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Sunset Overdrive gets Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines add-on and a price drop today

Microsoft and Insomniac Games released Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, the second downloadable expansion for Sunset Overdrive, today. Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines is included as a free download as part of the Sunset Overdrive Season Pass. It can also be purchased separately for $9.99.

According to the Xbox Wire, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines will depict the final round of a fight that’s been raging for “billions of years,” Man vs Machine:

Enter Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines – the savage battle that’s been raging on for billions of years enters its latest bout. A rescue mission to save Sam’s old mentors from the Fizzco Robotics Factory quickly turns into an all-out assault to counter-hack and dismantle Fizzco defenses. Don’t worry. For you, hacking equates to pulling triggers and laying waste to a bevy of upgraded Fizzco bots. Everyone has their strengths! So, face off against the avaricious Fizzco. One. Last. Time. Well, maybe. It depends on sales and market research, etc. You know the drill.

In addition to new Story Missions, the expansion will also add a new 200-point Achievement: “Worst Job in the Kingdom.” To complete the Achievement, players will have to complete the “Floating Garbage” mission within par time (15 minutes). Other additions to the game include two weapons, two Amps, and two traps, as well as a new Night Defense Base, a new boss, and more Vanity Items, Quests, Challenges, and Chaos Squad Missions.

Finally, if you haven’t picked up Sunset Overdrive yet, it’s also getting a permanent price drop on the Xbox Games Store today. Instead of $59.99, prospective players will only have to pay $39.99 from now on to tangle with the game’s wide array of mutants and monsters.

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Xbox Store Today: Sunset Overdrive, Lords of the Fallen, NBA Live 15, more


Microsoft has their hopes pinned on Sunset Ovedrive, this Fall’s biggest Xbox One exclusive. It’s now available to download through the Xbox Games Store along with plenty of other big releases, such as…

  • Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) is Insomniac’s colorful new shooter that pits hipster weirdos against energy drink executives, killer robots, and mutants.
  • Lords of the Fallen (Xbox One) is a medieval hack and slash from Bandai Namco and City Interactive.
  • Costume Quest 2 (Xbox 360, Xbox One) is a sequel to Double Fine’s Halloween-y RPG.
  • NBA Live 15 (Xbox One) is the latest game in EA’s basketball simulation series.
  • WWE 2K15 (Xbox 360) is the first WWE wrestling game from 2K after THQ’s demise.

More information on all these games (and a few more) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Microsoft will reduce price of all Xbox One consoles by $50 until January 3, 2015

xboxone-logoWere you thinking of adding an Xbox One to your Christmas List this year? If so, it’s going to be $50 cheaper thanks to a temporary price cut by Microsoft. Beginning November 2 and running through January 3, 2015, all Xbox One consoles will see their retail price slashed by $50. This offer even applies to all of this Fall’s limited editions, including:

  • Xbox One Console – $349
  • Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Bundle (Includes Sunset Overdrive and White Xbox One Console/Controller) – $349
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle (Includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity) – $349
  • Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Kinect Bundle (Includes Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and Dance Central Spotlight) – $449
  • Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle (Includes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, CoD-Styled Xbox One Console With 1TB Hard Drive and CoD-Styled Controller) – $449

Both Assassin’s Creed bundles will be available on November 2, followed by the Advanced Warfare Bundle a day later on November 3. The Sunset Overdrive Bundle is available now.

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New Releases: Sunset Overdrive, WWE 2K15, Lords of the Fallen, More


Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac’s wild hipsters vs mutants shooter, leads this week’s new release report. With no new Halo or Gears of War game in the pipeline, Microsoft is promoting Sunset Overdrive as one of the biggest Xbox One exclusives of the Fall. To that end, they have also teamed up with Insomniac to offer the Sunset Overdrive Xbox One System Bundle which will include the game itself and a snazzy all-white Xbox One.

Also available this week is WWE 2K15 (PS3, Xbox 360), the first game in the series fully produced by 2K Games; Lords of the Fallen (PS4, Xbox One), Bandai Namco’s attempt at entering the medieval hack and slash market; and NBA Live 15 (PS4, Xbox One), EA’s latest entry in their basketball simulation series.

More new releases from the upcoming week can be found after the break. (more…)

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Sunset Overdrive launches next week… so here’s a launch trailer

Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive launches next week, so now is the perfect time to sit back and enjoy the game’s launch trailer. The trailer hits a lot of the same beats as previous Sunset Overdrive trailers, but this one features projectile puking and a smug jackass getting punched in the face by a mutant. So give it a watch.

Sunset Overdrive will be available exclusively for the Xbox One next week on October 28. A special Sunset Overdrive system bundle (with a spiffy-looking white Xbox One) will also be available on the same day.

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Somebody gets maimed in Sunset Overdrive’s live action trailer… maybe

Insomniac Games has spent all year hyping up the insane action that’ll be found in this Fall’s Sunset Overdrive. When players aren’t zip-lining and rail-grinding from place to place, they’ll battle hordes of mutants with a variety of different weapons including one that shoots exploding teddy bears.

Is it possible to translate all of this absurdity into a live action trailer? Probably not… but Insomniac wasn’t going to let a pesky thing like the safety of their actors get in their way. Unfortunately, their attempt to produce the greatest live action trailer of all time resulted in a few disemboweled actors and a fiery rain of body parts. Thankfully, this behind-the-scenes look at the production should make you glad its all just a parody.

Sunset Overdrive will be released exclusively for the Xbox One on October 28.

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Three new Xbox One bundles announced

Microsoft is already gearing up for the upcoming holiday season, unveiling a whopping three Xbox One console bundles. Each bundle is sure to scratch the many itches of gamers, whether you’re a sports fan, a FPS freak, or a zombie fanatic.

xboxone-codadvancedwarfareThe Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle releases on November 3rd, and includes a digital copy of the “Day Zero” version of COD, which gives you early access to the game as well as double XP on November 3rd. The bundle also includes a 1TB hard drive, chat headset, in-game content, and a really sweet-looking console and controller. Retail price is $499.

xboxone-sunsetoverdriveThe Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle includes the oh-so-sexy white console (and a controller to match), a standard size 500GB hard drive, a chat headset, a digital copy of Sunset Overdrive, and all the bonus content included with the “Day One” edition of the game. This bundle will release alongside Insomnaic’s wild-looking game on October 28, and will be priced at $399.

xboxone-fifa15Finally, the Xbox One FIFA 15 bundle includes a digital copy of the game, a chat headset, 14-day Xbox Live trial, and the Ultimate Team Legends Gold Pack. This bundle is set to release on September 25, but will only be available in Europe (for €399.99).

Don’t worry American sports fans – you can still get your Madden NFL 15 bundle on August 26th. And interestingly enough, it appears that none of these bundles will include a Kinect sensor. Hmm…

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Microsoft has “big surprises” planned for Gamescom 2014

Microsoft has big plans for this year’s Gamescom convention. The Xbox behemoth has a slew of presentations planned including a major Xbox Briefing on Tuesday, August 12 at 8:00 AM (Eastern Time). A teaser video above gives us a taste of what we can expect to see including Evolve, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Project Spark. The video also promises that we will get to see some “big surprises” at the show, one of which is surely Remedy’s Quantum Break.

What else will Microsoft unveil at Gamescom? You’ll have to tune in to see for yourself, but you’ve got plenty of options. The consolemaker will livestream their briefing through your Xbox console and and daily highlights will also appear on YouTube.

Gamescom 2014 officially kicks off on August 13.

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