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Minecraft Dungeons Getting Fully Optimized Touch Controls for Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The Minecraft franchise has actually constantly promoted the concept that players must have the ability to play their preferred video games on the gadget of their option without jeopardizing quality or experience. Today, we’’ re thrilled to share that Minecraft Dungeons is taking an action in that instructions by introducing with cloud video gaming on Android tablets and phones tomorro w through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate .

While many people will start their cloud video gaming journey by connecting a phone to a controller with a clip, lots of in the mobile video gaming neighborhood have actually informed us they desire touch controls. Minecraft Dungeons will launch by means of cloud video gaming with fully-optimized, native touch controls and a revamped UI to make it simple to browse the stock or in-game menu on a smaller sized screen. We’’ ve likewise produced brand-new overlays and customized designs to enhance the video game for touch. These optimizations will guarantee the actions gamers take the most (relocation, melee, varied attack, roll/dodge) remain in the most user-friendly areas on screen. The experience will make Minecraft Dungeons seem like it was created particularly for mobile, bringing a level of familiarity to those who’’ ve been playing mobile video games or Minecraft on a phone or tablet for many years.

With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, gamers can get on their mobile phone and play online co-op mode with their good friends on Xbox One. Later on this year, when Minecraft Dungeons makes it possible for cross-platform play, mobile gamers will likewise be able to sign up with forces with good friends on Windows PC and other consoles.

Microsoft’’ s vision for cloud video gaming is to offer you with option in how and when you play video games. Starting September 15, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 22 nations will delight in the flexibility to play more than 100 video games on their Android smart phones and tablets through the cloud. As we believe about methods to produce a distinct video gaming experience for each person, it’’ s about more than simply the gadget they play on; we desire to provide more option in how the video game is played.

This is simply the start: the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate group will continue to deal with designers to include touch to a lot more titles right after cloud video gaming goes survive on September 15. We couldn’’ t be more fired up to deal with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to provide this experience for Minecraft Dungeons to the video gaming neighborhood. We anticipate gathering feedback from the Minecraft Dungeons neighborhood in the continuing and coming weeks to supply more methods to play.

.Related: Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Cloud Gaming, Destiny 2, Night in the Woods, Company of Heroes 2, and More Cloud Gaming with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Launches with More Than 150 Games This Week on Xbox: September 11, 2020 .

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Microsoft officially unveils Xbox Series S and confirms a sweet $299 asking price

Earlier today, the first render of the Xbox Series S – Microsoft’s cheaper next-gen console – surfaced online – giving us our first glimpse of its design and also hinted at a rather aggressive $299 price tag. Well, it was the real deal. And before leaks could spoil any more surprises, Microsoft has officially revealed the Xbox Series S and has confirmed that it will cost $299. As we mentioned in a previous story, this is a great price for an entry into the next-gen console ecosystem for gamers. Microsoft has only shared the render and pricing of its upcoming console so far, and has promised to reveal more details soon.

👀 Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq

— Xbox (@Xbox) September 8, 2020

But apparently, we don’t have to wait too long for more details. A new leaked promotional video for the Xbox Series S highlights all of its key features and capabilities such as 1440p gaming, ray tracing and more. Additionally, another report claims to reveal the Xbox Series S’ launch date, alongside that of the Xbox Series X and its pricing. Starting with the leaked promo video, it claims that the Xbox Series S is the smallest console made by Microsoft and that it is 60% smaller than the more powerful Xbox Series X.

no point holding this back now I guess pic.twitter.com/SgOAjm3BuP

— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 8, 2020

There is also mention of a custom-made NVMe SSD of 512GB capacity that employs the in-house Xbox Velocity architecture, promising fast loading times and quick game switching. The console is touted to deliver up to 120fps frame rates at 1440p resolution. Other features highlighted in the video are an all-digital design, DirectX raytracing, variable rate shading, variable refresh rate (VRR), streaming media playback at 4K and 4K upscaling in games. 

Additionally, a report from Windows Central claims that the Xbox Series S will be launched alongside the Xbox Series X on November 10. The Xbox Series S will retail at $299, and there is also a $25/month Xbox All Access financing option that includes the console itself alongside access to Xbox’s game library. As for the Xbox Series X, it is said to cost $499 and will also be offered with an Xbox All Access financing option that will set buyers back by $35/month.

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This Week on Xbox: February 14, 2020

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all 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 past 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 above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

Creature Cores: Customizable Combat in Darksiders Genesis, Available Today on Xbox OneWhen we set out to make Darksiders Genesis, our objective was to create something completely fresh – a whole new approach to the beloved Darksiders action adventure franchise. Partnering with Airship Syndicate to make the game ensured that right out of the gate with a top-down design… Read more

The War Rages on in Season Two of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox OneThe return of an iconic map and a mysterious Operator lead the way for Season Two in this explosive new chapter for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Xbox One. A stream of free content starts today with the reappearance of Ghost, the return of the Rust Multiplayer map, and a refreshed… Read more

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition AnnouncedToday, we are thrilled to announce State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an expanded and improved version that takes everything you love about State of Decay 2 and adds tons of new content and improvements for veteran and new players alike. Best of all, this is a free, automatic upgrade… Read more

The Top 5 Online Gaming Safety Tips From Xbox AmbassadorsGaming can take you on epic adventures, forge life-long friendships, and offer opportunities for creativity and fun each time you play. However, it’s important to be aware of the safety tools and settings available when gaming online. At Xbox, we believe that gaming should be inclusive… Read more

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The Next Step in the Evolution of Co-op Shooters: Hands-on with OutridersPolish developer People Can Fly has had quite the nearly 20-year run. Kicking off with cult classic Painkiller, they made a name for themselves by combining over-the-top shooter action with dark humor and tight gunplay mechanics in games like Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment… Read more

Borderlands 3 Brings Broken Hearts Day Event and Rewards to Xbox OneFebruary is typically a romantic time of year—but all that lovey-dovey stuff is hard to come by in the mayhem-filled world of Borderlands 3. Express your Vault Hunter’s true feelings by wreaking havoc this week in celebration of Broken Hearts Day, Borderlands 3‘s free seasonal event starting… Read more

Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days – NBA 2K20, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, and Sonic ManiaWe’re back with more great games for you to play this weekend with Free Play Days! Experience all the next level features and exclusive All-Star 2020 content that NBA 2K20 has to offer. Or are you down for updated takes on classic titles? Then challenge your reflexes with… Read more

All Heck Has Broken Loose in Trove on Xbox OneDragonfire Peaks, a toasty-warm beautiful world ruled by all kinds of Trovian Dragons, has suddenly been overrun by an army of amorous visitors from the faraway lands of Defiance. Heckbugs! Heckbugs everywhere! What’s a Trovian to do when faced with such plight but to help these… Read more

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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios and Unity Technologies Partner with Louisiana State to Host Game Development Camp in New OrleansToday at the Louisiana Entertainment Summit, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios, in partnership with Unity Technologies and economic development organizations Greater New Orleans, Inc., Louisiana Economic Development and New Orleans Business Alliance announced it… Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Bleeding Edge Closed Beta WeekendMake this Valentine’s Day special… by teaming up and causing chaos over the Bleeding Edge closed beta weekend! Bleeding Edge is the upcoming 4v4 team brawler from Ninja Theory, and our first closed beta kicks off soon on Friday, February 14. The closed beta starts on… Read more

Pre-Register for Forza Street on Android Today!Today, we are excited to announce pre-registration is now available for Forza Street, the Forza experience designed to be played anytime, anywhere, and excite anyone who loves cars! We’ve had a great response to the game on Windows 10 PC, and are excited to finally be bringing it to players… Read more

Defiance 2050: Put an End to the MutinyLock and load, Arkhunters! The Unseen Eye are making their move. Dark Matter, the military might of the Votanis Collective, have scattered to the wind with the death of Nim and the Mutineers have risen to try to fill that void. For four weeks, the Midsummer Mutiny event will be active… Read more

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed Available Now on Xbox OneI’m really proud and humbled to be presenting our first DLC for Dead CellsThe Bad Seed. It’s two new early game levels and a new boss for you to play through. Anyway, I thought this would be a good chance to stop by and let you know what we’ve been up to over the last year and a bit… Read more

Awakening the Sah Chakram – Kunoichi Comes to Black Desert on Xbox OneThe story began long ago in the Ryuta river valleys. There, in the barren, drought-stricken lands lived the Okei tribe. Ichi and her tribe lived a modest life – surviving, but never thriving, and always praying for rain. The chieftain of the Okei tribe was wise, rational, confident, and everything… Read more

The Big Apple Bites Back: Hands-on with The Division 2 Warlords of New YorkLaunching a new gaming IP can be challenging, but the folks at Massive Entertainment knocked it out of the park with Tom Clancy’s The Division, which got a sequel in last year’s aptly named Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Both games were lauded for dropping players into authentic version… Read more

Bring Odin’s Army to its Knees in Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate on Xbox OneWarriors Orochi 4 Ultimate launches today! For those unaware, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate was our company’s first Xbox One title, and now over five years later, we’re back with another exciting Musou adventure. This game marks the next evolution of our 1 vs. 1,000 action series, setting up one… Read more

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for February 18 to 21Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on… Read more

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Microsoft Launches an Xbox Bounty Program

Microsoft has launched an Xbox Bounty Program designed to find and squash bugs in the Xbox network. And if you can find a vulnerability, whether by actively hinting for one or by stumbling across one, you can claim a reward worth up to $20,000.

Find a Bug and Earn (Potentially) Big Money

Bug bounty programs are everywhere, and can pay out big money. The bigger the vulnerability, the higher the reward, but even the minimum payouts are worthwhile. So, finding vulnerabilities in the products and services you use can earn you pocket money.

Microsoft already has a number of bounty programs actively seeking out vulnerabilities in the company’s products and services. Including the Windows operating system, Office, and Edge. And now, for the first time, Microsoft has launched an Xbox Bounty Program.

How Microsoft’s Xbox Bounty Program Works

In a post on the Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft explains that the program is for “gamers, security researchers, and technologists around the world to help identify security vulnerabilities in the Xbox network and services”.

We’re excited to announce the Xbox Bounty Program, which awards up to $20,000 for vulnerabilities in the Xbox network space. Find out more information: https://t.co/4Tsq17ocaH

— Security Response (@msftsecresponse) January 30, 2020

Anyone who finds a vulnerability needs to share it with the Microsoft Xbox team through “Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD).” Bugs need to be submitted using the MSRC Submission portal and follow Microsoft’s submission guidelines.

Submissions are eligible for rewards of between $500 and $20,000. Bounties will be “awarded at Microsoft’s discretion based on the severity and impact of the vulnerability and the quality of the submission.” So, be sure to follow the Microsoft Bounty T&Cs.

The highest rewards are reserved for finding proof of a remote code execution or an elevation of privilege. Other bugs included are security feature bypasses, spoofing, and tampering. Some issues, such as denial of service, are listed as “Out of Scope”.

Other Bug Bounty Programs Worth Exploring

The Xbox Bounty Program is just the latest in a long line of bounty programs. And Microsoft is just one of the many big companies involved. With that in mind, we have previously listed some awesome bug bounty programs worth exploring.

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