XBL Content Roundup: August 21st, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
Xbox One


Don't Starve: Giant Edition
Size: 392.08 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$TBA
Release date: August 26th worldwide
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Don't Starve: Giant Edition combines the content of both the original Don't Starve game, and the Reign of Giants expansion pack, which adds new characters, seasons, creatures, biomes, and other challenges to Don’t Starve.
New Games

Adventures of Pip
Size: 679.21 MB
Price: US$14.99
Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip — the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia. Inspired by classic platformers, Adventures of Pip basks in a world where players can defeat a huge 32-bit boss as a single pixel or even as an 8-bit character. With three different forms, evolve and devolve Pip to solve puzzles and defeat enemies; each with their own weakness and strength that must be unraveled throughout the campaign.
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Bridge Constructor
Size: 279.19 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the cars and trucks pass over them - or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due to weight and the laws of physics! Progress through numerous levels and build bridges over deep valleys, canals, or rivers. Stress tests reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks. Choose between a range of materials for each individual bridge, such as wood, steel, cables, or concrete pillars. Use the appropriate materials and stay within budget to build the perfect bridge. The choice of materials enables you to build each bridge in almost infinite variety – your budget is the only limit. The Xbox One version also includes SlopeMania, a fully sized Add-On to the original game, bringing more levels, features, a new setting and much more. So get on the drawing board and set your imagination and creativity free! FEATURES: - 64 Levels - 6 Settings: City, Canyon, Beach, Mountains, Hills, Grotto - Option to build sloping roads - Map with all unlocked worlds/levels - 4 different building materials: Wood, Steel, Cables, Concrete pillars - Color coded load indicator for different building materials - Three different load bearing levels: Car, Truck and Tank Truck - High score per level - Use voice commands to switch between simulation and creation - Xbox Live achievements & leaderboards

Size: 410.65 MB
Price: US$8.49 / £6.79 / €8.49
Clash is an indie game developed in Denmark by the tiny indie studio FennecFox Entertainment. Clash is a fast paced four player fantasy arena fighter. The main focus of the game is to defeat your friends in a couch gaming manner. Each player has 2 combat options: A magical shield block and a dash attack. There are different game modes that have different objectives for players to compete against each other. Spice things up with the adjustable gravity, attack length, score amount and a ton more adjustables!
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Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) Arctic Collection
Size: N/A
Price: US$17.99 / £14.39 / €17.99 / AU$24.15 / ¥1,944
Experience the epic journey of Nuna and Fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Guide both characters in single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend or family member as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater ice caverns, and face numerous enemies both strange and familiar in the journey to save the girl’s village. Foxtales features three all new levels full of environments to explore, puzzles to solve and enemies to face. Travel across open seas, swim through the ruins of a sunken village and paddle up the Noatak River on a mission to rescue a new friend. The Never Alone Arctic Combo Pack includes both Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) and the Foxtales DLC.
Pure Hold'em
Size: 1015.8 MB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$TBA
Step onto the casino floor, where playing big could mean winning big. Split across 6 different tables, each requiring more skill and determination than the last, Pure Hold’em brings all the excitement of the high stakes casino to the convenience of your couch. Starting at the Jokers table on the floor of the vibrant casino; work your way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the VIP penthouse. Buy your way into a game with earned credits, play your blinds, or go all in – whatever it takes to steal the pot and win the game. If Lady Luck is on your side, you could win big and get the chance to enter a higher level table. The higher you go, the higher the stakes and the bigger the pot. With full online multiplayer support – you can choose to create a tournament with up to 7 friends or join an open table with other players looking for a quick poker fix. Are you all in?
DLC without Achievements

Project Spark
• "Project Spark: Battle Stations" – FREE
The Disciples of KO::VIR are stepping out of the shadows and revealing themselves as a major threat to humankind! These ‘Dark Kodian Rebels’ are launching attacks against humankind’s Kodite mining operations, destroying facilities, and stealing Kodite. Why the KO::VIR covet this resource so much has yet to be determined as any and all attempts at diplomacy are met with violence. In response to the KO::VIR attacks, ASTRO MARINES are deployed across the galaxy along with BATTLE BUNKERS to defend the mining colonies. Their mission - protect human interests until the primary Marine fleet can arrive. Can the battle-ready Astro Marines stand strong against the invading KO::VIR? You decide! Unlock this content pack to acquire BATTLE STATIONS and create your own conclusion! Features include: Create: - New BRUTE ASTRO MARINE CHARACTER and OUTFIT - New KO::VIR REBEL CHARACTER and OUTFIT - 8 BATTLE BUNKER PROPS and interactive ASSEMBLY - 13 COMBAT PROPS including ranged and melee weapons - 9 Sci-Fi VISUAL EFFECTS - 22 Sci-Fi SOUND EFFECTS - Battle Stations MUSIC TRACK and 4 MUSIC STEMS - 4 ASSEMBLIES ready for place-and-play action Highlights: - Equip and shoot 2-HANDED PROJECTILE WEAPONS for the first time in Project Spark - Use the included ASTRO RIFLE props as upgrades or crafting parts - ASTRO MARINE and KO::VIR REBEL pre-Koded for combat - Have a blast throwing the new ASTRO GRENADE - Loads of props feature unique power-triggered ANIMATION and SOUND - Place ADVANCED ASTRO MARINES and LASER CANNON assemblies and watch them defend against ADVANCED KO::VIR REBEL forces! Exclusive Content: - Complete the GALAXIES SCOUNDREL CHARACTER with the included SCOUNDREL’S MASK costume piece and prop - Collect all of the SCOUNDREL costume pieces and props included with other GALAXIES packs

Pure Hold'em
• "Pure Hold'em Credits Pack" – download here. Available as:
-- 10,000 Credits - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
-- 100,000 Credits - US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
-- 1,000,000 Credits - US$5.99 / £4.79 / €5.99 / AU$7.95
-- 10,000,000 Credits - US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Purchase and download credits for multiple buy ins on the Jokers, Jacks and Queens tables, Kings and Master Tables.
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.