Showing posts with label Xbox Live Gold. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xbox Live Gold. Show all posts

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Release Date

For Honor to get new map, Hero reworks and updated Ranking System in Season VII: Storm and Fury next week.

Medieval action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft is entering Season VII: Storm and Fury next week. It involves the addition of a new map, some hero reworks and ranking system update. There will also be a special event that has yet to announce a date for. We still haven't seen a brand-new trailer drop featuring Season VII from the developers yet we know that it is going to kick-start on August 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through a free update.

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For Honor Season VII Coming Next Week

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Two heroes that receive revised move sets in Storm and Fury are Warden and Valkyrie. It has a lot to do with their attack and speed to make them more efficient and flexible, so the roster stays balanced. If they are your mains, then you should definitely watch out for those tweaks as well as newly revamped progression and ranking systems. To get used with a hero you have trouble controlling, an expanded training mode is there to improve your skills and learning curve.

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Secluded Keep is a new watery map available in multiplayer modes like Brawl, Duel, Elimination, Skirmish and Tribute. While Storm and Fury was a major amendment, bigger changes are headed towards the title on October 16. Marching Fire update will then introduce a new faction called Wu Lin, which is a Chinese-influenced one. Plus, a 4v4 mode Breach will debut to engage players on fortress siege madness. So, the aggressive spirit of front line will intensify and start throwing new challenges at you.

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Storm and Fury New Map Secluded Keep

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

Historical fighting game For Honor has just stepped into the second year and dedicated servers are getting improvements to provide better experience to fans. To let people balance out to recent changes, Ubisoft will offer a Hero Trial offer from August 2nd to August 9th. Also, don't miss out the game on Xbox Live Gold for free from August 16 to September 15 on Xbox One, along with Dead Space 3, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Forza Horizon 2 if you happen to have a subscription.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

August 2018 brings free games like Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

August 2018 is nearly upon us and Xbox Live Gold is back again with a new lineup of free games for their subscribers. For a limited time, all of these titles will be exclusively available for Gold members. Among these selected titles by Microsoft, two are for Xbox One and the other two Xbox 360 releases are also playable on the former using backward compatibility. Since there is still some time left, you can grab some of July’s free Games With Gold using your membership access.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

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Before going in for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on August 2018 for Xbox One.




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Our very first pick for August 2018 is open-world racing game Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition. The title offers you to choose from a variety of 200 exotic cars and you are all set to rush throughout the streets of northern Italy or southern France like there is no tomorrow, courtesy of the 10th Anniversary Edition. You can download it from August 1 to 31 and challenge your friends online for races and events while showing off your driving skills on day and night time.

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Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Next up, we have a medieval action hack and slash game, For Honor Standard Edition from developer/publisher studio Ubisoft. Players are open to choose to be Knights, Samurai or even Vikings as they enter for glory in a historical war. Mastering the Art of Battle combat system will allow our armies to win over enemies as you explore the game in some of its multiplayer modes. The game will be accessible from August 16 to September 15 on all Xbox One consoles with Gold.

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For Honor on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Then an unlikely hero and engineer Isaac Clarke returns to fight off more of these creatures in survival horror title Dead Space 3, which originally came out for Xbox 360. He has been battling Necromorphs all through Dead Space series from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts. This one will be great to play in online co-op mode to use some teamwork against the foes. Get this sci-fi horror game for Xbox One and Xbox 360 through your membership access within August 1 to 15.

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Dead Space 3 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Finally, we have platform magic title Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Blitz Games Studios and Disney Interactive Studios. Disney's classic character Mickey Mouse is back in action to save the Wasteland world with his magic paintbrush and aid from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a two-player co-op adventure against the Mad Doctor. Gold members are granted access to the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from August 16 to 31, so you better hurry up now.

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Epic Mickey 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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If you are thinking of getting a subscription for yourself, then you are in luck, because Microsoft is offering a great discount on it. You can enjoy a $20 off over the standard price for a 12-month subscription, which is currently going on for $39.99 only. A three-month subscription on the other hand is available for only $9.99 and it saves you up a $15 off on the regular price. Besides, the Gold offerings for August seem pretty tempting to be honest, so it might be a smart choice after all.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

May of 2018 is already upon us and within a few weeks, co-op multiplayer survival horror game State of Decay 2 will launch from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios. A sequel to original State of Decay title, the game will be released through Windows Store on May 22. Before releasing a game worldwide, beta testing has become a common norm to flash out bugs and glitches these days. So, a technical beta test is arranged by the developers, which is live now!

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State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

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All you need is a free Xbox Live account to participate in beta testing and it is still required even if you are playing on Windows.



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This early test is to ensure that everything runs according to players' expectation without causing any disturbance when the full game is out. The Standard Edition of State of Decay 2 will cost you only $29.99 for PC or Xbox One and by joining into the technical beta test program, you can have some idea of what you are getting into for that price. Because, the entry given to the game is for test purpose, you will have access to limited content and do not expect to reach any in-game climax.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

To eradicate any performance issues on PC or some last-minute bugs, beta test turns out to be great. Undead Labs want their game to run smoothly on a wide range of hardware possible and in their blog post; they also mentioned that they would love to know computer specifications of the participants for gaming. This way, it will help developers understand the hardware capacity of their fans and help them better optimize it for a greater experience. Even after releasing the game, they will keep their effort of fixing any issues.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

Although State of Decay 2 is nowhere near close in comparison with PlayStation 4-exclusive God of War, it still is an exclusive for Microsoft’s console. Since it is also a part of Xbox Play Anywhere experience, players can enjoy the game on PC as well. Besides, in a time when Microsoft is in crisis of Xbox One-exclusives, this one is coming like a savior for the console as Sea of Thieves have failed to live up to expectations following release.

State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

New gameplay launch trailer for Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2 returns to a bigger and better post-apocalyptic world.

We are only a few weeks away from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios launching their upcoming co-op multiplayer survival horror game State of Decay 2, so we should pack our belongings to prepare for survival. Despite focusing on a dozen different modes of killing undead hordes in a post-apocalyptic world, the game mainly concentrates on remaining humans and their limitless effort to staying alive each day.

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State of Decay 2 Gameplay Launch Trailer

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Technical Beta Live Now

What we just said above is clearly portrayed in a brand-new gameplay launch trailer for the game, showcasing the struggle of survivors.




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Set 15 months after the events of original State of Decay, the game picks up the few human survivors from Trumbull Valley. They've gotten better at their skills and back again to build a new community throughout challenging situations. This is a true sequel that brings every loving aspects of its predecessor and makes improvement on those. There is an ensemble of characters with each fueled by their own motivations and different back-stories for being out here.

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Develop Your Base

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As survivors explore the open world of this game, they will make various choices along the way and some of them are really tough. You should remember that every action and choices made by a player matter here to define what length they are capable to reaching for survival. Building up your base or secure an outpost is very important because they will either offer you either medical supply or ammo. Or you can just join a well established community in exchange for some of your skills that may help them.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Three new maps; Meagher Valley, Cascade Hills and Drucker County are added to this game, each sizing of Trumbull Valley. Aside from gathering your own crews, you can add more people to your squad or just kill themselves if you want to, which is not really necessary. Rest assured that there is always something for you to engage in whether you are responding to a radio call for help or working out with some other group to better improve some new skills for your group members.

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More Zombies to Encounter

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

When State of Decay 2 releases on May 22, it will be available to play on PC and Xbox One, or you can just access the game using your Xbox Game Pass. If you are eager to join the adventure a little earlier then you can re-order State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition, which gives you four days of early access starting from May 18. Priced $49.99 only, this one also comes with “Independence Pack” and “Daybreak Pack” DLC once they are released.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sea of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle Announced

Get ready for set sailing your pirate ship with the upcoming action-adventure game Sea of Thieves from developer Rare Studio as the Closed Beta has ended recently and we got more news regarding the game. A new Xbox One S bundle has just been announced for this Xbox One exclusive of 2018 today and it offers the best value for the shared-world adventure of Sea of Thieves that has unique multiplayer as well.

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Sea of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle

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Available from March 20, 2018, the new Sea of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle offers you a few more loots alongside the titular game on the same date of its release. The combo of one of the most widely anticipated upcoming title comes in the finest gaming console only for the price of $299.99 at any Microsoft Store near you or online. You can also pre-order the bundle before it hits the stores.

Of course you are going to get a copy of Sea of Thieves along with the Xbox One S Bundle for sure. What other perks are also part of the package is what we are about to talk down below.

  • The Xbox One S bundle will comes with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in. 4K video streaming support is also enabled in it. Don't forget the addition of High Dynamic Range and premium audio quality with Dolby Atmos.

  • There are over 200 console exclusives from a collection of more than 1,300 exciting games and 400 other games from three generations of Xbox history.

  • The bundle gets you the full-version of Rare's open world action-adventure Sea of Thieves on the day of Xbox One release and you are all set to voyage the vast oceans with your crews. Go out exploring the possibilities and surprises the world holds for you as you keep solving puzzling mysteries and claim buried treasures.

  • A 1-month trial period for Xbox Live Gold membership comes as part of the package with the bundle to deliver you the multiplayer gaming experience like never before on the on advanced super-fast gaming network hosted by Microsoft.

  • You get an Xbox Game Pass trial for a month to explore more than 100 Xbox One games to try on three generations of consoles. Xbox Game Pass membership will also let you play games like State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 from Microsoft Studios at the very date of worldwide release.

However, the one thing that you should take note about the whole package is that unlike most special edition consoles, you are not getting any special controller for the Sea of Thieves Xbox One S Bundle. Because, the entirety of the deal is for no special edition and just a basic console put together with an exclusive game. If you want that gorgeous translucent purple colored Sea of Thieves Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, you have to spend an extra $74.99 bucks to it separately.

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Sea of Thieves Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller

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Getting a deal for an Xbox One S Bundle that comes with an exclusive game as Sea of Thieves for against $299.99 only is a relatively fine offer. The biggest upside of the offer is the discount you are getting with this purchase. You can also get the Sea of Thieves Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox from Seagate to increase the storage capacity of your console.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Announced

Aside from trying to give PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds a run for their money, Epic Games have launched Fortnite Battle Royale Season 3 and the new Battle Pass. There are some pretty cool features and improvements for the betterment of your battle royale experience. Season 3 Battle Pass will be available for only 950 V-Bucks and stuffs like emotes, gliders and outfits are just waiting for you to collect.

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Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Announced

A trailer from Epic Games for Battle Pass Season 3 of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode is recently released highlighting key-aspects of it.




The v.3.0.0 update of Fortnite lets you play the game in 60 FPS mode for all major consoles and with that, PC gamers are not the only privileged group to enjoy those higher frame-rates. Now, those Victory Royales can be celebrated in clearer resolution served in absolute smoothness. You can just snap between this 60 FPS mode and your regular 30 FPS graphics at any time during the game. Epic Games is still working on it to improve this tweak for players.

One of the key-thing you do for survival in Battle Royale mode is to build and we need not to discuss it why! Building is no longer boring and tiresome task anymore. Now the system has been improved so that you can keep building by just holding a button. Also, you can just continue your build through a tree on the way or almost anything and that is how life is easier than before.

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Brand-New Hoverboard

The main co-op sandbox survival game mode "Save the World" gets a new Hoverboard for your transport. Now you can navigate through the map surfing without using any stamina and complete your quest objectives faster than ever. The only downside of it is that that you will need three seconds to summon the board and if you take any damage as you surf, you will just get knocked off. Update v.3.0.0 also brings new Heroes and weapons with Lunar New Year series of quests.

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PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack

Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass adds tiers and that makes a total of 100! According to Epic Games, you can unlock everything there is in the same amount of time that you needed to complete the Season 2 Battle Pass, which is a rough estimate of 75-150 hours. Purchasing tiers using V-Bucks will unlock them fast though. There is a Celebration Pack containing a glider and new outfit for Fortnite Battle Royale on PlayStation Store that PlayStation Plus members can get for FREE!

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Mission Specialist Outfit!

The Season 3 Battle Pass will grant you a bunch of free items and in-game rewards when you purchase it and you will get the Mission Specialist Outfit. Better yet, you can buy the Battle Bundle for 2,800 V-Bucks, which contains the Season 3 Battle Pass and 25 tiers of items. For 150 V-Bucks per tiers, you can also pick them separately if you will. Don't forget to pick your Back Blings and other items to customize your character.

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Update V.3.0.0 Brings New Weapons

Fortnite Battle Royale is a standalone mode of survival game Fortnite from Epic Games, available for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Currently, the battle royale is free-to-play 100-player PvP mode and Save the World mode is still on Early Access. If you have Xbox Live Gold membership, you might as well as give the game a try along with various Founders Packs of Fortnite at Xbox Store for a great discount this week.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Play Overwatch Free on February

Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer online shooter Overwatch has a huge fan-base and is also popular for eSports tournaments. Since the release of the game from 2016, the developer offered many free weekends to attract new players into the fold and we think that is a great initiative to empower your franchise. Speaking of free weekends, we are awaiting just another right after the Valentine's Day.

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Play Overwatch Free on February

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Starting from February 16th to 19th, Blizzard Entertainment has offered a Free Weekend for everyone out there who always wanted to Overwatch a shot but wasn't sure about it. Well, this free trial period will be a perfect opportunity for them to sink their teeth in for four days on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Not only you are getting access to the 26 available hero characters of Overwatch to choose from but you also get to explore all the 17 different maps and 4 modes of the game. Depending on the selected game modes, you can play with variable amount of players. Earning loot boxes for cosmetic items and various skins are also open for this trial. Several other features like the Arcade, Custom Games, Play Vs. AI and Quick Play are open in this limited time offer.

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You will need the Battle.net desktop app and a Blizzard account to get started with the game on PC. For console, you can log in with your selected local user for PlayStation 4 and in case of Xbox One, you have to sign in to your Xbox Live account. Whatever progress and experience you will gain during this period can be transferred to the full game should you decide to make a purchase for it after playing the free weekend on Battle.net.



Multiplayer online first-person shooter game Overwatch is released in 2016 from Blizzard Entertainment to play on PC and major console platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official Tweet from Overwatch given above has the link to all the details regarding the trial and you can even shoot your questions directly for any queries as they are very responsive to replying the tweets back.

Monday, February 5, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

The battle royale game that has changed the entire scenario of the multiplayer online shooters, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a console launch exclusive in Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One for some time now. One of their most recent achievements is to cross 4 million players on console by the end of January. As a console partner for the game, Microsoft has taken the liberty of announcing a new Xbox One S bundle associated with the title.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle

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Announced today, a new Xbox One S Bundle is coming in February 20 that will feature not only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but a few other exciting offers. This awesome combo of the hottest game of market and the finest gaming hardware of recent times comes at the price of only $299.99.

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Now, you know that you are getting a brand-new Xbox One S console and a copy of PUBG along with the package of course. Other aspects that are included in this bundle are what we are discussing down below.

  • The Xbox One S bundle will come with a 1TB hard drive and an Xbox Wireless Controller. There is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in, which will not only support you with 4K video streaming but the Dolby Atmos premium audio quality. Plus, you are getting access on a library of more than 1,300 games including recent sensations like Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7.

  • You can get your hands on the full-version of last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You either enter the battle royale on your own or take your partner as a team of dynamic-duos or a gang of trusty game-buddies to fam squad on the opponents. Y'know, whatever lets you earn that victory feast of chicken dinner.

  • There is a 1-month trial period of Xbox Live Gold membership along with the bundle that promises you the experience of heart-pounding multiplayer gaming on Microsoft's advanced network that you always wanted.

  • Lastly, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial is also comes up for you to pick up 100 Xbox One games form the grand selection. You can also enjoy upcoming exclusive game titles like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on the same day of their worldwide release.

Since Xbox One has a crisis for good-time games to have as exclusive to their console, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a nice addition to their collection and it was quite a good decision to bundle the game with Xbox consoles. Because, PUBG is undisputedly ruling the gaming industry right now and will probably give a fighting chance to Microsoft's consoles against Sony's PlayStation 4 and other competitors.

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Month-Long Xbox Game Pass Trial

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All things considered, the Xbox One S Bundle deal that comes for $299.99 is pretty decent as we see no similar offer for Xbox One just yet. Despite the increasing amount of cheats, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds remains a massive hit on both Steam and Xbox One. Developer PUBG Corp. has been working on an anti-cheat solution for PC version and we believe that they soon will have an Xbox edition of the update.