In celebration of the one year anniversary of Xbox One's launch, Microsoft is letting all Xbox Live Gold subscribers play open world shooter Sunset Overdrive for free tomorrow. Microsoft director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb made the announcement on his blog, and the free period kicks off at 12:01 PM Eastern time. The entire game is accessible at no charge for the next 24 hours, and if you choose to buy the game after the free period, your save data will transfer over. Happy anniversary, Xbox One!

Telltale's video game adaption of the hit show Game of Thronelaunches soon, and today we received the first teaser trailer for the game. You'll be playing as different members of the Forrester household, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Throughout the six episodes of the series you'll meet characters from the show and shape the story with your actions. Check out the trailer by clicking below!

Guess whose got a birthday coming up soon! Yup, you got it. Xbox One turns one year old on November 22nd and as a way of celebrating, Microsoft will be giving out free goodies to anyone who purchased an Xbox One between November 22nd, 2013 and November 11th, 2014 and has logged at least 10+ hours of usage on their console. Recipients must also be 17 years or older.

Those who have opted to receive Xbox Marketing emails — check your Contact Preferences on Xbox Live if you haven't received an email and you think you qualify — are eligible for a variety of prizes, including some pretty major ones like a Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle.

Make the jump to view the full list of prizes Microsoft will be giving out.

According to EA Games, the Xbox One is getting closer and closer to the sales of its main competitor, Sony's PlayStation 4. The two consoles currently dominate the home console market, and have remained closely matched since their launches in November 2013.

Electronic Arts' chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has said that "clearly Sony has jumped out to a lead with a great console and I think a great pricing strategy," but that the Xbox One will not be left in the dust. He believes that Christmas pricing strategies and consoles bundles will allow Microsoft to get back in the running.

Read more after the jump!

The MMORPG juggernaut that is Destiny has some pretty cool graphics in-game, so it stands to reason that their actual cinematics would look even better. Proving this point is a new trailer for the game's upcoming expansion, known as "The Dark Below", that has been leaked online. To put it simply, it looks epic.

The expansion focuses on a long-forgotten enemy from below the surface of the Moon, and it will bring new story quests and missions, three new competitive multiplayer arenas, and a new Strike and Raid to the game.

See the video after the jump!

The UBS Global Technology Conference has been going on for a couple days now, and Microsoft has taken the opportunity to stress the importance of gaming going forward. Company Corporate Strategy Vice-President Jeff Teper explained that the company will need more high-profile games, citing an extraordinary consumer demand.

"… if you look on PCs and phones, people spend an enormous amount of time on gaming. They spend a lot of time on communications and productivity and surfing the web, but gaming’s pretty key. So for the future of Windows and our platform, we need killer gaming experiences for differentiation, but also technology." — Jeff Teper

Read everything Teper had to say on the subject past the jump!

If you thought Microsoft's $50 off promotion for Xbox One was good, you'll love the Black Friday deals! Numerous console bundles, games, and accessories are on sale, including the Assassin's Creed Xbox One bundle (comes with Unity and Black Flag) plus an additional free game for $329. That's a new console and three games all for less than what the console alone was selling for just weeks ago! There's also deals on individual games, Xbox 360 bundles, and more! You can check out the full list of bargains on the Microsoft store.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's reign atop the Japanese charts has ended. According to the latest Media Create charts, both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare surpassed it, as did Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, knocking it all the way down to fourth.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker debuted at number seven and boosted Wii U sales by about 10,000 units, and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax produced a similar sales surge for Vita. New Nintendo 3DS was still the top-selling hardware, selling another 47,000 units over the past week. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!

Gamnesia Recommends is a ’new’ feature that has been revived from the bygone days of our sister site, Zelda Informer. Each week, one writer takes the podium to talk about a game you might have missed and owe to yourself to have a look at. This week, we’re looking at PAYDAY 2 (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3).

I’ll say this right now: PAYDAY 2 is not a game for the impatient. I picked up the title following an intense energy drink-fuelled weekend of its predecessor PAYDAY: The Heist, a game that makes a serious effort at excluding newcomers with the complete absence of a tutorial, I was relieved to realize that PAYDAY 2 does what any good sequel does; it elevates the core concepts of the original and takes them to the next level without compromising on quality. In PAYDAY 2 terms, this meant more maps, more features, and more confusion

Just over a week after BioWare released new concept art for the upcoming Mass Effect game, an industry insider has revealed some details about the development and content of the game. NeoGAF's "shinobi602" (who has leaked details in the past) claims that the next Mass Effect has been in development for the new gen consoles since Q3 of 2012 (so it's already got a solid two years of progress behind it) and that it will definitely not be a timed exclusive on Xbox One or launch on last gen platforms.. Hit the jump for more details!