Games with Gold Spotlight: Deadlight
Here's the deal: When you sign up for Xbox Live Gold, you get free access to Games with Gold on Xbox 360, which means a new, free game every two weeks! Yep, that's right: If you have Gold, you don't have to do a darn thing, and you get a free game. So, what are you waiting for? Here's a closer look at the latest Games with Gold title! Randall Wayne is a man on a mission. Desperate to get back to his family amidst the horrors of a zombie apocalypse, he faces not just the living dead, and not just the barbarous shreds of humanity left to "run" things, but his own inner demons. That's the world of "Deadlight," the new Games with Gold on Xbox 360 title – completely free to all Xbox Live Gold members.
Explore Uncharted Territory in Titanfall: Expedition
Get ready for an expedition, "Titanfall" fans: Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment unveiled the game's first downloadable content pack during a panel at last weekend's PAX East expo in Boston. Called "Titanfall: Expedition," it's got three all-new, all-awesome maps for you to wreck shop on, and -- best of all -- will be ready to deploy next month. These new maps represent the latest stomping grounds for the IMC Expeditionary Forces, who have hightailed it into the relative safety of Frontier space to lick their wounds after the Battle of Demeter. An uncharted world provides perfect cover for a new base of operations, with IMC's crack Titan pilots running simulations (incorporating what they learned back in Airbase Sierra and Angel City) to prep for the battles ahead. But when IMC's water filtration efforts reveal mysterious ruins in the local swampland, an archaeological team heads out to investigate some possible fortune and glory.
Getting to Know Phil Spencer
You may not have known this, but Phil Spencer – the newly anointed Head of Xbox – has been with Microsoft for 26 years, starting as a software development intern, and working his way up toward one of the most strategically critical roles in the entire video game industry. Spencer has a long and rich hands-on development history, having worked on everything from “Fable” to “Rise of Nations.” Now, he's putting that experience and that history to great use in driving the future of the Xbox brand. In this video, Xbox Live's Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb chats with Spencer in his second interview as the Head of Xbox about his history with the company, the now-classic games he's had a hand in creating, his most memorable (magical, even!) moments at Microsoft, his favorite games, his vision for making Xbox One the best gaming console ever, and how he wants to help Microsoft change the world. It's a new era for the Xbox team and it’s only going to get better.
GoPro Launching on Xbox 360; YouTube on Xbox One Adding Enhanced Video Sharing
In January, we promised that the GoPro Channel would be making its way to Xbox and this week, we’re excited to deliver the app on Xbox 360. On Tuesday, Xbox Live Gold subscribers around the world can immerse themselves in wild adventures with the GoPro app on Xbox 360. Now you’ll be able to stream and curate GoPro video content from the largest screen in the house and to kick off the launch, GoPro is offering two exclusive (read: AWESOME) videos that the Xbox community will get one week before they’re available elsewhere. The first is an amazing basketball trick shot – a couple basketballs, a car, and a GoPro camera, sure why not?! Check out the teaser clip below, just don’t try this at home. The second exclusive video is an extreme snowmobile jump that will tie your stomach in knots – look for it on Tuesday only on the GoPro app on Xbox 360.
Get Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight for Free with April Games with Gold
Starting tomorrow, two more great titles are available via the Games with Gold program on Xbox 360, available for free for a limited time: “Hitman: Absolution” ($19.99 ERP), available from April 1 – 16 and “Deadlight” ($14.99 ERP), available from April 16 – 30. Wear the suit of the ultimate assassin in “Hitman: Absolution.” Betrayed by the Agency and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself pursuing redemption in a corrupt and twisted world. Blend into plain sight, kill with your bare hands and fashion a weapon from almost anything. Download on April 1 and become Agent 47, the world's deadliest assassin.
A New Day at Xbox
Our community is at the heart of what we do at Xbox. Whether it is meeting thousands of fans at the launch of Xbox One, talking at industry events or hearing from gamers on Twitter and Xbox Live, I am actively listening and I am motivated to do what’s right for fans who’ve invested their time, hearts and money in the products we build. You have been the most important part of the success Xbox has had to-date and you are a critical voice as we continue the journey. Let’s keep the conversation going.
As Satya noted earlier today, I will now be leading the Xbox, Xbox Live, and creative teams including Xbox Music, Xbox Video and Microsoft Studios as we deliver the next generation of games and entertainment. Combining these teams will strengthen the connection between some of the world’s most innovative creators and those building the Xbox itself. I am incredibly proud of the talented Xbox employees around the world and believe, like they do, in the power of technology to bring games and entertainment to life across console, PC, tablet and mobile devices. It’s been a remarkable year for Xbox and I am honored to lead the team at this incredible time for Microsoft and the games industry.
Linkin Park Partners with Team Dakota to Launch Interactive Music Video
Linkin Park has joined forces with Team Dakota and Microsoft Studios to put a new twist on the delivery of music and video games. In celebration of Linkin Park’s upcoming album, Team Dakota has handed the “Project Spark” keys to Linkin Park to create the first-ever entirely remixable and interactive music video and gameplay experience. Built by “Project Spark” developers Team Dakota in collaboration with Linkin Park, the game level “Guilty all the Same” features the new hit single and provide everyone with a remixable gameplay experience and audio remix station enabling them to build whatever they want. “Project Spark” unlocks imagination and creativity like never before, for free on Xbox One and Windows 8.1.