Rage 2 celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘TerrorMania’

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Rage 2 celebrates Thanksgiving with ‘TerrorMania’

Rage 2 has a new zombie-themed DLC expansion coming, just in time for Thanksgiving.

In TerrorMania, players will take on hordes of racist uncles, canned gravy mutants, and Durkee fried onions, and — oh wait, that’s next month’s DLC. Sorry! TerrorMania pits the player against “skeletal forces of darkness,” apparently bargain hunters scarfing up this year’s stale Halloween candy and decorations at the local Big Lots.

Project xCloud game streaming coming to PC in 2020, adding DualShock 4 support

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Project xCloud game streaming coming to PC in 2020, adding DualShock 4 support

Microsoft’s game streaming platform, Project xCloud, is coming to Windows 10 PC in 2020, the company announced Thursday at X019 in London. The addition of a new platform is part of a major expansion for Project xCloud, which launched publicly in preview form — for Android devices only in the U.S., U.K., and Korea — earlier this year.

The first part of the expanded public test is the addition of more than 50 titles to the Project xCloud preview. The list of new games includes first-party games such as Crackdown 3, Halo Wars 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, and State of Decay 2, as well as third-party games Devil May Cry 5, Tekken 7, Madden NFL 20, Hitman, Ark: Survival Evolved, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection.

Rust comes to PS4 and Xbox One next year

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Rust comes to PS4 and Xbox One next year

Rust, the popular multiplayer survival video game that began life six years ago as the clone of an Arma 2 mod, will finally make its way to consoles in 2020, developer Facepunch Studios announced during the livestream kicking off Microsoft’s X019 today.

The announcement raises a ton of questions that aren’t yet answered — what will it run like on a console given how challenging Rust has been for PCs? Will it support cross-platform play? And what the heck is Player Review and why are they giving so many testimonials for Rust? A news release from Facepunch and publisher Double Eleven said Rust on consoles will support worlds of up to 100 players.

Wasteland 3 slated for May 2020 release date

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Wasteland 3 slated for May 2020 release date

Wasteland 3’s got a release date: May 19, 2020, inXile Studio head Brian Fargo announced today at Microsoft’s X019 presentation in London.

Fargo debuted a new Wasteland 3 trailer, showcasing new gameplay in the “‘80s-inspired post-apocalyptic world.” We got a peek at the role-playing game’s new story, which takes the game to “the frozen wastes of Colorado,” moving on from Arizona and Los Angeles. inXile Studio said it’s the biggest Wasteland game in the franchise — the budget is three times larger than Wasteland 2, according to inXile.

Wasteland 3 slated for May 2020 release date

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Wasteland 3 slated for May 2020 release date

Wasteland 3 has a release date: May 19, 2020. inXile Entertainment head Brian Fargo announced the date on Thursday at Microsoft’s X019 presentation in London.

Fargo debuted a new Wasteland 3 trailer, showcasing new gameplay in the “‘80s-inspired post-apocalyptic world.” We got a peek at the role-playing game’s new story, which takes the game to “the frozen wastes of Colorado,” moving on from Arizona and Los Angeles. It’s the biggest Wasteland game in the franchise, with a budget three times larger than Wasteland 2, according to inXile.

Xbox Game Pass now $1 for three months, with a ton of new games coming

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Xbox Game Pass now $1 for three months, with a ton of new games coming

Microsoft is pushing hard for new Xbox Game Pass subscribers, sweetening its offer to first timers with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1, plus free time in other subscription services for all Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.

Starting today, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers — this is the combination of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold — will get one month of EA Access, three months of Discord Nitro, and six months of Spotify Premium.

Yakuza is coming to Xbox for the first time

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Yakuza is coming to Xbox for the first time

For years now, Sega’s beat-em-up/virtual tourism series, Yakuza, has been known as a PlayStation-exclusive. Well, today, Microsoft and Sega announced that Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and follow-up Yakuza Kiwami 2 are all headed to Xbox One and Game Pass sometime in early 2020.

The games, which were developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, follow the early days of Kazuma Kiryu as he makes his way through Tokyo. Famed for being eccentric and for having extensive side activities that imbue the world with flavor, the series has become somewhat of a cult classic among fans.

Microsoft Flight Simulator includes the Boeing 747 and a tiny aerobatics plane

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Microsoft Flight Simulator includes the Boeing 747 and a tiny aerobatics plane

Toady at its annual X019 presentation, Microsoft previewed a handful of additional aircraft coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. They include Boeing’s massive 747 commercial jetliner, the fan-favorite Citation twin-engine jet, and a tiny aerobatics airplane. You can see them all in action in the new trailer above.

Flight Simulator is the oldest franchise in the Microsoft catalog, older than Office and older than Windows itself. The last version of the game was released in 2006. This new version, in development by a French team at Asobo Studio, relies on Bing satellite imagery. It draws on more than two petabytes of information, including high-resolution scans of landmarks like the pyramids at Giza and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, to create lifelike images for virtual pilots.

Age of Empires 4 trailer shows Relic’s work on updating a classic

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Age of Empires 4 trailer shows Relic’s work on updating a classic

Microsoft showed an Age of Empires 4 trailer at X019, but has still not announced a release date. Age of Empires 4 was first announced at Gamescom in 2017, but Microsoft has been quiet about the game since then. It’s being developed by Relic Entertainment, a Sega-owned company best known for the well-respected Company of Heroes games.

Microsoft is also planning to release an updated version of Age of Empires 2, which was first released in 1999. This follows the release of the original Age of Empires’ Definitive Edition last year.