2016

As the clock winds down on the year, I wanted to thank the Xbox Community for a great 2015. This was a big year for Xbox as we continued our quest of innovation and great games for Xbox, and thank you for coming along on our journey.

Looking forward to 2016 we have a lot of great things in store for Xbox fans (some of which we’ve announced) and we promise more surprises as well.

Again, thank you and have yourself a great New Year.

 

 

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the New Xbox One Experience dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or at the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

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Content: Beatsplosion for Kinect
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Game Description: Step through Kinect into the crazy world of subatomic particles. Move to the beat of the music, punch your way through quarks and neutrinos, and smash everything into smithereens! Daily use may result in getting seriously fit! Earn higher skill belts to unlock new levels that challenge your rhythm and coordination. Get your sweat on as the tempo increases, and pit yourself against the epic black belt challenge at a blazing speed of 200 bpm!

Purchase Beatsplosion for Kinect for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Virtual Air Guitar Company
Publisher: Virtual Air Guitar Company
Website: Beatsplosion for Kinect
Twitter: @VirtualAirGtr

The New Year is quickly approaching and what better way to ring it in than with the second week of Xbox Store’s Countdown deals in our biggest sale over. Xbox Live Gold members will save up to an additional 10 percent on top of the game discounts, so now is a great time to go Gold and enjoy the benefits.

In addition to this week’s new Countdown deals, we still have a few Daily Deals coming up. These sales are only available for a limited time each day with the final offer happening on 31 December. You can find the Daily Deals included below. I also tweet them out on Twitter when they are available.

Note: You must log into your Xbox Live account in order to see the sale prices in your local currency.

Here are all of the Countdown offers + this week’s Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale. Countdown discounts are valid now through 07 January 2016; Deals With Gold and Spotlight Sale discounts are valid now through 04 January 2016.

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
Kaiju Panic* Xbox One Game 30% DWG
Commander Cherry For Kinect* Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Frozen FreeFall Avalanche* Add-On 33% DWG
Frozen FreeFall Squall* Add-On 20% DWG
Frozen FreeFall Blizzard* Add-On 25% DWG
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege* Xbox One Game 17% DWG
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Gold Edition* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
FIFA 16 Deluxe Edition* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Fallout 4 Xbox One Game 17% / 10% Countdown
EA SPORTS FIFA 16 + Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Bundle Xbox One Game 60% / 50% Countdown
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition Xbox One Game 60% / 50% Countdown
The Legend of Korra Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
EA SPORTS NHL 16 Xbox One Game 60% / 50% Countdown
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
World of Tanks Currency Mega Pack Add-On 25% / 15% Countdown
World of Tanks Currency Big Bucks Pack Add-On 25% / 15% Countdown
World of Tanks Currency Quick Cash Pack Add-On 25% / 15% Countdown
Velocity 2X Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Prototype Biohazard Bundle Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
INSANITY for Xbox Fitness Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Xbox One Game 20% / 15% Countdown
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Alien: Isolation Xbox One Game 75% / 67% Countdown
Alien: Isolation – The Collection Xbox One Game 75% / 67% Countdown
Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Elite: Dangerous Xbox One Game 25% / 15% Countdown
Farming Simulator 15 Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – Day One Version Xbox One Game 25% / 15% Countdown
Gears of War Ultimate Edition Deluxe Version Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Happy Wars 110 Happy Tickets Add-On 20% / 10% Countdown
Happy Wars 240 Happy Tickets Add-On 40% / 30% Countdown
Happy Wars 370 Happy Tickets Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
Metal Gears Solid V: The Phantom Pain Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Monopoly Family Fun Pack Xbox One Game 60% / 50% Countdown
Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition Xbox One Game 45% / 35% Countdown
Octodad: Dadliest Catch Xbox One Game  33% / 25%  Countdown
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition Xbox One Game 40% / 30% Countdown
Plague Inc: Evolved Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Shovel Knight Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Slender: The Arrival Xbox One Game 60% / 50% Countdown
SMITE 800 Gem Pack Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
SMITE 1500 Gem Pack Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
SMITE 3500 Gem Pack Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
SMITE 8000 Gem Pack Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
EA SPORTS UFC Xbox One Game 75% / 67% Countdown
Kinect Bundle: Squid Hero + Boom Ball Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Terraria Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Thomas Was Alone Xbox One Game 80% / 75% Countdown
The Bridge Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
The Evil Within Digital Bundle Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
The Walking Dead: Season Two Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Warframe: 170 Platinum Add-On 15% / 5% Countdown
Warframe: 370 Platinum Add-On 20% / 10% Countdown
Warframe: 1000 Platinum + Rare Mod Add-On 33% / 25% Countdown
Warframe: 2100 Platinum + Dual Rare Mods Add-On 40% / 30% Countdown
Warframe: 3210 Platinum + Triple Rare Mods Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
WWE 2K16 Xbox One Game 25% / 15% Countdown
WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Zombi Xbox One Game 35% / 25% Countdown
Zombie Army Trilogy Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Devil May Cry Holiday Bundle Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Draw a Stickman Epic Xbox One Game 33% / 25% Countdown
Extreme Exorcism Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown

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

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Disney Infinity 3.0* Games On Demand 50% DWG
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Toy Story 3* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Cars 2: The Video Game* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Cars* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Split/Second* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Pure* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Bully Scholarship Edition* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Rockstar Table Tennis* Arcade 80% DWG
Max Payne 3* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass* Add-On 75% DWG
Midnight Club: LA* Games On Demand 75% DWG
Call of Duty: World at War Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Call of Duty: Ghosts Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition Games On Demand 60% / 50% Countdown
Legend of Korra Games On Demand 67% / 57% Countdown
The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy’s Grand Adventure Arcade 50% / 40% Countdown
Spider-Man: Dimensions Games On Demand 67% / 57% Countdown
World of Tanks Currency Mega Pack Add-On 25% / 15% Countdown
World of Tanks T-15 New Recruit Kit Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
LEGO Batman Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Games On Demand 67% / 57% Countdown
LEGO Jurassic World Games On Demand 40% / 30% Countdown
LEGO The Lord of the Rings Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
The LEGO Movie Videogame Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
LEGO The Hobbit Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
Burnout Paradise Games On Demand 80% / 70% Countdown
EA SPORTS FIFA 16 Games On Demand 60% / 50% Countdown
Left 4 Dead 2 Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
EA SPORTS NHL Legacy Edition Games On Demand 60% / 50% Countdown
Skyrim Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dawnguard Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Dragonborn Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
Farming Simulator 15 Games On Demand 67% / 57% Countdown
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 Games On Demand 33% / 23% Countdown
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Games On Demand 33% / 23% Countdown
Castle Crashers (Back Compat) Arcade 67% / 57% Countdown
Legend of Kay Anniversary Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Life is Strange Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Life is Strange Season Pass Add-On 50% / 40% Countdown
WWE 2K16 Games On Demand 25% / 15% Countdown
Deadliest Warrior: Battlegrounds Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Games On Demand  50% / 40%  Countdown
Hitman Absolution Games On Demand 80% / 70% Countdown
Hitman HD Pack Games On Demand 80% / 70% Countdown
Hitman: Blood Money Games On Demand 80% / 70% Countdown
Gears of War 2 (Back Compat) Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Gears of War 3 (Back Compat) Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Gears of War: Judgment (Back Compat) Games On Demand 50% / 40% Countdown
Supreme Commander 2 (Back Compat) Games On Demand 67% / 57% Countdown
Alien: Isolation Games On Demand 75% / 65% Countdown
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Arcade 67% / 57% Countdown
Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series Games On Demand 25% / 15% Countdown
Minecraft Story Mode Season Pass Add-On 25% / 15% Countdown
Walking Dead Season 2 Season Pass Add-On 67% / 57% Countdown

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

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Daily Deals

The Countdown sale features Daily Deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, and will run until 31 December. These deals will only be available for a limited time each day, so take advantage of them when you can. Today’s Daily Deal is for:

Daily Deals – 31 December (last chance – these deals expiring soon!)

    

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Dying Light Xbox One Game 50% / 40% Countdown
Outlast Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Outlast: Bundle of Terror Xbox One Game 67% / 60% Countdown
Dead Island Riptide Xbox 360 Game 80% / 70% Countdown
Escape Dead Island Xbox 360 Game 80% / 70% Countdown

Movies & TV

There will be deals on hit Movies & TV shows such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mad Max: Fury Road, Archer seasons one through five, and hundreds more. Check out all of the entertainment offers here.

Here’s wishing all of you a safe and Happy New Year.

〰 Larry Hryb 〰 @majornelson

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Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch the interactive version of This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the New Xbox One Experience dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or at the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter and let me know what you think of the show.

Content: Tom Clancy’s The Division
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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.

New-York City, today. An unprecedented pandemic has struck the city during the fever of Black Friday. One by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. You’re part of the Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents trained to operate independently.

Pre-order now and get your guaranteed Closed Beta access + a unique digital content: the Hazmat Gear Set.

NOTE: If you pre-ordered the digital version of Tom Clancy’s The Division from the Xbox Store and you want to install the beta, follow these steps:

  • On your Xbox One, navigate to Xbox Store > Games > Search for Tom Clancy’s The Division BETA,
  • On the Product Page, select the Install option.  The BETA is now queuing to install,
  • Once the installation is complete you can play the BETA starting 28 January at 9:00 am GMT.

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Tom Clancy’s The Division Pre-Order – this bundle includes the game, closed beta access and the Hazmat Gear Pack.

Tom Clancy’s The Division Gold Edition Pre-Order – this bundle includes the game, closed beta access and the Hazmat Gear Set + the National Guard Pack and the season pass.

Content: Lovely Planet
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Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 01/08/2016. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

With boots of speed on your feet, an infinite supply of bullets for your semi-automatic and the ability to jump over twice your own height, you’re well equipped to go up against any enemy on your quest to reach Lovely Planet! Balance between jumping around dodging bullets and taking aim for a better shot at your enemies, don’t waste time camping at cover spots and waiting for enemies to pop out – artfully evade the onslaught of bullets and defeat all baddies that stand in your way!

Pre-order now and save 15% (limited time offer).

Xbox One Pre-Order FAQ

Content: Frizzy
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Game Description: Frizzy is a tiny ball of dirt and fur. Within this late 90’s retro art style setting, the player must solve puzzles while simultaneously moving in an intense platforming environment utilizing gravity and sandbox mechanics. Frizzy can static cling to special objects called balloons, which fling Frizzy around each level.

Buy now and save 20% (Limited Time Offer).

Purchase Frizzy for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Team Frizz
Publisher: Team Frizz
Website: Frizzy
Twitter: @frizzythegame