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A graphic depicting five Xbox Avatars. From left to right is a woman wearing a hearing aid, a woman with a prosthetic leg waving, a woman in a wheelchair, a man holding an Xbox Adaptive Controller and a man with a prosthetic arm crouched down
Fifthpaw Oct 22, 2021
Blog

Xbox Ambassadors with Disabilities Share Their Gaming Stories

Highlighting and amplifying community voices has always been important to the Xbox Ambassadors community. So, in celebration of the disability community this month, we reached out to our Xbox MVPs and Community Champions who are a part of the community and asked them to share their own gaming stories. Here are their stories in their […]

Key art from the game Sable. A figure wearing a horned mask in a hooded cloak rides a hoverbike across an industrial desert
NerdyBirdy Oct 21, 2021
Blog

Inktober at Xbox: Celebrating Visually Artistic Games

Video games are an inherently visual medium. While all video games must put significant resources towards the writing, music and technical development of the game, the visual graphics, artwork, and design will always remain a critical focal point. In honor of this month’s Inktober, we thought we’d highlight some of the most visually noteworthy and […]

A view from behind of a man sitting on a couch playing Xbox, triumphantly holding an Xbox controller in each hand
NerdyBirdy Oct 8, 2021
Blog

Could Video Games Be Good For Our Mental Health?

It’s not exactly a secret that mental health and wellness is a serious concern for millions of Americans. Our mental health affects every aspect of our lives, from work and relationships to the enjoyment of leisure and new experiences. As mental illnesses often have a debilitating effect, it’s become increasingly important for many to prioritize […]

A humanoid bard dog playing the violin as it prances through a green open field with a hill in the distance
Otter Oct 1, 2021
Announcements

First 30 Days of Season 24

Introducing the bard As you read this, you may want to put on some tunes. This season’s theme is The Bard. Space Cat is going to take a cat nap while our new dog friend enters the scene. A selection of our activities this season will reflect this musical theme. Visit the Missions page for […]

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NerdyBirdy Sep 30, 2021
Community

Should Video Games be Considered as Art?

What is Art? In 1865, the French painter Edouard Manet first exhibited his painting, Olympia, in the Paris Salon. Olympia, which depicts a nude woman being brought flowers while lying on her bed, caused immediate public outrage. The painting was viciously condemned by art critics and the larger public, with the frenzy reaching a fever […]

A Gameboy surrounded by three cartridges
NerdyBirdy Sep 21, 2021
Community

Nostalgia Gaming: Why We Keep Going Back

Some of my most enduring childhood memories involve watching my older brother and sister play videogames on an old Super Nintendo in our shared bedroom. At the time, console gaming was still in its infancy, and most of the games of the time were relatively simple and unsophisticated. Side scrolling adventures, 2D fighters, and basic […]

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NerdyBirdy Sep 17, 2021
Announcements

Hey Ambassadors!

Hey Ambassadors! I’m NerdyBirdy. So much of my childhood and young adult years were shaped by gaming. I can still remember watching my older brother playing 16-bit RPG’s on a Super Nintendo, or eagerly awaiting the release of the first Xbox with my friends in Middle School. As a kid, gaming was my safe space. […]

A Hispanic Heritage Month themed banner with the Xbox Ambassadors logo in the middle of a bright orange background. Above the graphic are multiple colors flowing like waves with flowers and plants stemming from them.
Fifthpaw Sep 15, 2021
Community

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Hey, happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Highlighting and amplifying community voices is core to the Xbox Ambassadors community, so in celebration, we asked those who identify as Hispanic/Latino how games with diverse representation have impacted them and to share their own stories about being a member of the Hispanic/Latino gaming community. We received hundreds of responses, and with […]

MTA Raylz's Xbox avatar stands next to a blue and white shark person and a flag with the Xbox, Bing, Office, and Windows logos. The avatar wears a black shirt with a golden star + laurels Amby logo. Above the avater, a cat jumps on skis in a fencing stance.
Mister Taxel Sep 1, 2021
ambassador of the month

MTA Raylz is September’s Ambassador of the Month!

Xbox Ambassadors, put your hands together MTA Raylz! You’ll probably recognize him from the many positive interactions he has had with other members of the community, over many years and across many platforms. He’s a friendly force in the program, a public transit enthusiast, and the newest Ambassador of the Month + Community Champion! Read […]

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Otter Sep 1, 2021
Announcements

Last 30 Days of Season 23

Happy Hispanic & Latin Heritage Month!  Hey, Ambassadors (and thinking-about-being-Ambassadors)! Are you wondering how you can get involved for Hispanic & Latin Heritage Month? Check out the XA Missions page to get started. We are featuring members of our community who also belong to Hispanic and/or Latin communities. Plus, we will have special streams on the XA Twitch channel and sweepstakes […]

Key art from the video game Night in the Woods
Fifthpaw Aug 25, 2021
Community

#XAIndieLovers: 5 Indie Games to take on Holiday

Written by zatomas and ThorX360 Hey Xbox Ambassadors, we’ve got great news: we really believe that diversity in gaming also means promoting different genres and games. And this includes indie titles! We love indies. So this blog post will be the first of a series – #XAIndieLovers – focused on spotlighting the most interesting indie […]

White Xbox controller in front of green and blue graphics on the left. Xbox Ambassadors and Game Club logos on the left. Text reading: Get together for Games and Giveaways. August 1-31 Summer Games Party 2021.
Miss AshesX Aug 18, 2021
Community

Summer Games Party Stream Line-Up!

We’re halfway through our month-long Summer Games Party and we’ve got some more exciting streams coming up on our official Twitch channel! There are going to be giveaways, missions, and some fun interviews happening so you won’t want to miss out! Here’s what we have lined up so far:   Host: Kiesey Special Guest: Cyrille […]