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New Preview Delta Ring 1902 Build – 1/17/2019

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190113-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

System

  • Dashboard optimization on Home.
  • Attract mode performance fixes.
  • Localization fixes.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/16/2019
New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/16/2019
New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/14/2019

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The 5 Biggest Changes to the Dark Zone in The Division 2

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The launch of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is nearly upon us, and everything we’ve seen to date says its going to be bigger and better than its predecessor in every way. Set seven months after the first game’s Black Friday event, the seasonal change looks to be the biggest difference, as the snowy winter setting has been replaced by a hot, humid, and stormy summer. The locale has changed too, as agents from The Division receive a distress call from Washington DC and move on from New York City. According to the game’s developers at Massive Entertainment and Red Storm Entertainment, The Division 2 will feature a 40ish hour story mode that can be played solo or cooperatively, and they’ve said that it was designed with endgame in mind first. One of the biggest endgame areas in the first game was The Dark Zone, where players could go head-to-head or team up to nab some sweet loot.

I recently had the chance to go hands-on with The Division 2 to spend some quality time in the Dark Zone, and was happy to see that the developers at Red Storm have made some big changes this time out.

1. There are now multiple Dark Zones to explore.

In The Division, there was only one Dark Zone, a large area that was the epicenter of the outbreak in Manhattan. Walled off from the outside world, this space was where players could go to find high-level loot and get their PvP on. With its snow-covered city streets, it felt very much like the rest of the world. This time out, players will have more areas to explore. The Division 2 will feature three different Dark Zones, each with its own distinct vibe and biome archetype.

Dark Zone East will be centered around the Capitol Train Station and will be the most wide-open of the three areas, featuring plenty of long sight lines for you try out that shiny new sniper rifle you just picked up. Since this was a major transportation hub, there will be opportunities to pilfer lots of supplies.

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Dark Zone South is down by the Waterfront and, in the game’s lore, is where the infected went to be interned and quarantined. Thanks to this area’s narrow alley ways and interiors, the gameplay here is more centered on close-quarters combat.

Dark Zone West is the final Dark Zone and is in the posh suburb of Georgetown. Largely residential, this area was the testing ground for DC-62, a cure for the virus that clearly did not work. The combat focus in Dark Zone West falls somewhere between the first two, revolving mainly around medium-range combat.

This time out, the Dark Zones will be unlocked linearly as you play through the campaign. The team at Red Storm wanted to ensure that players felt like there’s an actual reason to visit the Dark Zones, so each will be introduced in a story mission and will be supported by a backstory that fits into the narrative.

2. The action in the Dark Zones will be normalized.

One of the issues that some folks ran into when exploring the Dark Zone in the first game was the fact that it was tough (if not downright impossible) to survive as a low-level player. This often made it so that new players were hesitant to give it a shot or were more likely to give up after only a couple excursions. With that in mind, the team went about thinking up ways to make the Dark Zone experience more player-friendly.

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In an effort to make it a more even playing field for everyone (I believe the term they used was “fair, but intense”), the team decided to normalize all gear stats to ensure success was more tied to player skill than to having the stronger weapons. This means that players will hundreds of hours in the game won’t automatically have a distinct advantage over newer players just because they have high-level loot.

However, the team at Red Storm recognizes that some players will want to test their gear builds without this normalization. With that in mind, when players reach the end game they’ll have the option to enter an Occupied Dark Zone, where there’s no normalization, friendly-fire is on, and there are no Rogue system statuses (more on that in a second) letting you know whether that squad across the street is friend or foe. Essentially, this is like a sort of “Hardcore Mode” for player who want more of a challenge.

3. There’s a new Rogue Loop in town.

The Dark Zones in The Division 2 are what the developers refer to as PvEvP, meaning you’ll spend the majority of your time taking down AI-controlled baddies but will occasionally come face-to-face with some human controlled enemies. The Division 2 expands the ways that players can interact with the Dark Zone, adding to the risk while also increasing the reward.

One of the biggest sources of loot in the Dark Zone are supply drops, which offer weapons, armor, supplies, and more. In a neat twist, if you’re the first to a supply drop, you’ll have the option to take all the loot for yourself or share it with others. While you might be tempted to snag it all, there’s a drawback: you’ll go Rogue. Once you’re Rogue, you’ll be tagged for nearby players and will need to stay alive long enough to find a spot that will let you clear your status or get back to the drop zone to extract your loot.

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If you’re Rogue and run into another player or squad, however, you’ll need to protect yourself. If you kill an opposing player while Rogue, you’ll become a Disavowed agent and will be listed as such any time anyone sees you. They’ll get a reward for killing you, but if you manage to kill them first, you’ll become what’s known as Manhunt Rogue. This means that every player in the Dark Zone can see you on their map and you can be sure that they’ll be coming for you in an effort to take your sweet loot and get a bonus for killing you.

I didn’t see any Manhunt Rogue players or team during my hands-on time, but it sounds like this is a straightforward and more simple Rogue loop that offers plenty of rewards for whatever risks you’re open to taking.

4. The overall online experience has been greatly improved.

The development team listed the online experience for players as one of the biggest areas for improvement, and it sounds like they took some major steps to make it more accessible and more pleasant for everyone. First off, they reworked the client/server tech to make sure the connection was rock-solid, eliminating chances for lag or dropped connections. They also increased the server count so there’s no chance of waiting to get into a Zone.

On the PvP front, they took a number of actions to reduce toxicity in the community. The biggest of these was the removal of hostile VOIP. In the previous game, you could talk to squad or player that you were shooting at (or being shot by), which often resulted in some not-so-kind words or outright trolling. It wasn’t always a great experience. Now, as soon as you fire or are fired upon, that voice connection will be shut down. There’s also some new anti-cheat tech in place to ensure everyone is playing by the rules.

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Finally, there is a new clan system that puts the game more in-line with other modern shooters. Once you’re in a clan with your pals, you’ll have a dedicated clan chat, direct clan messaging, and a bulletin board for sharing your hopes and dreams (or when you’re looking for a group to roll with). Clans will also have their own progression tree, which will unlock special clan perks and collaborative goals.

5. There’s now a dedicated PvP mode.

OK, it’s not really related to the Dark Zones, but I was happy to learn that The Division 2 would feature dedicated, organized PvP modes for the competitive multiplayer fans out there. There will be two different gametypes: Skirmish, a team deathmatch mode in which players fight to deplete the other team’s respawns, and Domination, an objective-based game in which you’ll battle to capture and hold locations. The Division 2 will launch with three unique maps created solely with PvP in mind and based on the Dark Zone locales (I played Skirmish in Georgetown and Domination in Capitol).

As is the case with the Dark Zone, gear stats will be normalized to ensure the playing field is largely level. There will also be a unique PvP progression track that we’ll be learning about soon, as well as skill-based matchmaking. I had a lot of fun playing these dedicated multiplayer modes, and I’m sure it will be a welcome addition for the community.

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All in all, the new Dark Zone content looks to be a major improvement over the offerings from the first game, so I can’t wait to explore more. Players who want to join me in an early look can sign up for the game’s recently-announced online beta or guarantee a spot by pre-ordering The Division 2.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Smoke and Sacrifice Available Now on Xbox One
Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More
Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One

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New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/16/2019

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190113-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

System

  • Dashboard optimization on Home.
  • Attract mode performance fixes.
  • Localization fixes.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/16/2019
New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/14/2019
New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/14/2019

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New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/16/2019

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Skip Ahead and Preview Alpha Rings will begin receiving the latest 1904 Xbox One system update (19h1_release_xbox_dev_1904.190114-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1904 system update.   For the next few releases we will keep Alpha Skip Ahead and Alpha builds in sync to test core functionality.

New Features:

 

Mini Keyboard

  • We are flighting a new Mini Keyboard and would love your feedback.  If you prefer or require the bigger keyboard for accessibility, it is still available in Settings -> Ease of Access -> Magnifier -> Larger Keyboard. This mini keyboard floats over the UI, so will position itself smartly around textboxes. If you see any positioning or general issues, please file bugs with as much detail as possible (app you were using, screenshot etc.) as we deliberately have minimal logging around text entry for privacy reasons. Keep an eye out for a quest and survey!

Fixes:

 

Dashboard – Blank Tabs

  • We have fixed the issue in which some users were seeing Dashboard tabs not loading console on boot.

Movies and TV

  • Fixed the issue with 4k UHD “The Martian Extended Edition” playback losing audio sync with video repeatedly in audio passthrough mode

My Games and Apps

System – Home

  • Fixed Home crashes that some users would experience when system sounds played.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

Skype

  • We are aware of an issue with skype that when a user clicks on a conversation and/or pressing X to start a video call seem to freeze and eventually crash skype.

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New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/16/2019
New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/14/2019
New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead & Alpha Ring 1904 Build – 1/14/2019

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Smoke and Sacrifice Available Now on Xbox One

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Hello, Xbox Wire readers! I’m George Morgan, Product Manager for Curve Digital, and today I’m here to tell you about Smoke and Sacrifice, a narrative-driven RPG that’s available now on Xbox One.

Smoke and Sacrifice follows the story of Sachi, a mother who due to a tradition lasting many years, is forced to sacrifice her first born son to The Sun Tree, an ancient piece of technology that provides sunlight to the dying wasteland that she and her fellow community live in.

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When Sachi gets a hint that maybe not everything is as it seems, she sets off on a grand adventure to find the truth where she’s met with friendship, fearsome beasts to slay, a multitude of crafting opportunities and a darker secret kept hidden from the Overworld townsfolk.

Smoke and Sacrifice takes the player on a journey that takes inspiration from many real life cultural references; films, books, comics and more.  Players will be able to craft a multitude of items from in-game materials to ensure that their perilous journey isn’t cut short by a roaming Hogmother or angry Polyp in a world where even the environment poses a threat. When night comes, Smoke Time begins which changes the world around you causing creatures to act differently and sometimes; drop rarer loot to craft with.

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Included for Xbox One is the Bacon Quest, which in its conclusion grants you a powerful weapon which allows Sachi to take over the minds of various creatures during the course of gameplay. Want to know what it’s like to stamp around as a giant Raptor? All of your dreams will come true in this case!

Make sure to head to the Microsoft Store to find Smoke and Sacrifice and feel free to find Curve Digital on your favorite social media channels for further updates, and remember to always keep an eye out for those dangerous Pugbears.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More
Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One
Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One

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Smoke and Sacrifice Available Now on Xbox One

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Hello, Xbox Wire readers! I’m George Morgan, Product Manager for Curve Digital, and today I’m here to tell you about Smoke and Sacrifice, a narrative-driven RPG that’s available now on Xbox One.

Smoke and Sacrifice follows the story of Sachi, a mother who due to a tradition lasting many years, is forced to sacrifice her first born son to The Sun Tree, an ancient piece of technology that provides sunlight to the dying wasteland that she and her fellow community live in.

Smoke and SacrificeSmoke and Sacrifice

When Sachi gets a hint that maybe not everything is as it seems, she sets off on a grand adventure to find the truth where she’s met with friendship, fearsome beasts to slay, a multitude of crafting opportunities and a darker secret kept hidden from the Overworld townsfolk.

Smoke and Sacrifice takes the player on a journey that takes inspiration from many real life cultural references; films, books, comics and more.  Players will be able to craft a multitude of items from in-game materials to ensure that their perilous journey isn’t cut short by a roaming Hogmother or angry Polyp in a world where even the environment poses a threat. When night comes, Smoke Time begins which changes the world around you causing creatures to act differently and sometimes; drop rarer loot to craft with.

Smoke and SacrificeSmoke and Sacrifice

Included for Xbox One is the Bacon Quest, which in its conclusion grants you a powerful weapon which allows Sachi to take over the minds of various creatures during the course of gameplay. Want to know what it’s like to stamp around as a giant Raptor? All of your dreams will come true in this case!

Make sure to head to the Microsoft Store to find Smoke and Sacrifice and feel free to find Curve Digital on your favorite social media channels for further updates, and remember to always keep an eye out for those dangerous Pugbears.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More
Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One
Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One

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Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More

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Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk… and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way.

We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP.

Now let’s get to some details on our latest games:

We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced

A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key, and a drug called Joy makes everyone’s problems go away – unless, of course, you’re a rotten Downer. Play as a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (January 17)

The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (January 24)

Slain at the Black Gate along with your friends, family, and sworn brothers, the ancient Elven Wraith, Celebrimbor, offered you a chance for revenge. Now you must battle powerful Warchiefs who will gloat over past victories and bear grudges – and scars – from past defeats. Find unlikely allies, battle ferocious creatures, and experience a Middle-earth adventure like no other. Your story will grow and become uniquely your own after each battle, until you stand before the ultimate architect of your downfall – the Black Hand of Sauron himself.

Saints Row: The Third (January 24)

The open world, crazy mayhem, action adventure series returns as you now find yourself trying to protect the Third Street Saints brand name (and its turf). Enter the Syndicate, a global criminal empire who doesn’t take kindly to someone else grabbing all the headlines and attention. Now they expect the Saints to pay tribute and fall in line; that ain’t gonna happen. Take back Steelport – and the Saints’ reputation — by any means necessary.

And, don’t forget that we also dropped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10)

Take the epic battle to all new heights in 3v3 matches featuring fan-favorite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes. This definitive version includes all DLC and modes that made the original a staple in the fighting game genre.

You better get your game on with these gems before we hit you with our next game drop!  Crackdown 3 hits Xbox Game Pass on the day and date of its worldwide release on February 15, plus a bunch more are coming atcha in February and beyond.

Aaaaannnddd finally, ICYMI, the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E) Awards nominations include two Xbox Game Pass games: Forza Horizon 4 was nominated for Best Racing Game, and Sea of Thieves was nominated for Online Game of the Year. Congratulations to all D.I.C.E Award nominees, and fire up that console stat to experience Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, if you haven’t already.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One
Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One
GDC 2019: Gaming for Everyone Community Events 

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Xbox Game Pass: We Happy Few, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The LEGO Movie Videogame, and More

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Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk… and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way.

We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP.

Now let’s get to some details on our latest games:

We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced

A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key, and a drug called Joy makes everyone’s problems go away – unless, of course, you’re a rotten Downer. Play as a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (January 17)

The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (January 24)

Slain at the Black Gate along with your friends, family, and sworn brothers, the ancient Elven Wraith, Celebrimbor, offered you a chance for revenge. Now you must battle powerful Warchiefs who will gloat over past victories and bear grudges – and scars – from past defeats. Find unlikely allies, battle ferocious creatures, and experience a Middle-earth adventure like no other. Your story will grow and become uniquely your own after each battle, until you stand before the ultimate architect of your downfall – the Black Hand of Sauron himself.

Saints Row: The Third (January 24)

The open world, crazy mayhem, action adventure series returns as you now find yourself trying to protect the Third Street Saints brand name (and its turf). Enter the Syndicate, a global criminal empire who doesn’t take kindly to someone else grabbing all the headlines and attention. Now they expect the Saints to pay tribute and fall in line; that ain’t gonna happen. Take back Steelport – and the Saints’ reputation — by any means necessary.

And, don’t forget that we also dropped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10)

Take the epic battle to all new heights in 3v3 matches featuring fan-favorite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes. This definitive version includes all DLC and modes that made the original a staple in the fighting game genre.

You better get your game on with these gems before we hit you with our next game drop!  Crackdown 3 hits Xbox Game Pass on the day and date of its worldwide release on February 15, plus a bunch more are coming atcha in February and beyond.

Aaaaannnddd finally, ICYMI, the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E) Awards nominations include two Xbox Game Pass games: Forza Horizon 4 was nominated for Best Racing Game, and Sea of Thieves was nominated for Online Game of the Year. Congratulations to all D.I.C.E Award nominees, and fire up that console stat to experience Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, if you haven’t already.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

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Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One
Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One
GDC 2019: Gaming for Everyone Community Events 

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Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One

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A whole new world is available now in Train Sim World’s latest route add-on! The Northern Trans-Pennine: Manchester – Leeds route unleashes our players on the hills and mountains that make up the backbone of England in a route filled with new challenges and features.

The Route

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The Northern Trans-Pennine route takes on the mountains directly –  facing the challenge of running through and over them. This will give you a set of unique challenges as you battle steep gradients to bring passengers home on time.

We’ve also set this route in the 1980s and gone to great lengths to capture the industrial grease and grime from that era to bring the world to life around you. Many of features of modern trains were absent then, so this authentic experience includes:

  • Fewer safety systems, meaning more reliance on your awareness and reflexes.
  • A mix of modern coloured light signals and a classic semaphore system
  • Three entirely different locomotives – the Class 45, 47 and 101.

The Rolling Stock

As always the highlights of the route are the locomotives themselves – so lets take a look at the lineup:

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With production starting in 1956 and the final units only being removed from service in 2003, the Class 101s are a massive success story on the UK rail network. As the driver, you’ll need to master the manual gear-change system (the first of its kind in Train Sim World), much like you would in a car.

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These powerful diesel locomotives were the champions of the Midland Main Line until their withdrawal at the end of the 1980s. Common for many years along the Trans-Pennine route, the Class 45 is the perfect seat from which to tackle the steep grades and heavy trains – and it’s full of little details like seat height controls that bring the locomotive to life around you.

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The Class 47 originally appeared in Train Sim World as a restored, contemporary heritage locomotive on the West Somerset Railway route. On the Northern Trans-Pennine however you’ll be dealing with a totally rebuilt model reflecting the on-board systems in place during the 1980s – as well as a more authentic and grimy look and feel that perfectly suits the latest release.

The Northern Trans-Pennine route for Train Sim World is available now on Xbox One. It’s the perfect piece of history whether you’re looking for something new or an experienced driver excited about a blast from the past.

The Northen Trans-Pennine add-on for Train Sim World is now available on the Microsoft Store for $29.99. Click here to learn more.

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Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One

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A whole new world is available now in Train Sim World’s latest route add-on! The Northern Trans-Pennine: Manchester – Leeds route unleashes our players on the hills and mountains that make up the backbone of England in a route filled with new challenges and features.

The Route

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The Northern Trans-Pennine route takes on the mountains directly –  facing the challenge of running through and over them. This will give you a set of unique challenges as you battle steep gradients to bring passengers home on time.

We’ve also set this route in the 1980s and gone to great lengths to capture the industrial grease and grime from that era to bring the world to life around you. Many of features of modern trains were absent then, so this authentic experience includes:

  • Fewer safety systems, meaning more reliance on your awareness and reflexes.
  • A mix of modern coloured light signals and a classic semaphore system
  • Three entirely different locomotives – the Class 45, 47 and 101.

The Rolling Stock

As always the highlights of the route are the locomotives themselves – so lets take a look at the lineup:

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With production starting in 1956 and the final units only being removed from service in 2003, the Class 101s are a massive success story on the UK rail network. As the driver, you’ll need to master the manual gear-change system (the first of its kind in Train Sim World), much like you would in a car.

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These powerful diesel locomotives were the champions of the Midland Main Line until their withdrawal at the end of the 1980s. Common for many years along the Trans-Pennine route, the Class 45 is the perfect seat from which to tackle the steep grades and heavy trains – and it’s full of little details like seat height controls that bring the locomotive to life around you.

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The Class 47 originally appeared in Train Sim World as a restored, contemporary heritage locomotive on the West Somerset Railway route. On the Northern Trans-Pennine however you’ll be dealing with a totally rebuilt model reflecting the on-board systems in place during the 1980s – as well as a more authentic and grimy look and feel that perfectly suits the latest release.

The Northern Trans-Pennine route for Train Sim World is available now on Xbox One. It’s the perfect piece of history whether you’re looking for something new or an experienced driver excited about a blast from the past.

The Northen Trans-Pennine add-on for Train Sim World is now available on the Microsoft Store for $29.99. Click here to learn more.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Train Sim World: The Northern Trans-Pennine is Available Now on Xbox One

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A whole new world is available now in Train Sim World’s latest route add-on! The Northern Trans-Pennine: Manchester – Leeds route unleashes our players on the hills and mountains that make up the backbone of England in a route filled with new challenges and features.

The Route

Train Sim WorldTrain Sim World

The Northern Trans-Pennine route takes on the mountains directly –  facing the challenge of running through and over them. This will give you a set of unique challenges as you battle steep gradients to bring passengers home on time.

We’ve also set this route in the 1980s and gone to great lengths to capture the industrial grease and grime from that era to bring the world to life around you. Many of features of modern trains were absent then, so this authentic experience includes:

  • Fewer safety systems, meaning more reliance on your awareness and reflexes.
  • A mix of modern coloured light signals and a classic semaphore system
  • Three entirely different locomotives – the Class 45, 47 and 101.

The Rolling Stock

As always the highlights of the route are the locomotives themselves – so lets take a look at the lineup:

Train Sim WorldTrain Sim World

With production starting in 1956 and the final units only being removed from service in 2003, the Class 101s are a massive success story on the UK rail network. As the driver, you’ll need to master the manual gear-change system (the first of its kind in Train Sim World), much like you would in a car.

Train Sim WorldTrain Sim World

These powerful diesel locomotives were the champions of the Midland Main Line until their withdrawal at the end of the 1980s. Common for many years along the Trans-Pennine route, the Class 45 is the perfect seat from which to tackle the steep grades and heavy trains – and it’s full of little details like seat height controls that bring the locomotive to life around you.

Train Sim WorldTrain Sim World

The Class 47 originally appeared in Train Sim World as a restored, contemporary heritage locomotive on the West Somerset Railway route. On the Northern Trans-Pennine however you’ll be dealing with a totally rebuilt model reflecting the on-board systems in place during the 1980s – as well as a more authentic and grimy look and feel that perfectly suits the latest release.

The Northern Trans-Pennine route for Train Sim World is available now on Xbox One. It’s the perfect piece of history whether you’re looking for something new or an experienced driver excited about a blast from the past.

The Northen Trans-Pennine add-on for Train Sim World is now available on the Microsoft Store for $29.99. Click here to learn more.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One

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The world of Tamriel continues to get bigger and more dangerous with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr and the Season of the Dragon year-long storyline. The third major Chapter release since ESO first launched almost five years ago, Elsweyr takes you into the warm climes of the home of Tamriel’s beloved cat people. This new adventure thrusts you into a deadly conflict between the local Khajiit, brutal Imperial mercenaries, and, flying above them all, merciless Dragons.

Elsweyr features an epic story of its own, but it is also part of a massive, continuous adventure called the Season of the Dragon. This year-long story begins with the upcoming Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack, continues with the Elsweyr Chapter, and then runs through the rest of the year with additional, yet-to-be announced dungeon and zone DLC game packs. While ESO has tied narratives together between different Chapter and DLC releases before, this is the first time the game has weaved together one continuous story from start to finish across an entire year.

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Of course, The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is a full Chapter release in its own right, and in addition to an incredible new story, the home of the Khajiit is fleshed out with unique stand-alone quests to complete, beautiful sights to experience, and mysterious and dangerous challenges for you to overcome. This includes thrilling new group events called Dragon Attacks, and a new full 12-player Trial called Sunspire. From its deep canyons and scorching deserts, to its fertile grasslands and shining palaces, in this new Chapter you can truly discover the life, culture, and history of this ancient and rarely seen realm.

Finally, Elsweyr also brings a powerful new Class for you to master, the Necromancer. With the Necromancer, the forbidden arts, practiced only in secret in Tamriel’s dark places, are yours to command at will. With this new power, you can raise relentless undead, encase yourself in impenetrable bone, and draw from death itself in order to prolong life. With this new Class and its three unique Skill Lines, death itself is a weapon.

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That’s just a taste of what is coming to the game in 2019. Since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind first launched on consoles in 2002, Tamriel has always had a home on Xbox, and we can’t wait to share more of what is coming to ESO in its fifth year, including Elsweyr, the year-long story, and beyond.

You can pre-purchase Elsweyr to immediately receive the otherworldly Rahd-m’Athra mount and a collection of bonus in-game items at launch. In addition to this, pre-purchases of The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (Standard) or the Collector’s Edition digitally (note: full game, not Upgrades) will also receive immediate access to the ESO base game, Morrowind Chapter, AND Summerset Chapter, allowing you to begin your adventures in Tamriel today!

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr officially launches for Xbox One on June 4. Ready your allies, adventurer, the Season of the Dragon is about to begin!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Dragons, Elsweyr, and a Year-Long, Epic Adventure are Coming to The Elder Scrolls Online on Xbox One

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/USB_EW_NecromancerClass_BoneCollector-1.jpg

The world of Tamriel continues to get bigger and more dangerous with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr and the Season of the Dragon year-long storyline. The third major Chapter release since ESO first launched almost five years ago, Elsweyr takes you into the warm climes of the home of Tamriel’s beloved cat people. This new adventure thrusts you into a deadly conflict between the local Khajiit, brutal Imperial mercenaries, and, flying above them all, merciless Dragons.

Elsweyr features an epic story of its own, but it is also part of a massive, continuous adventure called the Season of the Dragon. This year-long story begins with the upcoming Wrathstone DLC dungeon pack, continues with the Elsweyr Chapter, and then runs through the rest of the year with additional, yet-to-be announced dungeon and zone DLC game packs. While ESO has tied narratives together between different Chapter and DLC releases before, this is the first time the game has weaved together one continuous story from start to finish across an entire year.

The Elder Scrolls Online: ElsweyrThe Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

Of course, The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr is a full Chapter release in its own right, and in addition to an incredible new story, the home of the Khajiit is fleshed out with unique stand-alone quests to complete, beautiful sights to experience, and mysterious and dangerous challenges for you to overcome. This includes thrilling new group events called Dragon Attacks, and a new full 12-player Trial called Sunspire. From its deep canyons and scorching deserts, to its fertile grasslands and shining palaces, in this new Chapter you can truly discover the life, culture, and history of this ancient and rarely seen realm.

Finally, Elsweyr also brings a powerful new Class for you to master, the Necromancer. With the Necromancer, the forbidden arts, practiced only in secret in Tamriel’s dark places, are yours to command at will. With this new power, you can raise relentless undead, encase yourself in impenetrable bone, and draw from death itself in order to prolong life. With this new Class and its three unique Skill Lines, death itself is a weapon.

The Elder Scrolls Online: ElsweyrThe Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

That’s just a taste of what is coming to the game in 2019. Since The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind first launched on consoles in 2002, Tamriel has always had a home on Xbox, and we can’t wait to share more of what is coming to ESO in its fifth year, including Elsweyr, the year-long story, and beyond.

You can pre-purchase Elsweyr to immediately receive the otherworldly Rahd-m’Athra mount and a collection of bonus in-game items at launch. In addition to this, pre-purchases of The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (Standard) or the Collector’s Edition digitally (note: full game, not Upgrades) will also receive immediate access to the ESO base game, Morrowind Chapter, AND Summerset Chapter, allowing you to begin your adventures in Tamriel today!

The Elder Scrolls Online: ElsweyrThe Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr officially launches for Xbox One on June 4. Ready your allies, adventurer, the Season of the Dragon is about to begin!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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New Preview Delta Ring 1902 Build – 1/15/2019

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Delta Ring will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190110-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

Mouse

  • Framework changes to the mouse feature set for future work.

 My Games and Apps

  • Performance fixes to improve the collection speed.

System

  • Performance Fixes to improve the system stability.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps:

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

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New Preview Beta Ring 1902 Build – 1/14/2019

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta will begin receiving a new 1902 Xbox One system update (rs5_release_xbox_dev_1902.190110-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1902 system update.

Fixes:

 

Mouse

  • Framework changes to the mouse feature set for future work.

 My Games and Apps

  • Performance fixes to improve the collection speed.

System

  • Performance Fixes to improve the system stability.

 

Known Issues:

 

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

My Games and Apps:

  • We are tracking an issue in which certain apps are displaying the error code 0xD0000189 when launching.  Workaround reboot the console and launch the app.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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New Preview Alpha 1902 Build – 1/11/2019

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