Game Description: Pneuma provides players with a sense of awe and a relentless determination to solve every puzzle and progress through a narrated story of self-discovery, exploring the fundamental nature of being. This is the first person puzzler of 2015 which is designed to force players think outside the box and explore beyond what they know as reality. This game isn’t about your skill with a controller, it’s about how you perceive and analyse situations. Push your brain to its limits in this exciting new first person puzzler as Pneuma contemplates the nature of reality and you explore the ontological mystery of the Breath of Life.
Game Description: To pre-order this game please select one of the pre-order editions from the Xbox Store. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 3/17/2015. 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.
Be the law or break the law in Battlefield Hardline. In a visceral single-player campaign you’ll play the role of Nick Mendoza, a young detective who embarks on a cross-country vendetta, seeking revenge against once trusted partners on the force. In multiplayer you’ll hunt criminals, raid vaults, and save hostages in new cop and criminal inspired modes like Heist and Rescue.
Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 3/4/2015. 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.
The galaxy’s biggest no-brainer! Control two adorably dim-witted alien space janitors on their quirky quest to repair the galaxy! Strategic Single Player & Co-op Missions: Play on your own, challenge a friend locally or across the galaxy (online). Over 50 Dynamic Interplanetary Puzzles: 5 themed planets with over 10 levels each which increases in difficulty as players advance. Cosmic Challenges of Size & Space: Shift weight between the custodian cosmonauts quickly to avoid traps.
For the month of March, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Rayman Legends ($39.99 ERP) for free during the month of March.
On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, March 1st, Tomb Raider ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th. Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Bioshock Infinite ($29.99 ERP) for free through March 31st.
Read more about March Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.
*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.
Game Description: Resident Evil Revelations 2 follows two interwoven stories of terror across 4 episodes of intense survival horror. Episode One: Penal Colony Kidnapped by a unknown group of assailants, Claire and Moira awake to find themselves trapped on an isolated island infested with horrifying creatures beyond imagination. Now they must desperately struggle to escape the horror. *Episode One includes Raid Mode for countless additional hours of gameplay.
Game Description: The latest Dragon Ball game lets players customize and develop their own warrior from 5 races, including male or female, and more than 450 items to be used in online and offline adventures. Create the perfect avatar, learn new skills and train under the tutelage of your favorite Dragon Ball characters. Help Trunks fight new enemies and restore the original story of the series. Join 200+ players around the world in the Toki Toki City hub and fight with or against them, and compete in online tournaments.
Game Description: DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is the latest installment of the “Empires” series, in which you aim to conquer ancient China using both strategy and the one warrior versus one thousand tactical action the WARRIORS series is known for. The player becomes a hero from Three Kingdoms era, with the goal of unifying all of ancient China under their rule via strategy and battles! You can also import save data from Free Alliances Version into DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires!
In anticipation of one of the biggest gaming events of the year, I will be at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Centeron Thursday March 5 from 7-9 p.m. The Microsoft store and I will be hosting this free event with in-store gameplay and a sneak peek at games like Ori and the Blind Forest and ScreamRide along with the chance to win some great prizes. No PAX admission is necessary – this event is free and open to the public. In addition to hands-on game play, we’ll have some food and of course prizes including a pair of tickets to attend the sold out PAX East show. The Facebook event page has complete details about the event as well. Let me know if you plan on attending. As a bonus for those of you who get there early (by 6 p.m.) The first 50 people in line will win a free digital copy of ScreamRide for Xbox One.
Game Description: In Roundabout, you need to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. The catch: your limousine is constantly spinning in circles! To move around in Roundabout, you need to time your limousine’s movement with the constant rotation in order to curve around obstacles, buildings, and more.
Earlier this month, we added a host of new features and improvements on Xbox One and starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program will get to check out even more new features – some of which are planned for the March system update.
Check out the list of features in the March preview update that are starting to roll out tonight:
Screenshots – While playing a game, you can now take screenshots on your Xbox One console by simply double-tapping the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot and pressing Y to save the screenshot. If your Xbox One is equipped with a Kinect, you can also say “Xbox Take a Screenshot” to take and save a screenshot.
Upload App – The Upload app is being updated so that you can manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips. You can use a screenshot as your background, by viewing the screenshot in full-screen mode from the Upload app, then, press the Menu button and select Set as background.
Suggested friends – With the suggested friends feature, the Friends area in home and your friends list will help you find and add friends. Suggested friends will include people you might know, so you add more friends to game with, and top community broadcasters and clip creators, so you can get more great content in your activity feed.
Sharing your name – We’re rolling out two new ways to share your real name; with all of your friends or to everyone in the Xbox Live community. You can also continue to share your real name with select friends, or with no one, if that’s what you prefer. Gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live, but sharing your real name helps people recognize you who might not know you by your gamertag.
Tile transparency – We continue to listen to your feedback and are adding a setting to enable you to vary the level of transparency for your background images. Go to Settings ->My Xbox -> Tile transparency.
Privacy & online safety settings – We added a new setting for sharing voice search data to create an option for users to allow collection and analysis of voice data when they use Xbox – Bing to search.
Report spam – The Messages app has an added option to allow you to notify Xbox when you receive spam. You can now select a specific message, press the A button and then select Report -> Spam to report a specific message as spam.
OneGuide for Australia – Support for OneGuide will continue in preview in Australia for free-to-air TV listings.
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Australia – Xbox One owners in Australia with an Xbox Digital TV Tuner can now use it with the preview builds of this month’s release.
Let us know what you think of this month’s preview and stay tuned for more news on Xbox One system updates. And remember, the most effective place for your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to be seen by the teams that create Xbox products and services is at the Xbox feedback site.
Game Description: The first next gen rail shooter, Blue Estate is a darkly funny on-rail shooter based on the comic books from Viktor Kalvachev. Using Kinect for Xbox One motion detection capability, Blue Estate offers previously unmatched immersion into the mafia world of Los Angeles, packed with humor, original gameplay and incredible fun. Includes a story mode, arcade mode and even 2 player local multiplayer.
*Playable with Kinect for Xbox One or with Xbox One controller.
Game Description: Beyond the thirteen gates at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. Hand of Fate is a hybrid roguelike/action-RPG/deck builder, in which the player builds a set of cards into a deck, which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering a combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their hands as fully modeled 3D assets, and combat begins.
Game Description: The final word in fighting entertainment – DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round! Two new playable characters join to make the largest roster in series history! Two fan favorite stages make their triumphant return with updated graphics and gameplay! With new effects and skin shading technology, the hottest fighters in gaming look better than ever! Click here for a complete list of content included in this bundle.
The Core Fighters version allows use of most game modes, including online play. However, only a limited number of playable characters are available, and Story Mode is locked. Other characters and Story Mode are available as separate downloadable content purchases.
The Ultimate Game sale brings you great deals on games in the Xbox Store all week long with weekend bonus offers too. Get a combined savings over $700 on 31 games on Xbox One and a combined savings over $725 on 45 games on Xbox 360. Go Gold now to save over $100. Click the links below to see local pricing and availability.
The Ultimate Game Sale lasts until 23 February 2015.
Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 3/3/2015. 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.
This game features stunning high definition graphics, hundreds of customizable building components, physics-based destruction, cinematic collisions, unlockable levels, in-game leaderboards, global rankings and more. ScreamRide is the home of limitless innovation. Push the boundaries of thrill seekers everywhere. Take on your perfect role to complete each level in multiple ways. Scream seekers can prove their precise piloting skills, engineers can solve cunning construction puzzles and demolition experts can ignite the most explosive carnage possible. The path you choose is up to you!
The live demo available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 offers players a small slice of the campaign, allowing players the opportunity to create, ride, and destroy to perfection in their quest for the highest scream ratings.
Game Description: A modern twist on the world’s most well-known trivia game. Play with your knowledge in a fast paced TV Show experience. A modern look, new reinvented question types, and the world’s best questions from the world’s top trivia authority. The game is now more fun and inclusive for everyone through adapted difficulty levels and unique catch-up rounds that inject social moments offering players a fresh, original experience.Trivia has never been so much fun.
An update for Upload Studio is starting to roll out for Xbox One owners. This is a significant update that adds many of the top community requested features including new transitions, splash screens, templates, intros, double-box and green screen effects, support for a total run time of 30 minutes and more.
Take a look at the video above and share your latest creations with me over at Xbox.