Xbox Game Pass members, we’ve got some great additions to the Xbox Game Pass catalog this September to tell you about, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Quantum Break, Onrush, Aven Colony, Shadow Warrior 1, Sky-Force Reloaded, Manuel Samuel, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and InnerSpace. You can find all these titles on the Xbox Game Pass tab on your home console. They’re all coming to Xbox Game Pass this September, in addition to the over 100 more great games included in your membership. Be sure to follow @XboxGamePass on Twitter and Instagram for upcoming news and titles joining Xbox Game Pass.

Let’s dive into this month’s new additions to the catalog:

Halo: The Master Chief Collection | September 1

Featuring four epic Halo titles, including the remastered campaigns of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2: Anniversary, as well as Halo 3, Halo 4, and hundreds of maps to experience the series’ iconic multiplayer elements with improved matchmaking, offline LAN support, faster load times, and Xbox One X enhancements with up to 4K UHD resolution and HDR support, there’s no better time to experience Master Chief’s legendary saga.

Quantum Break | September 1

From Remedy Entertainment, masters of cinematic action games, comes Quantum Break, an epic, sci-fi adventure where you take on the secretive Monarch Solutions organization to fix a fracture in time. Featuring a star-studded cast of actors including Shawn Ashmore, Aidan Gillen, Dominic Monaghan, and Lance Reddick, strap in for a thrilling and intense story that combines time-amplified suspense and an edge of your seat live action show.

Onrush | September 5

Onrush, developed by the racing game gurus at Codemasters, features high-impact, adrenaline-fuelled off-road arcade racing with a focus high-tempo excitement and fun. In Onrush, you’ll need to build up your boost and show your opponent’s who’s boss with a perfectly timed takedown that scores maximum points for your team. If you’re the one who gets taken down, you can get back into the action quickly with the Stampede System, which respawns you right back into the mix. Want to gain a real edge? Unleash your Rush, a blast of power and speed that allows you to quickly take down your foes.

Aven Colony | September 1

Take on the role of a governor who must oversee the Aven Expedition on the alien planet of Aven Prime, a moon that orbits a massive gas giant that’s many light years from Earth. You must help grow this tiny, vulnerable colony into a massive, sprawling sci-fi metropolis while battling everything from social policies to giant space sandworms.

Shadow Warrior 1 | September 1

Developed by indie studio Flying Wild Hog, Shadow Warrior is a 2013 reboot of the 1997 classic first-person shooter. It tells the offbeat tale of a corporate shogun named Lo Wang who is ordered to find a legendary blade of limitless power by his employer, Zilla Enterprise. Spoiler: Lo Wang is betrayed and left for dead, forcing him to fight back with a combination of guns, magic, his blade, and his equally sharp wit to uncover the truth behind a looming demonic invasion. Highlights of this over-the-top first-person adventure include slicing up enemies with precisely targeted swings and using their own severed heads and still-beating hearts to bring them to their knees.

Sky Force Reloaded | September 1

Sky Force Reloaded, developed by Infinite Dream, seamlessly blends the gameplay from classic arcade shoot ‘em ups with modern visuals and design. This game will grab you with the things you’ve come to love in scrolling shooters: Massive explosions, incinerating lasers, colossal bosses and a wide variety of aircraft to pilot. Sky Force Reloaded will draw you in with its beautiful environments and intense effects and keep you with its superb gameplay mechanics, progression system and in-game collectibles. Once it’s over, you’ll be wishing for more. Thankfully, there’s plenty to do before that happens.

Manual Samuel | September 1

This unique game by the team at Perfectly Paranormal features one of the most memorable control schemes in recent years. After Samuel dies and makes a deal with the Grim Reaper, our hapless hero must survive for a whole day by controlling his entire (and we mean entire) body manually. From working and driving to even blinking and breathing, every minute task is your responsibility, often to hilarious results. Getting through the ordeal won’t be easy, especially given that Death will always be nearby heckling you. This is also a great co-op experience for you and a partner, as you must share the bodily function workload if you hope to see Samuel survive

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams | September 1

Created by Black Forest Games, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams is a fast-paced, frenetic platformer with a unique gameplay twist. In addition to plenty of old-school, retro-era platforming, you’ll be able to warp Giana’s dreams to change up your abilities in an effort to better battle the twisted creatures living within them. Featuring graphics that pack a visual punch and tight platforming controls. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams sees you morphing between two dream worlds to solve puzzles and fight furious foes. You’ll need to utilize both Punk Giana’s hammering dash attack and Giana’s twirling jump attack and if you want to make it through this double-edged ordeal alive.

InnerSpace | September 1

Created by a small team of seven developers at PolyKnight Games, InnerSpace is a beautiful space exploration game with no horizons. You’ll navigate breath-taking landscapes and submerge yourself in lost oceans in your search for the ancient gods of the Inverse, a dimension of inside-out planets. As you explore, you’ll awaken old friends and foes, hunt for relics that help to uncover the history of the Inverse, and collect wind that you’ll use to unlock and master each of the game’s seven airframes.

With over 100 great games available for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass gives you the ultimate freedom to play. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, you can start your 14-day free trial now.

Razer

Razer is opening up their first Flagship RazerStore in the United States and have invited me to join them in San Francisco to celebrate the event. They’ll have some special guests there, including II JERiiCHO IIOMGitsfirefoxx, plus they have several activities planned and the opportunity to play some great games like Quantum Break using Razer hardware and peripherals. If you’re able to attend, you will also have the chance to win some of their gear.

If you’re going to be in the San Francisco area and interested in attending, you can visit their event page here.

Time: Saturday, 21 May at 9:00 AM PT

Location: Westfield San Francisco Centre (865 Market St, San Francisco, California 94103) (Directions)

To celebrate the opening of the SF retail store, Razer is inviting you to design your dream RazerStore. Use any creative medium (sketches or digital) and they’ll select the best design to win a Razer Blade Stealth. Click here for more information.

Even if you’re not able to attend the event in person, you can still win some cool Razer peripherals, like a Razer Wildcat controller and Kraken 7.1 Chroma headset, in the upcoming #FreeCodeFriday giveaway. Follow me on Twitter and stay tune for more details.

 

Content: Quantum Break
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Game Description: In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience; one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live action show, featuring a stellar cast. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.

Purchase Quantum Break for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Purchase Quantum Break for Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store

Product Info:
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Website: Quantum Break
Twitter: @remedygames / @MSStudiosBlog / @QuantumBreak

Quantum Break is set to release on 05 April and what better way to celebrate the launch of one of the year’s most anticipated titles than by giving away an Xbox One 500GB Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle and other cool prizes.

In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart.

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is leave a comment below to this post answering the following question (do not post it on Twitter that will not count):

If you had the ability to accelerate, slow and/or stop time,

how would you use this power?

 

  • What can you win?

First Place Winner: The first place winner will receive Xbox One 500GB Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle and the Quantum Break: Zero State novel written by Cam Rogers. The bundle features a Cirrus White console and controller, 500GB hard drive and full game downloads of Quantum Break and Alan Wake (plus two additional Alan Wake episodes).

 

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Runner Up Winners: 5 runner up winners will receive a digital code for Quantum Break (Xbox One + Windows 10) and the Quantum Break: Zero State novel written by Cam Rogers.

  • What are the rules?

Leave a comment to this post with your answer. Do not @ reply me on Twitter. That won’t count!

Deadline to enter is 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, 07 April. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions – check the availability of Quantum Break in your Xbox LIVE region. Winners will be notified via the e-mail account associated with their Disqus account or Twitter (when applicable) on or about 08 April. We use the Disqus commenting system – read this if you have questions about Disqus. If you use ad blocking or script blocking software, you may need disable it in order to leave a comment. I will update this post with the grand prize winner after they have redeemed their prize.

Have fun and good luck!

Click here to pre-order/purchase Quantum Break for Xbox One

Click here to pre-order/purchase Xbox One 500GB Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle

Note: If you do not have an e-mail address or Twitter name associated with your Disqus login, you must include this information in your comment to be eligible. Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. For faster notification, follow me on Twitter where I can DM you if you win. Only comments received at www.majornelson.com will be considered.

UPDATE: The Xbox One 500GB Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle Giveaway is now over and winners have been notified via email. Good luck and thanks to all of those who participated. Congratulations to Sean Kane (GT: Javin) for winning the grand prize.

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The holidays may be over, but the bundles with the greatest games and experiences you want most just keep coming. Today, we’re excited to unveil the Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle featuring a 500GB Cirrus White console and matching wireless controller, a full-game download of Quantum Break and a full-game download of Alan Wake as well as The Signal and The Writer DLC content, playable soon on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.

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The Xbox One Special Edition Quantum Break Bundle will be available for $349 USD ERP at participating global retailers, including Microsoft stores, starting March 29. Experience time-amplified action and a suspenseful storyline in Quantum Break, where time is your greatest weapon and the choices you make impact the gripping live action show.

The Xbox One Quantum Break Bundle will also be available with standard black hardware in most regions worldwide starting March 29. As always, bundle availability and pricing varies by region, so please check with your local retailer for more information. More details on Quantum Break can be found here.

Here at Xbox, we’re always looking for opportunities to offer choice and fantastic value to our fans and are excited to bring you more games in the greatest games lineup in Xbox history in 2016. Be sure to also check out the latest bundles, including the Xbox One Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Bundle, Xbox One Tom Clancy’s The Division Bundle and Xbox One 500GB Name Your Game Bundle.

Content: Quantum Break
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region

Game Description: XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 4/5/2016. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM EST ON THE RELEASE DATE.

In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future.

Quantum Break is a unique experience; one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live action show, featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene and Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William. Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.

 

NOTE: Pre-order Quantum Break and receive Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, the Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One.

Quantum Break also includes full game download of Alan Wake, the Xbox 360 game that will be playable on Xbox One with backward compatibility, as well as The Signal and The Writer add-ons. The code for these items will be delivered to your Xbox Message center within 7-10 days of Quantum Break’s release.

Pre-Order Quantum Break for Xbox One to Receive the Windows 10 Version at No Additional Cost. For more details about the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break, including minimum and recommend hardware specs, please visit the official website.