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Save up to 90% in four new Xbox One sales

This week’s Xbox One savings include price cuts on an impressive range of AAA and indie hits.

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This week’s Xbox One savings include price cuts on an impressive range of AAA and indie hits.

Four new promotions have launched on the Xbox One digital games store, each featuring a decent collection of discounts on some excellent games.

The Lunar New Year sale is the place to go if you want to catch up on some recent AAA blockbusters. Discounted games include Red Dead Redemption 2, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Budding dictators should also check out the console edition of Tropico 6, and boating enthusiasts are sure to love The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan.

The Artistic Adventure Sale features some of our favourite indie games. Take your pick from Limbo, Outer Worlds, Bad North, and Lucas Pope’s transcendent adventure game, Return of the Obra Dinn.

Read on for our recommendations from both sales, as well as this week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight savings. The discounts are valid through to January 27, 2020. Visit the Xbox One digital store or the Microsoft online store for more details.

Lunar New Year Sale Highlights

  • 11-11 Memories Retold – 75% off
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown – 50% off
  • Arise: A simple story – 20% off
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered – 60% off
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 60% off
  • BioShock: The Collection – 75% off
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan – 40% off
  • Dark Souls III – 75% off
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – 33% off
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection – 40% off
  • eFootball PES 2020 Standard Edition – 50% off
  • Far Cry 5 – 75% off
  • For Honor Complete Edition – 67% off
  • Hitman 2 – 70% off
  • Life Is Strange 2 – Complete Season – 50% off
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – 75% off
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – 25% off
  • NBA 2K20 – 50% off
  • Ninjin: Clash of Carrots – 90% off
  • Project CARS 2 – 85% off
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – 50% off
  • Sea Of Thieves: Anniversary Edition – 50% off
  • Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition – 85% off
  • Soulcalibur VI – 70% off
  • Steep – 50% off
  • Thief – 85% off
  • Trials Rising – 60% off
  • Tropico 6 – 30% off
  • Watch Dogs 2 – 75% off

Artistic Adventure Sale Highlights

  • Afterparty – 25% off
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition – 40% off
  • Beyond Eyes – 80% off
  • Creature in the Well – 25% off
  • Desert Child – 50% off
  • FAR: Lone Sails – 30% off
  • Headliner: NoviNews – 25% off
  • Limbo – 75% off
  • My Time at Portia – 50% off
  • Old Man’s Journey – 50% off
  • Outer Wilds – 25% off
  • Oxenfree – 50% off
  • Return of the Obra Dinn – 25% off
  • Trüberbrook – 30% off
  • What Remains of Edith Finch – 50% off
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine: Xbox Edition – 30% off

Deals with Gold Highlights

  • Demetrios – The BIG Cynical Adventure – 80% off
  • Farming Simulator 19 – Premium Edition – 33% off
  • Forza Motorsport 7 Deluxe Edition – 25% off
  • Need For Speed Heat – 35% off
  • Overcooked! 2 – 40% off
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville – 25% off
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition – 40% off

Spotlight Highlights

  • Crypt of the Serpent King – 50% off
  • Iconoclasts – 10% off
  • The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition – 80% off
  • TRAX – Build it, Race it – 80% off
  • Unruly Heroes – 40% off

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Save up to 85% in this week’s Xbox One sales

Borderlands 3 and Nier: Automata are among this week’s new Xbox One video game savings.

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Borderlands 3 and Nier: Automata are among this week’s new Xbox One video game savings.

This week’s Xbox Deals with Gold lineup includes a 50% price cut on Gearbox shooter, Borderlands 3. It’s not the most fulfilling FPS we’ve ever played, nor even the best Borderlands game, but it’s a heap of fun and worth picking up at a discount.

Other DwG highlights include the Batman: Return to Arkham bundle, Nier: Automata, and Mordheim: City of the Damned.

The new Play and Save sale is also impressive, with reductions for the likes of The Evil Within 2, Grid, and Descenders.

This week’s spotlight savings include Rainbow Six Siege and The Division 2, and the Anime sale continues for a second week, serving up big discounts on the likes of Code Vein and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

You can pick up the latest Xbox One deals until March 2, 2020. Head over to the Xbox One digital store or the Microsoft online store for the full lineup of discounted games. Here are some more of recommendations.

Anime Sale Highlights

  • Code Vein – 40% off
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ – 75% off
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse – 85% off
  • Jump Force – 60% off
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom – 50% off
  • Naruto To Boruto: Shinobi Striker – 85% off
  • Sonic Mania – 50% off
  • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition – 60% off
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 – 50% off

Deals with Gold Highlights

  • 39 Days to Mars – 33% off
  • 7 Days to Die – 40% off
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – 25% off
  • ARK: Survival Evolved – 80% off
  • Batman: Return To Arkham – 60% off
  • Blood Bowl 2 – Legendary Edition – 75% off
  • Borderlands 3 Super Deluxe Edition – 50% off
  • Brief Battles – 40% off
  • Doom 3 – 70% off
  • Doom II  – 70% off
  • Graveyard Keeper – 65% off
  • Monster Energy Supercross – Special Edition – 60% off
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned – Complete Edition – 75% off
  • MotoGP 19 – 75% off
  • Mr. Shifty – 70% off
  • NieR:Automata – 50% off
  • Portal Knights – 60% off
  • Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition – 75% off
  • Space Hulk: Tactics – 75% off
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3 – 45% off
  • Tools Up! – 20% off
  • Train Sim World 2020 – 40% off

Play and Save Sale Highlights

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence – 60% off
  • Age Of Wonders: Planetfall – 50% off
  • Descenders – 40% off
  • Dishonored 2 – 75% off
  • Doom – 70% off
  • eFootball PES 2020 – 60% off
  • F1 2019 – 50% off
  • Frostpunk: Console Edition – 30% off
  • Gravel – 80% off
  • Grid – 60% off
  • Mutant Football League – 33% off
  • Prey – 75% off
  • Prey: Digital Deluxe Edition – 75% off
  • Prison Architect: Xbox One Edition – 65% off
  • Super Mega Baseball 2 – 60% off
  • The Evil Within 2 – 75% off
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season – The Complete Season – 40% off
  • Ultimate Danger Bundle – 60% off
  • Wreckfest – 20% off

Spotlight Sale Highlights

  • Attack of the Earthlings – 50% off
  • Crimson Keep – 75% off
  • Dead Alliance – 85% off
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Deluxe Edition – 70% off
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – 85% off
  • Troll & I – 80% off
  • Zombie Party – 50% off

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New PlayStation 4 releases – February 24-28, 2020

A refreshingly eclectic lineup of new PlayStation 4 and PS Vita games is coming to the PlayStation Store this week.

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A refreshingly eclectic lineup of new PlayStation 4 and PS Vita games is coming to the PlayStation Store this week.

We like weeks like this. A week where there’s a wide range of video games to enjoy from a wide range of genres. And just thinking about our pick of the week gives us a fever, especially as it’s Two Point Hospital, the marvellous medical simulation game from Two Point Studios.

Pitched as a spiritual follow-up to Bullfrog’s iconic Theme Hospital, the game found a rabidly enthusiastic audience on its 2018 PC release. If the transfer to PS4 is as successful we’ve seen with other PC sims – like Cities: Skylines – we predict it will be a big hit.

An old favourite also returns with the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. The package brings together remasters of six classic games staring the mighty Blue Bomber. A cult Dreamcast favourite also gets a modern update in Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash for PS VR. Remember to wipe that headset clean after dancing.

Other new releases include Spike Chunsoft fighter One Punch Man – A Hero Nobody Knows, and Khud0’s endearing low-fi platformer, Grizzland. It’s also nice to see Mega Cat’s retro-style brawler Coffee Crisis finally make it to PlayStaton 4.

Here’s the current lineup of this week’s new PlayStation Store releases.

New PlayStation 4 releases – February 24-28, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Covert
  • Ganbare Super Strikers (+ PS Vita)
  • Grizzland
  • Hayfever
  • House Flipper
  • Infliction: Extended Cut
  • Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
  • Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!
  • Tempest
  • Two Point Hospital

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Amoeba Battle
  • Hero Must Die. Again
  • Vasilis (+ PS Vita)

Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • Diadra Empty
  • MX Nitro: Ultimate Edition
  • Overpass

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Bloodroots
  • Bucket Knight
  • Coffee Crisis
  • Chop is Dish
  • Don’t Even Think
  • One Punch Man – A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Ritual: Crown of Horns
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
  • Spartan Fist
  • Stab Stab Stab!

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New Xbox One releases: February 24-28, 2020

Two Point Hospital and Sayonara Wild Hearts headline this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

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Two Point Hospital and Sayonara Wild Hearts headline this week’s lineup of new Xbox One releases.

It’s a busy with some great games coming to the Xbox One. First to be admitted is Two Points Hospital, the lovingly crafted business simulation game from Two Point Studios and Sega. It’s a spiritual successor to the classic Theme Hospital and includes that game’s Mark Webley and Gary Carr among its dev team. It’s a smart and humorous sim that will hopefully transfer well to console.

Another highlight is Wasteland Remastered, an update of the classic 1988 post-apocalyptic RPG from inXile Entertainment. The game features revamped graphics, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and an expanded musical score.

Other new releases include the Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind DLC and a collection of six Blue Bomber games in the Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection. The long-awaited Xbox One release of Sayonara Wild Hearts is also something to be savoured.

Each new game can be purchased from the Xbox One digital games store and Microsoft online store. Here’s the confirmed lineup.

New Xbox One games – February 24-28, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020

  • No releases

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Ark: Survival Evolved – Genesis – Part 1
  • Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind
  • Hayfever
  • Infliction Extended Cut
  • Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Wasteland Remastered

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Castle of No Escape
  • Castle of No Escape 2
  • Edgar – Bokbok in Boulzac
  • Grizzland Ganbare! Super Strikers
  • One Finger Death Punch 2
  • House Flipper
  • Vasilis
  • Yakuza 0

Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • No releases

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Spartan Fist
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Stab Stab Stab!
  • Bucket Knight

Read about the latest games coming to Xbox Game Pass.


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Devolver Digital announces stressful-looking Disc Room

Disc Room is a single-screen dungeon puzzle game, like Zelda. Except it’s a bullet hell. And the bullets are spinning circular saw blades. Obviously.

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Disc Room is a single-screen dungeon puzzle game, like Zelda. Except it’s a bullet hell. And the bullets are spinning circular saw blades. Obviously.

One really nice thing about Minit, published by Devolver Digital, was that the game was credited really well. The four developers involved – Jan Willem Nijman, Kitty Calis, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann – were all credited with their names. No funny studio names. No weird collective. No indie supergroup set up for that one game. Just their names.

It’s nice to see Devolver, and the team behind the game, are taking a similar approach with today’s announcement, Disc Room.

The supergroup, the indie dev dream team behind Disc Room is as follows:

  • Kitty Calis (Minit, Horizon Zero Dawn, Action Henk)
  • Jan Willem Nijman (Minit, Luftrausers, Nuclear Throne)
  • Terri Vellman (High Hell, Heavy Bullets, Mundo Lixo)
  • Doseone (Gang Beasts, Enter the Gungeon, High Hell)

But what exactly is Disc Room? We’ll let the reveal trailer handle that.

Forgive our language, but that looks stressful as fuck, doesn’t it?

Don’t mistake our distress for dislike. We don’t mean that Disc Room’s not also looking brilliant. It looks like a combination of retro-era Zelda’s dungeon puzzle rooms, with a modern aesthetic flavour like The Swords of Ditto, combined with a horrific bullet hell of flying circular saw blades. The titular disc(s) in the titular room(s), if you will.

According to the game’s Steam store page, Disc Room releases sometime in 2020. We’ll keep you posted with more information on this one as it becomes available, but it looks tantalising. And horrifying.


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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Series X upgrade will be free

The Xbox Series X upgrade of Cyberpunk 2077 will be free to anyone who owns it on Xbox One.

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The Xbox Series X upgrade of Cyberpunk 2077 will be free to anyone who owns it on Xbox One.

Today, Xbox head Phil Spencer dropped a bunch of information about the company’s upcoming console. Spencer’s post on Xbox Wire led with teraflops. But, the most interesting news had little to do with technical power.

Instead, it was this bit, which indicated an expansion of Xbox’s overall attitude toward breaking down barriers between platforms.

Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One and Xbox Series X

“Smart Delivery: This technology empowers you to buy a game once and know that – whether you are playing it on Xbox One or Xbox Series X – you are getting the right version of that game on whatever Xbox you’re playing on,” Spencer wrote.

“We’re making the commitment to use Smart Delivery on all our exclusive Xbox Game Studios titles, including Halo Infinite, ensuring you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console they choose to play on. This technology is available for all developers and publishers, and they can choose to use it for titles that will be release on Xbox One first and come to the Xbox Series X later.”

Sounds good right? In the past, developers have republished games with updated graphics and a new price tag on next-gen consoles. Think The Last of Us: Remastered and Grand Theft Auto V. But, from now on, Xbox is giving developers the option to sell their game once and allow players to access it across all Xbox platforms.

And, the studio behind the most highly-anticipated game in recent memory has taken note. Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red tweeted its support for the initiative.

“Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice or pay for upgrades. Owners of #Cyberpunk2077 for Xbox One will receive the Xbox Series X upgrade for free when available,” the Polish developer tweeted from its official account.

Cyberpunk’s September release date positions it near the end of the current generation. So, this is a boon for players who want to continue playing the game for years to come.


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