World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition last month received a Russian-themed update “Soviet Steel” expansion with 29 killer USSR vehicles and two all-new maps. Fans will be able to experience some of the most iconic tanks of World War II, and several other tanks. You can download “World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition” for free with the new “Soviet Steel” contenton the Xbox Live Marketplace. Also the Combat Ready Starter Pack will be available starting August 12 for just $19.99. You’ll get the premium Panzer 38H Tier II German light tank, 200,000 in-game silver, 1.500 in-game gold, three days of premium account time (which grants a 50% boost to experience and silver), and a 30-day Xbox Live valid code for that $19.99. The Kliment Voroshilov series of tanks (“Soviet Steel” features the KV-1 and KV-1S) were a group of World War II-era heavy tanks, known primarily for having extremely heavy ...

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Microsoft entered the world of massive multiplayer online gaming by porting its massively successful PC game franchise Age of Empires to online. After months of beta testing, Age of Empires Online was launched on August 16th in 2011 worldwide for the gamers. Yesterday, the game have come to an end. AoE online team posted the following message on their blog thanking the gaming community, AOEO launched in August of 2011, with its first two civilizations, the Greeks and Egyptians. Over the years, we added the Persians, the Celts, the Babylonians and the Norse. We also added new modes like the Defense of Crete and Skirmish, to provide for multiple styles of play. In the summer of 2012 we even changed the basic model of the game itself, allowing players to earn Empire Points and play their way to owning more civilizations and vanity items, and adding shifting Alliances to give high-level Empires more ...

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Microsoft today announced that they have acquired SyntaxTree, the developers of the UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio. UnityVS enables Unity developers to take advantage of the productivity of Visual Studio to author, browse and debug the code for their Unity applications. Already today, dozens of the biggest names in game development rely on Visual Studio and the UnityVS plugin. With the acquisition, Microsoft will integrate Unity development inside Visual Studio and also making the plug-in available for free to developers from today. In today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world, Visual Studio provides a great development environment for game developers targeting the breadth of mobile devices, and connecting to the rich services platforms in Azure. I am excited about our opportunity to continue to push game development with Visual Studio forward with the help of the SyntaxTree team. Source: VS blog ...

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Forza Motorsport 5′s much awaited add-on ‘The Hot Wheels Car Pack’ is now available for download. It includes 10 news cars like Lamborghini Veneno, the Lotus Type 49, and the Audi Auto Union Type D. Players can experience Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary car, the dramatic 2013 Lamborghini Veneno – a “First in Forza” exclusive — or travel back in time with the 1939 Audi Union Type D, the pinnacle of pre-war racing, or the 1952 Ferrari 375, the car that started Enzo Ferrari’s post-war racing dynasty. And if you’re craving something brand new, try Audi’s latest offering for the everyday enthusiast, the all-new 2015 Audi S3 Sedan. The rest of the pack includes additional appearances of your favorite cars from Toyota, Mazda, Ford, and more. This new add-on costs $9.99 in the Xbox Live Marketplace. If you are a “Forza Motorsport 5” Car Pass owner, then you can get it for free. One of the cars ...

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A free add-on called “Tactical Taco Pack” is now available for “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare” game in Xbox Store. In this game, you need to battle your way through one of the most peculiar gardens you’ll ever see while blasting countless, far from garden-variety zombies with an arsenal of zany weapons that include a garlic drone and the bonkchoy punch. Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, offers an in-depth look at all the Tactical Taco madness in “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare’s” upcoming free add-on, available July 1. The “Tactical Taco Party Pack” includes a brand new game mode, Vanquish Confirmed, along with a new map, additional character variants, and a whole lot more. If you don’t own the game, you can order it from Amazon or Microsoft Store from the links below, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox One – Microsoft Store. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Xbox ...

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Along with the release of Windows Phone version, Gameloft has released Rivals Knights game for Windows 8/RT devices as well. You can enjoy stunning 3D graphics, dynamic camera angles and lifelike graphics. Unlock over 120 mounts, lances, armor, helms and many more items. Game Description: A TALE OF STRENGTH AND STEEL Live the fantasy of being a knight jousting his way to victory! Compete with thousands of other players in games of glory and adventure! This is the most intuitive, action-packed & visually stunning knight combat game on touch screens!JOUST LIKE A KNIGHT! √ Experience the thrill of fast-paced and highly addictive jousting, for free √ Sharpen your war skills with precision timing and aim √ Battle ruthless foes and rival clans across 5 leagues to seize their castle and thrones √ Embark on an adventure across the kingdom, become a champion and etch your name in history! BONE-BREAKING ACTION √ ...

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This week’s games and add-on Deals with Gold in now live in the Xbox Games Store. You can enjoy these discounts from now now through 7 July 2014. Find the list of games under this deal below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Thief Xbox One Game 40% Assassin’s Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard’s Wrath* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV MP Multiplayer #2 Guild of Rogues* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Season Pass* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Freedom Cry* Add-on 30% Assassin’s Creed IV Illustrious Pirates* Add-on 30% Xbox 360: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount % Child of Light Arcade 33% Flashback Arcade 67% Cloudberry Kingdom Arcade 67% Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Arcade 75% I Am Alive Arcade 75% From Dust Arcade 75% Freefall Racer Arcade 75% Narco Terror Arcade 75% Pro Evolution Soccer* Games on Demand 67% Pro Evolution Soccer World Challenge Day* Add-on 50% Assassin’s Creed IV Add-ons* Assassin’s Creed IV MP Character #1 Blackbeard’s Wrath Add-on 30% Assassin’s ...

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This week’s Red Stripe deals in Windows Store includes popular Xbox game Rayman Jungle Run, Caillou House of puzzles and more. With Rayman Jungle Run, the legendary platforming hero is back in a brand new adventure and it includes 70 gorgeous levels. Find the list of titles under deals below. You can find Rayman Jungle Run now for 67 percent off in the Windows Phone Store for 99 cents and in the Windows Store for half-off at $1.49.  “Caillou House of Puzzles” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store, $1.99 in the Windows Store),  “9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek (Full)” ($3.49 in the Windows Store), “Joining Hands 2” ($1.49 in the Windows Phone Store and in the Windows Store), Billminder ($1.49 in the Windows Store) “Chimpact” (99 cents in the Windows Phone Store, $2.49 in the Windows Store). via: Microsoft   ...

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Disney’s Checkout Challenge is now available in Windows Store for download. Gamers can complete objectives to “level up” and unlock unique groceries with greater value, scan quickly to activate “Frenzy” and use tapping to scan items lightning fast and more. Description: Do you have what it takes to climb the ranks from “Checker-in-Training” to “Checkout Chairman”?!? Test out your grocery scanning skills in this fast-paced, deceptively simple supermarket challenge! GRAB groceries, SCAN barcodes, COMPETE for the highest score! Key Features: • Complete objectives to “level up” and unlock unique groceries with greater value! • Scan quickly to activate “Frenzy” and use tapping to scan items lightning fast! • Sign the high score list with your signature – for that extra personal touch! • Look out for unique Disney items featuring your favorite characters! Download it here from Windows Store for $4.99. ...

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In its official blog, Microsoft today highlighted the amazing line up of games coming to Xbox One platform this holiday season. Totally nine exclusive blockbuster games coming to Xbox One in addition to other DLC on first on Xbox titles. In fact, Xbox One’s 2014 exclusive games lineup got more than 60 nominations and 25 award wins to date, including seven nominations for the prestigious Game Critics Best of E3 2014 Awards, leading the industry for 2014 games. “Congratulations to the creators who are receiving broad acclaim for the games shown at E3,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We saw an incredible display of games at E3 from across the industry and we’re thrilled gamers will have such a wide selection available this year on Xbox One, including “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Forza Horizon 2,” “Ori and the Blind Forest.” Xbox One is the only place you can play these ...

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  Microsoft has released their Sudoku game for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. It includes 5 classic Sudoku difficulty levels to choose from and you can earn Xbox achievements, view leaderboards, and save your games in the cloud! There is also hints or optional guide functions that block duplicates, show mistakes, or enter notes for you. If you are stuck, you can ask for hints, show incorrect answers or block duplicates to get back in the game faster. Description: Introducing the new Microsoft Sudoku, the #1 logic puzzle game that makes the most of your Windows 8 device. Microsoft Sudoku is the classic game you love, with a modern look and feel and exciting new features. With five difficulty levels, fresh daily challenges, achievements and leaderboards, Microsoft Sudoku provides hundreds of brain training puzzles for players of all ages. New to Sudoku? Microsoft Sudoku is great for beginners, too ...

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Last year, Microsoft announced Xbox One with next generation gaming related features like family sharing which will allow games to share their game library with up to 10 family members having Xbox One. But later, Microsoft removed all those features along with the policy change of moving to traditional disc based DRM protection. During a recent Gamertag Radio podcast, Phil Spencer who leads the Xbox team at Microsoft said that this feature could actually be implemented someday. “We looked at the digital features that we had talked about last year and as a gamer, there were a lot of those features that I think really resonated and were smart features for people who really have a lot of games and maybe play on a couple consoles or have bunch of people in the house or want to share with friends,” Spencer said. “As I look at our monthly update roadmap, ...

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As per previous reports, Microsoft was expected to shutdown its Games for Windows Live service on July 1st. Last year, Microsoft ended the PC marketplace on Games for Windows Live service. While Microsoft’s own studios like Twisted Pixel Games have started to port their multiplayer gaming, achievements and other supports to steam, everyone expected the service to down at any point of time this year. However, Microsoft today responded to Game Informer that they are continuing to support the Games for Windows Live service and they remain committed to PC gaming in the coming years. We are continuing to support the Games for Windows Live service. A s previously announced, as part of the retirement of Microsoft Points the Xbox.com PC marketplace was closed. Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. If you pre-ordered the device and got it delivered or picked one at retail stores, Microsoft recommends you to do few things with your new device. Pair the Pen – The pen is part of what makes Surface Pro 3 special and it is really fun to use. Pairing is simple and the setup experience will walk you through it. The Pen draws in apps like Fresh Paint and Sketchbook Express, it takes notes in OneNote, it marks up presentations in PowerPoint or documents in Word, and makes it easy to navigate desktop apps when you’re ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. This week’s deals includes games like Skulls of the Shogun, Slingcat, Maya the Bee, the Mystery of the Crystal Portal (full), and more. Find the apps/games list below. Skulls of the Shogun Join up with ghost-samurai warriors, animal-monks, and samurai generals to help capture the Skulls of the Shogun in an action-packed game that blends arcade-style play with turn-based strategy. It’s a universal app, so if you buy it in the Windows Store, you can install it for free on compatible Windows Phone devices too (and vice versa). Get it in the Windows Store for $1.99 this week, or for the same price in the Windows Phone Store. Phototastic Pro Choose from over a hundred great templates to make crafty photo collages and share them on Facebook, Twitter, and other services.  Download Phototastic Pro for $1.49 on Windows or $.99 on Windows ...

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Popular indie game Sixty Second Shooter Prime is now available for download from Xbox Store. This game now features improved graphics, audio and an “Infinity Second Shooter” mode which allows gamers to enjoy the game without any time constraints. Game Description: Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a twin stick shooter with a sixty second time limit. You’ll be surprised how fun that is. You have one minute – and one life! – with which to deal as much destruction as possible. The enemy hordes are relentless, so only the sharpest wits and the fastest reflexes will prevail. Will you press your luck and fly to the deep levels where the truly treacherous foes await? The clock is always ticking in this fast-paced dual-stick shooter. But thankfully, our intrepid scientists at Happion Laboratories have developed all-new weapons to help you in those sixty seconds of hell. Use missiles to build a large ...

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