July 14, 2017 10:00 am

This Week on Windows: Skype, Mixer and Ghost in the Shell

By / Editor, Windows Blog

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here for all the news from Inspire 2017, read our Windows 10 Tip on how to get started viewing and streaming with Mixer – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

In case you missed it:

Xbox at gamescom 2017

Xbox at gamescom 2017

We’re happy to announce that in August that Xbox is coming to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2017. This will be the first time Xbox One X will be on the ground in Europe, with a huge line up of 27 playable games from developers around the world, including Forza Motorsport 7, Age of Empires Definitive Edition and Sea of Thieves. Head over to Xbox Wire for a rundown of what’s happening throughout the week. See you there!

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

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, Episode 1

 Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, Episode 1

The second season of the narrative-led Minecraft spin-off series is here! And so begins an all new adventure involving bitter rivalries, cursed gauntlets, obstinate llamas, mythical beings, mystic temples and much more.  The first of five episodes of Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2, titled Hero In Residence, is available to download today!

Candy Crush on CBS

Candy Crush on CBS

Candy Crush is more than just one of the world’s most popular and addictive games; it’s a live-action game show on CBS. And now, enjoy themed mini-games from each episode running in different versions of Candy Crush games – Candy Crush Saga has four mini challenges, Candy Crush Soda Saga has team-vs-team events, and Candy Crush Jelly Saga includes a TV-themed version of the Cupcake Challenge. It’s next-generation technology and whole new level of fun for Candy Crush fans.

Apps to Study and Play

Apps to study and play in the Windows Store

Apps to Study and Play Collection is a special selection of 18 helpful, handy apps to accompany students through another year of studying and accomplishment. Popular titles include Nebo, Complete Anatomy, Duolingo, Khan Academy and much more. Check out the whole selection in the Windows Store today!

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale – Buy for $69.99

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale

Technology makes it easy to capture images every day, but keeping them organized, easy to find and easy to share is where Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 ($69.99 through July 30, 2017; regularly $99.99) comes in. Now on sale for 30% off through July 30, Adobe PSE makes photo and video organization, editing, creating, and sharing as simple as it gets.

Ghost in the Shell – Buy from $14.99

Ghost in the Shell

Major is the first of her kind: a human mind inside an artificial body, cyber-enhanced to be the perfect soldier. When she learns that her creators lied about her origins to control her, Major will stop at nothing to learn the truth and take down the people who stole everything from her. Ghost in the Shell ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) is available now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store, more than two weeks before it hits Blu-ray.

Have a great weekend!

Updated July 14, 2017 10:33 am