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Our First Look at a New Avengers Adventure

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe wrapping up its 10-year epic and passing the torch to Spider-Man – that opens the door for some of our favorite superheroes to embark on a new, interactive adventure. Developed by Crystal Dynamics (Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider), Marvel’s Avengers looks to pave the way for a whole new adventure where we’re now in control of Earth’s mightiest heroes. The Marvel’s Avengers demo at E3 2019 centered around “A-Day” where the Avengers – Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor – unveil their new high-tech headquarters and brand-new helicarrier in San Francisco. Naturally, it’s not long until they need to spring into... Read more: Our First Look at a New Avengers Adventure

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Gears of War Announces Details for Next Season of Gears Esports

This weekend, The Coalition announced that Gears Esports is partnering with PGL to create a Pro League for the upcoming 2019-2020 Season of Gears 5 Esports. Kicking off with the launch of Gears 5 worldwide on September 10 for Xbox One, Windows 10, and with Xbox Game Pass, players from all over the world will be able to sign up and compete in regional ladders and online tournaments for weekly cash prizes. The top teams from every region – North America, Central America, Europe, Asia Pacific and, now, South America – will also be awarded with travel coverage to major international events, where they’ll have the opportunity to play for massive prize pools against the top teams in the... Read more: Gears of War Announces Details for Next Season of Gears Esports

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Rock Band Rivals Season 12 is a Playlist of Awesome and Available Now

Season 12 is now live and will take us right through the center of (northern hemisphere) Summer, which is the perfect excuse to stay inside and play Rock Band Rivals. Rivals Mode – Themed Challenges from the Rock Band Catalog Rivals Seasons are a set of eight themed Challenges played out week-to-week using portions of your existing song library. Players team up online, working together to promote their Crews and earn exclusive cosmetics for their band. For Season 12, we’re profiling the many tastes of the Harmonix staff. Each week a different person will craft a Challenge centered around their favorite songs in Rock Band’s expansive catalog. We’ve got folks from all over the... Read more: Rock Band Rivals Season 12 is a Playlist of Awesome and Available Now

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Save the World While Driving Around the Colorful World of Hero Express

Have you ever heard of a hero that always needs to be saved? No? Well, then get ready for the first one. Hero (yeah that’s how he likes to be called) is the only guy standing between the planet’s safety and 11 monsters that are trying to bring havoc everywhere. Why does he always need to be saved? Simple. He’s as forgetful as they come. He’s about to fight an ice monster? For sure, he forgets the fuel for his flamethrower! How about fighting a flame-breathing dragon? Obviously, he leaves his fireproof shield at home! It’s in these situations that he calls for backup, and here’s where the Hero Express comes into play. They’re the best of the best when it comes to deliveries.... Read more: Save the World While Driving Around the Colorful World of Hero Express

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This Week on Xbox: July 12, 2019

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Read the Final Chapter of The Sinking City’s Hero Origin Story Hi everyone! Last week we shared part one of The Sinking City hero origin story and we heard you liked it. If you missed it, you can still read it here. In The Sinking City, you play as... Read more: This Week on Xbox: July 12, 2019

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Free-to-Play Fishing Planet Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title

Hello there, dear friends! We are excited to tell you that now you have an opportunity to fish from the comfort of your living room along with your friends and catch real monsters that are lurking in the muddy waters, as Fishing Planet, the first free-to-play fishing simulator, is now out on Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title! It has already been five years as our team is on the quest of bringing true sportfishing to virtual realm with its thrilling fun and harmony, and we're proud to bring our game to Xbox One and Windows 10. As we developed Fishing Planet we meticulously recreated numerous nature environments and tuned physical behavior of tackle to model the... Read more: Free-to-Play Fishing Planet Available Now as Xbox Play Anywhere Title

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Bask of the Glory of the ID@Xbox Platforming Paradise Sale

Summer is here and it’s time to bust out the shades because the ID@Xbox team have taken 50 of our best and brightest platforming games and put them on sale. From now through July 15 you can save up to 75% on action packed platforming games in the Platforming Paradise Sale. Now’s the perfect time to kick off your shoes, grab a refreshing drink, and experience the best Summer has to offer, right from your couch. Here’s a sample of what we have on sale: Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (25% off) If you haven’t experienced 2014’s The Game Awards - Best Independent Game, now’s the time to jump in. Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove gives you the complete edition of Shovel Knight, a... Read more: Bask of the Glory of the ID@Xbox Platforming Paradise Sale

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Celebrate the First Anniversary of Defiance 2050 with the 99 Problems Event

Get ready, Arkhunters -- The Motherlode is here! Hordes of 99ers have come out of their mines to scavenge arkfalls for precious loot, and their leader has made his way up to the surface with them. For the 1-year anniversary of Defiance 2050, we are celebrating in style with the new 99 Problems event. Log-in now while this event is active to fight The Motherlode in an all-new Major Arkfall experience. Now until July 29, log-in and participate in these new Arkfalls to get some crazy good rewards and loot. You don’t want to miss this chance to reap the rewards by staving off the 99er invasion into paradise! Need to gear up to take on these new enemies? The Ex Inanis have... Read more: Celebrate the First Anniversary of Defiance 2050 with the 99 Problems Event

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The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Arrives August 30, Pre-order Today on Xbox One

Hey, Xbox fans! It’s great to speak to you all on this big day for us here at Supermassive Games. Along with our publishing partner Bandai Namco, we’re excited to announce that not only is Man of Medan releasing on August 30 and available for pre-order now, but you’ll also be able to play every game in the series in multiplayer! Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of intense, stand-alone cinematic horror games influenced by real-world legends and events. Each game features a brand-new story, setting and characters, as well as a fully branching narrative. In fact, Man of Medan has more branching than any of our previous games and is designed to... Read more: The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Arrives August 30, Pre-order Today on Xbox One

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Gears 5 Multiplayer Debuts at This Weekend’s ELEAGUE Gears Summer Invitational

In April 2019, Xbox and Turner Broadcasting announced that ELEAGUE, the premium esports content and live event brand from Turner and IMG, would produce the “ELEAGUE Gears Summer Series,” a six-part linear series and live tournament partnership. Premiering in June 2019, “The Bonds and Betrayals of Brotherhood” has now run four of six total episodes on TBS, introducing the players and stories of Gears Esports and setting the stage for the worldwide premiere of Gears 5 Versus multiplayer. Starting this Saturday, July 13, the best Gears of War players from around the world will battle it out in Gears 5 Escalation at Turner Broadcasting’s elite ELEAGUE studio in Atlanta,... Read more: Gears 5 Multiplayer Debuts at This Weekend’s ELEAGUE Gears Summer Invitational

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 16 to 19

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for July 16 to 19

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The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives Digitally on August 27 and at Retail on September 6

inXile entertainment, the Xbox Game Studio led by Interplay founder and The Bard’s Tale series co-creator Brian Fargo, is proud to announce The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut is hitting Xbox Game Pass on August 27, with retail copies landing in stores on September 6. The Director’s Cut is loaded with new features, fixes, and content, making it the truly definitive edition of The Bard’s Tale IV. Along with an Unreal Engine update that has the game looking, playing, and sounding better than ever, The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut directly addresses feedback received from the game’s initial launch with thousands of fixes and tweaks included. The Bard's Tale IV:... Read more: The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut Arrives Digitally on August 27 and at Retail on September 6

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Xbox and Rockstar Energy Drink Unveil Second and Third Gears 5 Collector’s Series Cans

At E3 2019, Rockstar Energy Drink and Xbox unveiled plans to launch the largest fan inspired game promotion to date to support the upcoming launch of Gears 5. Today, ahead of the Gears Esports Invitational presented by ELEAGUE, we’re revealing the second and third of six Gears 5 Collector Can designs – inspired by the legendary Marcus Fenix for one can and the monstrous Swarm for the other. The Invitational, which features the debut of Gears 5 Versus mode including the all-new Escalation competitive mode, will be streamed throughout the weekend and will feature play from top Gears Sports competitors as featured on this season of ELEAGUE, airing Fridays at 8 p.m. PDT/11 p.m. EDT on... Read more: Xbox and Rockstar Energy Drink Unveil Second and Third Gears 5 Collector’s Series Cans

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Coming to You in Full Color and Cine-Sound: The Cuphead Show!

Hi, everyone! Chad Moldenhauer from Studio MDHR coming to you with an announcement so surreal I can honestly say I never thought I’d be making it… Cuphead will be coming to life as an original Netflix series, "The Cuphead Show!" Inspired by the same 1930s animated classics that captured Jared and my imagination growing up, with a modern twist all its own, this show will follow the many misadventures of Cuphead, Mugman, and the other residents of the wondrous Inkwell Isles. We’re beyond thrilled that the show will be in the talented team at Netflix Animation as they reimagine our little animated adventure for an entirely new audience. As you might know, Jared and I grew up on a... Read more: Coming to You in Full Color and Cine-Sound: The Cuphead Show!

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FromSoftware’s Legendary Mech Game Metal Wolf Chaos Coming to Xbox One August 6

FromSoftware are known as titans of modern game development with some of the biggest, most influential releases over the past decade. Like most developers, they began as a smaller studio and much of their earlier work is unfamiliar to the latest generation of gamers. Once such project is Metal Wolf Chaos, an eccentric mech action game released in 2004 for the original Xbox that was never available outside of FromSoftware’s home country of Japan. Set in a near-future America, the Vice President of the United States Richard Hawk has staged a coup against President Michael Wilson and both wield their own heavily armed mechs in a battle for the country. Players will step into the executive... Read more: FromSoftware’s Legendary Mech Game Metal Wolf Chaos Coming to Xbox One August 6

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Read the Final Chapter of The Sinking City’s Hero Origin Story

Hi everyone! Last week we shared part one of The Sinking City hero origin story and we heard you liked it. If you missed it, you can still read it here. In The Sinking City, you play as Charles Reed, a 1920s private investigator tortured by his past and seeking to salvation while exploring a strange flooded city. We finally could make sense of Charles’s scattered notes, so without further ado, please enjoy the second part of our The Sinking City short origin story! Journal of Charles W. Reed, 1918 Chapter Two It happened again last night. I woke up next to this flooded narrow hole in the ground, a hundred meters away from the USS Cyclops debris… and the decaying bodies of my... Read more: Read the Final Chapter of The Sinking City’s Hero Origin Story

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July 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Features for Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Skill for Alexa

Summer is here which means sunshine, cookouts and of course, gaming with friends after a long day outside. Team Xbox has been busy cooking up new features for the July 2019 Xbox Update, which begins rolling out today. This update includes a new way to interact with Xbox Game Pass, additional countries for the Xbox Skill for Alexa, and new Xbox Skill for Alexa voice commands. Here’s a rundown of what’s new: New features for Xbox Game Pass Xbox Game Pass offers a curated library of over 100 high-quality games on PC and console, available to download and play at full fidelity for one low-monthly price. Today, we’re rolling a new way to manage your Xbox Game Pass collection. ... Read more: July 2019 Xbox Update Delivers New Features for Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Skill for Alexa

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Digital Extremes Eclipses Past Updates with Deep Space Combat Demo at TennoCon 2019

To a crowd of more than 2,000 attendees and millions more watching at home, the Digital Extremes development team put on a show of epic proportions at its annual Warframe conference Saturday night in London, Ontario. The team delivered a 25-minute live demo of its space-combat expansion Empyrean (AKA Project: Railjack), surprised players with a guest appearance from Director Dan Trachtenberg, revealed two immediately playable updates, and delivered a slew of new trailers, and more. The theme of the night couldn’t have been clearer -- Warframe is expanding in new, innovative ways and if you’re not playing Warframe now, you should be. The Empyrean expansion is Warframe’s next... Read more: Digital Extremes Eclipses Past Updates with Deep Space Combat Demo at TennoCon 2019

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Free Play Days: Rocket League

Start your engines, prepare your Rocket Boosts, and don't forget to bring your friends. Rocket League, the hit sports/action hybrid and recipient of more than 150 Game of the Year nominations, will be available for free this weekend to Xbox Live Gold members who will have access to the full game during the Free Play Days period. The Free Play Days event begins Wednesday, July 10 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and runs through to Monday, July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the game here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One! The game is also currently available for purchase at a discount so you can continue playing while keeping... Read more: Free Play Days: Rocket League

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All the Details for Gears of War at San Diego Comic-Con

With Gears Pop! and Gears 5 releasing this year, join the developers and minds behind the Gears of War Universe as they discuss the past, present, and future of this storied franchise at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 18th from 1:00 p.m. PST – 2:00 p.m. PST in Room 5AB. Studio Head Rod Fergusson (The Coalition) along with editor Steve Saffel (Gears of War: Ascendance, Titan Books), author Jason M. Hough (Gears of War: Ascendance, Titan Books), editor Chase Marotz (Gears of War: Hivebusters, IDW Publishing), and author Arthur Gies (Gears of War: Retrospective, Udon Entertainment) share their views on the Gears Franchise. The panelists will discuss their approach to storytelling and... Read more: All the Details for Gears of War at San Diego Comic-Con