This Week on Windows: Apps for back to school, gamescom and more

It’s been an action-packed week with all the news out of gamescom! In case you missed it, get ready for back to school with discounted apps and STEM Saturdays at Microsoft Store, check out our Windows 10 Tip on three ways to get started with OneNote or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store. Our This Week on Windows video team is at gamescom this week, and we’ll be back with a new episode of the show next week!

In case you missed it:

Microsoft Store is teaming up with ASUS Republic of Gamers and HyperX to host weekly League of Legends events at Microsoft Store locations across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. We’re inviting gamers at every skill level to unite with others in their local community to form teams and battle against one another on high-powered Windows 10 ROG G752VS gaming laptops with ROG Gladius mice, Whetstone mouse pads and HyperX Cloud II headsets. Sign up individually or with a team to compete in a single-elimination bracket tournament for a chance to win unique prizes and participate in giveaways. Register today to challenge local players each Saturday, beginning Aug. 26 making it easier than ever to jump in – all you need is an active League of Legends account. Head over to Xbox Wire to read more!

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

Here we are at the penultimate week six of car announcements coming to Forza Motorsport 7 and we’re shining the spotlight on a truly unique batch of cars. The Forza world fell in love with the custom built special models that debuted in Forza Horizon 3 and we’re pleased to say that Forza Edition cars, as they’re now known, will be a part of the fun in Forza Motorsport 7!

Not only do these cars look great and drive well, but Forza Edition vehicles also offer advantages to progress your career and increase your credit balance. Each Forza Edition vehicle has built-in multipliers that will enhance your credit reward for racing and winning with it, as well as increase the XP gained while you are behind the wheel. These are tools of your racing trade that will deliver a big payoff, race after race. Head over to Xbox Wire to learn more!

The strategy gameplay of Halo Wars has a formidable new element in the new Halo Wars 2: YapYap THE DESTROYER Leader Pack ($5.99). The combat is as explosive as ever, but now there’s a new leader in town: YapYap the Destroyer. Once a Grunt, now lording over all the Grunts in service to the Banished, YapYap is a tactical genius with a range of powers and units at his disposal.

From her tomb beneath the sand, an ancient princess will rise to reclaim the destiny that was taken from her – bringing with her unimaginable horrors. Get The Mummy ($14.99 HD/SD) now in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store, three weeks before it comes to Blu-ray.

Have a great weekend!

Updated August 24, 2017 10:13 am

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