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Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story – Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead made a grisly splash onto the horror scene, featuring what’s become an almost formulaic setup: Five unfortunate friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a good time, and then, spoiler alert, good times are not had. The idyllic journey into the country turns into a bloody massacre, spurred on by an ancient evil book known as the Necronomicon. I remember I first saw the movie in a time when villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers fought for dominance over our grade-school nightmares. The film offered the terrifying simplicity of facing your friends after they become possessed undead. It gloried in the sheer, unflinching willingness to lean into the intimate, grim goriness of it all, and the experience left a strong impression. Interestingly enough, it’s possible that The Evil Dead wouldn’t have had the chance to thrive without horror maestro Stephen King’s praise. After seeing it out of competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, King wrote a rave review, leading to New Line Cinema picking the film up for distribution. The movie has gone down as a cult classic and had plenty of influence within the horrorsphere. But Bruce Campell’s portrayal of character Ash Williams has undeniably become the campy, comical face of the otherwise incredibly macabre franchise, infusing the gruesome themes and blood splatters with a hefty dose of comedic quips and one-liners. Multiple films followed the original, including Evil Dead 2 and the completely off-the-wall Army of Darkness, where Ash travels back to medieval times to fight the titular demonic forces. In more modern times, the series has had both a soft reboot and a TV series, with yet another film, Evil Dead Rise, scheduled to hit this year. And then, of course, there’s Saber Interactive’s upcoming game. Read more...
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    Free Play Days – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Bomber Crew

    Save a major metropolis, band together with friends for epic battles, and take to the skies on high-risk missions with this weekend’s Free Play Days starting today. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Bomber Crew are all available for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, September 24 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

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    Find and install the games here on Xbox.com. Clicking through will send you to the Microsoft Store, where you must be signed in to see the option to install with your Xbox Live Gold membership. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.

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    Purchase the games and other editions at a limited time discount and continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and earned achievements during the event! Please note that discount percentage may vary by region.

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    • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
    • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

    Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
    A post-cataclysmic event has taken place and it is your job to lead an elite team of agents into Washington D.C. to restore order and prevent the collapse of the city. Align with friends in online co-op or against others in competitive PvP as you fight to save a country on the brink of collapse. In this dynamic, open, and hostile world, exploration and player progression will be essential.

    Warhammer: Vermintide 2
    In this sequel to the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, join ranks with four of your friends against the forces of Chaos and Skaven. Vermintide 2 expands the first-person combat with 15 unique careers, intense challenges in the all-new Heroic Deeds System, and breathtaking new levels set around Helmgart.  And make sure to check out the great deals available for this title and the Ultimate Edition in the Microsoft store.

    Bomber Crew
    Go chocks away and take flight, where completing the objective is just as important as keeping your crew alive. Managing your fuel and ammo supply, customizing your physics-based Bomber, and handling your plane in an immersive flight simulation are all part of this strategic WWII bombing sim experience. Danger comes from every angle, whether from enemy fighters, flak guns, or poor weather, so be sure to prepare your crew and come back victorious. Preorder the anticipated sequel, Space Crew, on September 24th and you’ll get Bomber Crew included for free!

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