Halloween Comes to Kingdom: New Lands

Things are about to get spookier in Kingdom: New Lands as Halloween descends upon us. In the spirit of trick or treat, you might notice an evil grin on the moon during night time and haunted mansions in the far distance across the islands of Kingdom. Even the greedy creatures are dressed up in pumpkin masks, but they won’t be bribed with candy — they want your coins and crown. For Halloween, you’re able to find a spooky horse wandering about. What does this cursed steed offer besides spreading horror to your loyal subjects? Kingdom has always been about exploration,… Continue reading Halloween Comes to Kingdom: New Lands

Play Just Cause 3 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Need more Just Cause in your life? Who doesn’t?! To celebrate the imminent launch of Just Cause 4 on December 4, we’re spoiling you this week with more Just Cause mayhem than ever before. It’s time to wingsuit back into Medici! Starting at 5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 30 and running until 9:00 a.m. PDT on Monday, November 5, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to take control of Rico Rodriguez, the most explosive action hero, and fight to liberate the Mediterranean island paradise from the brutal rule of General Di Ravello for free during the Free Play… Continue reading Play Just Cause 3 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Scary Games to Play on Xbox One This Halloween

So, you drew the short straw and got placed on candy duty, leaving you at home waiting for trick-or-treaters to arrive looking for a sweet treat — what a perfect time for you to visit some of our favorite and scariest games to play on Xbox One! From survival horror to post-apocalyptic wastelands, there’s a little something for every horror fan to be found below, many of which are available on Xbox Game Pass and support Backward Compatibility. Now shut off the lights, turn up the volume, and set out on a spooky adventure… if you dare! Quickly, before the… Continue reading Scary Games to Play on Xbox One This Halloween

New Preview Alpha Ring 1811 Update – 10/31/18

Starting at 2:00 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving a new 1811 Xbox One system update (181028-1920). Read on for more about the fixes and known issues in the latest 1811 system update.   New Features:   Family Settings Children signing up for new accounts will now be asked to add a parent only if required to by local privacy regulations (e.g., GDPR or COPPA). This means that some minors, like teens in the U.S., will no longer have to add a parent and join a Microsoft family during signup. Xbox privacy… Continue reading New Preview Alpha Ring 1811 Update – 10/31/18

Announcing Windows Community Toolkit v5.0

I’m excited to announce the next major update of the Windows Community Toolkit, version 5.0. This update introduces the new WindowsXamlHost control built on top of the new XAML Islands APIs to simplify adding built-in or custom UWP control to a WPF or Windows Forms desktop application. Alongside, this version introduces new WinForms and WPF […] Continue reading Announcing Windows Community Toolkit v5.0

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18272

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18272 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. To help Insiders get started with the latest 19H1 builds, we’re also making the ISOs for Build 18272 available today by clicking here. (It make take a little bit for the build to show […] Continue reading Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18272

1,000 ID@Xbox Titles, Infinite Memories

We’ve made so many memories since the launch of the ID@Xbox program in 2013, and we’re still floored that we’ve seen over 1,000 titles release through the program. From the 1930s inspired, hand-drawn run-and-gun Cuphead to the brain bending puzzle platformer Inside, these uniquely crafted experiences by independent developers will stick with us forever. Today, we’re excited to tell some of the favorite ID@Xbox moments our friends across the industry has shared with us: “It’ll be tough for any game, ID@Xbox or not, to top Inside for me. We waited six long years for the follow-up to Xbox Live Arcade’s… Continue reading 1,000 ID@Xbox Titles, Infinite Memories