On the latest episode of Inside Xbox, we announced two new bundles with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 joining the Xbox One family. Pre-order the 1TB Xbox One S ($299.99) or the 1TB Xbox One X ($499.99) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Bundle, and experience the ultimate RPG open-world action shooter set in Washington D.C., where exploration and player progression are essential to survival. Jump in on Xbox One and see how the dynamic environment combines the series’ core authenticity with tactical decisions, trading and more.

Both bundles feature an Xbox One console, 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and 1-month trials for Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold. Additionally, as part of the Xbox One family, you can enjoy features like a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, and premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Plus, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is specifically enhanced for Xbox One X so you can experience immersive true 4K gaming with 4K Ultra HD with HDR and Dolby Atmos support. Pre-order now; arrives in stores starting March 15, 2019.

Release Date: 03/15/2019

Release Date: 03/15/2019

After being revealed at this weekend’s basketball game that featured two of the court’s biggest franchises and stars, Xbox partnered with publisher Electronic Arts to show off the Xbox One S Anthem Bundle. In Anthem, you will be able to assemble your high-tech, hand-crafted Javelin exosuit to explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies and claim otherworldly artifacts as a Freelancer. But remember – you are the only thing that stands between a shadowy threat and the ancient technology that could destroy humankind.

Pre-order Xbox One S Anthem Bundle

Along with a full-game download of Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition (which includes four legendary armor packs, a legendary weapon, and more), the Xbox One S Anthem Bundle includes an Xbox One S console with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller and 1-month trials to EA AccessXbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

The Xbox One S Anthem Bundle arrives on February 22, or you can pre-order today for $299.99 USD at a local Microsoft Store near you, online at Xbox.com and other participating retailers.

As part of the Xbox One family of devices, you’ll get access to the only console system that plays the best games of the past, present, and future with more than 1,300 games available today, including over 200 exclusives and over 400 Xbox classics. With the Xbox One S Anthem Bundle, you’ll also have features like a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and services unique to the Xbox platform like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live and Xbox One Backward Compatibility at your fingertips, making Xbox One the best place to play.

For more information on Xbox One or Anthem, visit xbox.com or your local Microsoft Store or online, and be sure to keep up with the latest Anthem news right here on Xbox Wire!

See you in the ruins!

It’s the perfect time to get prepped for a 2019 filled with gaming!

Starting today, you can save $50 on any Xbox One bundle, including Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, and Xbox One S, the best value in gaming and entertainment. And there’s no shortage of amazing bundles to choose from at a participating retailer near you.

Browse the different Xbox One X and Xbox One S bundles available from Microsoft Store


Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle

Join the worldwide Fortnite phenomenon with $50 off the Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle and get ready to battle to be the last one standing. This bundle includes a full-game download of Fortnite plus the Eon cosmetic set download and 2,000 V-bucks. Included in Fortnite is the battle royale mode, the 100-player PVP mode where you fight to the end to be the last player standing. Build and destroy environments and join intense PVP combat on Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable gaming network.

Purchase the Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle from Microsoft StoreXbox One S Battlefield Bundle

Get $50 off the Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle and enter mankind’s greatest conflict: World War II. Join the ranks with a full-game download of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition containing paratrooper apparel for your Company of soldiers, special assignments, and weekly Airlifts. Plus, enjoy an outstanding Battlefield experience with full-game downloads of Battlefield 1943, Battlefield 1 Revolution, and one-month EA Access.

Purchase Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle from Microsoft Store

Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

Looking for more power? Save $50 on the Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle and explore, quest, build, and triumph in a post-nuclear wasteland. Prepare for an epic adventure in the prequel to the award-winning Fallout RPG series. Journey alone or with friends in a new and unique Fallout adventure, and for the first time ever, Vault Dwellers can team up online on Xbox Live!

Purchase Xbox One X 1TB Console – Fallout 76 Bundle from Microsoft Store

With so many great bundles to choose from, you can’t go wrong while saving $50!

Now is the best time to jump in with Xbox One. Enjoy over 100 games right out of the box with Xbox Game Pass, and access all your favorite entertainment through apps like YouTube, Netflix, and more. Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K video on both Xbox One consoles and experience immersive true 4K gaming on Xbox One X—the world’s most powerful console.

Whether you’re playing games, watching your favorite shows or streaming gameplay, Xbox One delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology, premium audio, and the fastest, most reliable gaming network. Visit Xbox.com to learn more.

Hi, Xbox Game Pass friends! Don’t want to freak you out, but we turned around today and suddenly there were even more games sitting on our desk. We’re going to need a bigger desk… and you’re going to need some free time, because there’s so many games on the way.

We’re dropping four awesome games in the next two weeks, and you can sign up to get your first month for just $1, so if your crew isn’t already on the Xbox Game Pass hype train, tell them to get on that ASAP.

Now let’s get to some details on our latest games:

We Happy Few (January 17) – Xbox One X Enhanced

A first-person action game set in a retro-futuristic alternate 1960s England. Conformity is key, and a drug called Joy makes everyone’s problems go away – unless, of course, you’re a rotten Downer. Play as a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants, most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (January 17)
The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in the role of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (January 24)

Slain at the Black Gate along with your friends, family, and sworn brothers, the ancient Elven Wraith, Celebrimbor, offered you a chance for revenge. Now you must battle powerful Warchiefs who will gloat over past victories and bear grudges – and scars – from past defeats. Find unlikely allies, battle ferocious creatures, and experience a Middle-earth adventure like no other. Your story will grow and become uniquely your own after each battle, until you stand before the ultimate architect of your downfall – the Black Hand of Sauron himself.

Saints Row: The Third (January 24)

The open world, crazy mayhem, action adventure series returns as you now find yourself trying to protect the Third Street Saints brand name (and its turf). Enter the Syndicate, a global criminal empire who doesn’t take kindly to someone else grabbing all the headlines and attention. Now they expect the Saints to pay tribute and fall in line; that ain’t gonna happen. Take back Steelport – and the Saints’ reputation — by any means necessary.

And, don’t forget that we also dropped Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 last week.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (January 10)

Take the epic battle to all new heights in 3v3 matches featuring fan-favorite characters from the Marvel and Capcom Universes. This definitive version includes all DLC and modes that made the original a staple in the fighting game genre.

You better get your game on with these gems before we hit you with our next game drop!  Crackdown 3 hits Xbox Game Pass on the day and date of its worldwide release on February 15, plus a bunch more are coming atcha in February and beyond.

Aaaaannnddd finally, ICYMI, the Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (D.I.C.E) Awards nominations include two Xbox Game Pass games: Forza Horizon 4 was nominated for Best Racing Game, and Sea of Thieves was nominated for Online Game of the Year. Congratulations to all D.I.C.E Award nominees, and fire up that console stat to experience Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves, if you haven’t already.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, 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, join today and get your first month for $1, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, download the Xbox Game Pass app for Android and iOS and keep it tuned here to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

*Source: Metacritic

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The post-apocalyptic saga that began with Metro 2033 and continued into Metro: Last Light returns to Xbox One this February in Metro Exodus. Debuting today, the story trailer for Metro Exodus teases what’s ahead as you flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey to shoot, sneak, and survive in a hostile world.

To equip players for an immersive experience as they trek across the ravaged Russian landscape, we’re announcing the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle, which includes full-game downloads of Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro Exodus, so you can jump into the haunting tale of humanity’s survival from the very beginning. Enhanced for Xbox One X in 4K Ultra HD and with HDR support, Metro Exodus will take players on a journey through vast sandbox levels packed with apocalyptic creatures across four beautiful but hostile seasons.

Pre-Order Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle

Along with full-game downloads of the entire Metro saga, the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle includes an Xbox One X console with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller and 1-month trials to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

Embark on the ultimate post-apocalyptic gaming destination when the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle arrives on February 15, or pre-order today for $499.99 USD at Microsoft Store or participating retailers.

As part of the Xbox One family of devices, you’ll get access to the only console system that plays the best games of the past, present, and future with more than 1,300 games available today, including over 200 exclusives and over 400 Xbox classics. With the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle, you’ll also have features like a built-in 4K UHD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and services unique to the Xbox platform like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live and Xbox One Backward Compatibility at your fingertips, making Xbox One the best place to play.

For more information on Xbox One or the Metro saga, visit xbox.com or Microsoft Store, near you or online.

Diablo III Season 15: Boon of the Horadrim started on the 21st of September and runs until the middle of the December.  Boon of the Horadrim features a new season theme, new cosmetic and season journey rewards, seasonal conquests, and Haedrig’s Gift.

To celebrate Season 15 – Boon of the Horadrim, Blizzard has given me a custom Diablo III Xbox One X console to give away similar to the one they gave away on their channels. Plus the winner will also get some other cool prizes including a copy of Diablo III, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live.


Custom Diablo III Season 15 – Boon of the Horadrim Xbox One X Giveaway

  • How do you enter for a chance to win?

Simple. All you have to do is register and visit the official Diablo III Season 15 – Boon of the Horadrim page using the below form:

Diablo III Season 15 - Boon of the Horadrim Giveaway
  • What are the rules?

Register to enter using the guidance above.

Do not @ reply me on Twitter or leave a comment below. That will not count!

Deadline to enter is 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT on Friday, 02 November. One entry per person. Contest is open to everyone but prize availability might not be available in all regions. Winners will be notified on or about 05 November.

Note: Any winner who does not respond to my email notification within 72 hours will forfeit the prize. Only entries received at www.majornelson.com using the submission form will be considered. For more information on contest rules, please visit this website.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Lucas (GT: Magoo152) for winning the custom console, and thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway.

We’re adding five more great games to the Xbox Game Pass catalog in November, in addition to the growing list of over 100 games already included in your membership. Starting November 1, Xbox Game Pass members can jump into Sniper Elite 4, Olli Olli 2 XL, Rise and Shone, Sheltered, and then on November 6 the same day as its debut on Xbox, Grip: Combat Racing.

But, you want more? Tune into Inside Xbox at X018 on November 10, and brace yourself for even more great games coming to Xbox Game Pass, we think you’ll like them.

Let’s dive into the new games, coming to Xbox Game Pass:

Sniper Elite 4 (November 1)

Combining complex ballistics, stealth gameplay, and third-person action, Sniper Elite 4 is the latest entry of this World War 2 combat series. This time featuring some of the largest and most diverse environments to navigate than ever before as you’re tasked to liberate wartime Italy from the iron grip of fascism.

Olli Olli 2 XL Edition (November 1)

Achieve new levels of control and expression as you skate, trick, and grind through 100 different levels with a new expanded combo system including Manuals, Reverts, Revert-Manuals, and Grind-Switching. Take on friends in Combo-Rush, a local-multiplayer mode for 2-4 players or when it’s time to chill, Free-Skate mode offers extended levels to learn the ropes, nail those tricks, or simply cruise and flow..

Sheltered (November 1)

Times are hard after an apocalypse, and your family will need all the comfort they can get to help them survive what’s to come. Sheltered is a post-apocalyptic bunker simulator where you need to keep your family of four alive for as long as possible. You’ll face many obstacles, meet crazy individuals, fight off intruders, scavenge for materials, and explore a randomly generated map on every playthrough.

Rise and Shine (November 1)

Play as the young child Rise as he embarks on an epic action-packed shooting adventure with his sacred gun Shine by his side. Together they’ll fight to take down an invading army of aliens known as Space Grunts in the hopes of saving a world where classic video game characters live. Featuring massive explosions, awesome hand drawn set pieces, and gigantic bosses to do battle with, Rise and Shine has all the ingredients of the next great shooter for you to tackle.

Grip: Combat Racing (November 6)

The return of hardcore combat racing is here and the stakes are higher than ever before. Grip: Combat Racing is packed with content. On top of the single-player campaign and Carkour stunt mode, there’s 22 breathtaking tracks spanning four planets, 15 armored combat vehicles, multiple race formats, and PVP battle arenas all with split-screen for up to four players.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 great games for one low monthly price, including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, including the highest-rated* Xbox exclusive of this generation Forza Horizon 4, 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, start your 14-day free trial now, and discover your next favorite game.

For the latest Xbox Game Pass news, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and stay tuned to Xbox Wire. Until next month, game on!

For more news on Xbox Game Pass and the new titles coming in November, check out Xbox Wire.

*Source: Metacritic

This holiday season Xbox has something for everyone, including special edition Xbox One bundles that pair consoles with some of the hottest games available, new and customizable controllers and 4K entertainment experiences with the highly-anticipated blockbuster games of the season. No matter which console you choose, features like a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision, premium audio with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support and services unique to the Xbox platform like Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live and Xbox One Backward Compatibility are at your fingertips, making Xbox One the best place to play. In addition, as part of the Xbox family, you’ll have access to more than 3,000 games, including 220 exclusives and over 500 classics from the original Xbox and Xbox 360.

If it’s a family experience you’re looking for, know that your Xbox purchase comes with peace of mind: our industry-leading Xbox Family Settings include more than 15 customizable safeguards.

See below for an overview of all the Xbox offerings available this holiday, and make sure to check with participating retailers – including your local Microsoft Store, near you or online – for more information on availability and pricing.

Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold

For those of you set with Xbox One hardware, we offer digital gifting options that allow you to give the gift of games with Xbox Game Pass so the gamer in your life can extend their own gaming library and enjoy over 100 great games instantly. With Xbox Game Pass, fans can play new games across a variety of genres, including new titles from our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch. In fact, “Forza Horizon 4” is now available with Xbox Game Pass and is now the highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation,* so there’s never been a better time to give the gift of Xbox Game Pass. We also offer digital gifting options for Xbox Live Gold so you can play your favorite games with your friends on the most advanced gaming network.

Xbox One X Bundles

If you’re looking to purchase the most powerful console in the world that plays games in native 4K Ultra HD – and the smallest Xbox ever built – this holiday is a great time to do it. Choose from 8 Xbox One X bundles this holiday, including a Special Edition Gold Rush Battlefield V bundle and Special Edition Robot White Fallout 76 bundle. Each bundle also comes packed with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass, so you can try out the world’s most advanced gaming network and play over 100 great games right out of the box. Xbox One X bundles available this holiday include:

Xbox One X NBA 2K19 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of NBA 2K19, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Forza Horizon 4 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Forza Horizon 4, a copy of Forza Motorsport 7, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, a copy of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Xbox Wireless Controller, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution,  1-month EA Access, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Battlefield V Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution, 1-month EA Access, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Fallout 76, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Fallout 76, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One X Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundle ($499.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

 Xbox One S Bundles

If Xbox One S is more your cup of tea, we’ve got bundles with fan favorites like Fortnite and Minecraft to get you the best value in games and entertainment. Similar to Xbox One X, we’re offering 8 Xbox One S bundles and each bundle comes packed with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. Xbox One S bundles available this holiday include:

Xbox One S NBA 2K19 Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of NBA 2K19, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Forza Horizon 4 Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Forza Horizon 4, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Fortnite plus the Eon cosmetic set download and 2,000 V-bucks, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a standard Xbox One S console with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Minecraft, Minecraft Starter Pack download, Minecraft Creators Pack download, 1,000 Minecoins, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Battlefield V Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a copy of Battlefield 1943, a copy of Battlefield 1 Revolution, 1-month EA Access, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Shadow of the Tomb Raider Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, a copy of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold trial.

Xbox One S Starter Bundle ($299.99 USD). Features a 1TB hard drive, Xbox Wireless Controller, 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription and 3-month Xbox Game Pass membership.

Xbox Accessories

We added new controllers to our lineup this holiday, giving fans more options to customize how they play. From new Xbox Design Lab options, to new controller designs and the arrival of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, we’re offering more controller choices than ever before.

*Xbox Design Lab (Starting at $69.99 USD). With the addition of new camo and shadow customization options, Xbox fans have more than a billion design combinations to choose from, including metallic finishes for D-pads and triggers, and rubberized grips on the back. Or, fans in the U.S. can choose a design featuring their favorite National Football League team. Xbox Design Lab is available to residents in Canada, France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S. and more than 20 additional European countries.

*Xbox Elite Wireless Controller ($149.99 USD). For professional-level customization, look no further than the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. Built from the ground up to meet the rigorous demands of hardcore, competition-level gamers, it offers various options to adjust unique elements of the controller for better control, precision and comfort. The controller now comes in two color options: black and the new White Special Edition.

*Xbox Wireless Controller Options (Starting at $64.99 USD). Fans can expand their collection of Xbox Wireless Controllers with a bevy of special edition and limited edition designs, including Sport White Special EditionArmed Forces II Special EditionPhantom Black Special Edition, Grey/Blue and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Limited Edition. Every Xbox Wireless Controller is compatible with the Xbox One family of devices and features textured grip for enhanced comfort, as well as Bluetooth technology.

*Xbox Adaptive Controller ($99.99 USD). Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that helps make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts and joysticks to create a custom controller experience. The controller’s button, thumbstick and trigger inputs can be controlled with assistive devices (sold separately) connected through 3.5mm jacks and USB ports. Play on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs with familiar features such as Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth technology, USB connectivity, Copilot and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack.

We’re always committed to offering the best value and choice for our fans and excited to offer a variety of holiday options so you can create your perfect Xbox One experience.

*Source: Metacritic