Xbox One Weekly Recap: Big Titles In July’s Game Pass, Forza Horizon 4 Leaks

Xbox One is headed into summer with a bang. Not only are three huge RPGs hitting Games Pass this coming month, but one of its exclusive titles may have had a major leak.

Games Pass, or Xbox One’s “Netflix of games,” will see nine new titles in July, including The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Overwatch has a brand new hero, a space hamster in a death ball, Hammond. Gears 5 had a new character and gun teased this week, and Forza Horizon 4’s full car list might have leaked. If you’ve been looking forward to Playground mode in Fortnite, don’t get your hopes up quite yet. The limited time mode has been replaced with 50 versus 50 for the time being due to bugs. Rare wants to give the fans what they want, and Sea of Thieves has a new update. Today is the last day for June’s Games with Gold titles, so grab them and the other deals while you still can. Keep scrolling down for the rest of this week’s headlines, and all the deals available now.

Forthcoming Releases

Gears 5 Teases New Character And New Gun

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 1 Release Date Unveiled

Forza Horizon 4’s Full Car List Seems To Have Leaked

Red Dead Redemption 2 Might Be Coming To PC As Well

Resident Evil 2 Remake Is Frightening In New Ways, But It’s Familiar

Mega Man Undoes One Of Its Weirdest Choices With New X Collection

Anthem Executive Producer Spills Plenty Of New Details About The Game

Check Out 6 Cool Indie Games From E3 2018 For PS4, Switch, Xbox One, And PC

Free Life Is Strange Teaser Game, The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit, Out Now

Updates and DLC

GTA 5 Online Adding Nightclubs In July Update

Fortnite Shopping Carts Are Back In Time For Week 9 Challenges

State Of Decay 2’s First DLC Pack Out Now On Xbox One And PC

Sea of Thieves Update Adds Explosive Skeletons; Full Patch Notes Released

With Fortnite Playground Issues Ongoing, 50v50 Replaces Another LTM

New Overwatch Update Makes Post-Matches Friendlier; Full Patch Notes Released

New Overwatch Hero Is Not What You Expect (It’s A Hamster In A Rolling Death Ball)

Betas and Events

Play EA’s New Game For Free On PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Xbox Live

Xbox One Adds 3 Backwards Compatible Games

Xbox One’s Free Games With Gold For July 2018 Revealed

Last Chance: Games With Gold Xbox One Titles For June Still Available

Elder Scrolls 4, Fallout 3, And Vermintide 2 Join Xbox One’s Games Pass In July

Deals

New GameStop Sale In The US: PS4, Xbox One Deals

Best Xbox One Games On Sale This Week, Plus Free DLC

Save Big On GTA, Fallout, More At Best Buy This Week In The US

Industry

PUBG Developer Drops Fortnite Lawsuit

New Drake Album Has A Final Fantasy Reference

Rare Aims To Give Sea Of Thieves Fans What They Want

Uncharted Creator Left EA After Star Wars Game Shake-Up

State Of Decay 2 Was The US’s Best-Selling Game Of May 2018

Mass Effect Andromeda Dev On Whether It Got A “Fair Shake”

Overwatch’s Sombra Updates Could Be Huge, If They Happen

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Director Discusses Story Details And RPG Inspirations

The 18 best Amazon-original TV shows to watch this summer while you wait for your favorite cable shows to come back

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Summer is, unfortunately, not a robust time for new TV. Your favorite shows probably aren’t coming back until fall, leaving you to default to the shows you’ve already watched way too many times (aka “The Office” and “Friends”).

Maybe it’s time to give some under-the-radar shows a chance. With its own lineup of original TV shows and movies, Amazon is proving to be a surprising powerhouse, scoring major award nominations and wins in the past couple years at the Academy Awards, Emmy’s, and Golden Globes. 

If you’re a Prime member, you’re in luck because you’ll already be able to access these great Prime-exclusive shows. Since Prime Video is included in all the perks of a Prime membership, you should take advantage of it this summer as you look for new content to watch. 

If you’re not yet a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here to get your fill of Prime-exclusive TV programming and see how Amazon Studios stacks up to the traditional shows you watch. Who knows, you might even find a new favorite show this summer through Prime Video. 

To help you figure out where to start, we rounded up the best original Amazon shows — from drama and comedy to documentary — that you should start watching now. 

Plot synopses are provided by Amazon. 

“Catastrophe”

Amazon

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Plot synopsis: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in this R-rated comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash and hormones flare as these two realize they don’t know the first thing about each other.

Cast: Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 from 34,000+ reviews 

IMDb rating: 8.2/10 from 10,000+ reviews 

“The Man In the High Castle”

Amazon

Watch it here

Plot synopsis: Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, and executive-produced by Ridley Scott (“Blade Runner”), and Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”), “The Man in the High Castle” explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States.

Cast: Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 from 110,000+ reviews 

IMDb rating: 8.1/10 from 55,000+ reviews 

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Amazon

Watch it here

Plot synopsis: In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel’s life is on track — husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she’s good at — and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.

Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen

Amazon rating: 4.9/5 from 16,000+ reviews 

IMDb rating: 8.7/10 from 19,000+ reviews 


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PlayStation Blogcast 299: Moonlighting in Detroit


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It’s a Sid, Kristen and Justin show this week! Join us as we compare our surprisingly different playthroughs of Detroit: Become Human, we interview the team at Toys for Bob about the white-hot Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Justin shares his first impressions of the Digital Sun’s brilliant new roguelite dungeon-crawling shop-management sim Moonlighter, and the gang tries to figure out just what the heck they’re going to do for Episode 300(!) — enjoy!

Stuff We Talked About

  • Detroit: Become Human Spoilercast!
  • Spyro interview with Toys for Bob
  • Moonlighter
  • Beat Saber
  • Tetris Effect
  • Ryan is never allowed to take a week off again

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Kristen Titus – Social Media Specialist, SIEA


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