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May 14th 2015, 5:35 pm PT

NERO is Now Available for Xbox One

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Game Description: NERO is a first person adventure game based on puzzle solving and exploration. NERO is a wonderful journey in a magic world where a kid is the key to all locks and the nights aren’t as frightening as you think. Play the role of this kid, followed by a mysterious black-clothed companion, discovering the truth behind this epic journey.

Purchase NERO for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Storm in a Teacup
Publisher: Storm in a Teacup
Website: NERO
Twitter: @stcware

May 14th 2015, 1:58 pm PT

Live Stream – Previewing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches 19 May and I have the opportunity to team up with Jeff Rubenstein and stream the game tomorrow.

The stream is scheduled for Friday, 15 May at 3p ET/12n PT and will be streamed live on the Xbox Twitch channel (or watch it below once it goes live).

Watch the stream for a chance to win a code that will unlock the game when it is officially released. And be sure to stick around for the end of the stream where I talk about how one lucky winner is going to win The Witcher: Wild Hunt Collector’s Edition I autographed in this unboxing video I did back in March.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One. For more information about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, check out the official site here.

May 14th 2015, 10:00 am PT

Xbox App Now Available In Preview On Windows 10 For Phones

Today, the Xbox app is available with the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build (build #10080) for phones. Once you’re on the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build on your phone, go to the Store Beta to download and check out an early preview version of the Xbox app. We’re excited to move toward bringing your favorite Xbox on Windows features to Windows 10 for phones.

With today’s version of the Xbox app on Windows 10 for phones, you can access your activity feed, achievements, friends list, activity alerts, messages, watch Game DVR clips, and connect to your Xbox One.  Over the coming weeks, we’ll update and add more Xbox features to the preview including OneGuide integration, Live TV Streaming, Game Hubs, and more. So stay tuned!

To join the Windows 10 Insider program, go here to sign up, then download the Windows Insider app to your Lumia phone, choose either a fast or slow ring and get the updates. For more information, check out Gabe Aul’s post on the Windows Blog.

May 14th 2015, 9:27 am PT

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is Now Available for Digital Pre-order and Pre-download on Xbox One


PAYDAY is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter where you rob banks and get paid. The Crimewave edition includes an enhanced graphic engine. Up to four friends co-operate on the hits and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. The pre-order edition includes the pre-order lootbag content, adding new gear, masks and money to your game.

Pre-order the game now and save 25% – offer valid for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

May 14th 2015, 9:00 am PT

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Release Date Announcement Trailer

Ubisoft just released a trailer for Rainbow Six Siege announcing the game will hit stores 13 October.

Selecting one of 20 Operators will be an important choice for all Rainbow Six Siege players. Will you focus on jamming the opposing squad’s communications? Or will you favor the ever-reliable bulletproof barricade? Will a ranged breach launcher be more useful to you than a sledgehammer? Every choice contributes to your team in different ways, and you can discover the possibilities when Rainbow Six Siege hits stores on October 13, 2015.

Catch all the latest news on this game and more at Xbox Wire.

May 14th 2015, 7:00 am PT

Xbox at E3 2015

Today, we announced the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing will take place Monday, June 15, beginning at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT. You can watch the live stream of the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on, via the Xbox Live Events Player, on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles and on Windows Phone globally. You can also watch the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing during “Xbox: Game On” on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada at 12:30p ET/9:30a PT.

I’m happy to report we’re also bringing back Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 – our live show that covers everything Xbox happening at E3.

Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3

Who: Hosted by me and Graeme Boyd, Xbox Live’s Acey Bongos. Includes guest stars and industry elites, including Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and guests from 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, Crystal Dynamics, and others.

What: A one hour show featuring breaking news, exclusive announcements, trailer reveals, game demos, and interviews with game creators.

When: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7p ET/4p PT – 8p ET/5p PT.

Where: The show will be streamed live on Xbox One, both on your desktop and mobile, and Xbox 360. Each show will also have interactive experiences created just for fans watching live on Xbox One.

And finally, if you’re in the LA-area, we have something even bigger for you – Xbox FanFest: E3 2015.

Xbox FanFest: E3 2015

Xbox will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind ticket for E3 week, the gaming industry’s biggest showcase.  The Xbox FanFest Ticket will include:

  • Entry into the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing on Monday, June 15th, 9:30 am PT, at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.
  • Invite to the exclusive Xbox FanFest Party, Monday afternoon, June 15th, where fans will get to play the best exclusives and biggest blockbuster games this holiday and beyond.
  • VIP access to the Xbox esports Celebrity Challenge & Twitch Party sponsored by Xbox.
  • Meet-and-greet with some of the industry’s top developers, leaders and influencers.
  • Even more surprise events during the week.

When is Xbox FanFest?

Sunday, June 14th through Thursday, June 18th.

Where Do I Get Tickets?

Exact time and place to be announced soon

How Many Tickets Will Be Available?

500 tickets

What Are the Details?

Tickets will be first-come, first-serve.

You must be 21+ years of age.

You must have an Xbox Live gamertag.

One ticket; one person – tickets are non-transferable and cannot be resold.

You’ll have to fill out a liability waiver form.

Okay, I’m in! What do I need to do?

Be 21+ years of age.

Be in LA the weekend before E3.

Get ready to see the greatest games lineup in Xbox history.

Head on over to the Xbox E3 Online Experience for complete information, as well as the Xbox FanFest: E3 201 rules and regulations. And stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest updates and news on E3!


May 12th 2015, 5:17 pm PT

Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is Now Available for Xbox One

Schrödinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost QuarkContent: Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
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Game Description: Schrödinger’s Cat is a fun, frantic, wacky and colourful puzzle-laden platform game, set in a unique and quirky quantum physics world. There’s chaos at the Particle Zoo! What used to be a cheery theme-park environment is now overrun with hungry leptons, sticky-fingered gluons and massive, stubborn bosons. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services? Schrödinger’s Cat, of course!

Purchase Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Italic Pig and Team17 Digital Ltd
Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd
Website: Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
Twitter: @italicpig

May 12th 2015, 5:01 pm PT

Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition is Now Available for Xbox One

Lifeless Planet: Premier EditionContent: Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition
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Game Description: Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures. After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.

Xbox Live Gold members save 20% when they purchase Lifeless Planet (for a limited time only).

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

Purchase Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Stage 2 Studios
Publisher: Stage 2 Studios
Website: Lifeless Planet
Twitter: @LifelessPlanet