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July 28th 2014, 8:00 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2014

For the month of August, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to two new free games on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero will become free downloads on August 1st, replacing current Xbox One Games with Gold titles  Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. Now is a good time download those two if you haven’t already.

On Xbox 360, starting Friday, August 1st, Motocross Madness (normally US $9.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th.

Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dishonored (normally US $19.99) for free through August 31st.


*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. 

Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One

July 26th 2014, 8:59 am PT

Watch the Halo: Nightfall Panel Right Here

This year’s San Diego Comic Con has been a haven for Halo fans, with two panels packing the halls to learn more about Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. While Comic-con panels are rarely livestreamed, 343 Industries has now made the entirety of the panel available for viewing. Here, meet the stars and creators of Halo: Nightfall:

For those of you at San Diego Comic-con this weekend, be sure to drop by the 2nd floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt to go hands on with dozens of upcoming Xbox One titles, meet some of the devs who are creating them, and get your hands on super-limited-edition collectibles. More details here.


July 23rd 2014, 8:33 am PT

Arcade: Might & Magic Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars for Xbox 360

Forgotten WarsContent: Might & Magic Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars

Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Immerse yourself into Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars and enter the legendary universe of Might & Magic. Experience the best strategic online card game in Forgotten Wars that offers an exciting 30+ mission solo campaign as well as an exciting multiplayer duel. With more than 650 unique cards to collect and 100+ hours of game content to unlock and explore, the adventures you can have are unlimited!

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue

Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360

July 22nd 2014, 3:34 pm PT

Destiny Beta now open for Xbox Owners

If you have a code to download Destiny (you did pre-order it right?) then great news: Bungie has opened up the beta a day early as you can see by this Tweet:

To get you started, Xbox Wire tells you What To Expect in the Destiny Beta

See you on Xbox Live…


Destiny, Xbox One

July 22nd 2014, 2:54 pm PT

No Comic-con Badge? No Problem. Join us Thursday in San Diego

We’re planning a lot of great stuff at San Diego Comic Con later this week. But what if you don’t have a badge (they do usually sell out in a fraction of a second)? Well, we’d still like you to see everything we’ve got on offer at the Xbox Lounge.

Xbox Lounge

We’ve been able to clear access for several dozen non-badged Xbox fans this Thursday night only. Drop by, play games that aren’t even out yet, and make everyone else jealous. Easy!

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Thursday, July 24th at 9:00 PM (open til Midnight)

Where: Manchester Hyatt San Diego, 2nd Floor, Seaport Ballroom
(look for the line labeled “Xbox Community/Major Nelson”)

Who: Xbox fans 21 and older (ID will be checked!)

What you can do: Play Sunset Overdrive, Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends, Ori and The Blind Forest, Madden NFL 15 and much more (!) Talk to the devs. See and be seen.

Attendance is limited, but if you do have a Comic-con Badge, feel free to drop by the lounge throughout the week.

See you Thursday!


July 22nd 2014, 12:00 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store.Discounts are valid now through 28 July 2014 unless otherwise indicated with (*)

Xbox One


Content Title Content Type Discount %
Killer Instinct Ultra Add-on 25%
Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) Add-on 25%

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

Xbox 360


Content Title Content Type Discount %
Injustice: Gods Among Us Games on Demand 60%
Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Arcade 50%
Dark Souls II Games on Demand 25%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 50%
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Asylum Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Arcade 50%
Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass Add-on 60%
Amazing Spiderman Games on Demand 75%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 40%
Young Justice: Legacy Games on Demand 75%
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Games on Demand 50%
Sacred Citadel* Arcade 75%
Risen 2: Dark Waters* Games on Demand 75%
ArcaniA Fall of Setarrif* Add-on 50%
Darksiders* Games on Demand 75%
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Season Pass* Add-on 50%
Jeopardy!* Games on Demand 75%
MX vs ATV Alive* Games on Demand 75%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation* Games on Demand 80%
Red Faction: Armageddon* Games on Demand 75%
Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War* Add-on 50%
Red Faction: Guerrilla* Games on Demand 50%
Zombie Driver HD* Arcade 50%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 1 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 3 Arcade 75%
Destroy All Humans! Path of The Furon Arcade 80%
Frontlines Fuel of War Games on Demand 80%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Full Metal Rocket Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Medieval Horror Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla - Demons of the Badlands Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla – Smasher Pack Add-on 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.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One

July 22nd 2014, 7:22 am PT

GoPro Channel is Now Available for Xbox One

The GoPro Channel is now available on Xbox One, joining the Xbox 360 app that launched in April. GoPro on Xbox One gives Xbox Live members around the world access to epic action-adventure videos, including four exclusive videos you’ll see only on Xbox. The GoPro Channel also offers access to on-demand GoPro content, the ability to share videos and purchase cameras and equipment directly through the app channel.

For more on GoPro Channel for Xbox One, click over to Xbox Wire.

Xbox One

July 21st 2014, 11:59 am PT

Celebrate the Destiny Beta on Xbox this Wednesday

Are you ready for the Destiny Beta on Xbox? This coming Wednesday, we invite you to join us to help celebrate the launch of the beta everyone will be playing this week. Since we’ll be in San Diego for Comic-con, we’re inviting locals to join us at the San Diego Microsoft Store at Fashion Valley Mall.

Destiny Beta

We’ll be broadcasting the Destiny beta on Xbox One over Twitch from the store, before raffling off some great prizes to those in attendance. Bonus: the first 100 attendees will receive a code for the Destiny beta for Xbox, redeemable on

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: Fashion Valley Microsoft retail store in San Diego

Who: everyone is welcome

Once the broadcast is concluded, we’ll be sticking around with our friends at Razer for their event, which continues at the Microsoft Store until 11pm. They’ve got a lot planned, so be sure to find all the details here.

If you’re planning on attending, please let us know by RSVPing on this event’s page on Facebook. This event is free, and you don’t need Comic-con passes to attend. See you there!

If you miss us on Wednesday, make sure to swing by the Microsoft Store outside of the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Hyatt.  They’ll be running Comic-con-only Xbox offers on-site, including console and pre-order game offers.



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