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Game Over for Xbox Live Gold - Xbox Game Pass Rebrand

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: July 17, 2023 at 3:52 PM BST

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Xbox Live Gold is being rebranded. I also discuss Season 2 of The Last of Us TV show, and the release date for Tenebris Pictura.

Tenebris Pictura Release Date

Exciting news for gaming enthusiasts! The release date for the highly anticipated game, Tenebris Pictura, has finally been announced. Prepare yourselves for an immersive and surreal action adventure experience like no other. Set to launch on all major consoles (excluding Nintendo Switch) on August 31, 2023, Tenebris Pictura has already captured the attention of gamers worldwide.

The game's trailers and teasers have revealed a visually stunning world filled with enigmatic landscapes, captivating characters, and mind-bending gameplay mechanics. Tenebris Pictura seems to blend elements of puzzle-solving, combat, and exploration seamlessly, promising an engaging and thought-provoking journey through its mysterious universe.

With the release date just around the corner, excitement among gamers is reaching its peak. Many fans eagerly await the opportunity to delve into Tenebris Pictura's enigmatic storyline, uncover its secrets, and unravel the mysteries that lie within. The unique blend of captivating visuals and intriguing gameplay has left a lasting impression on gaming enthusiasts, sparking conversations and speculation about what awaits players in this surreal adventure.

However, as with any upcoming release, opinions and expectations may vary. What are your thoughts on Tenebris Pictura? Are you excited to embark on this surreal journey?

The Last of Us Season 2 Update

In other news, fans of The Last of Us HBO TV show have been eagerly awaiting updates on the highly anticipated Season 2. Recently, Craig Mazin, the co-creator of the show, provided an update regarding the progress of the upcoming season. Mazin revealed that the script for Episode 1 had been completed prior to the ongoing writer's strike, potentially impacting not only Season 2 but also the planned Season 3.

While the specific details of the writer's strike and its impact on the show remain undisclosed, it is expected that the strike may cause delays in the production and release of Season 2. As of now, fans can anticipate The Last of Us Season 2 to hit screens sometime in 2025. Rest assured, we will keep you informed of any further updates as they become available.

The Last of Us has garnered a massive following since its original release as a video game, and the transition to television has only amplified the excitement among fans. The show's ability to capture the essence of the game's narrative and characters, coupled with the talents of its cast and crew, has generated high expectations for Season 2. Are you eagerly looking forward to the next chapter of The Last of Us?

Xbox Live Gold Ending

In the realm of Xbox gaming news, a major announcement has shaken the gaming community. Xbox Live Gold, a long-standing subscription service, is undergoing a significant transformation. Microsoft has decided to rebrand it as "Xbox Game Pass Core," aligning it with their widely popular Xbox Game Pass service.

Xbox Game Pass Core will become the entry-level tier of the Xbox Game Pass subscription, offering a plethora of benefits to its subscribers. However, it's important to note that the higher tiers of Xbox Game Pass will continue to provide exclusive advantages, such as day-one access to new game releases.

One such highly anticipated release is Starfield, an upcoming sci-fi epic from Bethesda Game Studios. Set to launch on September 6, 2023, Starfield has already generated significant buzz within the gaming community. With the higher tiers of Xbox Game Pass, players will have the opportunity to embark on this interstellar adventure from day one.

The rebranding of Xbox Live Gold aims to enhance the overall gaming experience for Xbox users, providing greater value and accessibility to a vast library of games. This move signifies Microsoft's commitment to delivering top-notch gaming services and catering to the evolving needs of its player base.

Are you currently subscribed to Xbox Game Pass? How do you feel about the rebranding of Xbox Live Gold?

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