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‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ ‘Devastation’ coming first to Xbox April 3
“Devastation,” the second downloadable content pack for “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” debuts April 3, first on Xbox. It features four unique multiplayer maps, an all-new, tactical 2-in-1 weapon and “Episode 2: Mayday” – the next installment in Extinction’s four...
7 Mar 2014
Whoa, now THIS is a Batmobile! Check it out in first ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ trailer
In the explosive finale to Rocksteady’s Batman “Arkham” series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. But oh, what a rush to fight the bad guys with this Batmobile, which players can drive for the first time in the franchise. “Batman: Arkham...
4 Mar 2014
Xbox Live Store deals include ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts,’ ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition’ for Xbox One
This week’s Xbox Live Store deals include two Xbox One games, “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition.” You’ll save 33 percent off “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” which normally retails for $59.99; and 10 percent off “Call...
4 Mar 2014
Xbox Live Gold members get free ‘Civilization Revolution’ and ‘Dungeon Defenders’ in March
“Games with Gold” gives Xbox Live Gold members two free games to keep each month, and for March, those games are “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution” and “Dungeon Defenders.” From March 1-15, “Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution” (normally...
28 Feb 2014
‘Zoo Tycoon’ video diary shows game’s collaboration with real-life zookeepers
A new developer diary about the making of the “Zoo Tycoon” game includes interviews with animal care and zoo management from experts at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo. The Association of Zoos & Aquariums collaborated with Microsoft Studios and Frontier Developments to create the game...
27 Feb 2014
Red Bull TV comes to Xbox 360, along with improved WWE app
Get ready to grunt and shout: Red Bull TV is now available on Xbox 360 in all Xbox Live markets, and a new and improved WWE app for Xbox 360 in the U.S. is also ready for your console, just in time for the launch of the WWE Network, Xbox Wire reports. Red Bull TV specializes in high-quality programming...
26 Feb 2014
Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale enters Day 4: ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Walking Dead’ and more
Steve Clarke (Microsoft News Center)
New to the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale? Here’s how it works. Each day Major Nelson presents a list of awesome games, and you have until the end of the next day to save anywhere from 55 to 80 percent. For Tuesday, Feb. 21, the games come in two flavors: on demand and arcade. The games on demand...
21 Feb 2014
Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale Day 2 includes ‘Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood’ and more
“Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood" It’s Day 2 of the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale, and you can save between 50 and 90 percent off on-demand titles like “Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood,” “F1 2013,” “Farming Simulator,” “Lost...
19 Feb 2014
Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale is on: Hurry, savings on ‘Dishonored’ and more good only through Feb. 18
The Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale is on, and for the next week, prices will be slashed on some of Xbox 360’s best titles, writes Major Nelson on his blog. “These are in addition to this week’s normal games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store,” he writes. Among the games...
18 Feb 2014
Free Xbox Live Gold weekend for Xbox 360 Feb. 14-16 in US, Canada
If you’ve always wanted to check out the latest entertainment experiences on Xbox 360, now is your chance, writes Larry Hryb: Xbox Live Gold member benefits for Xbox 360 will be free for all Xbox Live subscribers from Feb. 14-16 in the U.S. and Canada. “During this free Gold weekend, all...
13 Feb 2014
‘World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition’ with new features launches globally
“World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” is now available, bringing the game’s trademark team-based tactical online tank warfare action and free-to-play accessibility to 48 million Xbox Live gamers around the globe, reports Xbox Wire. The title features “all new intuitive controls...
12 Feb 2014
This week’s Xbox Live Store deals include ‘NBA 2K14’ and ‘Fable II’ for Xbox 360
This week’s games and add-on deals in the Xbox Games Store, good through Feb. 17, include “NBA 2K14” and “Fable II,” both on demand for Xbox 360, reports Major Nelson’s blog. “NBA 2K14” is 33 percent off its regular price of $59.99. You’ll save...
12 Feb 2014
Chris Pratt answers your questions about ‘The LEGO Movie’
As the hero in “The LEGO Movie” you only get to hear Chris Pratt as Emmet Brickowoski, but in a video posted on Xbox Wire, you can see him answer questions submitted by Xbox Video fans on social media. Pratt, who’s currently on “Parks and Recreation,” has done voice work...
6 Feb 2014
‘LocoCycle’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’ among latest Xbox Live Store deals
The latest discounts in the Xbox Games Store include a game with a self-aware, martial-arts wielding assassin motorcycle, as well as several “Grand Theft Auto” installments and add-ons. “ LocoCycle ” features an intelligent motorcycle escaping to freedom, and now you can get...
5 Feb 2014
Gamers, mark the date: 'World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition' available Feb. 12
Jennifer J. Chen
“World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” will be released on Feb. 12, says developer Wargaming. You’ll be able to play with millions of dedicated Xbox Live gamers around the world on teams of 15. The game will be digitally downloadable and free to play for Xbox Live Gold account holders...
5 Feb 2014
Register for the ‘Warface Xbox 360 Edition’ beta – or win a voucher for instant access
Crytek and Microsoft Studios announced Wednesday the launch of a public beta for “ Warface Xbox 360 Edition .” Xbox Wire reports, “Fans of the popular free-to-play online first-person shooter can be among the first to experience the intense cooperative and competitive multiplayer action...
5 Feb 2014
Steal a look at ‘Thief’ in new feature trailer
A new feature trailer for “Thief,” the action-stealth game due out Feb. 25 for Xbox 360, and Feb. 28 for Xbox One, introduces you to Garrett, the Master Thief. (That’s right, that’s “Master Thief,” not “Master Chief.”) “Back from the shadows in...
5 Feb 2014
‘Halo: Spartan Assault’ available for download to Xbox 360 on Jan. 31
The battle between humanity and the Covenant expands to new warfronts as “Halo: Spartan Assault” arrives on Xbox 360 on Jan. 31 for $14.99 via download, reports Xbox Wire. Players who bought “Halo: Spartan Assault” for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 before Dec. 15, 2013, will...
30 Jan 2014
Xbox Wire recalls its favorite (spoiler-free) moments from ‘Gears of War’
With Microsoft’s news Monday about its acquisition of the “Gears of War” franchise, it’s still too early to speculate about what a “Gears of War” game for Xbox One would look like, but it’s “the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favorite memories...
28 Jan 2014
New Xbox Games Store deals include savings on ‘Crimson Dragon’ for Xbox One
"Crimson Dragon" Get ready to hunker down and play because it’s a big week of savings on more than two dozen games and add-ons from the Xbox Games Store, with discounts valid now through Feb. 3, writes Larry Hryb on Major Nelson’s blog. “Crimson Dragon”...
28 Jan 2014
Watch gameplay walkthrough trailer to see how to battle your nemesis in ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’
A new gameplay walkthrough trailer is out for "Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor," a prequel to "The Lord of The Rings.” It’s a “dark story of retribution, where players assume the role of Talion, a ranger who loses everything on the night of Sauron's return to Mordor...
24 Jan 2014
This week’s Xbox Live Store deals include ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ on demand for Xbox 360
"Call of Duty: Ghosts" If you’ve been waiting to get games like “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Final Fantasy XIII-2” and “Dark Souls,” for Xbox 360, now’s your chance. They’re among the games on demand and add-on deals available this...
21 Jan 2014
Find out what’s new in ‘Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD’ on Xbox 360
Fans of the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise will appreciate the debut of Aveline de Grandpré on Xbox 360 with “Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD,” and insights from Ubisoft Community Developer Gabe Graziani on what to expect with this remastered chapter of the pre...
15 Jan 2014
Xbox 360 games on sale include ‘ArcaniA,’ ‘Darksiders,’ ‘MX vs ATV Reflex’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’
Now is the time to save on Xbox 360 games and add-on deals, with titles such as “ ArcaniA ” and “ Wheel of Fortune ” on sale for at least 50 percent off in the Xbox Live Games Store. But hurry – these prices are only good until Jan. 20. Major Nelson’s blog has the...
14 Jan 2014
343 Industries gives us a peek behind the curtain
“Halo” maker 343 Industries has posted a screenshot, above, showing “Sparth,” an “early exploration of a new location that features prominently in a little game project we’re tinkering with,” as part of an update on what the team has been up to. “2014...
10 Jan 2014
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