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.


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.


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.


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

General PAX Info


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: Age Of Empires: Castle Siege 
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Game Description: Age of Empires: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses. Over the ages, you’ll research technology, live through famous battles, and recruit a variety of heroes to your side, including Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc. Outsmart your attackers and outplay your victims to earn achievements and climb to the top of the leaderboards. Take command, and make your mark on history!

Download Age Of Empires: Castle Siege for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store

For more information about Age Of Empires: Castle Siege, check out the Xbox Wire.

Product Info:
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Age Of Empires: Castle Siege 
Twitter: @AgeOfEmpires

Content: Dying Light Demo
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Game Description: Download the demo and get a taste of hair-rising zombie action in Dying Light. Master your parkour skills and enjoy unprecedented freedom of movement. Explore a true open world where you can go anywhere and climb anything. Experience game-changing day & night system and take on hair-rising quests in 4-player co-operation. Good Night, Good Luck.

Download the Dying Light Demo for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Dying Light for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Techland
Publisher: WB Games
Website: Dying Light
Twitter: @DyingLightGame

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Content: Watch_Dogs Complete Edition
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Game Description: Experience Watch_Dogs with the biggest edition ever! As Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker, turn Chicago into the ultimate weapon in your quest for revenge. In this Complete Edition, including the game + Season Pass, access a new game mode, weapons, outfits and missions and plays as T-Bone, the legendary hacker in a brand new campaign!

Purchase Watch_Dogs Complete Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Website: Watch_Dogs
Twitter: @watchdogsgame

Content: Octodad: Dadliest Catch
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Game Description: Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad’s existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. In this sequel to the splash hit Octodad, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact

Purchase Octodad: Dadliest Catch for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Young Horses, Inc.
Publisher: Young Horses, Inc.
Website: Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Twitter: @octodadgame

Square Enix Inc. announced a Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition today.

The collector’s edition is packed with valuable memorabilia, including a 12 inch tall statue of Lara Croft that depicts her search for answers on her first tomb raiding expedition, a model of the jade necklace that was Lara’s first archaeological discovery, and a collectible steel book case.


The exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition ($149.99) is available for pre-order in the Square Enix e-store and the official Tomb Raider store.

The Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition includes:

  • Full retail copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One
  • 12 inch tall statue of Lara Croft
  • Collectible steel book case
  • Replica of Lara’s leather in-game journal
  • Model of Lara’s jade necklace

Rise of the Tomb Raider launches exclusively for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 10 November and is coming to other platforms in 2016. For more information about Rise of the Tomb Raider and the Collector’s Edition, visit the official website here.

Content: Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition
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Game Description: Mmore Goatz Edition brings exactly what you’d expect; more goats than ever previously thought possible in the biggest goat simulation experience of all time! You no longer have to fantasize about being a simulated goat in a simulated MMO, your dreams have finally come true! Experience faction warfare between goats and sheep in an MMO simulation so good you’ll think it’s real. For all of the aspiring zombies out there, you can now be a zombie goat in the middle of a zombie apocalypse!

Purchase Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store
Purchase Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Double Eleven Limited
Publisher: Double Eleven Limited
Website: Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition
Twitter: @Goat_Simulator

Yasai Ninja Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Yasai Ninja
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Game Description: Yasai Ninja presents Samurai Onion (Kaoru Tamanegi) and Broccoli Joe, the good guys in this new Hack & Slash adventure. Set in Feudal Japan, our vegetable samurais face multiple enemies with a high dose of action, a combat system designed for one or two players, puzzles, large quantities of humor, friendship, personal improvement, honor and collaborative spirit.

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

Purchase Yasai Ninja for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Recotechnology S.L.
Publisher: Recotechnology S.L.
Website: Yasai Ninja

Content:  Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
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Game Description: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home.

Don’t Starve: Giant Edition combines the content of both the original Don’t Starve game, and the Reign of Giants expansion pack, which adds new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and other challenges to Don’t Starve.

Purchase Don’t Starve: Giant Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Klei Entertainment / BlitWorks
Publisher: Klei Entertainment
Website: Don’t Starve
Twitter: @klei

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta begins 26 August on Xbox One and PC. Be among the first to experience 7+ multiplayer modes, 3+ multiplayer maps, 8 multiplayer specialists and a variety of weapons, perks, equipment and scorestreaks available in the beta.

To get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta, you must have a beta access code. The easiest way to get a beta access code is to pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops III from a participating retailer, or to pre-purchase the game through the Xbox Live Store.

For more information about Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta, check out the official website here.