Xbox At PAX Prime 2015

Hey Xbox fans, PAX Prime is next week and what makes this event so special and uniquely different than some of the other industry events is, this show is all about gaming and open to the public. For those who managed to score tickets to the event, you will get an inside look at the video game industry and have the opportunity to play games that haven’t even been released yet. Xbox has been showing off some amazing games and accessories at some of the other events we’ve been to this year, and I can’t wait to share the experience with the PAX Prime audience.

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Details on where you can find me provided below:

Thursday, 27 August: ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

Microsoft campus — Building 92 (directions here)

Thursday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Pre-PAX Open House is going to be even bigger and better than last year. We’re going to have more than 50 upcoming ID@Xbox titles, including eight new announces and several first playables PLUS Halo 5: Guardians Arena Multiplayer. This free event is open to the public and PAX badges aren’t required to attend. Food and drinks will be provided. Find all of the details here.

ID@Xbox

Saturday, 29 August: Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime

Sphinx Theatre

Saturday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For almost 10 years, Major Nelson Radio has been part of PAX Prime. And this year is no different. Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, e, lollip0p, and Rubes as we record an episode of the award winning officially unofficial Xbox centric podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a you, our studio audience. Come be a part of the longest running PAX Prime Podcast.

It will be an hour of awkward audience participation, Xbox prizes, special guests, and maybe some fun.

Maybe.

Note: Due to local zoning laws, clowns are not permitted before, during, or after this session.

Monday, 31 August: Scalebound Gameplay Demo and Q+A

Sasquatch Theatre

Monday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join me as I host this very special Scalebound panel. See a gameplay demo of Scalebound, the next great adventure from critically-acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and renowned Game Director Hideki Kamiya.

I’ll be joined by fellow panelists – Hideki Kamiya (Game Director), Atsushi Inaba (Executive Producer), JP Kellams (Creative Producer).

Friday, 27 August to Monday, 31 August: Visit the Xbox Booth (#412)

Xbox is bringing the greatest games lineup in Xbox history this holiday, and if you have tickets to PAX Prime, you’ll be able to play some of these amazing games before they launch.  See our games lineup below and details on how to win one of several collectible controllers and Xbox One consoles.

Xbox Booth #412

Get hands-on with Holiday’s most anticipated titles in our booth before they launch:

  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Cuphead
  • Xbox One Elite Controller

Windows 10 Gaming at PAX

Friday, 27 August to Monday, 31 August

We’re all thrilled about the great reception to Windows 10 so far, and many of our great PC gaming partners are at PAX this weekend – showcasing great new games, PCs, and hardware that bring Windows 10 gaming to life.  Here’s just a sampling to make sure you check out while you’re at the show:

*Alienware (booth 3617): Come to the Alienware booth to witness the latest in PC gaming on Windows 10. Experience the first playable demos on the brand new X51 desktop, and the full Alienware notebook family will be on display representing great mobile PC gaming.

*Asus (booth 6003):  Asus will be showing Windows 10 gaming systems from notebooks to custom-builds, including an ROG multiplayer Battle Arena featuring Battlefield Hardline and much more.

*Intel (booth 1242):  Intel will be showcasing the latest unlocked 6th Generation Intel Core K-Skus announced at Gamescom which delivers performance and stunning visuals.  You’ll also be able to get hands on with the new Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming on great Windows 10 gaming PCs.

*Motiga (booth 3827):  Check out Gigantic and experience the free-to-play shooter MOBA where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian. This game is equal parts action and strategy and will tests your teamwork, tactics, and timing.

*NVIDIA (booth 252): Visit NVIDIA to get hands-on with Fable Legends, running on Windows 10 and DirectX 12 and powered by a GeForce GTX 980 Ti.  NVIDIA will also be showcasing their latest DirectX 12 GPU, the GTX 950, and the latest in their eSports-favorite G-SYNC displays.

*Razer (booth 4027):  Razer will be showing their line of Windows 10 powered desktops and laptops including the Razer Blade and Blade Pro, showcasing Dying Light and Dark Souls 3.  Razer will also showcase their newest Designed by Razer PC cases.

General PAX Info

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Friday, August 28 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 30 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday, August 31 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Check out the official PAX website for information about the event.

We look forward to showing off our greatest games lineup in Xbox history and seeing you starting this Thursday!

Content: Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime
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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 9/9/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM UTC ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime is a frantic 1- or 2-player couch co-op action space shooter. Explore a colorful galaxy in a massive neon battleship that you control together by manning turrets, lasers, shields and thrusters. Only through teamwork can you triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love, rescue kidnapped space-bunnies, and avoid a vacuumy demise.

Content: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
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Game Description: Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition now welcomes Star Wars to the ever-growing collection of Marvel, Disney and Disney-Pixar characters, stories and worlds. Together new heroes can join forces with characters from previous editions and embark on adventures as big as your imagination in the 3.0 Toy Box! Disney Infinity encourages you to play your way, whether you explore open-world creation in the Toy Box or story-driven gameplay inside Play Sets!

Purchase Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Avalanche Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Website: Disney Infinity 3.0
Twitter: @DisneyInfinity

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Today we’re thrilled to unveil the Xbox One Elite Bundle, the ultimate gaming experience. In addition to a matte finish, the Xbox One Elite Bundle includes a 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive, which stores frequently-accessed files on a solid state partition and optimizes system performance so you can get to the action up to 20 percent faster from energy-saving mode. This means you can spend more time this holiday playing the greatest games in Xbox history, including Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Motorsport 6.

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Even better, every Xbox One Elite Bundle comes with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, a new, performance-class controller to meet the needs of today’s competitive gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller offers fully customizable features, interchangeable paddles, further customization with the Xbox Accessories app, Hair Trigger Locks and high-performance construction to provide an unparalleled experience every time you game. Includes case and braided USB cable.

Elite Controller

Xbox One Elite Bundle And Lunar White Wireless Controller Availability

The Xbox One Elite Bundle will be available worldwide starting November for $499 USD ERP. In the U.S., for the month of November starting Tuesday, Nov. 3, the bundle will be exclusively available at GameStop and Microsoft Stores. You can pre-order yours today at GameStop.com and MicrosoftStore.com.

We’re also pleased to announce the Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller. This new controller includes all the updated features of the standard Xbox One Wireless Controller and adds a white and gold color scheme and improved grip texture for more control and comfort. In the U.S., the Xbox One Special Edition Lunar White Wireless Controller will be exclusively available at GameStop starting late September for $64.99 USD ERP.

Lunar White Controller

This year, we’re delivering the greatest games lineup in Xbox history and we’re committed to delivering gamers the experiences and value they can’t find on any other platform. Jump ahead with Xbox One by visiting Xbox.com to learn more about the Xbox One Elite Bundle as well as all the Xbox One bundles available this year.

Mad Max is set to release starting 01 September and we’ve teamed up with Warner Bros. to celebrate the launch with a custom Mad Max themed Xbox One console that one lucky gamer is going to win. We also have 10 digital game codes to give away.

In the Wasteland it’s every man for himself. Playing as reluctant warrior, Mad Max, you must embark on a treacherous journey to build the ultimate war vehicle, and leave the madness behind. Mad Max is an open-world action game set in the post-apocalyptic Wasteland.

Mad Max

How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment below (do not post it on Twitter that will not count) to this post answering the following question:

What car would you start with to build the ultimate war vehicle?

What can you win?

  • Ten winners will win a digital code for Mad Max (Xbox One).
  • One Grand Prize winner will win a custom Mad Max Xbox One console + a digital code for Mad Max (Xbox One).

What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post with your answer. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on Friday, 04 September 2015. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Mad Max in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 07 September. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

Content: Whispering Willows
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Game Description: In Whispering Willows, you take on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion – lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic specters, and find Elena’s lost father.

Purchase Whispering Willows for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Xbox Live Gold Member save 30% – Limited Time Offer.

Product Info:
Developer: Abstraction Games
Publisher: Abstraction Games
Website: Whispering Willows
Twitter: @AbstractionGame

This Week On Xbox – August 28, 2015

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the “What’s On” tab of the Xbox dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or at the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of the show.

Content: Blues and Bullets – Episode 1
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Game Description: Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into. Helped by various characters from some unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the cases in the five episodes of this season’s Blues and Bullets.

Purchase Blues and Bullets – Episode 1 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: A Crowd of Monsters
Publisher: A Crowd of Monsters
Website: Blues and Bullets
Twitter: @CrowdOfMonsters

Nova-111 Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Nova-111
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Game Description: Pilot your trusty vessel through mysterious and foreign planets in this original sci-fi adventure. Your mission: fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe’s greatest experiment. Aided only by your trusty (if somewhat sandwich-obsessed) guide, you must repair the temporal vortex! Navigate mind-warping puzzles and engage in strategic battles with bizarre astrobiological creatures in a twisted environment where the turn-based world and the real-time world collide.

Xbox Live Gold Members save 20% – Limited Time Offer.

Purchase Nova-111 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Funktronic Labs
Publisher: Curve Digital
Website: Nova-111
Twitter: @funktroniclabs

Content: Magnetic: Cage Closed
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Game Description: Magnetic is a first person puzzle game that lets you manipulate and master magnetic forces. The mechanics are focused around a single tool: The Magnet Gun. This device is the only thing that helps you navigate the vast and deadly prison-maze you’ve been cast into.

Purchase Magnetic: Cage Closed for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Guru Games
Publisher: Gambitious Digital Entertainment
Website: Magnetic: Cage Closed
Twitter: @TheGuruGames