Archive

November 13th 2014, 7:44 pm PT

Terraria is Now Available for Xbox One (+Exclusive Trailer)

TerrariaContent:Terraria
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: DIG, FIGHT, EXPLORE, BUILD! Nothing is impossible in the special edition version of this action-packed sandbox adventure! Terraria just KEEPS… GETTING… BETTER! The critically acclaimed sandbox game comes to the Xbox One platform with over 1000 new items, including 10 new ores, 4 new wood types, 31 new brick types, 12 new wing types, 29 new tinker combinations, 50 new paintings, 8 new friendly NPCs, 15 new pets, over 100 new enemies, 4 new bosses … the list goes on and on!

November 13th 2014 at 7:44 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 57 comments

November 11th 2014, 3:44 pm PT

Re-live HaloFest’s Highlights Here

To celebrate today’s launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, fans tuned into HaloFest – a livestream event broadcast on Xbox Live, Xbox.com, Twitch, YouTube and select global press sites. The three day event included the Halo: Master Chief Collection Invitational Tournament where pro players from around the world battled it out for the chance to win $50,000 and the opportunity to be the first to play the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta, set to arrive December 29.

On Monday night, HaloFest culminated with Halo fans from around the world joining Xbox and 343 Industries at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles for an unforgettable night to celebrate the past, present and future of Halo. The event world premiered the first two episodes of Halo: Nightfall and provided a first look at gameplay of the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta.

You can watch the HaloFest finale in its entirety right here, or head straight for the highlights.

Below, catch the dramatic Grand Finals of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Launch Invitational tournament between Str8 Rippin and Believe the Hype:

After the finals, we staged the first ever Halo 5: Guardians exhibition match, complete with commentary from Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez:

Thanks to everyone who tuned in last night and across the weekend. See you online soon.

November 11th 2014 at 3:44 pm | Events, Halo, Xbox One | 29 comments

November 11th 2014, 2:25 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 17 November 2014.

Xbox One

    

 

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Stick it To The Man Xbox One Game 30%
KickBeat Special Edition Xbox One Game 30%
Dive Kick Xbox One Game 30%
Castlestorm Definitive Edition Xbox One Game 30%
EA SPORTS UFC* 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.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Fallout 3 Games on Demand 67%
Fallout New Vegas Games on Demand 67%
Catherine Games on Demand 60%
Serious Sam Double D XXL Arcade 67%
Serious Sam 3: BFE Arcade 67%
Serious Sam 3: BFE – Jewel of the Nile  Add-on 67%
Foul Play Arcade 67%
Pool Nation Arcade 67%
How To Survive Arcade 67%

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

November 11th 2014 at 2:25 pm | Arcade, Deal, Game Add-on, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 69 comments

November 11th 2014, 11:40 am PT

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015Content:Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: KONAMI returns to the football field with PES 2015 with a return to core PES values. Thanks to the incredible FOX Engine, PES 2015 delivers stunning visuals and animation where the world’s greatest players move and play just their real-life counterparts, while PES ID ensures that the whole team matches their famed playing style. Every gameplay element has been retooled for a more responsive experience, while new shooting and goalkeeper systems ensure the heart-in-mouth feeling that comes with a top-level game is faithfully recreated. Close control, tackling, and the balance of play also perfectly reflect that of real football. Similarly, players can now use the new myClub system to develop an all-conquering side, building from humble beginnings to create a world-class XI. With all-new multi-player modes, real-life managers pacing the touchlines and new live data, PES 2015 does its talking on the pitch.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox Live region.

November 11th 2014 at 11:40 am | Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 12 comments

November 11th 2014, 11:25 am PT

Shape Up is Now Available for Xbox One

Shape UpContent:Shape Up
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: No time to go to the gym? Tired of repeating the same boring workout routine? SHAPE UP is the game that proves when you have fun, you get a better workout because you want to push harder, faster, longer! Unexpected Workouts SHAPE UP transforms exercises into surprising arcade challenges that turn the chore of working out into a GAME! Lift an elephant, run on the top of a moving train or squat your way to the moon; your heart will be pumping and your muscles will be burning – but you will be having fun. Face Off Against Others With SHAPE UP, you can record your best workout and then try to beat and improve your score. Need competition to stay motivated? Try challenging your friends by sending your best performance or go head-to-head with surprising opponents! Quick Fix or Serious Workout Choose your training pace! Compete in unique and entertaining 90 second challenges for a fast burn or select a 4-week Training Quest in cardio or muscle-building to really get involved. Go for points over reps and face surprising bosses to level up!

November 11th 2014 at 11:25 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 21 comments

November 11th 2014, 12:10 am PT

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is Now Available for Xbox One

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Content: LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

There are 2 versions of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham available – the standard edition and the Deluxe Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

 

  • Xbox One LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Deluxe Edition, available starting today for $74.99 includes the standard game plus the Season Pass. The Season Pass will include six DLC packs each with a unique themed mission level with story and free play modes. Players will be able to unlock a total of over 40 characters, vehicles, achievements and more.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox Live region.

November 11th 2014 at 12:10 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 16 comments

November 11th 2014, 12:01 am PT

Assassin’s Creed Unity is Now Available for Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Unity

Game Description: Assassin’s Creed Unity is an action/adventure game set in the city of Paris during one of its darkest hours, the French Revolution. Take ownership of the story by customising Arno’s equipement to make the experience unique to you, both visually and mechanically. In addition to an epic single-player experience, Assassin’s Creed Unity delivers the excitement of playing with up to three friends through online cooperative gameplay in specific missions. Throughout the game, take part in one of the most pivotal moments of French history in a compelling storyline and a breath-taking playground that brought you the city of lights of today.

There are 2 versions of Assassin’s Creed Unity available – the standard edition and the Gold Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is also available for Xbox 360 today. Check price and availability in your Xbox Live region.

November 11th 2014 at 12:01 am | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 38 comments

November 7th 2014, 9:00 pm PT

Xbox One November System Update: New Personalization and TV Features

Our system updates have been an important part of the Xbox One experience in 2014. We have released over a hundreds new features to Xbox One and Xbox One SmartGlass through 10 consecutive system updates within the first year, including a low battery indicator, the ability to initiate game downloads from a remote location, turn off notifications during video playback, external storage, and many more.

Today, we’re excited to begin rolling out the Xbox One November System Update, the last major system update of the year. Although we will not be putting out an update in December, we remain committed to continually improving Xbox One and will share more details early next year on what we have planned for 2015. In the meantime, we’d like to thank you for all your feedback – please keep it coming!

This month, we’re bringing you new ways to watch TV, personalize your Xbox One and interact with the Xbox Live gaming community We’ve got the full breakdown of features listed for you right here.

  • Show Who You Are – We’re including some of the top fan requested features this month. Among them is the ability to customize the background on your Xbox One, show off your top achievements and share game clips in new ways.
    • Custom Backgrounds – For the first time, each account on your Xbox One can have a customized background. You can choose a custom color as a theme or achievement art as your background image and those will show on any Xbox One that you Sign In on with your account. Additionally, you can use the Media Player app to pick any JPG or PNG image off of a USB attached drive or a home media server that supports DLNA. While viewing a picture/photo in full screen mode, press the Menu button and choose “Set as background” – your custom image is stored locally on that Xbox One console.
    • 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 – For the first time, you can discover new shows and see what people are saying about them in real-time with new Live TV and Twitter integration.
    • Live TV Trending – Xbox One owners in the U.S., Canada and the UK, will see a new “Trending” tab 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 on Xbox trending list is updated by the minute, so you can easily discover shows that are popular with other viewers.
    • Twitter TV Trending – Additionally, if you are in the U.S., you’ll see what Live TV is trending based on the highest number of tweets. The Trending tab in OneGuide is updated to display Live TV on Twitter first and Live TV on Xbox trending second. You can tune to a specific show from either trending list by pressing the A button.
    • Tweets in MiniGuide – Also, initially available in the U.S., you will 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’re introducing cool new features for SmartGlass and Store as well:
    • Xbox One Store improvements – The Store pages on Xbox One have been improved to enable you to more quickly browse and find content. The navigation buttons are 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.
  • Other Fan Requested Features:
    • 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.
    • IE 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 (denoted by an asterisk (*) in the upper right corner) until you launch them or seven days have passed since the site was added to the Featured list.
    • Restart now – If you want to restart your Xbox One console without getting out of your chair, you can now do it by going to “Power & startup” and choosing “Restart now.”

 

 

November 7th 2014 at 9:00 pm | System Update, Xbox One | 176 comments

November 7th 2014, 4:00 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

No rest for your wallet this week, as the following Xbox One titles arrived to vie for your attention over the past 7 days:

    

Here’s what’s new on the Xbox 360 Marketplace:

    

Far Cry 4 and WWE 2K15 are also now available for digital pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One.

Up next week: Oh my, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Assassin’s Creed Unity. Get ready!

November 7th 2014 at 4:00 pm | Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 26 comments

November 5th 2014, 12:00 pm PT

Microsoft Stores Celebrate the Launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection + Grand Opening Meetup in Syracuse, NY

Your Halo journey begins next week, and Microsoft stores are planning a celebration. Most of the nation’s 106 locations will begin Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch festivities on Monday, November 10  at 10 p.m. local time.

Attendees will be able try out the game with fellow Master Chief fans while they wait, and enjoy free food and prize raffles. Be one of the first 150 to pick up your copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection to score an exclusive Halo t-shirt and Microsoft canteen. You can also catch everything from the HaloFest Premiere Event, which will be streamed to your local Microsoft Store so you won’t miss the reveal of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta or the debut of Halo: Nightfall.

What’s more, the Bellevue Square Mall Microsoft Store in Bellevue, WA, will host a special premiere event, which will have Master Chief available for photo opportunities. The Halo: The Master Chief Collection will come to life through a museum-like experience with Halo props from the archives and replica pieces on display throughout the store. There will be lots of great raffle prizes and giveaways too! We’re also hosting an event in the Austin Microsoft Store which will include special appearances from members of the 405th , in full Spartan Armor, 343 developers, and Halo level design master Max Hoberman.

Nine other Microsoft stores locations will also host Halo: The Master Chief Collection events featuring a Live DJ along with free and early game play, great prizes and much more! Bridgewater Commons (Bridgewater, NJ), Burlington Mall (Burlington, MA) Fashion Show (Las Vegas, NV), Oak Park Mall (Overland Park, KS), Pioneer Place (Portland, OR), Plaza Las Americas (San Juan, PR), Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, AZ), University Village (Seattle, WA), and Westfield San Francisco Centre (San Francisco, CA).

Microsoft stores will keep the celebration going, all 106 Microsoft Stores will host daily Halo happy hours from 4-6 p.m. beginning Tuesday, November 11 through Friday, November 14 featuring free gameplay and swag giveaways.

RFL3933

Later in the week, I will personally be opening the Microsoft Store at Destiny USA in Syracuse, New York on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Then at 7pm that evening, I’ll be hosting a special fan meetup, where we’ll be raffling off a special Halo collectables package, as well as an Xbox One and other prizes.

This Facebook event page has all the details of the launch events, including exclusive grand opening day deals and giveaways.

If you pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection before Nov. 10, you will receive special offers including:

  • A $10 gift card for Microsoft Stores or $10 to spend in the Xbox Store if you order on MicrosoftStore.com.
  • Microsoft Exclusive Boom Skull that unlocks 2x Explosion physics
  • “My Other Car is a Warthog” throwback license plate frame
  • Master Chief window decal
  • If you are an Xbox Live Rewards member, you get an additional $5, which is $15 or 15,000 points total, toward the Xbox Store.
  • If you haven’t upgraded to an Xbox One console yet, there is also a limited-time promotion for $50 off any Xbox One. That is in addition to Microsoft Stores’ competitive trade-in offers of up to $100 toward an Xbox One.

Full FAQs here: http://msft.it/DESFAQ

November 5th 2014 at 12:00 pm | Events, Halo, Pre-order, Xbox One | 88 comments

November 5th 2014, 9:57 am PT

Magic 2015 is Now Available for Xbox One

Magic 2015Content:Magic 2015
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015—Duels of the Planeswalkers! Explore the rich storyline of Magic 2015 and sharpen your game. Magic 2015 is the best way to learn to play Magic: The Gathering. A detailed tutorial makes it easy to get started. Deck building functionality allows you to open virtual booster packs of Magic cards to build decks and battle in single- and multi-player modes. Hours of gameplay as you travel across five different fantastic planes, battle incredible creatures, and save the Multiverse from a terrible fate.








November 5th 2014 at 9:57 am | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 21 comments

November 5th 2014, 6:01 am PT

Hundreds of New Features Delivered in Xbox One’s First Year

Later this month marks the one year anniversary of Xbox One. As we look back on the year, one of the best marks of progress for Xbox One has been our commitment to delivering continuous innovation. When Xbox One launched, we said we were deeply committed to our fans and our ongoing service updates have delivered hundreds of new features throughout the year. In fact, we launched a new website, Xbox Feedback, to enable us to hear from you directly and let you vote for your favorite ideas. We received thousands of new feature recommendations and more than three quarters of a million votes this past year, and your feedback played a huge role in shaping new experiences on Xbox One. Keep them coming!

backgrounds

Here are some of the most popular new features added this past year, but also check out a recap of the full list of previously announced new features below. You may find a few surprises to help you make the most of your Xbox One. And rest assured, our commitment to continuous innovation remains strong.

Customization

  • Custom backgrounds. The #1 fan-requested feature, 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, like personalized images from the media browser app.
  • Take system updates when you want. Take system updates as soon as they’re available if you prefer. When the system update is made available, you’ll find the option under Settings, then select System update.

New Friends, Activities and Achievements

  • New Friends section. See at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with your 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.
  • Activity feed updates. We added new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface changed to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We added 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 are also notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each person gets 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.
  • A New 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 shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
  • Snap updates. We updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things you wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Achievements, 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 brings 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.

Second Screen and Accessories

  • Mobile purchase. 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. And, you can also get Games with Gold and Deals with Gold on SmartGlass, so you can download free games wherever you are to your console.
  • Battery power indicator. We brought back the battery power indicator so that you can see right on the home screen how much juice is left in your controller’s battery. You will also get an on-screen notification when your controller battery is getting low.

System and Game Updates

  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, this option is under system settings. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.
  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You can easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.

More Ways to Experience Entertainment

  • Boot to TV. You can set your console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
  • Media Player, DLNA, and MKV support (and more!). A newly added Media Player app supports DLNA streaming so you can 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 can playback tons of files – including MKV – stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
  • Xbox One Digital TV Tuner and Steam TV to SmartGlass. This USB-attached TV Tuner, available in UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, enables you to watch TV on Xbox One, and pause Live TV for up to 30 minutes. If you have an Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you can stream TV across your home network to your smartphone or tablet using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play, rewind and change channels, without interrupting gameplay.
  • TV Discovery Made More Social. New features were introduced for social discovery on TV, including Live TV Trending, Twitter TV Trending, Xbox TV Trending, and Tweets in MiniGuide.

Audio

  • Sound mixer for apps with Snap and volume controls when using Kinect with chat. With the Sound mixer, you can control the volume levels of two apps when you’re using Snap letting you decide which app is louder. In this same section, you can control the volume levels when you’re using Kinect for chat.

Here is a more comprehensive list of the more than 100 new updates we announced details on this year, in addition to the hundreds of additional updates made behind-the-scenes to make Xbox One even better this year:

Read the rest of this article

November 5th 2014 at 6:01 am | Feedback, Xbox One, Xbox.com | 188 comments

November 4th 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, highlighted by Swery65’s D4. Discounts are valid now through 10 November 2014.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Thief Xbox One Game 33-50%
Murdered: Soul Suspect Xbox One Game 33-50%
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments Xbox One Game 33%
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die 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 %
Thief Games on Demand 55%
Murdered: Soul Suspect Games on Demand 55%
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Games on Demand 73%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Arcade 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Arcade 50%
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Games on Demand 50%
Sonic Adventure 2 Arcade 50%
Sonic & SEGA Racing Games on Demand 50%
Sonic Generations Games on Demand 50%
Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

November 4th 2014 at 8:00 am | Arcade, Deal, Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 167 comments

November 4th 2014, 7:00 am PT

Atari: Game Over Premieres November 20th, Exclusively on Xbox

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be present as a group of gaming fans, media, and one really big excavator gathered in the New Mexico desert to uncover videogame history. You may have seen that yes, ET was buried in an Alamogordo landfill. But the real story story is how thousands of Atari artifacts (or more!) ended up there in the first place.

On Thursday, November 20th, Xbox and Lightbox will present “Atari: Game Over” exclusively on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and xboxvideo.com. The documentary is free on all of these platforms, for both Gold and Silver Xbox Live members.

“Atari: Game Over” will utilize a number of interactive features on the Xbox platform, including the ability to leave comments on the film that stay on the film’s timeline so your friends can see what you said at the same point in the film. The film’s director, Zak Penn, will also leave comments. There are also numerous outtakes and behind-the-scenes clips that are accessible for viewers.

I had a chance to see an early cut of “Atari: Game Over” during this summer’s San Diego Comic-con, and I think gamers of all kinds will enjoy seeing the Golden Age of videogames from the inside, even if they weren’t alive at the time.

Here’s the official description for “Atari: Game Over” – I’ll send out a tweet when it’s available to watch later this month:

Xbox is proud to present a new documentary film “Atari: Game Over” with two-time Academy Award winning producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”) and Emmy winning producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), through their multi-platform media company, Lightbox. The film explores the fabled Atari mystery, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the legend goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. “Atari: Game Over” is directed by writer/director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”). It will air exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on November 20, 2014.

November 4th 2014 at 7:00 am | Video, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 9 comments

November 3rd 2014, 5:51 pm PT

The Wolf Among Us is Now Available for Xbox One

The Wolf Among UsContent: The Wolf Among Us
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Based on the award-winning Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham (published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint), The Wolf Among Us is a dark, often brutally violent, and mature take on the characters and creatures of fairytale and legend. A five episode series from the creators of the 2012 Game of the Year: The Walking Dead, the player will experience what it’s like to be Bigby Wolf (THE Big Bad Wolf), Sheriff of Fabletown.










November 3rd 2014 at 5:51 pm | Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 37 comments

November 2nd 2014, 9:01 pm PT

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

Content: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: 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 – 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.

November 2nd 2014 at 9:01 pm | Pre-order, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 131 comments

October 31st 2014, 1:26 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

This may have been the busiest release week of 2014… until next week. The following Xbox One titles arrived on the Xbox Games Store this week:

    

    

Here’s what’s new on the Xbox 360 store:

    

  

Dragon Age: Inquisition and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham are also now available for digital pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One.

Up next week (Sunday, actually): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

October 31st 2014 at 1:26 pm | Arcade, Marketplace, Pre-order, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Games On Demand, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One | 79 comments

October 31st 2014, 10:36 am PT

Microsoft Stores Hosting Launch Events for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Celebrate the release of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero edition and take part in special events at all 104 Microsoft Stores on Sunday (yes, Sunday), November 2nd starting at 9 p.m. local time.

Ten Microsoft stores locations will also host special Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero events and create a full military-style atmosphere in-store including:

  • “Training Course” Recruitment Pass experience: check-in at five military-themed stations and be entered to win a new Xbox One Console.
  • An Army-themed “Mess Hall”: food to sustain your late night gaming, COD branded Mountain Dew Energy drinks and Doritos sampling, a live DJ and additional giveaways.
  • Combat zone gaming stations:  be among the first to play the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

If you pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare before November 3rd, you will receive a $10 gift card for Microsoft Stores or $10 to spend in the Xbox Store if you order on MicrosoftStore.com. If you pre-order Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare online and are an Xbox Live Rewards member, you get an additional $5, which is $15 or 15,000 points total, toward the Xbox Store. If you haven’t upgraded to an Xbox One console yet, there is also a promotion for $50 off any Xbox One, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare console. That is in addition to Microsoft Stores’ competitive trade-in offers of up to $100 toward an Xbox One.

You can head to any Microsoft Store to try out the game and purchase Call of Duty: Advance warfare, but these stores have a complete experience detailed above: Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA), Oakbrook Center (Oakbrook, IL), Park Meadows (Lone Tree, CO), St. John’s Town Center (Jacksonville, FL), The Shops at La Cantera (San Antonio, TX), The Woodlands (The Woodlands, TX), University Village (Seattle, WA), Walden Galleria (Buffalo, NY), Westfield Century City (Santa Monica, CA), Yorkdale (Toronto, ON).

I’ll be at the University Village store in Seattle this Sunday starting at 9pm, so see you there…

October 31st 2014 at 10:36 am | COD, Xbox One | 8 comments

October 31st 2014, 9:00 am PT

Volgarr the Viking is Now Available for Xbox One (Free for XBL Gold)

Volgarr the VikingContent:Volgarr the Viking
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Remember when games were tough? Return to the Golden Age of arcades with an all-NEW hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking possesses all the hallmarks of the true classics – simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design – combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood. Flex your gaming muscles and step into the arena with Volgarr the Viking. We dare you.

Note:  Volgarr is currently a free download for Xbox Live Gold members as part of November’s Games with Gold.







October 31st 2014 at 9:00 am | Games with Gold, ID@Xbox, Xbox One | 45 comments

October 30th 2014, 10:27 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for November 2014

For the month of November, Xbox Live Gold members can look forward to three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Volgarr the Viking, the newest ID@Xbox game, will debut on Xbox One as a free download. For Xbox One gamers, this is a journey back to the days of yore, when times were tougher, and you really only needed a couple buttons to play a game.

 

On Xbox 360, starting Saturday, November 1st, Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise ($14.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through November 15th.

Then on November 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Red Faction: Guerrilla ($19.99 ERP) for free through November 30th

  

*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. 

October 30th 2014 at 10:27 am | Games with Gold, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 525 comments

search
Ads