XBL Content Roundup: March 28th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Windows 8 Games

Two new titles in one week and both are free! Windows 8 gamers are being spoiled.

Hexic (Win 8)
Size: 34.9 MB
Price: FREE
A whole new Hexic experience! Spin and match hexes through 100 levels in this addictive puzzle adventure, now available on all Windows 8 devices!

The geometric world of Hexic needs your help! Spin and swipe your way through 100 levels of challenging puzzles as you battle encryption cells, corruption clusters, mysterious dark fragments, and viral vectors.

Featuring all new chain combos with swipe-and-match gameplay and mechanics originally designed by Alexey Pajitnov, creator of the legendary puzzle game Tetris.

With new Boosts and Assists that are sure to send scores soaring, the competition is fiercer than ever. Compare and compete for high scores with friends on level-by-level leaderboards, or connect Hexic to Facebook to take the bragging online.

Do you have what it takes to save Hexic?
Windows Phone Games

The Windows Phone equivalent of the above title.

Hexic (WP) - Windows Phone 8 only
Size: 30 MB
Price: FREE
A whole new Hexic experience! Spin and match hexes through 100 levels in this addictive puzzle adventure.

The geometric world of Hexic needs your help! Spin and swipe your way through 100 levels of challenging puzzles as you battle encryption cells, corruption clusters, mysterious dark fragments, and viral vectors.

Do you have what it takes to save Hexic?
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DLC without Achievements

There is DLC for just one Xbox One title. Alongside the new content comes a title update that changes how DLC works in Forza 5. Once a car is purchased, players will now get immediate access to the vehicle instead of having to wait until they can afford to purchase it with in-game currency. While players will be able to add the vehicle to their garage at no extra cost for the first time, any additional versions of the vehicle will have to be paid for using in-game currency.

Forza Motorsport 5
• "Alpinestars Car Pack" – $9.99 or regional equivalent
There is so much automotive awesome here it could make Jezza give Captain Slow a big hug. Well, maybe. One thing is for sure, the cars of the Top Gear Pack bring new ways to enjoy Forza like you haven’t seen before. The 1966 Chaparral #66 is an iconic car that has never been seen in the Forza series thus far, one that changed the way race cars were built.

If there was a theme to the rest of the pack it would be innovation. The #10 Holden celebrated the next generation of console gaming with Xbox One, the Renault 5 Turbo represents revolutionary engineering to compete in rally, and, as for the the Nissan R390, this wide body rocketship is a one-of-a-kind supercar of epic proportions.

Now take a look these and the rest of the cars of the Top Gear Pack in the trailer.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

There are two new Games on Demand today, but both are not available in North America for the time being. While one title is likely to remain exclusive to Europe, the other may be released in other regions at a later date.

IHF Handball Challenge 14
Size: 1.58 GB
Price: £34.99 / €49,99
The Games on Demand version supports English, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Swedish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Become a handball champion playing the first simulation with 120 official teams from the 3 most prestigious leagues. Play as your favourite players and experience breathless matches with up to 4 players at the same time!
MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame
Size: 2.77 GB
Price: £39.99 / €59,99 / AU$79.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Finally: official Motocross is back! Put yourself to the test, racing in the two MXGP championships! In the MX2 category events, and in the gruelling MX1, join the riders on the tracks! Race on the official tracks, faithfully reproduced for the first time, and get noticed during your Debut Season to attract offers from official teams. Take full control of your bike with dual stick control: the game physics lets you control the bike and the rider separately. It's all in your hands!


Xbox 360 Demos

Like its Game on Demand counterpart, this demo is not available in North America.

MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame
Size: 1.86 GB
Exclusive to XBL Gold members until April 4th
Download here
Experience the world of official Motocross! Put yourself to the test racing on the Matterly Basin track, faithfully reproduced in intricate detail: take your place on the starting grid! Choose to race as Cairoli, Desalle or Paulin and show the MX1 fans what you're made of!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.