Category Archives: Xbox 360

New Deals with Gold now available

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has revealed the latest Deals with Gold Offers

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
NBA 2K16 Xbox One Game 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition Xbox One Game 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 Starter Pack Add-On 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 75,000 VC Add-On 10% DWG
NBA 2K16 200,000 VC Add-On 40% DWG
NBA 2K16 450,000 VC Add-On 60% DWG
Titanfall Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 75% DWG
Unmechanical: Extended Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Organic Panic Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Teslagrad Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Commander Cherry for Kinect Xbox One Game 67% DWG
Zheros Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Resident Evil 6 Xbox One Game 30% DWG
DC Universe Online 3-Month Membership Add-On 10% DWG
DC Universe Online 12-Month Membership Add-On 25% DWG
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round New Costume Pass 2* Add-On 40% Spotlight
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round: Core Fighters 30 Character Set Add-On 40% Spotlight
DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round Story Mode* Add-On 30% Spotlight

*These offers are valid for all Xbox Live members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
NBA 2K16 Games On Demand 50% DWG
Titanfall Deluxe Edition Games On Demand 75% DWG
Mass Effect 3: From Ashes Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 3: Omega Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 3: Citadel (1 of 2) Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 2: Arrival Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 2: Genesis Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi – Stolen Memory Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker Add-On 50% DWG
Mass Effect 2: Overlord Add-On 50% DWG

These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region. 

Free games and multiplayer this weekend on Xbox

Not only are Xbox planning EA Access free play days, but from today until Sunday they will be hosting a Free Multiplayer Weekend. That’s right, for the first time Xbox is inviting all Live Members without Xbox Live Gold Membership to join up with friends and experience the full online multiplayer experience on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Whats more, to really immerse yourself in the experience Xbox will also be giving all Live Members free access to try Rocket League for the entire weekend. This offer is live now, June 9th and will run through to June 12th. So what are you waiting for, it’s time to make your friends your allies.

Skylanders Imaginators revealed

It’s no surprise that hit toys-to-life game, Skylanders, is getting another sequel, but this latest version is set to shake-up the formula a little. Alongside a set of new Skylander figures will come the ability to create your very own digital Skylanders with Skylander Imaginators’ character creator.

Since the launch of Skylanders, kids around the world have sent developer Toys For Bob, hand-drawn Skylanders with one special request: please bring my Skylander to life. We’re willing to bet more than a few adults sent drawing in as well, The majority of the This is Xbox team sure did. Well, This October, Activision and Toys for Bob will make that wish a reality. For the first time ever Portal Masters will be able unleash their imaginations by creating their very own Skylander.

Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders. No matter how in touch with our ‘inner kids’ we might think we are as adults, nothing comes close to the endless creativity that springs from the mind of an inspired kid,

said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc.

We’ve turned this year’s game into the ultimate blank canvas for kids’ imaginations so they can create and play their own Skylanders.

Skylanders Imaginators will supposedly gives players immense possibilities – including appearance, powers, abilities, name, catchphrase, musical theme and much more – to make the wildest Skylanders imaginable. Apparently allowing for more than a googol distinctive characters.

With the evil Kaos on a new quest to take over Skylands, it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to create their own Skylanders – known as Imaginators – using the new elementally-aligned toy type call the Creation Crystal. Creation Crystals also allow players to transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!

Skylanders Imaginators introduces Skylanders Senseis, all-new heroes who represent 10 powerful Battle Classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler, and more. Skylanders Senseis help train created Imaginators by offering a range of benefits including unlocking super-cool Imaginator weapons, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. There are a total of 31 Senseis, which include some fan-favourite villains who have been reformed and now fight for good!

Skylanders consistently delivers on innovative gameplay experiences. With customization a dominant trend in the consumer market, the fact that Skylanders Imaginators will allow kids to bring their own creations to life is a game changer and one our customers will enjoy,

said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

We are proud to continue to serve as a marquee Skylanders destination ,  and look forward to fans’ excitement when the new Skylanders Imaginators game arrives this autumn.

Starting today, fans can pre-order Skylanders Imaginators  Starter Packs which includes two new Skylanders characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power and the full game. Skylanders Imaginators will be available on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on the 14th October in the UK. And you can check out the reveal trailer and A Day at Skylanders HQ videos below:

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass and DLC announced

With the next installment in the LEGO games series due at the end of June, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have now published further information on the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass. This Season Pass like others before will grant players access to a variety of downloadable content (DLC), including new game levels and story-driven content, as well as additional characters from across the Star Wars galaxy.

Owners of the Season Pass will get three brand new Level Packs that extend the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens adventure with exciting new content not seen in the movie. As like other expansions for previous titles each add-on pack will allow players to experience key events from the film in different ways, including Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base after crash landing on Jakku, the assault on Maz Kanata’s castle through the eyes of Kylo Ren and the collapse of Starkiller Base from the perspective of two Resistance pilots.  Along with the Season Pass you will also get five Character Packs featuring well-known Star Wars heroes, villians and droids. For a more in-depth look at what the Season Pass content will be, check out below;

LEVEL PACKS

  • Poe’s Quest for Survival Level Pack – A whole new adventure following Poe Dameron’s journey back to the Resistance base. After his daring escape from the First Order that left him stranded on Jakku, Poe must search for BB-8 and locate a ship to escape the desert planet to find his way home.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Naka Lit, Ohn Gos, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size Vehicle), Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • First Order Siege of Takodana Level Pack – Experience the thrilling assault on Maz Kanata’s castle in a new way. Storm the shores of Takodana with Kylo Ren and the First Order in a quest to capture Rey and BB-8 to crush the Resistance forever.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Jashco Phurus, Rosser Weno, Strono “Cookie” Tuggs, Thromba, Laparo, Jakku Freighter (Full-size Vehicle), Jakku Freighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Escape from Starkiller Base Level Pack – After crash landing on the surface of Starkiller Base, join the battle from the perspective of two Resistance pilots. With the help of a loyal astromech droid, outmaneuver the First Order to escape the planet before it explodes.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: C’ai Threnalli, Colonel Datoo, Lieutenant Rodinon, Lt Wright, R3-Z3, Assault Walker (Full-size Vehicle), Assault Walker (Microfighter Vehicle)

Lego Star Wars Season Pass

CHARACTER PACKS
  • The Jedi Character Pack – Season Pass Exclusive / Available June 28, 2016 – Features powerful members of the Jedi Order. Available exclusively to Season Pass owners.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, Jedi Interceptor (Full-size Vehicle), Jedi Interceptor (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Prequel Trilogy Character Pack –  Play as select characters from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Anakin Skywalker (Damaged), Captain Panaka, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Jar Jar Binks, Padm é Naberrie, Watto, Zam Wesell, Naboo Starfighter (Full-size Vehicle), Naboo Starfighter (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Freemaker Adventures Character Pack – Showcases the galaxy’s bravest family of scavengers from the upcoming LEGO ® animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Baash (Iktotchi), Graballa the Hutt, Kordi Freemaker, Naare, Raam (Iktotchi), Roger (Battle Droid), >Rowan Freemaker, Zander Freemaker, Star Scavenger (Full-size Vehicle), Star Scavenger (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • Star Wars: Rebels Character Pack – Play as the crew of the Ghost from the popular animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Ahsoka Tano, Chopper, Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, Kanan Jarrus, Sabine Wren, Seventh Sister Inquisitor, Zeb Orrelios, Ghost (Full-size Vehicle), Ghost (Microfighter Vehicle)
  • The Clone Wars Character Pack – Exciting characters from the acclaimed animated series.
    Playable characters and vehicles include: Asajj Ventress, Aurra Sing, Barriss Offee, Cad Bane, Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Hondo Ohnaka, Savage Opress, Republic Gunship (Full-size Vehicle), Republic Gunship (Microfighter Vehicle)

The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Season Pass will be available for £7.99 on Xbox One, Xbox 360. If this doesn’t take your fancy though players can also buy each DLC Pack individually for £1.70 for Character & Vehicle Packs and £2.50 for Level Packs. As an added bonus, Season Pass holders will gain exclusive access to The Jedi Character Pack, which will be available at launch on June 28, 2016.

Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale – 31st May 2016

The Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale for the week beginning May 31 have been announced. Not a great selection this week, Battleborn gets a 35% discount and there are plenty of GTA 5 discounts too. check out the rest below.

Don’t forget to pick up your new games from Games with Gold tomorrow too…

Xbox One Deals

 

Xbox 360 Deals

Black Ops 3: Eclipse DLC finally released for Xbox

The wait is finally over and the second DLC for Black Ops 3, Eclipse has finally been released for Xbox.

Named Eclipse, the new dlc brings 4 new Multiplayer maps and the next chapter in the origins zombies experience, Zetsubou No Shima. The 4 new multiplayer maps are Verge, Rift, Spire, and Knockout.

  • Spire – takes Multiplayer combat to a futuristic sub-orbital airport terminal set high in the clouds. Multiple levels and open areas promote intense, mid-range combat around a clean, high-tech civilian environment. Watch your step, because one wrong move could send you plummeting back through the stratosphere.
  • Verge – In this re-imagination of the classic Call of Duty: World at War map, Banzai, Verge drops Multiplayer combat into the center of a distant post-apocalyptic future, where two warring factions are entrenched in constant battle over one of the few remaining water sources. Take control of the key bridge, fortresses, tunnel systems and waterfalls as you engage in high-speed action through this medium-sized map.
  • Rift – Head to the core of a harsh futuristic military complex, set high above an active caldera. Rift funnels and forces tight, intense engagements, where the only way through is forward. Utilize the unique core movement opportunities to outsmart and outplay enemies as you traverse the suspended rail system.
  • Knockout – Housed in a traditional Shaolin Temple with a retro twist, Knockout sets the stage for a bloody Kung Fu tournament … with guns. This mid-sized map showcases a sharp contrast between the mid-range engagements of the traditional exterior architecture and the tight close-quarters of an eclectic 1970’s styled interior.

In the latest chapter of the Zombies experience Zetsubou No Shima, the Origins characters find themselves stranded on a remote Pacific island. Continuing their mission to stop the Zombie apocalypse they face the horrors caused by the effects of Element 115 on human, plant and animal biology. The new chapter allows you to explore diverse environments from lush, tropical forest to the stark, overgrown laboratory facility. Will you be brave enough to use the zip lines or will you hide in the sewer systems to evade the Zombie horde.

As with every weekend since release this weekend sees another Double XP Weekend. The double weapon XP event starts today 20th May (usually 6pm GMT) and will run till the 23rd May.

For all you season pass holders the content is available to download now free of charge, and for non season pass holders it can be purchased via the online store. For further information about the latest DLC and all other related Black Ops 3 content check out the official website.

Microsoft and Team Dakota extinguish Project Spark

Some of you may have already noticed but you can no longer download Project Spark from the Xbox or Windows store and this is because after much consideration Microsoft and Team Dakota have decided to discontinue support for the game.

Starting last Friday, Project Spark disappeared from the Market Place and for all existing users the online service will discontinue after the 12th August, but what does this mean? Without an online service, players will no longer be able to download user content or upload any of their own. If you want to use user-generated content once the service is turned off then you need to download it before the 12th August. Also if your own creations have not been saved locally you will need to download them to your console or PC.

For those of you who purchased the Project Spark Starter Kit before it transitioned to its free to play state last fall or redeemed the code inside a retail box between Oct 5 2015 to May 13th 2016 then never fear. Microsoft will be crediting your account and this in turn can be exchanged in the Xbox Or Windows store to buy content. I know for a fact that some of these credits have gone out already so keep your eyes peeled. For more information on if you are eligible and how to receive the credit can be found here.

Project Spark COmmunity

On the official Project Spark site Community Manager Thomas Gratz posted “This was an extremely difficult decision for our team that we do not take lightly. When “Project Spark” transitioned away from active development last fall, many of our team members moved to other projects within Microsoft Studios. While this means there have been no layoffs at Microsoft, it also means it’s simply no longer feasible to continue the behind-the-scenes work involved with keeping Project Spark up and running with meaningful updates and bug fixes, so we have come to this hard decision.”

So there you have it, after 46 content packs, thousands of assets and 16 updates since launch and not including the hundreds of thousands of creations and experiences that have been created by its community, the community spark finally gets extinguished.

For further information around the discontinued support of the game check out the official site here. Also why don’t you drop us a comment and let us know your thoughts?

Is Battlefield Bad Company coming to backward compatibility?

Now we’re not ones for wild speculation…wait, yes we are. We speculated wildly last year about the possibility of Xbox 360 backward compatibility in the podcast, as well as the Call of Duty franchise cheating on Microsoft and getting into bed with Sony. Wild speculation is indeed a big part of our thought process, and with this generation of consoles being so unpredictable and dynamic, anything could happen.

So, what are we speculating about today? Why, Battlefield Bad: Company coming to backward compatibility, of course.

Battlefield BadCompany 2 1

If you head over to your Xbox One dashboard or to Major Nelson’s blog, you can watch the latest episode of This Week on Xbox, and in this latest episode Major Nelson talks with DICE about the Battlefield 1 multiplayer experience. As a joke, Major Nelson grabs a poster as he’s leaving their office, a poster of Battlefield: Bad Company. Is this a hint at a future backward compatible title or series of titles.

It’s very little to go on, and is quite possibly an entirely innocent joke, but releasing the Battlefield: Bad Company games, possibly as pre-order bonuses for those purchasing Battlefield 1, would be very much inline with other recent releases. Doom came with Doom 1 and Doom 2, Quantum Break came with Alan Wake and American Nightmare, Fallout 4 came with Fallout 3. Bundling backward compatible titles with a new iteration is a tried and tested practice.

However, let’s speculate a little further. With Call of Duty: Infinite bundling a remastered Modern Warfare with it, is it possible we’ll see Battlefield 1 come bundled with a Bad Company remaster?

It’s certainly a possibility, and one fans have been asking for. In fact it’s a bit of a mystery as to why we haven’t seen any more from the Bad Company series. In an interview with GameSpot in 2014, studio head Karl-Magnus Troedsson at DICE was asked why Bad Company 3 wasn’t in development and if the series was dead, he responded:

It’s never dead,

he went on to say:

 You can always revive it, as with any TV series, movie, or IP. It’s going to come down to, if people really want it and if a team inside my group really wants to build it, then sure.

So with fans still saying they want it, the possibility of a Bad Company revival of some sorts is pretty high, our money is on the series coming to backward compatibility when Battlefield 1 releases in October, however, out hopes are behind the idea of a remaster coming bundled with the new game. Time will tell.

Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom comes to Xbox

Big Ant Studios, one of the largest game developers in Australia has announced that Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom is coming to Xbox. Available for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, the game puts you in the shoes of Jaxx, a blue-skinned, hammer-weilding jester in search of the most powerful pair of balls in the world.

Packed with silly humor, colorful worlds and ridiculous characters, Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom is a third-person brawler that features brightly animated cut scenes and artwork to bring its lighthearted comic energy to life. Chain together awesome fighting combo’s, throws, smashes and counters to overcome enemy players and bosses as you explore the realm and fight of the Evil Clown Army.

The game is due for release imminently on Xbox One (price TBC) and Xbox 360 (£7.99) through the Xbox Games Store, so keep you eyes peeled. For further information and some great trailers check out the official site here.

Microsoft announce end of Xbox 360 Production

Phil Spencer has just announced via Xbox Wire that Xbox 360 production has ended.

Thanks to the Xbox 360, we evolved Xbox Live from the original Xbox into the thriving online gaming community it is today. And the console became a beloved gaming and entertainment hub with over 78 billion gaming hours played, nearly 486 billion Gamerscore on 27 billion achievements and over 25 billion hours spent in apps over its lifetime.

Although there is no more consoles being made, support will still exist, also:

  • Xbox 360 owners will continue to receive Xbox Live services for their console, such as online multiplayer gaming and parties, access to the apps they use today, and Games with Gold and Deals with Gold.

  • Xbox Live servers that support Xbox 360 services will also remain online and active. Our Xbox 360 fans can continue to play their favorite games with the full support of Xbox Live.

  • Gamers will also be able to continue to buy over 4,000 Xbox 360 games or Xbox 360 accessories at retail and through our Xbox 360 store online, while supplies last.

  • Any Xbox 360 hardware will still be supported at xbox.com/support.

  • And Xbox One owners will be able to continue to enjoy available Xbox 360 games through Xbox One Backward Compatibility – at no additional cost.

What a sad day, it’s had problems but it as one awesome console. Thanks for the memories, Xbox 360.