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A few weeks ago, Microsoft created a extremely cool live action trailer to promote the release of the Xbox One exclusive open world action game Sunset Overdrive. Today, Microsoft released the gameplay launch trailer for the title from Insomniac Games and, while not quite as mind blowing as the live action clip, it has some cool elements as well.

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IQ Mission is a challenging collection of puzzle games for our Windows Phones that sends you to eight global cities in search of a secret energy source. Each puzzle solved will in turn unlock a piece of the map that will lead you to the mystery source.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices, IQ Mission is full of colorful informants that help lead you through the collection of brain twisting puzzles. Overall, IQ Mission is a fun way to pass the time. IQ Mission is also this week's myAppFree deal that slashes the price of the Windows Phone game from $2.99 to free.

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Alien: Isolation is one of the best console games to come out this fall, giving fans of the sci-fi horror movie series perhaps its best ever translation in video games. Today, developer The Creative Assembly and publisher Sega announced that the first of five post-release DLC packs for the game, Corporate Lockdown, will be released on October 28 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, among other platforms.

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Earlier this summer, UK-based developer VooFoo Studios and Ripstone (who also published Stick it to the Man) announced That Pure Pool would be coming to Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox program. Pure Pool is set to be the first pool game (and I don't mean the kind of pools that The Sims 4 lacks) on Microsoft's latest console. The Playstation 4 and PC versions landed in July, but the Xbox One version has seemingly been stuck outside of the pool hall, waiting for the bouncer to let it in.

It looks like the line has been moving for Pure Pool after all, because we just got some fresh Xbox One screenshots in today. The creators even promise that a release date will be announced within the coming weeks. I'm betting mid-late November. That's prime pool game season, if you ask me. Especially because it'll be too cold to hop in the pool outside by then. Keep reading to check out the new screens and details!

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If you've ever had the urge to strap a fifty caliber machine gun to the hood of your car and blast your way through rush-hour traffic, the Windows Phone game Deadly Racer might be a gaming title worth trying.

The 3D racer calls upon you to work your way through traffic, destroying vehicles to earn points and eventually unlock vehicles that are more powerful. The endless track is full of targets to destroy both from your lane of traffic and any oncoming vehicles.

Steering controls will take a little time to get used to but nothing impossible. Available for low memory devices, Deadly Racer does have a certain level of appeal but could also use a little fine-tuning.

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Want to win some cool prizes? How about watching the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One? Well, this afternoon we can do both for you! Starting at 7pm EST/6pm CST/4pm PST we will be streaming the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive right HERE on Twitch. We will also be giving away two $25 Xbox gift cards as a thank you for watching. As a reminder, these gift cards can also be used to buy apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.

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You Must Escape is the latest installment of a popular game style that has you escaping rooms by solving puzzles. You Must Escape has 100 puzzles to solve that range from the ridiculously easy to puzzles that may drive you nuts.

We visited a similar game, Doors, last year and recently receive several requests to review You Must Escape (thanks everyone!). There are a few design differences in the numerous incarnations of this game and while there is a sense of familiarity with You Must Escape, the game reminds us that sometimes simple works just fine. Please note, You Must Escape is available for low-memory devices.

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When it comes to cooking, timing is very important. While Happy Chef 2 sounds like you're required to cook dishes, this very popular game from Nordcurrent (nordcurrent.com) is more about testing your time management skills. It has been available on iOS and Android, but it's now on Windows and Windows Phone devices, too. Make pizzas, pastas, ice creams, brownies, pancakes, and more while making sure your customers are happy. Check out our gameplay video on the Surface Pro 3 and Lumia 1520.

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Xbox One owners who purchase the disc version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection will have to download a big 20GB 'Day One' patch when the game is released on November 11. Now Frank O'Connor, the Franchise Development Director for the Halo franchise at developer 343 Industries, has issued a public apology for having to issue such a big patch for the game.

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you gathered some extra strength over the weekend because you will need it for some of the Kinect-oriented games that coming out this week. This week we have the launch of the Xbox One exclusive title Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved from Harmonix. Our second and final Kinect powered game is none other than Just Dance 2015.

If you are a huge fan on beat 'em ups and anime perhaps The Legend of Korra might interest you. Finally, we have a re-release of a 1990s remake (hope that wasn't too confusing) Shadow Warrior which has some awesome first person swordplay. Continue reading for more info.

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COPTAR is an Augmented Reality (AR) game that not only places you behind the controls of a combat helicopter but will also use what you see as the backdrop for the game. COPTAR launches your Windows Phone camera and uses whatever is around you as the gaming background; be it your living room, backyard or street corner. Game play is very similar to any other air combat game with power-ups that fall from the sky and a handful of missions to tackle.

While the concept behind COPTAR has a certain amount of appeal, the game falls short on user-friendly controls. While available for low-memory devices, COPTAR has potential but until the game receives a little fine-tuning, the gaming experience can be a little frustrating.

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In 1994, the original Killer Instinct took arcades by storm. The next year a downgraded but respectable Super Nintendo port followed, along with a GameBoy version. The home games helped maintain enthusiasm until Killer Instinct 2 arrived in arcades in 1996. The Nintendo 64 would see a mildly stripped-down port called Killer Instinct Gold that year.

The true arcade version of Killer Instinct 2 has never been available on home consoles… Until now. Like Killer Instinct Classic before it, Killer Instinct 2 Classic comes bundled with the purchase of Killer Instinct 2 Ultra Edition on Xbox One. The $39.99 bundle gets you eight characters in the new Killer Instinct, plus Killer Instinct 2 as a standalone game. Killer Instinct 2 Classic even gets online play, making it a more viable alternative to Killer Instinct Season 2. Read on for gameplay details, hands-on video, and exclusive screenshots!

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Every weekend, WPCentral streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed 3D puzzle platformer Contrast and dished out codes to eight lucky viewers.

This evening, we'll be playing the hilarious 2D platformer Stick it to the Man from Zoink! and Ripstone. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for Stick it to the Man, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes! Even our unfortunate non-Xbox One owning brethren are welcome. Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. (You can also watch the event live or after the fact, right here.)

Update: The contest has ended but you can still watch the replay of our stream!

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If you like zombie games, then you should check out Dead Target: Zombie on your Windows Phone. The game is pretty straightforward. You go through missions shooting down different types of zombies. This is the type of game you can show off to friends because of the stunning 3D graphics and sound effects. We've installed it on our Lumia 1520. Take a look at our gameplay video and see if you're interested.

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