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PS4 and Xbox One NEWS: Mystery games coming, and one title could make fans VERY happy – Express

PS4 and Xbox One NEWS: Mystery games coming, and one title could make fans VERY happy – Express

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PS4 and Xbox One gamers look set to receive some surprise releases in the next year.PS4 and Xbox One fans have plenty of already announced games to look forward to in 2019.Xbox One fans have just seen Crackdown 3 release and have Gears of War 5 still to come, while PS4 gamers have Days Gone and Shenmue 3 on the horizon.PS4 gamers will also surely be keeping their fingers crossed for Death Stranding, Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima releases for this year.And it looks like PS4 and Xbox One fans also have some other mystery titles set to come in 2019, a post by GamingBolt revealed.Gaming giant Ubisoft has revealed they have three or four AAA titles set for release in the 2019/2020 financial year.This covers between April 2019 and March 2020.Ubisoft did not name the games in question, bu...
Xbox Live FREE Games: Massive Microsoft Xbox One sale – games free to download NOW | PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features – Daily Star – Daily Star

Xbox Live FREE Games: Massive Microsoft Xbox One sale – games free to download NOW | PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features – Daily Star – Daily Star

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Xbox Live FREE Games: Massive Microsoft Xbox One sale - games free to download NOW (Pic: MICROSOFT) Microsoft just can't stop giving away free stuff and money off for their loyal fanbase of players.It's ridiculous quite frankly, with one of their most recent offers being two months of Game Pass for $2.But we're not here to talk about Microsoft's commitment to their quite frankly excellent Netflix-inspired subscription platform.No, we're here to highlight another big win for Xbox One gamers recently with yet another Free Play Days weekend.For those who don't know, back at the start of February, Microsoft announced that - as part of its Free Play Days program - it would be giving Xbox Live Gold members the chance to access an entire game totally for free.So far, gamers ha...
Best February Games Deals – Eurogamer.net

Best February Games Deals – Eurogamer.net

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Sara Elsam Contributor We've spied discounts on games great, small and brimming with psychedelia and/or ultra-violence, on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this February. There are even titles going for under a tenner. Let's begin with the big-hitters. Mythic action-RPG Assassin's Creed Odyssey has plummeted down just that little bit lower, going for £25.98 on PlayStation 4 at Amazon and £25.85 Xbox One at Base. Also, in case you missed it earlier this week, Red Dead Redemption 2 is currently a buckin' awesome £36 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . On the pre-order front, the cheapest you'll find bonkers bot-themed action RPG find NieR: Automata Game of t...
Crackdown 3 Launches on Xbox Game Pass – Thurrott.com

Crackdown 3 Launches on Xbox Game Pass – Thurrott.com

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[embedded content]Crackdown 3 is finally launching today after being delayed last year. The much-awaited title today launched on the Xbox One and Windows 10. Crackdown 3 is part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program, meaning you can play it across your Windows 10 machine as well as your Xbox One. And that also means Microsoft is bringing it to Xbox Game Pass — if you are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, you can start playing Crackdown 3 right away without having to buy the game. And that’s pretty crazy to think about, to be honest. Microsoft obviously did this before with major titles like Forza Horizon 4 in the past, so it’s nothing new at all, but it’s still very crazy to see a major title being available for free through a subscription service like Xbox...
UPDATE: Ten Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass at the End of February 2019 – TrueAchievements

UPDATE: Ten Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass at the End of February 2019 – TrueAchievements

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Update: There's a tenth game leaving Game Pass this month that didn't initially appear in our scanners — Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Xbox One). This title will also disappear from the service at the end of the month.Original story:We've received news of nine titles set to leave the Xbox Game Pass programme at the end of the month. We can expect more new titles to be added for March to replace these losses.Eight of the nine titles are Xbox One games with the final title being an Xbox Live Arcade title available through Backwards Compatibility. The full list of titles is below. Those that are new are noted as such. If you're currently playing any of these titles through Game Pass, make sure you finish them within the next two weeks before you lose access to them.All of the below ar...
Games Inbox: What do you think of Xbox One’s exclusive games? – Metro.co.uk

Games Inbox: What do you think of Xbox One’s exclusive games? – Metro.co.uk

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Gratifying is how I’d describe the Nintendo Direct from the other day, after watching the entire presentation twice to affirm my beliefs. From the moment Super Mario Maker 2 was revealed, which looked superb, I knew we were in for an eventful showing. I missed the boat on the first Mario Maker so look forward to putting my creativity aptitudes to the test with this apparently more ambitious and feature-laden sequel. My nephews and niece would love it for sure. Yoshi’s Crafted World looked as fetching and fertile as ever, the new Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker DLC was a nice surprise and a great incentive for me to double dip with the game. And I was pleasantly surprised that Dragon Quest XI S looked near identical to the PlayStation 4 version – replete with the option ...
Crackdown 3 video game launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 OnMSFT.com – OnMSFT

Crackdown 3 video game launches on Xbox One and Windows 10 OnMSFT.com – OnMSFT

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After a rather significant delay in its development, Crackdown 3 has finally launched on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 devices. Crackdown 3 is an open-world action title with a campaign (that can be played solo or with another player) and an online multiplayer Wrecking Zone mode which supports matches with up to 10 players. Here’s the official game description: Time to step up your boom and stop crime as a super-powered Agent in Crackdown 3’s open-world sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Explore the heights of New Providence, tear up the streets in iconic vehicles, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Play the campaign solo or with a friend in co-op mode or compete in the all-new “Wrecking Zone,” a multiplayer mode where destruc...

Xbox Game Pass is vital to Microsoft's future – TweakTown

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Microsoft reveals key data about its buffet-style Xbox Game Pass service, underlining why the subscription is so important for its current and long-term growth.   Xbox Game Pass is doing wonders for Microsoft's engagement-driven strategy. The $10 a month service feeds into every moving part of the new cross-platform Xbox business strategy: not only do Game Pass subscribers buy more games, but they actually play more games too. With a selection of more than 100 games, the service tremendously boosts visibility across genres and invites players to try out both new and old titles. In short, Game Pass users are buying more titles and spending more time playing games (this last part is great for live games with microtransactions and will typically ensure subscriptions don't lapse)....

Next-Gen Xbox Games Should Release On Switch (& Other Platforms) – Screen Rant

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Microsoft should consider bringing its Xbox games to Nintendo Switch and other platforms. This thought comes in the wake of word getting out that tools will be made available to developers that are hoping to implement the features from Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Presumably similar to the way that gamers are able to log into their Xbox Live account in Minecraft on Switch, this will allow cross-play and achievement tracking across titles. But what if Microsoft has bigger plans in place? What if doing so is a bigger bid at building a presence without hardware restrictions? This would be a timely and appropriate presence to pursue ahead of the company's "Netflix for games" service called xCloud arriving at some point down the road. Tr...
Two New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Out Now – GameSpot

Two New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Out Now – GameSpot

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Xbox One's backwards compatible library continues to expand. Microsoft's Major Nelson announced that another pair of Xbox 360 games are playable on the current-gen console beginning as of Tuesday, February 12: The King of Fighters XIII and Orcs Must Die.Both of this week's BC titles originally debuted in 2011. The King of Fighters XIII is one of the latest installments in SNK's long-running fighting game series; at the time of its release, it was considered a return to form for the franchise, addressing many of the elements that made its predecessor, The King of Fighters XII, disappointing. GameSpot awarded it an 8.5/10 in our original King of Fighters XIII review.Orcs Must Die, meanwhile, is a humorous tower defense/action game, in which players assume the role of a battle mage who mus...