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Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation – Xbox Wire

Thanks to the incredible support from our fans, Gears 5 kicked off the Holiday season strong – attracting over three million players in its opening weekend and setting new records for Xbox Game Pass with the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation. The performance easily doubled the first week’s debut of Gears of War 4 and made Gears 5 the most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012’s Halo 4. First week performance includes the four-day early access period beginning Friday, September 6, which was exclusive to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. On the PC, Gears 5 has nearly tripled the performance of its predecessor, becoming the biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC, and Xbox Game Studios’ best-ever debut on Steam.

On Tuesday, Gears 5 expanded into worldwide general availability with the launch of Gears 5 Standard Edition at retail, as well as new Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundles. For PC fans, Gears 5 is included in a three-month Xbox Game Pass for PC membership bundled with the purchase of select AMD Ryzen™ processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics cards.

Described as “one of the best and most versatile action-game packages in recent memory” by IGN, the game is a hit with critics and fans alike, and enjoys a Metacritic user score of 8.7, the sixth best of any Xbox One game. The excitement extends to the PC version as well, with Digital Foundry declaring, “it fills every desire that I want for the PC version of a game.”

Gears 5 has also received special attention for its commitment to representation and accessibility. Accessibility features include full controller remapping, single stick movement, Xbox Adaptive Controller support, narrated UI and menus, improved subtitles, and more. It was the first AAA game to receive a perfect score from CanIPlayThat.com, “A Deaf/Hoh accessibility masterpiece.”

For more information on the Gears of War franchise, stay tuned to Xbox Wire or follow Gears on Twitter @gearsofwar.

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For Sale – Lenovo Yoga 370 core i7 reversable laptop/tablet

hi

we purchased this a little over a year ago 2nd hand to take on a holiday we had planned but that didn’t materialise. This has had very little use as its too small to use doing work stuff with – i like big screens, and i use a 32″ monitor and desktop at home. as such, this comes without a warranty.

It is unboxed but in excellent condition, complete with its stylus and its a black laptop.

Specs are:

Core i7 7500U cpu
16 GB of DDR4 ram
256 GB SSD drive
13.3″ full hd screen.
windows 10

Price and currency: 499
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank transfer
Location: heybridge
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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.

For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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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.

For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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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.

For Sale – EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming PC ***Now Splitting***

****Now splitting**** (On holiday until 28th July so wont be able to send anything before then)

Alrighty folks, looking to sell my desktop gaming PC again. The main components are listed below. Will be collection or local delivery only, I travel between Dunfermline and Aviemore frequently so anywhere between, just off the A9 would be doable as well.

EVGA GTX 1080 SC – £400 delivered
i7 3930K – £80 delivered
Corsair Hydro H100 – £50 delivered
Asus P9x79 – £175 delivered
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black – £75 delivered
Corsair AX1200 – £140 delivered
Corsair 600T Case Black – £40 collected
Crucial M4 500GB SSD – £80 delivered
2TB HDD (Cant remember what type, will check when I get back from holiday)
Wifi/Bluetooth Dongles – £10 delivered each, both for £15 delivered
5 Port USB 3.0 card – £15 delivered
Windows 10 (will come with a clean install) Dont think I can sell this if I split as it was an upgrade from windows 8)

Would prefer to sell the mobo and cpu as a combo, price for both £225 delivered

This PC has had very little use over the years but always performs amazing when called upon. I used it for VR with my Oculus Rift and it handles everything no problem.

Price – £950 NOW £900 £870

Price and currency: 950 £900 £870
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash, bt, ppg
Location: Dunfermline
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

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State of Decay 2 Celebrates 3 Million Players with Today’s Release of the Independence Pack – Xbox Wire

In advance of the 4th of July holiday, we are celebrating that the State of Decay 2 community now exceeds three million players. This, along with the recent news that fans made State of Decay 2 the best-selling game of May, puts us in a festive mood. To celebrate, we are revealing our first post-launch content, the Independence Pack. This pack gives you the opportunity to take on the zombie horde with style, grace and most importantly, colorful gunpowder. Available today on both Xbox One and Windows 10, the pack unlocks an array of fiery new versions of vehicles, weapons and gear for your community. State of Decay 2 wants you to show off with explosive awesomeness to the three million player strong community. Heck, even the zeds are dressed for the occasion in this pack, and there are few things as satisfying as taking out a Revolutionary War-themed zombie during a supply run. It’s like history that you can blow up…with fireworks!

What do you get in this firework-filled content? Glad you asked, patriot. The Independence Pack features three zombie-ready vehicles, access to a supply drop containing three new patriotic melee weapons, two unique ranged weapons and piles of single-use fireworks that are perfect for causing general havoc (or making blood plague elimination a much more festive occasion):

  • Take the Pyrohawk, Burninator or Meatwagon out for a spin. With names like these, you know driving will be more entertaining.
  • Step up to your station at the BBQ with The Freedom Ringer, Grillmeister and BBQ Fork – new hand-held zed-slaying solutions.
  • Subtlety not your thing? Well we have the Pyro Launcher and Starshank Launcher so you can blast zombies with fiery explosives.
  • Just like loud noises with pretty colors? You’re in luck! The Block Rocker, Reign o’ Fire, Bouncing Boris and XL Firework Shell offer even more options to turn a mission into a celebration.

If that’s still not enough boom, you can also use the new Fireworks Crafting Station facility mod to craft additional fireworks or ammunition for your fancy new fireworks launchers. Also keep an eye out for a new wandering trader hosting a fire sale on these explosive new goodies. That’s right, a good ole traditional fireworks sale.

Grab the Independence Pack today for $4.99 USD (or for free if you purchased State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition); Xbox Game Pass members also receive a 10 percent discount on the Independence Pack. If that isn’t enough to get you jazzed, the team also added to the existing game with a new update that focuses on non-firework content. In Update 2.0, get ready for 20 FREE new missions, nearly 10 new weapons, a “Rare Books” trader for new skills and plenty of improved gameplay in honor of the Independence Pack for ALL players. Did we mention it’s free? To read more on that, please visit StateofDecay.com for the full patch notes and other things that aren’t fireworks.

But wait, there’s more! After wiping out the blood plague and celebrating your legacy with this festive pack, get ready for completely separate shenanigans in the upcoming Daybreak Pack this September. That all-new content lets you take the fight to the zombies, featuring an exciting new mode where you play as a well-equipped Red Talon soldier. You’ll work to complete a challenging objective while protecting your fortified position against waves of zombies and freaks to earn new rewards and weapons. The Daybreak Pack is also included in State of Decay 2’s Ultimate Edition.

If you haven’t joined the community just yet, now’s a great time to get in on all the action! In addition to playing it with an Xbox Game Pass membership, you can purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99 and the Ultimate Edition for $49.99., which includes both the Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack. As an Xbox Play Anywhere game, one digital purchase gets you both the Xbox One and the Windows 10 version of the game

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Take a handful of fireworks, a new ride, some casual rocket launchers and ask yourself the one question that matters this 4th of July – How Will You Survive?

Celebrate the Season of Giving with Xbox

This holiday season is all about giving. Whether you’re giving time to loved ones, giving gifts to family and friends, or giving your stomach more food than it can handle, Xbox wants to make it easy to play together and give together. From December 21 to January 4, you can join Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for $1 each! Also, you can share your love of gaming by gifting an Xbox Game Pass membership.

Not only are we giving our fans great deals, we have a great opportunity for the Xbox community to give back to kids across the world. Xbox is partnering with GameChanger to make a difference for children in hospitals. For each Xbox Game Pass membership purchased or gifted from December 21 to January 4, Xbox will donate $10 of Xbox Game Pass to hospitals around the world through GameChanger.

Here at Xbox we believe in accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. We also believe that our passionate and awesome community of Xbox fans love to make a difference in people’s lives. That is why we are incredibly excited and humbled to team up with GameChanger this holiday to positively impact the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses. Over the past several years, Microsoft has partnered with GameChanger and other organizations to place hundreds of thousands of Xbox consoles in hospitals around the world with the goal of providing entertainment to hospitalized children. Now we want to give our great community a chance to get involved as well.

Play 100+ Games for $1

Get your first month of Xbox Game Pass for $1 and spend your holiday with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One family of devices. With new games added every month, there is always a new adventure waiting for you. All purchases benefit Season of Giving with Xbox. You must be signed in to get this offer (not available for existing members).

Go Gold for $1

Get your first month of Xbox Live Gold for $1! Go Gold for exclusive savings and join the best community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network. All purchases benefit Season of Giving with Xbox. You must be signed in to get this offer (not available for existing members).

Already own Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold?

Here’s how you can still get involved with the cause! Give the gift of 100+ games this holiday season by gifting Xbox Game Pass at full price. Also, you can add additional time to your Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold membership at full price.

For every Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Live Gold membership you buy or gift, Xbox will donate $10 of Xbox Game Pass to hospitals around the world through Season of Giving with Xbox.

Let’s play together & give together to bring joy to hospitalized children around the world. We hope we can make it a bit easier to make a difference this holiday season. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful end to the year.