Showing posts with label Xbox Live Gold. Show all posts
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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

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Release Date

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.



RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

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.




RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

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

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

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

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

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

RELATED: Sea of Thieves Xbox Accessories Out Now

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

RELATED: Twitch Paid $90 Million for Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

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.

RELATED: Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

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.

RELATED: Overwatch Symmetra Fan Theory Confirmed By Blizzard

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

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

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.

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

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

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Halo 5: Guardians Xbox Live Gold Free Weekend

As one of the most popular first-person shooter game series of the last two decades can easily count the Halo series in. The fifth release from the original franchise run; Halo 5: Guardians is based on a science fiction plot setting and many have forgotten how good the game really is. So, a free weekend to try out the game doesn't sound so bad whether or not you have played the game. If you are wondering if you could get one as such, then you are in luck because now can have your chance at that.

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Halo 5: Guardians Xbox Live Gold Free Weekend

All you need is to have an Xbox Live Gold membership to get access on Halo 5: Guardians from January 11, Thursday, 12:01 AM PST to it will run till January 14, Sunday, 10:59 PM PST. Within this period, you can download the game from the Xbox Dashboard and take part into solo campaigns or online multiplayer with up to three friends of yours in a journey into the future.

You can also enter the large-scale Warzone mode in a fight against other players or the AI aside from the standard multiplayer mode. Multiple Arena modes of Halo 5: Guardians offers 4v4 competitive combat to challenge your skills in the battlefield. Then there are Slayer and Capture the Flag modes, which are all time classics in first-person shooter games.

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Test Drive Halo 5: Guardians All Weekend

Plus, as an added perk of this free weekend program, Halo 5: Guardians is available on sale for a 20% off. Which is a pretty sweet deal considering; loads of free contents like armors, multiplayer maps, various gameplay modes and weapons were released that has made it heavily packed over the last two years of period. Other than that, all the progress and achievements made during this program will be transferred to the main game once you decide to buy it.

You should also keep it in mind that all those updates released have currently made the size of the game nearly 100 GB. Halo 5: Guardians is developed by 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios have published the game as an Xbox One exclusive back in 2015. There was a rumor about a new installment from Halo series which is supposed to feature split-screen support that Halo 5 have left out.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation White Noise and Free Weekend

Ubisoft has been updating their tactical shooter video game Rainbow Six Siege for two years now through expansions and a lot of in-game tweaks. So, the game is definitely better now than it ever was. If you are among one of the eager players who wanted to try out the game for long then Ubisoft has an offer for you that you cannot refuse. An announcement has been made for a limited time Rainbow Six Siege free weekend.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation White Noise Coming Soon

The free to play weekend is open for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, starting from November 16 and will end on November 19. You can access the free weekend through Steam and Uplay on PC, PlayStation 4 owners will need their PlayStation Plus subscription and Xbox Live Gold membership is required to play it on Xbox One.




For the period of this limited time free weekend on Rainbow Six Siege, you can get your hands on every maps and modes that the standard edition of the game will let you. Then just like always, if you like the experience, you have the chance to pick up the full game for a whopping 60% off the price. Plus, every progress you made throughout the game will be carried to the main game once you made the purchase. Now, isn't that a sweet deal?

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Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Begins Thursday

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Season 4 of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 2 is about to start with the new major expansion Operation White Noise right after the day the free weekend is over. Three Operators and new maps are added to this South Korea-themed update, which goes online on Rainbow Six Siege technical test server from November 20. All the Operators that are added in Operation White Noise will be unlocked to you during launch if you have the Season Pass.