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April 24th 2015, 4:31 pm PT

MNR 543 Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, What we are playing and more

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Co-host : lollip0p (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter)

Guests:

Special Guest: James Pfaff (litheon)

Interview: Jerk Gustafsson "Wolfenstein: The Old Blood" (24:25-41:20)

 

April 24th 2015, 10:46 am PT

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is Now Available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 5/5/2015. 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.

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The adventure, which spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories, features the hallmarks of MachineGames – thrilling action, immersive story and intense first-person combat. As war hero B.J. Blazkowicz, arm yourself with new weapons such as the bolt-action rifle and grenade-launching Kampfpistole as you attempt to thwart the advancing Nazi war machine.

April 23rd 2015, 7:01 pm PT

Happy Wars is Now Available for Xbox One

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateContent: Happy Wars
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Game Description: Happy Wars is a large-scale online multiplayer action game, involving up to 20 players per match. Go wild in over-the-top melees in a fantasy setting featuring comical characters! Assign any of the 6 unique character classes to your player character, personalize it by adding customization parts from a wide variety of choices, and engage in heated sieges and cast spells in grand magical battles with players all over the world!

Download Happy Wars for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Toylogic Inc.
Publisher: Toylogic Inc.
Website: Happy Wars
Twitter: @HappyWars

April 22nd 2015, 8:00 am PT

New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Xbox keeps getting better with more new features coming to preview this month for both Xbox One consoles and the Xbox app on Windows 10. We’re making the Xbox app more social, while also giving you more control over your Xbox experience. Also, this month we are delivering several new fan-requested features to the Xbox One console and Xbox One SmartGlass.

  • Xbox on Windows 10

Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming to Xbox on Windows 10 with this month’s Xbox app preview and Windows Insider updates from the Windows team. We know you love recording and sharing game clips and screenshots, so this month we spent time enabling that feature on Windows 10.

Game DVR for PC games – The Game bar lets you record game clips of your favorite Windows games.

Screenshots – Take screenshots of Windows PC games by pressing Windows + Alt + PrtScr. Just as with Game DVR, you can also do this by clicking the “Screenshot” button on the Game bar.

Live Tiles – The Xbox tile on your Windows 10 start menu now welcomes you back, showing off your gamerpic and letting you know when you have new messages and activity alerts.

Avatar app – A new app is available in the Windows Store to customize your Xbox avatar’s appearance and outfit your avatar with a vast collection of items.

User profile – You can see another gamer’s bio, location, reputation, tenure, and other information in the more info page, including their animated avatar.

Real name sharing – Similar to the features we brought you in the March update on Xbox One, you can now choose to share your real name on the Xbox app with all of your friends or with everybody.

In addition to keeping you connected to your games and friends, we’re giving you even more control over the Xbox experience on Windows 10.

Xbox One Now Playing and media controls – The games and apps you’ve used most recently on your Xbox One are now displayed when you connect the Xbox app to your console. You can also use the Xbox app to pause, fast forward and rewind.

Live TV streaming and PIP (picture in picture) support – For preview members with an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner (in 16 European countries and Australia) or a Hauppauge 955Q TV Tuner (available in the U.S. or Canada) attached to their Xbox One, you can now stream live TV within your home from your Xbox One to Windows 10 PC running the Xbox app.

Xbox controller drivers – The drivers for Xbox controllers are now included with Windows 10, so you no longer have to download and install controller drivers on Windows 10.

The Xbox app will automatically update to the April preview version when it becomes available in the Windows Store. Once you receive the update, your version number should be 4.4.9014.0 or higher. You can verify the version number of the Xbox app in Settings.

  • Xbox One and SmartGlass updates

The Xbox team continues to work hard to bring the many fan-requested features on the Xbox Feedback site to Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass, with the following items being available to preview members this month:

Over-the-air TV for the U.S. and Canada – Earlier this month, we announced the preview for an Over-the-Air Tuner for the U.S. and Canada.

Power on and off from Xbox One SmartGlass – The beta versions of the Xbox One SmartGlass apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Android will be updated to let you turn your Xbox One on and off.

Wireless Display app – Try the Wireless Display app to cast photos stored on your phone to your Xbox One, or to stream non-protected video content from your PC to your Xbox.

User-selectable power mode – Select your preferred power mode, either Instant-on or Energy-saving mode.

Voice messages – The ability to send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app continues in preview this month.

For more details about each of these features, check out the full story at Xbox Wire. And stay tuned for more great Xbox features coming your way on Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10.

Don’t forget to let us know what you think at Xbox Feedback.

April 21st 2015, 7:51 pm PT

Aaru’s Awakening is Now Available for Xbox One

Aaru's AwakeningTitle: Aaru’s Awakening
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Game Description: Aaru’s Awakening is a hand-drawn, 2D action platformer. The game puts players in charge of Aaru, a mythical creature with two unique abilities – teleportation and charging. He uses these abilities as he travels through the dangerous world of Lumenox to defeat an evil entity.

Purchase Aaru’s Awakening for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Lumenox ehf
Publisher: Lumenox ehf
Website: Aaru’s Awakening
Twitter: @LumenoxGames

April 21st 2015, 7:02 pm PT

Infinity Runner is Now Available for Xbox One

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: ChinaTitle: Infinity Runner 
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Game Description: In Infinity Runner, the player controls the protagonist, the prisoner, from a first-person perspective as he is challenged to escape from the gargantuan spaceship. This is accomplished by use of techniques and movements inspired by the disciplines of parkour and mixed martial arts.

Purchase Infinity Runner for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Wales Interactive
Publisher: Wales Interactive
Website: Infinity Runner
Twitter: @WalesInter

April 21st 2015, 10:37 am PT

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is Now Available for Xbox One

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: ChinaTitle: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
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Game Description: Exact Shao Jun’s vengeance on the Chinese Emperor in stunning 16th century China. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles brings the thrill of being a master Assassin into 2.5D. Scout, sneak and hide to avoid detection. Fool enemies using whistles and disguises. Find your target, kill and escape.

Purchase Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Climax Studios
Publisher: Ubisoft
Website: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
Twitter: @assassinscreed

April 21st 2015, 8:44 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 27 April 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Call of Duty: Ghosts* Xbox One Game 60%
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Xbox One Game 40%
We Are Doomed ** Xbox One Game 10%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

** We Are Doomed Sale ends 23 April.

Xbox 360

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty: Ghosts Games On Demand  60%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Games On Demand  66%
Call of Duty 3 Games On Demand  50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

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