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Celebrate Digital Gift Giving With Project Scorpio Xbox One X Giveaway

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).

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  • 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.

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December’s Xbox Game Pass Update Brings Gears of War 4, Darksiders, Mass Effect and $1 Game Pass for Limited Time

Hello, fellow gamers! Welcome to your action-packed December Xbox Game Pass update.

In addition to over 100 great games already included in your Xbox Game Pass membership, we’re excited to share the addition of yet another seven games starting December 1. Titles including Gears of War 4, Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter and more! Plus, tune in to Mixer on December 1 and watch our favorite streamers get hands-on with the latest additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog.

But first, stop the press! For a limited time between November 17 – 27, you can start your Xbox Game Pass membership for $1! That’s right, get instant access to over 100 great games on Xbox One for just $1. We’re so excited to bring this offer to our fans during the Xbox Black Friday sale, and with holidays just around the corner, there has never been a better time to jump into Xbox Game Pass.

Also in time for the holidays, we’ve released a much-requested feature from our fans: the ability to gift Xbox Game Pass. Fans can now give the gift of over 100 games to those that matter most. Just head over to the Xbox Game Pass Store page and select “Buy as Gift.” You just need to know the gamertag or email address of who you’d like to gift to. It’s that simple!

Starting December 1, we also say 안녕하세요 (Hello!) to our fans in Korea, as Korea becomes Xbox Game Pass’ 40th market, and underscores our ongoing commitment to give fans all over the world more options to diversify and expand their library of games.

Now let’s learn more about the new games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December:

Gears of War 4
December brings a big list of holiday gifts for Xbox Game Pass members, and the first out of the box is Gears of War 4, the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed third person shooter franchise from The Coalition.

Now, with the complete set of Gears of War titles included with your Xbox Game Pass membership, there has never been a better time than this holiday to become immersed in the story of the Fenix.

Jump into campaign solo or co-op and take on the role of J.D. Fenix, son to Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, as you and your band of Outsiders confront the Coalition of Ordered Governments, battle the impending Swarm, and unravel the mystery of Marcus Fenix’ last 25 years. And that’s just in the single player campaign – there is more excitement to be found in multiplayer or Horde mode. As an added bonus, The Coalition is kicking of December with a double XP incentive.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Also headlining December is Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, THQ Nordic’s third person action adventure journey based on the lore of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. You play the horseman War, and you are tasked with venturing out from The Scalding Gallow to explore and discover new lands, weapons, enemies, and abilities. The Endwar has begun on Earth, inciting a great battle between angels, demons and man. Only War can break the Seventh Seal and finally restore order to the realm.

And don’t forget, Darksiders III is coming to the Xbox One family of devices in 2018, so if you’ve been curious about Darksiders but have never played it before, now is a prime opportunity to use your Xbox Game Pass membership and see what all that buzz is about.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
Friends and family unite this December to solve the thrilling mystery of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, brought to you by BigBen Interactive. The legendary detective is back with five cases to investigate, as well as a host of additional personal, professional, and moral hurdles to overcome along the way. Use your detective powers to collect all the evidence and solve each puzzle as you bring peace and security back to the streets of London.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones
Xbox Game Pass gets another diamond in the rough this month with This War of Mine: The Little Ones, a civilian-based perspective on the Bosnian War, developed by 11-bit studios and published by Deep Silver. This War of Mine is equal parts strategy and survival, requiring you to take on the role of a bystander to war and scavenge for resources, ration supplies, and try (oft unsuccessfully) to avoid the perils of war. This War of Mine is a demanding game covering a very sobering topic, and one you are not likely to forget anytime soon.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
If you’re a sports fan, fun times await this month with Casey Powell Lacrosse 16. Lacrosse is a fast-paced, action-packed sport requiring keen strategy and tactical precision and CPL 16 delivers pace and excitement reminiscent of the real thing. If you’re new to Lacrosse, jump into the Lacrosse Academy to develop and polish your skills. From there, play pickup in Quick Match (solo or competitive multiplayer) or start your sure-to-be-illustrious journey in career mode. Are you a fan of customization? With CPL 16, create your own characters, build your own teams and forge your LAX dynasty from the ground up.

Mega Man 10
Did we mention we love Mega Man? The adventure continues in Xbox Game Pass in December with Mega Man 10 joining the catalog. Mega Man 10, the last and final installment in the legendary platforming saga, allows you to assume the role of either Mega Man or Proto Man and take on classic boss battles with Blade Man, Chill Man, Sheep Man, and more! Mega Man may seem fun and simple, but it can be a very challenging test of your skills. Struggling with your stealth? Play through the main story or jump into Challenge Mode, where you can polish your abilities in 88 different mini-games. There’s never been a better time to join the action and defeat the evil Dr. Wiley!

Mass Effect
We are beyond excited to bring Mass Effect to Xbox Game Pass on December 1! One of the greatest single-player action RPGs of all-time, Mass Effect is a true classic that has aged extremely well. In Mass Effect, we follow the story of Commander Shepard, a 22nd century soldier assuming the tiny little mission of… saving the entire universe from a super race of ill-intentioned, mighty mechs. Choose from six different classes and level-up your character as you seek out and complete combat missions, resource gathering expeditions, and other side quests. Winner of multiple awards, Mass Effect is an incredible experience that we highly recommend you make time to check out in your journeys through the Xbox Game Pass catalog!

With over 100 great games, for just $9.99 a month, plus new games added every month, Xbox Game Pass is your ticket to endless play. Thanks for reading December’s Xbox Game Pass update, and don’t forget, you can start your Xbox Game Pass membership for just $1 between November 17 – 27.

For all the latest Xbox news, keep it locked to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

For Sale – Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Boxed like new, cables still wrapped, perfect working order. Slight rip in corner of box, otherwise mint.

£86 delivered (includes special delivery for piece of mind)

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For Sale – Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Boxed like new, cables still wrapped, perfect working order. Slight rip in corner of box, otherwise mint.

£86 delivered (includes special delivery for piece of mind)

Price and currency: 86
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Now Get A Jump Start On Black Friday Savings

Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members can take advantage of great deals on Xbox digital games during the Black Friday Gold Early Access sale. Xbox Live Gold members enjoy an exclusive 4-day head start on Black Friday, with savings up to 65% on Xbox digital games, movies, and TV shows. Plus, Xbox Live Gold members receive up to 10% more in savings on top of existing Black Friday game deals. Gold Early Access lasts until November 20, so now’s a great time to find that perfect gift for yourself, friends, or family.

    

Xbox One Deals

Please note: actual discounts and availability are subject to change and may vary by region and Xbox Live Account type.
Xbox Live Gold Members save up to 10% more off of the discounted sale price.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Please note: actual discounts and availability are subject to change and may vary by region and Xbox Live Account type.
Xbox Live Gold Members save up to 10% more off of the discounted sale price.

Save Up to 65% on More Than 500 Black Friday Deals

This year there are more than 500 Black Friday deals on popular Xbox games and add-ons including Call of Duty: WWII Digital Deluxe, Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe, FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, Assassins Creed Origins, and many more. And don’t forget the many Xbox 360 fan favorites on sale, playable on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Red Dead Redemption, Skate 3, and more.

Save on Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Subscriptions

Not an Xbox Live Gold member? Get Xbox Live Gold for just $1 for your first month and join the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network. Get 2 – 4 free games every month, and save up to 50 – 75% on games for Xbox One from Microsoft Store. Sign in and save before this offer expires on November 27 (online only).

Need even more Black Friday gaming deals? For the first time ever, join Xbox Game Pass for just $1 for the first month and play over 100 great games, from exclusives like Halo, Gears of War and Fable, to critically-acclaimed indie titles like Limbo. Sign in and save before this offer expires on November 27 (online only).

A Better Way to Gift Xbox Games

Skip the holiday lines this year and give the gift of great games to your friends and family. Now you can gift select Xbox One games and downloadable game content as well as Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, right from Microsoft Store on your Xbox console, on Windows, or online. Limitations apply. See here for Terms and Conditions.

Black Friday deals will be available to everyone starting November 21, so check out Xbox.com to take advantage of these great deals before they end on November 27, 2017.

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Xbox One S: Buy a Bundle and Choose a Game for Free for a Limited Time

When you purchase any Xbox One S bundle you can choose a bonus game like Star Wars Battlefront II. And take advantage of promotional pricing also, with bundles starting at $249, available at GameStop and other retailers.

Own the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels Bundle (500GB), featuring a full-game download of racing favorite Forza Horizon 3 including the best-selling Hot Wheels expansion, and choose a bonus game for only $249! Drive, explore, and race all over Australia in more than 350 of the world’s greatest cars, and experience the highest rated, best-selling racing franchise of this generation.

Or, discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt with the Xbox One S Assassin’s Creed Origins Bonus Bundle (1TB), and choose an additional game! Unravel the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood, then master the art of destruction in the intense close quarters confrontations, team play, and explosive action of Rainbow Six Siege.

Choose from several titles as your bonus game, including Star Wars Battlefront II, Forza Motorsport 7, and Madden NFL 18.  With Star Wars Battlefront II, embark on an all-new Battlefront experience from the bestselling Star Wars HD game franchise of all time. Become the hero and play as a fearless trooper, pilot a legendary starfighter, fight as your favorite iconic Star Wars character, or forge a new path as an elite special forces soldier through an emotionally gripping new Star Wars story.

And with Xbox One S, you get the best value in games and entertainment. Xbox One S has over 1,000 games including the biggest blockbusters, most popular franchises, and games you can only play on Xbox One. Access all of your favorite entertainment through apps like YouTube, Netflix, and more. Play with your friends near and far, use your apps, and enjoy built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming.

Plus, enjoy 100 additional games right out of the box with a free month of Xbox Game Pass. Whether you’re playing games, watching your favorite shows or streaming gameplay, Xbox One S delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology, premium audio, and fast, reliable online gaming with friends.

Head to Xbox.com to purchase a console from participating retailers including Amazon, Target, GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart.com, and Microsoft Store. This promotion ends Saturday, November 18 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

John Boyega to Play Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox Live Sessions Wednesday, November 15

Now that we’ve launched Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, it’s time to have another exciting episode of Xbox Live Sessions! Next up we have someone I’m a huge fan of: actor John Boyega! He’ll join the interactive livestream hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel on Wednesday, November 15 at 11 a.m. PT to take on Star Wars Battlefront II  just days before the highly anticipated release on November 17.

John’s been eager to come on Xbox Live Sessions for a while now, but we told him we had a special one we were saving just for him with Star Wars Battlefront II on Xbox One X. It will be great seeing him forge a new path as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad and fly through Imperial Dock Yards and take down massive capital ships as he pilots legendary Starfighters.

I’m sure both fans of Xbox and John’s movies will have an awesome time interacting with him while he shows off his gaming skills. Also, be sure to tune-in to the livestream for the chance to submit questions as well as win special prizes. This episode of Xbox Live Sessions will be hosted by Microsoft Studios Community Manager, Rukari Austin.

Make sure you tune in tomorrow, November 15 at 11 a.m. PT on Mixer and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for future episodes of Xbox Live Sessions!

Black Friday Deals: Xbox One S Lowest Price Ever at $189, Gold & Xbox Game Pass for $1 each, Up to 65% Off Games, Accessories & More

Xbox has you covered this Black Friday with discounts on games, accessories, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, and Xbox One S at its lowest price ever. Starting at just $189 and featuring built-in Ultra HD Blu-ray playback and 4K video streaming, Xbox One S is the best value in games and entertainment. It’s where you can watch 4K movies and TV, and experience the best games of the past, present and future, with more than 1,300 Xbox games and over 220 exclusives. Xbox One S also unlocks richer, more luminous colors with High Dynamic Range (HDR) in blockbuster games like Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3, each $20 off starting Nov. 23. And Black Friday starts early for Xbox Live Gold members this year, with Early Access to savings on digital games four days before everyone else jumps in.

The Xbox savings don’t stop there. All the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you need to know about are below. Whether you’re shopping in a physical store, online or through your Xbox device, make sure to check with xbox.com, Microsoft Store and participating retailers nationwide for more details on availability and pricing as deals will vary between retailers.

Lowest Price Ever on Xbox One S at $189, and savings on other Xbox One S bundles.

  • Nov. 23 – 27: Get an Xbox One S console starting at just $189 – its lowest price ever!
  • Now through Nov. 18: Get an Xbox One S console starting at $249, and choose an additional game as a bonus.
  • Nov. 19 – 27: Save up to $50 on any 1TB or 500GB Xbox One S bundle available this holiday season. Check out the full selection at xbox.com.

Save up to $20 on new and favorite games including Forza Motorsport 7, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and Forza Horizon 3.

Take advantage of big savings on digital games, movies, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and more. 

  • Nov. 16 – 27: Get Xbox Live Gold for just $1 for your first month and join the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network. Get 2 – 4 free games every month, and save up to 50 – 75% on games for Xbox One from Microsoft Store. Sign in and save (online only).
  • Nov. 17 – 20: Black Friday starts early for Xbox Live Gold members, with Early Access to savings on digital games four days before everyone else jumps in (online only).
  • Nov. 17 – 27: Save up to 65% on more than 500 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games as well as digital movies and TV shows (online only).
  • Nov. 17 – 27: For the first time ever, join Xbox Game Pass for just $1 for the first month and play over 100 great games, from exclusives like Halo, Gears of War and Fable, to critically-acclaimed indie titles like Limbo. Sign in and save.
  • Nov. 23 – 27: Save $10 on a 3-month or 6-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold.

Enjoy retail deals on Xbox accessories.

Customers who visit Microsoft Store and purchase an Xbox One S console or bundle on Thursday, Nov. 23, at either the Flagship Store in New York or in Sydney will receive a set of Limited Edition Xbox Holiday Ornaments (while supplies last). Plus a chance to win two hard gold-plated versions of the Xbox One S console and Xbox Controller ornaments via the Microsoft Store NYC and Microsoft Store Australia Facebook pages* on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Plus, Microsoft Store locations nationwide will enter the first people in line on Black Friday morning prior to the store opening to win an Xbox One X.**

Check with xbox.com, Microsoft Store and participating retailers nationwide for more details on availability and pricing as deals will vary between retailers.

Additional national retailers including Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys “R” Us and Walmart, will also offer special Black Friday deals. Check with your local retailers for more information.

*Promo period: Nov. 23 – Dec. 14. Total average retail value of prizes $12,000 USD

**No Purchase Necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S.+ DC, Puerto Rico, or Canada (excluding Quebec) who visit a Microsoft Retail Store beginning on November 23 or 24 (check your store’s Black Friday hours for opening times). One winner will be drawn 15 minutes after opening at each store. Must be present to win. For Official Rules, see a store associate.

***Offer valid from November 23, 2017 to December 31, 2017, while supplies last. Available only at Microsoft Store – flagship on Fifth Avenue, New York and Microsoft Store in Australia. Offer valid only for Xbox Holiday Ornament after purchase of Xbox One S console. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or promo code(s). May not be combinable with other offers. Refunds will take into account the discount. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Limit of 1 offer per customer. Other exclusions and limits may apply. See store associate for details.

Xbox One X Launch Events from Around the World

This week, across the world, fans flocked to special Xbox events to celebrate the highly-anticipated launch of Xbox One X. Launch festivities were captured in a live broadcast from the Mixer NYC Studio on Mixer, Xbox.com, Twitch and Facebook Live. There are some highlights below, but you can grab all of the photos from each event in the Media Assets section.

Sydney, Australia

The Xbox Stay N’ Play was open to the public from November 3 – 5, featuring four gaming-themed suites and a free-play lobby area.

The Xbox Stay N’ Play, a boutique, gaming-themed experience, situated in front of the iconic Sydney skyline in Pirrama Park.

The Xbox Stay N’ Play, a boutique, gaming-themed experience, situated in front of the iconic Sydney Waterfront.

Munich, Germany

#XXLUnboxing of Xbox One X at Munich Airport in Germany.

World’s Largest Xbox Controller Looms Large in Munich Airport in Germany

Xbox Germany Recieves Record for World’s Biggest Unboxing

Hong Kong

Hundreds of Gamers Attended the Launch Party to Pick Up Their Consoles and Share Gaming Sessions with Local Celebrities and F1 Stars.

Local Celebrity Kelly Cheung Took Forza Motorsports 7 For a Spin with Fans.

Hong Kong’s Launch Party in Mong Kok, One of the Busiest Shopping Districts in HK

Taiwan

Taiwanese gamers take their place in the queue to be one of the first to take home Xbox One X!

Excited fans join launch celebrations at Xbox Taiwan’s Pop-up Store in Taipei.

Italy

Tech influencer Andrea Galeazzi takes a selfie with his fans after talking about Xbox One.

Fans get ready to welcome Xbox One X at Microsoft House in Milan, Italy.

Mexico

Excited Fans Line Up for the Midnight Launch of Xbox One X in Mexico.

Gamer Receives Her Xbox One X Console at the Midnight Launch of Xbox One X in Mexico.

France

The Xbox Bus Passes the Arc de Triomphe en route to the Launch of Xbox One X in Paris.

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Excited Fans In Line for Midnight Launch of Xbox One X in France

The Xbox Bus Passes the Eiffel Tower en Route to the French Launch of Xbox One X.

New York City

Liam Payne celebrates the best games of the past, present and future at the Xbox One X launch celebration at the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 2017, in New York City.

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal at the Xbox One X launch celebration in the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 2017, in New York City.

Bellevue, WA

Cristian Roldan of Seattle Sounders FC interacts with a fan at the launch of Xbox One X at Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

Cliff Avril of Seattle Seahawks and Mike Ybarra, Corporate Vice President of Platform Engineering at Microsoft, at the launch of Xbox One X at Microsoft Store at Bellevue Square Mall on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.