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May 1st 2015, 8:01 am PT

Xbox 360 Free Multiplayer Weekend (May 1-3)

Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can log on to Xbox Live May 1-3 for a full weekend of FREE online gaming with your friends.

You may have finished the single player, but that’s only half the game. We’re unlocking multiplayer on Xbox Live Gold to give you a chance to play your favorite Xbox 360 games online. Simply log on to your Xbox 360 during the Free Multiplayer Weekend and experience the fun of fighting side-by-side with friends and allies.

*Full details here. Games sold separately.

April 30th 2015, 10:47 am PT

Xbox 360 System Update Now Available – Adds Support for 2TB Hard Drives

The Xbox 360 received a system update today implementing a number of features showcased to Xbox 360 Preview program members earlier this month including one of the most requested features voted on at the Xbox Feedback website for larger external storage for the Xbox 360. Today’s update includes this feature and more.

Larger external USB hard drives – Plug in any external USB hard drive up to 2 TB to store your Xbox 360 downloads, profile, saved games, and other data.

Purchase history – To view your recent purchases, go to Settings > Account >Purchase History.

Password reset - You can now reset your password by selecting Forgot your password? at sign-in.

Network statistics - View  download speed, upload speed, and signal strength, go to Settings> System > Network Settings. Select your network, and then choose Network Statistics.

See your money - Your Microsoft account balance now appears in the top-right corner of the Xbox Dashboard. To turn it off, go to Settings > Profile > Account Security.

Read more about Xbox 360 operating system versions and system updates.

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 29th 2015, 9:00 am PT

Xbox Live Games with Gold for May 2015

For the month of May, Xbox Live Gold members will receive three new free games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold program.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition ($14.99 ERP) for free during the month of May. Pool Nation FX ($13.99 ERP) is also being offered for an additional month.

   

On Xbox 360, starting Friday, May 1st, Mafia II ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th. Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download F1 2013 ($39.99 ERP) for free through May 31st.

   

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

*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. 

April 28th 2015, 5:46 pm PT

Project Root is Now Available for Xbox One

Project RootContent: Project Root
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Game Description: Paying homage to the classic SHMUP, Project Root throws players into the front lines of the rebellion to battle against a never ending collection of enemy aircraft, swarms of missile attacks, legions of tanks and engage in frenetic boss battles to strike at the root of the evil Prometheus Corp.

*Xbox Live Gold members get a 30% discount on Project Root – offer valid until 11 May. Prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Product Info:
Developer: OPQAM
Publisher: Reverb Triple XP
Website: Project Root
Twitter: @opqam

April 28th 2015, 5:22 pm PT

Shovel Knight is Now Available for Xbox One

Shovel KnightContent: Shovel Knight
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Game Description: Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It’s a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart… Shovel Knight is for you!

Product Info:
Developer: Yacht Club Games
Publisher: Yacht Club Games
Website: Shovel Knight
Twitter: @YachtClubGames

April 28th 2015, 8:05 am 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 04 May 2015.

Xbox One

    

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Madden NFL 15* Xbox One Game 60%
Angry Birds Star Wars* Xbox One Game 80%
Dance Central Spotlight* Xbox One Game 50%
Spotlight Sale 
Star Wars Pinball Pack Xbox One Game 75%
Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force Xbox One Game 50%
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Xbox One Game 50%
Super Ultra Dead Rising 3′ Arcade Remix  Xbox One Game 40-50%
Dead Rising 3 Season Pass Add-On 40-50%
Resident Evil  Xbox One Game 20-25%
Strider Xbox One Game 60-67%
Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Episode 1)  Xbox One Game 40-50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Discounts for some titles varies depending on Gold or Silver membership. *Valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Angry Birds Star Wars* Games On Demand 75%
Madden NFL 15* Games On Demand 60%
Star Wars Pinball* Arcade 77%
Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force* Arcade 50%
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within* Arcade 50%
 Spotlight Sale 
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Games On Demand 65%
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Games On Demand 65%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Games On Demand 65%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Add-On 77%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Tatooine Add-On 77%
Jedi Temple Mission Pack Add-On 77%
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Games On Demand 65%
Resident Evil 4 Games On Demand 60-70%
Resident Evil 6 Games On Demand 50-60%
Devil May Cry HD Collection Games On Demand 67-75%
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X Games On Demand 60-70%
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Games On Demand 67-75%
Dead Rising 2 Games On Demand 70-80%
Asura’s Wrath Games On Demand 67-75%
Lost Planet 2 Games On Demand 70-80%
Lost Planet 3 Games On Demand 67-75%
Remember Me Games On Demand 70-80%
Street Fighter X Tekken Games On Demand 70-80%
Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition Games On Demand 70-83%
Ultra Streetfighter IV  Add-on 25-33%
DuckTales Remastered Arcade 60-67%
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Arcade 67-75%
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Arcade 67-75%
Strider Arcade 60-67%
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record Games On Demand 67-75%
Mega Man 9 Arcade 60-70%
Resident Evil 5 Games On Demand 60-70%
Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Games On Demand 70-80%
Resident Evil Revelations 2  Arcade 40-50%
Resident Evil  Games On Demand 20-25%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Discounts for some titles varies depending on Gold or Silver membership. *Valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

April 27th 2015, 9:00 pm PT

State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is Now Available for Xbox One

WARRIORS OROCHI 3 UltimateContent:  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
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Game Description: State of Decay: Year-One brings the hit zombie survival-fantasy franchise to Xbox One. Delivered in beautifully remastered 1080p, along with improved lighting, textures, animations, and combat mechanics, State of Decay: Year-One pulls you even deeper into the post-outbreak world.

Make your stand against the collapse of society in the ultimate zombie survival-fantasy game. Explore an open world full of dangers and opportunities that respond to your every decision.

Purchase  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition on Steam for PC


Product Info:

Developer: Undead Labs
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website:  State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition
Twitter: @undeadlabs
April 27th 2015, 2:26 pm PT

UPDATED: Join Me for an After Hours Gaming Event at Microsoft at Westfield San Francisco Centre

The Microsoft at Westfield San Francisco Centre will be hosting an after hours gaming event this Wednesday. If you’re in town for the Build event or live in the area, stop by and join me for food, live music, prizes and more. The event is open to everyone and lines will open at 9:00p PST with the first 150 people being admitted to the event.

Microsoft Store at Westfield San Francisco Centre

The After Hours party is scheduled for 10p to 12a PST on Wednesday, 29 April at the Microsoft at Westfield San Francisco Centre. Use the Market Street entrance to get in.

Join me for an exclusive playable look at Rainbow Six Siege and PC gaming tournament featuring 5v5 gameplay. Those attending the event can get $20 off a Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership.

Check out the Facebook event page for more information about the After hours Gaming Event with Major Nelson.

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