Microsoft today announced that they are partnering with Japanese anime studio Production I.G to launch Gargantia: Sky Courier, a brand new game to showcase the power of modern web. As part of Microsoft’s Rethink Initiative, Sky Courier game works across all modern devices and browsers that support WebGL. The game is based on one of Japan’s top anime franchises, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. Fans will get never-before-seen footage, cut-scene story featuring Gargantia’s original voice actors, and three different “choose your own adventure” endings. You can play it for free in both Japanese and English worldwide. Even though the game is open for everyone to enjoy, it is focused on developers.This game is built using Turbulenz open source 3D game engine. And Microsoft is releasing the source code of a packaged version of the Sky Courier game so that developers can build your own version of the game. The Turbulenz ...

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At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Unity, will be released worldwide on October 28. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Xbox Wire feels that Unity” may be the grittiest, biggest, deadliest “Assassin’s Creed” ever. The demo starts in 1793, during what is known as the Reign of Terror. This was a time when France was fractured by rival political groups, and the nation was falling into chaos. Thieves and murderers ran the streets, people were executed publicly every day, and Paris was one of the most dangerous cities in the world. With everything so crazy, it’s the perfect place for an Assassin. Starting from a perch with the gargoyles of Notre Dame, our Assassin ...

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At E3, Microsoft revealed that Crackdown is coming to Xbox One. Crackdown was originally released in 2007 on Xbox 360 and gamers all over the world spent countless hours running, driving, and leaping around Pacific City. Now, the groundbreaking, hyper-powered world of “Crackdown” is back in stunning fashion with an all-new “Crackdown” experience for Xbox One. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, “Crackdown” on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction. Whether you’re playing the Campaign with friends or enjoying an entirely new competitive “Crackdown” experience powered by Xbox Live, you’ll never look at an open-world game the same way again. Best of all, “Crackdown” leverages Xbox Live to power a city which isn’t just an exciting place to play, but is a part of your destructive arsenal. Enjoy the teaser trailer above. Pre-order Crackdown from Amazon here. ...

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As previously announced, indie game Worms Battlegrounds is now available on Xbox One.Worms: Battlegrounds” for Xbox One, which promises to be the best entry in the series to date; with the most weapons, the biggest maps, and the finest single- and multiplayer experiences, it’s certainly the most comprehensive. “Thanks to the increased power of the Xbox One hardware, ‘Battlegrounds’ is the ultimate version of ‘Worms’ to play with friends, around one machine or online,” says Debbie Bestwick, CEO. “’Worms’ has always been a sociable game to play with friends, and this is the ultimate experience.” Team 17 has created a brand-new single player game, with a storyline and a platformer-like experience, capitalizing on the Xbox One’s extra physics processing power to create all manner of devious contraptions and bizarre machinery for players to overcome. Game description: Worms™ Battlegrounds Worms™ Battlegrounds brings friends and families together in the noble pursuit of ...

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“Ryse: Son of Rome” latest add-on “Morituri Pack” is now available for download in the game. It includes three new arenas for Gladiator mode – Beacon, False Gods and Revolution – and two for Survival mode – Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest. Crytek has also included hid nine of them in “Ryse: Son of Rome”. The “Morituri Pack” introduces three new arenas for Gladiator mode – Beacon, False Gods and Revolution – and two for Survival mode – Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest. Beacon tasks players with infiltrating a barbarian camp, False Gods has gladiators battling in Ancient Egyptian temples, and Revolution is set amid the crumbling ruins of the once majestic Roman Empire. In Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest, navigate an onslaught of perilous traps as you battle against insurmountable odds until the bitter end. If fighting in the arena alone is more your style, the “Morituri Pack” also includes ...

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Remedy Entertainment, the creators behind critically-acclaimed “Max Payne” and “Alan Wake,” today revealed that “Quantum Break’s” signature, time-amplified gameplay trailer will be revealed for first time at Gamescon gaming show in August. Today, Quantum Break Creative Director Sam Lake provided the fans on the new story details and never-before-seen footage from the game. Launching in 2015 exclusively for Xbox One, “Quantum Break” delivers an entertainment experience like no other with the fusion of an intense, cinematic action game and a high-quality, live-action show.  The game follows “Quantum Break’s” hero, Jack Joyce, as he desperately struggles to prevent the end of time, while the show revolves around the conspiracies and intrigue within the villainous corporation called Monarch Solutions, Jack’s main enemy. Together, they form an intertwining narrative where the actions you take directly impact how the story across both the game and the show unfolds. You can pre-order Quantum Break from ...

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Microsoft today announced the extension of the life of the “Forza Motorsport 5″ Car Pass to include two more monthly car packs. This will enable Forza users to enjoy a total of 90 different cars to collect, customize and race within this game. As a thank you to all of our loyal fans, we are extending the life of the “Forza Motorsport 5″ Car Pass to include two more monthly car packs. If you are a Car Pass owner, that means you’ll be getting the next two monthly DLC car packs – the “June” pack, which is scheduled for release next Friday (more on that below), as well as our “July” car pack – at no additional charge. That’s 20 additional cars for you to collect, customize, and race, bringing the total to 90 DLC cars for “Forza 5″ Car Pass owners! Now, about that “June” pack. As you might know, ...

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Earlier today, we reported that Google is going to acquire Twitch game streaming service for about $1 billion. Twitch is extremely popular among gamers and has over 45 million monthly users. Now, The Verge reports that Twitch chose Google over Microsoft amid multiple buyout offers. They believed that Google’s YouTube would be a greater fit for their strategy as Microsoft may restrict them to Xbox after the deal. Also, they expect Google to help them scale after the acquisition to meet the demands of the gamers. Microsoft and others have made serious approaches to Twitch, said the person, but YouTube was deemed the better fit. It’s unlikely that the gamer-friendly Twitch would have wanted any part of a deal that would tie the service to Xbox, as it’s embedded in Sony’s rival PlayStation console as well. A source familiar with the deal says that Twitch likely would have rejected a ...

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Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that the next installment in the Halo saga: Halo 5: Guardians, coming in fall 2015 for Xbox One. Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries revealed some more details about the upcoming game at their official blog. In addition to developing the game, they have developed an advanced game engine to support it. Also, Microsoft and 343 Industries will reveal more information at E3 and beyond. But we’re not just making a new game in that three year span, we’re also making a new engine. During the development of Halo 4, we pushed the Xbox 360 and the engine to its limits, and we were happy with the way we were able to make the Halo universe look. The Xbox 360 still has a few tricks up its sleeve, even now. We are moving to a whole new platform with the Xbox One – a new ...

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Microsoft Research has recently released Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone who is interested in coding. It is based on the fact that people can be more effective and sustainable when coding is fun. Codehunt uses puzzles, which players explore by means of clues presented as test cases. Players iteratively modify their code to match the functional behavior of secret solutions. Once their code matches, lights flash and sounds play, letting players know that they have “captured” the code. Players then get a score, which depends on how elegant their solution is, and are encouraged to move on to the next puzzle or level. Players can use either C# or Java to play this game. Code Hunt was developed by a team in Microsoft Research led by Principal Development Lead Nikolai Tillmann and Principal Research Software Engineer Peli de Halleux. It is based on Pex, Microsoft Research’s state-of-the-art implementation ...

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The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 – In Harm’s Way is now available for download for Xbox 360 users. Watch as Clementine and her group try to escape from the fort they built in Episode 3, “In Harm’s Way,” from Season 2 of “The Walking Dead”. Game Description: Captured, bloody and beaten; Clementine and her group learn what it’s like to live under the heel of a leader whose intelligence is rivaled only by his propensity for brutal violence. With escape being a priority, Clem is forced to make hard-hitting decisions in this episode. If you already own The Walking Dead: Season Two – Season Pass, you need not purchase this again. If you do, you will be charged again! ...

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Sunset Overdrive game was announced during E3 2013 during Microsoft keynote as a Xbox One exclusive. Sunset Overdrive is an always changing, open-world shooter set in the not-so-distant future. The story is like this, a catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you flourish. It turns out your calling isn’t picking up trash or serving food, it’s mutant destruction. This game represents a number of firsts for Insomniac Games. It is their first open world game, its first title built from the ground up exclusively for Xbox, and it’s more. Xbox Wire has an interview with several folks working on Sunset Overdrive about what’s new in Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One. Read the full interview here. Sunset Overdrive has given us the chance to go farther than we have before when it comes to traversal and combat, and really, for the first time in a long time, ...

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Microsoft has released the successor the popular Kinectimals game for Windows devices. You can download the game for free from Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. The world of Kinectimals just got a whole lot bigger! With more cute pets than ever before, a host of fun activities and a plethora of toys, there’s never been so much to do with your furry friends! Description: Breaking news – Kinectimals has gone to the dogs! From the makers of the wildly successful Kinectimals franchise comes Kinectimals Unleashed! Have you ever wanted to grab your favorite canine pal and explore the exciting dog island of Villeria? How about embarking on an adventure to a mysterious tropical island with your best Bengal Tiger friend? We’ve got you covered! Kinectimals Unleashed delivers more than 85 furry four legged friends to play with and care for. Think you can collect them all? We’ve included all ...

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Peggle 2 is a puzzle video game for Xbox One developed by PopCap Games. It was announced during the E3 2013 and it expands on the original Peggle by featuring new levels, challenges, environments, Peggle Masters and special powers. Now, Peggle 2 Xbox 360 version of the game was released yesterday. Dash Text: Everything is better with Peggle! Catch the fever now on Xbox 360 with Peggle 2, where you’ll master over 120 new levels and trials in the sequel to one of the most engaging puzzle-action games of all time. Unleash amazing magic powers as you learn from Peggle Master Bjorn, and 4 all-new masters like the dark and mysterious Luna, while you shoot balls at colorful, challenging boards of pegs to reach Extreme Fever. But there’s more! Unlocked costumes allow you to dress up the various masters for laughs and for multiplayer fun. And try four-player Peg Party ...

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Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game which won over 90 awards at E3 is going on sale from May 27th. The game is available from various retailers, and all of them have some special offers. Microsoft Store for example offers $15 Xbox gift card when you pre-order the game while BestBuy and Amazon offers exclusive content packs. Find the details below. Microsoft Store Exclusive Pre-order Bonus Offer: Exclusive offer: Pre-order by 5 PM Pacific Time on May 22 and get it the day it’s released.* Plus, get a $15 Xbox gift card.** Pre-order Watch Dogs from Microsoft Store. BestBuy Exclusive Pre-order Bonus Offer: Best Buy Exclusive The Breakthrough Pack. Includes an exclusive single-player mission plus vehicle bonus perks. Pre-order now. Token code e-mailed on Release date: 05/27/2014 Pre-order Watch Dogs from BestBuy. Amazon Exclusive Pre-order Bonus Offer: Pre-order Watch Dogs for Xbox360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, WiiU, or PC Digital ...

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You can now join XYZ, the popular Chinese TV cartoon star, in Disney’s latest physics-based game Where’s My Water? XYZ in Windows Store Description: Introducing the latest chapter from Disney’s most popular puzzle game franchise! Where’s My Water takes the brightest Chinese TV cartoon character XYY on a medieval adventure through China! Help XYY save his friends trapped in the underground city and play brand new elements such as fire and oil to defeat the clumsy Big Bad Wolf! Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and enjoy all the fun physics-based gameplay you love in Where’s My Water! KEY FEATURES: • Play through 80+ levels and earn as many bells as possible to test your skills! • Explore new fire and oil mechanics in the underground city! • Earn bells faster with fun power-ups! • Discover ancient collectibles to unlock bonus puzzles! • Stuck on a challenging level? Try ...

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