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NerdyBirdy Jun 28, 2022
Blog

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
Announcements

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
Blog

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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Taxel May 24, 2022
Community

XA Community Playdate May 29 – Forza Horizon 5

Xbox Ambassadors, it’s time to get together in another community playdate! This will be our fourth Playdate in a row hosted and facilitated by Community Champions! Join CerebralPaul#921, Spoodly Phoenix, and your fellow Xbox Ambassadors for some Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer on Sunday, May 29th at 9:30AM PT. We’ll get some convoys together and have […]

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Mister Taxel May 19, 2022
Community

Global Accessibility Day 2022 – XA Community Experiences

Thursday, May 19 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we want to celebrate by sharing some perspectives from within the Xbox Ambassadors community. We invited interested Community Champions to share their personal experiences with disability and accessibility features in gaming, and asked about specific features they find particularly useful in their own gaming. Read on […]

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Randydeweerd May 18, 2022
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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 […]

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NerdyBirdy May 2, 2022
Announcements

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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NerdyBirdy Apr 29, 2022
Blog

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
Blog

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
Community

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 […]