During this weekend’s Free Play Days event, you can ball out in arcade style street ball, go off-roading in bikes and ATVs, and scavenge your way across a post-war Norway. There’s no shortage of fun and action that Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, MX vs ATV All Out, and Vigor. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

 NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

Arcade-style basketball is back with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2! Take street ballin’ to the next level featuring a huge roster of current players and NBA legends. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 hosts a variety of new features including three-point contests, tons of new players with more continuously added and new playgrounds including the most recent Safe Schools for Alex court! Pick your players, get ready to jam, and Ball Without Limits!

MX vs ATV All Out

From the biggest name in off-road racing, Rainbow Studios, comes the biggest off-road racing game: MX vs ATV All Out! Players will start on their own rider compound, just like the pros, and train to compete with the biggest pros in motocross. MX vs ATV All Out features bikes, ATV’s and UTV’s for the most complete off-road racing experience. Game modes include Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, Tag racing and more. Split-screen and 16-player online multiplayer options plus the opportunity to upgrade and tune your look from your vehicle to your gear!

Vigor (in Xbox Game Preview)

In Vigor, explore the beautiful landscapes of post-war Norway, scavenge for loot amongst other Outlanders in tense map-based encounters and start rebuilding your safe haven amidst a fallen civilization.

Don’t miss out on this Free Play Day weekend! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (March 21)

The year is 2019 – mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution, builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

What Remains of Edith Finch (March 21)

A strange curse has haunted the Finch family for generations and now all that remains is Edith and the colossal Finch home. In this intense, story-driven experience, it’s your job to look for answers by experiencing the lives and tragedies of Edith’s family on the days of their imminent deaths.

The Walking Dead: Michonne (March 28)

A horror adventure game where you play as the iconic blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books. The story reveals where Michonne went during a time away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group. As the highly capable Michonne, you’ll chop through the undead, grapple with a haunting past, and decide who live or dies. But on this path paved with blood, can she keep her humanity, or will she lose herself forever?

Vampyr (March 28)

This action RPG thrusts you into the life of Johnathan Reid – Doctor, war veteran, and vampire –forced to choose between his new thirst for blood and the lives of the citizens of London in the aftermath of World War I. The unique citizen system gives you a social map of London as you explore, investigate, and discover the populace and their relationships. Your actions, who you help, and who you hurt, will have far-reaching effects, and will decide the fate of the entire city. Will you feed and become the ultimate Vampyr?

Operencia: The Stolen Sun (March 29)

A dungeon crawler RPG by Zen Studios, featuring an old-school turn-based battle system and classic European mythology. Explore 13 unique levels and battle over 50 enemy types as you attempt to save the kingdom from perpetual darkness. Xbox One is the only console where you’ll be able to play Operenica: The Stolen Sun, and it will be immediately available to Xbox Game Pass members same day of its release.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite (April 1)

Stop the deadly Ultron Sigma from destroying the world in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite! Iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes join forces in an attempt to take back control utilizing the almighty Infinity Stones. Jump into story mode or hop online and play against others in high-paced epic battles.

And, in case you missed it, we recently shared that Minecraft is coming to Xbox Game Pass on April 4! You can join the millions of players in the Minecraft community to build, create, and explore infinite worlds. (You missed a real opportunity if you didn’t repeat your “but wait there’s more” infomercial voice again).

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On Tuesday, March 19 between 7:00AM UTC and 9:00AM UTC (3:00AM ET and 5:00AM ET / 12:00AM PT and 2:00AM PT), we will be performing scheduled maintenance that will affect Xbox 360 titles and services.

Please note this maintenance will also impact Xbox 360 backward compatible titles on Xbox One.

All other Xbox One titles and services will not be affected.  If you’re playing an Xbox 360 title during the maintenance, you may be disconnected from Xbox Live one or more times.

For the latest information during the maintenance, check the Xbox Live service status message at https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-live-status.

Select a character that fits your strategy and fighting style and jump into this fighting franchise with Free Play Days! Xbox Live Gold members can immerse themselves in the most cinematic and brutal Kombat experience yet with Mortal Kombat X. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, March 7 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The game is also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.

Mortal Kombat X

Get ready for the highly anticipated launch of Mortal Kombat 11 with a free weekend of Mortal Kombat X. Play through the cinematic story mode, and practice your finishing moves with new and iconic fighters. Once you’ve perfected your skills, pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 to get Beta access on March 28 and playable character – Shao Kahn.

Don’t miss out on this Free Play Day weekend! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.

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More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in March. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Just Cause 4 (March 6)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Rico Rodriguez gliding to Xbox Game Pass on March 7! Xbox One players will be able to play as the rugged rogue agent and venture to the Island of Solis where you can unleash chaos in a number of explosive & creative ways. With Rico’s newly customizable grappling hook, you’ll be able to stride, glide and ride through exotic landscapes besieged by extreme weather, pushing you and enemy Black Hand militia to their limits as you lead an army of chaos. Lightning-ridden rain forests, roaring deserts, howling snowstorms…Oh and did we mention tornadoes!? Take in the sights and stay a while. Just Cause 4 is an open world sandbox designed for exploratory, experimental, over-the-top fun, ready for you on Xbox Game Pass.

LEGO Batman 2 (March 6)

Calling all crime fighters! Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more playable DC Comics characters than you can shake a shark repellent covered stick at, are back to save Gotham City. Play as different members of the Justice League in this open world single or multiplayer game, while stopping Lex Luthor, Joker, and more notorious villains in their tracks.

F1 2018 (March 14)

The official video game of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, F1 2018 challenges you to make headlines as you become immersed in the world of F1 more than ever before. You will have to build your reputation both on and off the track, with time-pressured media interviews that influence your career in the sport. Do you exhibit sportsmanship or showmanship? Will you develop your team to the top or send your agent to target a rival team and driver? F1 2018 puts you in control of your destiny. Featuring all of the official teams, the drivers and all 21 circuits of the thrilling 2018 season. 2018 sees the return of the French and German Grand Prix to the calendar meaning that you can now race at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first time ever in the series while the Hockenheimring makes a return.

Fallout 4 (March 14)

Returning to your Xbox Game Pass library in a shiny set of Power Armor, Fallout 4 drops you back into the Commonwealth as you set out to search for your missing son. Explore the wasteland, fight vicious Deathclaws and gain new abilities to help shape the fate of a post-apocalyptic Boston. The more you explore, the more you discover, so be sure to scour every inch of the game’s huge map. After all, there will always be another settlement that needs your help.

So many games, so little time. Hopefully that’ll be enough to satisfy your gaming palate… for now! If you want to stay up-to date on all the gaming goodness coming at you every week, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and download the mobile app. And no worries if you get lost between now and our next drop, ‘cause we’ll keep the LEGO Bat-Signal on for ya!

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For the month of March, 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 Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion ($39.99 ERP) for free during the month of March. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 ($19.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from March 16th to April 15th.

On Xbox 360, starting March 1st, Star Wars Republic Commando ($9.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through March 15th. Then on March 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE ($19.99 ERP) for free through March 31st.

Read more about March’s 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.

Take command of this weekend’s Free Play Days and put on your real-time strategy hat! Xbox Live Gold members can experience the Halo universe from a unique angle with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition and Halo Wars 2. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, February 21 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

The games are also available at a discount (see below) so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition enhances the iconic real-time strategy game, Halo Wars, for a native Windows 10 and Xbox One experience. Set early in the Human-Covenant conflict, players can build and command their own Halo army to turn the tide of war against enemies in an epic campaign or in online multiplayer matches. With all the downloadable content from the original release, updated graphics and new achievements, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is the best way to start your Halo strategy journey.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 delivers an epic sequel to the iconic real-time strategy game, Halo Wars. Take control of Captain Cutter and his forces aboard the UNSC Spirit of Fire to battle humanity’s newest terrifying threat: The Banished – a ruthless Brute faction commanded by the deadly warrior known as Atriox. Lead your army of classic Halo units like Spartans, Warthogs and Scorpions to outsmart the enemy and survive the brutal war. Experience the largest and most exciting Halo battlefield to date on Windows 10 and Xbox One.

 

Don’t miss out on this weekend’s great games! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest news on Xbox.

More games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February. See the list of titles and the dates they’ll be added below:

Batman: Return to Arkham (February 21)

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the first two games in the iconic Batman Arkham series, are coming to Xbox Game Pass in this comprehensive compilation that includes the definitive edition of each game, complete with all post-launch downloadable content. In Batman: Arkham Asylum, journey into the depths of Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital and battle supervillain inmates who have taken over the Asylum. Then go soaring into Arkham City, a super-prison built to contain Gotham’s worst criminals in Batman: Arkham City, one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time.

Headlander (February 21)

Have you ever looked at the glass head in a jar on those retro-futuristic TV shows and thought, “What would that be like?” Look no further my friends. In this 2.5D metroidvania-style game, you are the last known human (well, human head) in the universe. You’re suffering from amnesia like anyone might do if their head was stuck in a jar I suppose, but you do have lasers and beams to attack and yoink the noggins off of robots and put your own there to take over the body. Explore rooms, solve puzzles, defeat hostile machines, and discover what has happened since humanity uploaded their minds into the cloud…

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (February 21)

Unleash the power of the brush in this co-op adventure with Mickey Mouse and Oswald in Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two! With paint brush and remote control, Mickey and Oswald visit the alternate magical world filled with music, forgotten Disney characters, and attractions. Forever change the Wasteland in this heroic adventure where your “PlayStyle Matters”, and you can conduct your own unique soundtrack to this magical world, and truly save the Wasteland.

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (February 28)
A horror-themed adventure game where your every choice could determine the fate of young survivor Clementine. Following the harrowing events of The Walking Dead: Season 1 (available now with Xbox Game Pass), Clementine is now alone in a world ruled by the undead. Experience the unique perspective of playing as a child in the apocalypse, where you’ll have to outsmart what you can’t fight. Explore gorgeous comic book style environments, survive harrowing action scenes, crack puzzles, and decide who is friend or foe. Every choice is on the clock, every call is yours, and the consequences will follow you to the very end. With control over her story, what horrors will you let Clementine witness, and what kind of person will she be in the end? In anticipation of the The Walking Dead series finale, download and play with Xbox Game Pass the second season of Clementine’s journey in the undead apocalypse.

Alien: Isolation (February 28)

Experience the modern horror classic that captured the core of the Alien movies and won over 50 Game of The Year awards. Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, is trapped aboard Sevastopol space station while an unseen threat lurks, stalking and killing the remaining survivors from deep in the shadows. Hunted by this terrifying creature, Ripley must find some way to escape the station where every breath and movement could be her last. Developed by Creative Assembly in partnership with 20th Century Fox, Alien: Isolation is the perfect distillation of gut-wrenching fear and survival horror.


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