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August 11th 2014, 12:00 pm PT

EA Access Launches Today on Xbox One

Electronic Arts recently announced and rolled out a beta version of its Xbox One-exclusive EA Access program, a subscription-based service that gives members unlimited access to EA’s cutting-edge gaming library, discounts on all digital content and early access to a variety of EA’s upcoming titles, for a modest monthly (or annual) fee.

Today, EA Access launches for all Xbox One owners, with Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and Peggle 2 debuting in The Vault. EA Access members also receive 10% off digital purchases including full games like the upcoming Madden NFL 15 or Dragon Age Inquisition as well as purchases in FIFA Ultimate Team or on new map packs for Battlefield. Plus, EA Access members have the opportunity to try new EA titles five days ahead of retail launch – only on Xbox One.

Learn more about EA Access over on Xbox Wire, or sign up directly at the EA Access web portal.

August 11th 2014 at 12:00 pm | Xbox One | 138 comments

August 5th 2014, 9:07 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold + Capcom Sale

It’s a big week on the discount front – in addition to this week’s Deals with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360, you’ll find a large number of Capcom classics 50% to 75% off. And beginning tomorrow (August 6th), some of Xbox One’s top titles will be permanently priced at $49.99 in the US and Canada, both at retail and on the Xbox Games Store.

New Price for These Xbox One Games

   

Content Title Content Type New Price
Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Game $49.99
Forza Motorsport 5 Xbox One Game $49.99
Kinect Sports Rivals Xbox One Game $49.99
Ryse Xbox One Game $49.99

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 11 August 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Angry Birds: Star Wars Xbox One Game 50%
Call of Duty Ghosts: Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 33%
Call of Duty Ghosts: Digital Hardened Edition* Xbox One Game 30%

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 %
Call of Duty Ghosts Games on Demand 50%
Terraria Arcade 67%
Rock Band 3 Games on Demand 50%
The Doors Greatest Hits: Rock Band Edition Add-on 50%
Bon Jovi Greatest Hits:  Rock Band Edition Add-on 50%
American Idiot Album Add-on 50%
Capcom Sale*
Asura’s Wrath Games on Demand 75%
Bionic Commando Rearmed Arcade 50%
D&D Chronicle of Mystara Arcade 66%
Darkstalkers Resurrection Arcade 67%
Dead Rising Games on Demand 66%
Dead Rising 2 Games on Demand 75%
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Games on Demand 66%
Dead Rising 2 Case West Games on Demand 50%
Dead Rising 2 Case Zero Games on Demand 50%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games on Demand 67%
DmC Devil May Cry Games on Demand 50%
DmC Devil May Cry Vergil’s Downfall Add-on 50%
DustForce Arcade 50%
Final Fight Double Impact Arcade 60%
Lost Planet 2 Games on Demand 75%
Lost Planet 3 Games on Demand 66%
Mega Man 10 Arcade 50%
Mega Man 9 Arcade 50%
Remember Me Games on Demand 75%
Resident Evil 4 HD Games on Demand 67%
Resident Evil 5 Games on Demand 67%
Resident Evil 5 Untold Stories Bundle Add-on 67%
Resident Evil 6 Additional 3-Mode Pack Add-on 50%
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD Games on Demand 66%
Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition Games on Demand 66%
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Games on Demand 71%
Street Fighter III : Third Strike Online Edition Arcade 75%
Street Fighter X Tekken Additional Characters Pack Add-on 75%
Super Puzzle Fighter Arcade 50%
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Arcade 66%

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.

August 5th 2014 at 9:07 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One | 503 comments

July 31st 2014, 10:19 am PT

Call of Duty: Ghosts Nemesis DLC Arrives Next Week

Nemesis, the fourth and final DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives first on Xbox Live next week. Take a look:

Here’s more info on Nemesis, courtesy of Activision:

Get the first look at Nemesis, the fourth and final DLC Pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Nemesis includes four Multiplayer maps: Goldrush, Subzero, Dynasty, and Showtime, a reimagined version of the fan-favorite Shipment from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

The four-part Extinction saga concludes with Episode 4: Exodus. Explore the biggest Extinction level yet and take on nearly every Cryptid species from previous episodes. You will also contend with the Ancestors – a powerful new enemy with mind control and psionic attacks.

Nemesis arrives first on Xbox LIVE on August 5th

July 31st 2014 at 10:19 am | COD, Game Add-on, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 68 comments

July 31st 2014, 9:00 am PT

Titanfall Frontier’s Edge Available Today

Frontier’s Edge, Titanfall’s second DLC pack, is now live for Xbox One. Find it on the Xbox Store, or select Store from the Titanfall main menu.

Xbox Wire recently provided a look at what can you expect across Frontier’s Edge’s three maps – find that preview here, or see the maps in action from a recent, Respawn-hosted broadcast here:

Releasing simultaneously with Frontier’s Edge today is Titanfall Game Update 5, which among other things,  supplies Achievements for the new maps. Our friends at Respawn were kind enough to share those with us to pass along to you here:

Haven Victor Win a single match on Haven
Haven Connoisseur Play every game mode on Haven
Executioner Execute 2 Titans in a single match on Haven
Overkill Kill 15 Titans while you have a Titan burn card active on Haven
Export Victor Win a single match on Export
Export Connoisseur Play every game mode on Export
It’s a Trap! Kill an enemy with the trap on Export
Hidden export Kill 25 enemies while cloaked in Export
Dig Site Victor Win a single match on Dig Site
Dig Site Connoisseur Play every game mode on Dig Site
Dirt Nap Kill 12 pilots in a single match on Dig Site
Gravesite Kill 50 Pilots in Dig Site

See you on the Frontier’s Edge tonight…

July 31st 2014 at 9:00 am | Game Add-on, Titanfall, Xbox One | 59 comments

July 29th 2014, 1:00 pm PT

Pinball FX2 Xbox One Update

Earlier this month, Zen Studios announced that Pinball FX2 is coming to Xbox One. Here’s an update on the title from Zen, including news on a much-requested feature:

First of all, we’d like to thank the Zen Studios community for their feedback on our announcement of the Xbox One version of Pinball FX2. We cannot underestimate the importance of your support, insight, and yes, even criticism regarding our projects. Zen Studios has a few announcements to make affecting Pinball FX2 fans and particularly the Xbox One version of the game.

Microsoft and Zen Studios have taken your feedback to heart, and seeing that many of you were very upset with the news that table transfers between Xbox 360 and Xbox One would not be happening, we have some good news for you! We will be able to implement table transfers on Xbox One starting from Pinball FX2’s launch. Any available table on Xbox One that was previously purchased for Xbox 360 can be imported to the new version free of charge.

However, as this process will take a bit more development time for the game, Pinball FX2 version of Xbox One will see a slight delay from its original release date this week to next month. We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature.

Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support through this process, as well as Microsoft’s, who took your feedback very seriously and worked with us to implement this feature. And again, we do apologize for the delay while we create the Pinball FX2 experience that our fans both want and deserve. We’re excited to bring Pinball FX2 to Xbox One owners, to have their previous purchases honored and transferred, and we can’t wait to share with you what we’ve got coming in the future.

We thank you for your continued support!

For more on Pinball FX2 on Xbox One, including the list of tables, click on over to the Zen FAQ/Message Board.

July 29th 2014 at 1:00 pm | ID@Xbox, Xbox One | 142 comments

July 29th 2014, 10:21 am PT

Announcing EA Access, Exclusively on Xbox One

Today, EA revealed EA Access.  This brand new program exclusively for Xbox One owners will give members access to:

The Vault: A Selection of EA games on Xbox One ready to download and play as part of your EA Access membership. At launch, you’ll have access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2. More games will be added over time.

Play First: EA Access members will get to experience trials of new EA games early on Xbox One. Starting 5 days before release, you’ll be able to try the game for at least two hours and then save your progress.  Once you purchase the digital or physical copy, you can use your save game and continue the experience.

PLUS: All EA Access members will save 10% on EA purchases from Xbox Live.  From full digital games to downloadable content, you get 10% off with your EA Access membership.  .

 

More details are in EA’s blog post.

Also, you can follow the program on Twitter and Facebook

July 29th 2014 at 10:21 am | Xbox One | 292 comments

July 29th 2014, 8:00 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 4 August 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Battlefield 4 Premium Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 China Rising Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Second Assault Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Ultimate Shortcut Bundle 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.

Xbox 360

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Battlefield 4 Premium Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 China Rising Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Second Assault Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Add-on 33%
Battlefield 4 Ultimate Shortcut Bundle Add-on 33%
Madden NFL 25 Games on Demand 50%
FIFA 14 Games on Demand 50%
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Games on Demand 70%
NHL 14 Games on Demand 50%
The Splatters* 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.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

July 29th 2014 at 8:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 159 comments

July 28th 2014, 8:00 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for August 2014

For the month of August, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to two new free games on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Crimson Dragon and Strike Suit Zero will become free downloads on August 1st, replacing current Xbox One Games with Gold titles  Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. Now is a good time download those two if you haven’t already.

    
On Xbox 360, starting Friday, August 1st, Motocross Madness (normally US $9.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th.

Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Dishonored (normally US $19.99) for free through August 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. 

July 28th 2014 at 8:00 am | Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox One | 647 comments

July 22nd 2014, 3:34 pm PT

Destiny Beta now open for Xbox Owners

If you have a code to download Destiny (you did pre-order it right?) then great news: Bungie has opened up the beta a day early as you can see by this Tweet:

To get you started, Xbox Wire tells you What To Expect in the Destiny Beta

See you on Xbox Live…

 

July 22nd 2014 at 3:34 pm | Destiny, Xbox One | 389 comments

July 22nd 2014, 12:00 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 28 July 2014 unless otherwise indicated with (*)

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Killer Instinct Ultra Add-on 25%
Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) Add-on 25%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Injustice: Gods Among Us Games on Demand 60%
Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Arcade 50%
Dark Souls II Games on Demand 25%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 50%
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Asylum Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Arcade 50%
Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass Add-on 60%
Amazing Spiderman Games on Demand 75%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 40%
Young Justice: Legacy Games on Demand 75%
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Games on Demand 50%
Sacred Citadel* Arcade 75%
Risen 2: Dark Waters* Games on Demand 75%
ArcaniA Fall of Setarrif* Add-on 50%
Darksiders* Games on Demand 75%
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Season Pass* Add-on 50%
Jeopardy!* Games on Demand 75%
MX vs ATV Alive* Games on Demand 75%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation* Games on Demand 80%
Red Faction: Armageddon* Games on Demand 75%
Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War* Add-on 50%
Red Faction: Guerrilla* Games on Demand 50%
Zombie Driver HD* Arcade 50%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 1 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 3 Arcade 75%
Destroy All Humans! Path of The Furon Arcade 80%
Frontlines Fuel of War Games on Demand 80%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Full Metal Rocket Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Medieval Horror Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla - Demons of the Badlands Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla – Smasher Pack Add-on 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 available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
 

July 22nd 2014 at 12:00 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 325 comments

July 22nd 2014, 7:22 am PT

GoPro Channel is Now Available for Xbox One

The GoPro Channel is now available on Xbox One, joining the Xbox 360 app that launched in April. GoPro on Xbox One gives Xbox Live members around the world access to epic action-adventure videos, including four exclusive videos you’ll see only on Xbox. The GoPro Channel also offers access to on-demand GoPro content, the ability to share videos and purchase cameras and equipment directly through the app channel.





For more on GoPro Channel for Xbox One, click over to Xbox Wire.

July 22nd 2014 at 7:22 am | Xbox One | 43 comments

July 18th 2014, 10:05 am PT

What to Expect with the Next Xbox One Update

You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product. Last month, we launched Xbox Feedback, a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. We will begin implementing some of the features you requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for folks who get early access. We’re looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond.

In the next update, we’ll improve a number of social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out next week to those with early access to the Xbox One system update:

  • Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed.  The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
  • Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”

In addition to these features, we are still always doing other work on the backend you may not notice including getting ready to ship in 29 new markets starting this September.

Thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make Xbox One a great place to play games and we’re looking forward to the road ahead as we get ready to launch the most critically acclaimed games this holiday.

 

July 18th 2014 at 10:05 am | System Update, Xbox One | 871 comments

July 16th 2014, 6:00 am PT

Pinball FX2 is Coming to Xbox One This Month

Pinball FX2 is finally coming to Xbox One! Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher shares details, date, and the all-important table list below:

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We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the next-gen release of Pinball FX2, and we are happy to say that it will be here this month! On July 31st, you’ll be able to play many of your favorite tables on Xbox One, all running at 60 frames per second and in stunning 1080p. As always, downloading Pinball FX2 is totally free for all players, with playable demos of each table so you can try before you buy. This version will also include the Sorcerer’s Lair table absolutely free!

Our launch day table library includes the following:

  • Deadpool
  • Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within: Episode IV A New Hope, Han Solo, Droids, Masters of the Force
  • Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Starfighter Assault, Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Pinball Original pack: Episode V, Boba Fett, The Clone Wars
  • Doctor Strange
  • Zen Classics: Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla and V12
  • Pinball FX2 Core pack: Biolab, Pasha, Rome, Secrets of the Deep
  • Marvel Civil War
  • Plants VS. Zombies
  • Marvel Pinball pack: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Blade
  • Marvel Pinball Avengers Chronicles: World War Hulk, Infinity Gauntlet, The Avengers, and Fear Itself
  • Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue: Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor, and X-Men
  • Epic Quest
  • Paranormal
  • Sorcerer’s Lair
  • Captain America
  • Fantastic Four
  • Mars
  • Earth Defense
  • Excalibur

More tables including The Walking Dead will also be added later on! News coming soon. Prices for tables range between $2.49 and $2.99 for single tables, and $9.99 for table packs. We’ve set up an FAQ page on our forums for those of you with questions, but don’t hesitate to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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July 16th 2014 at 6:00 am | Xbox One | 272 comments

July 15th 2014, 11:04 am PT

Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset

If you’re in the market for a new Xbox One Wireless Controller or Stereo Headset, you’ll have some new options this autumn. These new editions sport a modern camouflage pattern and military look, while retaining the same functionality of existing models.

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The Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller features a Metallic chrome d-pad in addition to the camo pattern. It ships in October for an MSRP of $64.99 US.

Xbox One Armed Forces Stereo Headset 01

Also shipping in October is the Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Stereo Headset. It includes a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter, and will retail for an MSRP of $89.99 US.

Enjoy some close-up looks of the Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset here. Look to your local retailer soon for pre-order details and availability.

July 15th 2014 at 11:04 am | Accessories, Xbox One | 135 comments

July 15th 2014, 5:00 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on Deals with Gold on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 21 July 2014 unless otherwise indicated with (*).

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 40%
Wolfenstein: The New Order* Xbox One Game 33%

*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members from July 17th to 20th only

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

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
BIOSHOCK INFINITE Games on Demand 57%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- BURIAL AT SEA EP 1 Add-on 33%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- BURIAL AT SEA EP 2 Add-on 33%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- CLASH IN CLOUDS Add-on 50%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- COLUMBIA’S FINEST Add-on 50%
BIOSHOCK Games on Demand 75%
BIOSHOCK 2 Games on Demand 75%
Quake Arena* Arcade 50%
Wolfenstein 3D* Arcade 50%
Doom* Arcade 50%
Doom 2* Arcade 50%

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members from July 17th to 20th only

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

 

 

July 15th 2014 at 5:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 368 comments

July 14th 2014, 9:11 am PT

Assassin’s Creed Unity Revolution Gameplay Trailer

What better way to celebrate Bastille Day than to witness new footage of Assassin’s Creed Unity, which takes place during the French Revolution? (Fireworks are also acceptable)

Description from Ubisoft: Set amidst the chaos of 18th Century Paris, Arno, a young Master Assassin, will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the French Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation and ultimately carve a new destiny for the people of France.

Experience completely redesigned gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Unity including a reinvented combat system, enhanced stealth techniques, and brand new parkour mechanics. Make History and leave your mark on the French Revolution.

July 14th 2014 at 9:11 am | Xbox One | 59 comments

July 11th 2014, 9:01 am PT

Killer Instinct at Evo This Weekend

This weekend, fighting game enthusiasts from around the world descend will on Las Vegas for The Evolution Championship Series. Evo is the largest fighting game tournament in the world, and Killer Instinct will play a big part again this year.

TJ Combo KIller Instinct

Killer Instinct is the only current gen fighter in competition. Here’s when its in action:

  • Tournament pools start at 10am Pacific Saturday 7/12
  • Semifinals begin at 6pm Pacific Saturday 7/12
  • Finals begin at 11am Pacific Sunday 7/13

For those of you at the show, we’ll have the latest build of Killer Instinct with TJ Combo available to play at the Mad Catz booth.

We’re also presenting a Killer Instinct Season 2 Developer Panel at 10am Saturday 7/12, where we’ll be presenting the season 2 philosophy, hearing from Iron Galaxy and Microsoft, and of course, answering questions from attendees. It turns out the panel was Friday.

For those who can’t make it to Vegas, we encourage you to watch from wherever you may be via the Twitch-hosted broadcast.

  • Click here to watch the initial pools and semifinals Saturday
  • Click here to watch the Finals on Sunday

July 11th 2014 at 9:01 am | Events, Xbox One | 10 comments

July 8th 2014, 10:00 am PT

Project Spark Officially Launches in October

Project Spark now has a release date: while the game is currently in open beta on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, aspiring game developers can get their hands on the final version of Project Spark beginning on October 7.

At that time, we’ll also be making an Xbox One disc edition of Project Spark available at retail for $39.99 USD. The “Project Spark Starter Pack” is loaded with great content, including starter packs filled with sounds, effects, animations, and props, plus advanced creator features, offline content, and experience boosts which allow players to unlock new content that much faster.

For those of you who prefer digital download, all the content included in the disc version will be available digitally for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on launch day.

Of course, everyone will be able to experience the creations of the over 1 million beta creators who have left their mark on the world of Project Spark, and earn Achievements while they do so. In the meantime, the beta is still ongoing, Xbox One owners can download it here, Windows 8.1 users click here.






July 8th 2014 at 10:00 am | Project Spark, Xbox One | 77 comments

July 7th 2014, 5:30 pm PT

July Xbox One Update Coming Soon: Snap Achievements, Double-Tap to Snap and More

July is upon us and that means we’ll begin rolling out the next system update for Xbox One around the world in the coming days. Last month, we announced the new features coming in this update and since then, the team has been working hard to bring you a new and enhanced Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to Snap, and more voice control choices in select regions.

We’re continuing to gather your suggestions and recommendations on our dedicated channel called Xbox Feedback, so keep it coming. Thank you for taking the time to help us make Xbox the best place to play.






July 7th 2014 at 5:30 pm | System Update, Xbox One | 146 comments

July 7th 2014, 1:01 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold + Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale

For the next seven days, we’re slashing prices on some of Xbox 360′s best titles, in addition to the week’s normal Deals with Gold on the Xbox Games Store. The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale includes both Daily and Weekly Deals – and because so many games are discounted this week, we’re revealing the list a bit early – these sales won’t take effect until tomorrow, 8 July.

The following titles are on sale tomorrow only (8 July 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Fable Trilogy Games on Demand 33%
King of Fighters XIII Games on Demand 75%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Games on Demand 38%
Zoo Tycoon Games on Demand 50%
Halo Spartan Assault Arcade 66%
TMNT Out Of The Shadows Arcade 66%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
*All Ultimate Games Sale deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members. 

The following discounts will be valid through 14 July 2014:

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Titanfall Xbox One Game 33%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass* Add-on 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Serious Sam 3 BFE: Jewel of the Nile Arcade 66%
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Arcade 66%
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Arcade 66%
Serious Sam Double D XXL Arcade 66%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn Add-on 67%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire Add-on 67%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard Add-on 67%
Halo 4 War Games Map Pass Add-on 50%
WWE 2K14 Season Pass Add-on 50%
Gears of War 3 Season Pass Add-on 50%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-on 40%
Sensible World of Soccer Arcade 66%
The Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass Add-on 50%
July Ultimate Games Sale*
Street Fighter X Tekken Games on Demand 75%
Skyrim Games on Demand 67%
Dishonored Games on Demand 67%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 33%
Portal 2 Games on Demand 67%
Child of Eden Games on Demand 67%
Silent Hill: HD Games on Demand 67%
Pac Man Museum Arcade 50%
BloodRayne Betrayal Arcade 50%
Trials Evolution Arcade 66%
Ducktales Arcade 66%
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Games on Demand 50%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Games on Demand 67%
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Games on Demand 50%
Trials Fusion Arcade 33%
Darksiders II Games on Demand 75%
FIFA World Cup Games on Demand 60%
Fallout 3 Games on Demand 67%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 75%
Devil May Cry 4 Games on Demand 75%
Fight Night Champion Games on Demand 75%
Deus Ex Human Revolution Games on Demand 67%
MX vs ATV Reflex Games on Demand 75%
Walking Dead 400 Days Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved For Help Arcade 50%
Lara Croft: Guardian of Light Arcade 75%
Stuntman: Ignition Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 75%
Fallout New Vegas Games on Demand 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
*All Ultimate Games Sale deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
 

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July 7th 2014 at 1:01 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 482 comments

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