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This Week on Windows: Forza, Messenger, Minecraft and more

Written By published November 4, 2016

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read more about the launch of Minecraft: Education Edition or how you can get started with Windows Hello. Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Forza Horizon 3 – Alpinestars Car Pack – $6.99, or included in Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass

The Alpinestars Car Pack brings seven new cars to Forza Horizon 3. Leading off the pack are a pair of beloved drifting legends, the 1998 Nissan Silvia K’s and the 1990 Mazda Savanna RX-7; two of the most requested cars in the Forza community. The Alpinestars Car Pack is included as part of the Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass, which is available for purchase in the Windows Store. Get Forza Horizon 3 here and read more over at Xbox Wire!

Election 2016 Collection in the Windows Store

Election 2016 collection in the Windows Store


Tuesday is the big day: after more than a year of campaigning, America will cast their votes and we’ll select a new president. In honor of the occasion, we’ve put together an Election Collection of apps so you can watch live, track the voting, and stay in the loop (even on the go) as the day unfolds. Here are a couple to get you started!

CBS News

Election 2016 collection in the Windows Store

CBS reporters will be across the country as the votes are cast and counted, so expect extensive coverage here on Election Day, along with national and international reports and programming. Enjoy live streaming of the 24/7 CBS News channel, too, and all regular CBS news and current affairs programming – from 60 Minutes and Face the Nation to the CBS Evening News.


Election 2016 collection in the Windows Store

Follow the national dialogue here on Election Day, with friends and neighbors, celebrities and national figures. It’s America’s water cooler, and there will be plenty of hopes, dreams, insight, updates and opinions expressed. And it’s a chance to put in your two cents, too!

Batman: The Telltale Series – $4.99 an episode


From the award-winning creators of The Walking Dead comes Batman: The Telltale Series, a gritty, violent journey into the fractured psyche of the Caped Crusader’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne. In this interactive, episodic game series, based on DC Comics’ iconic Batman, your actions and choices will determine the fate of our hero – and you will discover the powerful and far-reaching consequences of your choices as the Dark Knight. Get Episode 1 today.

Facebook Messenger – Free update

Facebook Messenger


Facebook Messenger has been keeping Facebook friends in touch for a long time, but now you can message anyone in your phone book from your PC – just enter a number to add a new contact. Best of all, talk to each other or start a group call with voice and video – and talk for as long as you want, even with people in other countries. Make calls even to Messenger users on other platforms.

Alicia Keys, HEREBuy for $9.99

Alicia Keys, HERE

Alicia Keys’ new album, HERE, is out today and available in the Windows Store. You can buy the album for $9.99 or listen free with a free 30-day trial of Groove Music Pass.**

Have a great weekend!

*30-day trial continues to a paid monthly subscription unless cancelled. Credit card required. Groove Music Pass sold separately and in select markets. Catalog size and availability varies by market and over time.