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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Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is out now for PlayStation players to enjoy and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you can learn all about it with our interview with the game’s creative director right here. With raids and various co-op missions, there is a lot to enjoy, but there is one aspect of the newly added New Games+ that is very important: yes, you can pet the dog. Even better? You can turn bad dogs into the goodest of good boys by giving them all of the love! 

When speaking with Tsushima’s creative director Nate Fox, we took a break from talking heavy raid mechanics and becoming a demi-god to discuss the most important topic of the all: puppers. When talking about the various new charms players can utilize to customize their experience with New Game+, Fox tells us “I think a really … 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!


30 Games Fully Optimized on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch Day
The launch of a new generation of games is the culmination of epic creative and technical endeavors from developers around the globe, all focused on a single goal: delivering immersive new experiences and rich new worlds to explore… Read more 

Five Major Improvements That Come to Life in NHL 21, Available Today on Xbox One
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Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Vancouver
Release:

October 16, 2020
(PlayStation 4,
Xbox One), TBA (PlayStation 5,
Xbox Series X/S)

Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
Also on:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

The game of hockey is always changing. And the last few years, we’ve seen the speed, skill, and creativity surge as a more physical, grindy game takes a backseat. Just like veteran players have had to adapt, so does EA’s NHL series. Two years ago, EA Vancouver upgraded the skating and physics engine adding a burst of agility, responsiveness, and satisfying impact to better reflect this. This year, it’s providing more inventive options to dazzle your opponents, trying to match skill-players dominating the game today. It’s a step the series has to take, but it comes with its share of stumbles, never capturing the grace and poise it’s trying to emulate.

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Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Omega 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_201019041.4994.201013-0000
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 15, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 16, 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 updates to properly reflect local languages across the console
    • Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go
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Ghost of Tsushima was an incredibly harrowing samurai tale that PlayStation 4 players fell in love with. Now, a new experience arrives with Legends, bringing with it exciting new content and ways to become one with the ways of the ghost. Legends is the first major content drop for the Sucker Punch tale and it comes bringing with it New Game+ and several memorable co-op experiences. One of the newest features on the way is that of raids and this addition is unforgiving, detailed, and offers the perfect chance to troll your fellow player. 

We sat down with Ghost of Tsushima’s creative director Nate Fox alongside senior staff designer Darren Bridges to talk a little more about the Legends update, but it is when the topic of raids comes up that we realize how much fun this addition can potentially be. 

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It’s time to return to the fright – Overwatch Halloween Terror is back! Group up for a limited time to earn chilling new cosmetics and take on a spine-tingling new version of Junkenstein’s Revenge! Don’t get petrified, because Overwatch Halloween Terror ends on November 3.

Play, Win, Earn

Each week during the event, players can take part in a new weekly challenge, where wins in Quick Play, Competitive, and Arcade will earn you otherworldly new Epic skins like Fantasmic Sombra, Stone Brigitte, and Ragdoll Echo. Each skin is a weekly exclusive, so play each week to unlock them all!

Keep playing to earn Overwatch Halloween Terror Loot Boxes and unlock new cosmetics so you can scare your enemies with Shin-Ryeong D.Va (Legendary), sharpen your sword as Karasu-Tengu Genji (Legendary), or sail past the competition as Flying Dutchman Sigma (Legendary).

Get Ghouled in Junkenstein’s Revenge

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By design, P.T. was supposed to be a mystery. Announced at Gamescom 2014 during PlayStation’s press conference, the “playable teaser” from the not-actually-real developer 7780s Studio dropped on the PlayStation Store for free to little fanfare initially; a scary little oddity people downloaded out of curiosity. The twist however was that P.T. was something much more than a new game from an unheard-of studio — it was the reveal of a brand-new Silent Hill game called Silent Hills. And it was being made by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro and starred Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus. Over time, legendary horror manga author Junji Ito would be attached to the project. 

And then the game was canceled, a victim of the very-public breakup between Kojima and his longtime employer, Konami. Barely an hour long, it’s since been called one of the scariest games of all time, despite not much being … Read the rest

Summary

  • Noman Lenda, the head of the development team behind Red Wings: Aces of the Sky, talks about the game’s development
  • The main inspiration behind Red Wings: Aces of the Sky is World War I and the Red Baron
  • We aimed for simple yet satisfying, a compromise between historical reality and engaging gameplay

As a teenager, I spent a lot of time playing arcade games and airplane shooters. Now, as the genre moves towards realistic simulations, I miss games that would allow me to recreate the sensation of playing old-school Sega games and arcade machines and I think I’m not the only one. We created Red Wings: Aces of the Sky for players who are looking for simple, yet satisfying gameplay.

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Early Access is live on PC and we’ve been having way more fun that we thought we would trying to get gross parasites out of our heads. With a good 25-30+ hours of game time to enjoy with Act I, many have been wondering if their created characters and journey would carry over into the full launch of the game. The answer is both good and bad news. 

Baldur’s Gate Early Access saves will not transfer over, despite a few conflicting reports stating that it’s not confirmed. When we reached out to PR about confirmation about save transfers, we were told specifically that “Early Access saves will not transfer over when the game fully launches at a future date.” This answer is also reflected in the recently updated FAQ portion of the game’s Steam page as well. 

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