This Week on Xbox – November 18

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We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox. Enjoy!

Celebrating 15 Years of Xbox

15 years ago today, the name Xbox became part of popular culture. As the first gaming console produced by Microsoft, the November 15, 2001 release of the Xbox in North America was a major moment for both the company and the entire games industry. The original Xbox console gave rise to beloved game franchises like Halo and Forza Motorsport, and helped usher in the online console gaming era with the release of Xbox Live… Read more

Give the Gift of Digital Codes for Xbox Design Lab Controllers

Can’t decide what to get the gamer in your life this holiday? Let them design their own Xbox Wireless Controller with a Digital Code from Xbox Design Lab. Xbox Design Lab Digital Codes are available now and can be purchased exclusively at for $89.98 USD. Once you make your purchase, you’ll receive a Digital Code via email to share with your favorite gamer… Read more

It’s a Happy Holiday Season With the Xbox Ambassadors Program

If you’re looking for more chances to get involved with all things Xbox this holiday, then the Xbox Ambassadors Program has you covered! Next week, Xbox community members can unlock holiday-themed surprises and other rewards by doing things they already do – like Tweeting, watching YouTube videos, and learning about Xbox products and services. Whether you’re just buying your first Xbox console or have been around from the start, the Xbox Ambassadors Program has a spot for you… Read more

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Play NBA 2K17 Free This Weekend Only With Xbox Live Gold

We’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can enjoy NBA 2K17 for free this weekend with Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days. Beginning at 9:00am PST Friday, November 18 through 11:59pm PST Monday, November 21, Gold members in Xbox One markets will get a special opportunity to explore the world of NBA basketball. During this period, you’ll also have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Store with a 30 – 40% discount and continue playing… Read more

Forza Racing Championship Season 2 – Week 1 Results

The Forza Racing Championship has returned! Following a thrilling first season of competition, registration is now open on the ESL website for Season 2 of the official ForzaRC esports series. Sponsored by Michelin, Logitech G and Playseat, and starting November 7, Season 2 players worldwide will compete for cash and prizes worth more than $150,000… Read more

Gears Pro Circuit to Offer Record-Setting Prize Pool; $300,000 on the line at MLG Columbus Open

Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce that the prize pool for the Gears Pro Circuit MLG Columbus Open has been increased by $50k, driven by the overwhelming support of our player community and sales of Gears of War 4 eSports Supporter Packs. Players will now be competing for a $300k prize pool and the largest cash prize ever offered in Gears franchise history. The Open LAN event will take place November 25-27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox – Upcoming Games, November 21 – 27
Gears Pro Circuit to Offer Record-Setting Prize Pool; $300,000 on the line at MLG Columbus Open
It’s a Happy Holiday Season With the Xbox Ambassadors Program