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September 16th 2014, 9:07 am PT

Forza Horizon 2 is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

Forza Horizon 2 PreorderContent: Forza Horizon 2

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Game Description:XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 9/30/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM ON THE RELEASE DATE.

A world of beauty and freedom awaits in Forza Horizon 2! Explore a beautiful open world with dynamic day, night and spectacular weather effects in stunning 1080p. Drive 200+ cars in epic road trips through a massive, wide-open world of freedom. Action-packed driving gameplay rewards you for showing off your style as well as your skill. Instantly connect with friends online with no lobbies and no waiting.

Note: There are 3 versions of Forza Horizon 2 available for pre-order – the Day One Edition, the Day One Deluxe Edition and the Day One Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Edition - This edition includes the full game of Forza Horizon 2, along with the Day One Car Pack. The Day One car Pack features three amazing cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Deluxe Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, and VIP membership. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack (2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition.
  • Forza Horizon 2 Day One Ultimate Edition - This edition includes the full version of Forza Horizon 2, the Day One Car Pack, VIP membership, and the Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass. The Day One car Pack features three cars: the 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG. VIP membership gets you access to exclusive benefits in Forza Horizon 2, including the five-car VIP Car pack(2012 Lamborghini Urus, 2014 Tesla Model S, 1967 Ferrari 330 P4, 1949 Mercury Coupe, and the 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO), 2x player reward acceleration, access to exclusive multiplayer events, in-game gifts from the Forza community team, and special in-game recognition. The Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass gets you access to six monthly pack add-ons (5 cars each). Plus, Car Pass owners will receive an exclusive bonus car for free, the 2010 Noble M600. That’s 31 cars to collect, race, and customize in Forza Horizon 2!
September 16th 2014, 6:00 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 22 September 2014.

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Valiant Hearts Xbox One Game 33%
Killer Instinct Season 1 Retro Costume Pack Add-on 50%
Battlefield 4 Engineer Shortcut Kit* Add-on 33%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Valiant Hearts Arcade 50%
Eternal Sonata Games on Demand 67%
Tales of Vesperia Games on Demand 67%
Pac Man & the Ghostly Adventures Games on Demand 75%
Soul Calibur II HD Online Arcade 67%
Metro Last Light Games on Demand 67%
Metro 2033 Games on Demand 75%
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition Le Chuck’s Revenge Arcade 75%
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Arcade 75%
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Games on Demand 50%
Disney Universe Neverland level pack Add-on 80%
Battlefield 4 Engineer Shortcut Kit* Add-on 33%

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

 

September 15th 2014, 6:00 am PT

Minecraft Joining Microsoft

Today, Microsoft and Mojang shared that Mojang is joining Microsoft. Phil Spencer shares more details in this video:

For more on Minecraft joining Microsoft, including answers to some questions you may have, click over to Xbox Wire.

September 12th 2014, 8:08 am PT

New Xbox 360 Bundles for the 2014 Holiday Season

xbox 360 bundles

Today we are announcing the Xbox 360 Holiday Value Bundles that will be available next week at retailers around the world. There are a number of options; here are the details:

Xbox 360 500 GB Holiday Value Bundle

This Xbox 360 500 GB bundle includes copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. You also get one month of Xbox Live Gold access for new low price of $249 US.

Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle

If you decide to pick up the above bundle at Walmart in the US, there’s a special version for you: The Xbox 360 Special Edition Blue Bundle includes an arctic blue console and controller and includes everything mentioned in the bundle above, and also retails for $249.

Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle

The 4GB Kinect Bundle showcases three games – Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and Forza Horizon – along with one month of Xbox Live Gold access. This bundle also starts at $249, and will be available at Target in the US.

These Xbox 360 bundles begin shipping out to retailers on September 16. Visit your local retailer or head to our online retail portal to pick one up for yourself.

September 10th 2014, 2:32 pm PT

FIFA 15 is Now Available for Digital Preorder on Xbox One

NHL 15Content: FIFA 15

Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 9/23/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PDT / 3:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console.

FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds chanting and cheering like on match day, and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. For the first time ever, all 22 players on the pitch are connected with Emotional Intelligence – now players will react to opponents and teammates within the context, and relative to the narrative of the match. Next Generation Visuals put fans on Living Pitches with grass that wears and tears as the match progresses. Authentic Player Visuals make players lean, athletic, and true to their real-life appearance. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of player movement, gives athletes more control and personality on the ball, and makes Man-to-Man Battles more rewarding than ever before. Receive 1 FUT gold pack per week, for 15 weeks To get 10% off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release date, you’ll need to sign up for EA Access before you pre-purchase FIFA 15.

Note: There are two versions of FIFA 15 available for pre-order on Xbox One – the FIFA 15 Pre-order Edition and the Xbox One FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Edition. Click each link for more details or see below.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

September 9th 2014, 6:01 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 15 September 2014.

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Worms Battleground Xbox One Game 40%
Watch_Dogs 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

  

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

September 9th 2014, 12:02 am PT

Destiny Now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

DestinyContent: Destiny

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Game Description: Destiny is a next generation first person shooter featuring an unprecedented combination of cinematic storytelling, cooperative, competitive, and public gameplay, and personal activities that are woven into an expansive, persistent online world. Venture out alone or join up with friends. The choice is yours. Personalize and upgrade every aspect of how you look and fight with a nearly limitless combination of armor, weapons, and visual customizations. Take your upgraded character into every mode, including campaign, cooperative, social, public, and competitive multiplayer. Explore the ancient ruins of our solar system, from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus. Earn and wield incredible weapons and powers to defeat your enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Become Legend.

Note: There are two versions of Destiny available – the standard edition of Destiny and the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition. Click each link for more details.

Destiny is also available for Xbox 360 – check price and availability in your Xbox Live region here.

September 9th 2014, 12:01 am PT

NHL 15 Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

NHL 15Content: NHL 15

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Game Description: Built to harness the power of the next generation console – NHL® 15 brings to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before. Every player is affected by real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. NHL 15 welcomes Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providing insight through revolutionary real life visuals all presented in an authentic NBC Sports Broadcast Package. This is the next generation of Hockey. To get 10% off your purchase and an exclusive trial five days before the release date, you’ll need to sign up for EA Access before you pre-purchase NHL 15.

Note: There are two versions of NHL available – the Standard Edition of NHL 15 and the NHL 15 Ultimate Edition. Click each link for more details.

NHL 15 is also available for Xbox 360. Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

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