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How to Play Multiplayer in Ashen and Other Useful Tips

If you have entered the world of Ashen you’ve no doubt encountered numerous foes, both large and extra-large, as you traverse this mysterious world to save the light from darkness. Part of what makes Ashen such a compelling and exciting game is its unique, passive multiplayer experience, where companions – either AI or human -- are never too far away to help lend a hand against a powerful enemy or to save you from certain death. But how can you get your friends to join in on the fun? How can you best be prepared for what lies ahead? We’re here to help. Read on, adventurer… Finding a Connection After completing the opening quests and have founded your town Vagrant’s Rest, you... Read more: How to Play Multiplayer in Ashen and Other Useful Tips

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Soundweaver Introduces a New Way to Play Skyforge on Xbox One

When we create an update for Skyforge, we always look at the bigger picture and the ways you can interact with the world. We want players to find new ways to play the game and make each class that we create a fun and fresh experience. With Distant Frequencies, we might have achieved just that. The Soundweaver is a new spin of the Bard class from classic RPGs. Many of our colleagues are fans of tabletop games, and some of them were actively pushing for a musician class in Skyforge. However, we didn’t want to just make a musician that plays tunes at the press of a button. We wanted to make it interactive, almost like a rhythm game. When the first concepts started to make their... Read more: Soundweaver Introduces a New Way to Play Skyforge on Xbox One

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Below is Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

The wait is over! Today, all adventures are welcome to enter The Isle’s labyrinth to unearth what lies below The Depths. Available today on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass, Below is a procedurally generated dungeon crawler full of vicious creatures, deadly traps, and a mysterious shadowy presence that’s never too far behind. And it’ll be up to you to navigate these otherworldly hazards as you choose your path through this deadly maze. The Depths are filled with secrets that only the bravest wanderers will learn, and this is at the heart of Below – embracing the idea that players enjoy discovering secret areas, finding hidden passageways, and uncovering the mysteries that are... Read more: Below is Now Available on Xbox One and with Xbox Game Pass

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This Week on Xbox: December 14, 2018

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! D&D Strategy Game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Out Now on Xbox One Welcome to your next Dungeons & Dragons adventure! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now out on Xbox One and it brings a whole new way to adventure with your... Read more: This Week on Xbox: December 14, 2018

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D&D Strategy Game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Out Now on Xbox One

Welcome to your next Dungeons & Dragons adventure! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is now out on Xbox One and it brings a whole new way to adventure with your favorite D&D heroes! Embark on a sometimes epic, but always hilarious set of adventures where you are in command of the Forgotten Realms' most epic heroes. Decide who to recruit, gear, and level up as you fight through waves of undead, Red Wizards, Yuan-ti, and really angry forest denizens. Travel to the jungles of Chult, the lost land of Barovia and scuffle in the streets of Waterdeep in this epic Dungeons & Dragons strategy management game! Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is a Dungeons &... Read more: D&D Strategy Game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms Out Now on Xbox One

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for December 18 to 21

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 December 18 to 21

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The Inspiration Behind the World of Desert Child

My name’s Oscar Brittain. I’m from this place called Fremantle. It’s a satellite city south of Perth in Western Australia. At first glance it seems entirely insignificant and non-unique. Just another West Coast town with old buildings ranging from the 1870s to 1970s, and with a shipping port accounting for half its area. People are nice, but that’s just WA tor you. You might mistakenly think it only exists for the port. You might see the ancient football ground in the centre of town, with a statue of local legends battling it out mid-game. But if you don’t stop the car and have a look around, you’d never know what a beautiful place you’d missed out on... Read more: The Inspiration Behind the World of Desert Child

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GTA Online: Arena War Out Now on Xbox One

Welcome to a new era of entertainment. Time to sit down, strap in, and battle other would-be opponents in the greatest mash-up of sports and automotive gladiatorial combat in human history. The most deranged vehicles! The most brutal weapons! The biggest crowds! Run your own workshop, craft your own juggernauts of destruction, and track your own carnage-filled career. Live from the Maze Bank Arena, this is Arena War. 7 Arena Events You signed up for glory, and it's showtime. Step into destruction derbies, rain fire from strategically placed artillery and wreak havoc from the Spectator Box with EMP Drones, self-destructing RC Cars and much, much more. Arena Workshop and... Read more: GTA Online: Arena War Out Now on Xbox One

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Play it Today: Fortune Island Now Available for Forza Horizon 4

The first expansion for Forza Horizon 4 officially rolls out today, bringing new treasure, adventure, and epic driving action to players worldwide. With extreme terrain, perilous weather conditions such as atmospheric storms and the Aurora Borealis, a brand-new Horizon treasure hunt and a host of new driving challenges, Fortune Island cranks the Forza Horizon 4 experience to 11. For more information on Fortune Island, be sure to check out last week’s announcement. Forza Horizon 4’s Fortune Island expansion is available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC for $19.99, and is included for players who own the Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition, the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle or the... Read more: Play it Today: Fortune Island Now Available for Forza Horizon 4

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Highlights from Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 3 Update

Calling all Ghosts! In Special Operation 3, Silent Spade, veteran Ghost Scott Mitchell is calling on Nomad to help rookie John Kozak investigate a plot that links the Santa Blanca Cartel a nuclear threat. Uncover this action-packed plot and complete the mission to get the Cloaking Device Backpack, which will boost your stealth. Experience this free new content and much more as part of Ghost Recon: Wildlands Year 2. Free Mission: Silent Spade Ghost Leader Scott Mitchell is calling on Nomad and his team to help rookie John Kozak investigate a plot that links the Santa Blanca Cartel a nuclear threat. Uncover this action-packed plot and complete the mission to get the Cloaking Device... Read more: Highlights from Ghost Recon Wildlands Special Operation 3 Update

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Multiplayer Tips for Final Fantasy XV Comrades, Available Now on Xbox One

Rise and shine, Glaives! New and exciting features have been added to Final Fantasy XV multiplayer: Comrades! Xbox One owners can now enjoy the game separately from Final Fantasy XV and if you already own the Season Pass DLC, we have great news for you: You can download this new experience for free! For anyone who might be new to the series, Comrades puts you in the boots of a Glaive, a special unit soldier who once served under the Kingdom of Lucis. It is now up to you to help prevent further damage from happening in an apocalyptic event known as the Starscourge. How your character looks is completely up to you! Here are a few tips to help you jump right in: There are... Read more: Multiplayer Tips for Final Fantasy XV Comrades, Available Now on Xbox One

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The 5 Stages of Overcooked During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us and we’re full of yuletide joy here at Ghost Town Games (Oli’s had his tree up since November). This year we’re thrilled to bring you a little present; just keep your eyes peeled on our social channels in the coming days for all the sweet details! To help celebrate the occasion, we present to you the 5 stages of Overcooked during the holidays: Denial Yes, the Mince Pies may be on fire, and the fire extinguisher might have just slipped into the frozen lake, but there’s still plenty of time left on the timer for you and your team to pull together and serve those hungry customers! Anger Minor crisis averted, time to cook up a new batch of mince... Read more: The 5 Stages of Overcooked During the Holidays

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Xbox Game Pass Heads to Dew Tour

Winter wonderland is upon us and the Xbox Game Pass team is traveling to Breckenridge, CO to bring the magic of over 100 great games to snowboarding and winter sports enthusiasts attending the Dew Tour snowboarding competition. Between December 13-17, attendees can join in on the Xbox Game Pass fun and games in the VIP lounge and beyond, including gameplay, free Xbox Game Pass trial codes, and a hot cocoa station. For those that can’t attend in person, you can still get in on the fun. We’re partnering with snowboarder Marcus Kleveland to reach fans outside of the event.  Hailing from Dombäs, Norway, at 19 years of age Marcus already has 5 X Games medals and was the first ever... Read more: Xbox Game Pass Heads to Dew Tour

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ashen

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Ashen's Character & Animation Lead Simon Dasan and Lead Designer Mike Vermeulen about enhancing Ashen for Xbox One X. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Ashen for Xbox One X The A44 team aimed to create a deeply immersive world... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Ashen

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Demolish Your Opponents’ Cars During The Crew 2 Free Weekend

If the idea of crunching your opponents’ cars while racing through an aircraft cemetery appeals to you, then the first free weekend for The Crew 2 on Xbox One is the place to be. Hot on the heels of the free Demolition Derby update, which added new destructible cars, new special events, a competitive new PvP mode, and more, The Crew 2 will be free to download and play for Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One from December 13 at 12:01 a.m. PDT through December 17 at 9 p.m. PDT. You can also take advantage of big discounts—including up 67% off the Standard & Deluxe versions of the game from December 13 through December 20, and those who play during the free weekend will be rewarded... Read more: Demolish Your Opponents’ Cars During The Crew 2 Free Weekend

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Realm Royale Enters Closed Beta on Xbox One with Founder’s Pack Launch

Heroic Leap Games is proud to announce the next phase of our fantasy battle royale game -- Realm Royale is now in closed beta on Xbox One. We’ve been hard at work bringing the game to Xbox One, and we’re excited for players to dive into our closed beta for a firsthand look at the fresh spin on the battle royale experience that we’ve crafted. We think that Realm looks and plays great on Xbox One, so we feel that fans anticipating our launch since it was announced this past Summer will agree that it was worth the wait. If you’re just hearing about Realm Royale for the first time, we hope that you’ll join us as we continue to work hard to create the best battle royale experience... Read more: Realm Royale Enters Closed Beta on Xbox One with Founder’s Pack Launch

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Winter Wonderland Returns in Overwatch on Xbox One

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For the next three weeks, Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of a seasonal event: Winter Wonderland! Expand your collection of seasonal items, enjoy two classic winter brawls, and get ready for lots of holiday fun and loot in this limited-time event. This year, we’re celebrating by bringing back a pair of Overwatch players’ favorite Arcade brawls: Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive. We’ve also decked the halls of the Blizzard World map with a sprinkle of wintry holiday cheer. But we know what you really want most: presents! Unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like Krampus Junkrat,... Read more: Winter Wonderland Returns in Overwatch on Xbox One

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Singer Kane Brown to Help Support U.S. Veterans on Next Xbox Live Sessions

Fresh off receiving his No. 1 Billboard 200 debuting album, “Experiment,” and third No. 1 country radio single with “Lose It,” singer and songwriter Kane Brown will be joining the next episode of Xbox Live Sessions on Tuesday, December 11 at 4 p.m. PST to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. You can catch Kane experiencing Call of Duty’s signature gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat; fighting waves of the undead in the biggest Zombies offering ever across three full undead adventures; and seeing if he can leave none standing in the massive battle royale experience, Blackout, on the Mixer Xbox Channel and YouTube Xbox Channel. It’s fitting for Kane to join this episode of... Read more: Singer Kane Brown to Help Support U.S. Veterans on Next Xbox Live Sessions