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

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

In a running streak of Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting their hands on some truly exciting titles each weekend to download and play for free on Xbox One consoles.

For this week, subscribers can try out all three of NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD for a limited time period of February 13, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT through February 16, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NBA 2K20, Sonic Mania and Super Monkey Ball on Xbox Free Play Days

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Those who missed out your chance of trying out 2019 basketball simulation title NBA 2K20 on Free Play Days last time can jump in with a mission to collect all All-Star cards in MyTeam and experience the thrill of playing in a league.

In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie's recent release, 2017 side-scrolling platform game Sonic Mania from Sega arrives right in time to take on an all-new adventure with series favorites like Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

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In remastered HD glory, single-player platformer Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz invites players into fun-filled adventure through over 100 stages alongside 50 mini-games, featuring all key-characters from past series titles.

When your Xbox Free Play Days of fun finally comes to a close where you want to keep playing, simply purchase any or all of these titles in a great discounted price using your membership privilege and have your progress carried to full game.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor and Surviving Mars on Xbox Free Play Days

Members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate gets to play Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor and Surviving Mars on Free Play Days event this weekend.

Another exciting Xbox Free Play Days event has returned with three new great games for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to keep busy gaming on their Xbox One consoles for entire weekend.

Subscribers can jump right in to download and play Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor and Surviving Mars at Microsoft Store from February 6, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT through February 9, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Dead by Daylight, Secret Neighbor and Surviving Mars on Xbox Free Play Days

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Special Edition of asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive brings back a chilling experience of 4v1 multiplayer gameplay mechanics that pits a group of players against each other in two teams.

Breaking into a neighboring house to save your friend from its basement is not so easy when you got a traitor within your group. Suspenseful Horror title Secret Neighbor tasks players to find creepy secrets of a relentless pursuer.

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Sci-fi city builder game Surviving Mars teaches you all essential about colonizing the Red Planet. Choose an ideal location to settle down before getting oxygen, supplies and to deal with calamities like sandstorms on a regular basis.

Nearing end of Xbox Free Play Days event, you might still want to continue playing and you simply can by purchasing these games. Not only your membership gets you an exciting discount, achievements and gamescores will carry over as well.

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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This weekend, Free Play Days event has returned as usual to serve all Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. A bunch of new titles have arrived that members can enjoy on Xbox One consoles for free through Sunday.

Hitting off the steam from January 23, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, both Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip are going to be available for download and play until January 26, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap on Xbox Free Play Days

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Devoid of typical racing game formula, developer Bugbear Entertainment and publisher THQ Nordic goes with a vehicle ramming contest in Wreckfest where you see real-life physics taking toll for breaking rules on a range of combative cars.

Taking motorsport games to an extreme level, you can have fun smashing steel in career, multiplayer and custom events mode. Winning is not everything here but surviving after epic crashes on dirt track in a combative race is.

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Riding back off a successful sequel of 2009 zombie comedy, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip is a co-op shooter title from developer High Voltage Software and publisher GameMill Entertainment that is played in a top-down perspective.

Hop in with Columbus, Little Rock, Tallahassee, Wichita and more in a post-apocalyptic world taken over by an undead army. All you have to do to survive this global outbreak is to follow rules and use your arsenal of weapons wisely.

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Nearing closer to this weekly event, you can still keep playing these games to keep up all your in-game achievements and earned gamescores by simply purchasing them at a hefty discounted price using your membership.

Pick any of Standard and Deluxe Edition of Wreckfest up at 20% off or get Zombieland for a 40% lesser price. Whether you eventually decide to purchase them or not, at least give them a try when they are here for free before this Monday.

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, January 2, 2020

DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings DiRT Rally 2.0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

On first week of 2020, Xbox Free Play Days event keeps rolling out new titles for members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription services to enjoy over weekend on their Xbox One consoles for a limited time.

For this week, you can jump on board with DiRT Rally 2.0 from onwards Thursday, January 2, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT and play throughout weekly off days to your heart's content until January 5, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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A racing game from developer/publisher Codemasters that is largely focused on rallying, DiRT Rally 2.0 takes inspiration from many aspects of its series predecessors and improves upon them for a cranked up experience for all.

It takes more of learn as you go on tracks approach for all players new and old, skipping on early tendency of tutorials. Whether you chose to plug a racing wheel or a pad, overall control nicely suits with in-game driving dynamics.

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Even when the weekend is finally over but you want to keep playing and having your progress carried on, simply purchase any of DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition at a crazy 70% discount at Microsoft Store.

Or you could go after Super Deluxe Edition of the game that includes all content from four seasons like cars, events, exclusive liveries, locations and tracks along with base game, is available for 20% less than its usual $99.99 retail price.

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.

Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 joins Free Play Days event this weekend.

Another week of Free Play Days event arrives with fresh new bundle of games for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services this weekend to download and keep playing for free on their Xbox One consoles.

Kick-starting from December 19, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, these three new titles Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 will become available to access until December 22, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Goat Simulator, Puyo Puyo Champions and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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If you used to believe that goats are capable of doing no harm and are pretty innocent creatures, then Goat Simulator from developer/publisher Coffee Stain Studios will prove you wrong and see how much chaos they can really make.

Players who love to get into some fast-paced puzzle game experience can appreciate Puyo Puyo Champions, where you can have fun with its various modes, tactfully place formations for creating chains and send garbage in ways to your rivals.

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Following footsteps of past three games from developer/publisher Sega, tactical role-playing title Valkyria Chronicles 4 brings new soldier class Grenadier into its tensed battlefield for Squad E to fight against hostile enemy forces.

Join your troops and come up with strategies that help you secure victory against imperial soldiers and mighty Valkyria. Presented in anime-esque visual style, VC4 returns back to its series roots and adds new mechanics for newcomers.

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It is understandable if someone is unable to dip their toes into all three games in such brief window. Therefore, you can purchase them on sale as both Goat Simulator and Puyo Puyo Champions come at 75% and 60% price off respectively.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Standard Edition and Complete Edition drops down to 50% discount from their regular price tag. Then get your hands on all available add-on and bonus content in DLC bundle up for $19.99 only right now at 20% off.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.