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Fifthpaw Jun 1, 2021
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Pride Month ’21: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Hey, it’s Pride Month! Highlighting and amplifying community voices is core to the Xbox Ambassadors community. So, in celebration, we asked those who identify as LGBTQIA+ how games with diverse representation have impacted them and to share their own stories about being a member of a gaming community. We received hundreds of responses and, with […]

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Fifthpaw May 3, 2021
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

It’s May, which marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! As a fellow Asian myself, I’d like to acknowledge that there are… a lot of us. We’re everywhere! And that is such a beautiful thing. However, with there being so many of us, the experiences each of us go through are […]

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Fifthpaw Apr 12, 2021
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National Siblings Day: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Hey, everyone! National Siblings Day happened over the weekend! Leading up to it, we had a thread on the Xbox Ambassadors forum asking Xbox Ambassadors about some of their favorite gaming memories with their siblings. Imagine giving an unplugged controller to a younger sibling, what a prank, right…? Anyway, we reached out to a few […]

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Blue Tiger Mar 1, 2021
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Women’s History Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

It’s March, which marks the start of Women’s History Month! Highlighting and amplifying community voices is core to the Xbox Ambassadors community. So, in celebration, we asked those who identify as women how games with female representation have impacted them and to share their own stories about being a member of a gaming community. We […]

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Fifthpaw Feb 1, 2021
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Black History Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

It’s February, which marks the start of Black History Month! Highlighting and amplifying community voices is core to the Xbox Ambassadors community. So, in celebration, we asked those who identify as Black/African American how games with diverse representation have impacted them and to share their own stories about being a member of a gaming community. […]

Fifthpaw Oct 27, 2020
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Global Diversity Awareness Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Earlier this October we started a Contribute to the Conversation thread in celebration of the start of Global Diversity Awareness Month! We asked fellow Xbox Ambassadors about times when they felt an appreciation for diversity and representation within a game on Xbox and why it was meaningful to them. We absolutely loved reading through the […]

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Fifthpaw Sep 15, 2020
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! We have always believed in highlighting and amplifying community voices. So, in celebration, we reached out to Xbox Ambassadors and asked community members of Hispanic heritage to share a little bit about what Hispanic representation in gaming has meant to them. We received hundreds of responses and- […]

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Blue Tiger Jun 18, 2020
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Pride Month: Xbox Ambassadors Share Their Stories

We believe in highlighting and amplifying community voices. In celebration of Pride Month, we reached out to Xbox Ambassadors and asked community members who identify as LGBTQIA+ to share what their favorite video games mean to them. We received hundreds of responses and with difficulty narrowed it down to seven. Here are their stories: WOLFYOFVALHALLA […]

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Mister Taxel May 21, 2020
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day – Playing Halo 5: Guardians Without Sight

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day! With that in mind, we’d like to share some highlights from an awesome accessibility-oriented livestream SightlessKombat hosted recently on the Xbox Ambassadors Mixer Channel. We gathered a group of players to show off an awesome community-created map mode set in Halo 5: Guardians that was designed to be played entirely […]

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Blue Tiger Mar 6, 2020
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Celebrating International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting a few Xbox Ambassadors and gaming industry professionals who are women. Each of these women share why they are proud to be gamers and provide their advice to other women interested in gaming or the industry.   Catarina Macedo, Program Manager in Xbox R&D, Microsoft  As a lifetime gamer, it was Catarina’s dream to work in the gaming industry. Now she works […]

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Procrow Feb 13, 2020
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Celebrating Black History Month 2020

For Black History Month, we at the Xbox Ambassadors want to highlight some of the black industry professionals who inspire us. As the month progresses we’ll highlight each individual here, giving them the top spot for a week. Each one of them provides wisdom from perspectives on gaming, content creation, and moderation, to issues of […]

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Blue Tiger Nov 27, 2019
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Bringing Joy and Gaming to Kids in Need

Zach Wigal an Xbox MVP and founder of the non-profit charity organization, Gamers Outreach, can now add Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2019 to his resumé. In 2007, Wigal established Gamers Outreach to help ease the burdens of hospitalization by providing equipment, technology, and software to sick children in hospitals. This organization provides medical grade, […]