Content: The Sexy Brutale
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Game Description: The Sexy Brutale is a 3D Puzzle & Adventure game, developed by Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works, a never-ending masked ball featuring intrigue, murder and the quite possibly occult. Players must unveil the secrets of The Sexy Brutale casino mansion and its inhabitants, as they relive the same mysterious and murderous masked ball. As the story unfolds in real-time, the player must find answers to every enigma and end the loop, to save all guests’ lives as well as his own.

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Product Info:
Developer: Cavalier Game Studios
Publisher: Tequila Works
Website: The Sexy Brutale
Twitter: @Cavalier_GS / @tequilaworks / @SexyBrutale

Mike Ybarra, Head of Platform Engineering at Xbox shares some news about the Windows 10 Creators Update – rolling out today.

Last year, we set out to make Windows 10 the best version of Windows for gaming. Today, PC gaming gets even better for Windows 10 gamers everywhere. With the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update, we’re delivering built-in game streaming and interactivity with Beam, game performance improvements with Windows Game Mode, and a unified destination to customize your system settings for your Windows 10 gaming experience. Here’s a look at the new features rolling out today, which we announced and released for Windows Insiders earlier this year:

*Built-in Beam game streaming: We’re committed to making great gaming experiences that unify players across devices, and with the release of Beam on Windows 10 today following its console release last month, we’re doing just that. Beam is the easiest and most interactive way to stream your gameplay on Windows 10. Simply press the Windows key + G while playing your game to bring up the Game bar, and you’ll find we’ve added a broadcast icon to launch Beam – no extra software required. This gives everyone the opportunity to show their creativity as a game broadcaster. And it gets better. Thanks to Beam’s low latency technology, Beam streams have less than a second of delay, enabling streamers to engage and interact with their viewers in near real-time. What’s more, Beam enables streamers to incorporate interactive features such as animation and sound triggers right into their stream. The ability to manage your Beam broadcast and interact with fellow gamers on chat will appear as overlays. For more on Beam, check out our Beam Week posts on Xbox Wire here.

*Game Mode: With Game Mode, it’s our goal to provide a better and more consistent gaming experience on Windows 10, by dedicating more system resources to your game. The initial release of Game Mode works best when your PC is experiencing resource contention. In other words, when your PC is working hard to run your game and possibly other concurrent software, Game Mode can help manage system resources more efficiently and optimize them for gaming. What’s more, Game Mode works for both Win32 and UWP games. To enable Game Mode, pull up the Game bar (Windows key + G) and click on the Settings button. There you’ll be able to opt the running game into using Game Mode. And the Creators Update is just the first milestone in our commitment to Game Mode and Windows 10 performance improvements for PC gaming.

*More Games supported by Game bar: In the Windows 10 Creators Update, we now support Windows Game bar in full screen mode with over 80 of the most popular PC games. You can also now manage this feature in the new Gaming section of Windows Settings. Look for “Game bar”, and make sure that “Show Game bar when I play full screen games Microsoft has verified” setting is checked. A regularly updated list of supported titles is available here.

*Gaming section in Windows Settings: Inside the main Windows System Settings, a new section has been added: Gaming, identified with the Xbox logo. This new section unifies your gaming settings into one easily accessible location. At the launch of the Creators Update, you’ll see four initial settings options: Game bar, GameDVR, broadcasting, and Game Mode.  Note that Game Mode may then be turned on or off for specific games using the Game bar (Windows key + G).

Thanks to all the fans for their constructive feedback on our Windows 10 gaming features.  We sincerely appreciate our Windows Insiders who are gaming with us and sharing their input. While we’re happy to now share the new gaming experiences in the Creators Update, we’re already deep in planning for the future. So, keep the feedback coming, or if you’re not with us on the Windows Insider Program, join us! Finally, if you haven’t seen the full view of features releasing alongside the Windows 10 Creator’s Update starting today, head over to the Window Blog for more details!


Content: Call of Duty: Black Ops II
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Game Description: Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II is currently on sale until 17 April as part of the Spring Sale.

Product Info:
Developer: Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Website: Call of Duty
Twitter: @Activision / @Treyarch @CallofDuty

Content: DiRT 4 Digital Pre-Order Pack
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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 (06/6/2017).

The world’s leading off-road racing series is back! DiRT 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads on the planet in rally, rallycross & landrush. The game changing Your Stage system allows you to create millions of routes at the touch of a button. The Digital pre-order includes the amazing Hyundai R5 rally car and allows you to kick start your career in the game with a Team Booster Pack which gives you a unique team offer and boosts your staff and facilities as well as the DiRT 4 Founder Icon.

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Content: RiME
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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 (05/27/2017).

A land of discovery stretches out before you. Explore the beautiful yet rugged world of RiME, a single-player puzzle adventure. In RiME, you play as a young boy who has awakened on a mysterious island after a torrential storm. You see wild animals, long-forgotten ruins and a massive tower that beckons you to come closer. Armed with your wits and a will to overcome—and the guidance of a helpful fox—you must explore the enigmatic island, reach the tower’s peak, and unlock its closely guarded secrets.

Pre-order now and save 10% – Limited Time Offer.

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Content: Crawl
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Game Description: Crawl is the dungeon crawler where you control the monsters! As a malicious spirit, you haunt a hero as he explores the dungeons, possessing cruel traps and horrid beasts in an effort to slay him. Succeed and you re-gain your mortal form… now you are the hero, and now it’s your turn to Crawl! Bring some friends to add local-multiplayer mayhem to the mix as you race to gain enough XP and loot to face them all, as they possess the limbs of the hulking final boss!

Buy now and save 20% – Limited Time Offer.

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Product Info:
Developer: Powerhoof
Publisher: Powerhoof
Website: Crawl
Twitter: @Powerhoof

Content: MX vs. ATV 2017 Official Track Edition
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Game Description: Rip, jump and scrub your way to victory in this vastly extended version! Only the Encore edition features the brand new Rhythm Racing mode, extra outdoor Nationals tracks, and exclusive Waypoint races in open world maps. The improved game engine brings remastered HD graphics & sound, smoother online gameplay, and updated riding physics for full control. Includes: Full game MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore with over 35 tracks plus 16 official tracks from the Supercross Championship season 2017.

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Product Info:
Developer: Rainbow Studios
Publisher: Nordic Games
Website: MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore
Twitter: @NordicGamesAT / @MXvsATV

Content: Styx: Shards of Darkness
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Game Description: Dive into the dark fantasy universe of Styx with this double-pack edition featuring both Styx: Master of Shadows and Styx: Shards of Darkness. Guide Styx through 2 unique vertical and multi-layered adventures, and use Styx stealth abilities to assassinate or sneak past enemies.

In Styx: Master of Shadows, explore the Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber – a powerful and magical golden sap – prowling through the shadows with aide of a host of special abilities refined throughout Styx’s 200 years of history.

In Shards of Darkness, explore and master huge open environments, alone or in co-op with a friend. Assassinate or sneak past enemies – from humans, Elves, and Dwarves to much more fearsome, colossal creatures – and experiment with a new array of lethal abilities and weapons in your goblin assassin’s arsenal.

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Product Info:
Developer: Cyanide Studios
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Website: Styx
Twitter: @CyanideStudio / @FocusHome / @StyxVideoGames