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January 28th 2015, 8:57 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for February 2015

For the month of February, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download #IDARB ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of February.

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On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, February 1st, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th.

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Sniper Elite V2 ($29.99 ERP) for free through February 28th.

   

Read more about February’s Games with Gold titles over at the Xbox Wire.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. 

January 27th 2015, 1:48 pm PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC now available for Xbox

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Havoc DLCContent: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC 

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Game Description: Havoc is the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and features four new multiplayer maps made to unleash your exoskeleton’s power. Core, Urban, Sideshow and Drift take players from the Gobi Desert to the Rocky Mountains. The DLC also includes Exo Zombies, a new co-op experience where four unprepared survivors must face the most vicious mutations ever unleashed. Bonus Weapons: Get access to the AE4 directed energy assault rifle.

Purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Havoc DLC for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

January 27th 2015, 10:45 am PT

Dying Light now available for Xbox One

Dying LightContent: Dying Light

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Game Description: Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, beware the Infected as they grow in strength and even more lethal nocturnal predators leave their nests to feed on their prey. Live to survive another day. Good Night, Good Luck.

Check out the video from my preview stream here.

Purchase Dying Light Ultimate Edition from the Xbox Games Store

January 27th 2015, 8:50 am PT

This Week’s Deals for Xbox Live Members

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 02 February 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Just Dance 2015* Xbox One Game 40%
Another World* Xbox One Game 50%
Battlefield 4 Xbox One Game 60-67%
Battlefield 4 Premium Edition Xbox One Game 50-60%
Battlefield 4 Premium Xbox One Game 50-60%
EA Sports UFC Xbox One Game 67-75%
Madden 15 Super Bowl Xbox One Game 50-60%
NHL 15 Xbox One Game 50-60%
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall Deluxe Xbox One Game 67-75%
Titanfall (Season Pass) Add-On 67-75%
NBA Live 15 Digital Edition Xbox One Game 60-67%
Dragon Age Inquisition Xbox One Game 33-40%
Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 33-40%
Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition Xbox One Game 67-75%
Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition Xbox One Game 60-67%

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

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

**Updated to reflect current deals.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Just Dance 2015 Games on Demand 50%
TMNT: Out of the Shadows Arcade 50%
Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark Games on Demand 75%
Tony Hawk Pro Skater* Arcade 50%
Prototype 1 Games on Demand 50%
Prototype 2 Games on Demand 75%
Kingdoms of Amalur  Games on Demand 80%
Madden 15  Games on Demand 60%
Mass Effect 3: Genesis 2  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1 of 2)  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Omega  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: From Ashes  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2: Genesis  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Firefight Pack  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2: Arrival  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Groundside Resistance Pack  Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3: Alternate Appearance Pack 1  Add-on 50%
NCAA Football 14 Games on Demand 75%
NHL 15  Games on Demand 60%
Skate 3  Games on Demand 75%
Titanfall Deluxe Edition Games on Demand 75%
Titanfall Season Pass Add-on 75%
Army of Two: TFD  Games on Demand 75%
Burnout Paradise Games on Demand 75%
Bulletstorm  Games on Demand 75%
Crysis 3  Games on Demand 80%
Crysis 2  Games on Demand 80%
Dragon Age 2  Games on Demand 80%
Fight Night Champion  Games on Demand 80%
Mirror’s Edge  Games on Demand 75%
Need for Speed Most Wanted  Games on Demand 80%
Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 67%
NFL Blitz  Arcade 75%
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare  Games on Demand 67%
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Games on Demand 80%
Crysis Games on Demand 80%
Dead Space Games on Demand 80%
Dragon Age Origins  Games on Demand 70%
Fuse  Games on Demand 80%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit  Games on Demand 80%
Skate  Games on Demand 67%
Skate 2  Games on Demand 67%
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening  Games on Demand 75%
Syndicate  Games on Demand 80%
NBA Jam On Fire Edition  Arcade 67%

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

These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

January 26th 2015, 6:00 pm PT

Xbox Preview Program – Xbox One Controller Firmware update

If you are a member of the Xbox Preview Program, I recommend you update your Xbox One controller(s) with the latest preview build (OS version > 1502.150120) which provides the following updates:

Quick Connect – previous controller connections to an Xbox One took 4-5 seconds when powering on a controller, now they should occur in ~2 seconds

Stability improvements – the firmware also provides a number of fixes that address issues submitted by customers and preview participants

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To update your controller firmware:

  • Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable.  Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
  • Connect to Xbox Live.
  • Press the Menu
  • Go to Settings > Devices & accessories.  Select the controller.
    • If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
  • Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the Updating controller … progress screen
  • When you see the Controller updated screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the Devices & accessories main page
  • Reselect the controller, the Firmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0

For additional information, please visit the Xbox controllers website or read this article about Xbox controller connect issues.

Thanks for helping make Xbox One better and better!

January 23rd 2015, 4:00 pm PT

Pre-Release Dying Light Twitch Stream

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Join Jeff Rubenstein and me as we preview Dying Light, the upcoming first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world with some interesting new features like enemies that get more challenging at night and a multiplayer mode that allows a human-controlled, extremely powerful enemy to join this nighttime invasion.

The stream is scheduled for Monday, January 26th at 2p ET/11a PT  and will be streamed live here. Watch the stream for a chance to win a code that will unlock the game when it is officially released.

Dying Light is available for pre-order and set to release on January 27th. Two versions of the game will be available – Dying Light and Dying Light Ultimate Edition.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: I’ve seen some comments about delays with the physical version of the game in some regions and The Dying Light Team has responded on their official Facebook page. I’ve included that thread here if you’re interested.

January 23rd 2015, 3:59 pm PT

MNR 533: The Audio track from our G+ Hangout on Xbox on Windows 10 and HoloLens

Note: This is the audio track from our January 22, 2015 G+ Hangout and is below normal podcast audio quality.

I thought regular podcast listeners may enjoy hearing about Xbox on Windows 10 and the HoloLens announcements.

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

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

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

January 23rd 2015, 1:03 pm PT

Riptide GP2 now available for Xbox One

Riptide GP2Content: Riptide GP2
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Game Description: Rev up your rocket-powered hydro jet and put your racing skills to the test as you rip across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of waves in Riptide GP2. Race through futuristic cityscapes, twisting canals and rivers, open harbors and mysterious research facilities. Trade elbows with friends in up to 6-player split-screen matches right in your home! Compete in over 60 challenging Race, Hot Lap, Elimination, and Freestyle events.

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