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Xbox One Launches Worldwide

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Xbox One – the new-generation for games and entertainment is available now in 13 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria. We can only imagine the excitement and for many some are still awaiting delivery of their consoles from couriers, and perhaps spare a thought for those gamers who aren’t allowed theirs until Christmas!!

In a newly updated press release the Xbox Team described the launch as “an epic night around the world” from New Zealand to Los Angeles. In New Zealand, fans partied at Shed 10 in Auckland as the iconic Sky Tower pulsed green, and one fan made the world’s first official Xbox One purchase. Across the world in London, Xbox One turned entertainment epicenter Leicester Square into Xbox One Square with a glowing, green nexus and fan festivities throughout the day. In New York, zombies, Roman soldiers and jaw-dropping supercars converged on Times Square. As billboards glowed green, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis helped 1,000 fans count down to midnight with an electrifying performance at Best Buy Theater, while thousands more celebrated in Times Square. Across the country in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s biggest gamers walked the green carpet and mingled withfans who came out to try Xbox One games and enjoy beats courtesy of deadmau5. Similar spectacular celebrations also occurred in the other Xbox One launch markets.

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Marc Whitten, chief product officer, Xbox:

The launch of Xbox One is truly Day One. Today is the beginning of the future of entertainment, and we could not be more proud to deliver Xbox One to fans around the world.

This full list of Xbox One games available at launch today:

  • “Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag” (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • “Battlefield 4” (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • “Crimson Dragon” (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Dead Rising 3” (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • “FIFA 14” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “Fighter Within” (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • “Forza Motorsport 5” (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Just Dance 2014” (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • “Killer Instinct” (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • “LocoCycle” (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Madden NFL 25” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “NBA 2K14” (Visual Concepts, 2K)
  • “NBA LIVE 14” (EA SPORTS, Electronic Arts)
  • “Need for Speed Rivals” (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • “Powerstar Golf ” (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Ryse: Son of Rome” (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • “Skylanders SWAP Force” (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • “Xbox Fitness” (Microsoft Studios)
  • “Zoo Tycoon” (Frontier Developments Microsoft Studios)
  • “Zumba Fitness World Party” (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

NBA Live 14 Demo Comes Out Next Week

EA Sports have today announced that the 4 year hiatus of NBA Live will be ended with a demo that comes out next Friday.

In the demo, you’ll be able to take control of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors. Their live stats will be updates in the demo just as they will in the full game.

The NBA Live 14 demo hits the stores on Xbox One next Friday the 22nd of November.

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Saints Row IV Launch Celebrated With Notting Hill Carnival

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Saints Row IV is celebrating its launch in the only way the Saints know how – with the biggest street party in the UK! Deep Silver has announced that Saints Row IV will be making some serious noise at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, bringing the wub to the streets of London.

Partnering with Rampage, one of the most consistent and successful urban music specialists in UK club land, Saints Row IV will be hitting it hard with two monstrous 30ft high Saints Flow mascots – Paul The Can – which will tower above Notting Hill Carnival’s largest sound system, playing to over 15,000 people. With previous guests of the Rampage stage including Sean Paul, Tiny Tempah and Ms Dynamite, this years carnival is set to be bigger, brasher, and louder than ever before. There will be free cans of Saints Flow to refresh the crowd, a competition to win a gaming console featured on the cans, and if that wasn’t enough, the brand new track from APOLLO 84 feat SHYSTIE – “SAINTS FLOW” written especially for Saints Row IV will be premiered from the Rampage sound stage.

Notting Hill Carnival takes place Sunday 25th August and Monday 26th August, you can find the Rampage Sound System on Colville Street, or by looking up, and following the massive cans of Saints Flow!

thisisxbox.com rated Saints Row IV 8/10 in our recent review.