Xbox news recap: Over 100 billion hours spent playing Xbox, and more

Welcome to our weekly Xbox news recap series, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Xbox. Let’s get started.

Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy leaked as Telltale’s next game

There’s no official confirmation from Telltale, but a seemingly reliable rumor has painted Telltale’s next project as “Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy.” The news comes from the SAG-AFTRA strike, which prompted a list of noncompliant companies and their projects. This seems to match up with Telltale’s history of bringing popular franchises to the interactive medium, especially with Guardians of the Galaxy 2 set to release next year.

Xbox’s 15th anniversary data reveals that, yes, people play a lot of Xbox

The 15th anniversary of Halo and Xbox happened last week, prompting a celebration from Microsoft and Xbox fans alike. For those of us who get a kick out of data, Microsoft released numbers about what the last 15 years have looked like for Xbox. Turns out that 100,539,390,670 hours have been spent playing Xbox, 32,667,582,157 achievements have been earned, and 572,605,554,587 gamerscore has been racked up.

Remedy Games teases two new titles, one new IP

Remedy Games is a legend in the gaming industry, even though some gamers might not know them by name. They’re the company that created Max Payne, Alan Wake, and – more recently – Quantum Break. A new tongue-in-cheek trailer teased some upcoming announcements, and it’s been confirmed that the company is working on two new games. One of the new games is a new IP (Intellectual Property) and the other, presumably, is a sequel to Quantum Break (Or Alan Wake, if we’re REALLY lucky.)

Xbox Live Gold members get early access to Black Friday deals

If you’re subscribed to Xbox Live Gold, you have access to some Black Friday deals earlier than anyone else. While other people are going to have to wait until November 22nd to get a shot at discounts on Titanfall 2, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, The Witcher 3, and more. Most of the deals should be available right now for Gold members, so you should get on that as soon as you can.

Here are some of cool new games that came out this week:

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