Xbox Newsbeat: November 27, 2015

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With Microsoft’s biggest releases of the year out of the way, things are a bit quieter this week on the Xbox Newsbeat.


Close out an Awesome Year with December’s Games with Gold

December is bringing a new batch of games for the Xbox Games with Gold program. Gamers can snag the following titles next month:

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing ($14.99 ERP): Available from December 1-31 on Xbox One
  • Thief ($39.95 ERP): Available from December 16-January 15 on Xbox One
  • CastleStorm ($9.95 ERP): Available from December 1-15 on Xbox 360
  • Sacred 3 ($29.95 ERP): Available from December 16-31 on Xbox 360
  • Bonus: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising ($14.95 ERP): Available from December 16-31 on Xbox 360

Microsoft is throwing in Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising this month as a holiday bonus to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Xbox One owners should note that only Sacred 3 isn’t backwards compatible; however, with full Xbox 360 backward compatibility promised, it is only a matter of time before Sacred 3 will be up and running on Xbox One.


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The 14 Coolest Xbox Live Arcade Games That You Can Now Play on Xbox One

If you skipped out on the Xbox 360, you missed out on a lot of great Xbox Live Arcade Games. Ranging from classic games ported to modern consoles to indie gems, the Xbox Wire team put together a list of their 14 favourite games that can now be played on Xbox One thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility. Personally, I highly recommend Beyond Good & Evil HD from that list. The much anticipated sequel is still in development, so the HD remake should get gamers up to speed before the release.

 

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