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Xbox Newsbeat – 05 June 2015

Xbox at E3 2015: Everything You Need to Know

We’ve got an amazing lineup planned for E3 2015!

E3 2015 is almost here and, as usual, Xbox will be at the annual video game trade show in full force. To kick things off, this year’s Xbox E3 2015 Briefing starts on Monday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. PDT / Tuesday, June 16 2:30 a.m. AEST. You’ll get in-depth looks at upcoming games coming in 2015 and beyond. We’ll give you a solid rundown of the things you should be looking forward to in Xbox gaming for the foreseeable future.

You can watch the Xbox E3 2015 Briefing live on Xbox One, Xbox.com, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone. Regardless of how you catch the show, don’t forget: It all starts at Monday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. PDT / Tuesday, June 16 2:30 a.m. AEST!

We’re also hard at work preparing for our Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 show, which covers anything and everything Xbox-related during E3. During these live shows, you’ll get breaking news, exclusive announcements, new trailers, game demos, and interviews with the people behind your favourite video games. The one-hour show will be hosted by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb and Graeme “Acey Bongos” Boyd. We’ve got an exciting lineup of co-hosts on tap this year, including Blair Herter, Tiffany Smith, iJustine, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, and Smosh Games’ David “Lasercorn” Moss, Joshua “The Jovenshire” Ovenshire and Amra “Flitz” Ricketts.

Plenty of guest stars and industry heavy-hitters are booked for Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, including Head of Xbox Phil Spencer, as well as representatives from 343 Industries (Halo 5: Guardians), Turn 10 Studios (Forza Motorsport 6), Crystal Dynamics (Rise of the Tomb Raider), and others. We’ll also be taking a look at the upcoming film “Terminator: Genisys”, and will debut a brand-new clip from the movie during one of our episodes.

Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3 will air on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – June 15-17 – starting at 4 p.m. PDT / 9 a.m. (the following day respectively in Australia). You can stream it live on Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, or on Xbox.com (on your desktop or mobile device). Each show will also have interactive experiences created just for fans watching live on Xbox One. Make sure to download the free Xbox Live Event interactive app (XLEi app) on your Xbox One or XLE on your Xbox 360 in advance to prepare for all the fun! And for anyone who can’t make it, we’ll post recaps and full VOD downloads of each episode shortly after they air. Here’s a teaser trailer for the show, check it out and get psyched!

For our PC gaming fans already getting excited for the upcoming release of Windows 10 on July 29, we recently announced that we’ll be co-sponsoring the PC Gaming Show on June 16 from 5-8 p.m. PDT. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and key members of the team will be showing off some great gaming experiences for Windows 10 (and maybe even a surprise), so be sure to catch the livestream of the show on the official PC Gaming Show site or on Twitch.

We’ve got an amazing lineup planned for E3 2015. Check out Xbox Wire for all the latest updates, and get ready for a year of awesome Xbox gaming!

June Brings a New Batch of Games with Gold

More free games courtesy of Xbox Live Gold!

This month Xbox One gamers get the epic tactical strategy game Massive Chalice, from prolific developer Double Fine Productions. They also get Pool Nation FX extended for another month. Xbox 360 players get the rip-roaringly wonderful Just Cause 2, an open-world, stunt-action game that gives new meaning to the term “over the top.” They also get Thief, the recent reboot of the classic action-stealth series, which challenges you to be both subtle and clever. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.

  • Massive Chalice ($26.95 AUD): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One
  • Pool Nation FX ($14.95 AUD): Available from June 1-30 on Xbox One
  • Just Cause 2 ($19.95 AUD): Available from June 1-15 on Xbox 360
  • Thief ($39.95 AUD): Available from June 16-30 on Xbox 360 

Everyone gets an awesome game to play in June with Games with Gold. Check out the full details on the Games with Gold program, and make sure you check out the Xbox Wire and get in on the action while you can! 

Embrace Lara’s Destiny with the New Rise of the Tomb Raider Trailer and Box Art

First glimpse at the games striking box art and trailer

In 2013, the reboot of the beloved Tomb Raider survival-adventure franchise wowed gamers everywhere. Now in 2015, the long-awaited follow-up, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will launch exclusively on Xbox in 2015.

The new Rise of the Tomb Raider trailer offers a peek at protagonist Lara Croft’s newest adventure through treacherous and remote wilderness, as she embraces her inevitable destiny to become the ultimate Tomb Raider. The trailer showcases the spirit of adventure and discovery that drives Lara in this next chapter of her journey.

We also get our first glimpse at the game’s striking box art, which features Lara Croft embarking into an ancient secret tomb. Ready yourself for Rise of the Tomb Raider this holiday season and prepare for even more of the mystery, exploration, and adventure that drives this award-winning franchise.

We’ll be bringing you much, much more on Rise of the Tomb Raider at our E3 Briefing on June 15 US time. In the meantime, check out the Xbox Wire for the trailer and media assets!

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Adds Remnant and Halo 3: ODST

Brand new content is here for Halo!

The Master Chief Collection. “Remnant,” a re-imagined version of the Halo 2 multiplayer map “Relic,” will be added to the multiplayer of Halo 2: Anniversary as part of a free game content update. The fan-favourite Halo 3: ODST campaign, enhanced and running in 1080p and 60fps for the first time has also launched.

The Halo 3: ODST campaign will be free to eligible consumers who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014.  The Halo 3: ODST campaign will also be available as downloadable content for Halo: The Master Chief Collection through the Xbox Store for $6.65 AUD. 

“Remnant” Multiplayer Map Comes to Halo 2: Anniversary

A secluded island, hidden along the coastal regions of Delta Halo, “Remnant” features a towering and iconic Forerunner megalith, weathered over untold millennia. The map’s asymmetric layout and the artefact’s elevated, yet embedded, position, make it perfect for classic Slayer, Assault, and 1-Flag CTF game types. Of course, this re-imagined version of the classic map sports its share of innovations.

Halo 3: ODST Campaign Enhanced for a New Generation

The Halo 3: ODST campaign for Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes to the Xbox One looking better than ever.  Running at 1080p/60fps, experience the events leading up to Halo 3 through the eyes of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) as they search for clues leading to the whereabouts of their scattered squad and the motivations behind the Covenant’s invasion of New Mombasa.

Players who logged in to their Xbox Live account and played Halo: The Master Chief Collection between Nov. 11, 2014 and Dec. 19, 2014 have received a download code via their registered email that can be redeemed for the campaign of Halo 3: ODST through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Check out the trailer and media assets at the Xbox Wire.


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