Latest News

May 11th 2015, 8:00 am PT

Xbox One May System Update: Voice Messages, Party Chat Improvements and More

Thanks to your continued feedback, a new month means we get to deliver a new set of fan-requested features on Xbox One. We’re streamlining your gaming experiences even more this time around, whether you’re looking for an easier way to power up the console or connect with distant friends in real time through voice messaging.

Let’s dive into the full list of features rolling out today in the May system update:

Voice Messages – You can now send and receive voice messages from the Xbox One messages app. This is the No. 1 feature requested in the Friends and Parties area on the Xbox Feedback site > “Add audio message …”

Power On/Off from Xbox One SmartGlass – The Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android are being updated to let you power your Xbox One on and off when your devices are on the same home network as your console.

User Selectable Power Mode – We are also altering the initial setup experience on Xbox One worldwide to enable you to select your preferred power mode between Instant-on or Energy-saving mode.

Dedicated Servers for Party Chat – We will start to expand the availability of the party chat relay services beyond preview members to a broader audience as we continue to fine tune the feature and scale out the servers needed to support party chat relay services.

Fore more information on the Xbox One May System Update, read this article at Xbox Wire.

Keep the suggestions coming at Xbox Feedback, and we’ll continue to make Xbox One the best place to game.

May 8th 2015, 10:24 am PT

This Week On Xbox – Episode One

This Week On Xbox is a new show featuring a weekly recap of the latest news, game releases, and more. And if you watch it on Xbox One, it will have some interactive elements to enhance the experience. The videos will also be available on the Xbox YouTube channel and I’ll make a post each week when a new show is out. The current plan is to release a new episode every Friday.


We want to deliver something worthwhile and that you enjoy watching, so leave your comments and feedback and maybe we’ll incorporate your ideas into future shows.

Thanks for watching.

May 7th 2015, 6:44 pm PT

Slice Zombies for Kinect is Now Available for Xbox One

Slice Zombies for KinectContent: Slice Zombies for Kinect
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Slice Zombies for Kinect is the ultimate Kinect experience for your Xbox One. Well, so the zombie apocalypse is long over and there are still thousands of zombies left. So what do we do with them now? It’s easy! Step in front of your Kinect and use your hands to cut, grab and shoot zombies into little pieces.

Xbox Live Gold members get a 20% discount – offer valid until 22 May.

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

Product Info:
Developer: MADE GmbH
Publisher: MADE GmbH
Website: http://www.slicezombies.com/
Twitter: @madeapps

May 7th 2015, 6:24 pm PT

Ultratron is Now Available for Xbox One

UltratronContent: Ultratron
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Ultratron is a twin-stick arena shooter inspired by some of the best classic arcade gaming has to offer, updated and improved for the 21st century. The last human in the universe has been slain by evil killer robots. As the last remaining humanoid battle droid, you’ll be fighting through over 40 arcade levels to finally take on the four giant boss ‘bots of the apocalypse.

Xbox Live Gold members get a 15% discount – offer valid until 22 May.

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

Purchase Ultratron for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Carbon
Publisher: Curve Digital
Website: Ultratron
Twitter: @CurveDigital

May 6th 2015, 8:28 am PT

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition Now Available on Xbox One

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Game of the Year EditionContent: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Winner of over 50 “Best of 2014” Awards including Game of the Year, Best Action Game and Most Innovative Game. Experience the definitive version of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which includes The Lord of the Hunt and The Bright Lord story missions, the Trials of War challenge series plus additional Warband Missions, Runes, & Skins.

Purchase Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Monolith Productions, Inc.
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive
Website: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition
Twitter: @middleearthgame

May 4th 2015, 9:47 pm PT

This Week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 11 May 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Far Cry 4 Xbox One Game 45%
Far Cry 4 Gold Edition  Xbox One Game 40%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 33%
Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One Game 45%

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 %
Call of Duty: Black Ops Games On Demand 75%
Call of Duty 2 Games On Demand 50%
Call of Duty Classic Arcade 33%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Games On Demand 60%
Far Cry 3 Games On Demand 50%
Far Cry 4 Games On Demand 45%
Far Cry 4 Season Pass Add-On 33%
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon  Arcade 75%
Double Dragon Neon Arcade 75%
Bioshock Infinite Season Pass* Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Ep 1* Add-On 50%
Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Ep 2 (1 of 2)* Add-On 50%

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

*Valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

May 4th 2015, 9:27 pm PT

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is Now Available for Xbox One

Wolfenstein: The Old BloodContent: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a standalone prequel to the critically acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order. The adventure, which spans eight chapters and two interconnected stories, features the hallmarks of MachineGames – thrilling action, immersive story and intense first-person combat. As war hero B.J. Blazkowicz, arm yourself with new weapons such as the bolt-action rifle and grenade-launching Kampfpistole as you attempt to thwart the advancing Nazi war machine, and take advantage of duel-wielding pipes that can be used for wall climbing – or for vicious take-downs of never-before-seen Nazi adversaries.

Fore more news about the game and to watch the trailer, check out this article at Xbox Wire.

Purchase Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

 

Product Info:
Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Website: http://www.wolfenstein.com/
Twitter: @wolfenstein

May 4th 2015, 10:01 am PT

May the 4th Be With You – An Update on Star Wars Battlefront and Discounts on Star Wars Games

If you’ve followed me for any length of time then you know I am a huge fan of Star Wars. And today is the day Star Wars fans from around the galaxy (or at least planet Earth) have dubbed Star Wars day. It’s also the day EA released more information on its upcoming Star Wars title – Battlefront, including a look at the planet Sullust, one of the locations featured in the game. Read the official announcement here.

In celebration of Star Wars Day, EA is releasing two wallpapers of Sullust from Star Wars Battlefront you can download free today. Star Wars Battlefront will be available on Xbox One November 17th. We’re also celebrating Star Wars Day with discounts on a number of Star Wars games. These offers were part of last week’s Deals with Gold and today is the final day you can grab them.

May the 4th be with you.

search
Ads