Fable Fortune (Game Preview) Is Now Available For Xbox One And Windows 10 (Xbox Play Anywhere)

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Game Description: This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

Play as one of six unique Heroes in a collectible card game that combines the iconic world and characters of Albion with fast-paced and thrilling tactical gameplay. In Fable Fortune, your destiny is on the cards!

Purchase the Founders Pack to preview and support the development of this title – we would love to get your input and feedback to help us shape the best experience possible! Contains EXCLUSIVE Content for Founders: 20 Card Packs, Chicken Vengeant, Unique Founders Card, Bonus Fabled Card, Giant Egg.

Try it FREE

Purchase Fable Fortune (Game Preview) for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Mediatonic / Flaming Fowl Studios
Publisher: Mediatonic
Website: Fable Fortune
Twitter: @FlamingFowl / @Mediatonic / @FableFortune

NOTE: Supports Xbox Play Anywhere: yours to play on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost.

Infinite Minigolf Is Now Available For Xbox One

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Game Description: Create and play on an unlimited amount of minigolf courses in Infinite Minigolf, a never ending minigolf experience from the experts at Zen Studios! Take part in competitive tournaments and challenges, unlock and utilize powerups, and experience unique gameplay, amazing graphics, and more wrapped up in the coolest minigolf game available. Infinite Minigolf crafts an astounding minigolf experience with accurate physics, dazzling graphics and detailed environments, each one with a distinct visual theme and gameplay features.

Purchase Infinite Minigolf for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Website: Infinite Minigolf
Twitter: @zen_studios

Xbox Live Games With Gold For August 2017

For the month of August, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.

On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Slime Rancher ($19.99 ERP) for free during the month of August. Trials Fusion ($19.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from August 16th to September 15th.

  

On Xbox 360, starting August 1st, Bayonetta ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through August 15th. Then on August 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Red Faction: Armageddon ($29.99 ERP) for free through August 31st.

  

Read more about August’s Games with Gold titles over at Xbox Wire.

See last month’s Games With Gold here.

*Titles are available as free downloads for qualifying Xbox Live Gold members in all markets where Xbox Live is available. Some regions may offer different titles depending on market availability.

 

BLEED Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: BLEED 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/23/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Wryn is a girl with a big arsenal and big dreams — she wants to be the ultimate videogame hero! Help her take down the Greatest Heroes of All Time in an action-packed bid to claim the title for herself and show the world what a true hero looks like! Bleed is an action-platformer focused on stylish, acrobatic dodging and fluid, challenging gameplay. There’s no filler — just you and your skills against seven levels of enemies, obstacles, breakneck set-pieces and inventive bosses!

Pre-Order now and save 20% – Limited Time Offer.

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Unchaining the Horror of Harrow in Warframe

The community reaction to the announcement that I was the new writer on Warframe kind-of blew my hair back: a deluge of messages pumping me for lore, wanting to know what was going to happen next, what I had planned. The enthusiasm for the game is one of the best things about working on it, but to be hit with a wave of emotion like that… I knew I had my work cut out for me.

So, what’s it been like? Well, each company and project is different. The Warframe crew have had a few years to settle into their rhythm and learn what their community wants. Harrow was a good chance to understand that myself, and to adapt to the way Digital Extremes do things. They had just come off Octavia’s Anthem, which added yet another fresh element to the game (music composition) and had garnered Warframe a fresh round of newly-excited players jumping into the game on Xbox One. Four years into the lifespan of a game, that’s seriously impressive. No pressure.

Warframe Harrow Expansion Screenshot

Harrow began with the design of the Warframe first. When some elements are already fixed in place there’s an opportunity to let the story tell itself to us, to a degree; a place is provided to build out from by asking the right questions about what is already decided upon. So I looked at the aesthetic and objectives of the Harrow design and tallied up what it was telling me.

It was pretty dark.

The Dark Ages, plague doctors, Hieronymus Bosch, hellscapes, miasma, illness, mortality, pain, suffering, penance, a Hell both literal and psychological, the early work of Clive Barker, and films like “Event Horizon.” The concept that stuck out for me was penance. It fit the judgmental, imposing, priestly feel of the new Warframe. But what part does a specific Warframe play in penance? And for whom?

Warframe Harrow Expansion Screenshot

It started with following the trail backwards from the ‘frame: the Warframes are bonded to the Tenno. Penance has to do with an evil act committed in the past. The darkest point in Tenno history was the Zariman. The Zariman story has a strong “The Lord of the Flies” feel to it. Something nasty went down there and we’ve never really gotten into it. Seemed like a good opportunity to tell a human story, embedded in untold history and a kind of literal and psychological darkness.

A horror chapter was new for Warframe, but once the pieces were in place it was a very natural fit. What Harrow was about (people, damage, sacrifice and atonement) came first, and the horror flowed from that.

The three of us worked together and broke the story. Steve Sinclair, our creative director, did most of the heavy lifting on writing this one while I got to work on building the Ostron race, culture and language for the Plains of Eidolon open-world expansion. Ryan Mole, our narrative designer, and myself then kicked Steve’s work around, edited it, cut as much as we could until we wound up with a finished quest that we felt had a lot of heat to it, told us a bit more about the past of both the Tenno and the Red Veil, and cracked open a door to something dark coming down the road.

Warframe Harrow Expansion Screenshot

Writing for Warframe is little like writing an action-film-as-tone poem: It’s a lot about feeling in many ways. Heart and heat, classic themes. We tell just enough to make things work, but not so much that it slows things down. This is, not coincidentally, the best way to do worldbuilding: morsel-by-morsel, allowing the player’s familiarity with a place to build up over time, much as it would in real life. Dumping The Silmarillion on someone by way of ‘hello’ is a sure-fire way to turn them off pretty much immediately.

I started out in publishing, writing novels, so my instincts still pull me toward a desire to evoke depth and texture where appropriate, but the trick here is to do it via what Rudy Rucker called eyeball kicks: maximum evocation with minimum wordage. A few well-chosen words – or images, or sounds – that explode images in a person’s mind. Economy.

Warframe Harrow Expansion Screenshot

It’s good for me, as a writer, and it’s good for the game. I’ve played Warframe since beta. Being here now feels like coming home, and with the game going open-world it’s the best time to be here. I’ve never had more fun on a project than I’m having right now. And it’s only going to get better.

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Get the Ultimate Madden Experience with the 500GB Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 Bundle Arriving August 25

It’s that time of year when NFL teams across the country start making their way to training camp, and with Xbox One as the official console of the NFL, we’ve got something for football fans everywhere: the Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB).

Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and the Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle (500GB) is just one more fun-packed deal for gaming and football fans this year. The bundle launches August 25 in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for $279 USD and includes:

  • Xbox One S with a 500GB hard drive
  • Standard edition of Madden NFL 18
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network
  • Discount Code for 20 percent off on NFLShop.com

With Xbox One S, you’ll also enjoy the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming with partners like Netflix and Hulu, High Dynamic Range for video and gaming, and premium audio.

The Ultimate Madden NFL 18 Experience on Xbox One

The Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle features the most significant changes the Madden NFL series has seen in the game:

  • In Madden’s first-ever story mode, Longshot, you can play the life of an NFL prospect’s road to the Draft – on and off the field.
  • Collect rewards and upgrade your team with daily, fun and engaging content updates, including legendary NFL players exclusively found in Madden Ultimate Team.
  • Team up with friends on Xbox Live in 3 vs. 3 online team play in Madden Ultimate Team Squads.
  • Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real-world matchups each week in Play Now Live!
  • Dedicated Xbox Live servers guarantee your gameplay will play hard and win easy by ensuring stability, speed and reliability.
    With the biggest blockbuster titles, over 100 console exclusives and hundreds of Xbox 360 games, it’s a great time to be an Xbox gamer.

The Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle is available for pre-order today from participating retailers, including microsoftstore.com and launches August 25, the same day Madden NFL 18 for Xbox One S hits store shelves. An Xbox One X Enhanced version will also be available for Madden NFL 18 as a free update when the Xbox One X launches later this year.

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