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This Week on Windows: Gears of War 4, ReCore Trial, a Haunted Hub and more

Written By published October 7, 2016

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read this week’s Windows 10 tip on how to write on the web with Microsoft Edge. Over in the Windows Store you can watch Star Trek: Beyond and The Flash in the Movies & TV section, and pick up everything you need for Halloween in the Haunted Hub collection.

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Early access begins today with Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition

Gears of War 4

Today, fans who purchased Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition can experience the beginning of the new Gears saga four days before the Oct. 11 global launch with early access on Xbox One and Windows 10. In addition to early access, Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition owners get the Gears of War 4 Season Pass! Read more over at Xbox Wire or head over here to get Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition.

ReCore – Free Trial


Anyone who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to play ReCore can now experience their first 30 minutes in a special, free trial version on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Your progress in the trial will be reflected in the full game, so you can pick up right where you left off if you decide to buy it afterward. Head over here to try it for free!

Forza Horizon 3 Smoking Tire Car Pack

The Smoking Tire Car Pack

The first monthly DLC pack for Forza Horizon 3 – The Smoking Tire Car Pack – is available now and features seven new-to-Forza vehicles that are bound to inspire new adventures Down Under. The Smoking Tire Car Pack is the first monthly car pack to arrive in the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available as a separate purchase or as part of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 3. Head over to Xbox Wire to read more!

Age of Empires: Castle Siege Update – Free 

Age of Empires

The introduction of a brand-new Age in the latest update to Age of Empires: Castle Siege takes the thrill of medieval battles and the excitement of dynamic strategy up a notch or two. Now, enjoy a new tier of castle upgrades, stronger troops, deadlier traps and more. Get the game from the Windows Store and read more over at Xbox Wire.

New Dell XPS and Inspiron laptops with Windows 10 now available

New Windows 10 PCs from Dell

Dell announced some awesome new XPS and Inspiron laptops powered by Windows 10 last month that are now available to purchase! The Rose Gold XPS 13 laptop, Inspiron laptop 15 and Inspiron laptop 17 offer great performance in stylish designs, along with the best Windows 10 has to offer.

Ultimate Fall TV Guide

Ultimate Fall TV Guide

Summer may be ending, but don’t despair – fall TV has arrived! Check out hot new shows like Lethal Weapon, catch up on your returning favorites like Gotham, Blindspot and American Horror Story, and enjoy free episodes, sneak peeks and more with our Ultimate Fall TV Guide.

Have a great weekend!