Just Who Is the Inquisitor in Dragon Age: Inquisition?
Customizing a character in a role-playing game can sometimes be a process that lasts almost as long as the campaign itself. Hey, we get it – it’s a tough choice. But with the just-released Dragon Age: Inquisition, the choice becomes a lot harder. You’re not just picking hair color; you’re choosing what defines you as a person. In Dragon Age: Inquisition, you play as the Inquisitor, AKA the Herald of Andraste. And who you are depends both on the choices you made in previous Dragon Age games (or the really cool interactive backstory map at Dragon Age Keep), as well as your race and class.
Play Sunset Overdrive Free for 24 Hours on Xbox One
The first anniversary of the Xbox One’s release is upon us, and we can’t think of a better way to end Year One than by bringing on the Awesomepocalypse for our fans. Starting this Saturday, November 22, at 12:01 a.m. ET, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will get to play Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours. The whole game is here: you’ll be able to earn achievements and save whatever progress you make before 12:01 a.m. ET on Sunday, November 23. If you decide to purchase the game at a later point, you will be able to start again right where you left off. To get some pointers before you head into Sunset City, take a look at the tip- and trick-filled video above.
Five New ID@Xbox Games Coming This Week
It’s a big week for games from independent developers on Xbox One, with five new titles coming from ID@Xbox. It’s a super-strong lineup that speaks to the creativity and diversity of independent developers. Today sees Never Alone and the The Jackbox Party Pack arrive in the Xbox Game Store. Never Alone (Kisma Ingitchuna), by E-Line Media, is a hauntingly beautiful game developed in partnership with an Alaskan Native people, the Inupiat. Dozens of Alaskan Native storytellers and community members contributed to the game, which puts you in the role of a young Inupiat girl named Nuna, and her arctic fox companion (you can play solo, or with a friend controlling the fox). The game is narrated in the Inupiaq language, and features characters from classic Inupiaq stories. In addition to amazing art, Never Alone’s platform puzzler gameplay (developed just over the lake from Microsoft in Seattle’s University District) is really rewarding. It’s an amazing collaboration between top game designers and the elders and storytellers of an Alaska Native people, resulting in a really special game that you’ll want to show off as much as play – and you can use the breathtaking Achievement art for backgrounds on your Xbox One!
HBO GO Launches on Xbox One
Today, HBO GO is arriving on Xbox One in the U.S. Now you can get every episode from every season of your favorite HBO shows right on your Xbox One. That means you can watch the latest episodes from shows like “True Detective,” “Game of Thrones” and “Girls,” along with your favorite hits like “Entourage” and “The Sopranos.” What’s more, HBO GO on Xbox One features Kinect voice and gesture control so you can easily search the entire catalog with the wave of a hand or quick voice command. “Xbox is one of our subscribers’ favorite ways to access HBO GO and its incredible breadth of award-winning programming,” said Jeff Dallesandro, Vice President, Digital Domestic Network Distribution, HBO. “Now, Xbox One users can get in on the action and Kinect with the very best HBO series and films on this innovative, state-of-the-art device.” For more information on cable providers to authenticate the HBO GO app, please visit HBO’s website.
Many Thanks for One Year with Xbox One
Saturday, November 22, marks the official one year anniversary of Xbox One. It’s been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans. We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long. First, if you’re in one of our original 13 markets and have opted in to receive Xbox Marketing emails*, you’ll receive a personalized email detailing what you’ve accomplished since Xbox One launched last November. But that’s not all! To show our appreciation for your loyal and continued support for Xbox One, we’ll have several gifts available for our fans, celebrating one year on Xbox One. And in addition, fans will be selected at random to receive a special gift from us. While we’re just getting started in some markets, we remain committed to all of our incredible fans worldwide and we’re so grateful for your support over the last year. Thank you for helping us celebrate this incredible milestone.