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Xbox One S Release Date Revealed

in a new Microsoft blog post, the company has announced that its upcoming Xbox One S game console will be launched on August 2, 2016.

From the post:

Last month, we revealed a new member of the Xbox One family, the Xbox One S. Today, we’re excited to announce that the highly-anticipated 2TB Xbox One S launch edition will begin hitting shelves in select regions on August 2. That means that all pre-orders will arrive on August 2 and, for those of you that haven’t yet, you can still pre-order a 2TB Xbox One S launch edition through microsoftstore.com and select retailers. Availability is limited and demand is high so you’ll want to check with your local retailer for more information and pre-order your console soon…

Halo Wars 2 Official E3 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Official E3 Trailer – In Halo Wars 2, the Spirit of Fire and her crew, led by Captain Cutter, face a deadly new faction known as The Banished. Their chief, the Brute warlord Atriox, is both a deadly warrior and brilliant military leader in control of a massive army. The key to victory is knowing your enemy, but Atriox is a threat no one is prepared for.

ReCore E3 Gameplay Trailer

Recore E3 Gameplay Trailer – Presenting ReCore, an XBOX ONE & WINDOWS 10 EXCLUSIVE

From the legendary creator Keiji Inafune, and the makers of Metroid Prime comes ReCore, an action-adventure crafted for a new generation.

Join Joule Adams as she leads a group of Corebot companions on an adventure to save mankind in the dangerous world of Far Eden.

Microsoft Xbox One S Announced

Introducing the new Xbox One S. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology. Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray™ movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Includes the newly streamlined Xbox Wireless Controller.

Rumor: Xbox One Slim Leaks Day Before E3 Press Conference

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According to a leak on NeoGaf, this is the soon to be announced (like, announced tomorrow at the Xbox E3 press event) Xbox One Slim. 40% smaller with an internal power brick and a slightly updated controller. Not to mention the ability to output 4K video and mount in a vertical stand! Of course, this is just a rumor until it isn’t. Tune into the Microsoft press event live tomorrow morning at 9:30AM PST.

E3 2016 Press Conference Schedule

Here is the list of the upcoming E3 2016 press conferences from the big players of the convention. Just click the link and you will be taken to the streaming page where you can watch each one live!

Sunday, June 12

EA Play Press Conference 1:00PM PST
Bethesda Showcase 7:00PM PST

Monday, June 13

Xbox E3 Briefing 9:30AM PST
PC Gaming Show 11:30AM PST
Ubisoft E3 Press Conference 1:30PM PST
PlayStation Experience 6:00PM PST

Tuesday, June 14

Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 9:00AM PST

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Coming to Retail June 14

May 23, 2016 – Nordic Games partners up with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios to bring the Steam version of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition to retail. The publisher will offer two editions – Standard and Limited Edition – which will both release on June 14, 2016.

“My colleagues and I at Nordic Games were Ori fans from the very beginning”, said Reinhard Pollice, Business and Product Development Director at Nordic Games. “There is a fundamental connection with platformers in our team. Combine this with the unique art style, the gripping atmosphere, and the immaculate gameplay of Ori and the Blind Forest, and you’ll see our team drooling all over this amazing game. In more formal words: We are more than happy to work together with Microsoft Studios and Moon Studios and publish this gem of a game in its PC retail version and give it the physical representation it deserves.”

“Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we’ve received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we’re extremely pleased to finally make everyone’s wish come true,” said Thomas Mahler, CEO of Moon Studios. “We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition. We can’t wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves and we once again want to thank all of our fans and everyone who supported Moon and Ori over the last few years – we’re deeply humbled and appreciative, thank you so much!”

The Standard retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 19.99 and includes:

  • Premium Packaging
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • A3 Poster

The Limited retail version of the Definitive Edition retails at EUR/USD 29.99 and includes:

  • Steelbox
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Game DVD
  • Audio-CD OST
  • 2 Postcards
  • 2 Double-Sided A3 Posters

And for those who enjoy playing Ori on Xbox One, Microsoft will – in partnership with stores across the US –release the critically-acclaimed Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition for Xbox One on June 14, 2016 for $19.99.

What’s new about the Definitive Edition?

  • Packed with new and additional content: new areas, new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas and much more!
  • Discover Naru’s past in two brand new environments
  • Master two powerful new abilities – Dash and Light Burst
  • Find new secret areas and explore Nibel faster by teleporting between Spirit Wells

About Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition

Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition is a must-play, award-winning franchise that tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, a fully orchestrated score and dozens more features, Ori and the Blind Forest explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifi ce, and the hope that exists in us all.

ESL Partners with Microsoft on Xbox Live Tournaments Platform

(Cologne, Germany) March 16, 2016 ESL’s technical development team has teamed up with Microsoft to integrate ESL tournament systems directly into the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform. This partnership represents a revolutionary step for the evolution of esports, by allowing developers and publishers to gain easy and automated access to live tournaments, as well as giving them the ability to organize the logistics and handling of such.

“The tournament experience on ESL platforms looks to see a significant increase thanks to our partnership with Microsoft,” said Arne Peters, Vice President Strategic Relations & ESL Technology. “ESL platform integration is a big step forward in establishing competitive gaming and esports. We are very happy to be working with Microsoft on projects such and these and are excited to see them embrace the significance of esports and its phenomenal growth.”

Tournaments run by ESL can now be optimized by game developers to feature in-game integrations and more, allowing competition to be played out on the console and PC. Numerous ESL tournament integrations exist already on PC platforms across various game genres to enable quick and seamless gaming solutions for competitors, with the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform bringing a cohesive experience across both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

ESL’s tech team is preparing to assist and consult with game developers, helping them to get their games ready for tournament integration. The first games to use the ESL tournament system on Xbox are already in the making with more to follow.