New Trailer and Details Revealed for Minecraft: Story Mode – Ep. 1: The Order of the Stone
Telltale Games and Mojang revealed today an all-new trailer, cast details and world premiere event for Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series, Episode One: The Order of the Stone. The first collective game from Telltale and Mojang, Story Mode will feature Patton Oswalt as male Jesse and Catherine Taber as female Jesse, along with Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Grey Griffin and John Hodgman as the four Order of the Stone members, announced today. A community launch event will be held in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 12 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. The Minecraft and Telltale communities are invited to join the ‘World’s Largest Let’s Play,’ where the audience will direct the action on the big screen, no cost required! Check out Minecraft: Story Mode’s website for more information on how to attend the launch event or for other information announced today.
Know Your Genres: MMOs
Just what do we really mean when we talk about “game genres,” anyway? Sure, you’ve probably seen that “fans of the genre will enjoy this” phrase in umpteen game reviews, but the truth is that the most durable game genres have walked some long, ever-evolving, and very interesting roads over the past several decades. In this series, Xbox Wire’s editorial team will break down exactly what shaped your favorite genres, why they’re so timelessly awesome, and where they’re headed – while providing you with some expert advice on the past and modern classics that you should check out. This time, we’re heading into the dungeon... but we’re not going alone! Nope, we’ve got friends we haven’t actually ever met in person. But that’s perfectly fine, because we’re all after the same thing: glory, adoration, and epic loot in an MMO!
Get Ready for Halloween Scares with October’s Games with Gold
Halloween is coming – and that means a little bit of scariness, thrills, and maybe some free treats from your neighbors. Well guess what? Games with Gold has you covered on all fronts. This month, both Xbox One and Xbox 360 Xbox Live Gold Members receive the entire first season of The Walking Dead - A Telltale Games Series, a terrifying and harrowing zombie adventure series, completely free. Additionally, Xbox One Gold Members get Valiant Hearts The Great War, an adventure game set amongst the real-life horrors of World War I. Xbox 360 Gold Members get Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the exciting prelude to the smash hit Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, out now for Xbox One and Xbox 360. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
5 Reasons We're Loving Destiny: The Taken King
One year after Bungie embraced the enigmatic potential of the Traveler, Ghost, and Guardians, it’s clear that Destiny – the developer’s persistent-world online first-person shooter – has ascended to a new level of excellence with Destiny: The Taken King. The folks at the venerable Seattle-based developer have taken player feedback into account to craft one of the most ambitious expansions in recent memory, and we’ve been enjoying every second of it. This list could easily span 10 or 20 items... but for now, here are the five things we’ve been loving about The Taken King since its release last week. One year ago, players wanted to fall in love with Destiny’s lore – and The Taken King gives them a reason to do just that. Perhaps the most important element in any game’s narrative is giving players a reason to want to keep fighting.
The Fastest and Most Social Xbox Experience Ever Starts Rolling Out to Preview Now
Rolling out very soon in waves to a subset of preview program members is the first hands-on look at the new Xbox One experience. At its core, the new Xbox One interface is centered around making it quick and easy for you to access and discover what you want, when you want. Our focus for the completely redesigned dashboard is speed, ease of use, and—of course—fan feedback.
The team at Xbox had a packed summer sharing what’s coming to Xbox One at E3 2015 and gamescom 2015, along with contributing to the launch of the best version of Windows ever for gaming: Windows 10. Throughout the summer, droves of Xbox fans have logged in and provided excellent feedback on Xbox One updates and the Xbox app on Windows 10. We’re excited to take another step forward in bringing our vision to life for a new Xbox One experience.
Xbox App on Windows 10: New Updates Available Today and Preview Program Coming Soon
Today, we’re pleased to announce the next wave of updates for the Xbox app on Windows 10 rolling out today. In addition, just as we’ve done on Xbox One, we’re releasing a new Xbox Beta app on Windows 10 later this month to offer a preview of coming updates before they become available. Let’s dive in.
Xbox App on Windows 10 September Updates
Here’s a closer look of what’s rolling out today in the September release of the Xbox app on Windows 10: Real-time Friends list presence. Your Friends list will automatically refresh with your friends’ on/offline status and the apps and games in which they’re currently engaged – including whether the game they’re playing can be joined via multiplayer or party.
This November, Your Xbox One Experience Gets Faster and More Social than Ever
This fall marks an important moment in the history of Xbox as Xbox One readies for its biggest update yet – a completely re-imagined Xbox One, inspired by your feedback, brings the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever. You will also be able to play your Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. The New Xbox One Experience is releasing alongside the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, making it an incredible holiday for our fans.
As director of program management on the platform team at Xbox, I wanted to share an update of what to expect with the transformation in November. At Xbox, we put games and gamers at the center of everything we do. We are inspired by your passion and continue to listen to your input. The New Xbox One Experience will be powered by Windows 10, elevating the gaming experience on Xbox One. Integrating the speed of Windows 10, the New Xbox One Experience will get you to popular gaming features up to 50 percent faster. Instantly start a party, see what your friends are playing, and get updates to your recently played games from Home with no wait time. We’ll also be delivering your most requested feature – Xbox One Backward Compatibility.