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The Solus Project is Launching on February 26 on Xbox Game Preview

The Solus Project, the unique single-player survival game by Teotl Studios and GRIP Digital is launching on Xbox Game Preview on February 26 2016. Stranded on a deserted alien planet and with mankind on the brink of destruction, The Solus Project challenges you to survive the harsh, volatile environment, while looking for a way to save the human race. Confronted with merciless weather, and danger lurking around every corner, you will have to unravel the deep secrets of the seemingly deserted alien civilization. Are you alone…? “With the flood of run-of-the-mill survival sandbox games around us, we can’t wait to show the players something different – a narrative-driven, single... Read more

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Swedish Countryside in Unravel

Swedish game developer Coldwood Interactive’s adorable new 2D puzzle-platformer, Unravel, is quite the unusual game. It takes place in its creators’ homeland, where a little red ball of yarn – named, aptly enough, Yarny – explores the Swedish countryside. Yarny is both quirky and tiny, meaning that even mundane objects like chairs and fruit appear huge, let alone the relatively gigantic boulders and trees that pop up along the way. Yarny unravels himself in order to create bridges and traverse gaps that range from small drains to imposing chasms. He can throw the front end of the yarn like a grappling hook, or grab the yarn that trails behind him and attach it to things. This... Read more

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Protect Your Kingdom in Krinkle Krusher for Xbox One

Sharks, piranhas, gremlins... nothing bites harder than a Krinkle. That is because they are magic creatures, with big teeth and bottomless stomachs. They’re driven by their hunger, although they are small and bigheaded like a cute, mischievous puppy. You’ll be able to meet them starting today in our game Krinkle Krusher for Xbox One! Do not be fooled by their looks though, as they want to bring down your kingdom! To defend it you must rely on your powerful elemental spells, cast on the field by Mitty, your magic glove. Our team has always loved tower defense games, especially the more casual ones. Krinkle Krusher was born from the desire to create a casual, arcade-like experience... Read more

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Spread Disease and Death in Plague Inc.: Evolved

Can you infect the world? With an entire research lab's worth of new, free content launching in recent months, culminating in the contagious Custom Scenarios mode, there's never been a better time to get infecting in the terrifyingly realistic disease simulation Plague Inc: Evolved. Entirely redeveloped for console, the game has received a major visual overhaul from the original - full 3D disease models take you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams show humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlights the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ. What's more, the game also includes all additional content and DLC ever released on mobile. The Neurax... Read more

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Hilarious Hack ‘n Slasher Zombie Vikings Coming Soon to Xbox One

Zombie Vikings! Yeah, that might sound like a silly name at first, but just remember Napoleon Dynamite and his Liger. You simply can’t have too much of two good things. Zombies + Vikings = total niceness! I’m from Zoink, an indie game studio from the cold dark of Sweden. You might have heard about our previous title, Stick It to The Man, but besides zany adventure games we also love couch co-op games and this is our attempt to combine great hack ’n’ slash gameplay with our love of humor and story. Did I mention Zach Weinersmith, creator of the hit comic "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal", is the writer of the game? He is! In Zombie Vikings, you are sent on an insane mission... Read more

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Cooperative Shooter Spareware Coming Soon to Xbox One

Spareware is a cooperative top-down shooter set in a future dystopian metropolis of Helsinki. We’ve designed Spareware to be a game for people who just want a fun little shooter to play while hanging out with friends, without compromising the challenging hardcore gameplay elements. Because of the challenge, you may have to start over multiple times, but it won’t get boring thanks to our procedural world generation system with multiple different archetypes of levels. We’ve always liked to play cool top-down shooters together and when we got the Xbox One, we didn’t find enough games from the genre. Then it hit us. We realized that we should finally do the game we’ve wanted to do... Read more

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Save the World Today in Fortified for Xbox One

Inspired by 1950’s pulp fiction, Fortified is a unique blend of bombastic third person shooting, and uncompromising co-op base defense gameplay. We’ve always wanted to make games that marry intense strategic gameplay with great multiplayer action that requires coordination and teamwork; Fortified is the first step in that direction. The dev team here at Clapfoot has been working hard for the past two years to bring it to life on the Xbox One. One of the biggest challenges we faced while developing Fortified was building a co-op multiplayer game with only seven core team members. How do you properly playtest with such limited resources? After taking early prototypes to a few local... Read more

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Play as the Monkey King in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta & Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Hello everyone! This month, in honor of the Lunar New Year, we’ve awakened ANCIENT DEMONS on Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta & Minecraft: Pocket Edition. With its epic journey across the various climes along the Silk Road, the new Journey to the West skin pack brings the main characters from one of the most iconic Chinese classical tales with open arms as playable character skins. Minecrafters can celebrate the Year of the Monkey as the Monkey King himself or one of over a dozen characters from the iconic Chinese folk story. Embark on your own adventures to uncover long-forgotten dungeons, and work with your disciples to save villages from terrible monsters and gain... Read more

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Off-the-Wall Racing Game Action Henk is Coming Soon to Xbox One

Action Henk used to be the toughest and fastest action figure back in the days, unfortunately those times are behind him, and he’s in a bit of a rut these days. It’s time for him to get back in action, and show everyone he’s still the fastest out there. We’re pleased to announce that Action Henk will be hitting Xbox One in March 2016! The game is all about racing through short stages as fast as possible by running, jumping and butt-sliding Henk along tracks made of various toys and obstacles. The game might start off very simple, but there’s a lot of subtle tricks to the movement that’ll allow you to keep improving your scores every time you play. As a true master, you can... Read more

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Bulkhead Interactive’s Battalion 1944 is Reinventing the WWII Shooter on Xbox One

Two years ago, our team of 21 year olds found a tiny closet of an office and started making Pneuma: Breath of Life, our story-driven first person puzzler that was part of Games with Gold in November. When Pneuma successfully released, we didn’t buy fast cars or houses, instead reinvesting our funds into making two new titles for Xbox One. One of which we’re really excited to be announcing this week! 10 years ago, we were in our bedrooms playing Call of Duty 2, Medal of Honor, and Enemy Territory. Well, now we’re finally announcing Battalion 1944, our homage to the great WWII shooters of the past. Battalion 1944 propels World War II back into the modern gaming spotlight as a... Read more

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SuperHot is Bringing Strategic Mayhem to Xbox One Soon

Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SuperHot is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets. From its origins in the 7 Day FPS game jam through a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, and on to its place as an IGF and SXSW Gaming Awards finalist, we’re incredibly grateful to the supporters who have helped to make SuperHot a reality. What started out as a small passion project ended up becoming a 2.5 year-long adventure. SuperHot has... Read more

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The Halo 5: Guardians Arena REQ Bundle

As some of you may have spotted, there’s a new premium REQ bundle coming to Halo 5: Guardians, and this time, it will primarily focus on REQs of the Arena variety. The Arena REQ Bundle will be available in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ Store (as well as Xbox.com, Xbox Dashboard, and retail stores) starting on Tuesday, February 16th. To learn more, read on! The Arena REQ Bundle lets you equip your Spartan with the latest armor, weapon skins, and more via 14 Premium Arena REQ Packs (released two per week for 7 weeks, just like the Warzone REQ Bundle). The bundle delivers randomized content focused on unlockable visual customization REQs, including armors, visors, weapon skins, and more.... Read more

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5 Big Scares in the Resident Evil HD Remasters

Resident Evil has been a gaming staple for more than two decades now – and the medium owes an immense amount of gratitude to Capcom’s horror-infused, zombie-infested third-person action series. Now, Resident Evil didn’t quite invent survival-horror... but it certainly made the term mainstream, and popularized the genre on consoles. And, of course, it made the “big scare” cool; a slew of imitators appeared in the following years, but none of them delivered with quite the same style and panache. Whittling down a list of the five biggest scares in the HD remakes of Resident Evil and Resident Evil Zero on Xbox One (also now available in the Resident Evil Origins Collection retail... Read more

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Cobalt Now Available for Xbox One and Xbox 360

Cobalt, the couch multiplayer and action platformer developed by Oxeye Game Studio and published by Mojang, is available to download for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. It costs $19.99 or local equivalent. Stop reading this and download it right now! Still here? OK – check out our new launch trailer to help you make a more informed decision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGeyWRKDtdk If that doesn’t do the trick, listen to what our developers have to say: “I’m super excited. I’m not sure if it’s a spoiler or not, but the ending of the story has potential to put Cobalt into ‘cult classic’ status.” – Jens Bergensten, developer on Cobalt “It’s great... Read more

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Sheltered’s Bloodlines Update is Available Now for Xbox One

Sheltered has seen many updates since entering the Xbox One Game Preview program, but none have been quite as significant as this one. Available now, the Bloodlines Update brings an important feature with it – the ability to extend your core family unit. The team here on Sheltered have been very hard at work designing and implementing a way for this to be achieved. This feature works much like a quest, as your long lost relative has been travelling the wasteland alone, scared, and detached from the rest of the family. It’s up to you to find them and bring them into the safety of your shelter. We’ve been careful to keep the back story of the family member vague, as we prefer... Read more

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Save on Awesome Games with the EA Publisher Sale

Xbox and EA fans, it’s finally here! The Xbox Store’s EA Publisher Sale is one of the most anticipated sales of the year, and it’s starting today. Running for one week only, from Feb 2-8, this sale offers the best prices on EA titles including Star Wars Battlefront, FIFA 16, Madden 16, Need for Speed, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Titanfall Deluxe Edition and more. The EA Publisher Sale has a mix of deals for fans that enjoy different genres of games across new titles, top sellers, and fan favorites, including seven Backward Compatibility games. The sale includes deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games, with some deals offering more than 60 percent off. Xbox Live Gold members... Read more

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Conquer Oxeye’s Cobalt with These Helpful Tutorial Videos

Oxeye Game Studio and Mojang’s crazy, action-packed sidescroller Cobalt hits Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows PC tomorrow – and the good folks at Oxeye have assembled a quartet of tutorial videos to help bring you up to speed on all that Cobalt has to offer. We can’t stress enough how absolutely chaotic this game can get, so it’s important to nail the basics! Time Dilation In Cobalt, threats prompt a time dilation mechanic, slowing things down and allowing you to pull off some of the coolest bullet-time shenanigans this side of “The Matrix.” This video demonstrates some of the cool things that can occur around this... Read more

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Halo Esports Makes its Mark at X Games Aspen

Over the weekend, eight of the top Halo esport teams from around the world flew to snowy Colorado to participate in the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016. At stake was $30,000 in prize money and, more importantly, X Game Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. For many pro players and fans, it was a dream come true to see Halo at the X Games and the tournament did not disappoint, hosting some of the most competitive and intense matches ever in Halo esports. In addition, segments and highlights of the tournament were integrated directly in ESPN’s coverage of the X Games, giving many viewers at home their first taste of Halo and esports on television. (Photo by... Read more

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5 Things We’ve Learned from the Beta for The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division is a game that’s been a long time coming – and it’s almost here. In preparation for the March 8 release, Ubisoft has staged an Xbox One beta test for this hybrid shooter/role-playing game. Here are five things that we’ve discovered during our time with it. New York City is beautiful in winter. OK, sure – you’re not exactly seeing the city at its best. The Division takes place in the immediate aftermath of a devastating biological attack so, you know, it’s not exactly tourist season. Still, the snow-covered streets, twinkling Christmas lights, and dynamic weather and time-of-day systems make it easy to overlook the quarantined buildings,... Read more

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The Living Dungeon Now Available for Xbox One

There are two of us here at Radiationburn, but that hasn’t stopped us making something pretty big, and we are elated to be unleashing The Living Dungeon upon Xbox One players. The Living Dungeon started as a fun board game all about murdering your friends, dropping them into bottomless pits, tricking them into being squashed or incinerated, or trapping them in a room full of monsters and watching them being torn to pieces. You know, wholesome family fun. We played it with people almost every Friday for two years. Then one day someone pointed out the obvious: we should make it into a video game. Each player chooses their skill dice but there are no hits and misses here. Roll 5 dice... Read more

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones Focuses on Survival and Loss in a Time of War

11 bit Studios and Deep Silver have brought an entirely new kind of war game to Xbox One. This War of Mine: The Little Ones isn’t a gun-toting action experience; it’s an emotional, people-focused title that tests your ability to survive in a deadly, unforgiving city. This War of Mine: The Little Ones is an expanded version of the 2014 PC game, This War of Mine. It focuses on a group of civilians in a besieged city, who have to carefully manage resources and make tough calls in order to survive. It’s a heavy, emotional game that constantly reminds you that in war, sometimes people die for no good reason. The Little Ones adds an extra element to the world: It introduces children... Read more

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