This Week On Xbox – Episode Eight

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

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox Episode 7 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.

The annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) kicks off next week, and Xbox will be there in full force, with all kinds of upcoming games for you to check out, as well as some exclusive opportunities and prizes for all of our fans. If you’re attending this year’s show, check out all the fun stuff that we’ve got in store for you!


Xbox Lounge @The Hyatt

Come to the Xbox Lounge to play over 90 gaming stations, including upcoming titles like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Forza Motorsport 6, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Join us for daily Xbox One tournaments, shoutcasting, celebrity appearances, signings, and more. The Halo 5: Guardians fans at the show should come by to check out a new Warzone map that will be revealed at the Xbox Lounge via a massive 6′ x 6′ map constructed by Mega Bloks.

It’s all going down at the Manchester Hyatt (Seaport Ballroom, 2nd Floor) at these times:

Thursday, July 9: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 10: 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 11: 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 12: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For the full list of programming at the Xbox Lounge, check out our official Xbox events schedule.

Halo 5: Guardians “Breakout” Comes to Life

Don’t miss the Halo 5: Guardians Breakout Arena at the Xbox Lounge, brought to you by BOOMco!  Team up with your friends, suit up with armor, load out with the new iconic Halo Blasters from BOOMco, and test your skills in a real-life re-creation of the Halo 5: Guardians “Breakout” multiplayer mode.

Xbox Tournaments Powered by ESL

Ready to win some hard-earned prizes? Walk-up to the Xbox Lounge and play in Xbox Tournaments throughout the weekend, featuring tried-and-true titles like Forza, Killer Instinct, and Mortal Kombat X featuring everyone’s favorite hunter, the Predator! Win amazing prizes, including Xbox One consoles, controllers, and games.

Halo 5: Guardians at the Xbox Booth (#100 in SDCC)

Be one of the first to play Warzone, the brand new Halo 5: Guardians massive-scale multiplayer mode we unveiled at E3, as it makes its first public hands-on appearance. Dive into epic 24-player battles with both friendly and enemy AI to complete a variety of objectives, and try to keep your cool and as the action keeps getting more and more intense.

The Gathering of the Laras
Lara Croft cosplayers from around the world are being called upon to join Xbox and Crystal Dynamics for a full day of activities at SDCC (starting at 10AM on Saturday outside of the Xbox Lounge), culminating in a fun photo opportunity. Join us in celebrating everyone’s favorite tomb raider!

Panels at SDCC

Here are all the Xbox panels that we have going on at the San Diego Convention Center. Check out the official Comic-Con schedule builder for more details!

  • A Rare Chit Chat: Past and Future (Room 24ABC: Thursday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition: The Art of Improving on an Xbox Classic (Room 6A: Thursday, July 9, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.)
  • Hunt For the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story (Room 6BCF: Friday, July 10, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)
  • The World of Albion – The History and Future of the Groundbreaking Fable Series (Room 5AB: Friday, July 10, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
  • The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Room 25ABC: Saturday, July 11, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
  • Building the Halo Universe with the Collectible Mega Bloks Series (Room 24ABC: Sunday, July 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

We can’t wait to show you this and much more at San Diego Comic-Con, beginning on Thursday, July 9.

For more information about Xbox and San Diego-Comic Con 2015, check out the Xbox Wire.

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Content: Fallout 4
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming. For a limited time, pre-order Fallout 4 and receive Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. The code for Fallout 3 will be delivered to your Xbox message center in 7-10 days. Redeem your code on and Fallout 3 will be included in backwards compatibility access when made available.

Fallout 4 releases on Xbox One worldwide on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. If you missed it, catch Game Director Todd Howard’s presentation during the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Scrabble is Now Available for Xbox One

Content: Scrabble
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Enjoy the classic word-spelling game with your friends either locally or online, and add computer opponents of varying difficulties to make things interesting. When you’re up to it, compete against players of your skill level around the world in a variety of exciting multiplayer modes. Rank up, win, and challenge others as well as yourself—it’s Scrabble like you’ve never seen before!

Purchase Scrabble for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Ubisoft Chengdu
Publisher: Ubisoft
Website: Scrabble
Twitter: @Ubisoft

Earlier this month, we made some big announcements at E3 about bringing two highly-anticipated features to Xbox One preview program members—Xbox One Backward Compatibility and game streaming from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC. Today, we’re sharing even more new Xbox on Windows 10 features launching in preview this month.

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Xbox on Windows 10

First up, new features for the Xbox on Windows 10 app:

  • My Games – As you install games from the Windows Store, they will appear in your My Games list. Additionally, you can manually add games to your collection by selecting My games > Add a game from your PC. Also, there is now a Featured games section on the home screen, below your Recently played list.
  • Game hubs – You can now launch a local PC game from its game hub, view details about the game in the Windows Store, and find and follow People to Watch for a given game. Additionally, for Xbox One games, you can now choose Play from console to initiate a game streaming session from a game hub page.
  • Share with your friends – You can share your achievements to your Activity feed and Showcase just like you do on Xbox One. You can also share your Xbox One Game clips or Screenshots listed under Game DVR > Shared to your Activity Feed and Showcase.
  • Xbox avatars – We renamed the Avatars app on Windows 10 to Xbox Avatars and the layout and iconography have been updated to final designs. In this month’s preview, there is a “Take a photo” feature so you can pose your avatar and snap a photo.
  • Xbox account – In preview, you can sign in to Xbox on Windows 10 with any account, and create a new Xbox account if you do not already have one.

You will need Build 10158 of Windows 10 installed on your PC, then the Xbox on Windows 10 app should automatically update to the new preview version when it becomes available in the Windows Store. Once you receive the update, your version number should be 6.6.27004.00000 or higher. You can verify the version number of the Xbox on Windows 10 app under Settings.

Xbox One Preview

Please continue sending your feedback on the two amazing new features we launched in Xbox One preview earlier this month – Xbox One Backward Compatibility and game streaming. In addition, the team is continuing to test the Miracast functionality in the Wireless Display app and appreciates your patience while we iron out the kinks.

Stay tuned for more great Xbox features coming your way on Xbox One and Xbox on Windows 10. And don’t forget to let us know what you think at Xbox Feedback. For more information about the latest system update, check out Xbox Wire.

A number of ID@Xbox titles were featured in the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing, but the truth is, there was no way we could show all of them off. There are far too many and not nearly enough time. But the ID@Xbox team has compiled a list of all of the titles with links to their trailers. Enjoy.

6180 the moon

Acorn Assult Roden Revolution

Action News Heroes

Adventures of Pip

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space


Anima Gate of Memories

Aritana and The Harpy’s Feather


Bacon Man

Baila Latino

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Beyond Eyes

Beyond Flesh and Blood

Blast Em Bunnies

Blues and Bullets



Charlotte Seeker




Dad Beat Dads

Dark Raid Bot Wars


Draw A Stickman: EPIC

Elliot Quest

Ender of Fire


Extreme Exorcism


Fermi’s Path

G': Into the Rain


Generic Space Shooter


Goat Simulator: Mmore Goatz Edition

Great Emoticon

Guns, Gore, and Cannoli


Happy Dungeons


HTR+ High Tech Racing


Hyper Void

Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Inside My Radio


Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Leo’s Fortune

Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey

Lovely Planet

Magnetic: Cage Closed


Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae


Munch Time 2

Nature’s Zombie Apocalypse


Ninja Pizza Girl

No Time to Explain

On Rusty Trails

Ostrich Island



Ping 1.5+

Pixel Racing

Planet of the Eyes



Pure Hold’Em


Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut

Quantum Rush: Champions

Raging Justice

Read Only Memories


Rivals of Aether







Siegecraft Commander

Smash Derby

Soccer Rage



Space Dust Racers


Spoiler Alert

Squid Hero for Kinect

Starpoint Gemini 2



Super Hot

Super Robo Mouse

Super Rude Bear Resurrection

Sword Coast Legends

Tachyon Project              



The Bridge

The Deer God

The Little Acre  

The Living Dungeon

The Long dark

The Pinball Arcade

The Toilet Chronicles

Thea: The Awakening

Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition

Toto Temple Deluxe


Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows

Unnamed Fiasco



Warlock vs Shadows


Yasai Ninja

Yummy Circus



If you want to read a summary of each title, check out this post at the ID@Xbox website. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more news and features about each of these titles as they become available.

Xbox at gamescom 2015

Before E3 was even over we were already planning and preparing for gamescom, one of the largest video game trade shows that takes place in Cologne, Germany. Xbox will be there for a variety of events, many of which you can watch online if you’re not able to make it to the show in person.


gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing
Tuesday, August 4, 4:00p CEST (10:00a ET/7:00a PT)

The evening before gamescom officially kicks off, the Xbox briefing will show off many of the games coming to Xbox One, including titles like Scalebound, Quantum Break, and Crackdown. Tune in to the gamescom 2015 Xbox Briefing on Xbox One,, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone to get the latest news and watch game trailers and demos. Be sure to download the free Xbox Live Event interactive app (XLEi app) on your Xbox One or XLE on your Xbox 360 before the show so you’re ready!

The Xbox booth at gamescom
Wednesday, August 5, 9:00a to 7:00p CEST (Note: this is for press/trade only)
Thursday, August 6, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Friday, August 7, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Saturday, August 8, 10:00a to 8:00p CEST
Sunday, August 9, 9:00a to 6:00p CEST

Join us in the Xbox booth on the show floor to go hands-on with the greatest lineup in Xbox history. From Halo 5: Guardians and Forza Motorsport 6 to Rise of the Tomb Raider, we’ve got some amazing titles for you to play in the booth and watch in our theater.

Xbox FanFest: gamescom 2015

After Xbox FanFest: E3 2015, we’ve decided to bring the same up-close-and-personal fan experience to gamescom this year. Running from Tuesday, August 4th through Wednesday, August 5th, a group of fans will get exclusive access to the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, as well as a host of other surprises. Details coming soon.

We’ve got an amazing lineup planned for gamescom 2015 and can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest gamescom coverage.


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 06 July 2015.

Xbox One Deals


Content Title Discount
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 50%
Peggle 2 Magical Masters Edition 67%
Tower of Guns 40%
Thomas Was Alone 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.

*Updated to reflect actual discounts.

Xbox 360 Deals


Content Title Discount
Burnout Paradise 75%
Crysis 2 80%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 80%
Mirror’s Edge 75%
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 67%
Skate 3 75%
Peggle 2 67%
Fuse 75%
Syndicate 75%
Chivalry 50%
MX vs. ATV Alive 75%
MX vs. ATV Reflex 75%

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