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June 1, 2017

This Week on Windows: Mixer, Computex, Minecraft and more

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on all the news out of Computex, check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to manage music playback on your favorite music apps with Cortana, learn more about the interactive live-streaming platform Mixer, or keep reading to catch up on this week’s news.

In case you missed it:

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

The 1.1 Discovery Update has arrived for Minecraft

The 1.1 Discovery Update has arrived for Minecraft in the Windows Store!

The 1.1 Discovery Update for “Minecraft” – the first big update of the year – has launched on Bedrock Engine platforms (Windows 10, the Pocket Edition and virtual reality). It includes the Minecraft Marketplace, which gives you access to a growing catalog of fun, community-made content safely and simply – while also providing Minecraft creators another way to make a living from the game.You’ll find six worlds, two survival spawns, two texture packs and four skin packs. Worlds often completely remake how Minecraft works, bringing in their own storylines, custom objectives, all-new textures, mini-games, re-designed mobs and more. Learn more over at the Minecraft blog!

“Adventure Time” skin pack rolling out for Minecraft on Xbox, coming soon to Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition

Minecraft: Adventure Time

Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and more of your favorite characters from the “Adventure Time” animated series are arriving on Minecraft for Xbox, and will soon be available for “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” and “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition.” The entire land of Ooo takes over your Minecraft world. You can take Fionna and Cake on a tour of the Candy Kingdom, fight the Ice King in the Ice Kingdom, take a trip with Flame Princess to the Fire Kingdom, and much more.

Head over to the Minecraft blog to learn more and read an interview with Pendleton Ward, the creator of “Adventure Time.”

Autodesk Sketchbook

Autodesk Sketchbook

The drawing app made for people who sketch every day, Autodesk Sketchbook ($4.99 monthly by subscription, with one-week trial), now adds a very cool new feature called Radial Symmetry, which lets artists and designers create perfectly symmetrical designs with up to 16 sectors of radial symmetry. Whether you’re drawing wheels, watches, flowers, mandalas – anything round – you’re going to run circles around everyone else.

Netflix – House of Cards, Season 5

Season 5 of House of Cards, now available on Netflix

Tensions rise and the drama increases in Washington DC with the return of Frank Underwood in House of Cards Season 5 on Netflix (Free, subscription required for content). It’s guaranteed to be the binge-watching pleasure of the coming weeks, so don’t miss out on a moment of this wildly popular series.

$25 Gift from Groove Music

Now through June 30, buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass in the Windows Store and get $25 to spend on apps, games, music, TV and more.

The weather is warm, the music is cool and it’s time to enjoy a season of songs with Groove Music. Now through June 30, buy a 1-year Groove Music Pass in the Windows Store and get $25 to spend on apps, games, music, TV and more. Stream millions of songs, ad-free, discover exclusive playlists for different moods and activities, and take your music anywhere.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 5

The Walking Dead in the Windows Store

Have a great weekend!Walkers have flooded the New Frontier camp, and in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Episode 5 ($4.99; season pass, $19.99), Javier, Clementine and their allies are in a tight spot. This final chapter, titled “From the Gallows,” sees tensions within the Garcia family rising as past promises loom. How will you choose who is trustworthy…and who you should protect?

Have a great weekend!