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April 28th 2014, 6:09 am PT

Xbox Originals Coming this June to your Xbox

Today we’ve announced the list of projects slated for the Xbox Originals program. Including details on the documentary that was behind this weekend’s discovery of the Atari E.T. games in a desert landfill.  Starting this June, you’ll have more reasons to love your Xbox: Xbox Originals – premium dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, unscripted shows, and live events. Available only on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices, every Xbox Original will offer interactive capabilities, as well as unique interactive features customized on a per-show basis, making it a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Committed Projects

“Halo” television series
The “Halo” television series is a groundbreaking original series based on the award-winning “Halo” franchise. Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer Steven Spielberg will executive produce the live-action TV series, created in partnership with 343 Industries and Amblin Television.

“Every Street United”
“Every Street United” is an unscripted series of eight, thirty-minute episodes and a one-hour finale, featuring legendary soccer players Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids, focused on the global search for soccer’s most gifted and undiscovered street stars scouted across eight countries (United States, England, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ghana and South Korea). The series culminates this July in a 4v4 street game finale in the shadow of the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Each episode will feature unique and incisive narratives about the grassroots street stars and the communities that shaped them. Industry veteran and eight-time Emmy-Award winning producer, director, writer and editor Jonathan Hock (“Streetball,” “30 for 30: The Best That Never Was”) is directing the series. Emmy-Award winning producer Mike Tollin and Mandalay Sports Media are executive producing. Professional soccer luminaries, Henry and Davids, will serve as coaches for the 4v4 street game in Rio. “Every Street United” will premiere in June 2014. All episodes will be available through Xbox Video for Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 8 (PC and Surface) and Windows Phone 8.

Bonnaroo
Xbox owners around the globe can experience the magic of the 13th annual Bonnaroo music and arts festival with a live concert destination on Xbox Live Friday, June 13 through Sunday, June 15, 2014, brought to viewers in partnership with Superfly Presents. With the Bonnaroo app, fans can enjoy live music like never before, with a virtual experience featuring the best performances, multiple stages, biggest artists and amazing SuperJams, and explore this year’s lineup to see the best of Bonnaroo’s past with exclusive performances. Fans can also join the conversation with fellow virtual-Bonnaroovians and get connected to their friends and the festival. Xbox is the exclusive broadcasting partner for Bonnaroo and the only location to get all of the interactive features.

“Signal to Noise”/“Atari: Game Over”
Xbox is creating a new six film documentary series, “Signal to Noise,” (working title) with two-time Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”) and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox. The series will expose little known stories of how modern technology has radically altered the way we interact with our world.

The first installment, “Atari: Game Over” (working title), explores the fabled Atari mystery, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the legend goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Fuel Entertainment took an interest in the legend, and in December 2013, with help from local garbage contractor Joe Lewandowski, acquired the exclusive rights to excavate the Alamogordo landfill. Fuel Entertainment then brought the opportunity to Xbox Entertainment Studios. The team will head to the landfill in question to determine if the story is true, interviewing a cast of characters related to the game and its mystery along the way. “Atari: Game Over” is directed by writer/director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”). It will air exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2014.

“Humans”
“Humans” is a bold new drama co-produced with UK broadcaster Channel 4. Award-winning UK production company Kudos (“The Hour,” “Utopia,” “Broadchurch”) will produce the hour-long, eight-episode series, which will share a premiere broadcast window on the Xbox platform and Channel 4 in the UK in 2015.

Executive produced by Jane Featherstone (“Life on Mars,” “Broadchurch”) and Derek Wax (“The Hour,” “Sex Traffic”), and written by British writing team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” “Spooks: The Greater Good”), “Humans” is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film’s acclaimed Swedish series, “Real Humans.” “Humans” is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences. Casting for “Humans” will begin in May 2014, and production will commence later this summer.

“Halo” digital feature
343 Industries and Scott Free Productions are creating a “Halo” digital feature to be released later this year. The project will be executive produced by Ridley Scott and Scott Free TV President, David Zucker. Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Pillars of the Earth,” “Heroes”) will direct.

Projects in Development

“Deadlands”
Xbox Entertainment Studios has committed to a script based on the successful pen-and-paper role playing game created by Shane Lacy Hensley. “Deadlands” is a genre-bending alternative history of the Weird West, filled with undead gunfighters, card-slinging sorcerers, mad scientists, secret societies, and fearsome abominations.

“Extraordinary Believers”
Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing an innovative, hybrid stop-motion show dubbed “Extraordinary Believers” (working title) with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, creators of the Emmy-Award winning “Robot Chicken,” the longest running stop-motion show on television. The executive producers on the project are Seth Green, Matt Senreich, and creators/writers/executive producers are Eric Towner and John Harvatine IV.

“Fearless”
“Fearless,” (working title) is an unscripted series currently in pilot production starring Paul de Gelder, an Australian Navy bomb clearance diver and shark attack survivor who takes on an adrenaline-fueled quest to aid individuals who risk their lives to make the world a better place. “Fearless” will be produced by Australia’s International Emmy-Award winning production company, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ).

“Gun Machine”
Xbox Entertainment Studios acquired the rights to “Gun Machine,” a hardboiled detective thriller based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Warren Ellis. Ellis will executive produce with Brett Conrad (“The Killing,” “Sons of Anarchy,” Netflix’s upcoming “Marco Polo”) who has signed on to write the pilot script about a detective tracking a serial killer who is tied to a mysterious collection of guns used in infamous New York murders.

Untitled JASH Comedy/Variety Half Hour
In this unique comedy format developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios with JASH (a comedy collective founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric and Reggie Watts), the biggest names in comedy will showcase the people that make them laugh. Each week, a different comedian will host/curate a show featuring new and unsung talent, in various video formats. Sarah Silverman will host the pilot episode and Daniel Kellison (“Late Night/Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Crank Yankers”) will executive produce. The series has a pilot commitment and will begin shooting in June.

“Winterworld”
Xbox Entertainment Studios and IDW Entertainment are co-developing a limited event live-action series based on Chuck Dixon and artist Jorge Zaffino’s seminal graphic novel series “Winterworld,” in which our world has been encased in ice from pole-to-pole. The surviving humans have formed tribes that war, enslave and trade with one another in an effort to survive the infinite winter. Ted Adams and David Ozer from IDW Entertainment, and Rick Jacobs and Dave Alpert from Circle of Confusion (“Walking Dead”) will executive produce.

More details on Xbox Wire

April 28th 2014 at 6:09 am | Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One, Xbox Originals | 183 comments

April 22nd 2014, 8:04 am PT

Warface Xbox 360 Edition Now Available

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Dash Text: Engage in explosive action with this exhilarating free-to-play FPS from Crytek, keeping you on your toes with daily new missions. Master four soldier classes as you team up to complete daring Co-op raids or dominate Versus modes. Join the battle with unique assault moves and real-time weapon customization. Downloadable and free-to-play to Xbox Live Gold members.

Please note: If you participated in the Warface Open Beta, you don’t need to re-download the game, you will get a title update next time you launch the game. Anything purchased or earned in the open beta will carry forward.












April 22nd 2014 at 8:04 am | Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 24 comments

April 21st 2014, 8:00 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 April 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Xbox One game 17%

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K14 Games on Demand 50%
NBA 2K14: Platinum Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Blue Diamond Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Gold Jewelry Add-On 50%
NBA 2K14: Spanish Commentary Add-On 50%
Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 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.







April 21st 2014 at 8:00 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 273 comments

April 16th 2014, 1:16 am PT

Trials Fusion Now Available on Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Welcome to the next generation of Trials! With its glimmering vision of what our future holds were technology and nature to co-exist, combined with today’s most exciting and popular motorsport, Trials Fusion has retained and enhanced the essential features from its best-selling, critically acclaimed predecessors, Trials Evolution and Trials HD. A magnificent fusion of the proven, no-frills Trials formula based on ultra-addictive competition with the cutting edge of graphics and social networking.

Trials Fusion is also available for Xbox 360.
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I spent some time with Trials Fusion this weekend at PAX East, where Creative Director and co-founder of RedLynx Antti Ilvessuo walked me through some of what’s new in this latest Trials title (hint: there’s a lot).

The new look and feel is apparent from the title screen, which is simplified to just two main options: Ride and Create. “The first game (Trials HD) was in a warehouse, next (Trials Evolution) was outdoors,” Ilvessuo explained. “This will be the first experience in a new game, and it won’t look like an Evolution level. Everything will be shiny and new.”

The way Fusion treats your progress is also quite different, which you’ll notice in the post-race screen. Everything you do on the track: career, multiplayer, everything is represented by a total experience level for each track across every mode. You also now have a overal XP level, which supplements the returning, all-important leaderboards. Now you know who has spent the most time on tracks, putting in work to post a fantastic time on a course.

Everything in between the main menu and the post-race is the pure, awesome physics-based gameplay that has made the Trials games so fun. “The great thing about physics is you don’t know how it will end until you land,” said Ilvessuo.

This fact is never more apparent than in the new FMX mode, which has players gunning for high scores by pulling risky tricks and successfully landing Tony Hawk-style; you only bank the points if you don’t crash. You’ll have the opportunity to plot out devastating combos in FMX Training, a kind of zero-gravity safe zone where you can toy with the moveset, free of the fear of crashing.

The realistic physics engine means wipeouts are still incredibly fun to watch, and I’d expect Upload Studio to be filled with painful-looking blooper reels in short order.

There’s a lot more “new” in Trials Fusion: 40 new levels, including many aimed at the hardcore audience, more character customization options, unique – and sometimes bizarre – challenges for each track, and a 4-wheeler that handles completely differently than the bikes you’re accustomed to.

RedLynx apparently has much more in the works. “The whole idea of Trials is what we call the ‘Minecraft Model’ you buy it once, and you get all the upcoming features for free,” Ilvessuo told me. “You buy the game, you’re buying a ticket. We know what we want to do one year in advance, we’re planning two years in advance. We’re planning online tournaments, teams, and then online multiplayer. Huge stuff is coming.” (Ubisoft clarified that while they will be offering players many upcoming features for free, this does not preclude paid DLC for new tracks and editor mode assets)

So why “Fusion”? “Fusion is the greatest power in the universe,” said Ilvessuo. “Evolution was second.”







April 16th 2014 at 1:16 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 255 comments

April 15th 2014, 5:01 am PT

Xbox 360 Spring Sale and This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s Gotham-themed games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 21 April 2014.

        

The following Xbox Live Spring Sale offers are valid for everyone on Xbox Live now through 21 April 2014. 

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Assassin’s Creed IV Season Pass Add-On 33%
Assassin’s Creed IV Add-ons Add-On (x11) 33%
Saints Row IV Add-ons Add-On (x24) 66%
Dead Island Add-ons Add-On (x2) 75%
Dishonored Add-ons Add-On (x4) 75%
F1 2013 Add-ons Add-On (x3) 50%
Borderlands 2 Games on Demand 65%
Borderlands 2 Add-ons Add-On (x44) 50%
Armored Core Verdict Day Add-ons Add-On (x53) 75%
Skyrim Add-ons Add-On (x3) 75%
Fallout 3 Add-ons Add-On (x5) 75%
Tropico 4 Add-ons Add-On (x12) 50%
Fallout: New Vegas Add-ons Add-On (x6) 75%
The Walking Dead Season 1 chapters Add-On (x5) 50%
Wolf Among Us Ep2: Smoke and Mirrors Add-On 50%
Pinball FX 2 tables  Add-On (x31) 50%
Toy Soldiers add-ons Add-On (x2) 67%
PAC-MAN  CE DX Arcade 50%
PAC-MAN  CE DX Add-ons Add-On (x9) 50%
Lego Marvel Super Heroes Games on Demand 33%
Assassin’s Creed Liberation Arcade 33%
Prototype 2 Games on Demand 75%
Thief: The Bank Heist Add-On 50%
State of Decay: Breakdown Add-On 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

April 15th 2014 at 5:01 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 257 comments

April 9th 2014, 11:06 am PT

Arcade: R.B.I. Baseball 14

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Dash Text: Simple. Fun. Classic. The retro baseball gameplay you’ve been craving is back and updated with modern graphics, 2014 players and all 30 MLB teams. Play season, postseason and exhibition mode. Experience PURE FUN that everyone can enjoy solo or with a friend!

Add the game trial to your Xbox 360 download queue


April 9th 2014 at 11:06 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 43 comments

April 8th 2014, 5:01 am PT

Microsoft Studios Sale and 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 14 April 2014.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Resident Evil 5 Games on Demand 67%
Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen Games on Demand 63%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games on Demand 67%
Remember Me Games on Demand 67%
Sleeping Dogs Games on Demand 38%
RIO Games on Demand 50%

The following Microsoft Studios discounts are valid for everyone on Xbox Live now through 14 April 2014.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Castle Crashers  Arcade 67%
BattleBlock Theater  Arcade 67%
Charlie Murder  Arcade 70%
CastleStorm  Arcade 70%
Full House Poker  Arcade 70%
Perfect Dark  Arcade 70%
Fire Pro Wrestling  Arcade 70%
Iron Brigade  Arcade 70%
Wreckateer  Arcade 90%
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet  Arcade 70%
Home Run Stars  Arcade 90%
Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers  Arcade 50%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 2 Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 3 Season Pass Add-On 67%
Alan Wake Games on Demand 75%
The Gunstringer Games on Demand 75%
Crackdown Games on Demand 67%
Halo Wars Games on Demand 67%
Halo Reach Games on Demand 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

April 8th 2014 at 5:01 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 216 comments

April 7th 2014, 8:25 am PT

GoPro Launching on Xbox 360; Big YouTube Update on Xbox One Tomorrow

Game DVR and Upload are among the most popular apps on Xbox One, and a new feature is about to make sharing your game clips even better. Starting tomorrow we’re rolling out an update to the YouTube app on Xbox One allowing you to share this video directly to your YouTube channel.

Here’s how it works: use Game DVR to capture your favorite gaming moments (“Xbox, Record That”), edit them in Upload Studio, then head over to the updated the YouTube app, and look for My Uploads. The updated YouTube experience also allows you to watch YouTube videos in Snap Mode, and more (find all the details on Xbox Wire).

More great video is heading to Xbox 360 tomorrow as well, as the GoPro app will become available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers With GoPro on Xbox 360. You can check out follow adventurers from around the world, or if you’re feeling adventurous yourself, even purchase GoPro cameras and accessories directly through the app.

To kick off the launch, GoPro is offering two exclusive videos that the Xbox community will get one week before they’re available elsewhere. Find more details on the app, and a preview of those videos, over on Xbox Wire.

April 7th 2014 at 8:25 am | Video, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 36 comments

April 1st 2014, 5:01 am PT

This Week’s Xbox Live Store Deals

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 8 April 2014.

Xbox 360

  

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Xbox 360 Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

April 1st 2014 at 5:01 am | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 129 comments

March 31st 2014, 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members Get Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight Free in April

April’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members will be Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight.

  
Starting Tuesday (April 1st) Hitman: Absolution (Normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through April 15th.

Then on April 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Deadlight (Normally US $14.99) for free through April 30th.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.







March 31st 2014 at 9:00 am | Games with Gold, Xbox 360 | 376 comments

March 28th 2014, 6:01 am PT

Roll on in to the Free World of Tanks Weekend

This weekend, World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition is open to everyone, allowing all players on Xbox Live to join Gold subscribers in massive, 30-tank battles. The World of Tanks Free Weekend is on now, with access open to all through Sunday, 30 March at 11:59pm Pacific.

 
This weekend event coincides with World of Tanks’ Map Madness Community Challenge, so know that each tank you reduce to a smoking pile of scrap will help the entire World of Tanks community unlock new battlefields to play on.
 
To download World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition, click here.

March 28th 2014 at 6:01 am | Xbox 360 | 37 comments

March 26th 2014, 10:08 am PT

Warface Enters Open Beta Today

Last month, Crytek’s Warface opened up a limited beta. As of today, the Warface beta is open for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers as a free download.

The Open Beta will carry over three Versus modes from Closed Beta that feature several maps, plus two initial Co-op settings with multiple mission types and difficulties. There will be a constant flow of new content, settings and modes that will keep the players entertained and wanting more. Furthermore, daily new missions built for beginners and experts alike ensure that Warface remains challenging and fun.

As we know many of you out there will now be trying out Warface for the first time, we asked Crytek for some tips to help new players hold their own against those who have been playing in the Closed Beta:

In Versus games it’s important to be fast and make maximum use of your chosen class’ abilities. For example, an Engineer can set deadly traps with claymores, and a Medic can last a long time when keeping their health and damage ratio in check.

As for Co-op, it highly depends on the map and the difficulty on which you play; it’s more about each player’s individual skill set that should match with the overall tactics of the team, but being in constant communication with the team, and being reactive to the needs of the mission is critical.

What advice can you offer for class selection?

A well-balanced team can make all the difference in the world: Medics are great for keeping the other members alive, Riflemen can push through large groups of enemies and keep a steady supply of ammo going, Engineers provide the team with the ability to set traps and restore armor which absorb the brunt of incoming fire, and Snipers can take care of enemies who are far away or in high ground.

Aside from team balance, a correlation in gameplay style is also important; you can’t have one person running rogue and leaving the others to fend for themselves. Xbox Live’s voice-over IP functionality works wonders on promoting tactical team play.

How can beta participants help make the final product better?

Warface is built on the players’ feedback, so feel encouraged to send any feedback or constructive thoughts to feedbackwf360@crytek.com; the Warface team aims to incorporate whatever possible and bring forth the best free-to-play experience possible. New forums will be made available soon at warfacexbox.com. You can also follow Warface on Facebook and Twitter.

Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region.

March 26th 2014 at 10:08 am | Xbox 360 | 140 comments

March 25th 2014, 9:17 am PT

New Entertainment Apps for Xbox One & Xbox 360

This week we’re rolling out new experiences on Xbox One and Xbox 360, perfect for fans of movies, baseball, and eSports.

Just in time for the Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, the Major League Gaming app is now available for Xbox 360. Watch MLG’s premier competitions on your Xbox 360, Call of Duty’s Championship gets underway this Friday.

Major League Baseball’s season also throws out its first pitch of the season this weekend, and MLB.tv Premium subscribers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be able to enjoy the new MLB.tv app for Xbox One. MLB.tv Premium offers live, HD-quality video of every out-of-market regular season game in 2014, plus full archives for every game. Visit MLB.com/Xbox for complete details.

Movie fans have more choices than ever starting today on Xbox 360 as we add ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY from Starz our extensive list of entertainment apps. Additionally, EPIX is prepping an Xbox One app, and has just added Time Warner Authentication for its Xbox 360 app.

For more on these apps click on over to Xbox Wire.

March 25th 2014 at 9:17 am | Video, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 35 comments

March 18th 2014, 9:08 am PT

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES Now Available on Xbox One and Xbox 360

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROESContent: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

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World-renowned Kojima Productions showcases the latest masterpiece in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise with METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN launching thereafter. MGSV: GROUND ZEROES gives gamers the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for those who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation. Kojima Productions once again raises the bar with the FOX Engine offering incredible graphic fidelity and the introduction of open world game design in the Metal Gear Solid universe. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for. For a limited time, purchase of this game grants the user access to “Mother Base Staff” content in the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is also available for Xbox 360.
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March 18th 2014 at 9:08 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 138 comments

March 17th 2014, 10:51 am PT

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is coming to Xbox 360 April 9th

 

Earlier today, Phil Spencer announced that Max: The Curse of Brotherhood from Press Play Games is coming to Xbox 360. It will be available on on April 9th for US $14.99.

 

 

March 17th 2014 at 10:51 am | Gaming, Xbox 360 | 77 comments

March 6th 2014, 10:34 am PT

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation Lands on Xbox April 3

Devastation, the second DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts,  debuts April 3, first on Xbox. This pack features four unique multiplayer maps, an all-new tactical 2-in-1 weapon, and Episode 2: Mayday – the next installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative.

Here’s a bit more intel we’ve received on these maps:

  • RUINS: A mountaintop Mayan ruin overrun by the jungle, Ruins’ skyline is dominated by an ominous volcano on the brink of eruption. The central temple provides a key overwatch position, and adds verticality to the subterranean sections beneath the temple’s foundations. These underground sections, cliffside trails and stairwells create a myriad of pathways and flanking routes so players will never be far from the frantic action.
  • BEHEMOTH: Situated on a massive bucket-wheel excavator (BWE), one of the largest vehicles ever created, Behemoth is a narrow, multi-level map. Long sight lines open Behemoth up to longer-range weapons, while BWE’s core walkways offer tight interior control rooms, ideal for those who prefer close-quarters combat. The map’s multiple levels gives players flanking opportunities so there will rarely be an opportunity to focus solely on your cross-hairs.
  • COLLISION: Having collided with a New York bridge, the resulting wreckage of this cargo ship provides the setting for Collision. With the mangled remains of the bridge, burnt out vehicles, and shipping containers strewn across the deck, this map provides the ideal theatre for tight, close-quarters combat.
  • UNEARTHED: Inspired by Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Unearthed drops players at the heart of an alien dig site. Unearthed lies amidst the shadows of mysterious ancient statues, and at its heart is an ancient meteorite – the focus of the excavation.

Moving on to Devastation’s new weapon, The Ripper: This unique weapon provides players with two different configurations: medium to short-range capability as a Sub Machine-Gun (SMG), and medium to long-range as an Assault Rifle (AR), giving maximum flexibility to adjust to a variety of map types and tactics.

And finally, the Extinction experience continues with Episode 2: Mayday. In the aftermath of Episode 1: Nightfall, the Quick Reaction Force team is sent in to investigate a high-tech ghost ship adrift in the South Pacific. In Episode 2: Mayday your team will need new weapons and new tactics to deal with the insidious wall-crawling “Seeder,” and the skyscraper-sized monstrosity known as the “Kraken.” To survive, players must explore the ship’s cavernous environment, scavenge supplies and construct improvised weapons and traps from blueprints found onboard.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation, available April 3rd, first on Xbox.

March 6th 2014 at 10:34 am | COD, Game Add-on, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 68 comments

February 28th 2014, 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members get Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders Free in March

March’s set of free games for Xbox Live Gold Members in will be Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders.

 
Starting Saturday (March 1st) Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (Normally US $29.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th .

Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dungeon Defenders (Normally US $14.99) for free.

The “Games With Gold” program gives Xbox LIVE Gold Members 2 free games to keep each month. A new title will be available the 1st and 16th of each month.

Follow me on Twitter to find out what games will be free each month.

February 28th 2014 at 9:00 am | Games with Gold, Marketplace, Xbox 360 | 848 comments

February 23rd 2014, 5:57 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 7

We’ve made it through a week of savings – this is the last installment this Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale. The final deals include savings of 50-80% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (24 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Saints Row IV Games on Demand 50%
Metro: Last Light Games on Demand 50%
Tropico 4 Games on Demand 67%
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Games on Demand 50%
Oblivion Games on Demand 75%
Overlord II Games on Demand 67%
LIMBO Arcade 80%
Puzzle Quest 2 Arcade 80%
Rock of Ages Arcade 80%

Hope you found some great deals over the course of the last week – and if not, look for new Deals of the Week this coming Tuesday morning.

February 23rd 2014 at 5:57 pm | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 229 comments

February 22nd 2014, 7:26 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 6

The  Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale rolls on throughout the weekend – save 33-90% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (23 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Call of Duty Ghosts Games on Demand 33%
Diablo III Games on Demand 33%
Dark Souls Games on Demand 75%
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Games on Demand 63%
Red Dead Redemption Games on Demand 75%
The Orange Box Games on Demand 75%
NiGHTS into dreams… Arcade 75%
Pool Nation Arcade 90%
Real Steel Arcade 80%

In addition, some titles are on sale through the weekend – click here for that list. Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you tomorrow!

February 22nd 2014 at 7:26 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 273 comments

February 21st 2014, 6:57 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 5

Here are the next round of daily deals in the  Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale – save 50-75% on the following titles are on sale now through tomorrow only (22 February 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Payday 2 Games on Demand 67%
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Games on Demand 50%
Condemned Games on Demand 75%
Mortal Kombat Games on Demand 75%
Fallout 3 Games on Demand 67%
Sonic Generations Games on Demand 75%
State of Decay Arcade 50%
The Cave Arcade 75%

In addition, some titles are on sale through the weekend – click here for that list. Make sure to visit again tomorrow to find the next group of sale items, and follow Major Nelson on Twitter to stay most up to date. See you tomorrow!

February 21st 2014 at 6:57 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand | 255 comments

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