New and updated Xbox features for Windows 10 and Xbox One now available in Preview

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced the latest set of new and updated Xbox features available in preview for Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Unfortunately for people in the Xbox One Preview Programme, almost all of the features are for the Xbox app in the Windows 10 Insider Preview, which has received updates to various features including Avatars, Friends, Game Hubs, and more.

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Trailer and release dates for Telltale’s Game of Thrones: Episode Four – Sons of Winter

Telltale Games has announced that “Sons of Winter”, Episode Four of Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series, will be released next week from Tuesday 26 May.

Episode Four will be released on 26 May for PC/Mac, PS4 (worldwide), and PS3 (SCEA / North America); on 27 May for Xbox One and Xbox 360; on 28 May for iOS and Android; and on 29 May for PS3 (SCEE / Europe).

Need for Speed reboot coming to Xbox One in Autumn 2015

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EA and Ghost Games announced today that the Need for Speed franchise will be getting a “full reboot” this year, with a new game – simply titled Need for Speed – set to launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC (Origin) in Autumn 2015.

According to EA, the Need for Speed reboot will feature: ” … deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.”

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Expansion Pack 171

Welcome to the Expansion Pack, the Britxbox podcast. Released every second Thursday, we banter on Xbox news, what’s hot within the BXB community, and the games we’ve been playing: from the latest releases, demos and XBLA games, to bargain bin oldies. With Mark “Born2beSlicker” Lawson, Ben “Hallben” Hall and Richard “Colonel Red” Worrall. This week we discuss:

General Election 2015
Microsoft Band
Casey Hudson joins Microsoft
The Devision delayed to 2016
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate revealed

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Not showing up again. :(
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It should show up now. Phlash has to set it on iTunes and was distracted yesterday.
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Forza Horizon 2 Pre-Order Car Pack now available to buy on Xbox One

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Xbox Wire and the Forza Motorsport website have announced that the Pre-Order Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One is now available to purchase via the Xbox One Store.

Previously only available to those who pre-ordered Forza Horizon 2, the £3.19 Car Pack adds four new cars to the game: the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP-570-4 Superleggera, the 2013 BMW M6 Coupe, the 2008 Ferrari California, and the 2013 Audi RS 4 Avant.

For details on the four cars, see Xbox Wire and ForzaMotorSport.net.

This week’s Deals with Gold – including Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One

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Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Xbox.com have revealed this week’s Deals with Gold, which run through to 25 May and include 50% off both the standard and deluxe editions of Dragon Age: Inquisition for Xbox One.

Other discounts this week for Xbox Live Gold subscribers include 40% off Unmechanical: Extended for Xbox One, 50% off Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for Xbox One and Xbox 360, and 60% off Dragon Age 2 for Xbox 360.

For the full list, see Major Nelson’s blog and Xbox.com.

Mass Effect’s Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios to work on HoloLens and Xbox

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Xbox Wire has announced that Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft as Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, where he will be working on Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox, and other projects.

Hudson previously worked at BioWare, where he directed such classic games as the Mass Effect Trilogy and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

For more information, plus an interview with Hudson, see Xbox Wire.