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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 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 […]

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NerdyBirdy Jun 28, 2022

Finding and Building Community with the Xbox Ambassadors

As human beings, we are innately social creatures, with even the most introverted of us still needing the warmth and validation of human connection. But forming new relationships or finding a new community isn’t always easy, especially if you’re in a new area or starting a new phase in life. Fortunately, for many gamers, gaming […]

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NerdyBirdy Jun 17, 2022

Xbox Showcase 2022 Wrap-Up

Looking Ahead to the Next Year of Gaming One of the most quintessential aspects of gaming is eagerly anticipating the next season of new games. There’s nothing quite like the release of your next favorite game. This last Saturday, we were able to watch the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase for 2022. With the latest […]

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NerdyBirdy Jun 7, 2022

What Does It Mean to Be an Xbox Ambassador?

The world of gaming can be an exhilarating and exciting place. No other hobby or activity operates in a venue of such unbridled creativity or imagination. You can climb mountains, explore space, or save entire civilizations. Better yet, you can engage in adventures on your own, or surrounded by a community of equally dedicated individuals. […]

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NerdyBirdy Jun 1, 2022

Last 30 Days of Season 26

Finishing the Season of the Storyteller As we wrap up the month of May, we’re grateful for all the incredible stories we’ve been privileged to share with our great Xbox Ambassadors. Both Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month and Mental Health Awareness month gave us a wonderful chance to learn more about the personal stories […]

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Randydeweerd May 18, 2022

How Positivity in Gaming Changed My Life

It started with buying my first Xbox console. At that time, I only played Halo and Gears of War mainly. In some party chats there was a lot of negativity and harassment. I decided I was here to have fun and spread positivity. The best idea I had was to use my real name in […]

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NerdyBirdy May 12, 2022

The Power of Storytelling in Gaming

Gaming is centered on stories. Stories are what bring games to life, what makes them so compelling and irresistible to play. While many games emphasize gameplay mechanics or impressive graphics or visual displays, the storytelling of a game is what binds each of these elements together into a cohesive whole. A story is what transforms […]