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June 19th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1907 Update (1907.190616-1920)

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring will begin receiving the latest 1907 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1907\18362.5033.190616-1920).

New Features:

This update continues to lay the groundwork for what’s to come in 1907, so while you’ll find fixes and known issues listed below, please keep an eye out for feature announcements as they’re ready to be previewed. Thanks, as always, for your passion for helping make Xbox One system updates the best they can be prior to release to GA!

Today we will be enabling this new feature for flighting:

My Games and Apps – Download Queue Improvements

  • We are adding new features in this build to the Download Queue in My Games and Apps today based on User feedback.  You will now see the Estimated time to finish downloads appears in queue and Allow users to move titles in the queue up and down, not just move to front.  Please test out these new features and provide feedback.

 

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1907\18362.5033.190616-1920
  • Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/19/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 6/20/19

 

Fixes:

 

My Games and Apps

  • Performance fixes to My Games and Apps.

 

Known Issues:

 

Audio

  • Headsets are not being assigned to the users profiles and not working correctly.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
June 19th : New Preview Beta Ring 1907 Update (1907.190614-1928)
June 17th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1907 Update (1907.190614-1928)
June 17th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190613-1920)

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E3 2019: Lie, Sneak, and Blast Your Way to Success in The Outer Worlds

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Thanks to a development history that includes titles like Pillars of Eternity and Neverwinter Nights 2, a new game from Obsidian Entertainment is automatically an event. Specifically, when it looks like it might be a continuation of the designs seen in Obsidian’s Fallout New Vegas, which set a high standard for the Fallout series back in 2010.

The Outer Worlds, a first-person RPG with a rich vein of dark comedy, developed by Obsidian and published by Private Division looks like the spirit of New Vegas reincarnated into a new body. That’s not meant to make the game sound derivative; rather it looks like exactly the sort of title I’d hope to see from Obsidian.

At E3 2019, The Outer Worlds was not playable, but developers walked us through a 20-minute section of the game to introduce some of the key mechanics.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Welcome to Halcyon

Let’s get it out of the way: Since Obsidian developed Fallout: New Vegas, and The Outer Worlds directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky created Fallout in the first place, there are big expectations that this game is essentially a spiritual continuation of Obsidian’s work on New Vegas.

Indeed, that’s exactly how it seems. Player choice is highlighted as a primary ambition. This is a conversation-heavy RPG, and nearly all the dialogue trees I saw in the E3 demo featured skill checks — often there were multiple skill-based options. One conversation with a vengeful business owner (she’s annoyed about the price of food, and wants the guy who controls the market taken care of) there were options to charm, lie, intimidate and persuade, if you have points in the associated skills. You’ll see skill-based conversation options even if you haven’t put points into that skill, to be reminded of alternate paths.

And the player is suffering weird effects from the long period of cryosleep which brought them to this remote colony planet. The condition facilitates what Obsidian calls “tactical time dilation” — which is to say, VATS from Fallout. You can slow time during combat and apply weapon skills to make location-based damage possible. There are weapon mods, and companions who can help in combat, especially if you’ve put points into the Leadership skill.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Not a Company Man

The Outer Worlds takes place on a set of moons and planets collectively called Halycon, a colony way out on the edge of the galaxy. The demo takes place on Monarch, where a terraforming experiment gone awry enhanced and mutated all the local flora and fauna instead of wiping them out. More specifically, it begins in a haven for smugglers and cutthroat entrepreneurs where “Deadwood’s” Al Swearengen would feel right at home.

The chief foodstuff drops from the cystipig, a scientifically created farm animal which drops bacon-flavored tumors. One man, Clive, has a monopoly on this disgusting but nutritious beast. He can be killed or bargained with; there’s even the option to attempt to broker a deal between Clive and the woman who wanted him gone in the first place.

The game’s trailer suggests that there’s a heavy anti-corporate story thread running through the game, but no details were in evidence in the demo. One, there was one bit: When sneaking into Clive’s factory, there was an option to hack into controls for the mechanical guards wandering about. One option was to activate Pink Slip Protocol, which turned out to be a routine where the robot guards “fired” all human workers by murdering them. It certainly cut down on the number of guards on the factory floor.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Dressed to Sneak

Speaking of sneaking, The Outer Worlds handles stealth in a unique way that features some great ideas. You don’t just crouch to become less visible. Instead, you put on a disguise, which must be assembled from collectible materials. Walk into a restricted area with the disguise and you won’t just get off easy. A meter drains, indicating how long you’ve got until being discovered — but even before that you might be challenged by curious guards. In that case it’s back to the skill-enabled dialogue options. Straight-up lying was one choice in an encounter we saw, where the player got around a curious robot guard by saying it was the first day on the job and their badge hadn’t been issued yet.

Our character was accompanied by two companions, who could influence the action in several ways. They chip in during combat, as one would expect, but they can also influence skill checks and even contribute some pretty significant bumps to some dialogue tree options, offering options you wouldn’t have on your own. And when you use a disguise, companions will automatically be disguised as well.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Accept Your Flaws

One interesting system gives players new flaws. That doesn’t sound great, but there’s a trade-off that might occasionally be worthwhile. The demo showed the player taking a lot of damage from mechanical sources, leading to a pop-up announcing a new flaw: Robophobia. If something is consistently incurring damage on you, that might trigger the flaw option. Accept the flaw and you’ll get a debuff or two (in the case I saw, it was something like -10% damage against mechanicals) but you’ll get a new perk as well. The flaw can also be declined, seemingly with no penalty. But if you’re looking for extra perks and think you can deal with a debuff or two, it might be a good trade.

The Outer Worlds probably won’t be as big as Fallout: New Vegas, but it certainly has the gameplay and sense of humor we’ve come to expect from Obsidian. New ideas like the flaw system are welcome additions to the company’s formula, and we’re looking forward to making some very questionable (in-game) choices when the title releases for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs on October 25.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
A Look at Ghost Face, Dead by Daylight’s Latest Addition is Available Now on Xbox One
A Parent’s Guide: The Best Xbox Game Pass Titles to Play With Your Kids this Summer
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More

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E3 2019: Lie, Sneak, and Blast Your Way to Success in The Outer Worlds

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Thanks to a development history that includes titles like Pillars of Eternity and Neverwinter Nights 2, a new game from Obsidian Entertainment is automatically an event. Specifically, when it looks like it might be a continuation of the designs seen in Obsidian’s Fallout New Vegas, which set a high standard for the Fallout series back in 2010.

The Outer Worlds, a first-person RPG with a rich vein of dark comedy, developed by Obsidian and published by Private Division looks like the spirit of New Vegas reincarnated into a new body. That’s not meant to make the game sound derivative; rather it looks like exactly the sort of title I’d hope to see from Obsidian.

At E3 2019, The Outer Worlds was not playable, but developers walked us through a 20-minute section of the game to introduce some of the key mechanics.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Welcome to Halcyon

Let’s get it out of the way: Since Obsidian developed Fallout: New Vegas, and The Outer Worlds directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky created Fallout in the first place, there are big expectations that this game is essentially a spiritual continuation of Obsidian’s work on New Vegas.

Indeed, that’s exactly how it seems. Player choice is highlighted as a primary ambition. This is a conversation-heavy RPG, and nearly all the dialogue trees I saw in the E3 demo featured skill checks — often there were multiple skill-based options. One conversation with a vengeful business owner (she’s annoyed about the price of food, and wants the guy who controls the market taken care of) there were options to charm, lie, intimidate and persuade, if you have points in the associated skills. You’ll see skill-based conversation options even if you haven’t put points into that skill, to be reminded of alternate paths.

And the player is suffering weird effects from the long period of cryosleep which brought them to this remote colony planet. The condition facilitates what Obsidian calls “tactical time dilation” — which is to say, VATS from Fallout. You can slow time during combat and apply weapon skills to make location-based damage possible. There are weapon mods, and companions who can help in combat, especially if you’ve put points into the Leadership skill.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Not a Company Man

The Outer Worlds takes place on a set of moons and planets collectively called Halycon, a colony way out on the edge of the galaxy. The demo takes place on Monarch, where a terraforming experiment gone awry enhanced and mutated all the local flora and fauna instead of wiping them out. More specifically, it begins in a haven for smugglers and cutthroat entrepreneurs where “Deadwood’s” Al Swearengen would feel right at home.

The chief foodstuff drops from the cystipig, a scientifically created farm animal which drops bacon-flavored tumors. One man, Clive, has a monopoly on this disgusting but nutritious beast. He can be killed or bargained with; there’s even the option to attempt to broker a deal between Clive and the woman who wanted him gone in the first place.

The game’s trailer suggests that there’s a heavy anti-corporate story thread running through the game, but no details were in evidence in the demo. One, there was one bit: When sneaking into Clive’s factory, there was an option to hack into controls for the mechanical guards wandering about. One option was to activate Pink Slip Protocol, which turned out to be a routine where the robot guards “fired” all human workers by murdering them. It certainly cut down on the number of guards on the factory floor.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Dressed to Sneak

Speaking of sneaking, The Outer Worlds handles stealth in a unique way that features some great ideas. You don’t just crouch to become less visible. Instead, you put on a disguise, which must be assembled from collectible materials. Walk into a restricted area with the disguise and you won’t just get off easy. A meter drains, indicating how long you’ve got until being discovered — but even before that you might be challenged by curious guards. In that case it’s back to the skill-enabled dialogue options. Straight-up lying was one choice in an encounter we saw, where the player got around a curious robot guard by saying it was the first day on the job and their badge hadn’t been issued yet.

Our character was accompanied by two companions, who could influence the action in several ways. They chip in during combat, as one would expect, but they can also influence skill checks and even contribute some pretty significant bumps to some dialogue tree options, offering options you wouldn’t have on your own. And when you use a disguise, companions will automatically be disguised as well.

The Outer WorldsThe Outer Worlds

Accept Your Flaws

One interesting system gives players new flaws. That doesn’t sound great, but there’s a trade-off that might occasionally be worthwhile. The demo showed the player taking a lot of damage from mechanical sources, leading to a pop-up announcing a new flaw: Robophobia. If something is consistently incurring damage on you, that might trigger the flaw option. Accept the flaw and you’ll get a debuff or two (in the case I saw, it was something like -10% damage against mechanicals) but you’ll get a new perk as well. The flaw can also be declined, seemingly with no penalty. But if you’re looking for extra perks and think you can deal with a debuff or two, it might be a good trade.

The Outer Worlds probably won’t be as big as Fallout: New Vegas, but it certainly has the gameplay and sense of humor we’ve come to expect from Obsidian. New ideas like the flaw system are welcome additions to the company’s formula, and we’re looking forward to making some very questionable (in-game) choices when the title releases for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs on October 25.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
A Look at Ghost Face, Dead by Daylight’s Latest Addition is Available Now on Xbox One
A Parent’s Guide: The Best Xbox Game Pass Titles to Play With Your Kids this Summer
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More

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June 19th : New Preview Beta Ring 1907 Update (1907.190614-1928)

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Starting at 2:00 p.m. PST today, members of the Xbox One Preview Beta Ring will begin receiving the latest 1907 Xbox One system update (Build: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1907\18362.5031.190614-1928)

This first update is meant to lay the groundwork for what’s to come in 1907, so while you’ll find fixes and known issues listed below, please keep an eye out for feature announcements as they’re ready to be previewed. Thanks, as always, for your passion for helping make Xbox One system updates the best they can be prior to release to GA!

DETAILS:

  • OS version released: 19H1_RELEASE_XBOX_DEV_1907\18362.5031.190614-1928
  • Available: 2:00PM PDT 6/19/19
  • Mandatory Date/Time: 3:00 AM PDT 6/20/19

 

Fixes:

 

System

  • Stability fixes to the system.

 

Known Issues:

 

Audio

  • Headsets are not being assigned to the users profiles and not working correctly.

Profile Color

  • Sometimes users may encounter the incorrect Profile color when powering on the console.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
June 17th : New Preview Alpha Ring 1907 Update (1907.190614-1928)
June 17th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190613-1920)
June 14th : New Preview Alpha Skip Ahead Ring 1910 Update (1910.190611-1923)

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A Look at Ghost Face, Dead by Daylight’s Latest Addition is Available Now on Xbox One

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Lurking in the shroud of night, Dead by Daylight’s Ghost Face is a natural stalker who likes to study his victims before striking.

For this new killer, we decided to have a bit of fun. This time, it’s you that will be playing hide and seek with the survivors. The power of Ghost Face is tied to his habit of observing and studying his prey before attacking. For that, you will need to be sneaky. You’ll be able to crouch and hide your terror radius, you will even be able to peek from behind cover. Then, once you find your target, stalking them for a few seconds will mark them and expose them. That’s when you strike!

Ghost Face is also unique for being the first license around which we were allowed to create a brand-new, original character. We had the amazing opportunity to take an iconic piece of Halloween history and build a story around it. And now you’ll be able to put on the mask on and smirk as you strike players down as the Ghost Face.

The Ghost Face DLC is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store for $4.99 and includes the killer, his power, three perks, and two exclusive items: the Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

For more news and details on Dead by Daylight stay tuned to Xbox Wire and visit deadbydaylight.com.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More
Neverwinter: Undermountain Brings Iconic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign to Life
Citizens of Space Brings the Future of RPG Gameplay to Xbox One

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A Look at Ghost Face, Dead by Daylight’s Latest Addition is Available Now on Xbox One

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Lurking in the shroud of night, Dead by Daylight’s Ghost Face is a natural stalker who likes to study his victims before striking.

For this new killer, we decided to have a bit of fun. This time, it’s you that will be playing hide and seek with the survivors. The power of Ghost Face is tied to his habit of observing and studying his prey before attacking. For that, you will need to be sneaky. You’ll be able to crouch and hide your terror radius, you will even be able to peek from behind cover. Then, once you find your target, stalking them for a few seconds will mark them and expose them. That’s when you strike!

Ghost Face is also unique for being the first license around which we were allowed to create a brand-new, original character. We had the amazing opportunity to take an iconic piece of Halloween history and build a story around it. And now you’ll be able to put on the mask on and smirk as you strike players down as the Ghost Face.

The Ghost Face DLC is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store for $4.99 and includes the killer, his power, three perks, and two exclusive items: the Monochrome Mania body and Silvery Steel Tactical Knife weapon.

For more news and details on Dead by Daylight stay tuned to Xbox Wire and visit deadbydaylight.com.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More
Neverwinter: Undermountain Brings Iconic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign to Life
Citizens of Space Brings the Future of RPG Gameplay to Xbox One

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A Parent’s Guide: The Best Xbox Game Pass Titles to Play With Your Kids this Summer

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School’s out for summer! That’s a refrain that your kids likely will be singing for a couple of days, right before they launch into “We’re bored!” or “It’s too hot to go outside!” Trust us, we get it: you’ve got them signed up for summer camps and fun activities galore, but there comes a time when you just need to let them enjoy some quality gaming time at home. Well, we here at Xbox have got you covered thanks to Xbox Game Pass. You may already know that Xbox Game Pass features over 100 great games for the, low price of $9.99  a month, but did you know that over 75 of those games are rated E or E10+? As a public service to you, we’ve put together a handy-dandy list of titles for whatever type of gamers you’ve got in your family. Oh, and the first month is just $1.

 

The Young Ones – Great games for kids who are just starting to play on Xbox One.

Minecraft

This massive block-based game is the perfect introduction to games for both kids and adults. Creative mode allows players to safely experiment with navigating a digital world using a controller, and once they get the hang of the controls, there’s so much to create and explore. From building the home of their dreams (or the Greek Parthenon, if they’re feeling ambitious) to attempting to survive through a Creeper-filled night, there’s something in Minecraft for every gamer in your life.

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de Blob

THQ’s bright and beautiful platformer drops players into a world devoid of color (thanks to the efforts of the nefarious INKT Corporation) and in control of an amorphous blob, tasking them with bringing Chroma City back to life through the joy of painting. Well, painting might not be the best way to describe splattering buildings, landmarks, and even Chroma City’s denizens with color. de Blob is a sleeper hit that everyone in your family is sure to love.

Snake Pass

You might be tempted to think of this as an update on the classic “avoid eating your own tail” mobile game, but it’s actually a highly enjoyable physics-based puzzle platformer. You’ll need to help the heroic serpent Noodle navigate around 4 unique environments by coiling his body around and through obstacles. Snake Pass is cute, colorful, and a lot of fun for kids who want just a bit of challenge.

 

The Tweens – Games for the older kids in your life.

LEGO Games

It’s next to impossible to just pick one great LEGO game, especially since there are a bunch in Game Pass to choose from. Want to channel your inner Caped Crusader? Enjoy all three LEGO Batman titles! Love antiquities but hate snakes? Take LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for a spin. Feel like everything is awesome? The LEGO Movie Game is just right for you. Best of all, these titles all support local co-op play, so your tween can invite a friend or sibling along on the adventure.

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‘Splosion Man

One of the most unique puzzle platformers ever made is perfect for helping your tween exercise both their mental muscles and their reflexes. Twisted Pixel’s over-the-top hero, the titular ‘Splosion Man, is a botched science experiment that is trying to escape from the labs of Big Science. However, rather than jump or shoot, our hero instead uses his own exploding body to launch himself through the air (hopefully through the game’s wide variety of traps and obstacles) or destroy enemies. As an added bonus, you can play with a friend and launch off each other’s explosion.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

If you’ve got a tween with a younger (possibly annoying) sibling, there’s a good chance they’ve daydreamed about making them disappear. That’s precisely what happens in Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, as our eponymous hero wishes for his brother Felix to disappear, only to learn that losing someone you love is terrifying. An entertaining blend of platforming and puzzles, the game’s gameplay hook revolves around Max’s enchanted magic marker, which your kid can use to do everything from drawing vines and branches to controlling fire and water.

 

The Sporty Kids – They can’t play outside all the time, but they can bring the action indoors.

Forza Horizon 4

Hailed by many as one of the best racing games ever made, our own Playground Games has created the ultimate open world driving adventure. Your budding driver can hop into one of hundreds of real world cars and make their way around a stunningly realistic British landscape, battling the elements as the seasons change weekly. With numerous things to do and collectables to grab, as well dynamic events popping up frequently across the world, you’ll never run out of stuff to do.

Forza Horizon 4 screenshotForza Horizon 4 screenshot

Descenders

Even the most dedicated adrenaline junkie will want to strap on a helmet for this joyous downhill racing experience. Hop on a mountain bike and take off down the hill, jockeying for position with fellow riders and pulling off mammoth tricks along the way. Thanks to the game’s procedurally-generated worlds, your favorite extreme sports fan is guaranteed to have a fresh new experience every time you get to pedaling.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Are you ready for some soccer?!? One of gaming’s longest-running footy franchises is available on Xbox Game Pass, with the latest iteration offering up the most photo-realistic and lifelike players to date. In addition to many improvements on the field itself, there are a number of big changes off the pitch as well. From new leagues to MyClub updates for the general manager in your family, there’s a something here for football fans of every stripe.

 

The Life of the Party – Does it seem like every kid in the neighborhood is at your house? We’ve got you covered.

Rocket League

With its four-player split-screen action, this unique hybrid of soccer and driving is the perfect game for a big group of kids. As intense as it is fun, Rocket League is a prime example of “easy to learn, tough to master” gameplay. Kids might start off doing basic driving maneuvers and hitting the giant ball willy-nilly, but it won’t take long before they’re performing daring aerial “headers” and drawing up complex team plays. For those moments when your kid is playing solo, there’s a variety of AI-controlled opponents with multiple difficulty settings, as well as a plethora of game modes.

Rocket League screenshotRocket League screenshot

Fuzion Frenzy

An absolute classic from the original Xbox era that still feels fresh and new today with tons of competitive play for up to four-players via local multiplayer. With more than 45 mini-games to pick from, Fuzion Frenzy is perfect for groups of friends for after baseball practice or during sleepovers (if you don’t mind the occasional screaming teenagers after lights out). This is one of those timeless games that feels like it’ll never go out of style.

#IDARB

While this game started off as a crowd-designed goof titled “It Draws a Red Box,” it has since morphed into one of the best family-friendly multiplayer games around. Supporting anywhere between two and eight players, IDARB is sort of a cross between a platformer, action game, basketball game, and pop culture explosion, all thrown together on one chaotic battlefield. Success requires quick reflexes and solid teamwork, but this is one of those rare games in which you’ll have a great time even if you’re not quite sure what’s going on.

 

The Summer Schooler – School might be out, but that doesn’t mean the creating and experimenting has to end.

Cities Skylines – Xbox One Edition

Encourage your kids to embark on a fulfilling career in planning and community development by learning the ins and outs of city management this summer. Cities Skylines – Xbox One Edition is a critically acclaimed city builder that lets them create (from the ground up) their very own budding metropolis complete with a host of micromanagement features, public policies, and crisis management. It’s way more fun than it sounds, honest.

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Farming Simulator 17

Instead of tracking in mud across your nice clean floors, let your kids get their virtual boots dirty in Farming Simulator 17. They can manage hundreds of acres of land, drive awesome farming vehicles, and tend to livestock like cows, sheep, and chickens. They can also hop online and download community created mods for an ever-expanding experience on Xbox One.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Let your kid’s imagination run wild. Build, manage and maintain your dream zoo alone up to four players. Design the optimal sanctuary with customized animal pens while learning about each of their inhabitant’s needs, behaviors, and what works best to entice visitors to their attractions. Get up close and personal with nearly 200 visually stunning animals. This experience let you do everything from adopting your favorite animals to releasing them back in the wild to adjusting and decorating enclosures to piece-by-piece road construction. In this zoo, the choice is yours.

 

The Budding Engineer – Fun and engaging STEM games

ScreamRide

Taking one part roller coaster designer and one part demolitions expert, ScreamRidelets your kids both learn the joy of creation and destruction – all for the sake of creating the most epic (and safe) rides for their virtual thrill seekers as they solve complex construction puzzles and lay down efficient demolition explosions to make way for the creation of the most impressive rides.

Screamride screenshotScreamride screenshot

Robocraft Infinity

Build and battle and build some more. That’s the theme for Robocraft Infinity that lets your favorite designer combine blocks to build their own vehicles and robots and then put them into the arena against other players online to see who’s creation can come out on top. Make jets, cars, tanks, helicopters – they are all possible thanks to the easy-to-use in-game editor. They can also share their designs online or browse and download other creations for added inspiration.

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Two iconic gaming characters return in a unique adventure that requires more brain than brawn. Like the aforementioned Robocraft Infinity, players will build unique vehicles to compete in a variety of challenges in this off-shoot of the classic Banjo Kazooie series. Impress the L.O.G. (Lord of Games), defeat B&K’s nemesis Gruntilda, and create the most awe-inspiring vehicles to win!

These are just a handful of the awesome family-friendly titles available via Xbox Game Pass (psst, there’s plenty for the grown-ups, too!), so we hope they offer you the perfect way to stave off those summer doldrums. Stay cool and game on!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More
Play it Now: Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions
E3 2019: Rahul Kohli of “iZombie” Joins Cast of Gears 5

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A Parent’s Guide: The Best Xbox Game Pass Titles to Play With Your Kids this Summer

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School’s out for summer! That’s a refrain that your kids likely will be singing for a couple of days, right before they launch into “We’re bored!” or “It’s too hot to go outside!” Trust us, we get it: you’ve got them signed up for summer camps and fun activities galore, but there comes a time when you just need to let them enjoy some quality gaming time at home. Well, we here at Xbox have got you covered thanks to Xbox Game Pass. You may already know that Xbox Game Pass features over 100 great games for the, low price of $9.99  a month, but did you know that over 75 of those games are rated E or E10+? As a public service to you, we’ve put together a handy-dandy list of titles for whatever type of gamers you’ve got in your family. Oh, and the first month is just $1.

 

The Young Ones – Great games for kids who are just starting to play on Xbox One.

Minecraft

This massive block-based game is the perfect introduction to games for both kids and adults. Creative mode allows players to safely experiment with navigating a digital world using a controller, and once they get the hang of the controls, there’s so much to create and explore. From building the home of their dreams (or the Greek Parthenon, if they’re feeling ambitious) to attempting to survive through a Creeper-filled night, there’s something in Minecraft for every gamer in your life.

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de Blob

THQ’s bright and beautiful platformer drops players into a world devoid of color (thanks to the efforts of the nefarious INKT Corporation) and in control of an amorphous blob, tasking them with bringing Chroma City back to life through the joy of painting. Well, painting might not be the best way to describe splattering buildings, landmarks, and even Chroma City’s denizens with color. de Blob is a sleeper hit that everyone in your family is sure to love.

Snake Pass

You might be tempted to think of this as an update on the classic “avoid eating your own tail” mobile game, but it’s actually a highly enjoyable physics-based puzzle platformer. You’ll need to help the heroic serpent Noodle navigate around 4 unique environments by coiling his body around and through obstacles. Snake Pass is cute, colorful, and a lot of fun for kids who want just a bit of challenge.

 

The Tweens – Games for the older kids in your life.

LEGO Games

It’s next to impossible to just pick one great LEGO game, especially since there are a bunch in Game Pass to choose from. Want to channel your inner Caped Crusader? Enjoy all three LEGO Batman titles! Love antiquities but hate snakes? Take LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures for a spin. Feel like everything is awesome? The LEGO Movie Game is just right for you. Best of all, these titles all support local co-op play, so your tween can invite a friend or sibling along on the adventure.

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‘Splosion Man

One of the most unique puzzle platformers ever made is perfect for helping your tween exercise both their mental muscles and their reflexes. Twisted Pixel’s over-the-top hero, the titular ‘Splosion Man, is a botched science experiment that is trying to escape from the labs of Big Science. However, rather than jump or shoot, our hero instead uses his own exploding body to launch himself through the air (hopefully through the game’s wide variety of traps and obstacles) or destroy enemies. As an added bonus, you can play with a friend and launch off each other’s explosion.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

If you’ve got a tween with a younger (possibly annoying) sibling, there’s a good chance they’ve daydreamed about making them disappear. That’s precisely what happens in Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, as our eponymous hero wishes for his brother Felix to disappear, only to learn that losing someone you love is terrifying. An entertaining blend of platforming and puzzles, the game’s gameplay hook revolves around Max’s enchanted magic marker, which your kid can use to do everything from drawing vines and branches to controlling fire and water.

 

The Sporty Kids – They can’t play outside all the time, but they can bring the action indoors.

Forza Horizon 4

Hailed by many as one of the best racing games ever made, our own Playground Games has created the ultimate open world driving adventure. Your budding driver can hop into one of hundreds of real world cars and make their way around a stunningly realistic British landscape, battling the elements as the seasons change weekly. With numerous things to do and collectables to grab, as well dynamic events popping up frequently across the world, you’ll never run out of stuff to do.

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Descenders

Even the most dedicated adrenaline junkie will want to strap on a helmet for this joyous downhill racing experience. Hop on a mountain bike and take off down the hill, jockeying for position with fellow riders and pulling off mammoth tricks along the way. Thanks to the game’s procedurally-generated worlds, your favorite extreme sports fan is guaranteed to have a fresh new experience every time you get to pedaling.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Are you ready for some soccer?!? One of gaming’s longest-running footy franchises is available on Xbox Game Pass, with the latest iteration offering up the most photo-realistic and lifelike players to date. In addition to many improvements on the field itself, there are a number of big changes off the pitch as well. From new leagues to MyClub updates for the general manager in your family, there’s a something here for football fans of every stripe.

 

The Life of the Party – Does it seem like every kid in the neighborhood is at your house? We’ve got you covered.

Rocket League

With its four-player split-screen action, this unique hybrid of soccer and driving is the perfect game for a big group of kids. As intense as it is fun, Rocket League is a prime example of “easy to learn, tough to master” gameplay. Kids might start off doing basic driving maneuvers and hitting the giant ball willy-nilly, but it won’t take long before they’re performing daring aerial “headers” and drawing up complex team plays. For those moments when your kid is playing solo, there’s a variety of AI-controlled opponents with multiple difficulty settings, as well as a plethora of game modes.

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Fuzion Frenzy

An absolute classic from the original Xbox era that still feels fresh and new today with tons of competitive play for up to four-players via local multiplayer. With more than 45 mini-games to pick from, Fuzion Frenzy is perfect for groups of friends for after baseball practice or during sleepovers (if you don’t mind the occasional screaming teenagers after lights out). This is one of those timeless games that feels like it’ll never go out of style.

#IDARB

While this game started off as a crowd-designed goof titled “It Draws a Red Box,” it has since morphed into one of the best family-friendly multiplayer games around. Supporting anywhere between two and eight players, IDARB is sort of a cross between a platformer, action game, basketball game, and pop culture explosion, all thrown together on one chaotic battlefield. Success requires quick reflexes and solid teamwork, but this is one of those rare games in which you’ll have a great time even if you’re not quite sure what’s going on.

 

The Summer Schooler – School might be out, but that doesn’t mean the creating and experimenting has to end.

Cities Skylines – Xbox One Edition

Encourage your kids to embark on a fulfilling career in planning and community development by learning the ins and outs of city management this summer. Cities Skylines – Xbox One Edition is a critically acclaimed city builder that lets them create (from the ground up) their very own budding metropolis complete with a host of micromanagement features, public policies, and crisis management. It’s way more fun than it sounds, honest.

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Farming Simulator 17

Instead of tracking in mud across your nice clean floors, let your kids get their virtual boots dirty in Farming Simulator 17. They can manage hundreds of acres of land, drive awesome farming vehicles, and tend to livestock like cows, sheep, and chickens. They can also hop online and download community created mods for an ever-expanding experience on Xbox One.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Let your kid’s imagination run wild. Build, manage and maintain your dream zoo alone up to four players. Design the optimal sanctuary with customized animal pens while learning about each of their inhabitant’s needs, behaviors, and what works best to entice visitors to their attractions. Get up close and personal with nearly 200 visually stunning animals. This experience let you do everything from adopting your favorite animals to releasing them back in the wild to adjusting and decorating enclosures to piece-by-piece road construction. In this zoo, the choice is yours.

 

The Budding Engineer – Fun and engaging STEM games

ScreamRide

Taking one part roller coaster designer and one part demolitions expert, ScreamRidelets your kids both learn the joy of creation and destruction – all for the sake of creating the most epic (and safe) rides for their virtual thrill seekers as they solve complex construction puzzles and lay down efficient demolition explosions to make way for the creation of the most impressive rides.

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Robocraft Infinity

Build and battle and build some more. That’s the theme for Robocraft Infinity that lets your favorite designer combine blocks to build their own vehicles and robots and then put them into the arena against other players online to see who’s creation can come out on top. Make jets, cars, tanks, helicopters – they are all possible thanks to the easy-to-use in-game editor. They can also share their designs online or browse and download other creations for added inspiration.

Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

Two iconic gaming characters return in a unique adventure that requires more brain than brawn. Like the aforementioned Robocraft Infinity, players will build unique vehicles to compete in a variety of challenges in this off-shoot of the classic Banjo Kazooie series. Impress the L.O.G. (Lord of Games), defeat B&K’s nemesis Gruntilda, and create the most awe-inspiring vehicles to win!

These are just a handful of the awesome family-friendly titles available via Xbox Game Pass (psst, there’s plenty for the grown-ups, too!), so we hope they offer you the perfect way to stave off those summer doldrums. Stay cool and game on!

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More

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Hey, Xbox Game Pass friends! E3 has come to a close and we’re still buzzing here like a kid with a king-sized candy bar. We’ve launched Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), brought over 100 new games to the Xbox Game Pass library across console and PC, and got called breathtaking by Keanu Reeves. We’re still reeling from that one.

There is so much more that went down so here’s the TLDR:

  • At E3, we announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also include Xbox Game Pass for PC… with no increase in price. So you can get your first month of Ultimate for $1 right now and play over 100 high quality PC games with our new Xbox (Beta) app for Windows 10. Get started here, where you can download our handy installer which will make sure your PC is compatible and on the latest version of Windows 10, and will install the new Xbox (Beta) app.
  • With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, members will get access to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, including all the benefits like the Ultimate Edition Character Pack, 30 Days of Boost, early access to play four days earlier than everyone else, and all Xbox Game Pass members have a hall pass to be the first to play Gears 5 via the tech test in July. Play the entire Gears of War anthology with Xbox Game Pass so you’re on top of your game when the time comes.
  • State of Decay 2 dropped its biggest expansion yet with Heartland, and it’s 100% free to all Xbox Game Pass members! You can thank us after you survive the blood plague ferals…
  • This isn’t new news, but since many of you may be new fans, we want to remind you that all Xbox Game Pass members get exclusive member discounts, like up to 20% off games in the library, and up to 10% off related add-ons and consumables. So, go snap up stuff like the brand-new Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions for 10% less!

So yeah, lots of great things happened at E3, but we’ve still got more to come! We may have dropped a ton of games on you last week, but new games are kind of our thing, so we’ve still got a few more for you. Here’s what’s coming to console and PC in the next couple weeks:

June 20

  • Resident Evil: Revelations (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Rare Replay (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

June 27

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Goat Simulator (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

We add new games all the time, but to keep the library curated and fresh for you, we do have to let go of some beloved titles. Here is your warning that some of these games are leaving soon, so play them now! Or if you love them too much to part with them, don’t forget you can use your Xbox Game Pass member discount to buy them at up to 20% off before they go.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass for Console

  • Next Up Hero (June 27)
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition (June 30)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (June 30)
  • Shadow Complex Remastered (June 30)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (June 30)
  • Zombie Army Trilogy (June 30)

My last reminder is that you should grab your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1 while you can. Download the Xbox apps for PC and the Xbox Game Pass app for Mobile to stay up to date on the latest games. For more memes, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and for news about PC gaming, follow our new PC Twitter handle @XboxGamePassPC. And don’t forget that you are all breathtaking.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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GAMES

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Resident Evil: Revelations, Goat Simulator, and More

http://ifttt.com/images/no_image_card.png

Hey, Xbox Game Pass friends! E3 has come to a close and we’re still buzzing here like a kid with a king-sized candy bar. We’ve launched Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta), brought over 100 new games to the Xbox Game Pass library across console and PC, and got called breathtaking by Keanu Reeves. We’re still reeling from that one.

There is so much more that went down so here’s the TLDR:

  • At E3, we announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also include Xbox Game Pass for PC… with no increase in price. So you can get your first month of Ultimate for $1 right now and play over 100 high quality PC games with our new Xbox (Beta) app for Windows 10. Get started here, where you can download our handy installer which will make sure your PC is compatible and on the latest version of Windows 10, and will install the new Xbox (Beta) app.
  • With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, members will get access to Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, including all the benefits like the Ultimate Edition Character Pack, 30 Days of Boost, early access to play four days earlier than everyone else, and all Xbox Game Pass members have a hall pass to be the first to play Gears 5 via the tech test in July. Play the entire Gears of War anthology with Xbox Game Pass so you’re on top of your game when the time comes.
  • State of Decay 2 dropped its biggest expansion yet with Heartland, and it’s 100% free to all Xbox Game Pass members! You can thank us after you survive the blood plague ferals…
  • This isn’t new news, but since many of you may be new fans, we want to remind you that all Xbox Game Pass members get exclusive member discounts, like up to 20% off games in the library, and up to 10% off related add-ons and consumables. So, go snap up stuff like the brand-new Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions for 10% less!

So yeah, lots of great things happened at E3, but we’ve still got more to come! We may have dropped a ton of games on you last week, but new games are kind of our thing, so we’ve still got a few more for you. Here’s what’s coming to console and PC in the next couple weeks:

June 20

  • Resident Evil: Revelations (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Rare Replay (Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

June 27

  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Goat Simulator (Xbox Game Pass for PC, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

We add new games all the time, but to keep the library curated and fresh for you, we do have to let go of some beloved titles. Here is your warning that some of these games are leaving soon, so play them now! Or if you love them too much to part with them, don’t forget you can use your Xbox Game Pass member discount to buy them at up to 20% off before they go.

Games Leaving Xbox Game Pass for Console

  • Next Up Hero (June 27)
  • Dead Island Definitive Edition (June 30)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition (June 30)
  • Shadow Complex Remastered (June 30)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (June 30)
  • Zombie Army Trilogy (June 30)

My last reminder is that you should grab your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1 while you can. Download the Xbox apps for PC and the Xbox Game Pass app for Mobile to stay up to date on the latest games. For more memes, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and for news about PC gaming, follow our new PC Twitter handle @XboxGamePassPC. And don’t forget that you are all breathtaking.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Neverwinter: Undermountain Brings Iconic Dungeons & Dragons Campaign to Life
Citizens of Space Brings the Future of RPG Gameplay to Xbox One
Play, Watch, and Earn Epic Rewards in the New Overwatch Event, Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge

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