Xbox One Black Friday Deals: Consoles Starting at $329, Deals on Digital Games
As we approach the busiest shopping time of year, we want to ensure our fans are getting the best deals and savings on Xbox One this holiday season. Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 – 29, and Cyber Monday, online only Dec. 1, Xbox One consoles, including special edition bundles Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle and Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle, will be available* starting at $329, in the U.S. That’s $70 off the original console price. We’re also offering a number of amazing Xbox Live and digital game and video deals, including 40 percent off Forza Motorsport 5 and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, through the Xbox Store starting today. In addition to the limited time $70 off Xbox One promotion, several national retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Retail Stores, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart will offer special Black Friday deals.
Xbox One Previews NFL Thanksgiving Matchups in Game Before the Game
Over the years, everyone from odds-makers to octopi have offered predictions on major sporting events worldwide. This Thanksgiving, Xbox One is getting in on the action. This time, however, the fate of NFL teams on turkey day lies in the gaming skills of one of their own. For the first time ever, NFL players simulated two of the league’s premier Thanksgiving Day match-ups in a series dubbed Xbox One Game Before the Game. For each matchup, NFL players from the Seahawks, 49ers, Bears and Lions manned the controls of their own squad to square off against their Thanksgiving Day competition in a game of Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One at their local Microsoft Store. Throughout the contest, each player trash-talked the other on video chat via Skype, showcasing the unparalleled Madden NFL 15 experience on Xbox One.
Sunset Overdrive Spices up the Awesomepocalypse with Player Voting, Weapons Pack, Soundtrack Release and More
Today, Insomniac Games and Microsoft opened a Fizzie Blimp-sized can of “heck ya!” on the world with a series of announcements that are sure to fire up Sunset Overdrive fans. Sunset Overdrive has a lot of weapons, but anyone who’s encountered a horde of OD will agree that there’s no such thing as too many weapons in a mutant apocalypse. With the first Sunset Overdrive downloadable Weapons Pack, you can beef up your arsenal with four new weapons and obtain more strategic options for creative mayhem and destruction.
Forza and Marcos Ambrose Team Up for Sydney NRMA 500
At this December’s Sydney NRMA 500 V8 Supercars race finale in Australia, racing legend Marcos Ambrose is making his glorious return – after eight years in the U.S. NASCAR circuit – to compete in the championship once again. Ambrose is already a two-time V8 Supercars champion, but this time he has Xbox and Forza Motorsport at his side. Iconic Australian motorsport team Dick Johnson Racing recently revealed that Xbox will serve as DJR’s official ‘wildcard’ entry partner in this year’s events. To make it official, Ambrose appeared at a V8 Supercars launch event at Lakeside Park in Brisbane, Australia over the weekend to unveil the Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG that he’ll be behind the wheel of from December 5-7.
Win Your Way In to The Game Awards Next Week
While you'll be able to watch The Game Awards 2014 from the comfort of your home on December 5th (full details forthcoming), the best way to watch is in person. From the front row. The Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley certainly agrees, because he's gifted us a cache of tickets for Xbox fans.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for a Las Vegas Microsoft Store Meetup. On Thursday December 4th at 7pm, I’ll be hosting a special fan meetup at the Microsoft Store Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, where we’ll be gifting The Game Awards 2014 tickets to the first 100 attendees. We'll also conduct a special raffle for a pair of front row seats, Xbox One bundles, and other prizes.