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February 23rd 2015, 10:30 pm PT

DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires is the latest installment of the “Empires” series, in which you aim to conquer ancient China using both strategy and the one warrior versus one thousand tactical action the WARRIORS series is known for. The player becomes a hero from Three Kingdoms era, with the goal of unifying all of ancient China under their rule via strategy and battles! You can also import save data from Free Alliances Version into DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires!

Purchase DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires for the Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

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Twitter: @KoeiTecmoUS

February 23rd 2015, 5:55 pm PT

Celebrate the kick-off of PAX East with me at the Microsoft Store in Boston


In anticipation of one of the biggest gaming events of the year, I will be at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center on Thursday March 5 from 7-9 p.m. The Microsoft store and I will be hosting this free event with in-store gameplay and a sneak peek at games like Ori and the Blind Forest and ScreamRide along with the chance to win some great prizes. No PAX admission is necessary – this event is free and open to the public. In addition to hands-on game play, we’ll have some food and of course prizes including a pair of tickets to attend the sold out PAX East show.
The Facebook event page has complete details about the event as well. Let me know if you plan on attending. As a bonus for those of you who get there early (by 6 p.m.) The first 50 people in line will win a free digital copy of ScreamRide for Xbox One.

I hope to see you next week at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center (800 Boylston Street, Suite 27, Boston, MA 02199) at 7 p.m.

Who: The Xbox Community

What:  Ori and the Blind Forest and ScreamRide and maybe win a pair of Tickets to PAX East.

When: Thursday, March 5th from 7pm – 9pm

Where: Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center

Why: Play games, win prizes and meet  other members of the Xbox Community. Free and open to everyone.

For a full list of what Xbox will be doing at PAX East, check out our Schedule of Events. You can also find more information at the official Xbox Events website or Xbox Wire.

February 20th 2015, 9:01 am PT

Ultimate Game Sale 2015 – Weekend Bonus Offers


The Ultimate Game Sale continues with weekend bonus offers on a number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. These weekend bonus offers are valid from February 20-22.

Xbox One


Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Killer Instinct Complete Collection Xbox One Game 40% 33%
The Walking Dead: S1+S2 Bundle Xbox One Game 60% 50%
Halo: Master Chief Collection Digital Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Add-On 40% 33%

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

Xbox 360


Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Fable Anniversary  Games On Demand 50% 40%
WWE 2K15  Games On Demand 40% 33%
Naruto Storm Revolution  Games On Demand 50% 40%
F1 2014 Games On Demand 56% 45%
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen  Games On Demand 75% 67%
Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed Games On Demand 84% 75%
TMNT Danger of the Ooze Arcade 50% 40%
Tropico 5  Games On Demand 50% 40%

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

Check out the Ultimate Game Sale weekly deals here or the Ultimate Game Sale page at for more information about the sale still going on until February 23.

February 19th 2015, 9:29 pm PT

Roundabout Now Available for Xbox One

RoundaboutTitle: Roundabout
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Game Description: In Roundabout, you need to pick up passengers and drive them to their destinations. The catch: your limousine is constantly spinning in circles! To move around in Roundabout, you need to time your limousine’s movement with the constant rotation in order to curve around obstacles, buildings, and more.

Purchase Roundabout from Xbox Games Store







Product Info:
Developer: No Goblin
Publisher: No Goblin
Twitter: @RoundaboutGame

February 18th 2015, 6:00 pm PT

Xbox One March System Update: Screenshots and Suggested Friends now available in Preview

Earlier this month, we added a host of new features and improvements on Xbox One and starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program will get to check out even more new features – some of which are planned for the March system update.

Check out the list of features in the March preview update that are starting to roll out tonight:

Screenshots – While playing a game, you can now take screenshots on your Xbox One console by simply double-tapping the Xbox button on your controller to capture a screenshot and pressing Y to save the screenshot. If your Xbox One is equipped with a Kinect, you can also say “Xbox Take a Screenshot” to take and save a screenshot.

Upload App – The Upload app is being updated so that you can manage your screenshots in addition to your game clips. You can use a screenshot as your background, by viewing the screenshot in full-screen mode from the Upload app, then, press the Menu button and select Set as background.

Suggested friends – With the suggested friends feature, the Friends area in home and your friends list will help you find and add friends. Suggested friends will include people you might know, so you add more friends to game with, and top community broadcasters and clip creators, so you can get more great content in your activity feed.

Sharing your name – We’re rolling out two new ways to share your real name; with all of your friends or to everyone in the Xbox Live community. You can also continue to share your real name with select friends, or with no one, if that’s what you prefer. Gamertags are still the primary method of identifying yourself on Xbox Live, but sharing your real name helps people recognize you who might not know you by your gamertag.

Tile transparency – We continue to listen to your feedback and are adding a setting to enable you to vary the level of transparency for your background images. Go to Settings -> My Xbox -> Tile transparency.

Privacy & online safety settings – We added a new setting for sharing voice search data to create an option for users to allow collection and analysis of voice data when they use Xbox – Bing to search.

Report spam – The Messages app has an added option to allow you to notify Xbox when you receive spam. You can now select a specific message, press the A button and then select Report -> Spam to report a specific message as spam.

OneGuide for Australia – Support for OneGuide will continue in preview in Australia for free-to-air TV listings.

Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Australia – Xbox One owners in Australia with an Xbox Digital TV Tuner can now use it with the preview builds of this month’s release.

Let us know what you think of this month’s preview and stay tuned for more news on Xbox One system updates. And remember, the most effective place for your ideas, suggestions, and feedback to be seen by the teams that create Xbox products and services is at the Xbox feedback site.

February 18th 2015, 8:46 am PT

PAX East 2015 Schedule of Events

PAX East is one of the premiere gaming shows and is being held from March 6-8 in Boston, MA. Not only will Xbox have a huge presence at the show including another opportunity to play Halo 5 Guardians Arena multiplayer, I will be attending and participating in a number of events and panels.

PAX Xbox Games
Xbox Booth #5044 

Friday, March 6 – 10:00 am to 6 pm
Saturday, March 7 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 8 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

What it Takes To Build a Next-Gen Open World Game Panel

Saturday, March 7, 10:30AM – 11:30AM,  Albatross Theatre

Join CD Projekt RED, the developers behind the highly anticipated Xbox One title, The Witcher: Wild Hunt, as they discuss the challenges, opportunities, and everything else involved in building a next gen open world game. Don’t forget about the live narrated gameplay, too! Larry Hryb, aka Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, hosts.

Major Nelson Podcast Panel

Saturday, March 7, 6:00PM – 7:00PM, Condor Theatre

Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, as we record an episode of the award winning podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a studio audience. There’ll be prizes, guests and probably fun.

If I’m not involved with a panel, you might find me attending other panels, walking around the showroom floor or hanging out at the Xbox booth. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

In addition to the two PAX East panels, I will be hosting an in-store event with fans at Microsoft at The Shops at Prudential Center on March 5 from 7-9 p.m. ET. More details to come, but plan to get there early because the lines will open at 6 p.m.

For more information about the Xbox booth including a list of games being featured at the show, check out Xbox Wire or the Xbox Events site. For general information about PAX East, check out the official website.

February 17th 2015, 5:24 pm PT

Blue Estate Now Available for Xbox One

Blue EstateTitle: Blue Estate
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Game Description: The first next gen rail shooter, Blue Estate is a darkly funny on-rail shooter based on the comic books from Viktor Kalvachev. Using Kinect for Xbox One motion detection capability, Blue Estate offers previously unmatched immersion into the mafia world of Los Angeles, packed with humor, original gameplay and incredible fun. Includes a story mode, arcade mode and even 2 player local multiplayer.

*Playable with Kinect for Xbox One or with Xbox One controller.

Purchase Blue Estate for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store





Product Info:
Developer: HE SAW
Publisher: HE SAW
Twitter: @BlueEstateGame

February 17th 2015, 4:59 pm PT

Hand of Fate Now Available for Xbox One

Hand of FateTitle: Hand of Fate
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Game Description: Beyond the thirteen gates at the end of the world, the game of life and death is played. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. Hand of Fate is a hybrid roguelike/action-RPG/deck builder, in which the player builds a set of cards into a deck, which is then used to deal out the dungeon floors through which they adventure. Upon entering a combat, all of the cards the player has collected fly into their hands as fully modeled 3D assets, and combat begins.

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Product Info:
Developer: Defiant Development
Publisher: Defiant Development
Twitter: @DefiantDev