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December 19th 2014, 5:53 pm PT

Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 5

Today’s daily deal features a couple Deep Silver titles. Pick up the Metro Redux Bundle for Xbox One and get Metro Redux 2033 and Metro: Last Light Redux.

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!

For a full list of Xbox One deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metro Redux Bundle Xbox One Game 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Metro Last Light Games On Demand 66%
Saints Row 4 Games On Demand 66%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

For a full list of Xbox 360 weekly deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

December 19th 2014 at 5:53 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 50 comments

December 19th 2014, 1:19 pm PT

VIDEO – Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Preview

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will be available to anyone who owns a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, 2015. Get ready for 4v4 multiplayer arena gameplay or sit back and watch the action in the new Spectator Mode. Read the full announcement over at the Xbox Wire.

Watch the below video as I showcase some of the features you can expect to see in the first week of the beta.

December 19th 2014 at 1:19 pm | Halo, Video, Xbox One | 40 comments

December 18th 2014, 6:35 pm PT

Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 4

Today’s daily deal is for Murdered: Soul Suspect, a dark, supernatural detective thriller with a unique gameplay twist: solving your own murder from the afterlife.

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!

For a full list of Xbox One deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Murdered Soul Suspect Xbox One Game 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Murdered Soul Suspect Games On Demand 70%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

For a full list of Xbox 360 weekly deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

December 18th 2014 at 6:35 pm | Deal, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 96 comments

December 18th 2014, 10:39 am PT

Minecraft: The Week in Review (…and Horses!)

MinecraftMinecraft witnessed a flurry of activity this week with the release of downloadable content, a major title update and news about a new Minecraft game being developed by Telltale Games.

Here’s a recap of all the Minecraft news you don’t want to miss out on:

Doctor Who Skins Volume II – Featuring over 50 skins from the Doctor Who series, this DLC is available on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Read the Xbox Wire story here.

Minecraft Update 1.6.4 – packs in a bunch of new features including the addition of horses. Check out a trailer for the update here. Read the Xbox Wire story here.

Play Info Quest II – The best way to learn about the upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode is by playing Info Quest II. Check it out here.

Don’t forget Minecraft: Pocket Edition is now available on the Windows phone. Read the Xbox Wire story here.

 

 

If you want to purchase Minecraft for the Xbox, click the link for Xbox One or Xbox 360.

December 18th 2014 at 10:39 am | Marketplace, Minecraft, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 5 comments

December 17th 2014, 4:30 pm PT

Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 3

Xbox One players can enjoy a scary good deal on Outlast while Xbox 360 players get a couple of deals on wheels – two wheels that is.

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!

For a full list of Xbox One deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Outlast Xbox One Game 60%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Moto GP  14 Games On Demand 33%
MX vs ATV Supercross Games On Demand 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

For a full list of Xbox 360 weekly deals, click over to the official Xbox Countdown to 2015 site here.

December 17th 2014 at 4:30 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 114 comments

December 17th 2014, 11:00 am PT

Kalimba is now available for Xbox One

KalimbaContent: Kalimba

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Game Description: Kalimba is a mind-bending and playful puzzle-platformer. Choose between single-player and local two-player, where cooperation is key. The island of Kalimba has been cast into darkness. Jump, slide, and fly your way from the underworld to the heavens in order to restore light in the land.

December 17th 2014 at 11:00 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 16 comments

December 16th 2014, 5:15 pm PT

Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal – Day 2

Today only: It’s a great time to pick up these titles if you don’t already own them. And don’t forget – there are over two dozen games still on sale until Dec 22nd. Check out that list here.

More Daily Deals incoming tomorrow!

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Costume Quest 2 Xbox One Game 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Tropico 5 Games On Demand 33%
Costume Quest 2 Arcade 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

December 16th 2014 at 5:15 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 115 comments

December 16th 2014, 5:12 pm PT

Tetris Ultimate is now available for the Xbox One

Tetris® UltimateContent: Tetris Ultimate

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Game Description: The world’s most-loved puzzle game arrives on next-gen consoles, and is better than ever in Tetris® Ultimate. With six modes, new features, and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is the ultimate must-have on next-gen consoles. You can take on the puzzle game solo, battle a friend, partner up with friends, or make battle teams. Up to four players can get in on the action. Leaderboards make it easy to post your scores and see how you measure up against your friends.

December 16th 2014 at 5:12 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 35 comments

December 16th 2014, 10:07 am PT

RISK is now available for Xbox One

Update: Risk and Trivial Pursuit Live!, from the Hasbro channel, was downloadable on Xbox Live for a short period of time in error. It has since been taken down from XBLA and will be available again early 2015 for the official launch.

RISK

Content: RISK

Game Description: Modern combat meets RISK – the classic game of global domination. RISK steps into the near future with modern armies. Using the 2010 rules as standard, Risk offers an exciting strategic experience. Direct the war from your high-tech control room, fighting on the classic map layout on 3D; Deploy tanks, planes and infantry. All in the modern warfare twist on the classic game of global domination! Xbox Live league play allows you to compete with people from around the world.

December 16th 2014 at 10:07 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 45 comments

December 15th 2014, 6:37 pm PT

Countdown to 2015 + Deals with Gold

Celebrate the Countdown to 2015 with daily and weekly deals on games and video content in the Xbox Store on Xbox One and 360 with a number of exclusive deals for Xbox Live Gold members. Sign in to Xbox LIVE or stop back here every day to see what new deals we have for you. To kick things off we have the following special offers that will go on sale tomorrow and be available at the below discount until December 22, 2014. Click the links below to see local pricing and availability:

Check back each day as I reveal what the next Countdown to 2015 daily deal is going to be.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
  Magic 2015* Xbox One Game 50%
  Call of Duty Ghosts Xbox One Game 50%
  NBA Live 15 Xbox One Game 35%
  Battlefield 4 Premium Edition Xbox One Game 50%
  PES 2015  Xbox One Game 33%
  Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Xbox One Game 67%
  Evil Within* Xbox One Game 50%
  Wolfenstein the New Order Xbox One Game 50%
  Thief* Xbox One Game 67%
  The Crew + ACU Bundle* Xbox One Game 25%
  The Crew + Far Cry 4 Bundle* Xbox One Game 25%
  Assassins Creed Unity Xbox One Game 17%
  How to Survive Storm Warning Ed Xbox One Game 33%
  Lords of the Fallen Xbox One Game 40%
  Killer Instinct Double Ultra Bundle Xbox One Game 33%
  Powerstar Golf Full Game Unlock Xbox One Game 50%
  Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Resident Evil 5* Games on Demand 20-67%
Resident Evil 6* Games on Demand 40-50%
Resident Evil Code Veronica X* Games on Demand 20-67%
ResidentEvil Raccoon City* Games on Demand 50-75%
Resident Evil Revelations* Games on Demand 67%
Skate 3* Games on Demand 75%
NCAA 14 Games on Demand 67%
Titanfall Game of the Year Edition* Games on Demand 75%
Battlefield 4 Premium  Add-on 50%
Transformers Fall of Cybertron Games on Demand 75%
Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark Games on Demand 50%
CoD Ghosts* Games on Demand 50%
ACIV Season Pass* Add-on 50%
Scott Pilgrim Arcade 50%
Naruto Storm R Games on Demand 50%
DBZ Budokai HD collection Games on Demand 50%
Dark Souls II  Games on Demand 50%
PES 2015  Games on Demand 33%
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Games on Demand 67%
Thief Games on Demand 70%
Tomb Raider Games on Demand 67%
Sanctum 2 Arcade 75%
Dungeon Defenders Arcade 75%
The Evil Within* Games on Demand 50%
How to survive Arcade 50%
Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale Arcade 50%
Dungeons & Dragons Chronicles of Mystara Arcade 67%
State of Decay – Breakdown Add-on 50%
State of Decay – Lifeline Add-on 50%
Max Curse of the Brotherhood Arcade 67%
Halo Spartan Assault Arcade 66%
Bioshock Infinite Games on Demand 85%
Dance Central 3 Games on Demand 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

Daily Deals

In addition to the weekly deals, the Countdown to 2015 will also feature a daily deal every day between now and 2015. Leading the charge is a collection of Lord of the Rings titles on sale starting tomorrow.

Remember these daily deals won’t last more than a day!

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Xbox One Game 33%
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Add-On 33%
LEGO The Hobbit Xbox One Game 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Xbox 360

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Lego Hobbit Games on Demand 67%
Lego Lord of the Rings Games on Demand 75%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

In addition to great deals on video games, you can also find daily and weekly deals on movies over at the Xbox Video store. Check it out here.

December 15th 2014 at 6:37 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 357 comments

December 15th 2014, 12:03 pm PT

An Early Look at Kalimba

Press Play’s Kalimba is set to release later this week and I’ll be streaming the game later today with Jeff. Join us today at 6:00 PM Eastern/3:00 PM Pacific for a chance to win a code for the game.

Kalimba is a puzzle platformer that has players controlling animated totems on a quest to overthrow an evil shaman and reclaim the island of Kalimba for the Kalimbi people. The distinct look comes from the “trixelated” art style that uses triangles as the main influence. In addition to the unique art style of the world, puzzles, enemies and totems, Kalimba also offers both single player and couch co-op modes.

Hope you enjoyed the stream. Here is the archive.


December 15th 2014 at 12:03 pm | Xbox One | 21 comments

December 11th 2014, 6:44 pm PT

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut now available for Xbox One

Giana Sisters: Twisted DreamsContent: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
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Game Description: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut is a challenging fast-paced platformer with a twist. Dash through tricky levels and transform the whole world at will in this fast-paced award-winning platformer. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut combines graphics that pack a visual punch and tight controls with the challenge of retro era platforming. Fluidly morph between two dynamically different dream worlds to solve puzzles and combat grueling enemies and bosses.

December 11th 2014 at 6:44 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 40 comments

December 11th 2014, 11:36 am PT

New #IDARB Release Date Trailer

Check out the new “The Box Awakens” trailer for #IDARB announcing it will be available as a Games for Gold deal in February 2015. #IDARB is a constantly-evolving, crowd-sourced, minimalist game mechanic sketchbook that evolved into a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Free Code Friday giveaway for a chance to win the game.

December 11th 2014 at 11:36 am | Games with Gold, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 37 comments

December 9th 2014, 1:05 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 15 December 2014.

Xbox One

 

 

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 66%
Peggle 2 Xbox One Game 60%

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

Xbox 360

         

 

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Peggle Arcade 50%
Bejeweled  3 Arcade 50%
Peggle Nights Add-on 50%
Zuma’s Revenge Arcade 50%
Plants vs Zombies Arcade 50%
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Games on Demand 66%
Feeding Frenzy 2 Arcade 50%
Feeding Frenzy Arcade 50%
Zuma Arcade 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.

December 9th 2014 at 1:05 pm | Deal, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 167 comments

December 9th 2014, 10:02 am PT

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below is now available for Xbox One

Destiny Expansion I: The Dark BelowContent: Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below
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Game Description: Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth of weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story missions, three new competitive multiplayer arenas, and a new cooperative Strike and Raid. Light Level cap raised to 32 and 5 additional Bounty slots added. New Cooperative Strike: The Will of Crota nests in the Cosmodrome. Three new competitive multiplayer arenas, Pantheon, Skyshock and The Cauldron. New Hive story missions that culminate in battles with a Hive god and his powerful minions. New Tower Character, Eris, with new Hive-themed weapons and gear to earn. New six-player Raid, “Crota’s End.

Check out the hands-on look, “Diving Deeper Into Destiny’s The Dark Below” here.

Note: Do not purchase Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below if you purchased the Destiny Limited, Ghost, or Digital Guardian Edition with the Expansion Pass, as you will be charged for it.

December 9th 2014 at 10:02 am | Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 6 comments

December 9th 2014, 8:00 am PT

Twitch and Xbox Introduce Major New Features for the Xbox One Community

The Twitch on Xbox One app just got a huge update, thanks to some great new technology. The update brings a slew of advanced broadcast filtering features that should help you find exactly what you want to watch at a moment’s notice. The app now uses Xbox Live’s new ability to associate real-time gameplay stats with broadcasts, which enables a massive array of search options. Depending on the game, the filters may include player stats, game modes, maps, player skill level, in-game activity, progress, and more.

Want to search for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare broadcaster with the highest kill/death ratio? How about instantly queuing up a Halo match from whoever has the highest rank in Slayer mode, or finding Forza Horizon 2 players who are driving a specific class of car? This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Twitch on Xbox One app’s broad array of new search options, which unleashes a whole new level of innovation and community-building potential. This new Twitch experience also helps up-and-coming broadcasters find audiences. After all, if you’re one of the best players of a game, yet you’re brand new to Twitch, you could quickly attract attention as viewers filter by skill.

In addition to advanced broadcast filtering, we are excited to bring fans videos on demand (VODs). Xbox One is the first console where you can view Twitch videos on demand. You’ll begin to see highlights and past broadcasts available to watch at any time, even when the broadcaster is offline.

Finally, your Home screen has been overhauled to provide a more personalized experience. Follow specific games or specific channels, which then pop up right on your Home screen. Broadcasters are also receiving some hot new profile pages, so viewers can learn more about them.

“Xbox One helped cement Twitch’s place in the living room with its robust set of features,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Product Marketing, Twitch. “With this impressive set of updates, including the ability to now follow the games you want, view archived videos and have access to more advanced directories, video game streaming and spectating as part of the home entertainment experience is only going to get stronger.”

Check out the embedded video for a guided tour of the new features, then fire up your Twitch on Xbox One app, and find exactly what you want to watch!

 

Cross posted on Xbox Wire

December 9th 2014 at 8:00 am | Xbox One | 22 comments

December 8th 2014, 5:35 pm PT

How to share game clips directly to Twitter

We added this feature a few months ago, but some people may have missed it based on the questions I was getting on Twitter after posting a few videos.

This is how you can post a game clip directly to Twitter from Xbox One.

December 8th 2014 at 5:35 pm | Xbox One | 14 comments

December 8th 2014, 4:01 pm PT

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is Now Available on Xbox One

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

Content: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
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Game Description: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. This all-new adventure takes place in the Temple of Osiris, hidden deep in the deserts of Egypt. Lara Croft arrives at the temple, hoping to be the first inside, but rival treasure hunter Carter Bell has beaten her to the entrance. They each seek the Staff of Osiris, but they discover more than they bargained for. Upon entering the tomb, Carter removes the mythical Staff from its resting place and inadvertently triggers a trap cursing them both and unleashing the evil god Set. But the staff also awakens the gods Horus and Isis, the son and wife of Osiris. Now free from their ancient prison, they join forces with Lara and Carter in order to resurrect Osiris, the only god capable of removing the curse. As Lara and her companions fight their way across the sands and through ancient tombs, they will face gods and monsters of myth and legend. With the fate of the world at stake, Lara must uncover the fragments of Osiris to stop Set from enslaving all mankind.

 

Purchase Lara Croft and the Temple Osiris from the Xbox Games Store

December 8th 2014 at 4:01 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 21 comments

December 4th 2014, 10:30 pm PT

LIMBO is now available for Xbox One

Threes!

Content:LIMBO
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Game Description
: Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

December 4th 2014 at 10:30 pm | Xbox One | 69 comments

December 4th 2014, 10:24 pm PT

Threes! is now available for Xbox One

Threes!

Content:Threes!

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Game Description: Threes is tiny puzzle that grows on you. ³ Apple Design Award 2014 Winner ³ Honorably mentioned for Excellence in Design by the Independent Games Festival “It’s surprisingly adorable, for a game starring numbers.” ~ Joystiq “It’s the kind of game that embosses the rules on your brain within 30 seconds, but then compels you to spend the next two hours playing.” ~ Pocket Tactics Explore our little game’s deep challenge and grow your mind beyond imagination. ³ Endless challenge from one simple game mode ³ An endearing cast of characters ³ A heart-warming soundtrack Threes! is also one of the first games that can be played in Snap Mode! Try it out! ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ ³ Designed by Asher Vollmer (Puzzlejuice, Close Castles) ³ Illustrated by Greg Wohlwend (Puzzlejuice, Ridiculous Fishing, Hundreds) ³ Scored by Jimmy Hinson (Puzzlejuice, Black Ops 2, Mass Effect 2) ³ Xbox One version by Hidden Variable (Bag It!, Tic Tactics) ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Threes grows with you and you’ll grow with Threes. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese.

December 4th 2014 at 10:24 pm | Xbox One | 31 comments

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