Content: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 9/29/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 offers a fresh take on combo-driven skateboarding, the most advanced online multiplayer experience, and a state-of-the-art skatepark builder. Ride, build, and repeat! Pull off infamous Pro Skater moves and extended trick combinations. Complete objectives during online skate sessions and challenge other players from around the world to see who reigns supreme. Create and share the sickest skateparks using over 250 obstacles and let loose on the most twisted designs from the community.

Borderlands will be supported on Xbox One Backward Compatibility when it launches publicly this November and is available in Preview today, expanding the growing library of Xbox 360 titles available on Xbox One and joining the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.

Borderlands

If you own Borderlands, you’ll be able to play it on your Xbox One and you can carry over your previously-saved files, game add-ons and achievements. Developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K, bringing Borderlands to Xbox One Backward Compatibility lets you dive back into the loot-filled world of Pandora and pick up your adventure right where you left off on Xbox 360. Battle your way through the world of Pandora with Claptrap, your ever-talkative robot companion, and your fellow Vault Hunters on Xbox Live, no matter which Xbox console they are playing on.

“We are proud to support Xbox One Backward Compatibility by bringing the complete, original Borderlands to Xbox One, including all downloadable content,” said 2K President Christoph Hartmann. “We know many of our fans have put in dozens, even hundreds, of hours exploring the world of Pandora on their Xbox 360, and now they can continue their adventures on Xbox One.”

Xbox One Backward Compatibility is all about giving you the ability to play the games you love most from both generations in one place for free. We’ll continue to have more updates on new titles supported by Xbox One Backward Compatibility as we get closer to launch with more than 100 Xbox 360 titles available at launch in November and hundreds more on the way.

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 07 September 2015.

    

Xbox One Deals
Content Title Content Type Discount
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One Game 30%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag* Xbox One Game 50%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry* Add-On 50%
Rayman Legends* Xbox One Game 50%
Cabela’s African Adventures Xbox One Game 50%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition Xbox One Game 50%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Xbox One Game 67%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-On 40%
Duck Dynasty Xbox One Game 60%
Shiftlings Xbox One Game 60%
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Xbox One Game 75%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition Xbox One Game 35%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition Xbox One Game 35%
Prototype Biohazard Bundle Xbox One Game 33%
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Xbox One Game 60%
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These Deals with Gold offers are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

          

Xbox 360 Deals
Content Title Content Type Discount
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag* Games On Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed III* Games On Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Freedom Cry* Add-On 50%
Assassin’s Creed Rogue* Games On Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD* Arcade 75%
Rayman Origins* Games On Demand 67%
Rayman Raving Rabbids* Games On Demand 75%
Rayman Legends* Games On Demand 50%
Rayman 3 HD* Arcade 75%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings* Games On Demand 85%
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter: Pro Hunts Games On Demand 60-67%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Games On Demand 60-67%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Games On Demand 60-67%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-On 30-40%
Deadpool Games On Demand 40-50%
Duck Dynasty Games On Demand 50-60%
Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions Games On Demand 40-50%
Spongebob Squarepants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge Games On Demand 67-67%
The Voice Games On Demand 55-63%
Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Games On Demand 67-75%
TMNT: Out of the Shadows Arcade 60-67%
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Games On Demand 40-50%
Chivalry Games On Demand 40-50%
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Games On Demand 40-50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. 

*These Deals with Gold offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Content: Forza Motorsport 6 Demo
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Game Description: Experience the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation, named “Best Racing Game” of gamescom 2015. The Forza Motorsport 6 demo features a selection of the 450 Forzavista cars available in the full version, all with working cockpits and full damage. You’ll experience highlights from the game’s 70 hour career mode, including wet weather and night racing, all at a stunning 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second.

Download the Forza Motorsport 6 Demo for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-order Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

 

Forza Fuel Challenge Begins Today

In addition, the demo kicks off the Forza Fuel Challenge. Xbox is selecting the three fastest drivers from the U.S., U.K., Canada, France and Germany for an all-expense paid trip to Circuit of the Americas, Texas to experience the ultimate Forza challenge.

Two fans will be chosen based on their lap times in the official Forza Fuel Rivals challenge found in the demo – your speed will earn you a place. Our third space goes to a wild card, so don’t worry if you don’t hit the top spots, as one additional winner will be chosen at random just for taking part. Players must complete the entire Forza Motorsport 6 demo experience before the Forza Fuel Rivals challenge will be available.

Read more about the Forza Fuel Challenge.

Product Info:
Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Forza Motorsport 6
Twitter: @ForzaMotorsport

If you felt a disturbance in the Force, it might be because Electronic Arts announced earlier today Star Wars Battlefront would host an open beta starting in early October.

Star Wars Battlefront Beta Announcement Screen _ Final

Coming early October to multiple platforms including Xbox One, Star Wars Battlefront Beta will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta also features a Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces. A brand-new mode called Drop Zone will also be available, and EA has said they’ll provide more details about this new mode in the future.

In addition to the open beta, EA also announced the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience featuring the strategic card game Base Command and the ability to check game stats and progression, customize load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing Star Wars Battlefront – as well as gather intel on their stats and progression so you can see how you match up.

For more information about the Star Wars Battlefront Beta and the Companion Experience, read the official EA Announcement.

May the Force be with you.

 

Content: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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Game Description: One of the most anticipated games of the year with its open-world design, photorealistic visual fidelity and feature-rich game design, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will leave its mark as one of the hallmarks in the gaming industry for its cinematic storytelling, heavy themes, and immersive tactical gameplay. The year is 1984. The Cold War serves as the backdrop as nuclear weapons continue to shape a global crisis. Driven by revenge, Snake establishes a new private army and returns to the battlefield in pursuit of the shadow group, XOF.

Purchase Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Website: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Twitter: @metalgear_en

Mad Max Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Mad Max
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Game Description: Become Mad Max, the lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. In this action-packed, open world, third person action game, you must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular against vicious gangs of bandits. A reluctant hero with an instinct for survival, Max wants nothing more than to leave the madness behind and find solace in the storied “Plains of Silence.”

Purchase Mad Max for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

For a chance to win a Mad Max themed Xbox One console or a game code, check out my Mad Max Game And Custom Xbox One Console Giveaway.

Product Info:
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Website: Mad Max
Twitter: @WarnerBrosEnt

The Deer God Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: The Deer God
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Game Description: The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge your religion and your platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. Feast your eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night system, and vast landscapes. Become one of the most beautiful animals on planet earth.

Purchase The Deer God for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Xbox Live Gold Members can get The Deer God for free during the month of September as part of the Games with Gold program.

Product Info:
Developer: Crescent Moon Games and Cinopt Studios
Publisher: Crescent Moon Games
Website: The Deer God
Twitter: @CM_Games