Showing posts with label Xbox Live Gold. Show all posts
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Helping out people stuck indoors to pass time and have some decent enjoyment amidst a global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event is back again for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.

Those who are active subscribers can jump on board starting from May 28, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and visit Microsoft Store to download free games for this weekend on Xbox One consoles until May 31, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

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Masterfully blending PvE and PvP genre of gameplay into one, Hunt: Showdown is a bounty hunting shooter that let players assume roles of bounty hunters trying to clear demonic creatures of Louisiana swamps solo or in groups.

As you take out demons lurking around, keep watchful eyes on fellow hunters looking for gold. When your character dies, you lose almost all of your progression but experience, which can then be passed down to another via Bloodline.

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Anime lovers who often fantasize about their favorite heavyweights from to have a chance to duke it out should try out Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco for a crossover fighting experience.

When you are playing as Goku, Luffy, Naruto or anyone else, you are not stepping into the arena on your own but as a team. Its plot may seem a bit messy but gameplay is still pretty good and fluid in terms of solo or multiplayer.

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A grand strategy game that expands your legacy across cosmos, Stellaris takes a spin on classic genre type for a journey of discovery where you can govern their own populace and employ wondrous tech to establish reign across galaxies.

Xbox Free Play Days lets you continue having fun even when your limited trail is over by simply purchasing those titles at a great member discount. All of your hard earned achievements and gamescores will be carried out to main game as well.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

Xbox Game Pass to add No Man's Sky next month for Game Pass Ultimate members on PC and consoles.

Though initially failed to live up to hype at launch, multiplayer action-adventure survival game No Man's Sky from developer/publisher Hello Games has eventually made a significant progress over past few years and lived up to its promises.

Ahead of June 2020, game director Sean Murray announces to add NMS to Xbox Game Pass for upcoming lineup of next month. Members on PC and Xbox One platform can jump on board very soon for some exciting planetary exploration.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add No Man's Sky

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NMS allows players to explore a procedurally generated massive open-world and venture through several quintillions of planets. You can join many interstellar voyagers during your journey and join together to survive or trade.

In terms of content, No Man's Sky saw a complete overhaul following launch of NEXT update, which coincided with its Xbox One release. After adding multiplayer feature, Hello Games improved the experience with Beyond update.

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There has been a steady supply of free content update that included further adjustments, bug-fixes and much more on a regular basis. Most recently, Living Ship update arrived in February and Exo Mech update was rolled in during April.

Now that Xbox Game Pass has amassed over 10 million active members, indie studio Hello Games wants them to explore an infinite universe of No Man's Sky across both platforms while they prepare more updates to release in future.

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for June 2020

Xbox Live Gold members will get free games like Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and Destroy All Humans! on June 2020.

Before heading into next month, latest lineup of titles joining Games with Gold for members of Xbox Live Gold service are revealed. These new games are coming soon on June 1 and will be available to play throughout entire month.

One of classic Xbox title alongside three indie favorite will arrive soon for players on Xbox One and Xbox 360 with Live Gold membership. Meanwhile, you can still download and play both V-Rally 4 and Overlord II up until May 31, 2020.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for June 2020

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
A third entry into Shantae platform game series, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse takes place right after Risky's Revenge and shortly before Half-Genie Hero, that sees return of everyone's favorite belly-dancing, hair-whipping genie.

Pirate's Curse by developer/publisher WayForward Technologies changes up its common gameplay mechanics in terms of exploration and uses pirate-themed gears for traversing but doesn't move far away from core elements.

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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Coffee Talk
A pixel art visual novel from developer/publisher Toge Productions that is set on 90's styled alternate reality Seattle , Washington, Coffee Talk puts you in charge of a coffee shop where you listen to your patrons as you serve them drinks.

Your small outlet gets regular visitors like Dwarves, Elves, Orcs, Warewolves and such to enjoy a variety of hot beverage. Being a sincere barista owner, you lend them an ear to hear their stories and make progress through serving drinks.

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Coffee Talk on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Destroy All Humans!
Although a moder-day remake is already on its way, players who already enjoyed 2005 classic action-adventure Xbox 360 title Destroy All Humans! from developer Pandemic Studios and publisher THQ can't surely resist its appeal.

When on a brink of extinction from continued cloning process, an alien race came to Earth and starts blasting humans to collect their DNA. There is not much of a story premise other than black comedy, inspired from alien invasion films.

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Destroy All Humans! on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Sine Mora
An uncommon horizontal shoot 'em up game wrapped around in two parallel stories, Sine Mora is a single-player experience from developer/publisher Digital Reality that lets you control an aircraft to raise hell against an evil Empire.

Instead of relying on a health bar or limited lives like many regular arcade shooters, you have to keep an eye on time. Whenever you take any hit, your time reduces and you only increase them by frequently taking down enemy threats.

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Sine Mora on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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When it comes to backward compatible titles, Destroy All Humans! and Sine Mora has pretty impressive track records on Xbox 360 consoles. Players with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription can enjoy all perks of Games with Gold and more.

Xbox Live Gold has been failing to connect with its members when it comes to Games with Gold selection of titles for some time. With only one heavy hitter game this month, there is really not much to look forward to for many out there.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Castle Crashers Remastered, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week, Xbox Free Play Days event returns with a lineup of three new free games on Xbox One console for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to have a fun-filled weekend at the comfort of your home.

Sign in to your member account on May 14, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and head over to Microsoft Store to find new titles in Gold member area to enjoy them throughout entire weekend until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

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An indie beat 'em up adventure that is built in veins of old-school arcade titles; Castle Crashers Remastered is a casual-friendly game that plays out in 60 FPS, presenting many ways to enjoy it including PvE or PvP via local and online co-op.

Return to Appalachia to celebrate recent launch of Fallout 76: Wastelanders and ally yourself up with Raiders or Settlers factions. As you try to assume control over West Virginia, interact with locals and embark on quests from Overseer.

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Taking out basic activities of Minecraft to render it all in 2D pixel art sprites is basically what action-adventure sandbox game Terraria is, where you build, explore and fight creepy creature for survival in a randomly generated 16-bit world.

Though your trial period of Free Play Days is for limited time only, you can keep playing them by simply purchasing them on a discounted price using your Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate membership to carry all progress to main game.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Rolling out limited time weekly game trials, Xbox Free Play Days event is back gain with another new lineup of free Xbox One titles for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to help them through this entire weekend.

Signing into your account, simply head over to Microsoft Store to download and play Dragon Ball FighterZ, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Saints Row IV for free starting from May 7, 12:01 AM PDT until May 10, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

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Embrace your chance of becoming a Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2D fighting game from developer Arc System Works set in Dragon Ball franchise that assembles your favorite anime characters for an ultimate showdown.

Then earn your chicken dinners in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to celebrate your epic battle royale victory. Traverse through updated maps with your squad to eliminate all rival players on sight or just rail them over on your way.

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Finally, save the world by becoming President of the United States and fight invading alien army in 2013 action-adventure game Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from developer Volition, which is known for its over-the-top comedic tropes.

Even if Xbox Free Play Days come to an end on May 10, Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members can keep playing these titles by purchasing them for a sweet discounted rate to have all in-game progress carried over to full game.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Another weekend of Xbox Free Play Days event returns with exciting new free games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles while staying at home, practicing social distancing.

Starting right away from April 30, 12:01 AM PDT, get instant access to enjoy Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 at Microsoft Store using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership until May 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Story of action role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance is focused on Henry, son of a blacksmith. Following a massacre of his parents, he becomes a warrior seeking revenge by joining a resistance against King Sigismund.

In a classic revival of long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series, titular blue hedgehog, Tails and Knuckles returns for another exhilarating adventure of facing their arch-enemy Doctor Eggman in 2017 platform game Sonic Mania from Sega.

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A prequel title to fan-favorite Yakuza franchise, 2015 action-adventure title Yakuza 0 ventures into late criminal world of 80's Japan, featuring lead characters Kazuma Kiryu and his rival Goro Majima for a narrative-heavy experience.

When your weekend comes to an end and so is Xbox Free Play Days, keep on playing by purchasing these titles by taking advantage of an ongoing discount to carry over all of your earned achievements and in-game progress.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2020

Xbox Live Gold will be adding free games like Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr and Overlord II for members on May 2020.

With only a few days remaining for next month to finally arrive, upcoming lineup of latest free Games With Gold titles on Xbox consoles are already revealed ahead of May 2020 for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

Until we move to May, Xbox Live Gold members can still download and play games from April, except Fable Anniversary. Then starting from May 1, players can access newest rally of games on Xbox One and Xbox 360 until May 31, 2020.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2020

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V-Rally 4
Players are invited to enjoy thrills of drifts and rally cross in racing game V-Rally 4 from developer Kylotonn and Bigben Interactive. Every beloved aspect of known series has returned but career mode turns out to be a let-down.

You can hop into and customize a car manufactured by companies like Norma, Porsche and Skoda on international courses. So, ride your way to glory on famous vehicles over dangerous tracks to overcome unfriendly condition.

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V-Rally 4 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
Assume the role of a powerful agent of Imperium as a mighty Inquisitor in Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. An action role-playing game, Martyr is played top-down perspective with melee and ranged attacks for three different classes.

You are on a holy quest to eradicate any and all aliens, cultists or heretics opposing God Emperor as his mighty agent. You can either play solo or party up with friends across several multiplayer modes to establish order on 40K universe.

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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Sensible World of Soccer
Belonged to a lesser known soccer game franchise, Sensible World of Soccer by developer Sensible Software and publisher Microsoft Studios follows a gameplay mechanics with simple directions that was released for Xbox 360 consoles.

There is a career mode that lets you manage a football club for many seasons with basic options. Each team consists of 16 players' squad and all of them are versed in particular skills that helps determine their price to exchange clubs.

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Overlord II
Another action RPG that made it into Games With Gold, Overlord II hails from developer Triumph Studios and publisher Codemasters, which lets you play as warrior character who commands a small army of minions to do his bidding.

These goblin-like creatures often roam in hordes to follow you around everywhere and establish your rule by force if needed. At some point, you get to play as one of them as well to have more control over the outcome of your actions.

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Available via backward compatibility, Overlord II and Sensible World of Soccer offers a nostalgia trip for players on Xbox 360 consoles. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can enjoy all features of Xbox Live Gold and get access to over 100 games.

For past few months, Xbox Live Gold has been failing to garner positive response from members mostly because of the games they are offering. Despite most of them having a decent critic approval, many have never even heard about them.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Redemption 2

Xbox Game Pass to add Red Dead Redemption 2 next month for Game Pass Ultimate members, with access to Red Dead Online.

One of the most-anticipated releases of 2018, Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games made its debut on consoles and sold over 29 million copies worldwide till date.

In an epic revelation, Microsoft has announced to bring this masterpiece to their monthly subscription-based service Xbox Game Pass next month on May 7, which players can preload on consoles now using companion mobile app.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Redemption 2

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RDR2 takes place during Wild West era of 1899, revolving around outlaw Arthur Morgan and his associates in Van der Linde gang who on the run from bounty hunters and federal agents while trying to survive by robbing or stealing and fight.

Rockstar Games received universal praise for story-telling approach of RDR2 and its open-world gameplay experience. Their attention to extensive details to all of its beloved characters and settings from Western roots was impressive.

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Game Pass has added console version of 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V, one of the best-selling video game of all time by Rockstar Games to their lineup back in January without making a fuss about it in advance.

Similarly, they are currently adding only Xbox One version of Red Dead Redemption 2 to Xbox Game Pass library that includes story mode, Photo Mode feature and access to multiplayer component Red Dead Online for all members.

Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days to add Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden Storm 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

In latest array of games for Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are going to have a blast with some great titles on Xbox One consoles to beat the boredom they get from staying indoors.

Starting off at April 23, 12:01 AM PDT, get your hands on to Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 throughout this weekend by heading straight over to Microsoft Store before April 26, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Online team brawler game Bleeding Edge is a recent release from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Xbox Game Studios that pits a wide selection of enhanced cybernetic fighters into brutal 4v4 matches within a futuristic setting.

With a few tweaking of same old features, developer/publisher Electronic Arts presents Madden NFL 20, latest release of American football game series, which is currently free to play for a weekend to celebrate recent NFL draft.

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An improvement over previous series installments, fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco is considered one of the best Anime and Manga adaptations out there.

When this trail weekend period of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over but you want to keep playing and carry over progress, simply purchase these titles for a deep discount using your Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.