotton tee in medium weight, pre-shrunk and finished with silk screened detailing and a woven Xbox label. Available in Unisex and Women’s styles, you can get yours from Xbox Official Gear Shop online starting August 20 in the US and Canada for $24.99 USD/$32.99 CAD. If you’re at gamescom this week, swing by the Xbox Official Gear Shop in Hall 5.2 or the Xbox Open Doors location in Gloria Theater to pick up the Xbox Night Ops Camo Label Tee and other Xbox gear in person starting August 19.


Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition


Inspired by sports lifestyle, activewear and pop culture, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition is the third installment in the Sport Series. Like its predecessors, the Sport White Special Edition and Sport Red Special Edition, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport Blue Special Edition features a geometric design with eye-catching metallic accents and a metallic D-Pad. The vibrant blue rubberized grip gives it a pop of color while providing enhanced comfort that helps you stay on target. How’s that for form and function? You can pre-order yours now at select retailers worldwide including Microsoft Store, near you or online, or pick one up beginning September 17 for $69.99 USD.

To complete your ensemble, be sure to pick up the matching Night Ops Camo Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand or Sport Blue Special Edition Xbox Pro Gear Charging Stand by Controller Gear for a seamless charging setup. Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stands are built with the same high-quality materials as Xbox Wireless Controllers, so it’s always an exact match and perfect fit. Each Xbox Pro Charging Stand comes with a premium charging stand, battery cover, rechargeable battery and 6-foot power cord. At $49.99 USD, you can pre-order both now or pick up the Night Ops Camo Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand starting October 8 and the Sport Blue Special Edition Xbox Pro Charging Stand starting September 17 at select online retailers in the US and CA.


As with all Xbox Wireless Controllers, the Night Ops Camo Special Edition and Sport Blue Special Edition controllers are compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and include fan-favorite features you know and love such as a 3.5mm stereo headset jack, Bluetooth technology to play your favorite games on Windows 10 PCs and tablets or Samsung Gear VR. You can also take advantage of the custom button-mapping feature through the Xbox Accessories app to customize your gear just the way you like it. In select markets, these controllers come with 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, so you can explore and discover your next favorite game.

With Early Access beginning a month from today you don’t have long to wait to get your hands on the biggest Gears ever. To celebrate, we’re excited to announce a suite of custom Gears 5 hardware, including a stunning Limited Edition Xbox One X console and controller; a headset, wireless keyboard and mouse from Razer (for console and PC); and external hard drives from Seagate.



Featuring the Omen submerged in ice and snow, the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle ($499) – the first Limited Edition Xbox One X since the Project Scorpio Edition – is designed by The Coalition and the Xbox Industrial Design Team. Available for preorder today at participating retailers worldwide, including Microsoft Store, the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition console features a never-before-seen dark translucent casing and laser-etched cracks across the console’s icy top surface, with snow drifting across a golden Locust symbol on the back.

This bundle features the limited edition Xbox One X, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Kait Diaz Limited Edition, a full-game download of Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, a full-game download of Gears of War Ultimate Edition, full-game downloads of Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War 4 (note that Gears 5 and Gears of War 4 are both Xbox Play Anywhere titles, meaning they are yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC), and 1-month memberships to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold along with in-game Ice Kait and the Ice Jack Character Skins. With 40 percent more power than any other console, a library of thousands of games and true 4K gaming, games play better and are more immersive on Xbox One X.

Beyond the ominous Omen insignia of the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition, the standard edition Xbox One X Gears 5 Bundle ($499) and the Xbox One S Gears 5 Bundle ($299) are also now available for preorder.

For fans looking to add another Limited Edition Xbox Wireless controller to their collection, search no further. Available to be purchased separately is the Xbox Wireless Controller – Kait Diaz Limited Edition ($74.99), featuring a snow-weathered design inspired by Kait’s armor, a textured trigger grip, and rubberized diamond grip. This Xbox Wireless Controller authentically captures the look and feel of classic COG gear. The new controller is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and includes a 3.5mm stereo headset jack and Bluetooth technology for playing on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. This controller will be available on August 20 and can be pre-ordered today at Microsoft Store and select retailers. It also comes with a bonus in-game Ice Kait Character Skin which will be available for use when the title launches on September 10.

If you want to show off your brand-new Xbox Wireless Controller – Kait Diaz Limited Edition in style, also available is the officially licensed Limited Edition Gears 5 Kait Diaz Xbox Pro Charging Stand ($49.99) from Controller Gear, manufactured with the same high quality and color material as your Xbox Wireless Controller. The stand includes a magnetic contact system to ensure a perfect and secure charge every time, so fans can display and charge their Xbox Wireless Controllers with ease beginning August 27 and available for preorder starting today at GameStop.

The Gears franchise is famous for its competitive and versatile multiplayer experience, and Gears 5 continues that tradition by offering five thrilling modes. The best multiplayer sessions across these modes call for the best immersive audio experience like the Razer Thresher for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition wireless headset. With Windows Sonic for virtual surround sound for superior positional audio along with a lag-free wireless connection and digital microphone for crystal clear communication, the Razer Thresher for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition headset provides a high-quality  audio experience, so your game-winning callout to clinch the match with a Gnasher elimination doesn’t go unheard. A bonus in-game item and Lancer weapon skin will also be included within the Gears 5 Edition headset. The Razer Thresher for Xbox One will be available in September, more details to come.

PC gamers know that a mouse and keyboard can be the difference between life and death out there on the ravaged landscapes of Sera, and our friends at Razer are here to help with a new Gears 5 inspired keyboard and mouse. That’s where the world’s first wireless keyboard and mouse designed for Xbox One comes in with the Razer Turret for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition and Razer Thresher for Xbox One – Gears 5 Edition. Get incredible precision on a ten keyless keyboard with an inbuilt mouse mat, paired with a mouse featuring the acclaimed Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor. It’s the one-device solution for advanced gaming — on the couch. With a 2.4 GHz Wireless Connection with Adaptive Frequency Technology and a single unified dongle for stable wireless transmission and performance and featuring an Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chroma™ to light up your living space, this keyboard and mouse will ensure you’re well equipped to survive on Sera. A bonus in-game item and Lancer weapon skin will also be included within the Gears 5 Edition headset. The keyboard and mouse will be available in September for $299.99, more details to come.

Last but certainly not least is the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Gears 5 Special Edition, the perfect collector’s item for the true Gears of War fan. With a 2TB hard drive and USB 3.0 Plug & Play functionality, the Seagate Game Drive for Xbox Gears 5 Special Edition also includes a Lancer weapon skin, Supply Drops for use in Gears 5, and a 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership to play Gears 5 in early access four days early before its September 10 launch. If you need even more space, our friends at GameStop will have a 5TB version of the hard drive as well. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (your existing Gold/Game Pass memberships will upgrade to Ultimate at a conversion ratio; see xbox.com/gamepass for more details), get all the benefits you know and love of both Xbox Game Pass (at select retailers) for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Live Gold, including access to over 100 great games for console and PC and the most advanced multiplayer network for $14.99 per month.

Next month, Gears fans will descend upon Sera to help Kait uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger to Sera – herself, but that doesn’t mean they have to go in alone. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, players can squad up four days early (September 6) and play through five thrilling modes and the deepest campaign yet. Preorders begin today at select retailers worldwide, including a Microsoft Store near you and online. For more information on Gears 5, stay tuned to Xbox Wire.



Today in Los Angeles, California, in partnership with 2K, basketball superstar and this year’s NBA 2K20 cover athlete Anthony Davis unveiled three new Xbox One NBA 2K20 Bundles available for pre-order today and hitting store shelves starting September 6. With these new Xbox One NBA 2K20 Bundles, gamers can experience what’s next in basketball culture and hit the court as their favorite athletes just in time for them to face off IRL in the upcoming regular season kicking off in October.

In addition to a standard edition Xbox One X NBA 2K20 Bundle ($499 USD) and Xbox One S NBA 2K20 Bundle ($299 USD), Davis – the newest power forward for the iconic Lakers – showed off the latest special edition Xbox One X ($499 USD) in larger-than-life-size form. The Hyperspace special edition console features a cyan and magenta night sky design and comes with a matching Xbox Wireless Controller. All three Xbox One NBA 2K20 bundles come with a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, full-game download of NBA 2K20 and one-month trials to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass.

After having some fun unveiling the oversized bundle, Davis went head-to-head with popular NBA 2K insider, Ronnie 2K, in an NBA 2K20 showdown.  Playing NBA 2K20 on Xbox One X, Davis showed off his moves and his new colors in true 4K on the world’s most powerful console. If this match was any preview for what the upcoming season might hold, Lakers fans have a lot to look forward to – Davis had a ball playing as the Los Angeles Lakers and beating the Los Angeles Clippers played by Ronnie 2K.

All Xbox One NBA 2K20 Bundles are available for pre-order today and will be available at participating retailers, including Microsoft Store, in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France and Germany starting September 6.

For more details on today’s event and NBA 2K20, check out xbox.com or Microsoft Store, near you or online.

In June 2017, we launched Xbox Game Pass – with the goal of empowering gamers all over the world to discover their next favorite game. We also wanted to use Xbox Game Pass as a platform for developers to introduce their amazing games to millions of new people. From the beginning, the service was built based on input from gamers and we’re always listening to fan feedbackXbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 great games, available to download and play at full fidelity, for one lowmonthly price. Since launch, we’ve continued to add more diverse titles to the library, including new games from Xbox Game Studios and ID@Xbox partners the same day they release.  

Your feedback directly contributes to the evolution of Xbox Game Pass thank you for taking the time to help us continually improve the service. A top request you have shared from day one is to provide an option to get Xbox Game Pass and the most advanced multiplayer network, Xbox Live Gold, in a single membership. 

We heard you. Today, we’re excited to announce Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will include all of the benefits of Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass. That means the full Xbox Game Pass library of over 100 high quality games, and Xbox Live Gold online multiplayer, in one convenient membership for $14.99 a month. With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers will be able to play together on the most-advanced multiplayer network and discover their next favorite game. 

Starting today, we’re inviting a limited number of our Xbox Insider community members to join and test Xbox Game Pass Ultimate before it launches later this year in current Xbox Game Pass markets 

We look forward to your feedback and to bringing our members even more choice with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this year and beyond.

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Bumblebee is now available on Microsoft Movies & TV, and to celebrate the release, I am giving away a custom Bumblebee Xbox One X + some other cool prizes – similar to the one being given away on official Xbox channels (see that giveaway and eligibility requirements here).

Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson, a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the Decepticons hunt down the surviving Autobots with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns, Bumblebee and Charlie team up to protect the world in an action-packed adventure that’s fun for the whole family.


Custom Bumblebee Xbox One X Giveaway

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Register to enter using the guidance above.

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

Deadline to enter is 2:59 am ET / 11:59 pm PT on Monday, 02 April 19. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 05 April.

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.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Anthony (GT: Playz 4 Keeps) for winning the Bumblebee console + digital movie code, and to the other winners.

Thank you you to all those who participated in the giveaway.

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Just Cause 4 (March 6)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Rico Rodriguez gliding to Xbox Game Pass on March 7! Xbox One players will be able to play as the rugged rogue agent and venture to the Island of Solis where you can unleash chaos in a number of explosive & creative ways. With Rico’s newly customizable grappling hook, you’ll be able to stride, glide and ride through exotic landscapes besieged by extreme weather, pushing you and enemy Black Hand militia to their limits as you lead an army of chaos. Lightning-ridden rain forests, roaring deserts, howling snowstorms…Oh and did we mention tornadoes!? Take in the sights and stay a while. Just Cause 4 is an open world sandbox designed for exploratory, experimental, over-the-top fun, ready for you on Xbox Game Pass.

LEGO Batman 2 (March 6)

Calling all crime fighters! Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more playable DC Comics characters than you can shake a shark repellent covered stick at, are back to save Gotham City. Play as different members of the Justice League in this open world single or multiplayer game, while stopping Lex Luthor, Joker, and more notorious villains in their tracks.

F1 2018 (March 14)

The official video game of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, F1 2018 challenges you to make headlines as you become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before. You will have to build your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that influence your career in the sport. Do you exhibit sportsmanship or showmanship? Will you develop your team to the top or send your agent to target a rival team and driver? F1 2018 puts you in control of your destiny. Featuring all of the official teams, the drivers and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season. 2018 sees the return of the French and German Grand Prix to the calendar meaning that you can now race at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time ever in the series while the Hockenheimring makes a return.

Fallout 4 (March 14)

Returning to your Xbox Game Pass library in a shiny set of Power Armor, Fallout 4 drops you back into the Commonwealth as you set out to search for your missing son. Explore the wasteland, fight vicious Deathclaws and gain new abilities to help shape the fate of a post-apocalyptic Boston. The more you explore, the more you discover, so be sure to scour every inch of the game’s huge map. After all, there will always be another settlement that needs your help.

So many games, so little time. Hopefully that’ll be enough to satisfy your gaming palate… for now! If you want to stay up-to date on all the gaming goodness coming at you every week, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and download the mobile app. And no worries if you get lost between now and our next drop, ‘cause we’ll keep the LEGO Bat-Signal on for ya!

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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Batman: Return to Arkham (February 21)

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the iconic Batman Arkham series, are coming to Xbox Game Pass in this comprehensive compilation that includes the definitive edition of each game, complete with all post-launch downloadable content. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, journey into the depths of Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital and battle supervillain inmates who have taken over the Asylum. Then go soaring into Arkham City, a super-prison built to contain Gotham’s worst criminals in Batman: Arkham City, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.

Headlander (February 21)

Have you ever looked at the glass head in a jar on those retro-futuristic TV shows and thought, “What would that be like?” Look no further my friends. In this 2.5D metroidvania-style game, you are the last known human (well, human head) in the universe. You’re suffering from amnesia like anyone might do if their head was stuck in a jar I suppose, but you do have lasers and beams to attack and yoink the noggins off of robots and put your own there to take over the body. Explore rooms, solve puzzles, defeat hostile machines, and discover what has happened since humanity uploaded their minds into the cloud…

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (February 21)

Unleash the power of the brush in this co-op adventure with Mickey Mouse and Oswald in Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two! With paint brush and remote control, Mickey and Oswald visit the alternate magical world filled with music, forgotten Disney characters, and attractions. Forever change the Wasteland in this heroic adventure where your “PlayStyle Matters”, and you can conduct your own unique soundtrack to this magical world, and truly save the Wasteland.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (February 28)
A horror-themed adventure game where your every choice could determine the fate of young survivor Clementine. Following the harrowing events of The Walking Dead: Season 1 (available now with Xbox Game Pass), Clementine is now alone in a world ruled by the undead. Experience the unique perspective of playing as a child in the apocalypse, where you’ll have to outsmart what you can’t fight. Explore gorgeous comic book style environments, survive harrowing action scenes, crack puzzles, and decide who is friend or foe. Every choice is on the clock, every call is yours, and the consequences will follow you to the very end. With control over her story, what horrors will you let Clementine witness, and what kind of person will she be in the end? In anticipation of the The Walking Dead series finale, download and play with Xbox Game Pass the second season of Clementine’s journey in the undead apocalypse.

Alien: Isolation (February 28)

Experience the modern horror classic that captured the core of the Alien movies and won over 50 Game of The Year awards. Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is trapped aboard Sevastopol space station while an unseen threat lurks, stalking and killing the remaining survivors from deep in the shadows. Hunted by this terrifying creature, Ripley must find some way to escape the station where every breath and movement could be her last. Developed by Creative Assembly in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Alien: Isolation is the perfect distillation of gut-wrenching fear and survival horror.


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With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, plus more games added all the time, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, Xbox Game Pass is the new way for you to discover and play your next favorite game. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first 2 months for $2.

On the latest episode of Inside Xbox, we announced two new bundles with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 joining the Xbox One family. Pre-order the 1TB Xbox One S ($299.99) or the 1TB Xbox One X ($499.99) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Bundle, and experience the ultimate RPG open-world action shooter set in Washington D.C., where exploration and player progression are essential to survival. Jump in on Xbox One and see how the dynamic environment combines the series’ core authenticity with tactical decisions, trading and more.

Both bundles feature an Xbox One console, 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and 1-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Additionally, as part of the Xbox One family, you can enjoy features like a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, and premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Plus, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is specifically enhanced for Xbox One X so you can experience immersive true 4K gaming with 4K Ultra HD with HDR and Dolby Atmos support. Pre-order now; arrives in stores starting March 15, 2019.

Release Date: 03/15/2019

Release Date: 03/15/2019