(Video) This Week on Xbox: New Year, New Xbox Game Pass Additions!

2019-01-04


This
week’s episode showcases tons of new Xbox Game Pass additions,
including Ark: Survival Evolved, the Life is Strange series, Farming
Simulator 17 and much more just for you.


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>> Welcome to this week on Xbox.
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I'm your host, Larry Hryb
Xbox Live's Major Nelson.
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Yes, it is a new year
and we're kicking off
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2019 with an episode
devoted to Xbox Game Pass.
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Whether you're new to Xbox
or a seasoned veteran with
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a six-digit or maybe
seven-digit gamerscore,
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Xbox Game Pass is definitely
worth checking out.
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You get access to over 100 games.
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That, my friends, is what we
call an instant game library.
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Indies, shooters, platformers;
there's something for everyone.
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Try new games, broaden
your horizons or
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just play Forza Horizon 4
till the wheels come off.
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Best of all, you'll be able to play
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all first party Microsoft
exclusives at launch.
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So that means on February 15th,
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you can start playing Crackdown
3 with the rest of the world.
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No pre-orders, no waiting in line,
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no waiting for that package
to show up on your doorstep.
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When we say "Insert
library," we mean it.
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With so many great games
to pick from,
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you may come down with an acute
case of download anxiety.
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What do I play? Where do I start?
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Do I need insurance?
1:17
Relax, Dr. Larry has
a prescription for you.
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Here's a few titles to
cure all your ills.
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There's the entire Halo
saga you can play through
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the Master Chief
collection and then dive
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straight into Halo 5: Guardians.
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Fight through every
single Gears of War game.
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Team up with friends for
plundering in Sea of Thieves or
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struggle for survival in the
zombie nightmare State of Decay 2.
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You want more? We have more.
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Playerunknown's
Battlegrounds aka PUBG,
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100 players drop into
battle and there's
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only one chicken dinner for
the last person standing.
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Or why not take on
the world in Rocket League.
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Easy to learn and
difficult to master.
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This is one of the world's most
popular games for a reason.
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It's super fun and full
of nail-biting moments.
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If you're a racing fan then you
definitely need to check out
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the award-winning Forza Horizon 4
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and explore a historic Britain
online with your friends.
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You can experience
the breathtaking and
2:17
haunting HellBlade:
Senua's Sacrifice.
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Equally breathtaking
the stylish platformer
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Ori and the Blind Forest.
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Retake a quarantined Manhattan
in Tom Clancy's The Division.
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Explore the open world RPG Ashen
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or try to puzzle out
the challenges of Human Fall Flat.
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We've got unique 2D games like
the artsy bullet hell shooter,
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Rise and Shine, which is equal
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parts self-referential
and brutally challenging.
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The grim survival game Sheltered,
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which pits a nuclear family
against the apocalypse.
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Find out what's really going on
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inside that creepy house
across the street,
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but don't get caught
in Hello Neighbor.
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That's not all for Game Pass.
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Several games were added this week,
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including Life Is Strange
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complete season episodes
one through five.
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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm,
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episodes one through three.
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Life Is Strange 2 part one.
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ARK: Survival Evolved and
Farming Simulator 17.
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Next week, Just Cause 3.
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Absolver and After Charge are all
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coming to Game Pass as
well. Happy New Year.
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That's just a handful
of the over 100 games
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available to play right
now on Xbox Game Pass.
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Subscribe today, doctor's orders.
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Now, let's take a look at
this week's headlines.
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We're also ringing in the new year
with January's games with gold.
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Those of you with Xbox Live Gold can
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grab free downloads of Celeste,
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Never Alone, and Lara Croft
and the Guardian of Light.
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Check back on January 16th,
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for Far Cry 2 and
the rally racer WRC 6.
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No gold, no problem.
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Right now, you can get
one month of gold for just $1.
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It's not just free games
that you get each month,
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but also some great discounts
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on your favorite games
and add-on content.
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I also wanted to take a moment
to congratulate Bonnie Ross,
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head of 343 Industries for
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her recent induction
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the Academy of Interactive Arts
and Sciences Hall of Fame.
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Bonnie is being recognized
for her work on
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the Halo franchise as well
as her efforts to promote
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STEM and diversity efforts across
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the gaming industry amongst
women, minorities, and children.
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This prestigious AIIS hall
of fame award,
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will be presented in February.
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In case you missed it,
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the latest update for
War Face is now available.
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Included is the Icebreaker raid,
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which tasks you with protecting
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the main base from
a massive enemy assault,
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along with several new PvP maps
across a variety of modes.
5:00
Did you know your Xbox One
supports Dolby Vision?
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First go to the "Display
Settings" and then "Video
5:07
modes" to see if your TV
or monitor is supported.
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When enabled, you'll have
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the best 4K HDR picture quality
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available anywhere with
the brightest whites,
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the blackest blacks and
the level of detail in
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your games and movies you
won't see anywhere else.
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Simply download the Dolby Access app
to get everything set up.
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Well, that's it for
this week. Come back
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next Friday for another new episode
of This Week on Xbox,
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where will bring you
the latest X-Box news
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of the week. Thanks for watching.
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