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October 21st 2014, 5:01 pm PT

The Legend of Korra is Now Available for Xbox One

Game Description: An ancient evil force has emerged from the portals and threatens the balance of both worlds! Only the Avatar stands a chance in defeating this new threat! • Original Avatar storyline penned by the TV show’s creators. • Wield the power of all 4 elements—water, earth, fire, and air as only the Avatar can! • Change bending styles at any time to unleash devastating combos. • Beat overwhelming odds by activating the all-powerful Avatar state.

Purchase The Legend of Korra from the Xbox Games Store

October 21st 2014 at 5:01 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 29 comments

October 21st 2014, 9:01 am PT

ESL Gaming Launches on Xbox One Today

Today we’re bringing the competitive gaming to Xbox One with the launch of ESL Gaming.

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ESL is the largest independent eSports brand in the world, running online competitions globally and filling sports stadiums for live events. Today, we’re bringing it to Xbox One. eSports on consoles has never been easier; with ESL on Xbox One you can directly find tournaments within the app, sign up without a second screen and open a match via the “My Matches” section. Within your match sheet you can see your opponent’s gamer picture and gamertag, contact them directly to exchange details on how to find each other in-game and enter the results directly within the app. You can even find news about featured Xbox tournaments and games.

Sign up for a tournament through the ESL app on Xbox One to kickstart your pro gaming career. Begin with ESL Open tournaments to gain experience, then try competing in the ESL Major tournaments with the chance to earn prizes. Keep your eyes peeled for the ESL Pro competitions and qualifiers and you could become the next eSports legend.

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Look for the ESL app today in the Apps section of the Xbox One Store.

October 21st 2014 at 9:01 am | Xbox One | 18 comments

October 21st 2014, 6:01 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 27 October 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
R.B.I. Baseball 14 Xbox One Game 50%
Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass Add-on 25%
Strike Suit Zero Director’s Cut Xbox One Game 50%
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 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.

Xbox 360

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50%
Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi Games on Demand 50%
R.B.I. Baseball 14 Arcade 50%
Need for Speed Most Wanted Games on Demand 50%
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Games on Demand 75%
Burnout Paradise Games on Demand 66%
Burnout Revenge Games on Demand 66%
Need for Speed Undercover Games on Demand 66%
Dirt 3 Games on Demand 60%
Darksiders* 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.
*This deal is valid through 31 October 2014.

October 21st 2014 at 6:01 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 115 comments

October 21st 2014, 12:03 am PT

JUST DANCE 2015 Now Available for Xbox One

JUST DANCE 2015

Game Description: The world’s #1 dance game is back with hot moves and new features! JUST DANCE 2015 gives the power to the community: challenge your friends, score on their performances and even be part of the game! Get ready for this year’s hit songs and quirky dance moves that have something for everyone.

Purchase JUST DANCE 2015 from the Xbox Games Store











October 21st 2014 at 12:03 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 15 comments

October 21st 2014, 12:01 am PT

The Walking Dead: Season Two is Now Available for Xbox One

The Walking Dead: Season TwoContent: The Walking Dead: Season Two
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Game Description: The sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in an unforgiving world. Experience what it’s like to play as Clementine, meet new survivors, explore new locations and make gruesome decisions in this five-part game series of choice and consequence.









October 21st 2014 at 12:01 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 18 comments

October 20th 2014, 5:48 pm PT

Xbox One November System Update: New TV, Personalization and SmartGlass features now in Preview

We’re bringing you new and exciting ways to watch TV and interact with the Xbox Live gaming community in this month’s Xbox One system update preview. Today, we will begin rolling out a ton of new features to some members of the Xbox One preview program. We’ve got the full breakdown of features listed for you right here:

  • Show Who You Are – Some of the most requested features being released this month include the ability to customize your Xbox One background and showcase and share some of your favorite achievements and game clips.
    • Custom Backgrounds – The #1 fan-requested feature is making its initial debut for preview members. For the first time, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color or achievement art as your background on Xbox One, with more customization options coming down the road.
    • Gamer Profile – You can now share your location and bio as part of your profile. You can set these options on your Xbox One console and use Xbox One SmartGlass to browse to other people’s profiles and check out their showcase items. Additionally, you can now select a set of showcase items that are displayed when other gamers look at your profile on an Xbox One console. You can use Xbox One SmartGlass or Xbox One console to add or remove up to six game clips or achievements that will be displayed in a carousel format.
    • Tweet about your Favorite Game Clips – You can now share your favorite Xbox One game clips with your followers on Twitter. Use the Share button on any game clip you have created and select Twitter to compose the Tweet.
  • A New Way to Watch TV – With new Live TV and Twitter integration, you can discover new shows to love and see what people are saying on Twitter about shows in real-time.
    • Live TV Trending – Starting today for preview members in the U.S., Canada and the UK, a new tab will be available in OneGuide that displays the top 20 most watched TV shows, with the list filtered down to the shows that are currently available to you based on your OneGuide settings. The Live TV Trending list is updated by the minute, so you can easily discover shows that are popular with other viewers. The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Twitter – Live TV trending first and Xbox – Live TV Trending second. You can tune to a specific show by pressing the A button.
    • Twitter TV Trending – New this month in preview, you can see what Live TV is trending based on the highest number of tweets. Twitter TV Trending will initially be available to preview members in the U.S.
    • Xbox TV Trending – The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Twitter trending first and Xbox – Live TV Trending second. Xbox – Live TV Trending is based on the number of Xbox One owners currently watching that show in each country, pulled from anonymous data collected at a national level.
    • Tweets in MiniGuide – See the actual tweets for the Live TV shows in real time and quickly find the Twitter #hashtag to join the conversation.
    • Recents and Favorites in MiniGuide – MiniGuide has been updated to include your favorite TV channels in a combined Recents and Favorites area and MiniGuide can now be activated via voice by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide” while watching TV.

 

  • Store improvements and SmartGlass updates – We are also excited to roll out these cool features:
    • Store improvements – The Store pages on Xbox One have been improved to enable you to more quickly browse and find content. The navigation buttons were moved to the far left so you can find them easier. You can also more quickly find game add-ons, perform store specific searches and recommendations are more prominently displayed. Finally, store categories have been standardized so you can easily see the top items in each query at a glance.
    • Friends’ Game Activity on SmartGlass – You can now see a list of your friends that have played a given game within the Xbox One SmartGlass experience.
    • Games with Gold & Deals with Gold on SmartGlass – For gamers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you can browse “Free Games with Gold” and discounted content with Gold and initiate download of the content to your Xbox One console from your mobile device.
    • SmartGlass Store Improvements – We added a new section for Apps to make it easier to find and download apps for your Xbox One, as well as adding a Coming Soon filter for Games and Add Ons to make it easier to see upcoming Xbox One releases sorted by anticipated release date.
  • Internet Explorer updates – There are a few improvements Internet Explorer available this month:
    • Snap IE – From the Address Bar in Internet Explorer, you can now easily snap from a full screen experience and move Internet Explorer into snap mode.
    • Featured sites – Now, Internet Explorer will show a number when something is newly-added to featured sites. Newly-added sites will also display a badge until you launch them or seven days have passed since the site was added to the Featured list.
  • Updates to the Preview dashboard app – We’re gamifying the Preview dashboard. Here are some new features we are adding:
    • My Stats – If you are in the Preview program, you will now earn points for providing feedback, including points for completing Quests, Surveys, Quick Poll questions, and rating the update. These will be shared in the Preview dashboard under My Stats. The more points you get, the more you level up, and the more rewards you’ll earn. Keep checking back for special bonus point opportunities.
    • Leaderboard – We’re also adding a leaderboard that shows how you stack up against your friends based on the points you have earned. If you don’t have friends in the Preview program, we’ll show how you stack up against others in the program. Keep checking back – more things are coming to the My Stats page soon.

These new features and updates are rolling out to all Xbox One preview program members starting today and will launch for everyone in November.

October 20th 2014 at 5:48 pm | System Update, Xbox One | 227 comments

October 17th 2014, 4:09 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

It’s been another a busy week on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.

      
Additionally, these titles become available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One this week. Only 25 days until Halo: The Master Chief Collection (!)

  
And here are this week’s Xbox 360 releases. Don’t forget, Darksiders II is now a free download as part of Xbox Live Games with Gold. Grab it here.

        

Note: a lot of people are going to be online playing Sunset Overdrive this weekend, so keep an eye on Twitch and YouTube for some playthroughs. If you want watch a replay of my play session from earlier today, click here.

October 17th 2014 at 4:09 pm | Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 52 comments

October 17th 2014, 12:09 pm PT

Let’s Play Sunset Overdrive’s First Hour

If you’ve noticed a lot of Sunset Overdrive around your favorite gaming site, Twitch, or Youtube today – there’s a reason for that. This weekend, we’ve enabled access to the first couple of hours of Sunset Overdrive for a handful of folks to capture and broadcast. So let’s play together. Broadcast begins at 12.30pm Pacific (3.30pm Eastern, 7.30pm GMT). Thanks to everyone who joined us, you can watch a replay below:


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And since it’s #FreeCodeFriday, I’ll be throwing a variety of download codes into the chat, so be sure to join us at twitch.tv/xbox. See you soon…

October 17th 2014 at 12:09 pm | Xbox One | 16 comments

October 16th 2014, 8:58 am PT

Track Your Xbox One Preview Program Progress

Those of you participating in the Xbox One Preview Program have been instrumental in making Xbox One the best place to play. Beginning today, participants will be able to track their contributions via the new My stats page in the Preview Dashboard app.

Preview program activities such as completing quests, surveys, quick polls, and rating updates now earn you points, viewable in My stats. As you earn points, you’ll level up and unlock new Preview pics. Fear not, longtime contributors, you’ll get points for feedback that you’ve given since the beginning of the program.

There’s also a leaderboard where you can see how you stack up against your friends in the Preview program (or other program members).  More bonus point opportunities are planned as well.

Take a look at My stats in action:

If you’re in the Preview program, and want to learn more about earning points, go to the Preview Forums or the Help page in the Preview Dashboard.

For more info on the Xbox One Preview program, click here.

October 16th 2014 at 8:58 am | Preview, Xbox One | 190 comments

October 15th 2014, 4:00 pm PT

Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More Rolling Out Today

Today, we’re beginning to roll out new features that take advantage on the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your friends in better ways than before thanks to your feedback. Please keep it coming. For a preview of what to expect, watch the following video, and find the full changelog below.

  • New Snap and Friends functions – Stay in the game and in touch with your friends at the same time with improved Snap, SmartGlass and Achievements functions.
    • Snap Updates – We’ve updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things our fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode:
      • Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join.
      • Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
    • Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
    • Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
    • New SmartGlass features – You can now see a list of your top games in your profile. You can also see a list of your friend’s most popular games in the Friend’s section of SmartGlass.

 

  • Improvements for TV and video – We’re excited to roll out updates that will make your viewing experience better than ever on Xbox One, whether you want to watch TV or use SmartGlass as a universal remote.
    • Media Player DLNA and MKV support – The latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
    • Live TV MiniGuide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels, see what’s on other channels, and tune to the previous channel or other recent channels. While watching TV, you can also launch Miniguide using voice, by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide”
    • OneGuide in 11 new countries – Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to customers on Xbox One and SmartGlass for Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia in the next few days.
    • Internet TV Apps – Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide. In addition, other Xbox TV features such as channel changing using speech and Miniguide will work with these apps. These features are enabled automatically the first time you sign into a supported app. The first app to support this feature will be Zattoo with an upcoming content update for their app. The Zattoo app is available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark.
    • Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass – If you are in one of those 11 countries that are getting OneGuide TV listings, you will also be able use your mobile device to control your Xbox, TV, and/or Cable/Satellite box.
    • Live TV initial setup experience – This update will enable you to select “On start, go to TV” for your Xbox One console. Additionally, you will be shown a one-time message highlighting this new capability, if you had previously setup Live TV or have not yet set “On start, go to TV” under Settings – Power & startup.
    • Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection – In select markets the Live TV Setup experience is being improved by attempting to automatically detect the set-top box connected to the HDMI-In port on your Xbox One.

 

  • New accessory and “hide” features – We are also excited to roll out a few other cool features this month:
    • Updated Devices & Accessories page – To access the new page, go inside Settings, where you can Find, Assign, and Update Xbox One accessories. You can now more easily “assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer.
      • Firmware updates – You can update the firmware for an individual device.
      • Find my Controller – You can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate.
    • Hide Games and Apps on your console – You can now hide items in the “Ready to install” list under My Games and Apps. This is a per-console setting and items will reappear in the list if they are installed again from the Xbox Store. To access the shortcut to temporarily show “hidden” items, press X while holding down both triggers and it will show all hidden items until you exit My Games and Apps.

 

  • Password resets just got better – We’re making it easier and more secure to reset your password and add protection to your accounts. Coming later this month, if you haven’t set up your security information already, we’ll ask you to provide an alternate email address or cell phone number to use if you ever need your password reset. You’ll only need to set this up once per account, and you won’t need it every time you sign in. To set up your account security go to https://account.live.com/proofs/ and get more information at http://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-account/security/add-security-contact-information.

To check to see if the System Update is available,  navigate to the System section of the Settings menu. If the System Update button is selectable, the update is available for download and installation.

Xbox One System Update

Thanks for all of your feedback on ways to make Xbox One the best place for your gaming and entertainment. We have more planned for next month so stay tuned for details.

October 15th 2014 at 4:00 pm | System Update, Xbox One | 172 comments

October 15th 2014, 6:00 am PT

Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundles Include Two Free Games

For those of you aiming to pick up an Xbox One this fall, today we’re adding another pair of options to our existing holiday bundle lineup.

In partnership with Ubisoft, we’re offering two new exclusive Xbox One bundles, both featuring Assassin’s Creed Unity. Available at select retailers beginning Sunday, November 2nd, both the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle  ($399 USD) and Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect  ($499 USD) also include a copy of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

Encased in special edition Assassin’s Creed Unity packaging, the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will include a standard Xbox One console, wireless controller and chat headset, one month Xbox Live Gold membership and a digital download code for the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will be available for pre-download and ready to play on November 11. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect will also include a standard Xbox One Kinect sensor and a copy of Dance Central Spotlight.

Here’s what’s in the box:

The Xbox One “Assassin’s Creed” Bundle, available for $399 USD ERP, will include:

  • Standard Xbox One console
  • Standard Xbox One wireless controller
  • Standard Xbox One chat headset
  • One month Xbox Live Gold membership
  • Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (available for pre-download; available for play on Nov. 11)
  • Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” for Xbox One
  • Special edition “Assassin’s Creed Unity” packaging

The Xbox One “Assassin’s Creed” Bundle with Kinect, available for $499 USD ERP, will include:

  • Standard Xbox One console and Kinect sensor
  • Standard Xbox One wireless controller
  • Standard Xbox One chat headset
  • One month Xbox Live Gold membership
  • Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed Unity” (available for pre-download; available for play on Nov. 11)
  • Digital download code for “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” for Xbox One
  • Digital download code for “Dance Central Spotlight”
Assassins Creed Xbox One Bundle

October 15th 2014 at 6:00 am | Xbox One | 56 comments

October 14th 2014, 4:55 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 20 October 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Rayman Legends Xbox One Game 40%
Outlast Xbox One Game 25%
Worms Battlegrounds Xbox One Game 40%
Battlefield 4 Support Shortcut Kit* 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.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Dragon Age Origins Games on Demand 75%
Dragon Age II Games on Demand 75%
Dragon Age II – Mark of the Assassin Add-on 50%
Dragon Age II – The Exiled Prince Add-on 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 67%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning -Teeth of Naros Add-on 50%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – The Legend of Dead Kel Add-on 50%
Battlefield 4 Support Shortcut Kit* 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.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

October 14th 2014 at 4:55 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 94 comments

October 14th 2014, 10:00 am PT

The Evil Within is Now Available for Xbox One

The Evil Within

Content:The Evil Within

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Game Description: Developed by Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments and an intricate story are combined to create an immersive world that will bring you to the height of tension. With limited resources at your disposal, you’ll fight for survival in this perfect blend of horror and action.

NOTE: Bethesda is extending The Evil Within’s pre-order bonus through October 28, 2014. You will receive the game immediately.  Purcahse The Evil Within today to receive The Fighting Chance Pack which includes items, that when used correctly, will allow players to stave off death for a moment longer.

October 14th 2014 at 10:00 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 84 comments

October 14th 2014, 9:04 am PT

Duck Dynasty is Now Available for Xbox One & Xbox 360

Duck DynastyContent: Duck Dynasty
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Game Description: Hunt, Race and Prank to Become a Robertson! Take on the role of Willie’s son John Luke as he learns how to become one of the Robertson Duckmen! Interact with Willie, Uncle Si, Jase and the rest of the family from the hit TV show. Go duck hunting, varmint shooting, off-roading and play office pranks in the Robertson’s hometown of West Monroe, LA. Will you learn the way of the beards?

Duck Dynasty is also available for Xbox 360. Click here to check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region.







October 14th 2014 at 9:04 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 54 comments

October 14th 2014, 5:01 am PT

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season is Now Available for Xbox One

The Walking Dead: The Complete First SeasonContent: The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
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Game Description: A five-part game series set in the same universe as Robert Kirkman’s award-winning series. Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. Experience events, meet people and visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes. A tailored game experience – actions, choices and decisions affect how your story plays out across the entire series.









October 14th 2014 at 5:01 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 61 comments

October 14th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Now Available for Xbox One

Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

Content: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

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Game Description: The Definitive Edition of the critically acclaimed, award winning open-world action adventure, reworked, rebuilt and re-mastered for Xbox One. All 24 previously available DLC extensions from the Xbox 360 version have been integrated into the game, including the story-extending episode Year of the Snake and the horror-themed Nightmare in North Point. Alongside a wealth of new technological, audio and visual improvements, Hong Kong has never felt so alive. A vibrant, neon city teaming with life, Hong Kong’s exotic locations and busy streets and markets hide one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. Play as Wei Shen – the highly skilled undercover cop trying to take down the Triads from the inside out. You’ll have to prove yourself worthy as you fight your way up the organization, taking part in brutal criminal activities without blowing your cover. Destroy your opponents in brutal hand-to-hand combat using an unmatched martial arts system. Dominate Hong Kong’s buzzing streets in thrilling illegal street races and tear it up in explosive firearms action. Sleeping Dogs’ Hong Kong is the ultimate playground. Undercover, the rules are different.

Purchase Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition from the Xbox Games Store

October 14th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 47 comments

October 13th 2014, 5:46 am PT

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Demo for Xbox One

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved DemoContent: Forza Horizon 2 Demo

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Game Description: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is a breakthrough musical motion video game inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia.” Featuring more than 30 songs and 60 remixes, Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved empowers you to create {and share} your own versions of current hits, classic rock, classical music, and more. Perform your favorite songs from Imagine Dragons, Queen, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, AVICII, The Who, The White Stripes and many more. Your Kinect puts you in control of some of the world’s best known songs, changing them in intuitive and surprising new ways as you play. Experience music in a brand new way!

There’s also an Xbox 360 Demo for Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. Find it here.
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved is also available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One. Find all the relevant details and special editions here.

October 13th 2014 at 5:46 am | Demo, Xbox One | 40 comments

October 10th 2014, 4:06 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

It’s October and that means pretty much every week is a busy one on the New Release Calendar. In the last few days, the following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store.

    

    

Note: Project Spark is also available for Windows 8.1 devices, and NBA 2K15 can be found on Xbox 360 as well.

Additionally, a number of titles become available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One this week, including some of the biggest games of the fall:

    

  

So, what are you playing this weekend?

October 10th 2014 at 4:06 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 25 comments

October 9th 2014, 9:06 am PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 11/3/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Games, harnesses the first three-year development cycle in franchise history. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Power Changes Everything.

There are 2 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare available for pre-order – the Day Zero Edition and the Digital Pro Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

 

  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available starting today for $59.99 includes the standard game, Day Zero early access, double XP on Nov. 3, two custom weapons, and the Advanced Arsenal custom bullet brass exoskeleton and EM1 Quantum directed energy weapon.
  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition, available starting today for $99.99 includes the standard game, Season Pass, Atlas Gorge bonus multiplayer map, Atlas Digital Content Pack, Day Zero Early Access, double XP on Nov. 3, Two Day Zero custom weapons, and the Advanced Arsenal.

October 9th 2014 at 9:06 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 131 comments

October 8th 2014, 12:05 am PT

Divekick is Now Available for Xbox One

DivekickContent:Divekick
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Game Description: Divekick is the world’s first‐ever two­-button fighting game! It made a splash with the press and fighting game community for not using a stick, yet still retaining the strategic gameplay and spacing techniques used by professional fighting game players. Now anyone can experience the thrill of fighting games without memorizing complex combos. Key Features · 14+ completely unique and original characters, each with their own fighting style and special techniques · Includes Divekick: Addition Edition update featuring a new playable character, new stage, and multiple balance changes for existing characters · A story for every character in the game, including an intro, ending, and rival battles · Ranked and non­ranked GGPO­powered online play, the most trusted netcode in fighting games. Includes ranking boards for each character and overall · Local VS play for 2 players, with quick & easy button reconfiguration.

October 8th 2014 at 12:05 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 21 comments

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