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November 25th 2014, 4:01 pm PT

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is Now Available for Xbox One & Xbox 360

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Content: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
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Game Description: Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter! Key features include: Over 50 single player levels including Adventure and Classic Arcade modes – 3D grids and over 10 battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia – 4 unique companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe – Cooperative and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes – Community and Friend Leader boards. In addition players can enjoy a unique bonus level built specifically for Xbox: “Titan Box” level – giant enemies on a cube shaped grid and exclusive background.

Purchase Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions from the Xbox Games Store

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is also available for Xbox 360. Click here for price and availability in your Xbox Live region.

November 25th 2014, 5:01 am PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold: Black Friday Edition

This week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store is significantly larger than normal, as we gear up for Black Friday. These discounts are valid now through 1 December 2014. However, these are just some of what Xbox has planned for Black Friday; we’ll be discounting even more digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles for Black Friday Weekend – look for those details in a few days. For a list of Xbox deals at retail, click over to the Xbox Black Friday site, and follow @majornelson for on-the-fly updates.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Defense Grid 2 Xbox One Game 50%
Strider Xbox One Game 50%
Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition Xbox One Game 35%
Peggle 2 Xbox One Game 60%
EA Sports UFC Xbox One Game 67%
NBA Live 15 Xbox One Game 45%
Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Angry Birds Star Wars Xbox One Game 75%
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Xbox One Game 60%
Rayman Legends Xbox One Game 50%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Xbox One Game 30%
Sniper Elite III Xbox One Game 40%
Project Spark Champions Quest Play Bundle Add-on 40%
Killer Instinct Ultra Edition Season 1 Add-on 50%
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Xbox One Game 50%
Forza Motorsport 5 Game of the Year Edition Xbox One Game 40%
Forza Motorsport 5 Car pass Add-on 25%
Warframe: 75 Platinum Add-on 33%
Warframe: 170 Platinum Add-on 33%
Warframe: 370 Platinum Add-on 33%
Warframe: 1000 Platinum + Mod Add-on 33%
Warframe: 2100 Platinum + Mod Add-on 33%
Warframe: 3210 Platinum + Mod 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.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
F1 2014 Games on Demand 33%
Strider Arcade 50%
DmC Games on Demand 67%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games on Demand 67%
Resident Evil 4 Games on Demand 67%
Bound By Flame Games on Demand 50%
Contrast Arcade 60%
Final Exam Arcade 50%
Super Time Force Arcade 40%
Slender: The Arrival Arcade 50%
Sniper Elite III Games on Demand 40%
Brothers Arcade 67%
Titanfall Season Pass Add-on 75%
Prototype 2 Games on Demand 75%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 70%
Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition Games on Demand 50%
LA Noire Games on Demand 75%
Red Dead Redemption Games on Demand 75%
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Games on Demand 33%
Trials Fusion Arcade 50%
Valiant Hearts Arcade 50%
Persona 4 Arena Games on Demand 50%
State of Decay Arcade 67%
Magic 2015 Arcade 50%
Gears of War 3 Games on Demand 75%
Gears of War 2 Games on Demand 75%
Gears of War Games on Demand 67%
RAAM’s Shadow Add-on 66%
Gears of War 3 Season Pass Add-on 75%
Lancer Complete Launch Collection Skin Add-on 66%
Launch Weapon Skin Collection Add-on 78%
Battleblock Theater Arcade 50%
Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75%
Injustice Gods Among Us Games on Demand 75%
Skyrim Games on Demand 67%
Ultra Street Fighter IV Add-on 33%
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Games on Demand 60%
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad Arcade 67%
BULLETSTORM Games on Demand 85%
Burnout Paradise Games on Demand 80%
Crysis Games on Demand 85%
Fight Night Champion Games on Demand 85%
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Games on Demand 85%
Mirror’s Edge Games on Demand 80%
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Games on Demand 85%
Skate Games on Demand 80%
Skate 2 Games on Demand 80%
Skate 3 Games on Demand 80%
Hitman Absolution Games on Demand 75%
Hitman HD Pack Games on Demand 80%
Just Cause 2 Games on Demand 67%
Borderlands Games on Demand 75%
Borderlands 2 Games on Demand 75%
SoulCalibur V Games on Demand 75%
Bully Games on Demand 75%
Midnight Club LA Games on Demand 75%
Max Payne 3 Games on Demand 75%
Max Payne 3 R* Pass Add-on 75%

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

November 24th 2014, 12:00 pm PT

Win Your Way Into The Game Awards Next Week

While you’ll be able to watch The Game Awards 2014 from the comfort of your home on December 5th (full details forthcoming), the best way to watch is in person. From the front row. The Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley certainly agrees, because he’s gifted us a cache of tickets for Xbox fans.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for a Las Vegas Microsoft Store Meetup.

On Thursday December 4th at 7pm, I’ll be hosting a special fan meetup at the Microsoft Store Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, where we’ll be gifting The Game Awards 2014 tickets to the first 100 attendees. We’ll also have Xbox One games to play, and conduct a special raffle for a pair of front row seats, Xbox One bundles, and other prizes.

What: Major Nelson’s The Game Awards 2014 Event

Where: Microsoft retail store at Fashion Show Mall

3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

When: Thursday, December 4th. Line for The Game Awards tickets will form at 5pm. Meetup activities start at 7pm.

Cost: FREE

What happens if I do not win The Game Awards 2014 ticket, may I still attend the event? Yes! We’ll be running games of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, and Forza Horizon 2, and raffling off other prizes

The Game Awards ticket raffle details (read carefully!): Begin lining up at 5 p.m. where we’ll be raffling off 100 tickets to the Game Awards 2014 show on December 5! 100 lucky winners will each win one ticket to the show. This Microsoft store event is free to the public. You must be 18 to attend The Game Awards. No exceptions – ID will be checked!

For more details, please visit http://msft.it/MajorNelsonLV. See you there!

November 21st 2014, 5:42 pm PT
November 21st 2014, 3:23 pm PT

Xbox Store Week in Review

This week is definitively, unequivocally the busiest release calendar of the year. There’s something for everyone here, folks. Maybe two somethings. The following Xbox One shipped to the Xbox One Store over the past 7 days:

    

    

    

New digital pre-orders/pre-downloads: both The Crew and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions are out next week, but can be pre-ordered and downloaded right… now.

Here’s what’s new on the Xbox 360 Marketplace this week:

    

    

Atari: Game OverAs if there are not enough GAMES out this week, how about a free movie ABOUT video games?

You can download “Atari: Game Over” for free.

November 21st 2014, 9:53 am PT

Pier Solar and the Great Architects is Now Available for Xbox One

Pier Solar and the Great ArchitectsContent: Pier Solar and the Great Architects
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Game Description: Pier Solar is an RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston’s father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father’s past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.










November 21st 2014, 6:01 am PT

Sunset Overdrive Free for Xbox Live Gold Members this Saturday

Update as of 11, November @ 7:25p ET/4:25 PT:

  • It is only working in console right now. Xbox.com still shows it as “not available.”
  • We are unlocking the standard edition of Sunset Overdrive. You will still see a purchase price for the Day One Edition and Deluxe edition.
  • The game is showing up for free in the Gold Lounge, so that’s probably the fastest to find it.
    On the Xbox One Home Screen, clicking in the lower right slot that promotes Gold discounts will show the free Sunset offer.

Free weekend is now over! But Gold members get a 15% discount on the Day One Edition & Deluxe editions of @SunsetOverdrive now through Mon, Nov 24 midnight PT (2/2)

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To celebrate the first anniversary of Xbox One’s launch, Microsoft and Insomniac Games are inviting all Xbox Live Gold members to a taste of the Awesomepocalypse.

Beginning Saturday, November 22nd at 12.01 Eastern Time, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will get to play Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours. This is the full game; players will earn achievements and be able to save how far they progress during that 24 hour span. If you decide to purchase the game at a later point, you will be able to start again right where you left off.

Sunset Overdrive’s 8-player cooperative multiplayer experience, Chaos Squad, will also be available for everyone tomorrow. Please note: Chaos Squad must be unlocked by playing a certain amount into the campaign.

After the weekend, the Insomniac Games All-Star team will showcase several new weapons that will be available soon. Tune into the Xbox Twitch channel on Monday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to see what’s on the way.

November 21st 2014, 12:00 am PT

Thomas Was Alone is Now Available for Xbox One

Thomas Was AloneContent:Thomas Was Alone
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Game Description: Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters’ journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Discover the story of the world’s first sentient AIs, and how they worked together to, well… “escape” is a strong word. “Emerge” might be better. “Emerge” has an air of importance about it, while keeping a plethora of plot twists and origin stories under wraps. We didn’t even mention the bouncing. That’d be overkill.






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