Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Bethesda details E3 2016 showcase, BE3 Plus, on-site and streaming

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Bethesda has announced their event plans for this year’s E3 showcase, BE3 Plus. As before, the studio will be streaming the conference live on their Youtube and Twitch channels, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. (CST) with the showcase proper kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Former G4 TV X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will open the show and interview developers afterwards. Blink-182 will also perform after the showcase. For those in Los Angeles, a Standby Line will open at noon (CST) and offer non-ticket-holding fans the chance to get in the show, located at The LA Hangar, 2627 Medford Street. For those who don’t make it in, an outdoor area will be set up for 300 people to check out a stream.

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Volition’s Agents of Mayhem gameplay debuted in new trailer

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Deep Silver has released the first trailer from Volition’s upcoming action title Agents of Mayhem. The Agents of M.A.Y.H.E.M. (the Multinational Agency for Hunting Evil Masterminds) are a new cast of heroes set in the Saints Row universe. The agents are in a battle against the evil organization L.E.G.I.O.N. (the League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations). Legion has taken over the world, and players will have to take them on throughout the cities of an open world with an over-the-top combat system.

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Square Enix teams up with Milestone for Ride 2 for console, PC

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Milestone S.r.l. has announced that their next motorcycle racer, Ride 2, will launch digitally this fall for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The Square Enix-published release will feature greater customization options for bike and rider, 220-plus motorcycles, new categories with the addition of Two Strokes and Supermotards, and new tracks, including Nürburgring Nordschleife and Northwest 200. New modes are also planned, but details on those won’t be revealed until closer to launch.

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Call of Duty XP 2016 detailed, hands-on with Infinite Warfare, events

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Activision is preparing to open ticket sales for Call of Duty XP 2016, “the biggest Call of Duty fan event in history.” Running from September 2-4 in Los Angeles, the Call of Duty World League will host the final teams for $2 million in prizes at the Call of Duty World League Championship. The event will also feature hands-on demos of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered multiplayer,and new downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. There will also be exhibits, developer panels, a surprise musical guest, paintball in a life-sized replica of Black Ops’ Nuketown map, Zombies laser tag, and the first Call of Duty VR experience that will include piloting a Jackal. Tickets will go on sale at noon (CST) on June 11 for $49, $129, and $199. Full details are below. For those unable to attend, check out the event livestream at the official Twitch and Youtube channels.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gameplay, announcement stream tomorrow

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Square Enix is set to show a new gameplay demo for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tomorrow. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. (CST) on the game’s official Twitch channel, 18 minutes of gameplay footage will be revealed as well as news about upcoming Deus Ex-related projects. The demo will feature the city-hub of Prague along with a few side quests.

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Online Forza 6 tournament announced, Forza Racing Championship

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Later this year, Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios will hold a new online tournament for Forza 6, Forza Racing Championship. The competition is set to be open to players of all skill levels, which is said to allow everyone “a chance to win, no matter how many miles they have behind the wheel.” To celebrate, codes for the 2016 #66 Ford GT Le Mans race car in Forza Motorsport 6 will be sent through Live messages to everyone who plays the game on June 18 and 19. The release notes that it will take up to seven days for some players to receive their code. Also, in honor of Le Mans, a new Le Mans-themed Rivals event is being added this week.

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Xbox One News

All Points Bulletin Reloaded launches for Xbox One

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The free-to-play action MMO All Points Bulletin Reloaded has been released for Xbox One. The near-future, open-world title takes place in San Paro, where players sign on as either an Enforcer or a Criminal. Up to 100 players, in teams of up to 50, can participate in various missions types (deathmatch, hunting VIPs, etc.) and timed events. Characters are customizable with player-created designs, items earned for free, and kit purchased with cash. Items are available for gear, clothing, vehicles, and more. User-created items can also be put up for auction. To welcome new players, every Xbox One player who logs in within the first 30 days will receive the Xbox One Founders Pack, which includes weapons and vehicles. Players who manage to put in over 10 hours within the same timeframe will also receive the title XB1 Founder and special weapon skins.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies map The Giant up for purchase

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies map The Giant, a remake of Der Riese, is now available as a single-map purchase. The drop continues the Zombies storyline with returning characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The $5.99 download is up for current-gen consoles and PC, and was previously included as a bonus with the various premium editions (Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe) and as part of the Season Pass. PS3 owners can also grab it for the same price as well, though Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer.

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Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

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Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst demo on EA/Origin Access for PC, Xbox One

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Players who’ve been anticipating Faith’s return are getting a chance to try Mirror’s Edge Catalyst today. A demo has been released for members of EA Access and Origin Access for PC and Xbox One. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Play First Trial is playable for up to six hours and includes 10 missions set within two districts of Glass city. The asynchronous multiplayer mode Social Play is also included, allowing players to challenge friends to their Time Trials and hide Beat L.E. within Glass for them to find. Progress will carry over to the full version.

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