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This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale

Major Nelson has revealed the latest deals on the Xbox Store, there are deals on games such as NBA 2K16, World of Tanks and some EA titles. Check out the full list below.

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
NBA 2K16 Xbox One Game 33% DWG
NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition Xbox One Game 40% DWG
NBA 2K16 200,000 VC Add-On 20% DWG
NBA 2K16 450,000 VC Add-On 30% DWG
Mortal Kombat X Xbox One Game 45% DWG
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Deadpool Xbox One Game 40% DWG
Pinball FX2 Deadpool Table Add-On 50% DWG
Sheltered (Game Preview) Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Penarium Xbox One Game 33% DWG
World of Tanks Currency Mega Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight
World of Tanks Currency Big Bucks Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight
World of Tanks Currency Quick Cash Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight
Nova-111* Xbox One Game 67% / 67% Spotlight
Infinity Runner* Xbox One Game 50% / 50% Spotlight

*These offers are valid for Xbox Live Gold and Silver 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
Deadpool Games On Demand 60% DWG
Dragon Age: Origins Games On Demand 70% DWG
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Add-On 75% DWG
Skate 2 Games On Demand 67% DWG
skate. Games On Demand 67% DWG
NBA 2K16 – Blue Diamond Bling Pack Games On Demand 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 – Platinum Bling Pack Games On Demand 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 – Gold Bling Pack Games On Demand 50% DWG
NBA 2K16 – Spanish Commentary Pack Add-On 50% DWG
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Games On Demand 75% DWG
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Games On Demand 75% DWG
Pinball FX2 Deadpool Table Add-On 50% DWG
World of Tanks Currency Mega Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight
World of Tanks Currency Big Bucks Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight
World of Tanks Currency Quick Cash Pack* Add-On 25% / 25% Spotlight

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

Tanks in Space for Xbox 360 World of Tanks

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To commemorate the Apollo 11 landing, World of Tanks have dusted off their lunar event for Xbox 360 owners.

There’s new challenges to sink your teeth into and a whole host of discounted content to purchase for your garage – check it all out on the World of Tanks Xbox 360 page – the main event runs from July 17 3:01 (ET) until July 21 2:59 (ET) with many of the other challenges and offers running until the end of the month.

The weekend just got beta with Xbox One World of Tanks

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This weekend will see World of Tanks rolling out to Xbox One via a beta, and it comes with some incentives to play!

Just by logging in to the ‘Garage screen’ of WoT during the weekend, which runs from July 11-12 between the hours of 02:00-02:00 PT, you can grab yourself a brand new M22 Locust and 1 garage slot – already own the Locust? Then you will receive 180,000 credits instead.

If you fancy grabbing double XP, then be sure to play between between the hours of 11:00 PT (18:00 UTC) and 14:00 PT (21:00 UTC) on either day (or both) and also get a ‘day-long’ double XP token to be used after the weekend.

Don’t fret if you can’t make the beta, if you download the game prior to its full release you will receive an exclusive premium tank – the T1E6-X1, which also includes its own garage slot.

Keep an eye out for the beta download, which is due to appear on July 10.

Autobots… roll out!

World of Tanks coming to Xbox One

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Wargaming have announced that free to play, heavy artillery speciality, World of Tanks, will be coming to Xbox One sometime in 2015.

IGN have reported that the game will allow for cross-platform play with the Xbox 360 version and will be updated at the same intervals as it’s stable-mate.

User accounts will be shared too, allowing existing 360 owners to carry over their WoT account and not have to start from scratch.

Live Gold members will be able to download and play for free, and choose to buy additional items via in-game purchases. The 360 Edition offers a 7-day trial for Standard Live membeship, but it’s unclear whether this will be an option for the Xbox One version.

IGN have also been privy to the Xbox One announcement trailer, which I can’t seem to find anywhere else online, so, with thanks and proper reference to IGN, here it is.

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Gets Map Madness Campaign

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Wargaming today announced “Map Madness”, a limited-time campaign challenging World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition players to reach a cumulative global tank destruction quota. By reaching key numbers of tanks destroyed, the global community will unlock new maps in the game.

Starting March 18th and running until March 24th, tankers around the world will be able to unlock the following maps:

  • Lakeville—unlocked when 10 million cumulative tanks destroyed.
  • El Halluf—unlocked when 25 million cumulative tanks destroyed.
  • Prokhorovka—unlocked when 40 million cumulative tanks destroyed.

The urban Lakeville is a deeply strategic location where the careful use of buildings and cover become the ultimate key to team success. The desert-based El Halluf provides a plethora of key strategic ambush spots for careful players. Prokhorovka, a classic battle arena from the PC version of World of Tanks, combines both open space and an urban setting to create an extremely balanced map, incredibly popular with eSports players.

World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition Review

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World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition is a free to play game which allows players to build a fleet of Tanks to take into battle against other players in a battle to the death across seven maps. First announced last year at E3, it has been a long wait for this game to land fully on Xbox 360. Was it worth the wait?

Originally a PC Game, World of Tanks 360 Edition as much a battle of strategy as it is big metal things going boom at one another across a map. The premis is simple. Pick a tank, take it into battle and use the XP and currency earned to upgrade and buy new tanks to build your own garage full of destruction. The game mostly has the player spending time in their Garage. From here tanks can be upgraded and bought before the easy process of picking a tank, pressing A and going straight into a match lobby and game.

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The matches take the form of a Team Deathmatch style where two teams of Tanks leave their respective Home Bases with the two objectives of either destroying all the enemy tanks to win the match or capturing the enemy home base to win. Matches run for fifteen minutes and at the end of the match any XP or Currency earned via killing enemy tanks, spotting them or capturing the base will be dished out to all. You only have one life in a match, there are no respawns. But the game does something very clever with this restriction. Should your tank fall in battle, you are immediately given the option to return to your Garage where you can instantly pick another tank and go join another match. Should you fall early in the match, your tank will not be available to use again until that match has ended, but if you do leave the game and go to join another, any XP and currency will still be deposited to  you once that match ends.

XP during battle comes in two forms. Tank XP and Free XP. Tank XP is tied to the tank you use in battle and can only be used on that tank. Free XP and currency can be used to buy or upgrade any other Tank in your garage. Each tank has a tier system comprising of ten levels. Buying ‘packages’ with XP or currency will upgrade the tank. One that tank’s tier tree is completed, you will then have the option to buy a new tank in that class. I found that the first three to four tiers were quite easy to obtain via normal gameplay, but the higher tiers required much more careful gameplay to get maximum XP from each match by destroying enemy tanks, spotting tanks for your team and capturing the enemy Base.

The matchmaking system is also very balanced in this regards. Higher graded tanks will be put in lobbies to fight other high graded tanks so you will not find yourself in an entry level tank going up against bigger more powerful tanks so the matches remain balanced as you work to level up your tanks and earn XP without the fear of being instant cannon fodder.

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Of course, as a Free to Play game there is an elephant in the room. The dreaded Micro Transactions. In WoT Xbox 360 Edition, this comes in the form of being able to use real cash to purchase in game Gold coins. These can be used to fast track tier progression and unlock unique tanks. But before you start thinking “here we go again”, the use of Gold Coins is not a one sided advantage in the game. Other then the unique tanks, all other tanks on the roster from the USA, Germany or Great Britain, can be unlocked and bought using normal gameplay and XP won. Gold Coins can also be used during the customisation of your tanks, from camouflage skin options to emblems and symbols. You have the option of times usage of such items or with gold, you can buy them as a permanent addition to your tank. Whilst you can fastrack to more powerful tanks using gold, the way that the match lobbies work, as above, means just having a tier 8 tank will not mean instant win in a match as you will be placed in a match against other tier 8 tanks.

WoT Xbox 360 Edition is more simulation then arcade. Movement is very much as you would expect from Tanks, and depending on the class and size will change the way in which you approach combat. The Left stick controls movement of the tank and the right stick controls the turret. The game has a good tutorial which gives you the basic principles of gameplay but it does a poor job of giving real instruction to the much deeper aspect such as types of shell you can use, consumables which can enhance attack and defence options and repair your tank during battle.

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The controls are easy enough to use and follow, but it will take time to learn how a tank will move across the seven maps. A few times my tank was stuck in a convoy of team mates as everyone shot off at the start of a match and there is nothing more annoying then when you have an enemy tank in your sight then a team mate driving in front of you and blocking you. The maps themselves will have various different terrains and obstacles such as vegitation and buildings. The buildings can act as good cover but can be destroyed by cannon fire and should you get trapped in a location with no escape route then you will be canon fodder if spotted by the enemy. Knowing your tank, what it can do and is capable of blended with good map knowledge is key to succeeding in this game.

It can take a while and patience to get the hang of the gameplay style and earn a more “fun” tank to use but with such quick access to matches and garage you will always find a match quickly and that adds to the charm of  WoT Xbox 360 Edition. I found that trying to be the “kill shot” when fighting an enemy tank was better then just going toe to toe with one as it can take several shots to take out an enemy tank which ever tier you are using, and often I would mix it up only to have a team mate steal the kill with a final shot once I had done all the hard work. The more time you devote to this game the better the game will become for your gaming experience.

It does have issues though. Whilst you can customise and use XP or Gold coins to apply emblems and skins to your tank, in a match they are often only visible up close and only you will really notice them at all. The maps themselves can be problematic with great distance needed to be covered to get to the action and if you are in a slow tank this could take a while. Using buildings as cover is logical and makes sense, but I found that sometimes if an enemy tank is hiding behind a bush, they become almost invisible to my turret and shots will miss which makes no sense considering its just a bush. The deeper aspects to the game have no tutorials so you go in almost blind to upgrading or to what tank you should go for next.

For me, World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition is a fun game, pick up and play to begin with but will take strategy and game experience to get the best out of it. It is free to play and 90% of it is achievable without the micro transactions but progress to the higher levels can take time but will feel more rewarding when you get there. You can fire it up and be in a match in a matter of minutes, but the more simulation over arcade action means you wont find yourself getting mixed up in the action and killing tanks with every shot you fire, but that is something that I actually liked about the game.

This game will have a select appeal, it will not be to everyone’s taste even as a Free to Play game. But it can be fun but needs investment in time to get the most out of it, which not all gamers will have or choose to devote to it. Not a game I would fire up on a daily basis but would fire it up on a weekend just to have a tank fight for an hour or so.

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World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition – Free to Play Dated February 12

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Wargaming has today announced that “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” will be released globally on 12th February 2014. It has been custom built specifically for the Xbox 360, and will bring the franchise’s trademark 15 versus 15 team-based online action and free-to-play accessibility to the millions of dedicated Xbox Live gamers around the world this month.

Available digitally as a free-to-play title for Xbox Live Gold account holders, there is an additional seven day timed trial for all other Xbox Live account holders. The Xbox 360 Edition features all new intuitive controls, integration of Xbox Live features like Friends, Parties, Achievements and a custom user interface designed for the large screen experience. “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” will also feature in-game purchases such as premium tanks, consumables and premium accounts to boost experience and currency accrual rates.

At launch, “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” will feature more than 100 iconic tanks from three separate nations – the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. The game will be expanded with additional tanks, nations and more in the future.

World Of Tanks – Beta Servers To Go Offline January 29th

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Tonight World of Tanks has announced via Twitter that on January 29th, the Beta servers will go offline ahead of the games full release for Xbox 360.

Information about what this shutdown means for those lucky enough to have been a part of the beta testing has been listed on the game’s website:

Dear Beta Tankers,

The Beta Is Ending and Servers Will Go Offline January 29th

World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition game servers will be taken down on January 29, 07:00 UTC (Jan. 28 23:00 PST) for a few days in preparation for the final release. Players will not be able to log in during this time. Please stay tuned for another update on your early access to the release version of the game.

What Changes Will I Notice When the Server Is Back Online?

  • The game will be live for Beta participants only
  • In-game purchases will be implemented and retained going forward
  • Tank awards earned during the Beta will be in your Garage
  • In-game progress will be reset (earned tanks, XP, Silver, and Gold)
  • Game Avatars and Achievements will be available

The Japanese entry into World of Tanks

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Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced that its highly acclaimed action game, World of Tanks, will soon be joined by war machines from Japan.

The introduction of Japanese tanks allows us to explore the design and innovation of a number of legendary armored vehicles and give players the chance to experience their technological evolution throughout the mid-20th century. Tank models based on original designs of Japanese engineers will offer players a wide selection of authentic upgrade schemes, each tailored for particular combat objectives.

said World of Tanks Producer Mikhail Zhivets

The Japanese line will initially field two branches with nine medium and five light machines, including such fabled models as the Chi-Ri prototype, the first post-war Japanese design Type 61, the light Type 95 Ha-Go and the medium Chi-Ha tanks. Developed during the late 1950s, the Type 64 (STB-1) will become the Tier 10 medium model.

Along with existing armored vehicles from the USA, China, France, Great Britain, Germany and the USSR, the new tech tree coming one of the forthcoming updates will become the 7th national line introduced into the game.

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