Windows 10 is teaming up with Blizzard Entertainment as a sponsor of BlizzCon 2015, a convention devoted to bringing together Blizzard’s game universes and the global player communities that bring them to life. This year Blizzard is celebrating its ninth BlizzCon, which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, 06 November and Saturday, 07 November.


For the first time ever, fans not attending BlizzCon 2015 in person can watch the Opening Ceremony streaming LIVE on their Xbox One via the Xbox Live Events interactive (XLEi) app starting Friday, November 6. (Details coming soon.)

I will be attending BlizzCon 2015 this year and look forward to seeing Windows 10 sponsoring one of the biggest PC gaming community events. I’m also giving five lucky fans passes to Blizzard’s big show, plus a copy of Windows 10 Pro.

If you’re interested in attending BlizzCon 2015 and you will be in the Anaheim, California area on 06 and 07 November, email me (major at and I’ll randomly pick five fans to attend the event as my guests.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Date / Time: 06 November to 07 November
  • Location: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California
  • If you are randomly selected, you will receive an email with directions how to receive your badge and prize.
  • I’m accepting invitation requests via email until 16 October at 12:00p EDT and will notify winners on or about 19 October.
  • This offer is only for an invitation to the event – you are responsible for all other travel and/or lodging expenses.

Thanks and hopefully I’ll see you at BlizzCon 2015!

This Week On Xbox – October 09, 2015

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the “What’s On” tab of the Xbox dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or at the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of the show.

Content: Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
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Game Description: Assume the role of Kelly during her drive through the storm in Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition. While driving through a stylized representation of rural Nebraska, players navigate an extended conversation between Kelly and her parents and younger brother. Through dialogue choice and simple driving mechanics, this critically-acclaimed visual short story explores a specific moment of these characters’ lives and their relationships with one another. The Extended Edition of Three Fourths Home includes an epilogue that expands on the story of the main game. Set at a bus stop in snowy Minnesota, this epilogue examines Kelly’s past as well as the effects that the events of the main story have had on her.

Purchase Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: [bracket]games
Publisher: Digerati Distribution
Website: Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition
Twitter: @bracket_games

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Kaiju Panic Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Kaiju Panic
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Game Description: Kaiju Panic is an action-strategy game with a bright and unique art style where you have to rescue survivors and guide them to the safety while defending against the giant monster Kaiju. Take control of the field commander. Build, fight and rescue your way through a wide variety of locations around the world. Jet across the globe as you respond to Kaiju attacks and bizarre natural disasters and unusual weather phenomenon. Rescue every civilian to unlock their ID cards which you can view along with a monster bestiary and tech tree. Progress through a full story campaign to discover the true origin of the Kaiju.

Purchase Kaiju Panic for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Mechabit Ltd
Publisher: Mechabit Ltd
Website: Kaiju Panic
Twitter: @mechabit

Xbox 360 players can take advantage of Free Multiplayer Weekend taking place this weekend only on Xbox 360.

Free MP weekend

Free Multiplayer Weekend provides Xbox 360 players the chance to experience one of the major benefits of Xbox Live Gold – playing their favorite Xbox 360 games online competitively or cooperatively with friends and Xbox Live Gold members around the world. Enjoy fighting side-by-side with friends and allies, and take your game to the next level.

Free Multiplayer Weekend for Xbox 360 players only. Available in all regions from 9 to 11 October. Games sold separately.

For more information about the Free Multiplayer Weekend, check out the Xbox website.

This is the beta you’ve been looking for. The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is here and ready to download on Xbox One.

The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is a technical test and will give Rebels and Imperials alike just a small taste of the Star Wars battle fantasies you can expect to live out when the game launches on November 17. There is no need to register. The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is an open beta and available on various platforms including Xbox One.

Star Wars Battlefront

The Beta will let you experience three modes spread across three iconic planets including:

Walker Assault on Hoth: Fight in epic 40-player battles as a Rebel to destroy the Empire’s onslaught of AT-AT’s by calling in Y-wing bombers. Or, side with the Empire and protect your walkers while utilizing their mighty weaponry to crush the Rebel objective.

Drop Zone on Sullust: Escape pods are crashing down and you and your team must fight to control them. With its frantic 8v8 matches, Drop Zone is sure to put your combat and strategy skills to the test.

Survival Mission on Tatooine: Play alone or with a friend via co-op or split-screen as you battle to hold off waves of Imperial forces including AT-ST’s, TIE fighters, elite stormtroopers and more.

The Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience will also be available during the beta.

For more information about Star Wars Battlefront Beta and the Star Wars Battlefront Companion experience, check out the official website here.

Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront below:

Star Wars Battlefront Standard Edition – Includes Star Wars Battlefront. Pre-order Star Wars Battlefront and on December 1st, 2015, be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet in the Outer Rim.

Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition – Includes Star Wars Battlefront plus five exciting in-game items, including exclusive emotes and instant access to weapons and accessories.

Content: LEGO Jurassic World Demo
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Game Description: Following the epic storylines of the Jurassic Park series, LEGO Jurassic World recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

Download LEGO Jurassic World DEMO for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase LEGO Jurassic World for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase LEGO Jurassic World for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:

Developer: Traveller’s Tales
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Website: LEGO Jurassic World
Twitter: @LEGOJurassic

Halo 5: Guardians News Recap

With the upcoming release of Halo 5: Guardians a couple of weeks away, fans can expect to see a continued surge in activity surrounding the latest chapter in the Halo saga. We’ve already witnessed the Master Chief show up with the Seattle Sounders and at UFC 192, and something tells me we’ll be seeing him a lot more the closer we get to the release date.

Halo 5

With so many Halo 5: Guardians stories showing up in the headlines, I thought it might be a good idea to recap some of the Xbox Wire articles here.

For more information about the different Halo 5: Guardians Limited Editions and hardware, check out this post.

Keep checking back and follow me on Twitter for all the latest Halo 5: Guardians news and announcements. I am just as excited as you all are!

Content: Rise of the Tomb Raider
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Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition. Pre-order to receive the bonus Remnant Resistance Pack, featuring the Remnant outfit for Lara, a collection of animal skins and ancient Byzantine armor.

Read the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass and Game Mode details revealed story over at Xbox Wire, including an interview with Tomb Raider’s Creative Director Noah Hughes.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Rise of the Tomb Raider Pre-Order Edition – This bundle includes Rise of the Tomb Raider and the Remnant Resistance Pack.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Deluxe Edition – This bundle includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, Remnant Resistance Pack and the Season Pass.