Today is a bit of the calm before the storm with only a single Xbox One release. The Invisible Hours from GameTrust Games (Gamestop) releases on Xbox One with full Xbox One X Enhancements. The story follows a group of strangers invited to a mansion by Tesla, who offers each of them a chance to make right their life's most significant mistakes. Unfortunately, when the final guest arrives, he is promptly discovered dead. Can you explore the mansion and find out what happened? Players will play as an invisible character with full autonomy to follow anyone in the story they wish as they search for clues and hidden secrets. The Invisible Hours is $19.99 on Xbox One.

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It's Sunday everyone, and you know what that means, it's roundup time. In this weekly article, we put together everything worth mentioning that we didn't get posted. We also link to everything we did on the web, whether on this site or one of the other places you can find us like YouTube or Twitch.

Here's what we missed:

Crazy Justice

Fortnite Battle Royale clone Crazy Justice is launching Q2 2018, but you can get your pre-order on now by heading on over to Crazy Justice will be fully playable across all consoles (X1, PS4 & NS) and PC and will feature a single player and co-op mode.

Hyper Sentinel

On May 11th this new release from Huey Games hits digital shelves, but is available now for pre-order from the Microsoft Store.

NBA Playgrounds 2

The sequel to last years NBA Jam inspired hit has been announced and will hit your Xbox this summer 2018. This time around develop Saber Interactive is launching with 200 real present and past NBA stars and is introducing a new single player 'season' experience.

Yoku's Island Express

This new 'pinball-platform-adventure' gets a new developer diary put...

It's only been on Xbox One for just over a month, but Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has already made an enormous impact. The community has grown incredibly fast in such a short time, recently breaking the major milestone of over 4 million players. To celebrate their successful console launch, the game will be rewarding players who helped them reach this point. Anyone who has signed on and made a character before 12PM PST on January 31 will receive 30,000BP as a thank you gift. The credits will automatically be deposited in eligible players' accounts on February 1. That many credits means a whole lot of sweet loot crates, so if you're at all interested make sure your account is all set up before the end of the month.

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It's another Wednesday, which means another set of midweek releases to look over. Before jumping into all of today's new games, take a look at this week's Deals with Gold for a very long list of discounts on bundles on the Xbox Store this week. And, below, you'll find the three new games gracing the Xbox Store this week.

A Hat in Time

Published by Humble Bundle, and developed by Gears for Breakfast, A Hat in Time is a 3D platformer in which your protagonist uses hats to attain magical powers. A Hat in Time is available now for $29.99.

Chaos on Deponia

In Chaos on Deponia, from Daedalic Entertainment, you play as Rufus to save the titular city of Deponia by reuniting the three pieces of Goal. Chaos on Deponia is available now for $19.99.


Rememoried is bringing a touch of surrealism to Xbox. It is a game in which the aim is to forget. Forgetting dreams is a principle mechanic of the game, revealing more dreams as more are forgotten. Rememoried is available now for $14.99.

If you're looking for more games to play this week, take a look at the long list of discounted game bundles available for the next six...

We have one lone release today as OK K.O.! Let's play Heroes crashes onto the marketplace. Based on the Cartoon Network show with voice acting from series regulars, OK K.O.! is an action-packed brawler. Players can collect pow cards which will unlock new moves. Solve some quests with the Lakewood Plaza Turbo Heroes and explore the series' universe. OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes was developed by Capybara Games and Published by Cartoon Network Games. It is available for purchase for $19.99.

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When you think of classic shoot ‘em ups, the first game that might pop into your mind is the 1981 classic Galaga; a game that created such an easily accessable formula that it had become renown widely. In the game, you would fly forward, and enemies would come down screen in an orderly fashion and try to blow you up. You were armed with a turret that could be upgraded with power-ups dropped by some enemies after killing them. Many games have come and gone since then, all bringing their own new ideas to the table. Now we find ourselves in 2017; thirty-six years have passed since the original concept had been released and Infinite Dream’s Sky Force Reloaded has flown in to show there are still fresh new ideas to keep the game airborne.

Sky Force Reloaded appears absent when it comes to a story. During the game, you will be playing as one of the best pilots around. An arrogant general named Scarlet is unleashing chaos all over the universe, and it's in your best interest to stop her. Unfortunately, though, your main ship is destroyed, and you find yourself defenseless. Luckily, your general gives you a new ship, a vessel that has you starting from the bottom with no upgrades.  At this point, you'll find yourself playing through levels earning stars, medals and even new ships so that you may rearm yourself and stop Scarlet. Other than a sentence or two of dialogue from certain levels, that’s about...

It’s been known for some time that the best thing to keeping the brain healthy is to test it consistently. Using even the most minor of brain functions can help keep the brain functions running and overall improve motor skills. Whether you’re filling out Sudoku or solving for X with a math problem, there are many different fun activities to help peak your interest. The first Q.U.B.E. game was a delightful start to the series, and with the upcoming sequel Q.U.B.E. 2,  the developer, Toxic Games, continues to push your brain with a little shape and color.

From the start, you’re met with a short sequence between the main character Amelia Cross and her husband Robert Cross, who are communicating to each other through a radio frequency as you steadily pace through a dust storm in an undisclosed location. As you press further forward, you start to see Amelia fading in between consciousness to the point she eventually blacks out. Amelia awakens in a makeshift cell to a radio transmission from one Emma Sutcliffe. Emma is quick to offer some details as to Amelia’s location and the overall current situation, but the questions answered only make more questions.

As with the first game, puzzles are completed by manipulation of specific color tiles, each of which has a unique ability. The color is splashed on a white tile and then interacted with...

In an announcement today, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, has stated that future new releases on Xbox will immediately join the Xbox Game Pass catalogue upon their launch.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that launched in June 2017 and now, some eight months old, it boasts having well over 100 titles across both Xbox One and Xbox 360 in its collection. Subscribers can play all games from the collection, without restriction on hours played, progress made, or how many can be installed at a time.

This new initiative will first see Sea of Thieves hit the Xbox Game Pass catalogue on its launch on March 20th. While also being available through typical retail channels, both physical and digital, Game Pass subscribers will be able to download the full title at no extra cost. Players who download Sea of Thieves through Game Pass will have the same version of the game as anyone setting sail from their full-priced copy of the game.

The two other big first-party titles confirmed for launch day additions to the Game Pass library are State of Decay 2 and the several-times-delayed Crackdown 3. And while no further titles were explicitly confirmed, this is likely due to the fact that they are announced; Spencer committed to future entries in the Forza, Halo and Gears of War series being given the same launch day Game Pass treatment.


The obvious heavy hitter today is Playeruknown's Battlegrounds which releases on Xbox One as part of the game preview program. As of now, the game doesn't have achievements and is still in development, however, the game is already enhanced for Xbox One X including 4K Ultra HD and HDR. The game features combat between 100 players airdropped into a competitive battle for survival. This game has been a massive hit on PC and will be launching exclusively on Xbox One. PUBG releases for $29.99. We will be streaming the game on Twitch at 8 PM EST tonight!

Okami HD rereleases today with Xbox One X Enhancements. Players take on the role of the Japanese sun goddess, Amaterasu in a critically acclaimed masterpiece. Okami is well known for its unique and vivid art style which will now be displayed in 4K. Okami HD is out now for $19.99.

Fearful Symmetry and the Cursed Prince released today as an Xbox Playanwhere title. Players take control of multiple characters at once as they attempt to solve puzzles full of danger. Fearful Symmetry is $9.99.



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It's Sunday everyone, and you know what that means, it's roundup time. In this weekly article, we put together everything worth mentioning that we didn't get posted. We also link to everything we did around the web, whether on this site or one of the other places you can find us like YouTube or Twitch.

Sorry about missing this last week, but have no fear, this weeks issue will cover everything for the last two weeks!

Here's what we missed:

The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human

Earth has frozen over and humans were forced underwater to survive. As resources dwindled, we turned to space in search of a new world to inhabit. Now the ship Argo9, a sub-aquatic spaceship, has returned to earth years after it left looking for a new home.

Batman: The Enemy Within

Episode four What Ails You will be here January 23 and Telltale games has released a new trailer giving us a sneak-peak of what to expect.

Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China

The new launch trailer is here, and you know what that means, it means the game can be bought here.

Fortnite Battle Royale

Epic Games is back with a...

Thanks for joining us again for the weekly round up of the Deals with Gold. Please remember that all prices listed below require an Xbox Live Gold membership. Buying a game through any link used in this post will directly support XBLA Fans.

  • 2Dark – A survival horror game from Frédérick Raynal, the creator of Alone in the Dark. Players take on the role of former detective Mr. Smith, as he travels to the town of Gloomywood to solve a mystery involving disappearing children. Players will need to use their cunning to infiltrate Gloomywood’s bastions of cruelty and uncover the secrets of the deranged psychopaths within, seeking retribution for their crimes, and bring the children to safety. Was $29.99, is now $9.00
  • ARK: Survival Evolved — A survival game set on an island inhabited by dinosaurs. In order to survive, you will need to tame and train these dinosaurs. Check out our impression video – was $59.99, is now $35.99
  • ARK: Survival Evolved Season Pass — The season pass unlocks three expansion packs: Scorched Earth (available now) and two future expansions. The Scorched Earth DLC adds an all-new desert world along with 11 new creatures, 50+ new items and a new boss. The future expansions will unlock in your account when released. Each expansion offers over 300 hours of new content including new dinosaurs, custom maps and unique mechanics. Was $44.99, is now $31.49
  • ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition...

Another action packed week with three new indie games hitting the store this Friday. First up we have Battlestar Galactica Deadlock from Blacklab Games and Slitherine. The game takes you into the heart of the First Cylon War, to fight epic 3D battles that will test your tactical prowess. Players take control of the Colonial Fleet from the bridge of the mobile shipyard, Daidalos, and free the Twelve Colonies from the Cylon threat. Build your fleets, protect the Quorum alliance and prepare to dig deeper into the conspiracies of this heroic conflict. Buy it here for $29.99.

Also releasing today is frantic twin-stick shooter Paladin. This indie from Pumpkin Games sees you as earth's last hero set to defend civilization from annihilation. You'll need to destroy the aliens and upgrade your fighter as you drive back the vile invading scum and save mankind. Pick it up here for $9.99.

Finally, we have Hello Neighbor, a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. Players will be up against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you. Pick up the game...

Just two new indie games this Friday. Firstly we have Celeste from Matt Makes Games Inc, a hand-crafted, super-tight, narrative-driven platformer. Players will need to help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain through 700+ screens of hardcore platforming where every death is a lesson. Pick it up here for $19.99.

Today's other release is Drift Zone from Awesome Industries. Set in the world of drifting players can take part in two types of competition to win high cash prizes and reputation points to climb the career ladder. The game features split screen multiplayer for up to four players. Pick it up here for $12.99

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Symmetry, from developers Sleepless Clinic, is a survival-management game that takes place on an abandoned planet.

A spaceship and its crew have crashed and with limited resources and time, you must lead them in repairing their ship while keeping them alive. You will not only have to worry about food for everyone, but also the mental and physical state of each person on board. If and (probably) when someone dies, you must make a decision on how to dispose of the body. Do you bury it, or treat it as meat and survive for a little longer?

Symmetry will hit the Xbox store on February 20, 2018, for $17.99.

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It's looking to be a busy weekend as four new indie games hit the Xbox One store today. First up we have Fumiko! from Fumiko Game Studio, a game that promises to take you on a surreal trip through a twisted virtual network. The game combines rewarding exploration with a new approach to 3D platforming, through 16 handcrafted and unique levels as well as 14 social areas to explore ranging from small player homes to big public spaces. Pick it up here for $9.99.

Next up is Abo Khashem, a comedic role playing game, where after awaking in the middle of nowhere with amnesia, you try to piece together what happened to you. With your trusty lizard companion, the two of you must uncover a massive conspiracy involving a powerful monolith. Along the way you will purchase properties, manage and hire staff, decorate your homes, gain influence, bond with Shukman the lizard, explore dangerous dungeons, and customize your own fighting style. Pick up the game from Moving Dimensions here for $29.99.

Also releasing today is Past Cure from Phantom 8 Studio, a dark psychological thriller that blurs the lines between dreams and reality. The game is described as a cinematic, story driven experience where players follows the struggle of a broken man searching for the missing pieces of his mind. With intense cutscenes and...

Welcome to another midweek round-up of the new games. On this Valentine's Wednesday, there is just one new release on Xbox One, though there were more yesterday.

Guilt Battle Arena

Today's sole release is a 2D battle arena with a twist: after shooting, each player must rebound their own bullet to be able to shoot again. Guilt Battle Arena features 1-2-person co-op play or 2-4-person versus play across its seven game modes. Guilt Battle Arena is available now for $14.99.

For more new releases, take a look at what came out on Xbox One yesterday.

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The sequel to The Fall is out now on Xbox One. The Fall was an excellent game with a unique story and some wonderful puzzles. It also was rather short much to the chagrin of anyone who isn't a big achievement hunter. The Fall 2 promises to be about three times longer while still maintaining everything people loved about the first one.

The Fall 2 expands on the first in nearly every way adding more environments and characters and refining the core combat and gameplay. The game claims to give you puzzles from a perspective that's never been seen in a game before. Players continue the story of Arid and her journey of self-discovery. The Fall 2 is out now for $16.99 or a bundle is currently on sale for $17.54 including the first game. I'd recommend the bundle if you haven't played the first.

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Star Trek has always defined space as “The Final Frontier,” but some would question what that actually means? A show about a fleet that travels through infinite galaxies, with various planets and new and interesting lifeforms. It leaves one to wonder if surely there is more on the horizon to explore. Starpoint Gemini Warlords is a open world space RPG game developed by Little Green Men Games that offers a galaxy so big that it throws the final frontier right out the airlock.

Starpoint Gemini Warlords takes place in fictional regions of space. The game plays as a 3rd person open world RPG game from the perspective of your ship. You start briefly with a crew of nobody's, but after a short time, you're able to create your own character and customize your own vessel. The game offers a large array of features, ranging from a full single-player campaign mode, to free-roam scenarios, side missions, construction of your headquarters and development of your own war fleet. There is a considerable amount of content offered from the start. Let's take a more in-depth look at the key features of the game.


Starpoint Gemini Warlords follows the story of Solari Concord, a small colony of people on the outreaches of space. You start following a crew of random people testing out a battlecruiser type vessel. The man conducting the test,...

Just one new indie game hitting the Xbox One store today, Nightmares from the Deep 3: Davy Jones from Artifex Mundi. In the final chapter of this hidden object pirate trilogy, we find Davy Jones and his undead crew appearing once again to kidnap the museum custodian Sarah Black to force her daughter Cory to sign a dark pact. In order to save Cory, Sarah will travel through mysterious locations, solve plenty of puzzles, and learn the truth about the ghost of a beautiful young girl who roams Davy Jones’ island. Pick it up for $11.99 for the next 10 days or $14.99 thereafter.

If you're unfamilar with the series, there's also a special bundle comprising of all three chapters available from today. You can pick up the Nightmares from the Deep Collection for $35.99 here.

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The unintentional highlight of last night's The Game Awards was an impassioned speech from the creator of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons (seriously, if you haven't seen it look it up), but hopefully that didn't overshadow the new game he was there to show off. A Way Out is an action-adventure about two convicts escaping the law, and must be played co-op at all times. Playing as either the calm Vincent or violent Leo, the game will take two players through their intertwined narratives via dynamic splitscreen. The game was designed for couch co-op in mind, but since that's not an option for everyone online play is also available. To make it easier to play with a friend, developer Hazelight is offering players a friend's pass. Anyone who downloads this free trial will be able to play the game in full, so long as they're with an online partner who's bought the game. In other words, they're extended the couch co-op mentality of only needing one copy of the game for two players to the online space.

A Way Out will be available March 23, 2018 for $29.99, and the friend's pass will be available the same day. Pre-orders for the game are available now. Check out the trailer from The Game Awards below, which offers an in-depth look at the protagonists and their criminal shenanigans.

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