Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale experience Apex Legends is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Electronic Arts Inc. and Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter available right now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Set in the Titanfall universe, Apex Legends shakes up the battle royale genre with a cast of unique characters, squad-based gameplay, innovative mechanics and more.
Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience with a uniquely Respawn flavour. Players will select from one of eight Legends - each with their own unique abilities and playstyles - and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn but challenging to master.
“Our goal in every game you play is that you come in with a plan, but you leave with a story,” said Drew McCoy, Lead Producer for Apex Legends. “We’re building a game that is not only going to deliver a fun and memorable experience at launch, but something we can keep growing for a long time to come.”
Apex Legendsshowcases several new genre-leading innovations, starting before players even start the match. Once players are ready to begin, they’ll choose their drop point with the Jumpmaster system, giving each squad full control over exactly where they drop in. Is it smarter to head straight for the most valuable loot and risk early conflict with other teams, or make for one of the outlying areas to plot an attack and let other squads pick each other off?
The innovations don’t stop there as Apex Legends also delivers Respawn Beacons, one-time use locations where defeated teammates can be revived, a contextual Ping communication system that allows players to call out enemies, weapons, locations and more with the push of a button, and an intelligent inventory system which automatically attaches gear and equipment to the appropriate weapons once players pick them up. All together it creates a battle royale experience unlike any other, complete with Respawn’s commitment to top-notch quality and fun.
The first season of Apex Legends is scheduled to kick off in March and will give players the opportunity to purchase a Battle Pass to gain access to exclusive cosmetic items earned through gameplay. Apex Legends will follow a seasonal model with each themed season bringing new content to the game in the form of new weapons, new Legends, new skins and more.
Xbox Live Gold members can play The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World for free as part of this weeks Free Play Days event.
The event begins on Thursday, February 7 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Start by finding and installing the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard.
The games will also be available at a discount (see below).
The Master Chief Collection brings the legendary journey of Spartan 117 to the Xbox One. Relive the Master Chief’s saga with a single integrated experience that spans four classic games from Halo: Combat Evolved through Halo 4. Or, take the fight online and battle others in Halo’s legendary multiplayer from all four games. Whether you’re a new recruit or a Halo veteran, The Master Chief Collection offers the best of classic Halo all on the powerful Xbox One platform.
Buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($29.99 SRP) at 25% off: $22.49
If you’ve been tempted to pick up The Sims 4, now’s the time! Create unique Sims by choosing their distinct appearances, personalities, senses of style, and life goals. Design and decorate the perfect home, down to every last throw pillow. Develop your Sims’ relationships, pursue new careers, and create and control the moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with realistic environments and travel to neighborhoods, meeting other interesting Sims along the way. How will you play with life?
Buy The Sims 4 ($39.99 SRP): up until 2/11, The Sims’ anniversary sale is on! Get up to 80% off The Sims 4 base game and 50% off select expansion packs. North America base game discount – 80% off: $8.00. ROW base game discount – 60% off: $16.00
Catch that fish of a lifetime on stunning lakes from around the world. The thrill of driving your boat across vast US lakes to the adrenaline from bass trying to escape your lure. From the tranquil beauty of famous European carp and predator venues to the sound of a screaming bite alarms, Fishing Sim World has your angling covered. Fish the way you want using hundreds of items of licensed equipment and take on the 25 different species of fish. Unleash your competitive streak in our online multiplayer or the Dovetail Fishing league where you can take on players from all around the world!
Buy Fishing World Sim ($19.99 SRP) at 25% off: $14.99
Xbox Live Gold members receive four new free games - two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360, during the month of February.
February's 2019 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Super Bomberman R. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), February kicks off with Assassin's Creed Rogue, followed by Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. February's lineup provides over $89 dollars in value and up to 3000 in gamerscore.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is now available for digital pre-order and pre-download On Xbox One.
Crash is back in the driver’s seat! Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max: Start your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups, weapons and controls Power slide to glory in additional karts and tracks from beyond the original game Race online with friends and Crash the competition with online leaderboards.
Developed by Beenox and published by Activision, Crash Team Nitro-Fueled will be available on June 21, 2019.
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The wait is over - Just Cause 4, the fourth game in the Just Cause (@JustCause) series and the sequel to 2015''s Just Cause 3, is now available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC via Steam.
Rico Rodriguez is the all-time action hero, and JUST CAUSE 4mixes in everything fans love about action movies: Extreme stunts, over-the-top action, all presented with larger-than-life style and attitude. The “Rico Through The Eras” gallery showcases a collection of fun movie trailer-style videos and artwork inspired by classic action films of the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, JUST CAUSE 4 takes the series’ incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of tornadoes and other extreme weather events. JUST CAUSE 4 has four distinct biomes: Rainforest, Grasslands, Alpine & Desert. With each biome offering its own individual, fully simulated weather event, players will have a truly unique experience as they traverse this deep, diverse world.
JUST CAUSE 4 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The standard edition is priced at $59.99 USD and features 32 achievements worth 1000 gamer score points. Follow the link to browse the complete list of JUST CAUSE 4 ACHIEVEMENTS.
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December's 2018 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Q.U.B.E. 2 and Never Alone. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), December kicks off with Dragon Age II, followed by Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Q.U.B.E. 2 (normally $24.99 ERP) for free during the month of December. Never Alone ($14.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from December 16th to January 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting December 1st, Dragon Age II ($19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through December 15th. Then on December 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction ($9.99 ERP) for free through December 31st.
Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta begins March 27th The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta begins next week on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 a.m. PDT in North America and will run through Sunday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.All players who pre-order Mortal Kombat ..