6 Great Features of Xbox Live Rewards
The Xbox Live Rewards program has gotten even better, offering Xbox gamers the chance to turn their passion into profit. Longtime Xbox gamers may have used and enjoyed the service during the Xbox 360 days, but we’d love to get all of our fans – old and new – in on the action. Check out the breakdown on just what makes the program so darned cool.
1) It’s easy to use (you’re practically doing it already!)
One of the nice things about the Xbox Live Rewards Program is that it rewards you for doing the stuff you’re already doing on your Xbox One and Xbox 360. Namely: playing games, watching movies, and using apps. It’s the easiest and most fun way to earn credit for games!
2) Payouts are automatic
When your Xbox Live Rewards account reaches 5,000 Rewards Credits, they’ll be converted to your local currency, and added to your Xbox Live account. No hassle! You can request a payout earlier, too – but you never have to worry about whether you’ll get your credit.
Inside the Design of Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
A few weeks ago, as one of our gamescom announcements, we revealed the upcoming Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle. In addition to getting one of the year’s hottest games, fans who get the bundle will receive a beautiful limited edition Xbox One console. Featuring a massive 1TB hard drive, the console is emblazoned with Sentinel Task Force iconography inspired directly from the game. As you’ll see in the video above, the wireless controller looks like an artifact from the technologically-advanced battlegrounds of the future.
Forza Horizon 2 Comes to Life in The Ultimate Supercar Road Trip – #FORZAFUEL
This September, Forza Horizon 2 will deliver to fans a beautiful, immaculately constructed world full of action-packed open-world racing, stunning vistas, dramatic weather and dynamic time of day, set in the beautiful landscape of Southern Europe. Turn 10 and Microsoft announced today that the exciting world is being brought to life, and from September 15 – 18, 8 teams representing some of the biggest racing countries in the world will traverse the roads inspired by the game in Italy, France and Spain, behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive supercars, including the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, 2014 McLaren 650S and the game’s hero supercar – the Lamborghini Huracán. Each day, teams will go head-to-head in a series of daily Car Challenges inspired by Forza Horizon 2, including racing against a helicopter and taking on a high-intensity rally track. Fans are invited to join the competition at home and with each challenge, they can compete along with teams to earn currency called #FORZAFUEL. As they follow the challenges and acquire #FORZAFUEL, fans at home will get involved too, competing to earn extra fuel for their chosen team in daily Fan Challenges set by their team captains - key YouTube influencers from the gaming community.
Forza Horizon 2 Car Reveal – Check Out the Week Seven Cars
The penultimate week of car announcements for Forza Horizon 2 is here, and it’s a big one. As we near completing the unveil of the final list of 200 cars available for Forza Horizon 2 on day one, this week we turn our attention to cars and trucks that were built specifically for performance, all of which have been built from the ground up for Xbox One. The Ram Runner is as close to a trophy truck as you will get, the Ferrari GTO begs to be cruised, and, when you are talking American Muscle, the Camaro SS walks the walk like few others can. As you can see, these rides are not lacking any ability to deliver the thrill of speed on the roads of Forza Horizon 2 upon its release on September 30.
Predicting the Season with Madden NFL 15’s Franchise Mode
Madden NFL 15, the hottest sports game of the year, dropped this week. And what better way to celebrate this week of Madden awesomeness then by taking it all the way in Franchise mode, and deciding who’s truly the best team? We should note that this is a largely unscientific, completely haphazard prediction that should not be taken seriously by, well, anyone. Mid-season Check-in: No big surprises here: The current state of the NFL has frontrunners in nearly every division. The Patriots, Seahawks, Broncos, and Saints all look strong. On top of that, you’ve got the Vikings and the Redskins, looking to erase last season’s disappointing performances... and prove that their running backs aren’t too old, nor the quarterbacks too young and inconsistent to compete in this league.
Doctor Who comes to Minecraft on Xbox 360
Microsoft Studios, Mojang and the BBC are excited to announce a deal to bring Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television drama in the world, to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. As part of this deal, Minecraft fans will be able to use characters from the Doctor Who series in cool new skin packs, the first of which will launch in September. Players will have access to a wide selection of the best characters from the entire 50 years of Doctor Who, with six Doctors in each skin pack – starting off with the 12th Doctor and five other Doctors, their companions, their biggest adversaries and the Doctors’ arch-enemy, the Daleks. Doctor Who puts you at the heart of an extraordinary adventure and Minecraft fans are in for the ride! Watch for the first skin pack coming soon.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Looks at the Less Serious Side of Stealth-action Espionage
The Metal Gear Solid series has never been afraid to inject some humor into its serpentine story lines, dramatic cut-scenes, and neck-snapping action. If you’ve ever hidden in a cardboard box, distracted a guard with a risque magazine, or played that memorable section of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty – where Raiden runs around naked – you’re already well-aware that director Hideo Kojima’s stealth-espionage epic enjoys tickling ribs when protagonist Snake isn’t breaking them.