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[UPDATE] Five Titles Leaving Xbox Game Pass at the End of October 2018

We've come to the middle of October, and today we've learned there will be four titles leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of the month.

Posted 2 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 72 comments

September 2018 Delistings: Forza Horizon 2, Telltale, NBA, and Some Relistings

September was unfortunately quite a lively month for delistings. While some were expected and we'd already received warning about them, others were very much a surprise.

Posted 6 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 44 comments

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Sends You on an Achievement Hunt

When it comes to date specific achievements, birthdays are a popular theme. Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is no different.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

August 2018 Delistings: Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved and Relistings

In total, there was a single Xbox One game and its Xbox 360 equivalent removed in all regions, while there are some regional delistings of a couple of Bandai Namco's Games on Demand.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 45 comments

The 15 Quickest Game Completions from this Week's Xbox Sale

With so many of the games in this week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales playable on the Xbox One, we thought we'd help you decide what to spend your hard earned cash on by listing the 15 quickest completions on offer.

Posted 1 month ago by Dave Horobin, 31 comments

Games With Gold Titles Revealed for September 2018

As usual, September will bring along two titles for the Xbox One, as well as two for the Xbox 360 that can both also be played on the Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

Posted 1 month ago by Rebecca Smith, 163 comments

Seven Titles Leaving Xbox Game Pass on August 31st, 2018

We can reveal there will be seven titles leaving the program at the end of August according to the Games Leaving Soon section of the hub.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 45 comments

July 2018 Delistings: Adventure Pop, Evolve, Shank, Gigantic and More

We already knew about some of the removals, but these games were accompanied by three Xbox One titles and two XBLA titles that nearly slipped by unnoticed.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 28 comments

The Best Xbox Metroidvania Games Available in 2018

Metroidvania games are one of the oldest in the home console library. That's how their genre name after all. Here's our list of the best Metroidvanias available on Xbox One in 2018.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 51 comments

June 2018 Delistings: R.I.P.D.: The Game, Rio, and More

We knew that Happy Wars on Xbox 360 would be removed from the store on June 14th, but accompanying it is another Xbox Live Arcade game, an Xbox 360 Game on Demand, and an Xbox One title.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 76 comments

Assault Android Cactus and Virtua Fighter 5 Now Free with Games with Gold

The start of another month means that Xbox LIVE Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via July's Games with Gold.

Posted 3 months ago by Dave Horobin, 22 comments

Three Titles to Be Removed from Xbox Game Pass on June 30th, 2018

In preparation for the announcement of new games for July, we bring the news of those games that will be leaving the program at the end of the month. On June 30th, three titles will be leaving the service.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 61 comments

Daphne Wants a Date in Dragon's Lair

Daphne would like you to launch Dragon's Lair on the anniversary of its 1983 release, June 19th, for wining, dining and achievements.

Posted 4 months ago by Chewie, 25 comments

Bomberman Live: Battlefest Leaves Game Pass on June 14th

On June 14th, Bomberman Live: Battlefest will be leaving the service according to a notice on the game's page in the Game Pass hub.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 10 comments

May 2018 Delistings: Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and Chivalry

The Call of Juarez XBLA title that was removed in March, only to be relisted again in April, has indeed disappeared again. It's accompanied by a second title found on both XBLA and Xbox One.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 26 comments

BattleBlock Theater Sunsets Community Created Levels

Community made levels, and rotating through special characters that players could unlock every week, will be coming to an end in June/July.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 33 comments

Seven Extra Titles Added to Game Pass for June 2018

Alongside the five previously announced Xbox One games (with the sixth to come later this month), there are six Xbox 360 games and an Xbox Original that have been added today.

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 49 comments

Minecraft Small Update Adds Egyptian Mythology Mash-Up Pack

The main point of the update is to add compatibility for the "Egyptian Mythology Mash-Up Pack", although there are a handful of other bug fixes too.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 7 comments

Four More Titles Being Removed from Xbox Game Pass on May 31st

Last week, we brought you news that Microsoft would be removing 21 titles from Xbox Game Pass on May 31st. Unfortunately, that list just got bigger.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 102 comments

April 2018 Delistings... and Some Relistings

This month's check has turned up one Xbox One title and four Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store. On the contrary, we have one Xbox One title, two XBLA titles and two Games on Demand that have returned.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 66 comments

Techland Purchases Call of Juarez Franchise from Ubisoft

Ubisoft has now sold the rights to the Call of Juarez franchise to its developer, Techland. One of the first things Techland did was to republish Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 26 comments

The Best Xbox Adventure Games Available in 2018

The past several years haven't seen just a revitalization of the adventure genre, it's been nothing short of a renaissance. For fans of such games, there are now so many games to play. Here are some of our favorites.

Posted 6 months ago by Mark Delaney, 59 comments

May 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: State of Decay 2, PES 2018 and More

There are seven Xbox One games and a single Xbox 360 title; of course, the Xbox 360 title is playable on the Xbox One through Backwards Compatibility.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 60 comments

Games With Gold Titles Revealed for May 2018

As usual, May will bring along two titles for the Xbox One, as well as two for the Xbox 360 that can both also be played on the Xbox One thanks to backwards compatibility.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 167 comments

March 2018 Delistings: Little Orbit Titles, Dragon Ball Z and More

This month's check has turned up four Xbox One titles, seven XBLA titles, and nine Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store.

Posted 6 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 125 comments

Prison Architect Shows Off Escape Mode DLC

The upcoming Escape Mode DLC turns everything on its head and puts you in the role of a prisoner putting your own security measures to the test as they try to break out of the prison walls.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 3 comments

April 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: Cities: Skylines, Portal Knights and More

Microsoft announced that eight new titles would be added to Xbox Game Pass in April. The first one was revealed to be Cities: Skylines, and today we've found out what the other seven will be.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 49 comments

Nine Games Leave Xbox Game Pass on March 31st

On March 31st, nine more titles will be leaving the service according to the Games Leaving Soon section of the hub. The majority are Xbox 360 titles, but there are a couple of Xbox One games included, too.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 63 comments

Happy Wars Shutting Down on Xbox 360 and Windows 10

Developer ToyLogic has today announced that Happy Wars will be closing down on Xbox 360 and Windows 10. December 17th, 2018 is the closure date.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 105 comments

February 2018 Delistings: Earthworm Jim HD and Games on Demand

This month's check has turned up a single XBLA title, one Game on Demand bundle, and two European Games on Demand that have been removed from the Store.

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 86 comments

March 2018 Xbox Game Pass Additions: Super Lucky’s Tale, Sea of Thieves and More

At the end of last week, Major Nelson teased eight new titles to be added to Xbox Game Pass in March. Today we found out what those will be and they include some big names.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 79 comments

March 2018's Games with Gold Titles Announced

Microsoft has just revealed the four games that Xbox Live Gold members will be able to download for free as part of March's Games with Gold.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 181 comments

Xbox Game Pass Dashboard Indicates 12 Titles Will Be Removed in March

An advertisement hinted that 12 titles will likely be removed from Xbox's Game Pass program at the beginning of March. The games pictured in the "Games Leaving Soon" section are as follows.

Posted 8 months ago by Kelly Packard, 161 comments

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Crazy Taxi Now Free with Games with Gold

The midway mark of another month means that Xbox LIVE Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via February's Games with Gold.

Posted 8 months ago by Dave Horobin, 35 comments

More Delistings During January 2018

Last month, we brought news of delists from the Microsoft Store. The bad news is that January also brought along four XBLA delists, two Xbox One delists and six Games on Demand delists between North America and Europe.

Posted 8 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 82 comments

The Fastest Game Completions in Xbox Game Pass

We figure many on TA may soon be swayed to sign up for Xbox Game Pass, or maybe you're already a subscriber. In either case, you'll want to make good use of these easy Gamerscore boosts from the Game Pass library.

Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 86 comments

In Case You Missed It: Alan Wake's American Nightmare

It's been six years since Remedy's most recent addition to the Alan Wake universe arrived on the XBLA marketplace. It appears it it's the last game in the series we'll ever get, but if you missed it, it's well worth your time.

Posted 9 months ago by Mark Delaney, 71 comments

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 and More Now Backward Compatible

Another 3 titles have joined the ever expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers and Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers.

Posted 9 months ago by Dave Horobin, 34 comments

[UPDATE] Eight XBLA Delistings Bring in the New Year

At the end of every year, Microsoft has a junk out of their marketplace. This year was no exception. The end of 2017 has seen eight more Xbox Live Arcade titles disappear from the marketplace.

Posted 9 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 123 comments

Games With Gold Titles Announced for December 2017

There's over a week left of November, but that hasn't stopped Major Nelson from revealing the next four titles in Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion.

Posted 11 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 175 comments

Trackmania Turbo and NiGHTS into dreams... Now Free with Games with Gold

Today marks the start of the month and that means Xbox Live Gold members now have the chance to download two new games for free via November's Games with Gold.

Posted 11 months ago by Dave Horobin, 26 comments

November's Xbox Game Pass Additions: Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil and More

In addition to Xbox Live Gold -- which just had its November Games With Gold titles revealed -- offers another subscription-based service: Xbox Game Pass. November's additions have just been announced.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 44 comments

Deadfall Adventures, Mutant Storm Reloaded and More Now Backwards Compatible

Another five titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Mutant Storm Reloaded, Deadfall Adventures, Girl Fight, Yosumin! LIVE and 0 day Attack on Earth.

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Horobin, 32 comments

November 2017's Games With Gold Announced

The end of October is drawing near, so we knew this moment was approaching: the announcement of November's Games With Gold titles. Beginning November 1st, Xbox Live Gold members can claim two more games.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 271 comments

Child of Eden, Goat Simulator and KOF Sky Stage Now Backwards Compatible

Another three titles have joined the ever-expanding Xbox Backward Compatibility program, including Child of Eden, Goat Simulator (Xbox 360) and KOF Sky Stage.

Posted 1 year ago by Dave Horobin, 40 comments

October's Games With Gold Titles Announced

With just four days to go until the start of October, the next four titles in Microsoft's Games With Gold promotion have been announced.

Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca Smith, 261 comments

Ubisoft Ends Support for Several Xbox 360 Games

As even Microsoft winds down its support for the aging Xbox 360 console, so do developers and publishers. Ubisoft has announced they will end support for another batch of titles.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 101 comments

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Achievement Reminder

I think we can all agree, achievements are awesome. With hundreds of games available, it may be hard to keep track of certain achievements and when they can be unlocked. Luckily, we have you covered.

Posted 1 year ago by Will Cruz, 7 comments

Rock Band Blitz to Be Delisted

As gamers are well aware, the existence of titles containing licensed music is a fragile affair. Developer Harmonix has confirmed the Rock Band spinoff will be delisted as of August 28th, five years after its initial release.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 20 comments

Kinect Share Disabled, Takes Many Achievements With It

With almost 12 years gone since the Xbox 360 landed on the Marketplace, support and features for it are in a steady decline. Microsoft has announced that support for the Kinect Share feature has become officially disabled.

Posted 1 year ago by Kelly Packard, 152 comments