Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 6/9/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 UTC ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console.
Experience this multiplayer roleplaying game on your own or together with your friends, guild mates, and thousands of alliance members. Explore dangerous caves and dungeons in Skyrim, or craft quality goods to sell in the city of Daggerfall. Embark upon adventurous quests across Tamriel and engage in massive player versus player battles, or spend your days at the nearest fishing hole or reading one of many books of lore. The choices are yours in the persistent world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
The Elder Scrolls Online – Pre-Order Edition – Pre-order The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited and receive the Explorer’s Pack. The Explorer’s Pack grants the ability to play any race in any alliance, an exclusive pet, and bonus treasure maps.
The Elder Scrolls Online – Imperial Pre-Order – Enhance your adventures with The Imperial Edition Upgrade. The Imperial race is able to play in any alliance you choose. You’ll be able to travel around Tamriel with your trusty Imperial White Horse. Your character will have immediate access to craft Imperial gear, or transform existing gear into the Imperial style.
This Week on Xbox, Episode 3: Major Nelson highlights the biggest news of the week, including tips for the Witcher 3, a new Xbox One bundle announcement, updates to the Xbox app for Windows 10, the release of the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in the United States and Canada, and much more.
Game Description: Spy Chameleon is an arcade-puzzle game where the player must avoid being seen thanks to the chameleon’s ability to change colors and camouflage. Through 5 missions and 75 levels, the player will discover different enemies and abilities to complete these super-secret missions: taking photos of a celebrity with her lover and stealing the secret formula of a successful soft drink are just two examples.
The Xbox experience across devices is becoming more robust this week as we begin to roll out a host of new features. You’ll notice some old favorites—like avatars—making a comeback, and brand new features—like testing streaming—setting the stage for bigger things to come. Let’s jump in!
Xbox on Windows 10
Here’s a closer look at the great new features coming to Xbox on Windows 10 with this month’s Xbox app preview:
Avatars – You can now download and launch the Avatars app from within the Xbox app. After the app is installed, select Customize > Customize your avatar to launch the Avatars app and edit, dress up, and buy new items for your avatar.
Friends updates – We’re making it easier to add friends, designate them as favorites and share your name from the Xbox app. The friends list will also show you which of your friends are in a party, playing multiplayer games, or broadcasting. You can also report or block people from the Xbox app.
Game hubs – Similar to Xbox One, you can now view the game hub for an Xbox One game and view the activity feed curated by the game’s community manager. Click on any game tile, under Home > Recently played or elsewhere in the Xbox app, and you will be taken to the game hub.
Game DVR – You can now alter the keyboard shortcuts used for opening the Game Bar, starting and stopping recording, taking screenshots, and more. Also, you can now view and manage your cloud-based game clips from the Xbox app by selecting Game DVR > Shared.
Testing streaming – The Xbox team needs your help in providing information about your PC’s performance and connectivity characteristics as we prepare to enable game streaming from Xbox One to Windows 10 PCs. To do this, connect your Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC using the Xbox app: from the Connect menu, select your Xbox One console then choose Connect. Once connected, click on Test streaming to anonymously send the team diagnostic information about your PC and network settings.
Turn On/Off your Xbox One Console – The Connect menu in Xbox app has been updated to let you power your Xbox One on and off from your Windows 10 devices when they are on the same home network as your console.
The Xbox app will sign in using your primary Microsoft Account and associated gamertag that you use to sign into Windows 10. If you want to sign in with a different gamertag, you will need to set up a second Microsoft account on your Windows 10 PC. The ability to sign into the Xbox app with a different Microsoft Account/Xbox Profile will be re-enabled in a future update.
Xbox One updates
The Xbox team is gearing up for E3 in June and we’ve got some exciting things to share with you there, but first, this month we’re continuing to preview a few things while we gather feedback and work toward making them available to everyone.
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in 11 new European countries – The team will continue to test the Xbox One Digital TV with our preview audience in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland, with plans to make it available to all customers in these countries later this summer. Earlier this week, we announced the retail availability of an over-the-air TV tuner for the U.S. & Canada as well.
Wireless Display app – We appreciate all the great feedback you’ve sent us and the team continues to make improvements to the Miracast functionality in the Wireless Display app based on that feedback. Keep it coming!
For more details about each of these features coming in the Preview update, check out the Xbox Wire.
We’ll continue to bring more great Xbox features your way on Xbox One and the Xbox app on Windows 10. Don’t forget to let us know what you think at Xbox Feedback.
For a limited time, Xbox fans in the U.S. can get their hands on an Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle featuring a sleek, Cirrus White Xbox One console and wireless controller. The bundle also comes packed with a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the essential Halo fan experience that features the Master Chief’s complete story through four free Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Best of all, it’s all available for ERP $349 in the U.S.
The Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle will be available later this month in very limited quantities and for a limited time at participating U.S. retailers while supplies last – so once they’re all gone, they’re all gone!
With the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One and an HDTV antenna, Xbox One owners can look forward to a variety of useful features, such as the ability to pause up to 30 minutes of live TV, watch TV on the right side of your screen while playing games with Snap, and navigate channels using Kinect voice controls. Additionally, users can stream over-the-air TV to other devices within the home using the Xbox app on Windows 10 devices or the Xbox One SmartGlass app on Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android, even while someone else is playing a game on Xbox One.
An over-the-air TV bundle, including a Hauppauge Digital TV Tuner for Xbox One and a Mohu Leaf 50 antenna, is now available exclusively at your local Microsoft store and at microsoftstore.com for US$99.98 – a $30 savings. The tuner is also available separately for US $59.99 at Microsoft stores and Amazon.
Before purchasing the TV tuner or over-the-air bundle, remember to visit gomohu.com/xbox to check which channels are available in your area and find the HDTV antenna that’s right for you. For more information on how to set up your tuner and antenna with Xbox One, check out my how-to video or go to Xbox Support.
Grab your Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One today at participating retailers and check out the Xbox Wire for more information on the Over-the-Air TV Tuner for Xbox One.
Game Description: Mega Coin Squad features fast-paced and explosive on-the-couch combat! Take on your friends in 1-4 player matches spanning multiple worlds and game modes. The ultimate party game for platformer lovers to show off their skills! Harness your skills through the single player campaign then invite your friends over to show them who’s boss!
Xbox Live Gold members save 20% when they purchase Mega Coin Squad (for a limited time only).
*Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
Game Description: Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear to earn in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer maps, and a new cooperative Strike. The three new competitive multiplayer maps are: Black Shield, Thieves’ Den, and Widow’s Court. Also includes new House of Wolves themed emblems, armor shaders, and player ships.
NOTE: Destiny game required to play. Do not purchase if you already own the Limited, Ghost or Digital Guardian Edition with Expansion Pass. Expansion II may not be available on all platforms or in all territories. Pricing and release dates may vary by platform.
Game Description: With a brand new graphics and physics engine, Farming Simulator 15 offers an immense open world filled with details and visual effects! Online with friends in multiplayer, or in solo, manage and develop your own farm: harvesting, animal husbandry (cows, chicken and sheep), sales of fresh products, investment in new and more powerful vehicles or tools.
Game Description: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore.
Back in March I recorded an unboxing video of CD Projekt RED’sThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition with the revelation one lucky winner would win this rare collector’s set. With the game set to release on 19 May, now is the time for your chance to win.
How do you enter for a chance to win?
Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment to this post answering the following question:
Magical powers or brute force combat, what’s your strategy for fighting monsters?
What can you win?
Three winners will win a digital code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One.
One winner will win a digital code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox One + Season Pass.
One Grand Prize winner will win The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collectors Edition (autographed by me) + Season Pass.
What are the rules?
Leave a comment to this post with your answer. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!
Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.
Game Description: NERO is a first person adventure game based on puzzle solving and exploration. NERO is a wonderful journey in a magic world where a kid is the key to all locks and the nights aren’t as frightening as you think. Play the role of this kid, followed by a mysterious black-clothed companion, discovering the truth behind this epic journey.
Watch the stream for a chance to win a code that will unlock the game when it is officially released. And be sure to stick around for the end of the stream where I talk about how one lucky winner is going to win The Witcher: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition I autographed in this unboxing video I did back in March.
Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 6/16/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.
PAYDAY is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter where you rob banks and get paid. The Crimewave edition includes an enhanced graphic engine. Up to four friends co-operate on the hits and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. The pre-order edition includes the pre-order lootbag content, adding new gear, masks and money to your game.
Pre-order the game now and save 25% – offer valid for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.
Ubisoft just released a trailer for Rainbow Six Siege announcing the game will hit stores 13 October.
Selecting one of 20 Operators will be an important choice for all Rainbow Six Siege players. Will you focus on jamming the opposing squad’s communications? Or will you favor the ever-reliable bulletproof barricade? Will a ranged breach launcher be more useful to you than a sledgehammer? Every choice contributes to your team in different ways, and you can discover the possibilities when Rainbow Six Siege hits stores on October 13, 2015.
Catch all the latest news on this game and more at Xbox Wire.
Game Description: Schrödinger’s Cat is a fun, frantic, wacky and colourful puzzle-laden platform game, set in a unique and quirky quantum physics world. There’s chaos at the Particle Zoo! What used to be a cheery theme-park environment is now overrun with hungry leptons, sticky-fingered gluons and massive, stubborn bosons. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services? Schrödinger’s Cat, of course!
Game Description: Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures. After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.
Xbox Live Gold members save 20% when they purchase Lifeless Planet (for a limited time only).
*Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
Ubisoft just announced the next title coming to the Assassin’s Creed series. Coming to Xbox One on 23 October, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate takes place in London during the Industrial Revolution (1868).
It was an age of invention and prosperity built on the backs of working class slaves. As gangster assassin Jacob Frye, you will recruit your gang to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed working class. Lead the underworld to take back London in a visceral adventure filled with action, intrigue and brutal combat.
Game Description: Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise. Discover an unrivaled immersion fueled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports in a dynamic career mode and write your own tale in an intense online multiplayer.