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SpellForce 3 Elves of Finon Trailer and Free Preview Weekend

MUNICH, Germany / VIENNA, Austria – Nov. 22, 2017 – SpellForce 3 blends RTS and RPG perfectly together – one of the pillars of its gameplay is the different factions. In today’s gameplay trailer, the elves are in the spotlight. Beautiful, proud and warm at first glance, but a look behind the majestic buildings and smiling faces gives another perspective. A racist, remorseless aristocracy hunting down those of different minds. But the spark of a rebellion gives hope for a change.

In this new video, the elvish capital of Finon Mir is shown, with a band of renegades fighting orcs, men and elves alike in their search for the truth.

Free Preview Weekend at GOG.com

A chance to check out SpellForce 3 is around the corner: from Friday, Nov. 24, everyone can access the free preview version of SpellForce 3 at GOG.com:

https://www.gog.com/game/spellforce_3_free_preview

Start: Nov. 24, 9 AM ET
End: Nov. 27, 5:59 PM ET

SpellForce 3 returns to the roots of the SpellForce saga. Taking place before the acclaimed SpellForce: The Order of Dawn, players will unravel a deep and epic story in the SpellForce universe with over 30 hours of single-player campaign, also playable in co-op. Additional multiplayer modes offer competitive battles for up to six players. Create your own heroes, develop your skillset and build your army to fight in legendary battles with gameplay that expertly blends the RTS and top-down RPG genres together.

SpellForce 3 is launching on Dec. 7, 2017, on Windows PC and will be available with English and German voice over plus full text localization in French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian and simplified Chinese. For more information, please visit the official website, like the game on Facebook or follow THQ Nordic on Twitter.

About SpellForce 3

  • RTS/RPG mix: Unique gameplay that combines the genres of real-time strategy and top-down roleplaying games.
  • Create and customize: Create your group of heroes and choose a number of different combos with a range of skill structures.
  • Boost and command your army: Prepare your troops and fight the greatest of all battles. You can also exploit numerous strategic aspects (e.g., terrain, troop formations, visibility, exploration, etc.), that would make Sun Tzu proud!
  • Epic storyline: Unravel a deep and complex plot that eventually leads up to the events that trigger the convocation ritual, which will change the whole world.
  • Extensive universe and lots of loot: Explore the world of Eo, discover intrigue and secrets, and collect a whole load of loot for your hero.
  • Complex single-player campaign: Over 30 hours of gameplay time, and even more if you’re able to discover everything Grimlore Games has incorporated into the game world.
  • Strong multiplayer component with various modes: Play in versus battles with up to six players or master the single-player campaign with a friend in co-op mode.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Gaming Electronics and Peripherals Part 1

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Gaming Electronics and Peripherals

In this edition of our Holiday Gift Guide series, we will be looking at our must-buy picks of 2017 within the realm of gaming-related electronics and peripherals.

1.) Razer Wolverine Ultimate Xbox One Controller

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is not only a kick-ass Xbox One controller but also an amazing controller for your gaming PC. It features terrific performance, great aesthetics, and perfect feel. Of course, it also has a convenient braided, breakaway cord and some extra buttons put in place to make your gaming life better.

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

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2.) AGON AG352UCG 35 Inch Curved Display

AGON’s 35 inch curved display is a truly beautiful monitor for your gaming needs. It features up to a 100Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC capability, and 1440P resolution. Furthermore, it features a cool lighting element on its front bezel which aids in office or gaming space ambiance. This is one awesome curved display that you will not regret shelling out your hard-earned cash for. It currently retails for about $900 dollars on Amazon.com

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3.) HTC Vive

This VR headset has never been more affordable. It also features terrific immersion and quality – not to mention room scale performance. It also integrates with Steam and will be the exclusive headset for use by Fallout 4 VR when it launches in December! Note that the $600 Vive bundle comes with a pre-order for Fallout 4 VR inside the package.

Platforms: PC

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4.) TPCast

Get that above-mentioned HTC Vive but don’t like having to deal with a cable constantly wrapping around your feet? Pick up the TPCast VR wireless transmitter system. The TPCast VR gets rid of the cable and replaces it with wireless freedom. It takes a little bit of setting up, but the process is fairly painless and the rewards for doing so are great. The TPCast VR is now available in the U.S. and EU markets. They are coming out with an Oculus Rift version soon.

Platforms: PC

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5.) Xbox One X

Have a 4K television and want to play your games? Pick up an Xbox One X. It’s more powerful than any of the other Xbox One consoles, with 12 GB of GDDR5 memory, a 6 teraflop GPU, and a higher throughput memory bandwidth. The Xbox One X is available now in all its 4K high dynamic range glory.

Platform: Xbox One

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Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Video Games

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 – Video Games

This particular entry in our 2017 holiday gift guides will focus on video games – the whole reason this website came into existence in the first place! The guide will take titles across any platform or genre, so long as it is a cut above the crowd and worth your hard-earned, gift-purchasing money and was released in the 2017 calendar year – enjoy!

1.) Stories Untold

Stories Untold is a hard game to explain, but I’ll give it my best shot. The game is made up of four adventures that all connect in some way – saying more than that would spoil it for you. The game also features some VERY 1980’s horror/sci-fi style – from its score to the technology and scenarios features in the adventures. Its terrific, and well worth the $10 price tag.

Platforms: PCSteam Link

2.) South Park: The Fractured But Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole features an enhanced combat system with more tactical options, an irreverent story, and a ton of references to the South Park TV show. If you are into raunchy humor, or just a fan of the show, you don’t want to miss out on playing it.

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4Steam Link

3.) Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2 is a quick follow-up to Total War: Warhammer. As the name suggests, it is set in the Games Workshop world of Warhammer, mixed with the tactical and strategic options the Total War series is known for.

Platforms: PCSteam Link

4.) Cuphead

A visually stunning platformer which takes its cues from the cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead has a focus on some intense boss battles. The game is a visual hoot with a ton of things to see – it can actually be somewhat distracting it is so eye-catching!

Platforms: PC, Xbox One

5.) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Released in January of 2017, this Resident Evil game brought the series back to its survival horror roots. The game is super-intense and super-scary – however, if that is your kind of thing, you will love it! It actually proved too intense for your’s truly, so I hope you are braver than I!

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PCSteam Link

6.) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Turning away from usual series protagonist Nathan Drake, The Lost Legacy focuses on Chloe and Nadine, two side characters from previous Uncharted games. The Lost Legacy is a fun adventure game that fans of the series will love. If you have never played the Uncharted games before, however, you might consider it before delving into this one.

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Lucid Optics P7 Scope Review

Good optics are a bit of a controversial topic in airsoft. Some hardcore players will purchase an optic that cost two to three times the price of their actual airsoft gun! The question is, do you need it when many players do just fine with iron sights or even sighting down the muzzle of their guns? Obviously, it is a deeply personal choice. For me, I like having an optic on the airsoft rifle I use – especially one with a bit of zoom factor to it. Airsoft is not a very long range hobby, so a 4X zoom is a great option. Not only will it get you in close to see where your BBs are landing, but it will also allow you to still engage closer targets – albeit not as effectively as a dedicated, 1X red dot, etc.

Lucid Optics is a US-based firearms optics company that is known for offering high quality optics for less than high price points. You can find our review of their M7 microdot red dot sight here. While at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, we got to lay our eyes on their upcoming P7 4X optic, and now it has hit the market. Retailing for $439 dollars, the optic features a rugged, rubberized body with nitrogen purged housing, giving it a 100% fog-proofing. It also features the very cool reticle auto-brightness feature found on other Lucid Optics models, which is great when moving in and out of structures. The P7 has a very clear reticle with an interesting MoA “measuring tape” system. This is for the real steel shooters out there, but it is said to allow the shooter to more easily account for distance in placing their shots. In fact, each part of their P7 reticle has a very specific size, shape, or distance from center, all of which means something. If you are buying this optic for real steel shooting, please take the time to fully understand what it all means.

Being that it is meant to put up with real steel usage, the P7 Weapon Optic is very rugged, with what the company is calling a 100% shockproof design, rated up to a .458 SOCOM! While airsoft does not feature the kind of recoil real steel firearms features, a player’s equipment still needs to put up with running, jumping, and crawling through all manner of rugged terrain. It also needs to put up with the shock that comes with slamming into objects one comes across in the environment. If I had a nickel for every time I accidentally hit my rifle into the side of a wall or tree, I would be sitting on beach at my own private island resort right now. Thankfully, the Lucid Optics P7 4X Weapon Optic puts up with all of this punishment and keeps on ticking. I even attached it to my KWA PTR LM4 gas blowback airsoft rifle, which features a nice little bit of recoil, and the optic never lost its zero.

The one thing I did not get a chance to do was actually take this optic out into the airsoft field and play a game with it. This evaluation is based solely on airsoft firing range time only. We did not take the optic out into the field as we didn’t want it to accidentally get shot out from a BB strike (it is a review item and will have to be sent back). Given the price point of this optic, I would highly recommend that you get a high quality BB shield made from polycarbonate that will avoid unfortunate, and costly, breakage.

Another great “plus” in choosing the Lucid P7 4X Weapon Optic is that it is powered by one AA style battery. Many optics on the market opt for CR123A style batteries. While offering a smaller form factor, these are harder to come by in most places. Using a AA is great choice as they are readily available – even in local super gas station mini-marts. Furthermore, the AA battery life of this optic is advertised at 2500 hours! That is over 104 straight days of use for those of you not wanting to do the math. As my time is limited with this review unit, I can’t guarantee that this rating is correct but Lucid Optics has a history of being honest with their customers and treating them right – I have no reason to doubt them on this point.

Overall, the Lucid Optics P7 4X Weapon Optic is one of the best 4X optics you can buy under $500 dollars. It is at the high end of the optics I would use on an airsoft rifle, but if your airsoft gun already costs $300 to $400 dollars, then it is not a far shot to picking one up. It is probably a bit too much for your $150 dollar Combat Machine, but that’s an entry level rifle and this kind of optic doesn’t fit that demographic. As a final thought on this optic: It is made to stand up to the rigors of real steel shooting – so, if you have an AR platform of your own, you will also be able to use it on that too!


Lucid Optics P7 Combat Sight Review Score

(4 out of 5 Stars, marked off a star due to inability to field in actual airsoft game)


 

The Exorcist: Legion VR Release Date Announced

November 14th, 2017 – Fun Train and Wolf & Wood are proud to bring The Exorcist horror franchise to premium virtual reality with The Exorcist: Legion VR. Based on the events of The Exorcist III, players experience a stand-alone story untold in the movies across five chapters. Chapter 1: First Rites and Chapter 2: Idle Hands are expected out November 22nd, with the rest following soon after. First Rites will launch at $3.99 for the first week during Black Friday, making it a 20% discount off the normal experience, with Idle Hands available at $4.99.

The Legion has come! A variety of demons have returned to our world just as Pazuzu (the main demon from The Exorcist franchise) promised. Follow in the shoes of a detective in Chapter 1 as they uncover strange details behind the grisly murder of a priest. Each subsequent Chapter takes the player further in the journey as they assume the role of a detective investigating the demonic entities lurking in the shadows, culminating in a satisfying ending for any fan of the franchise.

  • Five stand-alone episodic chapters that come together for a truly cinematic end.
  • Don’t just play the movies, live a whole new story experience in full VR!
  • Step into the shoes of an exorcist to confront ancient forces of evil when everything is at stake!
  • Discover an intricate story filled with mystery and peril.
  • Choose between HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headsets via SteamVR or purchase directly from the Oculus Store for an experience unlike any other. 
  • Switch between both free roam and teleport locomotion to have full control over your experience.
  • Play using room scale, standing, or even seated.
  • Utilize a menu consisting of a cellphone, an exorcism kit, among other important items found during the journey.
  • Unique items found throughout the stories are collected in your evidence room to be evaluated at a later time.
  • Chapters can be replayed at any time, enabling users to discover hidden story content, special achievements and easter eggs.
  • Chapter 1 and 2 will be out for PCs concurrently on November 22nd on Oculus Store and SteamVR, with a later release on Viveport and Playstation Network Store.

“This franchise deserves to be done right and the only way to have a truly definitive experience for such a story is in virtual reality,” said Douglas Nabors, CEO of Fun Train. “Playing a non-VR horror game is one thing when you’re safely behind a monitor. But, when you’re living the horror up close and personal, The Exorcist: Legion VR will resonate with you for years to come.”

Chapter 1: First Rites Trailer:  https://www.exorcistlegion.com/trailers/
SteamVR: http://store.steampowered.com/app/708580/The_Exorcist_Legion_VR/
Oculus Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1318587074930260/

Seven: The Days Long Gone Movement Trailer

BIELSKO-BIALA, POLAND (November 10, 2017) — Created by ex-Witcher developers – Fool?s Theory & IMGN.PRO (Kholat) – SEVEN: THE DAYS LONG GONE has gone gold as it approaches its December 1, 2017 launch on Steam. At launch (12/1), the Standard Edition of SEVEN: THE DAYS LONG GONE is 29.99 EUR/29.99 USD/27.99 GBP, and the Digital Collector?s Edition, which comes with a digital artbook, Marcin Przybylowicz (composer of Witcher 3) soundtrack, map, and guidebook, is 39.99 EUR/39.99 USD/37.99 GB.

About the Game

In SEVEN: THE DAYS LONG GONE, you play as Teriel, a master thief possessed, in the most symbiotic ways possible, by an ancient daemon (Artanak) and deported to the prison island of Peh. Teriel, with Artanak?s help, unearths the island?s dark secrets and soon learns that the fate of the entire Vetrall Empire rests in the balance.

The post-apocalyptic world is filled with mysterious technology and Dark Age superstition, diverse communities that react to every action, and a rich ecosystem of creatures to interact with, from animals to people to monsters. You are free to explore the vast yet unforgiving sandbox world, whether following the main story line or heading off on a side quest.

Traversal & Movement

SEVEN: THE DAYS LONG GONE takes the traditional 3D isometric RPG and reinvents it with a climbing and movement system unique to the genre. What defines a master thief is movement, and Teriel can climb over walls, leap over chasms, slip through windows, grab hold of ledges, roll to evade projectiles, jump over charging enemies, or slide into enemies. Teriel can also pick locks, hack electronics, and keep to the shadows to avoid detection.

To see Traversal & Movement in action, please watch this video:

Game Features

  • 3D Isometric RPG w/ a rich, interwoven storyline
  • Combat: multiple styles allow for players to be creative in how they tackle obstacles
  • Hero Progression System: Based purely on skill and equipment; progression unlocks new upgradable skills
  • AI Reactions: NPCs are responsive to actions
  • Open Sandbox world perfect for exploration
  • Brand new climbing system
  • Stunning environments
  • Play Your Way – Stealth or brute force, it?s freedom of choice

More information about the game can be found on the official website, and on the Facebook and Twitter profiles.

DOOM Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

November 10, 2017 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, DOOM®, is available now for Nintendo Switch™. The iconic game that defined a genre and is considered one of the most influential games ever made, returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter that can be taken anywhere with Nintendo Switch.

“We’re excited to welcome Nintendo fans back to the world of DOOM,” said Marty Stratton, executive producer at id Software. “This game is all about powerful guns, crazy demons, and fast, relentless gameplay, which we think Switch players will really enjoy.”

Developed by id Software in conjunction with Panic Button, DOOM on Nintendo Switch includes the award-winning 2016 first-person shooter plus all of the game’s multiplayer DLC and Arcade Mode. DOOM for Nintendo Switch is rated M for mature by the ERSB and is priced at $59.99. For more information, visit www.DOOM.com.

Shooty Fruity Trailer and Release Date

Farnborough, UK. (November 10, 2017) — nDreams, the UK’s leading purveyor of VR produce, is delighted to announce that Shooty Fruity is releasing for PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift this December 19, 2017, priced at €19.99/$19.99/£15.99.  Getting the game early will give players access to exclusive content.

Shooty Fruity challenges players to scan, pack, serve and more whilst firing stacks of guns at tons of mutant fruit across their glowing supermarket ‘Career’.  Featuring brand new multi-tasking gameplay designed from the ground up for VR headset and motion controls, players shoot pineapples, pomegranates and more whilst doing jobs across numerous shifts, including the newly revealed Canteen job role.   What’s more, new weapons can be purchased in the staff room, the game’s central hub where players can also customise and test their load out, including C4 launchers, flak cannon-style shotguns and more, all whilst grabbing a cup of coffee!

You can check out the game, along with newly revealed content hot from the nDreams canteen in this all new trailer

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the reception so far of Shooty Fruity, most notably being chosen by gamers at EGX 2017 as one of the Top 10 of the Show” said Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO/Store Manager at nDreams, “If you thought Job Simulator was a blast, wait to you get a load of Shooty Fruity and its arsenal of berry-bursting weapons. Work has never been this much fun!”

Anyone that pre-orders the game, or buys it over the holiday season, will get free exclusive content, including the ‘Explody Bear’ grenade and the ‘Golden Guns’ skin pack for your arsenal.  You can already pre-order the game through the following links:

*   PlayStation EU: https://store.playstation.com/#!/cid=EP4114-CUSA09500_00-B000000000008043

*   Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/666100

Shooty Fruity is published by nDreams (The Assembly, Danger Goat, Bloody Zombies) and has been co-developed by nDreams and Near Light, who previously collaborated on escapism experience Perfect.

SAG-AFTRA Approves Interactive Media Video Game Agreement

LOS ANGELES (November 7, 2017) – In national voting completed today, members of SAG-AFTRA voted overwhelmingly to approve the successor to the Interactive Media Video Game Agreement by a vote of 90 percent to 10 percent.

The terms of the tentative agreement, which was reached on September 22, include a new bonus structure that provides additional payments to performers based on number of sessions worked. The bonus payments, which are due no later than the release date of the game, begin with an additional $75 payment on the first session and totaling $2,100 after 10 sessions worked.

The deal also contains new transparency provisions that will enhance the bargaining power of our members’ representatives by requiring the companies to disclose the code name of project, its genre, whether the game is based on previously published intellectual property and whether the performer is reprising a prior role. Members are also protected by the disclosure of whether they will be required to use unusual terminology, profanity or racial slurs, whether there will be content of a sexual or violent nature and whether stunts will be required.

In addition, the deal includes an employer commitment to continue working with SAG-AFTRA on the issue of vocal stress during the term of the agreement.

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, “This agreement is the first step towards streamlining the work our members do in the video game industry. The deal includes significant improvements in the area of transparency and the payment structure ensures that our members are compensated fairly for their work. I am excited for what this means for our members moving forward.”

Says SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White, “I’d like to thank our Chief Contracts Officer Ray Rodriguez as well as our Interactive Negotiating Committee for leading these negotiations. This negotiation was hard fought and hard won. We achieved a stronger successor agreement and I am proud of the results.”

Adds Keythe Farley, chair of the SAG-AFTRA Interactive Negotiating Committee, “The bonus payments we asked for are now part of the video game industry and are a base from which to build upon. I’m excited for all that we have achieved.”

The agreement does not include several proposals sought by management, including a provision that would have fined performers for being late or distracted at session, another that would have required agents to submit performers for low-paying “atmospheric voice” sessions or face fines and a possible revocation of their union franchise, and another that would have allowed employers to use their permanent staff to do covered work outside of the collective bargaining agreement.

Informational voting cards were mailed to approximately 7,200 affected members of SAG-AFTRA, of which 10 percent voted. The final vote was certified by Integrity Voting Systems, an impartial election service based in Everett, Washington.

The agreement becomes effective November 8, 2017 and expires November 7, 2020.

The National Board unanimously approved the tentative agreement on October 9, 2017, ending a strike against 11 video game companies that began on October 21, 2016.

Microsoft’s Xbox One X Launches

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 6, 2017 — The official launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, brings a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers across the globe. With 40 percent more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play the best versions of games. The new console launches with the largest games lineup in Xbox history, with more than 70 Xbox One X Enhanced titles coming in the first week and more than 50 available on launch day, including “Forza Motorsport 7,” “Super Lucky’s Tale,” “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” and “FIFA 18.” The Xbox One games library consists of more than 1,300 games and more than 220 exclusives, all of which play best on Xbox One X. More titles are on the way like the hottest game on the planet “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” releasing as an Xbox One console launch exclusive Dec. 12, 2017.

“We built Xbox One X to give game creators the most powerful platform to bring their visions to life and to give gamers the best console to play the games of the past, present and future,” said Phil Spencer, head of gaming, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to offer gamers the world’s most powerful console with access to the largest games lineup in Xbox history — more than 1,300 titles and more than 220 exclusives.”

Microsoft saw incredibly strong preorder sales of Xbox One X, and expects the new console to be in high demand this holiday season. Gaming fans worldwide are encouraged to get the new console early before quantities run out.

The biggest global launch in Xbox history — now available in 35 markets

Across the world, fans flocked to special Xbox events to celebrate the highly anticipated launch of Xbox One X. Launch festivities were captured in a live broadcast from the Mixer NYC Studio on Mixer, Xbox.com, Twitch and Facebook Live, with key highlights including these:

  • Inspired by the new Xbox racing game “Forza Motorsport 7,” the world’s first Xbox One X was hand-delivered in New Zealand via the fastest supercar in the country.
  • In Australia, Xbox opened the doors to the Xbox Stay N’ Play, a boutique, gaming-themed experience situated in front of the iconic Sydney skyline in Pirrama Park.
  • In Germany, Xbox set a new world record for the “World’s Largest Unboxing” after unboxing a giant Xbox One X in the Munich International Airport, and celebrated the launch with more than 700 fans in front of Berlin’s largest 4K theater screen.
  • In the U.K., some of the country’s biggest content creators and special guests were featured in an extended 14-hour Xbox livestream hosted at the Xbox One X Apartment in London.
  • In France, thousands of fans tuned into an eight-hour Mixer livestream, which highlighted the various Xbox One X launch activities taking place in Paris, including the midnight opening at Fnac Champs Elysées.
  • In Mexico City, hundreds of fans attended an Xbox One X midnight madness event hosted with Game Planet to celebrate the official launch of the highly anticipated console in Mexico.
  • In collaboration with Canadian designer and artist Brian Espiritu, Xbox designed custom Xbox One X consoles inspired by the city of Toronto to give away to five lucky Xbox fans.
  • In the lead up to launch, Xbox Live Sessions, an interactive, fan-focused livestream on Mixer, hosted celebrities including Chris Evans, James Corden, DJ Khaled, Chandler Riggs, and more to play their favorite games on Xbox One X. In addition, 16 years after helping Bill Gates introduce the original Xbox, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised three Make-A-Wish kids with their own custom consoles before the official Xbox One X launch.
  • At Microsoft Stores, including the flagship Microsoft Store on Fifth Avenue in New York, and other retailers worldwide, eager fans lined up more than 24 hours in advance of the console’s release to be among the first to get their hands on Xbox One X before it sells out worldwide. Shaquille O’Neal, Liam Payne, Ronda Rousey, Odell Beckham Jr., and Caleb McLaughlin made special appearances to surprise fans throughout the launch event at the Microsoft Store in New York.

Similar spectacular celebrations took place in additional Xbox One markets. Xbox One X is available now in 35 markets worldwide, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, UAE, UK, and U.S.

The power of Xbox One X

Xbox One X is built for true 4K gaming, with enough power to drive native 4K resolutions, High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut into a pristine visual package beyond what’s capable in existing consoles. Existing Xbox One games play even better, with improved textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Xbox One X is also the only product in the world that packs all of the following features in one amazing device: 4K gaming for the world’s greatest games, a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K streaming capabilities, High Dynamic Range support for gaming and video, and premium audio that puts gamers in the center of spatial sound with Dolby Atmos support. The craftsmanship in the Xbox One X hardware means it’s not only the world’s most powerful console, it’s also the smallest and most feature-rich Xbox ever.

Xbox One X Enhanced

Today, with the launch of Xbox One X, more than 50 popular Xbox One games are receiving free updates as part of the Xbox One X Enhanced program, with more than 70 total coming in the first week. Xbox One X Enhanced games have been updated or built specifically to take full advantage of the world’s most powerful console and its 4K UHD and HDR capabilities. More than 160 new and existing games will be enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including “Forza Motorsport 7,” “Super Lucky’s Tale,” “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” “Halo Wars 2,” “Gears of War 4,” “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Minecraft,” “FIFA 18,” “Final Fantasy XV” and “Star Wars Battlefront II,” with more titles on the way like “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” releasing Dec. 12, 2017, as a console launch exclusive through the Xbox Game Preview program. More information on the Xbox One X Enhanced program can be found by visiting https://www.xbox.com/enhanced.

Xbox One family of devices

Xbox One X is the newest member of the Xbox One family of devices, which will coexist alongside Xbox One S. Only on Xbox One can gamers experience the best games of the past, present and future, with more than 1,300 Xbox One games and more than 220 exclusives playable across the entire Xbox One family of devices. Furthermore, all Xbox One accessories are also compatible across the family.

Whether playing on Xbox One X or Xbox One S, gamers are treated to gaming features exclusive to the Xbox platform:

  • Xbox Live, the fastest, most reliable gaming network1.
  • 4K UHD Blu-ray, 4K streaming and 4K gaming
  • Xbox Game Pass, a monthly membership that provides unlimited access to more than 100 games.

How to get an Xbox One X

Xbox One X is available in 35 Xbox One markets and retails at US$499, £449, €499, C$599 and A$6492, with additional markets launching soon. The latest on where to buy Xbox One X can be found at xbox.com/xboxonex. Local retailers, including Microsoft Store, also have more information.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Independent IHS Markit study, June/July 2017. Tested on Xbox One versus PlayStation 4 on five of the top- selling games with matchmaking; results may vary, not an endorsement.

Prices are estimated retail prices; actual retail prices may vary.