In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Xbox is amplifying voices of empathy, honesty, and mental health awareness. Now more than ever, people are experiencing new challenges which impact their mental health. With the ongoing pandemic, physical isolation has elevated the importance of virtual connections to stay in contact with friends and loved ones. Through gaming, we can both explore mental health, its impacts, and provide community. More and more studies* have shown that gaming has real benefits on players mental wellbeing. Through a virtual world, people have been able to do everything from ease their symptoms of PTSD to build social connections that are so crucial right now, to finding moments of joy, building connections, fostering empathy and helping to reduce anxiety.

For me personally, gaming is a key part of my mental health routine. When I need to step away from the world and limit my exposure to … Read the rest

Watch Dogs: Legion players can grab a new DLC character and single-player mission starting today on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, as well as a slew of free additions to the campaign and Online mode with Title Update 4.0. Available via the Season Pass or as a separate purchase, the DLC includes a new character, Mina Sidhu, a test subject whose special OMNI Optik lets her control enemies, disrupt them with a Mental Blast, or recharge her powers with takedowns. She arrives along with a new single-player mission, Swipe Right, which puts DedSec on the trail of a conspiracy to fund extremists by selling off Egyptian antiquities.

Title Update 4.0’s free additions include two new operative types for players to recruit in open-world London: the DJ and the First Responder. The DJ’s perks include Killer Beat, which ensures shorter cooldown periods and more damage, along with a Feedback Loop … Read the rest

Summary

  • Developer M. B. Saunders talks through the features that stand out in Angels with Scaly Wings.
  • The game follows the story of the player as they travel through the dragon world as an ambassador.
  • Angels with Scaly Wings is available today on the Xbox Store.

Angels with Scaly Wings follows the story of the player travelling to the dragon world as an ambassador. But things get complicated and suddenly you’re thrust in the middle of a murder investigation.

Here are five reasons why Angels with Scaly Wings might just become your new favorite narrative adventure!

1.  You can explore a new world!

Dragon society is complicated! While this new world may seem strangely familiar, it also operates under its own rules. Yet every discovery only seems to raise more questions than it answers… which brings us to the next point.

2. It’s a narrative mystery adventure.

Plenty of … Read the rest

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Continuing Our PC Gaming Journey in 2021 and Beyond
We’ve talked often about our “player-first” approach to gaming over the last few years. In the past, that may have meant different things to different people, especially for those who identified strongly with being a console gamer, a PC gamer, or a mobile gamer. If you were to walk the (virtual) halls at Xbox today, I think you’d find… Read more

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We got the idea of Boris the Rocket from a dream our programmer had. He dreamed of a Soviet instrument panel. So, we met up, put our heads together and came up with a general concept after everyone pitched their ideas. We saw the importance of design documents after our work on Black Baron when we’d parted ways with our game designer and had to go back to square one. I should probably mention how we built our team.

In 2009, I met the guys when I started playing World of Warcraft. The next year, they invited me to play Project Reality, a Battlefield 2 mod, and by 2013 we started a clan. There were around five of us, then more people joined in, then some switched to ARMA 2, created a squad made up of those team members who left the mod and called it TORRead the rest

Battle it out in a gigantic robot brawler or get behind the wheel of colossal trucks, all in this weekend’s supersized Free Play Days lineup. Override 2: Super Mech League and Monster Truck Championship are available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, April 29 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, May 2 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

How to Start Playing

Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and enter the Gold member area to locate the Free Play Days collection on your Xbox One.

Keep the Fun Going

Purchase the game and other editions at a limited time discount and continue … Read the rest

Summary

  • Fast-paced top-down shooter Cymatically Muffed is available for Xbox One today.
  • Take down a headphone-stealing scientist in the Co-Op Campaign.
  • Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 player PvP games around.

Don’t you hate it when you wake up and some scientist has experimented on you and stolen your headphones? It’s time for a fast-paced top-down shooter where you and your friends can find that guy and make him pay. Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 local multiplayer PvP games around, your call. Get your revenge — or just send someone home crying — today with Cymatically Muffed on Xbox One.

Games are better when nobody has to watch and everyone can play. Get back to the glory days of local multiplayer with 8-player splitscreen. Fight your friends in free-for-all deathmatches, or play as a team in deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Puc, or Cops … Read the rest

Summary

  • Bring cinematic spectacle to Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Charge your Proton Packs! The Ghostbusters are coming to Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Be the director! Inspire movie magic with the Studios Pack

We’re delighted to be sharing exciting news on the Planet Coaster: Console Edition‘s upcoming DLC. We’re bringing not one, but two incredible packs to Planet Coaster, both fit to burst with amazing new rides, stunning new scenery, blueprints, props, sound effects, and so much more.

Ghostbusters is our love letter to the 1984 hit movie, and the Studios Pack is a spectacular tribute to the silver screen. Ahead of their launch later this week across Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, we’re here to give you all the must know details.

First, let’s talk Ghostbusters. We’ve put all of our love, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the franchise into this pack, and we really think it shows. … Read the rest

There’s just one month to go before Knockout City slams onto the gaming scene. And judging by the one million downloads during the recent cross play beta, this dodgebrawling game is sure to make an impact. The best part? It will be available to play at launch on May 21 for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members!

What is EA Play? It’s a great way to get more from the games you love. Members can access exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, unlock special member-only content, play early trials of brand-new titles, and get instant access to a collection of our best-loved series and top titles. Plus, members also save on EA digital purchases, with a 10% member discount. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get EA Play at no additional cost!   

What’s Included?

There are a few special events planned in the first few weeks of the game, so … Read the rest

Summary

  • There are hundreds of beautiful illustrations in the game.
  • The game seems like an old-school cartoon, but you can easily recognize all the plants and animals.
  • After playing Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia, visits to the forest will no longer be the same.

Today Little Mouse’s Encyclopedia debuts on Xbox consoles. The kids of our team members had a great time playing it. That’s obvious. However, I was strongly surprised by how much this game helped me to appreciate a trip to a real forest.

First Contact

When I was around 5-10 years old, I enjoyed trips to the forest, but if I couldn’t see much depth there.

The appearance of some animal was certainly an exciting event, but I used to just divide trees into deciduous and coniferous, and other plants – into those with which you can get stabbed and those that are relatively safe.

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