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NerdyBirdy Sep 8, 2022

National Video Game Day ’22: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Happy National Video Games Day! To celebrate, we asked Xbox Ambassadors how they would describe the impact that gaming and gaming communities have had on them. We received hundreds of responses highlighting the positivity and importance of gaming. TheMOHAAMaster I had met a friend when we were young teenagers through playing Call of Duty United […]

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NerdyBirdy Sep 6, 2022

Player1MGA is September’s Xbox Ambassador of the Month!

It’s September and we have a new Ambassador of the Month! Please welcome Player1MGA! Player1MGA has been a gamer for quite some time and brings that wealth of experience and knowledge to the Xbox Ambassadors Program. Find out more about him below and be sure to say hi if you see him in Xbox spaces. […]

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NerdyBirdy Sep 2, 2022

How to Make New Friends in Gaming

Everyone interacts with gaming differently. For some, gaming is a solo activity best enjoyed on their own. But for others, gaming is an inherently social activity. Whether they’re playing party games with all their friends sprawled across their living room or planning online raids, gaming isn’t complete without their social circle. But what if you […]

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NerdyBirdy Sep 1, 2022

Last 30 Days of Season 27

Finishing the Season of the Master and Apprentice The Final Stage of Season 27 As we move into the final stretch of Season 27, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who helped make the Season of the Expert and the Apprentice a success. From contributing to playdates during the Xbox Ambassadors Games […]

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NerdyBirdy Aug 19, 2022

Why Representation in Gaming Matters

Our media and culture shape all of us. Whether deliberately or inadvertently, we all find examples or role models to follow in the music, movies, and books we listen to, watch, and read. Because of media’s influence on our lives, we must understand the importance of creating characters and narratives that can be honest, thoughtful, […]

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SGoldAndS Aug 10, 2022

How Indie Games Affect Gaming

I’d like to talk about how much indie games affect gaming.  I’m an indie game developer myself right now and I’m happy to share the experience that I got, too. Game development is an art. A couple of years ago, there was a not very pleasant event in my life – many of my friends […]

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NerdyBirdy Aug 5, 2022

How Video Games Bring People Together

The Importance of Human Connection One of the most important aspects of any life is a person’s connections and relationships. Our friends, families, and partners provide love, support, and care to our lives. And our larger circle of acquaintances and surrounding community help us to maintain our overall health and wellbeing. These cumulative interactions are […]

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NerdyBirdy Aug 1, 2022

Next 30 Days of Season 27

The Next 30 Days of Season 27 Continuing the Season of the Expert and the Apprentice We’re so excited to bring you into the next phase of the season as we really kick off the time of the Master and the Apprentice. As we move into August, we’re happy to report that the next month […]

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NerdyBirdy Jul 20, 2022

Gaming Burnout – How to Recover

Burnout is unfortunately a common feature across the world affecting many different professions and industries. After a multi-year global pandemic that strained and frayed nerves, it’s not been uncommon for millions to feel signs of extreme fatigue, hopelessness, and apathy when it comes to jobs, relationships, and routine personal duties. Less widely discussed but equally […]

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NerdyBirdy Jul 15, 2022

Accessible Games on Xbox Game Pass

Accessibility in gaming has come a long way in just the last several years. Features such as visual contrasts, subtitles, or even different difficulty settings have grown from accessories to industry standards. It would be unthinkable today for a contemporary game studio to craft a gaming experience without planning and accommodating for accessibility. In honor […]

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NerdyBirdy Jul 5, 2022

First 30 Days of Season 27!

The Season of the Apprentice and Expert  The End of Season 26  As we move into July, it is time to wrap up the last few events of Season 26. Season 26 was the season of the Storyteller, and we got to see the incredible power that comes from sharing personal stories and narratives.   We […]

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NerdyBirdy Jul 5, 2022

itsMikeytho is July 2022’s Xbox Ambassador of the Month!

It’s July and we have the newest Xbox Ambassador of the Month – itsMikeytho!  They are a longtime gamer and a relatively recent addition to the Xbox Ambassador Program. They are a constantly positive and uplifting presence when interacting with others online, and that’s one reason of many why they’re an Xbox Ambassador of the […]