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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2020

Xbox Live Gold members to get their hands on free games like Batman: The Enemy Within and Sonic Generations on March 2020.

A brand-new lineup of free games is revealed today for members of Xbox Live Gold monthly subscription service. When March will finally arrive, these titles will become available to enjoy on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.

Games With Gold for next month will kick-start with a Telltale classic and two backward compatibility will join on March 16. Aside from monthly games on a regular basis, subscribers can enjoy exclusive discounts on Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for March 2020

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Batman: The Enemy Within
After an entire season of vigilante crime-fighting in Batman: The Telltale Series, players will step into role of billionaire Bruce Wayne as he goes deep undercover to investigate organized crime for a second season in The Enemy Within.

New threats like Bane, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze and Riddler emerge from shadows to spread chaos across Gotham City. Batman witnesses former Arkham patient John Doe and slowly descend into madness to become The Joker.

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Batman: The Enemy Within on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
As fourth installment of Shantae video game series, Half-Genie Hero debuts as a 2D platformer where titular lead character fights enemies with her hair-whip attack or use her magical belly dance turn into various creatures to solve puzzles.

Throughout its stages are many hidden objects that you can only access when you transform into one of those creatures. Elephant form will let you push heavy obstacles, monkey can leap to high places and mermaid can swim underwater.

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
In a follow-up sequel to Lords of Shadow, protagonist Gabriel Belmont returns as Dracula to save humanity from Satan. There are some fun references of past games from Castlevania franchise and as well as some recurring characters.

Although Lords of Shadow 2 doesn't live up to legacy of its predecessor that much, it excels in combat. Also, developer Mercury Steam tried their best to move from a linear campaign and shift directive at open-world gameplay adventure.

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Sonic Generations
Riding on recent success of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie, right now is a good time unlike any to jump on board with 2011 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Generations by developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega.

Sent back in past through time paradox by a mysterious entity, Sonic and his sidekick Tails are forced to join their younger selves in a fight against Doctor Eggman, who has done the same to erase all history of their defeats at their hands.

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Sonic Generations on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Xbox Live Gold has offered a nice mix of free games for March 2020 that will be a delight for many casual players. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can download and play these Games With Gold offerings as well when they are out.

Live Gold members can also sign up for Game Pass Ultimate, which has all of its features and access to over 100 great games. Game Pass keeps adding new titles for console and PC platform, so there is always something new to try out.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

CD Projekt Red will use Smart Delivery feature of Xbox Series X to offer free upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One.

After an unexpected delay of release earlier this year, developer/publisher CD Projekt Red is currently prepping up for their hotly anticipated role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 for all major platforms on 17 September, 2020.

In light of major reveal of upcoming Xbox Series X specs by Microsoft most recently, CDPR has announced that players who purchase CP2077 on Xbox One console will get free upgrade for next-gen console version following release.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One Version to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

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Earlier today, Microsoft has announced highlights and specs for Series X to include a Smart Delivery feature, a technology that let players access any game from four generations of consoles using backwards compatibility.

It will allow people to buy a game only once and then getting to play the right version of that game on Xbox One or Xbox Series X. Microsoft will apply this feature for all of Xbox Game Studios releases and let developers to join as well.

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CD Projekt Red announced to take advantage of Smart Delivery feature for free Xbox upgrade of CP2077.


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CD Projekt Red was first to respond to this and announce to deliver a free version of Cyberpunk 2077 for Series X console to owners of Xbox version copy, adding any or every performance and technical improvements if required.

Since there was no obligation or whatsoever for CDPR to do so and yet they willingly choose to put gamers first. This pro-customer move is a step towards right direction for video game industry and received immense praise on social media.

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While Xbox users cheers over this great news, PlayStation 4 owners are wondering whether they are going to get the same treatment or not but CD Projekt Red probably would reveal their plan after Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specs.

Microsoft is trying to make it easy for players to step into their next console generation and CDPR is on their regular consumer-friendly self as they prepare to launch Cyberpunk 2077 later this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Crews of Rage Update Live Now

Rare Studio adding blazing new host of content in monthly free update Crews of Rage for Sea of Thieves.

Time for Pirates across all seas to jump in joy as developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios just rolled out monthly free content update Crews of Rage for 2018 action-adventure game Sea of Thieves on available platforms.

Crews of Rage will be introducing new treasure Chests and encounter with Ashen skeleton enemies at Devil's Roar. Latest update goes live for players on Windows PC, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One from today, February 19, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves: Crews of Rage Update Live Now

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Rare Studio also dropped a new trailer featuring some changes and key-features of recent monthly update.




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Sea of Thieves is getting heated up with newly added fiery cursed chests called Chest of Rage and Duke is ready to send you after new Bounty Voyages so you can find these boxes holding souls of lost pirate crews trapped within.

Fueled by their impulsive emotions, those unstable trunks can explode anytime and set your ship on fire if you are not careful. Simply sinking them into sea for a while or putting a bucket of water is what it takes to cool them down.

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Cursed Chest of Rage

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Chest of Rage can be used in fighting against a horde of deadly skeleton foes or hand them over to Masked Stranger on Reaper's Hideout for a handsome payout as she is more than happy to take your troubles and pay you in double gold.

There are five Tomes of Resurrection locked in chests that belong to final set of Ashen Tomes. Collect these scorching texts from Molten Sands Fortress or fighting Ashen Guardians and take them to Duke to unlock special cosmetics.

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Reaper's Heart Pets

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A wide range of new items like cannons, emotes, hulls, musical instruments and sails have arrived on Black Market for your character and ship. Pirate Emporium will offer you Reaper's Heart cursed pets of dark magic as trusty companion.

Players can finally change physical outlook their character using Pirate Appearance Potion for 149 Ancient Coins or $1.49 only. You can either randomly select a set pirate avatar from available variety or take time building your persona.

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Molten Sands Fortress Roars

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Except for Molten Sands fortress at Devil's Roar, activity among all skeleton forts has been muted down lately. Ashen Skeletons have gathered there under leadership of a Skeleton Lord and taking him down earn you hefty rewards.

Sea of Thieves player community has just an impressive $76,205.90 amount by purchasing Pathfinder Sails sets for charity organization SpecialEffect that helps people with disabilities by making gaming more accessible to them.

Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

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In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




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State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

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Providence Ridge Map

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With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

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Heavy Melee Weapon

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Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues

Gamers and non-gamers seeking to earn big cash can join Xbox Bounty Program and get paid for finding bugs.

In an attempt to find out vulnerabilities within their security systems, Microsoft has recently launched Xbox Bounty Program that will pay out anyone to detect major issues of Xbox Live service or even hack Xbox One systems.

Whether you are an Xbox gamer or not, you can earn reward amounts from as minimum as $500 to highest $20,000 depending on how critical these issues actually are and how thoroughly they are being reported to authority.

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Microsoft Will Pay Hackers to Find Xbox Security Issues

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All a person with bug-hunting skills needs to do is to send their report in writings or a video clip demonstration. Microsoft is looking for detecting elevation of privilege, remote code execution, spoofing and other key problems than DDoS attacks.

Major companies often offer bug bounties to actual product users for effectively finding flaws in their software. This way, they save a lot of money from spending in researches and more work is getting done on a regular basis.

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This initiative will attract many security researchers and technologists for a chance to earn a lot of money. Although some submissions are not eligible for financial incentives, Microsoft will still acknowledge any effort if a report leads to a fix.

However, there is no implication of any vulnerability in Xbox Live services and purpose of this announcement is to let people know that the company is very willing to pay five figure sums than facing a critical hit and loss of personal information.

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Back in 2011, Sony Entertainment came under a major security hack that took down PlayStation Network for 23 days and instead of being generous to hackers for their help with security systems, they only offered white hats a t-shirt.

Microsoft already has a similar bounty program in place for Windows 10 that will pay out a maximum amount of $250,000 to point out its security issues, which they are now extending towards console systems and online services.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Indivisible, ScourgeBringer and More

Wrapping up January 2020, Xbox Game Pass brings new games like Indivisible, ScourgeBringer and more.

After adding a bunch of new titles in beginning of January 2020, Xbox Game Pass is bringing more for PC and Xbox One. Some of these great games are consoles only and some are available via Game Pass Ultimate for both platforms.

From January 23 to 30, four more new titles will be joining Game Pass lineup for members to enjoy. There are tons of fun-filled quests within its vast library of games to take on and earn some precious achievement points as well.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Indivisible, ScourgeBringer and More

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Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour | Console, Ultimate
Aside from a means to get food, fishing is a relaxing hobby for many grown-ups and Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour just takes that pastime to next level by making players master their craft to become between and even compete with others.

Although many don't consider fishing as a sport, those who are serious about it sure does and they can have their way in career mode to be an elite influencer or play in custom multiplayer mode by setting own rules with friends online.

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Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour on Xbox Game Pass

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Indivisible | Console, Ultimate
Creators of critically-acclaimed 2D fighting game Skullgirls, developer Lab Zero Games has returned with action role-playing-platform game by teaming up with publisher 505 Games that nicely blends key-aspects of both genres.

Indivisible takes you to a journey of a girl named Ajna who goes after a warlord named Ravannanar, seeking revenge for burning her village down and attempts to do so by absorbing various incarnations using her mysterious powers.

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Indivisible on Xbox Game Pass

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ScourgeBringer | PC, Ultimate
A roguelite platformer game that has mix of hack and slash gameplay mechanics, ScourgeBringer from developer E-Studio and Flying Oak Games lives very much into the vein of popular indie titles like Celeste and Dead Cells.

When an ancient machine of unknown origin come threatening humanity, a female warrior named Kyhra took it upon herself to fight for salvation in a fast-paced metroidvania experience through procedurally generated deadly dungeons.

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ScourgeBringer on Xbox Game Pass

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Sea Salt | Console, PC, Ultimate
In a rater uncommon ground of playing an old god, indie action strategy game Sea Salt from developer/publisher YCJY Games lets players exact some divine vengeance on mortals of Earthly plane with nightmarish horde of minions.

Worshipping an eldritch sea god known as Dagon, those pesky humans will always defy their lord after their times of need finally expires, which will bring an inevitable doom upon them in form of many vicious creatures sent to them.

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Sea Salt on Xbox Game Pass

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Recent addition in Game Pass also includes new games like Children of Morta, Faster Than Light, Frostpunk, Grand Theft Auto V and Tekken 7. Also, you can Wasteland Remastered is coming soon and can be pre-installed from January 30.

Microsoft is currently offering an amazing deal of a 3 months Xbox Game Pass membership for only $1 for all newcomers. Singing up to this monthly service will allow you access to a collection of over 100 games on PC and consoles.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Xbox Game Pass for PC to Add A Plague Tale, Gris and More

Xbox Game Pass for PC is starting off January 2020 by adding new games like A Plague Tale, Gris and more.

After debuting back in during E3 2019, a considerably vast library of games was added to Xbox Game Pass for PC. Although still in beta stage, there are nearly 200 titles in collection for its members and many of them are new releases.

Lucky for you, a major nominee from The Game Awards 2019 for "Best Narrative" category and a winner of "Games for Impact" group is listed among upcoming latest lineup of high-quality indie titles announced for Game Pass on PC.

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Xbox Game Pass for PC to Add A Plague Tale, Gris and More

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A Plague Tale: Innocence | PC, Ultimate
Embark a tragic journey of noble young girl Amicia de Rune during dark times of the Hundred Years' War where she is being hunted down by an invading English army as she tries to get her little brother Hugo to doctor Laurentius.

Players need to heavily rely on stealth to avoid getting killed by Inquisition soldiers in this 2019 action-adventure horror game. At that time, a ravenous horde of rats spreading plague can become a tool of their salvation and survival.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Children of Morta | PC, Ultimate
This story-driven action RPG game from developer Dead Mage and publisher 11 Bit Studios is about a family of heroes. It gameplay mechanics has a blend of action-adventure with roguelike elements and some role-playing aspects.

You will be taking on evil swarms of Mount Morta in single-player or local co-op mode leading an individual character. Members of Bergson family will join raiding procedurally generated dungeons as they are unlocked via player progression.

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Children of Morta on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Gris | PC, Ultimate
In a world of puzzle-platformer by developer Nomada Studio that is rendered in beautiful watercolor drawings, players assume the role of a girl named Gris who lands onto a colourless Earth after waking up on palm of a huge female statue.

Though often time your objectives are not very clear apparently but you will figure them out eventually on each level. Through actions and exploration, each part of the world would change with a new color and is reflected on its score too.

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Gris on Xbox Game Pass for PC

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Those who have a subscription to Game Pass Ultimate can access all titles on PC platform as well as the ones available on console. It comes bundled with Xbox Live Gold and its multiplayer features along with a large catalog of great games.

Microsoft has an exciting ongoing offer to try out a 3 months membership of Game Pass by spending only $1 for first-time subscribers. Xbox Game Pass is currently giving PC gamers one of the best deals possible for their precious bucks.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sea of Thieves: Legends of the Sea Update Live Now

Rare Studio is kicking in a new decade for Sea of Thieves with latest free monthly content update Legends of the Sea.

Stepping into a New Year and a decade, developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios have things planned for their 2018 action-adventure game Sea of Thieves that starts with a free monthly content update on PC and Xbox One.

Packed with more adventurous exploration and collectible bonus treasures, new Legends of the Sea storied update is going live on all available platforms and for members of Xbox Game Pass as well from today, January 14, 2020.

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Sea of Thieves: Legends of the Sea Update Live Now

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Have a brief look at some key-features put together by Rare Studio for players this month in a latest video.




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Bilge Rats' leader Duke is back after long and he has some precious Gilded Voyages for you that will only last for a limited time. Interested pirates can choose only one of them from his list to take part in but it will deliver enough rewards.

Take your earnings to Trading Companies as usual or reap double amount of gold by taking them to excavation site on Reaper's Hideout. Seek out Masked Stranger there and offer your loot to get double rewards, just as Duke promised.

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Be on lookout for newly added set of Ashen Tomes simply lying around in the wild and guided by mean Skeleton crews. Take them to Ashen Guardians and Key Masters within in-game world to unlock them and get all five Tomes of Fire.

Of course, Duke didn't return empty handed without bringing newest cosmetics for pirates that includes full Aristocrat Ship set, Corsair Sea Dog and Parrot Clothing options that he is ready to hand you over in exchange for those.

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A new legendary NPC named Umbra has resided at Lagoon of Whispers and she has many rumours that you can start tracking right away. Her clues will be found in your Commendation list and they will lead you in places to investigate.

With her help, complete those certain rumours to get exclusive Commendations, Doubloons, Titles and tattoo sets. More riches are waiting in a variant of Reaper's Bounty Chests offering vast wealth, which you can spot from a golden beam.

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"X" Marks the Spot Sails

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Jumping in on first week of Legends of the Sea will earn players "X" Marks the Spot emote for free along with matching sails. Be sure to play before January 22 to receive these entitlements until they return back in February update.

Most recently, Sea of Thieves has crossed a staggering 10 million players and became one of the most successful titles of current Xbox generation. Newcomers can easily get started with Maiden Voyage mode for a tutorial-like experience.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Xbox Series X Games Will Be Cross-Gen With Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed that games released for Xbox Series X will also be playable on Xbox One for first few years.

This holiday season 2020, both Microsoft Studios and Sony Interactive Entertainment are launching their latest gaming hardware Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 for next console generation with full backward compatibility support.

However, that doesn't mean that current and upcoming games will skip previous consoles. Going a step further, Microsoft ensures that all first-party games for Series X will also be playable for Xbox One for at least two years.

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Xbox Series X Games Will Be Cross-Gen With Xbox One

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Head of Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty has confirmed in a recent interview that all of their games coming out for over next two years will play out on Xbox family of existing and next-gen devices.

Committed to consumers about content, they want to make sure that players feel they made a good investment. Two first-party games Halo Infinite and Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is already scheduled to arrive alongside Xbox Series X.

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One of their biggest push in gaming will come from xCloud, which is claimed to be Netflix for games and even though this cloud gaming service is currently in beta, it can compete against Google Stadia with a greater lineup.

Lately, Microsoft has teamed up with Nintendo to bring popular titles like Cuphead and Minecraft to Nintendo Switch. Banjo and Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as guest DLC fighters only hints at something big coming in future.

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In his interview, Matt Booty talked more about their approach to and intended vision for next-gen Xbox console.

Our approach is to pick one or two IP that we’re going to focus on and make sure that they’re there at the launch of the console, taking advantage of all the features. And for us, that’s going to be Halo Infinite, which is a big opportunity. It’s the first time in over 15 years that we’ll have a Halo title launching in sync with a new console. And that team is definitely going to be doing things to take advantage of [Series X].

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Halo Infinite was heavily marketed as a flagship title for Xbox Series X and also a cross-gen release for Xbox One. However, it won't be the only one and a select few games will be focused to showcase powerful feature of Series X hardware.

This way, player community of their ongoing titles like Sea of Thieves will get an extended period of support while forthcoming multiplayer online games like Battletoads and Bleeding Edge will be benefiting from extra updates.

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Offering cross-generation compatibility is great news for millions of Xbox One owners as they don't essentially have to buy the latest console to play newest Halo game with only downside of playing on a machine that is less powerful than Series X.

Microsoft is preparing themselves for next generation in their own way despite facing heavy market challenge from Sony but staying away from new exclusives to be more favorable to customers compared to PS5 is a really odd strategy.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

Kicking-off a new year on console and PC, Xbox Game Pass is adding new games like Frostpunk, FTL, Tekken 7 and more on January 2020.

Constantly adding value to their monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass has listed a new bunch of games to a jam-packed catalog for PC and Xbox One platforms for members to have a cheerful beginning in New Year of 2020.

If you are looking forward to try out some great new games and have a membership to Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate then you can jump on to some new arrival very soon in early January on your Microsoft consoles or PC.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

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Frostpunk | Console, PC, Ultimate
When world is suffering from a natural disaster of global cooling event, every decision you take to keep a group of survivors alive and infrastructure intact will determine your fate in city-building survival simulation game Frostpunk.

Players will explore frozen wastelands of a post-apocalyptic world in a great strategy title from developer/publisher 11 bit studios. To ensure people's survival and manage finite resources, you have to make some really hard choices.

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Frostpunk on Xbox Game Pass

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FTL: Faster Than Light | PC, Ultimate
To explore and save the galaxy through an interstellar journey on board a starship can be pretty intense in real-time strategy roguelike game FTL: Faster Than Light by indie developer/publisher Subset Games, which is played in top-down perspective.

Only a well-thought out plan will lead you to a successful voyage since there are no second chances. So, find a balance amid powering your ship, tactfully manage your crews, fire weapons and fighting back space rebels to achieve victory.

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FTL: Faster Than Light on Xbox Game Pass

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Console, Ultimate
Based on Sword Art Online anime series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet came is a 2018 third-person shooter title from developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring elements of action role-playing game.

Build your own customized protagonist character and jump into a virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online to face off enemies as you develop fighting skills in your own warzone and come across familiar faces from titular series as well.

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on Xbox Game Pass

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Tekken 7 | Console, Ultimate
Despite being a long-running fighting game franchise, Tekken series has been carrying out an overarching narrative that is concluded in most recent release Tekken 7 by developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2017.

Newcomers may jump in with a beginner-friendly character in a newly added practice mode. On top of its very familiar gameplay mechanics and photo-realistic graphics, a vast number of customization is made accessible for each fighter.

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Tekken 7 on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, don't forget to take a tour at city of Los Santos and pull off dangerous heists in 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, available right now on Game Pass for consoles.

If you haven't played Just Cause 3 and LEGO City Undercover anytime soon then you can play them now before they leave Xbox Game Pass lineup later this month or purchase those at 20% discount to add in your collection forever.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

Xbox Game Pass adds Grand Theft Auto V along with access to GTA Online for Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members.

Contrary to their common practice of announcing upcoming games for Xbox Game Pass in advance, Microsoft quietly added 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games to its lineup.

Whether you have already played the game to death for so many times or never actually had a chance to experience GTA V ever before, this is your chance this year to jump on right now only if you have a Game Pass subscription.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

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Step into Blaine County and city of Los Santos to play as career criminals Franklin Clinton, Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips in an interconnected narrative that sends you to complete missions by pulling off heists with their set skills.

Those with a membership of Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Live Gold won't have to stick to its main story and can get access to Grand Theft Auto Online for playing together with up to 30 players and have fun causing mayhem.

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GTA Online has received a total of 25 updates ever since it came out on Xbox One that will allow you to customize your character, change stats, take on missions to get cash and earn a reputation to improve your criminal ranks.

You can save up to 10% on purchase of Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack or Shark Cash Cards with your Xbox Game Pass membership to help expand your empire with lavish possessions or just get a 20% off on base game purchase.

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Rockstar Games has seen immense success with GTA 5 that has managed to remain top-seller title for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 since release by rolling out new contents and online expansions regularly to generate revenue.

Currently, only players on Xbox One consoles with a subscription of Xbox Game Pass can play Grand Theft Auto V for free. Game Pass for PC players has yet to include the title to their catalog and don't have access to it yet.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2020

Xbox Live Gold members will get their hands on free games like Batman: The Telltale Series and Tekken 6 on January 2020.

Approaching towards year 2020, many people still don't know what they are getting into but Xbox Live Gold members are at least aware that which games they are getting soon on their consoles next month within a few days.

Enjoy four new exciting games exclusively on Xbox One and two of them are coming from Xbox 360 using backward compatibility. Subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service can also play these Games with Gold titles for free.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2020

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Styx: Shards of Darkness
A sequel to Styx: Master of Shadows, stealth-based adventure game Styx: Shards of Darkness marks the return of titular goblin assassin who must sneak past dangerous territories of Dark Elven city of K├Ârangar to uncover a plot.

Your objective is focused on traversing through sandbox environments, trick enemies and set traps in order to survive. Styx is able to replicate himself and a second player can control one of those clones in multiplayer co-op mode.

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Styx: Shards of Darkness on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Batman: The Telltale Series
Following recent revival of Telltale Games, many of their old games have returned to stores and so is Batman: The Telltale Series. Now it is time to go back to Gotham City once again to take a deep dive into its dark depths filled with mystery.

Throughout all 5 complete episodes, you explore life events of billionaire Bruce Wayne as himself and his persona as Batman. A relentless rogue's gallery and his actions will lay an path to a grim narrative for The Dark Knight.

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Batman: The Telltale Series on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Tekken 6
For a fighting game that came out a decade ago, Tekken 6 proudly carries its series legacy of past games from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Games while including many gameplay elements to stand out among other contemporaries.

Combatants joining in latest Iron Fist Tournament bring their deadly moves and combos that anyone can easily get a grip on. Newly added features include a beat-'em-up campaign and a Rage system for players to grow strength.

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Tekken 6 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Since holiday season is upon us and everyone is suffering from Star Wars fever with recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, it is high time to get into more adventure that will take you to a galaxy far, far away in LEGO style.

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes players to an epic saga while adding a healthy dose of humor in the mix. More than 50 iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and many more are playable in a classic retelling.

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LEGO Star Wars II on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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If you have a membership to Game Pass Ultimate, you get to download and play all four Games with Gold titles when they become available next month, with access to a rich catalogue of over 100 great games on both PC and Xbox consoles.

Xbox Live Gold members are also getting exclusive discount on purchase of games at Microsoft Store. Either you are an existing customer of any of the two services or someone new, you can join today or simply upgrade your plan for $1 only.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

Nearing end of year 2019, Xbox Game Pass brings new games like The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and more.

Keeping up with their reputation for being called Netflix of video games, Microsoft Studios continues to bring more fan-favorite titles for members of Xbox Game Pass monthly subscription service to enjoy on Xbox One consoles.

In next few days, Game Pass will unleash a few more exciting titles that all of their subscribers will be get on board with. You can pre-install Bleeding Edge, Gears Tactics and Ori and the Will of the Wisps on PC to download automatically on launch.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add The Witcher 3, Untitled Goose Game and More

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 | Console, Ultimate
In episodic graphic adventure title Life Is Strange 2, developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Square Enix explores a journey of two brothers who heads out to Mexico as fugitives following a tragic incident back in home.

Sean and Daniel are almost near the border but there are still some challenges on their way. Every action they have taken so far to reach their father's hometown has led them to this point on road and it has come to an end in Episode 5.

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Life is Strange 2: Episode 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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Pillars of Eternity | Console, Ultimate
Commonly referred to spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate, acclaimed RPG title Pillars of Eternity from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Paradox Interactive focuses on party-based tactical combat and offers a gripping story.

Every additional piece of content that was released for PC version as well as all DLC packs and expansions are now included in Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition for console for players to get a wholesome experience in one package.

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Pillars of Eternity on Xbox Game Pass

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Console, Ultimate
Among all three titles of The Witcher franchise based on novels of author Andrzej Sapkowski, 2015 action role-playing game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from developer/publisher CD Projekt Red has been the most beloved to fans.

You can get back to monster hunting business as Geralt of Rivia a day before first season of live-action Witcher series premiers on Netflix and set for a story-driven adventure that sends you to find a child of Elder Blood in a fantasy universe.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Xbox Game Pass

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Untitled Goose Game | Console, Ultimate
Even though having a reputation of being an absolute mad lad, people seem to can't get enough of this meddling goose and now he has made way to Game Pass to throw your stuffs away, or at least will try to if you let him.

Become a honking agent of chaos in this stealth-sandbox puzzle game and take stuff away from people of an unsuspecting village. Annoy the heck out of everyone with your sneaking skills because it is fun and create funny situations.

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Untitled Goose Game on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, retro side-scrolling title Headlander and arcade-style football game Tecmo Bowl Throwback are about to leave Game Pass library very soon but you can get them at 20% off price as membership discount to keep playing.

Although there are frequent offers on signing up to Xbox Game Pass for great prices every now and then, you can get a 3 months membership right now for $1 only and that is a great yearend deal for any new member willing to try it out.