November 25th 2014, 4:01 pm PT
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
November 24th 2014, 12:00 pm PT
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.
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
November 21st 2014, 9:53 am PT
Content: 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
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)
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
Content: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.