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  • svgMay 6, 2022Indie Highlight

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    This month you can put on your witch’s hat, gather ingredients, and craft potions and spells!

    Little Witch in the Woods is an adorable pixel adventure RPG created by small indie studio SUNNY SIDE UP. We’ve been keeping a close eye on their progress, and now we finally have an official Steam Early Access launch date! Don’t worry if you don’t have a PC, last year Microsoft announced that Little Witch in the Woods will be coming to Xbox Game Pass as a “Day One” release!

    Play as an apprentice witch named Ellie and settle down in an enchanted forest! In Little Witch in the Woods, you can cast spells, craft potions, befriend creatures, fish, explore new areas, and find magical items! Seriously, anyone else super excited to look like Hermoine Granger and go catching some mandrakes?

    Steam Early Access Date is May 16th, 2022, and Xbox Game Pass in 2023

    The Steam Early Access Date is just around the corner so if you don’t want to miss it, you can Wishlist the game here. SUNNY SIDE UP have said that their intention is to have the full version of the game ready for release sometime in 2023. Presumably, that is when we’ll see the game on Xbox.

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  • svgNov 14, 2019News

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    During Microsoft’s X019, I caught the live show of Inside Xbox which revealed world premieres and gameplay footage for titles coming next year (2020) for Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass. You can watch the full stream below and check out my highlights for the most ‘potatoey’ games that I can’t wait to get my hands on!

    Microsoft also announced their Black Friday sales which include discounts of 20%-70% off such as: $150 off Xbox One consoles, three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 and up to 50% off Xbox Game Studios titles! Furthermore, Project xCloud is coming to PCs sometime in 2020 and more than 50+ Xbox game titles are available in the Preview library.

    My X019 Potato List

    • Everwild: a new IP by Rare that will “give you memorable, engaging, and meaningful experiences for players everywhere to share.” There is no release date as of now.
    • Grounded: a cooperative survival game by Obsidian coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and console this Spring 2020. Play in first-person view as the size of an ant (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids style).
    • Kart Rider Drift: an adorable racing game full of customization options. Sign-up now for the Closed Beta available on PC and Xbox One from December 5th to 8th.
    • Planet Coaster Console Edition: the theme park management game by Frontier Developments (Planet Zoo) is finally coming to Xbox One (and probably other consoles) this Summer 2020.
    • Tell Me Why: another intense narrative game by the Life is Strange studio DONTNOD. It’s a game about twins Tyler and Alyson coming this Summer 2020.
    • The Artful Escape: by Annapurna Interactive where you play as Francis (also looks like Harry Potter), a teenage guitar prodigy, and set out on a psychedelic, multidimensional journey to inspire your stage persona. Coming to Xbox and Apple Arcade in 2020.
    • Drake Hollow: from The Molasses Flood, comes a game that seems to be about befriending plant-creatures and having them help you build items and structures. There’s also a battle element that shows some multiplayer aspects. It will be coming to Xbox Game Pass but we have no release date yet.

    Stick around all weekend long for more news at X019 from London, England! Hopefully we can catch glimpses of games on the show floor! Also, I want to hear which game you are most excited about.

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  • svgNov 13, 2019News

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    Microsoft assures us that this year’s X019, their global celebration of everything Xbox, is going to be the biggest we have ever seen! For those of you that aren’t attending in person in London, UK from November 14th-16th, 2019 at the Copper Box Arena, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! During this 3-day event, I’ll be watching and giving you the scoop on the most ‘potatoey’ games. You can also watch as well as all key moments, mainly Inside Xbox, will be live-streamed on MixerYouTubeTwitterFacebook and Twitch.

    Xbox FanFest (for attendees with tickets) will start off the event Thursday (tomorrow) at 7pm GMT/2pm EST/11am PST to get hands-on with some games. Inside Xbox will start to live-stream shortly after for the rest of us at 8pm GMT/3pm EST/12pm PST. According to a recent Tweet by Xbox, we can expect the following:

    • 12 Xbox Game Studios titles (including new reveals and PC)
    • New PC and Console game reveals for @XboxGamePass
    • Big Project xCloud news

    Some games and developers that are confirmed to be on the show-floor that I’m most excited to watch are here (click on each link to learn more):

    For more information about this event, visit the official website here. Let me know what you are most looking forward to seeing!

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  • svgJul 5, 2019News

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    The Good Life is a debt repayment daily-life RPG co-developed by SWERY and Yukio Futatsugi, along with their teams at White Owls and G-rounding. Languages will be in both Japanese and English with the possibility of others as subtitles. You can still help fund them on their Kickstarter campaign here as they are very close to their big stretch goal; bringing to game to the Switch. The Good Life will release this Fall 2019 on Xbox One (as well as Xbox Game Pass), PS4, and PC. Look forward to snapping tons of photographs to earn yourself some money, and to discover this strange town’s secret as well as uncovering a mysterious murder!

    About the Good Life

    Play as Naomi, a journalist from New York who moves to a backwoods British town called Rainy Woods in order to pay off her massive debt. The only way for her to escape from debt hell is to take pictures of happenings in the town and report on them. Of course, ‘the happiest town in the world’ is not your average town…

    The inhabitants of the happiest town in the world are some of the most bizarre people you’ll ever come across. You’ll live alongside them as you solve mysteries and experience a hearty helping of craziness. We’re sure that you’ll eventually come to love all the mystery, horror, and good old charm that this town has to offer.

    The townspeople are also hiding a big secret…

    In the moonlight, all the townspeople suddenly transform… And suddenly, the town is filled with cats and dogs! Once a month, everyone who lives there transforms into either a cat or a dog. Naturally, Naomi and the player will also turn into a cat or a dog. What happens in the town depends entirely on you! How the townspeople behave, how their lives play out, and how the story ends… It’ll all change based on your decisions.

    You’ll be able to select whether you want to transform into a cat or a dog at the very beginning. But if you get far enough in the story, you may reach a point where you can freely switch between them…? Turn into a cat and climb up to high places, scratch walls, and steal fish and chips from kitchens… Or turn into a dog and dig holes, follow scents, and swim in rivers and lakes… It only happens once a month, so make sure you enjoy it to your heart’s content!

    More Information

    Note that the gameplay video above has some crude language dialog and is not geared toward younger children. However, the game is very relaxing and mostly centers on open-world exploration and taking pictures. You can take photos of anyone, anything, anywhere, and even see in-game what’s trending to earn yourself more money. Interact with every object that you see and place them wherever you want to take your own unique photos. Some photos will be requested from villagers to complete quests and push the story forward. You might even have to get crafty as some townsfolk will stop what they are doing if they can see you. Furthermore, upgrade your camera to take better quality pictures!

    If snapping shots is what interests you, you can check out our other article on Pupperazzi here. If crime-solving is your thing, we’ve got a list of our Top Ten Crime-Solving & Mystery Games here.

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  • svgJun 9, 2019News

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    Microsoft is the largest press conference this year at E3 2019 with having shown over 60 games. This included 14 games from Xbox Game Studios and over 30 games premiering on Xbox Game Pass at launch such as Riverbond. Microsoft also talked about what’s next for Xbox. This included Project xCloud and their new console (Project Scarlett) coming the holidays of 2020.

    Xbox Game Pass

    Now there’s Xbox Game Pass for PC for $9.99/month which launches in open Beta today. They have already created 100 games and included the entire Master Chief Collection. You can get everything with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99/month. Meaning, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live Gold Membership, and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

    Microsoft Collaborations

    Joining Xbox Game Studios’ family is Double Fine Productions that created games such as Psychonauts. A brand new trailer of Psychonauts 2 was revealed. Xbox also announced that they will be partnering with the legendary team at Smilegate to bring CrossFire to console.

    New Games for 2020

    Here are some ‘potatoey’ games we wanted to highlight as well as some interestingly cute additions to some AAA games. See below for screenshots and all of the release dates for both Xbox One and PC. We here at myPotatoGames are so excited that there were this many indie games to showcase. We also can’t wait to find out more and try them out.

    • Ori and the Will of the Wisps releasing February 11th, 2020
    • Minecraft Dungeons, an all-new action/adventure game coming Spring 2020 with 4-player local/online cooperative
    • World Premiere: Build, care for spirit friends, explore, and learn how to say goodbye by releasing the spirits into the afterlife in Spiritfarer
    • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, an imaginative hand-drawn game coming to Xbox Store in 2020
    • Xbox Game Studios: Microsoft Flight Simulator with very realistic visuals is coming in 2020 for PC/console
    • World Premiere: Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga covers all nine films and is coming in 2020
    • Way to the Woods, is about a deer and a fawn on a journey through an abandoned world of the unknown to get home and is coming in 2020
    • Totem Teller is about guiding a muse and gathering listeners and seeking tellers in beautiful, broken places and is coming in 2020
    • Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions Expansion available June 13th
    • Gears Pop! Pre-register now on iOS and Android

    Stay tuned with us here for more posts on E3 2019 press conferences and more happening now and until June 13th, 2019. We’ll bring you the best of wholesome, cute, and casual games! Of course we’ll also be on the lookout for Animal Crossing Switch! Check out our The Sims 4 Island Living announcement from EA Play yesterday.

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