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Sunset Overdrive – Chaos Mode and more in the newest preview from E3!

The team from Insomniac breaks down the brand new 8-player cooperative Chaos Mode, as well as how Sunset Overdrive was born from the imaginative minds of directors Drew Murray and Marcus Smith. Check out the video and let us know what excites you the most about Sunset Overdrive! 

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June 12th 2014, 10:15 am pt | by:
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The Happy Cup is now in session in Happy Wars!


It’s time. The battle for our pride begins, all in one Happy rhythm!

The Happy Cup is now in session. Dribble the King into the enemy castle to seize the win in the “Save the KING” game mode!
Play the “Save the KING” mode to gain ranks in the Season 2 League, which has just started this week.
Also, don’t miss out on the “Item Shop Sale” and “Friend Bonus Boost Campaign”.
In the “Item Shop Sale”, all of the items available at the Item Shop are offered at a 25% discount. The Premium Membership 30-day Ticket goes at an even bigger discount of 50%. Become a Premium Member to enjoy rapid character and item growth!
During the “Friend Bonus Boost Campaign”, the bonus to your Experience and Happy Stars that you receive for playing with a friend is raised by 50%. The Friend and Premium Membership bonuses are cumulative, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to stack the odds in your favor!
In addition, a new Happy Cards Limited Edition is available now. This Limited Edition pack contains either new items or Mage items, guaranteed.
All of these campaigns, the “Save the KING” mode, the “Item Shop Sale”, the “Friend Bonus Boost Campaign”, and the Happy Cards Limited Edition are available until June 18th (Wednesday).
Finally, new Mage items are available in Happy Cards –  the “Wolf Fur”, “Hunter’s Jacket”, “Blunderbuss”, and “Hunter’s Bowgun”. Also, as a new Buff (Item special effect), the “Long Wind Blast”, which extends the range of the Mage’s “Wind Blast” skill, is available as well.
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June 12th 2014, 10:11 am pt | by:
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Sunset Overdrive Trailer from E3 2014 – Coming October 28th to Xbox One!

Check out the latest Sunset Overdrive trailer from E3!

Sunset Overdrive is an always changing, open-world shooter set in the not-so-distant future. A catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you flourish. It turns out your calling isn’t picking up trash or serving food, it’s mutant destruction. With an arsenal of kick-ass, overpowered weapons and a knack for traversing the city with hyper agility, it’s not the end of days for you. Your story is just beginning.

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June 9th 2014, 12:05 pm pt | by:
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Fable Legends E3 2014 Trailer – All for One and One for All….

Fable Legends lets you play cooperatively with your friends as a team of up to four Heroes, each with their own play style, or become the Villain and control the battle from on high.

Check out the latest trailer for Fable Legends from this year’s E3 2014 and get even more info over at

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June 9th 2014, 11:12 am pt | by:
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Happy Wars is coming to Xbox One!


The popular free-to-play multiplayer action game that has marked 7.5 million downloads on Xbox 360 is now coming to Xbox One!

Pick from 6 unique classes of characters, customize them with over 1,000 varieties of weapons, armor, shields, and items, and lead your team to victory in this 30-player online battle! You can purchase various items in-game using Happy Tickets, including fun equipment and even Premium Memberships that give you extra bonuses.

You’ll also be able to bring your characters and items from Xbox 360 to Xbox One using the power of the Xbox Cloud. That’s right, whether you’re playing locally on the couch with your family and friends or jumping into online matchmaking, you’ll be able to enjoy the great core gameplay from the Xbox 360 version with enhanced Xbox One graphics.

Available for free as a digital download in the Xbox Marketplace, Happy Wars on Xbox One will be available in 2014 to Xbox Live members.

Click “Read More” to get more information

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June 9th 2014, 9:59 am pt | by:
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Happy One Year Birthday to State of Decay!


From everyone at PlayXBLA, we want to wish State of Decay a very  Happy One Year Birthday! Check out a letter from Jeff to each of you on State of Decay’s first birthday:

And share your State of Decay memories by heading over to the Undead Labs forums: HERE!

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June 5th 2014, 10:24 am pt | by:
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Bounty Hunters, Memberships, and Limited Edition Happy Cards – This Week in Happy Wars!


A new Happy Cards Limited Edition is available this week.

This time around, the Limited Edition offers the most popular Cleric items released in the past.

Also, the Premium Membership Ticket Give-Away Campaign and the “Bounty Hunters” special game mode, running from last week, will continue this week as well.

The Premium Membership Ticket Give-Away Campaign is a token of our gratitude for all of the Happy Wars fans out there.

During your Premium Membership period, your items and characters will grow faster. Use your ticket at any desired moment to activate the Premium mode.

Don’t forget to log in to Happy Wars to receive your three “Premium Membership 1-Day Tickets”!


In the “Bounty Hunters” game rule, teams win by earning a set cumulative bounty amount over the entire team.

League Points are available in Bounty Hunters mode as well, not just in Quick Match, so you can raise your League Rank by playing Bounty Hunters. Dive in to the Bounty Hunters mode and climb the leaderboards!

Both the Premium Membership Ticket Give-Away and “Bounty Hunters” game mode are available until June 11th (Wednesday).


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June 5th 2014, 7:45 am pt | by:
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Support Items and Premium Memberships in Happy Wars – How do they work?


Want to know more about support items and the the premium memberships in Happy Wars? Be sure to click “Read More” to get all of the info!

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May 30th 2014, 1:24 pm pt | by:
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State of Decay: Lifeline DLC is now available on Xbox 360!


State of Decay: Lifeline puts you into the boots of Greyhound One, a military unit sent into a zombie-infested city to rescue the team of scientists who can put an end to the outbreak.

Lifeline features a new map, new characters, and a new way to play: Defend your base against hordes of zombies, using the best military equipment and personnel your unit can scrape together.  The fate of the city is in your hands. How many people can you save?

Grab it HERE for $6.99 and be sure to check out all the zombie goodness in the trailer here!

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May 30th 2014, 10:53 am pt | by:
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Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Coming June 2014


“Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” Coming June 2014

Microsoft Studios offers Trading Cards, Twitch integration, and more for “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition”

We’re excited to reveal today that Microsoft Studios has acquired the “Rise of Nations” franchise and has announced “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition”, the real-time strategy game that spans all of history. Starting with a single city in the Ancient Age, improve your nation by gathering resources, researching technologies, and constructing the great wonders of the world such as the Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower. Deploy and expand your military to conquer hostile nations with bombers, battleships, and tanks all while consolidating power under your rule.

Improved visuals like water, textures, and lighting will allow players to see every detail as they take over the world. Full Steamworks integration offers Cloud saves, Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, and Multiplayer, while Twitch integration lets players share their newly captured territories online to all of their friends.

The Extended Edition includes “Rise of Nations” and the “Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots” expansion, allowing fans to play through historical epochs of time in this pulse pounding real-time strategy classic.

“Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” is available exclusively on Windows 7 and 8.1 in the Steam store for $19.99. For a limited time, players can pre-purchase the title at a discount for 20% off.

Pre-Purchase “Rise of Nations: Extended Edition” on Steam:



About Microsoft Studios & SkyBox Labs

SkyBox Labs was founded in Burnaby, British Columbia in early 2011 by three video game industry veterans. They develop for publishing partners (console, mobile, tablet) and specialize in creating new game concepts from scratch. They consider design to be one of their studio strengths, especially when it involves bringing fresh ideas to new customers. The studio has over 40 experts from all disciplines within game development – with the majority of the staff having roughly a decade’s experience in the gaming industry. Most of the team members have worked together on prior projects before joining SkyBox, and this familiarity affords them efficient collaboration and faster output.


Located in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft Studios is a leading worldwide publisher and developer of games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One game systems, the Windows operating system, and online platforms. Comprising of a network of top developers, Microsoft Studios is committed to creating innovative and diverse games for Windows, including such franchises as “Age of Empires” and “Zoo Tycoon” and creating titles for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, such as “Killer Instinct” and “Forza Motorsport”. 

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May 30th 2014, 8:26 am pt | by:
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