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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 […]

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NerdyBirdy Apr 15, 2022
Blog

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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NerdyBirdy Apr 4, 2022
ambassador of the month

LunaLight7 is the Ambassador of the Month for April 2022!

Our newest Xbox Ambassador of the Month is LunaLight7! She’s been an Xbox Ambassador since 2017 and is an active, helpful, and valuable member of the Xbox community. Below we have an extended question and answer session with LunaLight7, and be sure to say hello the next time you see her around.  How did gaming […]

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NerdyBirdy Apr 1, 2022
Blog

March Radness 2022 Wrap Up

After nearly a month of voting, the moment has finally come to celebrate the winners of this year’s Xbox Ambassadors March Radness. We started with four brackets with sixteen games but as the weeks progressed and the voting finished, we’re left with the winners of our four categories. We want to thank all the voters […]

red, blue, and black supercars race beneath a finish line with "Mexico" written in glowing letters. In the background, mountains and some hot air balloons.
Taxel Mar 23, 2022
Community

XA Community Playdate March 27 – Forza Horizon 5

Xbox Ambassadors, it’s time to get together in another community playdate! This will be our second Playdate in a row hosted and facilitated by Community Champions! Join CerebralPaul#921, AngelObullets, Spoodly Phoenix, and your fellow Xbox Ambassadors for some Forza Horizon 5 multiplayer on Sunday, March 27th at 9:30AM PT. We’ll get some convoys together and […]

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NerdyBirdy Mar 17, 2022
Blog

Sharing New Experiences and Seeking New Horizons

There are few activities that offer the versatility, scale, or depth of immersion available in gaming. Gaming platforms allow you to dive into new worlds or ages from your desk or living room, or even from your seat on the city bus. Because of gaming’s incredible ability to create new worlds and environments, you can […]

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NerdyBirdy Mar 14, 2022
Blog

Guide to March Radness 2022

It’s finally time for March Radness 2022 to start, head-to-head competition that pits the most popular games as the Xbox community decides on which games will reign supreme. This year, we’ve separated the games in a single bracket with four regional categories of Best Artwork, Best Musical Score, Best Storyline, and Best Gameplay. Too Big […]