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Microsoft Reveals New Controller and Plans for Pride Month 2022

Microsoft and Xbox have released a new controller option over at the design lab to celebrate pride month 2022. While similar to the one they did last year this one offers a bit more detail allowing you to customize this design that brings together 34 different community flags into one design. It will be available for purchase via the Xbox Design Lab starting June 9 and will be available year-round.



In addition to that they are also doing the following:


·       Sharing how Xbox + Microsoft is giving back to the LGBTQIA+ community. In the last year alone, Microsoft has donated over $8M to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ communities.  Today, Microsoft and Xbox announced an additional $170,000 donation to multiple LGBQTIA+ organizations, as well as the option for players to donate MS Rewards points to MermaidsOutRight Action International, and National Center for Transgender Equality  

·       Announcing that Tell Me Why will be free to download and play for the entire month of JuneDONTNOD, the studio behind Tell Me Why will also be donating to Transgender Law Center and Trans Lifeline, two non-profit organizations offering resources and support to trans, non-binary and genderqueer people, as well as hosting livestreams. 

·       Livestream takeovers on the Xbox Twitch Channel, featuring LGBQTIA+ streamers like NikatineDragtrashlyLanieloveeeItsmeholly, and IamBrandon. 

·       In-game content including a brand-new emblem and nameplate in Halo Infinite as well as rainbow liveries within the Forza franchise 

·       Pride gear from the Xbox Gear Shop and more!


As a father of children in the LGBQTIA+ community, it’s a nice gesture to see Microsoft doing more than just releasing a theme or something on the shop. I may have to purchase one of these controllers as a gift for sure!


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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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