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This Week on Windows: Remix 3D, Minecraft and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on our latest programs and deals for back to school, read our Windows 10 Tip on how to use Surface Dial with Paint 3D – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

The Better Together Beta for Minecraft is here!

The Better Together Beta for Minecraft is here!

If you’re on a Windows 10 PC, your world expands to being able to play with friends across devices. The Better Together Update we announced at E3 2017 is designed to unify the console, mobile and Windows 10 PC versions of the game under one single Minecraft edition, which will include infinite worlds, the community Marketplace and community servers (which are coming to the beta later on!). It’ll introduce cross-platform support, allowing console, Windows 10 PC and mobile Minecrafters to play together for the first time! Who can participate? Players on Windows 10 PC, Android and soon Xbox One are welcome to jump into cross-platform play with other beta testers across all three devices. For the full announcement, head over to Minecraft.net!

Build the Car of Your Dreams in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Forza

Welcome to week three of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, our weekly look at the 700+ cars coming to the game at launch. This week, in addition to announcing a massive collection of Japanese vehicles – 77 in total – we’re also turning the spotlight on the body customization options available to players in Forza Motorsport 7. For the first time in the Forza Motorsport series, we’re bringing wide-body kits to a number of cars in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition, numerous body-kit options from Forza Horizon 3 will also be available in Forza Motorsport 7, including Upgrade Heroes like the Nissan S14 and the 240SX SE announced today. Wheel options will be abundant in Forza Motorsport 7. In addition to bringing over a number of the new-entry wheels from Forza Horizon 3, we’re adding a selection of new race-inspired. Read more over at Xbox Wire!

Alien: Covenant

Alien

While on a colonizing mission in a distant corner of the galaxy, the ship Covenant stumbles upon a planet that appears to be an undiscovered paradise…but is actually home to something more terrifying than they ever could have imagined. Watch Alien: Covenant ($19.99 HD, $17.99 SD), now available in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store two weeks before it comes to Blu-ray. For a limited time, win fun swag courtesy of #AlienCovenant! Learn more here.

New Minecraft Marketplace Content!

Minecraft marketplace

Today, we’re releasing even more new content created by our Marketplace partners Noxcrew, Eneija, Razzleberry Fox and Jigarbov: Infinity Dungeon EX map, Summer Festival Skin Pack, Survivors Skin Pack, Kings and Paupers Skin Pack, and the Sports Skin Pack! Anyone on Bedrock Engine platforms can download the new content for now (Windows 10 & mobile devices), but we’re bringing Xbox One and Nintendo Switch into the Bedrock ecosystem soon. To learn more, head over to Minecraft.net!

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: Shark Week, Imagine Cup, Help Me Choose and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on the news out of Imagine Cup, check out our Windows 10 Tip on getting started with Windows Help Me Choose, dive into Shark Week – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Halo Wars 2: Serina & Spearbreaker Bundle

Halo Wars 2: Serina & Spearbreaker Bundle

The latest update to Halo Wars 2 features two exciting new story missions in Operation: Spearbreaker, and a beloved, digitally deceased but downloadably undeterred new Leader – the UNSC Spirit of Fire’s former AI Serina. Both Serina and the Operation: Spearbreaker story missions are available now for Windows 10 as part of the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass, as individual purchases at $5.99 USD each, or a special 2-pack version that includes both pieces of content for $9.99 USD.

Fable Fortune (Game Preview) – Buy for $11.99, through July 31

Fable Fortune (Game Preview)

Play as one of six unique Heroes in a collectible card game that combines the iconic world and characters of Albion with fast-paced and thrilling tactical gameplay. In Fable Fortune (Game Preview) ($14.99 Regular Price, $11.99 Sale Price through July 31) your destiny is on the cards! Starting today, Fable Fortune is 20% off through July 31, 2017.

Sci-Fi Sale in Books*

Sci-Fi Sale in Books

Summer is when we escape the rhythms of the rest of the year – and many of us dive into a great book to do that. The Science Fiction Sale in Books makes this easy and fun, with the ten top sci-fi titles on sale for just $2.99 through July 31.

Netflix – Ozark

Netflix - Ozark

Netflix (Free, with IAP options) brings a stellar cast – and a compelling plot – together in its new original series Ozark. Watch as financial adviser Jason Bateman drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri’s Ozark mountains, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. Laura Linney co-stars as his wife in this compelling, not-to-be-missed new drama.

Have a great weekend!

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This Week on Windows: New LinkedIn app, organize your photos and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to learn all about the new LinkedIn app for Windows 10 PCs, check out the Apps to Study and Play Collection, read this week’s Windows 10 Tip on getting started with the Photos app and Sway – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Learn how indie games are providing a platform to showcase creativity and diversity in the latest episode of our .future podcast

.future podcast

We recently launched .future, a new podcast about making the future happen. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about the ‘Moonlights’ and ‘Napoleon Dynamites’ – the indie games that are breaking out, changing paradigms and making a case for independence in gaming. Head over here to listen to our own Major Nelson & Katie Stone Perez discuss the gaming industry and how to support indie developers!

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Groove playlists – Best Beats for the Beach

Groove playlist

Groove knows what a great day at the shore should sound like, and its Best Beats for the Beach playlists bring together awesome music in a series of can’t-miss mixes. Wherever you are, Groove has a playlist for your mood – from Poolside, to Chill on the Beach, to Upbeat Tempo and the Wind-Down.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale – Buy for $69.99

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale

Technology makes it easy to capture images every day, but keeping them organized, easy to find and easy to share is where Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 ($69.99 through July 30, 2017; regularly $99.99) comes in. Now on sale for 30% off through July 30, Adobe PSE makes photo and video organization, editing, creating, and sharing as simple as it gets.

Apps to Study and Play

Apps to study and play in the Windows Store

Apps to Study and Play Collection is a special selection of 18 helpful, handy apps to accompany students through another year of studying and accomplishment. Popular titles include Nebo, Complete Anatomy, Duolingo, Khan Academy and much more. Check out the whole selection in the Windows Store today!

The Strain, Season 4 – Buy from $16.99

THE STRAIN - Pictured: Rupert Penry-Jones as Quinlan. CR: James Minchin/FX

It all comes down to the final fight. After a nuclear apocalypse, does humanity stand a chance against the vampiric strigoi? Watch the final season of the terrifying horror series The Strain ($24.99 HD, $16.99 SD) available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: Skype, Mixer and Ghost in the Shell

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here for all the news from Inspire 2017, read our Windows 10 Tip on how to get started viewing and streaming with Mixer – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Here’s what’s new in the latest update to Skype on Windows 10

Xbox at gamescom 2017

Xbox at gamescom 2017

We’re happy to announce that in August that Xbox is coming to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2017. This will be the first time Xbox One X will be on the ground in Europe, with a huge line up of 27 playable games from developers around the world, including Forza Motorsport 7, Age of Empires Definitive Edition and Sea of Thieves. Head over to Xbox Wire for a rundown of what’s happening throughout the week. See you there!

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, Episode 1

 Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, Episode 1

The second season of the narrative-led Minecraft spin-off series is here! And so begins an all new adventure involving bitter rivalries, cursed gauntlets, obstinate llamas, mythical beings, mystic temples and much more.  The first of five episodes of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, titled Hero In Residence, is available to download today!

Candy Crush on CBS

Candy Crush on CBS

Candy Crush is more than just one of the world’s most popular and addictive games; it’s a live-action game show on CBS. And now, enjoy themed mini-games from each episode running in different versions of Candy Crush games – Candy Crush Saga has four mini challenges, Candy Crush Soda Saga has team-vs-team events, and Candy Crush Jelly Saga includes a TV-themed version of the Cupcake Challenge. It’s next-generation technology and whole new level of fun for Candy Crush fans.

Apps to Study and Play

Apps to study and play in the Windows Store

Apps to Study and Play Collection is a special selection of 18 helpful, handy apps to accompany students through another year of studying and accomplishment. Popular titles include Nebo, Complete Anatomy, Duolingo, Khan Academy and much more. Check out the whole selection in the Windows Store today!

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale – Buy for $69.99

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale

Technology makes it easy to capture images every day, but keeping them organized, easy to find and easy to share is where Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 ($69.99 through July 30, 2017; regularly $99.99) comes in. Now on sale for 30% off through July 30, Adobe PSE makes photo and video organization, editing, creating, and sharing as simple as it gets.

Ghost in the Shell – Buy from $14.99

Ghost in the Shell

Major is the first of her kind: a human mind inside an artificial body, cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier. When she learns that her creators lied about her origins to control her, Major will stop at nothing to learn the truth and take down the people who stole everything from her. Ghost in the Shell ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) is available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store, more than two weeks before it hits Blu-ray.

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: .future podcast debut, virtual desktops and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Check out .future, the new podcast from Microsoft and Gimlet Creative about making the future happen; read our Windows 10 Tip on how to keep your apps organized with virtual desktops; head over here for more on the Ultimate Game Sale – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Adventure Time has arrived for Minecraft on Bedrock Engine Platforms!

 Adventure Time has arrived on Minecraft

Today, we’re bringing the Adventure Time Mash-Up Pack to Minecraft players on our Bedrock Engine Platforms! Those who are in the mood for some princess-saving on Windows 10, Pocket Edition and VR devices are now free to do so. Featured in this pack are all of your favorite Adventure Time characters, the world of Ooo, a bespoke texture set and original soundtrack – all for 990 coins in the Minecraft Marketplace. For the full announcement, head over to Minecraft.net! 

Anime Month in the Windows Store

 Anime Month in the Windows Store

Anime Month is back! Now through July 31, enjoy huge savings and earn rewards on TV, movies, and games. Plus, get the first seasons of Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, and Yu Yu Hakusho for FREE all month long on Microsoft Movies & TV. Check out all that Anime Month has to offer in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: Ultimate Game Sale, customize your desktop and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to personalize your PC with themes in the Windows Store; head over here for more on the Ultimate Game Sale, beginning Friday, June 30; read all about the biometric identity ring that works with Windows Hello; get better viewing with Sling TV Cloud DVR, now for Windows 10 – and keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Pinball FX3 coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One this summer

Pinball FX3

Pinball FX has a long and storied history on Xbox Live, having released in the early days of Xbox LIVE Arcade in July 2010 (almost 7 years ago!). Now the time has come to evolve the Pinball FX2 platform, with Pinball FX3: the biggest, most community-driven pinball game ever created. New single-player modes have been developed that will help make players develop their skills and perform better, and you can bring the majority of your previous PFX2 purchases to PFX3 at no charge. Head over to Xbox Wire to read more, and keep an eye on pinballfx.com for news and updates!

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Spartan Jerome-092 and Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee clash in Halo Wars 2 on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Two iconic figures from the Halo Wars series return to the forefront in the latest downloadable content for Halo Wars 2: the Icons of War pack. First up is Commander Jerome-092, Spartan-II super soldier and leader of Red Team aboard the UNSC Spirit of Fire. Next is the deadly and merciless Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee, who may not have survived his stint as the primary antagonist of the first game, but arrives in Halo Wars 2 with loads of resentment and zero Regret. Both Jerome-092 and Arbiter Ripa ‘Moramee are available as part of the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass, or available for individual purchase at $5.99 USD each. You can also purchase a special 2-pack version that includes both Leaders for $9.99 USD. As always, new Halo Wars 2 content will continue to come in the months ahead, so follow @Halo and stay tuned to Halo Waypoint and Xbox Wire for the latest info. See you on the battlefield!

Killer Instinct

 A new warrior comes to Killer Instinct in this latest update.

A new warrior comes to Killer Instinct ($4.99) in this latest update. For Aria, Eagle is the most valuable being on the planet. His ability to commune with and influence all forms of life, including machines, holds the key to her total destruction. Now, set free after years of imprisonment in Aria’s dream world, Eagle returns to restore balance to the Earth.

Fate of the Furious

Fate of the Furious, available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

When a mysterious woman draws Dom into her world of crime in Fate of the Furious, his friends will crisscross the globe to stop her and bring back the man who made them a family. Own the latest installment in this blockbuster franchise two weeks before Blu-ray, available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store. Plus, for a limited time, purchase Fate of the Furious and get a free in-game item for the Rocket League game on Xbox One!

Preacher Season 2 – Buy from $22.99

Preacher Season 2 now in the Windows Store

Preacher ($24.99 HD, $22.99 SD) is back for a thrilling second season as Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy set out on a road trip to find God and get caught up in an epic battle spanning Heaven, Hell and humanity. Watch the season premiere of this twisted comedic drama now in in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store!

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: Spotify in the Windows Store, 360° videos, E3 and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to watch 360° videos with the Windows 10 Creators Update, catch up on all the Xbox news out of our E3 Briefing, learn more about the launch of Surface Laptop and Surface Pro, head over here for six things you need to know about Windows 10 S, or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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There has never been a better time to buy a Surface

Surface Laptop

If you’ve been waiting to purchase your new Surface, there’s never been a better time. We announced last week that at all physical Microsoft Stores in the US or Canada, when you trade in an old device, including an Apple MacBook or iPad, you will receive up to $850 off most Surface devices, including the new Surface Pro and Surface Laptop*.

Microsoft Store associates will help find the right Surface for you with a device fitting, and with the new Surface Migration Assistant app, you can easily transfer all your files, pictures, music and settings to your new Surface device without missing a beat. Come into a Microsoft Store and let us show you how easy it is to make the switch to a Surface.

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

djay Pro Sale – Buy for $39.99

djay Pro

Thirty million downloads are powerfully persuasive recommendations – and djay Pro ($39.99, regularly $49.99, June 19-25, 2017) doesn’t disappoint. Now, get all its amazing features and effects – including Surface Dial integration, for scratching – along with the access to millions of tracks that Spotify integration delivers, for 20% off June 19-25.

Sling TV Cloud DVR comes to Windows 10

Sling TV

This week, discover more features and easier, better viewing with Sling TV Cloud DVR – now for Windows 10 (free to download; services start at $20 per month; $5 per month more for 50 hours of DVR storage). Sling TV Cloud DVR gives even more control over how, when, and where you watch. More channels allow you to see more of your favorites. Schedule, manage, and record on most channels with Windows 10.

Want to record content from local FOX channels, Nat Geo, or FX? No problem – they’re part of the new channel lineup. If you have a favorite episode, epic sports play, or another never-forget moment, just choose “Protect” in the Manage DVR section, and it’s saved as long as you subscribe. Signing up is easy – you add Cloud DVR just like any other extra on Sling TV. Just sign in to your account on sling.com and select “Add Cloud DVR.” Change the way you watch – and enjoy – on Sling TV, today!

Spotify

Spotify logo in blue and red

Spotify for Windows 10 is now available to download in the Windows Store. We first announced our partnership with Spotify in early May and are thrilled to bring the Spotify app to Windows 10 and Windows 10 S customers following on the heels of the release of Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S last week. The Spotify app is available today in all 60 countries where Spotify is available. Learn more in this blog post!

Kong: Skull Island – Buy from $14.99

Kong: Skull Island now in the Windows Store

When a group of scientists set out to explore an uncharted island in the South Pacific, they get more than they bargained for when they encounter the island’s extraordinary – and terrifying – wildlife. Kong: Skull Island ($29.99 UHD, $19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) is now available to own in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store four weeks before Blu-ray.

Have a great weekend!

*Offer valid from June 15, 2017, to July 31, 2017, while supplies last. Available only in Microsoft retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. To receive full store credit towards the purchase of a new select Surface device, a customer must trade-in qualifying Surface Pro device subject to these terms. To be eligible for trade-in, you must own the qualifying device, device must power on, battery must hold charge and not be required to be plugged in to operate, and be in fully functional, working condition without broken/missing components, cracked display/housing, liquid damage, modification(s) or have device warranty seal broken to be considered working. Cannot be password protected, and include original chargers/accessories. Must contain a hard drive. Any appraised value will be determined at trade-in and provided as a Microsoft retail store credit. All trade-ins are subject to Microsoft’s discretion and approval. All trade-ins are final. Recycle for Rewards program provided by CExchange, LLC., and other terms and conditions may apply. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. May be combinable with other offers. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply. See store associate for details.

This Week on Windows: E3, the new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Windows 10 S and more

It’s been an action-packed week between announcing Xbox One X and showing 42 new titles at E3, and the availability of the new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Windows 10 S. Head over here to catch up on all the Xbox news out of our E3 Briefing, check out the new gaming devices announced at E3 by ORIGIN PC and Alienware and Dell – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store! Our This Week on Windows video team is all down at E3 this week, and we’ll be back with a new episode of the show next week!

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All about E3 2017:

Heading into a Firefight with Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare

Earlier this year the we saw the return of grand real-time strategy on Xbox One and Windows 10 with the release of Halo Wars 2. With it came an explosive new single-player campaign, an innovative competitive multiplayer system in Blitz, and an introduction to a new, captivating villain in the Banished and Aritox. At E3, we got our first hands-on with the next chapter of the saga with Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, which sees the return of our favorite ancient enemy, the Flood, as well as the new co-op multiplayer mode Terminus Firefight. Head over to Xbox Wire to read all about it!

Razer announces upgraded Blade Stealth Laptop powered by Windows 10

This week, Razer announced its upgraded 13.3-inch version of the 12.5-inch Razer Blade Stealth with Windows 10, measuring 0.52 inches thin, weighing 2.93 pounds and with up to nine hours of battery life. Powered by the Windows 10 Creators Update, it arrives with the all-new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community, Night lightmini view and more. It also ships built-in with Microsoft Edge for fast and secure browsing, your digital personal assistant Cortana* and comprehensive protection with Windows Defender.

Features of the Blade Stealth Laptop include:

  • Available in traditional black or gunmetal with tone-on-tone Razer logo (US only)
  • 3 in. IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, capacitive multi-touch display
  • QHD+ (3200 x 1800)
  • 100% sRGB Touch IGZO Panel
  • Intel Core i7-7500U Processor (2.7 GHz / 3.5 GHz) and Intel HD Graphics 620
  • 256GB / 512GB / 1TB PCIe SSD options
  • 16GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
  • Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (902.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) – External Graphics with Razer Core
  • USB 3.0 port x 2 (SuperSpeed); HDMI 2.0a audio and video output; built-in stereo speakers; built-in array microphone; 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in 43.6 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery

To learn more, visit razerzone.com!

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition

Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limits with the most comprehensive automotive game ever made: Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition is now available for pre-order. Drivers will experience gorgeous true 4K graphics within 30 famous environments, with race conditions that change each time you return to the track. Pre-order it from the Windows Store here, and head over to Xbox Wire for our hands-on impressions of the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS!

Blockbuster Movie Sale* – Save up to 45% off

 Blockbuster Movie Sale in the Windows Store 

Kick off summer with the Blockbuster Movie Sale! Save up to 45% on new releases like XXX: Return of Xander Cage, score amazing deals on movie bundles like the Transformers 4 Movie Collection, and enjoy major savings on franchise favorites like Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, The Hunger Games, and more. Don’t miss the Blockbuster Movie Sale, now through June 19 in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Saban’s Power Rangers – Buy for $14.99

Saban's Power Rangers now in the Windows Store

When five high school students discover an old spaceship and acquire unique superpowers, they must team up to save the world from a dangerous alien threat. Saban’s Power Rangers ($14.99 US) is available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store, two full weeks before Blu-ray and DVD.

Have a great weekend!

*Blockbuster Movie Sale is not available in all markets. Sale content and discounts may vary by market.

This Week on Windows: Beauty and the Beast, Yooka-Laylee and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here for our Windows 10 Tip on how to organize your Start files with the new tile folders in the Windows 10 Creators Update, explore an ocean world and encounter majestic creatures and ancient secrets in ABZU, now in the Windows Store –  or, keep reading to catch up on this week’s news.

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

HP launches new, cutting-edge portfolio of OMEN by HP gaming products with Windows 10

This week, HP announced a new portfolio of OMEN PCs, displays and accessories, packed with features designed to target the needs of gamers around the world. Built with Windows 10, these devices arrive equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12, can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere and have Cortana* – your digital personal assistant who can help you complete tasks, set reminders and more – built-in. The new products announced include:

  • OMEN X Compact Desktop with a factory-overclocked GPU from NVIDIA and a versatile formfactor, creating the ability to dock and undock quickly for gaming in any room or attach the desktop to a backpack accessory for an unparalleled, untethered VR experience.
  • New backpack accessory with the OMEN X Compact Desktop for a new dimension of flexibility to the platform
  • OMEN mechanical keyboard, a mouse with weight customization, and a headset with cushioned ear cups to reduce background noise and mousepads designed for precision
  • OMEN Desktop with advanced thermal engineering, a modern powerful design and access to industry standard parts for easy upgradability
  • Improve your reaction time and maximize the potential of your GPU with the OMEN 25 display with AMD FreeSync or the OMEN 27 Display with NVIDIA G-Sync support
  • OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops, with the latest high-performance graphics from NVIDIA and AMD, high-resolution displays with optional GSync and FreeSync technology for fast refresh rates and a single-access service panel

To learn more, visit HP.com!

Beauty and the Beast – Rent from $4.99 or buy from $14.99

Beauty and the Beast, now available in the Windows Store

The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Rent or own Beauty and the Beast now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 – Buy from $26.99

 Fear the Walking Dead Season 3, now available in the Windows Store

In the zombie-ridden wasteland formerly known as the U.S.-Mexico border, the remaining survivors will come together as they attempt to fight off the infected and rebuild not only society, but rebuild their families as well. Don’t miss the season 3 premiere of Fear the Walking Dead ($34.99 HD, $26.99 SD), available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Forza Horizon 3 Mountain Dew Car Pack  – Buy for $6.99

The Mountain Dew Car Pack for Forza Horizon 3 arrives tomorrow!

Seven new cars arrived today in Forza Horizon 3 with the release of the Mountain Dew Car Pack. From the ultimate track toy prowess found in the 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven or the sensible practicality of “Australia’s Own Car” the 1951 Holden FX Sedan, this car pack is full of fun, functional, and formidable cars to take to the track or your favorite road.

Microsoft Ultimate Word Games – Free

Microsoft Ultimate Words Game in the Windows Store

It’s new, it’s fun, it’s three games in one: Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Free, with IAP options) is the ultimate collection of the three best word games for Windows 10. Start with Crosswords, featuring multiple board sizes, difficulties and lots of options, test your skills at Wordament to find words in a 4×4 grid of letter tiles and then play Jumble to create as many words as you can using the given letters.

Yooka-Laylee – Buy for $39.99

 Yooka Laylee

The two pals who lead the way to fun in Yooka-Laylee ($39.99) also give the game its name. The goal is to thwart corporate creep Capital B, but along the way Yooka and Laylee explore the huge, beautiful worlds unfolding before them, meet an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of collectibles.

Father’s Day Collection

Father's Day Collection in the Windows Store

The Father’s Day Collection in the Windows Store helps dads everywhere get the most out of their special day. Find favorite apps for dads including Skype, iHeartRadio, Hulu, OpenTable, PGA Tour, WatchESPN and much more!

Have a great weekend!

This Week on Windows: Mixer, Computex, Minecraft and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on all the news out of Computex, check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to manage music playback on your favorite music apps with Cortana, learn more about the interactive live-streaming platform Mixer, or keep reading to catch up on this week’s news.

In case you missed it:

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Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

The 1.1 Discovery Update has arrived for Minecraft

The 1.1 Discovery Update has arrived for Minecraft in the Windows Store!

The 1.1 Discovery Update for “Minecraft” – the first big update of the year – has launched on Bedrock Engine platforms (Windows 10, the Pocket Edition and virtual reality). It includes the Minecraft Marketplace, which gives you access to a growing catalog of fun, community-made content safely and simply – while also providing Minecraft creators another way to make a living from the game.You’ll find six worlds, two survival spawns, two texture packs and four skin packs. Worlds often completely remake how Minecraft works, bringing in their own storylines, custom objectives, all-new textures, mini-games, re-designed mobs and more. Learn more over at the Minecraft blog!

“Adventure Time” skin pack rolling out for Minecraft on Xbox, coming soon to Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition

Minecraft: Adventure Time

Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and more of your favorite characters from the “Adventure Time” animated series are arriving on Minecraft for Xbox, and will soon be available for “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” and “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.” The entire land of Ooo takes over your Minecraft world. You can take Fionna and Cake on a tour of the Candy Kingdom, fight the Ice King in the Ice Kingdom, take a trip with Flame Princess to the Fire Kingdom, and much more.

Head over to the Minecraft blog to learn more and read an interview with Pendleton Ward, the creator of “Adventure Time.”

Autodesk Sketchbook

Autodesk Sketchbook

The drawing app made for people who sketch every day, Autodesk Sketchbook ($4.99 monthly by subscription, with one-week trial), now adds a very cool new feature called Radial Symmetry, which lets artists and designers create perfectly symmetrical designs with up to 16 sectors of radial symmetry. Whether you’re drawing wheels, watches, flowers, mandalas – anything round – you’re going to run circles around everyone else.

Netflix – House of Cards, Season 5

Season 5 of House of Cards, now available on Netflix

Tensions rise and the drama increases in Washington DC with the return of Frank Underwood in House of Cards Season 5 on Netflix (Free, subscription required for content). It’s guaranteed to be the binge-watching pleasure of the coming weeks, so don’t miss out on a moment of this wildly popular series.

$25 Gift from Groove Music

Now through June 30, buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass in the Windows Store and get $25 to spend on apps, games, music, TV and more.

The weather is warm, the music is cool and it’s time to enjoy a season of songs with Groove Music. Now through June 30, buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass in the Windows Store and get $25 to spend on apps, games, music, TV and more. Stream millions of songs, ad-free, discover exclusive playlists for different moods and activities, and take your music anywhere.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 5

The Walking Dead in the Windows Store

Have a great weekend!Walkers have flooded the New Frontier camp, and in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Episode 5 ($4.99; season pass, $19.99), Javier, Clementine and their allies are in a tight spot. This final chapter, titled “From the Gallows,” sees tensions within the Garcia family rising as past promises loom. How will you choose who is trustworthy…and who you should protect?

Have a great weekend!