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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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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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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 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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Otter Nov 1, 2021
Announcements

Next 30 Days of Season 24

Coziness and friendship  Happy November, everyone! We made a list of cozy games that you can play on your own or with friends. These games are available on Xbox Game Pass and can be played on either your console or PC.  Carto: This charming game is an adventure wrapped around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to guide Carto […]

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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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Mister Taxel Sep 1, 2021
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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 […]

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Miss AshesX Aug 10, 2021
Community

Xbox Ambassadors Community Play Date: Killer Queen Black

Xbox Ambassadors, it’s Summer Games Party this month and that means we get to play extra indie games together. For the first time in a long time, this Xbox Ambassadors Play Date stream will be hosted by both Xbox Ambassadors Community Managers – Taxel and AshesX! We would love it if you joined us. On […]

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Mister Taxel Jul 30, 2021
Community

International Day of Friendship 2021

Xbox Ambassadors, it’s July 30 and that means it’s International Day of Friendship! To celebrate, we wanted to share some stories from within the Ambassadors community about friendships made and maintained through Xbox. We sent an email last week asking for story submissions, received over 400 responses, and selected some of our very favorites to […]