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July 10th 2014, 9:00 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 4 Update

The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale continues – save 50-83% on the following titles through tomorrow, July 11th only.

Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Grand Theft Auto V Games on Demand 50%
Need for Speed Rivals Games on Demand 58%
Crysis 3 Games on Demand 70%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 60%
Ninja Gaiden 2 Games on Demand 83%
Bastion Arcade 75%

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

Don’t forget – a large number of titles are on sale throughout the weekend. Click here for that list. A new set of Xbox 360 games will go on sale every day through Monday, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check back here tomorrow.

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July 10th 2014, 12:20 pm PT

Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world – and from July 24-27, Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game. These are the events to attend and games to play at the show.

Panels

See some previews for upcoming games, and learn the latest scoops from some of Xbox’s most talented developers. If you’re a gamer, you won’t want to miss any of these:

Halo: Nightfall First-Look
Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF

Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director)along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production.


The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive
Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB

Join Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games’s Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel
Friday, July 25, 10:15AM – 11:15AM, Room 6BCF

Join 343 Industries’ Senior Producer, Dennis Ries, and Franchise Director, Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead, Max Hoberman, and other guests for an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation.

Digging E.T. -  Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”
Friday, July 25, 3:30PM – 4:40PM, Room 5AB

Comic-Con fans will get the first glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico.  Join Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, original Atari video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw (E.T., Yars’s Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark), two-time Academy Award winning executive producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”), Emmy winning executive producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”), Fuel CEO Mike Burns and more as they take fans behind the scenes and share an inside look into the making of this weird and wonderful film. Moderated by Larry Hyrb, Xbox’s Major Nelson.


The Xbox Booth & Lounge

Whether you’re in the convention center hanging out at the Xbox booth (booth #100) or down the street at the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), we’ve got over two dozen different games to check out. Come by to play an unparalleled line-up of games that will all be heading to Xbox One consoles later in 2014 or check out our entertainment offerings.

  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Evolve
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Fable Legends
  • Ori and The Blind Forest
  • Super Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix
  • Madden NFL 15
  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • The Evil Within
  • The Crew
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
  • Killer Instinct
  • Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Project Spark
  • Minecraft
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Project Totem
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • #IDARB
  • Fenix Rage
  • Dance Central Spotlight
  • Titanfall
  • Forza 5
  • Kinect Sports Rivals

Xbox Tournaments Powered by MLG. As the exclusive sponsor of the Comic-Con Lounge, Xbox is teaming up with Major League Gaming (MLG) to bring eSports to Comic-Con. From July 24-27, the Xbox Gaming Lounge will host a variety of walk-up-and-play tournaments for

Titanfall

,

Killer Instinct

, and

Forza Motorsport 5

. The tourneys are designed for all Comic-Con attendees, gamers, and aspiring competitors. MLG commentator Chris Puckett will provide play-by-play commentary for walk-up gamers, who will also have the opportunity to play against MLG pros and YouTube stars. Tournaments will be broadcast on the MLG apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as MLG.tv and MLG mobile apps.

Killer Instinct

tournaments will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Forza Motorsport 5 tournaments will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Titanfall tournaments will take place Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and Friday and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Xbox Gaming Lounge is located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place, Seasport Ballroon, 2nd Floor).

In addition to the events listed above, we’ve also got a few surprises in store for the show. Stay tuned for more news on SDCC.

Remember: Since the Panels and Xbox Lounge are official parts of  the Comic Con schedule, you will need a Comic Con badge to attend.

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July 9th 2014, 9:00 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 3 Update

The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale continues – save 33-77% on the following titles through tomorrow, July 10th only.
Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Games on Demand 33%
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Games on Demand 50%
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Games on Demand 75%
Red Faction: Armageddon Games on Demand 77%
Assassins Creed Liberation Arcade 50%

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

Don’t forget – a large number of titles are on sale all week long. Click here for that list. A new set of Xbox 360 games will go on sale every day this week, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check back here tomorrow.

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July 8th 2014, 9:01 pm PT

Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 2 Update

The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale continues – save 50-75% on the following titles through tomorrow, July 9th only.

Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

        

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Halo 4 Games on Demand 50%
ArcaniA Games on Demand 75%
WWE 2K14 Games on Demand 50%
Dragon Age II Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate Arcade 50%

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

Don’t forget – a large number of titles are on sale all week long. Click here for that list. A new set of Xbox 360 games will go on sale every day this week, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check back here tomorrow.

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July 8th 2014, 10:00 am PT

Project Spark Officially Launches in October

Project Spark now has a release date: while the game is currently in open beta on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, aspiring game developers can get their hands on the final version of Project Spark beginning on October 7.

At that time, we’ll also be making an Xbox One disc edition of Project Spark available at retail for $39.99 USD. The “Project Spark Starter Pack” is loaded with great content, including starter packs filled with sounds, effects, animations, and props, plus advanced creator features, offline content, and experience boosts which allow players to unlock new content that much faster.

For those of you who prefer digital download, all the content included in the disc version will be available digitally for Xbox One and Windows 8.1 on launch day.

Of course, everyone will be able to experience the creations of the over 1 million beta creators who have left their mark on the world of Project Spark, and earn Achievements while they do so. In the meantime, the beta is still ongoing, Xbox One owners can download it here, Windows 8.1 users click here.






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July 7th 2014, 5:30 pm PT

July Xbox One Update Coming Soon: Snap Achievements, Double-Tap to Snap and More

July is upon us and that means we’ll begin rolling out the next system update for Xbox One around the world in the coming days. Last month, we announced the new features coming in this update and since then, the team has been working hard to bring you a new and enhanced Snap mode for achievements, double-tap to Snap, and more voice control choices in select regions.

We’re continuing to gather your suggestions and recommendations on our dedicated channel called Xbox Feedback, so keep it coming. Thank you for taking the time to help us make Xbox the best place to play.






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July 7th 2014, 1:01 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold + Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale

For the next seven days, we’re slashing prices on some of Xbox 360′s best titles, in addition to the week’s normal Deals with Gold on the Xbox Games Store. The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale includes both Daily and Weekly Deals – and because so many games are discounted this week, we’re revealing the list a bit early – these sales won’t take effect until tomorrow, 8 July.

The following titles are on sale tomorrow only (8 July 2014). Click the links below to see local pricing and add items to your Xbox 360 download queue:

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Fable Trilogy Games on Demand 33%
King of Fighters XIII Games on Demand 75%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Games on Demand 38%
Zoo Tycoon Games on Demand 50%
Halo Spartan Assault Arcade 66%
TMNT Out Of The Shadows Arcade 66%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
*All Ultimate Games Sale deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members. 

The following discounts will be valid through 14 July 2014:

Xbox One

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Titanfall Xbox One Game 33%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass* Add-on 40%

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

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Serious Sam 3 BFE: Jewel of the Nile Arcade 66%
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Arcade 66%
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Arcade 66%
Serious Sam Double D XXL Arcade 66%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn Add-on 67%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Hearthfire Add-on 67%
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard Add-on 67%
Halo 4 War Games Map Pass Add-on 50%
WWE 2K14 Season Pass Add-on 50%
Gears of War 3 Season Pass Add-on 50%
Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass Add-on 40%
Sensible World of Soccer Arcade 66%
The Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass Add-on 50%
July Ultimate Games Sale*
Street Fighter X Tekken Games on Demand 75%
Skyrim Games on Demand 67%
Dishonored Games on Demand 67%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 33%
Portal 2 Games on Demand 67%
Child of Eden Games on Demand 67%
Silent Hill: HD Games on Demand 67%
Pac Man Museum Arcade 50%
BloodRayne Betrayal Arcade 50%
Trials Evolution Arcade 66%
Ducktales Arcade 66%
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Games on Demand 50%
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Games on Demand 67%
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 Games on Demand 50%
Trials Fusion Arcade 33%
Darksiders II Games on Demand 75%
FIFA World Cup Games on Demand 60%
Fallout 3 Games on Demand 67%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 75%
Devil May Cry 4 Games on Demand 75%
Fight Night Champion Games on Demand 75%
Deus Ex Human Revolution Games on Demand 67%
MX vs ATV Reflex Games on Demand 75%
Walking Dead 400 Days Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 4: Around Every Corner Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 3: Long Road Ahead Arcade 50%
Walking Dead Episode 2: Starved For Help Arcade 50%
Lara Croft: Guardian of Light Arcade 75%
Stuntman: Ignition Games on Demand 67%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 75%
Fallout New Vegas Games on Demand 67%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.
*All Ultimate Games Sale deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.
 

A new set of Xbox 360 games will go on sale every day this week, so be sure to follow me on Twitter and check back here tomorrow.

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July 5th 2014, 7:01 am PT

Watch the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel Today at Noon Central

Today, at RTX in Austin, 343 and Certain Affinity are presenting an exclusive look at the development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The developers will be discussing the design and vision of the project, with original Halo 2 development stories from lead Halo 2 multiplayer designer/Certain Affinity president Max Hoberman.

If you can’t join us at the Austin Convention Center today, we invite you to watch live from wherever you are on Twitch:

Watch live video from RTXlive2 on www.twitch.tv

It all starts at Noon Central Time (click here to see start time where you live)

There’s plenty more over on Halo Waypoint. Enjoy!

 

 

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