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[sticky post]Sticky: introduce yourself, main double monthly posts, reviews, news, talks 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! - FEBRUARY 2019 - 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


Game ON!

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'Skullgirls 2nd Encore' Coming to Switch, Xbox One This Spring From Skybound

<img alt="" src='https://media.playstation.com/is/image/SCEA/skullgirls-2nd-encore-listing-thumb-01-ps4-us-06jul15?$Icon width="600" /> width="600" /></div><div> <span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family: calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont;">Skybound Games has announced that it will release <em><strong>Skullgirls 2nd Encore</strong> </em>for the Nintendo Switch&trade;</span></span><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family: calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont;"> and Xbox One this spring via the Nintendo eShop and Xbox Games Store, respectively. <span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family: calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif,serif,EmojiFont;"><em>Skullgirls </em>is a fast-paced&nbsp;2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Developed by Lab Zero Games, <em>Skullgirls</em> is a modern take on classic arcade fighters with a high-definition, hand-drawn twist.</span></span></span></span> </div><div style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" data-link="https://youtube.com/watch?v=fGZBjJTXGRs" frameBorder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fGZBjJTXGRs" width="560"></iframe></div>

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Beat Cop: Console Edition announced, launching soon


You have the right to remain silent! Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to play 11 bit studios' indie hit, Beat Cop on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Walk the Brooklyn beat with disgraced detective Jack Kelly on March 5th for consoles.

11 bit studios is happy to announce that their 80’s cop show inspired indie hit, Beat Cop is making the move to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 5, 2019, for the average price of a dozen donuts or $14.99 / €14.99.

As careers go, law enforcement may not be the easiest path to walk. It’s a tough challenge for even tougher people. Playing as officer Jack Kelly, framed for murder and downgraded from detective to a street patrol cop in Brooklyn, the path you walk might be tougher than most!

Solve puzzling problems on the roughest of streets, help the local community, deal with dangerous mobsters and gangsters, be the good cop or take the odd bribe on the side, and finally, solve the mystery of a murder you’ve been framed for.

Features:


  • Retro pixel art experience with a non-linear story and multiple endings

  • The pure essence of ‘80s cop shows

  • Mature *ahem* humor

  • Laying down the law, one ticket at a time

Originally developed for PC by the indie team at Pixel Crow and published by 11 bit studios, Beat Cop: Console Edition has been brought to life by the sweet, huggable team at Crunching Koalas.

Here's the trailer for your viewing pleasure:




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Treasure Stack Reveals Launch Date With a Trailer


Have you ever wondered where indie developers get their pixels from? How were they treated? Are they truly healthy for your consumption? Well wonder no more, because PIXELAKES has the answers for you, all in the name of celebrating the announcement that puzzle-platforming party game, Treasure Stack, launches March 1, 2019 on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One (with Xbox One X 4K support), and Steam. Get ready to take a journey into the world of artisanal pixels!

Leveraging local suppliers of the finest artisanal pixels and a rigorous selection process, PIXELAKES is excited to offer Xbox One X owners the next level in visual fidelity with gorgeous 4K support. See, feel, and maybe even taste* the difference hand-crafted, locally-sourced pixels make! You’ll even be able to share this sensory adventure with your friends, as Treasure Stack launches with online cross-play across all three platforms and regular 30-day ranked seasons with season-specific rewards.

Offering up a variety of solo and multiplayer modes, ranging from the skill-testing Challenge Mode, to party-centric 4-Player Local Versus and competitive Online Versus, there’s no shortage of ways to stack. Treasure Stack fuses the pulse-pounding pressure of a falling block puzzle game with grapple-powered platforming, making it a fast-paced party game experience like no other, embracing approachable and simple-to-grasp mechanics that hide a deceptively high skill ceiling.

Treasure Stack arrives on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Steam on March 1, 2019 for $19.99 USD. Even better, pre-orders are now live, offering prospective stackers a 10% discount until launch on both Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, with a 10% Steam discount to come at launch.
Watch the live action trailer here:




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Latest News and Info! - FEBRUARY 2019

And time flies.... was not this game cancelled and doomed at a certain time?

Well, well. What do we have here? Second month of the year, baby, and with it a game launch that has been wetting our appetites for AGES. No, it's not Cooking Mama: Masterchef Edition, it is in fact... Crackdown 3! After years of troubled development, the wait is over and it's launch is nigh. Will it live up to the hype? Will it finally show gamers that supposedly amazing Cloud tech? Not much longer for us to find out. In the meantime, there are also other significant game launches this month, wich I will mention a few right away (in no particular order):

Wargroove, Anthem, Jump Force, Metro Exodus, Dirt Rally 2.0, Evoland: Legendary Edition, RemiLore, Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 2, Spike Volleyball, Far Cry New Dawn, Trials Rising, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Stellaris: Console Edition, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, among others.

In the meantime... here's a little pic of THAT particular game that is exploding on our faces very soon:




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Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales for this week (Jan 29th - Feb 4th)

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Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
20Xx $ 10.79 Gold
Aca Neogeo Football Frenzy $ 4.00 Gold
Aca Neogeo Ghost Pilots $ 4.00 Gold
Aca Neogeo The King Of Fighters '95 $ 4.00 Gold
Adios Amigos Enhanced $ 7.49 Gold
Aritana And The Harpy's Feather $ 2.99 Gold
Assassin's Creed Chronicles - Trilogy $ 7.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China $ 5.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India $ 5.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia $ 5.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag $ 12.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Freedom Cry $ 5.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - Season Pass $ 10.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Illustrious Pirates Pack $ 3.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Enhanced $ 30.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Deluxe Edition Enhanced $ 40.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Ultimate Edition Enhanced $ 60.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins Enhanced HDR 4K $ 19.80 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins - Deluxe Edition Enhanced $ 23.10 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins - Gold Edition Enhanced $ 33.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins - Season Pass Enhanced $ 27.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins - The Curse Of The Pharaohs Enhanced $ 13.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Origins - The Hidden Ones Enhanced $ 6.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Rogue Remastered Enhanced $ 19.49 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate $ 16.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Jack The Ripper $ 6.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Steampunk Pack $ 2.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Streets Of London Pack $ 3.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - The Last Maharaja Missions Pack $ 3.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Victorian Legends Pack $ 2.50 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Gold Edition $ 23.10 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed The Ezio Collection $ 20.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate $ 36.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Unity $ 12.00 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Unity - Secrets Of The Revolution $ 2.80 Spotlight
Blood Bowl 2 $ 5.00 Gold
Blood Bowl 2 - Legendary Edition $ 11.25 Gold
Blue Estate $ 3.24 Gold
Destiny 2: Forsaken $ 29.99 Gold
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Complete Collection $ 69.99 Gold
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Digital Deluxe Edition $ 67.99 Gold
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Legendary Collection $ 35.99 Gold
Destiny 2: Forsaken + Annual Pass $ 59.49 Gold
Farming Simulator 19 Enhanced $ 42.49 Gold
FIFA 19 $ 24.00 Spotlight
FIFA 19 Champions Edition $ 32.00 Spotlight
FIFA 19 Ultimate Edition $ 40.00 Spotlight
Forza Horizon 3 Complete Add-Ons Collection $ 34.74 Gold
Forza Horizon 3 Deluxe Edition $ 44.99 Gold
Forza Horizon 3 Standard Edition $ 25.99 Gold
Forza Horizon 4 VIP $ 9.99 Gold
Fumiko! $ 4.99 Gold
Ginger: Beyond The Crystal $ 7.99 Gold
I Am The Hero $ 5.99 Spotlight
Kerbal Space Program Enhanced Edition $ 20.00 Gold
Kholat $ 3.99 Gold
L.a. Noire Enhanced HDR 4K $ 20.00 Gold
NBA Live 19 $ 10.00 Spotlight
Pool Nation FX $ 2.69 Gold
Runestonekeeper $ 5.99 Spotlight
Sega Genesis Classics $ 19.49 Gold
Terratech $ 16.09 Gold

Xbox 360


Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
Assassin's Creed Backwards Compatible Enhanced $ 7.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC $ 4.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III Backwards Compatible $ 9.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III - The Hidden Secrets Pack $ 1.64 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III Season Pass $ 9.89 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III The Betrayal $ 3.29 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III The Infamy $ 3.29 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III The Redemption $ 2.63 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed III: The Battle Hardened Pack $ 3.29 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Backwards Compatible $ 7.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed IV Season Pass $ 5.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Backwards Compatible $ 7.99 Spotlight
Assassin's Creed Revelations Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Spotlight
Jet Set Radio Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Gold
Mars: War Logs Backwards Compatible $ 1.99 Gold
Red Dead Redemption Backwards Compatible Enhanced $ 9.89 Gold
Resonance Of Fate $ 9.99 Gold



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DRAGON BALL GAME – PROJECT Z: Announcement Trailer




Determination, Despair, and Hope -- Discover the story of the mysterious Dragon Balls in the all-new DRAGON BALL GAME – PROJECT Z!

Join Goku and fellow warriors in the neverending search for the ultimate fight -- COMING 2019!


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Wargroove takes to the battlefield very soon on Xbox One - @WargrooveGame @ChucklefishLTD


Chucklefish is proud to announce that the wait for Wargroove is finally over with a launch date of February 1st on PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, priced at £15.99 / $19.99 / 16.99€ and in ten languages. There is a PS4 version that is also going to launch a little bit later down the down the road.

Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a solo or multiplayer turn-based strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage war on battling factions, using your ‘groove’ to strategically sway the fight in your favor! Design and share online your very own maps, cut-scenes, and campaign stories with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools!

Wargroove is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on February 1st 2019. Pre-purchase and pre-download on Nintendo Switch! Coming soon to PlayStation 4.

Features


  • Choose from one of 12+ Commanders from 4 warring factions – the brave Cherrystone Kingdom, the thoughtful Heavensong Empire, the dark Felheim Legion, and the nature-inspired Floran Tribes

  • Strategically use your Commander’s unique “groove” ability to sway the battle in your favor

  • Battle your way through the Campaign Mode to discover the story and motivations behind each faction

  • Challenge your friends to local and online multiplayer skirmish modes with complete rule customization, as well as local and online competitive and co-op play

  • Design and share your own complex series of battlefields online, with branching story paths using easy to master in-game map and campaign editors

  • Learn more about each character you encounter through a trial of boisterous bouts in Arcade mode, fighting 5 different opponents in quick succession

  • Outwit the enemy in Puzzle mode, using your strategic skills to complete tricky challenges in just ONE turn

  • Discover the history and lore of the world of Wargroove and its inhabitants in the Codex, as well as handy strategy tips and rules for use in battle

  • Seek out hidden in-game content and unlockables – old school style! Be the first to uncover all the secrets of Wargroove.


From the makers of Starbound, Wargroove by Chucklefish arrives on PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One on February 1st, 2019. Coming soon to PlayStation 4.



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Unruly Heroes just got a surprise launch on Xbox One


Magic Design Studios is over the moon, announcing today that Unruly Heroes is now available on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox One.

Inspired by the timeless 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West, players take control of four unlikely heroes. Effortlessly swapping between and Wukong the Monkey King, Sanzang the Sleepy Monk, Kihong the Greedy Pig, and Sandmonk the Sensitive Brute as they travel westward in search of the scattered remnants of the Sacred Scroll. Along the way, whether it be solo or in local coop, players will encounter a diverse lineup of enemies to battle within a colourful fantasy world.

"We want to invite players to be part of some fantastic universes," says Creative Director Yang Lu. "We spent a year and a half elaborating, defining, searching for, and shaping the kind of game/story/experience we wanted to offer. It turns out we are video game crafters!" "Journey to the West is a wonderful story," continues Lu “but I noticed it wasn’t really known in the West.” Set against lushly illustrated environments in a hand-drawn artstyle, Unruly Heroes makes for an epic adventure diving into the essence of what it takes to be a hero.



  • Experience the Legend of the Monkey King solo or cooperatively with up to four players in local gameplay.

  • Make the fight more challenging with local and online PvP.

  • Master the combined strength of the four unique heroes, adapting to use the best one for each new challenge.

  • Possess your enemies to harness their strengths and abilities.

  • Explore a range of different worlds within a colourful fantasy universe platforming, solving puzzles, battling enemies, and overcoming unexpected obstacles.

Unruly Heroes is out now on Nintendo Switch, Steam, Microsoft Store, and Xbox One, with planned released for PS4 to follow.


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Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales for this week (Jan 22nd - Jan 28th)

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Sea of Thieves is having its file size shrink about 50 percent on Xbox One and PC



Good news everyone! The Sea of Thieves hard drive file size is about to shrink in the next update on February 6th! ANd it's not going to be just a little shave off a few MB's. On Xbox One X it's size is going to be cut to almost half the size of the present one! Here are the differences in zies after said update:


  • Xbox One: Is 35GB - shrinking to 10GB

  • Xbox One X: Is 47GB - shrinking to 25GB

  • Windows 10: Is 47GB - shrinking to 27 GB


So, as you can see, us with almost filled up HDD's are going to give them a little breathing space. Hopefully, other developers take the same path and do the same in the near future!





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Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales for this week (Jan 15th - Jan 21st)

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Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
Alien: Isolation $ 9.00 Gold
Alien: Isolation - The Collection $ 12.00 Gold
Beatsplosion For Kinect $ 7.79 Gold
Bloody Zombies $ 7.49 Gold
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection $ 15.00 Gold
Carnival Games $ 23.99 Gold
Deployment $ 7.49 Spotlight
Doodle God: Ultimate Edition $ 5.99 Gold
Far Cry 3 Classic Edition Enhanced $ 20.09 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 $ 10.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 - Escape From Durgesh Prison $ 4.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 - Gold Edition $ 15.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 - Hurk Deluxe Pack $ 3.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 - Season Pass $ 9.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 - Valley Of The Yetis $ 6.00 Spotlight
Far Cry 4 + Far Cry Primal Bundle $ 23.10 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 Enhanced $ 19.80 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Dead Living Zombies Enhanced $ 5.35 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Deluxe Edition Enhanced $ 23.10 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Gold Edition Enhanced $ 29.70 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Hours Of Darkness Enhanced $ 8.03 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Lost On Mars Enhanced $ 6.69 Spotlight
Far Cry 5 - Season Pass Enhanced $ 20.09 Spotlight
Far Cry Primal $ 10.00 Spotlight
Far Cry Primal - Apex Edition $ 11.00 Spotlight
Far Cry Primal - Wenja Pack $ 2.80 Spotlight
Guilt Battle Arena Enhanced $ 3.99 Gold
Just Cause 3: Xxl Edition $ 9.00 Gold
Life Is Strange - Before The Storm Complete Season Enhanced 4K $ 5.10 Gold
Life Is Strange - Before The Storm Deluxe Edition $ 7.50 Gold
Nickelodeon: Kart Racers $ 27.99 Gold
Outbreak: The Nightmare Collection $ 7.49 Gold
Premium Pool Arena $ 4.00 Gold
Rise Of The Tomb Raider - 20 Year Celebration Enhanced $ 12.00 Gold
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments $ 7.50 Gold
Sky Force Reloaded $ 5.99 Gold
Slender: The Arrival $ 1.49 Gold
Spintires: Mudrunner - American Wilds Expansion Enhanced $ 8.49 Gold
Steamworld Dig $ 3.29 Gold
Styx: Shards Of Darkness $ 12.50 Gold
The Shapeshifting Detective $ 7.79 Gold
The Spectrum Retreat Enhanced $ 6.50 Gold
The Videokid $ 3.49 Gold
UFC 3 $ 16.00 Gold
UFC 3 - Deluxe Edition $ 19.80 Gold
We Are The Dwarves $ 7.49 Spotlight
Xenon Valkyrie+ $ 4.99 Spotlight

Xbox 360


Game

Price (USD)

Sale Type
Alien: Isolation $ 9.99 Gold
Borderlands Backwards Compatible $ 7.99 Gold
Borderlands 2 Backwards Compatible $ 7.99 Gold
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel $ 11.99 Gold
Catherine Backwards Compatible $ 4.99 Gold
Rock Of Ages $ 2.99 Gold
Skate 2 $ 4.94 Gold
Skate. $ 4.94 Gold
Space Channel 5 Part 2 $ 2.49 Gold
Streets Of Rage 2 $ 2.49 Gold
Syndicate $ 4.99 Gold
Virtua Fighter 2 Backwards Compatible $ 1.99 Gold


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Metro Exodus - Story Trailer



Narrated from the perspective of Anna, the Spartan Order’s top sniper and Artyom’s wife, the Story Trailer explores the hostile world of Metro Exodus that lies in wait for the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an epic year-long journey into the unknown. Artyom always believed that there was life beyond the Metro – now his hopes and dreams will be put to the ultimate test in the crucible of the Russian wastelands. --- Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Explore the Russian wilderness in vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter. Metro Exodus will be departing February 15th 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC!


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Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sales for this Week (Jan 8th – Jan 14th)

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Xbox Game Pass: Just Cause 3, Life is Strange, Ark: Survival Evolved and More This January


Lives are strange (even stranger in video games). Have you ever jumped into a game because you wanted to be someone else? Like a high school student with superpowers that can stop time, a sneaky invisible robot in space, or perhaps you just want to be a farmer riding his tractor all day. Maybe even be the tractor!

Okay, you can’t be the tractor.

But you can be so many other people thanks to January’s Xbox Game Pass titles! We have many great games coming your way, in addition to the over 100 great games already included in your membership, that run the gamut from the punch in the feelings from the Life is Strange series (which we sneakily added over the holidays), to an actual punch in the face from Just Cause 3.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the new games:

Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5) (December 20)
Welcome to the portside town of Arcadia Bay. In the seminal award-winning narrative adventure game Life is Strange, you play as Max, a high school senior who discovers that not only can she rewind time, but that all her actions, no matter how big or small, have consequences that will last a lifetime.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Episodes 1-3) (December 27)
A three-episode arc taking place years before the first game, Before the Storm puts you in the shoes of Chloe Price, whose rebellious character formed much of original game’s tone. As Chloe struggles with difficult changes in her own life, she will need to support her friend Rachel whose world continues to be rocked and shaken.

Life is Strange 2: Part 1 (January 3)
A new adventure with new characters and the prevailing themes of friendship, family, and mystery the series has come to be known for. Life is Strange 2 will follow the path of two brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, as they are forced to flee from their home after an unexplainable and tragic event. Experience this first episode with Xbox Game Pass, plus look out for episodes 2-5 coming to Xbox Game Pass soon.

Ark: Survival Evolved (January 3)
Ever wanted to run around on a mysterious, futuristic island full of giant dinosaurs? Cool, we thought so too. Which is why we’re bringing Ark: Survival Evolved to Xbox Game Pass in January. You’ll have to craft, hunt, and survive against not only the ferocious local wildlife, but the hundreds of other players as well all in the hopes of escaping the shores of this deadly island.

Farming Simulator 17 (January 3)
It’s time to live out your dream as a farmer, but without that whole, getting dirt under your fingernails business. In Farming Simulator 17 you will have access to over 250 vehicles and equipment to help harvest a variety of crops, take care of livestock, and then sell your goods to your local market and continue to expand your farming empire so you can take over the world… ok, maybe that’s too far. But you can ride a tractor!

Absolver (January 7)
Live out a life as martial arts expert focused on a variety of fighting skills, weapon knowledge, and hand-to-hand combat in the competitive, online world of Absolver. Journey across forsaken lands and come face to face with others like you, learning new combat skills, obtaining new weapons, gear, and armor along the way, all in the hopes of being considered worthy enough to be welcomed into the corps of the Absolvers.

Just Cause 3 (January 10)
Cause chaos on a massive scale to take down a Mediterranean island’s evil dictator. Return as Rico Rodriguez in the third entry of this awesome open world action game that lets you skydive, swoop across mountain ranges, hijack vehicles, and experiment in all sorts of unique, hilarious, and explosive ways to get your mission done.

Aftercharge (January 10)
Aftercharge is a bit like a cat and mouse game. But in space. With invisible robots (and no cats). With teamwork at its core, two teams of three players compete against one another – one must sneak across the battlefield to shatter six cylinders; the other is completely invincible, armed to the teeth, and must stop that from happening. Both teams need to work together, either coordinating attacks or creating distractions, all in the hopes of coming out on top.

Source: Xbox Wire