Good evening from Age of Empires HQ in sunny Redmond! It’s Monday night, which means that the Age of Empires bowling team is about to go try to win a repeat title in the Microsoft bowling league, but let’s get you caught up on all the things happening in your favorite strategy franchise first.
Congratulations to this month’s Dedicated Dauber, Thomas Biersau Entrecôte! Thomas is known in the Microsoft Bingo community for always being ready to help when someone has a question. Thomas is also the fiance of Tekla die Erste, another very passionate Bingo player. Read the full blog to learn more about Thomas.
Ori fans, get ready! This week for our insider look at Microsoft Studios, we hooked up with someone from the team that brought you Ori and the Blind Forest. Dan accepted our request to let us have an insider look on what it’s like to be a producer for games like Ori. We also hear about lessons learned from being in the gaming industry, what a typical day is like at the studios, and more!
When we went to see Dan, we were greeted with a warm smile and an office filled with all kinds of collectibles we’d like to get our hands on…
Read on to find out what he had to say!
Another big week for Killer Instinct with the release of the latest character, Hisako! Sacrificing herself to save her town over 450 years ago, her spirit has been awaken and she now walks the Earth seeking vengeance on those who disturbed her rest. Not someone you really want to mess with.
Now available for all Minecraft console editions for $0.99 USD, the “Pattern Texture Pack” allows players to decorate their Minecraft worlds with bright colors, beautiful patterns and knitted animals.
The pack also provides a pattern-themed UI and stylized texture set that can be applied to new or previously created Minecraft worlds.
Be sure to tune into the Minecraft Community livestream on http://twitch.tv/microsoftstudios on Friday March 27th at 2:30 pm Pacific to see the pack in action.
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Hey, Ori fans! Today, we have some cool stuff to share with you. If you have been following our blog, you know that we hosted an Ori employee event on the Microsoft campus last week. As part of this event, we had a live stream, demo stations, and some freebies. One of those free items can be yours now.