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[sticky post]Sticky: introduce yourself, main double monthly posts, reviews, Retro Blast and other things!

Hello! Welcome to the Xbox blog where your thoughts and opinions matter!


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  1. Introductions and gamertags - Introduce yourself don't be shy! Also, Gamertag exchange!

  2. Latest news and info! - APRIL 2018 - the place where daily exciting things happen!

  3. Quickie reviews latest entry March 20th - all my quickie opinions in one place!

  4. Backwards Compatibility - Updated constantly with any Xbox 360 game added to be playable on the Xbox One!

  5. Tech and Hardware stuff - you know, like, inside stuff and such.

  6. Retro Blast new article February 4 - a little blast from the past. A trip to golden gems of gaming.

Press contact or if you'd like to see your game reviewed by me:

xbgameon@outlook.com


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Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast Heads to DVD... I mean PS4 and Xbox One!

Oh.. Sir! The Hollywood Roast is heading to PS4 and Xbox One very soon! Take the time to dust off your insult chops, and read on below to find out more about the new release.

TMZ fiends take note, Oh... Sir! The Hollywood Roast is leaving the silver windows screen for consoles. That's right, console plebeians of the PS4 and Xbox One variety can elevate their roasting game to new levels with the upcoming release this Spring. Oh... Sir! The Hollywood Roast will also have Mixer integration for Xbox One owners, letting viewers vote on their preferred insult. All of this and more for the lovely price of $4.99! You'd be a nincompoop not to check it out.

About Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast:

The banter is back, and looking glitzier than ever! Oh…Sir! The Hollywood roast is a new spinoff to the surprise indie hit of 2016, Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system. Verbally joust by yourself or take you skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

Game Features:


  • Unleash the sickest burns on your opponents in a Hollywood-style roast

  • Play alone, online or with a friend (if you have one) in couch multiplayer

  • Deeper-than-you-think mechanics featuring combos, continuations and exploiting your rival’s weak spots

  • A star-studded new cast of crazy Hollywood characters

  • Set the scene with a slew of iconic film backdrops

  • Controller integration that critics everywhere are calling “gripping”

  • With more than 2x the vocabulary of the original Oh...Sir!! The Insult Simulator, The Hollywood Roast is Bigger, ruder and insultier!

  • New comeback mechanic: charge your anger and finish the sentence with a unique closure

  • Expanded career mode: master each scene to win Golden Parrots and use them to develop your character

  • Redesigned scoring system: more fair, more clear.



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Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales for this Week (Apr 17th – Apr 23rd)

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Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
A Hat In Time $ 22.49 Gold
Abyss: The Wraiths Of Eden $ 8.99 Spotlight
Among The Sleep $ 7.50 Spotlight
Beb: Super Mega Bundle $ 10.00 Gold
Bulb Boy $ 6.02 Spotlight
Carmageddon: Max Damage $ 10.00 Spotlight
Crawl $ 7.50 Spotlight
Crypt Of The Necrodancer $ 4.50 Spotlight
Dark Arcana: The Carnival $ 6.00 Spotlight
Dead By Daylight: Special Edition $ 15.00 Spotlight
Dead Exit $ 5.00 Spotlight
Don't Knock Twice $ 7.49 Spotlight
Emily Wants To Play $ 2.50 Spotlight
Ethan: Meteor Hunter $ 5.00 Gold
Friday The 13Th: The Game $ 16.00 Spotlight
Guns, Gore And Cannoli $ 5.00 Spotlight
Halo 5: Guardians Enhanced $ 15.99 Gold
Halo 5: Guardians - 10 Gold Req Packs + 3 Free Enhanced $ 22.49 Gold
Halo 5: Guardians - 15 Gold Req Packs + 5 Free Enhanced $ 30.14 Gold
Halo 5: Guardians - 34 Gold Req Packs + 13 Free Enhanced $ 54.99 Gold
Halo 5: Guardians - 7 Gold Req Packs + 2 Free Enhanced $ 15.99 Gold
Halo 5: Guardians - Digital Deluxe Edition Enhanced $ 29.99 Gold
Has-Been Heroes $ 6.60 Spotlight
Indie Bundle: Shiness And Seasons After Fall $ 20.00 Gold
Infinity Runner $ 2.10 Spotlight
Iron Crypticle $ 4.00 Spotlight
Kholat $ 6.60 Spotlight
Knock-Knock $ 2.10 Spotlight
Layers Of Fear $ 6.00 Spotlight
Let Them Come $ 4.79 Spotlight
Manual Samuel $ 4.00 Gold
Mutant Football League $ 13.39 Spotlight
Narcosis $ 10.00 Spotlight
Observer_ $ 17.99 Spotlight
Outbreak $ 2.99 Spotlight
Outbreak Bundle $ 7.19 Spotlight
Outbreak: The New Nightmare $ 5.39 Spotlight
Outlast $ 5.00 Spotlight
Outlast 2 Enhanced 4K $ 9.90 Spotlight
Outlast: Bundle Of Terror $ 6.25 Spotlight
Rise of the Tomb Raider - 20 Year Celebration Pack Enhanced $ 3.00 Spotlight
Sheltered $ 3.75 Spotlight
Sky Force Reloaded $ 7.99 Gold
Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut $ 5.61 Spotlight
Soma $ 17.99 Spotlight
Subterrain $ 6.80 Spotlight
Sylvio $ 6.50 Spotlight
The Aquatic Adventure Of The Last Human $ 10.04 Gold
The Bunker $ 8.00 Spotlight
The Coma: Recut $ 4.95 Spotlight
The Escapists 2 $ 13.39 Gold
The Escapists: The Walking Dead $ 5.00 Spotlight
The Final Station $ 4.95 Spotlight
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 $ 16.74 Spotlight
The Little Acre $ 5.20 Gold
The Surge Enhanced HDR $ 12.50 Gold
The Surge: A Walk In The Park $ 10.04 Gold
The Surge: Complete Edition $ 23.10 Gold
Toby: The Secret Mine $ 5.00 Spotlight
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition $ 6.00 Spotlight
Unravel $ 5.00 Gold
Vaccine $ 5.99 Spotlight
Warframe: 1000 Platinum + Rare Mod $ 34.99 Spotlight
Warframe: 170 Platinum $ 7.99 Spotlight
Warframe: 2100 Platinum + Dual Rare Mods $ 64.99 Spotlight
Warframe: 3210 Platinum + Triple Rare Mods $ 89.99 Spotlight
Warframe: 370 Platinum $ 14.99 Spotlight
Warhammer Bundle: Mordheim And Blood Bowl 2 $ 25.00 Gold
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Enhanced $ 10.00 Spotlight
What Remains Of Edith Finch $ 11.99 Spotlight
Whispering Willows $ 5.00 Spotlight
White Noise 2 $ 5.00 Spotlight
Wick $ 5.00 Spotlight
World To The West $ 13.39 Gold
Zombie Party $ 5.00 Spotlight

Xbox 360


Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
Alien Breed 3: Descent $ 1.24 Gold
Battlefield 3 Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Gold
Dead Space Backwards Compatible $ 3.74 Gold
Dead Space 3 Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Gold
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Gold

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AO International Tennis announced by Big Ant Studios


Big Ant Studios Announces AO International Tennis – Featuring Rafael

Big Ant Studios has today announced AO International Tennis for release on May 8, 2018. Featuring world #1 Rafael Nadal, AO International Tennis offers the most comprehensive feature set of any tennis game ever made, giving players unprecedented control over how they play their favorite sport.

Additionally, AO International Tennis will be the first game to be enhanced with PlayFace™, Big Ant’s in-depth character creator software that gives users the ability to create photorealistic likenesses in-game.

“Tennis fans are passionate about their sport and made it clear what they wanted to see in a tennis game,” said Big Ant CEO Ross Symons. “Building on our previous titles, we’ve made adjustments and significant additions to meet those expectations. We’re incredibly committed to the sport of tennis and proud of the results. We believe that what players will see and do in AO International Tennis will impress even the most diehard fan.”

"Each year, the eyes of the world turn to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open for the start of the tennis calendar, and 2018 was no different,” said Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley. “We’re excited to be able to give fans from around the world the chance to experience the Australian Open from their own homes with AO International Tennis.”

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Sea of Thieves: Content Plans!


Sea of Thieves is a unique experience. As we look to add to the game, we will be very purposeful about the type of experience we want to create, and how we want this game to grow. At the same time, we have also been listening closely to everyone playing the game since launch and have been ensuring that this feeds into our content plans. When considering what to add to our plans, we always consider how we can make the most impact on the following:

  • Bringing players together in interesting ways, encouraging different types of player encounters

  • Enriching the world that players adventure in

  • Giving players new ways to play

  • Giving players a variety of goals and rewards

  • Broadening the journey to Pirate Legend and beyond

    Alongside this, what's key for us is the rhythm and cadence we want to get into with Sea of Thieves. Our focus for April is to continue addressing the top feedback points, but as we move into May, our focus will shift to new content.

    Our first content update, The Hungering Deep, will release in May and bring with it a new AI threat to the world. Crews will have to work together to discover and defeat this threat as part of a unique event. We will also be introducing a number of new mechanics to assist players on this adventure, and there will be unique rewards that players can earn as part of this event. Beyond this, we will begin our weekly events programme during May, where we introduce new mechanics and give players fun new ways to play with weekly events and rewards.

    In the summer months, we'll debut two more content updates with Cursed Sails, which will include a new ship type, and Forsaken Shores, which will introduce players to a perilous new part of the world to explore. Similarly to The Hungering Deep, both of these updates will also include new gameplay mechanics for players, new AI threats to challenge and new unique rewards to claim.

    As we've always said, we never wanted to do anything to separate our players, so we're pleased to confirm that all content updates will be available to all our players, at no additional cost.

    For more details on our plans for the coming months, and some in-depth thinking behind them, please watch the video below.



With Sea of Thieves being a game that grows and evolves, we'll be listening to you, our community, throughout. As such, we'll always be looking at whether our current plans are meeting your needs. Based on feedback since launch, we have changed the priorities for both Pets and Ship Captaincy which we had previously announced as things we would look to add in the few months after launch. These are on the back burner for now whilst we add to the game in other areas. Expect our plans to continue to be fluid, but always with the goals listed above as our guiding principles.

Source: Sea of Thieves official page
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OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead - Maya Trailer




Introducing Maya, the second playable character from OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead - the upcoming game from OVERKILL, Starbreeze Studios and 505 Games.

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19 Original Xbox Games Coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility!


Xbox announced yesterday even more additions coming to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog this month, including 19 new Original Xbox games and six Xbox 360 games with Xbox One X Enhancements.


Starting today, fans can play Sonic Generations for the first time on the Xbox One family of devices alongside other Xbox 360 favorites that will receive Xbox One X Enhanced updates such as Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Later this month, we’ll release two batches of Original Xbox games – the first on April 17 and the second on April 26. All of these Original Xbox games will take advantage of the power of Xbox One with up to 4X the pixel count on Xbox One and Xbox One S, and up to 16X the pixel count on Xbox One X. See below for the full list of titles that will be available later this month, and don’t forget to visit https://majornelson.com/blog/xbox-one-backward-compatibility/ for the full list of backward compatible titles available on Xbox One.

Original Xbox games releasing on April 17:


  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper

  • Breakdown

  • Conker: Live & Reloaded

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

  • Hunter: The Reckoning

  • Jade Empire

  • Panzer Dragoon Orta

  • SSX 3

Original Xbox games releasing on April 26:


  • Destroy All Humans!

  • Full Spectrum Warrior

  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

  • MX Unleashed

  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory

  • Star Wars Battlefront

  • Star Wars Battlefront II

  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter

  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

  • Star Wars Republic Commando

You’ll be able to play all of these games on Xbox One through the disc you already own, or you can purchase them digitally in the Microsoft Store. Please check back on release day for local market restrictions as regional availability may vary.

As a reminder, Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution and 9X the original pixel count when played on Xbox One X. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets – all without touching the game code. And through the power of Backward Compatibility, fans can choose whether they want to experience these games with enhanced graphics or in their original form.

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Masters of Anima - Launch Trailer




Masters of Anima is available today! Watch its launch trailer! Download the game now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Action RPG MOONLIGHTER Official Release Date Trailer




Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero. Game launches to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on May 29th, 2018 for $19.99 USD in digital and equivalent in other currencies!

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Lauching tomorrow on Xbox One: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - watch that trailer again and get hyped




All footage captured directly from Xbox One X and presented in 4K & HDR. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Coming to Xbox One April 11.

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Game ON! Preview - Deep Rock Galactic - @joindeeprock

It's as if Minecraft and both Astroneer and Left 4 Dead had a baby!

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Impact Winter Launch Trailer





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Spyro™ Reignited trilogy - All Scaled Up Reveal Trailer




Spyro's back and he's all scaled up! Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in stunning HD. Spyro is bringing the heat like never before in the Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy game collection. Rekindle the fire with the original three games, Spyro™ the Dragon, Spyro™ 2: Ripto's Rage! and Spyro™: Year of the Dragon. Explore the expansive realms, re-encounter the fiery personalities and relive the adventure in fully remastered glory. Because when there’s a realm that needs saving, there’s only one dragon to call.

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State of Decay 2 new PAX-East 2018 Gameplay Video





The official State of Decay 2 trailer playing at the 2018 PAX-E booth, April 4-8 in Boston! Explore character selection, base building, combat, environments, and more in this in-depth gameplay trailer. State of Decay 2 launches May 22 with early access on May 18 for those who've purchased the Ultimate Edition.

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Elea - Teaser Trailer - announced for Xbox One and Steam this Summer




Episode 1 of Elea is coming to Early Access on Steam on April 24th! Full release for Xbox One and Steam this Summer.

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