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It's Saturday morning, and GameSkinny's Weekend Download is back again. 

Here's most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup, including the official Borderlands 3 release date, that Borderlands: The Handsom Collection is F2P this weekend, tons of Outward and Risk of Rain 2 coverage, Nintendo Labo, and a lot more reviews than we've done in a while.  

As usual, we've added links in case you find a headline that tickles your fancy and want to read more. We've also broken things down by category to make it easy to find what you're looking for. And finally, we've left out posts that are now meaningless because the event or sale has already ended. 

Sit back. Relax. Enjoy.  


  • Borderlands 3 Launches September 13, Will Be Epic Store Exclusive on PC
    2K games officially announced Borderlands 3's release date and editions today, confirming it will be a timed exclusive on the Epic Games Store. Read more

  • Play Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for Free This Weekend on Xbox, PC
    The bundle, which includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, is also on sale on PC, PS4, and Xbox One from multiple storefronts. Read more

  • Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild Will Support Labo VR
    Hot on the heels of Labo VR's initial announcement comes news that Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild will support the Toy-Con VR Goggles in different ways starting April 25. Read more

  • 20 Minutes of New The Outer Worlds Footage from PAX East
    Obsidian Entertainment's latest RPG gets a lengthy new gameplay video from PAX East, showcasing branching dialogue, varied action, and some gorgeous graphics. Read more

  • Dataminers Uncover New Gameplay Mechanics in The Division 2's Dark Hours Raid
    New details emerge about The Division 2's Raids, including a new signature weapon. Read more

  • Gameloft Partners With CARE For Special Dragon Mania Legends Charity Event
    Help fight poverty during a special charity event in Dragon Mania Legends. Read more

  • The Elder Scrolls Legends: Alliance War Gets New Details, Content Roadmap
    Alliance War is out April 15 and offers new cards, mechanics, and factions, and the game is set to receive multiple new rounds of content throughout the year. Read more

  • CD Projekt Red Announces New (Non-Digital) Store
    Soon, CDPR fans will be able to get all kind of sweet merch for their favorite games directly from the source. Read more

  • Unbound: Worlds Apart Announced, Kickstarter Campaign Begins in May
    Alien Pixel Studios' new indie platformer features reality warping as its main mechanic, a unique art style, and plenty of atmospheric environments. Read more

  • Civilization 6 Update Brings Cross-Platform Cloud Saves for PC and Switch
    The update implements seamless cloud saves for Switch and PC, although there is no word about iOS support yet. Read more

  • Nintendo Switch Online’s April NES Games Announced
    Nintendo Switch Online gets three new NES games on April 10 as part of its monthly update. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Nears 650,000 Players in First Week After Release
    Hopoo Games said the numbers smashed all expectations and provided an outline of how it will support the game in the coming months. Read more

  • League of Legends Champions Korea Spring Playoffs 2019: What to Know
    Everything you need to know about LCK Spring Playoffs 2019. Read more

  • International Rating Suggests Octopath Traveler Could Get a PC Port Soon
    Octopath Traveler received a rating for release in Korea — on PC. Could that mean it will no longer be Switch exclusive, or is there something else in store for the fledgling franchise? Read more


  • Yoshi's Crafted World Review: Crafting a New Classic
    Don't let the green dino's mid-tier status fool you. With fluid platforming, incredible attention to detail, and a huge variety of content, Yoshi's Crafted World is a must-have Switch game. Read more

  • ATOM RPG Review: A Fallout Clone That Never Takes Itself Too Seriously
    ATOM RPG is trashy, yet hilarious; clunky, yet addictive. It's a fun Fallout clone that at times makes you laugh, and at others yell at your screen. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Early Access Impressions: Simply a Huge Amount of Fun
    So far, Risk of Rain 2 is a worthy successor to the original, with its fully 3D design opening up new avenues of play. Read more

  • SteelSeries Stratus Duo Controller Review: Hard to Put Down
    The Stratus Duo stands tall alongside other mobile controllers and rivals the best that are currently available for PC. Read more

  • Logitech MX518 Review: The Greatest Gaming Mouse is Still Pretty Fab
    The MX518 might be a throwback, but it has plenty of modern bells and whistles to make its legend relevant today. Read more

  • We. The Revolution Review: Social Strategy on a Guillotine's Edge
    All told, We. The Revolution comes together to make a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Read more

  • Mechstermination Force Review: Fun, but Flawed
    When it works, Mechstermination Force is an enjoyable experience, but those moments are marred by some faulty design and monotonous grinding. Read more

  • MLB The Show 19 Review: Another Season of Your Favorite Show
    The Show is back with the latest, but just barely the greatest, addition to the world of baseball video games. Read more


  • Mystery Dungeon is a Criminally Underrated Series — And That's a Shame
    With Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy releasing recently, we take a look at why Mystery Dungeon games are worth your time (and sanity). Read more

  • Outward's Biggest Problem on Console Is Load Times
    Of all the challenges found in Outward, the load screens may be console players' biggest hurdle. Read more

  • The Top 20 Minecraft 1.14 Seeds for April 2019
    Prepare for the official release of a new Village and Pillage update for Minecraft 1.14 with this month's best selection of seeds. Read more

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s Conquest Battles Were a Missed Opportunity
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a fantastic game that didn't quite manage to live up to its lofty potential, and conquest battles were a primary victim of this. Read more

  • To Leave Shines an Unabashed Light on Mental Health
    To Leave may be a hard experience for some, but it's another title that helps us understand that living with mental health issues is not easy. Read more

  • Niantic Announces Dates for Pokemon GO's 2019 Summer Tour
    The first leg of the tour kicks off in Chicago's Grant Park from June 13-16 and will feature local and global challenges to connect players around the world. Read more

  • Trailer Details The Division 2's World Tier 5, Reveals Raid Release Date
    The Division 2's latest trailer provides more information on the impending World Tier 5, as well as a release date for the game's first raid. Read more. 


  • Borderlands 3 Pre-Order Guide: What's In Every Edition
    Borderlands 3 finally has a release date, and pre-orders are open now for all four editions. We've rounded up where you can find each, including the diamond loot chest edition. Read more

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Headless Boss Guide
    Having trouble taking down the Headless minibosses in Sekiro? This guide shows you all headless locations, as well as the best tactics for beating them and the items they drop. Read more

  • Trails of Cold Steel Romance and Bonding Guide
    If you're wondering about Trails of Cold Steel's characters, romance, and bonding, who you can romance, and how your romantic and bonding choices carry over into Trails of Cold Steel II, you're in the right place. Read more

  • Outward: How to get The Discipline Boon (Brace or Focus)
    Only two skills grant the Discipline boon, luckily they're both in the same place. Read more

  • Outward: How to Get to Levant (and Berg) from Chersonese
    The less stressful route from Chersonese to Levant in Outward, through Berg. Read more.

  • Best Weapons in Outward and How to Get Them
    Here are some of the most powerful weapons in Outward, and short instructions on how to find them all. Read more

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Get The Most Out of The 2019 Jubilee Event
    How to roll in Jubilee Gift Boxes during ESO's 2019 Jubilee Event starting this week. Read more

  • Elder Scrolls Blades Not Letting Me Play, Device Not Supported Help
    The Elder Scrolls finally has a proper mobile entry, but most players can't login quite yet. These tips will try to help you fix the issue until more info becomes available. Read more

  • Generation Zero Guide: All Weapons Locations
    Here are the exact locations of all weapon types in Generation Zero, including their coordinates. Read more

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World: All Poochy Pup Locations In the First Dream Gem Path
    Need help getting all the Poochy Pups in the first path of Yoshi's Crafted World? This guide has all their locations! Read more

  • How to Unlock All of the Characters in Risk of Rain 2
    A quick guide to unlocking the characters of Risk of Rain 2. We chucked in some tips for using each of them, too. We are just nice like that. Read more

  • Risk of Rain 2 Lunar Coins: Where to Use, What Items to Buy
    A guide to Risk of Rain 2's rarest currency, what to spend it on first, and why you should do so. Read more

  • Teleporters and You: A Risk of Rain 2 Guide
    RoR2's teleporters aren't that hard to find if you know what you're looking for. Read more

  • Dota Auto Chess Gods Strategy Guide: Mars and Zeus
    Learn about the two new gods Mars and Zeus, their abilities, synergies, and combos with the help of this guide to Dota Auto Chess. Read more

  • 15 Best Hearthstone Cards from Rise of Shadows
    The Year of the Dragon has begun with the new Hearthstone expansion Rise of Shadows. Here are the 15 best cards of the new set. Read more

Check back next Saturday morning for more. 

Borderlands Remasters, Board Game, and Borderlands 2 VR DLC Announced Thu, 28 Mar 2019 16:11:00 -0400 Josh Broadwell

During Gearbox's PAX East press conference today, the developers announced remasters of Borderlands and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, along with the first Borderlands tabletop game, Tiny Tina's Robot Party.

The original Borderlands is getting a high-quality, modern remake on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and is set to release on April 3. The game itself is the Game of the Year edition and includes new weapons, visual upgrades, character heads and skins, gold keys, and a host of other additions.

It will also support Shift Codes, which was not introduced until Borderlands 2

Among the new quality of life improvements is the mini-map, which will display on-screen during play. Navigation was often cited as an issue in the original, and this feature will make moving around the vast game world much easier.

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, bundled together as The Handsome Collection, are already available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, they are getting a new update called the Ultra HD Texture Pack.

Gearbox released further details about the pack and how players can find them.

On PlayStation 4 Pro, the texture pack will appear as downloadable content on the digital product page for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. On PC and Xbox One X, players will have the option to download the texture pack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2 separately.

On consoles, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • 4K Ultra HD resolution and HDR for Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro players
  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Updated weapon meshes and textures
  • Re-encoded 4K Cinematics
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement

On PC, the Ultra HD Texture Pack includes:

  • Remastered 4K environment textures, including geometry and skyboxes
  • Remastered 4K characters and vehicles
  • Remastered 4K weapon meshes and textures
  • Improved Anti-Aliasing, including improved edge line implementation
    • This includes improved ink line definition and framing/outline around character models
  • Higher Resolution Dynamic Shadows
    • Improved quality and smoothness of shadows, especially during movement
  • Improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
    • An improved SSAO method for more realistic ambient lighting

The upgrade allows the games to be played in 4K, but those without a 4K device will still be able to enjoy a noticeable upgrade in textures and visuals. The DLC will be available on April 3 and, as mentioned, is free.

Borderlands 2 VR DLC

Paul Sage, creative director for Borderlands 3, took to the stage today as well, announcing new content for Borderlands 2 VR. This summer, fans can expect to see all the existing DLC from Borderlands 2 make its way to the VR version.

Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party

Included in today's presentation was a brief unveiling of the first tabletop game set in the Borderlands universe: Tiny Tina's Robot Tea Party. It's a card-based game where players race to be the first to build a ClapTrap. There is a variety of ClapTrap types to build, ranging from Wizard and Pirate to Gentleman.

The game will also include cards to help interfere with opponents' progress, including steal cards. Players may attach incorrect parts to their opponents' Clap Traps as well.

The models shown during the PAX presentation had just arrived, according to Pitchford, but those who aren't attending PAX East can buy them from the TinyTinaGames website here.

Save the Switch: How Nintendo Can Save the Switch from Themselves Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:00:01 -0500 Neal Cox

The Nintendo Switch is a bit of a mess.

We've discussed it many times here on Gameskinny, with some opinions ranging from positive to ehh. So it's safe to say that the presentation of the device on January 12 was not the knockout success that many people, including members of the press and myself, were hoping for. And, as more and more information has slithered out from various news outlets such as Nintendo of America, Kotaku and more, it seems that the situation for the handheld/console hybrid is getting more and more grim as time goes on.

So, now what? 

PART ONE: The Marketing

First and foremost: Nintendo needs to stop marketing the Switch as a console.

If it were more powerful in its console form, I would understand. But it's not. Even the master of under-performing, the Xbox One (which I love dearly), is out-classing it. I did not pre-order the Switch because it is a home console that can compete with my Xbox and PlayStation. Instead, I pre-ordered it because it was a handheld that could play real games. Not some hacked-to-pieces versions of games we love, but actual games that could be played on console or PC. 

So the fact that Nintendo is trying to market the Switch as a console that runs at 1080p (sometimes) in a world of Scorpios and Pros has me worried. Do they understand what they've got here? It's the Shield, but better. It's the Vita, but with more support. It's the 3DS with more power under the hood. It is quite possibly the future of handhelds and consoles. But if they don't treat it like that, why should we?

PART TWO: The Games 

The common complaint among those who don't want to buy the Switch is the games. The launch lineup is, to put it nicely, abysmal. Is it as bad as the Nintendo 64? No. There were only two games for that launch, but that doesn't make it right. And if this thing is still being marketed as a console against systems like the Xbox One and PS4, then it makes this lineup even worse.

And while I wish I could go back in time and tell Nintendo to get third parties on board for launch so we could have games like Minecraft, Skyrim and Shovel Knight now instead of later, I can't. Their first-party content, while usually awesome, will not save them (just ask the Wii U). So if Nintendo wants to keep people like me around, who see the potential and want Zelda, they're going to need games. 

In an article that was published on January 16 by IGN, it was revealed that talks between Gearbox, the developers of Borderlands, and Nintendo have broken down. While this is bad news to begin with, it is important to remember that Borderlands 2 was on quite a few systems. I even played Borderlands 2 on my Macbook back in the day. It didn't look good, but it was playable. If they could make it work on a Macbook in 2012, they can make it work on a Nintendo Switch in 2017. But it's not there.

On top of that, the Virtual Console, a feature that really could be saving the Switch in its early days, has not really been discussed. And from what little we have heard, it's not sounding good. From several demonstrations of games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8, it would appear that the Switch is not lacking in power on the handheld side of things. So the question becomes this: Who is holding Nintendo back?

PART THREE: The Software

I know what you may be thinking: Didn't we just talk about software? Yes, but this section refers to two other kinds of software: 

A. The OS/UI of the Switch

B. The Switch's applications 

With Subsection A, I want to start out by saying that, from the brief glances we've seen at the press conference, reveal and several demos, the UI itself looks great. Simple, functional and pretty, it appears that Nintendo was looking more toward Apple than Android for its design, which I think works better for a console. That being said, it seems that there are two functions of most modern consoles that the Switch is missing: voice chat and achievements/trophies. 

What about that mobile app that handles voice chat, you may ask? That is something that should have been baked in, rather than slapped on like some last minute addition that Nintendo forgot about. Xbox and PlayStation have voice chat built in. If this thing is a console you can move, why did you leave that out? And before Nintendo thinks they can just change their marketing and call it a day, both the Vita and 3DS have mics. This may be a pure hardware issue, but as I've said before in this very article, that doesn't make it right. 

Now, with the achievement and trophy deal, I can live with not having them. Do I like my gamer score on Xbox? Yes, I do. Do I like hunting for achievements every now and then, going back to games that I would have long forgotten about to get them? Yes. Does it give a longevity to games that they might not have otherwise? Yes. So why doesn't the Switch have them?

I have some ideas, but I'm saving them for later. So in the meantime, I will leave you (and hopefully Nintendo) with this: You can always add them with a software update. PlayStation did it, you might be doing it. But if you haven't started those plans, get them ready for E3. 

With the applications, it seems that Nintendo is missing something big. Something so big that very few devices do not have it. No, not tetris. They've got that. Sort of. No, I'm talking about Netflix and video-streaming services.

Sure, it's good to focus on games. We learned from Xbox One's botched announcement that too much entertainment will leave consumers, uh, less than pleased. However, there is such thing as a balance, and these kinds of apps are important to have on a system that you are supposed to be taking with you everywhere. While one of my colleagues believes that not having Netflix on the Switch at launch isn't that bad, I am inclined to politely disagree. It's one less thing that the Switch has to offer. And, as we've seen, the games are lacking, so this is not the time to be delaying features. 

So, if Nintendo's got Netflix in the pipeline, it would be best to get it and services like it on the system sooner rather than later. 

PART FOUR: Accessories

I could use this video to essentially summarize this entire article. It's not perfect, because I am not plagiarizing (please don't sue me), and our focuses are different. But it does a great job of nit picking the multitudes of missteps that Nintendo has taken with the Switch. One of the main points of this video, much like my article (still not plagiarizing) is the accessories for the Switch. 


This is an actual screenshot from Gamestop's website. One Joy Con is $49.99, before taxes. And that's just in the United States. What about in Canada, England, Australia, the EU and other countries with high taxes? 

If you lose a controller, or break it, you have to shell out anywhere from $50 to $80 to get it replaced. So why bother? Why not get an Xbox or PlayStation, get a controller with the console, and get another, full-fledged controller for $60? Sometimes they aren't even that much, if you get one used. The point is, we're paying for the tech inside of those controllers, whether we want to or not. I don't know about you, but I wasn't jonesing for HD-Rumble and evolved motion controls. 

On top of that, the system is launching with a meager 32 GB SD card. Sure, SD cards with higher storage might be easy to get, but that's another hidden cost that the system carries with it, unless you go all physical. So, Nintendo's got two options again: Stay the course, and scare people off, or, lower the prices, and make getting this "console" for birthdays/Holidays a little more affordable. 


I hinted at this earlier in the Software section, so I wanted to come out with it here at the end: The Switch seems a little half-baked.

It has so much potential, and from what we've heard from those who've gone hands-on, it's a well put together machine. But from its dismal launch lineup to its lack of features, it is apparent that this launch is premature.

However, I do not have a time machine. I can't go back and, with my "decades" of "industry experience," and tell Nintendo what to do. This is the world we live in now, and if we want to see the Nintendo Switch survive and thrive, it falls on Nintendo to start righting its wrongs. 

TLDR: Nintendo need to come out swinging at E3. 

DISCLAIMER: I am not a member of the Games Industry, nor do I work at Nintendo. I do not claim to know how their business is operated or why they do the things that they do. I am also not claiming they are idiots. Nintendo hasn't been around this long because they're stupid. 

The Best Video Game Deals Going on Now You (May) Not Know About Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:54:35 -0500 Jonathan Moore

As the holidays draw ever closer, more and more retailers -- and even several gaming companies like Sony and Microsoft -- are getting into the holiday spirit by putting games, peripherals and even console bundles on sale. And since we know that you can’t be everywhere at once, we’ve done the digging for you and uncovered a few gaming deals you might not have been aware of.

From Wal-Mart to Target to the PlayStation Store and beyond, here are some of the best video game deals going on right now.

Target – Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack for PS4, Xbox One and WiiU

Rating: 4/5

Sale price: $39.99

Buy it on:

Normally priced at $79.99 for all three current-gen systems, this sale is a no-brainer, especially for toy and video game lovers. Melding some of the very best mechanics from RPGs and action-adventure games, Skylanders Imaginators is rated E for Everyone, is hyper kid-friendly and is a game that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Essential reading: Skylanders Imaginators Brings Imagination to Life

But keep in mind: Skylanders Imaginators is a game that requires real-life toys to play. As this is the game’s starter pack, some areas and features of the game will be locked until you purchase and use other Skylanders figures.

These additional figures cost between $12.99 and $19.99, with many on sale via Target right now for $14.99.

Wal-Mart – Preowned Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Games

Back in 2014, Wal-Mart began accepting video game trade-ins, becoming a direct competitor with industry giant Gamestop in the process. Today, the big box-store has one of the largest collections of used video games among the companies that engage in the enterprise.

This holiday, Wal-Mart is rolling back prices on many of those games for the Xbox One and PS4, including:

  • Alien Isolation ($11.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity ($11.88)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight ($16.88)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ($11.88)
  • Sniper Elite III ($11.88)
  • And many more

Essential reading: Tips and Tricks for Gaming on a Budget

So, whether you’re an FPS fan, an RPG nerd or a daredevil ridge-racer, there’s most likely a game for you (or your special someone) on the list. What’s more, Wal-Mart is pretty solid about providing used games in excellent condition while also giving you a pretty good monetary deal in return. Check out more of Wal-Mart’s Preowned Games Deals here.

The Microsoft Xbox Store – Games, Consoles, Peripherals and Accessories

Looking to grab that special someone one of the best gaming machines on the planet this holiday season? If so, the Microsoft  Xbox store is one the first places you should look.

With deals on everything from some of this year’s hottest Xbox-exclusive games to can’t-beat Xbox One console bundles and limited-time offers on peripherals, this is going to be one sales event you’re not going to want to miss.

Some of the sale’s highlights are:

  • Save up to 50% on Xbox One games
  • Save 33% on Gears of War 4
  • $30 off Turtle Beach 420x Headset
  • $249 Xbox One console
  • And more

Head over to the Microsoft Store now to take advantage of these deals, which end Dec. 31.

The PlayStation Store – Digital Game Downloads

In recent months, Sony’s PlayStation Store has been having some truly insane sales -- many of which have even rivaled (and still rival) Steam deals, and we all know how awesomely ludicrous those can be.

Beginning last week and running through the month of December, the PlayStation Store is currently hosting its yearly Holiday Sale, which means prices are getting slashed on some of the year’s best games -- many of which are Sony exclusives.

Each week brings a brand new set of games and DLC to the price-chopping table. Right now (if you act fast) you’ll have access to deep discounts on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games like:

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Dishonored: Definitive Edition
  • Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
  • Batman: The TellTale Series Season Pass
  • OceanHorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • And many more

Each week of deals expires after the end of the week, starting on Tuesdays. So, for example, this week’s deals will expire on Tuesday, Dec. 13. On that day, a new set of deals will hit the store.

What’s more, the PS Store holiday sale also has some truly great deals on digital movie downloads -- with some of the year’s best and most recent films getting the discount treatment.

Head over to the official PlayStation Store to take advantage of these quickly disappearing deals.

Best Buy – WiiU and Nintendo 3DS Game Deals

For a long time now, Best Buy has consistently had some of the best video game deals and offers when it comes to holiday shopping. Each year, the electronics super giant has some type of can’t-beat BOGO (Buy One Get One) offer, and this year’s now different.

Enter Best Buy’s Buy One, Get One 40% off deal for WiiU and Nintendo 3DS games. That’s right, this deal is valid for two systems. What’s even better? You can mix and match games and still get the deal (we personally tested it out by adding both a WiiU and Nintendo 3DS game to our cart. At checkout, the WiiU game received the 40% discount).

Essential reading: 11 Best Games to Buy Alongside Your New 3DS

Here’s a list of some of the games currently eligible for the sale:

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Minecraft: WiiU Edition
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD
  • Super Mario Maker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heros
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
  • And many more

Unfortunately, it appears that Pokemon Sun and Moon are not eligible for this promotion, which, of course, does make business-sense since each launched only a few weeks ago.

However, head over to Best Buy right now and take advantage of these still-awesome deals while you can.


And that’s it. for now. Stay tuned to GameSkinny throughout the holidays as we’ll be updating this list as more deals become available!

Are there other games deals you’ve seen that should be on this list? Which of these will you be taking advantage of? Let us know in the comments below.

Xbox One Bundles expanded through Labor Day Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:52:56 -0400 Anthony Jondreau

If you have yet to get your hands on Microsoft’s newest console, Labor Day Weekend might be the time to do it. While the Xbox One has come bundled with Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity for a while now, the bundles will be expanded until September 7th. An Xbox One will include Assassin’s Creed: Unity, as well as any one of the games below, the choice of which is up to you.

  • Lego Jurassic World
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • Minecraft
  • Batman Arkham Knight 
  • Rare Replay
  • NBA 2K15
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Destiny
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • The Elder Scrolls: Online
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Far Cry 4
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

In addition, two bundles will give you a third game. The Madden 16 Bundle comes with Madden 16, AC: Unity, and one of the games above, as well as a year of EA access. The Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle includes Halo: The Master Chief Collection, AC: Unity, and one of the games above. You can also get AC: Unity and Black Flag, as well as one of the free games. 

The standard bundle is available for as low as $349.99, while the Madden and Halo bundles will be $399.99.