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December 2, 2016

This Week on Windows: Cortana, Halo, holiday music and more

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Read more about three ways Cortana can help you this holiday and don’t miss the free holiday albums available today in the Windows Store* and the 12 Days of Deals at the Microsoft Stores.

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

Pre-order Halo Wars 2: Definitive Edition

Haio Wars

Early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, available to anyone who preorders the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, begins rolling out to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Dec. 20!  Halo Wars tells the tale of the UNSC Spirit of Fire and its intrepid crew as they battle against the Covenant on the planet Harvest, set over two decades before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. Pre-order Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition here and read more over at Xbox Wire!

The Turing Test

This Week on Windows: Dec. 2, 2016

The Turing Test ($19.99) is a first-person puzzler that explores the phenomena of consciousness and challenges the meaning of human intuition. Take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA), and progress through a narrated story of introspection and morality whilst uncovering the hidden mysteries of Europa. Delve into The Turing Test’s human interaction puzzles and arm yourself with logical and methodical thinking.

Vikings – Season 4

This Week on Windows: Dec. 2, 2016

The gripping drama series Vikings ($39.99 HD, $37.99 SD) is back with Season Four, and all of pillaging, plundering action you love. Catch up on past episodes and watch new ones now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta – Cartoon Texture Pack Update



Presenting the Cartoon texture pack. Googly eyes! Goofy grins! Turn your world into a toon with this pack. The Cartoon Texture Pack is available as an in-app purchase for just $2.99.

The Hamilton Mixtape

This Week on Windows: Dec. 2, 2016

The Hamilton Mixtape is out today and available in the Windows Store. You can buy the album for $15.99 or listen free with a free 30-day trial of Groove Music Pass.**

Have a great weekend!

*Available in US only until 11:59 p.m. PT, Dec. 2, 2016 or while supplies last.  Only Groove Music Pass subscribers qualify for this offer. 

**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.