Game With… Emily Hanson (September 14th)

This week on the Xbox Game With… stream, you have your chance to play Rocket League with Emily Hanson, Preview Program Manager! She’ll also be showing off the newest features in the Preview Program, including Xbox Clubs, Looking for Groups, and more! Here’s a bit about Emily, in her own words:

“What do rock music and gaming have in common? Lots, including me!

Hi, I’m Emily. I’ve been with Xbox for 6 years, but before Microsoft, I spent my twenties playing guitar and touring in rock bands. It was a blast, and a dream come true sharing the stage with some of my heroes at legendary venues.

Gaming was a passion of mine growing up – I was obsessed with the Legend of Zelda games – and it was also a big part of touring life. We played a LOT of Halo in our downtime. I was never very good despite the practice, but if you need someone to take a rocket launcher to the face, I’m your girl!

Now that my music career is over, I am very lucky to have another dream job, this time on the Xbox Preview team. We focus on making community feedback a key part of the Xbox engineering process via the Xbox Preview program. We also build the tools and services that enable Preview members to give us feedback. If you’ve ever used the Xbox Preview Dashboard app, that’s us!

Away from work, I love running, spending time with family, watching the Seattle Seahawks (Go Hawks!), and of course, gaming. I currently play a lot of Rocket League, and I’m really looking forward to Sea of Thieves. Add me as a friend on Live, and let’s play!”


Emily is playing Rocket League! Want to play with her? Here’s how:

  • Make sure Rocket League is up-to-date on your console with the latest updates
  • Friend Emily on Xbox Live (gamertag: Zelda)
  • Load up the game and be ready to play this Wednesday, September 14th at 11am PDT

Can’t play? You can still watch on the official Xbox Beam channel. Tune in, let us know if you want to play, and ask Emily your questions. We’ll see you online!


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