Xbox Comes Bearing Games with Gold in December
You’ve managed to stay off the naughty list this year, so we’ve got three very different gifts for you this holiday season. The first is Worms Battlegrounds for Xbox One, an artillery-based game of annelid annihilation, which should handle your multiplayer strategy fix. On Xbox 360, you get two totally different titles: The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief and SSX. The first places you in a graphic adventure set in the 1960s, on the trail of a dapper art thief known as the Raven. The second, a modern day reinvention of one of the most critically acclaimed arcade franchises of all-time, allows you to experience the franchise’s signature fun and adrenaline-packed gameplay across iconic mountain ranges all over the world. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time*, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so find a buddy (or not), and jump in!
Sunset Overdrive Spices up the Awesomepocalypse with Player Voting, Weapons Pack, Soundtrack Release and More
Today, Insomniac Games and Microsoft opened a Fizzie Blimp-sized can of “heck ya!” on the world with a series of announcements that are sure to fire up Sunset Overdrive fans. Sunset Overdrive has a lot of weapons, but anyone who’s encountered a horde of OD will agree that there’s no such thing as too many weapons in a mutant apocalypse. With the first Sunset Overdrive downloadable Weapons Pack, you can beef up your arsenal with four new weapons and obtain more strategic options for creative mayhem and destruction.
Xbox One Black Friday Deals: Consoles Starting at $329, Deals on Digital Games
As we approach the busiest shopping time of year, we want to ensure our fans are getting the best deals and savings on Xbox One this holiday season. Beginning on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27 – 29, and Cyber Monday, online only Dec. 1, Xbox One consoles, including special edition bundles Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle and Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle, will be available* starting at $329, in the U.S. That’s $70 off the original console price. We’re also offering a number of amazing Xbox Live and digital game and video deals, including 40 percent off Forza Motorsport 5 and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition, through the Xbox Store starting today. In addition to the limited time $70 off Xbox One promotion, several national retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Microsoft Retail Stores, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart will offer special Black Friday deals.
Win Your Way In to The Game Awards Next Week
While you'll be able to watch The Game Awards 2014 from the comfort of your home on December 5th (full details forthcoming), the best way to watch is in person. From the front row. The Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley certainly agrees, because he's gifted us a cache of tickets for Xbox fans.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it's time for a Las Vegas Microsoft Store Meetup. On Thursday December 4th at 7pm, I’ll be hosting a special fan meetup at the Microsoft Store Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, where we’ll be gifting The Game Awards 2014 tickets to the first 100 attendees. We'll also conduct a special raffle for a pair of front row seats, Xbox One bundles, and other prizes.
Race Drivers Set Guinness World Record in “Forza Race for the Record” Challenge
Lap records aren’t exactly a new occurrence for Forza Motorsport 5 players but, on November 7, a group of Forza fans in Shanghai, China set a record of a different type: the kind that will be found in the Guinness Book of World Records, to be exact. The Microsoft Online Store “Forza Race for the Record” featured 22 two-driver teams who competed in a series of races in Forza Motorsport 5 to set a new record. This event, sponsored by Microsoft Online Store, was the first large-scale fan event in China since the recent launch of Xbox One in the country. During the event, the 22 teams were challenged to race through three tracks from Forza Motorsport 5: Yas Marina, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Le Mans.