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NerdyBirdy Jan 13, 2022
Blog

The Importance of Community: Finding Connection Through Gaming

Connection and community have always been an essential part of healthy living. As social animals, we’re meant to seek out relationships with others. It’s what makes us human and is necessary for us to build friendships, families, and societies. These associations not only fill out our life, they’re also just plain good for us. Strong […]

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Taxel Jan 5, 2022
Community

Meet the Xbox Ambassador Community Champions

In October of 2020, we introduced the Xbox Ambassadors community to a new community role – Community Champions. This blog is a resource for those who are curious about the role, the current roster of Community Champions, and what they do.   What is a Community Champion?  Community Champions are trusted and recognized Xbox Ambassadors. They […]

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Taxel Jan 5, 2022
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Viper7 is January’s Xbox Ambassador of the Month!

We’ve got a new Ambassador of the Month and Community Champion – Viper7! Viper7 is a longtime member of our community, a Play Host on the XA Twitch channel, and an advocate for accessibility in gaming. He was featured last Season on a recent community panel for National Disability Employment Awareness Month where he shared […]

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Otter Jan 3, 2022
Announcements

First 30 Days of Season 25

Welcome to the Season of the Hero The first theme of 2022 is the Hero. A brave bird offers the protection of its cloak to three small chicks. Being a hero doesn’t always mean going into battle; sometimes, it means being patient when you feel impatient or generous when you don’t have a lot to […]

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NerdyBirdy Dec 30, 2021
Blog

End of Year Lists: The 10 Best Games on Xbox in 2021

We’ve finally arrived at the moment we’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to list the best games to come out on Xbox in 2021. The ultimate category of our end of year lists, this edition features a diverse lineup of games, from long-awaited releases, to under-the-radar surprises. Of course, no list could conclusively claim […]

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Oraclea Dec 29, 2021
Blog

How Forza Horizon 5 Put Accessibility into the Driver’s Seat

Written By Oraclea Forza Horizon 5 took home several honors at the 2021 Game Awards, including the award for Innovation in Accessibility. The award is a great honor for Playground Games, who made accessibility one of the core pillars of the game’s design, and whose efforts have been rewarded with one of the highest accolades […]

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NerdyBirdy Dec 23, 2021
Blog

Xbox Ambassadors 2021 End of Year Lists: Best New Designs

As we inch ever closer to the end of the year, we’re turning our attention to the year’s best releases for Xbox and PC. For this week’s end of year lists, we’re highlighting the best graphics and game designs of the year. From eagerly awaited AAA franchises to undiscovered independents, this list showcases the incredible […]

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NerdyBirdy Dec 14, 2021
Blog

How Halo’s 2001 Release Changed the Gaming World

It’s rare that a new release of music, literature or cinema truly changes or defines a genre. Change after all, is difficult to force. Most of a year’s new editions are either incremental additions to a long-standing tradition, or simply derivative copies of previous pieces. But inevitably, a truly groundbreaking release unleashes a new generation […]

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NerdyBirdy Dec 3, 2021
Announcements

Last 30 Days of Season 24

Looking Back on 2021 Happy December, everyone! We’re almost at the end of 2021, and what a year it’s been! From the release of new flagship games, to finding new friendships and community, it’s been an exciting year for the Xbox Ambassadors. We’d like to welcome all the new Ambassadors who joined the program this […]

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NerdyBirdy Nov 24, 2021
Community

Gratitude For Gaming

In many parts of the world, the end of the year is traditionally a time for reflecting and expressing gratitude for the positive experiences and moments of the last year. Despite the challenges and disruptions of the last two years, we all also have cause for gratitude and giving thanks. For millions around the world, […]

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NerdyBirdy Nov 22, 2021
Blog

Transgender Awareness Week: Celebrating Transgender Achievements in Gaming

Last week was Transgender Awareness Week, a time not only to celebrate the achievements of the transgender community, but also to draw awareness to the challenges and struggles that transgender people still face. Each year, Transgender Awareness Week culminates in International Transgender Remembrance Day, an official holiday to observe and memorialize those who have been […]

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NerdyBirdy Nov 10, 2021
Blog

November and NaNoWriMo: Celebrating the Best Writing in Gaming

For thousands of writers and authors, November is more than a month of fall colors and Thanksgiving. It’s also a time of frantic, non-stop writing. As National Novel Writing Month, November is the host of NaNoWriMo, an online drive for writers to complete a novel-sized manuscript before the month ends. The inhuman task of writing […]