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February 13th 2015, 8:14 am PT

The Escapists Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: The Escapists is a prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. While the aim of the game is simply to escape, the detail is in the execution. (Don’t say the word execution too loud in a prison). Keep a low profile or go out guns blazing. As long as you escape in the end, that’s all that matters.

Purchase The Escapists from Xbox Games Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Info:
Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd and Mouldy Toof Studios
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Website: http://escapistgame.com/
Twitter: @Team17Ltd @MouldyToof

February 13th 2015 at 8:14 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 11 comments

February 11th 2015, 10:01 am PT

Don Bradman Cricket Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Take a 16 year old aspiring cricketer through the ranks to international glory in Career mode. Fully customize your play experience, set-up tours, competitions, create players, teams and even umpires in the Cricket Academy. Hone your skills to perfection in the Practice nets before taking to the field. The most realistic physics ever seen in a Cricket game including thin edges, bat pad catches, intimidating bouncers and much more.

Purchase Don Bradman Cricket from the Xbox Games Store

February 11th 2015 at 10:01 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 111 comments

February 10th 2015, 12:28 pm PT

Far Cry 4 Overrun DLC Now Available for Xbox

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Game Description: Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents. 4 maps and 1 new PvP mode included.

 Requires Far Cry 4 to play. Do not purchase if you already own Far Cry 4 Gold Edition or Far Cry 4 Season Pass as this DLC is already included in those bundles.

Purchase Far Cry 4 Overrun DLC for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Far Cry 4 Overrun DLC for Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

February 10th 2015 at 12:28 pm | Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 9 comments

February 10th 2015, 10:21 am PT

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is Now Available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One

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Game Description: To pre-order this game please select one of the pre-order editions from the Xbox Store. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 2/24/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

The latest Dragon Ball game lets players customize and develop their own warrior from 5 races, including male or female, and more than 450 items to be used in online and offline adventures. Create the perfect avatar, learn new skills and train under the tutelage of your favorite Dragon Ball characters. Join 200+ players around the world in the Toki Toki City hub and fight with or against them, and compete in online tournaments!

Pre-Order Dragon Ball Xenoverse from the Xbox Games Store

Pre-Order Dragon Ball Xenoverse + Bonus DLC + Season Pass from the Xbox Games Store

February 10th 2015 at 10:21 am | Deal, Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 13 comments

February 10th 2015, 9:45 am PT

Evolve now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Evolve is the next generation of multiplayer shooters featuring adrenaline pumping 4v1 action. A player-controlled Monster must evade a team of four unique playable Hunters who are working together and stalking to kill. Evolve and overpower as the Monster or team up and outnumber as the Hunters. It’s survival of the fittest and any side can win. Choose your side.

Purchase Evolve from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Evolve Digital Deluxe edition from the Xbox Games Store

Check out these Xbox Wire features for more information about the game.

Which Class is Best For You?

The Man Behind the Monsters: Chatting with Evolve’s Design Director

Never Stop Evolving: The Pedigree of Turtle Rock Studios

February 10th 2015 at 9:45 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 14 comments

February 10th 2015, 9:13 am PT

Minecraft Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack now available for Xbox

Following last November’s release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for Minecraft, Disney, Lucasfilm and Xbox have teamed up to deliver 23 new Minecraft skins featuring characters from Disney Channel’s Star Wars Rebels animated television series on Disney XD.

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Set five years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Rebels tells the story of the Rebellion’s beginnings while the Empire spreads tyranny throughout the galaxy. Now, Minecrafters can play as their favorite inhabitants of the starship Ghost. For a full list of characters, check out the announcement at Xbox Wire.

Purchase Minecraft Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Minecraft Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

February 10th 2015 at 9:13 am | Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 6 comments

February 10th 2015, 7:10 am PT

The Escapists now available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One

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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 2/13/2015. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 UTC ON THE RELEASE DATE.

The Escapists is a prison break simulation that provides players the opportunity of experiencing a light-hearted insight into everyday prison life. While the aim of the game is simply to escape, the detail is in the execution. (Don’t say the word execution too loud in a prison). Keep a low profile or go out guns blazing. As long as you escape in the end, that’s all that matters.

Purchase The Escapists from Xbox Games Store

 

 

 

Product Info:
Developer: Team17 Digital Ltd and Mouldy Toof Studios
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Website: http://escapistgame.com/
Twitter: @Team17Ltd @MouldyToof

February 10th 2015 at 7:10 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 7 comments

February 9th 2015, 8:45 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 16 February 2015.

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
NBA 2K15 Xbox One Game 33%
NBA 2K15 – 200,000 VC Consumable 33%
NBA 2K15 – 35,000 VC Consumable 33%
NBA 2K15 – 75,000 VC Consumable 33%
NBA 2K15 – 15,000 VC Consumable 33%
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions 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 %
NBA 2K15 Games On Demand 50%
Blue Diamond Bling Pack Add On 50%
Platinum Bling Pack Add On 50%
Gold Bling Pack Add On 50%
Spanish Commentary Pack Add On 50%
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions  Arcade 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.

February 9th 2015 at 8:45 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 186 comments

February 6th 2015, 8:45 am PT

Another Chance to Buy Xbox One with Kinect at $449

With the new year well underway and an exciting lineup of blockbuster titles available in 2015, we wanted to bring yet another opportunity for Xbox fans to get your hands on an Xbox One with Kinect for the special price of $449. For two weeks, starting Sunday, Feb. 8 through Saturday, Feb. 21, fans will receive $50 off any Xbox One with Kinect in the U.S. at most major national retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart, as well as Microsoft Stores.

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If you’ve already taken advantage of the special pricing for Xbox One or Xbox One with Kinect, we’ve also got a fantastic lineup of Xbox One games available. Only on Xbox One can you play exclusive games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, Dance Central Spotlight and Forza Horizon 2, along with the newest third-party blockbusters such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Far Cry 4 and the highly-anticipated Evolve, which comes to Xbox One next Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Don’t forget, the limited-time pricing of $50 off any Xbox One (without Kinect), at $349, is also available, so check with your local retailers (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart, as well as Microsoft Stores) for more details and grab these deals while you can.

February 6th 2015 at 8:45 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 11 comments

February 5th 2015, 8:45 pm PT

Xbox One February system update: Enjoy game hubs, updates to controller, party chat and TV

Today, we’re excited to begin rolling out the first system update of 2015. Since Xbox One launched, we made a commitment to listen to feedback from the Xbox Live community and we continue to deliver on that promise. We’re always listening to your thoughts and will continue adding new features and improving existing functionality to enhance your gaming and entertainment experiences on Xbox One.

This month, we’re improving the Xbox One controller, enhancing Party Chat and adding new TV features like trending to OneGuide, and bringing “trick play” and live streaming on Windows Phone and Android to Xbox Live members in Europe using the Digital TV Tuner. Additionally, you can discover new content from your favorite games and further personalize your dashboard, among other cool new features.

Check out the summary of new features we’re adding to Xbox One this month below and don’t forget to keep sharing your awesome ideas with us. For more details on the new features, read the official announcement at Xbox Wire.

Controller improvements – We’re excited to improve stability and speed on the Xbox One controller.

Game hubs – These are the go-to centers for interesting content, tips and tricks for your favorite titles. Every Xbox One game will have a game hub where you can see which friends are playing the game, compete with your friends in game leaderboards, dive into the coolest game clips and game broadcasts, and follow the game’s top broadcasters and clip creators.

Party chat updates – We made several changes to party chat in recent weeks, including chat connection status, improved connectivity between multiple participants with Strict or Moderate NATs, game and party invitations, and a number of other performance improvements.

Custom backgrounds and tile transparency – We’ve added tile transparency to the Home tiles to make your background images more visible.

TV updates – A number of updates to the live TV experience are available today and new features have been added to additional countries.

The passion and enthusiasm we’ve seen from the Xbox Live community in helping Xbox deliver the best gaming experience possible has been amazing and we can’t wait to see what other ideas are in store for us. Thanks so much for your feedback and stay tuned for more Xbox One system updates.

February 5th 2015 at 8:45 pm | System Update, Xbox One | 129 comments

February 5th 2015, 9:12 am PT

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Records 2.5 Million Hours and 20 Million Matches Played

If you follow my gameplay activity then you know I spent a fair amount of time playing the Halo 5 multiplayer beta while it was available, and apparently many of you did too.

A letter written by Josh Holmes to the Halo community details how data and player feedback from the beta will improve Halo 5: Guardians while providing an inside look at some of the statistics collected from the multiplayer beta. Check it out over at Halo Waypoint.

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Twenty million matches played.

Almost 290 years of gameplay logged.

More than 181 million kills confirmed.

While the “Halo 5: Guardians” Multiplayer Beta proved to be a hit among fans, the treasure trove of gameplay data and player feedback it provided is an invaluable resource that 343 Industries is using to make the game’s multiplayer experience even better.

Pre-order Halo 5: Guardians from the Microsoft Store

February 5th 2015 at 9:12 am | Halo, Xbox One | 22 comments

February 4th 2015, 9:30 am PT

Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords now available for Xbox

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Game Description: Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series is a six part episodic game series set in the world of HBO’s groundbreaking TV show and Episode 2 is now available. This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.

Requires Game of Thrones – Episode 1: Iron From Ice. DO NOT purchase this content if you own the season pass.

Purchase Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords for the Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords for the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Games Store

February 4th 2015 at 9:30 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 33 comments

February 3rd 2015, 10:30 pm PT

RISK now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Modern combat meets RISK – the classic game of global domination. RISK steps into the near future with modern armies. Using the 2010 rules as standard, Risk offers an exciting strategic experience. Direct the war from your high-tech control room, fighting on the classic map layout on 3D; Deploy tanks, planes and infantry… All in the modern warfare twist on the classic game of global domination! Xbox Live league play allows you to compete with people from around the world.

February 3rd 2015 at 10:30 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 17 comments

February 3rd 2015, 9:00 am PT

This Week’s Deals for Xbox Live Members

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 09 February 2015.

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Far Cry 4 Xbox One Game 33%
Far Cry 4 Gold Edition Xbox One Game 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold members only.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Games On Demand 33%
Far Cry 4 Games On Demand 40%
Walking Dead Survival Instinct Games On Demand 80%
Payday 2 Games On Demand 75%
Nordic Games*
ArcaniA Games On Demand 75%
de Blob 2 Games On Demand 75%
Darksiders Games On Demand 80%
Darksiders II Games On Demand 80%
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Season Pass Add-on 50%
Deadfall Adventures Games On Demand 90%
Elements of Destruction Arcade 75%
Frontlines Fuel of War Games On Demand 75%
Frontlines Fuel of War Map Pack Add-on 75%
Jeopardy! Games On Demand 85%
Jeopardy! New Clues Pack Add-on 50%
JUJU Games On Demand 50%
MX vs. ATV Reflex Track Pack 1 Add-on 50%
MX vs. ATV Supercross Games On Demand 33%
Red Faction Armageddon Games On Demand 86%
Red Faction Armageddon Path to War Add-on 50%
Red Faction Armageddon Ruin Pack Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla – Demons of the Badlands Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla – Smasher Pack Add-on 50%
Rocket Riot Arcade 75%
The Outfit Games On Demand 80%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Ep. 2 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Ep. 3 Arcade 75%
Wheel of Fortune Games On Demand 75%
Wheel of Fortune The Puzzle Pack Add-on 50%

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

*Titles on sale from Nordic Games are available for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

February 3rd 2015 at 9:00 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 145 comments

February 2nd 2015, 10:41 pm PT

Celebrate the Launch of Evolve with Major Nelson and Microsoft at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif.

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateIn celebration of the Evolve Xbox One game launch, Microsoft at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa will transform into an Evolve-themed atmosphere on Monday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. with special guests and exciting activities for gamers. Lucky fans can join me and get the chance to meet the Evolve developers from Turtle Rock Studios, participate in a Q&A and get exclusive Evolve artwork posters and swag signed too.

The Microsoft store’s exclusive event will kick-off at 9 p.m. with early gameplay, including prizes and other giveaways. At 12:01 a.m., customers can pick up their pre-ordered game and continue the gameplay at home.

The first 150 fans who pick up their copy of Evolve for Xbox One at Microsoft at South Coast will have the chance to receive an exclusive Evolve gift bag. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders the game at a Microsoft store or via Microsoftstore.com will receive a $10 Microsoft store gift card.

This Facebook event page has all the details of the launch event. Other event highlights include:

• Tons of giveaways that will be available via in-store raffle including an Xbox One, Xbox Live cards, Xbox Music cards and Xbox One controllers.

• Customers will be able to enjoy free swag and a gift-with-purchase including exclusive Evolve artwork poster, controller pouch and LED glasses.

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you gamers there on Monday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m. at Microsoft at South Coast Plaza (3333 Bristol Street, Suite 1249 Costa Mesa, CA 92626).

February 2nd 2015 at 10:41 pm | Events, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 7 comments

February 2nd 2015, 10:00 am PT

REMINDER: Battlefield Hardline Open Beta Announcement and Live Stream

EA and Visceral Games are hosting an open multiplayer beta for Battlefield Hardline from February 3 to February 8 and I will be joining the developers in game while live streaming all of the action.

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The open beta will be available to players around the world on a variety of platforms including the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and will feature three different maps and modes highlighting this all-new cops vs. criminals Battlefield multiplayer experience. For more information about the open beta, check out the official announcement here.

The stream is scheduled for Tuesday, February 3rd at 3p ET/12p PT and will be streamed live here.

Battlefield Hardline will be available starting March 17 and players can pre-order Battlefield Hardline now by visiting the official Battlefield website. And if you have EA Access, you will be able to play the game first – Battlefield Hardline will be available starting March 12 (five days prior to its official release date) for EA Accesss members, only on Xbox One.

February 2nd 2015 at 10:00 am | Streaming, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 45 comments

January 30th 2015, 2:30 pm PT

Life is Strange now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Game Description: Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.

Purchase Life is Strange Episode 1 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store or grab the complete season and get all of the episodes as they are released.

Life is Strange is also available on Xbox 360 and can be purchased here.

January 30th 2015 at 2:30 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 54 comments

January 30th 2015, 1:39 pm PT

Unmechanical: Extended now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Unmechanical: Extended is a platformer/puzzle game with a brand new “Extended” story episode that contains even more puzzles and mysteries to solve. The story starts when you are abducted into a secret underground world full of fantastic machinery. Flying freely through the strange world, you have to solve a wide variety of puzzles and mysteries.

Purchase Unmechanical: Extended from the Xbox Games Store

January 30th 2015 at 1:39 pm | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 19 comments

January 30th 2015, 9:00 am PT

#IDARB now available for Xbox One

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Game Description: Built with the input of thousands of crazed internet gamers, #IDARB (an acronym for “It Draws a Red Box”) is a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping future arena ball game. Create characters, teams, team logos, tournaments, even your theme music, in this highly customizable experience complete with disruptive “hashbombs” which dynamically change the game itself via Twitch and Twitter! IDARB supports up to 8 simultaneous local players, and up to 4 vs. 4, head-to-head online matches.

#IDARB is currently available for FREE for Xbox Live Gold members as the February Games With Gold featured game for the Xbox One.

Purchase #IDARB from the Xbox Games Store

January 30th 2015 at 9:00 am | Deal, Marketplace, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 37 comments

January 28th 2015, 8:57 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for February 2015

For the month of February, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download #IDARB ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of February.

On Xbox 360, starting Sunday, February 1st, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th.

Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Sniper Elite V2 ($29.99 ERP) for free through February 28th.

   

Read more about February’s Games with Gold titles over at the Xbox Wire.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability. 

January 28th 2015 at 8:57 am | Deal, Free, Games with Gold, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 105 comments

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