Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 26 October 2020 (actual end date varies by sale).

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday October 27th 2020

Xbox One Deals

   

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
PGA TOUR 2K21 Xbox One X Enhanced 15% DWG*
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Xbox One X Enhanced 70% DWG*
Project CARS 3 Xbox One Game 30% DWG*
WWE 2K Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe Edition Xbox One Game 30% DWG*
SWORD ART ONLINE Alicization Lycoris Xbox One Game w/ Free Trial 40% DWG*
The Division 2 – Warlords of New York – Ultimate Edition Xbox One Game 67% DWG*
Dog Duty Xbox One Game 25% DWG*
Atomicrops Xbox One Game 25% DWG*
Vampyr Xbox One X Enhanced 75% DWG*
Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 65% DWG*
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Back when Genshin Impact was first announced last year, this lush open-world adventure bore some key similarities to Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now, over a year on, Genshin Impact still hasn’t shaken those comparisons, but since the release of 1.0 last week it’s clear it’s so much more than a free-to-play clone of Nintendo’s finest. That’s evident from the numbers alone: Genshin Impact is now the “biggest global launch of a Chinese game ever”, and is currently on track to gross more than $100 Million in its first month alone.

Developer MiHoYo is no stranger to technically impressive free-to-play mobile titles, with a decent pedigree with titles like Honkai Impact 3rd, another action-focused game with gorgeous graphics, locked to mobile devices. Of course, how a company is able to put out high-budget games for free is that they rely on you spending money on in-game currency to get a … Read the rest

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.5008.201015-0000
  • Available: 2 p.m. PT – October 16, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 17, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

System

  • Various system and stability fixes.

Known Issues

We understand some issues have been listed in previous Xbox Insider Release Notes. These items aren’t being ignored, but … Read the rest

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Grood

Drageus Games S.A.

$4.99
Your mission: annihilate an army of robotic enemies and bosses, all of them furiously blasting bullets, missiles and lasers your way.
Your ship: a powerful vehicle you created, called GROOD. It’s now time to pilot this killing machine!

Travel through woods, swamps, cities, frozen lands, deserts, and more to seek and destroy strange mechanical foes. There’s no time to rest and the sun will set before the battle is over: be ready to fight nights and days and under different weather conditions: rain, snow, strong winds…It will get hardcore and the Heavy Metal soundtrack will keep you alert and adrenaline-rushed.

GROOD blends a classic shoot’em up arcade gameplay with modern graphics. The vibrant effects of explosions, smoke, fire and projectiles will fully immerse you in a hellish battle. If you prefer to keep it

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What makes the next-gen difference? Today, the embargo lifts on our first look at an actual Xbox Series X title – Dirt 5, from Codemasters Cheshire. Xbox Series consoles benefit from three plays modes, including the ability to play at 120 frames per second on compatible displays – and first impressions are highly favourable. What we’re looking at today isn’t a final build and optimisations are ongoing up until release on November 10th, but the developers look set to deliver an involving, fun driving game that gives the user plenty of choice in how the generational leap in CPU and GPU power is deployed.

Dirt 5 builds on a truly remarkable foundation, using an evolved form of the Onrush engine built by Codemasters Cheshire, where many of its staff originally worked on Sony’s excellent MotorStorm and DriveClubs franchises. Onrush wasn’t the commercial success many might have hoped for, but the … Read the rest

The Legendary Tim Schafer stops by the Xbox Podcast and talks with Major Nelson about the Classic LucasArts Remasters coming to Xbox Game Pass.

As part of today’s show, Tim confirmed that the Classic LucasArts Remasters are coming October 29 to Xbox and Windows 10 PC with Xbox Game Pass. Fans will be able to play three beloved LucasArts adventure games – Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered – in their revitalized glory.

If you haven’t experienced these 1990s classics before, you have a lot of laughs and feelings to look forward to on October 29:

  • Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking
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Switch 'N' Shoot

Huey Games

$4.99
Endless arcade shoot-em-up action with just ONE button – Switch directions whenever you shoot!

Calling all pilots: Earth is under alien attack! Your assistance is required! No experience necessary.

ONE BUTTON:
Piloting an advanced star fighter with just one button is simple: you switch, you shoot. Every shot fired changes your direction, and mastering this is the key to becoming a legend among the stars. Timing is everything!

QUICK. SIMPLE. CHALLENGING:
Don't underestimate its simplicity; this game tests your reflexes like no other! And while your ship might become stardust in a matter of seconds, you can instantly jump back in for "just one more go".

RETRO ARCADE FEEL:
A love letter to arcade classics with crunchy pixel art, chiptune soundtrack, authentic cabinet artwork and compulsive gameplay. Only now you don't need a

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Dual screens are having a moment. With legions of former office workers now ensconced comfortably at the kitchen table, portable USB second screens and full-fat gaming monitors have seen precipitous spikes in popularity. After all, there’s a big gap between what’s comfortable and convenient for an hour or two in a coffee shop and a setup that’ll suit a seven hour workday. However, there is an alternative to an add-on screen: an ultra-premium laptop that builds a second screen into the lower chassis, giving you that dual-screen experience from a single allegedly portable* device. Asus first introduced their take on the concept with the creative-focused Zenbook Pro Duo last year, but we’re looking at the next iteration: the gaming-grade ROG Zephyrus Duo.

Five months after first going hands-on with this laptop in a cramped Bath pub, I’ve had the chance to test this ultra-premium dual-screen laptop in the comfort … Read the rest

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


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9 Monkeys of Shaolin

Ravenscourt

$29.99
MASTER YOUR ART, MASTER YOUR DESTINY.

In this beat 'em up game you'll play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.

Action-packed battles, user friendly controls and incredible atmosphere of great kung-fu movies of 70s – all this makes 9 Monkeys of Shaolin a perfect choice for every true fan of really hardcore brawlers.

Features:
– 3 unique fighting styles: fight on earth, in the air or use mysterious magic seals. Combine these elements to defeat every enemy on your way.
– Captivating narrative: discover the fascinating story of Wei Cheng and follow him as he rises from a simple

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