This Week’s Deals With Gold

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid for Gold Members now through 30 October 2017.

These deals will expire at 12:00 am UTC on Wednesday November 1st 2017

  XCOM® 2  Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition

Xbox One Deals

Title Savings
GTA V 50%
Cities Skylines 25%
RBI 17 67%
Ghost Recon Wildlands Season Pass 40%
GTA V & Great White Shark Card Bundle 50%
GTA V & Whale Shark Card Bundle 60%
GTA V & Megalodon Shark Card Bundle 60%
Grand Theft Auto V: Megalodon Card 10%
2Dark 70%
Don’t Knock Twice 30%
EuroFishing 40%
EuroFishing – DLC Foundry Dock 30%
EuroFishing – DLC Manor Farm Lake 15%
EuroFishing – Seasons Pass 33%
FlatOut 4 50%
Handball 70%
Lords of the Fallen 70%
Lords of the Fallen CE 70%
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 50%
The Technomancer 75%
XCOM 2 60%
XCOM 2 Digital Deluxe 60%
8Days 50%
Axiom Verge 50%
Shovel Knight:Treasure Trove 20%
Runbow DLC – Extra Val-Hue Pack 40%
Runbow DLC – Satura’s Space Adventure 40%
Spartan 40%

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

 

 

Play Three Generations of Games – Better – on Xbox One

Starting tomorrow, for the first time, you’ll be able to play three generations of games on one console – a curated list of Original Xbox classics like Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and more will be available across the entire Xbox One family of devices. And when Xbox One X launches on Nov. 7, you can run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and with expanded color details. Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games will include favorites like Halo 3 and Fallout 3.

Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’re excited to continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility by adding Original Xbox games to the existing Backward Compatible library.

Original Xbox games available tomorrow on Xbox One

The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices, taking 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. You’ll be able to play Original Xbox games on Xbox One through the disc you already own, or you can purchase the games digitally in the Microsoft Store.

Since these are original games and not remasters, Xbox Live services such as online multiplayer that were available on the original Xbox will not be available. However, offline multiplayer scenarios such as co-op and system-link are supported as they were originally. There will also be no Achievements for Original Xbox games because this functionality was also not originally available.

Below is the first curated batch of Original Xbox games we’re releasing into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. We expect to release another curated list of Original Xbox classics in Spring 2018, so stayed tuned for more. And to help celebrate the launch of Original Xbox games into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library, Xbox Game Pass members get access to Xbox Original Ninja Gaiden Black for free as a part of their membership to the game subscription service.

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Select Xbox 360 games will run at a higher resolution on Xbox One X

When the world’s most powerful console launches on Nov. 7, you will be able to run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and expanded color details. The team developed the Heutchy Method (after the engineer who created it) which leverages the power of Xbox One X to let the Xbox 360 emulator present the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. The same method improves the graphics for Original Xbox games on Xbox One and Xbox One S.

Here are the Xbox 360 games that will join the Xbox One X Enhanced catalog on Nov. 7.

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We created the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program for our fans and we’re thrilled with the response we’ve seen – gamers have spent more than 700M hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. It’s been quite the journey; the team has worked tirelessly so you can experience your favorite games across generations on Xbox One. Original Xbox classics join more than 400 Xbox 360 games in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, which also means we’ll have our largest console launch portfolio ever when Xbox One X releases on Nov. 7.

If you’re interested in learning more about the story of Xbox One Backward Compatibility, we encourage you to read this exclusive article from IGN. To celebrate this release, we are inviting fans to join us on Mixer tomorrow at 11AM PT for a special stream with the Backward Compatibility team. We’ll be joined by special guest James Ohlen, Lead Designer for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and will have giveaways, gameplay, and will be answering your questions throughout the stream.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Gears of War 4 Xbox One X Enhancements In-Depth

We’re excited to share how Gears of War 4 has been enhanced for the Xbox One X. Our new trailer showcases the wealth of graphical and gameplay enhancements that are only possible with the world’s most powerful console.  We’re also excited to finally reveal the Preferred Rendering mode so you can play Gears of War 4 how you want!

True 4K Experience
Get ready to experience unmatched clarity, richness and details with true 4K visuals (3840×2160) in our Visuals Rendering Mode. Even if you’re playing on a 1080p screen, you’ll instantly notice the difference thanks to a 4K super sampled image that brings you a crisper, richer looking Gears game than you’ve ever seen before.

HDR
High Dynamic Range provides increased contrast between lights and darks. Battling your way through a lightning flurry in a windflare has never looked better. Gears of War 4 on Xbox One X supports a wide color gamut for true-to-color definition – just as the artists intended – and now at 4K resolution.

Up to 60FPS For Ultra Smooth Gameplay

We’re excited to announce Xbox One X owners will have two Preferred Rendering Options to choose from in Gears of War 4 – Visuals and Performance!

Performance

Put framerate first. For the first time ever, Gears of War will play at up to 60fps in 1080p in Campaign and Horde – all including higher resolution textures and some of the new enhanced graphical features available in Visuals mode.

Visuals

Push graphical fidelity to the max. This mode uses Ultra Quality Textures, a wealth of new and improved graphical features all at 4K resolution (3840×2160) thanks to the power of Xbox One X. You’ll experience the same frame rates you’ve come to expect from Gears of War 4 – 30fps for Campaign and Horde .

In both Rendering modes, Versus will run at a rock-solid 4K 60FPS (with adaptive resolution scaling).

Dolby Atmos Audio Support

When playing Gears of War 4 on Xbox One, we now offer Dolby Atmos, which gives you immersive, moving audio.

The Dolby Access app lets you set up your Dolby Atmos enabled home theater, TV, or sound bar for free, and lets you try or buy Dolby Atmos for Headphones, which gives you immersive sound on any headphones. Experience the visceral sounds of Gears of War in a way that will make you feel like you’re inside the action, only on Xbox One.

Our Most Immersive World Thanks To New Features

The world of Sera has never been more immersive thanks to brand new features and higher resolution textures – all possible with the additional horsepower and memory offered by the Xbox One X.

Enhanced Light Shafts
Also known as God Rays, Enhanced Light Shafts provide true-to-life beams of sunlight in the world. Prepare for jaw dropping lighting as the God Rays peek through gaps in the canopy of trees above you, or in sunset conditions peeking through buildings and statues.

Dynamic Shadows
Shadows in Gears of War 4 are usually pre-defined by an artist to accurately reflect the shadows objects in the world would cast based on the lighting. On Xbox One X, dynamic shadows now react true to the lighting conditions and movement of objects – for example, trees blowing in the wind will cast an accurate moving shadow on the ground – bringing the world of Sera to life like never before.

Increased Draw Distances
With the power of Xbox One X, we can maintain higher resolution textures at a further distance than ever before – creating a higher fidelity picture and crisper world around you, even on the horizon.

Superior Reflections
We’ve pushed our surface space reflections even further to look closer to as you would expect in real life. Reflective surfaces now have a higher definition reflection of your character – whether that’s in a mirror-like reflection of water, or the muddied color reflective nature of metal. It looks especially awesome on the DeeBee’s metallic armor!

Enhanced Character Textures
With our higher resolution textures now available on console thanks to Xbox One X, characters show more detail from head to toe. They’ve never looked better!

Experience this all at no extra cost for Gears of War 4 owners when you pick up your Xbox One X. And, if you’re picking up the Xbox One X but haven’t jumped in to Gears of War 4 yet, you can try it FREE now with our 10-hour trial – the perfect showcase piece for your new super-powered console.

We’re incredibly proud of what the team has been able to achieve on Xbox One X so far. We can’t wait to see you all experience this feast for your eyeballs!

TC

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Play Three Generations of Games – Better – on Xbox One

Original Xbox titles
Today we have announced that starting tomorrow (24-October, 2017) for the first time, you’ll be able to play three generations of games on one console. Bill Stillwell, who runs our Backward Compatibility program has posted details about the announcement on Xbox Wire.

Here is the full text of the post:

Starting tomorrow, for the first time, you’ll be able to play three generations of games on one console – a curated list of Original Xbox classics like Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge,Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and more will be available across the entire Xbox One family of devices. And when Xbox One X launches on Nov. 7, you can run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and with expanded color details. Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 games will include favorites like Halo 3 and Fallout 3.

Compatibility is important to Xbox, to developers and their games, and our community. Preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA, which is why Xbox One is the only console designed to play the best games of the past, present and future. We’re excited to continue to deliver on our vision of compatibility by adding Original Xbox games to the existing Backward Compatible library.

Original Xbox games available now on Xbox One

The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices, taking 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. You’ll be able to play Original Xbox games on Xbox One through the disc you already own, or you can purchase the games digitally in the Microsoft Store.

Since these are original games and not remasters, Xbox Live services such as online multiplayer that were available on the original Xbox will not be available. However, offline multiplayer scenarios such as co-op and system-link are supported as they were originally. There will also be no Achievements for Original Xbox games because this functionality was also not originally available.

Below is the first curated batch of Original Xbox games we’re releasing into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. We expect to release another curated list of Original Xbox classics in Spring 2018, so stayed tuned for more. And to help celebrate the launch of Original Xbox games into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility library, Xbox Game Pass members get access to Xbox Original Ninja Gaiden Black for free as a part of their membership to the game subscription service.

Select Xbox 360 games will run at a higher resolution on Xbox One X

 

When the world’s most powerful console launches on Nov. 7, you will be able to run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and expanded color details. The team developed the Heutchy Method (after the engineer who created it) which leverages the power of Xbox One X to let the Xbox 360 emulator present the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code. The same method improves the graphics for Original Xbox games on Xbox One and Xbox One S.

Here are the Xbox 360 games that will join the Xbox One X Enhanced catalog on Nov. 7.

We created the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program for our fans and we’re thrilled with the response we’ve seen – gamers have spent more than 700M hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. It’s been quite the journey; the team has worked tirelessly so you can experience your favorite games across generations on Xbox One. Original Xbox classics join more than 400 Xbox 360 games in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, which also means we’ll have our largest console launch portfolio ever when Xbox One X releases on Nov. 7.

If you’re interested in learning more about the story of Xbox One Backward Compatibility, we encourage you to read this exclusive article from IGN. To celebrate this release, we are inviting fans to join us on Mixer tomorrow from 11AM – 1PM PT for a special stream with the Backward Compatibility team. We’ll have giveaways, gameplay, and will be answering your questions through the stream.

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for October 23 – 29

Welcome to another edition of Next Week on Xbox! The Fall season of gaming continues with more of the biggest games of the year coming to Xbox One, like Assassin’s Creed Origins sending us back to Ancient Egypt to uncover the brotherhood’s mysterious origins, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus putting us back in the boots of BJ Blazkowicz as he fights back against the Nazi scourge. Or you could get down and boogie with Just Dance 2018, terrorize campers in Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut, or enjoy the retro-inspired side scroller The Mummy: Demastered. Read on for more details on these games and more below!

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Enter to Win a One-of-a-Kind Sneaker Con Custom Xbox

This past weekend in Toronto, over 12,000 sneakerheads packed the Enercare Centre for the “Greatest Sneaker Show On Earth,” Sneaker Con. A big draw of a show like this, aside from being able to cop rare Yeezys, Air Maxes, and Jordans, is Ace of Customs. These shoe artists transform rare pairs of kicks into a one-of-a-kind show pieces.

@jboairbrush going to work on this #AssassinsCreedOrigins #NMD during the @xbox #AceOfCustoms competition.

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No stranger to unique, themed pairs, Team Xbox handed Ace of Customs some Xbox One S systems for them to go wild with. The best part is, they’re not staying in Toronto – you can win one! To enter to win the Middle-earth: Shadow of War themed console, head over to Sneakercon’s Instagram, and follow the instructions on the #xboxsneakercon post.

Good luck, and have a great #FreshKickFriday

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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