Happy new year everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday! We are back to bring you more games to discover. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass Ultimate yet, you still have some time to grab your first three months for $1 until January 25. The new year is here and we’ve got some games to announce, so let’s get to it!

Coming Soon

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (Android and Console) – January 7
Take the pitch with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Diego Maradona, and more in one of the most celebrated sports video game series, eFootball PES. Play with friends in online co-op, head-to-head matches, and take part in real-life soccer events with Matchday Mode. Now in its 25th year, there has never been a better time to experience the fun and fluid gameplay of PES and discover why it is considered a … Read the rest

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 11 January 2021 (actual end date varies by sale).

These deals will expire at 11:00 am UTC on Tuesday January 12th 2021

Xbox One Deals


Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 30% DWG*
WarriOrb Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 25% DWG*
SUPERHOT ONE OF US BUNDLE Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 40% DWG*
Farmer’s Dynasty Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG*
The Surge 2 – Premium Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 66% DWG*
YesterMorrow Xbox One X Enhanced 35% DWG*
Clan N Xbox Play Anywhere 35% DWG*
Aritana and the Twin Masks Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 50% DWG*
Bite the Bullet Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 50% DWG*
Catherine Xbox One Backward Compatible 75% DWG*
Edna & Harvey: The
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Torchlight III has just released a smoldering new update full of winter-related content, a rework for the Forged class, and a large list of bug fixes. In this blog, we’ll dive into what you can expect to find in the latest Snow & Steam update.

Snow & Steam Update

The Snow & Steam update is the largest patch to come to Torchlight III since the game launched on October 13th; it not only brings an assortment of new pets and fort decorations to the frontier, but also includes a large update to the Forged class, a new Style Station for customizing your look, and updates to the end game – Fazeer’s Dun’djinn’s Challenge Dungeons.

Winter Themed Contract, Pets, & Fort Decorations

A new, limited-time contract has been added alongside this update that includes a large assortment of winter-themed pets and fort decorations!

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‘Tis the first day of Snowdown, when all through the tundra were Snowmando Outposts full of loot and decor.

Remember Crackshot’s Winterfest last year in Fortnite? This year, Crackshot’s right-hand snowman, Snowmando, has arrived to the island to continue his benevolent legacy. From December 18 (now!) until January 5, play in Operation Snowdown to unlock free Locker items — including two free outfits — and enjoy some gameplay throwbacks as a gift to the community!

The Winter of Our Free Locker Content

In Operation Snowdown, you’ll be joining Snowmando on the cold frontlines: complete his new quests over the course of the event to unlock rewards like the ice-skating inspired Toe Pick pickaxe, the perfectly-wrapped Shield Surprise back bling, as well as gliders, wraps, another pickaxe and back bling, and more.

Completing nine Operation Snowdown quests will unlock Snowmando’s outfit, and completing 12 will unlock the Frost Squad outfit … Read the rest

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 04 January 2021 (actual end date varies by sale).

NOTE: The Countdown Sale runs from 18 December to 03 January.

These deals will expire at 11:00 am UTC on Tuesday January 5th 2021

Xbox One Deals


Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Jeopardy! PlayShow Xbox Play Anywhere 20% DWG*
Assassin’s Creed Triple Pack: Black Flag, Unity, Syndicate Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 70% DWG*
We Happy Few Digital Deluxe Xbox Play Anywhere 85% DWG*
Farming Simulator 19 – Platinum Expansion Add-On 33% DWG*
Tom Clancy’s The Division Franchise Bundle Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 70% DWG*
Starlink: Battle for Atlas – Deluxe edition Xbox One X Enhanced 75% DWG*
Hellpoint Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 30% DWG*
The Crew 2 – Deluxe Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 80% DWG*
Let’s Sing
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We are extremely stoked to announce the release of update 1.1, which integrates mod content into the core experience of Skater XL. We have always thought of Skater XL as a community driven game, and making user generated content as accessible as possible to players on all platforms is our next step in that direction. It has been an exciting experience to work with Xbox on this, being one of only a few games to bring mod content to the console.

In this major update, we have integrated a mod browser into the main menu of the game, allowing push-button access to browse, download, and install mods without ever leaving the game. This integration makes it easier than ever for players on all platforms to get involved in the community and utilize the contributions of the amazing Skater XL creator community.

In addition to ‘Optimized by Easy Day’ versions … Read the rest

The January 2021 Games with Gold lineup is here! On Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, confront your childhood fears in Little Nightmares and survive against a horde of zombies to get the scoop of a lifetime in Dead Rising. And for our classic lineup via Backward Compatibility, take on the best fighters in the world in The King of Fighters XIII and utilize newfound powers and hand-to-hand combat in the suspenseful action title Breakdown.

Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action or join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which includes all these fantastic benefits plus access to … Read the rest

Microsoft Flight Simulator was built from the ground up to achieve three key goals: realism, accuracy, and authenticity of flight. Today, we’re excited to share that Virtual Reality for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available on your favorite VR headset for PC, offering simmers the deepest and most immersive virtual flight experience in the new simulator to date.

The flight sim community has been a very active and insightful partner in shaping how the team approached VR, and continues to be a critical partner in our continued development as we make further improvements and add new features to the simulation. Adding VR to Microsoft Flight Simulator was a direct result of community feedback, and we look forward to continued involvement in the future of the franchise with us.

Our goal was to make this update accessible to as many VR players as possible. To achieve this goal, we have worked … Read the rest

Editor’s note: Take a breath. We’re almost there. 2020’s been quite the year, and it’s very nearly over. Across the festive break, members of the Eurogamer team and our contributors will be running down their personal top five games of 2020, before we announce our game of the year – and before, of course, we hand over to you for the annual Reader’s Top 50. Thanks for being with us this year, and see you on the other side.

The lines between work and play are always blurred with this job, which is often more a privilege than a problem. Playing things for a job is still a treat, of course, but this year the lines have blurred just a little more than usual, for obvious reasons – and so above all my favourite games have felt overwhelmingly not like a job at all and, instead, solely like play.

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It’s deep winter. A cold wind is picking up, and soon, the last of the Seric bloodline shall be revealed. Once hidden, Francesca Seric, heir to the throne and rightful ruler of Calpheon, is ready to emerge and claim what’s hers by right. Now going only by Nova, Seric has embraced the darkness of the Distorted Goddess and bears the crown of the Divine Tree Quturan. Nova is ready, willing, and extremely able to shed blood to seize the throne.

What’s that mean? Nova, the newest Hero of Black Desert, has arrived on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Wielding the shield Quoratum, imbued with the power of the divine tree, and an icy-cold morning star, Nova charges into battle, damaging her opponents with both frozen shards and a crushing flail. Accompanying her are the Thornwood Guard, souls who possess the shield Quoratum and are all willing to hurl … Read the rest