July 27, 2017 10:00 am

This Week on Windows: Shark Week, Imagine Cup, Help Me Choose and more

By / Editor, Windows Blog

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to catch up on the news out of Imagine Cup, check out our Windows 10 Tip on getting started with Windows Help Me Choose, dive into Shark Week – or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

In case you missed it:

HP adds premium All-in-One devices with Windows 10 into the new Pavilion lineup

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This week, HP announced a pair of revamped Pavilion All-in-One (AiO) devices just in time for the back-to-school spree. Powered by Windows 10, these devices have all the features parents or kids need to be productive and entertained – including Windows Hello for logging in quickly and easily with the optional infrared camera, Microsoft Edge for fast and secure browsing, your digital personal assistant Cortana,* comprehensive protection with Windows Defender and more.

Other features include**:

  • Only 8.5 mm wide with 24” or 27” edge-to-edge full HD, in-plane switching (IPS) screens.
  • Webcam safely tucks out of sight when not in use. An optional infrared camera adds another layer of security with face authentication through Windows Hello.
  • Built with the latest 7th generation Intel Core processor.
  • Die-cast aluminum and metal stand includes a hinge tilt with a range from -5 degrees to +35 degrees, so it’s easy to find the perfect view.
  • Optional AMD Radeon 530 Discrete Graphics and up to 16 GB of memory supply the performance and faster response rate for gaming or photo and video editing.

For more on the new HP Pavilion All-in-Ones with Windows 10, visit HP.com.

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

FINAL FANTASY XV Regalia Coming to Forza Horizon 3 Beginning August 1

Starting next week, Forza Horizon 3 and FINAL FANTASY XV players will be able to download and enjoy the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 for free. The Regalia will be made available to everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 (on Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Windows 10 PCs) and/or FINAL FANTASY XV (on Xbox One or Xbox One S) by August 1, 2017. For Forza Horizon 3 players, the Regalia will be sent to all players and will be redeemable through the in-game messaging system. FINAL FANTASY XV players will receive a code to redeem the Regalia in Forza Horizon 3 via the Xbox Live messaging system (not available in all markets).

For more, check out our special in-depth story where we go behind the scenes and talk with the Square Enix, Playground Games and Turn 10 teams about the making of the Regalia for Forza Horizon 3!

Halo Wars 2: Serina & Spearbreaker Bundle

Halo Wars 2: Serina & Spearbreaker Bundle

The latest update to Halo Wars 2 features two exciting new story missions in Operation: Spearbreaker, and a beloved, digitally deceased but downloadably undeterred new Leader – the UNSC Spirit of Fire’s former AI Serina. Both Serina and the Operation: Spearbreaker story missions are available now for Windows 10 as part of the Halo Wars 2 Season Pass, as individual purchases at $5.99 USD each, or a special 2-pack version that includes both pieces of content for $9.99 USD.

Fable Fortune (Game Preview) – Buy for $11.99, through July 31

Fable Fortune (Game Preview)

Play as one of six unique Heroes in a collectible card game that combines the iconic world and characters of Albion with fast-paced and thrilling tactical gameplay. In Fable Fortune (Game Preview) ($14.99 Regular Price, $11.99 Sale Price through July 31) your destiny is on the cards! Starting today, Fable Fortune is 20% off through July 31, 2017.

Sci-Fi Sale in Books***

Sci-Fi Sale in Books

Summer is when we escape the rhythms of the rest of the year – and many of us dive into a great book to do that. The Science Fiction Sale in Books makes this easy and fun, with the ten top sci-fi titles on sale for just $2.99 through July 31.

Netflix – Ozark

Netflix - Ozark

Netflix (Free, with IAP options) brings a stellar cast – and a compelling plot – together in its new original series Ozark. Watch as financial adviser Jason Bateman drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri’s Ozark mountains, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss. Laura Linney co-stars as his wife in this compelling, not-to-be-missed new drama.

Forza Throwback: Vintage Classics Added to the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Vintage Classics Added to the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage Read more at https://news.xbox.com/2017/07/25/forza-garage-week-2-vintage/#IBHvrtIMEBAeywZb.99

Welcome to the second week of car reveals for the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage – also known as Vintage Week! Today, we’re showing off the depth of classic cars that are a part of Forza Motorsport 7’s mammoth 700+ car list, including pre-war racers that will challenge drivers of every skill level, post-war cruisers cars that changed the way the public thought of the automobile, and many more.  From wooden frame cars to pre-war biasply tires, the ForzaTech engine recreates all the intricacies and nuances that make these legendary cars so special. For example, the 1950 Alfa Romeo 158, or “Alfetta” was driven by some of the greatest drivers in motorsport history. Or consider the 1967 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, an early VW sports car designed in Italy (yes, you read that right, Volkswagen is returning to Forza). Then there is the American game changer, the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette, an automotive revelation that defined and influenced car design for generations. For a closer look at the vintage cars from week two of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, head over to Xbox Wire!

Have a great weekend!

*Cortana available in select markets.
**Some features are available on select models.
***US only

Updated July 28, 2017 12:52 pm