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23

Jul

Arcade: Might & Magic Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars for Xbox 360

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Game Description: Immerse yourself into Duel of Champions Forgotten Wars and enter the legendary universe of Might & Magic. Experience the best strategic online card game in Forgotten Wars that offers an exciting 30+ mission solo campaign as well as an exciting multiplayer duel. With more than 650 unique cards to collect and 100+ hours of game content to unlock and explore, the adventures you can have are unlimited!

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22

Jul

Destiny Beta now open for Xbox Owners

If you have a code to download Destiny (you did pre-order it right?) then great news: Bungie has opened up the beta a day early as you can see by this Tweet:

To get you started, Xbox Wire tells you What To Expect in the Destiny Beta

See you on Xbox Live…

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store.Discounts are valid now through 28 July 2014 unless otherwise indicated with (*)

Xbox One

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Killer Instinct Ultra Add-on 25%
Powerstar Golf (full game unlock) Add-on 25%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox 360

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Injustice: Gods Among Us Games on Demand 60%
Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Arcade 50%
Dark Souls II Games on Demand 25%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass Add-on 50%
Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z Games on Demand 50%
Batman Arkham City Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Asylum Games on Demand 75%
Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Arcade 50%
Injustice: Gods Among Us Season Pass Add-on 60%
Amazing Spiderman Games on Demand 75%
Amazing Spiderman 2 Games on Demand 40%
Young Justice: Legacy Games on Demand 75%
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Games on Demand 50%
Sacred Citadel* Arcade 75%
Risen 2: Dark Waters* Games on Demand 75%
ArcaniA Fall of Setarrif* Add-on 50%
Darksiders* Games on Demand 75%
Darksiders II Argul’s Tomb* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Death Rides Pack* Add-on 50%
Darksiders II Season Pass* Add-on 50%
Jeopardy!* Games on Demand 75%
MX vs ATV Alive* Games on Demand 75%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation* Games on Demand 80%
Red Faction: Armageddon* Games on Demand 75%
Red Faction: Armageddon - Path to War* Add-on 50%
Red Faction: Guerrilla* Games on Demand 50%
Zombie Driver HD* Arcade 50%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 1 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2 Arcade 75%
The Raven Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 3 Arcade 75%
Destroy All Humans! Path of The Furon Arcade 80%
Frontlines Fuel of War Games on Demand 80%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Demonic Vacation at the Blood Sea Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: City Critters Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Full Metal Rocket Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: Medieval Horror Add-on 50%
Painkiller Hell & Damnation: The Clock Strikes Meat Night Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla - Demons of the Badlands Add-on 50%
Red Faction Guerilla – Smasher Pack Add-on 50%

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members.

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No Comic-con Badge? No Problem. Join us Thursday in San Diego

We’re planning a lot of great stuff at San Diego Comic Con later this week. But what if you don’t have a badge (they do usually sell out in a fraction of a second)? Well, we’d still like you to see everything we’ve got on offer at the Xbox Lounge.

Xbox Lounge

We’ve been able to clear access for several dozen non-badged Xbox fans this Thursday night only. Drop by, play games that aren’t even out yet, and make everyone else jealous. Easy!

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Thursday, July 24th at 9:00 PM (open til Midnight)

Where: Manchester Hyatt San Diego, 2nd Floor, Seaport Ballroom
(look for the line labeled “Xbox Community/Major Nelson”)

Who: Xbox fans 21 and older (ID will be checked!)

What you can do: Play Sunset Overdrive, Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends, Ori and The Blind Forest, Madden NFL 15 and much more (!) Talk to the devs. See and be seen.

Attendance is limited, but if you do have a Comic-con Badge, feel free to drop by the lounge throughout the week.

See you Thursday!

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GoPro Channel is Now Available for Xbox One

The GoPro Channel is now available on Xbox One, joining the Xbox 360 app that launched in April. GoPro on Xbox One gives Xbox Live members around the world access to epic action-adventure videos, including four exclusive videos you’ll see only on Xbox. The GoPro Channel also offers access to on-demand GoPro content, the ability to share videos and purchase cameras and equipment directly through the app channel.





For more on GoPro Channel for Xbox One, click over to Xbox Wire.

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21

Jul

Celebrate the Destiny Beta on Xbox this Wednesday

Are you ready for the Destiny Beta on Xbox? This coming Wednesday, we invite you to join us to help celebrate the launch of the beta everyone will be playing this week. Since we’ll be in San Diego for Comic-con, we’re inviting locals to join us at the San Diego Microsoft Store at Fashion Valley Mall.

Destiny Beta

We’ll be broadcasting the Destiny beta on Xbox One over Twitch from the store, before raffling off some great prizes to those in attendance. Bonus: the first 100 attendees will receive a code for the Destiny beta for Xbox, redeemable on Bungie.net.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: Fashion Valley Microsoft retail store in San Diego

Who: everyone is welcome

Once the broadcast is concluded, we’ll be sticking around with our friends at Razer for their event, which continues at the Microsoft Store until 11pm. They’ve got a lot planned, so be sure to find all the details here.

If you’re planning on attending, please let us know by RSVPing on this event’s page on Facebook. This event is free, and you don’t need Comic-con passes to attend. See you there!

If you miss us on Wednesday, make sure to swing by the Microsoft Store outside of the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Hyatt.  They’ll be running Comic-con-only Xbox offers on-site, including console and pre-order game offers.

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18

Jul

What to Expect with the Next Xbox One Update

You have made Xbox what it is today and we couldn’t be more grateful for your support and valuable feedback. Our focus continues to be on you and what you want in the product. Last month, we launched Xbox Feedback, a dedicated channel for all your thoughts and recommendations. We will begin implementing some of the features you requested by rolling out the next Xbox One system update for folks who get early access. We’re looking forward to hearing feedback on features before we roll them out to all Xbox One consoles next month and beyond.

In the next update, we’ll improve a number of social features to make sharing your gaming experiences with friends better and easier. Here’s a shortlist of features rolling out next week to those with early access to the Xbox One system update:

  • Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed.  The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
  • Expanded Friends area on Home: Right from Home, see what’s going on with your friends. Stay up-to-date with their current activity, the top trending games your friends are playing, and a leaderboard to see who has been working the hardest on their Gamerscore. We’re doing an extended preview on this, rolling it into the early access preview this month to a subset of our preview audience so we can refine it until it’s ready for the entire Xbox One market.
  • Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
  • Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
  • Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
  • Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
  • OneGuide in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland: Live TV listings can be configured for four new countries as part of this month’s Preview program. And now there is an OneGuide Issue Reporter available under the TV & OneGuide settings, Troubleshooting section.
  • Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”

In addition to these features, we are still always doing other work on the backend you may not notice including getting ready to ship in 29 new markets starting this September.

Thank you for your incredible support. You’ve helped us make Xbox One a great place to play games and we’re looking forward to the road ahead as we get ready to launch the most critically acclaimed games this holiday.

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16

Jul

Arcade: Magic 2015 Now Available for Xbox 360

Magic 2015 - Duels of the PlaneswalkersContent: Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers

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Game Description: Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015 — Duels of the Planeswalkers! Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger is one of your own… Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, is now hunting you! Magic 2015 is the best way to learn to play the Magic trading card game. It provides hours of game play and allows you to collect cards and build decks from that collection.

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Arcade: Abyss Odyssey for Xbox 360

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Game Description: From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity. Enter the bold Katrien, the tortured specter Ghost Monk, and the ethereal Pincoya. Perform combos and chain attacks, and release a flurry of blows in order to survive what lies beneath. Your path into the unknown may start out with three fierce warriors, but when you learn to possess your enemies, you can challenge the abyss with their skills and combat abilities. Use these abilities available to you and attempt to figure out the infinite abyss. But the difficulties in accomplishing this great task don’t end there! The side-scrolling levels never play out the same way twice, from the monsters they are filled with, to the locations of life-saving merchants, or the unique encounters and treasures to be found.

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Pinball FX2 is Coming to Xbox One This Month

Pinball FX2 is finally coming to Xbox One! Zen Studios Community Manager Bobby Loertscher shares details, date, and the all-important table list below:

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We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the next-gen release of Pinball FX2, and we are happy to say that it will be here this month! On July 31st, you’ll be able to play many of your favorite tables on Xbox One, all running at 60 frames per second and in stunning 1080p. As always, downloading Pinball FX2 is totally free for all players, with playable demos of each table so you can try before you buy. This version will also include the Sorcerer’s Lair table absolutely free!

Our launch day table library includes the following:

  • Deadpool
  • Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within: Episode IV A New Hope, Han Solo, Droids, Masters of the Force
  • Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Starfighter Assault, Darth Vader
  • Star Wars Pinball Original pack: Episode V, Boba Fett, The Clone Wars
  • Doctor Strange
  • Zen Classics: Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla and V12
  • Pinball FX2 Core pack: Biolab, Pasha, Rome, Secrets of the Deep
  • Marvel Civil War
  • Plants VS. Zombies
  • Marvel Pinball pack: Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Blade
  • Marvel Pinball Avengers Chronicles: World War Hulk, Infinity Gauntlet, The Avengers, and Fear Itself
  • Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue: Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Thor, and X-Men
  • Epic Quest
  • Paranormal
  • Sorcerer’s Lair
  • Captain America
  • Fantastic Four
  • Mars
  • Earth Defense
  • Excalibur

More tables including The Walking Dead will also be added later on! News coming soon. Prices for tables range between $2.49 and $2.99 for single tables, and $9.99 for table packs. We’ve set up an FAQ page on our forums for those of you with questions, but don’t hesitate to let us know what you think in the comments below!

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15

Jul

Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset

If you’re in the market for a new Xbox One Wireless Controller or Stereo Headset, you’ll have some new options this autumn. These new editions sport a modern camouflage pattern and military look, while retaining the same functionality of existing models.

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The Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller features a Metallic chrome d-pad in addition to the camo pattern. It ships in October for an MSRP of $64.99 US.

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Also shipping in October is the Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Stereo Headset. It includes a detachable Stereo Headset Adapter, and will retail for an MSRP of $89.99 US.

Enjoy some close-up looks of the Xbox One Special Edition Armed Forces Wireless Controller and Stereo Headset here. Look to your local retailer soon for pre-order details and availability.

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on Deals with Gold on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 21 July 2014 unless otherwise indicated with (*).

  

Content Title Content Type Discount %
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare Xbox One Game 40%
Wolfenstein: The New Order* Xbox One Game 33%

*This deal is available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members from July 17th to 20th only

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

          

Content Title Content Type Discount %
BIOSHOCK INFINITE Games on Demand 57%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- BURIAL AT SEA EP 1 Add-on 33%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- BURIAL AT SEA EP 2 Add-on 33%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- CLASH IN CLOUDS Add-on 50%
BIOSHOCK INFINITE- COLUMBIA’S FINEST Add-on 50%
BIOSHOCK Games on Demand 75%
BIOSHOCK 2 Games on Demand 75%
Quake Arena* Arcade 50%
Wolfenstein 3D* Arcade 50%
Doom* Arcade 50%
Doom 2* Arcade 50%

*These deals are available for Xbox Live Gold & Silver members from July 17th to 20th only

Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. Deals with Gold are valid for Xbox Live Gold members.

 

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14

Jul

My Xbox One Twitter List

If you are looking to make your Twitter timeline a bit busier, I’ve updated this Twitter list with some of the game publishers, developers and more widely known individuals working on Xbox One games and related projects. Everyone on the list is here. If you think of any I should add please drop them in a comment below. If you want to embed the list in your own blog, I’ve shared out the embed code here. Here is what the embed looks like:

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