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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

Nearing end of May 2019, more new games like Dead by Daylight, Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Right before we stepped into May, 2019, Microsoft Studios announced loads of exciting new games for adding to Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service lineup that members can enjoy throughout the month on Xbox One.

Starting from May 23, Game Pass members would have access to two new titles and six more over the course till June 6. All of these games are picked from different genres to give everyone something to look up for and have a good time.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Survive, Outer Wilds and More

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Dead by Daylight
In a 1v4 online multiplayer mode, players are put in a Friday the 13th-esque survival horror atmosphere to survive from a savage Killer and are constantly on run for their lives by trying to save their own skin by evading their dreaded pursuer.

With each playthrough, your surrounding environment will change and it is harder to survive or avoid being getting caught than it seems at first. Survivors must work together repairing found disabled generators to exit trial grounds in time.

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Dead by Daylight on Xbox Game Pass

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Full Metal Furies
With a generally positive reception, action adventure game Full Metal Furies hails from developer/publisher Cellar Door Games. Go solo but switch between two characters or join in groups for local or online play depending on how you like it.

You are in for saving the world alongside your party in a team-based brawler that is inspired by themes from Greek-mythology. You have to choose from four Furies with unique fighting abilities to face over 70 unique enemy types and bosses.

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Full Metal Furies on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Survive
Ditching its typical action-adventure stealth elements, developer/publisher Konami has taken an action-adventure survival gameplay approach for their newest Metal Gear release upon departure of franchise creator Hideo Kojima.

Between events of Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, a wormhole takes player character, a MSF soldier to a parallel dimension to craft, explore, scavenge and survive in an unfriendly environment against zombie-like creatures.

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Metal Gear Survive on Xbox Game Pass

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Outer Wilds
Set in a quirky planet, where a surveyor astronaut player-character is on an exploration adventure and its local sun will go supernova for every 20-minute cycle repeatedly, to restart your journey from where you left off last time.

Outer Wilds encourages you to learn from each playthrough so that you can implement them next time to have better results of your actions. There are lots of secrets to uncover within this solar system and so are dangers to look out for.

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Outer Wilds on Xbox Game Pass

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Superhot
Here comes an unorthodox first-person shooter title that follows general aspects of any other FPS but only progresses when player moves, which includes some strategy elements since it allows people to assess their surrounding and then react.

Based upon a very a minimalist type design style by portraying enemies and weapons in red and black respectively, Superhot clearly takes a very innovative take on regular shooter genre and brings about a low-key Matrix experience.

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Superhot on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga
Developer Stoic Studio and publisher Versus Evil invites you into an epic fantasy that adapts a tactical role-playing gameplay mechanic with Disney styled 2D animated cut-scenes to help you catch up with a well-written background plot.

One of its prominent features is a distinctive hand-drawn art that offers an overall engaging experience for players. Strategic steps in combat and decisions made during travel throughout your play would eventually shape up your journey.

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The Banner Saga on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga 2
Enter into second part of The Banner Saga that brings back turn-based combat while introduces new enemy types, objectives and a centaur-like race, The Horseborn. Original characters would make their return and choices would continue to impact your play.

An emotional and personal journey continues where wise decisions and resource management can be a key to survival for your Viking clans. In case of their survival, every battle choices players make become more vital than it ever was.

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The Banner Saga 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Void Bastards
This one perhaps is the weirdest shooting game you would come across of recent times and it also make you come up with some strategy instead of blatantly shooting anything that moves within derelict spaceships or threaten you.

Instead of being very fancy with its graphics, developers Blue Manchu focused on a framework that puts player on a quest to lead the band of Void Bastards out of Sargasso Nebula and be very thoughtful about how they decide to do that.

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Void Bastards on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, have your games ready to play by using Game Pass mobile app to remotely install them directly to your console, so you can just launch them upon arriving at home without wasting time or having to wait for installation period.

Already having more than 100 great games to their expanding library is not enough, Xbox Game Pass keeps adding new titles for their members each month relentlessly and other than taking a 14-Day Free Trial right now, you can sign up for a month by spending $1 only.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

Microsoft Studios is bringing back "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" for 2019 with amazing discounts on classic Xbox 360 games.

This week, Microsoft Studios has brought back their beloved "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" once again that features more than 200 classic games from Xbox 360 to play on Xbox One and offers you exciting discounts on purchase.

Microsoft is running their biggest sale on backwards compatible yet and until May 27, you can enjoy up to 75% price off during the sale. Some titles received Xbox One X enhanced treatment for better optimization on their most powerful console.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

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Some great deals are currently available on renowned franchise such as Battlefield, Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Crysis, Dead Space, Fable, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, GRID, Halo, Lost Planet and Mass Effect.

Xbox One X enhanced list includes fan-favorite titles like Assassin's Creed, Civilization Revolution, Destroy All Humans!, Fable Anniversary, Halo 3, Mirror's Edge, Red Dead Redemption, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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We also riled up some greatly discounted games from backward compatibility sale together for your convenience.


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Making titles backwards compatible has let many players to go back to nostalgic memory lane without having to change their current platform of choice and more is constantly added for you to find at Microsoft Store online.

Under their backward compatibility program, Microsoft has been constantly adding classic Xbox games to play on modern consoles, which undoubtedly one of the best features the platform has to offer for old-school gamers.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

Augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for mobile is revealed to celebrate 10 year anniversary of Minecraft.

It has been ten years since sandbox video game Minecraft from developer/publisher Mojang was launched on PC and has managed to sell over 176 million copies worldwide during its decade-long run to become best-selling video game of all time.

To celebrate 10 years of amazing success of this beloved franchise, Microsoft has announced a free-to-play augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for Android and iOS mobile devices with similar gameplay elements, coming this summer.

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Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

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An official reveal trailer offers us exclusive first look into reality-bending world of Minecraft Earth on mobile.




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Following simple exploration mechanics that are focused on crafting as well as collecting resources from around your neighborhood, players would come across unique mobs and go after blocks in order to create their build.

Any flat surface would be a perfect base point to establish your builds on and you can even join with friends to share ideas and then place your creation on real world to see them in life-size, courtesy of Microsoft technology.

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Minecraft Your World

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This AR game would also put your survival skills on test by putting you against mobs in real life. Just like your regular Minecraft activities like before, you can engage in breeding mobs, crafting new items, harvest crops and much more.

By bringing sandbox construction game into real life with Minecraft Earth, this surely is a huge step to an ambitious future. Using their revolutionary Azure technology, Microsoft is probably planning to introduce the experience to every screen possible.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and More

New games like LEGO Batman 3, The Surge, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on May, 2019.

Members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service are getting pretty good value against their regular membership and Microsoft Studios is adding more exciting titles to their growing catalog of great games for players on Xbox One platform.

From May 2 through May 16, there are a wide range of great games coming to Game Pass for fans of various genres. So, make sure you don't miss any of them even if you are away from home and get them downloaded to your device using Game Pass mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and More

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Black Desert
An MMORPG title set on an expansive high fantasy world, Black Desert comes bearing an action-packed journey where players can choose from different classes and customize characters with a vast amount of features.

It has an action-based combat system that actually keeps it entertaining even though its mission aspects seem quite repetitive. There is a conflict of two kingdoms that serves as a decent plot backdrop to begin with.

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Black Desert on Xbox Game Pass

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Descenders 1.0
Fans of sports titles can hop onto this fast-paced biking experience from developer RageSquid and publisher No More Robots. Go out on your own or tag along a friend online to hit the road on your two wheelers for some extreme ride.

Throughout slopes and mountains, players can run in over half a billion levels set on nine different environments of deep jungles, dusty canyons or icy peaks. If you are a thrill-seeker, then this is a biking game you should not pass on.

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Descenders 1.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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For the King
Want to have an experience of classic tabletop games into a turn-based RPG? Indie title For the King would offer similar setting with roguelike elements for players to get into a world to discover by your own or with a group of friends.

As you are looking to solve a mystery around the King's demise, you are rewarded for constant exploration throughout map locations. Continue playing over gradually unlocks lore and that would help you earn cosmetic items for customization.

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For the King on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Batman 3
Step into the shoes of The Dark Knight for his newest Lego-themed action-adventure game from developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment with other superheroes of DC Comics universe.

Following a core gameplay mechanics from past two titles from the same franchise, LEGO Batman 3 raise a greater villain evil Brainiac to oppose against Batman as this hero tries to thwart his attempts of shrinking worlds to add to collection.

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LEGO Batman 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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Surviving Mars
Scientists have been trying for ages to colonize Mars to support sustaining human life there but you will realize that building a colony on Red Planet is no easy task and requires attention to detail on every life supporting resources when playing Surviving Mars.

No matter how utterly difficult things are to make happen, it is not impossible though and to do better in this simulation, players need to do resource management and help out neighboring colonies while researching for new means to live like its home.

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Surviving Mars on Xbox Game Pass

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Tacoma
Based on a sci-fi narrative adventure quest by developer/publisher Fullbright, the game lets player take control of lead character Amy in an abandoned space station to investigate an incident using an augmented reality device.

During exploration, you can actually examine events that happened prior to your arrival and go fast-forward or behind to piece out a narrative. Just like most other walking simulation, Tacoma doesn't offer great stake but still provides a surprise ending.

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Tacoma on Xbox Game Pass

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The Surge
What many science fiction genres of movies have shown happen to humanity in a dystopian future of robot insurgency is what provides plot for The Surge but instead of being busy killing humans, they just took employment from everyone.

However, that was just a start and soon things started to escalate from there to a point where technology has left earth of natural resources and player is left with a choice to fight back rogue AI enemies wearing an exo-suit on his first day at work.

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The Surge on Xbox Game Pass

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Wargroove
Queen Mercia had to flee from Kingdom of Cherrystone when war broke out and is looking for allies in new territories, facing various challenges thrown at her way during a quest to save her home while enemies are still on her tail.

Presented in pixel-arts, Wargroove is a turn-based tactics game by developer/publisher Chucklefish that sends you into battle against enemies across various maps as one of its commanders, each with a unique campaign set for them.

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Wargroove on Xbox Game Pass

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Set in an alternate history era where World War II is won by Nazis and following events of The New Order, veteran soldier William "B.J." Blazkowicz stands up against their oppression and tyranny alongside a group of resistance fighters.

The New Colossus is a first-person shooter featuring lots of powerful guns and dynamic combat mechanics. BJ is leading second American Revolution by hunting down his nemesis Frau Engel to take apart her Nazi war machine for good.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Xbox Game Pass

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Meanwhile, you can also enjoy some block building adventure with newest Village & Pillage update for Minecraft and free Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves. Then, also jump on to Human: Fall Flat for its biggest level in Dark Level Update.

If you are not already a member, then this is a good time as any to sign up for a Xbox Game Pass subscription to get your first month of membership for as low as $1 only or just get a 14-Day Free Trial to see if it really worth your money.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2019

May 2019 will bring free games like Comic Jumper, Earth Defense Force and Marooners to Xbox Live Gold members.

Up until April 2019, Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service has offered some pretty decent titles to all their members. Though not quite bad, we have some medium to average games coming up for Xbox community.

Nevertheless, Live Gold lineup for Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 2019 can be a worthwhile for some players. There is a bit of shooter experience with a chunk of cartoony action and some sports adventure for a variety of subscribes.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2019

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Marooners
If you have an affinity for party games, then this particular title from developer/publisher M2H is something you should try. You can tag along with up to six of your friends for some local multiplayer fun or online for a good time.

Plus, it has a couple of mini-games to collect treasures and it often changes randomly while playing in Chaos mode. In between 25 different games and arenas, you all can find something that doesn't let the intensity die down anytime soon.

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Marooners on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour
Seasoned golf fans and newcomers looking for some club sports can easily get into its features and grow a fondness for it. However, TGC 2019 will be more appealing to and bring excitement for die-hard fans for customization and realism.

In this golf simulator, players can pursue new profession in Career mode by taking part in various events and tournaments. Despite having real-life courses to try your skills on, what it really lacks is appearance of some real players.

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The Golf Club 2019 Featuring PGA Tour on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon
When New Detroit is hit by an alien invasion and entire city is swarmed by waves of giant insects, it's up to player character Lightning Alpha and his elite team of Earth Defense Force combatants to clear out this mess.

Insect Armageddon gives an arcade-shooter vibe with access to more than 300 weapons and a number of tactical armor for aiding in combat. Online multiplayer, split-screen and a Survival mode are among other noteworthy features.

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Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Comic Jumper
Instead of punching bad-guys or saving the world from major crisis, developer Twisted Pixel Games came up with a unique tale of a superhero named Captain Smiley, who is on a mission to save his own comic-book strip from poor receptions.

He goes from one comic to another in order to gain popularity and adapt into their distinct styles whenever he is visiting a new one. Aided by his sidekick Star, he is on a heroic quest of become relevant once again to get his own series running.

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Comic Jumper on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Before these titles become available from May 1, you can still download and play your free games from April 2019 while there is still some time. In total, four games worth $94.96 are waiting for members to enjoy for free next month.

Usually, a single month of Xbox Live Gold subscription will cost you $9.99 only but you can simply sign up by paying only $1 for your first month. Moreover, you can always bag some extra discounts in purchasing games from Microsoft Store.

Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

Microsoft is excluding Minecraft creator from 10 Year Anniversary events for his comments and opinions on social media.

Aside from being the creator of sandbox game Minecraft, Swedish game developer Markus "Notch" Persson is known to his fans for sharing various opinions on social media, which are considered very controversial by mainstream media.

Recently, decision of not including "Notch" in their upcoming 10-year anniversary celebrations is revealed by Microsoft, because they believe his public comments and opinions on Twitter are too toxic for being associated with their name.

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Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

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This news came out only a short while after reference to Persson has been secretly wiped out from in-game loading screen. Neither Microsoft nor Mojang wants to side with him due to his controversial opinions, according to a spokesperson.

Microsoft has purchased ownership of its IP along with Mojang studio back in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Many claims that "Notch" has become unstable following this payout and constantly promotes his view on social and political issues on Twitter.

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Whatever personal opinion Persson shares in an open space is entirely his own viewpoint and any company or person may not agree to that. However, Microsoft has decided to wipe his name off his own creation and not to invite him to its celebration in this case.

Debuted as an indie game back in 2009, Minecraft has gained popularity among gamers and now boasts an average of 91 million players per month. It is officially the second best-selling video game of all time right after Tetris.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Xbox One Spring Sale 2019

Microsoft Store offers great deals on consoles, games, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in Spring Sale 2019.

Kicking right off from today, Xbox One Spring Sale 2019 returns with bunch of sweet deals on popular video games and other Xbox related service at Microsoft Store. You would be wise to check out if there are any deals for you to pick up as long as it lasts.

Even PC gamers can leverage this occasion by bagging something they like or grab some gaming accessories. Whether it is some AAA-title you have been waiting to get your hands on for some time or a select Xbox console bundle, you can have it all before April 22.

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Xbox One Spring Sale 2019

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One of the prime highlights of Microsoft Spring Sale 2019 is a monthly deal on Xbox Game Pass service that will let any new and returning customers to immediately sign up for three months membership by simply spending $1 only.

Usually what they offered up for a buck is a single month worth of subscription and then charge you $9.99 only per month. Plus, there is tons of different game to try out for so little amount and it can't possibly get any better than this for sure.

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Xbox Game Pass Deal of The Year

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Only a few days ago, they added titles like Life is Strange 2, Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Resident Evil 5 and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to their ever-growing library of games that has over 100 great titles in collection.

You can otherwise consider signing up for Xbox Live Gold that offers you four free games with multiplayer experience and up to 50-75% savings. Get started for only $1 now to receive 1000 coins in Apex Legends and get up to 10% over titles from running sale.

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Get $10 Off Select Controllers

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Want to save a whooping $100 on a select Xbox One console? Fallout 76 Xbox One X 1TB Bundle can be yours for $399 only, available in Robot White Special Edition or Standard Black and they both comes with bonus digital codes.

To add some unique colorful controllers into your collection, visit Xbox Design Lab and customize an Xbox Wireless Controller, which lets you save $5. Or simply browse and pick one from select group that would still cut you $10 off on full price.

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Xbox Live Gold and Apex Legends Coins for $1

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A great big perk of Microsoft Spring Sale is that you can just snag an entire game franchise of your choice that would even give you an overall discount to cherish and there is no better time to look for a series you have been looking forward to. So, why wait?

Our biggest take away from this Spring Sale is a complete 75% discount of games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Madden NFL 19 and Watch Dogs 2, which is a great point to start from.

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Arkane Studios have made a name with their 2012 stealth action-adventure game Dishonored and its sequels. Definitive Edition of original Dishonored game with Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is now available on 40% off.

Better yet, either select Dishonored Complete Collection for all three releases in one bunch or just take Prey + Dishonored 2 Bundle to experience another game from Arkane, which is a first-person shooter launched in 2017.

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Although post-apocalyptic action RPG title Fallout 76 didn't turn out as expected, you can still secure a Standard Edition or Tricentennial Edition at 25% off. The latter will give you 500 bonus Atoms, weapons customization and other in-game items.

Those who favor earlier releases of the franchise may choose Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks or go for Fallout: New Vegas spin-off game by Obsidian Entertainment, all brought to you for a 40% price cut.

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Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 comes at 25% off on both Standard and Special Edition. You can snag onto Ultimate Edition for 30% and then step into the boots of John Marston by Red Dead Redemption at a 57%.

Since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has just been revealed; you can help yourself into hyping up with Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition at 67% and either of Star Wars Battlefront II or Star Wars Battlefront: Hoth Bundle at 60% for getting both and more.

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Aside from Xbox consoles and games, there are some offers on other accessories and all of these great deals will only last until April 22, 2019. Other than heading over to Microsoft Store online, people are encouraged to visit retail locations as well.

Some of these big-name titles are offering first-time discounts since launch for Xbox Spring Sale 2019 and moreover, there are some popular titles from Xbox 360 era that are now backwards compatible on Xbox One with insane discount rates.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 5 and More

A slew of new games like Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Resident Evil 5 and more are heading to Xbox Game Pass on April, 2019.

Members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service has been noticing some significantly promising wave of titles joining a great collection of over 100 great video games in recent months of 2019, courtesy of Microsoft Studios.

Throughout April 11 to 25, more popular titles are about to join its existing library to allow subscribers access to different franchise and genre where everyone can find something they like and will have fun spending some time with.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 5 and More

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 2
After a tragic accident at home, brothers Sean and Daniel had to leave everything behind before hitting the road to reach Mexico. The latter is revealed to have telekinetic power but have no recollection of what happened earlier.

Sea tries to protect his younger brother by teaching him how to control his powers but he falls sick and they are forced to stop at Oregon. For a short while, they were staying at their grandparent's house but then police came looking for them.

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Monster Hunter: World
Enter a vast open-world full of with monsters for some action role-playing game where players take the role of their created character Hunter who are armed with fourteen standard weapons like long bow, hammer or sword to slay those beasts.

By fending off these giant creatures of a fictional "New World", player's character attempts to save Research Commission of Astera, who came here to study Elder Dragons. Often times, you will be aided by assistant handlers from Fifth Fleet during these quests.

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Monster Hunter: World on Xbox Game Pass

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Prey
When researching of an alien species called Typhon goes wrong on space station Talos I due to their hostile takeover, lead character Morgan Yu takes it upon himself to get out of there now that most of their crew members are already killed.

In his quest to find salvation, players get to use a wide range of handy weapons and amazing abilities obtained from killing the Typhons in an open-world setting for first-person shooter that is largely reminiscent of sci-fi classic title System Shock.

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Prey on Xbox Game Pass

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Resident Evil 5
A best-selling game of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 5 deviates from many core elements of survival horror in favor of a co-op gameplay involving Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar, eventually turning it into an action game.

Umbrella Corporation has fallen only for a new threat to emerge that takes Chris to Kijuju in Africa. He teamed up with Sheva on a mission to stop bio-organic weapon released by Albert Wesker and met his thought dead former partner Jill Valentine.

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Resident Evil 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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The Golf Club 2
Among all these action and shooting based games, comes a sports simulation in the form of The Golf Club 2 by developer HB Studios and publisher Maximum Games that is designed to deliver most dynamic golf game experience ever.

Aside from enjoying single-player Career mode on your own, players can also join communities online or with friends to play for hours or even compete in tournaments that will earn you fame and money for climbing ranks within them.

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The Golf Club 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
Post-apocalyptic episodic graphic adventure of The Walking Dead from developer/publisher Telltale Games continues in its third season, A New Frontier that follows narrative structure of past two seasons with return of protagonist Clementine.

She will come across a disgraced baseball star named Javier Garcia in a race for survival against a group known as New Frontier in a world already infested by undead mob. This latest conflict forces them to rely on each other and reconsider their choices in each turn.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier on Xbox Game Pass

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If you are feeling interested to grab any piece of these actions, you can simply sign up to a membership for only $9.99 per month or just try out a 14-Day Free Trial offer that charges only $1 for your first month of subscription to the service.

Also, use Xbox Game Pass companion mobile app to get all your notifications on the go and even remotely install your select titles to home consoles. With so many games already in current library and more joining the lineup, you can finally keep tabs on them.

Friday, April 5, 2019

We Happy Few: They Came From Below DLC Out Now

First DLC of We Happy Few complete with rampaging robots in "Roger & James in They Came From Below" is available now.

Despite best efforts of developer Compulsion Games and backings from Microsoft Studios, action-adventure game We Happy Few turned out to be a disappointment for many when Gearbox Publishing launched it on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, their development team still worked on expanding story of the main game with its first ever downloadable content pack in "They Came From Below", which is currently out now on all available platforms.

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We Happy Few: They Came From Below DLC Out Now

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Brilliant scientist and inventor Dr. Faraday Wellington Wells was previously working on a portal to evade the city and she was vanished before her assistants James Maxwell and Roger Bacon unwittingly caused an invasion of alien robots.

Contrary to basic gameplay aspects, some activities like crafting, eating and sleeping are completely absent. Instead of a randomly generated open-world, you are now thrown into new locations that are always the same.

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Players will be exploring this new plot as Roger, armed with a Ray Gun for both melee and range attacks. He is aided by James who is a former soldier and his goofy partner, often remaining in contact through a walkie-talkie.

There is theme of James regressing his feelings for Roger even though all mostly he does is question every actions of his associate, which possibly is a result of a dystopian era of a society they live in, where no one would accept this unlikely couple.

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Wellington Wells Robot Uprising

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Other than buying separately, They Came From Below DLC will be accessible by owning Digital Deluxe version of the game or getting Season Pass with base game. More content packs similar to this one will likely to come from Compulsion Games in future as well.

Ditching regular role-playing and survival tone, We Happy Few took a bit of classic sci-fi route for their newest content to offer a different take at core story. If you manage to save Wellington Wells from these mechanized menace, more stories with come later.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Release Date

Rare announces free Anniversary Update packed with content for Sea of Thieves to kick-start Year Two.

On successfully completing a whole year after launch of action-adventure game Sea of Thieves, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios decided to release their biggest update for players on PC and Xbox One.

Almost everyone can find something they like in contents of upcoming Anniversary Update, which would be available on April 30 for free to all players. Get on board for some competitive multiplayer or go fishing; it's entirely your call to make.

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Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update Release Date

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Take a quick look at Anniversary Update announce trailer for Sea of Thieves, giving a glimpse at upcoming contents.




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As part of narrative-driven Tall Tales, you are about take on adventurous trips that is comprised of nine chapters in Shores of Gold. Whether you join with your crew or go solo, each Tale can be enjoyed with option of replay completed ones.

However, do not expect to find secrets and solutions in places where you had them once, because these Tales are designed to be played repeatedly. You try to reach legendary location Shores of Gold inside Devil's Shroud area of the in-game map.

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Shores of Gold Tall Tales

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In between decoding ancient parchments and solving puzzles before you reach destination, players are to fight dreaded enemies and dodge traps. Now that Sea of Thieves universe has expanded, you will come across many familiar heroes and villains too.

While you are at this mysterious island, you may notice some new rogues and warmongers but to keep you focused on your main quest at hand, secret lore books and commendations will definitely come in handy to guide you ahead.

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Before you go on a legendary pirate adventure ahead of you, watch out the Shores of Gold cinematic trailer.




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The Arena lets people join in a competitive PvP multiplayer experience set within this pirate world or many would prefer fishing as pastime activity that can eventually lead you to earn rewards from Hunter's Call Trading Company for some finest catches.

If you have a membership of Xbox Game Pass, then Sea of Thieves is free for you to enjoy and even if you do not, Microsoft offers a subscription model to sign up for only $1 that comes with an exclusive access to more than 100 other great games.