Showing posts with label Microsoft Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft Studios. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

Right after launching on PC, Halo: The Master Chief Collection becomes top-selling game on Steam.

After recent change in business strategy of introducing first-party games on PC and Xbox consoles in recent years, Microsoft Studios have announced to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC via Steam earlier this year.

Five years after original release on Xbox One, players can finally enjoy Halo: MCC on a platform other than console and this definitive series compilation becomes top-selling game on Steam following recent inclusion of Halo: Reach.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

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Master Chief Collection on PC comes with key-features like better optimization settings, 67 campaign missions, over 120 multiplayer maps, access to Halo Insiders program and more, which are clear improvements over Xbox release.

MCC bundle debuts with Reach and will continue to launch five more remaining titles by ending with Halo 4 in 2020. Those games will be adding more single-player and multiplayer content, which would possibly draw more players then.

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Before debuting on popular PC gaming platform Steam, players had to purchase through and play the game using Windows Live service. However, things have changed for better and Microsoft is even offering Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Launching in parts, you can purchase MCC at Steam for $39.99 only or get it on Game Pass for PC at just $5.99. Currently, they are offering a deal of only $1 for three months but fans are mostly heading over to Valve outlet.

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Right now, Master Chief Collection is outperforming other global top-selling and most played games like Monster Hunter: World and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, both of which are available at 50% discount on the platform.

Although Microsoft is more interested in garnering more members for Game Pass service, Xbox head Phil Spencer considers people buying the game on Steam or their subscription service a major win despite their main focus on the latter.

RELATED: Halo 3 Player Beats Game on Legendary Difficulty, Using Guitar Hero Controller

Military sci-fi first-person shooter series Halo undoubtedly is one of the most iconic video game franchises from Microsoft Studios but MCC topping PC sales chart was largely unexpected now that it is gotten old and was buggy at launch.

It has likely happened because Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been a console-exclusive that has debuted on largest community platform for PC players and Microsoft has fixed a lot of its issues for port over past few years.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Halo 3 Player Beats Game on Legendary Difficulty, Using Guitar Hero Controller

YouTuber ATwearkingYoshi took challenge to beat Halo 3 in "Legendary" difficulty playing with Guitar Hero controller.

Hardcore gamers often try out new and old popular games to complete on highest set difficulty level or for a simple speedrun, to either break records previously set by other players or just to beat their personal best play.

In one such valiant effort, YouTuber ATwearkingYoshi has finally managed to beat full game Halo 3 on hardest difficulty setting Legendary, after dying too many times for months and using nothing but a Guitar Hero controller.

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Halo 3 Player Beats Game on Legendary Difficulty, Using Guitar Hero Controller

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Contrary of traditional one, Guitar Hero and other controllers shaped in rock band related instruments are a challenge for players who are looking for beating a game in some of most non-conventional and ridiculous ways.

This particular method was used in past by players to complete hardcore games like Dark Souls and Dark Souls III. ATwerkingYoshi has beaten DS3 with guitar controller before and beat its final boss using just a dance pad.

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Earlier this year, he even took his turn on latest From Software game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice with Donkey Kong bongo controller, an action-adventure title that is known for being notoriously difficult for masses to complete.

It took him month-long attempts and dying 252 times in his entire gameplay walkthrough of Halo 3 campaign, which is quite understandable since he had to aiming, moving and almost all stuff with an unconventional control layout.

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He posted a highlight of his entire playthrough run as GIF on Reddit from his Twitch channel Super Louis 64.


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In anticipation of upcoming release of first-person shooter title Halo Infinite next year and Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC platform, many players are taking a trip back to memory lane and replaying older titles lately.

Hopefully, when all individual titles of MCC eventually comes to PC, there will be other takes by ATwerkingYoshi on its varied lineup of games and he will be able to come up with some insane new customization for his next Legendary run.

Friday, November 22, 2019

State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

Undead Labs announced to release PC version of ultimate zombie survival fantasy State of Decay 2 via Steam in early 2020.

Last year, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios came out for Windows PC and Xbox One, amassing an impressive number of over 6 million players so far.

A successful sequel to 2013 survival horror title State of Decay, the game is currently available for purchase on Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass. According to an official announcement, SoD2 will also arrive on Steam in early 2020.

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State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

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Following its release, Undead Labs has received a lot of fan-requests for bringing their ultimate zombie action-adventure to Steam. Even though it took them a year and so, they finally decided to bring the title to digital storefront of Valve.

SoD2 will come to Steam with Xbox Live cross-play support that lets you play with three of your other friends over Windows PC and Xbox One. After all, joining with group of friends will better your chances of survival in a post-apocalyptic.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

Initially, survivors could jump into action on any of two select platforms using Xbox Play Anywhere system. Then an accidental leak from PAX East 2018 hinted at possibility of future Steam release before only a month of its launch.

An error message popped up unexpectedly during a developer live-stream on Twitch regarding a login issue of Steam. Though all video evidence was deleted, people were skeptical when they found Valve's launcher listed in FAQ page as a topic.

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Original SoD found home in Early Access of Steam a few months after console launch, followed by remastered release of Year One: Survival Edition, most likely because there was no timed exclusivity period for Xbox console back then.

Since no definitive release date has been revealed for Steam launch yet, you can go ahead and add State of Decay 2 on wishlist to get instant notifications on any updates made to store page in future while you wait for its release next year.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store free game giveaway adds Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 for PC platform.

Another week of free games giveaway madness returns as Epic Games invites players on PC platform to visit their online digital storefront Epic Games Store for a new batch and add these titles to their library of collection to own forever.

For this week, both Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 have made it to their freebie games lineup and starting from today, claim them any time you wish before October 31, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT with a free EGS account.

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Layers of Fear and Q.U.B.E. 2 Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In more follow-up to past weeks, developer/publisher Bloober Team brings one of their much known psychological horror games that have a commendable reputation, which eventually lead to a sequel for Layers of Fear this year.

Then enjoy physics-based puzzle title Q.U.B.E. 2 from developer Toxic Games and publisher Ten Hut Games, where you take role of archaeologist Amelia Cross who is stranded on an alien land and must find her way back home solving its riddles.

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In addition to their first game picked for latest giveaway that was rated for mature players, Epic Store added an extra title that is suited for teens for cases where people will be locked out of one because of in-store Parental Controls feature.

Epic Games Store has announced to bring party-based role-playing game Costume Quest from Double Fine Productions and survival horror game SOMA by Frictional Games to their outlet as freebie PC title for next week.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Afterparty, LEGO Star Wars and More

Ahead of Halloween 2019, new titles like Afterparty, Secret Neighbor and more comes to Xbox Game Pass.

As we are nearing Halloween 2019 and end of October, few more exciting titles have made their way to Xbox Game Pass and members will likely to find some games from the list to engage with to keep busy until first week of November.

Xbox One players with a monthly membership to Game Pass are about to have their dosage of spooky titles that would have them getting chased by alien sharks, having a drink with the devil and more to make them want to scream.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Afterparty, LEGO Star Wars and More

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Afterparty | Console, Ultimate
When best buds Milo and Lola find themselves down in Hell for an eternity shortly after being deceased, they discovers a way to get back to Earth once again by only defeating Satan in a drinking game to avoid damnation.

Depending on every action, in-game story will change through an intelligent conversation system between them. Meanwhile, spend time playing beer pong, take dance-off challenge or get into chugging competitions to pass time.

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Afterparty on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars | Console, Ultimate
For every interpretation of LEGO-themed franchises, players get an added dose of humor on top of their favorite series and LEGO Star Wars III is no different at that, featuring all-new stories from legendary era of "The Clone Wars".

Aside from inclusion of some real-time strategy elements, majority of gameplay mechanics is similar to past games from the series. You are also allowed to swap between characters during combat, solving puzzles or switch teams in boss battles.

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LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on Xbox Game Pass

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Secret Neighbor | Console, Ultimate
As a follow-up to 2017 survival horror stealth game Hello Neighbor from developer Dynamic Pixels and publisher TinyBuild Games, multiplayer social horror game Secret Neighbor is placed in between Act 1 and Act 2 of the first game.

Its main plot premise centers on a group of kids trying to break into a basement of their creepy neighbor, Mr. Peterson. What they don't even suspect is one of them is secretly Peterson in disguise as they try and rescue one of their own.

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Secret Neighbor on Xbox Game Pass

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Subnautica | Console, Ultimate
Delve deep into an aquatic alien world in underwater open-world survival action-adventure game Subnautica by developer/publisher Unknown Worlds Entertainment that encourage you to explore its vast territory filled with mysteries.

Players pick themselves up from a collapsed starship after crash-landing in a deep-sea and take on an adventure into unknown. From small threats to larger predators of ocean, there are many elements of terror that you have to survive against.

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Subnautica on Xbox Game Pass

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On a friendly reminder, all Game Pass members can get their hands on upcoming first-person sci-fi RPG title The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division on PC and Xbox One console platform at launch.

Right now, signing up to Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription will cost you only $1 for first month if you haven't already. Also, players can use mobile app to browse through entire games collection and download them to your consoles.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer Free on Epic Games Store Now

On this week's game giveaway, Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer are available at Epic Games Store for free.

In due time to drop their latest freebie, Epic Games has some new titles at their digital storefront Epic Games Store this week and players on PC platform can grab two games for free to add to their online library.

Starting from now on, you can head over straight to Epic Store and sign in to your free account to claim both Alan Wake's American Nightmare and >observer_ within any given time until October 24, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare and Observer Free on Epic Games Store Now

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American Nightmare comes to fans of Alan Wake franchise as close to a follow-up release that is not a true sequel from developer Remedy Entertainment. Despite being an action-thriller, it has noticeable tones of psychological horror genre.

Observer hails from horror-centric development studio Bloober Team and is set on a dystopian futuristic era. Players take on the role of detective Daniel Lazarski, who employs hacking into people's brain as an interrogation technique.

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Though Alan Wake's American Nightmare have obvious horror vibes, it has a teen rating and >observer_ being suited for a mature audience is probably what caused Epic Games to offer players a dual choice, so that everyone can have fun.

EGS already announced to bring two more PC titles to their free games collection next week; psychedelic horror Layers of Fear from developer Bloober Team and first-person puzzle game Q.U.B.E.2 by Toxic Games on October 24.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Dishonored 2, World War Z and More

More games including Dishonored 2, Felix the Reaper and World War Z are coming on October 2019 for Xbox Game Pass.

Every new month brings in a fresh bunch of great titles into Xbox Game Pass service for both PC and Xbox console. October 2019 has already kicked-off and its initial lineup looks pretty promising for players with different game cravings.

Microsoft has rallied up a mixture of a few popular AAA-titles and upcoming indies in Game Pass library for members this month to make sure they all have a busy autumn schedule up ahead playing these and earn rewards points.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Dishonored 2, World War Z and More

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Dishonored 2
As a follow-up to critically-acclaimed stealth based game Dishonored by developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks, its action-adventure sequel Dishonored 2 puts Empress Emily Kaldwin in role of main protagonist.

Emily fights to reclaim her throne after being overthrown by Delilah Copperspoon, who claims to be the true ruler of Dunwall. As a successor of her mentor and supernatural assassin Corvo Attano, she attempts to find a way to defeat the wicked witch.

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Dishonored 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Fallout: New Vegas
Before hyping up gamers in recent years for their upcoming RPG title The Outer Worlds, developer Obsidian Entertainment made a reputation for themselves by delivering Fallout series spin-off title Fallout: New Vegas back in 2010.

A backward compatible game from Xbox 360, this post-apocalyptic action RPG lets player assume control of a character named Courier, who is on a mission to deliver a package to New Vegas fighting against many overwhelming odds.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox Game Pass

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Felix the Reaper
Debuting through Game Pass on October 17, developer Kong Orange and publisher Daedalic Entertainment has created a quirky musical puzzle adventure for players where they make act as a reaper and dance around doing their job.

Felix the Reaper is about its titular character, a Ministry of Death employee to fall in love with Betty from Ministry of Life. Able to turn sun at will, he moves and works in shadow to create pathway to complete his objective of ensuring death.

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Felix the Reaper on Xbox Game Pass

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Panzer Dragoon Orta
Another Xbox 360 backward compatible title Panzer Dragoon Orta is an old-school rail shooter title by developer Smilebit and publisher Sega. Gameplay features aerial combat as you control a dragon and plays out in episodic manner.

In this fourth installment in mainline Panzer Dragoon series, lead character Orta is freed after lifelong imprisonment by a mysterious dragon that becomes her means for survival from a legion of imperial enemies on her pursuit.

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World War Z
An unexpectedly hit title from an over saturated genre of zombie games, third-person shooter World War Z from developer Saber Interactive and publisher Mad Dog Games is set on the same universe of 2013 movie of the same name.

You and a group of players can band together to put up a fight for survival and outlive the dead. Embracing many popular co-op gameplay aspects of past games in facing hordes of undead is what makes it a spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead.

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World War Z on Xbox Game Pass

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Yooka-Laylee
Heavily inspired by Banjo-Kazooie series, developer Playtonic Games and publisher Team17 came up with a platform game in 2017 titled Yooka-Laylee that features a chameleon named Yooka and his companion, a bat named Laylee.

Players would go out wandering collect items, fight enemies and solve puzzles while looking for golden book pages called "Pagies" that works as in-game currency to unlock new worlds to explore or expand the ones previously unlocked.

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Yooka-Laylee on Xbox Game Pass

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Also to remind everyone that The Outer Worlds is coming to Game Pass on October 25 for both PC and Xbox One. Plus, Xbox Studios Sale is going live soon from October 7 and you can enjoy up to 50% discount on some select games.

If you don't own a monthly membership to Xbox Game Pass yet, you can simply sign up right away by spending only $1 for your first month. It will surely be worth your bucks for a catalog of more than 100 great games to play at your will.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox One

First-person survival horror shooter game Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is now available on Xbox One.

Back in May 2019, developer/publisher Crytek teamed up with Microsoft Studios to bring their first-person survival horror shooter Hunt: Showdown to Xbox Game Preview program, which is currently available on Xbox One console.

This competitive first-person shooter game let players take the role of a bounty hunter to get rid of nightmarish creatures for hefty rewards. Fail at your job and die, both your character and gear is lost forever except for experience.

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Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox One

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Players would enter in procedurally generated maps set in 1895 swamps of Louisiana and either play solo or team of two or three. You will be given clues to track down enemies and taking them down will earn you cash, traits, weapons and XP.

Since gameplay mechanics of Hunt is comprised of both PvP and PvE elements, you are always in a tensed situation. Completing a bounty will immediately make you an even bigger target for every remaining Hunter on the map.

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Even before it entered Xbox Game Preview, developers heavily depended on community feedback to improve experience. For instance, there was only scope for two people to party up and teams of three were added on request.

Despite a couple of delays and setbacks, FPS survival horror Hunt: Showdown is finally out for PC and Xbox One platforms. Crytek is also planning to launch a PlayStation 4 version later in fall 2019 and will reveal a release date soon.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

A new wave of games hits Xbox Game Pass for September 2019 including Bloodstained, Jump Force and more.

Halfway through September, members are getting updated with new lineup of Xbox Game Pass titles coming their way. Players on Xbox One with a monthly membership to its subscription service are going to have some great time.

Current bunch only consists of titles that are on consoles, some of which will join for PC soon. Also joining to this group is roguelite title Bad North: Jotuun Edition for Xbox One that was previously added for PC and Game Pass Ultimate.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A modern day side-scroller action title with RPG elements, Bloodstained was born from a Kickstarter campaign by developer ArtPlay and rose to mainstream fame for being a content-packed game from metroidvania genre.

You play as a cursed orphan named Miriam, who fights to save her body from slowly crystallizing and of course, for the sake of humankind. Players get to raid some demon-filled castle in 18th century England through the dark of night.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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DiRT Rally 2.0
A sequel to acclaimed rally racing game, DiRT Rally 2.0 from developer/publisher Codemasters takes you to some iconic locations and offers a realistic racing experience like never before that is solely focused on realistic driving physics.

While sitting behind the wheels of most powerful off-road vehicles, get immersed into real-life environments from across the globe. It also features varying weather conditions and some remastered maps from original DiRT Rally.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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Jump Force
Manga crossover fighting game Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco is coming with more new fighters than it had at launch and they added Dragon Ball Z character Majin Buu last month.

Players create their own custom character to join forces with groups of renowned heroes from "Jump" manga world like Goku, Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto to stop their realities from slowly merging into real worlds in story mode.

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Worlds
Introducing some Minecraft-like vibes into an open-world LEGO crafting game, developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment lets you play with LEGO bricks in a procedurally generated world.

Unleash your creativity and freely build whatever you can think of by manipulating surrounding world of yours. Build anything brick by brick or just pick prefabricated structures for quick assembly and start working on customization.

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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Players on PC platform can expect to see another new wave of great games heading their way soon on Game Pass and if you haven't already, subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate right now spending only $2 for your first two months.

Be sure to have a great experience with new titles joining an ever expanding catalog of Xbox Game Pass and take your time to complete each ones without rushing to another since they are not getting away anywhere, anytime soon.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Cells, Gears 5 and More

Newest lineup for September 2019 includes Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon, Gears 5 and more to Xbox Game Pass library.

Now that Xbox Game Pass subscription service is available for both PC and Xbox One, more games are being included to their lineup frequently and lately, Microsoft Studios has been adding some fan-favorite titles for its members.

Some titles that are available on PC platform may not be for Xbox consoles but they all will be added to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for sure. So, it would be a great time to get a membership or upgrade to Ultimate if you already have one.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Dead Cells, Gears 5 and More

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Bad North: Jotuun Edition | PC, Ultimate
When a group of Viking invaders raids your island kingdom and kills your father, you are left to assume command in a war. Bad North is a real-time strategy by developer Plausible Concept and publisher Raw Fury to test your leadership.

Players are tasked to defend their people from attacking Vikings and come up with tactics to protect their houses. If the invading army is successful in burning those houses, they will not generate any gold coins that are necessary for upgrades.

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Bad North on Xbox Game Pass

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Creature in the Well | Console, PC, Ultimate
A hack-and-slash game from developer/publisher Flight School Studio that is a pinball-inspired title played from a top-down perspective. Throughout eight dungeons, you would come across many secrets, unlockables and upgradeable weapons.

Players embark a journey operating as a BOT-C unit, into a desert mountain trying to restore power of an ancient facility, for a dungeon crawler adventure full of challenges while being hunted at all times by an all-seeing creature.

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Creature in the Well on Xbox Game Pass

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Dead Cells | Console, PC, Ultimate
An indie blockbuster by developer/publisher Motion Twin that follows a roguelike-metroidvania gameplay mechanics where you play as a reanimated corpse of a prisoner that explores within dungeons in order to escape from an unnamed island.

In your quest for salvation, you collect abilities, power-ups, skins and weapons that help you overcome obstacles. Levels are procedurally generated in random manner and even though a 2D game, it has a similar combat style to Souls series.

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Dead Cells on Xbox Game Pass

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Enter the Gungeon | Console, PC, Ultimate
In an attempt to get their hands on a gun that can kill the past, a group of misfits decides to raid a legendary Gungeon. Enemies are armed to teeth and dreaded bosses are just as fearsome to make your survival seemingly impossible.

You can choose a hero for solo action or join in a co-op game to fight your way to ultimate prize in this award-winning bullet hell dungeon crawler title Enter the Gungeon by developer Dodge Roll and publisher Devolver Digital.

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Enter the Gungeon on Xbox Game Pass

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Gears 5 | Console, PC, Ultimate
Iconic third-person shooter franchise Gears of War is returning to glory with Gears 5 from developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios, featuring five different game modes and ever so expansive story campaign.

Experience all-new multiplayer mode Escape or rally up with your friends online in playing Horde mode. Members of Game Pass Ultimate will have access to Ultimate Edition of the game four days earlier than everyone else though.

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Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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GoNNER: Blüeberry Edition | Console, PC, Ultimate
Another roguelike title from this lineup, GoNNER is a 2D platformer with challenging boss battles and several endings. Players take control of an altruistic Ikk who is on a journey to make his giant whale friend named Sally happy.

In a quest for finding trinkets, you may die too often but you will eventually be rewarded if you manage to keep up. Experiment with your abilities from start to find a suitable playstyle and don't forget to look for secret areas for items.

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GoNNER on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition: 2 & 3 | Console, Ultimate
Get back to the roots of Metal Gear Solid series in a HD Edition bundle of second and third installment by developer/publisher Konami. As rookie agent Raiden, you try to rescue U.S. President from a terrorist group called "Sons of Liberty".

Then protagonist Naked Snake is tasked with a mission during Cold War to eliminate his former mentor. Although MGS 3: Snake Eater follows similar gameplay of past games, new aspects like camouflage and close quarters combat was introduced.

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Shadow Warrior 2 | PC, Ultimate
A sequel to 2013 first-person shooter game Shadow Warrior from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital that has both single-player and four player co-op mode to play as protagonist Lo Wang alongside anonymous ninjas.

You take a job from Yakuza to retrieve an ancient trinket and then are sent to save their leader's daughter Kamiko from their rivals. However, she is injected with compound 61 and begins to mutate, for which a cure should be found.

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Notable titles like Joy Ride Turbo, Lego Batman 2, Lego Indiana Jones, Ninja Gaiden Black, Onrush, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Split/Second, 'Splosion Man, The Hunter: Call of The Wild and The Maw are leaving Game Pass by the end of September.

Xbox Game Pass is giving a promotional offer to their brand-new subscribers to get first two months for $2 only. Xbox Live Gold and regular members of Game Pass can also upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate package for just $2 right now.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

Rare Studio is back with newest Sea of Thieves free monthly content update for August 2019, Dark Relics.

Continuing a series of regular monthly updates, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios brings yet another new addition to action-adventure game Sea of Thieves this month, starting from today, August 14, 2019.

Packing up cosmetics to earn and newer objectives to pursue, latest free content update is titled Dark Relics aims at improved gameplay experience with many more to arrive in future for its players on PC and Xbox One.

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Sea of Thieves: Dark Relics Update Live Now

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A brand-new trailer for latest update is released lately that features some key aspects of Dark Relics event.




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Players would take on new voyage from Order of Souls that will send them after powerful stolen artifacts called Dark Relics. You will come across crew of skeletons and smash them to retrieve those pieces for good money.

There is variety of commendations to earn for retrieval of stolen relics and a bunch of timed rewards. Completing voyages grants you titles like Relic Hunter and Relic Collector alongside cosmetic items and Mercenary ship set.

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Aside for seeking out five different types of missing relics, also be on the lookout for Ritual Skulls dropped by skeletons, because that is something both the Order and mysterious stranger are interested to pay well for.

When you are at it, pirates can earn some extra doubloons in exchange for a new treasure type called Reaper's Chests. These will not only unlock commendations on top of your regular rewards but earns you Death Defier Title as well.

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Unlock Reaper's Chest Rewards

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Whereas regular voyage costs you five doubloons, it would cost ten doubloons for pirate Legends to get into Athena's Fortune voyage at The Devil's Roar and they obviously better your chances of collecting more artifacts.

Occasionally spawning harpoon mounted rowboats are here to stay as and pirates can take one of those to steal treasure from shores to ships. This permanent addition is perhaps the best part of newest update to have more fun.

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Following release of free Anniversary Update earlier, Rare Studio has decided to launch a new event in an ongoing cycle of each month on second Wednesday that will have features, new voyage types and special activities for players.

Sea of Thieves development team states, both Black Powder event from last month and Dark Relics on this month are part of what they are planning to introduce in future while dropping hints for upcoming quest contents.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get their hands on free games like Gears of War 4 and Torchlight on August 2019.

Latest lineup of August 2019 free games that are coming to members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service has just been revealed. Four new titles will be available to download and play over Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

For a minimum sign up amount of just $1 only, you can also sink your teeth into more than 100 great games over console or PC platform with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate, where new games are added to library every now and then.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2019

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Gears of War 4
Since third-person shooter title Gears 5 is currently inbound to launch on September 10, what better time would be best for going back and enjoy Gears of War 4 once again or maybe newcomers can even start fresh.

Play as squad-mates Del, JD and Kait in their first adventure of fighting Swarm that would set up premise for a sequel. Also try out "Horde" and "Versus" game modes to complete challenges and carry your rewards to Gears 5.

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Gears of War 4 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Forza Motorsport 6
Rev up your engines to compete against up to 24-players, regardless of day or night, under any weather condition and throughout 26 well-known locations around the world in Forza Motorsport 6 by developer Turn 10 Studios.

Offering most complete title in racing game genre of this generation, players can drive more than 450 models of Forzavista cars within a realistic simulation to become a master of road and enjoy realistically breathtaking visuals.

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Forza Motorsport 6 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Torchlight
Pick a character class from Destroyer, Alchemist or Vanquisher to dip your toes into a Diablo-esque dungeon crawling experience in 2009 action role-playing game Torchlight by developer Runic Games and publisher Perfect World.

With mix of hack and slash elements included, the game lets you play as a solo hero who would explore random dungeons to fight monsters and take loots for reward when they are not busy completing quests obtained from NPC vendors.

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Torchlight on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
One of 90's smash-hit series Castlevania saw a franchise reboot by its creator Konami in 2010 action-adventure title Lords of Shadow. Gameplay mechanics for combat is changed significantly but remained the same in terms of core theme.

Players assume the role of Gabriel Belmont to defeat a nefarious order and then resurrect his beloved wife. As a member representing Brotherhood of Light, exact revenge on Lords of Shadow for their attempt to do such.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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For upcoming month of August, above-mentioned titles will become exclusively available on Games with Gold and an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate would grant you access to enjoy them for free.

Players are offered a combined value of $94.96 for their membership and most of these titles are considered as fan-favorites. During their limited time stay on Games with Gold, get some exclusive discount on them upon purchase.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and More

Halfway through July 2019, brand-new titles like Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and more come to Xbox Game Pass.

Ongoing summer season is getting hotter by each passing moment and so is new lineup of Xbox Game Pass as six more great titles for PC and Xbox One are headed towards monthly subscription service, courtesy of Microsoft Studios.

Starting from July 17, a mixture of acclaimed fan-favorite games will become available for monthly Game Pass members for next two weeks. You can start browsing their vast collection of exciting games using Game Pass mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4 and More

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For the King | Console, PC, Ultimate
Already added to Game Pass for Xbox consoles in April 2019, For the King will become available to players on PC platform and members of Game Pass Ultimate after an Early Access phase, because a fun-ride as such is hard to pass.

This indie game from IronOak Games and Curve Digital puts you through a strategic journey where roguelike and tabletop elements blends into a unique RPG adventure that you can either play solo or enjoy with friends in local co-op.

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For the King on Xbox Game Pass

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition | Console, PC, Ultimate
Considering how fighting game category is largely been dominated by Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter series, Killer Instinct may not have a greater fan community but it has always been remarkable in terms of graphics and soundtracks.

The game is a reboot featuring all 26 characters that was introduced throughout its first three seasons. Regardless of what type of fighter main you are looking for, KI would eventually give you something to have fun with top-notch action.

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Killer Instinct on Xbox Game Pass

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Console, Ultimate
Aside from being final game from original Metal Gear Solid series, The Phantom Pain marks to be final collaboration project between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Konami Digital that was critically acclaimed for its gameplay.

Following events of Ground Zeroes, protagonist Venom Snake AKA Big Boss goes into a coma and wakes up nine years later to survive an attempt on his life by an assassin named Quiet and later reunited with former friend Revolver Ocelot.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Xbox Game Pass

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Night Call | Console, PC, Ultimate
Step into a noir adventure, where you play as a taxi driver who is working night shift in Paris but then ended up doing some investigation work when a corrupt detective decides to put charges of several murders on your shoulder.

Picking up passengers and then listen to their emotional story just to kill time can help you gather clues to clear your name from becoming a criminal whereas you are a scapegoat victim who unknowingly got framed by a serial killer.

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Night Call on Xbox Game Pass

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Resident Evil 4 | Console, Ultimate
A genre of survival horror from developer/publisher Capcom takes turn to blend in flavor of third-person shooter. With that, Resident Evil franchise saw a major evolution in gameplay mechanics and is re-invented for better.

Stepping into the boots of agent Leon S. Kennedy, players go rescuing Ashley Graham, daughter U.S. president in a remote village of Europe after she was kidnapped by a mysterious cult called Los Illuminados to assert control over her father.

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Resident Evil 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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The Banner Saga 3 | Console, PC, Ultimate
Considering first two installments of The Banner Saga was already added to Game Pass a few months ago, a third title would complete a trilogy of tactical role-playing game series by developer Stoic Studio and publisher Versus Evil.

Venture into a world of Viking RPG to experience that becomes grimmer than its predecessor titles but draws a fitting conclusion in the end. Decisions made in early games will still affect how its final act revolves around in-game characters.

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The Banner Saga 3 on Xbox Game Pass

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If you are new and looking to sign up for amazing game access of Game Pass program then you can try out Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which comes with console and PC games access bundled with Xbox Live Gold service for multiplayer experience.

Although regular cost for Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription is just $14.99, new members can get their first 3 months for only $1 right now, which is insanely cheap and an amazing offer since there are over 100 great games on their library.