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First UK Microsoft Store to open on Regent St in London

In news that’s great for Xbox fans in the UK, and specifically in London, Microsoft have announced that the first UK Microsoft Store will be opening on Regent St in the capital city.

David Porter, head of Microsoft Stores was quoted as saying;

“The United Kingdom is home to some of our most passionate fans. We already enjoy connecting through our partners and in our digital stores, and look forward to bringing a physical store to the region as another great choice for customers to experience the best technology from Microsoft.
We are proud to see the impact that our physical stores have on the communities where we operate, from greater confidence in customers who visit in person and then shop online, to our partner ecosystem. Our customer experience in our physical stores generates confidence and trust in our products and services.”

Cindy Rose, who is head of Microsoft in the UK said;

“We couldn’t be happier to be opening a flagship store in the heart of central London at Oxford Circus, where two of the world’s most iconic shopping streets meet. We know our customers and fans, whether they are from London, the broader U.K. or just visiting, will love our bold plans for the space. This will be so much more than just a great place to experience all that is possible with Microsoft, but a real hub for the community where we’ll be bringing to life our passion for helping people explore their creativity through an ambitious program of workshops and training along with moments that work to unite the community.”

But, more importantly for gamers, Microsoft Stores in the USA have been known as venues where they are hubs for local gaming communities, where fans gather to play games during events or in one of the competitive tournaments in the Mixer NYC Studio. “We are excited to extend similar experiences to our customers in London.”

More information can be found at the Microsoft Blog.

Microsoft Store Reveals HALO Xbox One Story Details

In a posting that has since been removed, the Microsoft Store accidentally revealed a taste of what currently is called HALO Xbox One, story will be.

“In possession of a mysterious data chip, Petty Officer John-117, aka Master Chief, confronts a new battery of challenges and tests in a Herculean effort to stay alive in a galaxy where sentient life is mercilessly hunted”

Following from the dramatic conclusion of HALO 4’s story, Master Chief is in a vulnerable place, with the E3 trailer above showing him walking alone in a desert before being confronted by a very large and not seen before Promethean device.

Scheduled for release late 2014, this is the first glimpse at what the story will be, and as a full on HALO Fanboy, this has certainly sparked my interest as its the Story that I keep returning for with HALO.