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June 26th 2014, 8:56 am PT

Contrast is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: Experience and explore a surreal 1920s dreamscape a vaudevillian, film noir-inspired almost-reality. In a world full of performance, intrigue and deception, you play as Dawn, the imaginary friend of a little girl, Didi. Every kid’s imaginary friend is special, and you have powers that no one else does – you can walk up to a lit wall, and become your shadow. You can shift in and out of your shadow, at any lit surface, to help Didi explore the mysteries surrounding her family.






June 26th 2014 at 8:56 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 35 comments

June 25th 2014, 10:21 am PT

Valiant Hearts is Now Available on Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Valiant Hearts is also available for Xbox 360.
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June 25th 2014 at 10:21 am | Arcade, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 42 comments

June 25th 2014, 8:09 am PT

Another World 20th Anniversary Edition is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: Also known as Out Of This World, Another World is a pioneer action/platformer that released across more than a dozen platforms since its debut in 1991. Along the years, Another World has attained cult status among critics and sophisticated gamers alike. An immersive adventure with unique storytelling, Another World chronicles the story of Lester Knight Chaykin a young scientist hurtled through space and time by a nuclear experiment that goes wrong. A remastered presentation: a joint effort between visionary game-designer Eric Chahi and developer Martial Hesse Dreville, Another World is back in its 20th Anniversary Edition with Full High Definition graphics faithful to the original design.






June 25th 2014 at 8:09 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 46 comments

June 24th 2014, 10:35 am PT

R.B.I. Baseball 14 is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: Simple. Fun. Classic. The retro baseball gameplay you’ve been craving is back and updated with modern graphics, 2014 players and all 30 MLB teams. Play season, postseason and exhibition mode. Experience PURE FUN that everyone can enjoy solo or with a friend!

R.B.I. Baseball 14 is also available for Xbox 360.
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June 24th 2014 at 10:35 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 49 comments

June 24th 2014, 8:23 am PT

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: New and specially improved version of the zombie smashing hit, exclusively for the Xbox One. Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies! Fight through an epic narrative campaign or test yourself in the Slaughter and Blood Race modes. Engage huge bosses, save survivors, drive crazy vehicles such as a bulldozer, fire truck or even a tank and smash everything in your way. Take part in the Blood Race tournament – chase other cars and take them down without mercy on brutal racing tracks. Jump into the Slaughter mode and survive as long as possible on specially crafted arenas. Experience super smooth gameplay at 60 frames per second and extra crisp visuals. Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition includes all DLC content that was ever created for the game.






June 24th 2014 at 8:23 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 44 comments

June 24th 2014, 6:30 am PT

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Now Available on Xbox One & Xbox 360

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark is also available for Xbox 360.
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June 24th 2014 at 6:30 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 28 comments

June 24th 2014, 5:01 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 30 June 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Ryse Xbox One Game 17%
Ryse Season Pass Add-on 50%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Diablo III Games on Demand 50%
Payday 2 Games on Demand 63%
Fable II Games on Demand 75%
Fable III Games on Demand 75%
Fable Heroes Arcade 66%
Fable Anniversary DLC
Fable Armoured Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Creature Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Villain’s Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Hero’s Weapons and Outfits Pack Add-on 40%
Fable Pirate Weapon and Outfit Pack Add-on 67%
Fable Ranger Weapon and Outfit Pack Add-on 67%
LEGO The Hobbit Games on Demand 40%
The LEGO Movie Videogame Games on Demand 33%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Games on Demand 50%
LEGO Batman Games on Demand 70%
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Games on Demand 60%
LEGO The Lord of the Rings Games on Demand 65%
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Games on Demand 75%
FIFA World Cup Brazil (begins 26 June) Games on Demand 35%
SEGA Sale
Vanquish Games on Demand 60%
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Games on Demand 50%
Condemned Games on Demand 75%
Virtua Fighter 5 Games on Demand 75%
Sonic Generations Games on Demand 75%
Anarchy Reigns Games on Demand 75%
Virtua Tennis 4 Games on Demand 75%
Viking Games on Demand 67%
Alpha Protocol Games on Demand 67%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Arcade 50%
Hell Yeah! Arcade 67%
The Cave Arcade 50%
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Arcade 75%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 Arcade 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 Arcade 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
The LEGO and SEGA deals listed above valid for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
FIFA World Cup Brazil sale begins 26 June 2014.

Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.






June 24th 2014 at 5:01 am | Arcade, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 353 comments

June 19th 2014, 10:51 am PT

Major League Gaming App Now Available for Xbox One

Just in time for the MLG Championship, Major League Gaming released the MLG app for Xbox One today.

Xbox Live members can now watch all of MLG.tv’s competitive gaming content on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. In addition to the MLG Championship starting tomorrow, MLG programming includes the MLG news show eSports Report, plus the world’s best players, teams and leagues and premier competitions. Check out the MLG.tv programming schedule for more information.

The MLG App is also available for Xbox 360. For more on the MLG App for Xbox One, as well as highlights of upcoming content, head over to Xbox Wire.






June 19th 2014 at 10:51 am | Video, Xbox One | 75 comments

June 19th 2014, 4:45 am PT

Sixty Second Shooter Prime is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a twin stick shooter with a sixty second time limit. You’ll be surprised how fun that is. You have one minute – and one life! – with which to deal as much destruction as possible. The enemy hordes are relentless, so only the sharpest wits and the fastest reflexes will prevail. Will you press your luck and fly to the deep levels where the truly treacherous foes await? The clock is always ticking in this fast-paced dual-stick shooter. But thankfully, our intrepid scientists at Happion Laboratories have developed all-new weapons to help you in those sixty seconds of hell. Use missiles to build a large chain bonus or lure your opponents into deadly remote-detonating bombs. With these tools at your disposal, you can develop all kinds of strategies to make that minute last a lifetime!

Xbox Wire has more on Sixty Second Shooter Prime here




June 19th 2014 at 4:45 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 67 comments

June 19th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Outlast is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.






June 19th 2014 at 12:01 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 98 comments

June 17th 2014, 5:01 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 23 June 2014 unless otherwise indicated.

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Tomb Raider Xbox One Game 40% 50%
Strider Xbox One Game 50%
Killer Instinct: Sabrewolf* Add-on 80%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Bully Games on Demand 75%
LA Noire Games on Demand 75%
Midnight Club LA Games on Demand 75%
Max Payne 3 Games on Demand 75%
Red Dead Redemption Games on Demand 75%
Max Payne 3 – R* Pass Add-on 75%
Deadfall Adventures Games on Demand 80%
Saints Row: The Third - Season Pass* Add-on 50%
Saints Row: The Third - Online Pass* Add-on 50%
Saints Row IV Season Pass* Add-on 60%

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

Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

June 17th 2014 at 5:01 am | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 336 comments

June 17th 2014, 12:58 am PT

EA SPORTS UFC Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: The creators of the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise bring you into the next-generation of fighting. Step into the Octagon with EA SPORTS UFC and make your opponent feel every strike, takedown and submission.






June 17th 2014 at 12:58 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 28 comments

June 13th 2014, 8:35 am PT

Xbox One July Update Preview

Hey folks…we’re here in Los Angeles at E3 2014, and it has been a packed house all week long. We filled the Galen Center on Monday for our annual E3 show and rolled out an incredible line-up of blockbuster exclusives for this holiday and next year. And directly after our show, we held a great panel discussion with Phil, Yusuf and others – for 200 of our biggest Xbox fans. This was the first event of its kind for us… and we loved it. You can also read Phil’s thoughts on the past week at E3 here.

As we pack up our booth, we end E3 just as we started: Our focus is on you. You’ve shaped Xbox into what it is today, and we can’t thank you enough. We look forward to hearing more from you over the coming weeks – now, officially on Xbox Feedback – a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. From what we’ve seen this week, your feedback continues to be amazing. As of today, more than 65,000 fans like you have suggested more than 4300 ideas and contributed over 180,000 votes. 

We can’t wait to dig into your ideas and explore what may be possible for the future of Xbox. What better way to keep this momentum going than to share what’s coming in July? Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out in the next few days to folks getting early access to the Xbox One system update.

  • Snap Mode for Achievements. As we showed at our E3 Green Carpet event before the show, we’re offering an easier way to track and view your achievements in the moment. With Achievement Snap, you can track your achievement progress in real time without ever leaving the game. You can also ‘Get Help’ on any Achievements you’re struggling with. Xbox will scan the web for you and deliver relevant tips and strategy content right to your TV.
  • Double-tap to Snap.  Double-tap the Xbox button on your controller to bring up Snap Center, where you can launch Achievements or any other snap-able app, without leaving your game. Already have an app snapped? Double-tap quickly switches between your game and the snapped app.
  • Choice of Spoken Language. Folks in New Zealand, Ireland and Austria, with this update in July, will be able to select voice control using the English or German voice models from other countries. And if you’re an expat in an English-speaking country, you, too, can choose any of the other English language models that fit you.
  • Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs. We’re doing some work now so that publishers will have options for great digital bundle and disc compilation offerings in the future. As we test this feature, we’ll be seeing more flexible combinations of game titles and game content.
  • ‘Like’ Game DVR clips. We’re adding the ability to ‘Like’ all your favorite Game DVR clips as well as activity feed items in SmartGlass.

Once again, thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make E3 2014 a memorable one. But we have no intention of letting our foot off the gas. We can’t wait to roll out these new features in July as we pave the way for an amazing line-up of blockbusters and exclusives this holiday.

June 13th 2014 at 8:35 am | E3, System Update, Xbox One | 262 comments

June 10th 2014, 10:14 am PT

1001 Spikes is Now Available on Xbox One

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Game Description: Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa in South America as Aban Hawkins searches for his estranged father, world-famous archeaologist, Jim Hawkins. The elder Hawkins mysteriously disappeared while exploring the ruins. Before his disappearance, the elder Hawkins entrusted his daughter, Tina with a map to the location of the ruins but with a grave warning that death awaits around every corner. Aban Hawkins races into the frozen tundra of the antarctic, undiscovered temple ruins and the vast caverns of South America in search of his father and the legendary treasure rumored to lie behind the Golden Door of Poko-Mum.






June 10th 2014 at 10:14 am | ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 105 comments

June 9th 2014, 2:20 pm PT

Every Xbox E3 Announcement In One Place

The first day of E3 is always a big one for everyone here at Xbox, as it’s our chance to finally show off some of the great games we’ve got in our development pipeline. This year was no different, as our Xbox: Game On media briefing (watch it again here!) was chock full of great games coming in 2014 and beyond. Naturally, we thought you’d appreciate being able to check out all of our announcement in one place:

Xbox Delivers Winning Lineup of Exclusive Games for this Holiday Season – Want all of the info on everything that was shown this morning? Here’s the place to find it!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Puts More Than a Decade of Halo on One Disc – Landing just in time to celebrate Halo 2’s 10-year anniversary on November 11 of this year, this fan-pleasing package contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4 on a single disc for $59.99. Is this the best deal in gaming?

Crackdown Returns With Even More Mayhem on Xbox One – That’s right, Crackdown is back in a big way! Original creator Dave Jones has returned to bring a brand-new Crackdown experience to Xbox One and it looks like this one will be crazier than ever. Also, orbs!

Forza Horizon 2 Opens Up a Whole New World for Racers – This might not have been a big surprise if you’ve been following the game’s reveal on IGN over the last week, but we’re glad our friends at Turn 10 can finally show this game to the world.

Ori and the Blind Forest – This gorgeous new platformer from Moon Studios tells the tale of Ori, a Forest Guardian that must save his home from a sudden blight. This is one to keep a close eye on.

Top Independent Creators, New ID@Xbox Games Storm E3 – Are you ready for some awesome independent games? We’ve got you covered. Be sure to check out extended montage that shows off all 36 titles mentioned in this article!

Test Your Racing Mettle on Forza Motorsport 5’s Nurburgring – One of the world’s most famous tracks is available right now in Forza Motorsport 5. Not only do you guys this amazing track, you also get five new cars!

We’ll be bringing you more on some of the biggest and best Xbox One games throughout the week of E3, so check Xbox Wire often.

June 9th 2014 at 2:20 pm | E3, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 106 comments

June 5th 2014, 7:30 am PT

PC Drivers for the Xbox One Controller Now Available


Beginning today, new PC drivers for the Xbox One controller will be available for download, offering PC gamers a better way to play using the Xbox One controller. We’re planning to release the drivers as part of a Windows update in the near future; however, today, I am happy to offer  early access to our dedicated PC gamers on MajorNelson.com.

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x86)

PC Drivers for Xbox One Controller (x64)

We know our fans have wanted PC compatibility, and we know they wanted to be able to use the Xbox One controller with the same games and applications they have been playing with using the Xbox 360 controller. We can’t wait for them to play their favorite PC games with what we consider the best controller ever made and we’re excited for fans to experience the improved D-pad, redesigned battery compartment, new comfortable design and offset analog sticks. The new PC drivers will enable the Xbox One controller to be used with any game that featured gamepad support for the Xbox 360 controller. Simply download the drivers, connect your Xbox One controller to your computer through a micro USB cable and you’ll be gaming in no time.

We look forward to sharing more about the amazing lineup of games coming to Xbox during our Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing, Xbox: Game On, which will take place Monday, June 9 beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PDT.

 






June 5th 2014 at 7:30 am | Xbox One | 411 comments

June 4th 2014, 8:00 am PT

More Than 45 New Apps Coming to Xbox

As of the latest Xbox One system update, currently rolling out worldwide, everyone with an Xbox has access to all of our available entertainment experiences. And that lengthy list is about to get significantly longer – today we’re pleased to announce that our app catalog will increase by nearly 25%, bringing the tally to more than 225 apps around the world.

One addition I’d like to highlight is the way Twitter will be integrated into Xbox One’s TV experience. U.S. viewers will have the ability to see Tweets related to whatever cable or satellite TV shows you’re watching as they’re happening. Take a look:

Another exciting new feature coming to Xbox One is the first Vine app made for TV. Not only will you be able to watch all your favorite Vine videos on the biggest screen in your house, you’ll be able to share gameplay videos from Upload Studio as a Vine.

There are plenty more new apps on the way as well – 46, to be exact. For the full list of upcoming apps, click over to Xbox Wire.






June 4th 2014 at 8:00 am | Xbox 360, Xbox One | 105 comments

June 3rd 2014, 9:00 pm PT

Available Starting Today: External Storage, Real Names, Gold Benefits and More


The month of June will usher in exciting changes for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. The Xbox team has been hard at work on delivering the new capabilities we recently announced for fans, including highly anticipated Xbox One features like external storage, the ability to use your real name on Xbox Live, and improved SmartGlass integration. Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 system updates will begin rolling out globally this week, giving fans more ways than ever to enjoy the best in gaming and entertainment with Xbox.

As Phil Spencer announced last month, with this update our catalogue of more than 180 apps and experiences (including fan favorites like Twitch, HBO GO, and Hulu Plus) across Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be available to everyone on Xbox.

Additionally, in the coming days, Hulu will begin rolling out a free 3-month trial of Hulu Plus for all Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. Any Xbox Live Gold members who are not already Hulu Plus subscribers can sign up directly from within the Hulu Plus app and will receive a free 3-month trial of Hulu Plus. For more information, visit www.xbox.com/live

Finally, for Xbox Live Gold members, Xbox One has gotten even better with this week’s launch of Games with Gold and Deals with Gold. Start playing both “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” and “Halo: Spartan Assault” on Xbox One now, then be sure to check out the new virtual member area of the dashboard for the latest deals and discounts available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members.

As always, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to hearing what you think about these features and apps.

Cross Posted on Xbox Wire





June 3rd 2014 at 9:00 pm | Xbox One | 214 comments

June 3rd 2014, 1:36 pm PT

Xbox One Games with Gold Are Now Available for Download

Good news for Xbox Live Gold members: Games with Gold and Deals with Gold for Xbox One are now available. As detailed last month, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault can be downloaded from the Xbox Games store for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership.

  

Additionally, Xbox One Deals with Gold is also live; purchase Crimson Dragon at 50% off.

When the June system update is rolled out soon, you’ll find a new hub in Xbox One for exploring all of the great benefits available to Xbox Live Gold members, including Games with Gold and Deals with Gold. We’ll update you when the system update becomes available.

Don’t forget, two more Games with Gold for Xbox 360 will become available on June 16th.

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. 





June 3rd 2014 at 1:36 pm | Games with Gold, Xbox One | 174 comments

June 3rd 2014, 11:09 am PT

Murdered: Soul Suspect Now Available on Xbox One and Xbox 360

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The hardest murder to solve is your own. A dark, supernatural detective thriller with a unique gameplay twist: solving your own murder from the afterlife. Ronan O’Connor, a detective with the Salem police, has his life brought to a brutal end by a masked killer. Caught in the purgatorial world of Dusk he must combine his investigative skills with powerful supernatural abilities to uncover the shocking link between his own death and a series of killings terrifying the town of Salem.

Murdered: Soul Suspect is also available for Xbox 360.
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June 3rd 2014 at 11:09 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox One | 21 comments

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