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This Week on Windows: Black Friday deals, Minecraft 1.2.5 Update and more

Written By published November 22, 2017

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read more about the top Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners, kicking off Nov. 23; check out our Windows 10 Tip on editing any URL in your Microsoft Edge Favorites – or, keep reading for more of this week’s news!

What’s new in the Microsoft Store:

 Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners

Surface Pro, Xbox One S, a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and a Windows 10 PC pictured together

Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store and our partners kick off Nov. 23. Save big on Surface, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Windows 10 PCs – and get an Xbox One S at its lowest price ever! You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, PC games including Forza Motorsport 7 – Standard Edition and Halo Wars 2, movies like Deadpool and Wonder Woman and more. Here’s a sneak peek into the hottest deals you can enjoy starting next weekend through Cyber Monday at Microsoft Store and You can check out more deals here.

Mixer Interactivity, Mobile Broadcasting and Windows Mixed Reality Arrives in the Minecraft 1.2.5 Update

Minecraft 1.2.5 update

Hot off the heels of MINECON Earth, Minecraft takes a deep dive into the world of Mixer Interactivity and Windows Mixed Reality with the 1.2.5 update, which graduated from beta this week! Players will be able to build, explore and battle mobs from new, creative perspectives, making this update the most immersive yet. Here’s what’s new:

Windows Mixed Reality: Building, exploring and coming face-to-face with monstrous mobs in Minecraft takes on new meaning when experienced with a Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset. Now you can share the adventure with friends playing on mobile, Windows 10 or console, set up your own world with Realms, or join one of the massive player-run servers.

Mixer comes to Minecraft: Players on Android and iOS platforms will gain access to instant, native broadcasting from directly within the game. If you’re streaming on Mixer, you’ll utilize the power of Faster Than Light technology, enabling you to broadcast with sub-second latency and also co-stream your gameplay with up to three friends. We’re also introducing native Mixer Interactivity for Bedrock Engine-based platforms! Any Minecraft command can be turned into an interactive button on Mixer, enabling communities to play along with their favorite streamers in real time.

Netflix – The Punisher

The Punisher

From Netflix (Free, subscription required for content) comes the latest Marvel hero to take care of business, his way. The Punisher is Frank Castle, a former FBI agent whose wife and children are murdered after witnessing a mob hit. After exacting revenge on those responsible, he becomes a one-man judge, jury and executioner, delving into conspiracies and rooting out injustices wherever he finds them.

Have a great weekend!