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Xbox One Media Remote Releases Early March

Major Nelson has revealed that Xbox One is getting a media remote to help with blu-ray playback, tv show controlling and other media needs. It evens controls Kinect volume! The remote will launch early March and will cost $24.99.


Xbox One and Xbox 360 Marketplace Sales For The Week Of 2/18 to 2/24

Every week, Major Nelson posts on his blog about sales going on for the week on either Xbox 360 or Xbox One in terms of games and DLC in the Xbox Live Marketplace. This weeks sales are good until 2/24 so check your Marketplace for prices in your region.

Xbox One

Ryse – $39.99

Xbox 360

  • Ridge Racer Unbounded – 75% off
  • Ridge Racer DLC Packs 1, 2, 3, 4 and Royal Purple Skin are all 75% off
  • Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi – 67% off
  • Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – 75%
  • Nascar Inside Line – 75% off
  • Persona 4 Arena – 67% off
  • Angry Birds: Star Wars – 50% off


Free Weekend Of Xbox Live Gold For US and Canadian Xbox 360 Owners

Major Nelson, on his blog, has posted that this weekend is a free weekend for Xbox Live Gold for all US and Canadian Xbox 360 owners. You are able to access multiplayer, entertainment apps and other services for free that are normally behind the Gold pay wall. This free weekend ends 11:59 PM on Sunday the 16th so you might wanna get hitting on that.

Xbox One Releasing Two Major Updates In The Next Two Months

Get ready Xbox One owners, Microsoft is going to be releasing two major system updates in February and March. Thanks to Major Nelson’s blog for the information.

February 11th, when you connect to the internet, you will be asked to download the first update. This update

  • will improve fluidity of Kinect’s voice commands
  • will allow you to see your controller’s battery power
  • will alow you to use a USB keyboard on the Xbox One
  • includes separation of Game and App download lists
  • allows you to prioritize downloads and installs
  • lets you see what is taking up how much space in your storage

The second update is coming March 4th, which in whole is preparation for the mega-anticipated Titanfall. It also improves party and multiplayer systems.

February 2014’s Free Games With Gold

Every month, Major Nelson’s blog posts which 2 games games Xbox 360 Gold members can download for free with their Games with Gold. One is available to download the 1st of the month through the 15th and the other one is available to download the 16th through the end of the month. Unlike PS Plus, if your subscription to Gold happens to expire when you have these games downloaded, you can still play them.

February 1st through the 15th Gold members can download Dead Island

February 16th through the 28th Gold members can download Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Xbox Live Countdown To 2014 Sales Are Starting Today; Other Sales Through December 23rd

Major Nelson has posted on his blog that Xbox Live will be starting their “Countdown to 2014 Sales” today. Everyday, a different game will be discounted and only be on sale for 24 hours, so be sure to keep checking Xbox Live everyday for the new deal of the day. Today’s deal of the day is Borderlands 2 and various DLC. Follow his Twitter where he will also be posting the new deal of the day everyday.

Borderlands 2 is 75% off along with the following DLC and their percent off

  • Vault Hunter Upgrade 2 50% off
  • Psycho Pack 50% off
  • Headhunter 1 Bloody Harvest 50% off
  • Season Pass 33% off

Terraria will be 67% off tomorrow as well as the following games/content below and their percent off (check your local Xbox Live for prices)

FIFA 14 Europe, Middle East, Africa Games on Demand 50%
FIFA 14 Rest of the World Games on Demand 33%
NHL 14 Games on Demand 33%
Bioshock Infinite Games on Demand 65%
Madagascar 3 Games on Demand 50%
Rise Of The Guardians Games on Demand 66%
Spider-Man: Edge of Time Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Games on Demand 67%
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Games on Demand 67%
X-Men: Destiny Games on Demand 68%
X-Men: Origins Wolverine Games on Demand 67%
X-Men: Origins Wolverine Weapon X Games on Demand 90%
X-Men: The Official Game Games on Demand 67%
UMVC3 Games on Demand 83%
Value Pack Add-On 75%
Ancient Warrior Pack Add-On 75%
Viewtiful Strange Pack Add-On 75%
Weapon Expert Pack Add-On 75%
Animal Pack Add-On 75%
Villain Pack Add-On 75%
New Age of Heroes Pack Add-On 75%
Femme Fatale Pack Add-On 75%
Brawler Pack Add-On 75%
The Evil Twin Pack Add-On 75%
The Rising Dead Pack Add-On 75%
Additional Character: Shuma-Gorath Add-On 75%
Additional Character: Jill Add-On 75%
Costume Pack Add-On 75%
MVC2 Arcade 75%
Deadpool Games on Demand 60%
X-MEN Arcade 50%
Marlow Briggs Arcade 25%
Castle of Illusion Arcade 50%
Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD Arcade 50%
Guardians of Middle-earth Arcade 67%
Simpsons Arcade 50%
Doodle Jump Arcade 80%
Wreckateer Arcade 90%
Mini Ninjas Adventures Arcade 90%
Freefall Racers Arcade 90%
Fruit Ninja Kinect Arcade 90%

Xbox 360 Game Store Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

Major Nelson has posted a blog on his official site detailing some sales going on through December 2nd including Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on the Xbox 360 store. It shows what game, whether it’s Live Arcade (XBLA) Games on Demand (GonD) or add-on and then the percentage off the price (varies by region, check your Xbox 360 game store on your 360 for prices.

Persistent Week-long Offers (26, Nov. – 2, Dec.)
Content Type % off
The Bureau XCOM Declassified GonD 67%
Deadpool GonD 40%
God Mode XBLA 50%
Skyrim GOND 50%
Skyrim: Dragonborn Add-on 50%
Skyrim: Dawnguard Add-on 50%
Fallout 3 GOND 50%
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta Add-on 66%
Fallout 3: Point Lookout Add-on 66%
Fallout 3: The Pitt Add-on 66%
Fallout 3: Operation: Anchorage Add-on 66%
Fallout 3: Broken Steel Add-on 66%
Wolfenstein 3D XBLA 75%
The Cave XBLA 75%
Rockstar Table Tennis GonD 66%
Tomb Raider GonD 50%
Sleeping Dogs GonD 38%
Mark of the Ninja XBLA 66%
Mark of the Ninja Special Edition Add-on 66%
Runner 2 XBLA 50%
Sacred Citadel XBLA 50%
Deadblock XBLA 75%
Motocross Madness XBLA 75%
Dust XBLA 66%
Metro Last Light GonD 50%
Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords XBLA 70%
Puzzle Quest Galatix XBLA 57%
Black Friday 1-Day Offers (29, Nov. only)
Content Type % off
Diablo III (US, CA & MX only) GonD 33%
WWE 2K14 GonD GonD 33%
WWE 2K14 Accelerator DLC Add-on 50%
Halo 4 Champions Bundle Add-on 50%
Rayman Legends GonD 50%
Magic 2014 XBLA 50%
Spider-Man: Edge of Time GonD 67%
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe GonD 67%
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions GonD 67%
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows GonD 67%
X-Men: Destiny GonD 50%
X-Men: Origins Wolverine GonD 67%
X-Men: The Official Game GonD 67%
Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisien GonD 66%
Onechanbara GonD 80%
Cyber Monday 1-Day Offers (2, Dec. Only)
Content Type % off
Far Cry Blood Dragon XBLA 75%
Red Dead Redemption GonD 75%
The Witcher 2 GOND 75%
Dark Souls GOND 75%
BattleBlock Theater XBLA 67%
Rayman Origins GonD 50%
L.A. Noire GonD 75%
Fast and Furious: Showdown GonD 75%
Men in Black: Alien Crisis GonD 75%