Content: Adventures Of Pip
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Game Description: Pip is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. With three different forms, evolve and devolve Pip to solve puzzles and defeat enemies; each with their own weakness and strength that must be unraveled throughout the campaign.

Purchase Adventures Of Pip for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Tic Toc Games
Publisher: Tic Toc Games
Website: Adventures Of Pip
Twitter: @TicTocGames

Clash Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Clash
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Game Description: Clash is a fast paced four player fantasy arena fighter. The main focus of the game is to defeat your friends in a couch gaming manner. Each player has 2 combat options: A magical shield block and a dash attack. There are different game modes that have different objectives for players to compete against each other. Spice things up with the adjustable gravity, attack length, score amount and a ton more adjustables!

Purchase Clash for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: FennecFox Entertainment
Publisher: FennecFox Entertainment
Website: Clash
Twitter: @FennecFoxE

Xbox At PAX Prime 2015

Hey Xbox fans, PAX Prime is next week and what makes this event so special and uniquely different than some of the other industry events is, this show is all about gaming and open to the public. For those who managed to score tickets to the event, you will get an inside look at the video game industry and have the opportunity to play games that haven’t even been released yet. Xbox has been showing off some amazing games and accessories at some of the other events we’ve been to this year, and I can’t wait to share the experience with the PAX Prime audience.


Details on where you can find me provided below:

Thursday, 27 August: ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

Microsoft campus — Building 92 (directions here)

Thursday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Pre-PAX Open House is going to be even bigger and better than last year. We’re going to have more than 50 upcoming ID@Xbox titles, including eight new announces and several first playables PLUS Halo 5: Guardians Arena Multiplayer. This free event is open to the public and PAX badges aren’t required to attend. Food and drinks will be provided. Find all of the details here.


Saturday, 29 August: Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime

Sphinx Theatre

Saturday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For almost 10 years, Major Nelson Radio has been part of PAX Prime. And this year is no different. Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, e, lollip0p, and Rubes as we record an episode of the award winning officially unofficial Xbox centric podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a you, our studio audience. Come be a part of the longest running PAX Prime Podcast.

It will be an hour of awkward audience participation, Xbox prizes, special guests, and maybe some fun.


Note: Due to local zoning laws, clowns are not permitted before, during, or after this session.

Monday, 31 August: Scalebound Gameplay Demo and Q+A

Sasquatch Theatre

Monday, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join me as I host this very special Scalebound panel. See a gameplay demo of Scalebound, the next great adventure from critically-acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and renowned Game Director Hideki Kamiya.

I’ll be joined by fellow panelists – Hideki Kamiya (Game Director), Atsushi Inaba (Executive Producer), JP Kellams (Creative Producer).

Friday, 27 August to Monday, 31 August: Visit the Xbox Booth (#412)

Xbox is bringing the greatest games lineup in Xbox history this holiday, and if you have tickets to PAX Prime, you’ll be able to play some of these amazing games before they launch.  See our games lineup below and details on how to win one of several collectible controllers and Xbox One consoles.

Xbox Booth #412

Get hands-on with Holiday’s most anticipated titles in our booth before they launch:

  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  • Cuphead
  • Xbox One Elite Controller

Windows 10 Gaming at PAX

Friday, 27 August to Monday, 31 August

We’re all thrilled about the great reception to Windows 10 so far, and many of our great PC gaming partners are at PAX this weekend – showcasing great new games, PCs, and hardware that bring Windows 10 gaming to life.  Here’s just a sampling to make sure you check out while you’re at the show:

*Alienware (booth 3617): Come to the Alienware booth to witness the latest in PC gaming on Windows 10. Experience the first playable demos on the brand new X51 desktop, and the full Alienware notebook family will be on display representing great mobile PC gaming.

*Asus (booth 6003):  Asus will be showing Windows 10 gaming systems from notebooks to custom-builds, including an ROG multiplayer Battle Arena featuring Battlefield Hardline and much more.

*Intel (booth 1242):  Intel will be showcasing the latest unlocked 6th Generation Intel Core K-Skus announced at Gamescom which delivers performance and stunning visuals.  You’ll also be able to get hands on with the new Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming on great Windows 10 gaming PCs.

*Motiga (booth 3827):  Check out Gigantic and experience the free-to-play shooter MOBA where heroes battle alongside a massive guardian. This game is equal parts action and strategy and will tests your teamwork, tactics, and timing.

*NVIDIA (booth 252): Visit NVIDIA to get hands-on with Fable Legends, running on Windows 10 and DirectX 12 and powered by a GeForce GTX 980 Ti.  NVIDIA will also be showcasing their latest DirectX 12 GPU, the GTX 950, and the latest in their eSports-favorite G-SYNC displays.

*Razer (booth 4027):  Razer will be showing their line of Windows 10 powered desktops and laptops including the Razer Blade and Blade Pro, showcasing Dying Light and Dark Souls 3.  Razer will also showcase their newest Designed by Razer PC cases.

General PAX Info


Friday, August 28 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 30 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday, August 31 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Check out the official PAX website for information about the event.

We look forward to showing off our greatest games lineup in Xbox history and seeing you starting this Thursday!

Larry Hryb @majornelson

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The Xbox One EA Sports Madden NFL 16 Bundle, featuring a 1TB hard drive, a full-game download of Madden NFL 16, and one year of EA Access is now available from Microsoft and other retailers.

With EA Access, you will be able to play Madden NFL 16 starting 20 August – nearly a full week before the game’s official release date.

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  • Xbox One Console with 1TB hard drive
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller with 3.5mm headset jack
  • Includes download code for Madden NFL 16 and Madden Ultimate Team Gold Upgrade pack
  • Chat headset, HDMI, power supply
  • One year of EA Access

Be the playmaker in Madden NFL 16, with all-new controls in the battle for air supremacy. Download and play upcoming EA games before release as an EA Access member, and get access to The Vault, a collection of great EA games that continues to grow over time. Then quickly switch back-and-forth between your games, live TV, and apps like NFL and ESPN. Jump ahead with Xbox One, the Official Game Console of the NFL.

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Content: Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Don’t Starve: Giant Edition combines the content of both the original Don’t Starve game, and the Reign of Giants expansion pack, which adds new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and other challenges to Don’t Starve.

Pre-order Don’t Starve: Giant Edition now and save 20%.

Velocity 2X Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Velocity 2X
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Game Description: Abducted by a race of hostile aliens, Lt. Kai Tana must use her quick reflexes and the teleporting power of the Quarp Jet to free her fellow prisoners and find a way home. Swapping back and forth between top-down vertical shoot ‘em up and side-scrolling action platformer, Velocity 2X blends two unique styles of fast-paced, frenetic gameplay into one incredible experience. Come back daily for exclusive new maps, complete with their own leaderboards!

Purchase Velocity 2X for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: FuturLab
Publisher: Sierra
Website: Velocity 2X
Twitter: @FuturLab

Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 3: Catch a RideTitle: Tales From The Borderlands – Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo
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Game Description: Tales from the Borderlands is a five part episodic game series set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2. This story follows two adventurers on their quest for greatness and thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs.

DO NOT purchase this content if you own the Tales from the Borderlands Season Pass. Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 1: Zer0 Sum required; sold separately.

Purchase Tales From The Borderlands – Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Purchase Tales from the Borderlands – Season Pass for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

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Product Info:
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Website: Tales from the Borderlands
Twitter: @telltalegames

SMITE Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: SMITE
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Game Description: SMITE is the online battleground of the gods. Players choose from a diverse cast of deities and use their unique powers to triumph over the opposition in 5v5 team matches. SMITE is a new take on the MOBA genre; rather than observing from above the action, the game’s third person perspective puts players into the thick of combat.

Purchase SMITE Founder’s Pack
Purchase Gems and other DLC for SMITE
Download SMITE for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Hi-Rez Studios
Publisher: Hi-Rez Studios
Website: SMITE
Twitter: @SmiteGame

With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history launching this year, there are already plenty of reasons to jump ahead to Xbox One, including Halo 5: Guardians, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza Motorsport 6, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Why not add another one?

Xbox 360 owners with Xbox Live Gold can get up to 10 free Xbox One games before the end of the calendar year. Start today by redeeming Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. Then, come back every month to add two more free games to your Xbox One game collection. When you get your Xbox One, all those games you redeemed will be waiting for you in your queue. It’s that simple.

It gets even better. When Xbox One Backward Compatibility launches in November, all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be playable on Xbox One.  This means that not only can Xbox 360 users start building their Xbox One game collections, but they can continue to play a growing number of their Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. Keep your game saves, add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore while enjoying advanced features like Game DVR and in-home streaming to Windows 10. You can also play with friends no matter which console they’re on. With over 100 titles slated to arrive at launch this fall, and hundreds more in the months to come, Xbox One is now the best place to play your Xbox 360 games.

Current Xbox One owners are also benefiting from these perks. As previously mentioned, starting in November, all future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be playable on Xbox One. That means Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will get even more free games to play each month.

Games with Gold helps you maximize the benefits of your Xbox Live Gold membership. Don’t have an Xbox One? Collect 10 free Xbox One games in preparation for the greatest games lineup in Xbox history. Already have an Xbox One? Get more free games to play each month, starting in November. More free games. No matter the console.

For more information, visit the official Games with Gold page.