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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

Hunters arrive into Outlands as Season 2 of free-to-play loot shooter title Vigor goes live on Xbox One.

With arrival of a new season, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive is planning to make it easy for Outlanders to keep track of progress in free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor as they released Update 2.0: Hunters on Xbox One.

Season 2 will be introducing some changes in Battle Pass system for better as in past, only most dedicated players would have unlocked all great rewards in Battle Pass but now they are made more accessible due to players' feedback.

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Vigor Season 2: Hunters Live Now

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After recent inclusion of Preppers in post-war Norway, a new deadly class of survivors known as Hunters is added. Some of them are expert at tracking their prey, few can aim for absolute accuracy and many are just good at looting.

Most common weapon that Hunters usually prefer carrying is a crossbow, which is designed for single shot kills. Also, legendary weapon Mosin–Nagant rifle from Xbox Game Preview period is making a return for this hunting season.

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Season 2 Tools & Weapons

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

An expert tracker doesn't rely on any scopes and often times they fool others using fake glint tool to reflect sunlight for distraction. Even camping within bushes is no longer safe for any Outlanders when one carries a portable signal detector.

First blood Hunters can show their pride using themed full-body uniform, emote, headwear and weapon skins through latest customization options. Aside from Battle Pass season, changes were made to in-game store following Update 1.2.1.

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Hunters Battle Pass

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

Bohemia Interactive is focusing more on gameplay stability and players can keep track of all changes on changelog from title screen directly. Price point for cosmetic items was reduced recently to make them easily obtainable for players.

Vigor Update 2.0: Hunters have worked out some shooting mechanism like bullet penetration, damage over distance etc. To keep tabs on Update Preview program, you can keep an eye on regular streams of associate partners.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

Bohemia Interactive brings out Update 1.2: Preppers for free-to-play survival game Vigor on Xbox One, includes Battle Pass.

After spending a year in Xbox Game Preview program, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive fully released free-to-play multiplayer shooter game Vigor on August 2019 for Xbox One and continues to roll frequent updates.

Following launch of Update 1.1: Bridges earlier, player community has conveyed their feedback to dev team as always and many of those concerns were addressed into latest Update 1.2: Preppers with added improvements.

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Vigor Update 1.2: Preppers Live Now, Introduces Battle Pass

RELATED: Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

In post-war Norway, only very best of Outlanders have managed to get a hazmat suit for themselves and are known as Preppers. These folks are always prepared for almost any situations and very resourceful when it comes to survival.

Having a Prepper-like mentality will make you one of them and help you thrive in hazardous environments or widespread outbreak. Try to keep some homemade tools near you or at repertoire for any unexpected encounter.

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Full Hazmat Suits

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New handy tools such as alarm trap, contact bomb and transmitter are added in latest patch. Alarm trap will reveal nearby trespassers, contact bomb is there to take care of them and transmitter deceives radio signal detector.

Although these tools would require space and take up your scarce inventory slots, these are often come up as lifesavers. Players can either scavenge for them outdoors or craft them using blueprints included in Battle Pass.

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Preppers Battle Pass

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Preppers update has launched crafting boosters to craft your preferred loadout faster than usual and be ready before getting into a gunfight. All you need now are some proper plans and adequate materials to get what you want.

1.2 comes along with improvements like new guns, moving targets and variety of challenge options for shooting range. Those who donate more food to people in need via charity box will become eligible for better rewards in future.

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Introducing Crafting Boosters

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Vigor has finally introduced a Battle Pass for Outlanders to make it easy for everyone to keep track of their progression. Almost every actions of your playthrough will earn you XP now and there are many easy ways to get some.

You can start farming XP by doing something as simple as collecting resources, open crates, send food for people in need, try to polish your aiming skills at shooting range and a couple more things just to mention a few activities.

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Christmas in Outlands

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Earning more experience points helps you level up in Battle Pass and offer you cool rewards on your journey but if you want to reap better prizes, you can get a Premium Battle Pass anytime during the season to unlock all rewards.

In spirit of holiday season, Update 1.2: Preppers will bring a thematic change in Vigor by doing a Christmas makeover on all maps and your shelters to help Outlanders cheer up in post-war struggles and maybe even feel a bit festive.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

Capcom officially announces Resident Evil 3 Remake for 2020 at PlayStation's most recent State of Play episode.

After recent leak from PlayStation Network listing, a remake of 1999 survival horror classic title Resident Evil 3: Nemesis by developer/publisher Capcom was almost inevitable and it turns out, all these rumors were actually true.

In latest and final episode of PlayStation's State of Play livestream for this year, Capcom officially confirmed that Resident Evil 3 Remake coming on April 3, 2020 for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Resident Evil 3 Release Date and Collector's Edition Announced

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Fan-favorite RE character Jill Valentine returns in a newly reimagined trailer for upcoming RE3 Remake.




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In a complete reimagining of Resident Evil 3, the trailer goes back to Raccoon City once again right before the events of Resident Evil 2, to explore former S.T.A.R.S. member and original series protagonist Jill Valentine trying to make an escape.

During her getaway attempts, she is met by surviving mercenaries Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev. Carlos becomes an ally to her while she is constantly being pursued by a super-powered Tyrant named Nemesis.

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After her reports on Umbrella Corporation and Arklay Mansion incident, all investigation has been completely overlooked and Jill gets suspended. Even though willing to expose all lies, she has to get out first from the city of living dead.

Those who played recent remake version of Resident Evil 2 and was haunted by a menacing Mr. X will meet his new successor in RE3 Remake. Nemesis is a persistent bio-weapon who does a lot more than slamming doors or ramming through walls.

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Return to Raccoon City

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Upon finishing single-player campaign, you can dive into team-based multiplayer game Resident Evil: Resistance for an asymmetrical 4v1 online experience that is included with Resident Evil 3 and is also set in Raccoon City.

Revealed earlier as Project Resistance, players will work together to escape from clutches of a single mastermind. Two new kidnapped survivors Becca and Martin, new mastermind Annette Birkin and monster William Birkin are added to current roster.

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Resident Evil 3 Collector's Edition will come along with a physical copy of the base game, art book, digital soundtracks, Jill Valentine figurine and map of Raccoon City, exclusively offered at GameStop for players in North American region.

On any pre-order of Standard or Collector's Edition of RE3Make, players would receive a Classic Costume Pack that features original outfit and hairstyle for both Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, just to let you get back into that 90's vibe.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake Collector's Edition

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RE3 would take back players to some familiar locations from RE2 in high-definition visuals and over the shoulder third-person perspective that are all brought back to life for a unique dodge mechanic using the ground-breaking RE Engine.

Pre-order for PS4 version of the game is already available right now on PlayStation Store for digital purchase or at Best Buy outlets for physical copies, with Steam and Xbox One version becoming available for everyone very soon.

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It was two decades ago, when Capcom came up with Resident Evil series of games and totally revolutionized a new genre. Though latter games have deviated from its roots, first three RE games are what truly defines what survival horror is.

Resident Evil 2 Remake was widely accepted by fans for staying true to its core, yet adding new elements to overall story. Resident Evil 3 Remake can see similar and maybe even greater level of success if Capcom can just repeat that same idea.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

Recent listings at Microsoft Store reveals remaster version of Bayonetta and Vanquish for modern consoles.

Following a recent leak on ResetEra forum has lead to players finding out a remaster project for sci-fi action third-person shooter Vanquish is in works from Microsoft Store listing, another fan-favorite title is discovered shortly afterwards.

Then another listing for cult classic action-adventure hack and slash title Bayonetta from developer Platinum Games appeared with a February 18, 2020 release date for both alongside Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle.

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Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Revealed

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Both of these fan-favorite titles were originally released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 that are now being considered for a re-release on Xbox One platform with 4K graphics support at 60 FPS and most likely for PlayStation 4 as well.

Product description reads that these games will run on 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X aside from having achievements and cloud saves. If not exclusive to Microsoft consoles, then same features will hopefully be available on a PS4 Pro.

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There are no further details on what upgrades Platinum Games would be adding to these decade-old games since they are already backward compatible with Xbox One platform right now, apart from their graphical enhancements.

In 2017, a rumor surrounding Bayonetta and Vanquish got out when a box art for the bundle was leaked online. Looks like, developers were busy for past two years to finish their work before making an official announcement.

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On October 29, 2019, Bayonetta series has celebrated its 10th anniversary of release on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009 with a special artwork from series director Hideki Kamiya and character designer Mari Shimazaki.

10th Anniversary Bundle will include remastered versions of Bayonetta and Vanquish but has yet to reveal a price point. Though publisher Sega didn't officially announced the titles but has re-released them both on Steam in past.

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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

Bohemia Interactive released Update 1.1: Bridges for free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One.

Back in August, free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive saw full release on Xbox One consoles during Gamescom 2019 announcement shortly after joining Xbox Game Preview program.

The game got attention from large number of audience since then and amassed more than 1.3 million players within a month. Deciding to release updates more frequently, Bohemia releases a new patch to introduce content and fixes.

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Vigor Update 1.1: Bridges Live Now

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Developers were working on a huge new map for some time and added Brodalen Bridges to offer verticality. Earlier, players would likely to choose Fjellkanten but your mind will change for sure once you go to the top.

People will often try sniping on you when in this new vertical environment and its surrounding rural areas open up room for long-distance gunfights. Inside nearby houses and deep woods, there will be close-quarter combats and precious loot.

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New Map Brodalen Bridges

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Each location has unique resources to offer and there are more loots than catches your eye at first glance. Following recent rebalance patch, both loot spots and amount of items that can be found there have increased than before.

When you are on the lookout for some items, you can find hidden treasures in Buried Cache. There are photos with clues throughout the map that will eventually lead you to nice rewards but other Outlanders could be near too.

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Find Buried Cache

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Regardless of weight, players could sprint like a champ before but you have to watch your load and be mindful of inventory. Not only they will reduce your stamina but also make footsteps louder when carrying heavy weights.

No one can simply outrun everybody after snatching airdrop crate as it is one of the heaviest things to carry and will affect overall stamina. Quality of life improvements adds shelter improvement, made doors and ladder more sensitive.

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Newly Added Weapons

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Update 1.1 added a Team Killer status for those who would kill their teammate for fun and will let others know what they did. New weapon addition includes Combat Magnum, MGV-176 submachine gun, SSG-82 rifle and ZA M72 machine gun.

Vigor is currently available exclusively on Xbox One with Bohemia revealing no plans to bring it to PC or PlayStation 4 anytime soon. Instead, they are planning to be regular of fixing issues and rolling out more updates from now on.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

THQ Nordic introduces War, youngest of Horseman for upcoming top-down shooter Darksiders: Genesis.

Merely days before E3 2019 kick-started, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic has announced their upcoming top-down hack and slash action role-playing game Darksiders: Genesis featuring fourth Horseman, Strife.

Also showed up alongside him in action for the latest Darksiders series spin-off prequel game was his brother, War but for some reason it seemed that he never really had a proper introduction in the first place, so here it goes.

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Darksiders: Genesis Introduces War

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Below is an official introduction trailer for War that shows brief gameplay moments from Darksiders: Genesis.




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War will be playable character in Genesis as well as his brother Strife and even allowed to switch between them anytime in-game, thus they can leverage melee combat prowess of the former and long-range attacks of the latter.

You can also choose to play them separately in two player co-operative mode according to your playstyle preference. Known as Rider of the Red Horse, the youngest Horseman will be accompanied by his graceful phantom steed, Ruin.

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Clearly a Diablo-inspired title, the game also has some RPG elements like abilities and weapon augmentations. War will be picking up his iconic blade Chaoseater once again to slay enemy hordes and unleash his fury on battlegrounds.

Up until now, Darksiders series never had a co-op mode and same thing goes for their attempt with top-down perspective. This probably had been an idea they kept for long and now that more than two Horsemen has debuted, it is finally possible.

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War Will Rage On

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Even though all three mainstream Darksiders games were set around a same time period, Genesis took place thousand years early based on a plot that is mostly focused on Strife, the gun-slinging fourth Horseman of Apocalypse.

Neither of both Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic has revealed a definitive release date for Darksiders: Genesis yet but it is currently aiming to launch on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege for a week on Free Play Days.

With recent inclusion of fan-favorite games, Free Play Days event has been booming lately. Members of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services will be able to play these games for a whole week.

Starting from today, August 27, 7:00 AM PDT, Elder Scrolls Online will become available until September 3, 7:00 AM PDT. Rainbow Six Siege will kick-off from August 28, 12:01 AM PDT to run through September 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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Elder Scrolls Online invites players into an award-winning fantasy role-playing game via Tamriel Unlimited that no longer require an active subscription and lets you choose from four character classes to go on adventures of epic proportions.

You can explore home of the Dark Elves, Morrowind to help Vivec restore his power or head on to Elsweyr for Season of the Dragon. Although it was part of Wrathstone DLC pack, players can still venture this story during Free Play Days.

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If MMORPG is not your cup of tea, then you can jump into some intense 5v5 PVP action with your squad in tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege from developer/publisher Ubisoft, which is currently on its fourth year of content.

Ambushing enemy teams by breaking through doors or breaching walls before engaging in fiery shootout is what Siege is all about. So, pick one of 20 operators of Rainbow team, specialized in attack or defense to build your team to go on rounds.

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Gold members have a great chance of getting attached to these titles while playing throughout a whole week and therefore, can purchase them in exclusively discounted price so all of your achievements and gamescore are going nowhere.

Originally priced $19.99, Elder Scrolls Online base game Tamriel Unlimited is up for $10.00 only at 50% off. Then you can enjoy 40% price cut on Elsweyr, Elsweyr Collector's Edition, Elsweyr Collector's Edition Upgrade and Elsweyr Upgrade.

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Also save big on Rainbow Six Siege when you set on your eyes on Deluxe Edition and save 70% off on a $39.99 price tag. Both Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition of R6S are coming at 60% and even 20% is discounted over Year 4 Pass.

Since Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers got two AAA-titles on their plate, Free Play Days event is giving players on Xbox One an entire week to have adequate time with these games, so that they don't miss out too much.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold members to get Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions this weekend on Free Play Days event.

Back in March 2019, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Black Desert from developer/publisher Pearl Abyss saw release of its Xbox One version that includes an enhanced treatment for Xbox One X console as well.

This weekend, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members going to get into the sandbox open-world fantasy MMORPG experience on Free Play Days event from August 15, 12:01 AM PDT until August 18, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Black Desert and Puyo Puyo Champions on Xbox Free Play Days

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To take advantage of your membership to Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate, you can purchase Standard and Deluxe Edition at 30% off or Ultimate Edition for 50% less to keep up your in-game achievements even when the event is over.

You may or may not have heard much about puzzle action game Puyo Puyo Champions from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega but now that it is available on Free Play Days, why not give it a shot if you have some spare time?

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Also, subscribers can enjoy saving a solid 50% off picking up the game to have some puzzle adventures that is suitable for some friendly competition in both local and online multiplayer mode among players of all ages.

So, get in front of your Xbox console and try out these free to play games throughout this weekend before Sunday. Pick either of Black Desert or Puyo Puyo Champions during the event and wait for more to come in Free Play Days soon.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

Free Play Days event on Xbox Live Gold offers free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor for free to their members.

Back in July 2019, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive rolled out Update 0.9: Aid for their free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor on Xbox One console, which is currently available through Xbox Game Preview program.

Today, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate online services can take part in action for free on Free Play Days event that will begin on August 8, 12:01 AM PDT and will run until August 11, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Vigor Comes to Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days

RELATED: Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

Now that the game just received a major content update, this is a better time than any to start building in a post-war Norway. Newest update has improved experience for gunplay and movement with dozens of more changes.

Also added are achievements, customizations, daily challenges, spectator mode, weapons skins and an in-game lobby. Don't forget to work on your Outlander savior rank by donating food to Charity Box for those who are less fortunate.

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When your time in Free Weekend is finally up, you can purchase Founder's Pack and continue playing. It will grant you advantage on progression, crates, extra rewards and all Crowns currency that you have bought previously.

Vigor is coming to see full-release on summer 2019 for Xbox One platform and is enhanced for Xbox One X as well. Those who wish to test out their hands on the title can get started with a two hour-long free trail anytime.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

Update 0.9: Aid is coming to upcoming free-to-play loot shooter survival game Vigor in July for Xbox One.

Currently looking forward to a summer 2019 release window, developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been working on improving experience for their upcoming free-to-play loot shooter game Vigor on Xbox One platform.

Available via Xbox Game Preview program, developers are planning to drop one last major content update before launch. Bohemia will be rolling out Update 0.9: Aid in this July and offers an early closer look at what's coming.

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Vigor Update 0.9: Aid Comes to Xbox One

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Developers are keeping tabs on community feedback and responding to reports of unsteady shooting, they improved its gunplay. Now that it has been patched, you should be having more fun with your weapons at hand and rely on them more.

Some animations and interactions are also reworked as to go with more weapons configuration for a better experience. Lately, a new feature called Random Duos was added to this survival game for finding out fellow Outlanders to partner up.

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Spectator Mode Added

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Update 0.9 is aiming to introduce a spectator mode to let you run over what went wrong once you are killed. Back when people used to play Vigor in early phase, they had no leads on what to do but now, there will be a new tutorial to offer help.

Player complaints about in-game currency Crowns are taken into account and soon they would likely to get customization items. Finally, there would be Outlander's shop in-game to acquire backpack, headgear, uniforms and much more.

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In-Game Outlander Shop

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When the title sees a full free-to-play release this summer, Founders will get advantage over newcomers in terms of progression. As extra rewards, they will receive all previously purchased Crowns, various crates depending on their current levels and Founder's shirt.

Update 0.9 is surely packing biggest changes that will make your survival in a post-war Norway more intense than ever. Courtesy of Xbox Game Preview, player can have a two hour-long free trail of Vigor on Xbox One and it is enhanced for Xbox One X as well.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

At E3 2019 stage, Microsoft announces final lineup for classic games that will join Xbox backwards compatibility library.

When Phil Spencer of Gaming at Microsoft took stage to announce Xbox One backward compatibility feature back at E3 2015 event, it surely was a memorable moment in video gaming history that every fan cheered for.

Over past four years, more than 600 titles have been added to a vast library of games from previous generation but that development cycle has now come to an end as upcoming Project Scarlett device will be compatible with all past games.

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Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

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Design for Scarlett is largely focused with an ambitious goal of being capable to run any games from last four generation of 18 years Xbox console history, so there is no point in dedicating resources to make more titles compatible anymore.

Due to popular fan demand, Microsoft Studio have worked hard on bringing back popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Gears of War and Mass Effect from original Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms to enjoy on current-gen consoles.

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Original Xbox Classic Backward Compatible Games

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So this week, here comes the final lineup of Xbox classics that are now playable on both Xbox One and Xbox One X devices.

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

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Entire backlog of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell stealth shooter series from developer/publisher Ubisoft is now finally complete and thanks to recent inclusion since Blacklist and Conviction has already joined backwards collection a while ago.

Witness the upscale for superior graphical prowess that is four times higher than original. Players who own Xbox One X can run these titles on a higher resolution with finest color detail and improved texture using existing in-game assets.

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New Xbox One X Enhanced Updates

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Several other Microsoft owned Rare Studio titles are receiving Xbox One X enhanced updates to enjoy a pixel count up to 4K Ultra HD.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

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Moreover, free content packs for games like Battlefront, Battlefront II, Knights of the Old Republic and Republic Commando from Star Wars franchise are out now, which includes new heroes, maps, missions, mode and villain.

Also, Xbox 360-exclusive action RPG game Too Human from developer Silicon Knights is being added as latest list of playable title on Xbox One and it is now available digitally for free as a thanks to everyone within this community.

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New Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games

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Finally, a few more of fan-favorite Xbox 360 games joins backward catalog for Xbox One and Xbox One X by this week.

  • Asura's Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts: Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson's King Kong
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

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Anyone with a physical disc of these games from Xbox and Xbox 360 platform in their possession can play them on Xbox One. Otherwise, you can always purchase a digital version from Microsoft Store with applicable market restriction.

E3 2019 event clarified that backward compatibility program will no longer add any titles and are wrapping things up while we eagerly wait for Project Scarlett to begin a new chapter in gaming that is open to all generation of Xbox games.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis Announced

THQ Nordic announces upcoming top-down action shooter and a spin-off title Darksiders: Genesis.

Most recent entry from Darksiders series was hack and slash action-adventure game Darksiders III from 2018. Today, developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic officially announced their upcoming title to be Darksiders: Genesis.

This top down role-playing game is headed for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms with a release window of 2019. Genesis is a series spin-off title starring fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse, Strife.

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Darksiders: Genesis Announced

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Below is an official announcement trailer that introduces Strife in a short cinematic and a Diablo-style gameplay




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Although Strife has briefly appeared in Darksiders III, he was never given a proper introduction and the trailer above gives him a spectacular debut. He goes up against a demonic horde to challenge their leader while slinging his arsenal of firearms.

The Council has called him to thwart Lucifer from unleashing demons from Hell to save humankind from his demonic conspiracy. Together with War, he must hunt them down to restore balance through intense action.

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Intense Top-Down Shooter

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In terms of gameplay or storyline, DG official footage gives away so little but Strife teaming up with his brother, War probably suggests for some co-op action feature and we will only be absolutely sure about that upon a gameplay trailer release.

Despite bearing similar resemblance to a typical real-time strategy title, be assured that Genesis is a top down action shooter and nothing else. Also, this is not Darksiders IV in any way and just a spin-off game set within Darksiders universe.

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Action RPG Adventure

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Like any other dungeon-crawler, players would experience combat, exploration, epic boss battles, puzzle-solving and more. Airship Syndicate development team will be launching an enhanced version for Xbox One X as well.

THQ Nordic to do some showcase of Darksiders: Genesis at E3 2019 next week and will probably reveal more gameplay. Priced $39.99 only, the game is already up for pre-order and according to its Amazon listing; it will arrive on December 31, 2019.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

Microsoft Studios is bringing back "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" for 2019 with amazing discounts on classic Xbox 360 games.

This week, Microsoft Studios has brought back their beloved "Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale" once again that features more than 200 classic games from Xbox 360 to play on Xbox One and offers you exciting discounts on purchase.

Microsoft is running their biggest sale on backwards compatible yet and until May 27, you can enjoy up to 75% price off during the sale. Some titles received Xbox One X enhanced treatment for better optimization on their most powerful console.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility Sale 2019

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Some great deals are currently available on renowned franchise such as Battlefield, Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Crysis, Dead Space, Fable, Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto, GRID, Halo, Lost Planet and Mass Effect.

Xbox One X enhanced list includes fan-favorite titles like Assassin's Creed, Civilization Revolution, Destroy All Humans!, Fable Anniversary, Halo 3, Mirror's Edge, Red Dead Redemption, Splinter Cell: Blacklist and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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We also riled up some greatly discounted games from backward compatibility sale together for your convenience.


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Making titles backwards compatible has let many players to go back to nostalgic memory lane without having to change their current platform of choice and more is constantly added for you to find at Microsoft Store online.

Under their backward compatibility program, Microsoft has been constantly adding classic Xbox games to play on modern consoles, which undoubtedly one of the best features the platform has to offer for old-school gamers.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Xbox One Spring Sale 2019

Microsoft Store offers great deals on consoles, games, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in Spring Sale 2019.

Kicking right off from today, Xbox One Spring Sale 2019 returns with bunch of sweet deals on popular video games and other Xbox related service at Microsoft Store. You would be wise to check out if there are any deals for you to pick up as long as it lasts.

Even PC gamers can leverage this occasion by bagging something they like or grab some gaming accessories. Whether it is some AAA-title you have been waiting to get your hands on for some time or a select Xbox console bundle, you can have it all before April 22.

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Xbox One Spring Sale 2019

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One of the prime highlights of Microsoft Spring Sale 2019 is a monthly deal on Xbox Game Pass service that will let any new and returning customers to immediately sign up for three months membership by simply spending $1 only.

Usually what they offered up for a buck is a single month worth of subscription and then charge you $9.99 only per month. Plus, there is tons of different game to try out for so little amount and it can't possibly get any better than this for sure.

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Xbox Game Pass Deal of The Year

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Only a few days ago, they added titles like Life is Strange 2, Monster Hunter: World, Prey, Resident Evil 5 and The Walking Dead: A New Frontier to their ever-growing library of games that has over 100 great titles in collection.

You can otherwise consider signing up for Xbox Live Gold that offers you four free games with multiplayer experience and up to 50-75% savings. Get started for only $1 now to receive 1000 coins in Apex Legends and get up to 10% over titles from running sale.

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Get $10 Off Select Controllers

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Want to save a whooping $100 on a select Xbox One console? Fallout 76 Xbox One X 1TB Bundle can be yours for $399 only, available in Robot White Special Edition or Standard Black and they both comes with bonus digital codes.

To add some unique colorful controllers into your collection, visit Xbox Design Lab and customize an Xbox Wireless Controller, which lets you save $5. Or simply browse and pick one from select group that would still cut you $10 off on full price.

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Xbox Live Gold and Apex Legends Coins for $1

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A great big perk of Microsoft Spring Sale is that you can just snag an entire game franchise of your choice that would even give you an overall discount to cherish and there is no better time to look for a series you have been looking forward to. So, why wait?

Our biggest take away from this Spring Sale is a complete 75% discount of games like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Gears of War 4, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Madden NFL 19 and Watch Dogs 2, which is a great point to start from.

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Arkane Studios have made a name with their 2012 stealth action-adventure game Dishonored and its sequels. Definitive Edition of original Dishonored game with Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is now available on 40% off.

Better yet, either select Dishonored Complete Collection for all three releases in one bunch or just take Prey + Dishonored 2 Bundle to experience another game from Arkane, which is a first-person shooter launched in 2017.

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Although post-apocalyptic action RPG title Fallout 76 didn't turn out as expected, you can still secure a Standard Edition or Tricentennial Edition at 25% off. The latter will give you 500 bonus Atoms, weapons customization and other in-game items.

Those who favor earlier releases of the franchise may choose Fallout 3 and Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks or go for Fallout: New Vegas spin-off game by Obsidian Entertainment, all brought to you for a 40% price cut.

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Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 comes at 25% off on both Standard and Special Edition. You can snag onto Ultimate Edition for 30% and then step into the boots of John Marston by Red Dead Redemption at a 57%.

Since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has just been revealed; you can help yourself into hyping up with Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition at 67% and either of Star Wars Battlefront II or Star Wars Battlefront: Hoth Bundle at 60% for getting both and more.

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Aside from Xbox consoles and games, there are some offers on other accessories and all of these great deals will only last until April 22, 2019. Other than heading over to Microsoft Store online, people are encouraged to visit retail locations as well.

Some of these big-name titles are offering first-time discounts since launch for Xbox Spring Sale 2019 and moreover, there are some popular titles from Xbox 360 era that are now backwards compatible on Xbox One with insane discount rates.