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October 7th 2014, 12:01 am PT

NBA 2K15 is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Game Description: On the heels of NBA 2K14’s 70 Game of the Year Award Nominations, the NBA 2K franchise is the ultimate basketball simulation experience. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover, NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. Take your MyPLAYER on an epic journey from undrafted rookie tryout, to MVP, to NBA Hall of Famer. Park Mode lets you ball against the world’s toughest 2K competitors in cutthroat multiplayer pick-up games. Every jersey, juke, and pom pon is brought to life with unrivaled realism. To top it off, NBA 2K15’s music has been curated by famed producer and musician, Pharrell. NBA 2K15 has created a truly authentic NBA adventure. It’s up to you to claim your destiny. #YourTimeHasCome

Purchase NBA 2K15 from the Xbox Games Store

NBA 2K15 is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

October 7th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 24 comments

October 6th 2014, 9:51 pm PT

Project Spark Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Discover the world’s next best game…or create it yourself! Project Spark unlocks imagination with a powerful yet simple way to build and play your own worlds, stories, and games and share them with the world. It’s the ultimate digital sandbox where you can create the kinds of games you’ve always dreamed of, play games created by a global community, and shape the future of how games are made.

For more on what’s possible in the world of Project Spark, and to learn more about the Starter Park (which is also available now), watch the video below or read the full story over on Xbox Wire.

October 6th 2014 at 9:51 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 20 comments

October 6th 2014, 12:48 pm PT

And the Final Halo 2 Re-imagined Multiplayer Map Is…

This morning, IGN exclusively revealed the final Halo 2 re-imagined map for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Take a look at this walkthrough:

And now, straight up gameplay capture:

Previously announced re-imagined Halo 2 multiplayer maps include Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary, and Lockout.

October 6th 2014 at 12:48 pm | Halo, Xbox One | 23 comments

October 3rd 2014, 4:17 pm PT

So… There’s a Lot to Play This Weekend

It’s official: any second spent *not* playing new games is time you’re falling further and further behind on your gaming queue. The new title releases have been coming thick and fast recently, so we thought we’d put them all in one place for you. Hot on the heels of Minecraft: Xbox One EditionDestiny, FIFA 15, NHL 15, D4, Defense Grid 2, and a lot more, the following titles hit just in the last seven days:

        

Note that Chariot is free for Xbox Live Gold Members during the month of October.

The Xbox 360 Marketplace has been busy as well, as the following games shipped this week:

          

Hope you get a lot of gaming in this weekend, next week brings us Alien Isolation, NBA 2K15, the retail release of Project Spark, and more.

We’ll be kicking off the weekend in just a couple of hours talking about what we’ll be playing with a Google+ Hangout. Join us at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern here: mjr.mn/1BDvqMt

Hangout now over. The video archive is right here if you missed it.

October 3rd 2014 at 4:17 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 150 comments

October 1st 2014, 8:00 am PT

Chariot is Now Available for Xbox One (and free for Xbox Live Gold members)

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Game Description: Chariot is a humorous, physics-based couch co-op platformer in which a brave Princess and her Fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches, to bury the King’s remains in a worthy, gold-filled tomb. If only his majesty would keep quiet… The chariot’s large wheels and long tethers allow the heroes to reach higher ground, swing across chasms and perform all sorts of impressive maneuvers. Extract riches from the very walls of the caves in multiple environments, and make your way to the exit by avoiding – or beating back – greedy looters as they attempt to steal your hard-earned loot! With skill-testing coordination mechanics and thrilling physics-based stunts required, Chariot will definitely please couch co-op enthusiasts as teamwork and cooperation unlock new possibilities.

Purchase Chariot from the Xbox Games Store

Note:  Chariot will debut on Xbox One as a free download as part of October’s Games with Gold.

Here’s a note from Chariot’s developer, Frima:

Grab a seat with a gaming pal and prepare to laugh a lot as you’ll work together to find the king’s final resting place and collect precious gems. High-Fives will be in order.

On behalf of the entire team, we hope you have as much fun playing Chariot as we do.

October 1st 2014 at 8:00 am | Games with Gold, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 47 comments

September 30th 2014, 6:33 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 6 October 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Sniper Elite III Xbox One Game 33%
Battlefield 4 Recon Shortcut Kit* Add-on 33%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Season Pass* Add-on 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NCAA Football 14 Games on Demand 67%
Abyss Odyssey Arcade 33%
Skate Games on Demand 66%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 66%
Skate 2 Maloof Money Cup Add-on 50%
Skate 2 Time is Money Add-on 50%
Skate 2 San Van Classic Add-on 50%
Skate 2 Dyrdek’s Fantasy Plaza Add-on 50%
Skate 3 Games on Demand 50%
Skate 3 Black Box Skate Park Add-on 50%
Skate 3 Danny’s Hawaiian Dream Add-on 50%
Skate 3 Maloof Money Cup Add-on 50%
Skate 3 San Van Party Add-on 50%
Skate 3 Create Upgrade Add-on 50%
Skate 3 Time is Money Add-on 50%
Ubisoft Publisher Sale*
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Games on Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed Revelations Games on Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed II Games on Demand 50%
Assassin’s Creed III Games on Demand 50%
Far Cry 2 Games on Demand 60%
Far Cry 3 Games on Demand 50%
Ghost Recon Future Soldier Games on Demand 60%
Splinter Cell Double Agent Games on Demand 60%
Rainbow Six Vegas Games on Demand 60%
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Games on Demand 60%
South Park: Stick of Truth Games on Demand 25%
Far Cry Classic Arcade 75%
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Arcade 75%
Beyond Good & Evil HD Arcade 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.
*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

September 30th 2014 at 6:33 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 315 comments

September 30th 2014, 7:15 am PT

Forza Horizon 2 is Now Available for Xbox One

Forza Horizon 2 PreorderContent: Forza Horizon 2

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Game Description: A world of beauty and freedom awaits in Forza Horizon 2! Explore a beautiful open world with dynamic day, night and spectacular weather effects in stunning 1080p. Drive 200+ cars in epic road trips through a massive, wide-open world of freedom. Action-packed driving gameplay rewards you for showing off your style as well as your skill. Instantly connect with friends online with no lobbies and no waiting.

Note: There are 3 versions of Forza Horizon 2 available – the Day One Edition, the Day One Deluxe Edition and the Day One Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details or see below:

Forza Horizon 2 Day One Edition – This edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, along with the Day One Car Pack. The Day One car Pack features three amazing cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG.

  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Deluxe Edition – This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, and VIP membership. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack (2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Ultimate Edition – This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, VIP membership, and the Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack(2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass gets you access to six monthly pack add-ons (5 cars each). Plus, Car Pass owners will receive an exclusive bonus car for free, the 2010 Noble M600. That’s 31 cars to collect, race, and customize in Forza Horizon 2!

Forza Horizon 2 is also available for Xbox 360. Click here to check price and availability in your region.

September 30th 2014 at 7:15 am | Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 112 comments

September 30th 2014, 7:01 am PT

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and PunishmentsContent:Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

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Game Description:His skills, your wits: become Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic. The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties… and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise where you least expect them.

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is also available for Xbox 360. Click here to check price and availability in your region.

September 30th 2014 at 7:01 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 23 comments

September 30th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Now Available on Xbox One

Middle-earth: Shadow of MordorContent: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Game Description: Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.

Purchase Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor from the Xbox Games Store

September 30th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 40 comments

September 29th 2014, 11:08 am PT

Create, Ride, Destroy, Scream – Here’s What to Expect from Screamride

During this Summer’s gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing, Screamride’s reveal stood out, even though it wasn’t exactly clear what kind of game we were looking at. Is it a simulation? An action title? Recently, I met up with Executive Producer Jorg Neumann, who shared much more on Screamride, including a look at the tools used to construct roller coasters that defy reality and what happens when your friends start riding them. Take a look:

“Unprecedented levels of destruction?” OK, Screamride, now you have my attention. The screaming begins this Spring on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

September 29th 2014 at 11:08 am | Xbox One | 21 comments

September 26th 2014, 12:01 pm PT

Celebrate Forza Horizon 2 at Microsoft Stores, unlock the Exclusive Audi RS 4 Avant

Forza Horizon 2 launches next week, and Microsoft retail stores are planning activities to mark the occasion on Day 1 and beyond. On Tuesday, September 30th – launch day – at least the first 25 customers to pick up their copy of the game at each of the 104 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will receive a Forza Horizon 2 gift bag.

PreOrder Audi Forza Horizon 2

If you pre-order Forza Horizon 2 in store before Tuesday, receive a $10 gift card for Microsoft Stores or $10 to spend in the Xbox Store if you order on MicrosoftStore.com. A pre-order will also net you a Microsoft Store-exclusive in-game code to unlock the Audi RS 4 Avant in-game.

Additionally, select Microsoft retail stores will have Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheels available for purchase at $99.99, while supplies last.

Microsoft Stores across the country will also host gameplay tournaments from Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 5. To find out more about tournaments, contact your local store.

If you don’t want to compete, you can try the game, pick up a copy of Forza Horizon 2, and get a custom Forza photo taken. You can also trade in your Xbox 360 or PS3 and receive $100 towards your Xbox One console purchase. More details about our game and console trade-in program here.

September 26th 2014 at 12:01 pm | Events, Xbox One | 34 comments

September 26th 2014, 8:35 am PT

KickBeat Special Edition Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description:From indie pioneers Zen Studios (makers of Pinball FX2 and CastleStorm) comes KickBeat Special Edition, an innovative rhythm game with a Kung Fu theme, featuring fully 3D characters and high-energy music! The KickBeat Special Edition Soundtrack features tracks from a diverse lineup of artists from well known bands such as Pendulum and Marilyn Manson, to indie musicians Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi.

We got rid of the bars, arrows, button icons, etc. that other music games rely on as action cues and replaced them with fully 3D animated characters. Instead of just seeing characters in the background moving to a preset script as eye candy while the actual gameplay takes place in an abstract 2D interface, you actually control and react to those 3D characters. That means you actually get to focus your attention on what those characters are doing! As you play the game, you’re creating your own fight sequence with your button presses. We also let you get rid of all the other interface parts (such as score) if you like, so that there are no distractions from the action. KickBeat features a full length single player campaign with beautifully hand drawn animations and a unique art style.


September 26th 2014 at 8:35 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 16 comments

September 25th 2014, 12:17 pm PT

Titanfall IMC Rising DLC Now Available for Xbox One

Titanfall IMC Rising DLC Content:Titanfall IMC Rising

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Game Description: IMC continue the fight for the Frontier in the IMC Rising Map Pack, the third DLC map pack for Titanfall. Despite gains made in earlier conflicts, the IMC must seek every advantage they can find, given that their reinforcements from the Core Systems are still years away. The IMC begin re-commissioning old secret installations to rekindle their shattered industrial military complex. In support of this objective, IMC security forces deploy to track down their own deserters and mutineers, before too many of the installations’ precise coordinates find their way into the hands of the Militia. Featuring three all new maps: Backwater, Zone 18 and Sandtrap.

September 25th 2014 at 12:17 pm | Titanfall, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 33 comments

September 25th 2014, 9:01 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for October 2014

Coming up in October, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Chariot, the newest ID@Xbox game from Canadian developers Frima, will debut on Xbox One as a free download, replacing September Xbox One Games with Gold title Super Time Force (if you haven’t already downloaded it, now would be a good time).

 

On Xbox 360, starting Wednesday, October 1st, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (normally US $19.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through October 15th.

Then on October 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Darksiders II (normally US $49.99) for free through October 31st.

  

*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. 

September 25th 2014 at 9:01 am | Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 526 comments

September 24th 2014, 12:01 am PT

CastleStorm – Definitive Edition Is Now Available for Xbox One

CastleStorm - Definitive EditionContent: CastleStorm – Definitive Edition

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Game Description: Welcome to the world of CastleStorm, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with tower defense brawler! CastleStorm was born out of the fond childhood memory of building and destroy Lego castles. The clouds bring rumors of war…It’s Knights vs. Vikings in CastleStorm, where medieval warfare meets 2D physics-based destruction! Controlling the battle in real time, players will harness the power of medieval artillery, manage a fearsome ground attack, and cast powerful spells! CastleStorm features a story-driven solo campaign, a custom castle editor, online multiplayer, co-op modes, and more. Building castles and knocking them down has never been so much fun! CastleStorm Definitive Edition includes the original campaign and 2 additional expansions: From Outcast to Savior and The Warrior Queen. New features include: – 20 new single player battles – 4 new extreme survival battles – 10 new magic spells – enhanced graphics: real time shadows, advanced particles, 1080p@60fps + 4x MSAA – Full screen split-screen mode.

 

September 24th 2014 at 12:01 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 57 comments

September 23rd 2014, 5:30 pm PT

Defense Grid 2 is Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment’s 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Setting the bar as the definitive tower defense game, Defense Grid 2 introduces new worlds and threats to test your tower placement strategies. With a bold new look, a compelling single-player campaign, and the addition of new game modes, online player-versus-player and multiplayer co-op, every play-through brings fun new opportunities and challenges. DG2 comes with a story campaign featuring 21 stunning maps, dynamic level movement, an expanded story and cast of characters, hundreds of challenge mode experiences, new multiplayer modes, a procedurally driven audio score and the ability for players to build their own levels.

September 23rd 2014 at 5:30 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 52 comments

September 23rd 2014, 6:00 am 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 29 September 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Amazing Spiderman 2 Xbox One Game 33%
Contrast Xbox One Game 33%
1001 Spikes Xbox One Game 33%

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 %
Amazing Spiderman Games on Demand 66%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 60%
The Orange Box Games on Demand 75%
Fuse Games on Demand 66%
Syndicate Games on Demand 75%
Mass Effect 2 – Kasumi Stolen Memory Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2 – Lair of the Shadow Broker Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 2 – Arrival Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3 – Leviathan Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3 – Omega Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3 – Citadel Add-on 50%
Mass Effect 3 – From Ashes Add-on 50%
GRID Autosport Games on Demand 58%

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

September 23rd 2014 at 6:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 282 comments

September 23rd 2014, 12:01 am PT

FIFA 15 is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Game Description: FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are connected with Emotional Intelligence – now players will react to opponents and teammates within the context, and relative to the narrative of the match. Next Generation Visuals put fans on Living Pitches with grass that wears and tears as the match progresses. Authentic Player Visuals make players lean, athletic, and true to their real-life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of player movement, gives athletes more control and personality on the ball, and makes Man-to-Man Battles more rewarding than ever before. To get 10% off your purchase, you’ll need to sign up for EA Access before you pre-purchase FIFA 15.

Note: There are two versions of FIFA 15 available for Xbox One – the FIFA 15 standard edition and the Xbox One FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition. Click each link for more details.

 

FIFA 15 is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is also available for Windows Phone and for Windows 8.1. Click each link to visit the correct Store for your device.

September 23rd 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 44 comments

September 22nd 2014, 9:06 am PT

If Sunset Overdrive Was Reality, This Is What It Would Look Like

The biggest games in our industry often launch with the fanfare of a live-action trailer. As Insomniac Games, the developers of Sunset Overdrive recently found out, perhaps not every game should attempt to cross over into real life. Take a look:

Check out the interactive behind-the-scenes video (complete with additional content, surprises and Easter Eggs) over on xbox.com/sunsetoverdrive.

Sunset Overdrive launches exclusively on Xbox One beginning October 28th.

September 22nd 2014 at 9:06 am | Video, Xbox One | 43 comments

September 19th 2014, 10:00 am PT

Flockers Is Now Available for Xbox One

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateContent: Flockers

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Game Description: New from the creators of Worms, Flockers is a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure. Held in captivity within the evil thrall of their diabolical masters the sheep are finally making a dash for freedom. But without your guidance they are destined to die in the most horrific ways as they follow each other into diabolical traps, giant meat cleavers, spikes and other deadly obstacles.

NOTE: Flockers launches with an introductory 25% discount for Xbox Live Gold members only.

September 19th 2014 at 10:00 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 45 comments

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