For the month of February, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of February. Project Cars Digital Edition ($29.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from February 16th to March 15th.

  

On Xbox 360, starting Wednesday, February 1st, Monkey Island 2: SE ($9.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through February 15th. Then on February 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Star Wars: The Force Unleashed ($19.99 ERP) for free through February 28th.

  

Read more about February Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

 

Content: RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
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Game Description: Resident Evil 7 biohazard sets a new course for the Resident Evil series as it leverages its roots and opens the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. Set within a sinister plantation in Dulvey, Louisiana the game takes place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6.

Purchase RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard Deluxe Edition for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Website: RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard
Twitter: @RE_Games

Content: Moto Racer 4
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Game Description: In a world where freestyle and risk-taking dominate, impose your riding style all around the world. Impress your opponents and win races with class! Moto Racer 4 is racing game you can play on asphalt or dirt in single or multiplayer mode (up to ten players). Master drifting, wheelies, sharp turns and other techniques to earn a place on the podium!

Purchase Moto Racer 4 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Artefacts Studios
Publisher: Microïds
Website: Moto Racer 4
Twitter: @Artefacts_Stud / @Microids_off

Content: Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until 12:01 AM EST on the release date (2/3/2017).

Enter the world of PIXEL HEROES and prepare yourself for a thrilling RPG/Roguelike experience like you have never seen before! Explore a randomized world full of hilarious events, deadly dungeons and the weirdest NPCs you will ever meet in a game!

🎮 Larry Hryb 🎙️ @majornelson

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Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 30 January 2017.

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Battlefield 1 Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Titanfall 2 Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle Xbox One Game 50% DWG
STAR WARS Battlefront Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – Trilogy Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Kerbal Space Program Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Trackmania Turbo Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Trials of the Blood Dragon Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 25% DWG
Roblox – 800 ROBUX Add-On 10% DWG
Kinect Triple Bundle: Beats & Booms & Squids Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Spy Chameleon Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Ghostbusters Xbox One Game 60% DWG
FRU* Xbox One Game 30% Spotlight
Watch Dogs 2* Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Watch Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight

*These offers are valid for all Xbox Live members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Generations Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic & Knuckles Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic & SEGA Racing Games On Demand 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic & SEGA Racing – Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic & SEGA Racing – Unlock All Characters & Tracks Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Adventure Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Adventure – DX Upgrade Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Adventure 2 Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Mode DLC Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic CD Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Free Riders Games On Demand 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic the Fighters Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic The Hedgehog Arcade 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed Games On Demand 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Empire City & Adabat Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Spagonia Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Mazuri Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Holoska Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Apotos & Shamar Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
Sonic Unleashed – Chun-nan Adventure Pack Add-On 50% Publisher Sale
DarkStar One* Games On Demand 80% DWG
Blood Knights* Arcade 75% DWG
Alien Spidy* Arcade 75% DWG
Foul Play* Arcade 75% DWG
Alien Spidy – Between a Rock and a Hard Place* Arcade 50% DWG
Alien Spidy – Easy Breezy* Add-On 50% DWG
Age of Booty* Arcade 40% DWG
FLOCK!* Arcade 60% DWG
Bionic Commando* Games On Demand 80% DWG
Bionic Commando: Rearmed* Arcade 75% DWG

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. 

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The Hosts
Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson Host Xbox Live Twitter
Interviews
Mike Ybarra
Scott Henson
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Screenshots

Today, we’re beginning to ship the first wave of Xbox One features for the Creators Update to the Xbox Insider Program members. As Mike Ybarra shared last week, the Creators Update is packed full of new features for gamers who play on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs – in fact, we’re targeting hundreds of improvements across the board, noticeable by gamers and under the hood. Today’s update will start rolling out to a small subset of gamers, with the rest of the Xbox Insider Program receiving these features in the coming weeks.

For gamers, the Creators Update is about performance, people, competition and streaming – getting you to the things you care about most as quickly as possible. Today, that will mean a faster Xbox One experience than ever before, connecting you with the applications, games, and of course, friends, that you enjoy most. Check out the updated Home and learn how the newly-designed Guide works and is meant to simplify your experience. There’s lots more, too. As part of our commitment to enhancing gaming for everyone, we’re opening up new accessibility options to ensure great experiences for all gamers when playing on Xbox.

Here’s a look at the new features reaching Xbox Insiders today: 

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  • An updated look at Home: One of the first things you’ll notice is a new look for Home. Through the Insider program, we’ve received feedback from Xbox One gamers that the UI can be complex and for certain tasks, can require too many button presses. Our goal is to simplify the UI and increase overall system performance, and that starts with updating Home based on what you care most about for the games you play. To do that, we’ve optimized for speed and are surfacing to you the most valuable content for your games. You’ll notice the main tile for what you’re currently playing has changed. Now, you’ll see a smaller icon for the game and a few options to dive deeper into the Game Hub, interact with your Club or LFG for that game, view your Achievements, and more. The updated Home also celebrates the game you’re currently playing with hero art in the background when you’re not using a custom background. 

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  • Faster and more intuitive Guide: The next thing you’re likely to notice is that Guide has been updated. With one press of the Xbox button on your controller, you can pull up the newly enhanced Guide as an overlay on the left side of your screen, no matter what you’re doing. With the Guide, we’ve added new features and functionality. You’ll notice that there’s a new start page. This page is designed to get you to the content you care about most, including your games and apps, Home, Store, your recently played games and apps, and your top Pins. It also features quick access to your media controls when playing background music.

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  • New way to multitask: In addition to adding a new start page to Guide, we’re also evolving our multitasking system. To simplify discoverability and to make it much quicker to get to the things you care about most, our multitasking features will also be designed to work well with the new Guide. In addition to quick access to music, screen shots and GameDVR will be one button press away. You can bring up Guide and press “X” or “Y” on your controller to record your favorite gaming moments. We’ve also added a new achievement tracker which allows you to track your favorite achievements and play at the same time. The new Guide is also where you will be able to broadcast instantly to Beam when we roll that out to Insiders in the next couple of weeks.

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  • Cortana gaming enhancements: There are a series of new Cortana updates to make your Xbox One smarter. In this update, you can set reminders and alarms so you don’t miss gaming sessions. In the coming weeks, we will be releasing more Cortana updates to enhance your gaming experience even more as well as continued performance and reliability updates.

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  • Improving system updates: Our goal with system updates is that you never have to worry about them again, and to make it clearer when a system update is available. To enable this we are updating the interface so the steps are easy to understand. We’re also going to enable every Xbox One owner to keep their console, games, and apps up to date independent of which power mode they have chosen. 

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  • Enabling Xbox One to be accessible for everyone: One important area for us with this release is to enable Xbox One to be able to be used and played by everyone. Take for instance our new Copilot feature which allows two controllers to act as if they were one. This will help make Xbox One more inviting to new gamers needing assistance, more fun by adding cooperative controls for any game, and easier for players who need unique configurations to play — whether that is with hands apart, hand and chin, hand and foot, etc.. We are also adding new enhancements to Magnifier and Narrator, as well as giving more options over audio output and custom rumble settings on a controller, which was previously reserved for the Xbox Elite Controller. You can find these accessibility options, and more, in Settings > Ease of Access.
  • New spatial audio output settings for developers: To enable more immersive experiences for Xbox One, we have added a number of audio output features in Settings. If you are a developer on Xbox One, the new settings will allow you to add Dolby Atmos for Home Theater, Dolby Atmos for Headphones, and Windows HRTF support to your streaming media application or game. For Xbox One owners, hang tight and soon you’ll be able experience even more incredible audio on your console.
  • Blu-ray player bitstream passthrough beta: The Blu-ray disc player on Xbox One now supports a beta of bitstream passthrough, which allows your receiver to decode audio natively. All bitstream formats are supported, including newer ones like Dolby Atmos.

This is the first series of updates, and there’s more to come. Beam, Windows Game Mode, Arena, updates to Cortana, and plenty more are on the way. Thank you to gamers and Xbox fans near and far, for your continued support—and above all else—for sharing your thoughts and feedback that enables all of us at Xbox to continue giving back.

 

bundles

On the heels of a record-setting December for Xbox One, today we are pleased to offer even more choice for our fans with two new Xbox One S bundles joining the line-up: the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle (1TB) and Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB and 500GB). Both bundles include the new Xbox One S, the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system, that allows you to play the best blockbuster games, watch 4K Blu-ray movies, stream Netflix and Amazon Video in stunning 4K Ultra HD, and experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with HDR. With over 100 console exclusives currently available, a growing library of Xbox 360 backward compatible games and more great games coming this year, there’s never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer.

As always, bundle availability and pricing vary by region, so check with your Microsoft Store or local retailer for more information.

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The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle – The Best Way to Experience RTS

The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle is now available in most markets worldwide for preorder ahead of its February 17th release, check with your local retailer for availability. This comes following 343 Industries’ closer look at the epic campaign and full suite of multiplayer modes for Halo Wars 2 shared last week. Available for $349.99 USD, the bundle includes:

  • Xbox One S – The Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle includes 1TB of storage so you can enjoy your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite games on the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system.
  • Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition ($79.99 value) – The RTS game for everyone includes the full game with four days of early access starting Feb. 17, the Season Pass and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition – an enhanced version of the classic real-time strategy game Halo Wars.
  • Xbox Wireless Controller – The all new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices.
  • 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold – Experience all the benefits of the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

Halo Wars 2 offers a new look at the RTS genre, a hybrid of action-oriented and classic tactical gameplay, and a new story from the beloved Halo universe. The action takes place on the biggest Halo battlefield ever – bringing armies of Spartans and other Halo fighting forces like Warthogs, Scorpions and more together against a terrifying new enemy known as The Banished. With varying levels of gameplay complexity, Halo Wars 2 is truly the RTS for everyone, created for both newcomers to RTS and strategy-genre veterans.

One of the most exciting upcoming features of Halo Wars 2 is the new Blitz mode, a hybrid card-collecting strategy game with Firefight and PvP modes. Fans can check out all the action of Blitz mode by joining the Halo Wars 2 open beta, happening now!

Halo Wars 2 launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Feb. 21, 2017 worldwide. To preorder the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle and receive early access to Halo Wars 2, visit your Microsoft Store, local retailer, or microsoftstore.com.

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Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles (1TB and 500GB) – Open-World Driving on Xbox One S

The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 1TB and 500 GB Bundles include 2016’s best-selling, highest-rated racing game. For anyone new to Forza, this is a great time to join the rest of the community with the latest release from the most successful racing franchise on any platform this generation. Forza Horizon 3 puts you in charge of the Horizon Festival, where you can customize everything, and explore Australia in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars.

Available now at microsoftstore.com and select U.S. retailers for $349 USD, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (1TB) will also make its way to additional markets starting on Feb. 7. Additionally, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle (500GB) will be available worldwide beginning Feb. 7 for $299 USD. Both Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles include:

  • Xbox One S – The Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundles will include your choice of either 1TB or 500GB of storage so you can enjoy your favorite and soon-to-be-favorite games on the ultimate games and entertainment system.
  • Forza Horizon 3 – A full game download of Forza Horizon 3 for Xbox One and Windows 10, so you can share gameplay progress across platforms via Xbox Play Anywhere. And on Xbox One S, Forza Horizon 3 looks even more stunning with HDR, featuring Australian skyscapes in rich color and vibrant detail.
  • Xbox Wireless Controller – The all new Xbox Wireless Controller works with any Xbox One console and features enhanced comfort and feel with textured grip, improved wireless range and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 devices.
  • 14-day trial membership of Xbox Live Gold – Experience all the benefits of the fastest, most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live.

Now is the perfect time to get your favorite Xbox One S bundle. Head to your Microsoft Store, microsoftstore.com or local video game retailer for more information.