Fable Legends is Free-to-Play!
One of the goals for developer Lionhead Studios’ upcoming multiplayer action-role-playing adventure Fable Legends is to make it available to as many players as possible. To that end, we’ve got some great news to share: Fable Legends will be free-to-play! It’s free! As in, you’ll be able to play the entire game, from beginning to end, without paying a cent. All quests, all storylines are open to you – including all future content updates. For any items that directly affect gameplay, you can earn them just by playing. If you choose to do so, you can purchase items to customize your characters or to get directly to the gear that matters to you most. Our goal is to engender a happy, excited community of players. Whether you choose to adventure as a Hero or get up to dastardly deeds as a Villain, you’ll earn silver for all of your in-game victories, which can in turn be used to purchase upgrades for your characters. You can also lay down some real-world cash for gold, which allows you to purchase many of those same items.
Make Room for Three Amazing Games in March – and Double Games with Gold in April
Clean your couch off and get ready for three awesome titles, completely free to Xbox Live Gold members, thanks to Games with Gold. Rayman Legends is the free game this month on Xbox One, and it is – believe us – one of the best platformers ever made. Xbox 360 owners get Tomb Raider, a fantastic, pulse-pounding reboot of the iconic series. And they also get BioShock Infinite, the multi-multi-award-winning shooter set in a city among the clouds. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time*, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
And if these three amazing titles aren’t enough for you, we have one more big announcement: Since the program’s launch at E3 2013, you’ve collectively downloaded over 100,000,000 Games with Gold games! It’s definitely clear to us that Xbox Live Gold members love to game, and Games with Gold fuels that passion. To commemorate this huge milestone, Xbox is giving you more of what you love, with twice the free Games in April! Next month, you can look forward to four free games on Xbox 360, and two free games on Xbox One.
Xbox One March System Update: Screenshots and Suggested Friends Now Available in Preview
Earlier this month, we added a host of new features and improvements on Xbox One and starting today, members of the Xbox One preview program will get to check out even more new features – some of which are planned for the March system update. Check out the list of features in the March system update preview that are starting to roll out tonight.
Halo Collectibles Take Center Stage at Toy Fair 2015
The world of Halo is in full force at Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, with everything from models, to action figures, to some of the blasters we’ve seen. It’s a good year to be a Halo collector. Mattel and BOOMco have teamed up with Halo developer 343 Industries to bring fans authentic blasters from the Halo universe. James Monosmith, Marketing Manager for Halo Consumer Products at 343 Industries, says they will allow kids (and adults!) to enjoy Halo in an all new way. These aren't your average dart shooters – everything in the Halo BOOMco arsenal also sports unique features that mirror their video game counterparts. For example, the BOOMco Halo Covenant Needler features a rapid-firing clip and light-up chamber that replicates the glowing, zipping effect found in the video game when unloading a barrage of rounds at enemies. In addition to the Needler, Mattel announced the Covenant Carbine Blaster and UNSC Magnum. Office dart battles are about to get a lot more intense.
10 Great Xbox One Games to Play With Your Valentine
When we think of multiplayer games, we tend to think about shooters like Halo or Call of Duty. But let's face it: Those aren't exactly the most romantic games for couples to play together. This Valentine's Day, why not try one of these excellent multiplayer experiences? They all offer cooperative experiences, and every one can be played with your loved one right by your side. What’s more romantic than building an entire world for your Valentine? With split-screen support, Minecraft lets both of you not only adventure but also create, in the same near-limitless space. Why bother with roses and chocolates when you can present your loved one with redstone and a diamond pickaxe?