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April 10th 2015, 4:24 pm PT

MNR 541: Ed Boon (MKX) and Mel Kirk (Pinball FX2)

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)

Guests:

James Pfaff (litheon)

Interview: Mel Kirk,  Zen Studios  (22:49 -33:43)

Interview: Ed Boon,  Mortal Kombat X (33:44 - 56:15)

April 10th 2015, 8:01 am PT

Xbox Store Spring Sale – Weekend Offers

The Xbox Store’s Spring Sale is still going on and includes even more deals going on this weekend. These offers are valid until 12 April while the rest of the weekly offers are valid until 13 April. You can see the Spring Sale weekly offers on my post here or over at the Xbox Store – Xbox One Deals and Xbox 360 Sales.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Kalimba Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Just Dance 2015 Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Trivial Pursuit Live! Xbox One Game 33% 25%
Guacamelee! STCE Xbox One Game 60% 50%
The Golf Club Xbox One Game 67% 60%
Risk Xbox One Game 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Peggle  Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band Blitz Arcade 60% 50%
Zeno Clash UE Arcade 75% 67%
Zuma’s Revenge! Arcade 75% 67%
Peggle Nights Content Pack Add-on 60% 50%
Dungeon Defenders Arcade 67% 60%
Just Dance 2015 Games On Demand 40% 33%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

April 9th 2015, 9:41 pm PT

Tower of Guns is Now Available for Xbox One

Tower of GunsTitle: Tower of Guns
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Tower of Guns is a first person shooter with randomized levels and enemies, power ups, bosses and tons of unlockable items and weapons for players who just want to shoot stuff, battle gigantic bosses, collect loot, and upgrade their abilities and weapons to insane levels! Features hundreds of weapons, mods, abilities and perks.

Purchase Tower of Guns for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Grip Games / Terrible Posture Games
Publisher: Grip Digital sro
Website: Tower of Guns
Twitter: @blankslatejoe

April 9th 2015, 8:00 am PT

Xbox 360 System Update for Preview Program Members – Now Supporting 2TB Hard Drives

Back in March we announced the Preview Program would expand to the Xbox 360 and work much like the Xbox One Preview Program – selected members would be able to sign-up directly from their Xbox 360 and once registered, have the opportunity to install system updates and experience the new or improved features before they release to the general audience. One of the most requested features at the Xbox Feedback website was for larger external storage for the Xbox 360.

The next update for Xbox 360 Preview Program members will allow the use of 2TB hard drives to store Xbox 360 data. If you are not part of the Preview program you will get this functionality later this year. In addition we will also no longer reserve space in advance on your hard drive.  If you are using 16GB of hard drive space for games – we will only take 16GB of space. And just like today – you will be able to use two external drives at a time.

Note: Some drives may be incompatible or have performance issues. If you already have space reserved for storing Xbox 360 data, you will need to clear the Xbox 360 storage to gain full access to the drive. If you are in the Preview program, please review the list of known issues before formatting your drive.

As a reminder, the best way to recommend changes and improvements to the Xbox One or 360 is through the Xbox Feedback website. We appreciate your feedback and continue to work on improving the Xbox experience.

April 8th 2015, 1:44 pm PT

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Announcement Trailer

Square Enix and Eidos-Montreal released a trailer today for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – coming soon.

According to developer Eidos-Montreal, the game directly follows the aftermath of the Aug Incident, a day when mechanically augmented citizens all over the world were stripped of control over their minds and bodies, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocents. The year is now 2029, and the golden era of augmentations is over. Mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Crime and acts of terror serve as a thin veil to cover up an overarching conspiracy aimed at controlling the future of mankind.

For a look back at the Deus Ex series, check out A God from the Machines: The Story of Deus Ex’s Success over at Xbox Wire.

April 8th 2015, 6:00 am PT

TV on Xbox Gets More Versatile with Over-the-Air Tuner for the U.S. and Canada

We’re excited to announce a partnership with Hauppauge, 23-year veterans in the over-the-air TV space, to deliver one of the most asked for Live TV features on Xbox Feedback to our fans in the U.S. and Canada – an over-the-air TV tuner. Support for over-the-air TV on Xbox One means access to broadcast networks available in your area, like CBS, FOX, NBC, and PBS, with no subscription cost. When paired with the recently released Sling TV, you can get all of those networks, plus ESPN, TNT, Disney Channel, Adult Swim, and more, live, on your Xbox One.

Starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program in the U.S. and Canada can get over-the-air TV by purchasing the Hauppauge WinTV-955Q (MSRP $79.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Micro Center), and an HDTV antenna. In the next few months, Xbox will be partnering with Hauppauge to release a lower cost version of this tuner, the Hauppauge TV Tuner for Xbox One, retailing for MSRP $59.99, and available to everyone in the U.S. and Canada.

We are also pleased to announce that we are expanding support for the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner to preview members in 11 more European countries starting today, adding Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The Xbox One Digital TV Tuner is already available today for those in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and will be available at retail in these 11 new countries later this year.

For more information about over-the-air TV including setup, availability and summary of features, check out this article over at Xbox Wire.

We’re pleased to be expanding our TV offerings, bringing TV tuners for over-the-air TV to a total 19 markets and helping gamers stay connected to their gameplay, even when they’re watching TV. Stay tuned for more news on entertainment and gaming coming soon!

April 7th 2015, 9:15 am PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition is Now Available for Xbox One

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold EditionTitle: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition includes the full game download, the Havoc DLC Pack for Advanced Warfare, plus the Atlas Gorge Multiplayer Map. Havoc features the all-new Exo Zombies co-op experience, four epic multiplayer maps tailor-made to unleash your exoskeleton’s power, and the versatile AE4 directed energy assault rifle and its custom variant, the Widowmaker. All for one great low price.

Purchase Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition for Xbox One from Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Publisher: Activision
Website: https://www.callofduty.com/
Twitter: @CallofDuty

April 7th 2015, 9:12 am PT

UPDATED: Say Hello to Spring with Great Deals on Xbox Games and Video

Spring is officially in the air and starting today you can save on games, movies, and TV shows with fresh deals for the entire family. The Xbox One deals offer a combined savings over $2,500 on 276 games, HD movie and TV shows while the Xbox 360 deals will fetch a combined savings over $2,600 on 294 games, HD movies and TV. And, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you can save over an additional $65 on all game offers.

To see all of the Spring Sale offers on movies and TV shows, check out the Xbox Video store. And don’t forget to check back this Friday for a look at the weekend bonus deals.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Gold Edition Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Xbox One Game 60% 50%
Kinect Sports Rival Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Tetris Ultimate Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Monopoly Plus Xbox One Game 40% 33%
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Xbox One Game 75% 67%
Boom Ball for Kinect Xbox One Game 50% 40%
Beachbody P90X for Xbox Fitness Xbox One Game 33% 25%
The Crew Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Lara Croft Temple of Osiris & SP Add-On 60% 50%
Shadow of Mordor Season Pass Add-On 60% 50%
Project Spark Champion Play Quest Add-On 60% 50%
Ryse: Son of Rome Season Pass  Add-On 50% 40%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
My Monopoly Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Gold Discount Silver Discount
Disney Fantasia:  Music Evolved  Games On Demand 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion: Interactive TV Games On Demand 50% 40%
Zoo Tycoon Games On Demand 67% 60%
The Voice Games On Demand 50% 40%
TMNT (Retail) Games On Demand 75% 67%
Kinect Sports: Season 2 Games On Demand 67% 60%
Virtua Tennis 4 Games On Demand 75% 67%
Rockstar Table Tennis Games On Demand 80% 75%
Rayman Origins Games On Demand 67% 60%
Summer Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Winter Stars Games On Demand 85% 75%
Mini Ninjas Games On Demand 75% 67%
Max: The Curse of the Brotherhood Arcade 67% 60%
Guacamelee STCE Arcade 60% 50%
Tony Hawk’s PS HD Arcade 60% 50%
Trials HD Arcade 50% 40%
Motocross Madness Arcade 50% 40%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50% 40%
Freefall Racers Arcade 75% 67%
Let’s Sing and Dance Arcade 50% 40%
Geon Arcade 75% 67%
Rock Band 3 Games On Demand 50% 40%
The Crew Season Pass  Add-On 30% 20%
Watch Dogs Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 30% 20%
Alien Isolation Season Pass Add-On 50% 40%
Rabbids Invasion Season Pass Add-On 30% 25%
P4AU Navigation Set A Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU Navigation Set B   Add-On 40% 33%
P4AU P4A Story  Add-On 40% 33%
Forza 4 VIP Add-On 67% 60%
Rock Band 3 – Ozzy Osbourne 8-Pack Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Aerosmith Greatest   Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – The Black Keys Pack 02  Add-On 50% 40%
Rock Band 3 – Pretty Hate Pack 01  Add-On 50% 40%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Spring Sale deals are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

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