Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox Game Pass. Show all posts

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Helping out people stuck indoors to pass time and have some decent enjoyment amidst a global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event is back again for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.

Those who are active subscribers can jump on board starting from May 28, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and visit Microsoft Store to download free games for this weekend on Xbox One consoles until May 31, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

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Masterfully blending PvE and PvP genre of gameplay into one, Hunt: Showdown is a bounty hunting shooter that let players assume roles of bounty hunters trying to clear demonic creatures of Louisiana swamps solo or in groups.

As you take out demons lurking around, keep watchful eyes on fellow hunters looking for gold. When your character dies, you lose almost all of your progression but experience, which can then be passed down to another via Bloodline.

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Anime lovers who often fantasize about their favorite heavyweights from to have a chance to duke it out should try out Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco for a crossover fighting experience.

When you are playing as Goku, Luffy, Naruto or anyone else, you are not stepping into the arena on your own but as a team. Its plot may seem a bit messy but gameplay is still pretty good and fluid in terms of solo or multiplayer.

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A grand strategy game that expands your legacy across cosmos, Stellaris takes a spin on classic genre type for a journey of discovery where you can govern their own populace and employ wondrous tech to establish reign across galaxies.

Xbox Free Play Days lets you continue having fun even when your limited trail is over by simply purchasing those titles at a great member discount. All of your hard earned achievements and gamescores will be carried out to main game as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

Xbox Game Pass to add No Man's Sky next month for Game Pass Ultimate members on PC and consoles.

Though initially failed to live up to hype at launch, multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games has eventually made a significant progress over past few years and lived up to its promises.

Ahead of June 2020, game director Sean Murray announces to add NMS to Xbox Game Pass for upcoming lineup of next month. Members on PC and Xbox One platform can jump on board very soon for some exciting planetary exploration.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

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NMS allows players to explore a procedurally generated massive open-world and venture through several quintillions of planets. You can join many interstellar voyagers during your journey and join together to survive or trade.

In terms of content, No Man's Sky saw a complete overhaul following launch of NEXT update, which coincided with its Xbox One release. After adding multiplayer feature, Hello Games improved the experience with Beyond update.

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There has been a steady supply of free content update that included further adjustments, bug-fixes and much more on a regular basis. Most recently, Living Ship update arrived in February and Exo Mech update was rolled in during April.

Now that Xbox Game Pass has amassed over 10 million active members, indie studio Hello Games wants them to explore an infinite universe of No Man's Sky across both platforms while they prepare more updates to release in future.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Alan Wake, Minecraft: Dungeons and More

Bunch of new games are added to Xbox Game Pass including Alan Wake, Minecraft: Dungeons and more before May ends.

As we are nearing end of May, more games are heading to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox One consoles very soon. Just like always, a new mix of titles have arrived to join current lineup of an ever expansive online library for members.

Latest entry in Game Pass brings excitement for all subscribers as they get to celebrate major milestones of two renowned franchises. Ultimate members can enjoy ad-free music on Spotify Premium for three months across select regions.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Alan Wake, Minecraft: Dungeons and More

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Alan Wake | Console, PC, Ultimate
In celebration for impending 10th anniversary of release, action-adventure survival horror title Alan Wake from developer/publisher Remedy Entertainment is joining Game Pass for players to explore a journey into psychological thriller.

Best-selling novelist Alan Wake goes to small town of Bright Falls during a vacation, where he loses his wife. As he begins investigating, Wake is stalked by a mysterious dark presence and finds him almost onto the brink of his sanity.

Alan Wake on Xbox Game Pass

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Cities: Skylines | Console, PC, Ultimate
A city-building simulation game that took many cues from Sim City but strives to be its own title, Cities: Skylines from developer Colossal Order and publisher Paradox Interactive focuses on creative ways to establish your metropolis.

In order to ensure growth of your town, you can build skyscrapers, divide them in districts, plan out roads, set tax rates and more. Though there are tons of aspects you need to manage to keep things going, you can do all of that with ease.

Cities: Skylines on Xbox Game Pass

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Minecraft: Dungeons | Console, PC, Ultimate
Another major celebration is due this month for iconic sandbox block builder game Minecraft, which turned eleven lately and an upcoming dungeon crawler spin-off created by Mojang Studios and Double Eleven is arriving soon.

Inspired by classic genre, Minecraft: Dungeons is an adventure for franchise fans to engage with friends or play solo where you face-off a vicious mobs for an epic battle and find treasure through various levels in an exciting experience.

Minecraft: Dungeons on Xbox Game Pass

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Plebby Quest: The Crusades | PC, Ultimate
Set during historic era of crusades in Europe and Middle East, turn-based strategy game Plebby Quest: The Crusades from developer PiedPipers Team and publisher Neowiz invites you to an ambitious dream of building your own legacy.

You can either chose to play Scenario mode for a story based journey or play any restriction to conquer world in Sandbox mode. A comical tone is added over every aspect of royal affairs and dealings to set everything in a very light manner.

Plebby Quest: The Crusades on Xbox Game Pass

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Games like Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Hydro Thunder Hurricane, Old Man's Journey, Opus Magnum and Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones are leaving Game Pass on May 29 unfortunately but you can buy them at 20% member discount.

Those who do not own a membership to Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate can sign up to try your first month for $1 only. Aside from access to more than 100 great games, you get all features of Xbox Live Gold and extra perks.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

On 11th Anniversary, Minecraft has reportedly sold over 200 million copies and 126 million players monthly.

Being one of the most influential video games of all time, sandbox survival game Minecraft has turned 11 years old recently and developer/publisher Mojang Studios decided to celebrate this occasion by releasing a few impressive numbers.

Most recently, Mojang has overhauled their brand with new logo, a brand-new trailer, changed their official name and even revealed an impressive overall sales numbers for Minecraft that has surpassed more than 200 million copies.

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Minecraft Celebrates 11th Anniversary, Hits 200 Million Sales

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Last year during this time on its tenth anniversary, Mojang's popular block builder title has sold over 176 million copies at that time. This clearly indicates that a staggering 24 million more copies of Minecraft were sold in last year alone.

According to reports, 126 million people are actively playing Minecraft every month across multiple platforms. There has been a 25% increase in player count for past few months and multiplayer sessions have increased by 40%.

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Now that many schools were forced to shut down because of COVID-19 outbreak, Minecraft: Education Edition was made free until June to help students learn through engagement, which has been downloaded 50 million times since launch.

Mojang also partnered up with UNDP for a campaign to share COVID-19 prevention guidance provided by World Health Organization via BlockDown Simulator free map for Minecraft: Java Edition to teach kids policies of social distancing.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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This year, Minecraft Earth was launched worldwide and RTX update beta was rolled out for PC version in association with Nvidia. Later this month, Minecraft: Dungeons will be joining Xbox Game Pass service and other platforms on May 26.

For entirety of 2019, Minecraft has dominated video-sharing platform YouTube with an astounding 100.2 billion views. It even surpassed Fortnite in popularity and views when YT's creator Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg joined the party.

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As part of their re-branding, Mojang Studios has revealed an updated logo ahead of Minecraft's birthday.




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Due to recent global crisis of Coronavirus pandemic, many are staying at home and logging into online multiplayer games. Amidst this tough time, people are relying on Minecraft to escape from day-to-day boredom of staying indoors.

Minecraft continues to dominate over gaming sphere by bringing more people closer than ever to cultivate our waning social connections between friends and families in the middle of a challenging time like ongoing year 2020.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Castle Crashers Remastered, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week, Xbox Free Play Days event returns with a lineup of three new free games on Xbox One console for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to have a fun-filled weekend at the comfort of your home.

Sign in to your member account on May 14, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and head over to Microsoft Store to find new titles in Gold member area to enjoy them throughout entire weekend until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

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An indie beat 'em up adventure that is built in veins of old-school arcade titles; Castle Crashers Remastered is a casual-friendly game that plays out in 60 FPS, presenting many ways to enjoy it including PvE or PvP via local and online co-op.

Return to Appalachia to celebrate recent launch of Fallout 76: Wastelanders and ally yourself up with Raiders or Settlers factions. As you try to assume control over West Virginia, interact with locals and embark on quests from Overseer.

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Taking out basic activities of Minecraft to render it all in 2D pixel art sprites is basically what action-adventure sandbox game Terraria is, where you build, explore and fight creepy creature for survival in a randomly generated 16-bit world.

Though your trial period of Free Play Days is for limited time only, you can keep playing them by simply purchasing them on a discounted price using your Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate membership to carry all progress to main game.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Rolling out limited time weekly game trials, Xbox Free Play Days event is back gain with another new lineup of free Xbox One titles for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to help them through this entire weekend.

Signing into your account, simply head over to Microsoft Store to download and play Dragon Ball FighterZ, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Saints Row IV for free starting from May 7, 12:01 AM PDT until May 10, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

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Embrace your chance of becoming a Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2D fighting game from developer Arc System Works set in Dragon Ball franchise that assembles your favorite anime characters for an ultimate showdown.

Then earn your chicken dinners in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to celebrate your epic battle royale victory. Traverse through updated maps with your squad to eliminate all rival players on sight or just rail them over on your way.

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Finally, save the world by becoming President of the United States and fight invading alien army in 2013 action-adventure game Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from developer Volition, which is known for its over-the-top comedic tropes.

Even if Xbox Free Play Days come to an end on May 10, Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members can keep playing these titles by purchasing them for a sweet discounted rate to have all in-game progress carried over to full game.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

Brand-new titles DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and much more are joining Xbox Game Pass lineup in May.

Even before arrival of April 2020, some upcoming anticipated games were announced by Microsoft Studios in advance for Xbox Game Pass lineup on both PC and Xbox One this month to keep you busy having some fun time.

Game Pass Ultimate is available to sign up right now for $1 only, allowing you access to an ever so expansive library of games. Plus, there will be additional perks for members and trial offers on Free Play Days event every weekend.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

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DayZ | Console, Ultimate
Try to test your luck surviving in open-world survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive. Players will find themselves in a post-soviet country of Chernarus, where most of the people have turned into zombies.

Society has collapsed and a few remaining survivors are being hostile at each other over scarce resources. Your only goal is to stay alive somehow with any means necessary by thinking smart as there is no second chance for any mistakes.

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DayZ on Xbox Game Pass

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Endless Legend | PC, Ultimate
Set in a fantasy premise, turn-based strategy game Endless Legend from developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive tasks you to engage in survival of a planet and its populace with limited manpower and resources.

Chose and then lead your people from one of eight civilizations during cold seasons and explore randomly generated worlds. Crack down on small rebellion and prepare your brave warriors to face an unknown threat upon Auriga at any time.

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Endless Legend on Xbox Game Pass

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Final Fantasy IX | Console, PC, Ultimate
One of the best entries in Final Fantasy series, role-playing video game Final Fantasy IX goes back to franchise roots with an epic story featuring characters that you can relate to and they will engage in battles to culminate a grand finale.

You play as Zidane Tribal, who plans on kidnapping princess Garnet of Alexandria with aid from his group of bandits but she was already planning to flee home and they ended up joining to her cause of stopping her mother, Queen Brahne.

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Final Fantasy IX on Xbox Game Pass

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Fractured Minds | Console, Ultimate
Dealing with anxiety and using her own love for gaming, British game designer Emily Mitchell developed puzzle role-playing game Fractured Minds at age 17 to send out a note of empathy to people who shares similar mental issues.

Players will be in control of an unknown protagonist character who would deal with a number of emotional challenges through different chapters in first-person, each sharing a vital message regarding support for mental health issues.

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Fractured Minds on Xbox Game Pass

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Halo: Master Chief Collection: Halo 2 | PC, Ultimate
After 16 years of its original debut, 2004 acclaimed first-person shooter game Halo 2: Anniversary joins Game Pass as part of Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside other series titles to build up anticipation for Halo Infinite.

After first Halo ring gets destroyed, Master Chief returns to Earth for a sequel to fight against an invasion of a Covenant fleet. He learns about very dark secrets amidst battle that will change ongoing Human/Covenant conflict forever.

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Halo 2: Anniversary on Xbox Game Pass

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Red Dead Redemption 2 | Console, Ultimate
Arguably one of the best tales of Wild West in recent gaming history, 2018 action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 by developer/publisher Rockstar Games marks third installment of Red Dead series, focused on outlaw Arthur Morgan.

Arthur and his associates in Van der Linde gang led by Dutch gets into conflict with wrong people and are forced to leave Blackwater town. Trouble will follow around and Morgan tries to protect his chosen family with best of his efforts.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that are leaving Game Pass by May 15 are Doom, Grand Theft Auto V, Imperator: Rome, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Banner Saga, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more but you can own them at 20% off before they are out.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can listen to six months of ad-free music on Spotify Premium as their latest perk. Subscribers from other countries out of United States can enjoy the promotional offer for three months only.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Another weekend of Xbox Free Play Days event returns with exciting new free games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles while staying at home, practicing social distancing.

Starting right away from April 30, 12:01 AM PDT, get instant access to enjoy Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 at Microsoft Store using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership until May 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Story of action role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance is focused on Henry, son of a blacksmith. Following a massacre of his parents, he becomes a warrior seeking revenge by joining a resistance against King Sigismund.

In a classic revival of long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series, titular blue hedgehog, Tails and Knuckles returns for another exhilarating adventure of facing their arch-enemy Doctor Eggman in 2017 platform game Sonic Mania from Sega.

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A prequel title to fan-favorite Yakuza franchise, 2015 action-adventure title Yakuza 0 ventures into late criminal world of 80's Japan, featuring lead characters Kazuma Kiryu and his rival Goro Majima for a narrative-heavy experience.

When your weekend comes to an end and so is Xbox Free Play Days, keep on playing by purchasing these titles by taking advantage of an ongoing discount to carry over all of your earned achievements and in-game progress.