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

Friday, November 15, 2019

Bleeding Edge Release Date

Ninja Theory announced a 2020 release date for their upcoming multiplayer brawler Bleeding Edge at X019.

Following a leak ahead of E3 2019 press conference back in June, developer Ninja Theory officially revealed Bleeding Edge, their brand-new IP at Xbox press briefing event for PC, Steam, Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass service.

Up until now there was no set release date other than a single cinematic trailer from E3 and today, Microsoft has announced for the 4v4 multiplayer team brawler game to come out on March 24, 2020 at X019 livestream event.

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Bleeding Edge Release Date

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In a newly dropped trailer to herald its arrival, Ninja Theory offers an in-depth look at playable combatants.




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Debuted at latest episode of Inside Xbox, a brand-new fighter named Cass is introduced, who is a hybrid assassin with deadly skills. Rest of its eccentric range of characters was also seen doing some prep for their next battle as well.

On top of exclusive pre-order bonus, players will be given access to Closed Beta program on February 14 and March 13. Joining the mayhem early on before March 21, 2020 will earn you Punk Pack in-game bonus cosmetics content.

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Ninja Theory has previously worked on titles like DmC: Devil May Cry and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. Last year, Microsoft Studios has acquired the studio alongside a few others in to produce new games for PC and next-gen Xbox consoles.

Bleeding Edge is going to be published by Xbox Game Studios and is currently available to pre-order for $29.99 retail price only. At launch, both cross play and cross save support will be accessible on all three different platforms.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Cities: Skylines, Elder Scrolls Online and The Surge on Xbox Free Play Days

Members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate gets to play Cities: Skylines, Elder Scrolls Online and The Surge on current Free Play Days event.

Some exciting new games are heading to Free Play Days event of this weekend and one of them will be available for a week. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can download and play these titles during this period.

Starting on November 6, 7:00 AM PDT, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited to become available to jump on board with throughout an entire week and will be on hand for players up until November 13, 7:00 PM PDT.

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Cities: Skylines, Elder Scrolls Online and The Surge on Xbox Free Play Days

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Then on November 7, 12:01 AM PDT, both Cities: Skylines and The Surge comes to Xbox Free Play Days to be up to November 10, 11:59 AM PDT. Members will find these titles on Gold member area of Xbox One console dashboard.

Explore Tamriel within ESO base game that 24 playable zones like Morrowind and others as you want. Start your epic journey by becoming anyone from four classes with free 500 Crowns to get items you need from Crown Store.

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Otherwise, assume the role of mayor in a metropolis playing Cities: Skylines to build an aspiring city of tomorrow. Xbox One version for Free Play Days comes with After Dark expansion on top of its base game, offering more content.

If none of that suits your style and you want to get some taste of action role-playing, then 2017 sci-fi release The Surge from developer Deck13 Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive might be a good fit for you.

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Players who already experienced ESO in Free Play Days earlier can pick right up from where you left off. Enjoy a solid 50% off on Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited at $9.99 if you wish to continue playing even after this week.

Both Cities: Skylines and The Surge are also offering a whopping 75% off over their retail price. Picking up Augmented Edition of the latter on same discounted rates will provide you additional expansion pack and weapons DLC pack.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

NBA 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers all Xbox Live Gold members basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 for free this weekend.

Many subscribers of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services are getting their hands on more new games on Xbox One consoles than usual each week lately and all thanks to the return of Free Play Days event.

On peak of current NBA season, basketball simulation game NBA 2K20 from developer Visual Concepts and publisher 2K Games comes to Xbox Free Play Days for this weekend on October 24, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Players will get full access to all gameplay features, various modes and customization options just like any free weekends. In local multiplayer play, you can bring up to four-players and go for a total of ten when in online matches.

Graphics improvement includes 4K Ultra HD visuals and added enhancement for Xbox One X consoles. Sports fans sure wouldn't want to miss this exciting, limited time opportunity of playing with their favorite NBA superstars.

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Getting heavily review-bombed on Metacritic and Steam for being riddled with micro-transactions and other issues last month, players on Xbox consoles with Live Gold membership can have a chance now to test the game for free.

Even when Xbox Free Play Days comes to a close on October 27, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT, you can still buy NBA 2K20 Standard Edition at only $40.19. Both Digital Deluxe and Legend Edition are available at some great discount as well.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Afterparty on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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

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

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

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Secret Neighbor on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Subnautica on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Crusader Kings 3 Announced

Paradox Interactive officially announces their upcoming grand strategy game Crusader Kings III at PDXCON 2019.

After totally redefining grand strategy genre of games by releasing Crusader Kings II back in early 2012, developer/publisher Paradox Interactive has spent last few years adding more story to it with a series of DLC expansion packs.

In celebration of their PDXCON 2019 annual convention, Paradox has officially announced upcoming dynasty simulator Crusader Kings III as a worthy sequel to CKII, all set to come out for PC on Steam and Xbox Game Pass in 2020.

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Crusader Kings 3 Announced

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An official trailer showcases what sort of measures it takes to build your medieval dynasty and secure your throne.




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It took seven years for new generation of strategy games is about to receive a worthy heir. Players are offered a chance to create their own realm in medieval era to conquer and establish their family dynasty in an alternate history setting.

Europe of middle ages would require cunning tactics and constant scheming to keep things running in order. Other than newly added 3D-rendered character models, detailed maps are included to explore many new stories.

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To determine how you want things to unfold, pay attention over culture and religion, so that enemy forces will have something more to worry about. A lot of familiar gameplay mechanics will return alongside a few surprising new features.

Starting from 2004, Crusader Kings franchise has been out there for fifteen years now and millions of players have experienced this epic series full of drama, heartbreak and treachery as a result of well-placed strategy of their rivals.

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Those who are not quite familiar with can jump on board along with series veterans since its predecessor title Crusader Kings II has now permanently became free-to-play and keep busy until the recently revealed sequel arrives next year.

In coming months, Paradox Interactive will eventually come up with an official release date and some more details on gameplay for Crusader Kings III. Next year, cult medieval action will make a return to series that fans loved so much.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

Ever since the return of Free Play Days event, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting chance to play new and exciting titles for free on Xbox One consoles that players are really enjoying very much.

On this weekend, you can try out Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris: Console Edition and Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for free starting from October 17, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT through October 20, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Stellaris and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Planetfall is a latest installment from turn-based strategy game series Age of Wonders from developer Triumph Studios and publisher Paradox Interactive that came out only a few months ago and features six factions to play with.

Another strategy game from Paradox Interactive, sci-fi title Stellaris is set in year 2200 and players are in charge of a species to lead them to space domination while engaging with other alien races and try to expand your empire.

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A long-awaited sequel to The Division by developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft, action role-playing game The Division 2 has improved on its predecessor in terms of gameplay and story campaign.

This critically acclaimed third-person shooter has engaging co-op aspects and side missions to keep players hooked for months. From abilities, skills and weapons loadout, everything goes hand in hand with your playstyle.

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Sign into your account to install the games from Microsoft Store and play for free using Xbox Live Gold membership. Of course, you can carry out all in-game progress and Gamerscore by purchasing those titles to keep things going.

Offering some exclusive promotional discount, The Division 2 Standard Edition comes to a 65% off followed by Gold and Ultimate Edition at 70%. Also enjoy 40% price cut on Year 1 Pass to access VIP status and all Year 1 Episodes instantly.

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Age of Wonders: Planetfall Standard and Deluxe Edition can be acquired in 20% discount but getting Premium Edition will save you 30%. Both Standard and Deluxe Edition of Stellaris console version gives you a simple 30% off price.

Considering limited time Free Play Days event is here only for the weekend, try to make the most of your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership by keeping yourself busy with these exciting games or get them in a reduced price.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers all members action RPG hack and slash title Warhammer: Chaosbane for free.

In a latest Free Play Days event draft on this weekend, action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane from developer Eko Software and publisher Bigben Interactive is coming for members of Xbox Live Gold service.

Starting right away from October 10, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT, players on Xbox One consoles can jump on board for free and continue their weekend-long adventure until October 13, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Warhammer: Chaosbane on Xbox Free Play Days

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Fans of dungeon crawling genre that played notable titles like Diablo and Victor Vran would love to get in the world of its fast-paced action RPG. Either take on Chaos on your own or party up with a group of friends for some co-op play.

Players can pick a hero from four different character classes in a world that is ravaged by war and magic of Chaos hordes. Aside from a base story mode campaign, there is a boss rush mode and myriad of dungeons for varied experience.

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When this short window of Free Play Days is finally over, you can still keep playing by purchasing any of both Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition at 30% off, or just go for Magnus Edition to enjoy more content at 33% discount.

Warhammer: Chaosbane is first hack and slash entry within the vast Warhammer universe and designed to be highly replayable. Following a major content update recently, this will be a great starting point for any to join the battle.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dishonored 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Fallout: New Vegas on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Felix the Reaper on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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

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

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World War Z on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Yooka-Laylee on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

Members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate gets to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Free Play Days event this weekend.

Aside from their monthly dose of free games, Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy a bit extra on weekends now that Free Play Days event has come back to bring new and exciting fan-favorite games for players on Xbox One consoles.

For this weekend, you will be able to play Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech for free from September 19, 12:01 AM PDT through September 22, 11:59 PM PDT, also available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

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Dead by Daylight, Just Cause 4 and TerraTech on Xbox Free Play Days

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A very unique twist on survival horror genre, Dead by Daylight focuses on a 4v1 multiplayer gameplay on an asymmetric setting where four players try to evade death and one plays as an unstoppable killer in a cat and mouse chase.

Free Play Days event lets you pick eight survivors and seven killers from an iconic roster from iconic horror franchises. Most recent addition to DBD is Stranger Things DLC chapter, adapted from popular sci-fi horror TV show of Netflix.

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Just Cause 4 is an action-packed journey of rebel hero Rico Rodriguez a large open-world of Solís to overthrow Blackhand private army. TerraTech is a construction sandbox game where players build and explore in alien worlds to survive.

To enjoy exclusive discount against your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership, buy Dead by Daylight: Special Edition and TerraTech in Free Play Days sale at 50% and 40% of their original retail price to keep playing after free trial ends.

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Then save some more bucks when you purchase any one of Just Cause 4 Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition or Gold Edition for 67% less. Even its Expansion Pass content pack is currently up for grabs on 40% discounted rate.

Although players have too little time on their hands to thoroughly enjoy all free games that are offered, Xbox Free Play Days is your perfect weekend planning when you have a monthly subscription of Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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

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

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

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Bloodstained, Jump Force and More

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

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

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Jump Force on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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LEGO Worlds on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

Monday, September 16, 2019

Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

Days within release, Gears 5 breaks records as biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.

Building up a lot of hype from E3 2018 announcement, developer studio The Coalition and publisher Xbox Game Studios have released third-person shooter game Gears 5 this holiday season on PC via Steam and Xbox One platforms.

Latest from fan-favorite Gears of War franchise, the game broke all previous sales records and now has become biggest launch title of current generation Xbox home consoles in its opening weekend without any sign of slowing down.

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Gears 5 Breaks Xbox Game Studios Launch Record

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It marks the biggest launch week for Xbox Game Studios (formerly known as Microsoft Studios) by drawing more than three million players, which is double in count from Gears of War 4 debut week and most played than Halo 4.

Players who purchased Gears 5 Ultimate Edition or subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service got four-day early access from September 6 even though many were not able to connect to due to issues with Xbox Live Gold service.

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Not only are they making impressive sales on Xbox and Xbox Game Pass monthly service but numbers have almost tripled on PC compared to its predecessor title from 2016, making the game largest debut for its publisher till date.

Story of Gears 5 continues from where it left of in last game and follows protagonist Kait Diaz on a personal journey to Sera. Aside from open-world campaign, beloved Horde Mode makes a return alongside crossover with Halo: Reach and more.

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Hit With Critics and Fans

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When looking at these numbers, we must also keep in mind that numbers were increased on some level from subscription services, Xbox One X and Xbox One S console bundle most of which didn't exist when Gears of War 4 came out.

Since many number of Gears 5 players never purchased the game directly will complicate sales number and player count. Nevertheless, critics and fans are really enjoying their experience and it even got sixth best Metacritic user score for an Xbox title.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bad North on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Creature in the Well on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Dead Cells on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Enter the Gungeon on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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GoNNER on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Metal Gear Solid HD Edition 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

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Shadow Warrior 2 on Xbox Game Pass

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

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dave Bautista Joins Gears 5

WWE superstar Dave Bautista will be joining as a multiplayer character for Gears 5 on September 15, 2019.

For long, fans have been petitioning for Hollywood megastar Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Spectre) to be included in Gears of War live-action movie adaptation that has been under development for many years.

Now that the third-person shooter game series is returning with upcoming mainline title Gears 5, this former WWE superstar is joining as a playable character from September 15, 2019, after WWE pay-per-view event Clash of Champions.

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Dave Bautista Joins Gears 5

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Bautista has taken his Twitter account to announce this exciting news through a teaser trailer of his appearance.


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Dave Bautista will be joining for multiplayer mode of Gears 5 as part of a promotion for WWE and game director Rod Fergusson was in charge of his overall performance and recording more than seven hundred lines for this role.

Although Universal Pictures still working on a Gears of War movie, developer studio The Coalition wanted to put Bautista in shoes of Marcus Fenix wearing his iconic COG armor, which has remained a dream role for him to play.

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Batista as Marcus

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Most of his lines were inspired from Marcus' script but his voice performance reflected largely on "The Animal" persona of his. His character will be wearing a pair of signature Hollywood shades when stomping into enemy Swarms.

Purchasing any version of Gears 5 including Xbox Game Pass membership will unlock Bautista on September 15. WWE has partnered up with Xbox for a special countdown for him to be available in-game and this promotion will run until October 28. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Blair Witch Out Now

First-person survival horror game Blair Witch from Bloober Team is now available on PC and Xbox One.

An official reveal for first-person survival horror game Blair Witch by developer/publisher Bloober Team came out in E3 2019, which is based on iconic cinematic legend of supernatural horror genre and is available now for PC and Xbox One.

The game focuses on legendary titular being and attempts to tell a brand-new story set in 1996 that is inspired by its lore. Players will be visiting Burkittsville, Maryland to witness a spine-chilling experience as a brand-new character.

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Blair Witch Out Now

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You play as Ellis, an ex-cop who has a troubled past and is currently looking for a missing kid in Black Hills Forest with his trusty canine companion Bullet but what started as an ordinary investigation has soon turned into a nightmare for them.

Apparently, there is some mystical force at work that is haunting these forest grounds and you are forced to face your fears as you continue until you eventually face the witch but then it is just your distorted sanity against her curse.

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Haunted Woods of Burkittsville

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Everything surround you will play out depending on your decisions and that even includes how you choose to treat your pet buddy. Whether you want to pet the dog and cheer him up with treats or try to discipline him is totally up to you.

There are a number of totems you come across that Bullet is afraid of but you need not to destroy them though. Players can also choose not to answer cell phone or walkie-talkie at times and contact others when deem necessary.

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Watch Out for Totems

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Although there are no decision wheels or dialogue options to be found within entire game, it has several alternative endings. This definitely is a different approach to how choices work in games and makes your journey more immersive.

The more you go deep into woods, situation will get intense and reaction to danger will determine where things will go next. Whatever you will act up on instinct will sum up your fate and shape a natural course of the story.

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Check out the official launch trailer of Blair Witch before entering the haunted woods of Black Hills Forest.




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Despite not being a combat oriented title, there are confrontations with monstrous creatures inside the forest and using flashlight would be a great way to drive them away or turn on your camcorder night vision to be sneaky.

Blair Witch easily is one of the best psychological horror game ever made and Bloober Team has really worked hard to make sure of that. Other than retail purchase, the game is also available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox One.