This holiday to Xbox fans, Microsoft is offering its top selling console in the U.S. and U.K. the new Xbox One S in a new special bundle starting at $299.
Sweetening the deals are two special offers on top of the bundles. Srting now and through October 29, fans buying any Xbox One S, will receive a three-month Xbox Live Gold membership at no additional charge.
And, in other offer, from now through November 11, when a gamer buy any Xbox One or Xbox One S console or bundle, will get $20 off toward the purchase of ‘Gears of War 4.’
In addition, there are also great deals on new controller designs, the Xbox Special Edition Stereo Headset and a new controller bundle.
Those who are not aware of Xbox One S, “it’s a gaming console with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming including content from partners like Netflix and, coming soon, Amazon Video. In addition, the Xbox One S provides High Dynamic Range (HDR) for supported video and games.”
Below, you can see a list of offerings of Xbox One S bundles and Xbox Accessories available this holiday season:
- Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle (2TB)
- Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB)
- Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition Bundle (500GB)
- Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB)
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Special Edition Bundle (1TB)
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Bundle (500GB)
- Xbox One S Battlefield 1 Storm Grey Special Edition Bundle (500G)
- Xbox One S FIFA 17 Bundle (500GB or 1TB)
- Xbox Design Lab
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller
- New Xbox Wireless Controller designs
- Xbox Special Edition Stereo Headset
- Black Xbox Wireless Controller and PC Bundle
For more detailed information about the offerings, make sure to check with a local retailer, xbox.com, or local Microsoft Store or microsoftstore.com, or this Xbox Wire post.
Microsoft has also announced 4 Games with Gold available for free in November for Xbox Live Gold members including: Humorous brawler ‘Super Dungeon Bros’ and supernatural detective thriller ‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’.
Also coming with Gold is remastered classic adventure game “Monkey Island: SE (Special Edition” and your chance to slay mutants and neon snakes in “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.”
As with last month, Xbox One gets two dedicated titles and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
For Xbox One, “Super Dungeon Bros” (regularly $19.99) will be available Nov. 1-30, and “Murdered: Soul Suspect” (regularly $19.99) from Nov. 16-Dec. 15.
For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, “Monkey Island: SE” (regularly $9.99) will be available Nov. 1-15, and “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon” (regularly $14.99) will be available Nov. 16-30.
In other Xbox news, Microsoft pusehd a new build rs1_xbox_rel_1610.161021-1900, to Xbox One Preview Program users. The new build is versioned as 1610.
Here’s the full changelog:
- Resolved an issue which could sometimes prevent the Store from launching.
- Certain elements of the Store have been streamlined for an improved user experience.
- Miscellaneous bug fixes.
- Users with consoles set to the Singapore region (zh-sg or en-sg) should now see all appropriate apps while browsing the Store.
- Resolved numerous issues with unlocalized text (strange text characters) appearing in Guide.
- This build includes updates to the console speech recognizer for US and UK users, which reduces time to recognize commands like “Pause”, “Play”, “Mute”, “Yes”, and “No”. In addition, recognition has been improved for phrases such as “Watch NBC” “Watch FOX”, “Go to Netflix”, and “Open YouTube”, and should revert to web or marketplace searches less often.
- The See-It-Say-It timeout has been extended. This means users will have more time to make selections when saying “Hey Cortana, make a selection” or “Hey Cortana, select”.
- Resolved an issue which sometimes caused the “Connect to LIVE” section to not appear on Home when no network connection is detected.
- Uninstalled games and apps should no longer display in the most recently used section on Home.
- Fixed an issue which sometimes caused Clubs you’re participating in to fail to display under “Your clubs”.
- When attempting to set an image as a Club background, recently created Clubs should no longer fail to display under “Choose a Club”.
- You should no longer encounter a “Something went wrong” or “That didn’t work” error when attempting to access invitation requests or recommendations.
Do you know, you can capture screenshots and record game clips by using the Game Bar on your Windows 10 PC and tablet. Even you can record with your microphone while capturing video, and share all of it through the Xbox app to your Xbox Live activity feed, messages, showcase and even Twitter.
“Simply tap the Xbox button if you’re using an Xbox controller – or press Windows Key + G on your keyboard – to bring up the Game Bar.”
And, to see and share all your recordings and screenshots, you can get them in the Xbox app under the GameDVR tab on the left navigation, or in the Video folder on your PC under “Captures,” Windows team writes.
Update 10/31: Mobile Operator Billing on Xbox makes using your phone to buy your next favorite game easier and safer than ever.
“Xbox gamers using one of several mobile operators can use Operator Billing today in the Xbox Store on Xbox One, as well as in the Xbox App on Windows 10 devices and iOS and Android smartphones, depending on location,” Xbox Wire writes.
If you’re not aware, Operator Billing is one of the most popular payment methods around the world because it doesn’t require a credit card. Best of all, once this payment method is added to a Microsoft Account, all future purchases can be charged automatically.