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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 […]

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Zatomas May 4, 2022

What Can Indie Games Teach Us About Kindness?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind if I say, “kindness in gaming”? Most probably it’ll be being fair, inclusive, and yes, kind to the people you play with, whether you know them or not. That is pretty much where good gaming lies, right? Nevertheless, unlike other forms of entertainment, gaming requires an active […]

Mister Taxel May 2, 2022
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MishManners is May 2022 Xbox Ambassador of the Month!

It’s a new month and that means it’s time to announce our newest Xbox Ambassador of the Month and Community Champion – MishManners! MishManners is a content creator, journalist, and hackathon queen. As a Level 4 Xbox Ambassador, she’s a proud advocate for making gaming more safe, fun, and welcoming to everyone. You may recognize […]

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NerdyBirdy May 2, 2022

Next 30 Days of Season 26

Moving Into May April has come and gone and we’re now already close to the halfway point of the new season. As we move into the month of May, we’d like to highlight some exciting events that are coming up as well as express our sincere gratitude to all our Xbox Ambassadors. We’d like to […]

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Fifthpaw May 2, 2022

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Today marks the start of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! The Xbox Ambassadors program has always been about amplifying and highlighting voices within our awesome community. So, in celebration, we asked those who identify as Asian/Pacific Islander how games with API representation have impacted them and to share their own stories about being a […]

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NerdyBirdy Apr 29, 2022

Combating Toxic Behavior in Gaming

Gaming is one of the globe’s fastest growing activities, and has brought enrichment and recreation to billions across the world. Gaming provides an outlet for engagement, community, and friendship that is safe, accessible, and affordable. However, at the same time, there are pockets of the gaming world filled with harmful and toxic groups and cultures. […]

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Semoclive Apr 21, 2022

Gaming Positively with the Xbox Ambassadors

In the interest of keeping this as brief as possible (we’ve all got games to get back to), let me begin with the end; making the Xbox community an overall more positive and kinder place can only be good for us in the long run, both in gaming circles and out. Now, why do I […]

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Taxel Apr 20, 2022

XA Community Playdate April 24 – Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Xbox Ambassadors, it’s time to get together in another community playdate! This will be our third Playdate in a row hosted and facilitated by Community Champions! Join PalmettoBling, AngelObullets, Spoodly Phoenix, and your fellow Xbox Ambassadors for some Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville multiplayer on Sunday, April 24th at 9:30AM PT. Read on below […]

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NerdyBirdy Apr 15, 2022

How a More Diverse Audience is Changing the Gaming Industry

There are few activities growing faster in popularity than gaming. Globally, it’s estimated that as many as 2.7 billion people played video games in 2020. For billions across the world, gaming is a fun, engaging, and affordable hobby that keeps them connected with friends and family. The recent astronomical growth in gaming has not only […]

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Negangaming Apr 8, 2022

The Benefits of Gaming for Older Gamers

I am 44 years old and have been gaming for most of my life. I’ve played on most consoles and of course my PC as well. I remember getting the first Xbox and the excitement I felt when opening the box and setting it up for the first time. I got that feeling again last […]

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Bailout Baino Apr 6, 2022

X-Men and the Xbox

Now that Xbox is acquiring Activision, can we discuss the games that we’d like to see join Game Pass or get a remaster? For me personally, I would love to see the X-Men games join the Game Pass library. Three games in particular stand out to me from my childhood, and all three were released […]

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NerdyBirdy Apr 1, 2022

First 30 Days of Season 26

Looking Ahead to Season 26 – The Storyteller The theme of Season 26 is the Storyteller. The storyteller has always played a prominent role in gaming. After all, gaming is simply another medium in which to present new thoughts, ideas, or stories. Being the season of the Storyteller is also especially fitting because Asian and […]